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Nintendo Gaming / Re: Super. Paper. Mario. April. 2007.
« on: Yesterday at 06:27:05 PM »
Well, after going back to this game to beat the story during Backl-August, I moved on to finish other games and play through DKCR:TF. But I still felt the pull of going back to complete my goal of getting all the map treasures. Popped this game in Sunday and did that. I noticed that a good chunk of the treasures were the character cards. Looked at my character cards and I still needed 80 of them. Wrote down a list of what I needed and decided to see if I could finish that up as well. Why? Why does my brain get obsessive-compulsive with acquiring all the doo-dads in a game?

Looking at a FAQ, 7 came from going through the Chapter 6 Sammer Kingdom which I really wasn’t interested in doing after all the Pit of 100 Trails playing. Yet doing that would also check off another task for really completing this game. Plus, I did have some good healing items for the treasure map rewards. After going through 100 rooms and immediately breathing Bowser Fire on the opponent, I got that repetitious task done in about 50 – 60 minutes. That Sammer Kingdom experience is probably the best encapsulation of this whole game. There was one moment that made me sit up and take notice though. That’s when I ran into an opponent saying this:

I recognized that immediately as the text in Vudu’s signature. The Sammer opponent proceeded to run through all the text of Vudu’s signature. I never knew where Vudu’s signature came from before. Guess I could have done a Google search on but I was never that curious about it to do that. I kind of thought it came from the forums or Funhouse since the 06 – 07 early HD years were mocked a bit for all the games with a brown hue as though it made them serious, dark or next-gen. So, it was a neat little find for me to learn that came from NoA localization and this game.
After that, I kept buying a bunch of blind cards and checked in with another card shop for specific character cards. Got down to 12. One of them came from getting 100 shop points and I only had 45. Made 55 more purchases to get that. Captured 8 others. Then I kept going back and forth between the card shop and another area so that the named cards available for selling would change. 40 – 50 minutes later, I finally collected those last cards. With that, I ejected the game in the trash and that was that.

Can’t believe I ended up doing that after all but I’d gotten that far, it just seemed like I might as well finish off that task. When JusDBerube finally gets over complaining about Korok seeds, let’s see him accomplish this and see which is worse.

Shale Jokes / Re: Random LOL of the day thread
« on: October 26, 2020, 03:02:21 AM »

...the sad thing is, I'm actually tempted to ask the NPD Group if they count this as a game for sales chart purposes.

Aw nuts! I was hoping it would be on the NPD. I wanted to see next-gen games losing to an NES game in sales! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

TalkBack / Re: What's Next for Star Fox
« on: October 26, 2020, 02:10:25 AM »
Selling it to Microsoft in return for Banjo-Kazooie. More likely to have success with that old IP moving forward and MS won't know what to do with it but think they've won something.

We'll turn videogames into sports trading IPs like players.

Why hasn't Pokepal148 starved to death yet?

Nintendo Gaming / Re: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
« on: October 22, 2020, 04:31:11 PM »
I played through more of Hard Mode on the weekend of Oct. 3 and 4th. Was hoping I might be able to wrap up the game that first weekend of October but some of the World 4 levels took awhile to get through like I suspected they might. Ended that weekend having finished Worlds 3 - 7 and a little bit of World 2. Last Saturday, I finally got back to the game and wrapped up the first two worlds on Hard getting 200%. So, mission accomplished. I'm now starting to put my thoughts together for a big write-up on the game.

I have more than 200 games on my Switch so it's basically unmanageable now.

Holy moley! RAB is right!

Have you considered buying less games?

There's got to be a lot of less than stellar purchases there. You've... you've downloaded Bubsy Paws on Fire, haven't you? You know, pokepal148..... *disappointed sigh* And you think purchases like that deserve folders?! I just... I can't even.

That and people caring about their reputation and don't want it tarnished from the stain of association with James Jones and Jon. I don't know about the rest of you but I'd still like to have a positive credit score when someone looks into my background.

Shale Jokes / Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« on: October 22, 2020, 03:45:53 PM »
Don't reveal secrets like that! Insanolord is already paranoid enough! Have we already forgotten the time he tried to install a security door for the Funhouse?

Shale Jokes / Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« on: October 22, 2020, 02:28:58 PM »
Since there was a conspiracy to keep Khush from selecting bomb words

There definitely is. Just look at the start of Safe Words 5 where I was again denied a bomb word because I understood the proper selection order unlike Pokepal148 this game.....

Thanks to Khushrenada for his entertaining posts.

I know from hosting that there can be a lot of dead time waiting in these games unlike Mafia where there can be a lot of private conversations and trying to examine behaviors even though not much is actually being posted. Thus, I wanted to interject and find things to riff around on while I could this game to help keep things lively. Adds some flavor to the game like role-playing can do in Mafia. Did it less once eliminated so as not to take away too much spotlight from the survivors.

Shale Jokes / Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« on: October 22, 2020, 02:20:47 PM »
So I try to keep people on board, rather than losing players to inactivity. Seeing Lolmonade post within like an hour of their elimination was a bummer imo, that's the kind of stuff I was hoping to avoid.

Yes, for the most part, I hate eliminating a player from inactivity. I'd much rather have the players decide their fate. However, when a player constantly takes a couple days to make their selections then I sometimes start hoping they'll just get eliminated from inactivity so we can keep things moving at a more steady pace. :evil;

However, congratulations and job well done Steefosaurus Discord.RSS. You've finally earned the love of the people with your hosting job, Discord.RSS!! Looks like you've found your true home and calling on the forums further proving the forums are better than Discord. You did an excellent job and are definitely among the 4.5 best hosts this game has ever had.

Shale Jokes / Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« on: October 22, 2020, 01:32:29 PM »
Wow! What a performance! We've never had a Final Four player in control of the bomb word snipe off their competition one by one like that. Amazing! Much applause and congrats to MASB for his victory. It is exactly what I wanted to do but for some reason I wasn't allowed to select a bomb word for any of these final rounds. :(

Shale Jokes / Re: apex booty pop (the spambot thread.)
« on: October 21, 2020, 10:20:53 AM »
Holy cats! Noticed something in the bumped Donkey Kong thread in Talkback. Look at that subtle spam in the quote. But that's not all:

That is spam 9 years in the making! The Oliver account only made that one post in 2011 and may have only finally put their spam in earlier this year. Crazy considering how far back and buried this topic is. Which is probably why oldtimer is a spambot who bumped the thread in an attempt to get people to notice Oliver's spam. For now, I guess we'll wait 9 years to see if oldtimer decides to update his post...

Shale Jokes / Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« on: October 21, 2020, 01:39:55 AM »
Steefosaurus wanted to know some of this info and I figured you might be wondering about it too.

I had mentioned before that the length of a Season for Safe Words should be determined ahead of time so as to not suddenly be determined later on and seem as though one player may be getting favored treatment to win when another player was close in the accumulated points leaderboard. Therefore, I'll make the official announcement now that Season 3 of Safe Words will consist of 3 games. I'm basing this on the premise that I may have to yet host two more games to see us get to the end of a season. Unless some other people feel they'd be able to host a game within a year and a half, I'm going to keep the amount of games low so as not to have a bunch of games that need hosting later on.

Shale Jokes / Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« on: October 21, 2020, 01:34:00 AM »
Also, it is official. I've finalized the points for Seasons 1 and 2 of Safe Words. I've put them in Safe Words 15 in a post I edited so as not to bump the thread. Here's the info for those interested. You can click the quotation link to get to Safe Words 15 and see it in bigger text if the quote bubble is too small.

In order to not bump this thread and mess with the current game, I'm just going to put these totals here. After much debating as to what is fair, I've decided to go with 70 points for hosting. I was leaning towards 76 as though hosting would be the same as making the Final Four but decided to cut it back slightly to more 5th place finishing. It's still a high point total but I wanted to still have making the Final Four worth it just a bit more. So, if you want a quick 70 point boost to your totals then just host a game!

Giving the hosts points, though, actually changed things for Season 1 and put someone else on top. No, it wasn't me.  >:(

Season 1 Final All-Time Safe Words Leaderboard

1. Mop it up - 760 points (8 games played, 2 games hosted)
2. Stratos - 729 points (10 games played)
3. ShyGuy - 709 points (10 games played)
4. Soren - 673 points (10 games played)
5. Insanolord - 649 points (10 games played)
6. Khushrenada - 646 points (4 games played, 6 games hosted)
7. nickmitch - 635 points (9 games played)
8. Lucario - 539 points (7 games played)
9. Silenced - 506 points (6 games played, 1 game hosted)
10. Triforce Hermit - 500 points (6 games played, 1 game hosted)
11. UncleBob - 478 points (6 games played)
12. oohhboy - 372 points (6 games played)
13. lolmonade - 360 points (6 games played)
14. Nuclearspeed - 342 points (5 games played)
15. TOPHATANT123 - 293 points (4 games played)
16. ObbyDent - 180 points (3 games played)
17. Evan_B - 118 points (2 games played)
18. Spak-Spang - 116 points (2 games played)
19. Ceric - 100 points (1 game played)
20. (tie) Phil - 93 points (1 game played)
20. (tie) Pokepal148 - 93 points (1 game played)
22. (tie) BlackNMild2k1 - 76 points (1 game played)
22. (tie) Zap - 76 points (1 game played)
24. TofuFury - 58 points (1 game played)
25. ejamer - 47 points (1 game played)
26. Hypotheliciously - 41 points (1 game played)

Mop it up moves from 6th to first because of getting points for the two games she hosted. Sorry, Stratos. When looking at the point averages, Stratos was at 72.something over 10 games but Mop it up was at 77.something over 8 games. So, she was doing better than Stratos in averaging points per game. Thus, her getting further rewarded with getting points for hosting a game seemed fair rather than her being denied. It made me wonder if I was giving too many points for hosting but trying other point totals to lower things and create some perfect formula proved elusive. Even if I went with 60 points for a host, making it like finishing better than 9 but worse than 8 still would have Mop it up finish ahead of Stratos. With some games only having 8 players, it felt weird to give the host less points than anyone playing and immediately losing while they had to still do all the work of running the game. It goes back to Mop it up having a better average so let's put the points at 70. As well, Mop it up is only 1 of 2 people to host 2 games of Safe Words. Who might the other person be...?  ;)

Season 2 Final All-Time Safe Words Leaderboard

1. ShyGuy - 431 points (5 games played)
2. Insanolord - 399 points (5 games played)
3. nickmitch - 390 points (5 games played)
4. Khushrenada - 373 points (1 game played, 4 games hosted)
5. Mop it up - 362 points (5 games played)
6. Stratos - 357 points (5 games played)
7. Steefosaurus - 323 points (4 games played)
8. Lucario - 269 points (3 games played, 1 game hosted)
9. TOPHATANT123 - 249 points (3 games played)
10. BeautifulShy - 142 points (2 games played)
11. oohhboy - 130 points (2 games played)
12. Soren - 129 points (2 games played)
13. Fatty The Hutt - 93 points (1 game played)
14. TofuFury - 81 points (1 game played)
15. Silenced - 66 points (1 game played)
16. lolmonade - 58 points (1 game played)
17. Evan_B - 47 points (1 game played)

This tally comes from adding the points earned in Safe Words 15 to the points accumulated from players in Games 11 - 14 as well as adding in points for hosting.

Another reason why I'm happy enough with the 70 point total for hosting is for how Season 2 ended. This was a big test case in determining how weighted hosting should be since I hosted 4 out of the 5 games played. The one game I did play I ended up in 2nd. So, if I gave the host the same points as the 4th place finisher then I'd have "made the Final Four" or better as it were through the whole season. But I also knew that ShyGuy had a heck of a run during these 5 games as well and was very dominant. Would giving the host points take the Season 2 crown from ShyGuy? The answer is no. Even I had stuck with 76 points for hosting then my final position would have been 3rd place. Lowering the points for hosting to 70 just knocked me down to 4th. Because ShyGuy still placed better and had a sick 431 points acquired out of a possible 500, his average per game was still greater than my average for hosting. Trying to determine how many points a host should get based on this season, 70 points could seem low and maybe a host should get more if they'd still end up behind other players despite Final Four points. But based on a point differential between me and ShyGuy of 60 points at the time Season 2 ended, he'd have to tank two games for me to likely surpass him if I hosted those games depending on the amount of players and what the low finishing points might be. He could possibly regain the lead on the next game after if he placed high enough keeping things competitive. Thus, length of a season is another factor leading to how Mop it up's hosting points enabled her to keep up her average and surpass Stratos while ShyGuy could overcome mine by getting high finishes in a short sample size.

With that, I officially make 70 points the hosting bonus and conclude Game 15 and finally wrap up Season 1 and 2 of Safe Words. Onwards to Season 3.

Shale Jokes / Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« on: October 20, 2020, 11:36:54 PM »
Wow! Thanks to MASB, TOPHATANT123 has got the best chance yet of being the first back to back Safe Words winner and be the first player to win 3 games. But, MASB is totally picking every one off right now. Can he complete the trifecta and eliminate TOPHATANT123?

Shale Jokes / Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« on: October 20, 2020, 05:05:54 PM »
Yeah, I don't know Mr. Bungle very well. Is this his first game? For some reason I was thinking that he simply chose the one at the very top of the list.
Mop it Up's strategy was ahead of its time.

LOL! Great comment.

Shale Jokes / Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« on: October 18, 2020, 06:18:02 PM »
Wowsers! This new Season of Bomb Words is off to a real fresh start. With ShyGuy and Lucario both absent and not signing up and Stratos, Insanolord, Mop it up, and nickmitch all out early, this is going to be a pretty open final. TOPHATANT123 is the last long-time veteran still in play.

Shale Jokes / Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« on: October 15, 2020, 06:19:43 PM »
Oh boy. I was thinking Destruction Allstars might be the safe word. But then, I lost so what do I know? Wonder how this will play out....

TalkBack / Re: Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion on Switch in 2021
« on: October 14, 2020, 04:33:31 PM »
Will the developers partner with Nintendo to have Yoshi as a DLC character?

TalkBack / Re: My Favorite Nintendo Character: Donkey Kong Part 2
« on: October 14, 2020, 10:56:47 AM »
Must be an oldtimer if it took him 10 years to respond to this thread.

Shale Jokes / Re: Khushrenada's country music festival
« on: October 14, 2020, 10:55:57 AM »
Is that why Insanolord offered me a job as part of his moderation staff...?

Shale Jokes / Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« on: October 14, 2020, 10:40:41 AM »
This just in, another rule change has been unanimously agreed upon by the Federation of Current Hosts (population: 1). To preserve continuity between Safe Words seasons, we'll be extending the F-Zero GX scoring system, with one exception: Khushrenada's points were tragically lost in the mail and we have no way of backing up his scores. As such, an estimate has been made to approximate Khush's previous points -- the FCH resets his score to minus one million bajillion points.

Shale Jokes / Re: Khushrenada's country music festival
« on: October 14, 2020, 10:23:35 AM »
Getting on stage at the Khushrenada Country Music Festival is surely just as prestigious as being on the Grand Ole Opry.

I've launched the careers of so many Country Music musicians. The Soggy Bottom Boys, Juliette Barnes and Lurleen Lumpkin just to name a few. If you can get the opportunity to perform here then you can perform anywhere.

Shale Jokes / Re: Safe Words 16 - Next-Gen Edition
« on: October 14, 2020, 01:50:01 AM »
Uhhhhh, I'm gonna say no.

This only happened because the host took away my right to choose a bomb word. That was the start of this domino chain leading to my ouster in a clearly orchestrated and elaborate conspiracy to stop me after I brilliantly dodged the first bomb word to gain control of the game. If I had been able to select the next round's bomb word then I'd have eliminated everyone else as I would have perfectly targeted them with my selections.

You chose the bomb word in the first round before the host meddled in my affairs so you've got no excuse unlike the one I have perfectly crafted.

And just wait until you see how the JFK assassination and Bermuda Triangle factor into the blatant fix this game has been to create a scenario where I could somehow lose to Insanolord. I mean, it's obvious such a thing could never happen without corrupt tampering and "coincidental" rule changing.

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