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  1. When you kill two Liquid Metal Slimes and their non-slime guardians in one turn and don't level up.

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      Damn, totally forgot to respond.  Sorry.  Rimuldar, as you're no doubt aware, is useless since the mobile.  Not sure why, but they kept the spawn rates identical for other areas, just nerfed that one.

      Rubiss Tower 5F (1 and 2F aren't bad)

      Zenith Dungeon 3B and 5B  (the first part of the bonus dungeon, leading to King Zenith)

      Other than that, the Goopi's, but they're a bit slower in the mobile and likely in the Switch to spawn the larger summons.  There's also 4B of the Zenith Dungeon for the highest spawn rate of the metal Chimaera's.  Then there's the cave North of Tantegel for the strongest of the oriental dragons (Salamander in the GBC version, I guess Auroral Serpent?).  Those last two aren't fantastic, but the Metal Chimaera's give 9k before the split, and the Serpents, 6k, both of which are very easy to kill.  Unfortunately, they don't spawn at a particularly high rate, though in Rubiss Tower 5F, you do encounter the Serpent's at a reasonable rate (5%, less than the LMS).

      So there's that option.  Unfortunately, they seem even more prone to running, so even with Puff! tactics, it's a bit iffy to get more than one.

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  2. When you kill two Liquid Metal Slimes and their non-slime guardians in one turn and don't level up.

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      Are you playing on the Switch or Mobile?

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  3. When you kill two Liquid Metal Slimes and their non-slime guardians in one turn and don't level up.

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      At least you know you're 20k closer to leveling up!

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  4. Got an email saying that my Switch Lite shipped today only to find out that it was out for delivery.

  5. Anyone have any experience with the original Phantasy Star games on the Sega Genesis? I’ve been wanting to check them out and am curious what to expect difficulty wise.

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      I'll post a bit more if you need it.  I'm not very familiar with PS1, and I've only played through PS3 once.  PS2 and 4 I have a bit more experience with.

      I would say I greatly prefer these pages to GameFAQs or other sites:

      http://shrines.rpgclassics.com/sms/ps1/

      http://shrines.rpgclassics.com/genesis/ps2/index.shtml

      http://shrines.rpgclassics.com/genesis/ps3/index.shtml

      http://shrines.rpgclassics.com/genesis/ps4/

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  6. Anyone have any experience with the original Phantasy Star games on the Sega Genesis? I’ve been wanting to check them out and am curious what to expect difficulty wise.

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      Are you planning to play on original hardware, or simulated?  If simulated, I highly suggest:

      Phantasy Star 4 bug fixes (critical bugs):

      https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/4142/

      Phantasy Star 2 , 4x EXP and Meseta (very much so needed, as it's VERY slow to level up, this was an addition in the PS2 Japan only release of Phantasy Star Complete Collection):

      https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/924/

      Phantasy Star 2 bug fixes and menu/text mishaps and oversights:

      https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2132/

      Phantasy Star 3 bug fixes, and some menu/text oversights:

      https://www.romhacking.net/hacks/2883/

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  7. Happy Easter to the Den!

  8. Making a list of every DQ game I own (including by region). Is there a difference between MOB and the Android/Ios?

  9. How's everyone holding up? 

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      LOL, never change Dwaine, never change.  How's that going though?  Also...wow, brazen and brave, going for the hugs in this time, lol.

      ====

      @Twinkie, are you at least calling your friends?  I mean you're not barred from seeing them in person, only gathering in large groups.  Doesn't mean you can't go for a walk or a run either, and just talk to neighbors as you're out jogging or something.  I know a lot of people here are doing that.  I'm not, though due to other circumstances.

      Any hobby haven't participated in, in some time?  Like drawing, writing stuff (thoughts/journal, poetry, short story, fanfiction, novel), painting, card stacking (like building a house?).

      Watching history videos on youtube.  There's a lot of history to cover, pick a region, you'll find a ton of experts.  Alternative history historians.  You'd be surprised at gaps in "accepted" history, like how almost 1000 years of European history...more really, is not based on original source material, but on the "copying" by two specific monks who openly admit they "corrected" and "perfected" history, meaning a lot of rewrites.  Other details in alternative history, such as map dates, where there's a clear letter i (eye) in front of a number, not the number 1 (one), indicating maps from the 14, 15, and some 1600's are more likely 4, 5, and 600's.  Stuff like complete maps of the world that predate Columbus, that are satellite accurate, indicating far more knowledge and sophistication.  It's a deep rabbit hole with a lot of bad data, loose ends, but a ton of good overlooked stuff, and at the very least is interesting.

      Tons of history of war, weapons, soldiers, tactics on youtube as well.  One guy who does an amazing job explaining these things based on original documentation and thoroughly analyzed weapons for make, design, origination of material, etc. is a guy called Metatron.  That channel is really intriguing.

      What about game backlogs?  Things you haven't played yet but planned to?  Why not use the time at home to get that done?

      Do you have access to a garden?  Are you allowed to plant there?  If you can, it might be fun planting some seeds, especially as it's spring time.  Maybe some fresh herbs like Dill or Basil.  That definitely adds a whole layer of flavour profile you cannot get from the dried stuff in the super market, and cheaper than going to Wholefoods for fresh.

      Do you read books at all?  Any series you haven't gotten to?

      What about binge watching?  Tons of good anime, and some decent shows.  I tend to like FX shows, as they have good writing staff, and often approach adult themes without overdoing current social issues.

      Have you ever played an FPS or an RTS online?  If you've ever been into those games, but haven't really gotten into online, now's a good time as they're pretty stocked with players, plenty of people with limited skill and it's more about passing the time and less about the competition.

      What about the area around your town?  Are you allowed to go to parks?  You can here, even though we're in quarantine.  If so, why not arrange with some friends to meet at a park, but stay 6 ft away from one another, but at least have visual and auditory contact.  Maybe bring a 3DS, or Switch, or something...even better if you guys have a multiplayer capable game you can play between one another without need for internet, like Smash Bros?

      I will say learning to entertain yourself is a good trick, especially if it's productive.  It does feel pretty good to dedicate yourself to something, while learning internally that boredom doesn't really exist.  Look at Dwaine, that man never gets bored, he's always up to something, lol.

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  10. I think I’ve done the most grinding in all my time playing DQ3 via the Switch version. All to help me defeat that BS Dragon at the top of the post game dungeon.

    I can only imagine how long it would actually take someone to reach level 99 in this game.

  11. Good news guys! There’s going to be a Nintendo Direct tomorrow!

    ...For Indie Games! I know, I know, it’s very exciting and just what we’ve been waiting for.

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      I'm just waiting on Xenoblade Chronicles, so Amazon will finally list it.

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  12. Mass is being cancelled in my area and the home-stay has begun. Stay safe, all of you.

  13. Has anyone's school initiated virtual instruction due to the coronavirus?

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      Indeed.  Some people certainly seem to behave like the world just came to an end.  The news isn't helping either.  The numbers barely bare out the need for such insane behaviour.

      I looked at the number of H1N1 in the US vs Corona, and at the same points in the US alone, it's 1/30th the spread, and the death toll is a slightly lower % and early on about 1/6th the number.  30k vs 1k infected at day 42, 120 vs I think it was 18 dead for CVID-19. 

      There's a lot of missing data as well that most major sources aren't talking about.  China's health issues, the water quality in the provinces hit hard, air quality in those same provinces, hygiene is non-existent thanks to the older generational retraining due to Mao's various reform systems to undo all of China's former history (sad too, China was one of the most hygienic cultures).  Also heavy smoking especially amongst the older generations.

      Northern Italy is also home to thousands of Chinese (there's a garment factory there that apparently has ~75k Chinese workers), who until the quarantine, were still allowed to go back and forth.  There's also old piping, coffee is apparently a major issue with this virus, related to Oxygen deprivation.  Lots of sugar, and the older generations were some of the heaviest smokers (not so much now given info/reforms in Europe, but damage is done).

      There's also a few interesting tidbits related to this, and yes, have fun with my "Danny Devito" voice and visualizing my conspiracy tin hat and enjoy:

      - Sometime after the Corona Virus hit China, there was a testing of China's full range of 5g.

      - 5g is absorbed by oxygen, but in the process it prevents that oxygen molecule from behaving normally.  The electrons spin erratically, and have a hard time bonding.  This would be especially troubling with foods that are designed to combat free radicals, as they pull out excess oxygen in the blood (drink too much coffee in a day, and you'll find your lips turn blue, as I have on many occasions...or other parts, alongside a feeling of breathlessness).

      - There are two forms of "viral" outbreaks in China, one aggressive where people die quickly, even standing in the street.  The other very light.  The light virus is what's passing on right now, but the heavier one hasn't broken outside of China from what I can tell.  The light, if pneumonia is triggered, has the hallmarks of actual pneumonia (water in the lungs, so wet coughing).  The other is the opposite, it's dry coughing, which means it's not pneumonia, and the bodies are blue in colour, a typical outcome of oxygen deprivation.

      - Back when Norway tested 5G, all of the birds in a mile radius around the testing area dropped dead or flew into water and died while in the water.  Most of them rushing in the direction of the nearest water source.  Each of those deaths was due to instant oxygen deprivation.  The birds who made it to water died of oxygen deprivation as well.

      - Back to China, quite a few people collapsed on the spot, perfectly healthy adults, and the largest complaint for the more aggressive strain was lack of oxygen.  This can happen with pneumonia, however not to the degree or severity, and cold viruses, which is what Corona is, doesn't prevent oxygen absorption, just airflow into the lungs through the nose, and can exacerbate pneumonia due to build up of phlem, which is often the initial trigger.  It's only an issue when the build up of fluid is to such a degree, the lungs cannot intake adequate oxygen.  In this case, the lung scans have shown total oxygen deprivation and lack of fluid.  Death of cells, the black spots can be caused by a number of things, but oxygen deprivation over a prolonged period of time can shut down mitochondrial function, leading to instant cell death.

      - It could be this isn't about 5G and it's only coincidental.  Though it is known 2.4ghz range affects oxygen bonding in cells to a small degree, which is what often leads to odd behaviours in the cell membrane, often leading to cancer development, as it doesn't prevent oxygen bonding, only tweak/alter it.  This occurs as we increase the range, and so far for 5G, there have been only two known real world tests, the Norway test...I think it's Norway, it's one of the countries in the Northern part of Europe, and this latest Chinese test at a most inopportune time.

      - Iran is another matter entirely.  It has terrible water filtration systems outside Tehran from what I've read.  However, we have no direct info on that country.

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  14. Has anyone's school initiated virtual instruction due to the coronavirus?

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      Oh, I'm not bothered by the people buying a month's worth of toilet paper for 6+ people (or 3 months worth for 2), with one set from Costco, or even two from Costco.  I get that, because of those same reasons.

      I'm talking the people buying 4+ of those giant rolls from Costco and Sam's Club, where even with 8 people, you're looking at 3+ months worth.  Plus the people buying to resell for profit if things get bad (and if they don't, they'll return, which I feel bad for the stores that will have to account for the excess inventory of fairly large and in some cases heavy items like water).  Or the people buying to resell in 2nd and 3rd world countries, which sucks, as they're not exactly selling on the cheap for minimal profit.

      Early on, when I was leaving Costco two weeks ago, there were a lot of people with those large flats stacked with water and TP.  Like 8+ in a lot of cases.  Families it seemed from what I saw (mom/dad/kids going shopping).  TP was empty by the time we got to the back, and stocks are bought up within 20~30 minutes, as they get the palletes out.  It's so bad here, and has been going on for 5 weeks straight now, that they've now locked customers to 1 of TP, 2 of water, and 2 of Tissue paper.

      Not just bread and milk out here.  I should have taken a picture with my phone, but my local Smith's grocery over here was empty in a large number of shelves, including fruits and vegetables.   I mean cleaned out.  Meat department was hit fairly hard as well.

      They had extras, but moving veggies out far faster than they could restock.

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  15. Has anyone's school initiated virtual instruction due to the coronavirus?

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

       Gonna be a lot of TP returns once this starts to even out, becomes part of the normal set of viruses we experiences annually (or it disappears entirely like H1N1/SARS/MERS/Polio/etc, only to appear randomly here and there in small sectors or 3rd world countries).

      It's interesting, as TP isn't something people need for this, and the supply chain for TP isn't based on China, but on the US and Canada.

      Though a lot of the buy ups, are from groups that go around buying up goods, and selling them on ebay, or bring them back to countries like China or Mexico, and sell at a high price, because they're US goods (very high prices).  Then there are other groups that get discounts from the CCP, in China, if they bring certain goods back, like refunds for their trips for increasing the supplies of higher quality goods from the US for the CCP/military/backstock for emergencies.

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  16. RIP E3

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      It's still a fun venue.  I remember the e3 I attended.  That was a blast.  More fun than CES.  Though the reading materials you get from CES are serious business.  They really go into depth on the various new technological wonders you get to see, and future plans, including technical specs, tests, potentiality for future growth...half of what we have now was already discussed at CES back in the early 90's, and was already in testing phases.

      e3 is mostly spectacle, but it's become more serious of late by viewing the showroom floor videos now vs then.  It's also a really good venue for small game companies to get noticed to gain some social media traction.  It's one of the main reasons a lot of indie developers have managed to get past the firewall of oversaturation of crap/subpar offerings, AAA's, and haven't had the luck of naturally attracting the right people on Twitter, etc. until that point.

      It's also one of the best venues for companies to showcase beyond their general fanbase.  Something that's harder to do in todays world, which is now far more focused, and with AI controlling feeds, it tends to show like-minded preferences.  So if you're a Nintendo fan, you're likely to only get or almost exclusively get Nintendo stuff.  If you're watching videos from across the gamut, then you'll get more wide ranging feed.  This type of venue forces gamers to pay attention beyond their small worlds, which are sadly become much much much much smaller as we progress forward. 

      I like having it around.  I can see them doing something else, but it isn't like they're shutting down permanently.  Only this year.  We'll see what happens next year.  Lower attendance hasn't had as much an impact as one might feel it does.  Most of that reduced attendance has been from the public, not gaming press, bloggers, etc.

      So if it does close down permanently next year, I find that a tragic event.  The spectacle is part of the fun, and part of showcasing the prowess of the videogame industry.  It would be better if they handled it more like a film festival though.

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  17. I am feeling an odd nostalgia for the Windows XP install process. I did install the OS countless times growing up, but still... Odd.

  18. I guess the US is about to be totally f***ed?

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      You could have said "Ok Danny, just stand on that box so I can hear you better."

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  19. I guess the US is about to be totally f***ed?

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      LOL, I appreciate the sentiment, but not in my nature.  I was also playing into that with something that's hard to counter ;).

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  20. I guess the US is about to be totally f***ed?

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      Congratulations on being a smartass.  Here's your sign and pinwheel hat.

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  21. I guess the US is about to be totally f***ed?

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      Just so you know Jay, we sound nothing alike.

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  22. I guess the US is about to be totally f***ed?

    1. ignasia

      ignasia

      LOL, well, I certainly won't argue if you think I'm a bit cracked.

      DeVito though?  LOL, I'm like 3x his size.  Hey, if Arnold was his "twin," why not?

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