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  1. played the first soul calibur on DC for the first time a few weeks back and went 50-0 with random characters against a group of friends who play each other with some frequency


    Your friends forgot to know how to Eight Way Run, air control, and most importantly, block.

    Also your new friend probably chose Maxi because he's the only character I know whom button mashing generally pulls of excellent combos. It sometimes looks like I'm button mashing if I use Taki or Xianghua, but that's because they need long chains of very fast moves to deal any significant damage.

  2. I've always preferred SC to Tekken, simply because as improbable as the story is, it's infinitely better than Tekken's. I've also had a massive fanboy crush on Xianghua which has been running almost as long as my fanboy crush on Yuna, but I digress.

    Soul Cal IV, I fear, is making the massive mistake that Tekken did in including a bajillion main characters. It gets seriously boring after a while when you notice that half the characters in Tekken have similar moves (Some are literally the same.) Sure there are minor differences in what Ms. Monteiro does compared to Eddy, but seriously, they both do Capoiera and both, in my hands, will be kick spamming (But chained Kick spamming! I learnt the combos!) until you're dead. Same for the entire Mishima family, and I'm not even going to go into the blatant rip offs of characters who are simply other characters for no reason (Marshall/Forrest Law, the Changs, the Williams sisters, and the female Kazamas, to name a few.)

    Soul Cal used to do it right. If you wanted a Sophie style character, you got Cassandra, and Sophie wasn't in the game. The big guy with an axe was either Rock or Astaroth, not both. Siegfried wasn't there because Nightmare did what he did (Although Soul Cal III did an admirable job of changing their chains so they played differently.) And although Kilik and Seung Mina play nothing alike, you had one or the other because of the pole arms. I suppose it's easier to make different play styles when you're allowed to use weapons, but I sincerely hope the new characters are wild and crazy and still functional. Unlike Mardok. What a bloody loser. He doesn't even have an aussie accent.

    I sincerely hope they didn't just throw in the Fan Service in Soul Cal IV just so everyone can "play their favourite character!" It was already hard enough to find your character in SC III, what with all the stupid bonus characters.

    Also, I still reckon I can murder you all with Xianghua. She's like a monkey on crack.

  3. "Good news. I figured out what that thing you just incinerated did. It was a morality core they installed after I flooded the enrichment center with a deadly neurotoxin to make me stop flooding the enrichment center with a deadly neurotoxin. So get comfortable, while I warm up the neurotoxin emitters."

    "2+2 is… 10… in base four."

    "There was even going to be a party for you. A big party that all your friends were invited to. I invited your best friend the companion cube. Of course, he couldn't come because you murdered him. All your other friends couldn't come either because you don't have any other friends because of how unlikable you are. It says so here in your personnel file: Unlikable. Liked by no one. A bitter, unlikable loner whose passing shall not be mourned. SHALL. NOT. BE. MOURNED. That's exactly what it says. Very formal. Very official. It also says you're adopted, so that's funny too."

    "Look - we're both stuck in this place. I'll use lasers to inscribe a line down the center of the facility, and one half will be where you live, and I'll live in the other half. We won't have to try to kill each other or even talk if we don't feel like it."

    This must be what SHODAN is like if she had the Girl's sense of humour. And Petulance.

    I loled. I am still lolling.

  4. Is this is response to my thread?

    Here was my main argument.

    For some reason, American songs lost their heart recently, even just a few years ago. Not so long ago Billie Holliday and Don McLean ruled the airwaves... you could get something good from Dusty Springfield- even the most trite of things like a woman saying she likes em shy and innocent- there was, in the music, something that, as Carlos Santana said, "took you to another place."

    I think the best song ever made is American Pie- just the lyrics themselves have a depth to them that sings of the American music scene and history.

    These are all pop songs. Ten years ago, you could release "You Oughta Know" and expect it to sell millions. And it did- because it was Good.

    Even Alanis Morrisette is the last of a dying breed really- who actually sang about something. Pop music nowadays- they sing something reminiscent of something, but they don't sing ABOUT it. It's hard to explain. That's why I say "it has no heart."

    Mainstream rock still has heart. Pop? heh. Even Ms. Morisette is more of a rocker chick than a pop singer.

    Edit: Here, I thought about it for a while... consider England and British Pop. Now some of it is absolute trash, but you do get excellent examples like "Rehab" from Amy Winehouse, or the stuff from Basement Jaxx, which I know is more dance but there you have it.

  5. I really liked this. My review of it is on writing.com, but I'll post it here and maybe expand upon it when the actual competition review thingy begins. Though I have to say, the title is a bit misleading. I though at first it was a type of literary technique or something. Turns out, it is a very good short story. How could I have known?

    To answer the question:

    The course and class in the story are not real. But the basic situation IS: It was me, in class, and the day I first noticed my Partner in Crime, who thought I was a dirty pervert. Who is now the girl.


    The exam situation was ALSO real but with a slight twist- we talked after that exam and had a drink over it- and the rest is history.

  6. I've been told by Zircon that I can resurrect the Story thread in OffTop. While we're waiting, it's hanging out in Unmod.org.

    I think, however, that Doulifee's site will become the MAIN archive, and the two threads here and on .org will be "feeders" to that site. And the Main Plot COULD take into fact already that Unmod gets completely wasted- instead of just conquering it, Jendisc can violently annex the place.

    Just hang in there, and keep the dream alive!

  7. I'm sorry, we appreciate Decrescendo's service and all, but if you read the forum's description it clearly states it is for discussion of oc remixes, games, music, anime and similar things... and unless his ship stopped in Zanarkand to battle Sin, I'm afraid introduction threads are a no go.

    This made me lol

    also leokef see you in .org when you're banned

  8. TNG got me hooked on Star Trek. It was a family. I thought "Lower Decks" was probably one of the best trek episodes ever made, along with "The Inner Light." Also "Darmok."

    TNG had some really beautiful Sci Fi themes running through it, along with a sense of family among the crew members (Hence why I assume Worf always finds himself back on the Enterprise). TOS had these too.

    Then it just sort of died out. There was no more science fiction. It was just space opera. Star Wars is good Space Opera. Star Trek shouldn't try to be like that. Imagine switching it around to a Star Wars universe:

    "These are the voyages of the ISD Crushing Fury. Our Continuing mission: to exert control and authority of his majesty the Emperor over his subjects and to maintain order and peace in the galaxy. To Destroy all that would threaten the Empire. To Conquer, where none have gone before."

    *Trek Music*

    In it, the Captain would have a large group of officers he relates to on a more familiar level, and the junior officers even play poker or whatever the hell they play in Star Wars.

    That's not Star Wars.

    Trek should stop trying to be what it isn't, and DS9, Voyager and Enterprise all forgot that (Except I thought first season Enterprise was great.)

  9. Mellissan from Baldur's Gate 2, Throne of Bhaal Expansion. To all you liars out there who said it was easy... BAH!!!!

    Mind you, she IS defeatable, but even doing it is tough stuff.

    Complete Magic Immunity, She casts Time Stop, removes all protective magic from your guys, curses them with a -10 malison (If you know your D&D rules well it's a REAL downer) she casts Balor demons and God knows what, has 4 phases, and her melee attack paralyses you. She's also immune to all but +4 weapons and above (To put it in perspective, there are about 5 decent weapons in the entire game +4 and above)... and it takes searching.

    Mind you the Battle music Rocks so hard you won't notice you're dying miserably :D