I'm a professional lurker - I popped into IRC sometime around March and just now got started posting for real. Awesome to find some Touhou fans here of all places, though. Thanks for the welcome - よろしくお願いします！
Beat Suwako and Koishi? Heck no! The only Extra I ever got to was PCB's (Ran), and I didn't beat the stage.
I preferred SA's gameplay to MoF's, what with the graze meter. The lack of proper bombs was disturbing (one reason I can see to like UFO...return of the MasterSpark.)
Anyway, I beat most of the games on Normal, no better. I haven't finished UFO or PoFV, sadly. In UFO Shou's homing curvy exploding lasers were just too much. It was the closest experience I've had to a seizure (aside from a real seizure.)
Sorry if I gave a false impression of awesomeness! Believe me, I'm not! XD
I never got the English patch for it, after having bad experiences with previous patches (they don't like x64 processors or Vista)
As a side note, I was also awful at it. I never quite got the hang of the new DX engine used since Mountain of Faith. (I also didn't approve of the lack of Sakuya as a playable character.)
You had to look that up? You mean haven't played 東方星蓮船 ～ Ｕｎｄｅｆｉｎｅｄ Ｆａｎｔａｓｔｉｃ Ｏｂｊｅｃｔ (awesome title that must be typed in full) ? It's been a long time, huh...I'm still obsessed with it, it's my second favourite timesuck.
I really loved [stage 1 boss], so much that I built a replica (more or less) of her dowsing rods. Less practical than a pendulum, and I'm still a newb, so I haven't used them very successfully yet.
Finding water in Washington would be silly, though. If you dig anywhere to a depth of more than 1 meter there's a good chance you'll end up with an artificial geyser and a hefty fine. Or electrocution/gassing and a hefty fine, if you're really bad.
I'm uh, flattered?! :lol:
I wouldn't consider myself productive though. At least not until I finish the MFD I've been trying to make for a month now (and failing horribly)...
And what the heck am I so good at? I'd sure like to know...
I used to be quite good, having beaten most of the games on at least normal, PCB on Hard with every character and Lunatic with Sakuya B (Destroyed utterly by Ran in the Extra.) Unfortunately, since I found Orbiter my skill has dropped down to Easy-modo. :lol:
Orin has got to be the hardest non-extra boss in the series. I can't beat her on anything above normal, no matter how hard I try. I'd hate her if not for her stage theme.
She's been building rockets in conjunction with Kirisame Marisa since 東方地霊殿 ～ Ｓｕｂｔｅｒａｒａｎｅａｎ Ａｎｉｍｉｓｍ．
Like SpaceShipTwo, they are hybrid-bipropellant powered.
They run on a hypergolic mixture of solid Unobtainium from magic mushroom extract, and Pepsi Ice Cucumber.
Think of Diet Coke and Mentos, except it's Cucumber Pepsi and Mushrooms. This allows for improved thrust and isp, while still being light enough for hunting troublesome youkai.
Or is that troublesome youkai hunting?
Anyway, good to see someone who plays the same obscure games I do. How good are you at Danmaku games?
I've beaten Kanako on normal with Reimu B, and can sometimes get to Suwako's Iron Ring spellcard, but I just CAN'T BEAT ORIN!