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My brother is playing TotK and i might start it this weekend...or today even. Will see.

I should try getting him into Ys :sip:

7 minutes ago, Armagon said:

Like we need reform cause we can't just not have some protective force. I think a little bit too many online activists want anarchy. But cops having qualified immunity is some genuine bullshit. If a firefighter or medic causes the death of someone, their career is over and they are blacklisted, and this isn't counting any criminal charges. A cop? "We've investigated ourselves and cleared ourselves of any wrongdoing". Once in a blue moon, they'll throw one out to the wolves.

And even when there are laws to regulate stuff, they will use any loophole they can and get away with it, mainly because they have force and civilians have nothing.

Police here is better than murica, but still shitheads and have a big Nazi problem.

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21 minutes ago, Shrimpy -Limited Edition- said:

has it been also exploding in spain lately?

News and rise of the Nazis here has me feeling like we are in refugee crisis 2.0, but i don't feel anything like that in reality

I haven't really seen anything beyond the usual. Though it wouldn't surprise me, Morocco is in ruins.

22 minutes ago, Shrimpy -Limited Edition- said:

Maybe i am living too much in the techies bubble

The internet led me to believe this year's election would be a nazi sweep. Instead it was more of a... weird standstill where everyone has to negotiate with a felon in order to form a government.

I'll take it lol

11 minutes ago, Armagon said:

Even if there's some degree of truth to it, assuming everybody does it just because the negative instances are obviously brought into the headlines is the issue. Every time a cop kills a black person, the racists justify it because "but he was a criminal" even if there actually was no criminal history. Hell, maybe there was a crime but whatever it was hardly justified the use of deadly force. Or how Donald Trump wanted Mexico to pay for the wall (lmao) because Mexicans are "rapists". Yes the cartel is largely based in Mexico I think but imagine assuming the worst out of every Mexican you see.

Yeah, there's the issue exactly. It's no good to assume.

12 minutes ago, Armagon said:

Spain beat the fuck out of their rising alt-right party, in seemingly stark contrast to everyone else in the EU.

Sighs of relief were exhaled. Not quite out of the woods yet, but it was a far, far better result than I expected. We ain't back to Franco yet.

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1 minute ago, Shrimpy -Limited Edition- said:

Police here is better than murica, but still shitheads and have a big Nazi problem.

Meanwhile police in South America: "amateurs".

2 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

The internet led me to believe this year's election would be a nazi sweep.

Same here for the midterms. Internet and polls predicted a "red wave". Instead, Republicans only barely took the House, couldn't get the Senate and the only one who actually did well was DeSantis (cause Florida Dems suck ass, I hate it here). The reason? Gen Z told Republicans to fuck off, which is why you got a bunch of them now whining and yelling that the voting age should be increased (they can't, it's a Constitutional right).

4 minutes ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Morocco is in ruins

Libya got hit by a nasty flood too.

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7 minutes ago, Armagon said:

Idk about soldiers since they're often under heavy regulation at least over here (not that there aren't problems of course but they're at least making an effort)

Don't really mean to wade into this discussion, but from what I heard once or twice from journalists, if you enter the US armed forces, you do end up losing some free speech/legal rights or something. 

As for regulation, strict codes of discipline in the military have been attempted for a long time. Basically nothing not expressly allowed is permissible for a soldier to unless given explicit permission, "being treated like a child" some have described it as. It seems like those darlings of modern the conspiracy theories the Knights Templar had such strict codes of conduct 900 years ago. Disciplinary efforts that endure in the modern US Marines.

8 minutes ago, Armagon said:

Not even review codes were sent out. Feels like they were just meeting a quota.

Yeah, though a week has passed now, a few sites I visit daily still haven't posted reviews of the game. I get other big releases have happened and BKHD is two full-length JRPGs, but something has felt fishy.

Shame Namco was so cold. Hopes of XS HD Remaster are now extra dead because they let BKHD die.

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2 minutes ago, Shrimpy -Limited Edition- said:

Or the US, but eh.

This is like the only first world country that won't get hit by the coming demographic crisis. Or rather, it'll get hit the least, because we consistently get more immigrants than anywhere else. I bring that up because the demographic crisis is definitely gonna contribute to some nastiness in other countries. If nothing is done, even the praised social systems of Nordic countries aren't gonna hold.

I'm actually very unfamiliar how Australia and New Zealand are doing admittedly but I do know that most of their land is not habitable (Australia being 90% desert and New Zealand is a very mountainous island).

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11 minutes ago, Armagon said:

I'm actually very unfamiliar how Australia and New Zealand are doing admittedly but I do know that most of their land is not habitable (Australia being 90% desert and New Zealand is a very mountainous island).

I read in like a human geography class once that Australia does have its own immigration issues. Although it is Chinese and Southeast Asians for them, not Africans or Latinos ala Europe and America.

There are also environmentalists who supposedly genuinely believe that Australia's fragile ecosystems are at their maximum human civilization-sustaining capacities, beyond which nature shall suffer. -But they run into the issue of having their concerns taken advantage of by/getting lumped in with the xenophobes.

New Zealand probably has similar immigration inflows being right next door to Australia. IDK on the environment.

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25 minutes ago, Armagon said:

If nothing is done, even the praised social systems of Nordic countries aren't gonna hold.

Some Nordic countries afaik have been making plans for that for decades now.

Unlike us. We're heading straight into a crash and people want lower immigration 🙂

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37 minutes ago, Interdimensional Observer said:

New Zealand probably has similar immigration inflows being right next door to Australia. IDK on the environment.

New Zealand, like Alberta, Canada, has a "kill all rats on sight" policy, because the rats actively threaten New Zealand's flightless birds, which evolved in a land without predators.

24 minutes ago, Shrimpy -Limited Edition- said:

Unlike us. We're heading straight into a crash and people want lower immigration 🙂

What's fucked is that it'll still be felt less than China, South Korea and Japan.

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Another small, relatively nothing Re-Boot log.:

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Blue Moon has bifurcated the Black Hole occupation. Now, the COs feel comfortable enough to travel over sea to the location of the enemy laboratory.

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The Lab missions are the dullest things in AW2 narratively, it's just the heroes going to an enemy secret lab to steal the blueprints every time. Neotanks aren't really needed in the campaign either. But ofc I'm going to do every battle here.

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I get to choose who I want for this. Unfortunately, I don't get to see the map first. That's annoying, but faithful to the old games. I pick Colin on instinct, forgetting exactly what this map calls for.

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A time limit before instant loss, as with all lab battles.

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Victory.

...What? I didn't take that many screenshots here it turns out. 

Lash's facilities are to the west, the Lab to the east. Lash starts with two Medium Tanks and one Rocket defending the Lab, but that is it. Find a way to dispatch those Mid Tank & Rocket guards, and capture before she can react. And by "a way", I mean one tank and three of the four Missile Silos, all easily with the heroes' reach. Those two cities adjacent to the Lab being neutral and the Lab itself not providing repair services leaves the tiny defense force crippled without nearby relief.

Yeah, this map isn't for Grit. He would be excellent for choking the western mountain range & pass, but there isn't time for that, and you have no need to do so.

The AI unfortunately doesn't realize the need to defend the lab above all else, so it ends up being quite easy. Taking the airport and spamming reachable Infantry may have drawn her attention south instead of east where it should've been.

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Meanwhile, Gold Comet's secured south provided the enough security for its COs to venture to the far north to claim the Black Hole laboratory there.

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Why insult Sensei's vision?

I picked Kanbei first, but then I saw the map. This is better suited for Sensei, plus the pricier units could stand to hurt Kanbei here with the time limit despite the abundance of starting properties. No fog, so no Sonja.

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Hello Sami!

As you see, Sami shows up with a small fleet of three Battleships and one Cruiser. She'll weed out some land units, and the Cruiser is there to protect against the enemy Bomber and B Copter. She doesn't have to worry about the enemy Submarines. Prior to Days of Ruin, naval units couldn't cross Bridge terrain, Sami is trapped where she is, but so too is she kept safe.

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Black Hole has a large starting army, but no deployment facilities, the two infantry they begin with would rather seize cities than the neutral port and airport. But then, all they need is time and they'll win.

The strategy here is to start by capturing a bunch of properties, have Sami shell some stuff, take out the B Copter and Bomber, and then assemble an air force that can protect T Copter for seizing the lab. No need to build a navy, it'll be stuck having to deal with the subs, and it's too expensive, air power is all that's required here.

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In AW1 and 2, Cruisers had thin armor against air units, which is downright laughable vs. Sensei. Dual Strike later gave Cruisers greater anti-air durability, and DoR made Cruisers perhaps too deadly and durable against the skies. 

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Darned, I intended to have Adder take the bait on a Sidewinder and destroy the injured B Copter with an Anti-Air, drawing it away from the lab, but nope, the AI just hunkers down around it. And so I amass copters and bombers over unreachable sea.

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The Rocket kept me from dropping the Infantry, delaying things a turn. As did not building another bomber b/c I thought it superfluous even though I had the funds. Had I, I could've shaved off a turn winning by rout.

Victory on Day 14, I had Sami's battleship just barely sink the last sub.

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...How is my Power so low? ...Oh, I get it. *Reloads and waits another turn to give Sensei the final blow.*

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Fixed. The Power and Technique scores were determined by who dealt the winning action. Surprised I still got 100 Speed despite only Days left on the clock.

 

2 hours ago, Shrimpy -Limited Edition- said:

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How about "bromancer"?😛

 

56 minutes ago, Lightcosmo said:

Kuro no Kiseki is coming out next summer. Intersting. 

Yep, we've been talking about it already.😀

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15 minutes ago, Interdimensional Observer said:

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I get to choose who I want for this. Unfortunately, I don't get to see the map first. That's annoying, but faithful to the old games. I pick Colin on instinct, forgetting exactly what this map calls for.

Should have gone with Olaf. Now you will suffer winter's wrath.

15 minutes ago, Interdimensional Observer said:

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Why insult Sensei's vision?

Does he have lower vision in fog or something? I don't recall. I know Nealuchi does!

4 minutes ago, Shrimpy -Limited Edition- said:

Broppenheimer

I am brecome Death, destroyer of worlds.

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3 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Should have gone with Olaf. Now you will suffer winter's wrath.

I'll bring him to the factory battle, and to both the penultimate and ultimate battles later. 

3 hours ago, Saint Rubenio said:

Does he have lower vision in fog or something? I don't recall.

No, it's just a weirdly personal insult from the game itself. Why does it have to pick on the old man?🤨

 

...And another two battles.😆

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Time for Blue Moon to address this odd bit of territory between secured regions.

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You know what this means.😐

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The objective is simple, survive for two weeks. Lash has a far greater economy, hold the two-tile chokepoint and keep pushing her back there. 14 days will feel short at first, but as things go on, it'll slow down for sure.

Thankfully, the first couple days has Lash build foot soldiers and move things toward you. The first four-five days are combat-free.

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Situation late into the map. Lots of dangerous enemies.

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Lowest point for me.

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I actually manage to push outward on the second-to-last turn.

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But Lash springs back on the final turn. Not that she could've taken me out on it.

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Even when fighting the boring enemy, Lash still signs out on a cheery note.

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My first actual A rank for Black Hole Rising. Mech spam wasn't the smartest idea after all😅, do I replay this later and see how to fix this 3-point problem? Eh, it's not going to matter for the final campaign ranking, since it averages all the previous ranks (judging from AW1's final ranking), almost all of which are perfect 300 S ranks. I have room to cushion a few failing grades.

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I'm going to hit the 9999 point cap again soon, will spend for Colin then.

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Back to Gold Comet, to the spat of land pincered between the island liberated by Sensei and the southern province taken back by Sonja.

I love the name of this mission.

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Let the Smart Girl vs. Smart Girl Showdown BEGIN!🎆😁

If Lash moves any unit onto Sonja's HQ, it doesn't have to be a foot soldier, Sonja loses.

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This map resembles Grit's first, pre-deployed with Fog of War. And Sonja has naught but three Tanks and a Rocket able to directly defend her HQ against Lash's 31-units army. Across mountain ranges with no openings at all, Sonja has Recons, APCs, Mechs (for mountain vision and maybe a cautious attack over the mountains), and a ton of Artillery and Rockets, these are what shall save her. Demolish the enemy as it marches north so that the minimal defense has little to worry about. On paper, quite the dangerous mission.

When sniping Lash, pick your priorities carefully if multiple targets are in range. 

  • The 2 Neotanks and huge horde of Medium Tanks are the top priority. If these get to the HQ, they'll demolish the defending tank trio no problem.
    • It's better to badly injure many than destroy fewer if given the option, I would say.
  • The handful of light Tanks are the second priority. These can go toe to toe with Sonja's equivalents.
  • Lash's foot soldiers and indirect combat units are situational targets.
    • If the footies try to cross the mountains and injure your indirects, shoot them. If they try to capture any properties, crippling them can greatly slow Lash's captures, thereby reducing the number of spots her injured units can heal up.
    • Take out the enemy indirects if they presently stand a chance of harming one of your indirects.
  • Recons have big Vision range, which for Re-Boot (but not GBA b/c the AI cheats in FoW there) means taking them out removes Lash's big eyes in the darkness. -But Recons can't hurt Tanks, so ignore them otherwise.
  • Anti-Air have only 2 Vision and again are harmless against healthy Tanks, ignore them.
  • The APCs Lash has are absolutely harmless, and thus nonthreats.

A general blow-by-blow of the days that unfold.:

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Shooting helpless foes in the dark, this is fun.😄

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On Day 7, Lash ceases her advance on the HQ and begins retreating! Hahahaha!🤣

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Poor little robo-soldier, you've spent so long working on this, but I've the free time to shoot you down.

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Takes until Day 11 to shoot down the fleeing APC, but that's it.

Lash never got close to the HQ, lovely. -But reminder that a harder difficulty has yet to be unlocked.😉

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 -Says a video game character.😛

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Lash ain't wrong here.😏

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A mirror... darkly.🤪

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I am not convinced, Sonja.😝

-The fact I posted pretty much all of the Sonja & Lash exchanges here, should indicate that irony aside, I like this mission's dialogue. The one-on-one intense confrontation is good stuff for this writing-lite game.

It helps that this map was genuine fun to me. Tense in hypothesis, if rather easy in practice. I felt the joy of war as a game.

 

2 hours ago, Lightcosmo said:

Whoops! The site is so slow that scrolling is honestly annoying so I had no idea! Sorry about that!

I don't blame you.😃

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3 minutes ago, Armagon said:

A McDonald's ad of all things will singlehandedly save the developed world's declining birthrates. Shinzo Abe may be dead but his spirit lives on.

Should be a KFC commercial.

Or maybe they should put children on the 300 Yen Menu. If anyone could make parenting affordable, why not McDonald's?

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4 minutes ago, Interdimensional Observer said:

Should be a KFC commercial.

Or maybe they should put children on the 300 Yen Menu. If anyone could make parenting affordable, why not McDonald's?

You'd think selling children would go for more than 300 Yen...

Nah, they need to put the right advertisement...

Wait, maybe not him, you'd just get Japan's youth throwing an asteroid on Earth...

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