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Topic   The Retro Trade Thread Nintendo Entertainment System Super Nintendo NEC PC Engine Sega Sega Saturn PlayStation Sega Dreamcast 3DO Sega CD

dunno001
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11:28pm
Huh wrote:
> Anyone want WC3 in cd case with front/back inserts. For 3DO? $10 shipped

If it's not disk-rotted, I'll take it.

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Topic   chatting Official Discussion Thread - For Discussion of the Steals Thread Only

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12:06am
DefaultGen wrote:
> Lunar wrote:
>> Sega Saturn is the
>> nichest niche!
>
> The nichest niche? I mean... that @Gypsy guy has a PC-FX.

And I think he blames me for it. Last I checked, the system was still cheaper than buying the PC card to play them on a computer. That would be the fringe of nichedom...


Better hide the 64DD...



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Topic   Wanted - Your sealed games; Offering - PayPal

dunno001
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24-May
KingofGames wrote:
> dunno001 wrote:
>> If you're interested in any of the more recent LRG releases, I have some of those,
>> both PS4 and Vita. I can get you better prices than Porksta, since I get extras
> to
>> help people out who missed out.
>
> Cool let me know what you got

Okay, I've got:
Mutant Mudds Deluxe- PS4 & Vita
Mutant Mudds Super Challenge- PS4 & Vita
Ray Gigant- Vita
Dariusburst CS- PS4
Flint Hook- PS4
Pang Adventures- PS4
Runner2- PS4 & Vita
Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae- PS4

I also have sealed Lumines Plus on PS2 and CyberTiger for the N64, if you want a little older.

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Topic   Persona 5 Finish The Game 10/10 Best RPG Swimsuit DLC Coming Soon

dunno001
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24-May
Wheels617 wrote:
> Anybody have some advice on the 2nd palace boss fight? I am having a tough go.
> Please respond in spoiler tags.


First, I'm assuming @tonymack21 meant ma- spells, not -dyne. If you were high enough level to have -dyne, you'd not be asking this question.

What I did, was I used the ma- spells to bring the eyes down to near 0. After that, weaken both physical parts, so everything can be taken out in one hit. I'm sure you've seen that if you take out one piece at a time, in time, it will revive. Do so, go all out, then I'd stick with physical attacks. If you have skills that can hit multiple times, use them! (If you feel lucky, you can try the punch that does miniscule damage with a high chance of crit, for another all-out.) You may need to use a few revival beads after the paint weakening you to all, as they will be ganged up on.



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Topic   Wanted - Your sealed games; Offering - PayPal

dunno001
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24-May
If you're interested in any of the more recent LRG releases, I have some of those, both PS4 and Vita. I can get you better prices than Porksta, since I get extras to help people out who missed out.

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Topic   The Retro Trade Thread Nintendo Entertainment System Super Nintendo NEC PC Engine Sega Sega Saturn PlayStation Sega Dreamcast 3DO Sega CD

dunno001
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23-May
Dammit, @Lunar , stop putting up things I want!

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Topic   40% Off Crocs Code (Online Only) Gone

dunno001
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23-May
If they're as comfortable as Vapor says, I'll try the coupon. My work shoes are falling apart, and they have a few that I think I can get away with...

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Topic   The Retro Trade Thread Nintendo Entertainment System Super Nintendo NEC PC Engine Sega Sega Saturn PlayStation Sega Dreamcast 3DO Sega CD

dunno001
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22-May
Lunar wrote:
> @dunno001, the 3 SRPGs I do remember playing are Shining Force 1, Vandal Hearts 1
> and Arc the Lad 1-3. What do you think of those? In comparison to what you mention
> that is done right.

I'll prolly have to get back to you on that. Shining Force 1 I remember feeling clunky, like a poor man's FE. I seem to recall it locking you in instead of showing you numbers, meaning you have to know the game's calculator. (It's good to know it, but it's not good to be thrown in.) Vandal and Arc, though, it's been a long time on either of those for me. I remember getting sidetracked away from the Arcs early in 2; once I get sidetracked, it takes me a while, if ever, for me to get back.

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dunno001
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22-May
Lunar wrote:
> sharif wrote:
>> I'm just starting Echoes but liking it so far. I agree Conquest is more interesting
>> than Birthright, Birthright just kind of feels like babby mode, because you can
> grind
>> essentially as much as you'd like.
>>
>> (I never finished Awakening. I wiil, I promise.)
>
> I don't remember finishing any of the FEs. Something about a world without Phoenix
> Down.

I actually prefer the permadeath option, it really forces you to think through your plan of attack, and decide if that character is worth saving or not. (Then again, in FE, I won't let anyone die!) I like that, more than a menu, you have to figure out where to put your healer to not be assaulted by the enemy. And the enemies tend to have better AI- if they can kill someone, they will.

Unfortunately, the FEs I consider to be most new player friendly are also the most expensive ones. Path of Radiance is easy enough that a decent player can beat the game with only Ike. It also has more than enoug chararcters that if you do lose someone, you should still have more in the wings to play with. Finishing this one flows wonderfully into Radiant Dawn, which is also a harder game.

Regarding FFT, I find the PS1 version to be an unplayable mess. If that was someone's first SRPG, I would understand why they find them to be random. (I've actually seen 100% miss, and 0% hit.) The PSP version seems to have fixed this problem, but still has other issues. In a good SRPG, you have all the information you need to figure out everything. Since I worked with someone to create a FE-based tabletop game, I'll use that as the example:

If you go to attack someone, your attack is your strength plus your weapon attack (or magic plus spell attack). The enemy's defense (or resistance) is subtracted, resulting in doing the remaining for damage. Depending on the game, other factors come into play. FE's weapon triangle means +1 if your weapon has advantage, or -1 if disadvantaged. Special weaknesses (bows against a flyer, thunder against a dragon, etc) have a value of x2. The enemy, if capable, will counter, using the same rules to determine damage. Typically, bows can not counter directly next to them, and swords can not counter a ranged attack. Finally, if one unit is notably faster, they will get a second attack, again, if able. In FE, this number is 4, assuming encumbrance doesn't become a factor. Other numbers let you determine and calculate the chance factors, like percent to hit or crit. Fortunately, the game will show you these numbers before you commit to attacking, but knowing this lets you determine the effect of just putting someone in range.

As you can prolly guess, I'm a huge fan of the ones of these done right. A mistake in most traditional RPGs means that the battle will take a little longer, and you might have to use a little more resources. A mistake in an SRPG frequently means someone's dead. They can't be auto-piloted. This thought process also is why I love certain series, like Persona, so much.

This isn't to say SRPGs aren't without flaws; sometimes characters get "RNG screwed." Someone just doesn't get the levels in stats they need, making them risky to use, or just downright useless. But for every one of these, you usually also have someone who is RNG blessed, and turns into a complete badass. My favorite example of this is having a young boy archer (Rolf, for those familiar) having better defense than the guy in a big suit of armor (Gatrie), and that's if they can even hit him! It goes to show that you never know what can happen!

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Topic   Auction Open! Games, Movies, Books, Toys, Laptop, Antiques!!

dunno001
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21-May
spotandclaw wrote
> It might be regional then, idk. All I know is that every time someone tries to ship
> media mail to me, I get stuck paying it and then have to go complain to the seller.
> I guess it's cheaper to take the risk on the chance that it works.

It will be a YMMV case, and varies by PO. My PO, for instance, audits most MM shipments, both in and out. But the PO on my way to work has yet to audit anything I send out.

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Topic   The Retro Trade Thread Nintendo Entertainment System Super Nintendo NEC PC Engine Sega Sega Saturn PlayStation Sega Dreamcast 3DO Sega CD

dunno001
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21-May
Just in case anyone hasn't seen it, GameRag... err... Informer... made their own list of top 100 RPGs. Surprisingly, they actually got some pretty close to right!

http://www.gamestop.com/gs/pages/collection/top-10...

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Topic   Post a Random Pic Thread[The Revival]

dunno001
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21-May
NightOwl wrote:

The next Anna Sarkisian?

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Topic   Games and a few systems.

dunno001
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20-May
It might take me a little longer than I wanted; payroll screwed up this week, and my check is over $200 short...

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dunno001
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18-May
Marking this because you do have one of the GG games I need; I don't have the time to go through everything else right now...

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Topic   Persona 5 Finish The Game 10/10 Best RPG Swimsuit DLC Coming Soon

dunno001
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18-May
Ain't that the truth! I want more time to play! I'm about 25 hours in, just finished the second palace, and am now seeing how deep zone 3 of Mementos goes... (I finished up the requests, so I figure put my remaining energy to work...)

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Topic   Select Walmart Stores: 128GB Samsung Evo microSDXC Memory Card - $13

dunno001
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18-May
Damn, if I didn't have to go to work in a couple hours, I'd be driving out to a store that has 45 in stock for $5 each...

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Topic   Fire Emblem Echoes LE at Gamestop

dunno001
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16-May
Hopefully this is honored; I just placed an order for one.

http://www.gamestop.com/nintendo-3ds/games/fire-em...

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Topic   How hard is it to learn Japanese?

dunno001
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15-May
English being hardest sounds right; we have exceptions for everything, even many of the exceptions! And I never saw said survey, but I would've thought Chinese to be harder too.

And @ft763 , it comes from them learning English in school, but because they never speak it, it comes out sounding stilted. Written is something they are more exposed to, especially in large cities with signs for the tourists. (Also, for the record, I don't think you meant it, but 'jap' is actually considered a racial slur in the US.)

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dunno001
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15-May
Pretty much a cross between sinnie and Lunar is good. You will need the time to devote to learning it, especially if you get into the written aspect. A few old games, like Soul Blader, are entirely in kana, so you can avoid kanji... for a tiny bit. All newer games will require those nasty things; look into something that will also teach them as pictograms: that also helps with the meaning.

Going to Japan is a dream of mine; I want to do it before I die. But I also need to learn more. (I only took 1 year in college.) One thing that does stick with me is that learning Japanese is only as hard as you think it is. If you approach it thinking it's hard, good luck. If you merely look at it as something different, it may come easier. (Having a knack for learning languages, which I don't have, helps.)

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Topic   FS: TurboGrafx-16 CD UNIT + DOCK - $275 Shipped, TurboGrafx-16 System - $100

dunno001
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13-May
If it weren't for the fact that I'm already capable of playing everything, I'dve bitten. As DD said, it is a great price, too.

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Topic   The Retro Trade Thread Nintendo Entertainment System Super Nintendo NEC PC Engine Sega Sega Saturn PlayStation Sega Dreamcast 3DO Sega CD

dunno001
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12-May
Lunar wrote:
> Here's a fun one. This trade was back in November, 2010. Guess how much all this
> cost me...I'm not sure if it was an amazing deal or just a good deal back then, but
> looking back now, sure looks like I hit the jackpot.
>

For the day, I'd guess you paid about $175 or so...

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* 12-May
WithinTemptation wrote:
> You are my only 10 lol

Likewise. I think I have a single 7 next... I thought it was telling with my small numbers that I've traded with more than 2/3 of the others listed...

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* 11-May
And for terms, here is how I see them:

Legacy: A system no longer seeing any support from its maker. Vita is almost here; Sony still approves new games for it on a regular basis. Anything not legacy can not be retro or classic.

Retro: A game or a system that, when playing it, reminds you of the older days. It does not have to be good; the PS1's 3D sprites, for instance. I put the DC here because of how it reminds me of when Sega made consoles.

Classic: A retro item (so all classics are also retro, but not vice versa) that has mostly positive acclaim, and is still something enjoyed by many even today. The NES Classic I do feel was aptly named because of its games being classics.

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11-May
I consider the PS2 to be legacy, but not yet retro. It may have some age, but it received support for quite a while. Then again, the only 6th gen I consider retro is the Dreamcast.

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dunno001
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11-May
DiamondDave wrote:
> Lunar wrote:
>
> TWO WRONGS...

Two? I see one: nothing "mobile" counts as retro. And I'm iffy on the Sony inclusion, but I can see the PS1 in that category. What's the other one?

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