2018-09-21 19:36:26.807869-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Ah
2018-09-21 19:36:28.870897-07:00 austnaile I have gone diving into a wiki several times but I have not played any of the actual games
2018-09-21 19:36:39.042015-07:00 needlesslyVerbose I owned both the one with Lyn and Ike's first game
2018-09-21 19:36:49.760489-07:00 needlesslyVerbose But only got like 1/4th into each of them, couldn't really get into it
2018-09-21 19:36:51.452834-07:00 austnaile I think the most bland character is robin
2018-09-21 19:37:13.874499-07:00 austnaile the player character from fire awakening
2018-09-21 19:37:19.936656-07:00 austnaile fire emblem awakening
2018-09-21 19:37:46.951353-07:00 austnaile from what I have seen the character comes off a bit too much of a mary sue
2018-09-21 19:37:59.537639-07:00 austnaile the other characters seem to be kind of hopeless without robin present
2018-09-21 19:38:19.012487-07:00 austnaile and then at the end the game pulls a rather dumb twist for a tactics game
2018-09-21 19:38:19.156490-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Just from tangential discussion in the Smash subreddit, I've heard similar things about Corrin
2018-09-21 19:38:28.372030-07:00 austnaile corrin has the same problem
2018-09-21 19:38:48.894403-07:00 austnaile robin and corrin are "avatars" meaning they are supposed to literally be the player character
2018-09-21 19:38:58.480371-07:00 austnaile hence the character being either male or female
2018-09-21 19:39:03.141940-07:00 austnaile and everything happens around them
2018-09-21 19:39:33.889276-07:00 austnaile except in fire emblem fates, corrin's game, there is plenty of actual stuff going on and actual other characters
2018-09-21 19:39:54.940349-07:00 austnaile so corrin's character gets a lot of help from the other characters
2018-09-21 19:40:29.416566-07:00 austnaile and corrin also has an actual character motivation
2018-09-21 19:40:30.613014-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Is that not the case in Awakening?
2018-09-21 19:40:44.904489-07:00 austnaile robin has "I have amnesia therefore I will help these people that were nice to me"
2018-09-21 19:40:47.148759-07:00 needlesslyVerbose I know there's Lucina and Chrom at least
2018-09-21 19:41:17.323399-07:00 needlesslyVerbose I was referring to the help from other characters, but yeah the amnesia thing I could see being an issue
2018-09-21 19:41:26.112779-07:00 austnaile there is certainly character development in all of the games I just think fates does a better job as it has a more robust setting and character cast
2018-09-21 19:53:18.583434-07:00 eldritch okay, I've got like, part of a deck done
2018-09-21 19:53:28.349815-07:00 eldritch I got too many cards, gotta decide what to whittle
2018-09-21 19:58:12.681360-07:00 austnaile my deck is done
2018-09-21 19:58:15.831325-07:00 austnaile its quite weird
2018-09-21 19:58:17.987279-07:00 austnaile but its done
2018-09-22 10:06:31.899638-07:00 eldritch hey yall
2018-09-22 10:17:11.909762-07:00 needlesslyVerbose 'lo people
2018-09-22 10:33:39.814930-07:00 eldritch hey eric
2018-09-22 10:36:04.549110-07:00 needlesslyVerbose I lost another pokemon in my Black Nuzlocke
2018-09-22 10:36:20.244894-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Past the third gym and down to 3 functional party members
2018-09-22 10:36:36.457913-07:00 eldritch oof
2018-09-22 10:36:37.734625-07:00 needlesslyVerbose This game has a rough opening
2018-09-22 10:37:00.844888-07:00 needlesslyVerbose I thought my evolved, defense-focused bug could handle a Dwebble
2018-09-22 10:37:13.093226-07:00 needlesslyVerbose It did almost no damage, so I figured a potion would be fine
2018-09-22 10:37:23.202832-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Then it got 5 hits on a super effective Rock Blast
2018-09-22 10:37:42.998973-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Related note, I don't know why the hell it learns Rock Blast at level 5
2018-09-22 10:38:12.039045-07:00 needlesslyVerbose It does 50-125 damage and has 90 accuracy this gen
2018-09-22 10:38:20.086611-07:00 needlesslyVerbose It's like one of the best rock moves
2018-09-22 10:38:53.463784-07:00 needlesslyVerbose And Dwebble doesn't learn a rock move other than that which does over 50 damage for another like 30 levels
2018-09-22 10:39:22.252959-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Anyway, the next route is split into 3 sub-areas
2018-09-22 10:39:32.231707-07:00 needlesslyVerbose So I can finally get some damn party members
2018-09-22 10:40:11.680492-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Unfortunately, I also generally do my best to not re-use pokemon from previous runs
2018-09-22 10:40:31.031732-07:00 needlesslyVerbose The most common pokemon in upcoming areas, Sandile and Yamask, I've both used already
2018-09-22 10:41:49.303745-07:00 needlesslyVerbose I'm actually thinking of repelling all the way to the third area, hoping I get a Sandile in Yamask territory, repelling back to the first area, then coming back to the second area
2018-09-22 10:42:01.711534-07:00 needlesslyVerbose It has the best chance of getting new Pokemon
2018-09-22 13:56:14.346352-07:00 mhoff howdy
2018-09-22 14:02:29.399222-07:00 mhoff brb
2018-09-22 14:06:06.436748-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Oh hey not-here-anymore-Matt
2018-09-22 15:22:21.955324-07:00 austnaile hello
2018-09-22 15:22:31.178369-07:00 needlesslyVerbose 'lo Angus
2018-09-22 15:32:29.578947-07:00 eldritch hey all I'm gonna stream some fear
2018-09-22 16:34:37.582747-07:00 eldritch zach I'm about to show iri Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
2018-09-22 17:03:34.120971-07:00 CaptainsLogBeta Zach Reizner: Oh that's a good one
2018-09-22 17:03:39.765727-07:00 CaptainsLogBeta Zach Reizner: Such a classic
2018-09-22 17:30:21.347973-07:00 mhoff I return
2018-09-22 17:30:25.899927-07:00 mhoff Josh, wanna play some magic?
2018-09-22 17:30:37.020528-07:00 mhoff or alex, though he's probably busy
2018-09-22 17:45:32.353160-07:00 needlesslyVerbose 'lo Matt
2018-09-22 17:47:06.933240-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Hey random question to Matt/Zach: Assuming you come back for the holidays, would you be more free the week before or after Christmas? Or maybe Thanksgiving?
2018-09-22 17:47:47.278060-07:00 needlesslyVerbose I've been thinking I should book time off earlier this year so I don't have to work around other peoples vacations
2018-09-22 17:48:20.192363-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Still not urgent of course, got months
2018-09-22 17:48:49.690419-07:00 mhoff I'm not sure, I haven't booked a flight yet
2018-09-22 17:49:32.817008-07:00 needlesslyVerbose Fair enough
2018-09-22 17:49:35.110228-07:00 zaxcellent Neither have I
2018-09-22 17:49:47.131109-07:00 zaxcellent But thanksgiving is a no-go for this year, and most other years.
2018-09-22 17:49:51.543583-07:00 zaxcellent This year I'll be in virginia.
2018-09-22 17:50:15.430379-07:00 zaxcellent Which I have plotted using one of those big wall maps that you use for dart games in cheesy travel ads.
2018-09-22 17:50:28.964954-07:00 zaxcellent And I learned that virginia is not near Naperville.
2018-09-22 17:50:59.799374-07:00 needlesslyVerbose I don't believe you
2018-09-22 17:51:38.362559-07:00 needlesslyVerbose But I'll have to build my case (and plate tectonic shifting machine) before I can prove it
2018-09-22 18:14:02.360306-07:00 mhoff Josha nd I are in the mumble playing magic if anyone's interseted in watching/chatting
2018-09-22 19:03:57.278109-07:00 mhoff holy shit it worked
2018-09-22 19:04:13.819915-07:00 mhoff "operation: beat a motherfucker up with dinosaurs riding dinosaurs" worked
2018-09-22 19:04:42.950098-07:00 needlesslyVerbose That sounds like absolutely the best thing ever and I don't know if I actually want context
2018-09-22 19:04:48.864407-07:00 needlesslyVerbose But I'll accept it
2018-09-22 19:05:16.622039-07:00 mhoff my magic deck has like one really winning combo and it actually worked on Josh 'cause I got sorta lucky and he didn't have the right answers
2018-09-22 19:05:39.382483-07:00 mhoff but when it works I do 10 damage in a turn and that sorta stomps
2018-09-22 19:05:58.281485-07:00 mhoff because I have my one giant dinosaur ride on top of another /flying/ dinosaur
2018-09-22 19:06:16.812188-07:00 mhoff and the non-flying one does double damage to people's faces
2018-09-22 19:07:35.393333-07:00 mhoff it also then means we've got a nice little circle where zach beat me, josh beat zach, and I beat josh
2018-09-22 19:08:30.227355-07:00 austnaile give me a few minutes and I will be free to play a game
2018-09-22 19:08:40.472192-07:00 needlesslyVerbose So are you Grass, Fire, or Water?
2018-09-22 19:09:18.588116-07:00 wordlessRage MATT IS DEFINITELY FIRE
2018-09-22 19:09:24.949490-07:00 wordlessRage SINCE HE'S GOT THE MINI-AGGRO PLAN
2018-09-22 19:09:30.665053-07:00 mhoff yep
2018-09-22 19:09:38.483541-07:00 mhoff either I win early or I run out of gas and start crying
2018-09-22 19:09:44.458989-07:00 wordlessRage WHICH I GUESS MAKES ME GRASS
2018-09-22 19:12:22.692815-07:00 austnaile does anyone want to play a game against me?
2018-09-22 19:12:46.880452-07:00 mhoff I vote you play Josh and I watch
2018-09-22 19:12:59.894460-07:00 austnaile okay
2018-09-22 19:13:21.768089-07:00 austnaile should I open mumble?
2018-09-22 19:13:34.698369-07:00 mhoff he just left actually
2018-09-22 19:13:46.239870-07:00 mhoff I'm on the mumble though
2018-09-22 19:16:56.721368-07:00 wordlessRage GIVE ME A HOT SECOND
2018-09-22 19:23:04.942326-07:00 CaptainsLogBeta Zach Reizner: Dang, I am away and can not play.
2018-09-22 19:23:24.126277-07:00 CaptainsLogBeta Zach Reizner: I really need that web cockatrice client.