I've submitted my answers as well. Sorry for the wall of texts. Pretty interesting survey.
What happened to your switch? Overuse? Abuse? This sucks to go through.
I'm not sure what I'd classify this as the culprit, it's not like I dropped it from high heights nor treated it differently to past consoles. So I don't feel like I abused it. I cleaned it, had their carrier and had the protection screen from day one.
As for overuse, definitely my sessions ate not as constant as they used to be, but when I'm into a game, I can easily stay playing up to around 4 hours in one sitting the one day I play with it, if my streaming is anything to go by... Which still feels pretty tame, compared just a few years prior with my 3DS, I clearly recall how in at least one occassion I pretty much gave up sleep and was glued to the console for near three days over a demo, haha.
Yeah, it sucks. I'm just glad I won't have to wait as long.
So my console is overheating so much. Twice now I tried with different games to see if it'd stand a proper stream and it ended up shutting down. So for now, I don't have a working switch. I could spend a bit on a fan and try to repair it myself, but right now the most viable thing to do is to wait for the OLED switch to come out and just switch the console. If I'm going to spend on a new console, might as well upgrade it. I am not completely satisfied with the way Nintendo has been handling some things but I'll be fooling myself if I said I am not enjoying the games on the console.
Until then, I won't be continuing the stream. On the bright side, I might return with working joycons and do the stream the proper way with camera so you see my clumsy movements and stuff, haha.
I just said the Stalfos Mask would replace the Captain's Hat because I couldn't think of anywhere else you'd get it. The Mask would have its effects, and there would be an option to switch between the two among other.
Fair enough. It'd be tricky to see where to get the new masks or items, haha.
UPDATE: Ugh. So sorry guys. My game capture is acting up yet again. I am not sure why is it being so difficult for me to get it to process the input and display it today. It handn't given me trouble in the last two months, and @Sardonic Pickle's advice to switch to OBS and check the settings usually did the trick, but not today.
I have some save-ups, so I am considering getting a new game capture. I'll try again tomorrow.
Sorry guys, yesterday I had a work shift. Today I am free so we can give it a proper go. I'm thinking of starting in between half an hour to one hour from now. I just need to finish setting up and checking on a few things.
Same platforms: Youtube
and Twitch. (kaynil)
Ooooh, I feel younger me would have a trip day coming up with ideas for the games.
Out of the gate:
I saw something just today where people were saying "If Nintendo releases OoT and MM in a combo pack with better visuals, they should have Majora's Mask take place directly after, and it let you enter the lost woods to better connect both games. With the ability to go between both at will.
Sounds like a fun idea that I would have loved back in the day, or as a way to package both games together. It sounds cool but you don't really see the company taking that much effort for it. I'd love to have the entrance in OoT's lost woods. I just think the time lapse between the end of OoT and the beginning of MM would have that Nintendo would need to build. Imagine after the "The End" cinema visit from Zelda (and the rendition to your song) the game starts again with you from your house, just like any time you are a kid outside the dungeon. It'd be cool to go to the Lost Woods, but I'd prefer we get something motivating us to go there. It'd be neat if the opportunity was used to bring the emptiness of Link that moved him to embark on the journey to search for his friend so once that you know he's doing that have the Lost Woods have a new area, maybe towards Faron forest or something that you are instructed to go as a possible clue of Navi whereabouts just to ultimately stumble upon the familiar start of MM.
-Items for all forms: While each form is great in its own regard, why are the items they can use be limited to just bottles? Why not let them be able to use all items and masks? Maybe we could even give each form its own version of the item in question (masks would be the same across all forms).
I remember I used to wonder why that is not the case. I thought back then that perhaps they were afraid f rendering "normal" Young Link pointless if you could use everything on every form. The forms already have unique habilities and properties like for example their weight, so maybe it was an artificial way to make Link in his human form more needed. I would love to see the items adapt to different forms in a similar way that the Ocarina of Time does. Masks staying the same makes sense, haha.
-New masks/mask properties: Examples include a Stalfos Mask to turn Link into a Stalfos (replacing the Captain's Hat), the Stone Mask letting you turn invulnerable, the Garo Mask taking on the Stone Mask's properties as well as its own, the Fierce Deity's Mask being able to be used everywhere, the Couple's Mask doing something, the Boss Remains and Majora's Mask itself being wearable, and more.
I definitely would be up for new masks or expanded uses on the masks. Give me more scents to track with the mask of scents. Give me more reactions from people while I am wearing distinctive masks.
I like the Captain's hat, and I don't think it needs replacing with the Stalfos to have that ability annexed to it as a reward for beating the race on Ikana.
I think that if you defeated the game once with it, then unlocking FD outside of the dungeons would be a cool addition.
-Upgradable everything: A Skyward Sword thing carried over here. Speaks for itself really.
That's an interesting idea, I just wonder what would be good to use as materials, since the insect collecting is not present, but the game already has the masks themselves to collect, and not everyone would welcome having to go around collecting other new elements to shoe-horn it. I think depending on what we need to gather and how enjoyable the process is merged into the game's already established mechanics, that could be neat. I especially would like this idea combined with moving with the OoT inventory, and that way carry unique weapons to upgrade in MM.
-New Game +: If you don't know what that is, it's a 2nd playthrough where you have everything you collected from your previous one, but everything's harder.
It's always neat to have a Hero mode in Zelda games, not sure if having everything from the beginning would go well with the first part of the game, but considering that you already went through the story once before, it is not a big deal. It would be neat to get the extra challenge.
I need to have a good think about what I would like too so you guys can take a knock at my ideas and tell me how little feasible they are.
Personally, because Link is coming from Hyrule, I'd like his Kokiri Sword and shield were the ones from Ocarina and then that he'd get the upgraded version in Termina and that the wooden shield gets destroyed as normal with fire, but I guess that's dumb if you are a first-timer and you can't get it back, unless it is a part of cutscene or something.
It doesn't count as an upgraded I guess but I wish that if they bring it to the switch that they restore Mikau's swim ability the way it was on the Nintendo 64.
I'll try to think on more...
I find it funny chopping the tree was one of the guesses, man. I am using the button controls and that is the only thing that really tempts me to go for the motion ones because it is being a lot more difficult than what I remember. It is hard not to accidentally activate the spin attack.
Besides Skyward Sword HD, I've been playing Age of Calamity. I'm trying to get the last part to complete Dark Link's outfit. Turns out I needed to first unlock a mission so I can unlock the mission that unlocks the mission that has it as a reward.
Outstanding. Maybe I should hook my mic up and give additional commentary while you are streaming.
Heck, yeah. That would be fun.
We could use discord.
I'm trying to stream Thursday 12pm AEST. Next week I have a morning shift so I'd have to stream an hour or two after.
Hello everybody, guess who started over and is once again streaming Skyward Sword (This time HD)?
Yup. You're still stuck with me!!
I've had a hard time with a few things in real life, I know there's always something. However I've tried to be consistent with these streams.
I am again using restream.io to be able to do multiple streaming. In this case Zelda Cavern's youtube channel and my twich.tv channel.
I'm trying to keep these streams between 1 and 2 hours top, so they are easier to digest.
Zelda Cavern youtube:
So far we got:
GOING LIVE IN FIVE:Zelda CavernThe Youtube arm of a Legend of Zelda fansite, called Zelda Cavern. We are trying to build and maintain active content for Zelda and other official Nintendo…www.youtube.com
Hahaha. Fair enough. Sure. You let me know.
Hey if I send you money will you buy me an Australian copy of Skyward Sword?
Not sure I can get you the preorder bonus, but if you'd like just the copy, could do that.
Is the cover any different?
I was wondering what were the preorder bonus you guys saw around for Skyward Sword HD.
It feels like unlike the 25th anniversary, there wasn't much of a fanfare for it. It does seem like some stores had exclusive bonus if you pre-ordered.
Maybe other areas had better things going on... What did you see?
I didn't pre-order, so by the time I had money and a chance to grab it, I honestly thought I'd find none. To my surprise, they actually had some pre-order leftovers so I got the keychain too!
I am pretty much just starting my file and I've heard about some changes in the fame. So I thought it'd be an interesting topic to discuss.
Are there any changes the HD remaster did that you would have preferred they left alone?
Since Nintendo has now brought us the possibility to choose. What style of playing do you guys favor?
I find interesting trying the button layout, but I am sure some of you probably rather keep it as close to the original as possible.
I was just moved to a Management position where I am at, with no employees under me. They salaried me so I no longer make any overtime. Last year I made more than I will this year when I was an hourly employee.
The only positive about being salary is my paycheck will be the same every pay period regardless if I am on vacation or not.
I find it a bit funny you are a manager without people to manage, though I am sure being a manager means a lot more than just directing people. How's the workload in comparison?
Now that some time has passed, how do you feel about the stability of salary payment rather than overpay? The idea of having a chance for a vacation without sacrificing payment sounds good.
I am not sure how it makes me feel but I am sure it is a lot of fuel for theories.
I am glad that it is more than just a teaser and seems to simulate in-game gameplay. I am happy to see it is not just an expansion on Breath of the Wild, but also seems to carry its own mechanics, or at least, some tweaks to the ones we saw before.
They give us a year, next year, and while it is disappointing not having it near the holiday season, I think it is probably for the best they don't give us a concrete date and let themselves have all that is left of this year and as many quarters as they need from the next one.
Something I enjoying seeing was the bigger monsters and interesting combinations. In particular, I was fascinated with the Bokoblin tribe having what looked like a symbiotic relationship with another enemy from the first game. Their home is around the weak point of the Stone Talus, while the size of this one helps keep their base away from reach and mobile.
Floating Castle is such a Ganondorf thing to do, haha. Hard to not think he'd be related to the sealed corpse with everything we've theorized so far, haha.
Wow, are seniors legally entitled to less pay in Australia?
That's what I thought till now.
Ugh... I tried backing up what I was saying from fairwork and I didn't find them openly saying that about seniors, just teenagers, so now I'm not sure. It could be it was fazed out or I misunderstood.
So maybe is just the juniors, and seniors just have working limitations that makes them earn less overall and I misunderstood they were in the same boat.
Coming from Mexico it makes no sense to me. One thing is paying less for simpler jobs and having old people be the ones that tend to go for those positions, but I was raised by the idea of "equal pay for equal job", as in that if you can perform the job, you deserved the same pay no matter your age, gender, etc.
Of course, as far as I understand government says it was set in place to give an incentive to companies to hire teenagers and that way create more opportunities for them.