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  1. Hello person who exists! It is I - person who barely exists, but who is glad to meet you anyway ^^ Bow users are v good except in Awakening usually Well, welcome back! ^u^ You have great tastes :D Ooooh nice, I'm a Sinnoh fan myself, with my first game being Pokemon Pearl :D Y'know, I've never seen anyone's favorite region be anything but their starting region...Hmmmm... Majora's Mask is fantastic - I've only played the remake, but it's sooo well made, much tighter and with more care than OoT imo. Though my favorite is Twilight Princess (though BoW, WW, and even MM at times threaten TP's position sometimes), while not the hardest game, it's just a lot of fun, with it's bosses and dungeon design, and it's story and atmosphere are fantastic; Midna really pulls the whole thing together, and is one of my favorite characters of all time ^u^ Heyo Valesti! It's great to meet you - I don't really listen to K-Pop (at all), but it seems p cool! ^^ Never played 7 or Tellius, but they look super cool :o My favorite classes have to be Manaketes or Wyvern Riders; why do you like Shamans? Yyyyyyyyup that's probably my fault x.x" Hey there! Welcome to the forums even if you have been here for awhile *shot*! Awakening is veeeeeeeeeery good, so you came in at a good point ^^ I've kind of fallen out of playing Heroes - is it still good? Welcome!! :D I'm excited to have you swinging around the forums - I hope you enjoy! ^u^ Oooooh I'd love you see what you make with the roms - show me your progress sometime, I'd love to see it! It's nice to meet you too! Ah, that's all cool - there a ton of different gaming forums and just general forums around here, so don't sweat it ^^ Welcome! *raises hand* What Fire Emblem games have you played? I'm an Awakening baby, and I've played Fates (minus Revelations), Warriors, Valentia, and Heroes (and a little bit of that crossover game with Tokyo Mirage Sessions) - wbu? What games have you played? Welcome to the forums, Anne! ^^ Well, when it comes to forum lifespans, this forums still kind of new, so I don't blame you for not finding it ^^" And I think we're all nervous at least a little ouo Anyway, heyo! I hope you enjoy your stay here! And I hope I can learn to respond to this forum better x.x I'll Dm you ^^
  2. Chapter 3B: Angelica: On this day, you, child of Rucif, shall be brought further into His graces, take upon yourself the burden of becoming a vessel for his divine voice. By doing so, you are agreeing to abstain from all indulgences - intoxication, purposeless violence, sex, and all else that separates us from the Black Dragon's embrace. And, as a woman, this means you must abstain from bearing children - anything that would keep you from your duties as Rucif's vassal will only bring you closer to the White Dragon's domain. If I have made myself clear, only say so, and I shall go forth with the Rite of Ascension. Agnis: ...As clear as the Father's judgement. Angelica: Well said. Then on this day forth, you, Agnis Blumenthal, shall be declared Priest of the Lorbeer Church, and High Speaker of His will; Blessed be the Father, and may He bless you in turn. Agnis: Blessed be the Father, and may He bless you in turn. Crowd: Blessed be the Father, and may He bless you in turn. (A brief fade to black, before fading into a scene of Angelica by herself in Castle Church) Angelica: ... Angelica: ...Who's there? Manfred: Ah, do not be alarmed, Angelica, it's only me. Angelica: Oh, Manfred. Manfred: You don't seem to be particularly happy to see me - is something the matter? Angelica: Nothing of that sort - I was praying. Someone of such high rank such as yourself should understand these matters. Manfred: There is no need to be hostile, Angelica - we are all friends, nay, family, here. If something is on your mind, you are free to speak of it here. Manfred: ...Was it anything to do with your prayers? Angelica: What I speak of to the Black Dragon is between He and I - I respect you and your seniority, but you must, in turn, respect my privacy. Manfred: ...Very well, but know this - the Father's forgiveness only goes so far, Bishop Angelica. No matter how many duties you preform, you must keep that in mind. Angelica: Of course. *Manfred leaves the cathedral* Angelica: ...Then I must take responsibility for what I've done. - Strix: Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, guys, but...we're out of food. No dinner tonight. Kaitlin: Out? Surely, we still have something to get us by? Strix: Nope. Nothing - even that wolf Julitta caught was used up last night. Geri: If I may, think 'strangled' is a more apt word than 'caught', given the actual events that took place. But by the by, Sir Leo, surely, even if our company didn't bring much in the way of supplies, surely Lady Kaitlin's...? Leo: I'm afraid not, Ignatius - we were expecting more hands to carry the additional supplies we initially brought, but... Mary: ... Leo: Well, worse came to worse, so we had to leave them behind early on. Kael: And we weren't exactly expecting to be lugging along such significant drains on our resources. Kaitlin: Kael! Freki: ... Kael: What? I'm only calling it for what it is. Kaitlin: They've done nothing but help us! They've gathered food for us, and even saved our lives! Kael, apologies to them at once! Kael: Kaitlin, please, they wouldn't have had to gather food for us if they had been on our own - and they wouldn't have had to leech off of ours. Not to mention, you were only ever in danger when you were around them! The bandits that attacked you when you split off with Amarok? Which was, might I add, Ignatius' idea? Geri: I was only suggesting it for your own sake, good sir. Kael: Don't you "good sir" me! Look how well it turned out: Kaitlin was nearly killed because of you lot! And what about the wyvern? An-and that girl? She wouldn't have caused so much damage if it weren't for that damned drago- *Freki draws her sword with a murderous glare, pointing it straight at Kael* Freki: Talk shit about Lupa, Ignatius, or Amarok again and I swear there won't be anything for your precious Kaitlin to fuck. Kaitlin: ...! Geri: F-Julitta stop! Shedding blood over something as trivial is this would be foolish. Lower your sword, collect your wits, and- Kael: Her safety is trivial?! *Kael draws his own weapon, rushing and taking a swing at the still-injured Geri, only for Freki to block* Freki: You fucking bastard... *With the other members of the group screaming their horror, Freki swipes under Kael's weapon, about to strike him in the gut, when something stops her blade* Freki: Ki-Kid...? Why did you...?! *Freki's blade is embedded into Strix's right forearm* Strix, still with the sword in his arm: Look...we're all tired, hungry, and pretty pissed off that we haven't arrived in Ely as quickly as we wanted to, but that isn't really a good reason to start trying to kill each other. I can go with Ignatius to hunt in the morning, we'll get our bearings, and be in Ely before tomorrow's end, all right? So just, Kael...you're really worrying Kaitlin right now. And Julitta...just for me, can you leave him be? You don't...heh, you don't need to like, fight for my honor or anything like that. Kael: ...Right. Frek, carefully extracting her blade: Oh Rucif fucking- Kid, I- Strix: Hey, hey, I'm okay!...I mean, it hurts like a bitch, but...I'm...yeah. Geri, moving in front of Freki: Amarok, please, are you well? Strix: Guys, guys, I'm fine, it just...yeah, I'm fine. Let's just all try to get some sleep tonight, okay? Freki: ...Kid... Kaitlin, embracing Kael, whispering: If there's something the matter, you tell me, you can always tell me... Kael: I know, I just...wish you never had to go on this damned venture for your sister. Kaitlin: ...I don't know. *Later, in the middle of night, Strix is wide awake, while Kaitlin is on watch* Strix: ...Dammit, I can't sleep. *Strix get up, careful not to wake those around him, and he approaches her from behind* Strix: Kaitlin. Kaitlin: Ah-! Amarok! You startled me... Strix: Oh, I'm sorry - I was just going to go wander for a bit - don't worry, I'm armed...Are you okay? You seem kind of...out of it. Kaitlin: If I were to not lie, then no - I'm worried about Kael. Strix: ...Is this not how he normally acts? Kaitlin: No! Of course not - he's usually sweet, if a little teasing, and a little...eager to fight? But he'd never call anyone a leech or anything of that sort! Not without good reason! Strix: Well, I wouldn't say his claim is entirely unfounded - we haven't exactly brought good luck, you know? Kaitlin: Don't say that! You've helped so much, you've saved my life! We're honored to have you with us. Strix: Well...shit, that's nice of you to say. Though, I'm not so sure if Kael shares that opinion. And Julitta...Oh, Kaitlin, I'm really sorry about Julitta - you know how she's been lately... Kaitlin: ...I can't say what she did didn't disturb me, but I know what it's like to lose someone you're close to. I mean, I wouldn't be here if Hope hadn't similarly... Kaitlin: ...*sigh* Strix: Oh, oh-I'm sorry, I shouldn't have brought that up. I should probably go, you know, before Kael gets jealous again. Just don't wake the others when you get back to him, alright? Kaitlin: Wait, huh? What are you- A-...Amarok! *Strix leaves, grinning, while Kaitlin stews in her own embarrassment* Strix, rubbing his bound arm: ...(I wonder...how long we can stay with Kaitlin's group...I want to help her find her sister, but if shit like this keeps happening, maybe...) Strix: (No, you said you wanted to help, you can't just back out now.) Strix: (But...you have the freedom to - no one is telling you to do this but yourself - you can leave. It might be better to.) Strix: (Yeah, and I have the freedom to help these people. I-) Strix: (Someone's here! Is every forest in Demancia filled with brigands?!) Strix: ...! F-Father?! - *Cut to morning, in where the group has finally arrived in Ely, a surprisingly bustling village.* Strix: ... Geri: Amarok? Are you well? You've barely said a word all morning. Strix: ...What? Freki: Fucking...Amarok, you're acting so godsdamned mousy right now - are you alright? Strix: Uh- yeah! I'm just...thinking about all the stuff I've been hearing about around here. Geri: ...Yes, of course. Ely may be small, but it's a known gathering place for sellswords - of course tidings from across the land would surface here. Strix: Yeah, and none of it's good - have you heard? Samial worshipers raising hell around the country, and something about rampant cultists on the loose? By Rucif's graces, it sounds like a nightmare. Geri: Perhaps it's best if we make our way from here swiftly, then. Strix: Yeah... Kaitlin: What are you three doing all the way back there? We're waiting for you! Strix: R-right! *Geri hurries on ahead, but Freki pulls Strix aside for a moment before meeting up with Geri* Freki: You know, you're a terrible liar, right? Strix: ... Freki: When we get some privacy, you should tell me what's wrong. *Cut to Strix's group back with Kaitlin's* Kaitlin: Leo, Mary, and Kael and I have been asking around to see if anyone had heard if Hope had passed through here. Geri: And, pray tell? Leo: We actually might have a lead - someone described a woman of her appearance passing through here less than a week ago. Strix: Really?!...What's the catch? Kael: The catch is that we're going to need a boat. Freki: Fucking perfect - how do you suppose we get that? None of us have any money to buy food, let alone catch a ride, and unless one of you suddenly pulls one out of their ass, we're stuck. Kael: Well...*he gestures to a large board next to them* we could take a detour. *On the board is a collection of wanted posters that stretches - usually criminals, including rebels known as Sonya, Trey, and Zeke, heretics known as Randall and Gloria, a thief named Locke, and... A missing prince. Strix snatches the poster the moment he sees it, stuffing into his pockets, getting looks from everyone.* Kaitlin: ...Amarok? Strix: It's...It's kind of complicated - I can't really explain right now. Kaitlin: ...Right. Kaitlin: B-But either way, Kael, can we really turn to mercenary work? We're already being hunted - we shouldn't draw more attention. Mary: But do we have any other options? I'm with Kael on this - so long as we make it quick. Strix: I'm with Kaitlin - I don't want to spill anymore blood than necessary. *Kael gives Strix a hard look, before turning to Kaitlin* Kael: I know, I know, Kaitlin - but it shouldn't take too long; I can handle it. It won't be long at all. Leo: Then what bounty should we take? Hopefully something nearby... *Strix is trying to avoid eye contact with the other members of the group, when something catches his eye* Strix: Silver...Weapons? Wait - those clothes... Bandit: And you want us to find what now? Robe-Wearing Man: A young girl - small in frame, frail, blonde - almost white - hair, blue eyes. We'll swear we'll help you find your princess. *The Robe-Wearing Man shows off a sizable portion of gold to the bandit* Bandit: You're speaking my language - looks like another damsel for us to hunt down. Robe-Wearing Man: Thank you, and may the Father's blessings reach you. *the Bandit scoffs, but Strix turns to Freki* Strix, whispering: (Freki! Don't look, but over there - one of Kaitlin's hunters, with Divine Guard!) Freki: (What? Which sect?) Strix: (A little hard to tell but...it looks like Angelica's?) Freki: (What the hell does she have to do with any of this? Is she paying them off?) Strix: (Looks it - either way, we need to leave, now.) Strix: Ka-Kaitlin- Kael: What is it now? Kaitlin: Kael... Strix: Kael, we- (we aren't safe here! Kaitlin's not safe, she-) Kael: What?! What have you done now? Strix: I-I didn't do anything! Kael - this isn't about me, we just- Robe-Wearing Man: Hail! You folk seem to be getting awfully loud - I know it's none of my business, but is there something I can help with? Geri: ...No, my good sir, we're just having a disagreement, is all. Kael: Yeah, so you should be moving along, sir. Robe-Wearing Man: Perhaps I should, but... *He looks to the board* Robe-Wearing Man: ...Oh, it's nothing, it's just that your companion... *gestures at Strix* Robe-Wearing Man: He reminded me of someone... Strix: ... Freki: ... Geri: ... Kael: So? Move along! Robe-Wearing Man: Of course...Apologies for interrupting your day. Blessed be the Father, and may He bless you in turn. *With an eerily sincere smile, the man leaves* Leo: ...What was that about? Kael: Maybe about whatever Amarok is trying to hide from us? Strix: Look, I... Leo: Kael, squabbling about this isn't going to help - you, Mary and I? Let's take this bounty - it's nearby, and it shouldn't take too long. Geri: I can go as well. Kael: You'll just slow us down - Leo, you should stay with Kaitlin - we can't trust a near-leper, a madwoman, and a criminal to protect her. Leo: ...Right. Kaitlin: Kael, you can trust them, you don't have to-... *Kael and Mary have already turned their back on the group.* Kael: ...I love you, Kaitlin. Kaitlin: ...I love you too... *Cut to the party in an inn, their spirits raised somewhat* Kaitlin: Well, I'm glad you didn't get hurt at least, Kael. Kael: Hurt? The man was practically begging for his life before it had begun! I'm...alright Kaitlin, it's gonna be alright. *Kael and Kaitlin shamelessly embrace, while the other party members turn away* Mary: Couple a' witless lovebirds...*sigh* At least we got something to eat. Geri: Indeed, it's been awhile since my company and I have gotten anything decent to eat. Leo: Well, that buck you and Amarok felled this morning wasn't bad. Geri: It wasn't particularly impressive, either - practically dead already, the pitiful thing. Geri: ...But either way, we should turn in for the night - in the morning, we should head swiftly for the closest port town - hopefully we'll have scraped enough together to pay for a trip for the seven of us. Strix: ...Right, sleep well, guys. *Cut to when all of the lights are out, and Freki awakes* Freki: Mmm...? Is someone there? *Dead quiet, but she rises anyway, getting out of her bed and grabbing her sword* Freki: ...I'm just jumping at shadows, aren't I? Fuck I...Shit... *Freki turns to go back to bed, looking if she woke anyone up, but something creaks, and she moves, but not fast enough to avoid the knife thrown at her; it embeds itself into her shoulder* Freki: AAAGH! Strix: Wh-what? What's going on? Freki?! Freki: We're getting attacked, that's what! Grab your weapons, now. - Commence Battle! - ((Escape Mission - The room that the party is staying in is the battlefield - beds and furniture can provide cover, but they'll get swarmed if they don't escape through the windows. The enemies are a mix of Kaitlin's pursuers and Angelica's Divine Guard; boss is the Robe-Wearing Man, and he'll hunt down and go after Strix.)) Anyone Else vs. ??? ???: Apologies for deceiving you earlier, but this must be done. ???: May Rucif have mercy on your soul. Strix vs. ??? Strix: You...know who I am, don't you? ???: Of course - I wouldn't have approached you, if I didn't. Strix: Did...Angelica, order you to bring me in? ???: Oh no, I'm just doing my duty as a citizen of Demancia. Strix: By parading around with the Divine Guard, of all things? Strix: ...It doesn't matter. I can't, I can't go back. I'm, sorry...What's your name? ???: My name is Micha. Pleasure...pleasure to meet you in person, Prince Strix. Strix: Micha...Again, I'm really sorry for this...But I've made my choice. Micha Death Quote: Micha: ...A-ah, I'm...sorry...Ern-! - Battle End - Strix: We are safe here! We need to get off the road, out of town, now! - Strix: *panting* Kaitlin: *panting* Freki: *pant* I-I think we lost them. Kael: *pant* Wh-what the hell was that?! Strix: ...Divine Guard, Angelica's Sect, from...from Demancia. Kaitlin: B-but aren't they only guarding Bishops an-and-? Geri: And...And bringing heretics to justice. Kaitlin: But why were they with my pursuers? Kael: ...Who are you people? Answer me! Or I'll cut you down where you-where you stand! Freki: B-bold words, from someone who can hardly stand. *Drawing sword* Strix: Freki! I order you to halt. Freki: Ki-kid! You aren't- Strix: I know, but tellin-Oh god I'm so tired can we sit down? Please? I'm so fucking tired. Kaitlin: Y-yeah, that sounds good. *the group stops to rest, catching their breath* Strix: ...My name is Strix, and these are my retainers, Geri, and Freki. Freki: ... Geri: ... Kaitlin: Strix? You mean, Prince Strix? Demancia's heir that went missing?! Strix: I mean...yeah. Surprise? I guess? Kaitlin: That...actually explains a lot - but what are you doing out here?! Your kingdom, your father is worried about you! Strix: ...Yeah. I know. He knows we're here. Kael: What?! Freki: Strix, what the...?! Geri: But...how?! Strix: I don't know how, but he...contacted me. I could hear his voice in my head- don't give me that look, I'm not crazy. He was...worried about me, and was asking where I was, and what happened. I tried not to give him anything, but I was...I wasn't thinking straight, and I let slip that I left on my own- Leo: You abandoned your people?! Strix: It's...not like that. But the Emperor of Demancia is furious with me, and...Look, just let me explain... *Strix explains everything that's going on, his reason for leaving, with occasional interjections from Geri, and Freki staying silent* Kaitlin: ...Then you're like my sister. Strix: H-huh? Kaitlin: ...No, never mind. I shouldn't have said anything. Kael: But, either way, that means your a threat, Strix - you'll just bring more unnecessary trouble. Strix: Right...But- Kael: But nothing - you should leave, all of you need to leave. Kaitlin: Kael- Kael. If Strix, Geri, and Freki- Freki: ... Kaitlin: -still wish to travel us - if they will still have us, then I'd be honored to have them with us. Strix: ...! Kael: Katlin, please - you just...risk yourself like that! If something-I couldn't- Kaitlin: Kael, it's alright. He's- He's my friend, I couldn't just leave him behind like that, anyway. Kael: ... Strix: Thank you...Kaitlin, just give me a moment, I need to...talk to my retainers, for a moment. Kaitlin: Of course. *Strix turns to them* Strix: I'm sorry that I let that slip, I just...didn't want you to kill yourself for me, Freki. And Geri, we were already getting looks, and I thought that- Geri: You need not say more - I've told you, I'm always by your side, no matter your decision...I don't entirely trust everyone of their group, I won't kid, nor do I think this is a well-thought out plan... Geri: If I were on my lonesome, I would split ways with this party - it would minimize the attention we draw to ourselves. However, I can see merit in staying with them - you could dissuade them from wagging their tongues. Geri: That is my council - I will stand by you, as always, no matter what you decide. Strix: ...Right, thank you Geri...Freki? Freki: ...Well, I think what you did was stupid - that we shouldn't have exposed ourselves like this. But what I think doesn't really matter, does it? I still come crawling back to you. Strix: ...Ah, I...see. Very well. *Strix, turns to Kaitlin* Strix: If you will have us, we will help you find your sister. - Hope: Ah, fuck, where the hell am I now? *A broken, run down temple surrounds her, the stone looks like it was once white, but no longer.* Hope: Mm...? Who's there? *A dragon snarls from the shadows* ???: You...need to stay away...I'll hurt you. But...can, can you help me? ((Not sure if we should limit ourselves Nino, to just nine chapters - I think we should end the story naturally))
  3. It is? But in the time of Awakening, almost all Manaketes have either moved from the continent or gone extinct (i.e., Chrom's surprise when he actually saw Nowi transform)
  4. Ah, okay wasn't sure, thank ye. I don't really venture that far outside of Nintendo when it comes to online store related things (excluding Steam, which is basically essential) Wow, that is a lot better than the switch's service - though you could argue that y'know...The Switch's subscription is cheaper. So I guess you're roughly getting your money's worth in the end? No matter what? *shrugs* I don't think I could ever pay that much for internet access though, even if it is overall the same value.
  5. Honestly, I'm surprised no one complained when Microsoft first pulled this stunt - maybe it just wasn't that bad to them? Idk honestly Is PS Plus that good? What's it...even do? I thought it nothing more than like...an Eshop-type service?
  6. I believe that, at least the online multiplayer, for the Playstation 3, was free? They had a subscription service, if I'm not wrong, but you could still play online for free. I'm not too perturbed by the NES thing either, since they aren't going to release Mother 3 are probably just going to release the same games over and over again, maybe porting semi-old 3DS or DS games. But unlikely to be anything worthwhile imo. oooooooooooooh that would really tick me off if they did that - they already made Pokemon Transfering a subscription thing, so that's not outside of the realm of possibility, as much as I really hope they'd have some dignity. "Blind loyalty" seems to be a defining thing about Nintendo fans - much as I identify as one myself - so I guess that would explain it; still pretty depressing though. Nintendo could, well, charge for Pokemon Trades and I guarantee there'd be some defenders. I...really hope it works out, as much as I am adverse to the whole idea. I can't actually play online games very well on my own internet, so if it ends up improving things, I'd be totally down for paying up. I'm just worried that it's going to be nothing more than giving Nintendo money for selling back initially free stuff to you. That's another thing - with how multiplayer focused some of these games are getting, it's gonna push people's wallets...or end up killing the online community; that's how I feel it's gonna go down, anyways.
  7. A'ight, wasn't trying to make you feel uncomfortable. It's just polls like this: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/05/reaction_what_are_your_thoughts_on_nintendo_switch_online that are confusing me a bit. Thank you for telling me.
  8. And that's totally fine - I'm just trying to understand why people seem to like this system so much, or at least are ambivalent to it. I'm really not trying to shame you, or anybody who buys into it, I just don't understand why some people seem to look forward to this? And this is how I'm voicing concerns - by getting a discussion going. Again, you're totally free to get the subscription and even prefer it over the standard model - I'm not criticizing you for that, I'm just trying to understand why this is better over it being free. That's all - I'm not trying to make you uncomfortable or feel bad at all, and I'm sorry for doing so. As for the family pack, I just think it's weird that it goes one to eight, with no in between options, is all. I don't think it would be all that hard to program either - just trick the game into thinking that online equals controllers in physical controller slots or something. Or if they really wanted to go crazy, just build the setting from the ground up? They're practically swimming in cash with Sun and Moon, Breath of the Wild, Mario Odyssey, and the still popular Pokemon Go, so I don't see why it would be that much of a money sink to just port these games, and maybe add multiplayer? It would be seriously cool if they did, that's for sure, instead of just porting the same games over and over again. It's cheap if we're just talking about the subscription, but if Nintendo starts making more and more multiplayer focused games, like Splatoon, the costs are going to add up... Actually, Splatoon's a good example of what I'm talking about - buy they base game when it comes out, and that's a solid 60 dollars to buy what is a essentially an upgrade of the first game. A very good, very fun upgrade, but an upgrade nonetheless. Then, in order to actually make the game worth it single player wise, that's another 18-20 bucks for the Octo Expansion, so we're at 80 bucks right now? And then the mandatory subscription kicks in, and now you've just payed 100+ dollars to actually get a complete game that's distinct from the first. Again, Splatoon 2 is very good, and the DLC is totally worth it, but eventually this is going to start really costing? Especially if they start releasing more DLC? I'm just saying, for the other multiplayer games, it's not so bad, but Splatoon lives and dies on it's multiplayer (especially if you forgo the DLC), so they've basically locked a huge portion of the game behind a paywall. I don't think it would be that hard to port N64 or Gamecube games tbh? It's not like they're as massive as Breath of the Wild, so it shouldn't be that bad Nintendo's p bad with their Virtual Console as a whole - just NES games clogging up the store as far as the eye can see - and they never seem to get bored of rereleasing the same games over and over again and never seem to consider translating their other NES/SNES games, like, Mother 3 or, as you mentioned any of the older FE games, especially those that didn't get localized. I'd totally be fine with this entire thing if they confirmed the subscriptions were to improve online play - but they haven't yet. To me, at the moment, it feels like trying to sell a chunk of your Switch back to you, which is part of the reason I take so much issue with this. 20 dollars is a very good price, but only if it goes to the right place. Oooh I hope that's the case - but I wouldn't hold my breath, since they won't even rerelease Yoshi's Island 1 or anything along those lines (y'know, stuff that would be incredibly easy to repackage).
  9. I mean fair, Splatoon 1 isn't getting anymore support, but you have to admit - Splatoon 2 was, and arguably still is, just an upgrade of the first game. You aren't really missing out on a lot by going back to Splatoon 1. But I can't argue with internet connections, since I can't even play online at my home, and had an entire system of hauling my Wii U and a small tv to a library's children section (they were cool about it, so it was fine) in order just to play multiplayer. And I still have to use public wifi to play Splatoon 2, so I can completly understand not wanting to play it because of internet connections. And again, that makes sense, but it's still doesn't feel like the subscriptions really giving enough content to make it worth it in the long run. Again, for convenience, I get it, but as a person that hauls their systems around for aforementioned reasons, I'm a little more tolerant towards scattered content. That's...fine, but supporting people on Patreon and Kickstarting projects isn't related towards the topic whatsoever. You aren't supporting a struggling company or artist by paying for this online subscription. It's Nin-it-prints-money-tendo we're talking about. Adding more onto the dragon's hoard of money they have isn't exactly the same as helping a donation-to-donation artist out via Patreon. ...Wait, is there no in between options? Just buy one or buy eight for a discount? No two or three bundle packs to make it a little cheaper?...Jeez, that's weird. Look, I know Nintendo is a business - they're there to make money. They always have (for literally over a hundred years), but this doesn't make this whole subscription thing any less scummy - or cowardly; they didn't have the guts to do something like this until Sony and Microsoft dipped their toes into this whole thing. They basically just shrugged their shoulders and said "me too!" because it looked like a good way to further line their pockets. Again, they're a business, but that doesn't mean they have to hold online hostage too - just because other people are doing it, doesn't make it right.
  10. I more live off of Wii U than the Switch as well, but that's just because I have more games for it, and had no need for the ports (I got BoTW on Wii U, for example). I wish they would add GameCube related stuff too, as I never got the chance to get one myself or play any games on there (now imagine like, an online Melee, or Kirby's Air Ride, now that'd be worth the twenty bucks). But as it is, I agree with out that it just feels pointless (except to make me wish that they'd stop holding my Splatoon account hostage ;-;...Splatoon being the only thing I play online on there, so ^^") Yeah, but isn't it kind of sucky that you could (and still can, for the time being) play Splatoon 1, completely without charge, since you had to pay for the game upfront, and yet now you have to pay 80+ for multiplayer in a multiplayer focused game? And I wouldn't know if it's "more worth it" to have to play 20+ for the same games over and over again, when you could just pick and choose among the Eshop. Which is still up. And a better alternative in my opinion, since you only pay once for whatever game you want. And Leaderboards just...really don't feel worth it to me. It just seems like the lamest, most contrived way to justify the virtual console being locked to this subscription. The family pack...confused me - it just says "Buy more for more people!" But how many subscriptions are you buying??? I tried to look on the official site, and it had no info. Yeah, but better doesn't make it good. Honestly, I think not being to improve their servers without this subscriptions, them as a multi-billion corporation, is pretty bad. And as for circles, I just google about this, like "Nintendo Online Subscriptions" or "Nintendo Online Subscriptions Bad" when I'm desperate, and I just get praise or ambivalence, (though this is anecdotal, and I can't seem to find those comments again vv") and it's beyond confusing. Again, I know twenty bucks isn't much, but the two console generations before were free, and it feels like they're just bandwagoning onto Microsoft's and Sony's get-rich-quick schemes. Not interested in the Virtual Console, those NES games, or anything like that, it's just scummy that they have to rope in their online play for a multiplayer-focused game into it. Again, cheap isn't as good as free, and they never said they were going to use the subscriptions to improve the service, so it feels like a cheap cash grab. Yeah, they have to make profit, especially since Nintendo is so poor. (not trying to be patronizing towards you at all, I think you have a point, I just think Nintendo's being very very dumb)
  11. I mean that's fine, I just don't think it's fair to rope in online play (which historically has been free) into this whole thing - yes it's only really for 1st party Nintendo titles, but I don't think anyone buys Nintendo consoles for their 3rd party support. Yeah twenty bucks it's cheap, but free's better than twenty bucks. Again, I don't see a point in this whole subscription thing other than Nintendo being greedy.
  12. *TIPS FEDORA* O f c o u r s e Okay, but you can buy them individually for much cheaper - just want Mario 1 or Zelda 2? Eshop.
  13. I guess, but I would prefer not to sacrifice my Splatoon progress for something like this
  14. Yeah, but Nintendo never officially said that the money was going to improve servers, so there's no way to assume that they have the best of intentions. Seems to me like this would be a slice of pure profit, rather than anything used to actually make the service better.
  15. Well, I hope that you got past the content block, so you can post your ideas! And I'd love to hear about your characters sometime :o Welcome!! Okay, I'm starting to think I need to charge for Lurking Clan subscriptions >:3 Welcome! Fire Emblem's a big source of inspiration for me as well, though not always in the game's best...favor? That's a way to put it (trying to rewrite all of Fates because I'm bitter) I hope you enjoy your stay! ^u^ @Killgore5253 Prolly should move your message out of the post v late on pointing that out ;-; Ah come on, don't sell yourself short! Zelda and Pokemon are great <3 Which games of those two do you like? Anyway, welcome! ^o^ No worries about poor English - it's my first language I don't even have a good grasp on it Or any grasp what's english Anyway, that's really cool! I hope you make good progress on your translation (we could always use those, y'know) - Welcome aboard! :D I can't wait to see your ROM hack! If you have a forum about ROM updates, could you point me towards it? Also, I'm not sure if three people on the same account is allowed? It probably is, I would just double check, 'tis all Glad to meet you too, you three! It's okay exposure to Fire Emblem Fates can be lethal Heyo! I hope you enjoy your stay! \ ^w^ /
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