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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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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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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
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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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Just download Hentai like real men ffs.
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:51 pm 


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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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^ 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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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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Walked past the television while the family was watching Stranger Things. There's a CD Tradepost store! What year is it supposed to be, again?

Yeah. That shit didn't exist, then.

Got it wrong. There weren't any used CD stores.

Also, why produce content in that f*cked up aspect ratio when Netflix knows they are targeting 16:9 screens?

Apparently, no attention to detail and obtuse letterboxing (for the sake of letterboxing!) is "cool". :)
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 11:19 am 


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Belt scrollers where your life drains when you use a special move.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:02 pm 


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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Belt scrollers where your life drains when you use a special move.

I'm by no means an expert on beat-em-ups, but off the cuff I'd imagine the list of them that don't do that in some form is considerably shorter than those that do...or perhaps someone better-versed in the genre could correct me?

While I'm passing through, let me add being informed by postal tracking that your incoming package has been delivered...but it's not here. This is gonna be a fun way to spend my lunch break tomorrow...
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:38 am 


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BulletMagnet wrote:
Leader Bee wrote:
Belt scrollers where your life drains when you use a special move.

I'm by no means an expert on beat-em-ups, but off the cuff I'd imagine the list of them that don't do that in some form is considerably shorter than those that do...or perhaps someone better-versed in the genre could correct me?


Indeed, otherwise the games wouldn't be much fun seeing how special attacks are usually not only powerful but also take precedence over enemy attacks (which is the reason they are also called desperation moves, I would guess). Some games do allow limited usage of them without costing health (such as Bare Knuckle 3, if I'm not mistaken, where you have a free use when the power bar is full) or only allow them when some condition has been met (such as Rushing Beat, where you get one for every ten enemies defeated).


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I much preffered the style of being able to call in the cops in streets of rage 1 than the desperation attacks they introduced later and even collecting the magic bottles in golden axe to a life draining move
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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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The biggest problem with single use specials like BK1's is that once you've used them you're defenseless, whereas with health draining specials you at least have the chance to get out of nasty situations. And health pickups have a double duty of providing HP and allowing more specials to be used, whereas single use specials are usually in short supply.
I think some of the games that include a health draining special would be considerably more difficult should they have one-time specials instead (eg. Final Fight).

The no-special stage 7 of Bare Knuckle is great, though.


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Streets of Rage Remake allows the best of both worlds; you get a bomb that works in most open areas (with a few characters who break the rules and use them anywhere) as well as a recharging special meter. It uses the Japanese health settings though, where using a special at minimum meter often costs more than simply eating a hit. Personally, I think the best would be a special meter that used a health penalty somewhere in between Streets of Rage 3's spam encouragement penalty and Bare Knuckle III's massive penalty for using the meter unless you let it recharge at least halfway.

I believe the Sengoku games on Neo-Geo also have specials that recharge over time (in addition to a health draining desperation attack).

Games that only had a "bomb" style special were kinda dull honestly. Streets of Rage 1 is almost nothing but repeatedly poking the enemies with jabs, Golden Axe has a pretty bare-bones movelist too. Games like later Capcom beat em ups with a more expanded special move list, the later Streets of Rage games where you had a blitz as well as offensive and defensive specials... those were all a lot better honestly. I used to hate games where you had to steal from your health stock to use special moves, but honestly the amount drained in SoR2 is pretty minimal for instance, and in a lot of games it costs no health to use a defensive move unless it hits something, so it can be used for dodging projectiles at no cost.
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^ yeah i particularly like when a desperation move only drains health on actual contact, meaning it has a second fuction as an i-frame dodge.
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People with god-awful hygiene, I'm talking clearly didn't brush their teeth or bathe that morning. Had to sit a roundtable full of them 9 to 5 today, wanted to heave.

TALKATIVE AF TOO. >_< Nod, smile, scream internally :shock:

I know it's nothing compared to the utter workplace horrors drauch alone has posted ITT, but god fucking damn. Some people don't make the slightest effort. IT ALWAYS COUNTS YOU ANIMALISTIC FUCKS, SOMEONE'S GONNA HAVE TO SMELL YOU FFS

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That the Switch has a maximum screenshot storage capacity of 100.


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 Post subject: Re: Little things that annoy the hell out of you
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That the Switch has a maximum screenshot storage capacity of 100.


lololololol

Just fuckin why Nintendo...
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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.


You asked if GameFAQs reviews always seem to do this because it's encouraged. It's not; there's several more verbose user reviews written that don't segment the review into specific chunks. I think a lot of reviews split things up that way though because it's what they were used to seeing in mainstream media reviews with separate ratings for each, and it became the popular style to format reviews in. I agree it's actually not a great way of formatting reviews for natural readability.
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People who don't know me always commenting "You're still alive!" after me uploading the first video on YT in some amount of time. :lol:

I realize that's internet speak for "Oh, nice! You uploaded a video which I did not expect.", and that's nice and all. But still.

Somebody make a meme of it. p:


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Spending half the day repeatedly trying to login to my bank's website with every computer and every OS and every internet connection and every non-Chrome browser and every spoofed user agent at my disposal, because the dicks decided to start silently closing connections from any user agent other than their secret love. (I did finally get in!)

Fuck web developers and fuck Chrome. I will never use it and they can't make me.

Actually, fuck user agent strings too, they are a pointless thing that never should have existed and could only lead to rampant abuse.


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Troll moderators on lame shitty zombie "game sites" that no real gamers read. aka: nintendolife.com.

Here's an asshat attacking the guy that hacked Duck Hunt to work with LCD screens.

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"Not only are you advertising your project, you're actually advertising a ROM file... please advertis your rom hacks in some other site that cares."


Ohs noes! A ROM! ;)

Comedy gold!

Gosh, where else could a person possibly go to write "I loves mah Mario gamez on mah Switch!" :) Good thing we have nintendolife.com!

Spoiler: show
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What a shitshow.


http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2019/1 ... stmas_gift

lmao!

Complains about rom patch and posts a write up about a STOLEN IP with stolen assets and stolen gameplay as a major feature on the site. It's also a ROM! A dreaded EVIL ROM! (Oh no! NOT A ROM!)

lmao!

Dumb shits.

Still a fucking shitshow.
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