Honor_Hand

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  1. Awesome news there. It shouldn't be too bad before we can start playing co-op then.
  2. As I promised yesterday, here's the latest figure that joined my collection earlier this week. I had originally pre-ordered this one late last year. After seeing she was being made by a sculptor that I really like and based on the illustration from another artist that I like even more, it was an easy, no-brainer pick for pre-ordering. Simply put, she is a combination of a number of great things that I really love, be it the NONORI cat lingerie, that Alphamax/SkyTube was manufacturing the figure, that AmiAmi actually included a nice wall scroll for the Limited Edition bonus, and well, the fact that she came with a good selection of nice little accessories to mess around with.

     

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    Right off the bat, I'm 100% happy with this purchase. Pre-painted figures have been getting more and more expensive over the years, so it's nice to see one that it is perfectly done, comes with a rather unique base and setup, it's easy and pain-free to cast-off, comes with a plethora of extra little thingies to have fun with, and above all, represents good value for the money invested into it. Very pleased with this one. :wub: All of these pictures were taken with the new Xiaomi phone I got not too long ago in combination with a rather cheap small photo lighting kit that I got from eBay. Both of those things certainly help in improving the quality of the pictures I take in my rather poorly lit apartment. 😅

     

    You can find some extra naughty pictures in the spoiler below. Just to be safe, I added a few of those infamous Sony censorship beams to two of them in an effort to comply with the rules on this website. x3

     

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    Hope you guys enjoyed the pictures. :eyebrow:

     

     

    As for the figure-collecting hobby in general, I've been thinking about heading in a new and exciting direction in order to expand the scope of my collection. Don't despair, as I'm still going to be collecting cute/hot anime girls. However, I want to try getting into the Japanese Garage Kit scene and maybe get some of those fan-made models that are so unique. In case you don't know, GKs are basically kits made out of resin for modeling. A good chunk of them are made by fans and circles, and shown at exhibition shows in Japan, like Wonder Festival, Treasure Festa, and so on. Unfortunately, the Japanese GK scene is extremely undermarketed and the likelihood of getting one of these original kits during or after an event is pretty much like catching a shiny Pokémon... Extremely difficulty and infuriating. I know a few places where I can try getting some original kits, but what I've read from other modelers is that they usually get and work with high-quality recasts made by companies in Taiwan and Hong Kong instead, since the Japanese don't appear to be too interested in expanding on that front. Which is a shame, since I've seen so many cool ideas and designs that never get the official PVC treatment. Anyhow, I've seen these companies' work in the past and it's of great quality overall. Some purists figure collectors may hate them due them not being "officialy licensed" or "original enough", but for me, they seem like a blessing. Hell, they even offer some of the kits already assembled and painted every now and then for extra convenience. They are fairly priced as well so, why not? As long as the quality and the workmanship are there, I'm all down for it.

     

    So, what I'm aiming to do is get some of these kits, build them and paint them myself. Even my fiancée is excited to take part in this new side hobby with me as well, and that's quite an advantage for me as well because she is quite the good painter, unlike me, lol. I've already started purchasing/importing some of the tools and materials that I'm going to need, but I probably won't be seeing anything completed until the first quarter of 2021. If things work out, I'll be happy to continue delving further into the hobby. I may even try and get into modeling a few other things that also catch my attention, like Warhammer 40,000 miniatures or model cars since I also enjoy dark sci-fi and automobiles. We'll see where this goes. =3

     

    So yeah, that's my update for tonight. I hope you enjoyed reading this far and those sweet kittylicious pictures I posted over. I'll be sure to keep sharing stuff about figiures here whenever something new arises. :)

     

  3. In the same vein as the other video game song sharing topic we have here floating in the forum, I thought it'd be nice to have something similar but only related to anime. Tried looking for a similar thread before but didn't have any luck finding something like this sooooo.... here we are. The purpose of this thread is similar, just share one song you really liked in an anime (one song per post, please). It could be an intro theme, an outro or anything in between. All is fair just as long as the song takes places in an anime. Songs from video games based on anime are not allowed, those should be on the other thread. There are many songs out there that really set the mood for the trillion of series that are available. Music in anime always stands due to the variety of genres that it can encompass and the songs themselves being pretty dynamic in general. There is something for everyone out there. Who knows? Maybe you will find out that the song you love so much is not that great for everyone else or that everyone actually happens to like that song you thought it wasn't anything special. Another plus is that some songs here may help you decide in finally watching that anime you have been postponing for years. With that being said, this is my pick to start the topic: A totally catchy song that sets a great mood for the series. One of the few animes were I never skipped any of the intros just to headbang to this song.
  4. While everyone is raving left and right about their PS5 pre-order, we men of culture have more important business to attend to. Of course, Sony's new console is cool, shiny, and all giggity. But you know what else is all giggity? This beautiful set of kittens that got available for pre-order today. Actually, I'm not sure if the pre-orders started today, I just noticed my email was spammed by all these shops trying to sell me some neko love after I woke up.

     

    They're quite a massive step up in price from my normal figure purchases. In fact, I think I'm probably insane at launching this amount of money at 2 pieces of pretty plastic... But come on, wouldn't you agree they are quite the desirable piece of pretty plastic? At least they are for me. :awesome:

     

    *Disclaimer: Opening the spoiler below will show a certain amount of neko lewdness, be sure to open it up at a safe place or to not open it up if you can't handle said imagery. :P 

     

     
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    So, there have been a number of Nekopara figures that have come out in recent memory, with each one of them being pretty difficult to resist, but this set here is the one that finally broke my wallet and made me invest in it for their eventual release in August 2021. No kidding. I've been meditating this all day long, with my heart pushing towards getting the figures, and my brain (and wallet) telling me the responsible thing of not getting myself tangled in all this.

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    In the end, my heart triumphed over my best judgement and I placed my pre-order on AmiAmi right this second before publishing this status. Not exactly sure of how I'm going to come up with that amount of money at that time, but we'll see. I have plenty of time to think about it.

     

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    This is me right now. 😂

     

    Also, in case you were wondering, I finally received this one earlier this week. She arrived safe and sound despite everything. Took a crapload of pictures too, I'll be sure to share a (somewhat safe) selection of them with you tomorrow. :D

     

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    2. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      For some reason, my grammar tool just keeps messing up with the posting and adds a lot of blank space in my posts whenever I use spoilers or quotes on this website. I keep forgetting I have to just deactivate it every time I have to post one of those here. xP

       

      @Undead Wolf YES!! Thanks. They're quite the kittylicious pair. ^^ I just couldn't say no to having them in my collection. :3

    3. cr1s

      cr1s

      That, right there, is surely the perfect NekoPara figure. Chocola and Vanilla look so adorable and lovely together, especially in these cute outfits. 😻 It'll be a very fine piece to add to the best kittylicious collection ever. ^w^ <3

       

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    4. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      @cr1s Hehe, the perfect piece to add to the best kittylicious collection ever. That's what I'm aiming to do. :3

  5. [DOOM (2016)] Almost done with this one. 96% of completion done so far. I'm close to reaching Echelon level 3, and from what it seems, it's going to be a long grind to Echelon 5 and then Echelon 8 to unlock the Robotic and Cyber-Demonic armor sets for the last 2 bronzes I need to complete this game. The online is still fairly active and works well. For how enjoyable it is, I'm starting to grow a little bored with it. Not that the MP part is bad, mind you, but more like I've never been a huge fan of playing online multiplayer games with randoms: I can only play for so long before they start to bore me out of my mind.

     

    Anyhow, slowly working towards it. I usually end up in the upper-middle portions of the scoreboard as far as kills and points, so I guess I'm doing good enough. The game's online infrastructure runs pretty well even for me. Even during my worst lag spikes (around 30-50 kb/s of download speed), it's still somewhat playable. Some of my shots get lost in space and time, and I get killed in funny ways from time to time, but it's still playable. When my Internet "works well" (that's around 190-220 kb/s of download speed), I can actually play fairly decently against a set of regular opponents, often ending among the top three players. That's cool, as I normally suck at most online shooters, lol. xD

     

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    1. Copanele

      Copanele

      YOU ARE STILL NOT DONE WITH THAT CURSED GAME? 

      Jeez man xD hope your ps4 will survive 

  6. Did somebody say neko? :3
  7. Perfect entry point for me then. What about Detective Pikachu and Sonic The Hedgehog? I have heard those were decent to good. They may not be full live-action, but still... I know what you mean, though, the vast majority of videogame-based movies are barely watchable.
  8. Oof, that's another one that deserves a watch too, even though I know zero about FF.
  9. At best, it could be like the earlier RE movies. At worst, it could be like the latter RE movies. That's kind of what I'm expecting. Venom was so-so for me. Probably one of the worst of anything Marvel-related in recent memory. The script being reworked so many times is never a good sign. Kinda reminds me of the Mario Bros. movie. We don't talk about that here. ._. But for real, I'm actually planning to go for both the 2005 movie and Annihilation sometime soon. Already rip them from somewhere online, so I may as well visit that kind of hell as well.
  10. Do you guys think there's a fair chance this movie is going to end up being actually good? I mean, I know Uncharted's narrative, character chemistry, and overall story are probably the main highs from the game, but do you think they're going to be able to capture that on here as well? I know there have been some recent decent to good movies based on videogame properties lately, but I always try to approach them with doubt for the most part.
  11. I enjoyed DOOM 3 more than DOOM (2016), and that's usually the one that is considered the black sheep of the franchise. DOOM 2016 is a great shooter as well, but the weird design choices and the ton of bugs and glitches I encountered really dragged my experience way down while playing it. Hopefully, it won't be the same for you. Everyone loves DOOM 2016, so you'll most likely be fine with it.
  12. I wanted to share my experience with this trophy in order to shed a bit more of light on it and hopefully help any other poor soul that ends up having to go through the craptacular experience I had with this game. It is the 14th of September of 2020, and it's pretty obvious that no one at Bethesda or id Software is going to fix this. So, my experience with it went something along these lines: 1.- I finished my first playthrough of the game and this trophy did not unlock. Alongside it, a number of other trophies were pending and I decided to tackle them via level select. 2.- While tackling each of the stages through level select, I was able to unlock most of the remaining trophies (including IDDQD for upgrading all of the runes). However, The Circle is Complete, What Else Ya Got? and Every Nook and Cranny remained unobtainable for me. The last two were, in part, because my game's data got corrupted, and then the HDD on my console got corrupted also (in the midst of playing this game...), so I was not able to properly play Argent D' Nur to completion. At this point, I had not tried either the MP mode or the Arcade Mode. I did fiddle with SnapMap mode, though. 3.- After a long, tedious process of trying to revive my HDD and play the game again, I gave up and installed and old HDD I had lying around. I proceeded to download my backed up data from the cloud and, upon collecting all of the Dommguy figures and finishing all the challenges on Argent D' Nur, both Every Nook and Cranny and What Else Ya Got? didn't pop. At one point, the game even went Alzheimer on me and stripped me of all my weapons and upgrades. ._. 4.- Started a new playthrough on a lower difficulty setting on another save slot. My objective in this one was to pop The Circle is Complete, so I focused solely on finding the rune challenges and playing them right at the moment of finding them. I did this in one single sitting (without ever turning my console off or leaving the main game) and the trophy still didn't pop at the end. Fuck... I continued playing and managed to obtain Every Nook and Cranny even though I didn't collect all of the Doomguy figures. It popped at some point halfway through the last stage. 5.- After finishing the game again, I went and completed all of the challenges through level select, and this time, the What Else Ya Got? trophy did pop. 6.- Finally, I wiped my entire saved data from the console and didn't use my backup again. This time, I created a new saved data instead. I then completed yet another playthrough of the game on the easiest difficulty setting and the trophy finally popped. This one I didn't do it in a single sitting. I did one half of the game in one day, and then the rest of it the next day after turning off my console. *Conclusion* - Forget about doing the game in one sitting, if the trophy doesn't pops for you, back up your save to the cloud or to a USB stick. Then, delete your saved data from the console and create a new one. Start a new playthrough fully focused on getting the trophy on this newly created saved data. Find the runes and complete the challenges at that same moment, don't do them later. By the time you reach your final rune by the Lazarus Labs, the trophy should pop on the loading screen that brings you back to the level after completing the challenge. - The game is quite a buggy mess as far as trophies. The Circle is Complete, in particular, seems to pop on a whim and whenever the game "feels like" awarding it to you. I'm surprised such a high-profile game can release with these many bugs and still remain like that even years after release. That's pretty bad. =/
  13. I loved PoP The Sands of Time when I played it on PC all those years ago. It was one of my favorite action games from its time. Played it on the OG Xbox later and it was still great. I haven't played the ports that came out on PS3, but this remake does look rather...lackluster. Like, I know graphics don't make a game, but it does look very unpolished, even jarring to a point. If they're titling it as a remake, they should at least try and put some effort into making it look pretty, if not decent at least. Come on Ubisoft, there are people out there who genuinely love the prince's franchise, don't crap all over it like this. You have until January 2021 to make this game look better, do it.
  14. Hmmm, I see the co-op feature is going to be locked right from the get-go until we reach Adventure Rank 16 and complete a particular quest. Hopefully, that won't take too long. I guess they want us to familiarize ourselves with the game, setting, and mechanics first before playing with anyone else.
  15. This is...Interesting... Not sure this is what Shenmue fans were expecting, but okay. That art style above does look nice, though, I'll give them that.
  16. If they haven't announced an official price point at this point, my guess is that they're planning to whoa everybody with that a few weeks before release date...and not in a good way, lol. But for real, most likely they're holding up on that to compete with Microsoft because they haven't announced anything either. The current climate is pretty tough too, what with COVID still going around, the recession, and whatnot. I really don't care much about the price of this thing right now, nor I will care for a long time. What I DO want to know is if the PS4 Pro (and its games) will be going down in price after the PS5 is released.
  17. I can now see why everyone agrees on Keqing thanks to that video you shared there. I can probably replace Razor for Keqing in my party. I really didn't take into consideration their elemental affinities and balances when coming up with those characters up above. I guess having a balanced team will be the wise thing to do to make tangible progress through the game. Although, I'm the kind of guy that would rather roll with his favorite waifus upfront even if it means making my life much harder in the game. We'll see. It's pretty obvious why I liked Keqing so much, she has those traits I always look for in the chosen waifu. x3 The fact that she is a 5-star will most likely make my life harder as I try to roll for her. Hopefully, luck will be on my side when doing that. Gotta represent the neko clan in full as well. Sounds easy enough. Having that many sources of currency will certainly be welcome. From what I'm seeing, the Wishes (or the Fate used to obtain them, rather) can be obtained as a reward from progressing as an adventurer, which doesn't sound bad at all. Then again, it remains to be seen how will all work in the long run, and if that's going to bar the progression of the game in some way. I think the rate for characters drop is on the low side compared to some other gacha games I have read about. However, having different sources of premium currency is definitely a good call. Yeah, I know what you mean there. That competitive multiplayer part is what really kills it for me as well. I just really don't have the time (or interest...) to be so involved in a multiplayer game for so long. Arknights was pretty cool for me in the sense that it was mostly a single-player tower defense game. That's what really pulled me to it in the first place. I still play it from time to time. Not as frantically as the first two weeks when I first downloaded it, but every now and then, I do a few events, improve a few characters or buildings here and there, and I've been able to get a few characters (and skins ) I was really interested too. The big downside of that game is that, yeah, your involvement with the world is pretty minimal (also the story was pretty boring...at least for me). Now, skins... Those are probably the only ones that could make me end up throwing money at the game, lmao. 😂
  18. Whatever the issue was my PMs yesterday, it seems to have been sorted out already. I'm not sure if it was Sly who fixed it or if the website unfucked itself, but I'm glad it's working again.

     

    Thought about making a quick update to let everyone know.

    1. Copanele

      Copanele

      You got rid of the Doom curse that must be it xD 

    2. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      @Copanele

      And then the next day I wake up fired from my job, divorced, and bald! :P 😂

    3. Copanele

      Copanele

      Oh no, anything but bald xDxD damn game! 

  19. It remains to be seen how these gacha mechanics are going to play out in the game. Truth be told, I don't have much experience with gacha games myself. I only have a couple that I've tried on my phone and they have been okay, but they are not games that I play on a constant basis or for long periods of time. My main concern with the gacha here is how exactly is going to work once the game comes out considering it's, for the most part, an adventure game. Then again, those miHoYo guys seem to know what they're doing, judging by the reputation of their past titles, so I guess they will do alright here. As for characters so far that I like: From left to right and top to bottom, those are Amber, Fischl, Xiangling, Razor, and Klee. Also, Keqing looks like exactly what I'm looking for, but I need to see more of her before I can have a more informed opinion of her. Good thing Amber is right available from the start. I mean, just look at her. YES!
  20. Thanks for the help. I was gonna mention Sly Ripper here or maybe have one of the mods contact him via PM, but I see I'm now able to send PMs again. Just tested it. Not sure if @Sly Ripper fixed it from the shadows or if the issue fixed itself after a few hours, but this problem is now solved for me.
  21. Earlier today I came across an issue when trying to reply to my PMs. For some reason, the website keeps telling me that I've been "blocked" and that I'm unable to access PSNP. I've already seen this error in the past before and, on those previous occasions, attempting to send the PM a second time would make it disappear. Not now, however. It doesn't matter how many times I try to send a PM, it always states the same thing. This error is only happening whenever I try to use the PM feature, whether if it's to reply to any given message from someone else or just create a new one. Status updates and creating or replying to threads in the forum work good for me. Here are a few things I've tried that haven't been able to resolve this issue: - Re-log onto the website. - Clear my cache and temp files. - Reset my router. - Try a different browser. - Reboot my PC. Is anyone else experiencing this same issue? Any tips on how to sort it out? Should I contact the site owner to let him know that I was blocked?
  22. I was randomly browsing YouTube the other day when suddenly, what is probably the most wholesome Vtuber content got suggested to me. It's a cover with 24 members of the Hololive Vtubers. Some of you have probably already seen it, but in case you haven't, here it is. If this doesn't reach out to you, then whoa... I thought it was super sweet. ^^ Additionally, I really like this clip of Fubuki creating a somewhat hard stage in Super Mario Maker 2 and then seeing the reactions of the rest of the group as they attempt to beat the stage, with varying degrees of success and frustration. Obligatory Nyanners-related content. It's been a while since she last uploaded the cover of a song, but I can see she's a very good singer regardless. This song is very honest of her to be fair, it really describes how "clean" and "pure" she is. Two days later, she then uploads this. 😂 No kidding. I can see myself having a similar reaction to hers. What a lewd kitty. x3
  23. For some reason, I keep getting this message when trying to reply to a private message. I have seen it before and it usually goes away after trying to send the message a second time, but now, it just won't go away.

     

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    It only happens with PMs, though. I can post anywhere else just find. I have already tried to re-log onto the website, send this person a new PM instead, clear my cache and temp files, reset my router, try a different browser, reboot my PC, and so far the error is still there.

     

    Any ideas on how to sort this one out? Am I the only one being blocked? Should I contact Sly? :hmm:

     

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    2. ihadalifeb4this

      ihadalifeb4this

      I blame Doom.

    3. DaivRules

      DaivRules

      Create a thread in the Site Help section. See if anyone else is having the same issue.

    4. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      @ihadalifeb4this

      LMAO. That gave me a good laugh. It could be the DOOM curse that's still affecting me. xD

       

      @DaivRules

      Great idea. Creating one now.

  24. New avatar and new cover photo for my profile, I feel renewed now.

     

    I also updated my signature too, added a new gif there. ;) I tried to use the other more modern-looking trophy card in my background but it just wouldn't work. It kept saying something along the lines of "The link could not be embedded because the image is not in a supported format" even though it is in a supported format. As a matter of fact, I cannot use that other trophy card anywhere on the website because it always states the same thing. Type 1 works fine for me, but type 2 doesn't work anywhere. No idea what the problem could be. *shrugs* So I ended up having to use the same old trophy card.

     

    It doesn't matter, the preaching of the half-cat goddess continues! :dance::dance::dance:

     

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    2. Alderriz

      Alderriz

      When I look at the full profile photo and the gif in the sig

       

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    3. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      Lol guys, thanks. xD

       

      @Suminya You are a saint! Many thanks for that excellent tip right there. I was able to finally add that Type 2 trophy card to my signature. Made the gifs slightly bigger to accommodate and align well with the new card. It's perfect now!! :dance:

    4. MaximumOverdrive

      MaximumOverdrive

      Amazing metamorphic change ;)

  25. [W40K: Space Marine (PS3)] "In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war."

     

    I've always had a liking for the Warhammer 40,000 franchise ever since I played Dawn of War on my PC all those years ago. To this day, it still holds up as one of my most favorite RTS games ever made, and the one that introduced me to the lore of the Warhammer: 40,000 universe. Yeah, I don't play the tabletop, nor I know THAT much about it, but I have a profound interest and respect about it. All that grimdark take on the future and that dark grimness everywhere of the series is just too cool for my feeble mind, lol. xD Anyways, besides the original Dawn of War on PC, I also played Fire Warrior on PC. That one wasn't particularly good. It was shit actually, but I still enjoyed it nonetheless.

     

    And now, finally, I'm checking Space Marine on the PS3. Almost 8 years late, but hey, here I am. 😎 As for the game itself, it's pretty cool. It plays like a Gears of War clone, I guess, but a very good one at that. The melee combat mechanics are simple but serviceable enough, and the third-person shooting is great. It feels so good using the weaponry of this universe in a third-person action game. The Heavy Bolter in particular is great to do some ork genocide. :awesome: I haven't gotten to the Melta weapons yet, but I'm really looking forward to it. So far, I really don't have much to complain about the game. The presentation feels a bit dated, graphics feel a bit PS2-ish with blurry textures and simple geometry in some areas, but a good sense of scale and excellent art direction in the scenography really do wonders in making the game look good despite that.

     

    Do any of you guys here know of any other good Warhammer:40,000 games in either the PS4 or PS3? I'd love to check them out. :)

     

    1. DaivRules

      DaivRules

      I play the tabletop (Imperial Guard and Necrons) and have Dawn of War and all the expansions on DVD for the PC. I stopped most of my PC gaming about when DoW II came out and haven’t played it yet. 
       

      Aside from a demo of a 40k game on PSP, I haven’t played any on PlayStation yet. I looked at a few and they look pretty interesting. I’m more interested in a RTS or better a Turn Based than a first person, so that narrows down what I’d check out. 

    2. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      I have the original and all of its expansions as well. I never really tried DoW 2, mostly because I doubt my potato PC would've been able to run it well. From what I've read online, it was reasonably good, even if it fractured the fanbase into two distinct groups. The one group that liked the base-building mechanics of the first game, and the other group that preferred the style of the second. DoW 3 though... That one is supposedly a mess. To this day I still like to go back to the first one and play some skirmishes for fun. There are plenty of cool mods online to try out new factions and other improvements to the general game. 

       

      That's pretty much what I'm looking forward too, something turn-based would be great. I see there are more than a few W40K games out already (Inquisitor Martyr, Space Hulk, Deathwing, Mechanicus, Deathwing). I was thinking maybe someone here could recommend any of them.