GLEASON'S PROFILE

Fan of the RM series since 95, even if I only ever finished something in 2k, VX, and VX Ace. Lover of pasta dishes, popcorn, and carbonated beverages.
Dogs > cats, but cats don't suck.
I'm old enough to have grown up with a rotary phone in the house.

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I'm a lefty, and I am medically tongue-tied! I had to go do speech therapy in...I think third grade? Then, when I was a teenager and went to the orthodontist, he said had he seen me when I was younger he would've sent me to have the corrective surgery (which is basically snipping the extra skin under the tongue, but...)

I still have some trouble pronouncing "sh" sounds, especially after several drinks--they tend to slur into "ss" sounds. This made going to a Catholic grade school and talking about Ash Wednesday pretty interesting.

Puzzle thread

@kentona: The birdhouse should still be 5 and a half feet off the ground, given that trees usually keep growing their tops?

@oddRABBIT: I feel like this is some sort of reference, as if this Marie Richardson person is adrift on the sea and the man wit the roguish eye is either the North Star, or a constellation to sail to safety by.

RMN Dogspotting league



I has two dogs. Correct grammar is not required when dogs are involved.

p.s. I hate it when my sister puts the bandanna on them.

Shipment and Storage services Coming from Movers and Packers

What's the going rate to transport a body to the bottom of a rock quarry? I'm...inquiring for a friend. Sure.

When do you grow up?

"Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up."
-C.S. Lewis

First Time Gamers

I remember playing regular NES with my mom when we could get her to play. She...wasn't very good at SMB3 (especially world 1-4, with the moving platforms that fell when you touched them), and would jerk the controller upwards whenever she hit the jump button as if it'd help Mario jump higher.

Bomberman, though...she was a pro at Bomberman. I swear she could clear all 50 levels in one sitting if she'd ever make the time to play for a few hours straight.

Dealing with Poison

I'd love to be able to give poison something like "20% HP loss per turn / max of 200", for example. That way it still does a considerable amount of damage to normal enemies, and it could be worthwhile, but not OP, to use it on bosses. Then you could have "Poison II" which is also 20% but caps at...say, 500. Venom, etc.

What Videogames Are You Playing Right Now?

I may or may not be taking advantage of FFXI's free login period to visit my old character and run some storyline missions. >_>

[Poll] Will you buy RPG Maker MV?

Yes I will. I'm a sucker for "new shiny maker" (as opposed to new consoles, where I usually wait 2-4 years after release til games catch my eye), and we just got a (small, but still worth it) bonus at work so that can be stashed away.

Games you hate or dislike?

Games I dislike or hate? Hrm...
FF12, 13, and 13-2.
FF12 I played an hour and set it down, it felt TOO much like a single player FFXI (which, if you could ever get past the ridiculous entry barriers of levelling in the old days, probably has the best storyline in the series).
FF13: Game over if your party leader dies? This isn't Persona, one person isn't more specialer. Also the paradigm shift glitch (full ATB bars if you wait 2 sec between switches). I also didn't care about most of the characters, and the story...ehh...Fang was cool, though, so I'll give them that.
FF13-2: What Liberty said on page 1, AND WHO THE FUCK DESIGNED THE LEVEL UPS SO YOU NEED A STRATEGY GUIDE TO NOT MISS OUT ON STATS?! Seriously I was missing over 400 MAG/STR endgame on Serah and Noel (I hated myself enough to finish it.)

Dawn of Mana: aka let's drive an awesome series into the ground. Reset to level 1 on starting each area? Yeah no thanks.

Sword of Mana: a shitty remake of one of my favorite ARPGs ever. Yeah I understand they were trying to bring it more in line with the lore of the rest of the series, but c'mon--Willy lives (he dies in the first room of the original)?!
Spoilerish:
Bogard NOT breaking his back and unlikely to ever walk again, but rather just "oh I got hurt"
It's like they turned it into a happy meal version.

Chaos Wars: Shitty grid-based crossover "SRPG". It's...BAD.
Kingdom Hearts after #1: The 1000-heartless battle SOUNDED awesome...and then you can QTE it all away. Not a fan of the post KH1 combat system alterations. Not knowledgeable enough to pick on the story.
Project X Zone: I'm sensing a pattern with crossovers, guys. They REALLY need to work on story.
Star Ocean 3: AMAZING battle system, HORRIBLE execution of what could have been a good story. Maybe it's the way it was brought up, but the big disc 2 reveal just killed it for me. Set the game down for years before I finished it.

Dragon Age: Origins: Alistair's awesome. The story wasn't... BAD, per se. But between the unwieldy, to me, combat system, TOO MANY CHOICES, and just a general sense of "not feeling it", I can't finish the game. I'm sorry, guys. I tried. I think modern WRPGs just aren't my cup of tea either.

Outside of RPGs? Pretty much every FPS ever after Goldeneye, but I have a general distaste for FPS and the whole "hyper-realistic graphics!" movement that's been going on for a bit.
I think that's most of my venting for now.

LightningLord2: Have you ever looked into the Etrian Odyssey series? They're rough, but not impossible. I remember I literally fist-pumped when I beat the boss of the second layer in EO4.