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Posts posted by Fates

  1. probably wont see a revival of message boards such as this any time soon...

    but tbh its for the best. Social media, which has largely replaced it... got dang it's toxic as hell, even on the "good" side. And I say this as someone who lurked 4chan since 2003. Given my struggles with depression/anxiety I should spend more time here and less on that garbo but ugh.

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  2. there's going to be a huge mental health epidemic whenever this COVID stuff finally starts to subside in like a year or two at this rate who knows. Between taking care of my mom and work and the latter seemingly not very caring about the former I am reaching a limit myself.

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  3. got a retrogames VIC-20 replica. It's basically a C64 Maxi with a VIC-20 skin, limited apparently.

    Loaded a game from my early childhood on it. Elite. I was too dumb to figure this out as a kid, so I'd usually just end up shooting the station you launch from and fighting the cops.

    Brings back memories


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  4. Well SaGa 1-3 are coming to the Switch................................................. digital only, but 20$ isn't an awful asking price.

    imo the original SaGa trilogy are the best games of that franchise. <---- current icon is from the remake of 2 on the DS

  5. 22 hours ago, eal said:

    Phones can send texts, pictures, heck, even your own voice and face can be seen by family halfway around the country. You don’t need to know that your 11th grade psychology classmate doesn’t vaccinate their kids.

    But what phones can't do, and I've found this to be perhaps the most egregious issue at hand, is give you "followers". Perhaps that whole concept was flawed on the onset, too. 

    The ego shoots to insane levels. To a point of perceived infallibility. And I fear that's where where the harm is -- that infallibility does not follow you offline. When you goof at a job and need to explain yourself, your "hot take" won't win the day and no one will be there to cheer for you. This sounds cold, but at the end of the day our strength, our confidence is built from our triumphs over adversity. When your reaction to adversity is to sic your crew on someone that does not work outside of twitter unless you are planning to become a mob boss professionally.


  6. Surprisingly, Facebook isn't too much a problem for me. It was mostly always used to connect with family in Greece... that holds true 11 years later. But, for what it's worth I've seen places like that outside the city before the advent of Facebook, which political posters literally all over their lawns and one really lonely and confused garden gnome.

    But Twitter... I feel like even though it seems fairly innocuous at times, I feel like it's doing *actual* harm to socialization and perceptions of real world issues. I know it sounds like an "old man yells at cloud" kinda take, but it seems like some people get conditioned to take any disagreement as a personal attack. And an echo chamber will always support it...

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  7. "Victim blaming" is a loaded phrasing to be sure but generally yes getting angered usually requires external factors OR in the event of an anger management issues internal factors that can be helped.

    In that same time though, humans are emotional and people will get upset no matter how zen they are. So I guess in short it's not a black and white issue.

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  8. Certain RPG series carry high premiums on the aftermarket.

    The big three are generally Wizardry, Ultima, and Dragon Quest. In that order. Most expensive thing I've seen was a copy of the PS1 Wizardry side game, Dimguil




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  9. anyone here getting those Game Gear Micros?

    The yellow one has Last Bible 1 and Last Bible S

    You can up your street cred and flex on SMT fans by playing Megami Tensei entries! Or suffer eye pain trying to look at those tiny screens

    I have a preorder in for the set but I dunno. I do really wanna play those and the Shining Forces though.

  10. Three Houses was how I knew twitter might not be for me anymore

    like, when I tried to find stuff on it the results were I could tell you, in detail, about the complete sexual exploits of the cast, but literally nothing about the gameplay elements.

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  11. 19 hours ago, Erdrick The Hero said:

    I know you're memeing but XI is definitely not the best game of the 2010s. The best game of the 2010s was Dragon Quest X and it's a shame it will be skipped over even by the majority of DQ fans because SE have not localized it.

    Then, if you count remakes, Crash Bandicoot N-Sane Trilogy, *then* DQXI.

    fwiw I never really count MMOs in that conversation because they keep evolving. A new expansion could make it better or worse. I want to play DQX too but I resigned myself to it never happening :(

    I think FFXI is better than XIV though :thumbsup:

    and if we count remakes. Trials of Mana my dude. But in my defense, I waited for that since 1998. Kinda biased, but I think Square did a terrific job of updating that and keeping it faithful.

  12. the "really old computer RPG" rabbit hole is really fun

    Behold, a first person RPG with mecha... from none other than pre-FF Square! And imagine a time when Uematsu would be credited second in the manual for music, rather than the starring dude.

    The game's menus are in english, but dialogue is in Japanese. A very interesting game, to be sure.





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