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1  Golden Sun Games / General Golden Sun / Thoughts on Alex vs. The Wise One? on: September 05, 2017, 11:02:31 PM

I can see why others might've been disappointed, if they'd been looking forward to the time Alex finally showed his hand...but I thought that ending was PERFECT for him.  I mean, Alex was cool and all...but he spent basically two entire games freeloading off of what everyone else did.  He...

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1) Has Saturos and Menardi do most of his dirty work for him, never even bothering to help them with their fights against Isaac and co.

2) Abandons Felix and co. the moment he realizes that they can't do everything for him.

3) He attempts to steal Piers's ship; then runs away the moment Piers gets back

4) He later threatens Felix and co. to hurry up and light the lighthouses...except, he can't actually do it himself. Instad, he has Agatio and Karst drop everything they're doing to sail AAALLLL the way to Champa; all because he can't do his own bullying.

5) Tells Agatio and Karst that he'll back them up against Isaac and co...then turns tail the moment the two parties actually meet.

6) Never attempts to help anyone light Mars Lighthouse.
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IMO, the ending is perfect for him.  The guy goes out exactly the same way he came in; TALKING a big game while doing absolutely nothing.

And what really made it perfect (and hilarious)?  The Wise One dropkicks him out of the ending while doing the EXACT same thing to Alex that Alex had been doing to everything else; speaking very politely to Alex while insulting him at the same time.  And somehow, the Wise One does it without even being that mean about it.

I personally LOVED the scene; but I can see how it might've rubbed others the wrong way.. What do you all think?
2  The Editor / Golden Sun Hacking / My Thoughts on Golden Sun - Reloaded: Discussions and Suggestions on: September 04, 2017, 02:04:57 AM
So since I've been on a Golden Sun kick this last month or so, I've decided to give this rebalancing hack a try.  Caledor wishes to make a game where unleashes and summons aren't the be-all, end-all strategies they always were in the main game; and we're going to see how well it accomplishes that!  As such, I'll be judging it on two things...

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1) Does it change the way I play the game?

2) Does it have a good difficulty curve (not too tough, not too easy)?
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While doing this, I will be posting videos of me fighting bosses and random encounters in order to show evidence for my points.  So let's get this started!
3  The Editor / Golden Sun Hacking / Three Ideas for Balancing Summons on: August 08, 2017, 07:26:05 PM
So I've been thinking long and hard about this; and I think I've finally come across a way to nerf summons WITHOUT taking away their usefulness.  Basically, I would implement the following three changes...

1) Instead of bosses having just one set total of HP, I would split it into two, like what Breath of Fire 1 did.  You see, summons use the following formula to determine damage

Base Damage = Summon Power [Judgment is 240, for reference] + (Max Enemy HP * 3 * No. of Djinn Used / 100)

So basically, every summon will add 3% of the target's max HP for every Djinn used; which means LVL 4 summons like Judgment will AUTOMATICALLY do 12% of it's victims HP in damage.  Now, that obviously doesn't factor in resistance, but still; you can imagine how this utterly ruins most bosses.

So by splitting, say, the Deadbeard fight into two phases with 2500 HP each (instead of one phase with 5000 HP), Judgment would "only" do 540 Damage, instead of the 840 it does now.  That in itself wouldn't be enough to fix everything, of course...which is why I'm also thinking of the following...

2) All summons cost 10 PP or HP for every Djinn used.  I'm not sure whether HP reduction or PP would be better balanced; but either way, it'll ensure that you can't just spam summons in every random battle without worrying about running out of health or PP.

3) Djinn would take twice as long to recover outside of battle, and twice as many turns to recover IN battle.  Otherwise, there's this really cheap combo one could do for every fight...

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Turn 1: Flash, then Mars summon
Turn 2: Ground and Granite, then Ramses summon
Turn 3: Flash, then Mars summon
Turn 4: Ground and Granite, then Ramses summon.
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So what do you guys think?  And how easy would this stuff be to put in?

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July 18, 2018, 10:49:52 PM
roger: I can post but it goes to an error page when I submit.
July 18, 2018, 05:24:12 PM
zman9000: Site is back WOO!
May 09, 2018, 12:35:37 AM
KyleRunner: The "Start In" field is not editable... I'll try making new shortcuts
May 08, 2018, 09:51:08 PM
Fox: If all else fails, you canmake new Shortcuts to do the same thing.
May 08, 2018, 09:49:53 PM
Fox: Export Properties > Shortcut (Tab) > Target / Start In ; Target (for Export) should be: (filename) 0 , and for Import: (filename) 1
May 08, 2018, 08:52:00 PM
KyleRunner: I can't change the path in properties menu...
May 08, 2018, 01:27:19 AM
Fox: You may need to edit something in properties, though... so it uses the exe file in the same directory.
May 08, 2018, 01:24:59 AM
Fox: It is suppose to be a shortcut, yes.
May 03, 2018, 11:48:05 PM
KyleRunner: Fox, the "export" function in your text editor is just a shortcut... Could you please fix it?
May 02, 2018, 09:53:45 PM
KyleRunner: I come here everyday. I'm working on a Portuguese translation, and the people here help me a lot.
May 02, 2018, 08:56:07 AM
Drake baku: My feel as well, I posted a little as well since my return, but silence was all that followed... At least the forum is a great source for data when hacking GS/ GS2, currently looking for something I have read a long time ago cause my PP recovery psy is not working
May 01, 2018, 09:58:04 AM
Fox: I am thinking a lot of this might be because of Discord?
May 01, 2018, 09:56:08 AM
Fox: Yeah, this forum is more dead than ever before.  February and April have 0 new topics. (All other months prior have more.) And March has lowest number of new posts. (It'd be dumb to count the very first month this site was created.)
April 25, 2018, 09:02:13 PM
Fox: Yes. The best tool is a hex editor. Well.... VBA, VBA-SDL-H, no$gba Debugger, GBATEK, and my documentation.... to use these to learn how the code/data works. Best method because it maximizes your editing ability... and then there is my program gsmagic that I was working on. Still in its early stages, though. (Even after year(s).)
April 25, 2018, 04:21:58 PM
Xendrox D: *exept tla editor.
April 25, 2018, 04:21:29 PM
Xendrox D: is there any other tool for hacking gs?
April 23, 2018, 09:26:27 PM
Atrius: Rarely, but not never.
April 23, 2018, 08:01:48 AM
Drake baku: Can it be, the god who created the editor, atrius. I heard you never came back online here anymore
April 20, 2018, 02:46:36 PM
KyleRunner: Atrius!!
April 19, 2018, 11:29:46 PM
Atrius: @Fox, I tried, but for some reason Mario Golf won't boot, and Mario Tennis crashes when you patch out the text compression, and I'm not sure why...  The normal text loading functions in them are basically the same as the ones in the Golden Sun games.

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