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#2  Edited By spiketail

Re: Title of the article.

Ah, I presume that I correctly see what you did there. Well played, ZP.

How does the soundtrack stand-up to the other Mitsuda tracks of the SNES/PS1/PS2 era?

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Some recency bias, but The Room series if you would like something more puzzle-ly. I found #1 to still be a wonderful bite-sized experience either in 1 sitting or in 1/2 chapter chunks. About 2 hours to get through for each game. #2 is more of the same with a touch more multiple interaction sites in the room.

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Anything in particular done to it?

I figure I'll soon just get a bucket, some warm water and a light soap and mostly just soak mine.

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@bigsocrates - Just how long / what does it take to level a character? Asking as I have no idea. Are we talking about a pure XP grind, level 1 to max level? Reclaim the Tier bell from the Big Baddie every 10 levels to ring in a Tier increase? Make certain you ransack/collect the correct Rainbow Crystals or no Tier increase? Obviously presumes an experienced and knowledgeable player, but I would bet it wouldn't be too far off for a new player.

Only going on 2nd hand info, but after hearing Greg Miller during a KFGD news segment over this news, this seems like something the entirety of the active player community will react with 'WTF?! FIXES NOTHING' and will alienate what player base they have. And with the recent fire of the Anthem Next news...

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@bigsocrates said:

I just can't believe that they added permadeath to Ben's career at Giant Bomb.

That is such a great line! My hat is off to you, good sir.

Not going to be able to watch it till after work, but I'm thinking 12 minutes of Rogue. That's not the length of the video, but the length of the gameplay. Highly optimistic, considering the previous 13 data points, in my opinion.

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So, what do people think? Will Ben only know the darkness of Defeat or will he climb out of the Dungeons of Doom clutching the mighty Amulet of Yendor in Victory?

After watching GR Run #1, which went about exactly as I expected, and the previously experience of 2 Fallout 2 Furious Episode 1 (And I'll be honest in saying I didn't watch past Episode 1. Maybe he got a lot more proficient, I do not know.), the caliber of his skill playing games of that era and further into the mists of PC Gaming Past does not seem like it will lead to Victory within the proscribed limits of the challenge set forth.

My opinion: Defeat.

Can he achieve Victory? 100% believe he can, but without knowing how many more practice runs he'll be undertaking between Official Runs, it is hard to say.

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If by third landmass, you mean the 3rd country/nation to be introduced, looks like it is just a new area. The storyline in Liyue does point out the possible 3rd big place GI will go to, but not just yet. I am still getting through the event related to the new area. The 1.2 release leads to interesting possibilities for future areas/ideas/releases. Also cut any spoiler-ish sentences as I have no idea how you wish to ingest/surprise yourself with the future stuff you may eventually wander through.

Feel free to take your time getting through it all! Mihoyo has been releasing just enough stuff to keep me engaged with the story and events/new content often enough that I'm still regularly playing it over the past 3 months.

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I'll toss my vote into the 'Make Gacha/Gambling extremely clear at start of post'. 1+ month in and will probably spend many a evening grinding.

Recent article I came across that instantly springs to mind: YouTuber criticizes Genshin Impact after spending over $7K on game. The main point is that Mtashed spent $2K on the recent Klee banner to get Klee. Decided his videos were setting a bad standard for his viewers and restarted streaming GI with a F2P account.

For myself, phase 2 of the current meteor event spells out how much MiHoYo is listening to player feedback and that would be not very much. Phase 2 allows you to "salvage" meteorites and it costs 20 Resin. And that is after what is assured to be a very annoying combat encounter. Basically, it is for the 1st event currency so I can spend it on my tier 3 XP items. Still no idea what will happen during phase 3 in 2 days but the 2nd event currency will probably unlock at that point.

I'm trying to level-up my main squad and Resin is a very precious commodity. It's great that they have an event going on but if this is the standard they are going to set for events, it leaves a bad taste and discourages me from diverting along my course of squad improvement.

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Here in Canada, it's 25$ for a 10 pull...

Doing better than us in the US. It's the 30$ USD pack you have to buy to get enough for a 10x pull. And glancing at the currency exchange rate, that 25$ CAD is about 20$ USD.

For some reference, I looked in on the other gacha-style games I play on how much it would cost to buy enough currency to do a 10x pull. This is straight 'how much would you get' before you figure in any time of VIP bonus or whatever that may give you more than what the sticker says. Going with PC = Premium Currency just to easily name it all.

Star Trek Timelines:

Dragalia Lost (One of Nintendo's mobile games):

  • 25$ USD gets 1,230 PC. 10x pull is 1,200 PC.
  • Having never bought any or the special packs, no idea what other packs stick around.

I think Fire Emblem Heroes had a similar cost to buy enough PC for a 10x pull. It was high enough that I placed it in the 'too costly for what it is' category.

@peritus - If you go in knowing you won't be spending any money, there is still plenty to enjoy at the cost of zero dollars for entry.

@takayamasama - That's nice to hear. Little less time restrained to use up the Resin. Still plenty of other issues that they'll hopefully look at.

@nodima - For the elemental bosses, they enter a phase where you need to take out/gather the special thingy. Best example: Electro elemental (The purple one, lower right Mondstadt area). Very easy patterns, but once knocked down to the regen phase, it pops out 3 pyramids in a circle around the core. Elemental skills/Bursts will damage the pyramids. Get rid of the pyramids, no regen. You might have to fight through 1 health regen, but however many you took out will stay gone.

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For myself, I just hit AR30 and I'm probably going to wish I had kept in AR29 and finished farming the materials to ascend my default team and their weapons. Got 90% of the stuff, but... if the last 10% just became hard to get, this could be a bit of a painful grind.