Hello Allies! Minamik here! I've recently become addicted to the hobby of metal detecting and thought to share my finds with anyone who is interested in seeing all the tras...err...treasure I dig up. To not overwhelm people since I've been at it for about 3 weeks now, I'll just be making a post a day until I'm caught up.
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Metal Detecting with Minamik
RE: Brandon on Fireside chats with Colin Moriarty
Something Colin said during the chat, that I thought was pretty insightful about Brandon was, calling him a diplomat. He knows involving Colin with something EZA does might ruffle some feathers, so he asks for feedback. After having read a ton of it myself, in lots of different places, the response pretty heavily leaned toward either positive or neutral involving collaboration with Colin.
Jones being the people pleaser that he is, probably decided the best course of action would be to give up on the idea of involving Colin with something that EZA does, but to accept the invite to appear on Colin's thing instead. This way, EZA isn't seen as giving Colin a platform, but still giving Jones a chance to talk with someone who has done good by him in the past.
Personally, I feel it's a bit absurd to get upset about Brandon, personally, going to speak with Colin on something he was invited to. Jones is still an individual human being before being a member of EZA, and he's well within his rights to go talk with whoever the hell he wants.
Either way, I think it's admirable how Jones has made it so that he takes the brunt of all the hate directed his way, while the rest of EZA remains relatively unscathed by the whole situation.
RE: Ally Introductions
Name - Heath
Located - Indiana, USA
For a living I - Retail
Non-gaming Hobby(ies) - Reading, experimental gardening and cooking.
Gaming History - Started off as a kid with an Atari and a weird old pre-Windows Dos based PC. Eventually got a Super Nintendo and Gameboy, then an N64 and PS1. Won a PS2 at my high school after prom. Briefly owned an OG Xbox and Xbox 360. Bought a Gamecube when the price was cut to $99, somewhere along the line got a GBA and DS. Finally got a PS3 when Star Ocean 4 released on it with dual audio, got a 3DS (Amabassador, baby!), got a Wii U to play Wii and Wii U games, and just this year finally got a PS4.
Firm believer that - Everyone should play Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon for the Wii
Champion of -Aforementioned game.
Twitch - Minamik, though I don't stream
Nice to see everyone here, new faces and old! Also, I'm part of Anime EZA. If chat devolved into anime chat, I'm usually present!
RE: Bosman Plays A Link to the Past
Easy Allies, indeed. People who say things like "Good riddance" to the people who threaten to stop being patrons are just as bad as those people are themselves. True allies would talk it out, and find a compromise that makes everyone happy. Kyle's had his fun, and while some of you enjoyed it, others didn't. You have to accept that. Not everyone sees things the same way. That's life. Now whether you choose to reject opinions contrary to your own, or give them thoughtful consideration is up to you.
RE: Metal Detecting with Minamik
Day 6: A big ole round chunk of iron, 2 links from a chain to some kind of harvesting equipment, a green coppery chunk of metal, some neat rocks the top half to a tube of Vitamin A&D Ointment, a weirdly spherical white stone, a ring shaped thing that I don't think is actually a ring, 3 coins, and a token that was apparently used in slot machines back during prohibition.
Bosman v The World: Post Your Tetris Scores!
Inspired by Bosman v Wozniak, I dug up my copy of Tetris and the Super Gameboy, and have been playing a bit every day to see if I could improve on my own scores. If anyone is interested let's keep track of our scores here, as we aim to topple the Sultan of Smug, Kyle Bosman.
My high score for today was 52157. I think anything below 200k we can go by the honor system, but if you're getting close to Bosman's scores, we need some proof.
RE: Not staying Silent (Re: Brandon's "Line Crossing" talk in Podcast#77 L&R)
For such a respectful OP, I'm kinda shocked at some of the responses in here. It's not like he demanded that they change their ways, just that they be more careful of the words they choose.
You could say, "Grow a thicker skin" to just about anything, and it'd still be just as much of a throwaway response as it is here.
Just like I don't think Ian should have to put up with all the nasty comments he gets on Youtube, I don't think this guy should just have to keep his mouth shut because others don't agree with his chosen faith.
Besides, he seems to already have a pretty thick skin if he's stuck around this long and is just now saying something because the opportunity presented itself.
RE: Metal Detecting with Minamik
Found at home: The pin from a grain wagon, some bits and bobs, and a horse shoe (still had some nails in it, so you know it was actually used on a horse and not for the game) At the very least the horseshoe predates my mom, but possibly even my grandmother as she was born in the 20s when automobiles were coming into prominence.
Field by tracks: 2 tiny 3.5 inch railroad spikes. I'm told these were used in the days before the railroad was expanded to carry heavier freight. Some ceramic shards from a home site lost to time.
Woods by drainage ditch: A 22 casing, and a giant blob of melted metal (aluminum or lead)
RE: The EZA Community Top 25 Best of 2018!
Late, but my two cents. Ni no Kuni 2 kinda sucked. The characters didn't have as much depth as the ones in the first game, the story wasn't as interesting, it was too easy, and a ton of the music was just recycled from the first game.
In a vacuum, I guess it's ok, but I really loved the first game, so this was the biggest disappointment to me this year.
RE: Astral Chain (Switch)
The gist of the video:
You're part of a division called Neruon, fighting Chimera that came from another world. Mankind is on the brink. This city (Ark) is all that's left. But hey, don't worry, you're not fighting alone, you're "compatible." Explains Olive.
Captain Max shows up to explain some of the basics of combat. The Regatos is the device that links you to your Legion (captured Chimera). Your normal weapon is made specifically for use against Chimera, and it can also transform into a gun. Fighting alone is fine, but kind of a waste of time. Sword Legion is summoned. Unleash them in the direction of your enemy and they'll attack on their own. You have to decide on what you're going to do, for instance letting your Legion attack while you stay back to heal.
Chain Action: If you skillfully maneuver yourself and your Legion around the enemy, you can perform a Chain Bind, which temporarily seals their movement. There's also a thing you can do called Chain Trap, when the enemy is getting ready to charge at you, you can pull your Legion back and set your chain up like you did for Chain Bind, and when he hits the chain you can send him flying back (think of those things in a wrestling arena.
Sync Attack: Sometimes during combat, you'll notice your Regatos sparkle blue for a bit. This is a sign that you and your Legion are well synchronized. If you time an order to your Legion properly during one of these moments, you'll be able to perform a combo attack that you wouldn't normally be able to pull off. There are many different situations where a Sync Attack may become possible. For instance, during a combo, while dodging, or while summoning your Legion.
Captain Max then goes on to explain that if left on the field for too long there's a chance your Legion could go berserk. If the gauge on your Regatos reaches 0 it will automatically switch off and your Legion will disappear until a cooldown is completed.
Battle Styles: In total there are five different types of Legion, all having their own combat style. The Sword Legion, strong in close quarters combat. The Arrow Legion, which uses a weapon similar to a bow. Can be used to attack from a distance or attack enemies that are high up. The Arm Legion has huge arms and specializes in mid-range combat. The Beast Legion is very quick. The Axe Legion specializes in defense, and can deliver a large amount of damage through counter attacks. Pay attention to the situation of battles and decide on the right Legion to give yourself the edge.
Special Action: By becoming one with your Legion you can perform special actions. Sword: Stop an enemy's attack. Arrow Legion: Precise aiming. Arm Legion: Can be equipped like armor. Beast Legion: You can ride around on its back. Axe Legion: Can generate a force field to protect from attacks. These actions can also prove to be useful outside of combat. When you're stuck, try experimenting.
Combat Ability: Legions have skill trees. New skills, increased offense and defense. It's up to you to decide how to strengthen your Legions.
We go back to Olive to receive an explanation on stuff outside of combat. Investigation: You have a device similar to a contact lens, called Iris, that is connected to the police database and allows you access to various kinds of information in real time.
Since normal people cannot see your Legion you can use them to assist in your investigations, such as listening in on conversations of suspicious people, open doors that are too heavy to open yourself, follow scents. What can be done varies by Legion so try out different types of things.
Otherworldy Gates can be destroyed by performing a chain bind on them.