Googleshng - February 6 '03- 2:00 Eastern Standard Time
The sort of battle best settled with natural 20s.
You mentioned you thought youve played just about
everything in d&d, just made me snort a little. I
think it is possible youve played a character with at
least a level or 2 of every class, that is within the
realms of possibility, but if we are talking about D&D
3rd edition its a rather ridiculous statement. Between
being able to play a single class to level 20, or make
any smattering of multiclass combinations, or add a
prestige class to a single class or to a multi-class
character youve got characters out the wazoo you
havent played. Add to that the 6 different specialties
a wizard can have, the psionic warrior and psion
alternate classes (and there are 6 different psions,
each based on a main attribute) and youve got a heck
of a lot of combinations. We havent even started
talking races yet, with potentially damn near any race
in the monster's manual a playable character race, not
to mention a number of templates found in the back of
the monster's manual, and the standard races
themselves I find it a ludicrous statement to say
youve even conceived of more than half of the possible
combinations that you could have played as.
D&D is the greatest rpg, especially now with new d20
flavor. Only problem is finding a group to play with.
PS- Savage Species looks awesome
PPS- You should tell people to go download the new
matrix animatrix. Its fantastic.
PPPS- Maybe I shouldve ranted less about d&d and asked
some of these questions, but how do you feel about .hack?
OK, first of all, no. There's really only so many types of character you can honestly make in a given
setting no matter what permutations of races and classes there may be. I mean, if your definition of playing
every type of character includes every possible multi-class possibility you might as well say I can't say
I've played just about everything if I haven't rolled every possible set of stats or taken every possible
combination of skills.
Also, if D&D is the best RPG you've ever played, you need to shop around. It's a 30 year old game that
grew out of an add-on to a tabletop war game, and hasn't really changed all that much since it came about.
It's poorly balanced, lacks any rules for many situations, has very few ways to really customize your
characters, and there really isn't all that much variety to the system of combat. Now, I'm not saying
that D&D is the worst game out there or anything. I'm just saying the only thing it REALLY has going for
it that a dozen other games don't and thensome is the an established player base. Just about everyone
who has ever played a paper RPG knows the rules to D&D and likely has access to the books.
Moving on though, I don't really have much of an opinion on .hack at all. The concept of an RPG based on
MMORPGs by way of an anime series just doesn't work for me. Oh, and speaking of .hack...
U Spellin' AWFUL!
Google,I 'member u tellin' someone that asked about .hack//sighn that it was
a manga/anime/game. U'd said to them that it don't matter anyway 'cause we
wouldn't be gettin' to see the anime. Well,then y is .hack//sighn now on
Saturdays at 3:00 on Toonami? U probably jus' han't gotten the 411 yet. But,
I's jus' curius.
First of all, I never said anything remotely like that, in light of the fact that any anime series worth
mention always gets translated by someone. Second off, I'm always well aware of everything the Cartoon
Network plans to air, due to the fact that just about everyone I know always remembers to keep me abreast
of such news, while always forgetting that my cable company doesn't carry it, and I'd have to violate
environmental laws to get a satelite dish.
I have been watching RPGamer expand from since I found out about it several years ago - I am amazed with your all work, however, I am curious to know if guys and gals have heard anything about the US Release [if there is one] for the War of Genesis & Magna Carta rpgs series? From what I've seen of the artwork and screenshots from gameplay - the games look totally badass!! If you find anything can you let me know? Thanx.
There are no plans for a U.S. release of any of those at this time unfortunately.
Console Vs. PC
I just finished playing through Breath of Fire 2 (snes, yes I am behind
in the times). How does it compare to the GBA version besides the graphics?
I never finished Bof1 so when Nina is talking to her great great great . . .
grandmother (Nina from 1) and finds out that she married out of the clan,
does that mean she married Ryu (from 1)? Oh, and is Patty really Yua? I
suppose that would explain the "bat" wings.
What's your opinion on porting console games to PC? I've always prefered
it t while my friends have cringed at the thought (they're hard core console
types). I know that PC RPGs and console RPGs tend to target different
crowds, but I've always had a relatively powerful computer, so I played both
FF7 and FF8 on PC. Except for FFXI, is there any chance any other game will
By the way, what's the puzzle game you've been playing. Is it anything
like the 7th Guest (have you ever even heard of it?)
Uh, the GBA ports of the BoF games are straight ports with no changes.
As far as Console games being ported to PCs and vice versa, you pretty much said it yourself. You've got
two fairly unrelated demographics, thus lousy marketability, thus such ports tend not to happen unless
someone's milking a truckload of hype.
Your third question I'll have to save for these quickies, but no, it's not at all like the 7th Guest.
The 1940s? Shiver me timbers! There be ye wrong, matey... just like
"booty", "swag" be havin' a proud history in the language of pirates, the
original! men! of the sea! Listen to "Fight For Your Right To Plunder" by
The Scurvy Pirates, or just purchase (or pirate (har)) any of the classic
Monkey Island games and you're sure to run into some swag.
The return of "swag" into casual usage, especially by gamers, is a proud
acknowledgement of our Buccaneer American heritage, and anyone who disagrees
can feel free to walk the plank. Yarr... the only cheese at sea be the
mighty navigator Ignatius Cheese.
I need a grog.
~Captain "Fishhook" Karl
Dagnabit. Now I want to play Vandal Hearts. "Gwrah!"
"Like Power Rangers morphing into that giant robot of doom that always seems to be able to pull off so much more than its component robots, Square and Enix will shortly merge at the sound of that weird green flute, in order to unleash gaming goodness on the world at large."
Man that brings me back... *thinks back to early 90's*
Anyway, I remember a few weeks before the release of Pokemon Gold and Silver, you assigned everybody a version based on their birthdays. With Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire just a month away, what is your mandate this time? Since I already preordered Sapphire, I'd really appreciate it if you could assign Sapphire to odd-numbered birthday people. Thanks.
Sure! "So it is written, so it be done!" and all that jazz.