Conversation Between Setsuna and ZeoStar
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  1. Setsuna
    November 26th, 2020 11:14 PM
    It's been a while since I've been able to play Xenoblade but I think what I did was rely on Shulk's Light Heal and Melia's Summon Aqua and Healing Gift if necessary, and just have Dunban draw aggro with high Agility. I always wanted to use Sharla's Head Shaker since it seemed really cool to have an instant kill on Daze enemies but it really just ended up being another red art for a chain attack. I think the progression with Shulk felt totally different from the others getting new weapons and arts instead of just new Monado Arts during the story, and it was really cool. Progression in games in general is really what keeps me going sometimes.

    The only things I can think of that inspired me to join were an old forum having unpleasant people and discussions I wasn't interested in (Things like Off-Topic allow for a lot more casual discussion and that's totally my kind of thing) and just a desire to be a more social person. It seems like this forum was huge for ROM hacks, and I've steered clear of that discussion because I've never really played one... ;;
    The variety in sections is something that instantly stood out to me, because previously mentioned old forum was basically just Pokémon TCG discussion and other sections no one used.

    I kinda just stumbled into a melee character and it just worked out! I can't say I know anything about 3 but if I was in that kind of situation I'd be the same, thinking I'd be fine on ammo. I was always kind of scared to initiate combat in New Vegas because of it being the first time I'd played a game like it, but I think after a while I got used to it, but I had a few times where I'd die like 20 times trying to take out a group of enemies and reload my save until I found something that worked.
    With Benny I think there was a speech option to talk in his room, so I took that and attacked with the pool cue on his table. I also tried the method as a female character where you kill him in his sleep, because my boyfriend told me it was possible and I didn't believe him, and had to try it. Probably weirdest thing I've done in a game...

    That sounds awesome, having an NES to play! A lot of my experiences were because of virtual console or occasional emulation, so it seems like it'd be really cool to try the "real" thing. I feel like the first 3 games were just where they tried different things to find what felt comfortable, and then 4-6 came out and they feel a lot... smoother, I suppose? Less glitchy and less slowdown. If I had to pick a favourite in the whole series, it'd either have to be 9 or 10, but there's lots of good to go around.
    The original Zelda is something I still need to play too! It seems cool to go back and have a different experience.
    Super Star Ultra was what I started with when playing Kirby and it's probably one of the most iconic to me.
    I had a period earlier this year where I was playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe almost daily either online or practicing 200cc in singleplayer, it's a lot of fun, I hope you're enjoying it!~

    I don't mind quick replies at all, it's 11pm for me and I feel like I've always got time to check messages (if I'm awake that is) so message whenever you'd like. It's fine by me.~
  2. ZeoStar
    November 26th, 2020 10:06 PM
    I actually didn't mind Shulk being stuck with the Monado. It's fun being able to deal with mechon where the other weapons struggle. Out of curiosity, how did you manage healing with the party you mentioned? I usually set up red arts and tried to get max chain attacks. (Negating the need to heal). Again, sharla wasn't getting many red arts so she ended up being a hindrance. It was pretty amusing, but at the last fight I won because Riki had 9,999 max health. He was clinging on while the others fell, and ended up winning on his own. What you mentioned is probably my favorite reason for playing RPG's. I like getting new stuff and the feeling of progression. Pokemon is a great one for that, because you can always find new team members and they constantly learn new moves.

    I agree about it being less chaotic, and it's also extremely well moderated. Was there anything in particular that inspired you to join? I can't recall how I ended up on here. I think I recall using pokecommunity years earlier to download rom hacks, and remembered it had other forums as a part of it. I like all the variety in the sections. There was a section exclusively for serious topics, but it closed. I miss browsing it.

    That's a great idea and I didn't think of running a melee character. Fallout 3 is abundant with ammo everywhere, so I came into New Vegas thinking ammo wouldn't be a problem at all. Next time I might try that out. I hadn't found any companions. I found it difficult to venture out in this game because of the tough enemies. (cazadors, death claws, etc). Related to new vegas, how did you deal with the Benny situation? I left him alone, but never played far enough after that to find out what happened. I was worried about attacking him in the casino, because they take your weapons and he was surrounded by guards.

    I loved Mega Man. I finished 1, 2, and 3 but never played the ones after that. I have a sibling who is much older than me, he was an 80's child and so we have an NES in storage. It allowed me to try a ton of vintage games. I even finished the original Legend of Zelda. As far as Kirby goes, my favorite is Kirby Superstar Ultra for DS. As far as video games go, i've played Mario Kart 8 a lot recently. And i'm okay with it, if you want to write about it for an hour I really don't mind.

    Hopefully you don't mind that this reply was rather quick. It's 1:00 AM and I haven't fallen asleep, so I figured I would just do it now.
  3. Setsuna
    November 26th, 2020 8:14 PM
    I feel like Monado Arts is the simple basic answer for a favourite talent art but I loved how you'd get new arts and be able to do new things as you progressed through the game, I think it made up for Shulk not getting a new weapon besides the Monado. If I had to pick a favourite, I'd say Purge because I just have a big soft spot for the entire part of the story it's introduced in, and how it can be more flexible than just a counter to Telethia. I didn't find myself getting stuck too often, but I'm pretty sure I used Shulk/Melia/Dunban for a lot of the game.

    That makes me really happy to hear, thank you! I've felt like I've had an easy time fitting in and I feel very welcomed by the people who have talked to me. I really appreciate being included as part of the community even with how new I am, and how comfortable it feels for people to approach me, it's never something I've felt like this. It's definitely much calmer here than in other places I've frequented. A lot less... chaotic... ;;

    It did sort of feel difficult! And here I thought it was just cause it was my first time. I was putting points mainly into Barter and Speech, because I felt like money ended up being a problem for me. Near the late-game I actually ended up constantly looting every enemy I killed and giving the loot to a companion to hold until I got to a shop and could sell everything. At that point money didn't end up being a problem, but I found it hard to find places that would sell the right ammo or sell better weapons. I just ended up using a Thermic Lance I found after killing an enemy, and just realized it was a melee weapon and didn't have an ammo count. I actually never got the DLC, since I just saw the base game for cheap, and figured if I was interested I could just go back and buy it.

    I actually had to check my game collection for this haha. Any Mario game is basically a classic (I still haven't played Mario 3 yet!) but if I had to think of any platformers I loved, they'd be Kirby games, anything from the GBA onwards. There's lots I'm into, but I feel like I play a lot more "run and gun" games than just normal platformers (games like Mega Man, Cave Story, etc.) or metroidvanias (like Castlevania, Bloodstained, and Shantae) which makes it hard to just recommend to someone trying to get into them because I feel like they'd be tougher. I could honestly have like an hour-long conversation with you about this kind of thing, so let me know if that's all good.~
  4. ZeoStar
    November 26th, 2020 6:43 PM
    On a more positive note, did you have a favorite talent art? My favorite was Dunban's blossom dance. I could never figure out a preferred party. I found it more fun to just swap everybody around since it helped me build affinity, but for fights I was stuck on I usually went with Shulk/Reyn/Dunban. Xord gave me the most trouble out of any fight. Fallen Arm was also a good area. I love anything tropical, so it was odd that I lost interest with Wind Waker. Also I noticed with Xenoblade 2 the battle system looked way more complex, so I have mixed feelings.

    No, I don't think you've gone overboard at all. I've thought you've been an excellent poster and contributor, and since i'm writing to you i'm glad to mention it. I hope you've been enjoying pokecommunity. I like how calm the atmosphere and user-base is.

    I thought the game felt sort of difficult. Maybe I built my character wrong. I put a lot into survival and speech. It also feels like I run out of ammo all the time and don't have the money to buy more. Did you try the DLC? In Fallout 3 I had the game of the year edition which came with all the DLC, but for this I would have to make separate purchases.

    If you don't mind me asking, I think you mentioned trying platformers. Which ones were they? I've recently tried to get into that genre, and finished Super Mario Bros 3 for NES.
  5. Setsuna
    November 26th, 2020 12:52 AM
    Sharla's Talent Art was probably the one thing keeping me from using her. It sucks for it to happen to just be a hindrance for her. Satorl Marsh and Fallen Arm are my favourite areas but honestly all of them are such winners. I love them all. I own Xenoblade 2 and hearing it was pretty different from the original is the reason why I haven't played more than a couple hours of it. I'll get to it eventually, ahaha. ;;

    Thank you, that's actually really flattering... It's nice seeing you around as well, and I hope I haven't gone too overboard with discussion or anything.

    I was leaning towards NCR but I decided that going independent would probably be more fun. Then it turns out I accidentally skipped portions of the game and finished it early, so it's something I'll have to go back for later. If I do though, I'd probably go NCR. It feels easier to lean that direction, and I totally understand feeling stuck at the point you did, that's where I stopped playing the first time. But I'm also just awful with directions, so I got lost down there pretty easily...
  6. ZeoStar
    November 25th, 2020 9:40 PM
    It's okay, I understand not wanting to derail the thread. All of the characters were so likable. I had some trouble playing Sharla, since her talent art did absolutely nothing and it forces you to use it. There were so many areas and parts in the story I liked, the only exception was Tephra Cave since I found that place to be slightly boring. Satorl Marsh, Makna Forest, Eryth Sea all stood out to me. I'm so glad to have played it. There's also Xenoblade 2, but i'm not sure if that's going to be as I've been watching some videos instead.

    Thank you for sending the friend request. It's nice seeing you around, and you've been a wonderful new user for the forum.

    Unrelated, but when you played New Vegas, who did you side with? I probably would have picked the NCR. I was falling in that direction before I quit.
  7. Setsuna
    November 25th, 2020 7:18 PM
    Sending this here in order to avoid flooding the pandemic pastimes thread, but you've got good taste, Melia is probably my favourite Xenoblade character as well. She looks beautiful in heavy armour especially (even though you have to skill link with Reyn to unlock it for her and it's not worth it haha) and I love the parts in the story centered around her. Future Connected is something I really need to play whenever I get the chance, because I've been excited ever since I heard about it, I just haven't had the opportunity. ;;