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    Restricted or Themed Run Ideas

    I've been replaying all the main console Zelda games again and will be on BotW soon. I've beaten the game four times so I want to do something different this time by trying to make the game either harder or restricted in some way. I once did a vegetarian run which made little difference in...
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    Rank the Divine Beasts by Ease of Access

    In terms of going from the Great Plateau to boarding the Divine Beasts, how would you rank the Divine Beasts in order of easiness to reach and board? 4. Gerudo - I struggled a lot with the stealth segment a lot on my first playthrough. Now I just did my third playthrough, and it doesn't seem as...
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    Tax Reform in America

    Last Wednesday, the White House released their framework for tax reform. Here is the press release https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/09/27/unified-framework-fixing-our-broken-tax-code Here is the framework...
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    Trump's Response to Opioid Crisis

    Edit: The majority of this was written on Tuesday after Trump's remarks following a briefing on the opioid crisis. I haven't edited it, but Thursday Trump seemingly changed his mind and will take the commission's main recommendation of declaring an emergency. Read the bottom paragraph and links...
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    Why is this offensive?

    Let me preface this by saying that I'm liberal and being earnest. I've racked my brain trying to look at this from every angle I could think of and have made no progress. Here is what I saw: http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/01/entertainment/katy-perry-obama-joke/index.html Here's the text of the...
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    Brock Turner Case

    I wanted to share information about this incredibly sad sexual assault case that occurred at Stanford last year and finally wrapped up in court. The victim famously shared her statement with Buzzfeed over the weekend in which she describes the horror of being raped with little memory of the...
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    Do the Academy Awards Make Sense to You?

    I think it's fairly common knowledge that the Oscars tend to favor certain kinds of films ("Oscar Bait") over others. However, even being aware of that, if you gave me ten movies of good quality to watch, I'm confident that I would have no better than a 1 in 10 chance of identifying the film...
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    "Homophobic" Kiss Cam

    I came across this CNN article on how the New York Mets are discontinuing a kiss cam joke in which opposing players are put on the kiss cam together after fans complained that it was homophobic http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/17/living/mets-kiss-cam-players-feat/index.html. A specific complaint was...
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    Longest Time between Starting and Finishing a Game

    Have you ever picked up a game and not finished until years later? I have several times. The craziest example for me is Goldeneye 007. I first played the game in 1998, and I could beat almost all the levels on 00 Agent except Control and Aztec. It wasn't until 2013 until I finally put enough...
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    Ocarina of Time OoT Achievements

    Inspired by ColdRadio and Dragoncat, here's my achievement list for OoT. All of these can be done without glitches. Good Luck! :) Hero of Time (50) Defeat Ganon The Other Hero of Time (20) Summon the scarecrow Unstoppable (100) Enter Ganondorf's room with 20 hearts, the defense upgrade, and...
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    Christians and the Death Penalty

    This is a topic that has been on my mind recently. I'm Catholic and have always opposed the death penalty, but I recognize that opposition to the death penalty is an unpopular opinion in America. Just over a third of Americans oppose the death penalty, and this is actually a 40-year peak in...
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    General Zelda Best Zelda for Various Holidays

    Which Zelda is the best to play on each holiday? I'm only going to pick and choose some holidays but please add more if you think of some. Halloween- Majora's Mask- A game revolving around masks and changing identity fits pretty well. I could see Twilight Princess working as well with the...
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    A Link Between Worlds All Killer, No Filler

    I've played through the game nearly twice now, and I think I'm beginning to understand what makes it so different. Nintendo really focused on the core gameplay and left everything else behind. The end result is a game that is relatively short but at the same time feels like the most polished...
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    What Order to Show Star Wars?

    I have been re-watching all the Star Wars movies lately. My sister is starting to show them to her kids so I was watching with them. This got me thinking about what order to show the next generation of kids the Star Wars movies. I wonder what order I would show my future kids the movies...
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    Voting for Third Parties (US)

    Yesterday I was wondering why people vote for third parties in US presidential elections when third party candidates are almost certainly not going to win. I went into this topic with the preconception that voting for third parties is throwing away your vote. Then I stumbled upon a blog...
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    WW-Wii U The Triforce Quest is Way More Open-ended Than People Give It Credit

    I thought now would be a good time to talk about this since Wind Waker HD is coming soon. Everyone knows that you can obtain the triforce charts and their respective shards in any order. The numbering is more arbitrary than the numbering of dungeons in the original LoZ after which the quest is...
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    A Link Between Worlds Reimagining ALTTP 1 Dungeons

    I feel like Nintendo needs to walk a fine line between recapturing the spirit of the original ALTTP and creating a new experience. From what I've heard people are a divided over the fact that the overworld looks like it will be heavily based on the old overworld. We know (I'm pretty sure) that...
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    What Do You Do with Your Life Or What Will You Do with Your Life?

    So this is basically meant to be a discussion of career or vocation. If you are already to a point in your life that you have a career then share that, and if you are not to that point then please share what you think you will do with your life. In either case please share a little bit about why...
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    Which Zelda Game(s) Do You Think Your Opinion of Will Change With Time?

    So obviously people change over time, and no differently our opinions of things can change over time. So my question is in the long term, are there any Zelda games that you would guess that you'd feel differently about five or ten plus years in the future? These can be negative or a positive...
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    Hunger Games Racism

    I just wanted to make people aware of this story since I found it pretty shocking (here's the link: Race controversy over). For those of you who don't want to read the article basically the casting of black actors in certain roles in the Hunger Games movie spurred a barrage of ignorant...
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    Spoiler Dungeons That Are Still Puzzling After Multiple Playthroughs

    The title basically says it all- are there any dungeons that still confuse you no matter how many times you play through them? I worded this specifically to minimize the impact of the difficulty of combat because for instance the Great Palace in Adventure of Link is going to be pretty insane...
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    Spoiler Fetchquests?

    I've read my fair share of reviews of Skyward Sword, and I can understand most of the praises and criticisms of the game except for one in particular. What are people referring to when they say "Skyward Sword had too many fetchquests?" My issue is isn't every Zelda game a quest made up of...
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    OoT-3DS What I Would Have Changed in OOT Regarding Linearity

    I think I've spent more time than necessary being critical of the newer games of the series with regards to linearity so now I want to question some of the design decisions in OOT. While it's true that OOT was more open than most of its predecessors with regards to choices in dungeon...
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    Stamina Bar- Should They Keep It?

    Ok so I searched the forums and the only discussion about the stamina bar that has been done was speculative prior to the game's release (found here http://zeldadungeon.net/forum/showthread.php?12506-Stamina-Bar-Make-or-Break&highlight=stamina). Now that we have all played through the game (I...
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    Weird Ways In Which Skyward Sword Has Affected You and Me

    So now that I've played through Skyward Sword it has impacted the way I play other Zelda games in really odd ways. I now have the urge to stand whenever I play any Zelda game, and the only explanation I can think of is because I always stood to play Skyward Sword. I was playing Wind Waker, and I...
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    General Modern Wind Waker Vs. Twilight Princess

    With the release of the Skyward Sword the focus on Twilight Princess is almost entirely gone now. I think right now is the optimal time for people to compare these two console releases, and I think I've seen multiple threads comparing two games but not these two in particular. First off you...
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    Spoiler TP and SS Are a Kick in the Groin to Anyone Who Likes Nonlinear Progression

    Most Zelda games have a point about a third or halfway through the game in which your quest comes to a stopping point and then you set back out looking for something new. This standard was set up in ALTTP in which you searched for 3 pendants and then 7 crystals in the next part of the game. In...
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    Why Were Playstation 1 and 2 So Popular?

    I'm an extremely ignorant Nintendo fanboy; I'll admit that. I can understand how people can choose one console over another, but in the case of Playstation 1 and 2 I just can't comprehend the extent of their popularity. Playstation 1 outsold the Nintendo 64 by more than three to one, and...
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    Spoiler Zelda Game with the Best...

    Graphics- Wind Waker- Perfect style for Zelda games IMO Controls- Skyward Sword- I don't think I have to explain this one (I love the traditional controls of all the other games as well- I just hope Nintendo never does only touch controls again like the DS games, a mix would be great) Story-...
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    OoT-3DS Dungeon Orders

    Hi everyone, I've been on these forums for six months now, and I've been noticing that a lot of people don't realize just how nonlinear Ocarina of Time is. Mases originally created a very similar thread back in june (http://zeldadungeon.net/forum/showthread.php?19655-Adult-Link-Temple-Order)...
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    Majora's Mask Extremely Devious Puzzle Idea- Spoilers for Majora's Mask

    HYPOTHETICAL AND NOT ACTUALLY IN THE GAME- possible due to game's unique mechanics So I was playing the Stone Tower Temple yesterday when I came up with an idea for how the dungeon could have been made even more complex. This idea only "works" because of the unique circumstances of Majora's...
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    Majora's Mask How Many Mini-Dungeons Does Majora's Mask Have?

    This is kind of a weird question, and it depends on your definition. I didn't want to make it a poll because I feel like there might be a wide range of opinions and I could easily forget some potential locations. So anyway I'll provide a brief overview of places that I think might be able to...
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    Best Ice/Snow Dungeon?

    What ice-themed dungeon do you think is best or your favorite. I think the Christmas season is a good time to play through some ice or snow dungeons in the Legend of Zelda series, and there are a lot of choices- most of which at least have an ice block puzzle or two in them. My favorite ice...
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    Optional Dungeon Items- Where Did They Go?

    Some people complained about how the dungeons in Twilight Princess revolved around a single item, and then Skyward Sword made efforts to make dungeon solving require a wide range of items. I appreciated this, but I'd think it would be cool if the game designers went further and brought an idea...
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    Spoiler Did Requiring the Fireshield Earrings Bother Anyone Else? A Nonlinearity Rant Inside

    So I was thinking that I'd go do the Fire Sanctuary before the Sandship. I remembered that the clawshots were needed to pour water on one of the frog statues so I had that. I'm fairly certain that the bow was only extremely helpful for combat but not necessarily required in the Fire Sanctuary...
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    Spoiler Fastest Path Through the Sandship

    The Sandship is easily my favorite dungeon in this game, and as a result, I've been obsessed with it. So naturally I have a save file starting at the beginning of the dungeon so I can replay it over and over. Next thing I know I start overanalyzing the structure of the dungeon and asking...
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    Spoiler Are the Names of Some of the Dungeons Odd?

    First off this is such a minor issue that it doesn't affect how I feel about the game at all, but the first two dungeons just seem completely misnamed IMO. Maybe I'm missing something but sky is about the fourth thing I think of when I try to fit a theme on that temple. First I think of forest...
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    Timeless Games

    What games for you are timeless? Which games that you have played do you think that if you picked them back up in 30 years they'd still be very enjoyable despite being primitive or antiquated in some way in other people's opinions. Examples would be like saying I don't care what the graphics in...
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    Are Grades in School Meaningless?

    I've been thinking about this recently, and really want to hear what other people think. First of all, I'm one of those people that works really hard academically. I'm wondering what (besides feeding my intellectual curiosity) this has gotten me. I had the highest grades in my class in primary...
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    Dungeon Mode

    So the idea of boss rush modes got me thinking, why not a mode where you just play through dungeons. They're by far my favorite aspect of the games, and most people at least like them. Since there are some variables (# of heart containers upon entering for instance or items in the more...
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    Skyward Sword FYI a Game Breaking Glitch Has Been Discovered

    The spoiler is for those of you who haven't beaten the 6th dungeon yet. Over at Zeldainformer, they have discovered that a game-breaking glitch is possible in the Song of the Hero portion of Skyward Sword. What I mean is that this glitch could potentially cause you to not be able to finish the...
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    Which 3d Zelda Game Has the Best/your Favorite Dungeons Overall?

    One of the most important aspects of Zelda games is the dungeons. I'm asking to pick overall by game because so many different factors come into play. Some games have some very high quality dungeons but also some not so great ones (i.e. OOT) while others have a very high average quality of...
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    Is the Confederate Flag a Racist Symbol?

    I've thought about this issue in the past, and yesterday I saw someone wearing a hat with the Confederate Flag so now it is stuck in my mind. I'm going to try to present both sides of the argument, but keep in mind that my gut response to the title of my post is a vehement yes so I'm very...
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    Pokemon Stadium 1 and 2 Minigames

    One of my favorite things about the Pokemon Stadium games are the minigames because even non-pokemon fans can enjoy them. It can be tough finding someone to battle but I've found it pretty easy to find 4 players to play the minigames. I only have Pokemon Stadium 2 but I know most of the...
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    Games With Movie Elements

    I was thinking the other day about video games that "borrow" major elements from movies. The only two examples I could think of were Luigi's Mansion borrowing from Ghostbusters obviously for the ghost catching and Majora's Mask borrowing from the time loop from Groundhog's Day. Now...
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