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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:34 pm 


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Most stuff I get from Japan is shipped untracked if possible.
There's no reason to add tracking, stuff that gets lost gets lost anyway, and the shipping companies don't care.


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 4:42 pm 


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But if it's not effecting what you paid I'm just not sure why it matters.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 11:26 pm 


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It's gonna affect what I pay massively.


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:58 am 


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Sumez wrote:
It's gonna affect what I pay massively.


But didn't you pay up front? I guess the rub is you would think they bake that into the cost. All you can do is pick the cheapest total price listing.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:02 am 


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All tracked parcels go through the customs here. Even though it's a super cheap game that I barely need to pay customs for, they're still charging a huge fee just for handling it.

Don't you have import taxes at all where you are?


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:58 pm 


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Sumez wrote:
All tracked parcels go through the customs here. Even though it's a super cheap game that I barely need to pay customs for, they're still charging a huge fee just for handling it.

Don't you have import taxes at all where you are?


Land of the freeeeee. :lol: :lol: :lol:

But now I understand, thank you.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:11 am 


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Game reviews partitioned into segments like "graphics", "gameplay", "replayability", etc. It consistently distracts the writer from keeping a focus on the things most relevant in the context of the game, and often makes it really difficult to gauge what their tastes are really like.

Is it just some remainder from the older days of video game journalism that people who grew up with that are unable to shake, or why do they keep returning to that?
More specifically, user reviews on GameFAQs seem to alway do this - does the website have a mechanic that encourages it or something?
Yeah I know, I shouldn't expect a lot of reviews from a place like that which aren't shitty, but some times it's nice to get a decent generic point of view from the public, especially on older, obscure games that don't really get any coverage outside of superficial nostalgia websites.


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:42 am 


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yuh. similar to how i beat the drum about how games are supposed to be consumed as a whole, not in parts.
People are guilty of it here with the gameplay thing for sure though :3

Then again, how can you deep dive about an aspect of a game without talking solely about aspect?

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What annoys me is how the slider and preview thumbnail on a porn vid is never accurate to the part of the video it displays so you click for something you want to see but then have to click around either side of where you landed looking for that part.
and got forbid the video fucks up and you can't click out so your one-handed internet surfing because two as you reach for the esc key. oh dear.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:56 am 


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Holy fuck yes. I always assumed that was just a generic thing to any video streaming service that wasn't YouTube, because of the inconsistency of lossy compression.

But yeah, since every non-porn video I ever watch is on YouTube, that really just mean porn. Wanted to skip to where she gets her titties out? Sorry, this is the part where the dick stock comes right into frame!

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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:10 pm 


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Just download Hentai like real men ffs.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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When people beg for a new release in a series that they haven't even finished all the existing releases in.

Seen recently with salivation over a new Armored Core by those who admit to having played, like, two. Of fifteen.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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^ imho in armored core's case this is actually pretty justified (i say this having played most of them). most of the expansions are notably worse or insubstantial compared to their base game and there's a lot of reason to not want to play 4 & 5 at all if you were specifically a big fan of like anything before that because they're quite different.

e.g. if someone had only played 1 & 2 and wanted a new armored core "kind of like the old ones," i'd think that was fine, and for many that's about the case. the base 1 & 2 are still my favorites despite all the many expansions and there hasn't been a game exactly like those in quite a while. the base 3 kinda sucks and none of the expansions totally fix what is wrong with it - it never hits the excellent atmosphere, pacing beats, and structure of the very first game again, and it never hits the parts balance of 2 again (one again making lightweights extremely-the-fuck-better-than heavy cores).

daemon x machina is pretty slick, though! basically the new core game. hits somewhere between old-style and 4 with a few unnecessarily cumbersome things added on (looting system, anime stuff, etc.), frankly a pretty dang good game.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:13 pm 


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^ imho in armored core's case this is actually pretty justified (i say this having played most of them). most of the expansions are notably worse or insubstantial compared to their base game and there's a lot of reason to not want to play 4 & 5 at all if you were specifically a big fan of like anything before that because they're quite different.


I concur with this. Project Phantasma felt incredibly unsatisfying after playing the first AC, as an example.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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I very much agree about Project Phantasma being insubstantial after the awesome AC1, but there are still more than a few installments worth looking into. Depending on how generous the criteria are, I might name Master of Arena, Another Age, AC3, Silent Line, Last Raven, and For Answer.

AC2 is something I'd put near the bottom of the pile with Nine Breaker, though of course I won't blast anyone for liking it. From clearly didn't have a handle on PS2 development at the time they pushed it out, and so we have a sloooow game, with small stages, extreme aliasing, pad-only controls, and severe bugs. I've had sound glitches on multiple occasions and even fallen through the bottom of the map into oblivion.

The one thing that makes AC2 stick out within the series is the Martian revolution theme, but a much better mech game using that was released the prior year: Starsiege.

Good to hear praise for DxM, in any event, I haven't played that yet.
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