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Everything posted by Glen-i

  1. Cadence of Hyrule (Spring 2019)

    As much as I love @drahkon getting annoyed (almost as much as him getting drunk), I can't deny that Necrodancer is a really good rhythm game. Even if it is really hard. It is absolutely genius how they've gotten two radically different genres, put them together and not made it a complete and utter mess. I have always been meaning to get it.
  2. In case some of you are still on the fence about Captain Toad's DLC outing. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Special Episode
  3. It's the Mario Kart League 2019! What is the Mario Kart League? Simply put, it's a weekly meet-up of N-Europe members to play some Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and then shout at each other afterwards. I suppose we could also find out who the best racer is as well. The League is split up into two halves throughout the year. How do I sign up? Post a comment declaring yourself IN! for each week that you'll be able to play. League Nights generally take place every Thursday at 8pm (GMT). Please try to enter the room 15 minutes before that time if possible. If you have declared yourself IN! but then can't make a night, please inform me on this thread before the league night starts. People who frequently pull a no-show with no notice may be penalised. There is an "Always IN!" List for people who don't want to bother declaring themselves IN! every week. Please mention me (@Glen-i) in this thread if you want to be in this list. What do I need to know about League Nights? There are generally two types of League Nights. Player's Choice nights allow players to freely choose what vehicle they use and what tracks are played on. Even though you can choose the track on these nights, please try your best to not choose a track that has already been raced on that night. No-one wants to do Rainbow Road 12 times. Theme Nights dictate a specific vehicle setup and track order that must be followed. Each night consists of 3 GP's, making for a total of 12 races. Please allow 45 to 60 minutes of your time to take part. It is advisable that you add mine and @BowserBasher's friend code before taking part. (Glen-i - 3034-9087-7910 BowserBasher - 8313-9234-5620) How are the points calculated? After each GP, the points you earned will be recalculated by me using this formula. (Total points divided by Number of Players multiplied by 12) Your grand total is divided by the number of GP's you've taken part in, giving you an average score that will determine your placing in the league. This means that even if you miss a night, your score will not be affected, but your placing may change depending on changes in other people's scores. In GP's that utilise Battle Mode, the points you earn are determined by your place, not the amount of points you got. If your total attendance is below 50% at the end of the year, your score will be discounted from the final results. What are Team Nights? Once a month (Except January), there will be one night where the players will be split into two teams. On these nights, the current top two players will be designated the Team Leaders. Everyone else should send me a Private Message saying what team they want to be in. Your choice must remain secret. If one team has way more members than the other, I will ask the leaders to choose who gets moved to the other side. Your points are still mainly determined by your placing, so you still want to come in 1st. The team that has the highest total score on each GP will get an extra 10 points. What is the Champion's Bonus? In an attempt to level the playing field, I am introducing the Champion's Bonus. In each GP, beating either of the two previous Mario Kart League Champions (Glen-i and RedShell) will earn you 5 points. Beating both of them will get you 10 points. This bonus doesn't apply on Team Nights. Any other Rules I should know about? Theme Nights must be followed. However, if you don't have the right vehicle part, let me know as soon as possible. I will try to find an alternative part that has the same stats. During Player's Choice nights, please do not choose a track that has already been raced on that night, it's only polite. Do not rage quit, if I start to notice people "disconnecting" regularly, you may be penalised. If you do disconnect, rejoin the room as soon as possible. You will earn one point for that race. But I'd be willing to discount that GP's score if it would result in lowering your average score. But don't take the mick. Be aware that discounting a GP will affect your total attendance. Remember to let me or the host know if you can't make the night as soon as you can. Have fun! And feel free to show off your hilarious (Or skillful) moments with the Switch video capture! Theme Night Suggestions If you have a suggestion for a Theme Night, please send me a PM with the details and I'll try to implement it. Thanks to @RedShell for the new logo!
  4. READ THIS BEFORE POSTING! So @S.C.G pretty much came up with this idea, I'm just refining and organising it. It's time to find out what N-Europe thinks are the absolute must-have games for each of Nintendo's consoles. Over the next lot of months, I'm going to be asking you all to help me with this very important task by nominating and voting for games to come up with a conclusive agreement that will be set in stone for the rest of time. Or until another person decides to make a top 10 list, but that never happens! Here's how it goes down. Each console will take up two weeks, one for nominations and one for the final votes. Week 1 - Nominations All you have to do is select 5 games for your nomination. You must select exactly 5 games, no more, no less. Do not order your games from best to worst. Just list them. There's no need to explain your choices here. Once a week has passed, I'll tally all the nominations and the ones that get the most nominations will determine the shortlist for the following week. Week 2 - Final Voting Voting must be done via Private Messages sent to me. This will help to prevent any possible tactical voting. Everyone will get a number of votes to choose their favourite game(s) from the shortlist. The number of votes will be determined by how many people took part in the nominations. It'd be great if you could explain why you chose a game in the PM. I can then use these in the article that will go up on the N-Europe front page. I will abstain from these votes and act as a tiebreaker. If two games tie, I'll decide which game comes out on top. Once a week passes, I'll put up an article with the results on the front page and we'll move on to the next console. Have you got it? Great. Then let's get started. You can find the shortlist for each console below NES Game Shortlist
  5. OK, the nominations are all tallied up. The shortlist consists of 22 games that all got at least 2 nominations. So it's time to get the Final Voting going. Just as a reminder... Voting must be done via Private Messages sent to me. This will help to prevent any possible tactical voting. Everyone must choose 3 games to vote for. They also must be ordered from favourite to third favourite. It'd be great if you could explain why you chose a game in the PM. I can then use these in the article that will go up on the N-Europe front page. I reserve the right to both use and not use someone's reasons why they chose a game. I will abstain from these votes and act as a tiebreaker. If two games tie, I'll decide which game comes out on top. Here's an example of the kind of thing I'm looking for when you send your votes to me. The Fun Game series got robbed... You don't have to give a reason for voting if you don't want to, and they can be longer than that example, as long as it's clear which games you're placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Games will get 3, 2 or 1 point depending on where they are placed in your vote. Voting closes on Saturday 30th March. Oh, and Captain Obvious moment here, but keep your actual votes secret, you're free to talk about the games on the shortlist, but not which ones you actually voted for. I'm also gonna add a link to this post on the opening post for future reference.
  6. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    There were a few hiccups when you joined, sure. But nothing I couldn't cope with. I've had far, far worse playing with random people.
  7. You know it's funny because it's true. @Dcubed, I had a look at what you said over there. Why would you say that? You know ResetEra are very sensitive about people saying bad things. Don't tease them like that.
  8. Cadence of Hyrule (Spring 2019)

    No, I don't wanna! @Dcubed has it and I don't think I'd enjoy it very much.
  9. General Switch Discussion

    Precisely. No doubting Halo has some historical clout, but a Nintendo platform doesn't really serve that well.
  10. Just a final reminder that today is the final day to get your NES game nominations in. The shortlist will be posted tomorrow.
  11. Cadence of Hyrule (Spring 2019)

    There you go @drahkon, will you shut up about me not buying it now!?
  12. N-Europe Mario Kart League 2019

    OK, yeah, I just realised that there's a better way to level the playing field. So disregard that. Instead, I'll just do a similar recalculation to the normal one. Team Glen-i's score will be divided by 3, then multiplied by 4. With that in mind, here's the scores. It doesn't count the bonuses from your team winning a GP. @Dcubed manages to hold onto top place and proves that Toadette is better than Toad. So that solves that question. Next week is a Players Choice night... with a twist. Shut up, it'll be fun! Next League Night: 28th March 8pm Room 1: @BowserBasher is host @Glen-i @BowserBasher @viceview51 @martinist @RedShell As you've probably noticed, each GP will use one of the altered rulesets from the past three weeks. Think of it like a final exam. Or don't, it doesn't matter either way. Sign up Now!
  13. N-Europe Mario Kart League 2019

    A few highlights from me.
  14. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    Thanks for the matches everyone. I'm done for the night.
  15. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    Room's open now.
  16. General Switch Discussion

    But Samus already has an echo fighter... Real talk though. That would be a kinda weak pick for Microsoft's first Smash character. Hardcore Nintendo fans won't care and I haven't met a single kid who knows who that is.
  17. N-Europe Mario Kart League 2019

    Quoting for the new page.
  18. N-Europe Mario Kart League 2019

    OK, here's the teams. I'm on my mobile so no fancy formatting. @BowserBasher predicted that most people would choose to be on my team. He was incorrect. So he gets moved to my team as punishment. Now, assuming no-one else joins in, I should make this clear. The team with more members will have the lowest scorer discounted from the team score each race. This is to make sure that it's fair, obviously. It only affects the team score. Team Toadette (Red Team) @Dcubed @RedShell @martinist @viceview51 Team Toad (Blue Team) @Glen-i @S.C.G @BowserBasher
  19. Your 2019 Gaming Diary

    You need Reveal to finish the game. So it's good that you got it.
  20. General Switch Discussion

    I'd agree with you, if it wasn't for Sakurai being an absolute mad man who generally just does his own thing. It's why we're blessed with the likes of Wii Fit Trainer, Mr. Game & Watch, Duck Hunt Duo and Piranha Plant. It's gonna depend on whether he goes for the historical aspect with Banjo or if he'll chase after the more relevant route with Steve. It's impossible to tell. As for the "Getting something out of it" My question is, does Minecraft need the boost? I remember it being pretty successful on Switch. Now, a theoretical Rare Replay port on the other hand could really benefit from the Smash effect (Patent pending) if they make it clear that "Look, Banjo's games are here! You should try them"
  21. N-Europe Mario Kart League 2019

    Next League Night: Tonight 8pm Room 1: @BowserBasher is host @Glen-i (Team Leader) @Dcubed (Team Leader) @BowserBasher (Selected Team) @viceview51 (Selected Team) @martinist (Selected Team) @RedShell (Selected Team) @S.C.G (Selected Team) EDIT: He's picked now. I'll post the Team Setup at around 7pm.
  22. General Switch Discussion

    My money is on Banjo personally. I feel like there's more room for a moveset just from the stuff they do in the two N64 games alone. Plus, let's face it, if Rare were still with Ninty, they would have gotten in back in Brawl. Plus, the N64 is kinda lacking in playable characters in Smash. We have Captain Falcon, Sheik, Young Link, Ganondorf and Villager. It could use a sixth.
  23. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Online Thread

    Added @Jonnas, if you ever want a few games during the weekend, give me a heads up. As for now, Stamina Smash this week. I'm available at 9:30 tonight!
  24. My Friend Pedro (2019)

    Oh, I'm so glad this is coming out on Switch. It was the second best thing about Devolver Digital's E3 conference. The best thing was the conference itself.
  25. General Switch Discussion

    Yep, pretty much a two horse race between Banjo and Steve as far as Microsoft is concerned. (Assuming Microsoft in Smash happens in the first place)