Saturday, January 2, 275666

Introduction to my gaming blog





Welcome to my gaming blog. Here you'll find gaming news and tips, secrets, and not-so-secrets for certain video games, mainly RPGs, that, in many cases, you might find on GameFAQs or the like with a little searching. Or, you might find some things you've never seen or heard before. I have extensive detailed information on multiple fairly obscure games, like Mystic Ark, Lennus 2, Lufia: The Ruins of Lore, Lufia and the Fortress of Doom and Wizardry: Tale of the Forsaken Land. I am definitely willing to expand my depth of knowledge on video games and share it with you.

I will certainly go out of my way to provide details not seen elsewhere if I find them... For example, you might see me provide an estimation on enemy stats in certain video games, item drops, stat caps, and certain other things people might want to know, but might have a fairly difficult time finding elsewhere. I will also post other gaming-related stuff once in a great while if I feel up to it. Be forewarned: This blog does contain spoilers.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Pokemon Go safety precautions

I've been hearing a lot of stories about people blaming Pokemon Go for a lot of bad stuff that's been happening lately. In the first four days, there's been several robberies, break-ins, and an instance of a dead body being found. There's also plenty of concern that there might be sexual predators looking to kidnap children. I don't believe Pokemon Go is to blame for all of it, but with this many people playing it, and more people going out and being physically active, now's as good a time as any to start learning some common-sense measures to keep safe. So, here are some things you can do to keep safe.

-Don't break into people's houses trying to catch a Pokemon. That will highly likely get you arrested or killed.

-Keep your place locked down, fortress-style, when you're not in it, or when you're sleeping. You don't want to run the risk of having your house broken into or robbed, either because someone wanted to catch a Pokemon or had some other, more malicious intentions.

-Keep a close eye on your children at all times. If they wish to go out and play Pokemon Go, offer to come with them, or encourage them to go out with friends or other relatives. It will be easier to ensure safety this way, and it might be a lot more fun for all involved.

-Always keep a close eye on your surroundings. Don't just keep your eyes glued to your smartphone.
You don't want to run the risk of being caught unawares, or wind up walking into heavy traffic or bumping into people or anything like that.

-Do your best not to walk into dangerous neighborhoods if it can be avoided. I don't care if Mewtwo's in that neighborhood, it's not worth the risk of getting mugged, raped, stabbed, shot, or otherwise harmed.

-Don't go out at night unless absolutely necessary, especially if you live in an area with a high crime rate. Same reasoning as the immediate above.

-Always watch for cars, and avoid areas with no sidewalks whenever possible. You'll never become a Pokemon Master if you get run over by an 18-wheeler.

-Don't drive while playing Pokemon Go, as distracted driving is obviously very dangerous. Keep your eyes on the road at all times. You don't want to cause an accident. At least wait until you have your car parked before you check your smartphone. You can worry about catching Pokemon when you're on foot.

Pretty much, do everything you SHOULD be doing by default when it comes to taking care of you and yours. Even if you never play Pokemon Go, you always have to take initiative in protecting yourself and those you are responsible for. Keep yourselves safe, everyone.

Dragon Warrior III (GBC) Pachisi Item Lists

List of ? Tile outcomes:
01: STR increase ("A fiery mountain blazes the night... A steel hammer rises and falls...")
02: STR increase ("May the gods of the land gather to give this soul strength!")
03: AGI increase ("Time is the wind. Its soothing flow gives wings to weary feet...")
04: AGI increase ("The glitter in the night sky... Its light travels 3000 worlds in a blink...")
05: VIT increase ("Tireless be thy body. May it shoulder great boulders...")
06: VIT increase ("A million fists inflict no harm.")
07: INT increase ("Make knowledge of what you know not. Know this, and shed ignorance.")
08: INT decrease ("The fool clamors to teach. The wise chooses to learn. Learn you shall.")
09: LUCK increase ("The time of joy has come. May the moon and the stars shine.")
0A: LUCK increase ("Picture a spring deep in a forest... May the goddess of fortune bless you.")
0B: STR decrease ("The weak an weary walk in darkness.")
0C: AGL decrease ("The beckoning flicker of stars unseen, sleep deepens into lead.")
0D: VIT decrease("A desert under a glaring sun. The fount of life dries, assailed")
0E: INT decrease ("Fear not your ignorance... but shun false knowledge. Remember what it is to be humble.")
0F: LUCK decrease ("Laying blame to ill fortune brings only more woe.")
10: Return to the start ("Time is an illusion. The time passed is but a lie.")
11: <empty>
12: fight (beast) ("A giant eye looms in darkness, razor fangs below. The dark is torn!")
13: fight (marine) ("The falling rain swells to a river. Death squirms on the bottom.")
14: fight (bird) ("Ghastly flapping of wings. Grisly beaks and claws leading to hell.")
15: lose half gold ("A fool notices not a holed purse.")
16: get 1.5 gold ("A gift from the heavens? <name> purse grew heavy!")
17: "Monsters seemed to disappear!" ("Sleep comes to those who lurk.")
18: <empty>
19: "Waah! A trapdoor!" ("The chasm to void? A massive pit swallows you...")
1A: stats change ("Your trial is at hand. It is you who shapes your fate.")
1B: treasure chest ("What lies beneath the soil emerges.")
1C: +1000 EXP ("Experience is the basis of all. Your actions shall make you grow.")
1D: +10000 EXP ("Experience is the basis of all. Your actions shall make you grow.")
1E: +10 dice rolls! ("Time floats by languidly. Time is lost among beckoning stars.")
1F: determine outcome again
20: visit pachisi inn ("Birds chirrup for your belief. <name> was blown to an inn!")
21: "The next roll can be chosen" ("I make real your wishes. Your next destiny will be by choice.")
22: "Advance by 6!" ("A gust of wind comes from behind.")
23: "Go back 5." ("A gust of wind comes from the front.")
24: change personality ("Flames consume and transform you.")

Pachisi item lists

Romaly
7F B8 1/2 herb
7F B9 1/2 antidote
FF BB 1/1 warp wing
7F 65 1/2 leather shield
7F 79 1/2 leather cap
3F 3E 1/4 training cloth
7F 02 1/2 club
00 B2 1/256 STR seed
00 B3 1/256 AGL seed
00 D5 1/256 mystic nut
00 B7 1/256 life acorn
03 09 1/64 poison knife

Ashlam
FF B9 1/1 antidote
FF BB 1/1 warp wing
7B BA 1/2 repellent
FF 65 1/1 leather shield
7F 3E 1/2 training cloth
1F 83 1/8 horned cap
1F 04 1/8 knife
7F 55 1/2 turtle cloth
FF 70 1/1 pot lid
7F 8C 1/2 bunny tail
3F 96 1/4 sucker
1F 8E 1/8 stone wig

Dragon Queen
7F BA 1/2 repellent
FF B9 1/1 antidote
FF BF 1/1 moon herb
1F A9 1/8 hide herb
1F 9F 1/8 flee ring
1F A1 1/8 tube socks
03 88 1/64 zen book
0F A8 1/16 life stone
FF C6 1/1 bugpowder
7F 26 1/2 wooden boomerang
03 13 1/64 bounce rod
03 54 1/64 angel dress

Kol
3F 2E 1/4 lune rod
3F 33 1/4 power fist
7F 44 1/2 evade cloth
3F 5C 1/4 black dress
7F 5E 1/2 magic apron
7F 80 1/2 bunny ears
7F 9F 1/2 flee ring
7F 8E 1/2 stone wig
00 B2 1/256 STR seed
00 B3 1/256 AGL seed
00 D5 1/256 mystic nut
00 B7 1/256 life acorn

Zinpangu
3F 34 1/4 dragon fist
3F 29 1/4 wreck whip
3F 64 1/4 ninja cloth
3F 5B 1/4 dragon dress
7F A7 1/2 change rod
07 D5 1/32 mystic nut
07 B2 1/32 STR seed
07 B3 1/32 AGL seed
07 B6 1/32 INT seed
07 B5 1/32 LUCK seed
07 B4 1/32 VIT seed
07 B7 1/32 life acorn
Pachisi item lists

Romaly
7F B8 1/2 herb
7F B9 1/2 antidote
FF BB 1/1 warp wing
7F 65 1/2 leather shield
7F 79 1/2 leather cap
3F 3E 1/4 training cloth
7F 02 1/2 club
00 B2 1/256 STR seed
00 B3 1/256 AGL seed
00 D5 1/256 mystic nut
00 B7 1/256 life acorn
03 09 1/64 poison knife

Ashlam
FF B9 1/1 antidote
FF BB 1/1 warp wing
7B BA 1/2 repellent
FF 65 1/1 leather shield
7F 3E 1/2 training cloth
1F 83 1/8 horned cap
1F 04 1/8 knife
7F 55 1/2 turtle cloth
FF 70 1/1 pot lid
7F 8C 1/2 bunny tail
3F 96 1/4 sucker
1F 8E 1/8 stone wig

Dragon Queen
7F BA 1/2 repellent
FF B9 1/1 antidote
FF BF 1/1 moon herb
1F A9 1/8 hide herb
1F 9F 1/8 flee ring
1F A1 1/8 tube socks
03 88 1/64 zen book
0F A8 1/16 life stone
FF C6 1/1 bugpowder
7F 26 1/2 wooden boomerang
03 13 1/64 bounce rod
03 54 1/64 angel dress

Kol
3F 2E 1/4 lune rod
3F 33 1/4 power fist
7F 44 1/2 evade cloth
3F 5C 1/4 black dress
7F 5E 1/2 magic apron
7F 80 1/2 bunny ears
7F 9F 1/2 flee ring
7F 8E 1/2 stone wig
00 B2 1/256 STR seed
00 B3 1/256 AGL seed
00 D5 1/256 mystic nut
00 B7 1/256 life acorn

Zinpangu
3F 34 1/4 dragon fist
3F 29 1/4 wreck whip
3F 64 1/4 ninja cloth
3F 5B 1/4 dragon dress
7F A7 1/2 change rod
07 D5 1/32 mystic nut
07 B2 1/32 STR seed
07 B3 1/32 AGL seed
07 B6 1/32 INT seed
07 B5 1/32 LUCK seed
07 B4 1/32 VIT seed
07 B7 1/32 life acorn

Breath of Fire III battlefield items


Rates:
0 - 1/4
1 - 3/16
2 - 3/16
3 - 1/8
4 - 1/8
5 - 1/16
6 - 1/32
7 - 1/32

Yraall Random Battlefield (Pre-Nue):
Healing Herb
Antidote
Sinker
Molotov
Bandana
Bracers
Vitamin
Popper

Yraall Random Battlefield (Spring):
Worm
Antidote
Old Popper
Molotov
Bandana
Bracers
Vitamin
Float

Central Wyndia Random Battlefield:
Sinker
Antidote
Eye Drops
Vitamin
Spirit
80 Zenny
Panacea
Life Shard

Eastern Wyndia Random Battlefield:
Healing Herb
Antidote
Popper
Baby Frog
80 Zenny
Panacea
Life Shard
Magic Shard

Rhapala Random Battlefield:
Spirit
Popper
Vitamin
Panacea
Ammonia
Wisdom Seed
Life Shard
Magic Shard

Urkan Random Battlefield:
Float
Baby Frog
Vitamin
Panacea
Ammonia
Wisdom Seed
Life Shard
Magic Shard

Dauna Hills Random Battlefield:
Frog
Antidote
Vitamin
MultiVitamin
Firecracker
Icicle
Power Food
Protein

Kombinat Random Battlefield:
Top
Antidote
Vitamin
MultiVitamin
Power Food
Protein
Vodka Shot/Ginseng
Ivory Dice

Desert of Death:
Healing Herb
Antidote
MultiVitamin
Wisdom Seed
Swallow Eye
Fish-Head
Moon Tears
Ivory Dice

Breath of Fire III Spell Power



Psionic (min of -50 and max of 100; values shown are half the result value):
Mind Flay = -25
Snap = -12
Molasses = -25
Tarbaby = -5
Steroids = 13
Magic Belt = 13
War Shout = 12
Focus = 50 (Focus doesn't use this)
Enlighten = 25
WardOfLight = 10
Celerity = 50 (ignores 100 cap, likely an oversight/bug)
Chill = -12
Protect = 10
Shield = 10
Speed = 25
Might = 13
Slow = -25
Blunt = -10
Weaken = -10
Meditation = 50 (again, not used)
Temptation = -12


Magic:
Absorb = 20
Healing Herb = 40 (not the item)
Lavaburst = 30
Ebonfire = 50
Heal = 20
Rejuvenate = 40
Restore = 120
Vitalize = 40
Vigor = 120
Flare = 10
Fireblast = 20
Inferno = 40
Frost = 10
Iceblast = 40
Blizzard = 40
Jolt = 15
Lightning = 30
Myollnir = 100
Cyclone = 20
Typhoon = 30
Quake = 35
Simoon = 15 (Fire/Wind, 30 effective power)
Sirocco = 30 (60 effective power)
Depress = 5
Ragnarok = 100 (subtracts target Def from result)
Noting = 50 (Fire/Holy unused ability)
Fire Whip = 40
UtmostAttack = 6 (Fire/Ice/Thunder/Earth/Wind attack, so 30 effective)
Rest = 5
Burn = 5
Holocaust = 60
Corona = 20
Main Cannon = 40 (used against ammonites if you run far enough back)
Thunder Clap = 30
Wall of Fire = 30
Eye Beam = 16 (Fire/Thunder, 32 effective)
Transfer = 10
Cure = 120
Magic Ball = 60 (subtracts target Def from result)
Combustion = 60

Summon Night Swordcraft Story 2 Weapon Skills and Effects


Name: [2 Hit Combo]
Weapons: Sword/Axe/Spear
DUR Cost: 6
Priority: 25
Effect: ATK x 1.2, 2 hits
Description: 2 hit combo attack

Name: [3 Hit Combo]
Weapons: Sword/Axe/Spear
DUR Cost: 9
Priority: 14
Effect: ATK x 1.2, 3 hits
Description: 3 hit combo attack

Name: [4 Hit Combo]
Weapons: Sword/Axe/Spear
DUR Cost: 12
Priority: 7
Effect: ATK x 1.2, 4 hits
Description: 4 hit combo attack

Name: [5 Hit Combo]
Weapons: Sword/Axe/Spear
DUR Cost: 15
Priority: 6
Effect: ATK x 1.2, 5 hits
Description: 5 hit combo attack

Name: [Fast 3 Hit Combo]
Weapons: Sword/Knuckle
DUR Cost: 10
Priority: 24
Effect: ATK x1.1 for first hit, ATK x1.3 for second and third hits
Effect: Rapid 3 hit combo attack

Name: [Fast 5 Hit Combo]
Weapons: Sword/Knuckle
DUR Cost: 20
Priority: 5
Effect: ATK x1.1 for first hit, ATK x1.3 for next four hits
Effect: Rapid 5 hit combo attack

Name: [Tornado Attack]
Weapons: ALL
DUR Cost: 10
Priority: 9
Effect:  ATK x 1.33?, 7 hits
Description: Spins & attacks surrouding enemies

Name: [Spin Attack]
Weapons: ALL
DUR Cost: 15
Priority: 4
Effect: ATK x 2, 6 hits, blows back smaller enemies
Description: Spins & blows back enemies

Name: [Launcher]
Weapons: Sword/Axe/Knuckle
DUR Cost: 5
Priority: 23
Effect: ATK x 1, launches smaller enemies backwards, can hit multiple enemies at once
Effect: Launches enemy up in the air

Name: [Paralyze Attack]
Weapons: ALL
DUR Cost: 5
Priority: 22
Effect: ATK x 1, stuns enemies for 2 seconds
Description: Paralyzes enemies for short duration

Name: [Quick Hit]
Weapons: Sword
DUR Cost: 5
Priority: 17
Effect: ATK x 1, attacks significantly faster
Description: Attacks quicker than normal attack

Name: [Unblockable]
Weapons: Spear
DUR Cost: 10
Priority: 17
Effect: ATK x1.25, attack can't be guarded against, only relevant against human bosses
Effect: Attack goes through enemy's guards

Name: [Hundred Fists]
Weapons: Knuckle
DUR Cost: 20
Priority: 17
Effect: ATK x1.75, 7 hits
Effect: Super fast combo attack

Name: [Drill Special]
Weapons: Drill
DUR Cost: 10
Priority: 17
Effect: ATK x0.75, 12 hits
Effect: A lunging drill attack

Name: [Guard Crush]
Weapons: Axe
DUR Cost: 5
Priority: 17
Effect: ATK x1.25, attack can't be guarded against, only relevant in human boss battles
Effect: Crush the enemy's guards

Name: [Arm Breaker]
Weapons: ALL
DUR Cost: 5
Priority: 2
Effect: Damages enemy weapon DUR, only relevant in human boss battles
Description: Damages only enemy weapon

Name: [Gale Strike]
Weapons: Sword/Spear/Drill
DUR Cost: 20
Priority: 12
Effect: ATK x 2.5-3, projectile can hit multiple enemies if they're close enough together
Effect: Releases a gust of wind forward

Name: [Shockwave]
Weapons: Axe/Knuckle
DUR Cost: 20
Priority: 12
Effect: ATK x 2.5-3, shockwave can hit multiple enemies if they're close enough together
Effect: Releases a shockwave forward

Name: [Charge Attack]
Weapons: ALL
DUR Cost: 20
Priority: 15
Effect: ATK x 5,  charges for 2.5 seconds
Effect: Charge up power and release

Name: [Jump Attack]
Weapons: ALL
DUR Cost: 10
Priority: 16
Effect: ATK x 3, jump in the air
Description: High jump attack

Name: [Weapon Throw]
Weapons: Sword/Axe/Spear
DUR Cost: 30
Priority: 11
Effect: ATK x 2.5-3, hits all enemies in the path of the thrown weapon
Effect: Throws weapon forward

Name: [Impact Attack]
Weapons: ALL
DUR Cost: 16
Priority: 10
Effect: ATK x 3.5-4, can hit multiple enemies if they're close enough together
Effect: Damages multiple enemies from impact

Name: [Shatter Strike]
Weapons: ALL
DUR Cost: ALL
Priority: 3
Effect: ATK x 12, destroys weapon
Description: Hits so hard it breaks your weapon

Name: [Soul Strike]
Weapons: ALL
DUR Cost: 0
Priority: 7
Effect: ATK x 2.5-3, sacrifices 10% of your max HP per use, unusable when max HP is below 10%
Effect: Consumes your HP for extra damage

Name: [Fatal Strike]
Weapons: ALL
DUR Cost: 100
Priority: 1
Effect: Inflicts either 1 or 9999 damage (even works on bosses!)
Description: Increased chance of a one hit kill

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7. Effects List
Syntax:

Name: The name of the Effect.
Priority: Priority of the Effect, as explained on section 4.
Effect: In-game description of the Effect.

-Also note that Effects are not type-specific, so any type of weapon can have
 any Effect.

Name: [Lit Weak Effect]
Priority: 23
Effect: ATK x 1.1, lightning-elemental
Description: Weak lightning element attack

Name: [Lit Med Effect]
Priority: 14
Effect: ATK x1.25, lightning-elemental
Description: Medium lightning element attack

Name: [Lit Str Effect]
Priority: 2
Effect: ATK x1.5, lightning-elemental
Description: Strong lightning element attack

Name: [Wtr Weak Effect]
Priority: 21
Effect: ATK x1.1, water-elemental
Description: Weak water element attack

Name: [Wtr Med Effect]
Priority: 14
Effect: ATK x1.25, water-elemental
Description: Medium water element attack

Name: [Wtr Str Effect]
Priority: 2
Effect: ATK x1.5, water-elemental
Description: Strong water element attack

Name: [Fire Weak Effect]
Priority: 22
Effect: Weak fire element attack

Name: [Fire Med Effect]
Priority: 14
Effect: Medium fire element attack

Name: [Fire Str Effect]
Priority: 2
Effect: Strong fire element attack

Name: [Wind Weak Effect]
Priority: 20
Effect: Weak wind element attack

Name: [Wind Med Effect]
Priority: 14
Effect: Medium wind element attack

Name: [Wind Str Effect]
Priority: 2
Effect: Strong wind element attack

Name: [Parry]
Priority: 19
Effect: Increases chance of deflecting attacks when guarding
Description: Higher chance of parrying

Name: [HP Drain]
Priority: 14
Effect: Drains 10% of damage dealt as HP
Description: Drains HP from enemy when attacking

Name: [HP Regen]
Priority: 13
Effect: Heals level/10 HP every 5 seconds (LV25: 2HP/5s, LV50, 5HP/5s, etc.)
Description: HP slowly regenerate during battle

Name: [DUR Regen]
Priority: 12
Effect: DUR regenerates by 1 every 5 seconds
Description: DUR slowly regenerate during battle

Name: [DUR Guard]
Priority: 7
Effect: DUR damage decreased by half?
Description: Reduces DUR damage

Name: [AGL Up]
Priority: 7
Effect: Increases AGL by an indeterminate amount, causing you to move faster and jump farther
Description: Raises character's AGL

Name: [Critical]
Priority: 7
Effect: Higher critical attack rate

Name: [Piercing]
Priority: 7
Effect: Can attack multiple enemies at once
Description: Can hit multiple enemies

Name: [Speed Up]
Priority: 7
Effect: Increases attack speed
Description: Speeds up attack

Name: [Critical Powerup]
Priority: 2
Effect: ATK doubled when HP below 20%, won't exceed 999 ATK
Effect: Attack power raised while blinking

Name: [Large DUR Regen]
Priority: 1
Effect: DUR regenerates by 1 every 2.5 seconds
Description: DUR regenerates during battle

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Video games with female protagonists, or possible female protagonists


This is a partial list of video games featuring strong female protagonists or major supporting characters, or the option to create female protagonists. I made this list because I got highly annoyed by seeing certain people constantly complaining about how there aren't any strong female protagonists or characters in video games.  I've mostly listed RPGs and strategy games for the time being, as well as several high-profile titles from other genres.
There is no particular order to this list. I just typed the examples up as they occurred to me. That might change later, as I will most likely update this list as I go along. Most of these games are pretty enjoyable experiences, and I would personally recommend them. 
Phantasy Star 1, 2 and 4
Final Fantasy V
Final Fantasy VI
Final Fantasy X-2
Final Fantasy XIII
Chrono Trigger
Chrono Cross
Wild ARMS 3
Wild ARMS XF
Bayonetta 1 and 2
The entire Tomb Raider series
Pokemon (Every game from Crystal onward)
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon (every game except, for some reason, Gates to Infinity)
Metroid (ALL OF THEM)
Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja
Dragon Quest III
Dragon Quest IV
Dragon Quest IX
Dragon Warrior Monsters: Tara's Adventure
Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia
Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin
Yggdra Union
Phantom Brave
La Pucelle: Tactics
Hyperdimension Neptunia
Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure
Grim Grimoire
Mugen Souls
The Witch and the Hundred Knight
My World, My Way
Valkyria Chronicles
Valkyrie Profile
Bloodrayne
Xenosaga (all three episodes)
Parasite Eve (whole series)
Touhou Project (every game ever)
Legend of Mana
Sword of Mana
Metal Slug (entire series)
Long Live The Queen
Skullgirls
Jeanne d'Arc
Muramasa: The Demon Blade
Panzer Dragoon Orta
Popful Mail
Saga Frontier
Shantae (entire series)
Seiken Densetsu 3
Valis (entire series)
Crystal Warriors (Game Gear game)
Atelier (entire series)
Summon Night (entire series)
Sailor Moon (entire series, obviously)
Slayers (entire series)
Recettear
Chantelise
Fortune Summoners