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Gaming / Re: Warhammer 40,000
« Last post by Spectere on April 22, 2019, 01:59:17 AM »
Just realized that I forgot to comment on your space bugs: I like em! I think all of the tyranid armies I've seen in person (which admittedly aren't that many) have had brown or otherwise darker chitin. The white look is pretty nifty.
Gaming / Re: 2019 games back-log
« Last post by Spectere on April 22, 2019, 01:54:58 AM »
Two games left, and so much time left in 2019...

Any idea what you're going to be playing after you get through those?
Gaming / Re: Modest Gaming Goals: 2019
« Last post by Spectere on April 22, 2019, 01:53:12 AM »
I guess you could say I've done speedrunning since the first time I saw Quake Done Quick, though I tend to do it somewhat casually. If a trick requires excessive grind to pull off (see: OoT any%) then I'm definitely not interested. Really, I'm more about self-improvement than world records, mostly since I don't have the attention span to grind a single game for that length of time.

That's the thing that I like about the marathons that my friends host: being small events they tend to be pretty casual by comparison. While finishing games swiftly is obviously encouraged, you're not really going to see many top 10 players there (aside from EnchantressOfNumbers, but she's a local and a friend).

I do get plenty of practice beforehand (and I'm taking the Hyrule Warriors thing a bit more seriously than most, as I actually do have a real shot at nailing a WR on Definitive Edition--the boards are pretty barren) and get a very solid idea of what my capabilities are before I start. Like, for their fall Extra Life 2018 event I ended up running Metroid: Zero Mission any% and just couldn't consistently nail the bomb jump timing for early Varia (2005 Ian would be so disappointed) so I changed strats and went for a slightly longer route. To be fair, I only knew that I was running that game like a week before the event, so I didn't have much time to actually get good at it again. Regardless, I still managed an acceptable time (IIRC, it was around 1:25:?? RTA and 1:15:?? in-game--my PB is ~0:43:?? in-game).
Gaming / Re: Modest Gaming Goals: 2019
« Last post by vladgd on April 21, 2019, 10:39:46 PM »
How long you been speed running? I know you did Metroid, but doing multiple games gotta take a lot of time, and you have to like the game enough to play it for months on end.

Only game I had like that was mass effect 1, and it wasn't even that fast for speedrun standards. ~4.5 hours.
Gaming / Re: Warhammer 40,000
« Last post by vladgd on April 21, 2019, 10:33:16 PM »
It's not for everyone. I wasn't ready for the money/time/effort investment when I tried a decade back. Now, starting to enjoy it.

Still work in progress but I'm starting to improve the look. Soon as I get one fully completed, I can go full assembly line mode. In the meantime still experimenting and trying to learn new things to get the look i want. At least for troops, there's many of them so I can do 5 different things on 5 different models to see what works.
Gaming / Re: 2019 games back-log
« Last post by vladgd on April 21, 2019, 01:18:14 AM »
konichiwa bitches

8. Dragon Quest

While back I got the gba player which lead me to beat advance wars 2 and whatnot. Picked up dragon quest 1+2 for gbc, and tackled the first one.

DQ11 left a good impression, and DQ1 is a good beginning. Pretty interesting, one character, only single enemy encounters, pretty unique for jrpgs to have 1v1 as its only form of combat. Either way, it's simple, short, may require a FAQ to know what to do, but worth playing.

two games left...
Gaming / Re: Modest Gaming Goals: 2019
« Last post by Spectere on April 19, 2019, 07:17:49 AM »
2. Hyrule Warriors grinding. I'd like to get as many characters to at least level 100 as possible. Link is already there, with his closest runners (Zelda, Skull Kid, Impa, Linkle) sitting in the mid-70s to low-80s. I'd also like to clear the first four adventure maps (the first one is already done, so that leaves the Great Sea, as well as the Master Quest versions of the classic and Great Sea maps).

As of early this morning (I have a really screwy sleep schedule, okaaaaay?) the standard Great Sea map has been fully cleared (that is to say: all non-respawning items have been collected).

I'm also going to be speed running the main story (I'm working on doing a bunch of initial planning before I start committing time to practice runs--I'll probably update this thread with my progress on that) for a charity gaming marathon that some of my friends are hosting in October.

Speaking of charity marathons, if you want to see an absolute clusterfuck of a Doom II co-op UV/HMP playthrough that I was involved in, here you go:
Computing / Re: Getting something to compute with
« Last post by Spectere on April 17, 2019, 08:59:31 AM »
Just don't do what I did with my current build. I figured I'd build my rig in pieces, so I ordered the PSU and...well, it just sort of sat in my basement for about eight months. :P
Gaming / Re: 2019 games back-log
« Last post by Bobbias on April 13, 2019, 10:34:50 PM »
Under appreciated? Ask anyone who's played that game and they will sing it's praise. That game is a cult classic. Easily one of the best games on the GC imo.
Computing / Re: Getting something to compute with
« Last post by vladgd on April 13, 2019, 06:13:43 PM »
Point made. One of those things I only build a PC every 5-6 years, so I want the fucker to last. I know I've bought parts that a lot of people sketch on, and I have no issues, and vice versa.

No idea what I'm looking for so ill try and get the case, CPU, Mobo, heat sink ordered on my time off. No rush to get this thing made besides classic wow and programming anyway.
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