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On 1/15/2020 at 5:12 AM, Plk_Lesiak said:

Indeed, this game looks pretty crazy. Also quite incomprehensible at first glance...

It kinda is, but not as bad as ITRTG. At least with NGU Idle I can figure out what to do after reading a guide. The prior has a miserably cluttered interface that doesn't even have a proper in-game tutorial and throws a lot of complex mechanics at you from the get-go.

On 1/15/2020 at 5:12 AM, Plk_Lesiak said:

If it doesn't force you to play everyday though, it's already a lot better than pretty much all mobage.

Ya know, that was true at the time I posted that, but now that I've unlocked beards of power, it's kinda starting to feel like a daily grind now. Granted, you can still progress the game at a reasonable rate offline, but beards are way too powerful to ignore. They give a permanent multiplier to your adventure stats, and these are the stats that actually determine how fast your progress the game once you down your first titan (before that, boss stats are better).

To make matters worse, there is only one other way to permanently boost your adventure stats aside from upgrading your gear, and that method doesn't really give you any leeway to put points into those stats since the other upgrades have higher priority (before that, you need 400 levels in respawn, and that take a while). And see, while beards are seriously powerful in this regard, they hit a massive performance drop after 24 hours and requires a reset in order to regain that performance. What's worse is that it takes about 2 hours to set yourself back up for optimal gains, and it does require a bit of babysitting as you approach the 2-hour mark.

I've been losing sleep to this game, and it's having a negative impact on my grades and overall well-being. That said, there's still a part of me wants to keep at it with this game since it's actually enjoyable. Like, if I could no-life NGU Idle without consequence, I'd have no beef with this. It really is a fun game by its own right, but it's way too big of a time investment at this point for me to stay committed to it.

 

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Confession: Reviewing long VNs is agony.

I've just finished the first version of my VenusBlood FRONTIER review and on one side I really had a lot of things I wanted to say about this game and reasons to recommend it to people, but on the other, I feel like I've sacrificed half of my soul playing through all of it too quickly, and the rest was consumed by this Word file I'm looking at.

Maybe a hobby that drains you from all your lifeforce is not an optimal choice after all...? :nico:

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That's the main reason my blog still sits at just four entries. I have started writing at least five different analysis pieces, only to stop after two or three paragraphs because it felt like it just wasn't worth the amount of energy I still had to invest to finish them.

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7 minutes ago, Plk_Lesiak said:

How OP were you? :chaika:

Thankfully, not OP at all.

Actually, I don't really remember that dream that well. I just recall that it was a typical VN style common route that introduced several anime girls, and then after it ended I just randomly got isekaied, and I think the dream ended right after that. I think the girls introduced in the first half weren't even the heroines in the end.

Still, that was a very strange dream. :notlikemiya:

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15 minutes ago, Dreamysyu said:

Thankfully, not OP at all.

Actually, I don't really remember that dream that well. I just recall that it was a typical VN style common route that introduced several anime girls, and then after it ended I just randomly got isekaied, and I think the dream ended right after that. I think the girls introduced in the first half weren't even the heroines in the end.

That's actually a decent twist! Although, I'm not sure it would work that well as a VN... Feels more like a LN or (indeed) webcomic premise. ;)

Especially in the past, I had fantasy or sci-fi themed dreams with a lot of action on regular basis, but they never had a weeb feel to them even in the times when I mostly consumed otaku media. I wonder if that's going to change the longer I delve into anime stuff...?

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29 minutes ago, Plk_Lesiak said:

That's actually a decent twist! Although, I'm not sure it would work that well as a VN... Feels more like a LN or (indeed) webcomic premise.

Now that I think about it, my brain probably "borrowed" this twist from the prologue in Aselia the Eternal, because that's exactly that happened there. And in Aselia this twist is indeed done pretty well, and if someone decides to go into that VN completely blind, it would probably subvert their expectations pretty well. In my dream, however, I knew that pre-isekai part of the story was extremely long, and I just instantly knew that the story was terrible because everything that happened after the twist was completely disconnected from what happened before. Not that I had actually seen the story after the twist, but what would you expect from a dream...

36 minutes ago, Plk_Lesiak said:

but they never had a weeb feel to them even in the times when I mostly consumed otaku media. I wonder if that's going to change the longer I delve into anime stuff...?

Actually, I've been into anime-style stuff since 2012, but dreams like that are still extremely rare. I used to dream a lot of cartoon-style and 8-bit game style dreams in my early adolescence, but recently most of my dreams were pretty realistic.

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Confession: One of my very bad hobbies is following various conflicts and political development in the Middle East, and getting pointlessly agitated about some of them. So, today I wanted to find a bit more info on a very important thing happening in Iraq, that is the attempts to form a new cabinet under Muhammad Allawi. Not finding much on Iraq Livemap, I've started looking for related subreddits, in hope some of them have fresh reports on what's going on. My findings were:

/Iraq, 6.4k subscribers, half-dead.

/MiddleEast, 1,6k subscribers, dead.

/MiddleEastNews, 10k, somewhat alive but nothing on the topic yet.

And next on the search list was...

/MiddleEasternHotties, 106k members.

Nice to be reminded where the internet's priorities truly lie. :nico:

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5 hours ago, Plk_Lesiak said:

Confession: One of my very bad hobbies is following various conflicts and political development in the Middle East, and getting pointlessly agitated about some of them. So, today I wanted to find a bit more info on a very important thing happening in Iraq, that is the attempts to form a new cabinet under Muhammad Allawi. Not finding much on Iraq Livemap, I've started looking for related subreddits, in hope some of them have fresh reports on what's going on. My findings were:

/Iraq, 6.4k subscribers, half-dead.

/MiddleEast, 1,6k subscribers, dead.

/MiddleEastNews, 10k, somewhat alive but nothing on the topic yet.

And next on the search list was...

/MiddleEasternHotties, 106k members.

Nice to be reminded where the internet's priorities truly lie. :nico:

Have you considered that some internet services (reddit maybe) might be blocked in the countries.

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16 minutes ago, Yuuko said:

Have you considered that some internet services (reddit maybe) might be blocked in the countries.

Well, it's available in Iraq and at least decent part of Middle East - outside of Iran, Saudi Arabia and maybe Syria internet access is not that heavily limited in the region and even there people find workarounds. I also couldn't find much info on Reddit being specifically banned outside of China and Indonesia. People in the Middle East obviously have their own, Arab-speaking platforms, but at least the lack of interest from English-speaking users and the general sorry state of these communities felt jarring. The contrast with the porn board was brought up by me for semi-humoristic reasons, but it's still kind of telling...

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5 minutes ago, Plk_Lesiak said:

Well, it's available in Iraq and at least decent part of Middle East - outside of Iran, Saudi Arabia and maybe Syria internet access is not that heavily limited in the region and even there people find workarounds. I also couldn't find much info on Reddit being specifically banned outside of China and Indonesia. People in the Middle East obviously have their own, Arab-speaking platforms, but at least the lack of interest from English-speaking users and the general sorry state of these communities felt jarring. The contrast with the porn board was brought up by me for semi-humoristic reasons, but it's still kind of telling...

I was actually wondering if it might not be a fact that english speakers in war-afflicted countries are more likely to leave them?

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3 minutes ago, Mr Poltroon said:

I was actually wondering if it might not be a fact that english speakers in war-afflicted countries are more likely to leave them?

True, but those people are often actually quite active over the internet and vocal about the things happening in their countries of origin. So diasporas would rather fuel than weaken thematic subreddits.

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