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3d Deus Ex: Mankind Divided(PC) So this game's going to be released 8AM PDT. Is anyone else here excited to check out and play this awesome new installment of the Deus Ex franchise? I know I am hyped for it, the last one Human Revolution was really good. If you haven't already played it, check out the Director's Cut version of it - it comes with all the DLC and special bonuses to the game. Human Revolution shouldn't be too expensive, it shows it's $19.99 USD. I am pretty stoked for it, Steam typically oversells the requirements, so I am happy that my system should be at least minimum recommended requirements. Hope it doesn't lag too much, lol.Zephyn1 3d
5d Where to post custom BW campaigns? Hey guys just curious where would i post a custom campaign for Brood War?GrimReaper0 5d
6d StarCraft MMORPG We've been inside the Diablo world and the World of Warcraft. But when will it be Starcrafts turn? I am a huge fan of blizzard entertainment. The first pc game I ever played was diablo 1 and diablo 2 will always be a personal favorite. I have enjoyed every bit of work the Blizzard team has put into their games. But like most fans we want something new and exciting. A StarCraft game that is more than just a strategy game. Different worlds you can travel to for questing and leveling. Maybe even planets you fight to control between these different factions. A planet for Terran, Zerg, and Protos. Maybe even a new race discovered while questing and conquering planets and galaxies far and wide. An mmorpg with an open world like World of Warcraft but with a diablo feel to the play style. A hack and slash but with an action bar and an in depth ability tree. There is so much they could do with the game. In my opinion a game like this has the ability to be so much bigger then World of Warcraft.WarMachine8 6d
Aug 17 New gaming pc Can anyone link me a computer capable of running starcraft 2 on high with 60 fps that is within the 500-600$ range. Thank you!!!!Soap3 Aug 17
Aug 11 program to test graphics/make recomendations is there a program that is free that tests your graphics/comp and the recommends what to upgrade to make your computer run games better?nick0 Aug 11
Aug 11 BLIZZARD MAKE WC4! SC2 is done. WE WANT WC4! Blizzard, due to popular demand it is hereby declared that Warcraft 4 must be the next RTS project, as it was the first and still the last best RTS of all time. I never could get into SC2, Im more into classic heros and armies and magic rather than complicated futuristic RTS. Ill let the asians dominate the pro SC2 scene because I have no interest in competing with them. Please maintain previous WC3 balance and races and add maybe 3-4 units per race at most and 5-10 new heros, with 1 added race, making a total of 5: Human Orc Night Elf and Undead plus a new race: (Naga or ? Blood Elves? Chaos Legion?) . New campaign, online matchmaking system, and some new spells and abilities, content, custom games, multiplayer modes etc. I think its apparent that blizzards standards for games have steadily declined since the entrance of WoW, hearthstone, diablo 3 fail, etc. Its time to get back to the basics, the RTS that revolutionized RTS back in the good old days of W3 and diablo2. Warcraft 3!! Now we need a WC4!! A smoothed out RTS with good graphics and engine. PLEASE BLIZZARD FOR THE LOVE OF GOD STOP WITH THE MONEY/TIME SWAMPS like WoW Hearthstone, Diablo and build the next best RTS that people will actually respect. AT least BLizzard, please consider sending a couple engineers over to help a community project thats working on a warcraft 3 clone to sc2 engine, to improve the graphics a lot and smooth the pathing and engine. The project is here and they need help cloning to make the new and improved wc3 clone: http://www.moddb.com/mods/waa-mod I wish blizzard would 'sacrifice' a few dollars to actually build a game worth playing, because NONE of their current games are worth playing, although I respect d2, wc3 and sc2 the most - The Classics. The rest of the games are trash time and money scams. HotS is the best moba, yet its got its issues. Nevertheless the people have spoken. WE WANT WC4! PLEASE MATCH UP TO THE QUALITY OF WC3 AND GIVE US A NEW AND IMPROVED WARCRAFT 4!Fitz2 Aug 11
Aug 11 Doom 4 Over weekend i played doom 4 multiplayer, but it seems it lacks still the key elements of a good multiplayer shotter like pick up weapons and stuff. Hope single will be more badass! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAWjdfegUYYkarascz1 Aug 11
Aug 11 SC1 String and Byte Limit please fix Dear Blizzard. The max Byte limit for a Starcraft 1map is 65535 and a total of 1030 strings for triggers. If you ever happen to find it upon yourselves to raise this limit in a future patch, all of us in the map making community would be extremely grateful. Various skilled mappers and I have all encountered the issue of hitting this limit on some our most long term projects, forcing us to remove entire gameplay elements from our maps, and only allowing "for so much" As much of a constructive exorcise in auditing our own maps can be, it is nothing short of a let down that we can't produce what is in our minds. So please help us by raising the string and byte limit for Starcraft 1 maps. You can see some great projects such as; maps, mods, and editing tools here http://www.staredit.net/Snakez1 Aug 11
Aug 11 Anyone still plays warcraft 3? I want to try some new RTS games. Is it playable?Terran16 Aug 11
Aug 11 if not starcraft, then what will be the next RTS that everyone plays? i know i love this moba camera angle rts play and starcraft2 is the bestest, but if everyone is leaving what will we be playing next? after earth 2150 was 1602ad, then age of empires 1, warcraft 1, AOE2, wc2, wc3, aoe3, sc1, couple others, eventually sc2...... whats next? are we getting warcraft 4? would you play it?DonaldTrump23 Aug 11
Aug 11 Too Old to Game... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW-IehUeG1I I turned 30 today and some one asked THE question... you know the one.... "Aren't you too old for video games yet?" Many ideologies in the modern world label gamers as losers and misfits. I have to disagree.SharkBite1 Aug 11
Aug 11 Halo Wars 2 Hype Who here played Halo Wars, was awful with a controller but cool RTS design. I suspect just the name being Halo, is the reason they are making it and being RTS they might try to compete in the Esports community. When the first Halo Wars came out the Esports community was very small. Hopefully the game will have a bit more depth than the few units and mechanics it had. It says that the game will be for PC too, so I would expect this game to try and compete in Esports, it is probably the reason it isn't an Xbox exclusive. I'm gonna buy it. Wbu?GeneralSezme3 Aug 11
Aug 11 starcraft on a tablet? has anyone tried this? seems like it could work in theory.pixelfairy2 Aug 11
Aug 8 David Bowie! <3 Heyo Everybody! If you love David Bowie, This is your guy! =) <3 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjbY7ZZOTJGzwQ3q92btnRQ?guided_help_flow=3 https://www.facebook.com/tom.larsen.735944 https://www.facebook.com/MajorTomAndTheMoonboys/?pnref=lhc http://majortomandthemoonboys.com/MeTooGoDLy0 Aug 8
Aug 6 "Featured Streamer" How Do I recommend? I just noticed battlenet features twitch streamers. Do they accept recommendations? If so i recommend a user named "Kuriko402" who plays starcraft EVEN THOUGH he's paralyzed from the neck downward! It's the most amazing thing i've seen in a long time AND NO THE USER IS NOT ME!OrcFoxx0 Aug 6
Aug 5 Starcraft HD remake So Blizzard will release a Starcraft HD remake! Hype!! http://kotaku.com/report-blizzard-releasing-starcraft-hd-1784863397Tritor0 Aug 5
Aug 2 anyone know Conquest:Frontier Wars? Hello everyone! im here to ask if anyone here has herd of Conquest:Frontier Wars? it is an RTS created in 2001 with 3 playable rases Terran Mantis Celareon sadly only the terrans have missions but there story is amazing! i think there like 30 missions? what makes this RTS different from a lot of others is - Supply's the RTS is a Space RTS game not following how homeworld or sins plays but it has the Star craft-like camera (this game also a a good way to test your micro skills...and you will see why!) all ships in the game has Supply's if a ship runs out of supply's it can not fire supply ships and supply platforms can fix this Conquest Frontier wars also seems to be the first RTS to have more then one battle ground you can have up to 16 maps all linked by Wormholes that you can build a "Jumpgate" around to allow only allied units passed like in Starcraft- Conquest has special ability for a lot of units! for example.. the Terrans have a ship called the Dreadnought it can activate a shield that can not be destroyed at all the downside is the shield drains the ships supply fast (does not help when fighting the nightmar AI >_>) oh! that also reminds me the AI is not something to laugh at at the max setting in this game -The Nightmare AI this AI out rights cheats and is very good challenge to fight! the AI seens everything even with Fog Of War on which some may think is fine because you can just defend the wormhole and kill the ships that enter it well.. the Celareon builder unit has a ability... it can build a Wormhole that you can use to teleport into any viable system on your mini map the game is very fun! there are several mods for the game that are stand-lone and can be found on moddb if you want to try them out so it also seems someone was able to beat the nightmare AI after all... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVDH5sNFzic&nohtml5=False EDIT: here is some PVP game play https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXQrE-uA638&nohtml5=False but ya you need good micro skills for this game because you are not just looking at one map...you are looking at 16 passable needing to fight in several systems at the same time to hold them TLDR: so..back to my question...anyone in SC herd or played this game?navy3 Aug 2
Jul 26 Looking for a wireless gaming mouse. Hey guys. I have been looking at getting a wireless gaming mouse. I need it with a Bluetooth option and hopefully at least six hotkeys on it. I was looking at the razer naga mouses, however I have the msi ghost and have only two USB ports which is a real hindrance. If you guys can make a suggestion I would really appreciate it.Stonewall1 Jul 26
Jul 20 Starcraft Apk Who else thinks they should turn Starcraft 1 into an android apk, let's see if we can't get a couple 100k votes and see if they notice our want of Starcraft for the android!TwiztedSin0 Jul 20
Jul 12 Starcraft 2 FPS? Anyone think Blizzard should make a SC FPS? Like, Terran vs Zerg or something. Thoughts?Cookies2 Jul 12
Jul 9 Overwatch Forums? I Made A Purchase Of Overwatch On My XBOX One and linked my battle.net account but it doesn't certify me as having a purchase on the forums. I have found a few bugs but I can not report them and that is bugging me so Blizzard, please make Console Overwatch players be able to use forums,ZAWGURN1 Jul 9
Jul 8 A book by longtime blizzard fan As a longtime fan of Blizzard games and lore I decided to try my hand at writing as well. So Ive written a book called Cell to Cell, which is available on Amazon right now. Its about a young Neuron named Nero and his adventures throughout the developing human body. Its suited towards a middle school reader, but the story also provides entertainment for a much wider audience. I hope to write more works of fiction, which is why I come here. What would you guys like to read that isnt already copyrighted by Blizzard? Any ideas would be appreciated. Anyway here is the link if anyone is interested, its also available in kindle form. Feel free to leave comments about my next book, or pass the word along of my current one. Thanks alot! https://www.amazon.com/Cell-Mr-Charles-Stangler-Jr/dp/1530057221/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1468008260&sr=8-1&keywords=cell+to+cellBattlecat0 Jul 8
Jul 5 Blackthorne (Blackhawk) is coming back? Hey BLIZZ will Blackthorne (Blackhawk) get a remastered edition?MRrock0 Jul 5
Jul 4 Fantasy creatives 1. Ninja (or shinobi) wood elves 2. Human Druids 3. Human Arthurian soul Knights 4. High elven and night elven samurai 5. dwarven mage 6. Half human and half dragon aspect 7. Samurai\shinobi hybrid Please don't judge meLightPaladin0 Jul 4
Jul 1 Deliver games as virtual machines Ive been running sc2 and d3 in vmware for a while now. just took my windows vm, did a pc reset on it, then started multiple threads of snapshots, one for gaming and installed starcraft and d3 on that. as long as you play full screen, and lower the res and some of the graphics options (im using a laptop) it works well enough that i forget im doing it. the only thing missing is more direct graphics support. but, if any gaming company is big enough to nudge the gpu and hypervisor makers to support something like a desktop version of nvidias grid (cutting up a graphics card to be shared by virtual machines) it would be blizzard. if vmware dont want to play, the drivers could be added to virtualbox, which is free, but needs better graphics drivers. this way, one download for mac or windows, same experience for all. You'd have to port to linux for licensing reasons. but past that, it would be like shipping and running a docker container.pixelfairy1 Jul 1
Jun 28 Any chance for LotV price drop? With Steam and GOG doing price drops for the summer, was thinking it's about the right time. I'm a budget gamer and any wee bit helps, especially when it's a game series I loveMalevolence0 Jun 28
Jun 26 Alternative RTS Games I'm looking for another RTS game to play alongside SC2. Don't get me wrong, I still love SC2 after more than 2 years, however playing the same game for that long does begin to get a bit tiresome after a while regardless of how good the game is. I'm looking for a game that is more strategical and less mechanical based as I feel SC2 tends to lean towards more mechanical based play and less strategical based play. I will still be playing SC2 in the same time, but I need more variety in my gaming and I'm willing to add in a second game, however I don't want to play any more than 2 as I don't want to spread myself too thin. I also don't want play any MOBAS, FPS, CCGs or MMORPGs as I find those games boring for various reasons. I basically want to become more of a casual RTS gamer. I have a lot of other RTS games from the past, but they're like basically from early to mid 2000s and they're pretty much dead without outdated graphics so I'm looking for something that is like within the past 5 years or so. Here are some possible games that I'm willing to consider: Red Alert 3 - I loved Red alert 2, I played it alongside Broodwar for fun during my teens, but never really played it seriously. It seemed more carefree compared to Broodwar, but ultimately I ended up playing Broodwar more. Supreme Commander (1 or 2?) - I was kind of sold on getting the first Supreme Commander after watching the trailer, but I didn't have a rig at the time that could handle the game. I also heard that Supreme Commander 1 is far superior to Supreme Commander 2 for various reasons. I like the three factions as they're quite unique, however all are still human. Dawn of War 2 - I hear there's a lot of similarity of the DoW series to the Starcraft series at least in terms of theme. There's the space marines (Terran), Eldar (Protoss) and the Tyranids (Zerg). I heard it's similar in terms of theme, but game play wise it is very different as you control smaller armies and have to control territory as well. I have an idea of the gameplay as I played company of heroes and I found the gameplay very enjoyable, however wasn't crazy about the WW2 theme as I prefer sci themes like SC2 personally. If there are any other games of a recent RTS that you play or like to play then feel free to share your thoughts on it. Also, curious to hear your thoughts on the above games if you have played or continue to play. If you liked the game or hated the game then that's fine, but at least let me know why so I can draw some conclusions on them. I still haven't decided if I will even get a second RTS game to play, but merely entertaining the prospect atm. Thank you. :)Raver82 Jun 26
Jun 25 How to recover lost forums please tell me now I have lost a precious please how did this happen please tell me how I was making something good damn you blizzardLightPaladin0 Jun 25
Jun 25 Legacy of the Void last expansion? Hey, I was wondering is legacy of the void the last expansion of the SC2 series? Is it worth buying?DreamNiv1 Jun 25
Jun 23 Razer Nabu? I Was Wondering If The Razer Nabu WATCH Forged Edition Is Any Good? If Any Of You Have It I Would Like To Hear Your Advice!ZAWGURN0 Jun 23
Jun 19 warcraft 1 - sc2 arcade what's it like to make warcraft 1 in the arcade program? I never played that one, but did a little at a friends house. ,,, and always wanted to try it.tsmspace3 Jun 19
Jun 18 Warcraft 4 imagine how cool it would look in 4k resolution, i hope blizzard takes their sweet sweet time making it. i don't care if it takes 5 yearsnova1 Jun 18
Jun 14 NEW Gamin PC/COMPUTER For 50"SONY LED TV Hey just wondering what everyone would get for the ultimate graphics on SC2 but good value for money also.Newbee0 Jun 14
Jun 11 nvidia 670m runs extremely poorly on SC2/Hots I play on medium on sc2 and low on heroes of the storm- and nvidia 670m I have right now runs extremely poorly- getting 20-30fps on both of the games. I don't really understand why the performance is so bad. I did selective start up, disabled nvidia streaming stuff but I always get bad performance on sc2/hots. Its playable but I cant even turn up graphics without hitting >10fps. anyone else have this issue? I asked around but my friend is using simliarly-powered 560TI and runs on extreme @ 80+fps fine. Meanwhile I am playing low/med and consistantly hitting below 20 fps.jinjinn1 Jun 11
Jun 1 Processor for SC2 high detail Hi. Iam building up a new pc and wondering which processor is enough for high detail full hd sc2 4v4 late game playing ? Is core i3 4170 3.7ghz will be ok ? Or this kind of play require core i5 + ? My question; Is there sense buying 200-250$ i5 with unlocked multiplier for overclocking ? Or core i3 4170- 3.7ghz for 150$ with blocked multiplier and no oc possibility will be fine. Graphic card will be for now gtx 660 ti and later i plan to modernize for some better... Iam playing only sc2 on my pc.Pikolo4 Jun 1
May 29 Anyone know of a Good browser? ...which is preferably neither Google nor Microsoft related? I am so sick of all the software conflicts from both Chrome and Microsoft browsers. They always want updates, and when you install the updates....more bugs. Then there's the fact that apparently both browser families have more back doors than they have features, so malware gets on your computer no matter how many firewalls and anti-virus programs you use, and anti-virus programs can't decide which files are really infected and which ones are good, so they don't help with the problem either.Wade18 May 29
May 13 I've heard a heck lot of news on the new CoD. There was a heck lot of news about the new Call of Duty, which, for those who don't know, is Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. For example, there were stuff said about how BF1 is going to be better, and how the new CoD is gonna suck !@#$. Meanwhile in the StarCraft universe, I'm wondering what your reactions are to all this chaos on the other side of the world of the gaming aka the new CoD and BF games. Personally, I think each new Call of Duty creates a whole new definition of the word "imperfection", this new one is no exception.Johniscool0 May 13
May 9 SC2 Visual Novel kickstarter ends soon! Only 30 hours until the kickstarter ends. The base goal is almost reached but they need an extra 5k to reach the first stretch goal, which is a small sequel to the previous game! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vogue/dont-forget-our-esports-dream-a-starcraft-visual-n/descriptionEmpirimancer0 May 9
May 8 Clash Royale If your looking to try and a play a new strategy game on the phone try clash royale. It is free and its all about counters and building a viable deck.Currently trying to fill up my clan. Anyone who's looking for a clan Come join FalseAccusation ! Clan is open to everyone. I'm ADTR_Reaper and Papi_Tito for anyone who joins and has questions.Tito0 May 8
May 3 Dawn of war 3 announced! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_ZgyNoHtjw I think this means that SC2 will no longer be the only major RTS from now on, the DOW franchise can certainly compete with it.Voidwalker0 May 3
May 2 I owned Wol and HotS. wanna buy Lotv. Hi.. I owned the first two expansions on another account. And today I went on to get LotV because I liked the game and really wanted to play it. but it said the game is a standalone.. cool. The thing is I have to pay 40 bucks.. wat? Do I have an option to pay like 20 bucks or something to upgrade since the game is essentially an 'expansion'? Or the only way to play Lotv for me here is to pay that amount like it's a whole new game? I'm sorry. I'm pissed and disappointed.Vanity2 May 2
May 2 Did anyone here pre-order Overwatch? wtb code If you have a spare friend code for the Early release that starts in a few hours I'd like to buy it from you. I have US verified pp and +cashrep on reddit.JimRaynor0 May 2
Apr 29 Minion Hordes are overrated Anyone with a zap spell and any air-attacking unit can counter them hardcore. Why do people still use minion hordes????JohnScottMVP10 Apr 29
Apr 22 dose any one still play warcraft3 FT I have been getting somewhat bored with Starcraft 2 lately, a sences there are basically no other RTS out there, I was thinking about playing warcraft 3 agin, but last time I tried it I could not find any ranked matches, it did not seem to matter how long I waited for a game, and I could never get placed in one. the thing is thou, that I was playing regular warcraft 3, and not the expansion, so dose any one still play ranked matches on warcraft 3 the Frozen Thorne or is it dead?comanderalex0 Apr 22
Apr 22 Cant Load "legacy of the void" So I bought a physical copy of "legacy of the void" and I have no idea how to load it. Do I go to "redeem a code"? I've tried that and it says the code is wrong or the server is busy. It's been a week now, so I know it's not the server so it must be me. I'm feeling like a dummy, because I know loading a game isn't that hard, but I can't figure this one out. HELPNoseNuggetz0 Apr 22
Apr 22 Final Fantasy 6 Remake: Things I'd Change I am working on a very massive article, which I would submit to the FF6 community and developers for proposals of a future remake of Final Fantasy 6 (with 3-d graphics and more semi-live action sequences). While I am suggesting adding some more diverse equipment and abiltiies, Keep in mind as you read this that I would have both "normal" and "Expert" mode be much harder than the GBA or SNES version of this game. Bosses will have far more HP, and more thought and skill, besides just "button bash A" will be needed, even for people who over-level their characters. In fact, I would suggest specifically design about half the boss fights to punish over-leveling characters. "Expert Mode," Among other things... -Evade and Magic Evade bonuses from most Weapons are reduced. -Gladius, Apocalypse, Excalibur, and Ragnarok, Critical not applied to spell damage. -Apocalypse now casts "Meteor" on striking. -Magus Rod and Swordbreaker reduced to 20/0 and 0/20 from 30/0 and 0/30 respectively. -Lightbringer reduced to 25/25, from 50/50, Critical not applied to spell damage. -Emerald Destiny reduced to 35/35 from 50/50, Critical not applied to spell damage. -Zwill Crossblade reduced to 30/10 from 40/20, now applies "Slow" instead of "Sleep". -Save the Queen reduced to 30/30 from 40/40, now applies modified "Dispel". -Oborozuki reduced to 30/20 from 50/20, but now applies "Slow". -Evade and Magic Evade bonuses from Shields are reduced by 5 if they are less than 20, and reduced by 10 if they are 20 or more, EXCEPT the Force Shield, which is unaffected. -Characters' base Evasion and Magic Evasion stats are unaffected. Damage Limit In Expert Mode the basic damage limit for player characters is now 5,000 damage per packet, though the damage is still calculated the same way. X-Fight and X-Jump It should be noted that I have nerfed "X-Fight" and "X-Jump" to a maximum of 3 hits each instead of 4 hits each, and the 3rd hit happens only 50% of the time. However, it is not a pure nerf, as I have changed some interactions with Spells on Striking effects and Desperation Attacks. X-Fight and X-Jump no longer fully nerf "Spell on Striking" effects. -Rods "spell on striking" can happen on all strikes and any number of times. The 50% penalty still applies on X-Fight and 75% penalty on X-Jump. -With non-Rod weaposn, no more than one spell may activate per X-Fight or X-Jump action, it gets applied after the physical hit which made the roll, and if it is a damage dealing spell it gets halved (or 3/4rd) just like the Physical damage. -One Desperation Attack can happen per X-Fight or X-Jump, but rolls a new chance every stroke. The Desperation attack is half of a normal Desperation Attack when done by the Master's Scroll, but is 75% of normal Desperation Attack with Dragon Horn. "Limit Break" -They are linearly cumulative, so that if you have one effect which allows a 50% Limit Break and another effect allows a 25% Limit Break on the same Strike, the total damage is 175% of the normal Limit, which would typically mean 17,500 damage instead of 9,999 damage. Some items have had small Limit Break properties added in order to make them more appealing to use. -Hero Ring: 15% Physical Limit Break, 10% Magical Limit Break. -Earrings: 15% Magical Limit Break. -Atlas Armlet: 25% Physical Limit Break. -Umaro's Bone Wrist: 25% Physical Limit Break, 25% Magical Limit Break. -Gau's Dueling Mask: 15% Physical Limit Break, 10% Magical Limit Break. -Relm's Princess Gown: 25% bonus to magic damage(stacks), 15% Magical Limit Break. -Relm's Cat-Ear Hood: 25% bonus to magic damage (stacks), 15% Magical Limit Break. -Relm's Sketchbook*: 25% bonus to magic damage (stacks), 15% Magical Limit Break. *This would be a "Shield Slot" item which adds no defense, magic defense, evasion, or magic evasion, essentially making her a "pure mage" while wearing this instead of a normal shield. -All equipped rods and brushes now add 25% bonus to magic damage (stacks) and 15% Magical Limit Break. Here is the TRUE final Super Boss I would propose, it is of course the True Dream Devourer, re-scripted of course. Merged True Dream Devourer (Shala). -It wlll use "Quick" and "Double-Quick" during the fight. -You won't be able to meet her before defeating Shinryu Dragon twice and obtaining the "Emerald Destiny" weapon. -In Expert Mode, it will be designed to be almost impossible even to level 99 characters. -As usual, time spent playing spell animations and calculations while inside Quick/Double-Quick status does not increment anyone's ATB gauge. Time spent while spell animations and calculations are playing outside of Quick/Double-Quick allows all characters, or monsters, except the active character, or monster, to continue charging their ATB gauge. If the Player somehow defeats the Dream Devourer, Shala says, "This creature sleeps beyond the flow of time. I will use my power to spare you now. Do not think on these things..." Then Gaspar says, "I didn't think you had it in you. Lavos is not truly dead, but nobody else has survived that long against him. Here, take this. You've Earned It!" He will give them the "Chrono Trigger Egg" which will teach "Double-Quick" to characters already able to cast "Quick". Double-Quick has the same casting time and animation time as "Quick", but when cast by player characters, allows 3 actions instead of 2. When cast by monsters allows 4 actions instead of 2. The Dream Devourer is then added to the top of the "Soul Shrine" super-boss chain after Shinryu Dragon, Omega Weapon, and Kaiser Dragon. If the party is defeated by the Dream Devourer, Gaspar, The Guru of Time, says, "Perhaps Somewhere, in another lifetime...," and then the "annihilated" screen appears. Quick improvements: -Quick can still be absorbed by Runic status, but Double-Quick cannot be absorbed by Runic Status. -I am going to give characters who are not "Mages" in the story a more limited selection of Esper spells so that character roles are more differentiated, therefore not all characters will be able to learn "Quick" nor "Re-Raise". -Scripts are added to force ATB gauge to zero for player characters after Quick status is supposed to end, preventing "infinite ATB gauge" glitches which situationally exist in SNES and GBA versions. -Quick (or Double-Quick) can no longer be the second spell inside "X-Magic". Presently, I plan for the following to be able to learn "Quick" Relm: Automatically at level 99, OR from Raiden or Gilgamesh Terra: From Raiden or Gilgamesh Celes: From Raiden or Gilgamesh Strago: From Raiden or Gilgamesh Cyan: From Raiden or Gilgamesh, OR automatically learned when Wrexsoul is defeated in his dream. Gogo: (Only if someone else in the party already knows it.) Celes Improvements: -If both Celes and Gogo are in Runic status when a spell is absorbed, the one with the fullest ATB gauge is consumed, and the other one no longer loses Runic Status. If they are both full, the one with the highest speed is used. -"Runic" now appears as the first ability in "Rune" sub-menu for Celes, which will have about 8 abilities. -Gogo still only gets "Runic". -I am making Gogo always be slightly inferior to the character he is emulating now. -Celes can no longer equip "Lightbringer" nor "Emerald Destiny" without using the Merit Award. "Rune" abilities: Runic: -Absorbs most types of magic spells. Chant: -MP Cost: 100. Can't be reduced below 25. -Adds 5 temporary levels to all party members and 5 to all party member stats. -Does not stack with itself, but may stack with other similar abilities. -Removed at end of battle. -Skips her next turn. -Learned after Opera House. Serene: -MP Cost: 100. Can't be reduced below 25. -Removes most debuffs from the party. -Works even when Silenced. -Learned on Black Jack Airship after Thamasa. Wizard: -Passive: Celes can now equip Rods without using the Merit Award. -Learned when Strago re-joins the party in the World of Ruin. Unbreakable: -Passive: Celes is permanently immune to "Stop", "Slow", "Frozen", "Instant Death", "Petrify", and "Zombie". -Is present, but greyed out in "Rune" sub-menu and "Ability" sub-menu once learned. -Learned after "Tanking" the attack from the Warring Triad on the Floating Continent. Cold Steel: -MP Cost: 21. Can't be reduced below 7. -Apply 100% Ice 2 spell on hit to target player character's weapon. This temporarily over-writes any "spell on hit" effects it currently has. -Learned when Celes learns Ice 3. Embrace: -MP Cost: 120. Can't be reduced below 30. -Only Available when Locke is in the party. -Casts Cure 2 on each party member. This can't be reflected. -Learned after the "Make Up" scene in Albrook. -Improves to Cure 3 when Life Line is learned. -Is not absorbed by Runic. Life Line: -MP cost: 200. Can't be reduced below 50. -Casts Re-raise on all party members. -Locke must be in the party and know "Arise" or "Re-Raise". -Terra or Relm must be in the party and know "Arise" or "Re-Raise". -Becomes available outside Locke's house after Celes sees Rachel in Stasis. -Is Not Absorbed by Runic. Terra Improvements -Terra can no longer used "Lightbringer" nor "Emerald Destiny" without using the Merit Award. -Gogo cannot use any of Terra's unique abilities. -"Spirit" sub-menu now replaces "Trance" on Terra's battle menu. -I used "Spirit" to avoid confusion with other references to "Esper". Spirit Trance: -Appears as the first option in the "Spirit" sub-menu, which replaces "Trance" on Terra's main menu. -Trance no longer costs APB to activate, but still drains 1 APB per second. -Stored APB points are now listed below the "Steps" counter in the main over-world menu. -Terra receives 50% damage from all Sources while Tranced. -Terra's Magic Damage is doubled while Tranced. -Terra's Magic Limit Breaks to Plus 50% while Tranced. Maduin's Love: -Passive: Terra has Permanent Float Status and does not suffer Wind element penalties to Jumped or Floating characters. -Learned after Maduin's memories when Terra rejoins the party after Vector. Whisper Wind: MP Cost: 30. Can't be reduced below 15. -Casts "Whisper Wind": Drain on one enemy and divided among all conscious party members. -Reverse Drain can't happen with Whisper Wind. -Learned if Terra is present and conscious when Wrexsoul is defeated in Cyan's dream. Wizard: -Passive: Terra can now equip Rods without using the Merit Award. -Learned if both Strago and Terra have been recovered in the World of Ruin. Leo's Honor: -Passive: Modified X-Fight automatically when wielding Rods, however limited to only 2 attacks. -Physical damage is still nerfed by 50%. -On-hit spell damage is not nerfed at all. -Learned when General Leo dies fighting Kefka. Elemental Aegis -MP Cost: 100. Can't be reduced below 50. -The next elemental spell which would damage the party is negated instead. -Learned When the Paladin Shield is uncursed OR Strago learns Force Field. Emperor's Fall: -MP Cost 100. Can't be reduced below 50. -Casts Bolt 4. Deals 15x Bolt 1 damage. -Magical Damage Limit Breaks plus 25%. -Learned if Terra is present on the Floating Continent when Kefka kills the Emperor. Antipode: -MP Cost: 100 to Terra and Celes each. Can't be reduced below 50 each. -Casts "Ultima", "Meteor", "Ice 4", and "Fire 4". -Ultima deals Shadow damage, the other three deal non-elemental damage in this special case. -Learned when Terra rejoins the party in the World of Ruin. Something similar will be done for Locke and Relm. Relm, the "Pictomancer" -will have an "Art" sub-menu replacing the original "Sketch" command. Inside , includes "Sketch" as the first option, "Erase", "Control", "Mix"(using common or rare ingredients plus common or rare pigments), and "Final Fantasy" (her Ultimate ability). Gogo can only use "Sketch". -Can now use "Minerva" while using Merit Award. Locke gets abilities which function based on his oaths to Terra and Celes, as well as a few other abilities besides just "Steal". "Steal" is now the first ability in his sub-menu called "Thief". Gogo can only use "Steal". "Ultimate End" -Player Character may cast "Ultimate End" by sacrificing the "Emerald Destiny" Sword in battle as a "Rod-like" item from the inventory. -When a Player character uses "Ultimate End", Each Esper which has been discovered attacks with "Slash-All" in a random order. -Odin always attacks last with "Zantetsukin" if he has been found and not upgraded. -If Odin has been upgraded to "Raiden" he attacks first and last, with "Shin-Zantetsukin" on the first attack, then "Slash-All" on the last attack. -Gilgamesh throws a random sword at all enemies: Excalipoor(nothing), Excalibur(Holy), Kagenui(Stop), Lightbringer(Holy), Emerald Destiny(Ultima). The swords have their normal chance to apply their on-hit spells. -After "Emerald Destiny" has been discovered at least one time, Gilgamesh now also has a chance to throw "Emerald Destiny" swords when summoned normally in battle. When Dream Devourer casts "Ultimate End" he is considered to have discovered all Espers. "Emerald Destiny" Sword Useable by: Locke, Cyan Merit Award Enables: Terra, Celes, Shadow Where: Defeat Shinryu Dragon twice. Rarity: You cannot win another "Emerald Destiny" if you already own one. Stats: Same as "Lightbringer" except it is non-elemental. Battle Power: 255 Attributes: +7 Evade/M. Evade: +50 (Only +35 in Expert Mode.) -20% chance to Cast "Ultima" on striking. -Half of Valiant Knife bonus. -Half of Atma Weapon bonus. -Normal: Limit Breaks to 20,000 damage on physical: 20% chance to Limit Break to 30,000 damage. You still need to actually roll that much damage. -Normal: "Tiger" HP goes to 1 after normal damage. -Expert: Limit Breaks to 15,000 damage on physical: 20% chance to Limit Break to 20,000 damage. You still need to actually roll that much damage. -Expert: "Tiger" HP reduced by 50% of remaining after normal damage. Shinryu Dragon Level: 97 HP: 128,000 MP: 128,000 Speed: 128 Magic: 128 Strength: 128 Stamina: 128 Defense: 225 M. Defense: 225 Evasion: 96 M. Evasion: 64 -Immune to all status ailments except Berserk. -Berserk randomly lasts 2 or 3 turns before wearing off (1 or 2 turns on Expert). -While Berserked does "Havok Wing-Fight" every turn. -Absorb Fire, Wind, and Water: Can't be debilitated below "Negate". -Strong against all other elements: Can't be debilitated below normal vulnerability. Spells: Level 9 Discord -New spell added to Super-Bosses. -Halves Character level if they are multiple of 9 levels. Ignores Death Immunity. Discord 2: -New Spell added to Super-Bosses. -Halves character level of a single character. Ignores Death Immunity. "Crying Heavens: Hidden Blow" (From Lavos Core) -Now does strongest of Lightning or Physical. Meltdown -Now Does strongest of Fire or Wind. -Can only be absorbed if both elements are absorbed. -Can only be negated if both elements are at least negated. Other notable difference from "Classic" Shinryu: -Atomic Ray was changed to Meltdown. -Saintly Beam added because it's hard to deal with. Script: -Parenthesis are Expert Only. -"Slash" means 50/50 chance of whatever is on either side. Free Action: Level 9 Discord at start of fight. Turn 1: Quick, Aeroga, Tsunami (Turn 1 Expert Repeats: Double-Quick, Level 9 Discord, Aeroga/Freezing Dust, Tsunami, Haste) Turn 2: (Quick, Discord 2), Mighty Guard 100% first pass/Freezing Dust 50% after. Turn 3: Quick, Discord 2, Tsunami/Ice 3 Turn 4: (Quick, Saintly Beam,) Havok Wing Turn 5: Double-Quick, Level 5 Death, Holy, Vengeance/Aeroga, White Wind Turn 6: (Quick, Level 4 Flare), Tsunami/Metal Cutter Turn 7: Quick, Meltdown/Drain, Discord 2 Turn 8: (Quick, Havok Wing), "Crying Heavens: Hidden Blow" Turn 9: Quick, Tsunami/Drain, Meltdown/Havok Wing Turn 10: Quick, Ultima, White Wind, (Instead Double-Quick, Ultima, Vengeance/Flare, Discord 2, White Wind) -Repeat from turn 1. Remember, "Wind" spells in my idea of a good remake would automatically hit "Jumped" and "Floating" characters, except possibly Terra with her new passive ability, seeing as how she is a flying half-esper in the story. I've attempted to add more gameplay mechanics consistent with the story.Wade3 Apr 22
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