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@  Mig64 : (09 July 2020 - 09:46 PM) It's a tragedy over here, we still haven't reached US levels yet but our own government is working really hard to surpass you guys. They're so committed to not fight the pandemic one might think they're using it for genocidal purposes. Some of our legal experts even filed charges against our president for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court.
@  Mig64 : (09 July 2020 - 09:40 PM) Good to know Switzerland is doing fine, I really envy you guys in that regard, hahahaaaha. And yeah, I've been following some news about the US, Blazer. It's good to know you're staying safe, what with all those people somehow equating social distancing with communism and all sorts of conspiracy theories. It actually reminds me a lot about my own situation here in Brazil.
@  Fire Blazer : (09 July 2020 - 08:53 PM) it's pretty bad over here (the U.S.A.) though how bad depends on where exactly in it one is talking about... I'm basically still just quarantined, even if I wanted to go out it's honestly a bit stressful
@  xcrash1998 : (05 July 2020 - 09:14 PM) what about you
@  xcrash1998 : (05 July 2020 - 09:14 PM) Switzerland is pretty much all clean by now
@  Mig64 : (30 June 2020 - 08:24 PM) By the way, is everyone alright? What with the ongoing pandemic and everything...
@  Mig64 : (30 June 2020 - 08:22 PM) :(
@  Fire Blazer : (13 June 2020 - 05:21 AM) :(
@  Fire Blazer : (13 June 2020 - 05:21 AM) not really, it's pretty dead around here
@  Mig64 : (12 June 2020 - 06:53 PM) Anyway, did I miss anything?
@  Mig64 : (12 June 2020 - 06:25 PM) Whew, I FINALLY got my password right
@  Fire Blazer : (24 May 2020 - 11:23 AM) sigh
@  xcrash1998 : (24 April 2020 - 12:35 PM) I will let blazer know
@  Fujisaki : (23 April 2020 - 08:16 PM) Yeah, sure. Hopefully that'll be more livelier than here.
@  xcrash1998 : (23 April 2020 - 09:37 AM) Just came here after I saw you replying to my PM lol
@  xcrash1998 : (23 April 2020 - 09:36 AM) We have a discord now, maybe you want to join
@  Fujisaki : (22 April 2020 - 10:33 PM) Oh well. If anyone's interested, hit me up on discord. I'm usually active on there...
@  Fujisaki : (22 April 2020 - 10:17 PM) Thought the place would liven up with Three Houses being released last year...lol...whoops.
@  Fujisaki : (22 April 2020 - 10:13 PM) HOLY FUCK I REMEMBERED MY LOGIN SHIT.
@  Fire Blazer : (18 March 2020 - 03:18 AM) hope everyone is managing ok...

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#21 kirant

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 01:12 AM

QUOTE (Fire Blazer @ Mar 22 2015, 09:19 PM)
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I think you and I mean very different things when we say "balanced". What I mean is that character A is no better at beating the game nor any more or less important than character B (lords withstanding). I basically ask that the game can't turn into "Protect me Raven/Hector/Guy/Oswin" mode...in essence, what you state about character choice being arbitrary and downplayed is actually more capable under what I hope for in a "balanced game".

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 02:34 AM

he was referring to thematic balance rather than balancing particular units, classes, etc. tbh you can't have a great game without flaws. a "perfect" game would get boring very quickly for me because it would also be predictable. FE needs things like missing at 80% hit chance to be FE. if Ross never killed himself with a devil axe whilst striking a wall FE8 just wouldn't be the same. i do feel you on the gameplay balance issues though kirant. awakening on lunatic mode was basically just Freddie's adventure 'til Chrom and Robin got strong enough to do work on their own.

On another note, pair-up was confirmed to be in the next game...i'm starting to think FE is going to keep heading towards being...not easier to play per se, but easier to get into. not that that's a bad thing. i'm always looking forward to having more people to talk FE with, but i have a feeling people who have only played awakening(and any titles after) are going to get a shock when/if they go back to previous titles.

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Posted 28 March 2015 - 04:03 AM

QUOTE (zac122 @ Mar 27 2015, 07:34 PM)
he was referring to thematic balance rather than balancing particular units, classes, etc.

Fair enough. I would probably argue that thematic balance is a lower concern these days though since most games will offer some variety or another of control over thematic balance. There are some games which don't but most of those fall under the rogue-like genre (ex - FTL or Darkest Dungeon) or are intentionally cruel coughDarkSoulscough.

Certainly a topic of discussion is how thematic balance influences the high/low fantasy scale. FE is typically leaning more to a high fantasy game these days (as oppose to heroic fantasy before0 so I certainly suspect game difficulty isn't going to be massive. I think the next game will be high fantasy given the limited info we got and how they've been shifting to that since Radiant Dawn.

QUOTE (zac122 @ Mar 27 2015, 07:34 PM)
On another note, pair-up was confirmed to be in the next game...i'm starting to think FE is going to keep heading towards being...not easier to play per se, but easier to get into. not that that's a bad thing. i'm always looking forward to having more people to talk FE with, but i have a feeling people who have only played awakening(and any titles after) are going to get a shock when/if they go back to previous titles.

I think that's always a part of long running franchises. People who play Persona 4 first always seem shocked when they can't control their AI in Persona 3 and need to wrestle their allies into not losing battles for them.

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