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Re: On the TempesT situation

 July 09, 2020, 06:37:32 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in On the TempesT situation (Started by Just No Point July 09, 2020, 05:09:29 AM
 Board: Feedback

    

Re: Anyone here being banned from BLACKLISTED WEBSITE for no reason at all?

 June 29, 2020, 12:14:33 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Anyone here being banned from Mugenarchive for no reason at all? (Started by Flowrellik June 12, 2016, 08:03:52 PM
 Board: M.U.G.E.N Discussion

    

Re: gaming news that don't deserve their own thread

 June 28, 2020, 11:44:14 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in gaming news that don't deserve their own thread (Started by Titiln October 30, 2011, 05:13:58 PM
 Board: Gaming

Ubisoft Forward event coming in mid July, probably to recap all the games they have cooking.
There was a new Twitter account for Prince of Persia created in May, so maybe they'll announce something for the franchise. I still wish we got a sequel to the 2008 title on PS3, that game was incredibly beautiful and such a change from the usual approach of the Sands series, but that's probably never coming back... I just hope it's not another Sand compilation / remake. I'd even take a mobile game.

I'm still not over SNK not showing shit at NG+ Expo. 20 years later and they still don't know how to advertise shit and they don't know the meaning of the word hype. Did they get burned by the experience of revealing WIP shots of KoF14 ?
    

Re: King of Fighters All-Stars (Mobile)

 June 25, 2020, 09:24:30 AM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in King of Fighters All-Stars (Mobile) (Started by lui October 21, 2019, 11:25:49 AM
 Board: Gaming

... Wow. They completely butchered the names of Elizabeth's skills. How do you even manage to do that.
edit - there's more mistranslation like Mature XII's bakkurasshu, so I'll just chalk it up to the price of trying to catch up to the JP/KR versions by cramming all those characters at once. I just hope they'll go over these and fix it later.

Apparently Soul Quest is now giving 8 souls per run at expert difficulty ?? That'll finally speed things up a bit if it takes 2 weeks instead of a damn month to max up a character (before awakening)
    

Re: New Samurai Spirits announced

 June 23, 2020, 06:55:52 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in New Samurai Spirits announced (Started by Roman55 September 10, 2018, 12:58:40 PM
 Board: Fighting Games

    

Re: King of Fighters All-Stars (Mobile)

 June 16, 2020, 10:36:08 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in King of Fighters All-Stars (Mobile) (Started by lui October 21, 2019, 11:25:49 AM
 Board: Gaming

In all honesty, this is not nearly as bad as Marvel Future Fight, Netmarble's golden standard for greed and complete lack of content. MFF has added literally nothing to do since Galactus giant boss (the epic quests are nothing but text and resource spending) and keeps coming up with new ways to make you waste resources and new OP characters that have zero point outside of an awful PvP. They literally plan the new characters based on who's going to need the most resources at the point you have the least of them.

In KoFAS, between the Epic Quest and the Hell dungeon, there's a real sense of progression and things to actually do every day - Epic Quest is over and done once you've got all the main rewards, but it still takes a long time. Except now you get a new reason to play them again if you want to awaken the AS characters (but that, once again, takes weeks and weeks just to build up one character). The new awakening system requires you to keep rolling over and over at random without aiming for a specific character anymore, just take multiple copies of everything you can get, but at the same time they're also giving out a lot more rubies. We'll see how that goes in a couple months, if everyone just becomes bone dry of rubies, but so far it's still way better than MFF.
On the long run, if you can't get multiple copies of specific characters, you should still get copies of other characters, and a few FES as well, if you use the pick-up selection for characters and cards. So the last piece of that puzzle is having a way to level up the characters you do get, because it would suck to get stuck at an awakening threshold on your strongest character without getting a new copy of him to awaken, while being unable to significantly level up the characters that you do get new copies of. Ideally you should still be able to re-run previous tiers of the dungeon with lower leveled awakened units that you want to bring up to speed. It should be a reason to finally build those Takumas and Andys and Kyos and get them stronger than your best FES !

(I haven't touched the imprint stones yet because with how rare the stones and the hammers are, it's completely irrelevant to me right now, we'll see how that goes in a couple months too)
    

Re: King of Fighters All-Stars (Mobile)

 June 16, 2020, 07:50:47 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in King of Fighters All-Stars (Mobile) (Started by lui October 21, 2019, 11:25:49 AM
 Board: Gaming

and increase rewards in the Hell Dungeon.
I thought the Hell Dungeon was hard, but in a challenging way. It forces you to develop a team for each color and you can't just dump everything in one or two favorite characters, and with each tier, you get enough capsules to more or less keep up your full teams at a decent level. At most, you wait for the next day and level up one unit that's been lagging.
Except I'm on tier 11 right now, and it doesn't give me rank 1 capsules anymore, just rank 2, but I don't have anyone at rank 2 awakening yet (I do have a few characters at lv9 so I'm almost there), so it'll only become slower and slower for me to level up a unit that's lagging until everyone is awakened at rank 2.

Also the annoying part of all of that is that maintaining 3 units per color is the absolute limit of what you can do with what you get. You want to awaken a brand new unit and boost them up to your top level ? Put your progression on pause for a few days to pile up capsules, and don't complete your current tier so you don't have to level up someone else to keep up. I've been holding off on awakening units like Genjuro or Haohmaru because of that, as I need to make sure my current red and purple teams can keep up.

Rite of passage is shit though. "searching for opponents of your level" *gives you a full team of lv11 enemies when your best is lv9 and everyone else is 8 or 7* right. I assume it just looks at what tier you're at in Hell dungeon. And as usual the amount of coin you get is so low you have to wait a whole month to finally get some imprint stones.
    

Re: gaming news that don't deserve their own thread

 June 12, 2020, 04:08:42 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in gaming news that don't deserve their own thread (Started by Titiln October 30, 2011, 05:13:58 PM
 Board: Gaming

I was going to say that the future of gaming looks a lot like the present of gaming, but with the many "cute and / or colorful" games, it kind of reminds me of when the PS1 came out with all the new unique cutesy games. Which is a good thing.

About Horizon II, I'm really glad there's no sign of a coop mode and apparently a much larger game that will cover a lot of actual ground. HZD felt big but it was kind of a Zelda-like big, with a variety of environments but all very close to each other, something that doesn't make sense in the real world (like, you can't have a Hawaiian beach next to the Himalaya next to the Arizona desert). Now it feels like there's enough distance between that swamp and that snowy mountain range. I wouldn't mind if we finally got a game that didn't need a single world hub and allowed you to fast travel between different parts of a real world. You don't have to walk from Egypt to Ireland in one go, just take the plane.
One thing though, after a thousand years, you shouldn't see boats and planes still above ground. A thousand years is enough to get like ten meters of dirt on top of anything.
    

Re: Fate/Grand Order

 June 11, 2020, 07:37:12 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Fate/Grand Order (Started by c001357 August 10, 2015, 05:42:19 PM
 Board: Gaming

Oh, maybe, I didn't see it and I don't keep up with FGO much any more. I just saw that this trailer had stuff straight from the manga.
    

Re: King of Fighters All-Stars (Mobile)

 June 11, 2020, 05:42:04 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in King of Fighters All-Stars (Mobile) (Started by lui October 21, 2019, 11:25:49 AM
 Board: Gaming

Why does she say Hishou kyaku when doing the Hien zan
    

Re: Fate/Grand Order

 June 11, 2020, 10:33:40 AM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Fate/Grand Order (Started by c001357 August 10, 2015, 05:42:19 PM
 Board: Gaming

That's an ad for the manga, nothing in FGO.
    

Re: DC Television Universe Discussion Thread

 June 09, 2020, 08:36:43 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in DC Television Universe Discussion Thread (Started by Retro Respecter May 14, 2015, 11:21:37 PM
 Board: Entertainment

Uh, Elongated Man is out of the show because of some "awful joke" tweets from a few years ago by the actor. It feels like the same situation as James Gunn (in that they were giant edgelord jokes and he regrets them now - shoulda bleached your timeline faster, man) but it doesn't seem like they're gonna walk that decision back. Shame, I really liked what they did with the character and the actor's performance. We'll see how fast they'll dump the Sue Dibney storyline next season.
I hope the guy can rebuild his reputation and do stuff again.
    

Re: King of Fighters All-Stars (Mobile)

 June 05, 2020, 08:56:26 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in King of Fighters All-Stars (Mobile) (Started by lui October 21, 2019, 11:25:49 AM
 Board: Gaming

Doesn't help the item boost rate just expired before this feature came a day later.
Oh, they know, that's exactly why they do these boost periods, it's always just before you're going to need it. They see those boost periods as padding before a big event.
    

Re: King of Fighters All-Stars (Mobile)

 June 05, 2020, 06:52:01 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in King of Fighters All-Stars (Mobile) (Started by lui October 21, 2019, 11:25:49 AM
 Board: Gaming

Since the new summoning system, I got pretty much everyone I wanted. I used a bit of the refund to get memories, but I'm waiting to see what other FES will come next. Then again I don't really need the ones in JP/KR right now, I can live a bit without Rock, Adelheid and Leona XII.
And I've already awakened (once) my Big Cheese XIV, Nameless, Orochi, Goenitz, LOZero, and OZero. I even threw a OYashiro to get through that damn tier 3 blue hell dungeon. I have memories for OShermie, ORugal, OIori, and a level 2 OZero. But man, this is such a gold sink, and the gold dungeon is so out of date with our needs.

Fucking hell, a hundred bucks for one FES memory selector, that shop is fucking crazy. That's the same price as that anniversary ticket that let you get a new FES character.
... wait, there's a 30 bucks item that gives you a FES memory selector... but it makes you wait 28 days. Wtf ?

Drewski if you can't see the gold "enter coupon" button with the other setting buttons (profile, check-in, link account, help, options...) Then I'm pretty sure it's because it's only available on Android. I've no idea how you can use them on iPhone.
    

Re: DC Television Universe Discussion Thread

 June 02, 2020, 10:28:56 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in DC Television Universe Discussion Thread (Started by Retro Respecter May 14, 2015, 11:21:37 PM
 Board: Entertainment

It's been bothering me, but I think I just remembered where I saw the actress for Stargirl's Oblivious Mom. Is that Tasty Coma Wife ? After JD's brother as a terrifying supervillain, it's fun to see more Scrubs actors show up again.
Oh, yeah, Stargirl. So they put a lot of money in those 5 minutes of JSA at the start, and then they put an entire zero dollar in the writing. Oh well, it's teenage girl cringe, but still better than early arrow.
    

Re: The Donald Trump Political MAGAthread: Manafort Found Guilty

 June 02, 2020, 09:49:17 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in The Donald Trump Political MAGAthread: Justice for Floyd edition (Started by Ricepigeon March 22, 2017, 08:42:19 PM
 Board: All That's Left

Police responsible brought to justice.
The sad part is we all know how that goes. Currently, it seems all 4 officers involved are under federal investigation (even the one who was just standing and watching his buddy murder the guy). Best case scenario, they all get punished (actually punished, not just getting a big paycheck to leave). That's still not going to wash the entire slime of corruption that's everywhere, the countless murderers who don't give a shit because they're wearing a badge. What punishment are you getting if you're one of those mayors going on TV and literally blaming Floyd's death on the looters ?
    

Re: Fate/Grand Order

 May 31, 2020, 12:21:43 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Fate/Grand Order (Started by c001357 August 10, 2015, 05:42:19 PM
 Board: Gaming

I looked up more of the dinosaur thing and apparently they just jammed all the Buddhist things on Mt. Togakushi into Momiji. The association with Kuzuryu (a Buddhist dragon god), turning Momiji's fire and dream shtick into lightning and dinosaur stuff, that sword (vaguely resembling a vajra), it's all from the Buddhism stuff that took over the mountain she lived on. And then they just removed almost everything that was actually her from the tale / Noh plays.
The Buddhist rewrite of everything Japanese after the Heian period was really awful.
    

Re: KoF XV

 May 28, 2020, 06:37:28 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in KoF XV (Started by Magma MK-II December 06, 2018, 01:30:24 PM
 Board: Fighting Games

(original source here, in Japanese)
This is tries to be written like an actual press statement, except it's supposed to be a leak (and it has super weird phrasings). And it says absolutely nothing of interest. Fake with nothing that can even be discussed, not worth even spreading around.
    

Re: Fate/Grand Order

 May 28, 2020, 06:18:23 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Fate/Grand Order (Started by c001357 August 10, 2015, 05:42:19 PM
 Board: Gaming

Yeah, the fairytale is very simple and has nothing like that. All it says is that she transforms into a 10 feet tall oni with burning trees for horns
the image of the horned oni is a deformation of an ancient shamanism where women shaman wore an iron crown (also ancient blacksmiths / metalworkers), and would put candles on the horns and / or across the mouth ; the popular depictions of uji no hashihime drowning herself are close to that, and in Momiji's case, the burning trees for horns are likely a deformation of simple candles.
Apparently someone at Type-Moon saw 10 feet tall demon and went with t-rex, but fucking why (I mean, FGO has other onis that aren't T-Rexes), and what's that sword
    

Re: Samurai Shodown: NEOGEO Collection

 May 28, 2020, 03:36:27 PM View in topic context
avatar  Posted by Byakko  in Samurai Shodown: NEOGEO Collection (Started by hulkhogan May 27, 2020, 09:17:12 AM
 Board: Fighting Games

I've always been curious about the few characters that were created for those last few 3D games. The likes of Asura and Enja/Suija got lucky but there's still a bunch of characters that just vanished. And some of them seemed cool.
A few months ago I was looking through YouTube to see some of their gameplay, but the only videos of them I found were by some dumb shit who kept spamming a single button and one special to complete the arcade mode. Big fucking whoop.