Video Game Golden Sun Discussion

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01:52:28 PM Aug 11th 2013
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Would it be good idea to split Golden Sun:The Lost Age from this article?
03:02:13 PM Aug 11th 2013
Yes, very. I've only been putting it off because splitting pages that are this heavily integrated is a pain.

Maybe we should have a general Golden Sun franchise page for all the common tropes, then VideoGame.Golden Sun for the first game, VideoGame.Golden Sun The Lost Age for the second, and VideoGame.Golden Sun Dark Dawn for the third, with character pages redirecting to a central disambiguation page that has all the pages for the different groups? Though I may be getting ahead of myself; these games don't really have enough characters for something that extreme.
04:09:55 PM Aug 11th 2013
I think a general page would be nice but I don't it should have a franchise page. The Franchise/ namespace is usually reserved for works with more than three media types. The only media (as far as I know) Golden Sun has are video games and there's only three of them. I would use Golden Sun: The Broken Seal for the first game and have Golden Sun as the general franchise page but that's the Japanese title and the wiki favours localised English titles..
09:18:21 AM Sep 15th 2012
edited by DonaldthePotholer
Removed this:

  • Artistic License - Physics: In TLA, when things start getting really cold after you light Jupiter Lighthouse, Kraden theorizes that the reason this happened after you lit the wind-element lighthouse situated in a temperate climate rather than the water-element one in the frozen North is that water doesn't cool as efficiently as wind. Air is a terrible conductor of heat; that's why people don't die of hypothermia in sixty-five degree weather (or for that matter, why some people can consider 65 degrees Fahrenheit to be "warm weather"). By contrast, water is a much better conductor of heat, which is why a hot piece of metal will stay hot for quite some time in open air, but cool almost instantly in a bucket of water.]]

Air may be, in and of itself, a terrible conductor, but Kraden's not talking about a calm day. With the Jupiter Lighthouse activated, the area is now subject to gale force winds. In effect, he's saying that there is a severe Windchill Effect. It's an aversion (albeit the more common aversion) of Convection Schmonvection.

EDIT: In fact, with the Water Lighthouse active, it would enable a humidity component which is generally positive with regard to apparent temperature (ergo, how recorded heat indices are warmer than the local air temperature).

EDIT2: What the original poster seems to be describing is heat transfer by conduction. This, however, requires actual physical contact with an object or medium of different temperature. Given that the lighting of the Mercury Lighthouse was not accompanied by a global precipitation event (i.e. a worldwide rainstorm), this means that there is no opportunity for a global temperature shift based on a change in medium balance. Ergo, discussions of cooling based on conduction are immaterial to the changes in climate experienced in this game.
12:58:29 PM Jan 8th 2011
I can't edit the page myself for some reason (suspecting I missed a memo), but on Bragging Rights Reward, it should be noted that Iris in Dark Dawn is gotten after even the final main plot boss is defeated.
08:01:41 PM Jan 8th 2011
It actually shouldn't, since Dark Dawn has its own separate page. It can be noted there, though.

You may have been edit banned, although I would not know. Try Ask The Tropers or something.
09:05:29 AM Jan 11th 2011
Fair enough, though I thought this was the series-spanning page.
12:38:51 PM Oct 20th 2010
Just a note that, since the game's coming out in Japan in a week, I'm gonna take preemptive action and move the soft-split Dark Dawn section to a Golden Sun: Dark Dawn page so as to avoid spoilers. Not that I know if anyone's going to be importing it (and really, it's a month-long wait, why would you?), but just in case...
11:07:03 AM Jul 28th 2010
edited by Bonzi77
Could the boulder at the beginning of the game be considered a literal Rock Falls, Everyone Dies?
12:14:18 PM Nov 9th 2010
Except... except NO ONE DIES. >.<
09:00:14 AM Sep 3rd 2011
On replaying the game, I've found that people did, in fact, die — one kid lost his father. However, nobody "important" — IE, relatives of the main cast — died.
04:16:33 AM Mar 30th 2010
Alex back in Golden Sun DS?
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