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General Discussion / Re: North Korea ends truce with South Korea.
« on: March 15, 2013, 11:08:49 pm »
Well I've been here in Korea for nine years (whips out peen), so let me throw in my two cents...

I totally agree with M_tee that this is mostly a test on the new president to see how she will react to the mounting situation.  North Korea almost always ramps up their tough talk and armament relocation when new people are put in office.  It's just a friendly reminder to the South.  These things are extremely common, and as pointed out previously, North Korea has "ripped up" the armistice a couple of times in recent memory, so that's really nothing new.

The big change this time is the situation the North has gotten itself into.  You have a still "relatively" new dictator who wants/NEEDS to flex his muscles a little mostly to show his own military that he's a serious guy.  There was an alleged attack on his life by his own military a little while ago, so he still needs to beef up his own image.  You also have the very recent satellite launch, ballistics tests, and nuclear bomb test, which all pissed off people in South Korea and those in the UN.  This has only increased pressure on North Korea; thus creating an environment for the country to act more erratic.

Another thing we're seeing this time around is heightened violent threats being made by their representative at the UN as well as through their media (which are controlled by the gov).  Sure they've always made threats in the past, but they've been even more severe than I remember.

Finally, I predict that the North will probably attack the South in some way over the next year.  No, not a land invasion, but a few shells will be shot over the border.  This isn't unusual, though.  See the YeonPeongDo shelling a few years back.  Usually, the South restrains themselves from doing much retaliation (and are greatly held back by the US).  However, this turning the other cheek has pissed off a TON of people in the government who now vow that if the North were to attack again, they would blast the hell out of the them.

If war were to break out, you can be sure than South Korea would win.  The South has superior arms and allies to help them out.  These days, we are seeing China (who needs to remain economically stable with its open markets) shunning the North and siding more with the South and US interests.  North Korea wouldn't get much help if war broke out, so it's not really a viable plan.

Luckily for me, I don't live anywhere near the north of South Korea, so I'm pretty safe if anything were to happen, and I'd have plenty of time to head for the hills.  I really don't see any chance of outright war, however.  It would just spell the fall of North Korea.

Oh, and to reply to the other comment above... No, North Korea news outlets use Korean (at least all the ones I've seen).  If you know Korean and ever see these broadcasts, you'll laugh because the way they speak is VERY different from the way people in the South speak.

I also have to mention Resonance of Fate.  It's the ONLY rpg that I own that I've started but never finished (which is not exactly what this topic is about..).  The battle system has a HUGE learning curve to it, and I never could master it quite enough to get past certain parts of the game.

Gaming Discussion / Re: Best Game? Best Game.
« on: February 13, 2013, 09:41:50 pm »
I haven't laughed that hard in a long time!  Thanks for sharing!  ;D

General Discussion / Re: So What's Your Favorite Movie?
« on: February 03, 2013, 09:23:25 pm »
I also have to go with FightClub.  Although I love the book, this is one of the rare occasions where I felt the movie was a little better.

Front Page News / Re: Site: RHDN Pro and Jazzy Themes
« on: January 25, 2013, 10:31:11 pm »
Big thumbs up on the new design!  :beer:

Gaming Discussion / Re: To the moon
« on: January 06, 2013, 09:25:43 pm »
Been wanting to play it for a long time... *sigh* still waiting for a mac or linux version :(

General Discussion / Re: Game music arrange albums?
« on: January 05, 2013, 11:27:45 pm »
If you're looking for nice, long, well-orchestrated music, then I'd recommend Symphonic Fantasies.  My favorite track is the Chrono medley one. Check it out on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcZHDAueaJ4

Yay!  Well done to everyone involved on the project!  I was hoping for an X-mas romhacking gift, and you've delivered.

Script Help and Language Discussion / Re: Character Identification Needed
« on: October 29, 2012, 11:12:03 pm »
Here's some more!

The ones in the middle are from battle calls, while the last picture is from the end of the game.

Script Help and Language Discussion / Re: Character Identification Needed
« on: October 15, 2012, 09:47:59 pm »
Thanks amigos ;)

Script Help and Language Discussion / (Somewhat) Short Translation Needed
« on: October 15, 2012, 09:59:22 am »
Got a few screenies from Bongo` over at D-D.  Thanks for the help!!
Images are to be read Right to left, Top down.

Front Page News / Re: Translations: Energy Breaker English V1.00
« on: September 24, 2012, 12:16:23 am »
Wow, awesome!!!  Been waiting a long time to play this one.  Nice job!

OT- Chaos Seed is coming, I promise ;)

Script Help and Language Discussion / Re: Character Identification Needed
« on: September 09, 2012, 11:09:17 pm »
Thanks a ton for getting done so quickly! 

There's just one more that I forgot to put up in my first post.  It looks like the "options" screen as I can see things like sound and message speed in there.

Script Help and Language Discussion / Re: Character Identification Needed
« on: September 09, 2012, 10:00:22 pm »
Thanks for the help Ryusui!  Anyone able to identify the characters in the other 4 pics?  There are some pretty easy ones in there, but several that I can't make out.

Script Help and Language Discussion / Character Identification Needed
« on: September 08, 2012, 11:21:07 pm »
Hey guys!  I've got a few graphics that I need some help with.  Translations aren't necessary... But... If you really wanna...  ;)

For this one, I have the following:




The other graphics that we need help with (I don't have time today to get to them) are:

All help is GREATLY appreciated.  If Bongo` comes up with any others I'll post them in here.


Front Page News / Re: ROM Hacks: Zelda3 Parallel Remodel
« on: August 01, 2012, 11:06:29 pm »
Amazingly we already got a video on this. Now you can compare the new guardhouse to the old one.

Well, it was nice to see the new title screen, but I had to stop the video after watching the intro scene...  There were soooo many errors in that script; it was an English teacher's worse nightmare!  I saw numerous subject-verb agreement errors and verb-tense problems that I had to give up. :(

In the future, maybe someone should work on editing out all the grammatical errors... (I'm assuming the entire game is like the intro)

Nice work, though! I don't want to be too much of a Negative-Nancy  :thumbsup:

ROM Hacking Discussion / Re: Tell me about RPGe.
« on: June 25, 2012, 10:42:22 pm »
@Neil - Wow... I had forgotten all about those interviews.  Thank God my English has improved a little since then. ;)  It's almost painful to read through some of the things that I said back then.  It's like I'm reading something from a totally different person.

You know, I've been around in "the scene" (does anyone even call it that anymore? heh) for over 15 years...  It's getting to be REALLY, REALLY hard to remember incidents that happened way back in its infancy.  I don't really know how reliable my memory would be for any sort of interview about things from that time period.

I must say, though, I was flooded with brief memories and nice little happy feelings when reading names like Stovetop, J3D!, Demi, DarkForce, and even Som2Freak...  You know it would really cool if someone tracked down these ancient pillars of the early community and did a sort of "where are they now" column. 

Just wanted to pop in and say this game looks pretty cool!  As someone who has lived in Korea for over 8 years, you'd think I'd know more about these games, but sadly I do not :P

Nice!  Thanks again folks  8)

Thanks guys!  Those have helped me get a little closer... Not sure how I'm going to localize the song part at this moment... May leave it as is, or may use something more Englishy. ;)

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