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Monster Rancher:

 1 lalalei 2001, Fri, 31st Dec '10 10:49:58 AM from At my computer. Relationship Status: I <3 love!
Been on a huge Monster Rancher kick lately. I have 2, 3, 4, Battle Card Episode II, Hop-A-Bout, and DS.

Trouble is, aside from the Battle Card and Hop-A-Bout spinoffs...I absolutely suck at them. I consider it a big accomplishment to get a monster to B Rank.

Though in 3 I almost beat the game on my first monster. i don't even know what he was. :

edited 2nd Jun '11 4:13:48 PM by lalalei2001

The Protomen enhanced my life.
 2 Shirow Shirow, Fri, 31st Dec '10 11:18:34 AM from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Saintia SHOU!
I've had 2 since i onwed a PS1, and i've been playing it off and on for years. Yes, i suck at it too. But it's because The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard. 77% chance of hitting my ass.
"Well, of course they'd be "colorful" - they're male battle-whores." - Nomuru2d
 3 Indirect Active Transport, Fri, 31st Dec '10 11:23:03 AM from Chicago Relationship Status: Coming soon to theaters
The GOAT?
I played Monster Rancher 2. I was new to the mons genre then and was impressed that a game could out Guide Dangit Pokemon.
That's why he wants you to have the money. Not so you can buy 14 Cadillacs but so you can help build up the wastes
 4 Zealot Vedas, Fri, 31st Dec '10 2:32:56 PM from A Geographical Oddity
I love Monster Rancher 2 and 4. It always aggravated me how difficult it was to obtain certain monsters if don't already know what discs they're hidden on.

It really sucks if you look it up and the only listed disc that the monster you want appears on is one you otherwise wouldn't buy.
If worst comes to worst, we're screwed.
 5 Shirow Shirow, Fri, 31st Dec '10 11:39:09 PM from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Saintia SHOU!
The monster creation can occasionally be finicky in your favor: I once got a unique monster from a game called WDL thunder tanks and after looking it up that monster is supposed to ONLY come from one specific CD. Which wasn't that crappy game. I guess you just gotta be really lucky.

It's a shame the online game never made it over here.
"Well, of course they'd be "colorful" - they're male battle-whores." - Nomuru2d
Responsible adult
I love this series. I know how you feel about 2—I could never seem to get all the money I needed to raise a really good monster! All the guides told me to raise a moneymaker first, but all my moneymakers sapped all the funds I raised with 'em.
"Proto-Indo-European makes the damnedest words related. It's great. It's the Kevin Bacon of etymology." ~Madrugada
 7 lalalei 2001, Sun, 2nd Jan '11 7:05:14 PM from At my computer. Relationship Status: I <3 love!
My first Monster that died was in 2, a young Clear Suezo who i entered into one of the Rank F cups. I thought with the 500G prize it'd be easy :(
The Protomen enhanced my life.
 8 Jack Mackerel, Sun, 2nd Jan '11 7:09:06 PM from SOME OBSCURE MEDIA
I hated it when your monster would die randomly, or after it was hideously mismatched by some mutant freak that murders it in one hit, or after it ran away. >:|
 9 Aondeug, Sun, 2nd Jan '11 7:47:34 PM from  Our Dreams
Oh My
My first monster that died was a Mochi named well...Mochi. I cried and turned off the game out of disbelief. He died again and I cried some more.

I also cried when my first garu in MRA 2 got too old and had to either be made a coach or set off on retirement.
If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
 10 Shirow Shirow, Sun, 2nd Jan '11 8:12:41 PM from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Saintia SHOU!
Monster Rancher is more of a haven for Video Game Caring Potential than most others. The amount of time you spend on one monster can be astounding, and all the effort that you put into it to make it shine really pays off when it does you proud in a tournament.
"Well, of course they'd be "colorful" - they're male battle-whores." - Nomuru2d
 11 Aondeug, Sun, 2nd Jan '11 8:14:00 PM from  Our Dreams
Oh My
I know! I always feel so good when that little fucker murders the competition. Good slave...
If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
 12 Shirow Shirow, Sun, 2nd Jan '11 8:14:45 PM from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Saintia SHOU!
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I...

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"Well, of course they'd be "colorful" - they're male battle-whores." - Nomuru2d
 13 Aondeug, Sun, 2nd Jan '11 8:25:26 PM from  Our Dreams
Oh My
I regularly switch from being nice and loving to being cruel and sadistic while playing these games. One moment I will all "Ohh...who's a cute widdle suezo?" and the next "YES!!! FIGHT TO THE DEATH FOR MY AMUSEMENT AND PERSONAL GAIN!!!!".
If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
 14 Shirow Shirow, Sun, 2nd Jan '11 8:31:08 PM from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Saintia SHOU!
I've nurtured monsters practically from the womb into undying legends whose heroic tales in the ring will be remembered forever in the minds of fans and recordkeepers. I've traveled through ancient ruins with my trusty companion and unearthed forgotten knowledge and technology that forever changes the world around me. But most importantly i've forged a bond with my monsters, a true kinship so that i may call these magnificient creatures not pets or tools but friends and while their life may be fleeting, a part of them will always be in the next monster i raise. It's a beautiful cycle of rebirth and happiness that makes the world a slightly warmer place to live in.

You are a bipolar taskmaster with too much time on your hands! Monster raising is Serious Business, dammit!

edited 2nd Jan '11 8:31:53 PM by ShirowShirow

"Well, of course they'd be "colorful" - they're male battle-whores." - Nomuru2d
 15 Aondeug, Sun, 2nd Jan '11 8:48:05 PM from  Our Dreams
Oh My
Yes they are my friends who also happen to be slaves.
If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
 16 lalalei 2001, Sun, 2nd Jan '11 8:49:48 PM from At my computer. Relationship Status: I <3 love!
I tried to kill a monster once. I couldn't do it. ;_; Got too attached. Spent the rest of my time with it apologizing for bad errantries and scoldings and battles when it was tired. Then I reset the game cause I felt so bad :(
The Protomen enhanced my life.
 17 Aondeug, Sun, 2nd Jan '11 8:51:20 PM from  Our Dreams
Oh My
Yeah I can't intentionally try to kill them. I can be an asshole who makes fun of them and desires them to be badass so I can get more money, but I cannot kill them purposely.
If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
I like arranging multiple unrelated geneologies, each gradually becoming champion material, finally culminating in those lineages combining and producing a single Olympus Mons capable of beating the tar out of S-rank beasts before it is even done growing and living virtually forever as it is constantly fed life-extending treasures to sustain itself as an invincible and eternal demi-god.

...Yeah I enjoy the old MR games a bit too much.

Responsible adult
2 has the best solution ever to any of y'all who can't bear to kill monsters: Sueki Suezo! No matter what you do, it dies the week after you get it. Guilt-free!

And if you don't have a Monster Rancher 1 disc around, you can use a specialized burning program to make a disc the game THINKS is MR 1.
"Proto-Indo-European makes the damnedest words related. It's great. It's the Kevin Bacon of etymology." ~Madrugada
 20 lalalei 2001, Mon, 3rd Jan '11 11:41:30 AM from At my computer. Relationship Status: I <3 love!
Monster Rancher 1 is the only one I DON'T have. ^^; and that's the one that gets all the old save bonuses...
The Protomen enhanced my life.
 21 Aondeug, Mon, 3rd Jan '11 11:50:39 AM from  Our Dreams
Oh My
I try to do that Omnis, but I always run out of steam before I get anywhere near such a thing.

I've only played 2, 3, and A2. Haven't played any of the other games in the series though I want to.
If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
Bunny
Getting a ghost in MR 2 is so hard because you have to kill a monster to do so...

I always end up crying. Manly Tears.
One of my few regrets about being born female is the inability to grow a handlebar mustache. -Landstander
 23 Aondeug, Mon, 3rd Jan '11 12:24:58 PM from  Our Dreams
Oh My
I wish my crying was manly. It's more pitiful bawling complete with a runny nose.
If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
Responsible adult
Oh, I feel ya. That funeral is FAR too cruel to the soul for what it is. ;_;

I like the Advance games. Coaching is a nice life for an old monster, as is being reincarnated through fusion. Carol the Suzurin has lived many lives, and kicked ass in all but the first couple of 'em.
"Proto-Indo-European makes the damnedest words related. It's great. It's the Kevin Bacon of etymology." ~Madrugada
 25 Aondeug, Mon, 3rd Jan '11 5:22:01 PM from  Our Dreams
Oh My
I loved the advance games. Well the second one anyway. THEN IT DIED ON ME.
If someone wants to accuse us of eating coconut shells, then that's their business. We know what we're doing. - Achaan Chah
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