Saturday, October 8, 2016

10 Years of Youtube

Looking back at this. I honestly didn't see myself going down this path. I would have to say that the time I've spent on Youtube has been some of the most drama filled time I've ever gone through.  It's had its ups and its downs.


Probably one the things I hate about myself as a person is that I tend to remember the mostly negative stuff in my life. But that's generally because not only have I had a lot of it growing up. But the scenes and memories were that unique compared to my good ones. It's hard for me to remember the good stuff since it's blotted out by the bad most of the time or that someone takes my good memories and exposes them as a bad light.

The Bad and the Horrible

Let's get these out the way first. Then I can try and focus on the good.

MUGEN - Bad. While I don't really want call this person out cause this guy was like a virus that couldn't be killed. Simply mentioning his name or disliking anything he likes in MUGEN would put you on his shit list. He would make tons of accounts as well. Far more accounts than you can count. If you want to compare it to someone. Compare this to how many accounts the most hated/notorious FGC members have across various consoles and you could say this guy had triple that many Youtube accounts. Even when you left him alone he would come back like Terumi to make sure you don't forget him.
Annoying - What caused me to quit MUGEN in the first place. Having so many people beg me to send them various characters to there e-mail. These messages would never stop.

Aftermath: While I have no idea what the standing is in the MUGEN community. I haven't really seen much come from MUGEN. Or many of its players.

The first channel Ban

This was bad. Having Toei or whatever Japanese company toss up copyright strikes. Was just no good. Youtube didn't want to hear of it. You never had a chance to rectify the problem. It was just a straight up ban. Although it would always read on the channel that it's suspended. You really were banned.
Aftermath: Well I'm here now.

Monster Hunter Tri - My adventures in Monster Hunter began and ended with this game. For one mistake I made to call out a famous well known Monster Hunter Player about something he said came with a huge backclash. It was at this point that I learned that the justice system is never fair and balanced.  I just had to conceed and back down, despite knowing that they were in the wrong as well. I would say this is the start of when I started seeing things differently.
Aftermath - While the guy managed to upload the video he stole from me to another site to continue to troll me. (You can find it here:
There is some solace to this significant event. The main trouble makers had there accounts banned on GameFAQs and Youtube. At this point in time they have probably made new accounts or just switched to there "backup" accounts.  I am glad something good came out of it. However this event is still a huge stain on my bad memories.

Fighting Game Community Or Really the Online Community in General Sucks

This was around the time that Maximillian of Youtube was becomming a rising star. I honestly felt that playing fighting games online was just full of negative people. I reasoned with myself that I live on the darkside of the online community and can never get out. This was cause of the rate of how many players I've faced consistently sending hate mail, rage quitting, etc. I rarely had experienced good sportsmanship players out of all the matches I played. It was at this point I heavily limited the time I spent playing online including livestreaming.  I didn't want to put up with it any longer.

While others called me a baby for taking such an extreme action. I didn't care. This was for my mental health to avoid being influenced by these negative people. It was due to this, family problems, and the Monster Hunter Fiasco that I did once contemplate suicide with having an actual plan in mind.
I later reasoned with myself that my death would change nothing and that no one would really care that I was gone. I would disappear and then after a few weeks everyone would've forgotten about me.

Aftermath: I still heavily limit myself in terms of Online Play. I still believe that I generally live on the darkside of the online gaming community. I don't play online unless I truly feel confident about going online. I'm reluctant to attempt to play any online game due to seeing certain actions of other players in the majority of videos and comments.

Family Crisis and Finding Friends

This was a major point in my life. As I learned many things during this time. Due to a family crisis I ended up having to take care of my cousins who weren't old enough to take care of themselves. This led to a lot of priority changes. Having to cut back on Youtube I still tried to do as much as I could to keep my Youtube going.  I was incredibly stressed out to the point of contemplating suicide once more.

At the same time I learned who was really around to help me get through that troubling time. While some friends suggested that I abandon the problem and run away. Others at least listened to problem and tried to help out.
Aftermath: While my uncle still has issues the kids are well. They are no longer here. A lot of people I thought were helpful as friends or family I learned were not. The blow that I recieved in from having to cut back on Youtube for a time period is something I feel I'm still trying to recover from.

The Good

Like I said before I have tough time remembering the good. Due to how signficant the bad is. Being consistently reminded of it doesn't help either.

Getting rid of Toxic People

Definitely my best decision of my life. Cutting these people out helped significantly in the emotional department as well as gaming. While it may not have helped out in terms of Youtube ad revenue department. I rather feel good about myself than have money and feel terrible about it due to toxic people.

Still Alive

I have to count my good where I can. Considering everything bad that's happened in my life as a whole. I'm still here. Yeah its cliche but I can't think of a better way to say it.

I do wish things would be going better for me but I think everyone wants that for themselves as well.

Friday, October 7, 2016

The Short Trip Back To Kanto - Pokemon Leaf Green

So this would be my 2nd time I played this game. The first time was over 8 years ago and I got it then to avoid utter boredom. Now I came back to this for the sake of just replaying it just cause. And possibly the reason for showing it on youtube as well was a reason sitting in the back of my mind. Honestly at this point I feel I should just try and record everything I do in games and upload it.

Anyway. Returning to this game. Did my thoughts change? Well...hmmm...

My original thoughts were me being excited that I could return back to when I originally started back in Gameboy days on Red. Then I could even legitlly transfer Kanto Pokemon to the later games. (although at this point in time that's virtually useless cause of how Game-Freak and Nintendo are dealing with the transfer of Pokemon now).  Well I started out having as much fun as I could in a Pokemon game but slowly getting disappointed by one thing or another as I went through the game. The changes bugged me.

Well now I'm not bothered by the changes that much. But I am bothered by the difficulty spike you get towards the end of the game. And having to deal with not getting my usual Red Team together was troublesome as well.

Original Red Team

  • Venasaur
  • Fearow/Aerodactyl
  • Dugtrio/Arcanine
  • Nidoking/Moltres
  • Nidoqueen/Articuno
  • Vaporeon/Zapdos

Leaf Green Team

  • Venasaur
  • Fearow/Ninetails
  • Jolteon/Persian
  • Hypno/Primape
  • Lapras/Marowak
  • Dragonite/Kabutops

My team from both games differ so much cause of the added rules and gimmicks that came over time. On the original Gameboy you didn't have to worry about things like EVs, IVs, Abilities, and the like (at least not casually). Now you do. Also have to deal with the locations of Pokemon changing.

The Difficulty Spike

Back on the Gameboy. I could generally get away with just feeding everything to my Venasaur and catching high leveled Pokemon to fill in the back. I grew out of that and started making an actual team. There was also the Missingno (Missing Number) glitch. Free to abuse such a glitch. And moves had power behind them as well.  The game's difficulty did spike up during the Elite 4 but you weren't hurting as badly as you do now when you lose a fight. I would also skip as many annoying trainer battles as I could.

FR and LG's difficulty spikes up around the point you get your 5 or 6th badge IMO. Either due to the old reliable moves not being reliable anymore. Or due to just not having certain moves available. Then the level spike was different I found myself having to grind out levels for the entire team a lot more than usual. And then watch the EVs and natures as best as I could. There were a lot Pokemon I would've preferred to use but due to either them not being in the game's version or the Pokemon's nature being one that pretty much negates what makes that Pokemon good. I couldn't just simply get away with working with it. I would have to just say well at least I caught it and I'll just use this guy instead.

The difficulty spike truly rises when you reach the Elite 4. Not only are trainers immediately willing to bust out healing items. But they smart enough most of the time not to spam stupid moves. Thankfully Pay Day and grabbing tons of cash helped out with getting items.

Another thing I forgot about when planning my route is:

Can no longer use the back entrance on Seafoam Islands.

This was my general shortcut to get to Articuno faster. I would still have to solve the boulder pushing puzzle but I didn't have to do too much traveling.

Snatched up by Bill to go to the Sevii Islands.

Completely forgot about this section of the game. I could say no but then I would have to wait awhile before I could go there and catch Moltres. To make it worse I can't switch out my Pokemon until after I finish the event there. So whatever team I had going out the door of the Cinnabar Gym, I was stuck with.

Compared to my first time this time around I used Bulbapedia to know what I'm facing ahead of time. I know a lot of people will say Serebii is better but I honestly can't stand that site's layout. My main issue was to deal with my Pokemon's Natures. My Venasaur ended up on a Nature that heavily limits his moveset. Then there was certain TMs I can't get till post game. And then there's the factor of Dark and Steel Type moves. Since you literally can't get a Dark Type Pokemon till post game. That made Persian's usefulness as a speedy attacker get minimized. So many other moves as well.

I did find the slot machine with the best odds so that helped out a lot. While it's not a win all the time deal. It does give me better odds to where I can reliably grind coins to buy every prize.

Favorite Battle Theme

If any Pokemon battle theme I favor out of lets say ALL OF THEM! It has to be the Pokemon Champion Battle Theme. I still enjoy it to this day. Wish there was an updated version of it now though.

Thoughts Changed

Well now that I actually play the Pokemon game better than years ago. It's a bit better. I'm having a hard time not dismissing this game cause of all the good changes the future games made. Like infinite use of TMs. No requirement of HM moves to finish the game. Easier to to EV train pokemon (Still tedious though).

Probably one the most annoying things about Fire Red and Leaf Green however is the trading. You can't trade to the R/S/E versions of the game until post game where you're hunting for some sort of gem so they can complete a machine that'll allow you to contact the outside world. I also still find the Sevii Islands annoying but more so the fact of how certain puzzles have clues that are written in braille.  This is probably the stupidest thing Game Freak could have done. Cause how can any language speaker who isn't blind read braille? And then that blind person can't read the braille on the game cause they can't see in the first place. I guess if you make braille writing you'll know what it says. But really this was purchase strategy guide bait. Same with the Unown puzzles. Some letters are easy to make out. Others are impossible.

I also hate the fact that Mewtwo is further locked away in the game. You used to just beat the game and Mewtwo was your last challenge. Now you have to do all the other sidequest stuff to prove your worth to get to him.

The difficulty spike is something to adjust to as well. Where as the future games on the DS onwards had ways to easily grind out levels these were made to be time consuming.

So the playthrough itself. I think its roughly around 26 parts. I haven't finished rendering them all yet. I was going to do something with it. But decided. Nah. Let this just be an Unedited type of run. The only bits I cut out was the off screen grinding or when a catching a Pokemon got ridiculous.
ame> This is what I beat the Elite 4 + Gary/Blue/Champion with:

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

FFRK Odin Ultimate + (The 5 Dooms)


Didn't have time to snap a pic of my stats. My phone doesn't like to cooperate with my recorder.

Sigh...The biggest downside of this event aside from the fact that I can't try my luck with lucky draws. (no money/mythril).

Is that they don't give you that many motes to make full use of this new 6* ability on all your party members. Really only about 1-3 characters can hopefully be able to use it. And you can't get anymore motes after that. -_-

Odin Ultimate +

There are reasons I hate Ultimate, Ultimate +, etc. These quest are reliant on either BS luck or having the right equipment/abilities. Really both. It also falls on your RW to save your ass. -_-

This battle for example is relying on Odin U+ to cooperate with you and not kill your party in 3 turns. Also if you don't kill him by the time he counts to 10 he just kills you anyway. Only Jump skills and invincibility SBs can get around it. (Reraise doesn't count unless you don't care on losing 3 medals). The rest of the time like I said hope he cooperates and doesn't spam attack all party member moves 9 times. Retaliate - Draw Fire is only there to take some heat off....hopefully.

I really hate events like these. -_-

Monday, September 19, 2016

Upcoming Playthroughs - Don't Know When Exactly

Dungeon Punks (PC Version)
So this game. Played the PC version. It does have commentary but it was also hit by content ID claims. Anyway Beat-Em up.

Rocket Knight (Steam)

Finally got around to this. Well buying it really. Did a playthrough. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Super Smash Bros 4 3DS
 I said to myself I wouldn't record anymore 3DS playthroughs for awhile and look at this. I recorded a couple of Bowser Amiibo replays.

It's done....just gotta hope Adobe Premiere Elements 7 cooperates Should be enjoyable.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Gods of Rome - They're Not Even Roman!!!

So this is a one-off. I played the game one time. Recorded little footage of it. But decided. I'M NEVER PLAYING IT AGAIN!!!

So Gods of Rome is an Android/Facebook/iOS Free-to-Play game. It's a fighting game. And while I don't hate it for the reasons others do. (Graphics, and simplified combat).  I do hate it.

This gives me the same reminders I had with Marvel's Contest of Champions. I'm not hating like others cause of graphics or cause its a FtP Android/iOS title. 

I hate this game cause of the community and the gameplay. 


I could care less about how simplified the game is. The AI is insanely dumb that the only reason you'd lose is the same reason you would in SoulCalibur: Lost Swords. The AI happens to be stronger than you in stats. Which will happen quite often. 

So that's a minor thing. Most of my hate goes to the community and RNG. The community is pretty much ruthless. I don't mean there's some PVP or anything Cause the PVP is fight someone else's buffed up character. The AI is still dumber than a sack of bricks it's not a real PVP. I'm referring to the Guilds system. You can create a guild or join one. If you join one, you better have something great to offer otherwise expect to be kicked out or just rejected in less than 5 minutes. Basically the majority of the guild owners will kick you out if you're not playing this game as often as they'd like. Or you're not playing in a mode they want you to. Or they could be dicks and just have you around to help complete an event and then once the event is done. You get the boot. I'm not kidding.
The other gameplay aspect I hate is how you acquire more characters. Yeah it's as random as Puzzle and Dragons but at least in PAD you could actually make use of whatever you got. Here not so much. Basically when you get the Mcguffin to acquire a new character. It's randomized as to what you get. Like most games you're teased as to what's featured. That I'm okay with. Its when you actually do it that pisses me off. The game brings up this roulette wheel that you might think, "Hey if I stop this at the right moment I'll get that character I want." It's just there to tease you. The character you're gonna get was already decided long before the roulette wheel started. So if you wanted Zeus who happens to be on the wheel...don't hold your breath. 

I had the same issues with this game as I did with Marvel: Contest of Champions. Downloaded it for the same reason too. The characters. But I find out I'm not getting these characters and my chances of that happening are slim to none. If the game wasn't so "GIVE ME ALL OF YOUR MONEY" and the story was more entertaining then I'd play this. But nope. 

Now if you want to ask me about Marvel: Contest of Champions. Well that's the same thing. Copy and paste what I said here and there you go. 


The Graphics are pretty good. Its the reason why I downloaded this in the first place. I like the character designs.

However the game may be called "Gods of Rome" but when you look at the entire roster of characters. There's more non-roman gods in this game than there are roman gods. There's Heroes, Demons, Villians, and gods. I guess game names aren't important to pay attention to. You just pick one and ignore it. This game should be called "Almighty Warriors". Cause last I checked Anubis isn't Roman. I'm Zeus isn't Roman he's Greek. So uh....where's the Roman god representation? 

Seriously looks up the character roster and see how many "Gods" are actually gods. And how many of them are actually Roman. We don't care about game names here. 

So Why Am I Not Playing This Game?

To give you a hopefully simplified reason. I went through the same crap in gameplay when I downloaded Marvel: Contest of Champions. It's pretty much the same exact game but different characters and a slightly different story. 

The Guild aspect sucks. You basically have to devote as much time to this game as you would World of Warcraft for a guild to actually respect you. 

The title of the game is misleading. Yeah I'm sure on my history test I'll put that Horus is a Roman god. "Yeah that'll get me an A" *sarcasm*

The character RNG drawing is random and teases you far more than it should. I imagine there's some God of Money sitting on an altar with everyone's money with a message right before you enter saying "If you want the good stuff then give me all of your money and I'll CONSIDER it."  

Sidenote: You might point out that I'm playing games like Puzzle and Dragons, Final Fantasy: Record Keeper, etc. However those games didn't rub in your face the need to give them cash. Not only that when you did it was actually worth it. Not like this game. I may sound biased but I really hate this game.