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Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
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  • Super Smash Bros.: This thread is too big to be a character!

    Cokomon wrote: »
    I'm going to try and derail this thread before it devolves any further about sword guys.

    So I know we're getting near the end of character reveal trailers, as stated by Sakurai and the fact that the game comes out in little over a month. I have a strong feeling there are only two trailers left, and I think we'll get one during the August Nintendo Direct and the last one either shortly before or on the day the game comes out. I could be wrong, but that's my gut feeling.

    This is my feeling as well. My guess is that there's going to be a three-character trailer (either one newcomer and two veterans, or vice-versa) next, and the pre-release trailer is going to be some kind of epic heroes-vs.-villains showdown that just rains reveals. My reasoning there is equal parts excessive hype and the whole "there's no point is using cinematics as rewards" idea from Sakurai; they might be operating on a premise similar to Mario Kart 8 where we know all the characters before release, even if most of them have to be unlocked.
    Cokomon
  • [Fire Emblem] Awakening is a Critical Hit!

    Heatwave wrote: »
    That stat was still black. His stats are all capped now, so I don't have to worry about him anymore. Just dumb that it took 12 levels get a single stat growth.

    Anyway, now can worry about maxing the stats of other characters. Hopefully they won't give as much trouble as Vaike

    Not sure if you knew this, but stat growths are randomized in Fire Emblem. Every time a character levels up, there is a fixed chance that a particular stat will go up. Thanks to the law of large numbers, this means that a 20% typically translates to one point every five levels. But, the outlier cases are always possible. Sometimes you wind up with a healer girl with gigantic bulging muscles, and sometimes your burly axe-wielding guy doesn't see his offense or defense go up for half a class of levels. It's another one of those ways the dice can be maddening.
    Wyborn
  • Super Smash Bros.: This thread is too big to be a character!

    I want to see an Event Match called "Dragon Slayer" where you have to play as your choice of the sword-wielding characters and you have to fight, either simultaneously or consecutively, giant versions of Bowser, Charizard, and Ridley.
    WybornPolaritieDelzhand
  • [Bravely Default] Mrgrgr..this game is a million-seller!

    I was perfectly content with chapters 5 to 7 because I got to listen to That Person's Name Is over and over and over and over.

    No, seriously. It's a contender for best boss music of all time.
    physi_marcundergroundmonorailTcheldor
  • A God Damn Separate Thread for Splitting California Into Six States

    wilting wrote: »
    Well gridlock doesn't have anything to do with the size of states per se, but it does have everything to do with structural/institutional factors, particularly the election system.

    I'm guess what I'm ultimately asking do administrative/bureaucratic structures acknowledge differences within States. Do States divide themselves up into different regions for implementing policies? Does Federal policymaking distinguish between different areas within States? Or does it hand over resources to the State, which hands over resources to its Counties/Cities?

    For example, a lot of what the EU does in terms of structural funds etc is distributed upon a regional basis, not to Member States, and these "regions" aren't traditional regions (not all Member States have administrative districts/provinces/regions/states, but most do) but rather based on economic/social data specifically for governance purposes. So less well off areas in ostensibly wealthy Member States get a fair shake.

    I think the closest thing to this concept in my experience is the "county". The county is the level of division that sits between a state and a city.
    FeralQuid