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AuthorRe: Bravely Default: The Flying Fairy
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151. Posted:

Seconding the Big Pharma method of earning pg. Once you get things going and figure out the rhythm for your party, you can just set it to Auto and forget about it, lol. I think I had one battle going on its own for just over an hour while i played me some sudoku on the side, wound up about 500,000 pg richer with zero effort on my part after the initial few turns. it's almost a game to see how long you can keep a battle going at that point before your party accidentally wins, haha :3

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152. Posted:

Rapido wrote:

My favorite grinding place is the area before you fight Mephilia in Florem. There's a high chance you get to fight 6 flower monsters at the same time which gives a lot of Exp/JP/PG.

I've been Big Pharma-ing pg to get my inventory and equipment squared away, so i need an enemy that can withstand three or four hits before i heal them — i know the flower monsters you're talking about, and they don't have enough HP for me :( when I start grinding levels and jobs again, though, i'll head on over and get mah Growth Egg on :3

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153. Posted:

regarding Wade Barrett, i know like end of last year or so they were having problems with his work visa, that's why he suddenly disappeared from TV for a while. i don't recall seeing anything about him being injured or anything, so idk what's up with him now — he's been on TV and stuff, so surely they've gotten his work visa long since taken care of :/

anyway, the ECW content has made taking the WWE Network plunge quite satisfying — not sure how long i'll continue to pay for it, but i'm at least in for the next six months along with everyone else who took the hit for Wrestlemania, lol. that 2006 One Night Stand really takes me back, that Cena vs. RVD match is amazing just for the crowd interactions alone. As much hate as Cena picks up from the average WWE crowd, I don't think any of it tops the treatment he took that night. I'd forgotten how bad it really got, haha :3

and I'm glad they chose to make Benoit content available (albeit with a special warning, though I didn't see one before loading up Wrestlemania 20) instead of excising him entirely the way they kinda have been on-air lately. He was a troubled man and did a horrible, terrible thing before taking his own life, but to attempt to write him out of wrestling history entirely would be impossible IMO, and they'd be fools to try.

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154. Posted:

Ryno wrote:

Tasuki wrote:

Don't forget for any of you that got WWE Network this Sunday is Wrestlmania and you get it for no additional cost on the WWE Network.

Crazy that you watch a PPV event for $9.99 now! We didn't order PPV'sbut occasionally my friends got one and it was such an amazing thing to watch back in the day.

no kidding — watch two PPV events and it pays for itself.

i can't take the WM hype, i'll probably take the plunge this weekend. this'd better be the best damn WM ever or people are gonna riot, lol.

also, re: NXT — i watch it via Hulu+, it's not a bad show for what it is. it's nice to see some of these up-and-comers starting out. some of their gimmicks are straight-up awful, and others start standing on their own feet with a quickness. it looks like the kind of thing i'd have a lot more fun watching if i was there in person, though. it's got that small-town indie feel to it underneath all that WWE polish, lol. plus, you get to see plenty of Cesaro and El Generico. it's a win-win~

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155. Posted:

@Maelstrom: haha, i figured i'd give it a try and, lo and behold, it actually worked. i was sick of getting Stopped in the middle of grinding for pg. my favorite place to grind atm is up in the mountains near the Earth Crystal, the ice giant things work well for me except for that stupid Freezing Blow or Punch or whatever the hell it is that Stops my Merchant dood D:

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156. Posted:

^ this, this, this. Dispel is also useful if you wind up with things that can't just be Esuna'd away, like Stop. :3

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AuthorRe: 3DSXL 4GB SD CARD! Nintendo Hypocrites?
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157. Posted:

You are free to buy whatever SD card you please, and you may as well thank your lucky stars Nintendo didn't make the Sony decision to go with a proprietary form of media requiring you to pay whatever crazy prices they demand in order to go digital. If you honestly want to give Nintendo your feedback, here's the site you want. Enjoy!

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158. Posted:

how dare you demand our flipflops? this is what i do to shoes worn by madmen!
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so i would think twice if i were you!!!!!

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159. Posted:

Moorpheel wrote:

Are our mods roleplaying and cosplaying o.o?

TBD gets a 10, but Lz needs some more misspellings.

what's that you say? cats rule, madlords drool?
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you spin me right round baby right round

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160. Posted:

@Maelstrom: I took the strategy mostly from here, but tweaked it a bit because it didn't really work for me as-is: http://www.theios.net/2014/03/06/ricos-bravely-default-boss-g...

How to Beat Lord DeRosso without taking a single shred of damage

Job levels required on your entire party: Ninja L.4 (Transience, Utsusemi)
Job levels required on at least one of your party, if not more: Red Mage L.4 (Turn Tables)
Job levels that help but are not required: Ninja L.5 and/or 10 (Comeback Kid and/or Kairai), Performer L.9 (One More For You, Buff Up), Templar L.7 (Rampart), Swordmaster L.9 (Counter Amp)

If your party members are not currently Ninjas, they MUST have Ninjutsu as a secondary ability in battle. If you don't have any L.9 Swordmasters in your party, I'd suggest Abilinking your heaviest physical hitter to someone who does have it, because Counter Amp is awesome for this strategy. Change up your jobs to physical hitters (I think I had two ninjas, my Dark Knight at critical HP, and a Templar for this fight) and equip Hermes items to those with lower Speed. You can also use Speed Up abilitles, whatever works best for you. The most important thing is that your party is fast enough to get an Utsusemi off before DeRosso has the chance to attack.

Step 1: Get one of your party members' HP down to critical. The link suggests getting one of them killed and then Phoenix Downing them, but I lucked out and had my Dark Knight manage to get down to like 7 HP during a fight. Having an HP-critical party member prevents DeRosso from using Gravija.
Step 2: Heal all of your other characters to maximum (I am not sure why this helped, but I tested this fight three times and it seemed to work best when everyone else was at full HP)
Step 3: Engage DeRosso. Don't bother Braving or anything, just immediately Utsusemi all your doods. It's all downhill from there.

Since your critical-HP party member is keeping him from casting Gravija, he'll only either use a single or group physical attack. It's sorta random which he does on any given turn, but they'll never hit your party due to Utsusemi negating the damage. Don't Brave, just go one-for-one on this boss so that you can always have an Utsusemi ready.

Whenever he does the single physical attack, Utsusemi will evade it and Transience will kick in, letting you counter and deal damage of your own. My Templar had Transience, Comeback Kid, Counter Amp, and Turn Tables on him, so he was earning BP toward the occasional use of Rampart and also dealing quad-9 counterattack damage, so there were times I'd also bust out with Kairai just so DeRosso would go after him over the others. I had Edea as a Ninja/Performer, so the occasional One More For You also helped to give me wiggle room for the occasional normal attack against DeRosso. I also had Turn Tables on my Dark Knight, who was able to deal 3,000+ damage with Minus Strike thanks to being down to 7 HP. Again, don't Brave, just go move for move with the guy, and while your doods have an active Utsusemi on them, just wail on the guy with your Buffed Up or Comeback Kidded or straight-up Minus Strike physical attacks.

The link says by his calculations it should take about an hour to beat DeRosso, but he was playing on Hard and he didn't tweak his doods the way I did, nor does he mention doing anything other than allowing his party to counterattack for damage. I'd imagine my tweaks would help things go a bit more quickly, lol. Unscathed ftw :3

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161. Posted:

quiet, @karakato! can't you see i'm on the prowl for Mad Ducks???
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i know that silly duck is around here somewhere...

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162. Posted:

Aviator wrote:

@theBadKitty

Confused me so much.

For a second I thought you were this dragon fellow.

a dragon? me? adorable, innocent meeeeeeeee~?
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>:3

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163. Posted:

lol no, silly mad freal~

you have chosen the wrong side in this battle. the winner... will be adorableness and the razor-sharp claws of justice~
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well if our claws can find their way to the face of Madness i guess... damn boxes u___u

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164. Posted:

I'm pretty sure Pokemon is doing just fine on the console(s) it's already on — it's a solid and proven system seller. X and Y were wonderful, and the dual-screen configuration was a lot of fun for the minigame stuff. I don't see Nintendo going through with something like this when what they've already got works just fine — why fix what isn't broken?

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165. Posted:

oh mannnnn i haven't been paying attention to this thread because i've been desperately avoiding spoilers, but i was having trouble with that DeRosso fight (for the Vampire asterisk) and i had to look up a strategy, and boy oh boy did i ever find a foolproof one. i did wind up tweaking it a bit, but damned if it didn't work out amazingly~ anyone need help with that fight? :3

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166. Posted:

You can't force people to stick around, they (and you) are free to be wherever they please. If you want to be here, be here. If you don't want to be here, don't be here. That's about all there is to it.

This kind of thing isn't new. We see people come and go and come and go all the time, and this isn't the only forum on the internet where it happens. We've also seen groups of users make their own websites and forums to do their own clique-y things, which is also a normal, healthy activity for young internet users. NL itself isn't dead, it's constantly changing. Learn to adapt, make some new friends while the others are away. If you really want to get in touch with them, most of us here have information in our user profiles and/or backloggeries where you can keep in touch, and if they like you enough, perhaps they'll invite you to their private forum.

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167. Posted:

Guys, i think we're done with the passive aggressive bullcrap against each other. this thread was originally founded as a corollary to the 'NL users you haven't seen lately' thread, it was a quick way to let people know if you were going someplace specific and/or when you'd be back, and that's all.

Veloster, Alex, the bottom line is that we're not here to stomp on people when they're down, and if you don't have anything nice to say, keep it to yourselves. Yes, we all know half of these exits are straight up flounces, and we've been around long enough to have already learned the reality you're spouting, but there are ways to get that all across without being insulting that you guys continually eschew in favor of the insults, and anyway it's better to ignore that behavior in the long run than wallow in it and give them the attention they crave. in short, knock it off, please.

In the same vein, however, the off-topic posts just to beg people to stay will also be deleted. The 'attention' fest is done, guys, and to be honest it's gone on far too long.

To reiterate: this will be the end of the off-topic posting in this thread, we're going back to basics. If you are posting to this thread from now on, it will only be to announce your departure and/or return to posting. if you've got an entire novel about how much you hate it here, keep it to yourself — from now on it's gonna be short and sweet. Anything deemed off-topic by the moderation team will be subject to edit or deletion. This is your warning, any future complaints about this thread will be redirected to this post.

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168. Posted:

Please feel free to advertise via your user signature and/or profile information. Thank you!

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169. Posted:

thank you for sharing, but please feel free to advertise via your user signature and/or profile information. :3

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170. Posted:

Hey guys, we've got a long-running MK8 thread going here if you'd like to take this discussion there. Thanks! :3

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171. Posted:

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172. Posted:

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173. Posted:

We asked you to troll elsewhere the last time you showed up. I suggest you do so. Thanks!

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174. Posted:

hey mang, what's the good word? :3

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175. Posted:

I'm not sure what's going on, but all good things to those who wait.

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