Raltrios

28 years old
Male
from Glorious Canada!

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    • Quick (ha) update

      1 day ago

      Raltrios

      Damn, I haven't posted a journal in about a month now. It's getting hard for me to just take the time to write something. And to that end I'll try to be brief this time, despite the amount of gushing I want to do.


      - First off, my leg's doing much better. I've stopped using the crutches and tensor bandages entirely. I still can't quite kneel on it yet, and while I can sit cross-legged, it starts to hurt after a few minutes. There are also the occasional small bubbles and pangs of pain here and there while walking, but they're negligible and can mostly be ignored. So I can say now that as far as general purposes go, I am recovered!


      - Second, job's going well. There's the occasional bit of stress here and there, and it can get a bit intense depending on the situation. But for the most part it's a team thing and I have people to rely on when I can't figure stuff out. And they still seem to think I'm helpful too, so win-win. Oh, and the guy nobody liked got fired, so win-win-win! All in all, still happier here than my last job. It's got its busy moments (and I understand it will get much worse in winter), but it's also got plenty of downtime so it's easier to unwind between spurts.


      - Third, my luck in FGO this summer has been ASTOUNDING. Not only did I get NP2 Summer Tamamo and a Squirtoria in the rerun, but I've made out like a bandit on this year's event too. Within the first 90 quartz on Summer Nero's banner I'd gotten all 3 of my main targets - Summer Nero, Nobunaga, and Nitocris! ...I then went on to waste another load only to get nothing of value, though. Should have quit while I was ahead. The second banner came out and I threw my last 90 quartz at it and got Summer Raikou and Helena. Had no interest in them, but they're limiteds so I'll take it. And I hear Raikou is the best 4* Lancer in the game.

      But then I got my day 750 login quartz, which gave me enough for another 10-roll. Hoo boy. Remember I said the rerun banner for last summer was my first time getting a 5* servant off a summon ticket? Well, this is certainly a summer of firsts, because those login quartz got me this beauty:

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      Hot damn, the first time I've ever summoned two 5*s in one roll, and it was a limited summer servant! Fucking sweet. Imagine how thrilled I was to see the first, but then a second gold Rider card? I held my breath for the reveal, and couldn't believe it. Awesome. And when I did the challenge quest featuring Medb and her costume dress, the ticket I got for it was thrown and Summer Umu's banner, and it gave me Summer Fran. With that, I have every last summer Servant except for Martha. With Tamamo and Maid Alter at NP2. Pretty damn cool.

      Of course, I don't have the QP or embers or even materials to raise them all, but still!


      - I've cut down my playing time in FEH. I failed to get the summer characters I wanted in it, just a number of pity breakers and a consolation prize of Summer Laevatein. About the only thing I enjoy in the game right now is watching the replays of people getting beaten by my Aether Raids defense team, so I'm not playing as much. Honestly, I hope to quit altogether sooner or later. I've gotten a few nice pulls that have me still mildly interested (not to mention the free Brave Micaiah), but hopefully I'll finally drop it sooner or later.


      - My luck in Epic Seven has been pretty damn good, too. I've got a number of nice characters now, and my grinding is starting to pay off. That said, gear is the true wall in this game, and I'm feeling it. I've got cool characters, but I can't use 'em until they get gear. Blarg. Overall, still enjoying it. Autobattle takes a lot of the edge off.


      - Just bought a Switch today with Smash Ultimate! It'll be a while before I unlock all the characters, but I'm hoping to get myself addicted to this instead of gachas. If I can wean myself off of those and back onto console games, I'll be in a much better place.

      Can't say I like the controller options it comes with out of the box, though.

      Only have the one game for now, but there are several on my list that I plan on picking up down the line, including but not limited to Mario Kart 8, Mario Maker 2, Splatoon 2, TLoZ Breath of the Wild, Octopath Traveler, and perhaps Super Neptunia RPG if I don't get it for PS4.

      Also thinking about getting Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice for PS4 sooner or later. And I really need t get back to CTR and the other games my gachas have been distracting me from....


      Anyway, sorry it's been a while since my last update, and sorry I haven't been commenting very much lately. Once again, I really don't feel like doing much on days I work, and I've been getting a lot of shifts consecutively lately. Doesn't leave me much time to get stuff done at home. But this weekend I finally got a 3-day weekend, so I was able to do some cleaning and grinding in my games, not to mention pick up a Switch finally and write a journal. So even though I've been quiet, things are going pretty well right now and I'm pretty happy with that.

    • Whaaaaaaaaaaaat the actual fuck.

      1 month ago

      Raltrios

      So.

      Summer banner part 2 just came out.

      I threw a ticket at it, got the 3* event CE.

      Then I did one ten-roll.

      This happened.


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      What is going on with my account right now? This is...not normal. I'm absolutely thrilled right now, but also terrified. I can't tell if all this good luck lately is karma finally paying me back, or if it's the glorious moment of fortune before something goes horribly wrong for me on a colossal scale.


      ...Ah, fuck it. I'm too happy to care right now. I don't know how my account got blessed all of a sudden, but I can't complain. All that bad luck last year has turned around this year, so here's hoping it continues into the next event. Only summer servant I'm missing now is Martha. I do still want her, but I really ought to save what I have left to try for Nero when she comes out.

    • All right. I forgive you, FGO.

      1 month ago

      Raltrios

      Sooo...last night I earned some summon tickets in the Summer rerun event. Felt like chucking them at something on a whim before bed, so I threw one at the Holmes/Da Vinci banner. Got nothing. Then I chucked one at the summer banner. For the first time, I scored a 5* Servant from a summon ticket. And it was a yolo ticket, no less. It's unfortunate that I was rapid-tapping, because I once again missed any fanfare there may have been - I just caught the tail end of it fading into my storage.

      Gots me another bikini fox :D


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      Of all the times for me to finally get a ticket 5*, this is the best it could have possibly happened on. I'm so happy. All the pain I went through last year on her banner was worth it for this. Between me managing to score 4/5 of my post-summer targets with free SQ plus a bonus MHXA, coupled with this NP2 Lancer Tamamo, I am now officially over my butthurt from last year. It's still a bad memory, especially since I can't get that money back, but now I can look back and think of it as a neat story to tell since the summon karma I've been getting back has been pretty awesome. Maybe there's also some karma in there to even things out after getting my knee dislocated, too.

      Seeing that second fox pop up almost makes me want to believe in a higher power. Because considering my usual awful luck, this is incredible. Either way, I'm really damn happy right now!


      Oh yeah, and in Epic 7 I've managed to yolo summon a Yufine, Zerato, and Clarissa. Pretty pleased with that, too.


      As for my leg, it seems to be recovering well. After I got my x-ray results (apparently there's some liquid in my knee, but no major damages. It'll just take time to heal) work has been making sure to send someone over so I get rides to and from my job, which is awesome. Even let me take a couple half-days in there.

      Yesterday I noticed that I was able to walk around my apartment with almost no limp, so today I decided to test myself and go out shopping without taking a crutch with me. There were a couple small pain spikes here and there (mostly in the left leg for taking most of the weight) where I kind of regretted that choice, but I managed. Even with the stairs at the apartment. Took it pretty slow on the return trip though, and I did still have some limp in my step. The leg seems to be doing pretty well now though, for the most part. I'll keep using the wrap for it, but maybe I'll try going without the crutch at work tomorrow too now? Or maybe wait a few more days. I dunno.

    • YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

      1 month ago

      Raltrios

      EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!


      Didn't really have time to post this earlier, but right after maintenance on FGO finished last night I went right into the game to try rolling some quartz for my white whale - the one that got away last year. I had spent over 1800 quartz last summer in an attempt to get Tamamo Shark, only to get not one, not two, but three off-banner 5* servants instead, in addition to a plethora of the event 4*s and more CEs than I could possibly need. Gave up in disgust and sadness, and a crying wallet.


      No tears this time. After several rolls I was getting tired of letting the animation play for every card so I started skipping them, and in the midst of it appeared a silver Lancer card. I thought the game was lagging a bit and missed my skip input, so I tapped it again and bam - there she was. I accidentally skipped the animation of the silver card sparking to turn gold. So with an unfortunately missed bit of fanfare, I managed to get bikini Tamamo on my sixth ten-roll. 180 quartz, not bad. And no unwelcome 5* spooks, just a stray Marie along the way. Naturally, I was thrilled and struggled to keep my voice down since it was the middle of the night. But yay, I got her! My #1 most-wanted servant! In total between last year and this year it took the astronomical amount of roughly 2000 quartz, but now the hole in my FGO account is filled at last. A big thanks to Red for providing me with the perfect summoning catalyst to use!

      It's tempting to try for NP2 with what I have remaining (about 250 SQ), but I'll save what's left to try for Summer Nero when she comes out a bit later on.


      Here are my rolls. I forgot to screenshot the first one, but it was just a bare minimum roll with one 4* CE anyway.


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      Now I have even more event CEs I didn't need. I might actually burn a bunch of them after the event is over. I just don't have the room.

    • Master of Caster. Again.

      1 month ago

      Raltrios

      Before I get to that, I should mention that my leg is recovering well. I can already walk around the apartment without support. I don't think I need the crutches at all now, technically, but since I still can't quite bend my knee all the way yet it's handy to have one for stairs.

      Went to have it X-ray'd today (it was a short walk, not too bad) but the results won't be in until Wednesday, assuming I'm even able to go get them then since I work.


      Now then, for the journal subject. FGO has a new guaranteed SSR gacha up, so naturally I went to roll for it. 51 servants are available, including rare limited-time servants from past events. And out of all of that, it figures that OF COURSE I would roll yet another Caster servant, the one class I did NOT want to get anything from. With this banner I have now summoned 21 5-star servants (including duplicates), and 10 of them have been Casters. NEARLY HALF OF MY SSRS ARE BLOODY CASTERS. God damn it.

      On the bright side, the one I summoned was one of two I didn't already have, and she's a limited one so I guess there's trophy value. I gots me an Ilyasviel, magical girl extraordinaire.

      ...I can hear the police sirens already...


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      Haven't been doing much playing of FGO or FEH lately, though. I've barely touched Agartha, for example. The reason being that a friend of mine got me started on a new gacha game, and I've gotten very distracted by it. It's called Epic 7, and the production values on it look higher than any other gacha I play. Every (summonable) character's illustration has a Live2D effect so they're always in motion, and their battle sprites all look really detailed and cool, too. The animations look awesome as well, and when using a 4* or higher character's 3rd skill (basically an ultimate), they have a little anime-style cut-in that plays as a sort of zoom-and-enhance as the sprite performs the action. Really adds some character to them.

      And it's all voiced in English, too. At least, everything in-battle is voiced, and there are some occasional anime cutscenes during the story that are voiced as well. Normal dialogue isn't. The characters in your party appear in the main lobby too, which is a neat touch. Even any monsters you're leveling.


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      It's very equipment-based, so even with low-rarity characters you can still do well. Each character has six slots to equip stuff, a weapon, helmet, armor, necklace, ring, and boots. You can craft them, get them as drops or quest rewards, or find them as treasure in dungeons. There are also Artifacts, which are basically this game's equivalent of Craft Essences in FGO. They provide diffrent useful effects, and some can only be equipped by certain classes. Speaking of which, there's Knight, Warrior, Mage, Thief, Soul Weaver, and Ranger.


      One of the coolest features when you start out is for your first summon - you get to do a 10-roll for your starting batch of heroes/artifacts, and if you don't like it you can try again...up to 30 times! That's right, this game has rerolling built in as a feature. I guess they figure that since people will do it anyways, they might as well make it easier on them. You're only able to get one 5-star in any one of those rolls though, whether it's an artifact or a character. My friend was guiding me as I was doing them and giving me advice on who was worth rolling for. I had to go through the tutorial a few times since the 30 summons wasn't enough, but eventually the character I settled on starting with was Ken, a 5-star martial artist who is pretty damn similar to Disgaea's Adell in terms of voice and behaviour, but with blue clothes and hair. He's been carrying my ass hard, he's so good.


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      The summon rates are on the low end, similar to FGO's 1% rates. In here they're 1.25% for a 5-star in the normal pool. There's also a Moonlight Summon pool in which rates are doubled, and it's the only source of Light and Dark element characters. The game is overall very generous with its summon fuel, in my view. It might just be since I only started a little over a week ago and am gaining the easy-to-access rewards, but I can't complain about the results so far.


      A couple days in I managed to summon Angelica, who seems to be considered the best healer in the game. She's the #1 most-recommended character to get for your reroll, despite only being a 4-star. She also the highest of High Priestesses - by which I mean she speaks like she's high, ALL THE TIME. Just totally blazed out of her mind, it's hilarious.


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      Last night I managed to summon my 2nd 5-star, the newest addition to the game, Lilibet! She's a scissor-wielding cutie, with a more badass voice than you'd expect from someone of her looks. She can inflict multiple stacks of bleed, and her ultimate can ensure that whoever it kills can't be revived. 


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      And just a few minutes ago I performed my third Moonlight summon and lucked into my 3rd 5-star - a character from the tutorial, Ruele of Light! She's a healer with a rare revival skill. Ironic that I pulled her, the night after I pulled Lilibet. One takes people out of the ground, the other makes sure they stay there. Heh.

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      And just because, here's Mercedes, the reliable homunculus partner who joins your for free early on in the tutorial:


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      I've summoned other characters and even leveled up some 3-stars all the way to 5-star, but we'll leave those aside for this time.


      The only money I've spent on it so far is the newbie packs, which amounts to like $16 in total or something. Again, it's been pretty generous with summons, so I'm feeling good about my position for the length of time I've played. I'm enjoying it. The story has been entertaining, and I've finished all worlds in the first chapter. I'm currently doing some grinding before moving onto the next stuff. I've got all these new characters to train, after all. And I just enhanced my Ken to 6 stars, so now he can carry me even harder...after I level him up to his new cap, of course.

      And always remember, kids...


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    • Go Go Gadget Figure.

      1 month ago

      Raltrios

      Man, the one time I actually get to leave work early/on time it turns out I have to stay later than ever...filling out an incident report for possible worker's comp.

      I'd just finished getting my bag checked and spoke briefly to a coworker, then as I was turning to leave my right foot caught on the side one of those really thick mats on the floor in front of the computer desks. Temporarily dislocated my knee. The lower part of my leg got shifted totally to the right, it almost could have been flopping around if my muscles hadn't instantly stiffened up. I fell onto my butt and while I was cursing the coworker I'd been speaking to (he saw everything) ran and got a chair for me. The knee shifted back into place while I was grunting and checking it out, and he lifted me up into the chair. Shortly afterwards the manager I'd just gotten the bag check from returned from locking up the workshop, got the details, and took me down to the main office to do the incident report. So when I should have been off early (which never happens), instead I was half an hour late. Thankfully the guy I was getting a ride from waited for me, which I really appreciated as I know needed it more than ever.


      It feels like the knee is alright now. The pain was gone within minutes of it getting back into place, but boy is it ever tingly. Maybe a bit swollen, too. Don't see any bruises as of yet. Hopefully I won't need to go to a doctor for this, but I'll see how it's doing when I get up tomorrow. I don't think it'll keep me from work, I'll probably just have to walk/hobble slowly for a while...


      Reminds me of the time something similar happened to my left leg way back in high school. Back then I needed to use a cane for two weeks. Since then my left knee has occasionally felt a bit loose and I haven't been able to run very well (might be psychological more than anything). My right knee also kind of got the feeling rarely as well, but nothing had ever happened to it until now. So now I've had both knees dislocated. Whee~

      Hope it doesn't mean there's something wrong with my bones, I'm not THAT old yet.


      UPDATE: Welp, it's pretty swollen right now. The muscles have made it stiff again, but it also feels...wobbly. Like the bone might just slide out of place again. Feels like the swollen muscles are the only reason it's in place. Hell, it might not even be in place, it feels so weird. I can barely put any weight on it, so I can't really walk. Called in just now to take the day off work, as there's no way I can get there since I don't have a cane or anything I can use for support. A friend has a pair of crutches he says I can borrow, so hopefully he can bring those over and I can hobble myself over to a nearby clinic to get checked out.

      So...it's getting worse before it gets better, I suppose. I was able to walk on it relatively fine on my way home yesterday, too...

    • Roses are Red, Violets are Blue...

      1 month ago

      Raltrios

      Penguin Yay One.

      Penguin Yay Two.


      I picked up CTR: Nitro Fueld on my way home from work the other day, and it's a trip down nostalgia lane. There are differences in controls (or I'm just really rusty), but for the most part it plays just like it used to. Only now every thing looks crazy good with the updated graphics. Overall it's really good, but a couple of courses have been altered like a wall being heightened in Hot Air Skyway to prevent an old shortcut. Worst is Sewer Speedway, where they made it so you can't ride up the walls of the pipe near the end for big air time, and made you stick to the wall like glue near the end of the section if you tried. Pretty much ruined that track, never mind how it's harder to get into the official shortcut on that map.

      I'm playing the Adventure mode on Medium, and good god the AI's been boosted to cheating levels on a handful of courses. In a lot of cases I'll win by a mile, but on select courses the AI karts are absolutely insane...speeding up for no reason, returning to top speed immediately after getting hit, etc...it's like they're rubber banding while in 1st place. It's usually the signature courses of the area boss, wonder if there's a connection.

      So far I've beaten the main game with all Trophies, I've collected all CTR tokens and gems, and now I'm working on relics. It's...going very slow. I'm trying to get the Platinum relics instead of settling for Sapphire or Gold, so I'm spending waaaay too much time trying to do it. So far I've only gotten one, and that's after about 2-3 hours of trying between 2 days. Spent about 2 hours trying another today, but I keep slipping up on difficult sections becasue these stupid boxes are in obnoxious places...

      And I'm quite pleased to learn that the old secret character Penta Penguin is back. And better yet, they even kept one of his old accidental voice clips in the game. Back in the day he'd say "Penguin yay 1" and "Penguin yay 2," which were placeholder voice clips that somehow slipped past the development team and made it into the finished game. As an homage they kept the 1 line, though he apparently doesn't say the 2 line. I'm holding off from using the code to unlock him, I wanna see if I get him for getting Platinum relics first.


      Also went out today to help a longtime family of friends put up the front and back roof trusses of a shed they're build. I don't feel like I did very much, but they were glad I was there. It was a hot day, too, so I can see why they'd need another pair of hands.


      Not much to say about my gacha luck, other than the fact that it's been in the toilet. I may make another post about them another time, but for now I just feel rather meh about 'em.


      Lastly, the other week I went for a consultation about my swollen lymph node and heard the results of my ultrasound, and it seems I'm perfectly healthy. It's less than a centimetre in size, it's springy, and can be moved around, which means it's not cancerous. I can expect it to more or less stay at the size it is now, I guess. As long as it doesn't swell to the size of a grape or anything, I don't need to schedule any more visits for it. Yay!


      Man, been a while since my last journal. Didn't mean for it to go so long. I guess work has been making me feel like posting less. I'm liking the new job so far, no complaints. The pace of me learning new things has slowed down, but I'm still being told I'm doing great, which is nice to hear. But I don't really feel like doing much posting on days I work, just like before. So forgive me if it takes a while to get to your journals these days.

    • It's about goddamn time.

      3 months ago

      Raltrios

      Both of these things feel very good.


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      Jeanne's upgrade is especially long overdue. She helped me out bigtime in the earliest portion of the game when her tankiness let me take on stronger enemies than I could otherwise, which helped me level up faster. But once things evened out she was honestly a pain to use because her damage is nothing special and her NP, while helpful, disabled her for the remainder of the turn and the next. I only fielded her when I absolutely needed the invincibility, and since getting Merlin she's even been less necessary.


      Now however, I might be using her a bit more. She was my starter servant so I want to use her, after all. That upgrade is summed up nicely like this:


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      Aw yea.

    • Yay, I have money again!

      3 months ago

      Raltrios

      Got my first paycheck from my new job today. Feels good to have some money in the account again. I really am lucky I got hired when I did, it was just in the nick of time. I went through my entire savings while I was unemployed. I seriously cut it close...before I got paid, I only had 7 cents left in my bank account. It hasn't been that low since years before I even got my first job.


      Anyway, thanks to that I was able to restock my food and snack supply today, and I am now out of the danger zone. Paid this month's bill in advance, and even treated myself to a roll on my tertiary gacha game and got a good character. I'm even considering spending a bit on FGO to try once again for Melt before she disappears...thus far I've stuck to my promise from last summer to not spend on FGO outside of GSSR banners, but Melt is awfully tempting. I really came to like her FGO version over the course of the event. But that's how it works, right? Make the characters very endearing, so you'll want to spend money on them. So I'm still on the fence. There's a few more days left, after all.


      New characters came out in FEH too, and by a miraculous stroke of luck I managed not only to summon Fallen Tiki with my free summon, but I also managed to get my main target of Fallen Corrin with the free orbs I'd gained from the new story chapters. So I was quite lucky today, it seems!

      Oh, and over the course of the Golden Week stuff I summoned two more copies of Winter Eirika, a Winter Ephraim, my second Dorcas, and Brave Hector. Not exactly what I was aiming for, but not bad. Can't complain.


      Got paid, got my laundry done, shopped for food, farmed events in my gachas, and got lucky on my summons. Today was a good day.


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    • The Fall of Sev?

      3 months ago

      Raltrios

      Huh. I was on my way home from work when I saw a former coworker from my last job on his way back from a banana run. We spoke for a little bit, and I learned from him that about three weeks ago both the old manager and assistant manager left. The manager had apparently been robbed at taserpoint and no longer wanted to work there, and the assistant manager was needed to run a store elsewhere so she was transferred. They've got different people running the place now.

      Heh heh, can't help but feel like it really did fall apart after I left. Well, at least for management. Maybe my leaving really did add to their stress. Coworker said he's doing fine, though. I'll have to stop by sometime and see for myself.

  • Comments (4275)

    • HOWtwoROCK

      4 months ago

      Trying to catch up on your images and after page 3 the site is like "Page not found"

    • One_X

      4 months ago

      What were your thoughts on Tales of Vesperia?

      • Raltrios

        4 months ago

        Fantastic game. It was probably my favourite title on the 360, and now the Definitive Edition has all the content we missed out on, too. I haven't finished the DE yet, but it's just as good as I remember. Some of the extra voice lines being done by different actors than the original is a little jarring when it switches between them, but it's not too bad.

        It's a shame I haven't been feeling up to continuing lately. It's hard for me to get into the mood to play longer games like that sometimes, but that's a strike against me and not the game.

        Why?

      • One_X

        4 months ago

        I picked up the Definitive Edition from my library today and wanted your opinion on if it was a good game or not. Thanks for the input, I'll be trying it out as soon as I download the patch.

      • Raltrios

        4 months ago

        Your library? So it's rented? Be warned - it's a long game. It's got 3 distinct 'acts' and the end of each one almost feels like the game could be ending, but it's not.

      • One_X

        4 months ago

        Video Games on loan can be checked out for two weeks and renewed up to three times if no one placed a hold on it. Even if that isn't enough, I can just pick it up again in the future. Thanks for the heads up, Raltrios.


        That said, the patch size is... Unexpectedly large. And just as my luck would have it, my internet is also abysmally slow today. Woo...

      • Raltrios

        4 months ago

        Okay, should be no problem, then. Not like your save data goes away when the game does, either.


        Yup. It's a big game, and I'm pretty sure that patch contained a big amount of stuff. DLC, and I think it might have even had the entire Japanese voice option for the game. Er, I think. Might not have dual audio. I don't remember.

      • One_X

        4 months ago

        Well that's pretty cool. I think the total patch size on PS4 is about 6.7 gigs, or thereabouts. 

    • ConnieEdogawa

      9 months ago

      IF I were to make the change, it wouldn't be for a while, because I
      still need to farm ascension mats and exp to get her to level 90, but
      when I'm able to, I'm considering whether to keep NP1 Shuten as my
      support assassin or switch to NP2 Cleopatra. which would you prefer?

      • Raltrios

        9 months ago

        Hmm, hard to say. I think Cleo might do better damage, but I hear her NP gain is pretty bad. I really like Shuten's party stun and party buff, so I think I like her more.

      • ConnieEdogawa

        9 months ago

        really, @Raltrios ? because I'm checking the wiki, and it says Cleo's attack NP gain is 1.06% while Shuten's is 0.55%

      • Raltrios

        9 months ago

        I looked, but that's just what I've been hearing. Apparently Scathach is the best AOE Assassin for Christmas, so people are saying to build her because she can 3-turn a good node. I think they also said her NP gain was also better, but maybe I have that backwards. I don't think I heard anything about Shuten compared to them. I just happen to like those skills better based on my own experience with supports, is all.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      1 year ago

      canada geting some love for sales

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        That's cool, but as I keep scrolling I'm not seeing anything I'm interested in :/

    • iMacOfDeath

      1 year ago

      @Raltrios @ConnieEdogawa


      Looking for some input on what I got for Crafting Essence and pairing them up with Servants.


      Here's the list of what I got...


      Crafting Essence:

      -Anniversary Heroines Lv. 80/80

      -Divine Banquet Lv. 34/50

      -The Imaginary Element Lv. 30/35

      -Covering Fire Lv. 29/80

      -Before Awakening Lv. 24/40

      -Leisure Stroll Lv. 21/40

      -Code Cast Lv. 20/20

      -Seal Designation Enforcer Lv. 20/20

      -Goldfish Scooping Lv. 16/80

      -With One Strike Lv. 12/35

      -Be Elegant Lv. 12/50

      -Verdant Sound of Destruction Lv. 11/35

      -Origin Bullet Lv. 10/40

      -Art of the Poisonous Snake 10/35

      -Record Holder 8/35

      -Partake with the King Lv. 1/20

      -A Fragment of 2030 Lv. 1/20

      -Imaginary Around Lv. 1/20

      -Formal Craft Lv. 1/20

      -Necromancy Lv. 1/20

      -Holy Shroud of Magdalene Lv. 1/20

      -Gem Magecraft: Antumbra Lv. 1/20

      -Primeval Curse Lv. 1/20

      -Iron-Willed Training Lv. 1/20


      Servants:

      -Orion Lv. 56/60

      -Queen Medb Lv. 50/50

      -Leonardo da Vinci Lv. 50/50

      -Medea Lv. 50/50

      -Ibaraki-Douji Lv. 50/50

      -Kiyohime Lv. 50/50

      -Jack the Ripper Lv. 43/50

      -Euryale Lv. 40/40

      -Ushiwakamaru Lv. 40/40

      -Boudica Lv/ 40/40

      -Mash Kyrielight Lv. 40/40

      -Leonidas I Lv. 35/35

      -Anne Bonny & Mary Read Lv. 33/40

      -Medusa Lv. 30/40

      -Hassan of the Serenity Lv. 30/40

      -Mata Hari Lv. 30/30

      -Hektor Lv. 23/30

      -Sakata Kintoki Lv. 21/40

      -Fuuma "Evil-wind" Kotarou Lv. 20/30

      -Gilgamesh (Child) Lv. 1/30

      -Alexander Lv. 1/30

      -Charles Babbage Lv. 1/30

      -Hans Christian Andersen Lv. 1/25

      -Hassan of the Hundred Personas Lv. 1/30

      -Jing Ke Lv. 1/30

      -Lancelot (Berserker) Lv. 1/40

      -Heracles Lv. 1/40


      Currently I am in the Third Singularity with pirate booty, just reached the Archipelago and met King David. I do think I'm having trouble with bosses, but I breeze through normal enemies.


      I myself am Lv. 64/135 and my uniform is Lv. 8/10


      Oh, and because I was curious, I went and got the first of the three additional uniforms. Is it worth it to get the other two?

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        First off, get every damn outfit you can. They ALL have their uses, they're ALL worth leveling. Shame you've missed a few. But the Chaldea Battle Suit is one of the best things ever.


        Second of all - you're an idiot. Stop fusing your copies of Craft Essences. Raising the level cap isn't that important right now, you're much better off having multiple copies of something. Imaginary Element is a great filler CE, especially for farming, but instead of being able to equip it on two servants now you can only equip it on one.

        It's best to keep your multiple copies until you have enough to MLB it, plus one. At least until you start getting a much wider variety of CEs, or the deck cost to afford multiple high-star ones.


        - Give Formalcraft to da Vinci. Read it, look at her command cards, and you'll understand why.

        - Give Imaginary Around to Jack, for the same reason.

        - Partake with the King would be great for Ibaraki or Herc. Again, obvious. They're also good for Verdant Sound of Destruction. Buster boosters go with Buster Servants.

        - A Fragment of 2030 is fucking awesome. If you have a support servant that doesn't really need a damage boost (like Andersen), give it to them. It's really, really handy. Wish I had multiples to stack the effect...

        - Again, Imaginary Element is great filler. Your cost is low right now so you can't afford to use many high-star Servants with high-star CEs, so also consider the 3* Dragon's Meridian as an alternative. It's very easy to MLB, and when it is it's one of your best friends early on. I still have multiple MLB copies.

        - Medea, Eurayle, or Orion would probably appreciate Leisure Stroll or Formalcraft. Again, Arts card for Arts servants.

      • iMacOfDeath

        1 year ago

        @Raltrios

        That's the outfit I got already, I'll work on the other two now.


        But it will become important down the road though, right?


        Alright, I've shuffled around the stuff and matched it up with your suggestions.


         By the way, why the heck does Japan have so many more servants than us?

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        Good. Do that. Try to never miss an opportunity to get a new Mystic Code.


        Eh, sorta? Some players have level 100 CEs already, but I haven't bothered investing a whole lot into mine. I'm sorta-kinda making a project of one of them, but really, it won't be important for a long time.


        Cool. Again, Cost is your enemy and you won't be able to do a whole lot at once right now. Even for me at level 125/130, I could always use more. You will never be able to have five 5* servants equipped with all 5* CEs, even when they raise the level cap.


        Because this isn't like FEH where everywhere in the world in on the same page. We're two years behind Japan. It's gonna be a long fucking time before we get some servants.

      • iMacOfDeath

        1 year ago

        @Raltrios

        Because looking at the list, they got some pretty fucking cool looking ones... and hot ones.


        Is there any way to know what ones are going to be released next to us chumps?

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        What, the CEs?


        Yeah, just look at the japanese releases. We get stuff in the same order. Events too, so it's good to know in advance what's coming so you can save quartz/prepare.

      • iMacOfDeath

        1 year ago

        @Raltrios

        No no, the servants.

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        Oh, of course. And in just a few days we're getting a bunch of hot bikini-clad girls. I hope my stock of quartz will be enough to get the ones I want...

    • HOWtwoROCK

      1 year ago

      I heard Canada is hitting world records of heat waves. From you but I didn't know it already killed 50 people from the heat alone. Be careful

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        It's certainly nasty alright, and my apartment doesn't have air conditioning. I'm asleep during the day right now though, so I've missed the worst of it.

    • iMacOfDeath

      1 year ago

      @Raltrios @ConnieEdogawa


      Alright, so I spent some mons and here's the results:


      Hassan, Boudica, Fergus, Gilles, Gaius, Tawara, Gilgamesh (Child), Euryale, Ozymandias, Alexander, Ushiwakamaru, Medusa, Geronimo, Mephistopheles, Lu Bu.


      Origin Bullet, Code Cast, Verdant Sound of Destruction, Before Awakening, Art of the Poisonous Snake, Holy Shroud of Magdalene, Be Elegant.



      Tips?

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        Ozymandias is one of the best Riders in the game, good job! Eurayle is also very worthwhile to level up so make sure you get her to NP5 eventually since she's somewhat easy to summon over time (technically everyone is worth leveling because events have different servants as bonuses, but I mean for general use). Can't tell which Hassan that is since there are like 3 of them.


        Most of those CEs suck, but they'll do until you get better stuff. VSoD should be good for your Buster servants, the rest are kinda meh. I think some people like Origin Bullet. Code Cast is probably okay for the time being.

      • iMacOfDeath

        1 year ago

        @Raltrios

        It's the female Hassan, does that help?


        Is there any way to view the status effects of the CEs?

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        Nope. There are two female ones - Hassan of the Serenity and Hassan of the Hundred Personas. Both are relatively new, so I haven't really heard opinions about them. Except that Serenity is super cute.


        Same way you view your servant cards, tap and hold.

        CEs only have their effects and a little flavour text, but there's a lot you can check out on your servants. Backstory, voice lines, and you can even set the appearance of the card, battle sprite, and command cards to whatever ascension level you prefer. For example, you've used my Tamamo Cat - I have the card art set to show her final ascension with the naked apron, but I have her battle sprite and command deck set for her base outfit.


        But yeah, level up that Ozzy and work on ascending him. He'll be of great help to you, and if you set him on your friend support list he'll probably be in pretty high demand once he's leveled, so he should get you a decent amount of FP from others who have you added.

      • iMacOfDeath

        1 year ago

        @Raltrios

        It's Serenity, I knew there was a dude who is creepy looking, but I didn't know there was another girl.


        I've noticed that, ever since I went into option and enabled the ascension viewer thing.


        So here's the thing, I don't like him. Not because he not a super unit, he is, but because... I'm not into his design. Don't look at me like that man, you know what I'm into, and masculine dudes is not my bag of chips.


        By the by, you were super right about those daily missions. Holy cow do they earn you EXP. (makes me regret, just a little, eating all those servants before...)

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        You don't have to be gay to have dudes fight for you. I'm not, but Waver is the second-best goddamn support in the game for all time so of course I'm gonna use him. And the best isn't even out yet, so right now he IS the best. Plus I watched Fate/Zero where he was prominent and he turned out pretty cool.

        Either way, when you start dealing with tougher content like in events (or even Camelot) Ozzy will be of great help to you. You won't regret working on him.


        And of course I'm right. That's what those quests are made for. Farm 'em lots, and don't forget about the others for ascension/skill materials and QP.

        Oh, and those silver exp cards? I burn those. They give Mana Prisms when you do so, which is used to buy content in the shop like monthly summon tickets and limited-time CEs. There's a CE coming up in a few months that gives a big bonus to bond points, so I'm aiming to MLB it.

      • iMacOfDeath

        1 year ago

        @Raltrios

        It's not about being gay or not man, it's just his physique. I don't have any interest in manly muscular dudes, it's just personal taste. And I've not watched any fate stuff since the very first anime, so I don't have that vested interest in their personalities or backstories.


        Well for now I'm at least on the right path, sort of, when it comes to earning EXP, ascensions, and the like.

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        I don't particularly care for a lot of servants I've leveled. I don't like fat people, but Caesar's often an event bonus so I've leveled him up. Same with David, he comes off as a douche in the story but he's good to have for events. Saber Gilles is hot garbage and extremely dull, but I've leveled him a bit because it's been necessary, too. All for the sake of getting materials from events so I can actually level and ascend the servants I do like.

        Not to mention building bond levels gives you rewards, like quartz and apples, and a servant-exclusive craft essence at max bond. But the latter takes about thirty-four eons to get to.


        And if you don't care about Fate, this probably isn't the game for you. I hope you haven't spent too much on it already. Granted, the vast majority of servants in this game have never appeared elsewhere in the franchise, but even so. There's a lot more here for someone who knows about the other parts of the series. We even had a recent event that followed the story of Fate/Zero semi-closely, but with its own spin on it that made it pretty hilarious if you know what the differences are.


        I hope so. You're gonna be stonewalled by those ascension materials for a good while. Farming them is a colossal bitch because of shit drop rates, which is why it's so important to grind events and grab the guaranteed stuff from the shops. I'm pretty well stocked on materials now, but nowadays I'm stonewalled by a lack of QP. Leveling up the skills of your servants is hella expensive, so I need to farm that almost as much as exp these days. And I still need to work on the story and free quests to get quartz for the upcoming summer gacha. Blarg...

      • iMacOfDeath

        1 year ago

        @Raltrios

        Nah, I just bought the top tier payout available. It's about the price of a brand new triple A title, and I've enjoyed myself enough playing this game that I felt it was worth it. Will I end up spending more? Maybe. I've probably spent close to $250 in Fire Emblem chasing Tharjas, but she's actually a character I really like. Thus far, I'm still finding the servants I really like.


        Eventually I hope my support setup will be semi-useful to you, but I can guarantee you that you'll likely never see a character I don't approve of. For your sanity I won't feed Mr. Five Star to someone else or burn him for Mana Cubes, too bad I can't trade him or something.


        So, are lower level star characters never as good as higher level star characters? Even if the lower level star character is ascended and a higher base level? Like, it's not like in Fire Emblem where you can take a bronze character and raise their rarity to gold if you spend feathers and gems. I take it in this game, a five star character will always be super rare and a 1 star will always be common, but does that mean your already a better player if you have those five star units over a decked out veteran with a team of three stars?

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        I've spent way more than that on Fire Emblem, so you're better off than me already...


        Yeah, trading in gachas would kill them, unfortunately. What's to stop someone from rerolling accounts to trade something to their main one? Lots of people already makes alts just to use servants they want but couldn't get on their main account, apparently.


        Technically yes. Star rating never changes, and so the lower-star servants with lower level caps can't be as good as 5*s, unless they have some awesome attributes like Georgios and Andersen, in which case they can be comparable in utility.

        There is a way to raise level caps, though - Holy Grails. You get one for each singularity completion, and a few events have given them out. They are the single rarest resource in the game, so DO NOT use them unless you are ABSOLUTELY SURE you want that servant to be stronger. Do your research, look up what servants will be available over time, and plan who you want to give them to. Each grail raises the level cap by 5 until you hit level 90, then it only raises it by 2 until the hard cap of level 100. 5* servants have a default cap of 90, so it takes 5 grails to get them to 100. Much more for lower-star servants.

        The neat thing about grailing lower servants is that if you get them high enough they receive a gold border like a 4 or 5 star. I've seen several dedicated players in support lists with level 100 Kiyohimes or Medusas at this point. But again, save them specifically for your favourites.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      1 year ago

      Cut smash brothers characters.

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        Why on earth would I do that to myself?

      • HOWtwoROCK

        1 year ago

        Characters you cut will be replaced with new characters if that helps

      • HOWtwoROCK

        1 year ago

        I did it. Its not as hard as it looks

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        I really don't know if I can cut too many characters. Definitely not the 28 it asks for.

      • HOWtwoROCK

        1 year ago

        I cut from smash: luigi bowser rosalina bower jr diddy kong mr game and
        watch ganondawf toon link robin duck hunt dedede meta knight charizard
        lucario jiggilypuff greninja rob olimar wii fit shulk dr mario dark pit
        lucina roy ryu corin and miis

    • solblade44

      1 year ago

      Hey Ralts, how are doing? I just read some of your journals.

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        I'm...alive. As you may have read, things haven't been going great for me lately. You?

        And it's probably better to shoot me a message so I'll see the replies, I don't get alerts for replies on profile comments for some reason.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      1 year ago

      You're "about me" section doesnt have all the gifs anymore. Did you remove them?

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        Nope. That's not good. Not sure if I'll be able to find all of those again. Actually, it might have something to do with that imgur strike or something...

      • HOWtwoROCK

        1 year ago

        Nope its an rt thing

      • HOWtwoROCK

        1 year ago

        I remember Higurashi and uterwareanomono among those gifs. Everything else not so much

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        I remember an SAO gif, Fate UBW, a Hayate gif, and one from Elemental Gelage as well, along with a Tales of Vesperia banner. I'll have to look for them.

      • HOWtwoROCK

        1 year ago

        those gifs have been on your profile forever. You'll know when you see it. 

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        Yeah, when I actually feel like going through the effort of replacing everything.

    • ConnieEdogawa

      1 year ago

      someone told me some of the add-on content available right now is only available during the Blossom Festival. do you know what's going away, so I can grab it while I have the chance?

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        I know some of the event quests that give items are available right now, but should be back on rotation after it's over...eventually.

        There are quests to get an eyepatch, sunglasses, a Wiggler head, and a Kulu-Ya-Ku head for your hunter. There are also apparently Arena quests to get Ryu's outfit and Aloy's outfit and bow. I still need to do the latter two, myself. I don't know the names of the quests (except 'Wiggle Me This' because dat's funneh), but that should be enough information to look them up so you know which quests to take.

      • ConnieEdogawa

        1 year ago

        oh, I know about the quests. I mean I heard that some of the gestures and stuff you can buy right now are also time limited.

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        I don't know if they're limited, but they might be. I just know there are discounts on stuff for the event.

        The only gestures I know for sure were introduced with this event are the dances. You'd have more luck getting info just googling.

    • iMacOfDeath

      1 year ago

      You gonna buy one?

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        It's nice and the colour suits me, but I can't be throwing around money like that. The $50 watch I have now works just fine.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      1 year ago

      You know with Hayate finished I think its a good series to have a buy the who series at once sort of thing for $100 $150. 

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        Not likely. I think there's over 50 volumes in Japan, and over 30 in English right now. We've got a ways to go until it's all translated, and even then it's such a long series that $150 wouldn't even be close to covering it. In Canada the base price per volume is $12.99

      • HOWtwoROCK

        1 year ago

        In marica manga used to be $8-$11 drpending on the book now its 12-15 i can recall a copy of hayate in the store in 08 was like $8 a book. So yeah they would be like $11 or $13 in america if they printed new copies. 

    • HOWtwoROCK

      1 year ago

      You are going to learn about US anime history right now. So in early 2000s there was magizine that had a very odd content providing to anime/manga fans at the time. Beckett anime magazines I think they were called. For the most part they were normal but every once in a while it had weird shit like this DYS6tcYU8AEWHbh.jpg

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        I remember Beckett. I think I still have a couple of those magazines somewhere. Good stuff.

      • HOWtwoROCK

        1 year ago

        I did not know they had a Canadian branch. Now I seem silly. But its cool that it had a widespread influence 

    • HOWtwoROCK

      1 year ago

      Had people in a book store call manga "Asian books" is that a common term for people not in the know? First I heard of it

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        Never heard it, no. For me cashiers either don't comment on what I'm buying at all, or they do know about manga and we might have a short conversation during checkout.

      • HOWtwoROCK

        1 year ago

        I had one woman jump and have pump up stance when I asked for JoJo and she got really excited and energized. I made that girls day

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        Lol, nice.

    • iMacOfDeath

      1 year ago

      So you got your extra Hayate chapter, pretty much a wash don't cha think?

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        Haven't read it yet. Didn't even know there was one.

      • iMacOfDeath

        1 year ago

        @Raltrios

        It just popped up on my reader.


        No spoilers, but it just felt like a wash.

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        Read it. 

        Oh, that one. I knew it existed, and I remember wondering why we didn't already have it released months ago. Glad to see it's out, but yeah, it didn't really contribute much. A one-character epilogue is kinda meh. The first page where the TL drops some notes was the most interesting one.

      • iMacOfDeath

        1 year ago

        @Raltrios

        It was like "Hey, remember Maria? She's still around, being meh."

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        Yeah. I really liked her early on in the story, but around the time of Doujinamek when Nagi started relying on her less, her appearance rate dropped like a rock and she spent more time being down than her bright cheerful self.

      • iMacOfDeath

        1 year ago

        @Raltrios

        Remember when I thought she was the shit? Now she just is shit.

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        Man, that broken link. Had no idea you said that.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      1 year ago

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      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        UMU!


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      • HOWtwoROCK

        1 year ago

        I knew you'd like my GIFt

      • HOWtwoROCK

        1 year ago

        Heres what the gif beat out DRbc2elW0AAPK41.jpg

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        Oh god damn it, I didn't get an alert for your replies. Hate this site now.


        Ew, Cuphead. That oldschool art doesn't appeal to me.

    • iMacOfDeath

      1 year ago

      You gonna be watching that new UQ anime?

      • Raltrios

        1 year ago

        Possibly. Saw a webm of Yukihime getting butchered, and it looked pretty good.

    • zogman1

      2 years ago

      If you could make a contract with any servant, who would it be?

      • Raltrios

        2 years ago

        Probably Tamamo. Tamamo is love. Strong, fun, would help shape me up, and the other obvious reasons. Broskandar is probably second place. You?

      • zogman1

        2 years ago

        Either Nero or Artoria. I like them both.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 years ago

      Hayate news for you

      • Raltrios

        2 years ago

        Knew about this weeks ago.

      • HOWtwoROCK

        2 years ago

        Would you say the series has alot of high points given how long it went?

      • Raltrios

        2 years ago

        Dammit, I didn't get an alert for this. Sorry for missing it for so long. Yes, there have been a lot of high points for me, personally. It has its share of low points as well, but it's my favourite manga for a reason. Or several.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 years ago

      Looks like I should plan for my move to Canada.

      • Raltrios

        2 years ago

        You and the rest of your country. Though I hope not, we have enough violence here as it is.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 years ago

      Shana's back

      • Raltrios

        2 years ago

        Every year!


        EVERY. YEAR.

    • zogman1

      2 years ago

       nora

      • Raltrios

        2 years ago

        Please don't break my legs, Nora.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 years ago

      Do you ever go to those hockey riots or anti police aggression holiday? 

      • Raltrios

        2 years ago

        Nope. I'm hardly ever even aware of them since I don't pay attention to the news.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      3 years ago

      Yo I got my vita and all I need now is a big enough card and trasfer my stuff over from my ps tv

      • Raltrios

        3 years ago

        That's cool to hear. What games do you have for it?

      • HOWtwoROCK

        2 years ago

        Persona 4, Muramasa the demon blade, freedom wars, Strider 2, jet moto ,daxter, sonic rivals,

      • Raltrios

        2 years ago

        I don't have any of those, although I do have a small interest in Freedom Wars.

    • ConnieEdogawa

      3 years ago

      relevant to your interests:

      1) http://cardfight.wikia.com/wiki/Peaceful_Voice,_Ra...

      2) http://cardfight.wikia.com/wiki/Inspect_Sisters,_L...

      3) http://cardfight.wikia.com/wiki/Dash_Sisters,_Lape...


      and be sure to check the gallery section for link 1, because the alt art is also good.

      • Raltrios

        3 years ago

        Ooh, one of my card shop buddies mentioned this but I never looked into it. New Raindear stuff, eh? She was my main vanguard when I first started with a deck I built myself, so this is nice to see. Sounds really consistent too if those cards count as Grade 3 when drive checked. Cool beans. I haven't bought any Vanguard in a while, but maybe if I feel well-off enough I could try picking up some more. Heck, maybe I'll have enough Bermudas to have two full decks.

        I think I heard that there were more wedding dress SPs in this set, right?

      • ConnieEdogawa

        3 years ago

        yeah, now that it's june, these are spoilers from the BT set coming out this month in Japan and next month in english, and every card RR or higher will have an alt art SP of the girl in a wedding dress.


        also, the box topper promos for the set will be clan cards (basically useless things just for collecting) with each one being one of the sp arts.

      • Raltrios

        3 years ago

        Fuck not getting alerts for this...


        Haha, cool. My buddy was saying he thought it was a genius move to make wedding dresses, because that'll appeal to the right people to buy up a lot of them. And I have to admit it's tempting. But it's got to compete for my money with the new Blue-Eyes support that just came out in YGO, so it's a tough call.


        I haven't gotten a box topper promo yet that I can use, because they only decks I have are Bermudas and an outdated Megacolony one. None of them have been for those clans :/

      • ConnieEdogawa

        3 years ago

        well, here's good news: the next set after the BT set is the second Technical Booster, which is full support for Murakumo, Great Nature, and Mega Colony.

      • Raltrios

        3 years ago

        My Megacolony could sure use it. It's just a shitty assortment of cards slapped into a deck I bought from a friend to try the game out.

      • ConnieEdogawa

        3 years ago

        yeah, it'll mostly be support for the G era stuff, the rest of which you can get for cheap between singles from G-BT04 and the Fighter's Collections for this year and last, but there'll be some generic stuff in there, too.

    • zogman1

      3 years ago

      *staaaaaaaaaaare*

      • Raltrios

        3 years ago

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        *jiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii~*

    • zogman1

      3 years ago

      You're not showing up when I search for you, and your posts aren't showing up in my feed (I still notifications about them though).


      Edit: when I search for Darkfire180 you show up :/

      • Raltrios

        3 years ago

        Huh. I might have to mention that to the bug fix team. Assuming I remember after I get some sleep.

      • zogman1

        3 years ago

        For a moment I was worried they deleted your account or something.

    • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Will be getting the MItsuru image tomorrow. Yay!

      • Raltrios

        3 years ago

        Nice! Do you plan on changing your cover image to it?

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Sadly for Repede, yes. it's SFW, so it won't be a problem.

      • Raltrios

        3 years ago

        Time to give the old pup a rest, huh?

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Yeah. I think it was long enough, but it's time for Repede to find his new lot in life.

      • Raltrios

        3 years ago

        He's a good doggy. He deserves all the treats. All of them.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      3 years ago

      You're Canadian right? Ever watch Cybersix as a kid?

      • Raltrios

        3 years ago

        Yep. Man that was a great show. Shorter than it felt like, but time seems longer when you're young.

        I should rewatch it one of these days.

    • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Just thought you should know that JadenKaiba got back to me and actually has a preview of my request.


      Well, it's a basic sketch at the moment of where the girls will be, so he asked me where I would play them. I don't think there's any change with having them in the Rose Bride outfits because a number of them are going to fill that outfit out well.

      • Raltrios

        3 years ago

        It's been around a year now, yeah? Jeez... That's really unprofessional.

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        The request was made back in June.


        On that note, I think I'm next in line for the Mitsuru commission I requested from that other artist who did Shantae. I may start seeing something later this month at the earliest.

      • Raltrios

        3 years ago

        Fucking system with no replies for alerts...


        That's one to look forward to. That drawing was top-tier stuff. When did you commission this one?

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        A couple of months. I think it was early this year, but I know I'm next. He has a patreon page but I'm part of his regular commission line and he puts up the order of commissions.

      • Raltrios

        3 years ago

        He makes the requesters public? Not too sure I agree with that.

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Not by name, but what the request was.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      3 years ago

      what jojo's bizarre adventure is discribed through images 12813993_1098407453523936_22065749761343

      • Raltrios

        3 years ago

        I'm not sure if that's better or worse than what I saw.

    • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      So, remember that Shantae image I had commissioned a while back? I went back to the guy to see about doing another commission. This time it's Mitsuru in her Persona 4 Arena outfit.


      No idea what's up with the Harem image. The guy for that had computer issues, but I've made it a habit of messaging him once a month, but I think I'll need to put more pressure on him soon.

      • Raltrios

        3 years ago

        Uh...yeah. It's been far too long at this point. I assume you didn't set a completion date, but this is still a transaction and you should have the right to know the status of it.

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        Maybe he should have made a list like the other guy did. Once it was my turn, which took a couple of months, he finished up the Shantae image in a couple of weeks.

      • Raltrios

        3 years ago

        I'm surprised you've been so passive about it. It would be one thing if you hadn't yet paid and were waiting for you turn, but you've already paid for a service and that service has not been rendered. You should definitely be more aggressive, in my opinion.

        Like, right now I'm trying to resolve this late fee thing I've got. I left a message yesterday but I plan to call again today, once I get some advice about whether or not I can ask my apartment agency for a written promise that they'll notify me of any tenancy issues like this ASAP, rather than waiting five fucking months because that's ridiculous. Being passive about it seems to keep costing me more money, so this time around I want to make sure I cover my ass so they can't screw me over again.


        So basically, when it comes to money, I'm now of the opinion that everything needs to be checked over very carefully - loopholes closed, written documentation about everything, etc. I don't like getting screwed out of my money, and neither should you.

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        It is regretful about that.


        It's regretful about this, too. The guy is a good artist, but if it takes this long and I have no idea what's happening, then I doubt I'll be a return customer like I am with the Shantae commission, which was done rather professionally, I thought.

      • Raltrios

        3 years ago

        Yeah, I've pretty much quashed any desire to commission him/them, thanks to your story.

        Besides, for the time being I'm quite satisfied with the free drawings I've been getting almost weekly. There's some commission-tier stuff in there as well as cute amateur art, so I have no complaints.

    • 9_tailed_pup

      3 years ago

      https://www.tugg.com/events/81971

      More tickets are available!!!

      • Raltrios

        3 years ago

        Ooh, nice! Wait...I don't have my schedule for that week yet :/

      • 9_tailed_pup

        3 years ago

        D= You suddenly have a drs appointment that day >.>

    • ConnieEdogawa

      3 years ago

      apparently, now mangaconda is shutting down, too.

      • Raltrios

        3 years ago

        Shit. Seriously?

      • ConnieEdogawa

        3 years ago

        yeah, it surprised me, too.

      • Raltrios

        3 years ago

        Fucking 'no alerts for replies' bullshit...

        I wonder who's picking up Hayate and Nisekoi now?

      • ConnieEdogawa

        3 years ago

        no idea for hayate, but apparently Nisekoi's being released on the Viz website?

    • ConnieEdogawa

      3 years ago

      good news!

      https://mangaconda.wordpress.com/

      • Raltrios

        3 years ago

        Yeah, I already read the chapter! General belief seems to be that Mangaconda is just RHS under a different name.

    • gi_goku FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Tacos

      3 years ago

      How do you like your new liberal Prime Minister?

      • Raltrios

        3 years ago

        Honestly, I don't really care either way. I don't pay attention to politics.

    • gi_goku FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Tacos

      3 years ago

      I heard that you like oppai

      • Raltrios

        3 years ago

        Enthusiastically, like any good man.

    • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      3 years ago

      Let's see if you get an alert for this.

      Hey, you know that Terrorcon third party set I was reviewing? I just put it up for sale on eBay.

      • Raltrios

        3 years ago

        Can't say I remember, no. Guess you didn't like it?

    • HOWtwoROCK

      3 years ago

      never thought I would see the day tumblr_nvctaiUAFy1s5wiico1_500.gif

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        3 years ago

        A cute girl is smiling?

      • Raltrios

        3 years ago

        How does hair twitch with glee?

    • HOWtwoROCK

      3 years ago

      Is there something wrong with the favorite videos section of the profile?

    • IronBridge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Knowledge

      4 years ago

      I upload new and interesting facts everyday in my series:

      "Fact of The Day"

      Hope to see you there!

    • iMacOfDeath

      4 years ago

      Don't forget it's ISML today.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      4 years ago

      I hope japanese racism ends this > http://www.animemaru.com/michael-bay-to-direct-new...

    • iMacOfDeath

      4 years ago

      You read that new chapter of Akame ga Kill?

      I like the direction it's going!

      • Raltrios

        4 years ago

        Not yet. I haven't read much manga since my computer broke down aside from Hayate, Real Account, and UQ Holder.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      4 years ago

      I've changed my sponsor title similar to yours in terms of "I hate the new site layout" reasons

      • Raltrios

        4 years ago

        I want my image captions back ;__;

    • iMacOfDeath

      4 years ago

      You gonna change your username like you said you wanted to?

      • HOWtwoROCK

        4 years ago

        did he have a different username?

      • iMacOfDeath

        4 years ago

        No, but he's told me he wants to change this one.

      • Raltrios

        4 years ago

        I intend to, yes. After the site is actually, you know, functioning. It will be a grand spectacle linking all of my serious accounts into one, because if you google my new username the only results you get are me. ...And some asshole I made an enemy of shitposting me, but w/e.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      4 years ago

      Microsoft has Tales of Vesperia and other Bandai Namco titles on sale this week. You can get Yuri and Flynn’s story for $4.94 or $3.74 if you’re an Xbox Live Gold member. Eternal Sonata, a JRPG from tri-Crescendo where you enter Chopin’s dream world, is just $5.99 or $5.09 for Gold members.


      • Raltrios

        4 years ago

        I have a physical copy, so I don't need it. Besides, don't have my profile back yet, so no point in getting Live until I do.

    • ConnieEdogawa

      4 years ago

      a thing you may want.

      • Raltrios

        4 years ago

        Oh, I didn't even realize you sent me this, what with the site not giving me alerts. Ended up seeing it on my own. Thanks, though :D

    • iMacOfDeath

      4 years ago

      So the author for Denpa Kyoshi was the same guy who did the Negimaru doujin series, which I just read and holy crap it's pretty dark. It's a prequel to the Negima series, delving into a different universe where chisame hasegawa was in love with Negi but gets raped and stuff. It's all pretty messed up, but still, A-1 is just absolutely running their own reputation by doing such a shitty job. Not just showing they can put out a crap work like this, but that they are fucking assholes who are jaded as fuck and will screw you over if you did something to upset them.

  • Questions answered by Raltrios

    Nope. But I did a side story map the other day when my power went out, and I'll be bringing it with me on my trip.

    I don't watch it, so I dunno what the popular opinion is. I've just heard people laughing about the poor animation quality a lot.

    Eh, there's already more content than I'll ever have time to watch, considering there are other videos I also watch elsewhere. There are a few specific things I can't see that I'm bummed about, like extra Immersion videos, but overall I don't have much of an opinion.

    How are your games going?

    | Asked by: zogman1 2 years ago

    Haven't been playing much because FGO and FEH have taken up a lot of my spare time lately. The former because of events and the latter because there's a lot of stuff for a new player to do.

    Which Tales game is your favorite?

    | Asked by: One_X 2 years ago

    Tales of Vesperia. We basically only got a beta version here in the west, but it's damn good anyway and is probably my favourite 360 game.

    Symphonia and Abyss were fantastic too, and I'm still in the middle of Xillia and Hearts.

    Yes or no?

    | Asked by: zogman1 2 years ago

    Reply hazy. Ask again later~

    Have you unlocked Lady Saber yet?

    | Asked by: zogman1 2 years ago

    Nope. I've barely been able to play yet. I'm not half as fast as you are.

    I have not. No real interest in them because I'm not a fan of Akira Toriyama's art. Got kind of tired of it after growing up with Dragon Ball reruns over and over again.

    No, because there is no context of the word 'future' that would allow that phrase to make sense :P

    Those show what colour your armor pigment is. Just try changing your colours and have a look again.

    Huh? I thought it was hidden before, so I clicked the option to show it. Guess I must have had it backwards. I'll change it back.

    This is a question. ...wait...

    | Asked by: zogman1 3 years ago

    Not without a question mark it isn't.

    So....this is a thing now?

    | Asked by: madmanmoe 3 years ago

    Apparently so, silly as it may be. Some people might use it, but I don't think I've much use for it.