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by TA
Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: LP Hell
Topic: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!
Replies: 80
Views: 1601

Re: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!

Okay, enemy AI. Monsters in Dragon Warrior 2 are defined by 15 bytes of data that set all their stats and behaviors. Not all of this data is used - there's a part of this that's set to 0 for every enemy that allows for HP values above 255, and room in RAM for monsters to have HP above 255, but no in...
by TA
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: LP Hell
Topic: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!
Replies: 80
Views: 1601

Re: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!

TA wrote: an overwhelming obstacle like a near-unwinnable battle of attrition


I didn't want to give it away, but ... hahahahaha. Yeah. YEAH.

Bazuzu, Zarlox, and Hargon can also all do that, but the odds are a lot slimmer. I can lay out the math a little later, after I shower.
by TA
Sun Jun 24, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: LP Hell
Topic: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!
Replies: 80
Views: 1601

Re: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!

I have't been able to find anything about monster AI in DW4. But in DW3 at least, Bomb Crabs have a 3/8 chance to cast Sacrifice, but won't cast it at all unless they're below 25% health, it can miss, and you can get items that will soak it instead of you dying. And if they don't cast it, they do NO...
by TA
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: The New Imagedump Thread
Replies: 1292
Views: 125035

Re: The New Imagedump Thread

by TA
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: LP Hell
Topic: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!
Replies: 80
Views: 1601

Re: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!

Yeah that always seemed like the much more likely situation. Just a Mt. Itoi thing. "Ehh, let's give these guys Defeat, and these guys Sacrifice, how bad can it be" and then left it until after shipping to find out oh. That bad. But then they didn't fix that up for the US release? Weird de...
by TA
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: LP Hell
Topic: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!
Replies: 80
Views: 1601

Re: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!

If I were being generous. Trying to be as kind as possible in my interpretation. I might be inclined to offer a version of events that went thusly: [This is a really important design thing here, because I firmly believe that in the old days, this was intended design. A dungeon wasn't meant to be one...
by TA
Sat Jun 23, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: LP Hell
Topic: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!
Replies: 80
Views: 1601

Re: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!

I believe all three PCs have ... SOME resistance to Defeat, but I'm not sure how the 0-7 scale translated into chances. As I recall, Defeat has a flat 1/8 chance of working on each of you when a Blizzard casts it. It's not that bad on a single cast from a single enemy but, of course they love to spa...
by TA
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: LP Hell
Topic: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!
Replies: 80
Views: 1601

Re: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!

Little fun side fact on Liquid Metal Slimes in DQ2 but in all versions from the GBC onwards, they have a chance to drop Mad Caps that reduce how much MP your spells cost. I got lucky enough to get one when I was playing through the game on my phone. Those hats are in the NES version, they just don'...
by TA
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: LP Hell
Topic: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!
Replies: 80
Views: 1601

Re: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!

Ah, but you missed the Thunder Sword! You gotta go back in!

It's probably for the best, get some more levels before the random encounters start to get mean.
by TA
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Obituaries
Replies: 656
Views: 60524

Re: Obituaries


by TA
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1602
Views: 120622

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

Mongrel wrote:Also, Cohen just blasted Trump's separation policy in his resignation from the RNC

Whether you believe his motives are scuzzy or not, seems like Cohen turning on Trump would be quite a Big Deal.


Pfeh.

by TA
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: LP Hell
Topic: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!
Replies: 80
Views: 1601

Re: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!

I never got far in Everquest, but I do recall lots of grind-facilitating quests. They were usually of the format where enemies in an area dropped quest items, which could be turned in for a bonus reward. "Orcs in Orc Zone drop belts and give 100 XP, turn in 3 belts for another 100 XP" sort...
by TA
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: A take so hot I think I got singed reading it.
Replies: 170
Views: 8890

Re: A take so hot I think I got singed reading it.

by TA
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Board Shit
Topic: Avatars
Replies: 210
Views: 27006

Re: Avatars

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by TA
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: LP Hell
Topic: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!
Replies: 80
Views: 1601

Re: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!

I've never tried to save and reset the game with the Prince of Cannock quest partly completed, to see if the state is preserved. Maybe it is. Or maybe it's all just kept in temporary memory like the Evil Clown and gets flushed when you reset, because who would go to the Spring of Bravery, then Miden...
by TA
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: LP Hell
Topic: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!
Replies: 80
Views: 1601

Re: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!

Okay, so, the game doesn't really seem to ... track a lot of stuff. It seem like it checks states based on what you have in your inventory, not what you've actually done - I haven't busted into the game's code to check this stuff and wouldn't know how to start, but I suspect things like the King in ...
by TA
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Let's all go to the movies~
Replies: 1011
Views: 84289

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Absolutely do not go see Incredibles 2 if you have any kind of epilepsy or other sensitivity to flashing lights, it's a massive problem and theaters are putting up warning signs.
by TA
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: LP Hell
Topic: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!
Replies: 80
Views: 1601

Re: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!

The glitch with the Cloth is such a fascinating insight into how the game stores quest states. Reminds me, though, I pushed through and finished this the other day and I think I found a glitch in the game that I don't think I've seen reported before? It's weird and mostly just a display thing. If th...
by TA
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: A take so hot I think I got singed reading it.
Replies: 170
Views: 8890

Re: A take so hot I think I got singed reading it.



But, then, of course.



There is already a term for what he goes on to describe, of course. It's "National Socialism".
by TA
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: LP Hell
Topic: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!
Replies: 80
Views: 1601

Re: Let's play Dragon Warrior II: Warrior Hardier!

This reminds me. Fun fact: Tadpole villager lady is the Puff Puff girl. They censored her for the NA release, but try going to talk to her when the Princess is dead. They retained her alternate text. yes i only know this because i watched a video detailing every instance of Puff Puff in Dragon Quest...