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#27 Sep 09 2011 at 12:27 PM Rating: Excellent
Kids these days. Smiley: motz

I remember spending hours and hours figuring out the original zelda for gameboy. That was such a big part of the fun, I would have rules about how much time I needed to spend before asking someone for help.

Edited, Sep 9th 2011 1:29pm by Xsarus
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#28 Sep 09 2011 at 12:37 PM Rating: Excellent
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Noah will sometimes spend hours on Youtube looking up video game cheats and hacks. Or watching the walkthru's. Ah well.

But it's really not just kids that do it. My husband is like that. Resets games if he's not doing well, looks up cheat codes (he's the one that taught Noah, haha), and he's also one of those that will sneak to find presents before Christmas.

I live with 2 kids, not a husband and a kid.
#29 Sep 09 2011 at 12:39 PM Rating: Good
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I don't have the patience for it. One of the things I love about my psp is when I am playing in bed, and get stuck on something, I can just get on wifi and get the answer from the interwebs

I just get too frustrated to **** around with it.
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#30 Sep 09 2011 at 12:39 PM Rating: Excellent
WE MUST HAVE INSTANT GRATIFICATION!!

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#31 Sep 09 2011 at 12:44 PM Rating: Excellent
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I'm going to put "can complete video games without guides" on my resume.
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#32 Sep 09 2011 at 12:49 PM Rating: Good
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I dunno, some of it just so terribly designed (I play a lot of older games) that there isn't any intelligence in figuring it out - it is just an endless waste of time (going to every city in the game and retalking to every npc), and not a puzzle at all.

For games with genuine, well designed puzzles (Legend of Zelda), I will spend more time on it, but when I am supposed to figure out where to go next based on nothing but some vague npc text, I would often just rather get the answer, versus annoying myself.
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#33 Sep 09 2011 at 1:35 PM Rating: Excellent
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My friend and I played Zork II at the same time and spent countless nickles over one summer calling one another each time we had a breakthrough.

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#34 Sep 09 2011 at 1:35 PM Rating: Good
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I typically don't hit the FAQs unless I absolutely have to (after 2-3 hours of standstill on a puzzle, it's usually pretty indicative that I won't get through it without outside help). Even then, it's more about trying to preserve my interest and enjoyment of the rest of the game, rather than an apathy about being able to solve it myself.

I'd never spoil the plot of a game I wanted to play through to the finish. That's just silly.

Lately I've been making it a point to avoid metagaming. I let the characters that I accidentally got killed in Mass Effect 2 stay dead. I don't powerlevel or min/max. I don't do sidequests unless they hold my interest.

I think it makes for a better experience pretty often.

Edited, Sep 9th 2011 3:35pm by Eske
#35 Sep 09 2011 at 1:38 PM Rating: Good
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Eske Esquire wrote:

I'd never spoil the plot of a game I wanted to play through to the finish. That's just silly.


Agreed.

Eske Esquire wrote:

Lately I've been making it a point to avoid metagaming. I let the characters that I accidentally got killed in Mass Effect 2 stay dead. I don't powerlevel or min/max. I don't do sidequests unless they hold my interest.

I think it makes for a better experience pretty often.



this is an interesting thing to try. I had really been enjoying persona portable but then I started grinding (cause I wanted to equip more personas and there just weren't a lot of appropriate, lower leveled ones) and got bored and haven't been playing it since.

So I guess I ought to just get back to playing it now, and resist the urge to grind, cause it will probably be more fun that way.
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#36 Sep 09 2011 at 1:44 PM Rating: Excellent
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My friend and I played Zork II at the same time and spent countless nickles over one summer calling one another each time we had a breakthrough.

"Try throwing the sword at the fish tank!"

The thing that stumped me for weeks, possibly months, was the "folded pile of plastic." We tried everything on that.
#37 Sep 09 2011 at 2:00 PM Rating: Excellent
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So I guess I ought to just get back to playing it now, and resist the urge to grind, cause it will probably be more fun that way.


On my first playthrough of FF7, I reached the last boss at lvl 41. Took me around 7 tries to beat him, but man, it made him seem so much more intimidating, and made the ending so much more epic.

I made the mistake of grinding to max level and unlocking all the limits in FF10, and IIRC, that allowed you to one-shot the boss. Boy, did that really take the punch out of the games finale.
#38 Sep 09 2011 at 2:37 PM Rating: Good
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Xavier is all about cheats and stuff. Drives me nuts Smiley: rolleyes
let's see... this week I started a new routine of swimming for 45+ minutes a day, taking in 1400 calories, and daring my body to hold onto the weight. My body hates me right now but damned if Im going to let it win. Tomorrow I plan on hitting the gym then saving up my caloric intake for wine Smiley: sly
otherwise a chill weekend. Xavier starts vacation next wed so I'll prepare myself to play referee to 3 kids for the next 3 weeks by purchasing mass quantities of colored duct tape. Either that or ship them off to grandmas
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#39 Sep 09 2011 at 7:56 PM Rating: Good
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Hey Eske, have you ever gone to that produce market on Easton (dunno if its in Somerset or NB), before the Stop and Shop?

Thinking about checking it out...

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I'm trying to find it online and I can't...

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Sun Farm Market, perhaps? Near the Boston Market?

Edited, Sep 9th 2011 10:17pm by idiggory
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#40 Sep 09 2011 at 8:43 PM Rating: Good
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idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
Hey Eske, have you ever gone to that produce market on Easton (dunno if its in Somerset or NB), before the Stop and Shop?

Thinking about checking it out...

[EDIT]

I'm trying to find it online and I can't...

[EDIT2]

Sun Farm Market, perhaps? Near the Boston Market?

Edited, Sep 9th 2011 10:17pm by idiggory


Nope. I'm not exactly the "produce market type" though.
#41 Sep 09 2011 at 9:11 PM Rating: Decent
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Well, I managed to chip most of the ice out of the bloodthirsty freezer and threw away a lot of the foot near the front that thawed and is ruined. Now the door actually closes and I can keep the permafrozen stuff in the back that way until Sunday, when I finish the job and get ready for the new freezer come Monday.
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#42 Sep 09 2011 at 9:49 PM Rating: Excellent
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No real plans here. Probably just sorting through stuff, packing stuff, throwing away stuff. I like the place we're moving to, I just hate the process.
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Jophiel wrote:
My friend and I played Zork II at the same time and spent countless nickles over one summer calling one another each time we had a breakthrough.

"Try throwing the sword at the fish tank!"


I still get flashbacks, Vietnam style, to that swamp in Return.

I went crazy following that bat ****...
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#44 Sep 10 2011 at 6:21 PM Rating: Decent
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Holy crap, I hate amateur bar bands. Especially when they're older and playing my music (60s-70s rock) and it's just...painful to listen to.
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#45 Sep 10 2011 at 7:13 PM Rating: Excellent
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Apparently posting on my phone from a wedding reception.

Oh god. They have a karaoke machine

Edited, Sep 10th 2011 6:21pm by Kaolian
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#46 Sep 10 2011 at 7:25 PM Rating: Good
Get up and sing Free Bird, kao, and post a video of it.
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#48 Sep 10 2011 at 8:24 PM Rating: Excellent
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Debalic wrote:
Holy crap, I hate amateur bar bands. Especially when they're older and playing my music (60s-70s rock) and it's just...painful to listen to.

So painful you had to post it twice.
#49 Sep 10 2011 at 9:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Nadenu wrote:
Debalic wrote:
Holy crap, I hate amateur bar bands. Especially when they're older and playing my music (60s-70s rock) and it's just...painful to listen to.

So painful you had to post it twice.

You have no idea.


Actually, I have no idea, how I did that an hour apart. Guess it's just flakiness on my phone's part.
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#50 Sep 11 2011 at 4:55 AM Rating: Good
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Debalic wrote:
Actually, I have no idea, how I did that an hour apart. Guess it's just flakiness on my phone's part.


Yeah, that's weird. The "autopost" feature is supposed to be premium-only.
#51 Sep 11 2011 at 7:17 AM Rating: Decent
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I think what happened was I posted, but when it refreshed, it stalled and I put my phone down. Next time I picked it up, it showed a blank page and not remembering what it was I hit refresh and it reposted the data.
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