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Title: # 663: Tutorial Torture


Zap Rowsdower - April 20, 2011 04:29 AM (GMT)
What we value more than life itself, eh?

Our entertainment? Or is it our sense of superiority and place in the universe?

Cyrus - April 20, 2011 04:38 AM (GMT)
Our video games! Noooooo!

It is kind of interesting to think that Cecil breaking Spoony out of his emo funk is what got Spoony moving and brought about his advantage.

Alan Bates - April 20, 2011 04:52 AM (GMT)
Is this the first time heard about anybody trying to act against the real world? I can't think of any other time it's been mentioned.

Zero Spectrem - April 20, 2011 04:53 AM (GMT)
I totally called what Spoony did there.

And taking away our games doesn't make sense, since this is all based around SNES games that ended a long time ago. I doubt she has power over New Gen stuff.

She could take away our nostalgia, or maybe inspiration for creativity when we were young, but that doesn't sound evil enough.

Edit: Alan, I do remember it vaguely mentioned somewhere, but I couldn't tell you where.

Marshal of the Night - April 20, 2011 05:06 AM (GMT)
This seems like a fate worse than death. That said nice ending to this section.

Cyrus - April 20, 2011 05:20 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Alan Bates @ Apr 19 2011, 08:52 PM)
Is this the first time heard about anybody trying to act against the real world? I can't think of any other time it's been mentioned.

Pretty sure Spoony exposited wanting revenge on the real world when he was giving the origins of his pain, Anna being designed to die, etc etc. I don't think they've ever said anything about direct consequences, though.

Gaius - April 20, 2011 06:05 AM (GMT)
A bit of Spoony's phrasing caught my attention...
"They imagine themselves safe in their precious little world of stardust and chance."

Bearer of the Mask: "He is the bridge, between the True World and the world born of star-dust and chance."

I'd taken the Bearer to mean the 'world born of star-dust and chance' was Videoland and the True World was... yeah, the real one. But, since Spoony speaks of the former as the real world... Interesting.

Meagen - April 20, 2011 09:05 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Gaius @ Apr 20 2011, 06:05 AM)
A bit of Spoony's phrasing caught my attention...
"They imagine themselves safe in their precious little world of stardust and chance."

Bearer of the Mask: "He is the bridge, between the True World and the world born of star-dust and chance."

I'd taken the Bearer to mean the 'world born of star-dust and chance' was Videoland and the True World was... yeah, the real one. But, since Spoony speaks of the former as the real world... Interesting.

*Somebody* hasn't read their Carl Sagan.

Gaius - April 20, 2011 09:20 AM (GMT)
... A fair point I'd not considered. ^_^o

MFD - April 20, 2011 10:39 AM (GMT)
Don't see why Cecil can't run when his paralysis ends.

ShadowWarriorLuke - April 20, 2011 11:09 AM (GMT)
It still counts as the same boss fight against the Antlion DX and I don't think there were any boss fights you could run from in FF4.

Nafael - April 20, 2011 07:38 PM (GMT)
Edit: bleh, missed the glimpse of the screen. I had hoped Kappa wasn't on the enemy side. WHY is Kappa on the enemy side? ... heh, I have a faint hope that it will be "Kappa has decided to join your party!" Like with Gau.

mordain - April 20, 2011 07:45 PM (GMT)
He's on Spoony's side because

a) Spoony opened the chest and

b) he's using some sort of Sovereign-powered charm magic.

the second one might fade eventually, but I suspect it'll last long enough...

Red Silvers - April 20, 2011 10:14 PM (GMT)
Guys.

Kappa is on Spoony's side because HE'S STANDING IN THE ENEMIES SPOT.

Spriteless Girl - April 20, 2011 11:24 PM (GMT)
No, it is because he is an imp and imps are monsters!

Cecil could ask him to exposition some useful 'mechanics.' Who is the Queen, how is she helping the Game Master, what is the deal with The Goggles, could you do me a favor and get those to the Game Master when we're done here, since you are on his side anyways?

Zap Rowsdower - April 20, 2011 11:39 PM (GMT)
Even simpler, ask him for a tutorial on running away from battle, with request for a demonstration.

BroomGuys - April 21, 2011 02:01 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Zap Rowsdower @ Apr 20 2011, 11:39 PM)
Even simpler, ask him for a tutorial on running away from battle, with request for a demonstration.

Or even better, a demonstration of the obscure "Retreat" ability, which specifically allows the enemy to run away in a boss battle.

Zap Rowsdower - April 21, 2011 02:02 AM (GMT)
He might ask for a demonstration of status curing first, if nothing else to convince Kappa that he isn't suffering from Confusion.

Peteman - April 21, 2011 10:30 PM (GMT)
Cecil will ask Kappa to show him how to Escape.

Ti-Phil - April 22, 2011 12:11 AM (GMT)
One thing has to be remembered, Kappa leaves once the tutorial is over. Perhaps this characteristic will counter the sovereign's power of charm.

Gaius - April 22, 2011 04:11 AM (GMT)
... Heh. That made me wonder if Kappa has some strange ability where status ailments affect him only long enough for him to demonstrate and explain what they do. Not likely, but I found it funny.

But on a serious note, it's possible you're right.

JayDee's comment suggested we're done with the Antlion's cave for the time being. I wonder where we're going. And what the non-story comic's going to be.




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