Why all the feels?
Originally Posted by Doormat Those last two episodes will make more sense once you watch The End of Evangelion movie. And if you're still confused after watching the movie I suggest checking out this video.
It really helped me understand the series but don't watch it until you've seen everything (including the movies), otherwise you'll just spoil yourself ^_^ Thanks for the suggestion, I will watch those!
Thanks, Life! Still dancing... * Dances for hours on end... *
Those last two episodes will make more sense once you watch The End of Evangelion movie. And if you're still confused after watching the movie I suggest checking out this video.
It really helped me understand the series but don't watch it until you've seen everything (including the movies), otherwise you'll just spoil yourself ^_^
Originally Posted by Lysandre @DarkMeow; now it's my turn to take forever to respond, sorry xD
Mappy is fantastic. My high is a little over 100k, not amazing but I'm proud of it. The game is CRAZY hard. Dig Dug my high is about 250k, after playing obsessively for over a decade, so that's something, haha.
These are all the ways I know of to get machines:
1. Be lucky and right place/right time. If you have the space to but arcade games, you may be able to get them for next to nothing or for nothing. Sometimes people leave them by the curb (VERY rarely but I have friends who have lucked out like that), sometimes they'll be sitting at the dumb partially working, and sometimes people just want to get rid of them or sell them at a garage sale for 50 bucks or something. Make sure everyone knows that you are on the lookout for them and you'll be amazing what happens. I got a Donkey Kong Jr. for free perfectly working just by that sort of networking.
2. The internet! Ebay is usually way overpriced but has everything. Craigslist moves fast and is full of scammers but undoubtedly has the best deals occasionally when they do pop up. Forum like KLOV are the best bet and where I frequent, you can contact other local members of the community to find the machines you want and sell/buy in a somewhat non-risky environment. I get most of my games and parts from KLOVers these days. It's like two bucks to sign up now I think but it's well worth it, and I can vouch for your registration if you sign up and get you in for free I think.
3. Auctions. Google arcade auctions in your area. They're infrequent, and you'll likely have to travel a little ways, but there are far more machines than there are buyers usually (ops wanting to unload tons of inventory and whatnot) and you'll get games for next to nothing often, sometimes getting partially working games for literally 10 bucks or free near the end if you can cram them on a truck. I don't have the luxury of having a truck or the schedule to pull off going to these usually, but if you're near one it's awesome, and it's fun to go and play all the games if nothing else. Kind of magical and you'll see some odd rare machines, I guarantee.
4. Actually going to arcades and asking about buying them. This usually isn't done but I've got some rare and valuable machines this way, and some newer arcade chains like Tilt do a blowout sale a couple times a year and put all or most of their games up for sale for ridiculous prices. We're talking like under 500 for a working, two player, sit down racing simulator. Results may vary but it's worth a shot, especially if you've fallen for a particular machine at your local arcade.
Good luck man! Keep me updated if you try any of the above solutions and let me know how it goes. It's an awesome hobby ;) Huh, I will check out KLOV and see what it's about. And I will definitely look into your suggestions! Thanks for the help, I appreciate it a lot.
And wow, a DECADE of trying?! You're dedicated! I think my best at dig Dug when I play on the internet was like, 15,000 or something. What can I say, I have the worst reflexes EVER. And it's not like using a keyboard helps. My goal is to one day get a Mappy cabinet, and probably a Dig-Dug one too.
EDIT: I signed up to KLOV and you said you could recommend me? That would be greatly appreciated, as the the forums there look awesome!
I feel the same way. The music itself is great, but the talking is a bit of a sore spot. If you're interested, here's a pretty decent instrumental version: Chainsmokers Selfie Instrumental HD #SELFIE DL Link - YouTube.
It's a great tune to dance to. .-.
Good luck! Watch out for the Big Blue Blob (and it's cousins, the Big King-of-Reddish-Purple Blob and the Big White Blob)
I dont see whats wrong with using your game. Yes, battle simulators are convenient for testing things out but then that doesnt mean you cant create the team on your cartridge. If you want to test a team use a simulator but if you have/find a working team you can then put it together on your game. Id rather use my game IMO. It doesnt have to be just one or the other. Both can be used together and I dont see the problem with that at all.
Congrats Spypitoad! Lucky shiny find!
2365?! That's something °o°, I would have given up in the 1000th egg XD. Congrats and good luck in you next shiny breedings! ^^
Congrats on the Ralts!
That's really well-drawn. c:
I commented because I dared to wish it.
I remember thinking about Assault Vest Chesnaught back when the games were released, but I'd completely forgotten about it. I might have to try it out. I have my own SubRoost MoxieKrow in the PC, but I've never gotten around to using it. And I really need to EV train my Hawlucha so I can use that too...
I haven't battled on Battle Spot in forever, but I loved using Assault Vest Clawitzer on there. Might have to get back into it sometime.
Wow. You have great patience. Congratulations!
I haven't found a shiny since I found a shiny dwebble but you can never give up right.
Oh and congrats.
I Recommend wonder trading the other 2364 Ralts.
Originally Posted by Phoenixon Then maybe they should be called "Stainless steel type" instead. (It's a bad joke.)
I agree with your view of the steel being a sort of armour on the Pokemon.
I never really got why Mawile and Lucario were steel types actually. The amount of steel that either has on their body doesn't seem enough to justify that typing, imo.
And there's another strange steel type Pokemon you forgot to talk about: Jirachi. Seriously, HOW is it a steel type? WHERE IS THE STEEL? I've pondered on this for many millennia years.
Yeah, I always thought the name "Steel" type was a bad name. It should be "Metal" type. (But that could give the wrong idea...) But actually, most steel type Pokemon do like like they're made of the same type of metal alloy, and it does look like it could be a kind of steel. It doesn't seem likely to be a non-grey metal, since the metal on those Pokemon is grey, meaning it probably doesn't contain gold, copper, (oxidized) bismuth etc. As I joked about before, but it's probably true, it does seem that the steel used is a stainless steel, meaning it contains some chromium.
But it may even be more complex, as you said, if different Pokemon use different metals, that just look the same....
So anyway, I just realized you did an analysis for many of the other types as well, so I'm gonna go read them. How many types have you already done? Mawile makes sense to me. I mean it has a pair of steel jaws as its main weapon and probably its main defense as well. Using a giant piece of built in metal like that would be a good reason to classify it as a Steel type. Lucario is of course a little weirder, even with the spikes, which is why I was wondering if it had metal bones or something.
I suppose I did forget Jirachi didn't I? Oops. I agree that it's weird. I mean even as far as moves it only knows two Steel type moves, Doom Desire and Flash Cannon. Doom Desire probably shouldn't count because that is its signature move. It makes me wonder why the designers made it a Steel type. Maybe the star on Jirachi's head is made of metal?
I've done quite of few of these. I actually hadn't kept count until now. It comes to 11. Rock, Dragon, Ice, Psychic, Dark, Ghost, Poison, Bug, Normal, Flying, and now Steel. Most of those are grouped into single posts.
My stupid teacher is having my class learn ALL the elements of the damn periodic table
That REALLY seems unlikely. ALL ~118 elements?
What do you mean by learning? Like you have to learn the symbols for all of them? (Because that is not as crazy...)
Or you have to memorize each element's symbol, name, atomic/mass number, electronic structure, chemical properties etc? (Because then your teacher is cray cray.)