Gymnast Stretches by stringerbbell in WTF

[–]synbios16 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I used to use one of these too! The one endorsed by Bill "Superfoot" Wallace. Maxed out at like 190 degrees, took a while but I got there.

Everytime I start Dota the first time, screen freezes at pickscreen. by PesNr in DotA2

[–]synbios16 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have this same issue, have had for a few weeks. Really annoying. Any fix?

16 days in Spring by synbios16 in JapanTravel

[–]synbios16[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Okay and which day would accomodate a trip to kichijoji?

16 days in Spring by synbios16 in JapanTravel

[–]synbios16[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've added Ginza to day 6.

Day 9 is very full, what day 9 things can be moved to day 8, assuming there's enough time to do the day 8 stuff and travel to Kyoto?

I'd really like to stay at the temple in Koyosan, is there a way to squeeze this in?

Does Okunoshima by itself consume an entire day?

I have 16 days marked on the calender, and only 14 here, so i think I have a little buffer room, although I haven't accounted for flight travel times yet. We'll leave the US on March 28 and leave from Tokyo April 14, is that enough time to add a day 15, or will that be consumed by flying/travel time?

16 days in Spring by synbios16 in JapanTravel

[–]synbios16[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

:( that bums me out multiple times.

What cat cafes are not horrible?

Useful candy for Gen3 to Gen4 evolutions by TomSharpe1 in TheSilphRoad

[–]synbios16 33 points34 points  (0 children)

The evolution from Murkrow had better cost at least 500 candies or I've wasted a lot of time.

Are emulators illegal? by OnlyPoliteComments in gaming

[–]synbios16 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes, if you create the back-up. Downloading a copy online is not creating a back-up.

Are emulators illegal? by OnlyPoliteComments in gaming

[–]synbios16 1 point2 points  (0 children)

While what you are saying is accurate, the implication you're making is that if you do own the game, it would be legal to download it, which is incorrect.

Are emulators illegal? by OnlyPoliteComments in gaming

[–]synbios16[M] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Great question! There's a lot of confusion on this topic, so it's not surprising to see that nobody has answered this correctly yet.

No emulator in the United States has ever been found to be illegal and there have been cases. Emulators themselves are not illegal.

Many emulators require something called a BIOS file to operate. The BIOS files contain proprietary data, which means they are legally protected. BIOS files are typically not included in the emulator's install package / archive because that would make the entire package illegal. To circumvent this, emulator developers leave out the BIOS files from their installers and tell users to go find the files on their own.

You'd also need something typically referred to as a ROM, which is a game to play on your emulator. Sometimes people make their own games and they can distribute them however they wish. Officially licensed games, however, are also copyrighted materials and therefore legally protected as well. Merely owning a physical copy of a game does not give you the legal right to go download a ROM of it. There exists a legal provision to entitle a user to create a back-up of software they've purchased, yes, but you must create the back-up yourself for it to be legal. You can't just download a ROM somewhere because you own a physical copy of that game and be legally protected.

Is this confusing? Yup. Welcome to the wonderful world of US Title 17!

Took down a gym and have know been threatened by Krognare in pokemongo

[–]synbios16 28 points29 points  (0 children)

The advice in this thread ranges from ridiculous to dangerous. If you feel this person is legitimately a threat to your safety, don't try to start any shit with this person. If you ever see him again, just walk away. Do not engage him at all. If there's a specific area this idiot is hanging around, just don't go there.

I don't want to hear anybody saying any shit like "oh but then you're letting him control the gym". It's a fucking game. Don't be stupid and risk your life over a few fucking coins in a half-built mobile phone game.

Someone help me with this AC2 codex wall puzzle . Is this correct ? Nothings happening by CuttingEdgeGamer in gaming

[–]synbios16 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I remember doing this exact same thing. You just have one square rotated incorrectly. Maybe the Florida square? Hard to be sure.

/r/WiiU's Weekly Question Thread (All Questions & New User Posts Here!) [2017/11/20] by AutoModerator in wiiu

[–]synbios16 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It makes me sad that this sub seems to be dead. Wiiu is still a great little machine.

Anyway I'm having this weird issue where I have to sign in to Netflix every time I open it now, ever since miiverse was shut down. Anything I can do about this?

Also I still have Netflix freezing occasionally between episodes when auto play is on. It's been doing that forever, and yes I've deleted the cache or save data or whatever like 6 times, still does it.

Halloween Megathread! by mookler in gaming

[–]synbios16[M] 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Honestly I'm open to ideas, but the subject matter of the sub is already kind of set... it's r/gaming, so it's about gaming.

Is that guy's picture of Luigi's Mansion a shitty post? Yup. But it's gaming-related. The community decides the quality of content by up/downvotes.

Halloween Megathread! by mookler in gaming

[–]synbios16[M] 68 points69 points  (0 children)

r/gaming is for low-effort posts. Sounds like you would enjoy /r/games!

The way reddit works, if you want more of something, you create it. If you want to discuss something, you just have to click that "Submit a new text post button" and type in your question.

I'd like to see more of this too, but if people aren't submitting it or voting on it, they won't make front page.

Here's the deal: /r/gaming isn't trying to be the things that I think you want. /r/gaming has its particular place on the web, and for better or worse, it's likely going to stay that way.

It's not that we (the mods) don't want good gaming discussion, I'd love to see it and participate.

It's not that we like gaming memes, because believe me, I'm sick of them.

It's not that we're lazy and we do nothing; you should see the amount of stuff we each remove every single day. hundreds and hundreds of posts and comments, and that's what gets by our automod robot (and that bot is good!). We receive mod mail every few minutes, and there's basically 3 pictures of a bowl of pistachios every hour. In the last two months, we made over 90,000 moderator actions.

The real problem is that /r/gaming is sort of a "catch-all" sub. When users create a new account, they're already subscribed. This means that people think this is the place to post anything they feel fits under gaming, like memes and pictures of crap they "found" at a garage sale, or their new Zelda tattoo. Do you know what happens when you tell someone their post is inappropriate for this subreddit? Either they argue with you about it, or they ask you where it should go instead. Why then you say, "Syn, just send them to some crappy meme haven and let them roam free and grow fat with all the meme-age they want!" Take a look at /r/gamingmemes or /r/gamememes sometime. Subreddits created specifically to get those nasty memes off of /r/gaming's front page. See how well that's doing? Do you know why it's doing poorly? It's because people don't want to see only memes.

Note that I didn't say: "People don't want to see memes" because clearly, people do. Someone is upvoting these submissions to the front page. No, my particular word choice was "people don't want to see ONLY memes". People desire variation. A mix of content and crap. Something with which to engage the brain, then something to sort of turn the brain off and chuckle at.

It's the same with nostalgia posts. Check out http://www.reddit.com/r/gamingnostalgia sometime. http://www.reddit.com/r/oldgames.

http://www.reddit.com/r/nostalgiagaming. http://www.reddit.com/r/nostalgicgaming. http://www.reddit.com/r/NOSTALGIAGAME/.

So I guess my next question would be: "What would /r/gaming become once all the garbage is removed?". A place for informative and interesting gaming content and discussions? We already have that in /r/games.

People start here as a default sub, and sort of graduate to /r/games once they understand how reddit works. Typically, it's when they learn to read the rules and information. The people that don't pay attention to this are exactly the kind of people we want to stick around in /r/gaming: People that don't understand or follow rules, instructions or suggestions. The kind of people that care more for imaginary internet points than actually informing others or generating/participating in quality discussions. People that post memes from Team Fortress. People who started yet another YouTube channel and feel the need to promote it. People that are only here because they basically clumsily shambled their way into reddit and say "oh look, there's a gaming section, too".

The other group of people are those who desire the conversation and content, and to put it bluntly, the biggest problem with this is that neither group is wrong. People want what they want. When they find out where the things they want reside, they'll go there. What really piques my interest are those that continually say /r/gaming is garbage, but stay and post, comment and vote here anyway. Probably some subconscious want there, too. A need to complain and get attention or something, I don't know.

If you don't like it, don't stay here. Nobody is forcing you to stay subscribed. Somewhere near the top of the page, there is a unsub button waiting for your click. If you think /r/games is a better place and hate what /r/gaming is, subscribe there and unsub from here. Simple as that. Seriously, nobody will be offended. You don't have to be angry about it, you don't have to message us and say why you're so disappointed in the subreddit's current state. You don't have to announce it publicly with the comment: "Unsubbed". Just go there and have fun.

Personally, I'd love to have higher quality content here, but that's up to you guys. You have to create it. You have to submit it. You have to vote on it. I think some people operate under the impression that the mods here have some sort of power over what's submitted when we don't really have it. There are a handful of us and over 17 million of you. The stuff that gets seen is the stuff that gets submitted and voted on, yaw mean?

Halloween Megathread! by mookler in gaming

[–]synbios16[M] 61 points62 points  (0 children)

Sure man, what would you like?

Halloween Megathread! by mookler in gaming

[–]synbios16[M] 102 points103 points  (0 children)

2spooky4meirl but who was phone

Choose a Game for Me? I'm Losing Hope by AxeHacksAxe in gaming

[–]synbios16 2 points3 points  (0 children)

From the games you logged thousands of hours in, it sounds like you're burned out on multiplayer games that have no real plot involvement.

From the list of memorable games you supplied, it looks like you enjoy story.

I'd suggest games with a story!

You said Paper Mario, have you played Thousand Year Door? It's absolutely fantastic! A big step above the first Paper Mario! It's too bad that Super Paper Mario, Sticker Star and Color Splash really ruin the great thing that Paper Mario had going. Each one removes more and more from the series. Paper Mario and Thousand Year Door had all these unique characters to meet and even recruit, new places to explore, new moves to learn. Then in Super Paper Mario they removed the team entirely. In Sticker Star, they removed leveling up, and in Color Splash, they removed Hit Points. Every NPC you meet now is just generically named "Toad" or "Shy Guy". They've completely removed the idea of new characters, so everything you meet will have appeared in Mario 1,2 or 3. No default attack means that battles cost you resources no matter what. Just really not good games.

Chrono Trigger is a must! The first game that featured a New game+, because there are 13 (14 on DS) endings that actually all tie in to the story.

Skies of Arcadia. Big world (for the Dreamcast / Gamecube era), fun art design, engaging locations, multiple battle and exploration systems, great characters, and a story that's, at times, a little cliche, but sublime. The Gamecube version had more content than the Dreamcast version.

Panzer Dragoon Saga. My favorite game of all time. A bit old now, so the graphics won't blow you away (though they did over 20 years ago). Music is incredible, art style unique and consistent, great story!

Majora's Mask. People rant and rave about Ocarina, but Majora's Mask is the better game. Built using the same resources as OoT, this game is a direct sequel to Ocarina and one of the rare Zelda games where the story isn't just "rescue the Princess and kill Ganon".

If you haven't tried the Arkham games, play them! Batman Arkham Asylum, Arkham City and Arkham Knight. Yes, skip Arkham Origins, it was not good. These games feature fantastic graphics, tight gameplay, and each game features a wonderful Batman story that ultimately all tie in together. They also have a lot of sidequest stuff to do if you like.

Red Dead Redemption. It's a little older now, but getting a lot of attention because of recent sequel talks. The game had a great story, although for me there seemed to be a pretty good amount of strange glitches as I played.

If you haven't played any of the Assassin's Creed series, there's a reason they keep making them. Most of the time, they're pretty good. Play AC 1 if you're really interested in the story, but the real jewels are the Ezio series and Black Flag. Avoid AC3 like the mother fucking plague.

Edit: Adding Ori and the Blind Forest. Really fun little platformer, good music, really solid gameplay, great graphics, just enough story to keep you interested.

The only racing game I really like was Burnout, as well. I got a bunch of them. Really enjoyed Burnout 2 for some reason, the one before they sold to EA and really changed the formula. After that Burnout Takedown, Revenge, Paradise... they each got a little less interesting. Paradise seems like a great concept, but it's weird... you hop in your car and suddenly you feel so alone, like the city is completely devoid of life.

Halo 1, 2 and 3. These were the games that taught me a first person shooter could have a great story. The music is wonderful, the characters aren't stupid, useless, cliches (looking at you Halo 4/5), and of course the controls are super tight. Halo Reach is good, too. Oh, and ODST has a really interesting Hub & Spoke story-telling method. Then stop. Halo 4 and 5 are bad.