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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First CK, now MO? on: June 25, 2014, 12:38:23 AM
Might as well put this next post in this thread.

Right on track with what most of the thread evolved into.
I don't care about arguing it out. I believe sometimes you can stand
too close to the trees and not see the forest

But I'm done here, and with most of you here. Over the last couple
of years most of the core have become this pissed-off, negative, complaining,
entity.
I'm tired of the Gaming snobbery, and a know-it-all-attitude on a few of the regulars.

I had much more fun in Gone Gold, and I was hoping it would translate to here.
But don't get me wrong, this forum was still better than most out there.

But not anymore. You are not the same group. And this group is a little too negative
for my enjoyment.


Make an effort with new people. Or just make it a private forum and get done with it
2  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First CK, now MO? on: June 25, 2014, 12:25:04 AM
haha, And I rest my case. eek
3  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: First CK, now MO? on: June 24, 2014, 03:46:39 PM
Hey Ceekay, I bet dollars to do-nuts you're having a laugh at all of this "speculation"  Tongue

I've been around since Gone Gold's hey-day. What I've seen over the years is, the core group
of die-hards here are very picky about who they let "join" their online shenanigans.
I've felt it numerous times. You make a post that one of the "inner" group doesn't like
and now you're arguing with 3 or 4 others who carte-blanc  take the other guys side.

This is just an observation that might be an answer to why some just leave and say nothing.
4  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Casey Kasem passed away today at the age of 82 on: June 21, 2014, 03:00:31 PM
One of the best voices on the radio. Great modulation.

Susan from Indiana writes in saying: My husband has just been shipped over-seas. Would you please
play our wedding song for me? I'm having such a hard time missing him...

Sure Susan, we most certainly can do that. Here is Al Yankovich and "Ganster's Paradise"
5  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: May 10, 2014, 06:51:44 AM
Another balloon goes *pop*..

Playing beta and the first week of going "live"...My gaming joy was rising nicely, believing all the troubles they were having were par for the course of a new MMO.
And that's true. But there is a feeling you get after playing a substantial amount of time. I have visions of the offices of the developer's, where all the cubicles look like
they're manned by head-less chickens.
Blunder after blunder. Spasmodic responses to daily problems that were becoming common place. What a shame. You feel like, yes its going to be huge. Lucy, I home...
This was the one that would scratch my MMO itch. Instead it became the mosquito that caused the itch.

Anyway, trying to wax eloquent is not my main strength. Hey honey, what is my main strength? Get off the computer and start raking the back yard.......bah, she's just in a bad
mood. Normally she'd say, You are a man's man. You are my morning and my night. You are my strong arm, and soft shoulder.......no really, honest.

Anyway remembering my Army communications training, Arclight, out!
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Weekend Playlist -- 4/11/14 on: April 12, 2014, 02:46:55 PM
ESO.
7  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: April 09, 2014, 02:09:27 PM
The problem is times have changed. DAoC, EQ, were the ice breaking games of a new genre. We didn't even care
about leveling we were having fun coming to grips with what this new beauty on the block was all about.

I use to ride a bike everywhere I went as a kid. I have a car now. Yes I get to places faster, but you could argue I'm missing
all the stuff on the road that you see when biking.

Biking is still great. But have you notice how much that is changed? Speeding down hills, flying over jumps, banging into trees and laughing
your head off. I don't think many bikers of today would want to go back to that slow, riding on cement bike again.

Like I said, I like slower more than faster. But there is a balance. Where do you draw the line?
And after all these years of playing MMO's, and single player rpg's, I have a pretty good grasp on how to construct a viable character.
Anyone who doesn't know about self healing mobs, and how to interrupt them, hasn't played much before.

Anyway, the game is in there. And you don't have to look too far to find it. I'm digging crafting for the first time in a MMO.
I love that I can come across surprising things by exploring...Great game.
My only beef is the overly slow pacing of the leveling. Not bad for a game just released.
8  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: April 09, 2014, 12:41:46 PM
I'll add my voice to Ritt's assessment of the glacial level progression. Yes, I love to take my time and explore.
Exploring was my most anticipated part of ESO. But there is a balance. I think the balance is tipped too much
toward slow leveling. Partly due I guess to crafting only adding experience to crafting and not your over all level.
But what ever the reason, while I'm enjoying the ride, my arse is getting saddle sore from the pace of the game.

Like a good movie, pacing is major. No different for story telling in a MMORPG.

I like the idea of slower than most other MMO's, but swing it back a bit its moving too slow.
9  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: April 07, 2014, 09:55:50 PM
Oh the weird and wonderful World of first week MMO releases. There is a cluster uck of epic size going on over on the official forums.
Log in errors, being the main issue. The rants range from childish to great reads. The imagination of some is astounding. They should
be writing novels.
Oh, I'll find something else to do, like pump the water out of my basement because the sump pump line is frozen.
3 inches of water over the whole basement. Lord, I need patience, and I need it NOW!!!!
10  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: April 04, 2014, 07:56:11 PM
First MMO, and there have been a ton of them, that I'm excited about the crafting. Especially the Black Smith.
The way you can get recipes, discover elite crafting stations out in the wilds. They will reward your exploring with great
additions to your crafting.
I only want to do Black S. but I'm aware that you can do all of them if you so want to.
Being a Nord Dragon-Knight, I know that I'l be doing myself a big favor on that front, taking up Black S.

They assure us that if you put the time, and effort into the craft, you can easily equip yourself(others)with
top of the line gear(s).
That tweaks my fancy as well. Dungeons and me don't get along as a rule. And "grinding" just for gear
hits my gag reflex.
I would much rather explore and gather and find the means where I can be top dog on my street for gear.

Having a blast so far. I have rolled and re-rolled so many times I've lost track. But I think the Nord-Dragon Knight
has hit the sweet spot. I joined the Aldemeri Dominion with the Nord, instead of staying with the Ebonheart bunch. I think I got that right. smile

Runs really smooth on my now low-middle of the road rig. I have it on Ultra where allowed to.

..Time of this report: 4/4/2014, 15:51:50
       Machine name: PG-PC
   Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
       System Model: X58A-UD3R
               BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
          Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU         960  @ 3.20GHz (8 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
             Memory: 6144MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 6142MB RAM
          Page File: 1609MB used, 10673MB available
        Windows Dir: C:\Windows
    DirectX Version: DirectX 11

Display Device
          Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580
       Manufacturer: NVIDIA
          Chip type: GeForce GTX 580
           DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
         Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1080&SUBSYS_15823842&REV_A1
     Display Memory: 4047 MB
   Dedicated Memory: 1487 MB
      Shared Memory: 2559 MB
       Current Mode: 1920 x 1080 (32 bit) (60Hz)
       Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
      Monitor Model: SyncMaster
         Monitor Id: SAM0589
        Native Mode: 1920 x 1080(p) (60.000Hz)
11  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: March 30, 2014, 08:17:24 AM
Woke up at 4:00 am....Does that answer your question?
12  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: March 29, 2014, 08:09:23 PM
Tick, tick, tick.
15-hours till kick-off

Look for me on the fields of glory!!! nod
13  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: March 28, 2014, 12:25:20 AM

Quote from: Lockdown on March 27, 2014, 10:46:11 PM

I had a chance to play the game in two different beta sessions and didn't like it.  That being said, I know how long you've been waiting for an MMO to come along and not disappoint you, Arclight.  I really do hope you love it.  Crossing my fingers for you, man.

Thank you sir. Swimming trunks on, ready to dive in. icon_lol
14  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: March 26, 2014, 11:49:03 PM
Down to the nitty gritty. Looking forward to Sunday and the opening of the flood gates.
Pre-purchase gets you a 5 day head start. Considering the numbers being thrown around,
having 5 days to "get out of Dodge", will be worth it.

Although I imagine a ton of folks pre-purchased as well.
Either way, Im chomping at the bit to sink my teeth into a valid AAA MMORPG.
May it never become free to play. Amen!
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (03/24) on: March 25, 2014, 04:25:12 PM
Early start on the 30th for Elder Scrolls online.

When I start a new MMO, I usually don't play much of anything else for at least a couple of months.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: March 25, 2014, 04:22:13 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on March 25, 2014, 03:39:02 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on March 25, 2014, 03:34:32 PM

So is a Blizzard flunkee more likely to counterfeit my passport or my driver's license? I'm debating which image to send to see if I can finally fix my authenticator situation. Yes I'm paranoid, it's just a question of which would contribute least to my paranoia.  paranoid icon_razz

Tell me about it. I want to go back to play DIII, but Blizzard's epic account retrieval process has kept me away for a year and a half.  disgust

Went through the same thing. I didn't feel comfortable with their way of getting my account running and current again. I just opened another account, and started from scratch.
17  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Countdown to 40 on: March 17, 2014, 04:56:57 PM
I hit 60 this June. Milestone? I guess. I've never been taken in by all the angst surrounding milestone birth days. I lived pretty close to the edge for a number of years, at one point in my early 20's I seriously doubted I'd make 30. But even with that thought in my mind, where I was at that time, I couldn't have cared less. I guess you can say I did die at 30. I married the love of my life and married at 30. I was full steam into another life, another way of seeing life. A new start, kinda.
Four kids later, and a few grand kids for good measure, I find 60 coming around the corner to give me a high five, and boost me into the next decade. Should be fun. I have high expectations that the rest of my life will only get better and better.

My flux capacitor is getting recharged..........Hang onto your hat Marty!!
18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: CeeKay AWOL? on: March 12, 2014, 05:28:30 PM
When I first ran into CK, and his omnipresence on the Forum, I thought spam-jockey going for the title.
But in quick fashion you come to realize that's just not true with CK.

At times he's left me gob smacked at how fast and accurate his posts are. His comments mostly carry
weight, in his obvious love of our hobby, and knowledge there of.

All the best CK, the forum is in a funk waiting for your return.  nod

19  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: March 11, 2014, 09:58:45 PM
One more time..(daft punk) now you can't stop that repetitive beat playing in your head.
Anyway, another BT starts Friday, with the choice to play Imperial:

*****Welcome back to the ESO beta! You are invited to participate in our upcoming test of the newest version of the game! This is our final large-scale beta event before Early Access. Join us from Friday, March 14th at 12:00PM EDT until Sunday, March 16th at 11:59PM EDT.

 We invite you to post the best screenshots and videos from your adventure - share using #esobeta! You're not required to follow a Non-Disclosure Agreement during this test, so share your favorite moments with the world.

 All you need to do is run your launcher and let it patch! Remember to log in with your UserID, not your email address. You can chose to play on the NA or EU Megaserver, and you can play the game in the language of your choice. Your previous characters will await you on whichever server you pick.

EXPLORE WITH BENEFITS
 Test the Imperial race or play as any race in any alliance! For this special beta event only, we're unlocking the benefits of the Imperial Edition and the Explorer's Pack for you to test and enjoy
20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: March 10, 2014, 08:51:38 PM
Started a new character yesterday. I'm at lv-15 already with the double XP you get. On this Barb
I've already got two Orange-rares.  I'm wondering at this rate how they can keep the loot fresh and exciting
Its like the polar opposite of what it was pre-patch.
Its kinda fun again, I'll see if I can get this guy up to expansion level requirements before it releases.

**not rares, Legendaries.
21  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: My current musical obsession (metal) on: March 10, 2014, 05:43:52 PM
I found this guy while doing a selfie-search for my name..Paul Gillman
pretty good metal band.
The name of the band Gillman, the lead is Paul Gillman

http://paulgillman.com/
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Need a restart. on: March 07, 2014, 06:33:53 PM
When its all said and done remember this. Don't sweat the small stuff. It's all small stuff.
Most of what we worry about(future)never happens the way we keep imagining its going to come off.
Worry only causes harm, it NEVER solves anything. A little thing I remember doing was thinking about what I would like
to be doing in 5-10 years. Sometimes even that is hard, I know. But if you can, then you back up step by step to the current time.
And you see what the next step is you can do. Don't focus on the last thing needed, just the next thing.
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (03/03) on: March 03, 2014, 05:18:05 PM
Caved and bought, "Thief" last night.
Drox Operative
Starpoint Gemini 2
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360/XB1/PS3/PS4/Wii U/PC]Assassin's Creed IV:Black Flag on: March 02, 2014, 07:05:29 PM
The Falcon 4.0 Manual was better than a lot of school study\research books. It had the look, feel, and content of a real deal Pilot's go-to reference manual.
So did Longbow-2, but not as good as Falcon. I miss those sims.
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: So, I've been in the hostpital - A warning on: March 01, 2014, 01:56:43 PM
Thanks for informing us Turtle. For those of us who do, we can pray with details and believe for a complete healing of your body.
Father, I thank you for this man, and his life. I don't know him other than a name and words on a blank page. But You know him
intimately. I pray you heal him Father, head to toe. Also I pray for his finances Lord, that you would give him peace of mind about
them. And supply all his needs, according to Your riches.

This is one of those pivotal moments in ones life mate. Lets believe it will all turn around for the good.
My thoughts are with you bud.
26  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Arizona passes controversial anti-gay bill on: February 28, 2014, 03:46:28 PM
I'm hiding all my white sheets. The way Christians are dragged into everything "bad" is a sweeping sentiment. What do we call a person who lumps "all" of a particular group into a negative light?
Oh yeah, some of you have said it...Predjudice.
Do you think knocking Christians is any less wrong than knocking Gay's?

Think about it, before you throw your stones.
27  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: February 28, 2014, 12:46:12 AM
beta test starts tomorrow at 12pm (noon) EST
28  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Countdown to 40 on: February 26, 2014, 04:28:59 PM
Can't remember mine, it was too long ago.
Have fun kids.  icon_wink
29  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: February 26, 2014, 03:17:35 PM
Just got the e-mail for more beta testing this weekend. Friday-Sunday. This time they are lifting the NDA and you can give comments and post screen shots.
Also, bring-a-friend will be an option this coming test.

30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sooo....Am I the Only One Here Watching the Olympics? on: February 22, 2014, 02:42:40 PM
Was really excited to see the Canadian 2-women bob-sled team take another Gold. That's two in a row for that team. Impressive.
Its almost time for handicapping in Women's Hockey. Canada and the US teams are so far ahead of the others its like amateurs against pro's.
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steam "Early Access"...do you do it? on: February 19, 2014, 08:35:16 PM
Its become the number one way I purchase games now. Its something about taking a risk and going by your gut.
I read as much as I can about the game, the company, and others games they've developed. If it hits a few of my
main gaming buttons then I love jumping in and taking a chance. After all the AAA "This is the one" titles I've bought
I've learned that's just as much a crap shoot as early access.
This week I bought, Starpoint Gemini 2, a week or so ago, Assetto Corsa, Drox Operative, although its been available, Steam has just put it up from customer demand.
I also bought, Starbound a few weeks ago. Great games so far. Usually, but not always, much cheaper too.
32  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [XB1/PS4/PS3/360/PC]Battlefield 4 on: February 19, 2014, 12:48:22 AM
I would love this game and all the other "battlefield" type games out there. But for one reason, and one reason only.

I am terrible in online play. Not even close enough to just muddle through and be average and have fun.
I am fodder for the cannon unfortunately. I miss out on a lot of really good games because of it.

I watched the video that was posted a few posts up. Are you kidding me? That guy has a digital helicopter grafted onto his arm.
What a formidable force he would be to go up against.

Anyway, for those guys who can hold their own in this game....Rock on!!! It looks like so much fun.
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: RAGE (id Software) on: February 18, 2014, 03:01:29 PM

Quote from: Crawley on February 17, 2014, 06:53:59 PM

Quote from: Arclight on February 17, 2014, 03:31:40 PM

I liked Rage when it first released. But the texture's popping in and out, and other graphical stuff, I just put it on the shelf.
I now hear there is a fix for the texture problems in Rage-PC. Anyone have any experience with the fix.

I haven't used the fix but the problem seems less of an issue now. You'll still see the texture fill in for a split second or two, particularly when you enter a new open area and turn left/right. But after the initial time it occurs I rarely notice it after in the same level. For the enclosed area, which most of the on-foot portion of the game is in, you don't see it at all. So for me its less of a distraction than it initially was. But it still happens which tells me the technology is not a good one to use for games - at least this one.

Thanks. I just read somewhere that one of the patches addressed the issue to some degree.
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: RAGE (id Software) on: February 17, 2014, 03:31:40 PM
I liked Rage when it first released. But the texture's popping in and out, and other graphical stuff, I just put it on the shelf.
I now hear there is a fix for the texture problems in Rage-PC. Anyone have any experience with the fix.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Downton Abbey on: February 11, 2014, 05:38:47 PM
Life is soapy.
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Downton Abbey on: February 11, 2014, 03:20:46 PM
Curious about this. When the title, "soap opera" is given to a show what does that mean to you?
To me its always conjured up images of over acted, poorly directed, cheap sets and B rank and file actors.

I don't see Downton in that light. That's why I'd like to know others definition of the phrase.
37  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: February 09, 2014, 10:17:18 PM
Well they got what they wanted. I've been knocking on the door all day with queue times around 2 hrs..But more often than not it "times out" before I get in. Played some yesterday. The less than 4 months to the release will be needed, every single minute of it.
Its in the potential slot at the moment.
Not sure I like the combat.
I don't like the over all feel of the atmosphere. Its missing something at the moment.
But if two things are present in Spades when its released the rest I can let slide.

For this MMO I want some well thought out exploring and rewards for those who want to dig deep into it.
and what most people love about Elder Scrolls, the story telling, and interesting characters.

If those two aspects of gameplay are done great, I will be a subber for a long time.
38  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Elder Scrolls Online on: February 05, 2014, 09:44:46 PM
Beta is back up Friday. The re-invite said they want to stress the servers and break them if possible. I'm sure the million or so who haven't beta tested yet would love to help out. Friday to Monday, with all the characters and items from last test still in tact.
39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: NFL 2013 -- Superbowl on: February 03, 2014, 03:16:19 AM
Yep, D over O when they are both at the top of their games.

Hunger has something to say as well.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Games you wish you could get into but can't on: February 01, 2014, 01:22:55 AM
Any strategy  game.
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