|Job Class||Mystic Knight|
|Date of Birth||1988|
Greetings, kiddies! I am Drake Clawfang. My real name is Adam, but this is the internet, so I use the alias Drake. Here, I'm an admin, walkthrough writer, vandal fighter and all-around editor of many things. I'm also a self-declared expert of FF4, 6 and 7, and am a freelancer image editor. If you need some game advice, Wiki advice, a custom image or just wanna chat, feel free to drop me a line!
Don't be fooled by the Japanese in the character box there - I don't speak a word. Thanks for that Yuan!
My Dissidia fanfic Shards of Memory is now hosted here, give it a look!
My anime concept (outdated)
Thought of the Moment
There's something that bugs me concerning video games these days, and I'd like to put forth a request to all of you who play video games.
Stop mindlessly saying "glhf" and "gg" when you play.
I say this because we seem to have lost sight of what we are actually saying when we saw these things. They're more words that internet culture has twisted and distorted out of confusion of what they mean and in doing so are making them seem to mean something else. We know what the abbreviations stand for of course - "good luck, have fun" and "good game". The latter is the customary greeting and the former the customary farewell.
But here's the thing; as I said, we use these terms mindlessly without actually being aware of what they mean. "Good luck, have fun". Why on earth would anyone in any form of competition wish their opponent luck? That just seems entirely counter-intuitive to the idea of a competition - to win. I am entirely on board with "have fun", win or lose I play all games to have fun and hope my opponents in them have fun too. But why would you wish your opponent luck? Do you actively hope they win? Otherwise to say it is just dumb. There's many things you can say to an opponent before a match and "have fun" works fine on its own.
By the same token, "gg". "Good game". Do you always say that when you lose? When your opponent says it do you just parrot it back? Do you say it even if the game was objectively not-good? I play Hero Attack x3 on Starcraft II often, and games tend to last between 30 minutes and an hour, depending on the teams and their skills. All shop items and enemy spawns do not unlock until 20 minutes, yet some games never get to that point, the opposing team just sucks and the game is over at 15 minutes. And people say "gg". That was a good game to you? Pokemon same deal, let's say your opponent completely curbstomps you without losing a single Pokemon, and types in "gg" as though that was a satisfying battle to them.
I do not say this as a sore loser, I've been the curbstomper in those games and it bugs me when my defeat opponent says "gg". No it was not a good game, it was a waste of my time against a poor opponent and for that I receive no satisfaction or joy from victory. If I want an easy win in games I'd play the AI which usually sucks in video games, but I don't, I like to play human opponents because I like to be challenged. If I am not playing someone who can give me a good bout, it's a waste of both our time. Conversely if I lose to a genuinely skilled opponent that flat outplays me, I happily say "gg", because it was, I played my best and lost fair and square, I have no shame for it and shall gracefully concede the victory to the better player.
I've brought up these matters in games sometimes and can count on one hand the number of people I've seen that agree with me. Conversely many seem to think I'm a rude or antisocial jerk for thinking this way, telling me that saying these terms is common courtesy and it's going to alienate players if I refuse to indulge in it. I don't see it as common courtesy, I see it as being insincere. Courtesy only means something if it is genuine, if you say "thank you" to someone when you are not thankful to them, it's a lie and you are only going along with it to not be seen as rude. Yet saying glhf and gg is precisely that, it's false courtesy we say because it's expected of us as gamers. And in doing so the terms have lost all meaning to them, when everyone is wishing everyone else good luck then why even bother saying it at all?
Call me a bitter loser if you must, I'm not. But the next time you participate in a game of any sort and it's a one-sided battle over in minutes, and your opponent types in "gg" as you think to yourself "well that was a lame waste of time", stop yourself from mindlessly responding "gg" back. Be honest and sincere and tell them outright "nah that was lame, too quick and too easy". Your opponents may think you're a dick for it, but like you give a crap, it's not like you see these people regularly right? And if you do they should know you and understand why you don't toss these phrases around so casually. You on the other hand get to feel a small sense of pride for not contributing to the rapid degeneration of the English language the internet is perpetuating, and will be seen by those who do know you as an honest person.
None of you ever got this, you derps - the answer is poker.
Four warlords challenge each other to battle using armies of naught but sellswords belonging to four local families. The first warlord arrives at battle and proclaims he has hired two boys from rival families, each four years of age. The second arrives and declares he has hired five members from the same family, each different years. The third arrives and reveals he has hired four girls each aged nine, one from each family. The fourth arrives to battle with a mother, a father, a brother, and two sons, aged one and ten, all from the same family. The other three proclaim the fourth warlord the victor and pay a bounty in penance for their defiance.
I have been dominated and forced to submit to a superior force...or I was bored. Either way...
For characters, ranked in top three favorites, from left to right.
Other Sites I'm On
- Fanfiction.net - http://www.fanfiction.net/~drakeclawfang
- I'm on other Fanfic websites too, but this is the main one. I host several Final Fantasy fics, including my greatest and largest fic to date, the Dissidia fanfic "Shards of Memory" featuring Cloud and Terra. Seriously, read it, most people I know here at the wiki that read it have enjoyed it.
- YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/DrakeClawfang
- I currently host all ten Dissidia storylines with English subtitles, and a bunch of the character preview vids and review trailers. I also remix movie trailers with Advent Children footage, and take requests for Dissidia replays.
Final Fantasy IV Walkthrough - My third walkthrough. Work on it stalled partway through, but I finished it inside a year still. Currently the only walkthrough to cover the Advance port of the game.
The After Years Walkthrough - Supremely bored one day, decided "why not" and here we go.
Final Fantasy V Job FAQ - Not willing to replay the game for a full-fledged walkthrough, especially when I've just finished it. But I wanted to do something to cover the Job System, so here it is.
Final Fantasy VI Walkthrough - my first walkthrough, I started it on September 23 2007, and began Part 36 on October 5th. Oh yeah, I powered right through that puppy. Then my data got erased before I could beat Omega Weapon or Soul Shrine, so it didn't get "officially" finished until April 3rd 2008. Hey, I had just spent 2 weeks playing through the game and lost all my data, I wasn't up to doing it again right yet! It has since been spruced up with templates, links, pictures and so forth.
Final Fantasy VII Walkthrough - My second walkthrough. FF7 better than I thought, though not quite as good as you've heard. That's what I have to say on VII. But that's not to say it doesn't kick ass - it does.
Crisis Core Walkthrough - Was bored. Felt like replaying the game and decided "hey, if I'm gonna replay it, might as well walkthrough it." And so I will.
Final Fantasy VIII Walkthrough - This was Squallinoa's walkthrough for FF8, which he left to me upon leaving the Wiki. I had originally planned to just restructure the strategy and leave his commentary intact, but couldn't do it. So basically I hallowed it out and made it my own. I admit I would have never walkthroughed the game if Squallinoa hadn't left me his, so thanks for motivating me guy!
Final Fantasy IX Walkthrough - Yay for boredom.
Final Fantasy X Walkthrough - Dunno why I picked this game out of all the others. Maybe its the joke potential which is too good to pass up. Powered through the main story in less than a week, sidequests took longer of course.
Final Fantasy XII License Board FAQ - I do love FF12, but I'm not up to covering its vast stores of optional content. However, I like the License Board system, and have a multi-page FAQ to teach even total novices how to get the most out of their LP.
Dissidia 012 Walkthrough - You have three guesses why I decided to do this, and the first two don't count.
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest Walkthrough - I'm ashamed to admit owning this piece of shit, but did a walkthrough for it just for the sake of completing the MQ database here. I'm never touching this crap game ever again, and you shouldn't either. But if you do, feel free to swing by and check out my walkthrough.