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[Combat Level 72 | Total Level 1123 | 127 Quest Points] Ghosts Ahoy done. Next up is either Tai Bwo Wanai Trio or Lost Tribe.

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[Level 358 | Mains: Pharah, Moira, Reinhardt]

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☆★★★★ Wanted Skins: Ana (Cabana), Ashe (Safari), Bastion (Dune Buggy), D.Va (Wave Racer), Doomfist (Formal), Junkrat (Beachrat), Mei (Pajamei), Mercy (Winged Victory), Moira (Scientist), Reaper (Soldier 24), Sombra (Tulum), Torbjorn (Zhang Fei), Wrecking Ball (High Roller), Zarya (Xuanwu), Zenyatta (Fastball)
[Act 5 Mission 1] I didn't even get to fight Ryota ;_;

Updated about 2 days ago

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(U) Unfinished ?No significant accomplishments.     (B) Beaten ?The main objective has been accomplished. Usually marked by the defeat of a final boss and/or viewing of credits.     (C) Completed ?For games which are 100% done. All extras and modes have been unlocked and finished. All significant items have been collected.
6 (U)
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50% of Unfinished
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253 (B)
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Wishlist  9 ?         Top-Rated  43 ?????         Master Runs  6 (M)
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about 1 week ago

Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
I have gone back and forth about it too. I did it a lot as a kid, then started seeing what kind of impact it had on the industries, so I stopped, and that was justified by how much love it was getting via services like VC, but after being burned so hard on how that worked out, I no longer feel badly about it. I've put in more than my fair share of time and money towards the things I've wanted, and, as a consumer, have "spoken with my dollar." But the companies don't seem to mind fucking me out of my money, so I feel less guilty about it. When they come out in more stable environments (NES/SNES Classic, for example), I buy them, but I also know that I will never see a SNES classic with Illusion of Gaia, or a N64 classic with Mischief Makers, and there's only one way to play those if the carts are ungodly expensive. I'm sorry, but I refuse to pay some troll $250 for a game that's out of box with no instructions, who has likely swapped the cart at some point in its life anyway. CIB/Sealed, however? Totally understandable.

It's funny that you say "people smarter than you" but I honestly think that anyone could probably come in and revise them better than they are now. I feel like most of what's established was based on this ancient precedent that really doesn't apply any longer, like most things in this world. Without getting too political/religious, I look at marriage laws: they made sense back in the old days where man and woman was the forefront, but it's 2019 now, couples are more diverse than ever before. You don't think the world should change to reflect that? It's been my experience that things that resist change typically collapse.

I couldn't agree more with that last paragraph. I trust my own ethics, and know that, to the best of my ability, I will do what's right. I don't judge people who do or don't, but my personal thought has always been "if you are able to reasonably acquire a game to play it in a manner that makes sense, then you should do that." In the candy bar scenario: if a Snickers costs a dollar at the store, then there's no reason to steal it. But, if someone buys all the Snickers in the world, jacks the prices up to $100 a bar, tells you that you can only buy and eat them with special gloves, and eats half, well... my only hope is you don't get caught lol.
about 1 week ago

Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Haha thanks for letting me know. I like the idea of repro carts because of ROMs tending to be a bit overwhelming (I have a Raspberry Pi fitted with RetroPie, and every game I could ever dream of playing, and more). They're nice in theory, and especially for a "try before you buy" scenario, but if I can own it physically somehow, I want to. Part of me wants to do a repro and the original Japanese cart, simply to make sure that the money reaches the devs somehow.

It's a real struggle man, wanting to play all the games I do, and some of those games not being translated for my incompetent self to read.
about 2 weeks ago

Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Haha I'm the same way! I actually gave up on Oblivion because I would do so much other shit I didn't even remember why I was questing in the first place (gates? what are those?).

I've heard a few people say the same thing, and I'm following this rule to a T, minus one thing: if I see a side quest that has the next set of armor, I'm also doing those, because being under equipped in this game is incredibly detrimental, especially as a tank. I've thought about buying armor to compensate for that, but I just outgrow it so quickly it makes it such a waste of gil, so I think this balance works quite nicely.

Yeah the goal will be if I beat it, and any expansions I decide to play, if I'm still interested in playing then, I'll go back and beat all those level 1-10 quests I skipped in Limsa Lominsa, or better yet, train up another job. It'll ensure I get what I want out of the game without burning myself out.

Oh my god, yes. This is making me want to play it again, and this is EXACTLY why I don't finish my backlog lol. I had a similar build in the OG FFT, for Agrias (who was and is arguably my favorite character). I completed her training in Holy Knight, then moved her to a Monk to max that before switching her back to a holy knight. She had these skills that were out of this world good, and then the passives and reactives from the monk meant that a) she had a 2% chance of being hit on the front and sides, 3% from behind b) if the hit WAS going to land, another skill would activate that would let her strike first. She was untouchable and broken af. I'm sure it would work with anyone who had a high P.Atk stat and training with the monk, but it was hysterical watching her march in the middle of a bunch of people and just wreck house. AGRIAS THE GODDESS.
about 3 weeks ago

Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
[Link] Here's mine!

This is why I want to get moving on this content. I can't justify buying any expansions if I can't even get through the main content, but I'm getting there! Slowly but surely getting there. I'm a little over halfway through the 2.0 stuff heading to take on Titan now. This is further than I've ever been, so I'm pretty excited to see all new stuff. I've got a lot of catch up to do though: once 2.0 is done, I've got four patches of content to do, plus all the expansions and patched content. The good news is that I've found a way to just do the quests that unlock or open new stuff without doing ALL of the side stuff (yet... the completionist in me always wants to take over), and that's been helping a LOT.

BRUH I DID THE SAME SHIT! I loved my Assassins and Snipers and my squad rolled DEEP with them. Fuck the Banga'a and the Moogles when you got a whole team of Viera. Though I think I did keep one moogle for the engineer class or something. Tinkerer maybe? It was fun as well.
about 4 weeks ago

Herald of Bak'laag: 500+ unfinished games
Confused: Playing 10+ games at once
Awww yiss son. Let's fuck some shit up together. Bring whomever. At this point, I only care about the story, so it doesn't have to be "experienced" in the same way. Whatever gets me to that sweet, sweet Ivalice content.

Honestly, I just can't wait to use my Fantasia potions to change into a Viera or a Ronso. I'll do Ronso if they keep the gender locks, or a male Viera if they remove them. I also want that gunblade class in my life ASAP.