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  1. Proposed this in the Most Recent Platinum thread, thought I’d post this here to get some others perspectives:

     

    Since people are so obsessed with Difficulty ratings, I decided to try to quantify all those things that contribute to Difficulty

     

    DDS v 1.0 (April 2019)

    • Time limited (+1)
      • Modifiers
        • Near perfect/Perfect Run required (+1)
        • Glitches/exploits for Time Limited requirement (-1)
    • Fast Reflexes Required (+1)
      • Modifiers
        • 3 Simultaneous buttons required (+1)
        • 4 Simultaneous buttons required (+1)
        • Sustained reflexes required for 7+ seconds (+1)
    • Instant Death/No Healthbar (+1)
      • Modifier
        • Level/Progress Reset when killed (+1)
    • Multiplayer Coordination Required (+1)

    Things that are not considered Difficult. Spending time is not a challenge so these do not contribute to the Difficulty rating.

    • Grinding (XP, Etc)
    • Collectibles (No matter the quantity)
    • Puzzles that have solutions available online
    • Random/Luck-based *anything*
    • Multiple Playthroughs
    1. Fat Chocobo

      Fat Chocobo

      Not sure why people are so damn worried about it.

    2. DaivRules

      DaivRules

      Humans are obsessed with applying numbers to things in an attempt to simplify the comparison and contrast to other things they are familiar with. Much like review scores, if there is no consistent underlying system, the numbers are meaningless.

       

      I toyed with the idea of tangible factors in difficulty and decided to put out my proposal. Just trying to gauge what people think about it, even if it’s “I don’t know why people care.”

  2. Hardcore Gamer! Platinum #21 So I finally got around to finishing Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited (the Vita version of D4). Mental math and loose tracking puts my journey somewhere around 800 hours. In preparation for D4, I grabbed my OG PSP and played through the story of Disgaea 1 and 2, then replayed the story of Disgaea 3 on my Vita (already earned the plat) before starting 4. Clearly I'm a fan of the series and I already have Disgaea 5, bummed it's not on a portable Sony console. I have the season pass and I'll eventually Remote Play it on my Vita. It's the first PS4 title I purchased and it's nearly convinced me to get a Switch because Disgaea 5 Complete is available for it. I haven't ruled out the Switch purchase, but I'll be delaying my decision for a while. Back to the game, Disagea stories are only loosely related and no previous knowledge of Disgaea is needed to jump into any of the titles. I recommend playing them in order only because the play style dynamics build off previous games and if you try to go from a newer title to a previous title, it can feel a bit restricting. If turn based RPGs are interesting to you, this is that on steroids. Final Fantasy Tactics is childs play compared to Disgaea. Jeanne D'Arc on PSP, amazing, but so simplistic compared to what's possible in the Disgaea universe. Not only can you level up your characters based on specific classes, you reincarnate and keep previously gained skills and get a stat boost for each reincarnation. There is a Character world where you go into the characters themselves and can gain more stat boosts as well as passive (Evilities) and active abilities (Skills). THEN you can also go into Item World were you gain levels and stats on all the ITEMS you use and equip to your characters. It's a video game grinders dream, hence all the hours I spent finishing this one. Finishing the story is not a challenge as it doesn't require much more than grinding a few extra levels. The money and items gained in battle is generous and makes the gameplay fluid. The extras and especially the trophy chasing become good challenges that force the player to really strategize and use all the available aspects of the game to earn them. There are some shortcuts available in most Disgaea games like item duplication and this game in particular has some character sharing that can help players obtain skills and items more quickly, but they don't make everything super easy. There is a reason that doing 10 Billion damage (in one attack) is the last trophy most people get. Since people are so obsessed with Difficulty ratings, I decided to try to quantify all those things that contribute to Difficulty. DDS v 1.0 (April 2019) Time limited (+1) Modifiers Near perfect/Perfect Run required (+1) Glitches/exploits for Time Limited requirement (-1) Fast Reflexes Required (+1) Modifiers 3 Simultaneous buttons required (+1) 4 Simultaneous buttons required (+1) Sustained reflexes required for 7+ seconds (+1) Instant Death/No Healthbar (+1) Modifier Level/Progress Reset when killed (+1) Multiplayer Coordination Required (+1) Things that are not considered Difficult. Spending time is not a challenge so these do not contribute to the Difficulty rating. Grinding (XP, Etc) Collectibles (No matter the quantity) Puzzles that have solutions available online Random/Luck-based *anything* Multiple Playthroughs Based on the DaivRules Difficulty Scale® or DDS®, I give Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited a DDS of 1. I don't recommend it for everybody, but if turn based RPGs are what you're into, then give one of them a spin. I recommend starting with 1, but you can't go wrong with any of them.
  3. Oh, people are still putting a number on things that are completely subjective and arbitrary... How quaint.
  4. Nah, that’s an argumentum ad ignorantiam. PS5 will definitely support trophies, but it wasn’t covered in this first introduction because the people attending, media/reporters, don’t care about them, so they didn’t ask. If they had asked, it would have been mentioned that trophies will still be a thing for the Next Gen System. Writing about ray tracing and the massive reductions in loading times are evolutionary changes that are going to get the clicks to get advertising revenue. Unless your whole post was sarcasm, in which case you should have used the sarcasm font.
  5. Next up: finishing Little Deviants. I have no idea how I even got the silver on several of these stages, but I’m going to tackle these last 16 gold missions for my next plat. 

    1. TheYuriG

      TheYuriG

      Getting done. Make the spot I gave you in the Honor Upheld session be worth it!

  6. Finally got the Platinum for Disgaea 4 Vita, clocked in somewhere around 800 hours. I’d love to jump right into Disgaea 5, but think I’m gonna go back and make more progress on games I’ve already started.

     

    I’ll be posting around here more frequently now, probably to the disappointment of a few that hoped I had just disappeared. 

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    2. TNekke

      TNekke

      800 hours ?? Damn talking about commitment :o

      Congrats !! 

    3. ihadalifeb4this
    4. DamagingRob

      DamagingRob

      800 hours!? That's at least 10 games for me, more often than not. Lol. Nice work!

  7. E3 Is here. Time for my annual PSNP vacation. Taters!

  8. I disagree that “we” have too much. *You* have too much. Perhaps you’re underestimating the video gaming demographic for 2018. It’s never been bigger, which means it can support more options than it ever has. Especially all the things you choose not to support. And because it’s so big, you reap the benefits of being able to choose to do what you do. Everyone else makes what you want to do possible. If too many people were like you, games would never make it to Complete or Game of the Year Editions. DLC is a thing because the market supports it. That same market that makes price drops possible because the distributor knows there still a segment to tap after all its pre-orders and launch sales come in. The same market that pulls new people in by offering new and different stuff that possibly never appealed before but now exists. In a way, you’re thanking people for not being like you.
  9. Do you think, current day, people only look to be good video game players because guides are accessible and free, but gamers from the 80’s and 90’s had to be better because guides were costly and hard to come by, so they had to use their own brains to figure things out? You can limit your answer to 400 words so that you’ll have time for the other questions. Thank you.
  10. That's brutal. Why the name change?
  11. What percentage of Call of Duty: Black Ops II players here on PSNProfiles have to have their trophies popped by the mod menu before we recognize it as no different than Read Dead Redemption.

     

    I mean if 40+% of the PSNProfiles members have been flagged, that's pretty significant and I would think should be considered an acceptable part of the game, just like RDR. If it's somewhere around 5-10%, that's still pretty significant, considering the install base.

     

    What's the tipping point?

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    2. DaivRules

      DaivRules

      @MMDE My whole original status post was my argument. Did you ready any of it? What you quoted was what you chose to focus on?

       

      TBH, there really is no point to continue this status, you're only going to see what you want to see anyway.

    3. MMDE

      MMDE

      Yes, I read that. RDR being accepted has nothing to do with the amount of players, which I addressed in my first reply:

      "It's not how many who does it that makes a difference..."

       

      Sergen actually addressed the difference in his first post:

       

      "But now it’s going to look incredibly stupid for the website to ever flag people for using that method to rank up, considering it has been part of the trophy guide on the website for over 4 years."

       

      That is why that is a special case.

       

      BO2 has never been acceptable AFAIK, and so it's not a special case, no matter how many. As I told you:

       

      "You're making an assumption that is false, which is that the number of people doing it will change how it's viewed."

       

      This has never been the case, and you're arguing that it should be so in this one case, because anything else is ignorant.

    4. DaivRules

      DaivRules

      @MMDE I was only asking if the numbers supported a significant portion of the players were flagged for something happening passively, when does it become more like RDR? Your responses were extremely unclear to me what exactly you were responding to and what your context was.

       

      So, what you're saying is that if the RDR playerbase was only about 1% impacted by the glitch, PSNProfiles wouldn't just make the call to flag those 1% of people and update the guide?

       

      Not being open to future individual cases where almost half the players are passively impacted by something is one of the most stubborn stances I've ever heard.

  12. About to head into Detroit, again. Good luck, me!

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    2. PooPooBlast

      PooPooBlast

      Which Detroit? :awesome:

       

    3. DaivRules

      DaivRules

      @PooPooBlast You caught me! I work in Detroit. How many time will I be able to play this off in the future though?! Gotta take advantage!

    4. PooPooBlast

      PooPooBlast

      Haha already knew that. You mentioned one time about people putting up a statue that they weren't so keen on. 

       

      Googled the statue, and the news said it was in Detroit ;)

       

      Anyways thought you were talking about the game initially after remembering Konoe's update lol. 

  13. You can tell at&t now owns Cricket Wireless by looking at all the fees they have implemented for everything under the sun. 

    1. Masamune

      Masamune

      They also own Direct TV too, although their prices sucked long before that. :P I can only imagine what they're like now. xD Even our basic landline from at&t was getting ridiculous (around $60 a month?), so we dropped that & just have cells now. <_< 

  14. Clearly the poll indicates that no other PS4 is owned so there is no possibility of buying the same product twice. So in this instance the extras for buying the pro are definitely worth the extra money to prolong the life of the console. Plus, as others have indicated, the Pro is often seen as part of promotions so the price may already be less than the poll.
  15. As long as this has a big, bright construction cone orange H so people people can be judged for having on their profile. /s Really, I wouldn't even worry about the cheaters floating in and out. Leaderboards are watched tighter than Wikipedia article owners and they'll get flagged quickly enough.