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Video Games General

Discussion in 'General' started by Smuthunter, Mar 25, 2017.

  1. Digital_Devil

    Digital_Devil Attack and dethrone [YHVH]

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    Lusat's Staff and the Azur Glinstone Staff are two of the best in the game. For early game, until you can grab either of those, the Meteorite staff is really good for Rock Sling and Gravity spells while the Demi-Human Queen's Staff is good for general use around mid game (I think you need to be at the Altus Plateau to get it) until you get either of the initial staffs. The Carian staffs tend to reduce cast speed and/or mana cost for Carian spells and one of the staffs specifically buffs Carian Slicer (which is a really good close range spell that casts very quickly) and the other sword spells. I consider it one of the better sorcery buffs since you can't always hang back and the damage boost is really good. There's only one sorcery that needs Arcane and that's the Oracular Bubble spell at 18 Arc but it's not super great. Outside a handful that need Faith (Briars and Fire sorceries mostly) it's pretty much just pumping Int and Mind.
     
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  2. NameOrdane

    NameOrdane Lurker: The Socially Awkward

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    That one's actually in the weeping peninsula, in the the demi-human ruins. Unless I'm thinking of a very similar staff. But yeah, thanks for the recommendations. Carian slicer is such a good spell, I'll get that passive.
     
  3. Anonnermus

    Anonnermus UnDedicated Lurker

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    Would'a been nice if we could put the sorcery AoW's on staves though. I'd love to have Carian Grandeur on my scepter.
     
  4. Velk

    Velk wannabe Master Of Death

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    Just an FYI for people, Persona 5 Royal is available for pre-order on the switch store.
     
  5. Rakdos92

    Rakdos92 Goosh Goosh

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    The recent discussion about strategy gamers being too coddled and arrogant at the same time and how strategy games tend to handhold the player to make it possible for them to win gave me sort-of an idea:
    Basically, it's a RTS game in the american Civil War where you are the general and a unit on the battlefield. The central idea behind it is Fog of War and delayed information. I made a very rough sketch of it:
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    The gameplay is basically three layers: The area you can see and consequently issue commands, the area in reach for your messengers (which allows you to see echoes of your units there and issue commands. Better hope the messenger arrives in time.), and the area beyond that which is controlled by your appointed leaders, NCOs and COs alike. I have some rough ideas how this whole thing can play out. For example, you can decide to stay behind on a hill for better overview or you can decide to lead from the front, leaving this whole commanding thing to your other units. Obviously that runs the risk of losing your PC and forces you to restart.
    The enemy runs on the same system, meaning that you could for example target their messengers and either kill them or give different orders than what the enemy wanted.

    There's stuff like using balloons to uncover the fog of war, issueing horses to your messengers, and I'm sure there's more you can do with that kind of setup.

    So, what do you all think? Box-bomb, "the Dark Souls of RTS", or some fresh air in that genre?
     
  6. Nervaqus987

    Nervaqus987 Experienced.

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    So, Staff wise the Meteor Staff you pick up in Caelid is really good and boosts gravity spells. Rock Throw is already really strong and only gets stronger. You can't upgrade it though, but it's more than enough to carry you through the mid game.

    After the Meteor Staff, the big choice tends to be between Azur's/Lusat's Staff and the Carian Regal Scepter(Rennala's). Lusat's staff boosts offensive spells but makes them cost more, Azur's makes spells faster but cost more. Rennala's is just big scaling and boosts Full Moon spells(which is like, two spells in the entire game?).

    It's mostly a preference thing as to which you use. I like the Carian Regal Scepter more as a generalist tool. I've heard people swear by Lusat's damage buffing, but sorcery is crazy powerful and I don't generally feel the need for the extra damage.
     
  7. SwiftRosenthal

    SwiftRosenthal Connoisseur.

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    That's Manga Mundi, and it was a disaster.
     
  8. heralding_bubble

    heralding_bubble Bloody idiot

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    GTA VI leak stuff



     
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  9. heralding_bubble

    heralding_bubble Bloody idiot

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  10. Velk

    Velk wannabe Master Of Death

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    For Persona 5 Royal, what is the earliest point that one could start NG+?

    Since it is semi-recent (It released early final quarter 2019, ignoring that it is basically an updated release of an older game) and it is coming out on Switch next month (just less than a month away!), generalize statements would be nice for those who wish to remain unspoiled or the answer in a spoiler.
     
  11. Persona4Dan

    Persona4Dan I trust you know where the happy button is?

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    I'm pretty sure the earliest point is after Sae's Casino Palace.
     
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