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10201  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So I'm getting a 360 (and a Gamertag!) on: March 30, 2007, 02:56:20 PM

Quote from: Arclight on March 30, 2007, 02:13:24 PM

Gratch said: "I ended up DL'ing the Viva Pinata demo, and spent about 3 hours fiddling with a garden.  I think I might be buying that one today"..............

Why did this make me laugh.........why am I considering trying Pinata?........ retard

Honestly, when I started playing my first thought was "What in the hell am I doing playing this game?!".  It's so kiddie, and so goofy, and so - dare I say it - cute that you're a little embarrassed playing it.

Once it gets it's hooks into you though, look out.  It is one seriously addicting game.
10202  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Puzzle Quest for DS/PSP on: March 30, 2007, 01:57:11 PM

Quote from: Destructor on March 30, 2007, 01:55:39 PM

I thought Thrust though was a single square destroy skill. If so, you'll gain the effects of whatever you blow up. I found it useful for immediately taking out those +5 Skulls for massive damage.

That's what I usually use it for as well.  Hitting a +5 skull will destroy everything around it (3 X 3), and you get whatever mana/damage comes from it.
10203  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So I'm getting a 360 (and a Gamertag!) on: March 30, 2007, 01:52:41 PM

Quote from: ATB on March 30, 2007, 01:41:14 PM

Quote from: Gratch on March 30, 2007, 01:29:26 PM


I was a little surprised.  I got on on about 6:00 my time (MST), and I could only find about 5 active games,

What game type did you select?  You should be able to go on at any time and get plenty  more than that. How odd.

Just left it on the option for random game type.  I probably just hit one of the less popular ones.
10204  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO - Uh oh? on: March 30, 2007, 01:36:41 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on March 30, 2007, 04:56:38 AM

I warned you not to post those awful pics.  did you listen?  nnnoooooooooo...........


 Tongue

Says the man with the naked Shat avatar...
10205  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I might not be a Consoler... on: March 30, 2007, 01:35:06 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on March 30, 2007, 02:23:22 AM

Quote from: Gratch on March 29, 2007, 03:07:33 PM

Mind you, I'm not opposed to a more stealth-oriented game.  Hell, I loved both the Thief & Tenchu series.  I guess if I'm a ninja or medieval thief, it's just far more appealing.

Well Tenchu Z will be hitting the 360 in the US mid-June, so stay hardy!  The series does have it's faults, but for some reason I really like playing them. 

Heh, was just looking at a preview of this yesterday.  I can't help being a sucker for these games, even though the last few have been pretty poor.
10206  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist 30/Mar/07 on: March 30, 2007, 01:33:41 PM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on March 30, 2007, 01:17:10 PM

Vagrant Story replay has been dominating my time this week and I expect that to continue through the weekend. 

I need to try that one again.  Got frustrated with the constant weapon switching for every battle and put it down.  After playing through FFXII (which has a similar art style that I love), it might be time to fire it up again.

I'm going to try and find a copy of Viva Pinata today.  Played the demo for a couple hours last night and absolutely loved it.  Will also spend some time with Enchanted Arms, might actually try my hand at some multiplayer Gears of War, and of course, Puzzle Quest.  Gonna be a full gaming weekend!
10207  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So I'm getting a 360 (and a Gamertag!) on: March 30, 2007, 01:29:26 PM

Quote from: Arclight on March 30, 2007, 09:10:08 AM

Quote from: Gratch on March 30, 2007, 12:08:44 AM

Well, I'm officially online as of tonight.  Gamertag is Skinypupy.  This is my first time ever taking a console online, so it should be interesting.  I'm going to give GoW a shot with the unwashed masses tonight.  I expect that it will all end in tears, but we'll see.  Not sure the best way to get into games with the GT crew, so help a n00b out.  smile

How did it go? Look for me at the edge of the pool dipping my toe in...Not sure if I want to dive in yet........

I was a little surprised.  I got on on about 6:00 my time (MST), and I could only find about 5 active games, all of which were ful.  I thought about starting a new one, but the thought of doing that without having the slightest clue what I was doing was a little daunting.  Decided to try my luck with NHL2K7 instead, and ran into the same thing.  There were only 5 people total online, and I never did actually get into a game.  Somehow I expected there to be more people playing, but maybe they're all in private games or something.

I ended up DL'ing the Viva Pinata demo, and spent about 3 hours fiddling with a garden.  I think I might be buying that one today.   icon_redface

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Gratch, depending upon interest in Rainbow Six, we might not be doing Gears of War tonight.

However, I've sent you a friend request (SensuousLettuce) and we'll see if we can get something going soon.

Thanks ATB.  I'll jump on tonight and see if I have better luck.
10208  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS] Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 2 - First Pics on: March 30, 2007, 12:24:46 AM

Quote from: Doopri on March 30, 2007, 12:20:17 AM

i LOVED FFT for ps.  seriously loved.  as in so much so that i didnt even try ffta because i knew they had altered it from the glory and majesty that was fft.  did i miss out? should i try this? or will i just swallow that bitter lump of disappointment ive been avoiding for the what 5 years since i skipped ffta?

Having put over 50 hours into both games, I much prefer FFTA.  I'm not sure it is the better game per se, but it just seemed to click with me more than FFT did.  Basically, you're combining FFT's combat & job system with FFIX's skill system (i.e. you equip items in order to gain skills)   and throwing in a pretty basic story.

I'd at least give it a shot and see if you dig it.
10209  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So I'm getting a 360 (and a Gamertag!) on: March 30, 2007, 12:08:44 AM
Well, I'm officially online as of tonight.  Gamertag is Skinypupy.  This is my first time ever taking a console online, so it should be interesting.  I'm going to give GoW a shot with the unwashed masses tonight.  I expect that it will all end in tears, but we'll see.  Not sure the best way to get into games with the GT crew, so help a n00b out.  smile
10210  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GTOfficial x360 Live Gamertag REQUEST THREAD on: March 30, 2007, 12:04:45 AM
Well, here goes nothing. 

My gamertag is Skinypupy
10211  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO - Uh oh? on: March 29, 2007, 10:20:06 PM

Quote from: Brendan on March 29, 2007, 09:53:38 PM

I would try spyware scanning, were I you.  That looks like some of Their handiwork.

I'll give that a shot.  That was on my system at work, and my home one works fine.

Strange that it would only affect just that one site...
10212  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO - Uh oh? on: March 29, 2007, 09:35:06 PM
How bizzare.  When I click that link (in both IE7 and Firefox), I get this:



Every other website works fine.  What the hell would cause that?   icon_confused
10213  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / OO - Uh oh? on: March 29, 2007, 09:25:32 PM
Tried to hit the OO forums and it's linking to a generic "Web Search" page.  Is everyone getting this or is something screwy with my system? 
10214  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Puzzle Quest for DS/PSP on: March 29, 2007, 09:16:04 PM

Quote from: farley2k on March 29, 2007, 08:52:22 PM

I have a knight...any good strategies?  Is everyone a wizard? 

I'm playing a Knight as well, and am up to 20th level.  FWIW, I use very few spells and concentrate more on regular skull attacks.  I do 13 damage on a standard 3 skull combo, and will occasionally use the Stun spell to get in an extra couple combos.  I've mainly been pumping up my Battle and Morale skills (they're both at 21, iirc), and have only put a couple points each into the masteries and cunning.  I've also crafted a couple decent weapons that give me pluses to damage and mana.

Not sure how this build will hold up over the long run, but I've only lost a few times and can take on enemies 3-4 levels higher than me with no problem.  The nice thing is that I'm really not dependent on any particular mana type to succeed.  I can play defensive and try to keep the opponent from gaining mana, but I find that simply focusing on basic skull combos is pretty successful.

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And forgive me if this is in the manual I haven't read it, but what is the downside to losing a battle?  Several battles I have lost, it tells me I got some experience and then I still have to fight that monster again and win for the story to move on.  It seems like it would be a good idea to lose so I could get more experience.  Do I not get as good of items? or some other penalty for losing?

The only disadvantage I see to losing is that you don't get the extra EXP and Gold bonuses you would normally get if you win.  I don't think there's any kind of XP ding for losing.
10215  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: PASTE!!! on: March 29, 2007, 09:07:17 PM

Quote from: Spiff on March 29, 2007, 08:51:13 PM

As it stands right now, for food and drink we have;
107 cases of beer
2 kegs
4 margarita machines
13 batches of liquor for margarita machines
2 blenders
21 bottles of liquor and mixers for blenders
2,500 jello shots
17 cases of soft drinks
10 2-liter bottles of soft drinks
12 cases of drinking water
105 bags of ice
1,300 disposable plastic cups
400 printed plastic cups

4 grills
570 hamburger buns
570 hamburger patties
Condiment Quantities TBD
350 hot dog buns
250 hot dogs
100 brats
100 pounds of crawfish
25 pounds of barbeque
20 pounds of shrimp
10 pounds of chili
38 bags of chips
10 pounds of queso
2 gallons of salsa
1,000 paper plates
1,000 napkins

---------------------------------


Gonna be a helluva tailgate. headbang3

Damn, I'm coming to your party.   icon_eek
10216  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: PASTE!!! on: March 29, 2007, 08:17:19 PM
7 Habits for Managers April/May consultant availability

4/17-18 (this is probably pushing it to get profiles, funding, etc.)

5/7-11, 5/24-25

4/24-27

5/23-24

5/24-25

4/30 – 5/2, 5/14-15, 5/21-22
10217  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS] Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 2 - First Pics on: March 29, 2007, 08:13:45 PM

Quote from: stolazi on March 29, 2007, 07:27:26 PM

I hope they do away with the law system in FFTA2.

+ 1,000.  The law system was nothing but a nuisance, especially in the late game when you were up against 3 different laws at once.
10218  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS] Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 2 - First Pics on: March 29, 2007, 05:20:07 PM
While in the same genre, FFTA & FFE are vastly different games.  FFTA is about developing individual characters, while FE was much more about team tactics & strategy.  I much prefer the former, which is why I loved FFTA and could never get into FE.

I also think the "kiddie" storyline turned a lot of people off from the get-go.   

10219  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS] Final Fantasy Tactics Advance 2 - First Pics on: March 29, 2007, 04:55:58 PM
 drool

This is easily my most anticipated game for the DS.
10220  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I might not be a Consoler... on: March 29, 2007, 04:08:04 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on March 29, 2007, 03:23:54 PM

If you prefer RPGs and do not like shooters or sports games then the 360 is probably not a great investment at this point.  Personally I agree with Jament.  I have too many games and not enough time to play them.  Then again I love shooters.  icon_biggrin

Actually, there are quite a few RPG's coming for the 360.  I think the PS3 will be the RPG console of choice in the long run, but there are quite a few coming for 360 that have potential to be very good.   I picked one up now for that very reason, since I'm mainly an RPG gamer.
10221  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I might not be a Consoler... on: March 29, 2007, 03:07:33 PM

Quote from: ATB on March 29, 2007, 03:02:13 PM

Quote from: Gratch on March 29, 2007, 02:41:59 PM

Quote from: Purge on March 29, 2007, 02:35:57 PM

Remember guys, in GoW it's all about taking cover.

That's the biggest problem I'm having with GoW.  The few FPS games I've enjoyed have been all about run & gun, while GoW seems much more tactical.  Having to constantly duck behind cover is a foreign concept I'm having some trouble wrapping my brain around.

I'm a pretty decent FPS player with keyboard & mouse, but for some reason have never been able to get a handle on console FPS controls.  I feel like I'm trying to control my guy with an Etch-A-Sketch.

Then never play R6:V. In GoW you at least have a chance of surviving gunblasts to the face and chest. In RS:V you are D double E to teh A back upta da D.

Yeah, can't see myself enjoying that one much.  I tried both GRAW and whatever the latest Splinter Cell game is, and completely lost interest within about 15 minutes.  Part of it is that I simply don't like the military setting, part of it is that I simply don't have the patience for that sort of thing.

Mind you, I'm not opposed to a more stealth-oriented game.  Hell, I loved both the Thief & Tenchu series.  I guess if I'm a ninja or medieval thief, it's just far more appealing.
10222  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I might not be a Consoler... on: March 29, 2007, 02:41:59 PM

Quote from: Purge on March 29, 2007, 02:35:57 PM

Remember guys, in GoW it's all about taking cover.

That's the biggest problem I'm having with GoW.  The few FPS games I've enjoyed have been all about run & gun, while GoW seems much more tactical.  Having to constantly duck behind cover is a foreign concept I'm having some trouble wrapping my brain around.

I'm a pretty decent FPS player with keyboard & mouse, but for some reason have never been able to get a handle on console FPS controls.  I feel like I'm trying to control my guy with an Etch-A-Sketch.
10223  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I might not be a Consoler... on: March 29, 2007, 02:34:06 PM

Quote from: Arclight on March 29, 2007, 01:53:40 PM

I think I identify with Gratch, almost totally...... paranoid

I too like the look of Mass Effect and Assasin's creed........I'm really not a FPS lover its just that those games were the ones I heard the most about and being a hype-sucker I followed along.

I just don't have the reflexes or something to be anywhere good at FPS.......so please, don't make me loose face by playing a FPS multiplayer.. tear

I'll choose to believe, for the moment, that the 360 will age nicely like a fine wine.

Don't you guys think that this console system would be a great platform for a full blown MMORPG?

Thanks for the input.

Looks like me and you need to start our own MP game.  Let the Battle of the FPS Handicapped commence!!  slywink
10224  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I might not be a Consoler... on: March 29, 2007, 11:56:56 AM
Don't feel too bad.  I just got my 360 this week and I'm already discovering that there's not many games currently out that I want to play.  About the only game that interests me so far is Enchanted Arms, and I've tried quite a few.  Bought the system with Gears of War, Ghost Recon, and Tony Hawk 8, then purchased Enchanted Arms, Table Tennis and rented NHL2K7 and Madden 07.   Out of all those, EA is probably the only one I'll keep.  I might enjoy GoW if I was better at console shooters, but when you can barely make it past the first level on Easy mode, that's a pretty good indicator the game isn't for you.  I was really hoping that at least one of the others would grab me, but none of them have.

That being said, I knew this would be the case right now and purchased the system more on potential.  With games like Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, Mass Effect, Assassin's Creed, Bioshock, etc., there should be plenty of stuff for me to play in the next year.  it might gather dust for a while, but I'm sure there will be enough to keep me busy later.  smile
10225  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: 360 hard drive question. Is this normal? on: March 29, 2007, 03:07:08 AM
Crazy.  Thanks for the info.
10226  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / 360 hard drive question. Is this normal? on: March 29, 2007, 02:58:33 AM
I just bought a 360 Premium system with the 20 GB HD from a fellow GT'er.  I went through and deleted all the stuff from the previous owner that I didn't want (i.e. demos, profiles, movies, etc), so there's only about 300-400 MB that I'm using right now.   However, when I check "Device options" on the Memory tab through the dashboard, it says the storage capacity of the drive is only 13.9 GB.  It lists 13.9 GB total with 13.7 GBavailable, and there's a note below that says "remaining space reserved for system use".

It seems crazy that the system is using nearly 30% of the HD capacity for "system use", whatever that is.  So do I have something wrong with my HD?
10227  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Puzzle Quest for DS/PSP on: March 28, 2007, 10:45:40 PM


Love it!!
10228  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So I'm getting a 360... on: March 27, 2007, 06:54:44 PM
What's the consensus on how this thing should sit:  flat or on it's end?  I have it sitting flat, and man is it hot underneath!  Has anyone tried those system coolers they sell at Gamestop?  Do they actually help?

Cool system so far, even if it does sound like a damn jet engine.
10229  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So I'm getting a 360... on: March 27, 2007, 02:11:20 PM

Quote from: Calvin on March 27, 2007, 02:01:19 PM

Quote from: Purge on March 27, 2007, 01:11:49 PM

I wouldn't worry to much about it being down; it's a rare occurance. I think maybe 3 times in the past year and a half. (IIRC).

As to arcade racers, I'd say burnout is the best they have right now. I hear good things about NFS:MW ... never played Carbon. You could also pick yourself up some platinum titles on the cheap.

Arcade racers rank like this:
Burnout Revenge
NFS:MW
NFS:Carbon

everything else way below. Those three games are superb.

Maybe I'll give Carbon a shot.  I've already played Burnout & NFS:  MW to death on my XBox.
10230  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So I'm getting a 360... on: March 27, 2007, 12:24:20 PM

Quote from: Louis Cypher on March 27, 2007, 01:06:25 AM

Quote from: Gratch on March 27, 2007, 12:55:04 AM

Found a way to run the network cable, so I should be good to go when the system arrives tomorrow.  I'm getting GoW, Tony Hawk 8, & GRAW, and am trying to decide what else to pick up.  Is there a good arcade racer other than Burnout (played that on my XBox 1)?  Or maybe I'll go the Madden route.  Then again, Viva Pinata looks interesting.  So many choices...  smile

Having never played online before, I've got one question about XBox Live.  It's a monthly subscription service, right? I think this system comes with a trial month, so I'll give that a shot.  Just wondering how much to expect after that if I decide to actually play online.
Once you try XBL for a month, you'll want to get a subscription  icon_biggrin

We'll see.  I've never been a big multi-player gamer, so I'm not sure how much appeal it will have to me.  I'd at least like to give it a shot with the OO crowd though.

On a related note, didn't I see somewhere that XBox Live is down today (3/27)?  If the on-line service is down the day the console arrives, then maybe that's an omen that I really don't need to play online.  slywink
10231  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So I'm getting a 360... on: March 27, 2007, 12:55:04 AM
Found a way to run the network cable, so I should be good to go when the system arrives tomorrow.  I'm getting GoW, Tony Hawk 8, & GRAW, and am trying to decide what else to pick up.  Is there a good arcade racer other than Burnout (played that on my XBox 1)?  Or maybe I'll go the Madden route.  Then again, Viva Pinata looks interesting.  So many choices...  smile

Having never played online before, I've got one question about XBox Live.  It's a monthly subscription service, right? I think this system comes with a trial month, so I'll give that a shot.  Just wondering how much to expect after that if I decide to actually play online.
10232  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Puzzle Quest for DS/PSP on: March 26, 2007, 10:21:41 PM
My strategy is matching 3 jewels.  4, if I get the chance.

I suppose that's why I'm not doing as well as Tilt. 
10233  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: So..help me pick out some PS2 games on: March 26, 2007, 10:19:15 PM
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Oooh yeah-Devil Summoner-thats the one I was curious about-any good?

Great game, incredible art direction, cool story…all ruined by a completely ridiculous encounter rate.  As much as I wanted to like it, I just couldn’t get past having to fight every 3 steps and shelved it.

I’m not big on the action-RPG games, and about the only one I can really say I enjoyed was Dark Cloud 2.  I much prefer the turn based stuff, so let us know if you need any suggestions on those.  smile
10234  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Guitar Hero II on: March 26, 2007, 07:26:18 PM
Having both GH & GH2 on PS2, I'm going to wait on the 360 version until I see what kind of add-ons and downloadable stuff they come out with.  The extra 10'ish songs do nothing for me, so there's no sense buying it again at this point.  If they start doing regular downloadable songs, I'm sure I'll pick it up.
10235  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Recap 3-26-07 on: March 26, 2007, 04:01:18 PM
19 levels of Puzzle Quest, and that's it.
10236  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Overlords on: March 26, 2007, 03:36:57 PM

Quote from: corruptrelic on March 26, 2007, 02:59:04 PM

Definitely looking forward to it after I saw a preview in Game Informer (or some magazine anyway) a while back.
I was under the impression that you controlled an actual character in the game - while the minions were AI controlled (but you could tell them what to do as you were their 'overlord') Now I'm not so sure anymore.

Interesting.  Sounds like a combination of Majesty & Dungeon Keeper.   drool
10237  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: My 2 hour XBOX 360 Ownership... I need reassurance on: March 26, 2007, 02:07:16 PM

Quote from: Jag on March 26, 2007, 01:58:29 PM

Quote from: Arclight on March 25, 2007, 08:56:08 AM

Bought one two weeks ago made in Nov 06. Not a problem what so ever. But it is a tough call with the supposedly new and improved ones coming out this spring.

I also need to add that this is my first console. Although I've had no technical problems with the "box" I am having another dilemma. I don't find myself drawn to use it as much as I thought or hoped I would. I have Ghost Recon, Gears of War, Call of Duty 3, and rented NFS: Carbon, Tiger Wood 07. Other than the initial wow factor from the graphics of a couple of these titles they just aren't grabbing me.

I love gaming, and when I have time to game but find myself banging around on the PC still instead of enjoying my very expensive new toy, I have to wonder why.

I have the box set up in my bedroom on a dedicated 27 inch HDTV...I'm comfortable and secluded to enjoy the box, but I'm just not enthralled with it.

I think part of the problem is the games I have for it. I'm a MMORPG\RPG lover...Also flight simming is deep in my gaming roots.
From what I can tell shooters seem to be the majority of what most people like about the box.

I hope that eventually I find some titles now or soon to be released that make the purchase of this system\TV\peripherals worth the money. 
YMMV>.

Interesting. This is actually the thing that has always prevented me from taking the plunge. I always go back to the more immersive RPG type games. I'm going to get one of the new Xboxs, but mainly to start playing sports games with my son. I don't think i'll ever be able to give up the PC.

The lack of RPG's was my main hold-up with the 360 as well.  However, there are a few coming for the system that look pretty interesting.    Most of them are western-style as opposed to JRPG's (with Blue Dragon being the major exception), but I think there may be enough to tide me over until I can afford a PS2 for my JRPG fix.
10238  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (3/26) on: March 26, 2007, 01:35:05 PM
Possibly Settlers on DS, but most likely nothing new.  I'm getting my 360 later this week, so I might pick up a few that I've been itching to try (namely Dead Rising & Table Tennis).
10239  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Final Fantasy XII Strategy Questions (and Impressions) on: March 26, 2007, 01:33:26 PM

Quote from: metallicorphan on March 25, 2007, 08:28:04 PM

and also that rabbit in the jungles was a pain,running around everywhere...

I hated that hunt!  Took me about 10 tries before I figured out to cast Berzerk on him so he'd keep attacking.

Great impressions Hrothgar, and I agree on all your points.  smile
10240  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Puzzle Quest for DS/PSP on: March 26, 2007, 01:21:20 PM

Quote from: TiLT on March 26, 2007, 12:18:12 PM

If you pay close attention to the hints the AI gives you during your own turns, you'll see that it sometimes recommend picking mana over damage as well. This happens when certain colors of mana becomes a rare commodity, or when it's vitally important that your opponent doesn't get any more mana of that color. Sometimes this stuff is far more important than a few points of extra damage, especially if your Battle is low.


Thanks Tilt.  Since I'm playing as a Knight and my Battle skill is pretty high (20, iirc plus a couple item bonuses), it's almost always better to take the damage.  I've found that trying to prevent the opponent from gaining a certain type of mana is damn near impossible (they're almost always going to get it on combos from the top anyways), so I go for damage 99% of the time.   Although I'm sure that playing a more magic focused character might change that play style a bit.

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2: I've had no problems with the captures I've made so far. Then again, I'm pretty decent at puzzles like these in the first place. Perhaps there is something wrong in the approach you choose to take with these puzzles? In any case, I don't get the impression that capturing enemies is vitally important. So far I don't even use any of the spells I've been able to research from captured enemies; My own spells are simply better.

Yeah, I generally suck at those type of puzzles anyways, so I'm glad they're not really a "required" part of the game.  They're more frustration for me than anything.  Although I would like a cooler mount than a Giant Rat...  slywink



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