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25 WTF Fight Sticks

By: derkasan Oct 15, 2012 | 3289 Views | 3 Comments

We've all seen pictures of awesome fight sticks; now it's time to see some of the worst.

The Internet is home to some of the most awesome fightstick mods out there. However, there are a number of downright goofy sticks out there as well. Some are official, some are homemade, but all of these monstrosities are bound to make to make you say "WTF?!"

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FFXIV Unspoiled Node Hoppers Guide to the Eorzea

By: goukijones Dec 11, 2013 | 455 Views | 2 Comments

How to make your way across Eorzea gathering the most valuable items from Botany & Mining.

600+ GP is optimal for maximize your gathering. You want to use Unearth II before your first swing. Hit the appropriate slot you want to mine & then pop Solid Reason/Ageless Words after 1 or 2 more hits. Then use Deep Vigor/Brunt Force for the final hit to guarantee that 100%HQ at the end.

You’ve got 3 hours to get to the Unspoiled Node you want. Even if you are swinging at it while the 3 hour mark expires, the Node will disappear.

GP ticks. 1 min Eorzea time =  5GP. So 300 GP an hour.

Personal Gear Stats:
Mining
Gathering - 347
Perception - 347
GP - 601

Botany
Gathering - 350
Perception - 345
GP - 594

Eorzea TIME (ET) - I use a 24 hour clock in my guide to keep order.

0100

Dragonhead - Darksteel Ore Slot 3
-> 386 (Cost to teleport)
0100 Hawthorne Hut - Crawler Cocoon Slot 4

Mor Dhona - Botany
*These clusters always appear in the same order. All unspoiled nodes always appear in the same slot. You don’t need to spend 300 GP each time searching for the item you want. Just memorize the slot. Here’s an image shortcut.

*If you go after Darksteel Ore & Crawler Cocoon, you’ll have to be super fast to get back to Mor Dhona for this node. You definitely can’t use GP for the clusters. You can just wait to 5AM for the next 1.

0500

Mor Dhona - Botany

(DOWNTIME)

-> 181 *Favorite
0900 Camp Drybone Gold Ore Slot 6 (Burgundy Falls)
-> 427
0900 Camp Dragonhead Spruce Log Slot 6 (Providence Point)
*If you’re fast enough you can get a Cluster Node in Mor Dhona. It will disappear at 1200.

1300

Mor Dhona - Mining (28X$Y12)

Wineport - Dzemael Tomato 

(DOWNTIME)

1700

Mor Dhona - Mining
*this time can be stretched to 1900 to spend more time during DOWNTIME collecting whatever. Then just stick around in Mor Dhona for 9PM Cluster Node.

2100

Mor Dhona - Mining

(DOWNTIME)
-> Beginning

Other than Gold Ore, Crawler Cocoon, Darksteel Ore & Spruce Log(probably after housing is added) I don’t see any value in chasing the other stuff down. It’s cheaper on the MP than you wasting your time collecting something other than Shards, Crystals & Clusters.


 

The LIVE So You Think You Can Gather airs every Thursday at 1PM on Gouki.tv. Tune in & ask me any questions or just follow along to learn all of my gathering tricks. 

Thanks for reading. 

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The Top 6 Most Powerful Characters In Street Fighter Canon

By: starlordtitus Jan 29, 2013 | 10398 Views | 6 Comments

The most powerful Street Fighter characters made appearances throughout many games. Coming down to the Top 6 was down right close. But behold, the most prestige fighters in all of Street Fighter.

6. Ryu

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Ryu is perhaps the most famous character in the Street Fighter series. His humble beginnings to his uprising in ability to topple the giant champions of the world made him the fighter we all wished to be. The hero of Street Fighter and overall legend, he is known for usually snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.

 

5. Oro

Oro

Oro is a master of Senjutsu (Mystic Arts), a martial art practiced by the immortal mountain hermits of myths. He has full mastery of his chi giving him monstrous strength and stamina surpassing all other fighters in the world. He also has telekinesis, granting him the ability to pull in random objects for use for a limited timed. During the World Warrior 3 Tournament, during Second Impact, Oro defeated Ryu but then left in search for the young warrior, finding him to be a worthy successor of his fighting style and aided Ryu's training while remaining undetected.

 

4. Gill

Gill

Gill was the messiah of the mysterious cult-like organization, the Illuminati. When he was younger, the Illuminati genetically enhanced him, increasing his speed and power so that he could participate in an intense hand-to-hand fighting program, eventually even surpassing his jealous brother Urien. According to legend, the soul of the previous Illuminati Emperor would be reincarnated in a new body, thus the organization chose Gill at the age of 22 to lead them. He purposely resembles the look of a Greek god. In previous video game installments, Gill is much more powerful than every other character except Shin Akuma. He is fast, does heavy damage, does an extremely amount of stun and can string together very long combos. He also inflicts block damage with normal attacks which makes it very difficult to incorporate a good defense.

 

3. Gouken

Gouken

Gouken is Ryu's and Ken's master as well as Dan's former master and Akuma's older brother. Gouken succeeded in defeating his younger brother Akuma twice in the past before nearly dying the 3rd time and being defeated by Akuma's Shun Goku Satsu (Raging Demon) technique. Other than possibly Ryu, Gouken is the only known fighter to actually defeat Akuma who's is depicted as the world's strongest fighter due to his demon power, the Satsui No Hado, dubbing Gouken to be one of the world's most powerful fighters ever to have have walked the earth. His fighting style is more defense based so as not to kill his opponent.

 

2. Akuma

Akuma

Akuma and his brother Gouken were students of Goutetsu. Goutetsu taught a dangerous life-threatening martial art which incorporates elements of Karate, Judo and Kempo. He also taught the Shun Goku Satsu (literally Instant Hell Murder) a death technique which although incredibly powerful, puts the user in considerable danger. While Gouken took the path of righteousness and took this style and made it more defensive, Akuma took this style and made it more offensive based, surpassing his own limits and succumbing to the Satsui No Hado (Surge Of Killing Intent) He even killed his own master with this technique and sought forth to become stronger and stronger. Akuma has killed Bison and executed the Shun Goku Satsu successfully on him as well as Gen, and Gill as well as Gouken. Akuma has 2 even more powerful forms. The first is Shin Akuma, which is him unleashing the full force of his power. Far faster and far stronger, in this state he surpasses even Gouken himself. This in turn makes Akuma the most powerful fighter ever. However, then comes his second form...

 

1. Oni

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Oni is Akuma in his most powerful form. Having surpassed his Shin Akuma form. Due to his immense godlike power, this being has transformed to a higher plane of existence and thus has dubbed himself Oni. This ascended being is now considered a different being from Akuma and thus in gameplay is a different selectable character than Akuma. In this form, Oni has discarded all humanity and has allowed himself to be completely consumed by the Satsui No Hado. In other canon, it is said that with the combined force of the Satsui No Hado and the most powerful lightning bolt that hit during a thunderstorm, Akuma was able to harness both powers in order to become Oni, thus granting his electrical power and gaining the godlike status of the sky due to his power descending from the heavens.

 

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Me, my family and video games

By: blazemanx Jul 1, 2011 | 370 Views | 5 Comments

a little story about how i was brought up in a video game heavy family.

April 22 1989 edward wayne lewis was born (me) and from the minute i was born i was surrounded by games and gamers. My mom and all my aunts and cousins were hardcore gamers. My earliest memories of games was when i was 2 years old. I remember playing super smash tv and street fighter 2 with my mom......yup thats right my mom was a street fighter (badass). One of my older cousin always tells stories of how she could not believe how young i was playing street fighter with knowledge of how to do the moves. She would explain how she got beat by a small child it always cracks us up.

I have other memories of when i was about 4 or 5 i remember playing super ninja boys in my moms room. Man that game was so fun i would play it with my cousin all the time. I hated the random encounter rate it seemed like you would fight every 4 seconds in the world map.

Fast forward to the N64 era, it was because of my aunt that i even knew what a N64 was. She brought me and my cousins over her house for a few hours and as soon as i walked in the front door there it was. Big screen tv with mario kart 64 playing on it i was really excited because i had no idea what the system was. Back then i didn't have inside info about up coming games and stuff like that. It was also because of my brother that i came in contact with the original smash bros on the 64. I knew of it but that was about it i remember when he first got it i had to get my hands on pikachu i was BIG pokemon fan. One of the most funniest things about it was that we set the time on infinite and the match would never end so we never had a winner and we didn't understand how we know who's winning. My cousin saved the day by trying to put a time limit on the match then we finally understood the game lol. We all would play together me, mom, brother and cousins and it use to get hilariously intense with the trash talk (sigh) those were the days.

On to the playstation era and the start of my RPG obsession. Another one of my aunt's was a RPG fanatic and still is it was because of her that i fell in love with RPG's. She let me play one of her RPG's called saga frontier made by squaresoft look it up its amazing. You could pick between 7 heros and they all had unique stories that only vaguely overlapped meaning u get 7 great individual stories in one game. It really stuck with me and i had to play more games like it which is what set me on this RPG craze. Then my cousin changed my life by putting me on to the tales series by advising me to get tales of destiny 2. Of course i could have caught on one day but by putting me on it at age 12 i was able to grow up with the series which in my opinion is much more satisfying.

My mom was the one who introduced me to the dreamcast. One day i came home from spending the weekend over my aunt's house and i went downstairs and there it was. This little white box i had never seen before my mom was playing it and to my amazement she was playing marvel vs capcom. I had only seen it in the arcade a few times before and once again my mom playing fighting games (badass). So she was the one who help bring me those elusive arcade fighting games that was only on dreamcast at the time.

By the time the PS2 era rolled around they had already molded me into the gamer i am today. Now i am helping create memories for my younger brothers and sisters and cousins. My mom is still a gamer but she has moved on to MMO's but im a console guy all the way. Are you the primary gamer in your family or did you grow up around other older games? Let us know and don't be a jimmy.

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Pro tips on Borderlands 2 classes part 1: Maya the Siren

By: BatRastered Jan 14, 2013 | 4360 Views | 2 Comments

Our first look at how to build out the Borderlands 2 classes starts off with Maya, the Siren. Let's see how her 3 skill trees work.

Let's start off with my least favorite tree, Harmony (the center tree). Here's a link to the build if you want to follow along.

I really don't like the "Scorn" cap on this tree, as you can see at the end of the video, it's very easy to hit yourself with it. Some of the other skills like the "Res" game changer in the middle of the tree, are only useful in co-op, so you'd likely want to re-spec if you ever played solo and put that point to better use somewhere else in the tree. In a full team of 4, and with a good Heavenly Nurse class mod, this build can greatly improve the survivability of everyone in the group. In fact, you should probably move the 5 points in recompense into Elated if you have 3 or more players as it will be less about your survival and more about the health of the group as a whole.

Now lets take a look at the Motion Tree build.

I like this build more and more the longer I use it... It works very well in co-op due to the Res skill (which you can spend elsewhere if you know you are going solo) but it also works well solo as the Thoughlock cap on the motion tree turns one of the enemy mob into an ally (and more importantly, a distraction allowing your shields to keep up). Once your ally is downed, if you still have time left on the skill, it will jump to a new member of the mob and lock them, while also releasing some healing orbs. Double win. Since the making of this video, I've since moved 3 skill points from Recompense to Sustenance and placed 1 point each in Flicker and Foresight as my new class mod buffs those two skills +5. (I used the Heavenly Nurse mod in this video, I now use the Legendary Siren mod).

Finally we have the highly offensive Cataclysm Tree Build.

As you can see, this tree is all about dealing damage, elemental damage that is. Without Res, you're not much of a team player, and you don't do much healing (only a minimal amount when a phaselocked enemy is killed). What you lack in that area, you more than make up for in bringing most of the mob you're facing into a small area, locking one up for a short time, and dealing fire, electric, corrosive, and slag effects to all of them. In a team, this is the moment when one of your buddies throws a grenade into the circle, or better yet a nuke turret from Axton. GoukiJones and I LOL-ed on that action more than a few times.

Here's a bonus vid of the Cataclysm tree in action, solo in the Torgue circle of death.

When a badass with shields is in range, you grab them with phaselock and wait for the electrical portion of the damage to kick in and strip their shields, by then they are slagged too, so open fire with a fire weapon and watch them drop!

You'll notice I use all Maliwan weapons. Two reasons, first I love Maliwan for their elemental damage, second I have a Maliwan allegience relic that gives me +30% damage to all Maliwan weapons. If you don't have that, I recommend a proficiency relic (action skill cooldown rate increase) which works well for all builds on all classes.

That's about it for Maya, I'll be working on the other classes soon.

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