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26 April 2008 @ 03:24 pm
Though I'm not a fan of excessive sun or heat, there's something amazingly cheerful about the first hot, bright days of the year.

The Orochi sequel is here. I'll eventually post detailed thoughts on the game engine tweaks and character updates. For now, let's just say that Cao Ren got equipped with a win button. His spread shot Mega Buster barrage special is just ridiculously awesome. Apart from Rockman, my other current favorite assclowns are Musashi Miyamoto (pretty good huh?) and Xu Huang (he's GRRRREAT!) There are some new characters that I've unlocked, but none of them have really grabbed me yet.

The difficulty seems to have gone down, which annoys me. I'm all for making games accessible to newcomers, but I don't like losing my optional challenges. Dynasty Warriors 5 struck an excellent balance. If all you wanted to do was unlock all the characters and go through their storylines, you could play on Easy. You had to go to higher difficulties for better weapons and items, but those weren't necessary for a complete newbie who just wanted to mess around. Chaos mode was truly tough and totally optional, even for completionists. Every single item in the game could be unlocked without any chaos gameplay at all. Warriors Orochi was similar. You didn't have to play on chaos, and it was difficult to get into.

On the other hand, Musou Orochi: Maou Sairin forces you to complete battles on all difficulties to unlock certain stuff. That's probably why they nerfed chaos. I really wish they would have kept it optional instead of something else to grind. This is the one series I like playing at a high level. Can nobody provide me with a decent challenge?

Last weekend, my mom and I went to Selinsgrove for local beer and assorted wandering around. I had some powerful sour cherry + tripel concoction. Good stuff. Selinsgrove has a few interesting stores, like the place where I bought some paper made of recycled elephant poop. One of these weekends, I must return with j00licious to check out the quilt and yarn store and assorted thrift shops.

Speaking of quilts, I will finish that one I bought material for two years ago. RLY.

And on a completely random note - duck and cover. I HAS FANFICTION.NET ACCOUNT. My goofy ideas might be sporadic and far between, but it's nice to keep them organized. Thus far, I posted an updated draft of Orochi Party Time. There are some new scenes, so check it out if you liked what I posted here earlier. As far as non-doofy writing is concerned, I'm still hammering away at that and working on getting the in-progress cohesive stuff into an easily shared form.
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
Current Music: Disco Dan - Mega Man 2 Rapid Fire Remix
aitai on April 26th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
<3 <3 <3 orochi party time is awesome ^______________^
The Heavy Metal Matador: Extra Bigass Bunrydain on April 26th, 2008 11:37 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm so glad you like my assorted silliness.

Speaking of which... *points to new icon*
aitai on April 27th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
extra bigass bun!!! bwahahahaha...

i think you need to make one of lu xun and a connect four board...haha
The Heavy Metal Matador: Naked Timerydain on April 27th, 2008 12:45 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think I do too. I have so much icon space that I'm not using.

Also, here's the picture that I made the icon from. Zhang Liao says WTF I ORDERED TACOS. Xu Huang is totally disowning everybody else. Sima Yi and Zhang He are pretty and they know it. Dian Wei and Xu Zhu made me laugh for about ten minutes straight.
aitai on April 27th, 2008 05:37 am (UTC)
omfg...dian wei and xu zhu are hilarious. mmm, abc meat-bun!
Skurtchasor: Zhugeskurtchasor on April 28th, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
XZ: "Now that's not very nice of you, Dian Wei. Cao Cao said I could have this meat bun all to myself."

DW: "But I'm miserable after so long without a decent meat bun, and you've got a whole jar of them sitting behind you!"

XZ: "Oooooh, I guess I got excited and forgot about all of those! Thank you Dian Wei, you're such a nice guy!" (XZ scarfs down his meat bun in one bite and tears into the jar)

DW: "No, wait...."

XZ: "One meat bun down, many more to go."
aitai on April 28th, 2008 06:21 pm (UTC)
haha...good one.
mire_ilramire_ilra on April 28th, 2008 02:04 am (UTC)
Everything that blooms is in bloom out in Gray's Woods. It's gorgeous when there's sun, but the bugs seem to think so as well.

P.S.: Take a break from fighting games and come play Rock Band? Eh?
The Heavy Metal Matador: Extra Bigass Bunrydain on May 6th, 2008 01:37 pm (UTC)
Sure. It's been too long since we hung out with you guys. What's your schedule like? Is it still "wander over whenever because somebody's usually up"? I'm busy this weekend, but after that, it's clear till the end of the month (more parental visits). A weeknight might work as well.
mire_ilramire_ilra on May 6th, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)
Agreed, we all miss hanging with you guys too. The schedule here is entirely wide open. Bagel has an Otto's night on Mondays, but that doesn't last too late. Yuz is away for now but should be back some time in the next week. You guys are quite welcome to drop in whenever you're free, or else to set up a regular board gaming night or something.

Weekends are great too! Sometimes Glau works on weekends but that varies. Just let me know what works for both you and Ogre, and we'll work something out.