Conversation Between Setsuna and ZeoStar
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  1. ZeoStar
    July 21st, 2021 8:43 PM
    ZeoStar
    Hey check this out. These are images from my trip. Saw artifacts from the Titanic, went on a zipline, went high up in the mountains. I had a really nice time.

    https://imgur.com/a/jZxVsKR
  2. ZeoStar
    July 5th, 2021 8:55 AM
    ZeoStar
    It doesn't seem like it's amounting to much. It's weakened to a tropical storm, unless it strengthens again. Our area is surrounded by trees and water. I'll link you a birds eye image of our area, so you can see yeah this wouldn't be a great place for hurricane/flooding. https://img.marinas.com/v2/5797f7ce63ce285947689b863f536fdf5e2e45b2df3ec0df5c3d018c91271ea3.jpg

    I watched Kirby SuperStar. It was very interesting, because I didn't know the Jet would be so integral to a speedrun. I also tuned into Spyro despite never playing it, and the commentator was fantastic. It's the mark of a great commentator when you can follow a game you know nothing about. I'm going to watch Cave Story 3D. There's a donation incentive towards modern graphics vs classic graphics. What does this mean? You can revert cave story 3D to 2D? Also the commentator for Smash Brawl seemed quite nervous, and I couldn't blame him. It's amazing how some of these runners just treat this like a casual stream with 70,000 people watching.

    I've never had raspberry lemonade. Unless it's the same thing as Pink Lemonade. Apparently grape juice is not supposed to be taken with many medicines, including the stuff I take for anxiety. Aw that's cool. We never really did breakfast or dinners together. Our mother just wanted to take the food somewhere else so she could watch TV. At my highschool they served breakfast in the classrooms.

    I don't know anything about Konami besides the fact that they created Metal Gear, since I've played 4 of those games. I think they created CastleVania? Not sure why, but it feels like a lingering memory. Also I know the Konami code. (By memory I think it's ABABABleftrightleftrightselect, but i'll have to check). As far Final Fantasy, the first 3 games are archaic and I couldn't recommended ever playing the originals. They did get remakes on mobile which make the games more tolerable. 4-6 became way better, 7 and beyond are extremely story heavy. 13 receives lots of hatred for being a hallway simulator which a confusing story, but it was my favorite. I don't know why I keep playing the series, because the only ones I enjoyed were 6, 13, and the remake of 7. Most of the time I just find the characters unappealing.

    I do appreciate the advice. My experiences have been negative much more over the positive. As a time gist, about 7 months before any of these messages I had a "final straw". I invested 3 years into trying to be a real friend to this person. One day I get back from class and see this message on my phone: "I've been lying for years. My husband enforced a 'no male friend' rule for our marriage, and I've been keeping it secretive, not saying anything to you. I wanted to make you the one exception, but he says I have to cut you off. Goodbye". So yeah 3 years just to be thrown out like garbage and forgotten in 30 seconds. I haven't even craved friendship since that happened. I'm certainly not going to feel attached with anybody again. It's better I protect myself. I trusted that person and thought of them like one of my own siblings, because I thought they were a genuine person. I was wrong. I actually tried to write this in the last two messages, but I kept deleting it. I don't hate people or anything, otherwise I wouldn't be on here having a long conversation. But that entire thing made me feel detached, like something in me died.

    Also I didn't even have a chance to speak my opinion. What kind of partner tells you to remove your friends? That's not a marriage, that's a creep making it a hostage situation. Marriage is built around trust, sounds like the opposite of trust. Anyways I was immediately blocked without a voice. Even though she left me friended, I went on every single platform and removed her. I felt so disgusted.

    Oh this is what happens, there's actually a very short video. (The difference was I killed Benny before meeting him, so he was already angry). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN3Ka0LuOi8

    I was thinking...what's BDSP? Then I did a quick search, and oh you mean the Pokemon remakes. I heard something about Legends of Arceus having performance issues if you don't have the most recent Switch model, and I really hope not. What do you think about the starter trio? How would you feel about them trying something new for the typings in a future game? Like, maybe Dragon, Ice, Fire.
  3. Setsuna
    July 4th, 2021 1:15 PM
    Setsuna
    Hope your power's been okay, stay safe out there.

    Bidding gets pretty heavy as far as I remember. I think around the time I started watching GDQs live, their final total was reaching... I wanna say around 3 million? I just finished watching the 4-way Mega Man X race and it was fantastic. There's a few things I'm excited to see more of throughout the event. Kirby Super Star is later today, Cave Story 3D and Metroid Prime 2 are back to back tomorrow, a bunch of Castlevania games, A race between Pokemon Black and Pokemon White, Celeste, Mega Man X2, Super Metroid... there's a lot of really cool stuff I'm interested in.

    Lemonade is wonderful, raspberry lemonade is one of, if not, my favourite drink to have. I'm personally not a fan of grape juice, but it's kinda funny, my dad would have orange juice fairly often when we'd have breakfast together I started to have it more and started enjoying it.

    I don't think there's a clear-cut definition for "indie", but typically it'll be a much smaller studio, it's not just someone who isn't the big three. Other companies like Bethesda or Ubisoft or Sega or whatever wouldn't be considered indie. Typically it's easy to classify games made by one person as indie, but usually it'll just be a smaller studio, one people haven't heard of as much, and aren't connected to any of the big companies. A great example is Bloodstained, where Koji Igarashi left Konami to create the game, which was funded mainly by Kickstarter. Bunch of games like that.
    Dungeons and Dragons is pretty much seen as the grandfather to a lot of RPGs, isn't it... It's something I tried out, since my dad has a big interest in it, but just didn't really enjoy. I can't really say I'm a Final Fantasy fan either, on that topic.

    I think I understand that. Though I can't really say I relate. Since I've spent so much time trying to put myself out there, talking to people has come a lot more naturally and different people lead to different experiences. The positive ones help overshadow the negative ones and help with creating more experiences. I guess that's the best advice I can give?

    I can't say I'd be too interested in that, haha. Survival horror isn't really my thing. But that does sound interesting, definitely.
    Yeah, I don't remember ever having to fight the robots, I just remember the point where you take them for yourself and upgrade them.

    By that logic, I'd think cola and oil would taste the same...
    There's multiple different kinds of wines, so they don't all taste the same. Red wine has a stronger flavour than white wine, for example.
    I can kinda relate with that, I've been playing a lot more stuff on my PC in the last year or so, so my Switch will only really get that attention when something I want comes out, which will be happening in the later months of this year with stuff like BDSP and Metroid Dread.
  4. ZeoStar
    July 2nd, 2021 4:39 PM
    ZeoStar
    Hello, it's okay. We might get a power outage since a hurricane may be coming through our area in the coming week. Historically whenever it comes towards Florida, it puts our state on watch.

    Having a donation incentive towards nicknames sounds like a fun idea. I imagine the bidding must get pretty heavy. Are there any runs at the upcoming event your looking forward to? It's only two days away. Sponsorships are okay, but I'll admit when I watch a video it's solely for the purpose of that video subject. I have little interest in advertised products and if it's not live I'll usually skip that part of the video. I remember a reviewer doing a loud sigh before he sponsored Raid Shadow Legends, which did get a laugh out of me. I know little about Raid Shadow Legends, however I've seen it on the receiving end of so much hatred.

    I can't recall trying any berry flavored foods/drinks aside from kool-aid. Juice is typically fine with me, aside from orange. I like apple and grape, but orange juice is unappealing. My favorite drink of all time is Lemonade, but my stomach hates it. I drink it anyways and just deal with feeling sick. It's too good to just give up. Even Pink Lemonade is amazing to me. Most foods have gotten more tolerable. A couple years ago I could hardly stand up if I ate pork. Soda is just completely out of the question now. Maybe like half a can of those tiny mini sodas on occasion, but it's easier to just never drink it.

    What is the category for something to be labeled "indie"? Is it anything that isn't created by a major company? If someone who isn't Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, makes a game is it automatically indie? I think it's short for independent, so that's what I would assume. But I'm also curious about what makes a company official. New Vegas was created by Obsidian, published by Bethesda. I don't think Obsidian would be categorized as Indie. Hopefully this isn't a stupid question. Yeah when it comes to inspiration I think the JRPG genre is fascinating to look at. Final Fantasy practically inspired everything after it, but Final Fantasy was inspired by Dragon Quest, but took way more elements from Dungeons and Dragons. I've never played Dungeons and Dragons, only watched as a spectator. It just didn't interest me much at all.

    It's hard for me to feel connected with people. I've talked with some people for years but have been too uncomfortable about sharing much about myself. When I open up and share something I like, and the person criticizes me, I shut off to that person forever. I shared a perfect test score with my uncle, who said it wasn't worth sharing because the test was dumbed down for immigrants. 4 years later and I'm still too uncomfortable to talk about myself around him. The conversations stay within sports and politics.

    Oh some of the New Vegas DLC is quite interesting, it's totally worth the small investment if you do another run. Honest Hearts was lame, but the DLC "Dead Money" turns the game into survival horror. Your character gets kidnapped and has to survive an abandoned casino with these gas mask ghosts searching for you. I figured you must have disabled him. If you confront him directly and tell him you won't give him the chip or won't work for him, he sends his entire army after you. I couldn't even knock out a single one of his robots.

    I haven't tried wine yet. My first question was "does it taste like sprite because it's similar in color". Apparently not, so I haven't tried it yet. And I got your add thanks. PS4 is the primary thing I play stuff on. I liked Dragon Quest 11 enough on PS4 that I bought the entire game again on Switch, so for a while that was the main thing I went back to the switch for.
  5. Setsuna
    June 30th, 2021 6:44 PM
    Setsuna
    Hey, I would've gotten back to you sooner if my power hadn't gone out, and come back right as work started for the week, haha.

    Every event is a massive collective donation towards one cause, however they have different things people can vote towards such as bonus games or donating to have someone play something like a different difficulty (a good example is Pokemon runs, where they'll have donation wars for what the runner will name each Pokemon, so the name that gets the most money donated for it will be the winner) and sometimes people will donate for runner's incentive, or runner's choice, which is just whatever the current speedrunner wants the money to go towards.
    A few people I watch who are around that range of subs are people I see with patreons or taking sponsorships, and honestly I've never really minded having some sort of advertisment or sponsorship in their videos, they always make them at least somewhat entertaining and I don't mind seeing people talk about a product as long as they'd actually be interested in using it.

    Yogurt is alright, but I'll typically only eat a certain kind. Typically I'm a fan of berry flavoured yogurts and will just eat those. I don't think it's bad or anything, it's just not usually the first thing I'll think of having. Drinkable yogurt is easy to consume though so it's typically something I'll grab if I want something small and don't really know what I want to eat.

    20XX is heavily inspired by Mega Man, specifically the X series I believe, it was neat to pick up being a fan of classic mega man for so long and seeing a lot of comparisons between 20XX and the X series. I'm considering going back to it now that I've played through the X series, since I didn't play 20XX for too long.
    I've played Undertale (which was definitely it's own thing, haha) but I think there are just generally a lot of popular indie games. I think it's hard to generalize them, or pick a specific "most popular one", since a lot of them have had a pretty heavy impact on gaming as a whole, enough to make the whole indie subgenre pretty well known.

    I think every so often we're just bound to run into people like that. There are a lot of stupid reasons I've stopped talking to people and I'm sure people are bound to think I've stopped talking to them for stupid reasons, whether those reasons are legitimate or not. Being a good friend to someone definitely requires a lot of effort, though you don't need to be the best friend all the time.

    I don't think I ever touched the DLC for New Vegas. If memory serves, I own it, but I've never really given it a look.
    I didn't confront him directly, but all I remember was just that he was really easy to kill. If memory serves, I kinda just hit him a couple times and he was dead, and I took the robots from him from that point.

    I can sort of relate? Even though ironically I'm typing this with a glass of wine on my desk, my parents actually got some alcohol for me recently and the night they did I just kinda couldn't stomach it? It just didn't taste right and I never drank most of the can they gave me. This wine's going down alright but honestly I can't ever see myself drinking that much.

    Yeah, I don't mind adding you if you just want to have each other added. I'll check my Switch a few minutes after sending this message.
  6. ZeoStar
    June 28th, 2021 1:49 PM
    ZeoStar
    That's quite amazing. Do the speedrunners pick a charity for each run, or is it a massive collective donation towards one charity? I'm actually excited to watch it this year. I guess with YouTube it would depend on the size of the channel. I've seen people with 50k-200k subs trying to make living solely from running a small channel, and while I think this would be a great side activity, it's understandable why they would struggle. Streaming seems to be a much better way to make money if that opportunity arose. It would be much harder and draining keeping a live audience entertained, but some of the donations can be insane. I think Twitch is more geared towards people trying to make a living from it.

    I was making oatmeal so frequently it made me question how fast I could do it. That video was rather slow because I had a phone in one hand. It's a random question, but do you like Yogurt? I have such a love hate relationship with it. It's so disgusting, but it helps soothe my stomach and I'm supposed to eat activia brand twice per day. I guess I'm gaining more tolerance, because it doesn't make me gag as much anymore.

    I haven't heard of 20XX. I did a search and it looks exactly like Mega Man. Even a review was calling it off brand Mega Man. The most successful indie game I can think of would be Undertale, which was inspired by Earthbound. Undertale is still it's own thing, and so was Earthbound. Earthbound was a risk, because it stepped away from the medieval genre JRPG's had been solely known for. It was almost expected that every JRPG would be like Final Fantasy. We are different in that regard, because I would rather visit a museum alone. I like taking my time and reading all the exhibits, and it's not fun being rushed. I also like watching movies alone because it helps my immersion.

    This conversation causes me to recall a bad memory. I had this exact same topic of discussion with my best friend about how we had cut people off. That best friend had said "I will never cut you off, and I promise that". Skip a few months later, they cut me off over something really stupid. I invested too much time with that friend over the years. In the months after that, I found out I've been way happier with my own company. I've never been great at friendship anyways. Talking with people is super easy and effortless, but when it comes to the "being a friend part" I fall pretty flat and rarely put in the effort. Many things deemed fun for teenagers/young adults I find unappealing. It might make me "lame", but i'd rather be lame than be a complete conformist. As a result I probably don't have as many friends as I could. One of my siblings playfully likes calling me a hipster, and I guess it's meant endearingly. Also that's sweet of your boyfriend to treat your birthday as it's own thing. I know someone who has a birthday on December 26th and yeah they do the same thing.

    My brother is only here for a short time (It's a miracle he was even here on my birthday). So I didn't have time to go searching for an SD card. It didn't matter anyways, I used a bunch of my birthday money to buy a bunch of the Dragon Quest games that were available on Switch. I already have them on other platforms, but on the Switch they look so visually pleasing. Did you play the DLC for Fallout: New Vegas? I used some of my birthday money to purchase that. I'm playing Honest Hearts right now (it's kind of lame but oh well). You must have taken a different approach for Mr. House because he sends his army of armor robots after you if you confront him directly. No idea how anybody would find that easy.

    The wedding was beautiful. I cried a slight bit for my older brother, I'm rarely one to tear up in public it was just too nice. I do exactly the same thing, making jokes about how drunk I'm going to get. I did it at the wedding and hardly ended up having much to drink. I had half a bottle of lemonade mixed with low alcohol. It was gross. I ended up tossing it out and drinking actual lemonade from the pitcher.

    Being honest, no we probably won't use the codes at all. But oh well, no harm in it. I have the picture of Toad. I'll probably add you in a bit.
  7. Setsuna
    June 25th, 2021 3:18 PM
    Setsuna
    Yeah, from what I can remember, AGDQ benefits cancer prevention and SGDQ benefits medical support and supplies. They've also had GDQx which I believe benefitted suicide prevention one year? All really great causes.
    Usually if a YouTuber has a patreon, in my experience it's just been "donate if you'd like, and you can see my videos early, or get the scripts for the videos" so it's not like I've ever seen them lock content behind a paywall. But I understand it's kinda tough to make money off YouTube and they need some way.

    Haha, I love the title of the video. It's always a lot more fun when you can just make a joke out of things like this and enjoy it a lot more.

    I remember hearing that Cave Story took a lot of inspiration from Metroid, and I think that's fairly common for indie games nowadays to do. People make games because they enjoyed playing them growing up. A good example off the top of my head is 20XX, which was inspired a lot by Mega Man X.

    I think visiting more museums in my life could be cool, but they're definitely not the kind of thing I'd do alone. I'd definitely wanna go with friends or go with my parents.

    I've definitely done that before, removing myself from someone's life because I felt it was better for them. I don't think I've really looked back with regret because I think I'm at a point now in my life where I'm happy with the people I'm with, but it is always a difficult thing to do. I probably wouldn't condone it to other people now, looking back, haha. I had a friend of mine recently just completely disconnect from me (and several other people, I later found out) and I never got a reason for it. I still think about it occasionally, and it's been about a couple months since it happened. I still see them replying to other people's posts though, so they show up in my feed on social media every so often.

    I don't imagine the storage problem would be that big of a deal, would it? You could just pick up a bigger SD card? Reminds me of my computer right now, since I have so many games uninstalled on it since I just have a lack of space. It's sort of like if I want to pick up a new game I'll have to uninstall four others, haha.
    I understand how you feel, a lot of people forget when my birthday is or just group it in with Christmas so it feels like it doesn't matter at all. I've had people recently tell me they'll remember (and they have, actually) and it means a lot to me. Hearing my boyfriend say he wants to celebrate it as its own event for me has always made me really happy.
    Strangely enough, I remember Mr. House putting up no fight, but I definitely died to Caesar multiple times. There was just a lot going on in the room you have to fight him in.

    Yeahhhh, the first time I tried drinking I did that, I think that's an easy mistake to make. At first I didn't think I liked this one drink because I was taking too large of sips, and once I started to relax on it I enjoyed it way more. I usually just enjoy stuff with lower alcohol content and even though I'd joke about getting drunk or whatever, I can't ever see myself consuming alcohol quickly. I'll have a glass or a can over the course of 2 hours, thank you very much.~

    Sure, I don't mind. I just don't think we'd use it for much. If you'd like to, I wouldn't be against it. My code should be SW-4784-9582-5109, and the name should be under こうり, let me know if those are wrong.
  8. ZeoStar
    June 24th, 2021 7:16 PM
    ZeoStar
    Oh hey guess what, I had actually had my first drink. It was a wedding party, didn't plan on drinking because i didn't care much for it. But someone was like "hey try this it's really good stuff" and I chugged it like water. (Not realizing wait I'm supposed sip this, proceeded to hurt my stomach too). It didn't even effect me much. Felt pretty chilled out after.

    Uh anyways I came to mention do you want to exchange switch friend codes? It's totally okay if you don't. But I should ask because I exchanged codes with people I've talked with for way less.
  9. ZeoStar
    June 22nd, 2021 7:36 PM
    ZeoStar
    Games Done Quick is always for charity, correct? If so, I might throw a small donation this year. I have never donated towards a stream or on a patreon. It turns me away when a YouTuber locks content behind a patreon. I drift from channel to channel, and when I discover I can't even see the best content unless I pay, it confuses me. Wouldn't you prefer to show your absolute best content for free as a way to keep viewers attention? Or maybe I'm getting it wrong, and these YouTubers are trying to say "If you want more of me, you can get more through optional payment". I might be going on a tangent, if it seems like it I apologize.

    It's okay. You've likely been one of the only people I've ever bought this up with. I mean I even try to see humor out of it and make stuff like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F7xdmZxkDk to share around my small circle.

    I hadn't really thought of it that way, but yeah I guess Metroid was the pioneer. There likely wouldn't be things like Cave Story if Metroid hadn't been made way back then. Then again it makes me wonder if Metroid was really the pioneer, because who knows. There might have been some awkward obscure atari game that the creators of Metroid took inspiration from. Donkey Kong seems like it was inspired by Space Panic. And it's okay, I do silly things with my alarms sometimes. I set them at random intervals through the night. Thanks! I'm actually pretty restless about my birthday right now. Not restless in a bad way, it's just excitement. I know it'll be a good day.

    I'm glad you had fun on the museum trip. I was about to ask which kind, but then saw the mention about maritime. We live near a bunch of museums and it's something I enjoy. Even though my dad is no longer with us, I still went to breakfast with my other family members, it was fun too.

    I see. I've cut people off due to anxiety related purposes. I've had moments of thinking that my presence isn't wanted, and that by removing myself from the other person it's better that way. It's followed by peace of mind and sometimes a semblance of regret.

    So on another note, my older brother was going to get me the 3DS version of Dragon Quest 8. Sadly, my 2DS only has a storage of 18,000 blocks and Dragon Quest 8 is 28,000. He got me the new Pokemon Snap game instead and I'm greatly enjoying it. There's a mobile version of Dragon Quest 8, but they removed voice acting which is no fun. Never cared much about gifts or getting money anyways. I mean I don't complain, but whenever I receive a "happy birthday" i just feel immensely happy from that alone. I don't really except people to remember so i always feel a little flustered. Oh and I actually made progress in new vegas, the farthest I've ever gotten. I'm running independent and I'm going to end up saving every tribe. I tried to kill mr house and failed miserably. Same with ceaser. I marched in thinking "this is going to be an easy assassination" and they tore me to shreds.
  10. Setsuna
    June 22nd, 2021 4:55 PM
    Setsuna
    That's usually how I feel looking at a GDQ schedule. There are those certain games that interest me. Cave Story 3D is just the 3DS version with upgraded graphics, I think I mentioned that a while ago when talking about what options there were for you to play it.

    Oh, I'm sorry to hear. Seems good that you're able to start eating other things again though.

    In terms of Metroidvanias, I think that gameplay aspect is what they aim for when pushing the player forward. I think it's just something to expect of the genre, especially because it's the approach that Metroid takes, as a pioneer of the genre. A lot of games in the same genre would want to adopt that style because it's part of what makes Metroid charming for some people.

    I think there's a lot of stuff to be interested in from that presentation, there was some neat stuff in there. Funnily enough, I got woken up today by the alarm I set for the presentation, since I forgot to turn it off from last Tuesday. Happy birthday in advance, as well! Hope it goes great for you.

    Since father's day has already past, I went to a museum with my parents for it, since we have a maritime museum here and that's the kind of thing my dad's interested in. I got to walk along the beach and take photos inside and outside the museum and it was a good time.

    I've sort of had that feeling before, thinking of people I used to know online or even in person who I just haven't talked to in so many years, or we've lost contact. If I'm being honest, I've disconnected myself from a lot of people, so I'm sure I've become that person for them, if they care enough to think about me haha. I stumbled across an old friend's post where he detailed the people he met and one of them was me, and it was nice to hear what he thought of me and how we got to meet. So yeah, I guess I've gone through that.
  11. ZeoStar
    June 15th, 2021 7:55 PM
    ZeoStar
    Our trip is delayed until the end of July, so I might watch some of it. 100% for Majora's Mask interests me. But it's also no source. I didn't know about a 3D cave story until I looked at this list. It doesn't look charming. I would still try it.

    I changed my mind. I'm collecting everything in Mega Man 7. Right now I have the Rush Jet and almost all letters. As a side note, even if I wanted, I can't just binge eat and put on weight. I have a stomach disease. It would make me sick. Primarily I almost only eat oatmeal. This year I've been able to start eating other foods again. I had pizza for dinner.

    I see. You mean you feel driven through gameplay instead of narrative and I understand. My push comes from constant dialogue. New Vegas is perfect because there's a constant stream of dialogue. I still understand what you meant through my experience playing cave story. It was fun playing with the upgrades.

    I recalled this conversation when they showed Metroid. I'm happy for fans of the series. I did watch the presentation, I am excited for the Mario Part 1-3 mix, wario, and the zelda game&watch. My mother loves older zelda, so it would be a nice birthday gift for her. My own birthday is next wednesday.

    It's nice that you've been well. Hope things continue going smoothly. There's also father's day coming up. Do you have anything nice planned? It's always fun to try new games, especially socially.

    Lately I really started missing an old friend. for some reason this feeling came out of nowhere. https://www.pokecommunity.com/converse.php?u=683473&u2=694894. I feel he'll probably never log on again (judging by the date of these conversations). I started thinking about it recently though. Have you gone through this feeling at all? If it's okay to ask.
  12. Setsuna
    June 15th, 2021 2:40 PM
    Setsuna
    Oh yeah, I forgot it's about time for SGDQ, thanks for the reminder and the schedule, there's some neat things on here. In terms of behaviour at conventions, I've never really run into any problems. I'm sure there are people who do dumb stuff but I'm either far away from them or it just doesn't happen in my area. In terms of the TCG stuff like Regionals, I've attended a bunch and they've all mainly been pleasant.

    I mean, I didn't dislike Breath of the Wild or anything, I think it'd be neat for Legends Arceus to take inspiration from it, but I don't want it to just copy Breath of the Wild because it would feel effortless, and like they're just trying to make another Breath of the Wild for Pokemon because BOTW sold.
    7 is mostly fine to play without picking up items, if you really wanna skip all of them I recommend just picking up the Super Adapter and the Rocket Punch.

    I think it's fine to be honest about how you feel about that stuff and express it. To be fair, while they're suggesting it, it's not really their business unless you want it to be. I can see reasons why someone would make that remark or how it could be well-intended, but I wouldn't enjoy being told something like that either.

    With Super Metroid as an example, there's the main goal of the story pretty much pushing you forward the whole time, and the feeling of progression in Metroidvanias is wonderful because you can feel every new upgrade you get, before and after you get it. If there's a ledge that's too high for you to reach, you're going to want to keep playing until you get that double jump upgrade and keep playing afterwards because you feel good about how you progressed enough to get it and new paths open for you. Speaking of Metroid, it was wonderful to see Metroid Dread finally rise from the grave after so long, since it was in development around the mid 2000s and it's the first new 2D Metroid in 19 years.

    I'm doing alright I suppose, not a whole lot has been happening with me but I've been getting into more games with different people and it's been nice to have something to do a lot of the time. On the topic of Metroid Dread I got to watch the E3 direct with my boyfriend this morning, and it was a nice start to the day since there was some neat stuff in there.
  13. ZeoStar
    June 14th, 2021 6:59 PM
    ZeoStar
    I started watching Attack on Titan. I'm having so much fun with it, and I think the animation is beautiful. I'm currently using an English dub. And god i'm so sorry, i skimmed the last message and realized I might have spoiled something with Xenoblade. I got caught up in the excitement of speaking about it. A wave of guilt hit me.

    Looks like there's a games done quick event coming up on July 4th if your interested in the stream. https://gamesdonequick.com/schedule and here's the schedule if you want to look at it. I immediately saw Mega Man X which is neat. Hopefully this isn't a weird question, but how was the behavior at these conventions? I've heard stories I've found unsettling and it turns me off from ever going to a larger one. Not a fan of large gatherings anyways. If I notice a lack of security I immediately get really bad anxiety. There was a shooting at my school in 2018 (bringing this up so you get where I'm coming from, and so I don't sound crazy). Hope you had fun at the TGC convention. How was it?

    How would you feel about Legends of Arceus taking inspiration from Breath of the Wild? If I remember correctly, your opinion on breath of the wild wasn't high. However I think it could be super cool having ideas put into practice with Pokemon. I wasn't a huge fan of the side quests in Breath of the Wild. Like, comparing them to New Vegas, they felt so dull. Yeah I pretty much only truly cared about Dragon Quest and that had its own presentation before E3. There wasn't much about Mega Man beside some sort of mobile game. I think it would be fun if they did something crazy, like if Mega Man 12 Wily and Light switched roles and you had to fight Mega Man at the end. That...will probably never happen, but fun to think about. Is Mega Man 7 going to be painfully difficult if I skip item collecting? I don't even want to turn the game on anymore because I'm dreading hunting everything. Part of me wants to get it over with so I can experience the other entries in the series.

    We were doing a family thing this weekend, and a family friend decided to tell me "I think you should eat more meat". I let loose with how I thought about this. I wouldn't go up to somebody and tell them "I think you should eat less". Nothing good comes out of making comments like this, all you do is make the other person self conscious about something they likely are already aware of. Also it's insensitive to make a comment on someone else's body in the first place. It wasn't much of an argument because he quickly changed the subject. I've done tons of volunteer work. It's something I feel somewhat proud of (some of it anyways, some stuff I just wasn't good at).

    I have mixed feelings about that. I can't imagine being motivated in a game where there's no dialogue or story incentive to push me forward. Even Pokemon has something, with the rival always being prevalent. I loved Metal Gear and The Last Of Us because they had 30-40 minute cutscenes frequently. Sometimes I hear "If you like cutscenes so much, why not just watch a movie". It's a simple answer. Movies aren't interactive.

    Random question, but how have you been doing, if you don't mind me asking? Thanks for logging on and keeping up with these messages.
  14. Setsuna
    June 14th, 2021 4:22 PM
    Setsuna
    Attack on Titan is one of those mainstream shows you hear gets a lot of attention. I personally know nothing about it, it's not my kind of show. But I can tell you right now that pretty much all of anime is Japanese animation, and you're going to be relying on subtitles watching anime pretty much no matter what show it is. Love Live does have an English dub though, if you're curious.

    I've never been able to attend any events like that in person, but honestly I'm not sure how much I'd be interested. Usually when the schedules go up I just watch any of the runs that I'm personally interested in, so attending for a full day would probably comprise of me watching a lot of runs of games I've never played or seen before. I've been to a few cons though, since you mentioned those, and plenty of stuff like Regional Championships for the Pokemon TCG. Cons are tons of fun.
    I think if a game incorporated all of the regions, it would have to add a lot more to those regions to make it worthwhile. I'd love to see some sort of MMO where that's the case, because I think a game like that is where that idea could really thrive. Having lots of open maps like that with a lot of quests to do or things like that, and doing things with other people sounds like a lot of fun. It's a total dream scenario and I wouldn't ever see it happening, but... Legends Arceus was kinda like that for me too, so hey.

    I usually don't watch E3, but my boyfriend does so I've been interested in hearing what he thinks of it and any announcements he's excited for. I'm pretty sure when they announced 11 it was out of the blue, especially with how long it had been since 10, which kinda adds to the charm of that I guess.
    Yeah, I played a few hours of Skyrim but just didn't go back to it cause I didn't have the time. A couple people told me how good the Sneak stat was so I decided against relying on it.

    I think everyone does, I've been in the process of picking myself up from one of those points where I'd look in the mirror and feel ugly. Maybe it's not the most helpful advice but I think the more you go through it, the more you notice about how you think about things and what actions give you what feelings, and you can unpack it from there. Take everything one step at a time and it's fine to build up confidence in yourself over a long period of time. Been working on mine for about 2.5 years and all I can say is I'm better than before.

    The opening cutscene for Super Metroid is like, the entirety of its plot, after that it's pretty much over, besides short dialogue-less cutscenes near the very end of the game, pretty much right before and after the final boss fight.
    I've got no interest in history at all really, I pretty much always dreaded taking it in school, but seeing it incorporated into games or stuff because people are passionate about it is very neat to me. That's really sweet of him though, to meet with you like that and to want to talk to you, people like that are nice to have in your life.
  15. ZeoStar
    June 10th, 2021 5:37 PM
    ZeoStar
    If you are interested in soundtracks, Attack on Titan and Xenoblade X have the same composer. If I were to watch an anime, it would be Attack on Titan. (Maybe very soon). I've heard good things about it. I appreciate that you threw the recommendation for Love Live. I wouldn't totally write that off either, but it was...kind of rough considering I had almost never seen Japanese animation. Also I don't know if Love Live had an english dub, but I'm not accustomed to relying on subtitles either. You can recruit Shulk if you have the expansion pass, but...I'm kind of glad I didn't. There's a rather big fan service spot in Chapter 10 and I don't know how it would play out if you have Shulk in your party. It might be removed entirely, or it might be confusing. (basically your supposed to be listening to his fight with zanza through a portal, and it would be really, really goofy if he was standing there in your party).

    Thank you for the link. I'll check it out. "The Completionist" YouTube channel just did a Cave Story video, if you follow him you might be interested. (But it's a 25 minute video, so I won't link it). I see the speedrun you linked is under an hour, I know Cave Story isn't a long game, but I find that incredible. I guess maybe there's a way to skip certain areas. Also have you gotten to attend any events such as Games Done Quick in person? I always felt like it would be a neat experience, yet not one I could foresee myself ever doing. The only thing I've ever attended was a small comic con. I don't remember much about it, other than liking the food. How would you feel about a game incorporating all the regions? I don't see this ever happening, especially with every passing generation adding more and more regions. We also haven't had multiple regions since Gen 2/4. Yet it's still something I see in discussion fairly often. Also I didn't know you were a fan of the Sun/Moon art style. My favorite style is GSC because it sort of reminds me of a coloring book scheme.

    Are you going to watch E3? Looks like I'll miss this one, since i'll be doing something with my family around that time. I'm not sure how they go about announcing the Mega Man titles (if they use E3 or if it's out of the blue), but it would be cool to see something regarding Mega Man 12. Took a slight pause from Mega Man because I've continued my never ending cycle of starting and not finishing Fallout: New Vegas. I started a new file again because it's been 7 months. I'm thinking about just using guns and explosives and trying to brute force my way through. If you ever get into Skyrim, which I remember you mentioning having on a backlog, the sneak stat completely destroys that entire game. Once it hits a certain number, you can crouch right in front of enemies and they won't see you.

    More than any job (or anything in the world for that matter), I wish I could learn self acceptance. I keep it private so I probably don't come off that way, but I'm constantly picking traits of myself that I wish could be different. (Personality wise and physically). As a small example, looking at myself and instantly feeling discomfort because I feel my arms are too skinny. It sucks, and seeps into things like trying to fill out these job applications. Because I gut myself with self disdain.

    That's interesting that's it's not plot heavy. I remember turning on Super Metroid and seeing a long intro. But thanks for the warning. I'm not going to totally turn something away because it doesn't have a plot. (I mean I still like Pokemon). Not sure if your into the subject of history at all? But that's sort of why I find Fallout appealing. And I guess it's different learning it here. The U.S as an independent nation is less than 250 years old. I took a single college semester of history and learned our entire story in a few months...We had to take a course on getting warmed up and introduced to college, and my professor was a much older man, turns out he was an American Sniper who fought in Vietnam during the 1970's. He was the nicest and most encouraging person I had ever met. Sometimes he would even ask to meet with me privately to make sure my other classes were going okay, sometimes he would even open up and tell stories. (although they were really brutal).