You're still around? That's awesome. Or at least you were around recently, haha.
If you don't remember my previous username was Link367
Still around. Sort of. I lurk. How about you?
I'm still pretty active. I got made a board mod recently haha. I mostly just post in Din
I just log in every now an again to check for messages. I'm fairly out of date on Zelda, although I do have that new game on the 3Ds. Haven't played it yet though...
The last Zelda I played was ALBW. It was okay. I don't really come on for Zelda anymore haha
Yeah, I haven't for a few years. As far as games go I have other priorities, especially with having a job I don't have that much free time. There are a lot of games I want to play before I get to Zelda.
I've been trying, but I just can't. I'd look for past conversations but I just can't find that with the new(ish) forum layout. Please remind me.
So, get anything nice for Christmas? Mostly Dvds for me this year..
I bought myself a PS4. That was about it. Lol
Nice! I also have a PS4, but not many games. The new Star Wars Battlefront is pretty good though. Got anything to recommend?
I haven't gotten the chance to play much recently, but I had been enjoying Assassin's Creed: Unity
Ughhh. I need a new job.
What's up? Did something happen?
Since I'm looking for a new job, they decided to start giving me ridiculous hours in an effort to get me to stay. It's more stressful than anything. I've worked 12pm-9pm twice this week.
How is that meant to conince you to stay?
I just noticed. It's been too long. Even though I don't come here as often anymore, I feel like I've been having withdrawals, lol.
Yes, it's been months. What's new in your life?
Got a job, started college, started vaping. That's pretty much it lol.
Oh, what job? I'm still searching. My friend got one though, not great hours, he gets home after midnight
I only really did that in TP. Sometimes in TWW, but the aiming in that game is really weird sometimes. TP made it fun and easy once you got the Hawkeye.
The Biggoron Sword is more powerful than the Master Sword, but it's a two-hander, so if you opt to use it, you can't use your shield. I don't use it much simply because I constantly shield, but it's nice to have against Iron Knuckles because they can take so many hits from the Master Sword.
The Poacher's Saw is just part of the trade quest. It does nothing in terms of combat or utility. You just trade it for the next item in the chain, and it eventually leads you to getting the Biggoron Sword.
The nuts themselves don't get upgraded. It's just an upgrade to your carrying capacity. It will either upgrade the capacity to 30 or 40, depending on if you got the other upgrade first.
Actually, I recently played through Ocarina of Time again because of that There is an upgrade to the Deku Nuts that becomes permanently missable if you progress past a certain point in the Biggoron Sword sidequest. It takes you to the Lost Woods to get an item called the Poacher's Saw. The games code makes use of something called "finisher flags" which lets it know when you've completed an objective. Well, the Deku Nut upgrade and the Poacher's Saw were mistakenly set to the same finisher flag, so if you get the Poacher's Saw before the upgrade, you can never go back for the upgrade.
Perhaps some people do it, but generally, when I play a game, I like to finish the main story up to the final area, then get all of the collectibles before beating the game. Having a certain item disappear after a certain point in the game is just a hindrance to the flow of the story, imo (although this could work for more sidequest-based games like Majora's Mask).
I don't understand the point of permanently missable items. They do nothing but serve as pains in the ass to completionists.
In TMC, they're completely optional, but if you progress past a certain point in the game, they become unavailable forever. Basically, they're just really powerful arrows, not needed for the final boss like in OoT or anything like that.
Both. It's usually rupees or another kinstone piece, but some kinstone fusions result in getting another bottle, a bomb upgrade, or even the light arrows.
It can do that, spawn treasure chests, make new characters appear, etc.
TMC's sidequests are quite expansive, too. Two of them in particular: the figurines quest and the kinstones quest. The figurines quest is similar to the one from TWW, but instead of trading pictures for figurines, you trade items called mysterious seashells that you find throughout the game for them. It's also a little more complex in that the more figurines you get, the less your chance of getting a new figurine by betting one shell, so that you'll need to bet more and more shells as the quest progresses in order to have a decent chance to get a new figurine. If you get one that you already have, the figurine maker will buy it back from you for five rupees, though, which can help later on in the quest since the shells become less and less common.
The kinstones quest is a semi-trading quest. Throughout the game, you get kinstone pieces, and you have to find NPC's that have a piece that fits with yours to make a whole kinstone. When you form a whole one, it alters the environment in some way.
It's not that short if you do everything there is to do. It's similar to MM in that there are less dungeons, but there are [I]tons[/I] of side content.
I've never played either. I feel like TMC is especially underrated when it comes to the handhelds.
I mostly just go into Entertainment for the metal thread I made there Handheld doesn't seem like it's very active at all. There are hardly ever new posts when I go in there.
I actually frequent the Zelda section more than the others, but that's mostly because I just start at the top of the forums and read through the ones that interest me. I don't post much anywhere, though. Mostly lurking, like you said.
I think it's something that we've become so used to that we don't really anticipate how long it's been. Sometimes I forget that I've even been on ZU since '06.
Damn, really? I had no idea it's been that long.
Well, there are very few rules regarding campaigning. Every year, someone runs for president as a joke, though only those with massive funds and rapport will make it very far.
The problem is that that's how the rest of his party sees it, too. If there were more liberals than conservatives (they're pretty much even), that alone would've lost him the presidency. He ended up losing out to Obama anyway, though.
It was first brought to light by the media during the last presidential election. Mitt Romney made a speech in which (iirc) he basically said that everyone in the 99% is there because they're lazy.
It's more often company executives, but yes. The 1% is in possession of half of all the money in circulation in the US.
If you've ever heard the term "corporate America," it's definitely true. Greed is very prevalent and the majority of politicians practically worship the corporations and the wealthy 1% of Americans.
It is discouraging how much sway money holds over politics in this country. It's likely a big part of the reason nothing ever gets done in this country. I also wish the government (and people in general) viewed it the same way as that picture.
It's terrible. I'm not sure if you've heard of the Koch brothers, but they are these two rich guys who were plotting with some friends to "buy out" Congress (in other words, bribe them). Who knows what would've happened if they hadn't been found out.
It's unfortunately the culture that the United States has regressed to. Our government is practically run by corporations.
It's considered customary here to tip, and we generally do unless the service is extremely poor, but that doesn't mean that people will always tip the proper amount. General consensus is that you should tip 15 to 20% of your bill.