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About Chronicler06

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    Makuta Conquered!
  • Birthday 11/27/1990

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    and, of course, Bionicle

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  1. Yeah, I'm really upset about this week's stream. I had to go do something at 9:00, so I figured I'd stop bothering to wait at 8:30, which I only just found out is exactly when you finally started the stream, so I completely missed out right at the moment when I was convinced that you would be cancelling this week's stream. I just finished watching the recording on Twitch, so at least you managed to get those three achievements, though I'm still frustrated that I didn't have a chance to mention some things in the chat, like how I remember being really dominant in the Ultimate Ultimate Weapon round when I had played these Battle Arenas, or that the only other Lego game to have Battle Arenas like this is Marvel Superheroes 2. Thank goodness someone else was in the chat to inform you of the audio issue, otherwise that recording would have been really messed up. At the very least, I appreciate that you had a reasonable explanation for being so extremely late (still pretty upset, but I won't hold it against you).
  2. Over half an hour later and I'm seeing nothing, so I'm guessing there's actually no stream this week. Well, whatever the reason, hopefully we'll get to see this next week...
  3. I remember the earlier episode when they talked about the development of the first Lego Star Wars game, so it was nice in this episode to hear not only from those on the Lucasfilm side of the game development, but also some more about the other Lego Star Wars games like Force Awakens, as well as some highlights of specific gags that were included in these games (although somehow, I don't recall ever seeing the one in particular where a Stormtrooper apparently, erm... dumped a brick, to put it politely). And at the end of the episode, they announced Season 2 of Bit N' Bricks will begin three weeks from now, so I'll be looking forward to it.
  4. Minor technical issues and lengthy distractions aside, this week's stream went by relatively well. I remember when you brought in those Wave 4 Fun Packs way back when you struggled to get through the frequently crashing level the first time around and I assumed you'd wait until visiting their respective hub worlds to reintroduce them, but I guess you decided to go ahead with Superman and Aquaman anyway (though you allowed the build of Aquaman's vehicle but not Superman's, interestingly enough). Also, after another glance at the guide just after the stream ended, I now wish I had told you to at least take an extra minute or two to search for the red brick in the Simpsons hub world, because that one apparently is the gold brick detector (oh well, maybe another time). Well, now that you're completely caught up to your past progress on Lego Dimensions, I think that what could be done next in that game would be to first get through the other level packs (Portal, Doctor Who, Ghostbusters, and Midway Arcade, to cover all of the Year 1 level packs) in order to obtain many character and/or vehicle abilities that are not available with anything else, then move on to the other remaining themes featured in the Year 1 content. Of course, that all depends on how the polls go over the next few months, but that's what I believe should be done next. Anyway, definitely looking forward to further progress in the Lego Ninjago movie Videogame next week.
  5. Great to see that, despite a bit of a slow start getting that stud multiplier, you had just enough time to get through all eight dojo challenges. There are actually two ways to access the dojos, either directly from the map (the faster method, as you did), or by finding and entering the pagoda style building present in each of the eight areas (which is what I did when I played this game). Also, I noticed that with each dojo completed and with each of the 20 ranks reached, new custom character parts would be unlocked, so getting all of that taken care of before trying the character customizer will leave you with a lot more options to choose from. In addition to the character customizer, another thing worth checking out before moving on to the freeplay exploration is the Battle Arena. From my experience, although they are designed for multiplayer, the other players can be AI controlled, so you can enjoy that feature in single player mode as well. That's good, because there are three achievements to unlock from using the battle arenas. Basically, you don't have to worry about actually winning any of the battles. All you really need to do is simply complete a round of each of the three different modes, as well as use each of the different power-ups (there's six different types, according to a guide I recently checked on) available in the arenas at least once. And to answer one of your questions from the stream, yes, both Ninjago Movie and Lego Movie 2 games are actually among the quickest Lego games to fully complete (about half as long as most other Lego games, based on my experience). From what I could tell, I had believed the only potential difficulty you might've had with Ninjago Movie would be completing the dojos good enough to unlock everything, earning that x100 combo achievement, and completing all of the races (and with two out of those three already done, it seems this game probably won't be too much trouble for you after all.) Lego Movie 2 should be even easier, as the only issues I foresee for you is again completing the races (along with an additional feature that I'm not sure if it's necessary for game completion, but we'll save that for when you actually get to that game). As for next week's stream of Lego Dimensions, since there was unintentionally no poll (which sadly means no chance for a prize), I suppose I'll just go ahead an repeat what I've mentioned previous times and suggest going for the Simpsons bonus level to finally get fully caught up to where you had progressed in your first run through the game. Notably, I recall one of the minikits required using a Keystone ability (one that the first time around you did not have unlocked due to your incomplete progress through the story levels), so at least this time, you'll have a chance to get that one. And of course, after the bonus level is complete, you could also bring in the other Simpsons packs (Bart and Krusty, if I remember correctly). Hopefully, by the time you're done all of that, you'll have enough studs to purchase that x2 stud multiplier red brick.
  6. Congratulations on reaching 100% completion and unlocking all achievements for the Lego Movie Videogame! Yes, it looks like this really is the first Lego game you've been able to fully complete (aside from Bionicle Heroes (which, by the way, I'd be happy to help you fully complete that one level you struggled with on the stream, whenever you'd like to get around to it)). This was also the first Lego game I fully completed, but that's mostly because it was the only Lego game I had been interested enough in to actually purchase it back then. Interesting to think the initial reason I first got interested in Twitch Tuesday was because this was one of the earliest games you got and I wanted to see you try a game I was familiar with, and the only reason I eventually got interested in all the other Lego games was because I ended up continuing to watch Twitch Tuesday even after you had finished Story Mode and moved on to something else. (In a way, I guess you could say things have now come full-circle today.) Of course, being the only Lego game I had for a while, it shouldn't be too surprising that I was obsessed enough to fully complete it multiple times. For every other Lego game, I have thus far been able to fully complete each and every one of them only once (with the exception of Star Wars Force Awakens, but that was only because a technical issue with unlocking the 100% completion achievement essentially forced me to play through the whole game all over again before I finally got it). There's definitely a few of these Lego games I'd like to completely play though multiple more times, but I just haven't had the time for it yet. So now it's time to move on to completing the Lego Ninjago Movie Videogame. I suppose you're probably interested in some initial advice, so I'll offer perhaps some important things to start off. First of all, I'm guessing you'll want the stud multiplier red bricks, and in that game, there's only a x2 multiplier available, which you'll find in the eighth and final area (so assuming you left off immediately after completing Story Mode, you should be already there when you start up the game next week). That'll be helpful for going through the "Training Dojos", which are basically mini levels that involve a boss fight to unlock various characters (some of which will provide useful abilities you'll need to access certain places, so that's definitely something you'll want to get done as soon as possible). As for the achievements, many of them should be rather simple, but the only one I think you might some difficulty with is for reaching an attack combo of x100 (basically hitting enemies over a hundred times without slowing down), but if my experience is anything to go by, that could be doable in some of the training dojos (so long as you focus only on the endless waves of minor enemies and avoid trying to defeat the boss that will end the level). There's more advice I have to offer, but I think this will be enough to get you started next week (though you might want to also refresh your memory on how to perform all those different types of attacks). Anyway, nice work with completing the Lego Movie Videogame. I'll definitely be looking forward to the Lego Ninjago Movie Videogame next week. (Oh, and you might want to be sure you've watched the Ninjago TV series at least up to the end of Season 7 if you'd like to recognize all of the additional characters that will be available to unlock in that game.)
  7. I just thought of something else I'd like to see in a future episode. I think it would be nice if they're able to interview some of the people who worked at Templar Studios on the Mata Nui Online Game. You never know what kind of new insights such an opportunity might bring up.
  8. Basically, just a nice summary of the first season and some highlights, finished off with confirmation that there will be more episodes to come after a short break. I'll admit that I was rather amused that among the stats was that the most frequent comment on their YouTube videos was "When is Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga coming out?" with the rather predictable answer of "we don't know". And yes, I was just as shocked and surprised as they were when it was revealed that there is actually a private server of the official Lego Universe game that's still running, mostly for the purpose of simply preserving the contents of that game. And finally, they mentioned possible (but not guaranteed) topics for future episodes including Rock Raiders, Bionicle, Loco, and Racers, so aside from the obvious with Bionicle, I'm also interested in a possible episode on Racers. I'd also like to suggest perhaps another topic they could explore would be some of the online flash games that were once available to play on the Lego website (games like Backlot, Junkbot, World Builder, and much more). Either way, I'll certainly be looking forward to whatever might be next for this podcast series.
  9. One more level completed, three more to go (the first is relatively long, but the last two should go by rather quickly). That glitch of getting MetalBeard trapped on the lower floor was definitely a new one for me. I think I might have once tried to do that intentionally (though not until after I had already completed all of his tasks to avoid the risk of needing to restart the level), but was never able to accomplish it, so that fact that you did get MetalBeard down there makes it all the more surprising for me. At least with the limited time left afterward, you took the opportunity to complete some of those gold instruction builds. As I mentioned in the chat, some of those models are based on sets that were actually released while others are models that are probably seen only in that game. Specifically, the models from levels 2, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 appear in actual sets, while the models from levels 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, and 9 are designs that you'll see exclusively in the game. Good work getting that spaceship achievement, and since you mentioned also getting the other dance minigame achievement as well, that leaves just five achievement left to go, all of which will be unlocked upon completing the game (and building all of those gold instruction builds). Also, I have literally no idea what that whole Twitch reward thing or whatever was all about. In all honesty, I've used my Twitch account solely for the purpose of using the chat during these Twitch Tuesday streams. I've never used any channel points I've gotten (currently somewhere over 11,000) or claimed any bonuses or gifts or whatever that other stuff is all about. It's all just way too confusing and overwhelming for me to understand any of it. Put simply, I'm just using my account to chat on only one channel for only one hour every Tuesday, so why bother with all that other stuff? Finally, to answer your question from last week, there is a wiki site for Lego Dimensions, and the front page has all of the playable characters listed (though you'll have to go to each character page to see which abilities they have, in addition to a bunch of other information). Here's the link: https://lego-dimensions.fandom.com/wiki/LEGO_Dimensions_Wiki And while I'm on the subject of Lego Dimensions, I think that once you've brought in all of the Year 1 (Waves 1-5) characters and their respective builds (no need to purchase any upgrades), then you can start going through all of the story levels again to try collecting everything, as well as with the bonus levels from those Year 1 level packs. I haven't read the guide extensively enough to know what will be needed for the Year 2 bonus levels, but obviously you won't need any Year 2 content to fully complete the Year 1 levels and hub areas (14 in total). Thankfully, 100% completion is not among the achievements for that game, but there are achievement for at least making some progress through each of the level packs and story packs (and unless you ever change your mind regarding the Harry Potter themes, such full completion of Lego Dimensions beyond the Year 1 content will not be possible).
  10. It was indeed very interesting to listen to the perspectives of those two big names in Lego regarding the development of digital play over the years and decades. I learned quite a few interesting things, like how the Lego Movie probably became successful in part perhaps because the Lego Company had learned from the mistakes of getting too deeply involved in the development of Lego Universe. I also found it quite fascinating that not only was Kjeld so passionate about programing since the 1970s, but also that he continues to build Lego sets (including some of the really big ones) to this day. I have to say, this was definitely one of my favorite episodes of this entire series, thus far.
  11. Although you didn't get around to two of the three Lord of the Rings fun packs, at least you got quite a few easy achievements obtained. But while you did obtain that x2 stud multiplier red brick, I just checked the guide and it turns out you'll need 1,000,000 studs to purchase it, and from what I saw at the end of the stream, you had only somewhere over 200,000, despite the stud meter getting close to the "Rule Breaker" rank for collecting 800,000 (so while it's good to know that purchases won't affect progress on hub world "Rule Breaker" progress, I'm still concerned that leaving the hub worlds before filling that stud meter would probably cause it to reset when you come back, just like restarting a level). I guess purchasing all those upgrades for the Batmobile cost quite a lot, but now that you actually have them, you can just switch them on or off to whatever setting you would prefer (just so you know, the second model can use those triple grappling points, while the third model can shatter glass objects). Anyway, for the next time you're back on Lego Dimensions, you may want to hold off on purchasing any upgrades or renovation quests until you can afford that red brick. As for why I didn't mention that other red brick for the x4 stud multiplier, I confess that I wanted you to largely stay with the Year 1 content for a while, but if you really want to go for it, then I suppose next month's stream will involve going through the Goonies bonus level (much like with Back to the Future or Simpsons) before reaching that hub world to find that red brick (it'll cost 2,000,000 studs, so even if you do get it, you'll have to hold off on purchases to afford it like the other one).
  12. The issue is practically all of the white pieces in the set (or at least the half that have been facing the window after the last few years) so you're suggesting that I might as well purchase the whole set all over again. I'd rather not do that, as I'm interested in getting the Space Shuttle set that just came out. (While I am capable of affording purchasing both, I'd prefer to not spend another $120 on something that I already have.) Besides, my question still hasn't been properly answered. Do these cleaning methods (specifically the one that uses hydrogen peroxide) work on printed parts without risking damage to the printed detailing?
  13. Do these cleaning methods also work for parts with printed detailing on them? My Saturn V set has had some of the white parts (including the ones with red letters and the American flag on them) get slightly discolored from being placed near a window for the last few years, so it would be nice to know if I can restore them back to the original white color without having to worry about risking damage to any of the printed detailing.
  14. I'm completely okay with this delay. Not only is this assurance for a better quality game when it eventually does release, but also I've already got plenty of other things to occupy my time while I wait for it. (Not to mention, I intend to eventually purchase the game when it's on sale and not at full price, so I'll definitely be willing to wait even longer than its actual date of release.)
  15. It was interesting to hear about some of the more recent accomplishments of developing Lego games that go beyond the TT Games formula that many fans had associated with Lego gaming for a while now. I was honestly not surprised that future projections indicate that not only will the physical Lego products remain as relevant as ever, but also that digital play could very well become as much an integral part of the Lego play experience as the physical building experience in a way that both would become equally relevant. Anyway, I'll definitely be looking forward to next week's episode, considering who they mentioned they will be speaking with (Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen and Jorgen Vig Knudstorp).
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