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  1. Incinermyn
    3 Hours Ago 03:07 AM
    Wow, EO's more like that than I thought. Classes and dungeons are preset, but how you play the game determines how well your progress in the storyline goes. There's a lot of exploration to be done in it, and like D&D, a lot of stuff is left to your imagination. EO doesn't rely so much on high-end graphics (except for monsters and important characters), but it does have a lot of vivid descriptions of things going on around. A lot of parts are like reading a really exciting book because the details are so vivid. It's all things you can easily imagine happening in an fantasy game too.

  2. Incinermyn
    14 Hours Ago 04:14 PM
    Oh, cool. Then, you should get used to EO right away, if you ever get it. I never played D&D, but I have seen people playing it and it looked similar to the gameplay in FF and other RPG videogames I've played. I forget if you have to draw your own dungeon maps, though, or if there's preset game mats for them (EO has preset maps, but you need to actually draw them yourself and they become invaluable by the end of the game). IIRC, a lot of the game is based on chance, since the dungeon master is supposed to roll dice and determine what happens to your party.

  3. ShivaDF
    14 Hours Ago 04:08 PM
    Hello, I know that you don't know me, but I just wanted to pop in and say that you're doing a great job as moderator! I've had really disappointing experiences with the fanfiction community in the past (Sturgeon's Law is totally in effect), so I can really appreciate what you're doing.

  4. Incinermyn
    1 Day Ago 04:08 AM
    Mmm, you really haven't played a lot of recent games then, have you? From my experience, that's virtually the case of every "major" title that's been released in the past two to three years. I mean, Nintendo games have become absurdly easy for the most part, while Xbox/PS games have become unnecessarily hard (I don't play a lot of the latter ones, but I have read reviews and walkthroughs that make them sound extremely complicated when they really don't have to be). For Nintendo, you used to be able to set the difficulty in some games, but most of them well up into the DS era were genuinely hard no matter what. However, there was always a lot of tricks you could exploit to make your play-through notoriously easy. In their RPGs, it was generally level-grinding over regular strategy. It used to be that, if you could get your characters to a certain level early in the game, you could beat the rest of it with little to no difficulty, even though the game itself turned out to be hard.

    In any case, I think you may genuinely enjoy Etrian an extent... The only problems you may have with these games are the repetitiveness of them and the fact that they forgo a lot of visuals for a lot of text-based descriptions. If you're familiar with Dungeons and Dragons, that's sort of what EO is like (sort of a table-top RPG setup as a first person videogame, though).

  5. rickyt713
    1 Day Ago 07:50 PM
    my bad that i havnt been on in a while

    a twelve chapter book sounds like it would hurt to write. it takes me 3 months to write an introductory paragraph to a term paper....and then an all nighter for the rest of it. most of the rest of the time is spent playing games such as pokemon.

    and hey a rejection letter is better than the publishers not even looking at your work, so i would say that would be awesome in itself.

  6. Incinermyn
    2 Days Ago 04:18 AM
    That was the appeal of older game. They restricted you to so many set items, and a lot of things were disposable. Unlike Etrian Odyssey, there generally wasn't a crafting system, though, but recovery options were generally limited because you couldn't just earn all the cash you need right away.

    Another thing I should mention about the 3DS EO games (from what I've read and see) is that they are the only ones in which you can actually change difficulty levels. Furthermore, you can toggle the difficulty up or down throughout the game. When I tried the demo of EO4, I started on Normal difficulty thinking it couldn't be as hard as EShop made it sound... Boy, I was wrong... I started playing the regular game on Casual, but got bored because there was no challenge to it, so I started a New Game on Normal again and was impressed by the challenge of the game. In Normal difficulty, you literally fight to get a few steps in per in-game day (at least in the first two dungeons), which sounds brutal but really isn't. The same applies to EO Untold too, but EO Untold actually has a higher difficulty setting beyond "Normal," which is insanely hard (I actually did try it at first, and died almost immediately at the intro part of the game).

  7. countryemo
    2 Days Ago 12:00 AM
    Woop! Haha

  8. countryemo
    2 Days Ago 11:54 PM
    Hey, Nolafus. I made this pretty big cake earlier for a friend, but their allergic. Heres the cake!

  9. Incinermyn
    3 Days Ago 03:17 AM
    Oh, yeah, this game pays out a lot when you complete missions. In fact, that's the best way to make money for your guild. Alternatively, you can sell items you collect when monsters drop them or ones you get from material points (which exist in every maze in the game). EO also has a crafting system, where if you bring certain materials to the shop/atelier, new items become available. I'm a little surprised how much they actually can make, but most of it is stuff the game doesn't even hint at, so it's easy to overlook stuff when you're trying to upgrade weaponry/armor. The only downside is that EO4 and EO Untold make it so that a lot of items are disposable, meaning you have to keep getting more materials for them instead of just being able to buy more.

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    I first started playing Pokemon in the 10th grade. Growing up my parents didn't want me to be engulfed by the Pokemon franchise and spend all my money. My first Pokemon game was Black, so don't be mad if I switch up generations as that seems to be a weakness of mine.

    As far as non-pokemon stuff goes, I do enjoy writing. As in, I really enjoy it. I think it would be awesome to become a professional writer one day, but I'm not basing my future off of it. It's more of a thing that if it happens, it would be amazing. I'm always willing to lend a hand to people wanting to learn the writing craft, so if you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask away!

    I've been modding FF&W ever since November 8th, 2013, and I really enjoy it. I get to help people develop their skills and be in a community with fellow writers. What's better than that?
    I also like roller coasters and I play the trumpet, french horn, mellophone (a french horn for marching band), and flugel. I'm working on my writing skills. I hope to publish a book someday.
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Posted 4 Weeks Ago at 08:10 PM by Nolafus Comments 2
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No longer will you have to continuously visit your blog over and over again, hoping someone has come by and helped you with your essay. Now, you can do the exact same thing, but with a thread in FF&W! Thanks to the new [Nonfiction] prefix, your essays, opinion papers, and creative nonfiction now have their own happy, little home surrounded by other literature pieces where they belong. So, next time you have an essay for school, or just wrote an essay for fun (hey, I can't be the only one who...

Posted April 3rd, 2014 at 11:10 PM by Nolafus Comments 0
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Alright, so many of you have noticed that I have started a sign-up for a creative writing class. For those of you that haven't noticed, then read on!

Since I think school does a terrible job of teaching creative writing and several people have expressed their interest in it, I'm going to be attempting to teach a creative writing right here on PC. I certainly don't know everything about writing, so this is just going to be an introductory course. Everything you need to know about this...

Posted March 1st, 2014 at 01:36 AM by Nolafus Comments 2
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Hello everyone!

Some of you know that I have been off at a writing conference for the past few days. I'm heading back tomorrow, but insomnia strikes tonight, so I may as well write about it now. I'm just going to tell you about what I learned about not just writing, but about the writers themselves.

The more and more panels I went to, the more and more I learned something. Now, these panels were about a huge variety of topics ranging from asking how many readers is...

Posted February 13th, 2014 at 02:37 PM by Nolafus Comments 12
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Before I start, I would just like to say that I don't actually want to be a garbage man when I grow up. Before you ask me why I chose the title, let me ask you a question first. Why did you click on this blog? What prompted you to read this entry while you could be doing a thousand different things? There are several answers to this simple question. Some of you clicked on this simply because I'm your friend and friends are more likely to read friend's stuff. However, I hope there's another reason...

Posted February 4th, 2014 at 02:03 PM by Nolafus Comments 2
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Well, the title says it all. It's a question I've been pondering recently and I think I just might have the solution. But before we get to that, let's meet our fighters.

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Chuck Norris is perhaps the toughest human being to ever walk the face of the Earth. Countless stories and contests have been made spreading news of his, previously to be thought, impossible deeds. From choosing one lucky kid to be thrown to the sun a year, and selling pajamas with his face on it...
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