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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2700 on: August 06, 2017, 01:04:58 pm »
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Is Titan's spoiler a legit Chrono Trigger related thing though?

Yeah, it is. Although it's not a plot spoiler, and mostly applies to New Game +.
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« Reply #2701 on: August 06, 2017, 10:20:41 pm »
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Chrono Trigger. I played this on the PlayStation One (bundled with Final Fantasy IV). You can call it blissful ignorance that I didn't know the SNES version of the game didn't have the atrocious load times before every fight. We're talking a wait of about 10 seconds of the characters acting frozen before every random encounter begins. The music plays during this load time though.

How did I put up with those load times? I don't know, the game was good enough for me to want to finish I guess.
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« Reply #2702 on: August 07, 2017, 12:22:45 am »
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Chrono Trigger. I played this on the PlayStation One (bundled with Final Fantasy IV). You can call it blissful ignorance that I didn't know the SNES version of the game didn't have the atrocious load times before every fight. We're talking a wait of about 10 seconds of the characters acting frozen before every random encounter begins. The music plays during this load time though.

How did I put up with those load times? I don't know, the game was good enough for me to want to finish I guess.

Oh god, all those PS1 ports of SNES games were awful. Final Fantasy VI had a several-second wait every time you wanted to open the menu. Unplayable.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2703 on: August 07, 2017, 01:08:27 am »
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Chrono Trigger. I played this on the PlayStation One (bundled with Final Fantasy IV). You can call it blissful ignorance that I didn't know the SNES version of the game didn't have the atrocious load times before every fight. We're talking a wait of about 10 seconds of the characters acting frozen before every random encounter begins. The music plays during this load time though.

How did I put up with those load times? I don't know, the game was good enough for me to want to finish I guess.

Oh god, all those PS1 ports of SNES games were awful. Final Fantasy VI had a several-second wait every time you wanted to open the menu. Unplayable.

Well, not literally unplayable because I played it. One of my favourites in the series actually. Another example of me not realising how bad I have it with load times that aren't there on the SNES.
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« Reply #2704 on: August 07, 2017, 07:59:23 am »
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How did I put up with those load times? I don't know, the game was good enough for me to want to finish I guess.

My Commodore 64 had a Western game where you were a sheriff standing in a street and various people showed up to talk to you. You answered by choosing a response with the joystick, and if you pushed the joystick all the way up, then you exited the speech options and immediately drew your gun and could aim it. It was an amusing little game.

But it was so graphic-heavy that it would take literal minutes for each scenario to load. It could take half an hour to play the game, and you may only see 10 scenarios.

In a sense, I suppose I can't say those days are fully gone. When I want to play a new game, I have to install it. If I buy it for the PS3, it seems normal nowadays to have to wait several minutes while it downloads updates.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2705 on: August 07, 2017, 09:06:32 am »
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Does anyone remember Sunset Riders from the arcade?
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2706 on: August 07, 2017, 10:57:29 am »
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Does anyone remember Sunset Riders from the arcade?

Yes, our local barcade had it for a while. Very fun game. I don't know why it got replaced. I suppose it wasn't hugely popular back then either. But the gameplay was pretty solid. Like many games of its type, it can be frustrating to be fully powered up at the boss fight only to get killed and try to complete it with your starting gun. This is often a problem with those types of games.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2707 on: August 08, 2017, 09:27:42 am »
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How did I put up with those load times? I don't know, the game was good enough for me to want to finish I guess.

My Commodore 64 had a Western game where you were a sheriff standing in a street and various people showed up to talk to you. You answered by choosing a response with the joystick, and if you pushed the joystick all the way up, then you exited the speech options and immediately drew your gun and could aim it. It was an amusing little game.

But it was so graphic-heavy that it would take literal minutes for each scenario to load. It could take half an hour to play the game, and you may only see 10 scenarios.

In a sense, I suppose I can't say those days are fully gone. When I want to play a new game, I have to install it. If I buy it for the PS3, it seems normal nowadays to have to wait several minutes while it downloads updates.

Law of the West, if you want to play it emulated for the nostalgia.
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« Reply #2708 on: August 08, 2017, 02:16:45 pm »
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« Reply #2709 on: August 08, 2017, 02:23:54 pm »
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I deleted 180 gigs worth of stuff.

I do that fairly routinely.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2710 on: August 08, 2017, 07:25:55 pm »
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I deleted 180 gigs worth of stuff.

I don't think I've ever had that much stuff, not counting various duplicates...
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« Reply #2711 on: August 08, 2017, 08:01:32 pm »
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2712 on: August 09, 2017, 08:52:05 am »
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That dream was disappointing on so many levels.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2713 on: August 10, 2017, 06:57:49 pm »
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2714 on: August 11, 2017, 09:43:23 am »
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Apologies. Posting here in hopes it will remove the verification letters from my replies.

Close enough to random.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2715 on: August 11, 2017, 09:02:50 pm »
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Just finished Chrono Trigger!

So it turns out the tragic thing that happens to Frog is his past, rather than something in the story. And yet SOMEONE does actually "die". When Janus gave me that warning, I thought Frog's death was soon. So Crono dying instead came as a big surprise.

My final save time was just under 22 hours, so including the final boss and ending perhaps just under 23 hours total. Speaking of, damn that final boss was long and epic. Two long phases, with a 10-ish phase penultimate boss (most being very short mind) and 3 phase antepenultimate boss. My final team was Ayla, Frog, Crono, at levels 46-47 - Falcon Hit is pretty fantastic for enemies in a line, Confuse and Luminare are just generally good from Crono, and I had the Swallow so he was super fast and powerful. Frog mostly provided great Dual Techs with Drop Kick being my most used, but Spire and Slurp Kiss saw a decent amount of use. Their triple tech, 3D attack, was honestly not that useful as Confuse from Crono + Drop Kick from Frog/Ayla deals more damage, and doesn't slow Crono down in having to wait for their ATB to fill up. I did switch party members around a lot, I did manage to learn all the single techs on everyone (some inside the Black Omen, even right up to near the final bosses), but probably missed some dual techs and most triple techs from not using the right parties after all the single techs were learned... oh well.

Overall I really enjoyed the game. I can see why it's so beloved of SNES games. It has a solid plot, great gameplay, lots of customisation. I know there are many endings you can possibly get, and there were several sidequests I didn't do, but maybe another time.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2716 on: August 11, 2017, 09:36:13 pm »
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Chrono trigger endgame spoiler:

It's been awhile since I played Chrono Trigger,
and I can't tell if you did the floating castle side quest dungeon based on your description, Tables. I remember that dungeon leading to a boss spam of epic proportions that really felt invigorating to overcome.

I think I remember having Marle on my final boss team. The magic defense boost spell felt essential against the final phase of the final boss.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2717 on: August 11, 2017, 10:30:13 pm »
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I deleted 180 gigs worth of stuff.

I do that fairly routinely.

Today at work I received over 10,000 emails within a half hour.
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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2718 on: August 11, 2017, 11:36:22 pm »
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Today at work I received over 10,000 emails within a half hour.

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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2719 on: August 12, 2017, 01:47:38 am »
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I deleted 180 gigs worth of stuff.

I do that fairly routinely.

Today at work I received over 10,000 emails within a half hour.

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Re: Random Stuff Part III
« Reply #2720 on: August 12, 2017, 03:43:05 am »
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health people: is there any reason one shouldn't exercise primarily at 3am?
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« Reply #2721 on: August 12, 2017, 04:18:49 am »
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health people: is there any reason one shouldn't exercise primarily at 3am?

I think it would depend on when you wake/sleep.

If you sleep from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. every day, then 3 a.m. seems like a fine time to work out.
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« Reply #2722 on: August 12, 2017, 07:34:21 am »
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health people: is there any reason one shouldn't exercise primarily at 3am?

I think it would depend on when you wake/sleep.

If you sleep from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. every day, then 3 a.m. seems like a fine time to work out.

What if I sleep from 4 am to 2 pm?
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« Reply #2723 on: August 12, 2017, 02:58:57 pm »
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health people: is there any reason one shouldn't exercise primarily at 3am?

I think it would depend on when you wake/sleep.

If you sleep from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. every day, then 3 a.m. seems like a fine time to work out.

What if I sleep from 4 am to 2 pm?
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« Reply #2724 on: August 12, 2017, 04:55:58 pm »
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I deleted 180 gigs worth of stuff.

I do that fairly routinely.

Today at work I received over 10,000 emails within a half hour.

that seems excessive
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