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  1. The Game Design Litmus Test

    One thing I'm glad you didn't touch was developer dick moves like intentional handicaps. Let us be honest here; several games in the listed franchises have this issue, for better or for worse. One game series not mentioned that definitely has intentional/limitation-based handicaps (the latter being the fault of hardware and/or ability) is Guitar Hero (Rock Band also). The first two games have real issues when it comes to handicapping the player, which going through all of them would take longer than this article is in length to describe, and the third game (Rocks the 80's) is only slightly better. The game engine didn't see much improvement until Neversoft came in in place of Harmonix (enter Rock Band), for Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, and even then, the player was handicapped a great deal even on better hardware. World Tour improved this somewhat, but the best overall engine for lack of player handicapping was the engine that is behind Smash Hits/Greatest Hits*, Metallica, and Van Halen. *(PAL releases got Greatest Hits as the title for fuck-knows why) Guitar Hero 5 introduced input lag, and that remained through the rest of the series which includes DJ Hero I and II, but not Live which was a new engine entirely, that had its' own set of issues and player handicap wise was as bad at times as Guitar Hero II was. A lot of it was framerate based; you'd get input lag and lower strum limits if the FPS dropped below 40, which is why the HOPO threshold was nigh infinite, not that such would do much good if you missed the note before the HOPO... e.e It's actually because of fan communities that nonsense was fixed. I was one of those that helped with the development of Clone Hero (soon to be Strikeline). Well, enough about player handicaps, how about vagueness? Oh yeah; I hate it when you get to a point and you have no idea where to go/what to do next, and it takes a long time to figure one thing out. All five game series mentioned have this issue, and to a point, yes I can understand that sometimes it's not supposed to be cut and dry what is supposed to be done next, but when it comes to it happening more than once in succession, enter frustration, enter #GAMERRAGE. If there's one game series that has this issue in spades, it's The Elder Scrolls, however, when you enter Open-World territory, expectations like these do need to be loosened a lot, so as frustrating as it is, you don't necessarily have to travel from Daggerfall to Elsweyr just to deliver a simple scroll to some priest who'll give you attitude for 'being a day late', lolz Oh, and the same applies to tools you don't know what to do with, because of dev laziness/other reasons. Yeah; vague descriptions that tell me a joke...that's fine if I already know what the tool does, but otherwise, that's a cesspool of frustration and often it leads to the tool being unused.
  2. Bug? (info below)

    So, this is a known and likely unfixable bug. lolz Good to know, nonetheless. Yeah, that actually did happen in that battle, after Edgar used his Palidor summon. Pretty sure it made Intangir look like a chump, LMAO
  3. Bug? (info below)

    So, this happened in the Intangir battle, WoR. I had Edgar with Palidor equipped and halfway through the Palidor Party Drop Attack, Intangir switched to Intangir Z, thus causing the party to switch places, but not in perfect alignment, lolz Setzer, the last member, dropped in and was not perfectly aligned, so he moved off-screen after leaping behind Intangir Z. LMAO This remained so until the battle ended. Is this a bug? Is it known? Using Snes9x.
  4. Mod Information & Translation

    So, this is what Celica spoke of when we first met up. Looks like a decently well-made mod, with the amount of effort put in thus far. Will be checking this out for certain. ~Amy
  5. Now, this might not even be something people discuss, we wouldn't know since it does fall under fandom. Anyway, we discussed this sometime ago, and came up with a list of songs that fit the personality of various Final Fantasy characters, trying to be era-accurate when possible. (era-accurate meaning that the song must of been recorded before the game's initial release) So, here we go. Final Fantasy: WoL: Era-Accurate: War Pigs/Luke's Wall; Paranoid; Black Sabbath, 1975, Proto Metal; Guitar Hero II (WaveGroup Cover), Rock Band DLC (WaveGroup Cover) Era-Non-Accurate (but more suited to their personality): Cry Thunder; The Power Within; DragonForce, 2012, Power Metal; Rock Band 3 DLC (PRO ENABLED) Garland/Chaos: Era-Accurate: Institutionalized; Suicidal Tendencies, 1983, Punk; Guitar Hero II (WaveGroup Cover), Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (Senses Fail Cover) Era-Non-Accurate: Bat Country; City of Evil; Avenged Sevenfold, 2005, Metal; Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (actually, we agreed that Bat Country could apply to several Final Fantasy characters) Bahamut: Era-Accurate: Carry On Wayward Son; Leftoverture; Kansas, 1976, Rock; Guitar Hero II (WaveGroup Cover), Guitar Hero Smash Hits/Greatest Hits, Rock Band Unplugged, Rock Band DLC Era-Non-Accurate: Heart of A Dragon; Valley of the Damned; DragonForce, 2001-2003; Custom Charted for Phase Shift/Clone Hero by Lordsnynencja (FoF Fan Forums-single stem) (Bahamut appears in several FF games but we agreed that Bahamut shows the most personality in the first game) Final Fantasy II: Firion: Era-Accurate: Livin' On A Prayer; Slippery When Wet; Bon Jovi, 1986, Rock; Guitar Hero World Tour, Rock Band (several iterations including PRO ENABLED for Rock Band 3) Era-Non-Accurate: --- Maria: Era-Accurate: Crazy On You; Dreamboat Annie; Heart, 1975, Rock; Guitar Hero II (WaveGroup Cover) Era-Non-Accurate: Woman; Wolfmother, 2004, Rock; Guitar Hero II (WaveGroup Cover), Guitar Hero Smash Hits/Greatest Hits "Emperor" Mateus (we agreed long ago that there's nothing that actually makes Mateus 'emperor' of anything but that's out of scope) Era-Accurate: Caught in A Mosh; Among the Living; Anthrax, 1989; Metal; Guitar Hero ENCORE: Rocks the 80's (WaveGroup Cover), Guitar Hero Smash Hits/Greatest Hits Era-Non-Accurate: Waking the Demon; Scream, Aim, Fire!; Bullet For My Valentine, 2008, Metal; Rock Band 2 DLC, Rock Band Unplugged DLC Final Fantasy III: "Sprout" Onion Knight: (nickname courtesy of Aylee) Era-Accurate: Rock You Like A Hurricane; Love at First Sting; Scorpions, 1984, Rock; Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Steve Ouimette Cover) Era-Non-Accurate: Today; Siamese Dream; The Smashing Pumpkins, 1995, Rock; Guitar Hero World Tour, Rock Band 2, Rock Band Unplugged "Minerva" Cloud of Darkness (name given by Amy) Era-Accurate: Killing Jar; Peepshow; Siouxsie and the Banshees, 1988, Rock; Rock Band 2 DLC, Rock Band Unplugged Era-Non-Accurate: Beast and the Harlot; City of Evil; Avenged Sevenfold, 2005, Metal; Guitar Hero II (WaveGroup Cover), Guitar Hero Smash Hits/Greatest Hits Final Fantasy IV: (we had some quarrels over this one lolz) Cecil Harvey/Highwind (point of contention): Era-Accurate: YYZ; Moving Pictures; Rush, 1983, Prog; Guitar Hero II (WaveGroup Cover-one we believe is awful), Guitar Hero Smash Hits/Greatest Hits, Rock Band 2 DLC (Rock Band 2 had a lot of DLC releases-if one downloaded them all it's over 28 GB worth of music-just a little factoid) Era-Non-Accurate: Move Along; All-American-Rejects, 2005, Rock; Rock Band DLC, Rock Band Unplugged Kain Highwind: Era-Accurate: Turning Japanese; New Clear Days; The Vapors, 1980; Rock; Guitar Hero ENCORE: Rocks the 80's (WaveGroup Cover-one of their best), Rock Band 3 DLC (PRO ENABLED) (actually, we also agreed that Turning Japanese would definitely apply to several characters but it fits Kain to a tee) Era-Non-Accurate: Stricken; Ten Thousand Fists; Disturbed, 2005, Metal; Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock; Guitar Hero 5 DLC (we also agreed that Stricken and several other Disturbed songs would fit other characters) Rosa: Era-Accurate: Holy Diver; Dio, 1983, Metal; Guitar Hero ENCORE: Rocks the 80's (WaveGroup Cover), Rock Band 2 DLC, Clone Hero development release Era-Non-Accurate: The Sky is Falling; Songs for the Deaf; Queens of the Stone Age, 2002, Alternative; KRDL-KURDLE RADIO (we genuinely feel bad for any radio station that has that particular four letters LMAO) Rydia of the Mist: (Rydia the Drummer) Era-Accurate: Seventeen; Winger, 1988, Glam; Guitar Hero ENCORE: Rocks the 80's (WaveGroup Cover) Era-Non-Accurate: Bloodlines; Dethalbum II; Dethklok, 2009, Death Metal; Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock Final Fantasy V: Boots/Bartz Klauser: Era-Accurate: Ride the Wind; Flesh and Blood; Poison, 1990, Glam Metal; Custom Song in Need For Speed Underground 2 Era-Non-Accurate: Even Rats; Eisenhower; The Slip, 2005, Alternative; Guitar Hero Bonus Song, Rock Band Network (RBN) Sarisa/Faris Taikun: Era-Accurate: Bad Reputation; Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, 1981, Rock; Band Hero, Rock Band 2 DLC Era-Non-Accurate: Shipwrecked; Back in Time; Alestorm, 2009, Metal; Rock Band Network (RBN), Custom Song in Need For Speed Underground 2 Gilgamesh: Era-Accurate: Sir Psycho Sexy; Blood Sugar Sex Magick; Red Hot Chili Peppers, 1991, Rock; Rock Band 2 DLC, Decensors by InevitableEnd of FoF Forums, and by us. Era-Non-Accurate: --- Exdeath: Era-Accurate: Rust in Peace, Polaris; Rust in Peace; Megadeth, 1990, Metal; Rock Band 2 DLC Era-Non-Accurate: Gasoline; Audioslave, 2002, Rock; Rock Band 2 DLC, Rock Band Unplugged Final Fantasy VI: (this one is one of two we discussed the most) Terra Branford: (Guitarist/Vocalist) Era-Accurate: Feed the Tree; Star; Belly, 1993, Rock; Rock Band 2 DLC, Rock Band Unplugged DLC Era-Non-Accurate: Monster; Awake; Skillet, 2009, Rock; Rock Band 2 DLC Locke Cole: (Punk Rocker Locke) Era-Accurate: Bad to the Bone; George Thorogood and the Destroyers, 1982, Rock; Rock Band 2 DLC Era-Non-Accurate: Holiday; American Idiot; Green Day, 2004, Punk; Green Day Rock Band, Decensors by InevitableEnd of FoF Forums, and by us. Celes Chére: (Bassist) Era-Accurate: Under the Bridge; Blood Sugar Sex Magick; Red Hot Chili Peppers, 1991, Rock; Rock Band DLC, Rock Band Unplugged DLC Era-Non-Accurate: Mr. Brightside; Hot Fuss; The Killers, 2004, Alternative; Rock Band 2 DLC; Rock Band Unplugged Setzer Gabbiani: Era-Accurate: Ace of Spades; Motörhead, 1980, 2008, Rock; Guitar Hero (WaveGroup Cover), Guitar Hero METALLICA^, Rock Band 2^, Rock Band Unplugged^ (^ Has the exact same 2008 re-recorded version) Era-Non-Accurate: --- Kefka Palazzo: Era-Accurate: Symphony of Destruction; Countdown to Extinction; Megadeth, 1992, Metal; Guitar Hero (WaveGroup Cover), Guitar Hero 5 DLC Era-Non-Accurate: Panic Attack; Octavarium; Dream Theater, 2005, Prog; Rock Band 2, Clone Hero development release Final Fantasy VII: Aeris Gainsborough: (Aeris/Celica the Drummer) Era-Accurate: Angel of Death; Reign in Blood; SLAYER, 1986; Tony Hawk's Project 8, Rock Band 4 DLC, Guitar Hero RSU Era-Non-Accurate: Savior; Appeal to Reason; Rise Against, 2009; Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (weren't expecting that were ya? LMAO) Cloud/Claire/"Miss Cloud" Strife: (Metalhead Cloud-we discussed this one for a long time) Era-Accurate: Dyers' Eve; ...And Justice For All; Metallica, 1988, Metal; Guitar Hero METALLICA Era-Accurate: Welcome to Paradise; Dookie; Green Day, 1994, Punk; Green Day Rock Band, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 Era-Non-Accurate: Down With the Sickness; The Sickness; Disturbed, 2000; Guitar Hero 5 DLC, Rock Band 2 DLC Tifa Lockheart: Era-Accurate: Up in Arms; Colour and the Shape; Foo Fighters, 1997, 2007; Rock Band 2 DLC Era-Non-Accurate: My Favourite Game; Gran Turismo; The Cardigans, 2000, Rock; Intro video of Gran Turismo 2, Band Hero DS Yes, we're about to drop Sephiroth's songs on ya, but I'm pretty sure you already know what we agreed upon, because we all said it within five seconds of asking. Sephiroth: ("I'll always pull your strings...") Era-Accurate: Master of Puppets; Metallica, 1986; Guitar Hero METALLICA Era-Non-Accurate: Balls to the Wall; Accept, 1984, Metal; Guitar Hero ENCORE: Rocks the 80's (WaveGroup Cover) (there are a number of songs that definitely compliment Sephiroth's personality but Master of Puppets is Sephiroth's personality) Some characters, we couldn't really agree upon, mainly because past VII, only a few of us have experienced games/characters from later in the series; according to Aylee, her mom used to play the shit out of XI, though since she's long since passed we can't corroborate this directly... So, there are some characters not listed. Moving on! Final Fantasy VIII: Rinoa: Era-Accurate: Listen to Her Heart; You're Gonna get It!; Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, 1978, Rock; Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock Era-Non-Accurate: --- Final Fantasy IX: Kuja: Era-Accurate: Higher; Human Clay; Creed, 1999, Rock; Rock Band Network (RBN), revision by pzych0 of FoF Forums and us. Era-Non-Accurate: --- Obviously, we still are discussing this, and some of the characters have four or more songs that fit them perfectly, era-accurate or no, and yes, this does exclude a lot of song genres because we typically don't listen to rap, hip-hop and 'pop' music. So, how about you? Do you agree with us, or do you think that there may be more fitting songs? Are there characters we didn't list that you have fitting songs for? Let us know! The floor is open! Rock steady, people.
  6. What's good, gamer nerds? Metalheads? Femmes and Fashionistas?

    We could of done that, sure. We applied the same logic from our one group Twitter account to this one. Thanks for the welcome all the same.
  7. Odd Item Entries

    Yeah; I've found two items that I can't make sense of. They either have no description or a very cryptic description. One is unusable, the other can be used but I do not know what it does. They are Gum Pod, and Snake Oil respectively. Both I acquired via stealing; a couple dozen of the gum pods, and one or two snake oils.
  8. BNW Beginner FAQ

    "My character isn't gaining ELs!" Are you on the Veldt? You gain no EXP or EP on the Veldt. Spell Points (SP) are given though. (thought I'd mention this)
  9. Missable WoB rages

    35, is it? Hmm, with the two I just found today (getting Chimera took forever because that one loves to remain hidden), I'm missing three. I only asked about Cactuar because of where I found it, being rather out of the way... I was able to nab that one before the Sealed Gate area flew off like Rocket Man. I took Gau with me to a lot of places and used Leap there, rather than waiting to try to nab them all on the Veldt, since one can do that with this well-made mod.
  10. What would be the most important attributes when character building be, to you? Thus far, I've found the following, in order from greatest to least importance: HP || Stamina (depending on the individual character) MP || Speed ("") Magic Vigor I also tend to like having auto-haste/regen && disabling back attacks + increasing pre-emptive attacks, so that it's easier for those that have less HP to not get slammed before they get to act. Dual-wielding is another thing I like having, if mainly because sometimes, one attack can miss but then usually the other hits, sometimes hard. If Gau or Mog are in the party, I tend to have them in Rage and Dance mode respectively as soon as possible; for Gau I mostly use defensive/healing Rages like Rhydon (lulz). I believe Stamina is what drives these the most, so I find Stamina boosting to be paramount. But that's me, what about you? Addendum: For those who might not know... "||" is "OR" in Ruby. Yeah, I've a little bit of Ruby knowledge, not that it would necessarily be useful for ROM hacking...lolz So, HP OR Stamina, MP OR Speed...
  11. Missable WoB rages

    Is Cactuar a missable encounter? (it's not a Rage but it does provide a Lore skill) And, I haven't completed the game to WoR stage yet, but I have about half of the possible Rages already; how many Rages can I get from WoB alone? (just need a number here) I've done a lot of area scouring with the Blackjack; hopefully I haven't missed anything. Definitely enjoying the game thus far, especially the dialogue fixes, though I will admit that some of it actually felt out of place (but that's outside the scope of the topic).
  12. We're a team of six femme gamer chicks. We hail from all over the place, though for reasons many, we share not exactly where. We're all about gaming, and good music. We're gamers, and we're musicians. Metal musicians, with a serious RPG character fandom that integrates music with various RPG characters. Of course, this is mentioned all in better detail in our 'About Us', so go and give that a look. Until next time!