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2121  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Help me with my RPG problem... on: June 19, 2007, 11:03:47 AM
You just might be one of those guys who likes the "idea" of a RPG, but when it comes down to playing whats available it leaves you feeling flat.

It might be a case of games not living up to your "mental" picture of what you wish they were.
2122  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 2 tips and tricks on: June 15, 2007, 11:40:02 AM

Quote from: Chaz on June 15, 2007, 11:10:42 AM

You have to buy upgrade parts that allow tuning.  In the description for some of the parts, you'll see a line that says "ADJUSTABLE" in big green letters.  Once you install that part, you'll be able to adjust that slider.

I knew, I just knew it........I knew it was me not checking things out well enough...

Thanks....

I'm not lazy, I just look for the easiest way of doing things...........
2123  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Forza 2 tips and tricks on: June 15, 2007, 10:06:15 AM
When I go into car tuning the only thing I can tune is the tire pressure. None of the other parts work.
I can switch to them, but can't move the sliders etc...

?
2124  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Car porn (Forza 2) on: June 09, 2007, 12:53:13 PM
No porn, but I do have a question. Do you guys basically stick with one or two cars in single play? Souping them up and just progressing with them? Or do you use the cars as they become un-locked?
Not sure what I should be spending my cash on.....Play it by ear I guess.....
2125  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Car porn (Forza 2) on: June 08, 2007, 07:01:02 PM

Quote from: Arkon on June 08, 2007, 05:53:48 PM

I am really enjoying the single player of this game, but multiplayer has been real hit or miss.  I have tried tuning my car but usually end up just making it worse.  So while my car is a C550 just like the rest of the pack, my car has no chance against most others. 

Is there any way in Multi to limit the race to "stock" vehicles?
Thats the kind of racing I would be most interested in. For the main reason I haven't a clue about tuning virtual-cars.

By stock I mean no upgrades other than paint-jobs. I dunno, maybe I'm just sucking gas and have no Idea what i'm talking about.
2126  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Car porn (Forza 2) on: June 06, 2007, 06:33:11 PM
very nice mini Farscry. Well done.

I love the mini cooper, I look forward to racing with it on the more "twisty" tracks.
2127  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [WoW] 3-Day banned again! on: June 05, 2007, 07:15:13 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on June 05, 2007, 05:02:43 PM

Quote from: Arclight on June 05, 2007, 11:54:51 AM

Quote from: mirage775 on June 05, 2007, 10:40:27 AM

I love WoW too, been playing ever since it came out.  They changed one of my toons names once, because I had the little line over the "e" in my name.  They're getting worse as the years go by, in my opinion....  I haven't played my toon in several days either.  But, anyway, back to your problem, yeah, that's a little harse I would think but, as Daehawk said, they don't give a damn about indviduals.  They're rolling in soo much money, they don't even care anymore, at least that's the way I feel.

Yeah I agree with your last statement..sure seems that way.

I got a compulsory name change notification way back at the start of WoW..

I had a little dwarf Warrior on Argent Dawn(role-playing) named, Bombastic...He would walk around all full of himself and cocky..
I thought it was a great role-playing name for a bigger-than-life Dwarf Warrior...
Shrug.

You were on an RP server.  That was 99.9999% of your problem right there.

IMO, if you play on an RP server, you may as well just beat yourself over the head with a shovel and demand that they ban you.  Why go for the slow bleed?  Get it done and over with right from the start.

Sad, but true. I tried reasoning with the RP-Nazis that kept sending me tells or putting me down in open chat....Why wouldn't a brash, big-mouthed Dwarf get a nick-name like, "Bombastic"...Like, "Hey, get a load of Mr. Bombastic over there, he thinks he's God's gift to women"....I don't in real life, honest.. paranoid

Anyway, Role-Playing Servers are a great concept but they don't work for the general public too well. Its ok if a few friends want to role-play, or a guild has strict requirements for it, but you can't run a server according to some made-up role-playing "rules"....Role-playing is a totally subjective thing..to mandate everyone play it a certain way would negate the very freedom people want...

So yeah, role-play on any server and save yourself grief by not going on a server designated, "Role-Playing"....Nazis on every cornet waiting for you to trip up in your role playing.......... ninja
2128  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [WoW] 3-Day banned again! on: June 05, 2007, 07:09:42 PM

Quote from: Farscry on June 05, 2007, 05:18:12 PM

Quote from: Mystic95Z on June 05, 2007, 01:30:53 PM

That sucks... I've killed same faction lowbies in the IF AH before and never even got a warning about it... My pet had the debuff from Emeriss and I re summoned him in the AH and quite a few toons fell over dead from the AoE poison. I laughed until I cried  Tongue.

That's awful!

...awfully hilarious, that is! icon_lol I'd have laughed that hard if I'd died too!

I want to do that so bad................. paranoid
2129  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: [WoW] 3-Day banned again! on: June 05, 2007, 11:54:51 AM

Quote from: mirage775 on June 05, 2007, 10:40:27 AM

I love WoW too, been playing ever since it came out.  They changed one of my toons names once, because I had the little line over the "e" in my name.  They're getting worse as the years go by, in my opinion....  I haven't played my toon in several days either.  But, anyway, back to your problem, yeah, that's a little harse I would think but, as Daehawk said, they don't give a damn about indviduals.  They're rolling in soo much money, they don't even care anymore, at least that's the way I feel.

Yeah I agree with your last statement..sure seems that way.

I got a compulsory name change notification way back at the start of WoW..

I had a little dwarf Warrior on Argent Dawn(role-playing) named, Bombastic...He would walk around all full of himself and cocky..
I thought it was a great role-playing name for a bigger-than-life Dwarf Warrior...
Shrug.
2130  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: All-time PC gaming disappointments on: June 05, 2007, 09:27:13 AM

Quote from: Turtle on June 05, 2007, 01:29:17 AM

Daikatana

Amen to that. I remember that mess and all the hype around it.
2131  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Car porn (Forza 2) on: June 05, 2007, 08:19:12 AM

Quote from: CSL on June 05, 2007, 07:44:25 AM

Must resist forum effect.

Caving fast though...........
2132  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Colin McRae: DiRT [360/PS3/PC] demo on: June 02, 2007, 01:36:00 PM
In my country Azamat races the old ladies around the cesspool. Looser must jump in....Azamat stinks...High five...!

Forza2 was going to be my foray into console racing.....NIX!!!  Its gonna be DiRT after seeing that vid..and playing the demo..

Very nice....High Five.
2133  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Car porn (Forza 2) on: June 02, 2007, 12:07:08 PM
You guys should get hired by Microsoft. I'm so close to getting a Gold membership with my 360.
Yet to play on line with it, haven't had a game I wanted to.

Might wait for DiRT dunno.......but yeah, you guys sure make it sound like fun.
2134  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Colin McRae: DiRT [360/PS3/PC] demo on: June 01, 2007, 12:31:35 PM
One of the things I've felt in Flight Sims and Car sims that is lacking is real physical feed-back.
To make things realistic is one thing, but in a real car I can "feel" the movement, "sense" when I need to correct or whatever.

In a game you can't. Realism is great as long as tactile feedback is taken into account. There is a huge difference between a Sim and the real thing. There always will be until the "perfect" seat has been made.

So for me it boils down to fun. It can be as real as it gets but if it just frustrating and not fun, who cares?

But to each his own. I just really think the lack of real physical feed-back is a huge barrier between realism and arcadism.
2135  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360] Mass Effect -- WHEN?!?!?!?!?! on: May 31, 2007, 11:05:59 AM
The hype is strong with this one Luke.........

This game feels like its already precariously perched on the tower of high expectations...

2136  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [360]POTC: @ World's End on: May 28, 2007, 01:17:04 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 23, 2007, 01:04:52 AM

As much as I love PotC, I'll be renting this one after being burned by Spiderman 3.  Plus no US demo = no buy.

Amen to that. I'll never "buy" a movie based game again. Let alone a Movie based on a Disney Ride, and a game based on that movie......wobble wobble.
2137  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Starting up WoW again on: May 25, 2007, 10:00:23 AM

Quote from: Semaj on May 25, 2007, 04:42:20 AM

roses are red
violeta are blue
if you go ally
i'll enjoy killing you?

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Undead stink
and so do you.. nod
2138  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Starting up WoW again on: May 24, 2007, 09:23:38 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on May 24, 2007, 05:39:47 PM

I have no kids
I have no wife
I may as well play WoW
Until I get a life.

But, but, but...your signature below your portrait says...??? eek
Did you have grandkids through an Alien host?
2139  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Thinking of selling my 360..Good price? on: May 24, 2007, 06:40:58 PM

Quote from: Purge on May 24, 2007, 12:38:17 PM

Dude, seriously? Nothing you can find on the next-gen console leader right now?

What kinds of games do you play? What interests you? I really don't wanna see another Arclight 360 thread where the title reads "Sold my 360; looking to buy another one now :sigh:"

Haha, too much pride to do that... paranoid

I really dont like shooters...that I know
I really dont like squad based shooters....that I know
Ditto: Sports games, puzzle games, most racing games.

I like story driven RPG's...
I like a well done adventure game.
I like well done actiony RPG games...
Flight Sim
Flight sim combat
I love MMORPG's...........
umm...
Can't think of anymore right now....
2140  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Starting up WoW again on: May 23, 2007, 06:32:46 PM
I'm still plodding around on Ravencrest with my 70 Hunter...But would be interested if people were starting from scratch on a fresh server.
2141  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: PTR Patch Notes 2.1.0 for WoW on: May 22, 2007, 11:25:40 PM
Can a Hunter explain to me how the Hunter's Mark now works?
I've been watching the icon when applied to a mob, and I never see it change.
I don't know if its proc'ing or not.

How do you tell.

Danke.
2142  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Thinking of selling my 360..Good price? on: May 22, 2007, 11:23:49 PM

Quote from: Purge on May 22, 2007, 07:18:06 PM

I think he posted it here because he really doesn't want to sell it; he's looking for a reason to keep it.

Hold out for Mass Effect; you're best off selling it just before an announced price drop and after another major title release. biggrin

No, nothing so subtle as that. Really never use it. And like someone said if I can't find games to grab me now, I probably will never be able to justify having it. I just hate having something that I never use....seems wasteful... icon_wink

I dont use e-bay, so I was just trying to get a ball-park figure for what to ask for it in a local shopper, or what-ever.
2143  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Thinking of selling my 360..Good price? on: May 22, 2007, 05:22:43 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on May 22, 2007, 04:52:38 PM

Yeah, I would also advise against asking for Canadian money.  No one takes those crazy psychedelic bills seriously, and that lady on them looks a little like my deceased Aunt Cynthia.

See if you can get 40,000 pesos.

You're a very naughty man. How dare you say my Mum looks like your dead Aunt...... crybaby
2144  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Thinking of selling my 360..Good price? on: May 22, 2007, 03:33:26 PM
About 3 months old. With one remote controller and battery recharger.

Gears of War
Ghost Recon 2
Spiderman 3
Call of duty 3
Rapala Fishing Tourney..

I've barely used it.

Wondering what I could get asking in Canadian Dollars.
2145  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starcraft 2 confirmed! on: May 20, 2007, 08:37:46 PM

Quote from: Ridah on May 20, 2007, 08:08:14 PM

I don't think anyone who still actively plays WoW and enjoys it wants a WoS released any time soon, a lot of guilds would probably deteriorate because of members switching over and such. Essentially, WoS would damage the WoW community to an extent. No reason for that yet, wait until the WoW community has stopped growing, then start working on WoS or World of Diablo or World of Three Vikings or whatever other property Blizz wants to convert to cash. 

What makes you think the WoW community hasn't stopped growing. I see less and less people on-line. I've been on since the beginning and the drop in people, from my perspective, is fairly significant.
You will never see released figures on decline, only growth. And then I still think they skewed them some how to project viability and growth.
I'm not saying WoW is dead......Not by any stretch of the imagination...but I do think a stagnant period is burgeoning. You can read it, see it, sense it.
World of Starcraft could never have happened though while WoW is still viable. You don't compete with yourself in business...that just wont work.
But I think rather than World of Warcraft 2 down the road, I do hope they change gears and make another MMORPG based on something totally different from Warcraft.
2146  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Starcraft 2 Officially Announced on: May 19, 2007, 11:33:57 AM
Me no likey RTS games, never have to this point anyway..including SC 1.

I wanted it so bad to be World of Starcraft..........but I know about 20 million Korean's that are very happy right now.

Well, I dont know them personally persay, but, yeah, you know what I mean.
2147  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Car porn (Forza 2) on: May 19, 2007, 11:32:05 AM

Quote from: gellar on May 19, 2007, 07:00:03 AM

Finally got my 360 back today and gave the demo a run... I'm mostly underwhelmed.  The graphics are pretty mediocre, particularly when I'm comparing it against F1.  I seem to remember the sound being much better in the first too, but hopefully they downsampled for the demo.

I ran a few races of each class with zero aids other than the AT (I hate shifting on a controller).  The cars feel alright, but they seem to have missed a bit on the traction.  You can't induce a useful level of oversteer... you go from super-grippy understeer to unrealistically trying to swing your rear end from side to side.  Not a whole lot in between.  It's really difficult to help the car turn with the throttle.  The brakes do feel pretty good though.

The AI is... slow.  They seem to do an OK job of accident avoidance, but they really are slow.  I assume this is 'Medium' difficulty, but the braking lines they take around the track are SUPER conservative.  You can pretty much be rest assured that you can outbrake them into turns by 2-3 car lengths, meaning you should be able to pull a pass off on nearly any turn you like.  Maybe it gets better with Hard, but I walked away from the AI on the handful of races I did, never once failing to finish first by less than 3 seconds.

I guess I was just hoping they'd do more.  This game really is a sequel to Forza... it's not a huge advancement in any category that I can see so far, so I think anyone hoping for that (like myself) is going to be at least a bit disappointed.  Those looking for a higher resolution version of the first will probably be pretty happy.

Hopefully the career mode is compelling and the 'Hard' AI is competitive, otherwise I'm really going going to be disappointed in buying it.

gellar

crap, I ain't racing you online..............I felt like a go-cart racer thrown in with F1 drivers.
Umm yeah, I drive better in real life.........honest.
2148  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Canadian Stores for trading in games. on: May 17, 2007, 10:17:54 PM

Quote from: Tebunker on May 17, 2007, 06:26:47 PM

Quote from: Arclight on May 17, 2007, 05:34:17 PM

Quote from: Tebunker on May 17, 2007, 05:00:04 AM

you should get a www.playntrade.com franchise and start up a competitor to EBgames.  slywink

Yeah, no kidding huh? Man those stores are growing like wild-fire from what I hear.

Yeah, if I could afford it, I would buy the area franchinse for my city and start going after EB/Gamestop.

I've got...(checks pocket) $10.50 cdn. I could throw in...Maybe do a Cross-Border Partnership.. icon_lol
2149  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Canadian Stores for trading in games. on: May 17, 2007, 05:34:17 PM

Quote from: Tebunker on May 17, 2007, 05:00:04 AM

you should get a www.playntrade.com franchise and start up a competitor to EBgames.  slywink

Yeah, no kidding huh? Man those stores are growing like wild-fire from what I hear.
2150  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Canadian Stores for trading in games. on: May 15, 2007, 01:28:58 PM

Quote from: Purge on May 15, 2007, 12:45:08 PM

Microplay, Blockbuster. I'm sure there are others too.

Micro-play? Are they still around? There was one in Barrie years ago but I haven't heard of one in ages.

Thanks.
2151  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Canadian Stores for trading in games. on: May 15, 2007, 11:24:29 AM
Is EB the only store in Canada that does Console game trade-ins and such?
2152  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Anyone still playing WoW/Is there a GT guild? on: May 15, 2007, 09:25:55 AM

Quote from: unbreakable on May 15, 2007, 12:43:20 AM

Quote from: SuperHiro on May 14, 2007, 07:26:25 PM

I think the MOST active one is OO's guild on Emerald Dream. that's an RP/PvP server.

BWAHAHAHA!!!  I can totally see them being the kind of things which dwell on RP servers.

Do I detect animosity with our Octopus Brethren?
2153  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Lego Star Wars: the true noob-friendly game on: May 14, 2007, 02:27:38 PM

Quote from: Shkspr on May 13, 2007, 03:42:00 PM

Heh.  At one point when my wife and I visited my parents this spring, the family spent a lazy weekday morning in the living room with my sister playing the PS2 edition of the first Lego Star Wars game on the big screen TV, my father playing L:SW2 on the desktop PC, and my mother in her chair playing Star Wars I on her laptop.  My wife and I felt out of place playing MLB '06: the Show and Cooking Mama on our respective handhelds. smile

BTW, my mother just announced last week that she'd beaten both games for about the third time apiece. smile

Gadzooks batman, looks like we have us a True Gaming Family....
I'd think I was in an alternative Universe if I ever saw that at one of our family gatherings...

Good show old bean.
2154  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/14) on: May 14, 2007, 01:17:48 PM
Nadda......zip......zilch..........nuffin..
2155  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Another XBox 360 bites the dust on: May 12, 2007, 11:59:37 PM

Quote from: kathode on May 12, 2007, 10:06:41 PM

Over a year and going strong!  I live in fear every day!  Ha, just kidding.  I treat mine like crap and it respects me for it. 

Ahhh, reverse psychology, I love it...Now where is that bad box, it needs a good foot stompin... paranoid
2156  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Car porn (Forza 2) on: May 11, 2007, 08:01:55 PM

Quote from: Devil on May 11, 2007, 07:21:50 PM

Quote
I can barely do my own lube jobs


Lockdown does mine

Not sure how to take that.  eek paranoid
2157  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Car porn (Forza 2) on: May 11, 2007, 07:18:35 PM

Quote from: Farscry on May 11, 2007, 05:35:08 PM

Quote from: disarm on May 11, 2007, 05:22:06 PM

all the telemetry info is made available so you can fine tune the performance of your own car...not so you can let the AI do it for you. 

Bingo, and I'm quite excited about it! I spent far more time than I can estimate manually tuning my favorite cars in Gran Turismo 3. icon_biggrin Now with Forza 2, not only will I do that, but now I can do paintjobs on them too! This game's going to be too awesome. icon_wink I liked Forza 1 but it just was missing something... couldn't explain it.

Man, I can barely do my own lube jobs and now I'm going to be translating telemetry on F-1 cars and adjusting as needed? Yeah, right....
I guess trial and error are the order of the day...unless there is a tutorial along with the telemetry options.
But what I meant earlier is that in real-life a pit-crew would make wing, tire, and other adjustments on the fly.......The race wont stop while I fiddle about with this stuff, or will it?
2158  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Car porn (Forza 2) on: May 11, 2007, 03:32:23 PM

Quote from: DamageInc on May 11, 2007, 03:27:36 PM

Quote from: disarm on May 11, 2007, 02:47:16 PM

Quote from: Farscry on May 11, 2007, 01:48:05 PM

Quote from: Dreamshadow on May 11, 2007, 12:58:49 PM

The amount of data that you can make available in the HUD (which is easily brought up and removed during the race) is wonderful.  You can see the various forces on your car as you turn, which tires are getting the most wear, current damage to your vehicle, etc.  There were at least five different screens of realtime data to page through....all while you are driving.  I liked GT3, but I found some of their simplifications (and the invicible cars) to be a little annoying.  Forza 2 looks to offer me the simulation that I've been wanting for some time. 

Did I mention I think the dynamic driving line is really cool?

Man, that's fantastic info on the HUD there! I had no idea it was that comprehensive!


if you want to see just how much is going on under the hood, run a race and watch the replay afterward with telemetry turned visible.  like Dreamshadow said, there are five screens of data available in real time...watch it all fluctuate at full speed, or slow down the playback and take in the minute details.  the amount of information is staggering...tire temps, friction ratings, G forces, suspension response/travel, camber variations, engine output...it's all there in more detail than you could imagine.  while the racing style of Forza isn't quite my cup of tea, i can appreciate the amount of work put into the game to make it realistic...very cool.

LOL, that's the same thing I did last night. The Telemetry seemed like it was more for after the race to evaluate your performance. What would be cool is if your pit crew used this info and relayed it to you and set your car up based on your racing style.


So the telemetry info is just that, info? You can't do anything with it during pits?
2159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Spider-Man 3 review discussion on: May 11, 2007, 12:37:54 PM
The save game in this title is so frustrating. There is one mission where you're in a sewer network going after some boss lizard. It is a very long mission with, for me anyway, an extremely tough boss fight at the end. Guess what? No save at all through the whole thing. I'd been on this one mission for over a hour trying to finish the boss off...I had to go, you know that annoying thing called "real life"....Well I lost all that gaming time working my way to this boss because of the no save feature whilst in a mission.
How flippin frustrating is that?

Man, some developers must have sadistic tendancies, that or they have all the time in the world to game and think everyone else does too. icon_mad
2160  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Car porn (Forza 2) on: May 11, 2007, 01:18:47 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 11, 2007, 12:16:18 AM

I can't believe they didn't include a single classic muscle car.  Bastards. 

The demo played fine and was very reminiscent of the first Forza, as could be expected I guess.  I think the jaggies mostly went away during the replays. 

I am also begrudgingly allowing myself to come to the conclusion that, like Misguided, this is just not my type of racing game.  It's just a bit too sterile for me.  I enjoy the visceral thrills of rally and such.  I will now be trasferring my excitement to DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road and FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage.  And of course PGR4 and Burnout Paradise whenever they arrive. 

Same...........

I was hoping I would love the demo I so want a new 360 game to take up some of my gaming time.......Maybe next month.
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