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Art / Re: Recolors, Trainer Cards, and Misc.
« on: August 12, 2019, 05:08:17 pm »
Holy s**t. He returns.

We need an update of the all Pokemon combined sprite. I lost it when I switched computers unfortunately.
Welcome back though! It's been quite a while since I've even heard from you; you'll be happy to realize that your all legendaries combined sprite has been my profile picture for basically ten years now.
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Pokémon Discussion / Re: Pokémon Sword and Shield Discussion
« on: August 12, 2019, 05:05:00 pm »
That new Linoone evolution is so ugly. I don't like it at all. It randomly becomes a biped for no reason.
The new Weezing evolution though... now THAT I'm a fan of.
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General Discussion / Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
« on: July 29, 2019, 10:01:31 pm »
Often feeling sad

):(
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Gonna start on Wolfenstein: Youngblood later today. I played through Wolfenstein 2 last summer and really enjoyed it; love the alternate reality aspects and the world the game offers. We'll see how it goes!
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Also, I had quite a few GameCube and PS2 discs crap out on me over the years. Somehow, though, whenever I used a toothpaste and toothbrush on the discs, they'd work good-as-new. Surprising to me considering the bristles in the brush.
I tried that method on my SSX Tricky disk a few years ago but it didn't work :(
Trick is to rinse it with water first, then brush the disc with a toothbrush and toothpaste, then rinse the disc again, then dry the disc with a t-shirt. It's literally never failed me.
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My copy of Pokemon White 2 isn't broken completely, but often times when I load the game it brings me to a blue screen with an error message. It sometimes works, but with no discernable pattern as to when.

My action replay DS is also broken, loading it has the action replay logo on the top screen and a blank red screen on the bottom. This and the White 2 cartridge are unrelated, I started having problems with the Action Replay long before White 2.
ARDS is notoriously screwy... makes me think they were made really shittily.
They were. I bought three of them over the span of like... 2 years. Got the job done when they worked, just had a hard time getting them to work.

Also, I had quite a few GameCube and PS2 discs crap out on me over the years. Somehow, though, whenever I used a toothpaste and toothbrush on the discs, they'd work good-as-new. Surprising to me considering the bristles in the brush.
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Introductions / Re: New Lab Member
« on: July 14, 2019, 11:40:51 pm »
Welcome to the lab.
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Pokémon Discussion / Re: Pokémon Sword and Shield Discussion
« on: July 09, 2019, 05:18:16 pm »
Well, I'm kind of a fan of the new Pokemon at least. I'm still peeved about the missing National Dex, but I don't think that has to mean the game will be unplayable or bad because of it. Rolycoly looks cool, and I like Duraludon too, even if it means that Dialga isn't the only Steel/Dragon type Pokemon anymore.

Also looks like they confirmed a "Gigantamaxing" mechanic, which essentially looks like mega-evolution, only... not? Pokemon still get obscenely large like with normal Dynamaxing, but Gigantamaxing gives Pokemon a new form, too. Would have liked them to stick with Mega-Evolution, if possible, but I like new forms and will take them in any way I can get.

Other interesting quirk: apparently some gym leaders and gym types will be version exclusive? Reminds me of when they had some version-exclusive gym leaders in the Gen 5 games, but, in those games, even though the leaders were different, the teams were still the same. Here it looks like the gyms themselves are completely version-exclusive, including the gym's type, puzzle, leader, and leader's team. Pretty neat.
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Pokémon Discussion / Re: Pokémon Sword and Shield Discussion
« on: June 30, 2019, 10:24:31 pm »
The Dexit debate:



Is there really a debate for the other side, though? I know some people have been arguing that we should appreciate what Game Freak is putting out because they're trying their best, but the overwhelming majority of people I've seen have been fighting vehemently for Game Freak to bring back the National Dex. I haven't really heard any convincing arguments otherwise.
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General Discussion / Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
« on: June 29, 2019, 11:07:12 pm »
i do not like hangovers

that is all
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Debate Wars / Re: Political Viewpoints
« on: June 29, 2019, 11:05:32 pm »
- People deserve a "fair go", for lack of a better term; deserve basic human rights and s**t, also education and not being shot and things like that
- People with disabilities and chronic illnesses etc deserve dignity and respect (I actually might be inclined to think disability pensions etc should be part of the healthcare system, and not the welfare system)
- Essential services (healthcare, energy, water, etc) shouldn't be sold off for profit, and are better off being managed by some organization who doesn't have profit as a motive (perhaps a government would be suitable for that)
- Hate speech doesn't need to be protected, and we can go without it
- Consumers deserve rights over large corporations
It's weird because these seem all like pretty basic things to want and need. You'd think that wanting your fellow countrymen to all have a fair shot at life regardless of circumstance would be a universally-popular thing to want, but there's a lot of people out here that think otherwise, and that some people are (putting this INCREDIBLY simply here) "too costly" to deserve a fair shake at things. Even just looking at healthcare -- the fact that people can be denied care due to preexisting conditions is ridiculously inhumane. The healthcare provider, in that essence, is saying "look, I know you have no control over your situation, but we can't help you. You're too expensive." Why should people be punished for things they have no control over?

The poll question is interesting: it refers to USA political viewpoints specifically. I've always thought that the political climate over there is a lot different, to the point where the conservative party here are probably considered left-leaning from a USA perspective, and the fringe racist parties are probably considered centrist. But anyway!
And yeah. I wrote it out like that because those were the political viewpoints I'm most familiar with. Tried to make it as general as possible, but words have different meanings in different parts of the world...
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Typing this after I just beat Cadence of Hyrule. This game is fantastic. Takes some time to get used to the rhythm-based gameplay, but once you do it's extremely satisfying. I was having a blast just running around Hyrule, hitting everything in sight. Somehow got stuck with a ball-and-chain-based weapon, though, rather than a sword. I definitely didn't 100% the game as half my item slots were still empty when I finished.

Also, the dungeons are fun but frustrating at times. They're all randomly-generated, along with many of the item locations around the world. Made getting walkthroughs hard, but the dungeons are probably the most fun part about the game. You'll just be completely overwhelmed by enemies, needing to rely on all your tools (bombs, special moves, arrows, etc) in order to make it through. Really satisfying to get through a hard dungeon once you get the hang of it.

Bosses are fun but kinda on the easy and short side. Oddly enough, for a Zelda game, there weren't many, if any, puzzles. But, given that this is more of an indie-spinoff of a Zelda game, I'll let that slide. Also has a cool built-in speedrun mode, which is neat!

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Been playing through Cadence of Hyrule recently. It reminds me a lot of the old Zelda games for the NES, in the sense that the game gives you very little direction and requires you explore and traverse the world in order to progress. I swear I've died so many times just trying to explore the world and find my next objective.

The rhythm quirk is really fun. Combat is really satisfying as a result -- you have to analyze the enemy's movement patterns in accordance with the rhythm and strike on just the right beat in order for your hit to damage the enemy. Pretty cool and satisfying, but boy is it f**king hard to get a hang of at first.
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Pokémon Discussion / Re: Pokémon Sword and Shield Discussion
« on: June 21, 2019, 01:14:27 pm »
The examples in that video certainly aren't anything special, and I agree that Orre and Stadium's were a joy to see. Having that for over 800 creatures, though? It'd be hard to imagine not compromising on quality.
If the Wii was able to handle high-quality animations for 493 Pokemon, then the Switch, a much more powerful console, can handle having the same high-quality animations for 800 characters, especially considering how much bigger games can be on the Switch. The only reason to compromise on quality would be if Game Freak has a deadline to meet -- but, at that point, I'd rather the game be delayed to get all the Pokemon in there, rather than have to deal with a game that I'd see as incomplete.

Still with the animation they DO have they can easily work in all the pokemon...
Wait a second...
This is all a farce for adding the rest later in payed DLC!
This would suck but I could see it. "National Dex DLC". Ideally it wouldn't be DLC, but instead a free-to-download update, but who really knows. Game Freak would rake in a bunch in revenue if they structured it that way. Hopefully they don't.
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