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Forum: Final Fantasy VII 08/09/2018
Replies: 108
Views: 10,747
Posted By Obsidian Fire
The thing is... the Aerith/Zack pairing has...

The thing is... the Aerith/Zack pairing has nothing to do with the Aerith/Cloud/Tifa love triangle. Even if Aerith and Zack were an official couple (and CC treats them like this), Aerith would be...
Forum: Gaming 08/09/2018
Replies: 3,662
Views: 179,886
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Sleeping Dogs.... All the dates unlock...

Sleeping Dogs....


All the dates unlock something showing up on your map that was previously hidden, usually collectables. One unlocks all the Cameras, one unlocks the HP shrines, one unlocks the...
Forum: Gaming 08/07/2018
Replies: 3,662
Views: 179,886
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Sleeping Dogs is a great game. Having a system...

Sleeping Dogs is a great game. Having a system where two different types of exp (Traid and Police) are gotten in different ways and are therefore not mutually exclusive was great.

I really, really...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 07/26/2018
Replies: 58
Views: 4,828
Posted By Obsidian Fire
I know what Clement means. Killing gods gets...

I know what Clement means. Killing gods gets really boring when you expect you will be able to kill them. It also raises the stakes so much that having lesser threats don't feel as impactful.
...
Forum: Entertainment 07/24/2018
Replies: 439
Views: 18,416
Posted By Obsidian Fire
^It's amazing how much the 60's era sound effects...

^It's amazing how much the 60's era sound effects make the CGI look and feel more "fake" then CGI usually looks.

While I'm not that much into monster movies... man do the editors know how frame...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 07/23/2018
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Heh... this is probably because I grew up there,...

Heh... this is probably because I grew up there, but I always imagined Midgar as Los Angeles with a plate dropped over it. It's kinda like New York in that there's a lot of different cultures all...
Forum: Active Projects & Events 07/22/2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,789
Posted By Obsidian Fire
I'd say nuke 'em. We've been on the internets for...

I'd say nuke 'em. We've been on the internets for 10+ years. Getting rid of old accounts (that never post) from who-knows-when needs to be done sometime. Might as well be now.
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 07/19/2018
Replies: 2,501
Views: 174,118
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Unless they doing things differently then they...

Unless they doing things differently then they did for the NA Fan Fest, the tickets are going to sell out in less then an hour.

The streams of Fan Fest are free this year (except for the music...
Forum: Final Fantasy: Dissidia 07/17/2018
Replies: 976
Views: 78,840
Posted By Obsidian Fire
^Go over to the FFXIV thread...

^Go over to the FFXIV thread...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 07/17/2018
Replies: 2,501
Views: 174,118
Posted By Obsidian Fire
How far have you gotten in the 4.3 quest? ...

How far have you gotten in the 4.3 quest?

It's definetly Giaus van Baelsar.

For various reasons, Alphinaud decides to go to Garlemald and he and some other Garleans are shot down in The Burn....
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 07/17/2018
Replies: 2,501
Views: 174,118
Posted By Obsidian Fire
It's no coincidence it ends right before Patch...

It's no coincidence it ends right before Patch 4.36 (Pagos and the MHW event) goes live, lol.
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 07/16/2018
Replies: 2,501
Views: 174,118
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Everyone who has an active subscription! Go vote...

Everyone who has an active subscription! Go vote for your favorite FFXIV songs here! (https://ff14-music-vote.soundtrack.jp.square-enix.com/)

One of the things SE is doing for FFXIV's 5th...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 07/16/2018
Replies: 2,501
Views: 174,118
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Patch 4.4 stuff! Patch title: Prelude in Violet ...

Patch 4.4 stuff! Patch title: Prelude in Violet

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/151558839005741056/468346267186102283/stdin_snapshot_25.33_2018.07.16_03.20.45.png
Forum: Final Fantasy: Dissidia 07/11/2018
Replies: 976
Views: 78,840
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Tifa is more universally popular then Rinoa is....

Tifa is more universally popular then Rinoa is. She has a lot more "strong woman" tropes going for her then Rinoa does.

It's very easy for Rinoa to fall into the "spoiled rich kid that is out of...
Forum: Feedback, Suggestions & Questions 07/10/2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,943
Posted By Obsidian Fire
I'd also add that most of the this thread is...

I'd also add that most of the this thread is about stuff most of the users don't know anything about. Data migration, server set-up, etc. That isn't stuff the majority of us have any need or desire...
Forum: Feedback, Suggestions & Questions 07/09/2018
Replies: 43
Views: 1,943
Posted By Obsidian Fire
I'll just put it this way... my reaction to...

I'll just put it this way... my reaction to Discourse was "Where did all the stuff that we use all the time go?" (mainly BBC Code) and "can that be fixed". Coupled with "BBC Code being broken makes...
Forum: Entertainment 07/06/2018
Replies: 1,875
Views: 76,553
Posted By Obsidian Fire
TMP never felt like an Episodic SW entry to me....

TMP never felt like an Episodic SW entry to me. There's too big a storytelling time-skip between it and Attack of the Clones for me to think a lot of characterization in TMP is important for Clones...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 07/05/2018
Replies: 713
Views: 203,623
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Meeting people who could be enemies only for them...

Meeting people who could be enemies only for them be killed two seconds later by someone is unfortunately the norm for antagonists in FFXIII. This improves somewhat in FFXIII-2.

Fang and Vanille...
Forum: Entertainment 07/04/2018
Replies: 1,875
Views: 76,553
Posted By Obsidian Fire
So I finally saw Episode 8. I liked it. A lot. ...

So I finally saw Episode 8. I liked it. A lot.

One of the main things I liked the most about it was that it had a lot of subtleties to it. Which is a new thing for Star Wars I feel. In the main...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 06/30/2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,407
Posted By Obsidian Fire
It's also very different when you have a game...

It's also very different when you have a game that's supposed to be open-world vs point-and-click. Open-World games lend themselves to letting you screw around doing non-MSQ related stuff, which is...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 06/30/2018
Replies: 40
Views: 2,150
Posted By Obsidian Fire
The Gelnika is introduced in Junon. I never...

The Gelnika is introduced in Junon. I never understood why Rufus didn't start using it then...
Forum: Feedback, Suggestions & Questions 06/28/2018
Replies: 366
Views: 25,747
Posted By Obsidian Fire
The BBC Code all works. :) Unfortunately,...

The BBC Code all works. :)

Unfortunately, spoiler tags don't work in-line anymore. They always start on the next line and are more like Quote boxes that hide things.


It also isn't possible...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 06/21/2018
Replies: 58
Views: 4,828
Posted By Obsidian Fire
To be fair, Alphianud improves a lot from early...

To be fair, Alphianud improves a lot from early ARR to late HW. It's almost like character development is thing that happens. I blame Alphinaud's tediousness on being considered a child genius from a...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 06/20/2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,407
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Yep. It would only be the slums. In the OG we go...

Yep. It would only be the slums. In the OG we go to the Sector 5, 6, and 7 slums. That leaves five slum areas we never see. Turning them into an "end-game" area that aren't necessarily plot relevant...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 06/20/2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,407
Posted By Obsidian Fire
I think we're all expecting the game to stick too...

I think we're all expecting the game to stick too closely to the OG's pacing at this point. Having Midgar take more time and spending more time with Avalanche could lead to us learning a lot more...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 06/20/2018
Replies: 58
Views: 4,828
Posted By Obsidian Fire
There's a Free Trial of it that goes up to Lvl 30...

There's a Free Trial of it that goes up to Lvl 30 if you want to give it a try...

I'll just put it this way, the first major non-game media that was made for FFXIV was Encyclopedia Eorzea, a lore...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 06/20/2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,407
Posted By Obsidian Fire
The "Fashback at Kalm" has always felt like...

The "Fashback at Kalm" has always felt like Sephiroth's real introduction to me. Having the game end on that, or even after that while in the middle of chasing him feels weird. It would make for a...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 06/19/2018
Replies: 2,501
Views: 174,118
Posted By Obsidian Fire
It works for me currently. The thing has reset...

It works for me currently. The thing has reset either once every couple of months or when I'm stupid and reset the phone for various reasons. If you're really pressed, you could probably emulate the...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 06/19/2018
Replies: 2,501
Views: 174,118
Posted By Obsidian Fire
There's a couple of different places you can log...

There's a couple of different places you can log in and they all let you do different things.

One is on the FFXIV Launcher; that's how you log-in to the game. You can't change any Square Enix...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 06/18/2018
Replies: 51
Views: 2,407
Posted By Obsidian Fire
I can see this working. It would open up the...

I can see this working. It would open up the flashback scenes to be introduced differently. More like... "WTF was that thing?" "Looks like something I saw in the Niebel Reactor..." "When did you go...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 06/18/2018
Replies: 2,501
Views: 174,118
Posted By Obsidian Fire
The One-Time Passwords is optional, but you can...

The One-Time Passwords is optional, but you can only set that option from the Sqaure Enix account manager page, not the FFXIV log in page. You also don't get the one free Teleport location, which can...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 06/18/2018
Replies: 2,501
Views: 174,118
Posted By Obsidian Fire
No, no, no, no, no... that's not how it works....

No, no, no, no, no... that's not how it works. You can get the token for free!

There's an Apple/Android app for the One-Time Password. You don't have to pay anything. SQEX Token I think it's...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 06/18/2018
Replies: 58
Views: 4,828
Posted By Obsidian Fire
It also varies a lot depending on what modern FF...

It also varies a lot depending on what modern FF game you are playing. FFXIV is a completely different beast compared to FFXV and even stuff like FFXIII and not just because their producers have very...
Forum: Technology 06/17/2018
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By Obsidian Fire
The reason I mention AMD vs Intel is because I do...

The reason I mention AMD vs Intel is because I do use programs that use all available cores. So the 16 cores I have make a huge difference.

I've got an AMD Ryzen 7 CPU and while you do need a...
Forum: Technology 06/17/2018
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Generally speaking, a good editing computer needs...

Generally speaking, a good editing computer needs the same things a good gaming computer needs. The one exception would be RAM. You'll probably want 16 GB of RAM instead of 8. It makes a huge...
Forum: Active Projects & Events 06/16/2018
Replies: 77
Views: 5,617
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Part 3 and 4 Questions The people of...

Part 3 and 4 Questions

The people of Sanctuary trust you very quickly. Do you feel like you've earned it?

How do you feel about Marcus supplying both sides of the Crimson Raiders vs. Bandits...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 06/16/2018
Replies: 58
Views: 4,828
Posted By Obsidian Fire
This is very, very untrue. There are things a...

This is very, very untrue. There are things a videogame can do that a movie can not do by it's very nature. I've played plenty of videogames who created drama and emotion in ways a movie did not and...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 06/16/2018
Replies: 58
Views: 4,828
Posted By Obsidian Fire
The point of a Remake is to do things...

The point of a Remake is to do things differently. If they didn't, it would be a waste of a game. If you really want things to be like the OG, go play the OG. No one's stopping you.

I get the most...
Forum: Active Projects & Events 06/15/2018
Replies: 77
Views: 5,617
Posted By Obsidian Fire
So... I'm doing the crazy thing of playing...

So... I'm doing the crazy thing of playing Ultimate Vault Hunter Mode (UVHM) solo! I'll probably highlight some of the differences between that mode and Normal and True Vault Hunter Mode (TVHM). I...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 06/15/2018
Replies: 1,072
Views: 100,952
Posted By Obsidian Fire
I think how "cliche" Final Fantasy stories get...

I think how "cliche" Final Fantasy stories get depends more on the scenario writers then on SE as a whole. Most of the early FF games were written by the same people for the most part. It makes sense...
Forum: Feedback, Suggestions & Questions 06/14/2018
Replies: 366
Views: 25,747
Posted By Obsidian Fire
This is the feeling I get from Discourse. It...

This is the feeling I get from Discourse. It feels like something that works well with short posts, not the novel-length posts we produce at times.

I'm thinking of not just the long...
Forum: Gaming 06/11/2018
Replies: 10
Views: 454
Posted By Obsidian Fire
So long as it's on a new game engine I'll be...

So long as it's on a new game engine I'll be happy! And new in-game books!!!!!

TES will always have a special place in my heart for being the first video game franchise that got me serious about...
Forum: Feedback, Suggestions & Questions 06/10/2018
Replies: 366
Views: 25,747
Posted By Obsidian Fire
The biggest issue I have with it currently is...

The biggest issue I have with it currently is that the BBC Code is broken. It's hard for me to judge if this is an upgrade when something as basic (and as widely used) as the spoiler tag doesn't work...
Forum: Feedback, Suggestions & Questions 06/10/2018
Replies: 366
Views: 25,747
Posted By Obsidian Fire
*looks at site* I am assuming this is still...

*looks at site*

I am assuming this is still in development?
Forum: Active Projects & Events 06/04/2018
Replies: 77
Views: 5,617
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Some things that might help newbies understand...

Some things that might help newbies understand the situation in the Borderlands.



Moons: 1 (Elpis)
Rotation Period: 90 Earth hours (1 day on Pandora is 3.75 Earth days)
Orbital Period: 10...
Forum: Active Projects & Events 06/02/2018
Replies: 77
Views: 5,617
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Lol! I was kinda kidding with those. 1. The...

Lol! I was kinda kidding with those.

1. The Veruc, an Assault Rifle made by Dahl. What it is a reference to? Say "Veruc Assault Rifle" three times fast. The weapons manufacturer is a huge hint.
...
Forum: Active Projects & Events 05/31/2018
Replies: 77
Views: 5,617
Posted By Obsidian Fire
That is very dangerous... What gun uses the...

That is very dangerous...

What gun uses the following red flavor text: I want that rifle, Daddy!? What is it a reference to?

Which weapons manufacturer uses the following prefixes: Sublime,...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 05/27/2018
Replies: 108
Views: 10,747
Posted By Obsidian Fire
There's also the chance that at the time of...

There's also the chance that at the time of FFVII's development, the devs hadn't decided what kind of relationship Zack and Aerith were to have yet. It might not have been until AC or CC that they...
Forum: Entertainment 05/23/2018
Replies: 15
Views: 856
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Ehhh... The Jungle Book does get pretty dark is...

Ehhh... The Jungle Book does get pretty dark is some places?

You've pretty much got animals buying people's lives with food, murder via stampede (pre-meditated at that), kidnapping, etc. Oh, and...
Forum: Active Projects & Events 05/15/2018
Replies: 489
Views: 12,036
Posted By Obsidian Fire
There's probably a bunch of different ways it...

There's probably a bunch of different ways it could go. I was just surprised that the Mideel Doctor's accurate knowledge of mako/the Lifestream was not brought up in the Smack Down at all when it's...
Forum: Active Projects & Events 05/15/2018
Replies: 489
Views: 12,036
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Okay... so this ventures into headcannon...

Okay... so this ventures into headcannon territory, but we kinda passed that point a long time ago.

The Doctor at Mideel has always stood out to me because he knows exactly what is wrong with...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 05/15/2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1,047
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Cloud's Mom is really underutilized, no question...

Cloud's Mom is really underutilized, no question about it.

I'm of two minds about it. The first being that not long after Neibelheim burns, Cloud is stuck in a mako tube for five years and his...
Forum: Active Projects & Events 05/14/2018
Replies: 489
Views: 12,036
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Maybe... unfortunately, I am very good at playing...

Maybe... unfortunately, I am very good at playing Devil's Advocate with myself so I'd probably end up arguing for/against both sides!

I will have to check in on the Master Thread though if nobody...
Forum: Active Projects & Events 05/14/2018
Replies: 489
Views: 12,036
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Is it bad that I can see a point no one has...

Is it bad that I can see a point no one has brought up yet?

I'm not spectating this in an offical capacity, but this has been a lot of fun to read...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 05/11/2018
Replies: 2,501
Views: 174,118
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Live Letter 44 yh2caSYkqCg Patch drops...

Live Letter 44

yh2caSYkqCg

Patch drops 05/22

Content Release Schedule
4.3 - MSQ, Beat Tribes, Doman Reconstruction, Raid, Dungeon, etc.
4.1 - Ultimate Weapon Ultimate
4.5 -...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 05/06/2018
Replies: 270
Views: 28,268
Posted By Obsidian Fire
See for me... that scene would have worked as is...

See for me... that scene would have worked as is with no reason for the memory loss. Variations of the set-up where one of my siblings remembers something from our childhood but no one else does so...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 05/03/2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,587
Posted By Obsidian Fire
I hate to say it, but that scene with Aerith and...

I hate to say it, but that scene with Aerith and Nanaki makes way more sense with that theory about Yin-Yang...

Like why Hojo thought it would work in the first place... It already has...
Forum: Technology 05/02/2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,823
Posted By Obsidian Fire
^That was why I learned how to hand-code...

^That was why I learned how to hand-code HTML/CSS... Granted, that was a few years back, but it felt like I was spending as much time correcting/optimizing the generated code as I would have spent...
Forum: Technology 05/02/2018
Replies: 29
Views: 1,823
Posted By Obsidian Fire
If you are hand-coding HTML, get Notepad++ which...

If you are hand-coding HTML, get Notepad++ which helps a ton with organizing stuff (it's open source). It has way better control over tabs and color-coding stuff etc.

It also does things like...
Forum: Entertainment 04/25/2018
Replies: 209
Views: 12,309
Posted By Obsidian Fire
And this is why I tend to prefer commentary to...

And this is why I tend to prefer commentary to criticism. Commentary will often point out the positives of of a work as well as the negatives while criticism tends to stick to only pointing out the...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 04/25/2018
Replies: 9
Views: 1,317
Posted By Obsidian Fire
:pics::faint::excited: Oh wow! If this...

:pics::faint::excited:

Oh wow!

If this is the direction SE wants to take FFVII enemy design, all the more power to them. These are amazing!

I'm really liking the breadth of coverage here...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 04/24/2018
Replies: 45
Views: 2,587
Posted By Obsidian Fire
It would be great if they add more consistency...

It would be great if they add more consistency and world building this way.

Probably one of my favorite things about the FFXIV Lore Book is that it has a complete Bestiary of nearly every enemy...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 04/23/2018
Replies: 5,285
Views: 348,351
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Oh good. I'm not the only one with weird game...

Oh good. I'm not the only one with weird game shopping habits...

like having at least one of every item if it's not a MMO...

or having enough items to kit out everyone in my active team with a...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 04/20/2018
Replies: 2,501
Views: 174,118
Posted By Obsidian Fire
The Live Letter 43 Digest (Official Translation)...

The Live Letter 43 Digest (Official Translation) was released: http://forum.square-enix.com/ffxiv/threads/364590

Probably the most important thing was the confirmation that all the 24-man Alliance...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 04/19/2018
Replies: 2,501
Views: 174,118
Posted By Obsidian Fire
4.3 Site is live:...

4.3 Site is live: https://na.finalfantasyxiv.com/patch/4_3

There's not much on there, but that dungeon gear... Well I know what dungeon I'll be farming and it probably won't be the 24-man...
...
Forum: Active Projects & Events 04/19/2018
Replies: 77
Views: 5,617
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Woop! Yes I am playing this! I'll be...

Woop!

Yes I am playing this!

I'll be playing on PC and am a Vet. And I'll most likely be paying True Vault Hunter Mode. I am all the way over in PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) though...

Oh and...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 04/15/2018
Replies: 2,501
Views: 174,118
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Live Letter 43 Overview Mostly from the Reddit...

Live Letter 43 Overview
Mostly from the Reddit Unofficial translations

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/151558839005741056/434647778610642944/stdin_snapshot_39.32_2018.04.14_03.34.56.png
...
Forum: Entertainment 04/13/2018
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By Obsidian Fire
*googles director* Oh good. It's Brad Bird. ...

*googles director*

Oh good. It's Brad Bird.

The difference between this and the other Marvel movies coming out is going to be hilarious.
Forum: Entertainment 04/06/2018
Replies: 6
Views: 520
Posted By Obsidian Fire
I thought Gone with the Wind was color from the...

I thought Gone with the Wind was color from the start. I've seen colorized black and white movies before and you can always tell that they were first shot in black and white. Gone with the Wind...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 03/29/2018
Replies: 21
Views: 1,357
Posted By Obsidian Fire
This reminds me of The Stanley Parable and...

This reminds me of The Stanley Parable and Antichamber. Impossible video game maps should really look at both those games for more inspiration on how to mess with the player's perspective of where...
Forum: Entertainment 03/27/2018
Replies: 1,875
Views: 76,553
Posted By Obsidian Fire
This is the point. The Original Series has way...

This is the point. The Original Series has way better editing then the Special Editions and Prequels which were edited by Lucas. The fact he doesn't like the editing job on the Original Series says...
Forum: Entertainment 03/26/2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By Obsidian Fire
See for me... that TFA/TFJ example is so typical...

See for me... that TFA/TFJ example is so typical of how my family handles "dramatic" moments IRL that I barely even notice stuff like that when it happens in film. My family is horrible at letting...
Forum: Entertainment 03/26/2018
Replies: 19
Views: 1,139
Posted By Obsidian Fire
In Thor: Ragnarok, I felt like all of the...

In Thor: Ragnarok, I felt like all of the characters hit their "I don't give a fuck" point and had to pick between angsting about it all or enjoying themselves when they could (while they saved their...
Forum: Active Projects & Events 03/25/2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,480
Posted By Obsidian Fire
The first Borderlands plays very differently then...

The first Borderlands plays very differently then Borderlands 2 does. Not to say that it's a bad game by any means, just that some of the ideas Borderlands had was fleshed out way better in...
Forum: Entertainment 03/24/2018
Replies: 1,875
Views: 76,553
Posted By Obsidian Fire
This is everything in a nutshell I have problems...

This is everything in a nutshell I have problems with in the Prequals. Episode 4 shows us what "normal life" was for Luke before the droids come in for the audience to realize how much this will...
Forum: Entertainment 03/24/2018
Replies: 1,875
Views: 76,553
Posted By Obsidian Fire
While I can see how that could be true about the...

While I can see how that could be true about the things in both the Prequals and the Original Trilogy, I don't see how that can be true about things just in the Prequals.

I'm complaining about...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 03/23/2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,771
Posted By Obsidian Fire
^That flies in the face of the fact that JENOVA...

^That flies in the face of the fact that JENOVA is dead for the entire game. ACC didn't make JENOVA into a MCGuffin, the OG treated her as one the entire time. Except maybe for the little bit in the...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 03/23/2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,771
Posted By Obsidian Fire
From what I remember reading, that "he" is...

From what I remember reading, that "he" is gender-neutral in Japanese. She's really saying, "that's... when it appeared!" only "it" isn't an object but a living thing.
Forum: Entertainment 03/23/2018
Replies: 1,875
Views: 76,553
Posted By Obsidian Fire
The big problem I have with the Prequals is how...

The big problem I have with the Prequals is how they don't tonally fit in with the information/reactions we were given in Episodes 4-6. The editing is something that while it isn't a deal-breaker,...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII 03/23/2018
Replies: 41
Views: 2,771
Posted By Obsidian Fire
When Ilfana is talking about Jenova in the...

When Ilfana is talking about Jenova in the interview, she's actually calling her "it". For better or worse, English has no gender neutral pronouns while Japanese does and Jenova clearly "reproduces"...
Forum: Entertainment 03/22/2018
Replies: 1,875
Views: 76,553
Posted By Obsidian Fire
It says a lot about the Prequals' editing that...

It says a lot about the Prequals' editing that their presentation can be improved so much just by re-editing the already existing footage. I'd be very interested in seeing what could be done with...
Forum: Active Projects & Events 03/20/2018
Replies: 28
Views: 1,480
Posted By Obsidian Fire
This is hard... this is very hard...

This is hard... this is very hard...
Forum: Active Projects & Events 03/19/2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,103
Posted By Obsidian Fire
I love how the *almost* joke entry is winning...

I love how the *almost* joke entry is winning this.

On the other hand, being able to potentially play together on Steam will be awesome.
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 03/13/2018
Replies: 2,501
Views: 174,118
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Anemos Gear data. Weapons are ilvl 355,...

Anemos Gear data.

Weapons are ilvl 355, armor is ilvl 350. So Mendacity gear is still better even if you aren't upgrading it.

However, sub stats are cusomizable and Anemos Gear comes with five...
Forum: Active Projects & Events 03/12/2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,103
Posted By Obsidian Fire
If we do FFXIV I'd be happy to help with hosting...

If we do FFXIV I'd be happy to help with hosting parts of it. Probably not the whole thing, but I'd certainly be interested in helping flesh out where chapter devisions are/questions to be asked,...
Forum: Sub-Final Fantasy 03/11/2018
Replies: 103
Views: 4,752
Posted By Obsidian Fire
I think ambiguity does different things for...

I think ambiguity does different things for different people. I love ambiguity because for me, the fun part of interacting with a work is by asking questions about the work. It's not even that I want...
Forum: Sub-Final Fantasy 03/09/2018
Replies: 335
Views: 8,551
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Day 4: I really liked the dynamic of Squall,...

Day 4: I really liked the dynamic of Squall, Rinoa and Irvine. They're the only characters who didn't grow up in Esthar Garden with Squall which I find more interesting for RP reasons. It also helps...
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 03/07/2018
Replies: 2,501
Views: 174,118
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Whoop! Got half the Lvl 50 Relics and half the...

Whoop! Got half the Lvl 50 Relics and half the Lvl 60 Anima weapons!

So that's the end of my to-do list before Eureka hits. Until it hits I'll mainly be leveling crafters/gatherers... finally...
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Forum: Active Projects & Events 03/03/2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,782
Posted By Obsidian Fire
On the subject of Borderlands (2)... Here's a...

On the subject of Borderlands (2)... Here's a Hellfire (Borderlands 1) and a Slag Lady Fist (Borderlands 2), enjoy!

*looks though her weapon locker of modded BIS Borderlands weapons*

*looks...
Forum: Sub-Final Fantasy 03/03/2018
Replies: 335
Views: 8,551
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Day 2: I like a lot of FFVIII's character...

Day 2: I like a lot of FFVIII's character designs. On the whole, they feel very functional and a lot more grounded in a way most of the other game's characters don't.

I really like a lot of...
Forum: Sub-Final Fantasy 03/01/2018
Replies: 335
Views: 8,551
Posted By Obsidian Fire
One of my favorites is Iceheart/Ysayle from...

One of my favorites is Iceheart/Ysayle from FFXIV: Heavensward. The monologue she gives to the Heretics in Ishgard after the Aery, is one of my favorite cutscenes in the entire game. She also is one...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 02/28/2018
Replies: 227
Views: 16,111
Posted By Obsidian Fire
I was more saying that almost no effort was put...

I was more saying that almost no effort was put into making FFXIV Jessie look any different from any other random Ironworks NPC you come across.

FFVII Jessie is the opposite. In fact, she's...
Forum: Final Fantasy VII Remake 02/28/2018
Replies: 227
Views: 16,111
Posted By Obsidian Fire
FFXIV Jessie is not a good example of this. That...

FFXIV Jessie is not a good example of this. That is what all the other Ironworks employees wear whether they're male or female.

That said, FFXIV has some of the most functional female NPC...
Forum: Active Projects & Events 02/27/2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,782
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Forgot to add, FFXIV. I wouldn't mind replaying...

Forgot to add, FFXIV. I wouldn't mind replaying though the MSQ on an alt with people.
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 02/26/2018
Replies: 713
Views: 203,623
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Dark Pixel Retrospective t3RFSsErDF8

Dark Pixel Retrospective

t3RFSsErDF8
Forum: Active Projects & Events 02/26/2018
Replies: 39
Views: 1,782
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Down for FFXII and 2013 Tomb Raider.

Down for FFXII and 2013 Tomb Raider.
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 02/26/2018
Replies: 789
Views: 48,273
Posted By Obsidian Fire
I linked to that a few pages back. It's a great...

I linked to that a few pages back. It's a great resource for not screwing up with the license boards.
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 02/23/2018
Replies: 2,501
Views: 174,118
Posted By Obsidian Fire
Things I've crossed off my To-Do List before...

Things I've crossed off my To-Do List before Eureka hits!

Not more bird farms!
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/273901530552336385/416735864547311617/ffxiv_02232018_140206.png
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Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 02/21/2018
Replies: 789
Views: 48,273
Posted By Obsidian Fire
The people who complain about the cutscenes...

The people who complain about the cutscenes playing at double speed with normal speed sound from the start? I guess?
Forum: Neo Final Fantasy (VIII - XV) 02/21/2018
Replies: 789
Views: 48,273
Posted By Obsidian Fire
60 FPS works just fine for me. That said, I have...

60 FPS works just fine for me. That said, I have taken to doing most of the areas that don't involve story stuff at double speed.

Do run the graphics config program the first time you run it....
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