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#1 Edited by golguin (5264 posts) -

I heard that the demo was updated and played through it again. This time the demo seems to be more in line with what the actual game is going to be as there was actual combat.

I was able to get two named endings with "The Bad Ending" and "The Infected Ending." Anyone find any other endings?

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#2 Posted by golguin (5264 posts) -

Magical Girl Raising Project has shown that it can kill magical girls super hard.

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#3 Edited by golguin (5264 posts) -

@rocketblast0063 said:
@golguin said:

... Illustrator used to boot in 4 seconds and it now takes 8 seconds (I can see "Font Library" loading as it turns on and I hadn't noticed that before) from an initial boot. I didn't notice any change in photoshop. I didn't notice any change to itunes or my browsers.

I suppose the slowdown isn't system wide and the extra seconds for Illustrator probably isn't even a thing.

Interesting, a change from 4 to 8 seconds doesn't seem like the end of the world. In your user case it probably doesn't matter at all, but I wonder how much an aggressive amount of fonts can slow down a system in a worst case scenario. Or for a person that opens and closes a word processor 50 times a day.

About the system wide impact I think it depends on the OS, RAM amount and HDD/SSD speed. At least there are suggestions that fonts are pre-cached into ram at boot (some OS) and therefore leaves a bigger footprint in memory. Making boot up time longer and if you are low on RAM the cache will be paged to disk, which is very slow. This is not hard to believe when it comes to older computers, for example a Win 98 machine with 32 MB of RAM.

But I would like to see some actual performance tests on this on different hardware (and software). My guess is that extra fonts doesn't impact computers that much anymore.

I should note that including the different font weights something like 2200 were installed (around 440 fonts) and I imagine no normal user would ever come across that.

Opening Illustrator right now takes something like 5-6 seconds so if you sneeze you'll miss the difference.

EDIT: As a test I just opened up Word for the first time ever on this machine with all the fonts installed and it was 2 seconds.

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#4 Edited by golguin (5264 posts) -

I installed the fonts and now I have time comparisons. I don't know how long my laptop took to start up from a complete shutdown because it's usually sleeping, but from sleep mode I didn't notice any change. Illustrator used to boot in 4 seconds and it now takes 8 seconds (I can see "Font Library" loading as it turns on and I hadn't noticed that before) from an initial boot. I didn't notice any change in photoshop. I didn't notice any change to itunes or my browsers.

I suppose the slowdown isn't system wide and the extra seconds for Illustrator probably isn't even a thing.

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#5 Posted by golguin (5264 posts) -

If you had them on your old computer they shouldnt do much to mess up the new one.

I had around 1/7th of my available fonts installed. People used to say to only keep your working fonts installed, but over the years I added quite a few thanks to my graphic design work.

Looking at this question online it seems that all installed fonts need to be read on boot, but I'm not sure if that's a thing anymore with current PC/laptop power.

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#6 Edited by golguin (5264 posts) -

My old computer had hundreds of fonts installed with hundreds more still available that I simply hadn't installed yet. I'm now faced with a new computer with none of my old fonts installed and I have no feasible way to find out what fonts I used to have install.

Will my computer experience noticeable slowdown if I simply install all my available fonts? I have hundreds of fonts.

This is my system.

Acer Aspire E 15 E5-575G-53VG Laptop, 15.6 Full HD (Intel Core i5, NVIDIA 940MX, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, Windows 10)

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#7 Edited by golguin (5264 posts) -

I haven't heard any talk about Magical Girl Raising Project. I'm here to say that it's developing as its been expected to develop and it's in the full swing of "things." The "things" obviously refers to the death and violence that was promised.

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#8 Posted by golguin (5264 posts) -
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Hunter x Hunter episode 135. Top tier episode for anime.


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I would like to point out that I just discovered Keijo and any anime that can use a Noble Phantasm is probably good.


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#10 Posted by golguin (5264 posts) -

@golguin: You should tell that to the Avatar crew. As they put all animation fight choreography to shame.

But outside of that exception you are correct. Probably some mix of action just doesn't do well enough in the American animation target market aka normal hours of Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, and the rest. When the market for action based anime is significant enough licensing anime is cheaper than doing it yourself.

Also almost all American shows that are action focused are comics based. Which I find just never seems to translate that well into great action animation. Comic book powers are just really rough to portray outside of the medium especially when none of them even feel like they remotely play by the same rules. How would you in young justice for instance make robin seem cool when superboy should be setting off the craziest anime explosion every time he punches something? You make superboy seems just as mundane as robin. Only the marvel movies have actually seemed to figure this out and that took all of the money and all of the manpower.

There is a separate issue with the cinematography which I feel is just do to the nature of west vs eastern animation. Western animation has always favored simplistic designs that animate well and they use simple cinematography to show off the animation. Anime on the other hand is all about complex designs that might not animate so well so they have always been creative with the cinematography to obfuscate the cut corners in animation.

Korra does have some good fight scenes, but it still pales in comparison to the best anime has to offer. I would also point out that their animation was handled overseas by animation companies that have anime chops so I wouldn't mark that as a win for the west.