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  1. Well, time to bite the bullet and do my very first PMU run! Rules * Max of two picks. * This run will be a 16 unit run (which includes Corrin, so you will be picking the other 15) ** 10 of then characters will be parents of either gender. ** The other 5 will be children. When selecting a child please tell me who the mother will be. * First person to post may choose Corrin's gender, name, appearance, voice, talent, boon, bane, husband/wife, and of course what class Corrin will end with. * A character must go into their chosen class as soon as possible. * Children must be recruited as soon as possible. * Characters are free on the chapters when recruited. * Unpicked characters may be deployed, but only for Pair Up. * No DLC or MyCastle except for the Support Grinding. Seal buying is a soft maybe at this point. * Anna's First Gift may be used, but only once. So only one Witch or Balistician, but not both. * NO TROLL CLASSES * First Come, first served. Well then, lets get started then shall we? --THE TEAM (Team name pending)-- Corrin (Max 1 *longol*) 1) Aether (Female, Fighter Talent, +Spd/-Lck, Berserker) Parents (Max 10) 1) Sakura - (Priestess) 2) Setsuna - (Sniper) 3) Subaki - (Master of Arms) 4) Rinkah - (Spear Master) (Oboro A+) 5) Saizo - (Falcon Knight (Subaki A+) 6) Azura - (Omyoji) (Sakura A+) (Kaze S) 7) Kagero (Mechanist) (Asama S) 8) Ryoma (Kinshi Knight) 9) Takumi (Spear Master) 10) Asama (Basara) (Hayato A+) Children (Max 5) 1) Selkie - (Nine-Tales) (Oboro) 2) Midori - (Kinshi Knight) (Azura) 3) Sophie - (Hero) (Hinoka) 4) Hisame - (Paladin) (Mozu) (Sophie S) 5) Mitama - (Master Ninja) (Kagero S) ALL SPOTS FILLED! Thank you everyone!
  2. Hello SF! After looking around and thinking for a bit, I've decided to re visit games that I never really looked into/stopped playing/just wanna look back again and give my general thoughts, and try to be funny. (keyword:try). The format will be me rambling about my first experience as well as where I heard about the game and what made interested in it first, followed I'm starting with... Fire Emblem: Binding Blade!!! My first experience: After enjoying the very fun Blazing Sword, I decided to try Binding Blade next. I never really heard about the game as a whole and how it fared as a game. All I knew at the time was that Roy was always the main thing that was talked about when it came down to it, and if you guys guessed, it was always talking about how he was terrible as a lord. So I took it with a grain of salt, and decided to get the FE6 emulator and see for myself. After playing it for a bit, I can just say... Okay, I've never actually finished Binding Blade. In fact, I borderline hated Binding Blade for a few very dumb reasons. The maps were too big, the RNG trolled super hard, and most of my units never really got good level ups. I stopped playing after hearing about the infamous chapter 14: Arcadia. Hearing the concept alone turned me off, but after actually seeing what it looks like... I just couldn't bring myself to play Binding Blade anymore. Namely because of that chapter where you get Echidna and Lalum and all of the stuff that you had to do really burned me out. I now remember that I wasn't really the best tactician(in fact I may have been borderline terrible) during the time and I didn't really optimize my units correctly. I'm now going at this with a new optimism and open mind. A few things to note/my general plans: -I'm not going in this 100% blind, but I am going in it kinda blind. I know most of the maps up until the chapter where you get Miledy, and who's the final boss, but that's pretty much it. I don't know how other characters fare beyond that, so I'm interested if there's any other viable units later on. -I am gonna be using guides on how to recruit characters/weapon and item locations. FE secrets are usually very important and can help a lot in the long run, and I want to get every unit possible and see how each works. -I'm not gonna be looking a the growth rates. I only know Lilina's, Sophia's, and Roy's by heart. Everyone else I'm either iffy about, or I just don't know, so I'm gonna let my level ups decide on how I feel about their growths. -I won't go all out about the story, but I will point out some things that I like in certain cutscenes as well as talk about the main point of each chapter. -I'm actually gonna point out some stuff graphic wise as well as music wise. -If it's a character that I already know about, I'll post my original impressions of said unit. -Along with the unit, I'm gonna give my impressions with said unit's class. -I'm gonna try to be funny, but I'm not a Batta the Beast or a Gheb. ;~; -I'll ask for suggestions, but not a lot since I do wanna experience some stuff on my own. I'll just make it known when I do. -I'm gonna try to use every unit at least 2 or 3 times. That includes Sophia, Ceilicia, and Wendy and the Knights. -At the end, there's gonna be a MVP of a chapter based on amount of times used, how much said unit contributed, and how good said units level ups were. INDEX:
  3. Hi everyone, It's been a long time since I posted something here, so please excuse the roughness of this post. I'm starting a playthrough of Birthright, but with a little twist. All units must be in a Heart Seal class as soon as possible. A unit must use a Heart Seal as soon as they enter My Castle. I feel like Birthright is a little on the easier side, so I want to add a little extra challenge. This run will be on Normal Casual (I set up this file for RNG abuse, and I really wanted to use this file for other stuff). However, I need a little help. I need a LOT of Heart Seals to make this run work (at least 20), so if anyone has level 3 rod/staff shops and wants to be a (small) part of this run, let me know by posting your castle address. I'll try to post something about everyone I visit. Also, to make things a little more interesting, I'm only going to use "popular" units and royals. I'm setting up a poll to decide my endgame team. You decide what units I will use. The following units are mandatory and will not show up on the poll: [spoiler=Units] Avatar (Suzu, Fighter -> Berserker) Azura (Sky Knight -> Kinshi Knight) Jacob (Butler for Ch. 7, ??? after) Sakura (Sky Knight -> Falcoknight) Hana (Shrine Maiden -> Priestess) Hinoka (Spear Fighter -> ???) Takumi (Spear Fighter -> ???) Kagero (Diviner -> Onmyoji) I believe 16 units are allowed at endgame? So I will use the top 8 units in the poll, UNLESS there's too many units in the same class. Please, pick anyone you like. I have already setup my file(currently going into chapter 7): I will track my progress here (probably move this when it actually starts, in about 2-3 days? I can definitely do ch. 7 as I can deploy all units?). This will be a screenshot playthrough as I do not have access to a capture card.
  4. Since my internet issues are solved for now I can still LP this game... at least I try it for now. Anyways don't expect for fast updates. (it might happen once per week) I tend to cut the next parts. Otherwise I might take 200+ parts... and I have no clue how long this game is. Also you will have to deal with the magenta text color. I won't change it! ;) [spoiler=part 1] Welcome to Mother 3, a round based RPG which was released only in Japan unfortunately. Thankfully a translation patch exists, so I can play and show it for you. I chosed this game because it was very beloved. Furthermore I finally want to finish a round based RPG which isn't Fire Emblem or a Shin Megami Tensei spin-off. I tried my luck with Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy but I got bored very fast and quitted them. I really hope same won't happen here. I know Mother 3 is a very dark game, so it has definitely my interest. Also since I only played like 2h of this game for myself before, I know pretty much nothing about it. If I miss any (hidden) items or important conversation, then tell me please! Same goes for special attacks. Three names were submitted. Wirdo and Dewey were chosed by myself. (I notied that I misspelt Dewey's name in the game actually - damn!) Let's start the game: Nowhere Islands -> Tazmily Village -> Behind the Sunshine Forest Home of Alec, Hinawa's father Gunner: I've a weakness for cuteness. So Gunner get up and goes to his mom. Gunner wants to leave the house just with the pyjama. It'd look a bit... strange. Of course Hinawa asks him for to change his clothes. I know this guy! I expect lots of talking in this game. These frogs are savepoints. After a bit Gunner finds Silva along with the Dragos. Sure! This is a mini tutorial. Some controls like dashing are explained. (it took me like five attempts to do it right) You just to have to dash the drago once. Then you can talk to Alec again to get more instructions. a bug appears The first fight! 2 vs. 1, so it should be a cakewalk The icons from left to right: bash (standard attack) items (don't have any yet) guard escape Of course I bash because there's nothing else I could do. baby damage to me Here we go! My first victory! (tbf everything else would be just embarrassing) This was the mini tutorial. Hinawa comes to catch her kids. She made pizza. what a coincidence They're going to leave. Hinawa leaves the door... ... and sends a message to Wirdo. Suddenly a dark shadow appears. What was it? Well, the game doesn't give an answer yet. Here the game really begins. Bombs are thrown into the forest. What did the forest just do to you, you motherfuckers!? The game doesn't only look depressing, but it also sounds like it. Thomas is in panic. It took several attemps to knock on the door till this guy moves: It's Wirdo! Thomas begs Wirdo vehemently to come with Thomas. Of course Wirdo agrees his offer. And has a helper now. Wirdo goes to the dog house (I think it's Dewey)... ... and gets a weapon. Now I can walk through the map a little bit and discover stuff: healing item There are a few people on the way. They give a few hints about the next target. There's a town where you can't do much yet. You can't enter the buildings yet. You only have to talk to this guy to get the map. Without it you can't go further. Outside of this town: This guy is huugggeeee. Wirdo is so wird that even thinks he could to talk this robot or whatever it is. The two have reached a second town: You can enter your real name here. Otherwise there's nothing to do here (yet). Also more discovering on the field: more healing items Ok, then to the west! These two block the way. Just talk to Ed and they'll step aside and you can go further. This guy begs you for help. As reward he'll give you a little healing item. (you can multiple times (even inifite times?) They're coming closer to the forest burn. You can see the smoke already. The first real battle! np This has to be a random encounter. (enemy advantage) sounds good... ... but isn't apparently. Wirdo is paralyzed for like three turns and takes lots of damage. It took me >50% of my HP. This was cruel! I'm not very delighted for the upcoming battles. At least it gives me another healing item. a bracelet This guy also needs help. This hot spring recovers your entire HP. The only requirement is to stay in the water for some seconds. (I was too inpatient and left the water too soon. I needed like five attempts till they were recovered) They go further towards sunshine forest: He's the forest burn. If you hit the fire, you'll lose HP. one of these monsters He lets some bugs appear. a new monster They are stationary. You have to fight them, if you want to avoid the fire. They give slightly more experience than the bats. first level up! IQ sounds interesting... but I guess it's just another term for skill here. To get this present you have to touch the fire. Mean! There's a guy, a stick and a bug. There are quite some people we have to rescue. Wirdo touches the bug... ... but nothing happens... hmm... Wirdo picks up the stick: A new weapon. I equip it. It increases the offense but lowers the speed. If you hit the bug: Three bugs appear - I guess a miniboss or sth. He can use a skill or whatever this is now. (probably requires the Lighter's Number) There are four different attacks, and I have no idea what each one of will do. I use the first option: swing This is probably the best attack because it attacks mulitple enemies. Beaten after two turns. This went well.
  5. Eh? EH? WWIII? Okay, what is going on here... Ah ha! Project Z! So we're playing a ROM Hack now? Okay, I'm game. Hello all you lovely people of Serenes Forest and welcome to my screenshot let's play of the ROM hack Project Z. This is one of the only ROM Hacks that I can think of off the top of my head that is set in a modern setting which is really cool. Anyways, I really enjoy this Hack and you guys voted for it over on Healer Emblem, so I guess we'll be doing it. Yes, this ROM hack is not completed as far as I know, but I do think that it's tons of fun and so I added it to the options to vote for. This hack has a lot of really cool little events scattered across it and I'll hopefully be able to show them all off. [spoiler=Story] "The 4th Wall might break at times." Well at least they're being honest. Now what we've created our tactician we can start! ​ This is some deep stuff to start off with. It has? "After the nuclear disaster of World War 3..." "regressed." Modern setting? Did I say modern setting? I meant kind of modern setting. "The world's human population has dropped precipitously..." I honestly had to go and look up precipitously meant, no shame. "I mean..." Hmmmm, continue. "into the western shores of France." Crap, that had to have killed everyone, right? "stubbornly cling to the 'modern' remnants of their former nations..." People survived that! Wow, they must all have had an ocean seal handy (comedy drum noise in the background) That actually sounds really realistic tbh Notice that red text? Yeah, that'll be important later. "Present day. September 1, 2939..." "on all nations apposed to it's sudden and unexpected rise to power." Poor Germany, the target of all writers... "the war horse of infamy has set it's sights on France..." WTF, why hurt Poland? What did it do to you! "A story that shall forever be remembered by the present as the fourth war that rewrote...time." Someone call the Doctor! This is getting out of hand! "So Germany is within our walls..." "They aren't the only intruders." "Mercenaries?" "Limping human corpses jacked with unfathomable amount of noming power!" We're doomed! "It sounds ridiculous, but my eyes don't lie." "......" This is a valid response, Dath. "Undead monsters?" Um... yeah, that's kind of what the intro just told me. "sitting on the throne next to you." Yeah, what's up with that? I already know who it is, but why is he here? It looks like a bird... ​"Sir, it's a bird." I'm liking Dath more and more. That's a bird. "Dath... surely, you jest." Meanwhile "And we're French! No one will listen!" Indeed. Back with Dath... "Those generic soldiers just got eaten!" What kind of fucked up tag are you into, King Fado? At least the bird agrees. "Is that so?" "The bird talks!?" This would probably be my reaction as well. Not like we have zombies invading or anything... Didn't he just say "Paulie want a cracker?" "Gah, this is insane!" I agree, Dath. Can we just like, let him die? Would that be such a bad thing? "Someone help us!" "YOU!" I'm getting called out. ​​"Stop reading this and save me!" *dies* "You see now?" "I'm rather sleepy." Like actually, can we just let him die? "But milor--" "Zzzz...." "Milord there are zombies inside our walls! Please, you must believe me!" Man the music in the background is so good! Have I mentioned how much I love FE7? "You? Uhhh..." "Maybe I did go to the bar yesterday..." "I'm talking to a bird." Maybe we should like get on that or something? "...Good point." Ooooo an escape chapter, my favorite thing about Path of Radiance (literally, I freaking loved those chapters). "If we can reach it, we'll be able to open up an escape door." "Can you fight?" "Not at the moment. You'll have to tear down the wall." Liar... ​​ "I'll fix that right now." UM? I was more worried about the fact that Budgie just killed the King of France! "I was bluffing. Now let's get out of here." "You just murdered the king!" Yeah, yeah, he did and sadly that's not the weirdest thing in this hack. "And?" "IT'S TREASON!" And? "Look. More Zombies. Strong, too." I agree. ​​"We'll say the zombies got him." "...You know, I never really did like serving the king. Very well, allow me to aid you." Glad we're all on the same page. "No time to chat. We need to get to that hatch." Well, that was certainly colorful. Join me later today where I will release the battle portion and the actual first chapter. Hopefully everyone will enjoy my witty commentary to go along with it.
  6. Hello, fellow SF users and welcome to my blind play through of Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together. During this thread, I will be sharing my thoughts and impressions of the game, along with some screenshots (because everyone loves looking at pictures while reading). So, the first time I heard of this game series was actually through this website. On several occasions, during which Serenes' Law was being followed like clockwork, I saw a few people drop this game as an example of what they wanted out of Fates' story and its main protagonist, Kamui/Corrin. What people wanted—and I as well—was a game where our choices actually had an impact on the characters and the consequences of those choices were reacted to logically. Or in more vulgar terms, we wanted a game that didn't dickride our main character. And this is where Tactics Ogre: LUCT comes in. From what little I've heard and read of it, the choices our main character makes sends him on branching paths and the people in the game responds to these acts accordingly and in an understandable manner. I wanted to experience this for myself—and I wanted people who didn't have access to the game to experience it as well. So, before I start: - No story spoilers. I don't mind vague, ambiguous comments about story elements, but I ask that you don't completely spoil it. If you have something you just can't hold, I ask you put it in spoiler tags and label what chapter/portion/character of the game it has to do with. - I don't mind suggestions. I know the battle system is similar to Final Fantasy Tactics so feel free to leave suggestions for things like that. - I have no particular update schedule. Updates are probably gonna be really sporadic because I am a serious procrastinator. And now...
  7. When people ask me about my favourite music, movie, book, tv show, etc, I have a hard time deciding. When asked about games, the answer is unashamedly Diablo II with total conviction. This is basically me just doing a somewhat informative playthrough or log, even for people who haven't played the game, it is 16 years old after all. Diablo II came out in 2000 and an expansion, Lord of Destruction, quickly followed in 2001. It's hard in some respects to say why I like the game so much, because I'm going to be outlining its flaws here just as much as its strengths, but this game was pretty much the definition of crack cocaine throughout my adolescence and I still go back to play it to this day. I understand that there may not be the same interests especially on a site like this but really I'm just trying to have some fun myself and if anyone is interested in the game, I will try to do my best to explain some core mechanics without going too far into it, but the beginning may be a little slow for those familar with it. If you want to play along in a log-style as well, I would absolutely encourage that too. If you would like to buy it, then it should be relatively inexpensive, and playable without the discs, if you create a Blizzard Battle.net account and then buy it from the store: https://eu.battle.net/shop/en-us/product/game/legacy-games Plus, I was looking through some old character logs of challenge runs in Diablo II, and I was pretty inspired from them. Check out this page, last updated 2001. Jeez, long time ago. http://sirian.warpcore.org/diablo2/diablo2.html http://sirian.warpcore.org/diablo2/ember.html Or, probably more accurately, I just want to play some fucking Diablo II. If you want to hear someone who isn't even really that good at a game they played for 16 years and clocked well over 10,000 hours at an estimation embarrassingly gush about it, then I hope that you do enjoy. Here's my overview on the classes, in order of how much experience I personally have with them. [spoiler=Classes] Paladin Defensive Auras Offensive Auras Combat Skills The paladin is the man, man. I'm pretty sure I will never get tired of playing this class, and he's my favourite by a good margin. He is primarily a melee character, having the secondary focus of being able to give his party members 'auras' as support. I would definitely call him the most versatile character. The paladin generally will use a certain attack from the Combat Skills tree, and there's quite a few attacks that entire builds are based around. Since the idea of auras is pretty integral to the paladin, they have two tree devoted to them, Offensive and Defensive Auras. They generally can help party members in some ways, such as greatly increasing mana regeneration rates for everyone in the party, or increases melee damage and attack rating. While most do benefit the entire party as long as they remain in range, some of them will only affect the paladin. Regardless, he is always greatly appreciated in any group. I definitely have played paladin the most. In fact, I'm playing one on the side of this currently. Sorceress Cold Spells Lightning Spells Fire Spells The sorceress is considered one of the stronger characters in Diablo II, and for pretty good reason. Her ability to use three elements of spells sufficiently without having to rely too much on gear makes her a prime candidate for searching for gear (known as 'magic finding' in the community) for other characters. The reason for this is that she has two of the most ridiculous skills in the game, teleport, which can allow for very fast runs and avoidance of tough enemies, and static field, which is used to immediately take off 25% of a remaining enemies health in range - including bosses. And it used to be even stronger. With exceptions, Cold tends to be the most useful defensively for freezing enemies on higher difficulties, Fire is the most consistent but quite often has enemies that are immune to it, and Lightning is the biggest range of damage but not necessarily consistent or the most accesible. However, she is rather fragile and will require some decent cast rate and hit recovery gear in order not to be instagibbed in some cases. Sorceress is very effective past early mana problems and so I've played quite a bit of her. Her massively useful teleport spell means that she is usually the fastest to run specific areas of the game without high-end items. Barbarian Warcries Combat Masteries Combat Skills The most prevalent melee class, the Barbarian is one that can definitely be strong, but does struggle on higher difficulties if his gear isn't particularly good. Warcries are his buffs to allies and himself, and his debuffs to his enemies respectively. His Battle Orders shout is one of the most useful in the game as it gives huge bonuses to life, mana and stamina to himself and his party. They generally focus on a few combat abilities from the Combat Skills tree and almost exclusively deal physical damage for most of them. Combat Masteries is a tree that allows specialisation into a particular weapon, including the ability to critical hit with that weapon. The masteries can also include physical selfbuffs, such as higher natural resistances, or increased running speed. I like the Barbarian, but he is rather standard. I think of his skills as mostly basic or just statistical improvements even if they are very helpful. Despite that, I've played a decent amount of him and like I said unless I'm doing something terribly wrong I would say he was one of the most gear-dependent classes. Amazon Javelin and Spear Skills Passive and Magic Skills Bow and Crossbow Skills The amazon is a character mostly focusing on javelins, spears, bows and crossbows. They are a character that is a hybrid between melee and ranged combat, and can be effective at both. Bow and Crossbow Skills is exactly how it sounds, and enhances their bow or crossbow ranged attacks to include different elements of damage, such as cold, fire, magic and physical. Javelin and Spear skills are the same for the latter, except in this case some javelin skills are ranged as thrown weapons, and others are close range. While some of the attacks remain as physical damage, they also use lightning and poison. Passive and Magic skills is a tree that has some very useful effects in regards to having a critical hit chance, avoiding enemies attacks, hitting or piercing the enemy, or gaining utility abilities such as a follower Valkyrie. Also known for having huge tits and barely wearing thigh armor until heavy armor sets. I've played a bit of Amazon, but that was mostly a long time ago, and was usually using bows. I've never really seriously tried a javelin using amazon, which I've heard is very effective without the greatest gear, but I don't have experience of it. Assassin Martial Arts Shadow Disciplines Traps The assassin is a character that I've always found to be rather unique and cool looking, but never really played them very much. They typically use claws, which is their class-specific weapon, and some abilities do encourage them to use them (Claw Mastery, Weapon Block, some attack skills). They primarily focus on two aspects, though one is generally more common. The cooler one (in my opinion) is the Martial Arts tree, which allows for close combat skills, some of which generate up to three 'charges' which can then be spent on a finishing move, or a normal attack if you wish, for greater benefits. The other more common type of assassin is one that uses traps, which can be placed on the ground and fire at nearby enemies, but are stationary. These are either lightning or fire damage, and most players tend towards the lightning traps as they are capable of higher amounts of damage, so a trap assassin works quite well as being able to stay at a safe range and just place traps to kill enemies. The Shadow Disciplines tree is a tree that has some great supporting skills, and the assassin gets two great buffs from this tree, Burst of Speed, which increases running and attack speed, and Fade, which increases resistances heavily, physical damage reduction, and lowers curse duration. They also get access to two 'shadow' clone skills which inherit quite a few assassin skills themselves. Like I said, I've not played that much of the Assassin. I have played a trap assassin before, but haven't really dedicated the time to a martial arts assassin. I don't know why, because that seems pretty awesome. Necromancer Summoning Spells Poison and Bone Spells Curses The necromancer is a caster class like the sorceress. Their Summoning tree can be a major part of their class, allowing them to hide behind a wave of minions, which can be very effective. Their other offensive tree, Poison and Bone skills, is direct damaging abilities when compared to minions which, as expected, usually deal poison or magical damage, though there is an exception. A necromancer specialising in direct damage spells can do well into higher levels. The third tree, Curses, is a spell that is placed over a certain range, and will debuff any enemies within it. These usually work well in combination with the other two trees to either boost damage from other sources, severely cripple the enemy, or for utility purposes. I surprisingly have played very little of the necromancer. Ashamedly, I have not really played a summonmancer seriously, ever. Usually they tend to be more passive, so I generally liked more active characters, but the necromancer is very powerful in his own right. Druid Elemental Shapeshifting Summoning The druid is a strange sort of hybrid class that has summoning abilities, elemental abilities (though primarily fire and cold, some are counted as physical damage) and the ability to shapeshift. It's definitely the class that I am least familar with. I saw a lot of the time that people said that the druid sucked, and I'm almost inclined to agree because I have no idea how to build them. That said, I have seen some very effective builds that utilize either Elemental abilities like Hurricane and Tornado, and physical-oriented builds that use either the werebear or werewolf forms in their Shafeshifting tree. Their Summoning tree tends to be more of a support tree that benefits both, but does have a lot of useful summons that give various buffs. i don't know how to play the druid okay. And I rarely have. You may have noticed something about these descriptions, and that is that a lot of the classes contain one 'support' skill tab that isn't generally used as a primary build source. Even for the classes that don't, like the sorceress, they generally want to focus on two skill tabs heavily at most because while going into all three is possible, it isn't going to make any of your skills very effective at higher levels. That's a problem that I think a lot of older Diablo II veterans overlook - I've heard quite often about how the build variety and versatility was great in Diablo II, but I have to disagree. Generally classes are locked into 3-4 builds each at most if they want to be effective in Hell, and even then a lot of them can struggle. Sure, most builds will be able to clear Normal and perhaps Nightmare even if they are completely stupid, but I would consider beating Hell as 'beating the game'. Alas, I will expand on this later, probably. Now, I think there is a thing worth noting: there is a character type called 'hardcore', and I feel that playing it will make this a tad more interesting. What this means is that once that character dies, they are dead permanently. One chance, one life, you die, nada. The game warns you of this before you start a hardcore character. So why should we (I) play hardcore over softcore? People who play hardcore statistically have big dongs. It's a little more interesting for a playlog. If I die in softcore, it's kind of anti-climatic by saying "oh, i died to these enemies but I came back so it's good". At least there would be tension in every update as I could potentially die permanently at any time. It's not really something I'm well adjusted to and I tend to play normally quite reckless, as all that's on the line is gold and an experience loss potentially. Hardcore is more about the journey than the destination - a lot of softcore involves getting to the endgame where you can gear up for successive runs. And the endgame is pretty poor in Diablo II. Hardcore is about seeing how you get through hell, literally with shit gear. It gives me a chance to play a character that I'm less experienced with and learn as I'm going along myself. Though I will be referring to tips on what I should be doing to survive in hardcore. It is considered an ultimate challenge for a reason, not dying once over the course of a playthrough is something that I'm not sure I've ever done... I've always made mistakes. There is much less focus on the trading and economy. Far less, in fact, because once again it is more about the journey. Thus I could play singleplayer if I choose to with no worry about trading with other players. I have a big dong. I swear. Hopefully I survive long enough for me to make a decent amount of observations or rants at least. If not, you can laugh at me dying very early. I've played very little of hardcore, but the last time I did I played an assassin who made up the final boss of Act V, and eventually died due to running out of resources. Now, on that occasion I was following additional 'Ironman' rules which included not being able to speak or buy from NPCs except to hand and receive quests. I'm not going to go that far this time. Since I have barely played hardcore through the 16 or so years I've been playing this game, I was going to lean towards one of the so-called "easier" classes to play with, so I'm not exactly gimping myself. So who can we eliminate? I would say that three easier options for a relatively inexperienced hardcore player would be the necromancer, the amazon and the assassin. Here's why. The necromancer, when specialising in summons, can be very passive in their playstyle and allow for their minions to clear most enemies. Actually, sometimes I can just afk and be writing this and taking screenshots they are so passive. They are also pretty gear independent and that's why they are considered the "easiest" choice. The amazon is a little trickier, but using javelins I've heard that she's also good at literally throwing bolts of lightning and clearing rooms. The assassin is pretty similar, as she would use lightning traps and try to stay at a relatively safe distance. So of these three, I was pondering which one to use. If there's no preference, then I might just decide myself. The other things I'm deciding on is whether to play single-player or on multiplayer Battle.net ladder. Okay, so for those don't know, Battle.net hosts different "realms" for Diablo II to this day, generally for different regions (USWest, USEast, Europe, etc). These characters on each realm are separate. On each realm, you can create a "ladder character" which is a character created in a specific time period (as ladders are reset periodically) that will gain access to exclusive items and content only available on ladder. I always thought that was pretty lame for anyone not wanting to play on ladder, so one of the mods created for singleplayer, PlugY, allows ladder content to be accessed there, with some other game changes. I'm wondering if I should play singleplayer with PlugY instead of the realms because I would hate to lose a character to lag or something, which does happen. Another thing is that singleplayer allows the use of a certain function, the /players function, in order to spoof the amount of players in the game. When someone joins the game in Diablo II, the enemies become stronger, but give more experience and I believe an increased chance for better quality items. You can't set the number of players manually in a Battle.net game but you can in single player, allowing for up to /players 8 (as the maximum number of players in a single game). If you've got any opinions on that or what I should do, let me know, but I'm currently leaning towards playing (with a summon necromancer) on singleplayer with PlugY (potentially disabling the other features added outside of the ladder exclusives) without the use of manipulating how many players in the game i.e using /players command. And if you have anything else to say or yell at me about, then I'll be glad to hear it. Hopefully you aren't completely confused if you don't know what the hell Diablo II is, and if so then maybe I will be able to explain why in future updates. Lastly, it may be a little strange to be doing a screenshot or narrative let's play or whatever you would call this of a game like Diablo, and I agree it will be a challenge, which is why I am recording my playthrough externally to upload some animated parts as well when necessary.
  8. Now that we're finally through my excursion into Android FE clones, let's tread into slightly more familiar territory... FE4 Binary, or just FEBinary, is a Japanese ROMhack of Genealogy of the Holy War, created by a hacker credited as "Habana♦887.bsRoNI". The story and maps have largely been left alone in favor of major modifications the game's mechanics, adding new weapons and classes, making enemies more diverse and challenging, and generally making the game less wildly unbalanced while expanding the player's options. The changes are fairly under the hood at first, but become more and more pronounced as things wear on. Inheritance has also been changed to make pairings like Dew X Lachesis and Lex X Ira more viable and unique than before, and generally greatly reduces the need for passing down Pursuit to as many children as possible in favor of more interesting skills and weapons. Since the story has largely been left alone, I won't be touching upon the story events beyond how they affect gameplay (the hack's in Japanese anyway, so it's not like there's much to see for most of us). I'm also assuming people reading this have at least a passing familiarity with some of FE4's mechanics, as I'll largely be explaining the changes in terms of how they're different from the base game. I won't be listing growth rates, either, as no one's growths have been changed in the slightest. Also, I'm not playing for ranks or LTC here, so I'm gonna be taking a fairly leisurely pace through things and taking whatever sort of advantages I can get. Sorry if that's not what you're into, I'm just not good enough for that kind of stuff! With all that yammering out of the way, let's start the LP! Prologue Part 1: Mechanically explaining mechanics Nobody told me there was a typo in the first fucking sentence of the first fucking post and I'm ashamed for life.
  9. So, I need a break from FE6 HM's stupid bullshit(fuck you copypaste trollreinforcements), so I decided to do another LP in the interim. However, because I am not a smart man, I chose GhebSaga, a hack full of stupid bullshit. GhebSaga is an FE7 hack and the sequel to the infamous GhebFE. I would have started with the first one, but Moniker already has a perfectly good LP of it, and I'd rather do something no one else has done before. Know that there are a lot of text skips in this hack, and I tried to extract the script using FEditor, but I couldn't for whatever reason, so I may not be able to transcribe all the text unfortunately. I'm going in mostly blind, but not entirely as I did play up to Test 4 before I ragequitted due to Bronze dying, and I have seen MarkyJoe1990's review series on this hack, but it only covers Tests 8, 9, 14, and 18. I don't care if you guys spoil things for me, I'm not one of those "NO SPOILERZ PLZ OMG!" people. In fact, there are a few things I want spoiled for me ahead of time: Is Marisa in this hack? Who replaces Wallace and Geitz? I need to know in case I end up over or under leveling my lords and I get the character I don't want. Who replaces Karel and Harken? I could likely easily find this out myself, but I'd still like to know ahead of time. Due note that this hack is not complete, and it only goes up to Test 29, which apparently isn't finished yet. I have no idea if it's playable beyond that, but if it is, I'll totally do it. I'll maybe even try and see how playable "Hector Mode" is. Now let's go ahead and get into... Test 1 Part 1: Aitos must really like Portal Next time, Batta uses the power of forced tutorials to hax his way to victory!
  10. Yo Mr.Night again with another LP. This time for FE7 because I never shown I can actually play Fire Emblem 7. .... not buying it huh, ok fine to show off that eilwood and lyn are actually good. That is right I have seen a lot of hate for these 2 and I will help them prove the haters wrong. How am I going to do that? By forcing them to kill everything by themselves with Hector. So here are the rules. - 3 lords + thief + serra can be used. my thief is matthew due to early access and serra is used because she is my ball in chain. only this time you will see her being one of best units ever. - Units gained on the map / Are forced for the map can be used. basically they can help out but cannot do most of the heavy lifting. This also includes units needed to recruit people, because the bench is lonely and needs spectators butts to fill it. - Marcus/Oswin Clause for the early chapters, I use them to for village getting but they can't use weapons. It is not till 15 that I stop using them completely.\ - Merlinus doesn't count as a unit Dude can't fight so he doesn't count. Was debating on whether or not the dancer counts too but I have decided to not use Ninian too. - No Luna When I get athos, he is a staffbot. That is right, I can't cop out with him at the end. The 5 must carry my ass to victory to the very end. - No Savestates after Lyn Mode If a unit dies, I fucking restart the chapter like a real FE player Edit: except for chapter 28, because I am a fucking failure. Now lets get started with Lyn soloing Lyn mode. Lyn Mode: The Legend of Lyn, the Last Calein Noble.
  11. Here for the first time to start off a play-through of Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones, randomized using the GBA FE Randomizer found elsewhere on these forums. Game mode will be on Hard. Main team will be decided with fan favorites from your comments down below, or any ridiculously strong / weak pairings with random class and recruitment. [spoiler=Randomizer Settings] Down here are the Table of Contents and the Unit Profiles. Table of Contents is pretty self explanatory - it'll link you to the Chapter posts. The Unit Profiles is a list of all units acquired throughout the play through, with their classes, base stats and growths. To see a unit's current stats, refer to the recaps that follow each chapter. Table of Contents: Prologue: Fall of Renais Chapter 1: Escape! [spoiler=Unit Profiles] MARISA ( Originally EIRIKA ) NAME HP STR SKL SPD LCK DEF RES Marisa 75 30 55 60 50 15 25 GARCIA ( Originally SETH ) NAME HP STR SKL SPD LCK DEF RES Garcia 80 65 40 20 40 25 15 GILLIAM ( Originally GILLIAM ) NAME HP STR SKL SPD LCK DEF RES Gilliam 90 45 35 30 30 55 20 DUESSEL ( Originally FRANZ ) NAME HP STR SKL SPD LCK DEF RES Duessel 85 55 40 30 20 45 30 Without further ado: [spoiler=Prologue: Fall of Renais] Here's the starting point of our grand adventure - seems like we've got a Knight and a Wyvern Lord to start things off. Introducing our Lord character - Knight Marisa. NAME HP STR SKL SPD LCK DEF RES Marisa 75 30 55 60 50 15 25 She's got some pretty bad growths in STR and DEF, which is quite unfortunate as a Knight... But I suppose she'll end up doubling other units, so we've got that going for us! And here's our Wyvern Lord, Garcia. NAME HP STR SKL SPD LCK DEF RES Garcia 80 65 40 20 40 25 15 And last, and surely the least, the randomized boss for the Prologue. O'Neill is rocking that Armorslayer, however, so it looks like using Marisa is going to prove to be a challenge. Just to start things off, we'll have Garcia hand over his Iron Lance to Marisa. Since we're pretty much required to use her since she's our Lord, she needs all the weapon experience she can get anyway. Ah, how I love the generic palettes We've got that beautiful rosy pink Knight complemented with the mint green Wyvern. Lesgo, lesgo. Never hurts to be safe against potential crits! When it comes to O'Neill, though, we'll have Marisa throw a javelin to chip off some health. Then we'll come in with Garcia and finish him off. Easy win, easy life. And with that, the Prologue is over. Onto the actual story line! [spoiler=Prologue Recap] NAME LV XP HP STR SKL SPD LCK DEF RES CLASS WPN Marisa 01 64 21 08 05 02 08 09 02 Knight D (Lance) Garcia 01 48 38 16 16 13 06 16 03 Wyvern Lord C (Sword), C (Lance)
  12. Hello one and all to my randomized playthrough of Fire Emblem 6. I'll be going through the whole game on normal mode with 10% growths on enemies to make it more challenging. I will not be including the story in this run, mainly because I don't really care for it and the other reason being it's a randomized run and the dialogue wouldn't make much sense anyways. I have also randomized Recruitment and Classes which means our Roy could be anyone or even himself! Every character and boss will have randomized classes which could make the last boss a little interesting (unless the randomizer doesn't change the final boss). Anyways, let's get straight into this amazing game! [spoiler=The Characters!] Hp:85% S/M:45% Skl:40% Spd:45% Lck:40% Def:25% Res:10% Oh for crud sakes. Allen, the Troubadour who will be our Lord for this playthrough. Hp:90% S/M:40% Skl:40% Spd:30% Lck:35% Def:20% Res:15% Deke, the Manakete, I'm surprisingly okay with this. Hp:75% S/M:30% Skl:45% Spd:30% Lck:40% Def:30% Res:10% Noah, the Priest. I can see him being useful for a little while, but with our main lord being a healer I don't see the need for two. Hp:85% S/M:50% Skl:45% Spd:45% Lck:35% Def:15% Res:15% Speaking of unnecessary characters, Dorothy, the Soldier. Hp:60% S/M:40% Skl:45% Spd:45% Lck:15% Def:15% Res:50% Saul, the Wyvern Rider. Look at that speed! He'll most certainly be useful for now. Hp:60% S/M:55% Skl:40% Spd:30% Lck:20% Def:20% Res:55% For now also really applies to this character. Sophia, the Knight. [spoiler=The Battle] Turn 1: -Everyone huddles around Deke because none of my other troops can take down these axe wielders -Saul gets attacked for 5 damage, but Saul then crits and kills the bandit - Deke the Manakete everybody Turn 2: -Deke then kills another bandit -On Enemy Phase Deke kills another Bandit a Deke level tbh Turn 3: -Saul kills the Archer -Saul then kills the Brigand on Enemy Phase (I may have slightly underestimated Saul) Turn 4: -Dorothy gets the 5000 gold that was obviously never going to be needed by that village -Saul and Deke proceed to kill 3 Bandits Saul getting a pretty good level up Turn 5: -Allen and Company continue towards the boss Turn 6: -Saul kills another Bandit Defense! Turn 7: ​​-Deke kills the Boss Okay, this doesn't mean anything. He can still turn out good. -Allen Seizes Well then. I must say that I didn't expect some of those units to be there and I am quite pleased actually. Allen may just be the best Lord I could've gotten considering my horrible track record of killing healers. Hope enjoyed reading this first chapter and feel free to comment below telling me what I did wrong and what I should try to do next! (I'm not looking at this, but here is the changelog FE6 Changelog.html ) Death Counter: 2
  13. Hey guys!! I'm thinking of doing one more PMU run!! The last pmu of mine was pretty successful! Here's a link to my previous run! http://serenesforest.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=62491&hl= Although...... i thought it was pretty easy!! This time I'll do something different!! So.... here's what I'll do: What I'm asking you to:: -Male or Female Corrin! -Just fuck me up -Literally make any unit any class you want! (Provided you tell me how to get them Ex: Xander is a sorcerer by A+ with Leo) -I have all DLC -If you want me to have kids, I'll recruit them as soon as I recruit both parents! (which means I'll just support grind as soon as I can) -so in other words, if you don't tell my units to get married, then I won't! -I'll post screenies so you can see me suffer <3 -I'll take up around 16 units to endgame with me! -Choose my gender and class too! Team: 1. Corrin (Class:Hero) (Gender: Female) {Husband: Arthur} {secondary: priestess} [+Luck -Skill] Pretty Cool Guy 2. Ophelia (Class: General) [Mother: Effie] TrueEm 3. Nyx (Class: Berserker) [bestie: Charlotte] HylianAirForce 4. Elise (Class: Wyvern Lord) BANRYU 5. Effie (Class: Witch) Lord_Grima 6. Midori (Class: Kinshi Knight) [Mother: Kaze] SylphTempest 7. Charlotte (Class: Strategist) twistedxgrace 8. Leo (Class: Hero) [Wife: Selena] VeryAngryBisharp 9. Velouria (Class: Merchant) [Mother: Mozu] Brady 10. Beruka (Class: Maid) [Husband: Jakob] Galeblade 11. Arthur (Class: Great Master) [Husband: Corrin] Pretty Cool Guy 12. Flora (Class: Maid) Ether 13. Felicia (Class: General) [Husband: Benny] SaiSymbolic 14. Peri (Class: Sorcerer) Benishigure 15. Azura (Class: Mechanist) [Husband: Kaze] Ercdouken 16. Odin (Class: Adventurer} [bestie: Niles] Dklein89 Thoughts on this team: Wow.... I'm really going to suffer! I'm definitely going to have trouble with going through this mission... but I'm going to try still!! Wish me good luck! All these units..... I need faith. I'm only pretty upset that there aren't many guys.... I only ever used the guys before (except for my previous pmu) i'll just assume all ya'll just chose your wifes you males. I'm planning on going Conquest! I'll start with Lunatic Mode and see how far I can go! I'll only switch to Hard Mode if it gets TOO tough! I hope I have enough seals to do this! I hope you guys really screw me over! I will make this work!! +_+ Chapter 7-10: Oh, I appreciate you showing support by also visiting my castle and giving me crazy hats! <33 The reason for me doing this is to get my Castle Card up to 9999!! Help me reach my goal!
  14. OK, as a preamble, let me tell you a little about my history with this game. Back in the N64 days, I rented this game for one weekend. I remember being extremely frustrated playing it since I spent almost the whole weekend playing as a Deku Scrub. By the time I finally managed to finish the first quest line in Clock Town and turn back to Human Link, it was time to return the game to Blockbuster, so I never really managed to do much with it. Cue 14 years later, I purchase the 3DS remake of the game on launch day, however, due to real life and other video games getting in the way, I never managed to start playing it...until today. So in this thread, I will be playing The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D in an experience that is going to be 88% new to me. I'll be sharing my thoughts and impressions along with some screenshots (all taken through Miiverse, so due to the process it takes to make them I won't be posting too many). Some ground rules: - NO STORY SPOILERS. Seriously, guys. Don't do this. I'm cool with you guys posting stuff like "Oh, wait until you finish this sidequest, it's so cool!", but major plot spoilers are NOT appreciated and will be reported. - No telling me where to go unless I ask. If I get stuck (very likely since this is a Zelda game), I will ask you guys for help. I want to figure this out as much as I can on my own, but I have no intention of wandering aimlessly for hours. - I can't say how often I will update this thread. I have a rather busy life and making a schedule for my hobbies is difficult. I'll definitely try to keep it from dying, though, as I intend to finish the game. - This isn't a 100% run. I'll just beat the game, getting anything I can along the way. Oh, and I'm naming the file "Link". I always do that first time on a Zelda game.
  15. I finally want to overcome my laziness and complete a round based RPG, which isn't Fire Emblem of a Shin Megami Tensei spin-off. I try my luck with Mother 3. I've heared and read only good things about this game. I played a bit of chapter 1 yet to understand basics of the gameplay, but I'm going to play it from the very beginning all over again. It'll be 99% blind. Since I don't know anything about this series, I will welcome each hint from you (which I will need anyways). I know absolutely nothing about any special attacks or casts in this game. If there's a way to beat a boss or sth. else in an easier way, I'd like it to know. I'd like to wait for a few days to get a feedback . In the weekend I'd like to start any show you my skills. PS: You can submit names for the characters.
  16. Hey guys! As some of you may know, Vestaria Saga Part 1 was released recently. Since I've done (okay, started) LPs for both Tear Ring Saga and Berwick Saga, I thought it was only right for me to also try an LP of this game. My LP completion rate is 0%, but hopefully this will be the one that I finish. Besides, it can only help that I'm starting my fourth year of university tomorrow and will most likely be very busy for the next 8 months. Some links: The general Vestaria Saga thread: this includes the download link for the game as well as more frequent and up-to-date playlogs of the game. SF's Vestaria Saga info page: a lot of info on game mechanics and links to the official website The official Vestaria Saga website I'm not going to go into exhaustive details about the game mechanics in this LP- I'm trying to keep the time I spend as much to the playthrough itself and less on rehashing stuff you can read in the links above for yourself. I'll go into it only as much as is necessary to talk about my opinions/impressions about things such as characters or maps. It's mostly going to be just screenshots- after trying a video-style for my TRS 0% LP, I realized that it's not that interesting to listen to someone (even if that person is me) talk to themselves for 10 minutes, and plus I wasn't showing any fancy way to play the game or anything. And now, onwards! I've already completed Chapter 1. It should hopefully be up later this evening.
  17. Welcome to Fire Emblem 8: Hella Awesome Lightning Boots! ([H.A.L.B.] For short) This is a randomized and edited version of FE8. It was edited by Klokinator and features a number of gimmicks, though the editing is not at the level of FE7CM, and this hack is unrelated to FE8CM. Don't get it twisted. -Every character in every class, player and enemy, has 9 movement. The exception is the Demon King. -Weapon effects wasn't checked in this image, but I did check it in reality. Every weapon has a very high chance to add any 1 extra effect, such as poison, unlimited uses, a stat boost, or even the Devil effect. Watch out! -Character classes, their recruitment order, their growths are all totally randomized, and boss classes are also randomized. Character bases are also randomized, though to a smaller degree. -Every enemy and every boss has had their growths increased up to 100%. Some enemies will be very difficult, though this is subjective as I've allowed the tower and ruins grinding as needed. -Items are also randomized, though to a lesser degree. Initially I wanted to edit descriptions for the LPers but since FEditor is borked after randomizing, that won't happen. The goal of this LP is to try out a new gimmick (All units with 9 movement) but also to show off the all new (not really) WIP FE8 Randomizer Fix Patch! If you guys want to randomize with Otaku's randomizer, apply my patch and randomize! (In that order, please) Important fixes include monster weapons displaying stats properly and Eirika always being able to wield the Rapier (Provided her class can wield swords). Also if you randomize her position around (As I did) then the new not-lord won't but that's beside the point. The LPers can play Ephraim or Eirika route, though Eirika route is recommended since I have not playtested Ephraim's. Each LPer has a list of three units. They MUST use all three. They cannot use any units assigned to other LPers. These units appear at random intervals throughout the game. The LPers are only required to use the units on non-Ruins/Tower chapters. (Ie: Main story) and can grind them up if needed. Any units not listed can be used by everyone without limits. Here are the unit lists: [1] The Trifecta of Terror: Neimi, Amelia, Gerik [TAKEN BY TEQUILA] [2] Lords of Chaos: Moulder, Rennac, Duessel [TAKEN BY ECLIPSE] [3] Where's Gerik?: Innes, Tethys, Marisa [AUTO ASSIGNED TO MR. NIGHT] [4] Hardcore Heroes: Forde, Natasha, Saleh [TAKEN BY MONIKER] [5] Strength Without Power: L'Arachel, Ephraim, Tana [TAKEN BY KIRIE] Watch out for the demon king, and may the best LPer... win? I guess? ... And that's Klokinator's intro, made for us all to use. Now, for mine: Welcome to... Fire Emblem Hella Awesome Lightning Boots! If you didn't gather, this is a randomized ROM, which me and four others are playing through simultaneously. Each of us will take our own unique team of three units. We can use whoever we want aside from those teams, where we HAVE to use the three units we pick, and can't use ANY of the other units. Our team is Hardcore Heroes: Forde, Natasha, and Saleh. We are banned from using Neimi, Amelia, Gerik, Moulder, Rennac, Duessel, Innes, Tethys, Marisa, L'arachel, Ephraim, and Tana. That's a sizable chunk of FE8's limited units, so we'll pretty much need to take in anyone who isn't banned from us. Also! None of the LPers are allowed to look at each others' threads. So, if you see any other LPers in the "viewing this topic" area, screenshot their name and then blackmail them with it. From what I've heard, this is going to be quite difficult. We'd better be prepared for anything. I'll be posting growths and the like as normal. Expect this to be a new major let's play, and I'll be prioritizing it equally with Requiem. Don't worry though, I'll try to not let Requiem slow down too much! Without further ado: HALB: Episode 1: Prologue: The Best Worst Crutch Character Since I don't have to record tons of text, hopefully this LP will go by quickly! And hopefully, the RNG will be merciful!
  18. Welcome, chicos, to my blind run of the Jugdral FE games! I plan to do them chronologically. The first section will be the first generation of FE4, starting at the Prologue and ending at Chapter 5. Then, Thracia in its entirety will be played though, with the rest of Genealogy following that. Please do not spoil anything that happens in these games, as my intention is to play them with minimal help. However, gameplay mechanics that are important to understanding how the game works that I may not know are welcomed to be explained. Progress: Thracia Ch. 5 complete [spoiler=Gen 1 pairings]Midayle X Adean Lex X Ayra Azel X Raquesis Alec X Sylvia Beowulf X Ferry Levin X Tiltyu Jamke X Briggid Click here for navigable archive of updates [spoiler=Original text]My goal right now is to play through every single FE game, and I've decided to go to 1-5 to start that. I need some motivation to get these done. So, I'm going to do an Lp. I've touched most of these games a little, but otherwise I have no knowledge unless you count FE11. I hope to have a really derpy time with this. Send me off on the road to nowhere!
  19. EDIT: Note that most of the skills I added to the characters eventually got removed, as I decided it'd be more interesting to add class skills instead, so the enemy benefits too. Before anyone asks, yes I'm still doing GhebSaga. I'm just procrastinating waiting until the poll gives me a clear top 5 to use in the next test. This is a side LP I'll be doing alongside GhebSaga. Anyway, I've been wanting to LP the new FE4 translation ever since it came out, but I wanted to wait until the beta was over or nearly over. At this point, beta 7, the patch is pretty much finished enough for me, and has a bunch of cool bugfixes and shit, too. However, I don't want to do a standard FE4 run, because anybody can do one of those. Instead, I decided to hack it so that every class (except pirates and brigands, because I don't want to have to rush villages) now has 9 move, making the gap in usefulness between mounted and non-mounted units in this game significantly, if not entirely, narrowed. Yes, I mainly did this so Arden could be good. Because my units will be facing a lot more combat now that everything has 9 move, I also buffed everyone's bases and growths to varying degrees. And just for fun, I gave most units more skills and made some minor edits to many of the weapons. I'll probably release a patch of this to the public so you guys can experience it for yourselves eventually, but right now I've geared it towards this specific playthrough, and the units I'm benching (the cavs, Midir, and Lex) haven't been buffed nearly as much as everyone else. As far as pairings go, this is what I have planned: Jamke/Aideen Arden/Ayra Finn/Raquesis Claude/Sylvia Lewyn/Erin Azel/Taillte Dew/Bridget Anyway, without further adieu, let's begin... Prologue part 1: Next time, we take back Jungby castle! P.S. Keep in mind that this run is primarily experimental, and a result of me dicking around with Nightmare. And while some of the extra skills were added on a whim because I wanted to see how a character performs with them, while others were given because I wanted to see how their kids do with them. Leif and Seliph's parents in particular were given sword skills because I want to see if Leif and Seliph can inherit them. Addendum: I learned that Patty, Lene, Ulster, and Larcei are literally the only kids who can inherit sword skills. Turns out inheritance of them is by child, not class. This was a major reason I removed the personal skills in favor of added class skills.
  20. Alright so after realizing I really suck at Xcom 2 and my computer can't handle it I'm back to Fire Emblem. Sacred Stones is still on hold, but I decided that I should continue going through the games and thus Path of Radiance was chosen! Just like Sacred Stones I know nothing about the story and even less about the characters except that the main character has a sword :P. I'm very excited to play this game, since not even my friend has played it and he said he'll be watching. No pressure, right? [spoiler=Story] It starts off with two men clashing (one obviously being the protagonist). Ike gets knocked down and when a little girl distracts the older man Ike strikes at him, but is easily defeated and knocked unconscious. Ike then proceeds to have a dream about an indigo haired woman and is woken up by the little girl's song and possibly the worst voice acting in history. [spoiler=Tutorial] We go through the beginning of the tutorial where Mist gets onto our father about hitting Ike so hard. Then Ike defends his honor by wanting to challenge his father once more, but before he can...OMG IS THAT ROSS!? He's back from the dead! It's a miracle! But in actuality his name is Boyd and he is offered to be our training dummy. I then proceed to kill Ross. Again. Mist then proceeds to insult Boyd and I begin my fight with my Father and win easily. Ike then begs to be a mercenary since apparently Ross is one too. My Father relents and I officially join the Greil Mercenaries. We got a really good level btw I'll do the 1st Chapter right after posting this, but I really wanted to just get this out there and start playing this game. Also any help regarding items or recruitable units is much appreciated.
  21. I have been in the mood to play Shadow Dragon, but I want to do a PMU. I am not sure if I will make this a Screenshot LP... but I might, I will let a mod (probably Eclipse) know if I do and have them move it to the appropriate location. Time to lay down a few rules 1. This will be a Hard 1 playthrough because I haven't played Shadow Dragon in a long time, so no Norne or Frey. 2. I am allowed to use Julian and/or Rickard to loot chest till I get the Fire Emblem. Also, I am allowed to bring characters required to recruit someone else on the list. 3. If both Tiki and Nagi are picked, then I am allowed to use Elice to use Aum and revive Tiki. 4. Characters who can class change MUST be class changed. Example, if someone picks Abel, then Abel is never allowed to be a Cavalier or a Paladin. 5. 1 unit pick per person, I might change this if not many people are picking units. 14 units + Marth will be used. 6. Be mean. Pick bad combinations. Pick bad characters. Pick characters that will make me kill half my army..... Or be nice. Your call. [spoiler=Male Set A]Non-promoted: Cavalier N/A Archer Myrmidon Mage Curate Promoted: Paladin Dracoknight Sniper Swordmaster Sage Bishop [spoiler=Male Set B]Non-promoted: Knight Mercenary Fighter Hunter Pirate Dark Mage Promoted: General Hero Warrior Horseman Berserker Sorcerer [spoiler=Female Set]Non-promoted: N/A Pegasus Knight Archer Myrmidon Mage Cleric Promoted: Paladin Dracoknight* Sniper Swordmaster Sage Bishop 1. Myrmidon->Swordmaster!Abel 2. Dark Mage->Sorcerer!Draug 3. Cavalier->Dracoknight!Navarre 4. Dracoknight!Jeorge 5. Paladin!Minerva 6. Archer->Sniper!Maria 7. Cleric->Dracoknight!Vyland 8. Myrmidon->Dracoknight!Hardin 9. Cavalier->Paladin!Merric 10. Myrmidon->Swordmaster!Lena 11. Pegasus Knight->Paladin!Elice? 12. Mage->Bishop!Caeda 13. Pirate->Warrior!Ogma 14. Berserker!->Astram
  22. “The fuck is this, Phobia? Another LP so soon?” yeah i’ve been planning this since like two days after I started FE8 random so that’s why I rushed it so much, I wanted to move onto something that would really be a fun LP For my last birthday I started an LP that I didn't end up finishing because it was FE6, so for this one I want to try again. and guess what I’m playing FE12 after this, and it's all in this one thread Now, I know a lot of people don't like the DS games (or like one and not the other) and I'm not the BIGGEST fan of 11, but I really like 12. I do thoroughly enjoy Shadow Dragon, though. and I’M ONLY USING SHITTY UNITS. THAT MEANS I’LL BE USING A TIER LIST. Specifically, this tier list, because that’s the first I found and it's legit. [spoiler=HERE IS THE TIER LIST] Only mid to SHIT tier will be used, other than Marth Which means I will have some of the WORST units IN ANY FIRE EMBLEM GAME Mid Tier Norne Athena Wendell Wrys Horace Midia Dolph Ceasar Minerva Astram Roshea Castor Darros Low Tier Maria Gordin Roger Ymir Elice Macellan Samson Tomas Jagen Lorenz Lower Tier Est Matthis Jeorge Vyland Arran Shit Tier Boah Rickard Bantu Pretty much the same kind of tier list I would’ve made. I’ve used some of these characters before, namely Lorenz, Norne, Gordin, aaaaaaaaaaaand Jeorge? Of course, I do not get to use all of these characters because there’s a limit. I might have to reclass some so I dont have 60 bow users. [spoiler=Rules] Only mid to shit tier units + Marth. None of them may die, except Jeigan. Fuck him. None of them may be DEPLOYED unless required. As per request of dondon, Minerva will not be used Without any further ado I present the first episode of Phobia’s Akaneia Saga. [spoiler=Prologue 1] I chose easy mode because first of all, my team is going to be awful. Second of all, I need to grab Norne and that can only be done by LETTING PEOPLE DIE in the prologue. Which means Frey and Jeigan will be sacrificed, because Frey is not canon and even though I can use Jeigan he’s a piece of shit. is this marth’s brother, roy!? i really don’t care about this intro One dark and stormy night, Prince Marth stumbles drunkenly around his castle. Beggin’ your pardon, but why the fuck are you wearing such ugly armor? But whatever, I guess I’ll go see the princess. THE FUCK IS THIS THIS IS MY CASTLE WHY ARE YOU IN MY CASTLE, REDMAN? “I’m… I’m the bad guy, Marth! You’re supposed to be scared!” Unfortunately for Private Redman, his teammates suck balls. Seriously, why invade my castle if you’re just going to die in one quick 1v1? Oh, no, this guy took more than two hits. I’m doomed! Fuck outta here. Oh, good. Shitty levels already, princey? I’ll show ‘im how I can run to the throne! NO! THE THRONE! WHAT THE FUCK DO I DO NOW! I'M SORRY ANRI, BUT THIS IS WHERE IT ALL ENDS She’d be really mad if she knew that Gra was invading! Idk why the top map is so dark, but no matter! Prince Marth defeats the invading evildoer and ...seizes his own throne? Yes, sir! Yeah, I’m great, Elice, but like... our castle security is the worst. No big deal, though, I’m personally fine. I hope you guys will join me as I traverse the great continent of Akaneia. This is gonna be a loooong one.
  23. It’s been almost two years since I almost-but-not-quite finished a screenshot LP of FE3 Book 1, and I’m back, this time for Book 2. If you’ve been waiting for the exciting conclusion to Book 1 (which, I’m sure you haven’t, since it was ages ago) then just picture Marth getting anticlimactically warped over to Medeus and poking him with the Falchion, and then get ready for a new, fun filled adventure, featuring new faces and conspicuously lacking in certain others. Anyway, to make things more exciting, I’ve decided my first run should be a challenge run of sorts, so here are my rules: 1) I’m not gonna look anything up. I’ve never played Book 2 and only played the first half-ish of 12 years ago, so it’s mostly blind, excluding the fact that I have ambient knowledge of what goes on just from learning them second hand over the years, like how I need the star orb things and how you recruit the Bishop girls in the final chapter 2) Since playing through Binding Blade with only crappy units was so much more fun than playing regularly, I’m going to do the same here. Since I couldn’t find an actual tier-list, I’m going to use the characters who are ranked as worst of their class on the unit ratings on the SF page for Mystery of the Emblem, aka over here: http://serenesforest.net/mystery-of-the-emblem/characters/character-ratings/ This means I’ll be using: Marth, Midia, Ryan, Sheema, Yumina, Est, Warren, Elleran, Ricardo, Samson, Feena, Bantu, and Chainey. I’m also going to allow myself to use the 4 units who can recruit the girls in the final chapter, aka Sirius, Merric, Minerva, and Julian, since I want to go for full recruitment and also I don’t really want to solo the first half of the game with just Marth and two bowmen. 3) Malliesia is legal until I get Yumina Anyway, without further ado: [spoiler=Chapter 1] Here goes nothing The game starts out with a little scrolly intro, but it’s hard to cap and really long. Essentially, the war from Book 1 is finally over and Hardin is Emperor of the World now. More preamble. The war is over, Jeigan is too old to fight, and Sheeda and Marth got married. Also, I had to use the old translation patch, since for some reason the new one absolutely refused to work for me this time around. So, sorry for the outdated names. I love that Hardin just sends Marth a letter. “Dear Marth, please go kill some bad guys, love Hardin, XOXOXO” The chapter starts off with this guy bossing Marth and his army of nobodies around. He’s just your average friendly old man, nothing to see here Anyway, here are the only two units I have that I’m allowed to use. Marth is pretty decent, since I’m pretty sure caps are all 20, but Ryan looks 12 years old and has the stats to match. I start off by trading Marth a sword that I don’t mind using up and then get to work on the first enemy. It’s a pretty standard bandit chapter, since plotwise the rebel army is already all but eliminated. More trading, since Gaggles won’t ever be seeing the light of day The enemies pile up on top of me, but Marth has Lord magnetism and Ryan is completely helpless, so they conveniently don’t even bother trying to attack the guys I’m not using Mopping up a few more bandits A whole bunch of thieves spawn from this cave, which is kind of weird, since there’s only one village and it’s across the map so it’s in no danger. I think they just want to feed you a bunch of free exp Marth gets the first level of the playthrough, and he doesn’t disappoint I have him down a vulnerary and head to the village, since Marth is the only one who can visit in this game Malliessia get. I’ll be using her for like, two chapters Ryan gets his first level, and it’s the same as Marth’s. Maybe there’s hope for him yet? I pick up an extra iron bow, since I don’t want Ryan to run out. Marth can keep snagging swords off my cavs, so I didn’t bother buying anything else. These guys don’t attack, they just kind of wander back and forth aimlessly I wanted him to chip for Ryan, but Marth doubles and kills them Levels. They’re noticeably worse than the last ones. When you get too close, Lawrence and Ogma pop up Lawrence tells Ogma to take the kids to safety, Yumina refuses to go and then… Lawrence just accepts that? She’s a 13 year old girl, Ogma could have just carried her away to safety without breaking a sweat and a lot of trouble could have been avoided. I’ve got Marth holding this fort, but Ryan can’t cross mountains, so it looks like the rest of the map is a Marth solo. Marth hits levels 6 and 7 fighting off the orgy of bandits. At this rate, Marth is gonna hit 20 before I even get any star shards. Marth can Talk to Lawrence to end the chapter without having to fight him The reason you don’t have to fight is because Lawrence spontaneously explodes, somehow. This isn’t explained in the slightest. Marth seizes, and then the kids show up. They’re not too happy about the whole explosion business. Marth tries to save the children, but Lang is a dick, so he refuses and sends Marth off to Minerva’s country, Macedonia, where she’s allegedly being held captive. And… that’s it for Chapter 1! Hopefully things are more exciting and less infodumpy as things progress.
  24. I felt the need to join in on the screenshot LP craze, so here I am. This won't have too many rules, and I'll try to get as much coverage of everything as I possibly can. I'll obviously get a lot of dialogue and important battles, and I can actually be at least a little informative if I need to considering how well I know Emerald. Anyway, I'm going to let you decide which Pokemon I use. Hoenn Dex only of course. I'm going to try to use GameShark to get a Murkrow as my one locked team member because Murkrow is bae. This won't be a randomized or anything though. This will start about 30 hours from now, but I just wanted to see what some people had in mind for team members before I actually started. and yes if you vote in Wurmple, I'll even use Wurmple
  25. Hello everybody! Since apparently I don't have enough things to do, I'm starting a second let's play (I'll give priority to the Shin Patch, unless there's more interest here). This one is special though, as it's about a game you can't possibly know. It's my favourite one, too! I'm talking about... Do you happen to know something called rpgmaker? Well, this is an amateur, no-profit game made by an italian developer. It's full of ripped content, but I simply love it. Who knows? Maybe you'll love it too![spoiler=Prologue] It's been years since the last time I saw this...This is the main menu, with the fitting "To the Ancient Land" from Shadow of the Colossus. For some reason the gif maker had a delay of 5 seconds, but that's ok, as the resulting gif shows you the Seraphic Gate logo (to this day I have no idea why a single developer making a no-profit game would add this company-looking logo to his game... Nice animation, though). http://www.ffextreme.com/media/ff6/music/mp3/cd2/20.mp3 The first thing we see when starting the game, is this temple, accompanied by the mysterious sounding "Another World of Beasts" from Final Fantasy 6. What's happening!? We cut to this seemingly random house. Mom, look! There's many flashes! It's nothing, dear... Probably just a thunderstorm. That doesn't look like just a thunderstorm... We change location again, with another beam of light in the distance, fading. Once the beam is completely gone, the camera goes down, and this is what we find. No background music is playing, but we can hear the blowing of the wind. ... And then I said: "Hey, if you're searching for troubles, you found them!" AHAHAH! I would have broken that stupid dog's nose! Mah, I wanted to punch him in an eye... But then I thought I would have dirtied myself, so I dropped it. AHAH! What a funny story! AHAH! The dumber-looking guy walks a little and looks at the blonde guy. What are ya doing, Garamet? Hu? Me... No, nothing... I'm just watching this guy. He didn't say a word 'till the start of the trip... The brown-haired one gets up too. Ah...The greenhorn... I almost forgot... He closes his eyes... We've got a badass. Greenhorn, uh? Woah, we can rename player characters, I forgot about that. I resist to the urge of calling him Klein and go on. I advise you to not make me angry, alright? My name is Redian. Call me greenhorn again and I'll make you eat this rock. How dare you... Stop that... Let's finish this job quickly. I have no intention to stay with you clowns any longer, so let's hurry. Redian starts walking towards the van. ... Hey, what do we have to do? I hope they'll give me an extra for working with these idiots... Anyway, we must reach the pick and check the voltage generator. Voltage generator? But why? The Red Wolf will pay us to do that. That's everything there is to know. We just have to get to the top of the mountain and see if the generator works. This storm is causing some interferences and there are problems with the current in Helgon city... We don't know if the generator is broken or it's fault of the snow. Mah... I wonder why they sent us, don't they have some technician or something? I must repeat that? That's not your problem. If you really want to, ask Kie Rianold. Who's that? It's the CEO of the Red Wolf, you chump! He gave us this job! Aaah... Understood. Now let's move, or tomorrow we'll not be over yet. ... Why are you standing there? I'm feeling something... Something dangerous... That doesn't look good... What the hell was that!? I have no idea... Even a big bird shouldn't fly during a storm... It's strange. The van explodes, and a strong roar covers the sound of the storm. That roar... What kind of animal does that!? The screen shakes... https://soundcloud.com/enaluxeme/danger This track is simply known as "Danger" in the game's files (if someone knows where this track comes from, please tell me).As soon as it appears, the dragon kills one of the men. NO! Barnet!! There's no hope for him, let's go before we end up the same! The escaping begins! What are you waiting for!? Are you mad? We are going to the top! So? On the summit we'll be trapped! That "thing" will kill us! We can't change direction now. Let's go before it's too late! No way, I don't think so! I- I'm going away! The wildlife is against Garamet, apparently. Damn, a wolf! This will slow us down. I- I'm terrified... Damn you, Garamet! You are so big yet you're scared by so little! I won't go near that animal! Stupid fatball, stand aside! And this is the first battle! https://soundcloud.com/enaluxeme/battle This is the standard battle theme, a remix of "The Unfinished Battle with God Syndrome" from Valkyrie profile. ... Well, that was quick. The winning theme is "The key to singing the praises of victory", also from Valkyrie profile. I had Redian activate his skill "strike", wich does 150 more points of damage compared to a normal attack and always hits. It's useful now, but later on it's only going to be effective against enemies with very high defence, as normal attacks will be doing well over a thousand points of damage. Moving on. I'm scared! Dammit! Let's go already! Look, our first chest! It contained an ether. The dragon is following us... The group stops again on a bridge. Quick! We don't have much time! UUUHHH! We're all gonna die! Shut up, Garamet! Bernett is dead, and now is our turn! But the dragon is just in front of them. Shit! It's here... http://midishrine.com/midi/55189.mid This track, "Parting2" is part of the standard RTP of RPGmaker2003. I'm still alive, but the cold is killing me... I must find a shelter for the night... Redian walks a little to the left to see the sign and the cave. Helgon city is near, but I won't be able to reach it in such a short time... That cave... Hopefully it will be enough. Redian walks in the cave and... ... Title drop! The start of the first chapter signs the end of the prologue.So yeah, this will be quite the experiment. Hopefully it will work!
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