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Re: Anime & Manga 3
« Reply #640 on: October 04, 2011, 05:44:11 PM »
Can we go back to spoiler tags? :bigeye

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[spoiler]Excalibur isn't a "cut stuff" NP, it's a "blast stuff" NP; Saber does most of her cutting with Invisible Air, which is Rank C. Caliburn is for cutting stuff, is high-rank, and gets stronger when Saber uses it. Plus Saber couldn't fire Excalibur at full power either (not enough mana); when she could in the other routes, Berserker was no match for her.

EDIT: It seems this was the source of Gil's armor properties. The Type-Moon wiki is ambiguous on whether the armor can stop magic on its own or if that's in conjunction with a magic shield.[/spoiler]

EDIT: Ika Musume 2, ep2
[spoiler]Most of the "squid powers" so far sort-of made sense, but Ika can change her weight to anything between 0.5 grams and 20 tonnes? What. :twitch
What's more, it looks like this was invented to make the physics of the series more realistic. :psyduck[/spoiler]
« Last Edit: October 04, 2011, 06:29:32 PM by Prime32 »
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The tier system in a nutshell:
[spoiler]Tier 6: A cartographer.
Tier 5: An expert cartographer or a decent marksman.
Tier 4: An expert marksman.
Tier 3: An expert marksman, cartographer and chef who can tie strong knots and is trained in hostage negotiation or a marksman so good he can shoot down every bullet fired by a minigun while armed with a rusted single-shot pistol that veers to the left.
Tier 2: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything, or the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.
Tier 1: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything and the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.[/spoiler]

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Re: Anime & Manga 3
« Reply #641 on: October 04, 2011, 06:35:54 PM »
It's been out for years.

Also, caliburn is lower rank, on account of being partially decorative rather than functional.
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Re: Anime & Manga 3
« Reply #642 on: October 04, 2011, 06:38:31 PM »
It's been out for years.
And yet the percentage of users here who've seen it is pretty low. Heck, at least half have probably never even heard of it.
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The tier system in a nutshell:
[spoiler]Tier 6: A cartographer.
Tier 5: An expert cartographer or a decent marksman.
Tier 4: An expert marksman.
Tier 3: An expert marksman, cartographer and chef who can tie strong knots and is trained in hostage negotiation or a marksman so good he can shoot down every bullet fired by a minigun while armed with a rusted single-shot pistol that veers to the left.
Tier 2: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything, or the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.
Tier 1: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything and the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.[/spoiler]

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Re: Anime & Manga 3
« Reply #643 on: October 04, 2011, 07:33:09 PM »
It's been out for years.

Also, caliburn is lower rank, on account of being partially decorative rather than functional.
Role matters though. A beam weapon is less effective when you're basically using it as a bayonet, compared to a lightsaber used the same way. Remember, rankings are differentiated. Berserker's armor counts ATTACK rank, Noble Phantasms are ranked by overall power.
Using Enuma Elish as a melee weapon isn't going to get you very far despite its epic ranking.
[spoiler]
Saber mostly attacked with Invisible Air, which is firstly for concealment rather than combat, its not a good weapon.
Excalibur is a great weapon, but its role is a prana-to-explosion convertor. Without prana its a pretty good sword, but not worth its full ranking. Its blast however, especially at the impact point, is higher rank than its own.
Caliburn is ornamental, but its designed fundamentally as a slashing weapon. It makes a better melee weapon than Excalibur, but overall weaker.
Gae Bolg is a thrown weapon, as a melee weapon its not so hot, despite its overall rank.
Enuma Elish is a beam weapon, I imagine if Gilgamesh could stab Shirou with it through Kanshou and Bakuya instead of spending time charging its lasor he would have.
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Re: Anime & Manga 3
« Reply #645 on: October 04, 2011, 08:06:33 PM »
You're seriously arguing that SABER, the goddamn swordplay specialist, doesn't have any slashing-focused weapon by default, and even a purely ornamental sword will do a better job at cuting stuff than her noble phantasms? :banghead
[spoiler]Invisible Air is a slashing weapon which she uses by default. It's very useful, what with being invisible and having ranged-attack and barrier functions, just not high-rank enough to use on Berserker. Note that just Invisible Air would have killed Assassin instantly if it had made contact.

And again, rank =/= power. Rin's gems were A-rank by human standards, so a handful of them could kill Berserker once. It was stated that Berserker could tank a planetbuster if it was B-rank or lower.

Yeah, this is pretty much Nasu saying "God Hand does whatever I want it to." :p[/spoiler]
« Last Edit: October 04, 2011, 08:11:35 PM by Prime32 »
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The tier system in a nutshell:
[spoiler]Tier 6: A cartographer.
Tier 5: An expert cartographer or a decent marksman.
Tier 4: An expert marksman.
Tier 3: An expert marksman, cartographer and chef who can tie strong knots and is trained in hostage negotiation or a marksman so good he can shoot down every bullet fired by a minigun while armed with a rusted single-shot pistol that veers to the left.
Tier 2: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything, or the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.
Tier 1: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything and the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.[/spoiler]

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Re: Anime & Manga 3
« Reply #646 on: October 04, 2011, 08:16:56 PM »
^^
[spoiler]As a bonus, if Rin had blown 10 gems on the attack instead of 5, she might actually have killed Berserker more than once as Ilya said. So God Hand is just a minimum energy threshold and it doesn't take more effort after that.

Saber is extremely good with the sword, most of her power comes from skill, backed with a nuke when skill doesn't matter. However, she is weaker out of the box, since Caliburn was broken and lost(presumably if you dug up Caliburn you could summon her with it instead of Avalon), as was Avalon. So depending on the focus you used she could be attack or defense oriented.
Plus again, her abilities are hideously power consuming, she expends significant amounts to enhance herself physically, and finally, Excalibur is the most energy consuming NP there is. Shirou is basically the worst Master she could hope for, since hes a mana supply with a melee spec and no mount for her to use her Riding with(unless she wants a bicycle).

Finally, the Class Saber is oriented towards a Servant associated with the sword, while it does imply a certain minimum of sword skill, it only means her legend is linked to a blade. Archer doesn't use a bow much and Rider spends most of her time using her monstrous strength, agility and melee weapons.[/spoiler]
The mind transcends the body.
It's also a little cold because of that.
Please get it a blanket.

I wish I could read your mind,
I can barely read mine.

"Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. At 2:15, it begins rolling up characters."

[spoiler]
"Just what do you think the moon up in the sky is? Everyone sees that big, round shiny thing and thinks there must be something round up there, right? That's just silly. The truth is much more awesome than that. You can almost never see the real Moon, and its appearance is death to humans. You can only see the Moon when it's reflected in things. And the things it reflects in, like water or glass, can all be broken, right? Since the moon you see in the sky is just being reflected in the heavens, if you tear open the heavens it's easy to break it~"
-Ibuki Suika, on overkill

To sumbolaion diakoneto moi, basilisk ouranionon.
Epigenentheto, apoleia keraune hos timeis pteirei.
Hekatonkatis kai khiliakis astrapsato.
Khiliarkhou Astrape!
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Re: Anime & Manga 3
« Reply #647 on: October 05, 2011, 08:08:25 AM »
Ah, Nasuverse. Your RPG-like mechanics make every combat discussion look like Dungeons and Dragons optimization. It never ceases to amuse me.

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Re: Anime & Manga 3
« Reply #648 on: October 05, 2011, 07:15:47 PM »
Ah, Nasuverse. Your RPG-like mechanics make every combat discussion look like Dungeons and Dragons optimization. It never ceases to amuse me.
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tier 6
-Kung-Fu Teacher, has some cute tricks, but whitout extreme magic backup just doesn't have the numbers to do anything.

tier 5
-Saber (whitout splatbook items), can't really produce her own equipment besides her ancestral relic, needs mages backing her up to do really anything. Her only saving grace is her awesome nukes, but 1/day really doesn't cut it.

tier 4
-Lancer, save or die would be quite nice, if immunity to instant-death effects wasn't so darn common!
-Rider, quite versatile and can pack quite a punch if you catch your oponent by suprise, but somewhat lacking in raw power.

tier 3
-Berseker, extremely tough to take down whitout Archer shenigans and hits back hard too, overall quite balanced!
-Caster, can melee better than Saber, teleport is quite handy, but if you're trying to blast with her you're doing it wrong, even inside your personal domain.
-Assassin, super stealth is so cheesy, and can actually kill stuff in martial combat whitout magic weapons! However that lack of magic weapons also ends up stoping it from raising another tier.

tier 2
-Archer. Tecnically you only have one Noble Phantasm, but then you just pick Replicate Noble Phantasm and go to town by literally drowning your oponent in magic weapons!
-Saber(with splatbook items)-The supplements of Avalon and Caliburn were basically a godsend for this class, bringing it all the way from tier 5 to here, as now she can actualy engage in melee combat and win whitout heavy caster backup. Wait, she needs a caster to unlock those weapons, but still, at least she can melee better than Caster now!

tier 1
-Shirou-After people complaining in the previous edition that this class could only cook and play buffbot, the designers filled it with so many self-buffs that it's just plain sick. You can replicate even more noble phantasms than Archer, melee better than Saber (and can also copy her unique nukes and Avalon, something that even normal Archers can't do), graft yourself with pieces from defeated enemies, plus the infamous cookmancer build to make an harem out of your oponents
 :p
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Re: Anime & Manga 3
« Reply #649 on: October 06, 2011, 01:17:34 AM »
Naruto
[spoiler]Kubo-Ass-Pull-No-Jitsu! the only real undetectable super invisible ninja with a triple powered bloodline ability of magic eraser also has the ability to split him self while being Rasengaed though mountains![/spoiler]At least this kind of crap doesn't happen weekly.

Speaking thereof,
[spoiler]Bald Guy earned a new title, "luckiest man in geotei 13", just in time to beat his opponent.

Stated fact his blows lose power for consecutive hits to a point where Baldy didn't even budge from an attack. One comic ago even a silent delay allowed for continually breaking trees, shoulders, and even Soul Slayers. So now we'll just overlook the punch to the chest and blood spilling everywhere (aka not a luck-less hit at all) thanks to Baldy's natural luck being better than a dedicated power. Right...[/spoiler]
« Last Edit: October 06, 2011, 01:20:57 AM by SorO_Lost »
Tiers explained in 8 sentences. With examples!
[spoiler]Tiers break down into who has spellcasting more than anything else due to spells being better than anything else in the game.
6: Skill based. Commoner, Expert, Samurai.
5: Mundane warrior. Barbarian, Fighter, Monk.
4: Partial casters. Adapt, Hexblade, Paladin, Ranger, Spelltheif.
3: Focused casters. Bard, Beguiler, Dread Necromancer, Martial Adapts, Warmage.
2: Full casters. Favored Soul, Psion, Sorcerer, Wu Jen.
1: Elitists. Artificer, Cleric, Druid, Wizard.
0: Gods. StP Erudite, Illthid Savant, Pun-Pun, Rocks fall & you die.
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Re: Anime & Manga 3
« Reply #650 on: October 06, 2011, 02:28:25 AM »
Quote
Speaking thereof,
[spoiler]Bald Guy earned a new title, "luckiest man in geotei 13", just in time to beat his opponent.

Stated fact his blows lose power for consecutive hits to a point where Baldy didn't even budge from an attack. One comic ago even a silent delay allowed for continually breaking trees, shoulders, and even Soul Slayers. So now we'll just overlook the punch to the chest and blood spilling everywhere (aka not a luck-less hit at all) thanks to Baldy's natural luck being better than a dedicated power. Right...[/spoiler]

[spoiler]Well, just look at him. You could rub that head for luck, so it makes sense he's lucky too.[/spoiler]
It always seems like the barrels around here have something in them.

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Re: Anime & Manga 3
« Reply #651 on: October 07, 2011, 08:04:20 AM »
[spoiler]Well, just look at him. You could rub that head for luck, so it makes sense he's lucky too.[/spoiler]
I lol'ed in my head, guess it was more of a limh.
Tiers explained in 8 sentences. With examples!
[spoiler]Tiers break down into who has spellcasting more than anything else due to spells being better than anything else in the game.
6: Skill based. Commoner, Expert, Samurai.
5: Mundane warrior. Barbarian, Fighter, Monk.
4: Partial casters. Adapt, Hexblade, Paladin, Ranger, Spelltheif.
3: Focused casters. Bard, Beguiler, Dread Necromancer, Martial Adapts, Warmage.
2: Full casters. Favored Soul, Psion, Sorcerer, Wu Jen.
1: Elitists. Artificer, Cleric, Druid, Wizard.
0: Gods. StP Erudite, Illthid Savant, Pun-Pun, Rocks fall & you die.
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Re: Anime & Manga 3
« Reply #652 on: October 08, 2011, 12:40:14 AM »
I spy, with my little eye, Shakugan no Shana 3 episode 1.

...I should probably get around to watching Shakugan no Shana 2. As soon as I finish watching To Aru Majutsu no Index.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2011, 12:50:58 AM by Prime32 »
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The tier system in a nutshell:
[spoiler]Tier 6: A cartographer.
Tier 5: An expert cartographer or a decent marksman.
Tier 4: An expert marksman.
Tier 3: An expert marksman, cartographer and chef who can tie strong knots and is trained in hostage negotiation or a marksman so good he can shoot down every bullet fired by a minigun while armed with a rusted single-shot pistol that veers to the left.
Tier 2: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything, or the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.
Tier 1: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything and the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.[/spoiler]

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Re: Anime & Manga 3
« Reply #653 on: October 08, 2011, 09:16:07 AM »
Kazumi Magica 9
[spoiler]Megucas in jars![/spoiler]
Railgun 44
[spoiler]Nice hamsters[/spoiler]
Railgun Summer Special - The Fanservicing
[spoiler]The return of teleporting garments[/spoiler]
The mind transcends the body.
It's also a little cold because of that.
Please get it a blanket.

I wish I could read your mind,
I can barely read mine.

"Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. At 2:15, it begins rolling up characters."

[spoiler]
"Just what do you think the moon up in the sky is? Everyone sees that big, round shiny thing and thinks there must be something round up there, right? That's just silly. The truth is much more awesome than that. You can almost never see the real Moon, and its appearance is death to humans. You can only see the Moon when it's reflected in things. And the things it reflects in, like water or glass, can all be broken, right? Since the moon you see in the sky is just being reflected in the heavens, if you tear open the heavens it's easy to break it~"
-Ibuki Suika, on overkill

To sumbolaion diakoneto moi, basilisk ouranionon.
Epigenentheto, apoleia keraune hos timeis pteirei.
Hekatonkatis kai khiliakis astrapsato.
Khiliarkhou Astrape!
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Re: Anime & Manga 3
« Reply #654 on: October 08, 2011, 10:16:05 AM »
Dance at the Vampire Bund, was really pointless. It didnt really do anything. It didnt really overcome any obstacle. There was no story climax. It was just all over the place, with loli nudity, some fighting. I wished I watched something else.

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Re: Anime & Manga 3
« Reply #655 on: October 08, 2011, 03:53:32 PM »
Dance at the Vampire Bund, was really pointless. It didnt really do anything. It didnt really overcome any obstacle. There was no story climax. It was just all over the place, with loli nudity, some fighting. I wished I watched something else.
Good to know I'm not missing anything. I watched two episodes and decided it wasn't worth watching more.
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Re: Anime & Manga 3
« Reply #656 on: October 08, 2011, 04:24:04 PM »
Dance at the Vampire Bund, was really pointless. It didnt really do anything. It didnt really overcome any obstacle. There was no story climax. It was just all over the place, with loli nudity, some fighting. I wished I watched something else.

I just mentally overlay all mentions of her name with Remilia Scarlet and suddenly it got a hell lot more easier to watch.
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Re: Anime & Manga 3
« Reply #657 on: October 08, 2011, 07:34:43 PM »
Index 14, subbed by AoShen with TN at top.


...that is not what "raising a flag" means. :grave
My work
The tier system in a nutshell:
[spoiler]Tier 6: A cartographer.
Tier 5: An expert cartographer or a decent marksman.
Tier 4: An expert marksman.
Tier 3: An expert marksman, cartographer and chef who can tie strong knots and is trained in hostage negotiation or a marksman so good he can shoot down every bullet fired by a minigun while armed with a rusted single-shot pistol that veers to the left.
Tier 2: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything, or the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.
Tier 1: Someone with teleportation, mind control, time manipulation, intangibility, the ability to turn into an exact duplicate of anything and the ability to see into the future with perfect accuracy.[/spoiler]

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Re: Anime & Manga 3
« Reply #658 on: October 09, 2011, 12:30:48 PM »
Fate/Zero 2
[spoiler]Caster and Ryuunosuke. A match made in... I don't know where, but I get the feeling I'd rather go to Hell than there. I like Caster's voice.[/spoiler]

Shana Final 1
[spoiler]Starting off the season to a wham right away. Not much happens in this episode, but it's confirmed for good that clued-in humans remember faded Torches (probably, Yuji is sort of a special case).  [/spoiler]

Persona4 1
[spoiler]God I hate that fucking bear already.
Expected Narukami to be more feminine, does the fanart just shoehorn him into bishiedom?
Speaking of bishies...
[spoiler][/spoiler]
FABULOUS. Betcha he'll be the BBEG or the Mysterious Wild Card.

And of course the protagonist gets the Fool.[/spoiler]

Boku ha Tomodachi ga Sukunai 1
[spoiler]I saw the description on the Fall 2011 chart and expected Yuri. I got Harem. Lame.[/spoiler]
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Re: Anime & Manga 3
« Reply #659 on: October 10, 2011, 02:22:09 PM »
Negima 340
[spoiler]Oh god Ayaka[/spoiler]
The mind transcends the body.
It's also a little cold because of that.
Please get it a blanket.

I wish I could read your mind,
I can barely read mine.

"Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 a.m. Eastern time, August 29th. At 2:15, it begins rolling up characters."

[spoiler]
"Just what do you think the moon up in the sky is? Everyone sees that big, round shiny thing and thinks there must be something round up there, right? That's just silly. The truth is much more awesome than that. You can almost never see the real Moon, and its appearance is death to humans. You can only see the Moon when it's reflected in things. And the things it reflects in, like water or glass, can all be broken, right? Since the moon you see in the sky is just being reflected in the heavens, if you tear open the heavens it's easy to break it~"
-Ibuki Suika, on overkill

To sumbolaion diakoneto moi, basilisk ouranionon.
Epigenentheto, apoleia keraune hos timeis pteirei.
Hekatonkatis kai khiliakis astrapsato.
Khiliarkhou Astrape!
[/spoiler]

There is no higher price than 'free'.

"I won't die. I've been ordered not to die."