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  1. The idea behind some rankups giving more stats is that they give stats that the character isn't as easily able to leverage (example: Aeris has naturally better Magic than Strength and tends to benefit more from Magic than Strength on the whole, so she needs more from any +Strength ranks). As to if that works,  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    There is something notable about a couple of the characters in that they have rank ups that are flat out worse than simply alternating ranks in two different... Ranks. If one looks closely at Barett and Red13's rank options then you straight up lose stats. Example: Barret with 8 Ranks in Marauder has a total stat bonus (not counting the +5 to all that everyone gets) of +40 Str/Vit/Spr but a Barret with 4 ranks in Vigilante and 4 ranks in Heavy Metal has a total stat bonus of +40 Str/Vit/Spr AND +20 Dex.


  2. As viewable here my stream earlier was a very interesting one. Donators were able to choose any SNES game to play and I ended up playing an interesting variety. This helped me break the $100 mark of funds raised and I'm incredibly happy that people were willing to support me. Here's a list, in order, of what I was subjected to

    • Mega Man X3
    • Uniracers
    • Super Star Wars
    • The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse
    • Mohawk & Headphone Jack
    • Zombies Ate My Nighbors
    • Scooby-Doo Mystery
    • Super Bonk
    • Soul Blazer
    • WCW Super Brawl Wrestling
    • Populous
    • American Gladiators
    • Super Pinball - Behind the Mast
    • Super Mario All-Stars

    It was a very interesting day and my last 2 days have the potential to be quite exciting as well, with a FF5 run where I don't control what job each character has (donations do) then my first Link to the Past Randomizer. I hope to see any of you there.


  3. I'd say that relying so heavily on rare steal consumables would count.

    It is very possible that the challenge is front-loaded simply because of options opening up after Daddy. Unfortunately my personal run is paused for this week and nobody's played past Dadaluma to know for sure.


  4. 40 minutes ago, thzfunnymzn said:

    Played a bit of RC14 Nowea Hard Type.

    Had a near wipe on the pincer introductory Narshe Fight. Bad luck would've wiped one or both of Biggs and Wedge. Yikes. Had to actually Cure between battles for insurance. Whelk also killed me once because I underestimated how many Beams I could fire off before he went into his shell. Nothing truly scary, but a wake up to call that I was playing Nowea Hard Type.

    Figaro & Figaro Cave are same, essentially.

    Around Figaro Town & Mt. Koltz though, things get scary. First and foremost, Rock. That move is horrible. High damage, no defense against muddle, limited Remedy supply, and I'm worried that such enemy speed will make it a matter of luck as to whether or not I can endure Mt. Koltz at decent levels. Other physicals & magics are bad too, but Rock is the worst.

    Edgar is going to have to go all in with speed (Iron Cutlass, Knight Cape, Buckler instead of Iron Shield), lest I fall behind on NoiseBlaster control. Terra & Locke will both need Boomerangs for the damage output, so I'm going to have to grind a bit for GP; I don't think I can turtle forever with such fast enemies. Might also grind GP for Remedies & Brawlers for Slim Jim (with EXP turned off).

    That's it for now. Might get to play some more tomorrow.

    I've yet to try NHT without grinding Terra in the mines (to 6 or 7), which helps get through the part where you don't have much option.

    I'd be surprised if you can get through everything at a similar level to BNW's expected levels without resorting to LLG-level strats


  5. I've been dealing with a lot of computer issues recently, with BSODs at the worst happening multiple times a day. After swapping out hardware and trying various solutions to rectify it I'm still suffering from BSODs (every few days usually, though it seems to be getting worse). With that in mind I'll be running a week-long fundraiser on my Twitch channel to try to help pay for a replacement. I plan on using the following schedule, aiming for a noon PST start each day:
    Dec 26: Pokemon Crystal Randofuser (Donate to swap a Pokemon with one in a box)
    Dec 27: Crusader Kings 2 (Chat picks event outcomes, Donate to name a child)
    Dec 28: SNES Donator Choice (Donate and I'll play a SNES game of your choice)
    Dec 29: Final Fantasy 5 (Donate to change a character's job at any time)
    Dec 30: Link to the Past Randomizer (Bidwar during days leading up over Link's Sprite)

    Donation Goals:

    $50 - Bonus Mega Pony Single Stream
    $100 - Stardew Valley MP Stream
    $250 - Return to Mega Man 3
    $500 - Return to Spyro the Dragon
    $750 - Return to Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
    $1000 - Bonus (based on availability) Chat Participation Streams once a week
    $1500 - Buy a Capture Card (enabling PS4 games on future polls)
    $2000 - Buy a Switch using my own funds down the line (enabling Switch games on future polls)

    Donations will be done via bits on my stream (for those that prefer bits or watch ads) and via Streamlabs, Even if you can't donate I would appreciate anyone coming by and helping to enjoy the shenanigans :)


  6. 1 hour ago, TimeSpaceMage said:

    So it's "Tsushiy-Edition"? Must be a username. Thanks for linking to Mato's YT channel; I'd love to see a re-stream.

    Btw, can we talk about the post office in Mobliz? I'm actually a mailman IRL and it's pretty jarring that a letter would have the same postage as a book, a record and a (somehow free) Tonic! Usually it's weight-based, then bulk-based. The actual pricing isn't my job, but I know they would at least be treated and handled differently.

    I'm pretty sure that if anything's done to the quest they're just gonna shorten it.

    Also, Sabin's clearly using Flat Rate Shipping because he's not very smart when it comes to the mail.


  7. 5 hours ago, GLH said:

    I have two sets of thoughts on this.

    The first is if this resets character levels, you may need to have people spend time testing out the best approach to deal with magic, lores, rages, and then seeing which weapons and armors need to be removed each new game. I fear that the magic/rages/lores issue might break things with the resets, and most of the fun in new game + is having copies of some of the better equipment around to use and abuse. Given some of the discussions that popped up on insanedifficulty about removing the colleseum entirely, the lack of ability to carry over equipment would become a sore point for some of your players, and would take away some of the fun of a New Game +.

    My second thought however is if levels and spells/lores/rages are kept (but EL's and their bonuses reset), it might lead to some gamebreaking hilarity, and could be used to create some triggers for 'new' endings (for example, some joke endings would be easy to setup, like a high level Terra using Ultima or certain items and magic against the Snail while it was defending and somehow 'winning the game' due to that and then getting another New Game +, and that's just the start of what BTB and Synchysi could do with something like that). My fear with this however is it might lead to some gamebreaking glitches. Another thought beyond that is it might be possible to 'cap' some stats at certain levels, and allow the EL bonuses to remain, but that's just random talk at the moment.

    I feel like you're thinking of this in a more advanced way than is intended. This would more akin to a NG but with different rules. It's not really a "Carry stuff over" thing, more of a "Here's a minor tweak that can have an interesting second playthrough"


  8. I've been asked to host and run a Secret Santa this year. Anyone that wants to participate just post here and on the 10th I'll distribute names to everyone via PMs so that everyone can get each other gifts.


    Because I was asked "What is this secret santa thing?" I provide some context: Secret Santa is a Western Christmas tradition in which members of a group or community are randomly assigned a person to whom they give a gift. The identity of the gift giver is a secret not to be revealed.


    • Do not spend any money! This should all be home-made. Use your imagination! It might be an image edited, it might be a song, it might be anything! But the idea behind this is to have something that will cause a good impact, and that doesn't spend any money! And try to make it look nice, if possible! :D Remember that someone else will also work on a gift for you! Everyone will get their gifts!
    • Do not share who you're giving the present to! The idea is for it to be secret! Also, do not give out your gift until the actual date! Me, or Nowea will be making a thread for the dispersal of the gifts, and everyone will be able to post the gifts from there on!
    • It's a lot better if your gift is designed in some sort of way that fits the person you got! this is a young site, so you probably won't know much about the person you got, but you can always be creative, lurk what kind of things he/she posts, the mods he/she likes... Or you can just do something cool, regardless of who gets it. :D
    • Lurkers be warned: You're invited to this! No one is obligated to participate in any sort of way, but these events make a community! It's a way to get to know each other and to integrate ourselves as a community! So don't be afraid to step in and say "Ah, fuck it. Let's do this!"

  9. 3 hours ago, Reiker said:

    I love BNW. The script changes are still bad. "People are just looking for something to be upset about" is such a cop-out.

    I love BNW. The script changes are mostly good. Scripts are really subjective and such. That being said, I do agree that people cop-out on script complaints while dismissing (sometimes rightfully so) the rest of the complaints.