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601  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTORO Volume 2: Mines of Moria (paid, full-box expansion) on: July 13, 2008, 02:24:10 AM
I just played my level 40 hunter today after 2 months away (AoC and a re-kindled interest in EQ2). He really seemed to be unable to hold his own against monsters I'm sure he had no trouble with before. I don't think it was just being rusty, either. I played for several hours and just felt really underpowered.

I'm really looking forward to the expansion.

How come you call it LOTORO?

602  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS/T: Motorstorm on: June 28, 2008, 10:36:40 PM
Is it worth $17 shipped to anyone? Also would trade for Folklore or Heavenly Sword.

603  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CTRL-V Test procedures on: June 16, 2008, 10:05:55 PM
Angostura bitters

Mmm... Manhattans

604  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Supreme Court Smacks Bushies Again... on: June 15, 2008, 04:39:51 PM

Quote from: msduncan on June 15, 2008, 02:51:11 PM

Just any day now the Court will hand down the decision about the 2nd Amendment.      paranoid eek

Yes.   I'm scared.

So you disagree with the decision?

605  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: space sim from Spacetime Studios on: June 12, 2008, 12:35:07 AM
That does look good. Hope it has good joystick support.

606  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Ironrod: McCain supports manned exploration of Mars on: June 07, 2008, 02:48:42 AM
Couldn't you hve pm'd him?

607  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: South Korea and American Beef on: June 02, 2008, 03:10:58 PM
I think it's as much resistance to a pro-American president they aren't fond of as it is about tainted beef.

Naturally, there must be something seriously wrong.  Roll Eyes

608  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 4/08) on: May 28, 2008, 06:19:09 PM
+1 to Vinda-Lou

609  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Things to do in Vancouver, BC? on: May 25, 2008, 05:26:53 PM in addition to the things already listed. Chinatown is interesting, also, and a good location for cheap eats. My wife and I took a nighttime ghost tour of Gastown a couple of months ago. We both really enjoyed it. More of an underground history tour than anything really supernatural. A passport would be very helpful getting across the border, and don't bring any children that aren't yours  icon_biggrin

610  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - All Your Questions Are Belong to Us! on: May 25, 2008, 05:14:24 PM

Quote from: Rich on May 25, 2008, 03:25:28 PM

I haven't been able to get the /claim to work either even though my account info on their website shows the items attached to my account.  One thing that might be preventing it in my case is I haven't input the retail code yet since my copy hasn't arrived from GoGamer, I'm still playing on my early access download and code.

That's exactly why it isn't working. The retail code is required.

611  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: The Official GT Trader Feedback List (updated 4/08) on: May 24, 2008, 06:48:36 PM
+1 to Lassr
+1 to Canuck


612  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: GT Pay it Forward Freebies Thread on: May 23, 2008, 08:08:37 PM

Viet Cong- Fist Alpha


613  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Would you buy this car? on: May 23, 2008, 08:01:19 PM
Haha... classic  icon_smile

614  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC - Wanderers now Recruiting!! (Playing on DERKETO Server) on: May 22, 2008, 11:34:45 PM

Quote from: skystride on May 22, 2008, 10:24:09 PM

Best undocumented feature: Sidekicking!  Level too low?  No problem!  Sidekick today and we will give you (level-1).  Now if only they also had mentoring.

So how does that work, exactly? Do you get the skills, feat points, and abilities of that level? Then you go back to your original level when you de-group?

615  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: So my son asks me, "How is Obama doing, dad?" on: May 22, 2008, 11:30:57 PM

Quote from: Trappin on May 22, 2008, 11:28:34 PM

Garcia is dead ?


Don't believe it. Jerry lives!

Somebody miracle me.

616  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Someone hijacked my WoW account...long on: May 22, 2008, 08:05:47 PM
If Blizzard's 'secure' server was hacked, don't you think they would have got a whole lot more accounts? While it sucks to have your account compromised, I find it very unlikely Blizzard's server was 'hacked'. Also, it's a good idea to remove payment information if you plan on a hiatus.

617  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: So now we torture on behalf of the Chinese? on: May 22, 2008, 12:35:00 AM

Quote from: DamageInc on May 21, 2008, 03:42:41 PM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on May 21, 2008, 03:17:46 PM

This filthy, worthless administration has set out to destroy everything that is good about America. The basic decency for which our country was once known is now gone. This president, and his supporters, are to blame for this, and for the repercussions that might come if we do not correct course dramatically.

We have pretty much done similar things in almost every war or combat situation we have been in going back to even the earliest days of this country. Heck after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor they rounded up all the American Japanese and put them in detention camps. I'm not necessarily saying it is always fair or right, but don't just blame the administration as it has been a fundamnetal stance since the beginning.

Great argument. Don't hold anyone accountable, 'cuz you know, other people have done it before.

618  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Would you buy this car? on: May 22, 2008, 12:21:25 AM
Apparently somebody would.

619  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Impressions on: May 22, 2008, 12:10:45 AM

Quote from: QP on May 21, 2008, 10:26:28 PM

ANy consensus on server choices for GT/OO?,26640.0.html

620  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC - Wanderers now Recruiting!! (Playing on DERKETO Server) on: May 22, 2008, 12:04:57 AM

Quote from: Rowdy on May 21, 2008, 10:56:30 PM

I'm thinking I might sign up for the Wanderers again.  I was Rust in WoW and Gravity Well back in CoH.  Just installing now... who knows if I'll get to play tonight or not at the rate it's going, mind you.

(did this game just tell me I needed 26 gb free to install???)

The box states 32  icon_eek

621  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - All Your Questions Are Belong to Us! on: May 21, 2008, 07:32:46 PM
I'll give that a shot. It's been awhile since I've installed new ones.

622  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - All Your Questions Are Belong to Us! on: May 21, 2008, 06:19:34 PM
I encountered that issue last night, D'Art. It was on White Sands Isle and I was fighting the level 15 crocs. I'd use cobra stare which stuns them. I'd back up a little bit and they disappeared. When I moved forward, they reappeared, but had broken combat and were evading.

623  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - Early access is open! on: May 19, 2008, 11:49:50 PM
I've got to say the whole thing has been really smooth for me. No crashes. Performance is quite good. Sometimes my fps dips down to the mid-teens, but it doesn't seem as bad as it sounds. Doesn't affect combat or anything. So far all the quests seem to be working.

Just a couple of nitpicks-

A few times my screen just goes black (always during combat) and stays that way 4-5 seconds. It's happened about 4 times all weekend. It comes back normally by itself.

Another thing, sometimes npc's take ages to load. If I zone into Tortage (or into the tavern, now that I think of it), I'll sometimes have to stand around and wait for an npc to appear for up to 2 minutes. Sometimes their quest icon will be sitting on the ground, other times it won't appear until they do.

What are the yellow arcs that flash during combat? Is that the direction the attack is coming from? Is there anything I should do about those?

Can't wait for it to be back up. Maybe they'll have fixed the trader.

624  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AOC loot question on: May 18, 2008, 06:13:35 PM

Quote from: msduncan on May 18, 2008, 01:06:12 PM

Quote from: Arclight on May 18, 2008, 10:30:13 AM

Yeah pure drops for gear hasn't been great for me yet.(lv.14)
Quest rewards, and merchant stuff is the way to go so far.

This saddens me as this sounds precisely how the loot system for LOTRO is.    Crafting and Quest rewards are where the good loot comes from.    For those of you that didn't have the misfortune of seeing the effects of this long-term in LOTRO, let me give you a peek of the future of a game that goes this loot-route:

In about 40 will look around and notice that everyone looks the same and has the same gear.    Very very boring.     A system that mixes random valuable rares in, you have a huge variety of people wearing a huge variety of things.    THis will not happen in a game that forms their loot system like what LOTRO or seemingly AOC does.     

And for the record:   people claimed in the early life of LOTRO that the loot system probably wasn't finished.    Well... it was.   And it continued it's suckage to this very day.     

frown   I'll pass.

LotRO kind of has a framework they must stay within. There wasn't a lot of bling in Middle Earth. Even so, there is a ton of variety in loot. I'm not sure why you never saw it. Higher level characters look a lot more distinctive than they do in WoW, where everyone grinds until they all have the same old tier X gear or crafted class set. No differentiation at all. I'm glad for games that are more than just lusting after the uber gear.


625  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: GT Pay it Forward Freebies Thread on: May 17, 2008, 11:12:45 PM
Hey Lassr,

Could I get that Supreme Commander?


626  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 17, 2008, 09:11:32 PM
Forum message says it is live. Can anyone confirm that?

627  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 17, 2008, 08:03:40 PM
Well, the three hours is up. Anyone have any news? I'm at work for another 3 hours.

628  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 17, 2008, 07:46:02 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 17, 2008, 07:33:34 PM

Quote from: Hotfreak on May 17, 2008, 07:20:46 PM

Is there any reason for negativity yet?  Is there ever?  If it turns out poorly, it would be time to own one's disappointment.  

As a (former?) game developer myself (do pedagogical sofware now), I can assure you they are working as hard as they can to make it work.

There is a reason for negativity for people who went through the same shit with AO.  A company should be able to learn from it's mistakes and plan ahead properly the second time it does something.  Bringing the server down within 5 minutes of a scheduled launch is pretty obviously piss poor planning.

If and when this matches the debacle that was the AO launch, fine. Don't you think a 3 hour delay on an early access launch is a bit premature for the doomsaying? It's like some people are hoping for a mess so they'll feel vindicated.

629  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 17, 2008, 07:14:09 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on May 17, 2008, 06:34:04 PM

One of those kinds of launches huh?

Actually, it's far from one of those kinds of launches yet.

630  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: GT Pay it Forward Freebies Thread on: May 17, 2008, 02:33:40 AM
I'll put up -

Enter the Matrix
Simpsons: Hit and Run
Paradise Cracked
Singles (Thanks ericb)
Viet Cong- Fist Alpha

Can I get that Korsun Pocket, Canuck and Zax from Vinda-Lou?


631  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC - Wanderers now Recruiting!! (Playing on ANU Server) on: May 15, 2008, 09:58:15 PM
How do you get to 80 on an FFA server? Can you level by ganking people? If not, won't you just be doing the boring pve stuff while being occupied by looking over your shoulder all the time?

632  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 10, 2008, 06:15:51 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on May 10, 2008, 05:57:06 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 09, 2008, 10:10:35 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on May 09, 2008, 09:14:55 PM

Im IN closed beta..its what wont run. Heck the game was final a week ago and is at the shippers now ready to go out I bet. It wont be any better than what Im not getting to play now.

Considering they just released a 540 meg patch (that I'm guessing you never downloaded) I think it will be quite improved from the version on the disc.  I'll eat my hat if they don't release at least another patch before live. 

Im up to date as of the time of the post you quoted. It was the latest big patch unless they released one today late sometime.

And I posted the problems Im having in their tech forum. Their bug report wouldn't even work for me. I even ran 2 of the check all files thing and compress archive thing or finishes up, says there were 0 errors, then when I click ok it gives me a windows send / dont send error box.


Man, you sure have the worst luck with these things.

633  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stuffing Muffy on: May 06, 2008, 06:42:42 PM
Man, that is f'ing creepy. I just lost a cat that was part of my life for 15 years. As much as I loved her and miss her, there is no way I'd want her lifeless body hanging around the house. It was hard enough seeing her lifeless for just the several minutes at the vet. I can't understand some of those comments where people think their pet will be with them forever, now. I did, however, have her cremated.

634  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sorry Hepcat [NSFW] on: May 03, 2008, 04:13:19 PM

Quote from: Zero on May 03, 2008, 04:03:19 PM

I waited till I got home...for something NSFW...and I got that image?  Other than it being an ad for the Fantasy strip show - is that really NSFW?   disgust

I thought it was referring to Hepcat's picture.

635  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: GTA4 impressions thread - stores are receiving them! on: April 28, 2008, 02:36:09 PM

Quote from: msduncan on April 26, 2008, 06:12:50 PM

Ok ok... that's it.   I'm switching to PS3.

Sorry regular multiplayer gang.  I just don't trust my 360 launch unit to live up to the marathon sessions I'm going to put into this title.   It's due to go red rings, and I'm sure it will do so as soon as I bring this thing home.    frown    And yes Yellowking, maybe it's a little of me justifying my purchase of a PS3.   It's high time I got some use out of it other than Uncharted.   

What is puzzling is that I called up to check if it was too late to do it, and the ebgames guy sounded like he worked for Microsoft.   He told me that the PS3 version frame rates are far worse than the 360 version.     It's almost like ebgames pushes 360 over PS3 nowadays because this isn't the first time I've run into this.     Wierd.

Geez. Man up and get them both, then do your own comparison.

636  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Oblivion mod help on: April 25, 2008, 08:24:11 PM
What are the mods that require a fresh start? My wife is about to start, and I want to make sure we get any of those installed first. Also, I installed Fran's at about level 23, and I haven't really noticed any difference. Is there anyway to check that it is working properly?

I've noticed something that really makes the world seem unrealistic. When I've travelled through woods and up mountains, and feel like I'm really far out, I'll turn around and see the Imperial City and it looks so big and so close that it seems I haven't gone anywhere at all. Does that bother anyone else, and has anyone heard of a way to change it?

637  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I need a kick a$$ watergun on: April 24, 2008, 10:24:57 PM
Hasbro money shot

638  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: April 17, 2008, 10:34:04 PM

Quote from: Trent Steel on April 16, 2008, 09:06:44 PM

Quote from: Gratch on April 16, 2008, 08:58:21 PM

I'll be pleasantly surprised if it turns back on, but I highly doubt it'll happen at this point.  My guess is that OO is gone for good...which would really suck.  frown

Tell me about it.  If OO doesn't come back that means that my bleeding scrotum thread will be lost forever.

Don't be so sure.

639  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Favorite Drink To Relax? on: April 15, 2008, 10:20:22 PM

Quote from: Kratz on April 15, 2008, 10:18:48 PM

Quote from: joeyjazz on April 15, 2008, 08:21:22 PM

Even when I play a show and get the choice of PBR or Bud/Miller Light for free I'll just give my free drinks to my gf and pay for something decent for myself.

You fail as a punk rocker.

I usually just drink dandelion juice.


A real punk would only use chicory.

640  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Favorite Drink To Relax? on: April 15, 2008, 10:18:53 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on April 15, 2008, 09:39:45 PM

That's funny, because both Killian's and Blue Moon are from Coors.

Shhhhhhhh! Don't spoil my illusions!

Mum's the word   icon_wink

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