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1  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: June 19, 2012, 04:35:00 PM

Quote from: Nonnahob on June 18, 2012, 04:38:46 PM

You're absolutely right about that and that's one of the reasons I would not spend a dime on the RMAH. Blizzard has said the changes to ias will be retroactive so its not like they are letting you have the items as they were bought or found. I think that part might be a mistake... It effects the balance to not retro change those attributes but you risk seriously pissing off a customer who spent real dollars to acquire the item.

While I don't like the idea of a RMAH anyway, blizzard created the demon and needs to play fair by it.

Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk 2
Thing is though, Blizzard has talked about the 1.03 changes & Legendary changes well before the RMAH launched. Don't see how anyone can be pissed about it not being retroactive , besides the regular internet forum whining.
2  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Diablo III Battle.Net tags. on: May 18, 2012, 06:11:05 PM

Quote from: Purge on May 18, 2012, 03:48:20 PM

Quote from: Crabbs on May 17, 2012, 04:58:49 PM

Crabbs001#1938

Crabbs#1709

I was just going to suggest getting it changed. biggrin

Nice thing is that it doesn't drop any of your active friends, made the change this AM and all my friends are still in my list smile
3  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Diablo III Battle.Net tags. on: May 17, 2012, 04:58:49 PM
Crabbs001#1938

Crabbs#1709
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 17, 2012, 03:48:31 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on May 17, 2012, 03:27:12 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 17, 2012, 02:41:44 PM

I posted a pic with the ranges...
Hmm, recall what page that was on (or a keyword that might find it?)? I tried doing a search on "ranges" but wasn't pulling it up. Sorry I missed it.  icon_smile

Well, crap, if the stash is for all characters, I guess I should've saved a few things. But I'm sure I'll find better when playing as the other classes. My DH has only gotten one rare bow in loot drops to this point but it didn't really beat the magic or crafted stuff I already had.

Up to the early teens I was complaining about the paucity of hand xbows and quivers, and by golly, they now drop more often than pine needles off a dry Xmas tree.  icon_razz

Here it is smile  No need to go digging

5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III --Impressions start on page 36 -- on: May 15, 2012, 06:48:13 PM
Are the American servers even up? Looks like they are doing emergency maintenance

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11:30 a.m. PDT- We are in the process of performing an emergency maintenance for Diablo III servers in the Americas to resolve several issues that are currently impacting the game. This maintenance may cause some interruption in communication, ability to log in, use of in-game features, and disconnections. We anticipate all servers will be available for play at approximately 1:30 p.m. PDT. We will provide further updates as necessary. Thank you for your patience.

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10: 22 a.m. PDT- We are in the process of performing an emergency maintenance for all North American Diablo III servers to resolve several issues that are currently impacting the game. This maintenance may cause some interruption in communication, ability to log in, use of in-game features, and disconnections. We anticipate all servers will be available for play in approximately 1 hour.

Thank you for your patience.

Still waiting on my copy from Amazon (should be here within the hour) just wanted to know if there should even be a rush to try logging in if the servers are kaput until 4:30pm EST
6  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 15, 2012, 04:34:41 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 15, 2012, 02:55:05 PM

Quote from: Travis on May 15, 2012, 02:40:36 PM

My friend bought the game from newegg and wants to know how to install it early.  Is there a link for the installer or would he had to have been on the beta?

I posted a link a few pages back, but I think I also just saw someone say that the old installer isn't working properly anymore.  Not sure if if there's an updated non-Blizzard link out in the wild yet.

Looks like they're providing a direct link from the Battle.net splash page. Gives you the option to activate a key or to download the client.
7  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 10, 2012, 06:48:45 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 10, 2012, 06:12:51 PM

worth getting one though imo. 

+1

It's free and as was mentioned above, with the RMAH Blizzard accounts will become prime hacking targets
8  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 05, 2012, 05:41:13 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on May 05, 2012, 02:21:44 AM

Quote from: Crabbs on May 04, 2012, 08:59:15 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 04, 2012, 08:56:02 PM

Quote from: Qantaga on May 04, 2012, 08:50:30 PM

10 days, 10 hours, 10 minutes...

and now?

10:10:1:45

or whatever time it is now smile


How is it that nobody bought "Isdiablo3outyet.com" or something?   

Someone went for SorryForMay15.com
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 04, 2012, 08:59:15 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 04, 2012, 08:56:02 PM

Quote from: Qantaga on May 04, 2012, 08:50:30 PM

10 days, 10 hours, 10 minutes...

and now?

10:10:1:45

or whatever time it is now smile
10  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 01, 2012, 10:06:35 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 01, 2012, 09:55:12 PM

Quote from: Crabbs on May 01, 2012, 07:49:45 PM

Quote from: jersoc on May 01, 2012, 07:01:28 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 30, 2012, 10:17:50 PM

you also have to beat normal to unlock hardcore

i think you just need a level 10 char now

It's still up for debate if the level 10 was for Beta only or if that will carry over to release. I've tried to look for clarification but haven't found a direct statement.

I'll look for the quote, may have been a video interview but the dev was very clear that they wanted you to have to go all the way through normal.  They are trying to cut down on people doing Hardcore before they know their way through the whole game.

edit: I found both versions, both from dev's.  They apparently recently changed it to level 10.  Seems like an odd choice.

I agree, that it's an odd choice, and it's been contradictory. I played mainly HC in D2 and really thought that running through Normal was a good way to familiarize oneself with with bosses before diving in HC. I'll probably still run through Normal before I go HC again (at least to the point that I'm familiar with what to expect.)
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: May 01, 2012, 07:49:45 PM

Quote from: jersoc on May 01, 2012, 07:01:28 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on April 30, 2012, 10:17:50 PM

you also have to beat normal to unlock hardcore

i think you just need a level 10 char now

It's still up for debate if the level 10 was for Beta only or if that will carry over to release. I've tried to look for clarification but haven't found a direct statement.
12  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: April 30, 2012, 03:18:11 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on April 30, 2012, 02:47:21 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on April 29, 2012, 05:11:24 PM

Does the game have a mechanic for allowing players with different character levels to play together?
If you mean like an mmorpg sidekicking (City of Heroes) system that sort of temporarily makes lower level players almost the same as the highest level in the group, haven't heard of anything like that.

When you choose individual quests to start a game, you'll see a little screen suggesting roughly what levels that quest set is intended for (like L2-L10, or L4-L13, since the beta is capped at L13, it doesn't show anything higher than that). afik, the level range is simply the game's suggestion. You can be higher than those ranges and probably still get exp, but you'd probably want to be in that range to get decent exp and have enemies not be too hopelessly wimpy.


Like Blackjack said, there have never been any leveling restrictions in the Diablo series. You could get a level 1 character all the way to Act IV just by having a high level in the group clear to way points while you sat in town. I don't think that will change in D3, but since it was mainly done to create a Mule or get HC unlocked it really won't be necessary to the same degree as before.

I think the only thing holding you back from grouping with high level toons is how easily you will die and at what point your exp gets capped. Unless when you create a public game you can set a level cap - i did't see one in the open Beta weekend - you can join the game of some high level buddies w/o a problem.
13  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: April 25, 2012, 06:12:17 PM

Quote from: Misguided on April 25, 2012, 05:24:47 PM

No, I meant for handling money. The FAQ doesn't say which services you will be able to use, PayPal or otherwise. I don't know if it will be different than with other MMOs but I'm usually pretty adept at making in-game currency. It would be fun to make a little real money from playing a game.

I was assuming paypal because that's what Blizzard announced for most regions in January

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We're pleased to announce that in most regions, PayPal will be our payment-service partner for the Diablo III auction house, allowing players who trade with real-world currency the ability to cash out the spoils of their battle-torn adventures via a PayPal account.
PayPal will also soon be added in several regions as a payment option on Battle.net, providing another convenient and secure payment method for digital purchases of Blizzard products and services.
We’ll share region-related specifics, as well as further details on everything mentioned above, in the near future.  Stay tuned!

As far as cooldown, sorry I thought you were talking about re-listing items rather than selling & pulling the money out.
14  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: April 25, 2012, 04:23:59 PM

Quote from: Misguided on April 25, 2012, 03:23:05 PM

From the AH FAQ:

"Once you've purchased an item you can do anything with it that you could if you had acquired it through your own adventures, whether that be using it yourself, or, after a cool-down period, trading it to another character or relisting it on either the gold-based or currency-based auction house."

A cooldown period on flipping items?! That is NOT cool. If that turns out to be a significant period of time I will not be pleased.

On a related note, We are this close to launch and they still aren't discussing details like how long this cooldown period will be or what third party services can be attached to the RMAH? That's a bit disconcerting.

I suspect the 'Cool Down' on items will be short, just like when you change skills -- talking seconds - 15-30, maybe a minute.

As far as 3rd party services what do you mean? They're using Paypal as a 3rd party 'banker', but if you're looking for 'sniping' programs or AH mods pulling data from there, I don't think they're allowing any mods or 3rd party programs.
15  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: January 20, 2012, 01:27:48 PM
Good thing to note though, is that these changes have been made and are not just on the drawing board. While it definitely squashes those Feburary (sic) rumors, I'm still hoping for a summer release.
16  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: November 03, 2011, 12:34:06 PM
New Beta Patch incoming soon, which also means a new round of invites smile

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We're currently in the process of preparing the next beta patch for release. As part of this patch, we'll be wiping all characters and items (including those placed on the auction house).

While a specific ETA is unavailable at this time, please note that Beta Patch 5 may go live as early as tomorrow afternoon.
17  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: November 02, 2011, 07:12:53 PM

Quote from: tiktokman on November 02, 2011, 06:57:59 PM


Anyone else have 'Diablo III (Coming Soon)' showing under your Battle.net 'Your Game Accounts'?

It's just a teaser frown doesn't seem to have a bearing on whether you're in the Beta or not.  When I load my accounts page it starts out saying "Coming Soon" and then changes to the "Sign up for the World of Warcraft Annual Pass and get Diablo III® FREE!"
18  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: September 27, 2011, 12:27:22 PM
Check your inboxes this morning. Opt-in invites went out overnight!

No joy in my box though frown
19  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: September 23, 2011, 02:57:35 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on September 23, 2011, 02:44:24 PM

It's an isometric exercise, see

Isometrics are good for building muscle stamina!

edit: for horrendous spelling & grammar.

20  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: September 20, 2011, 11:31:43 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on September 20, 2011, 11:18:56 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 20, 2011, 11:17:02 PM

Damn, no Diablo III for me either.   I downloaded the client though, so I'm ready to go.    Tick tock tick tock tick tock.......

How did you get the client?

Here's the leaked URL from a couple weeks ago. I DL'd and installed w/o issues & it's updating correctly. But again use at your own risk.

Here's the original source Diablofans.com
21  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: September 20, 2011, 09:55:56 PM
Damn, I saw a Diablo 3 heading in my inbox... only to realize it was my daily Google News collection on D3.... Boooooo
22  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: September 12, 2011, 07:07:28 PM

Quote from: ibdoomed on September 12, 2011, 06:39:16 PM

Quote from: Gryndyl on September 12, 2011, 05:27:25 PM



I don't understand why this is funny?
Maybe because they spent the last 30 minutes loading those carts on the truck and now they get to do it again because the truck driver was an idiot?
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: September 09, 2011, 01:41:23 PM

Quote from: jersoc on September 08, 2011, 07:58:51 PM

I don't think it's going to release this year, but I hope I'm wrong. Unless they do a really short beta to get a late nov release. They are going to have to press a lot of dvds.

In some earlier interviews about the Beta Rob Pardo insinuated that it would be a 'short beta,' mainly to test Bnet 2.0 functionality with D3 and not a full fledged Beta to test the game. That's why they are only testing a small part of Act 1 in the Beta. They think they've got most of the other functionality testing covered internally rather than through this Beta. If it follows the SC2 beta format, this is still on target for a Dec '11 release.

We know they've got the cover artwork done, all they will have to do is go gold by Nov and then patch any last things in when people log-on to play for the first time.


I'm still pretty confident for Dec release so don't burst my bubble smile

Edit: I'll dig up the quotes later, right now work is too busy  icon_wink
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: September 08, 2011, 01:34:20 PM

Quote from: Purge on September 08, 2011, 01:30:01 PM

All I can say is BETA = RELEASE!!!

 headbang3 headbang3 headbang3 headbang3 headbang3

and we don't expect the 8 month + Beta that WoW had... lol
25  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: September 07, 2011, 01:22:14 PM

Quote from: ibdoomed on September 07, 2011, 12:21:36 PM

Quote from: Crabbs on September 07, 2011, 11:50:04 AM

Quote from: jersoc on September 07, 2011, 08:47:22 AM

Quote from: EddieA on September 07, 2011, 07:35:07 AM

Blizzard has started sending out beta invites.  There's no NDA, so people are doing video streams.  Anyone here get in the beta yet?

it's friends and family

Yep here's Bashiok's quote

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FYI, we’re getting very close to starting the closed public beta test for Diablo III. You might start seeing some new reports about the beta client as we’ve begun limited external testing with employees and their families, and there is no non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for that. We look forward to sharing more info about the beta test in the near future. Stay tuned.

If you have a beta license, you are free to show, share, or talk about any portion of the beta content to which you have access, as this beta test is not confidential.

Wow that's a big departure from when we had to fax blizz our drivers license. Although what's the saying "no such thing as bad press" ?

I remember doing that for the WoW F&F Alpha. Good time... Good times smile
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: September 07, 2011, 11:50:04 AM

Quote from: jersoc on September 07, 2011, 08:47:22 AM

Quote from: EddieA on September 07, 2011, 07:35:07 AM

Blizzard has started sending out beta invites.  There's no NDA, so people are doing video streams.  Anyone here get in the beta yet?

it's friends and family

Yep here's Bashiok's quote

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FYI, we’re getting very close to starting the closed public beta test for Diablo III. You might start seeing some new reports about the beta client as we’ve begun limited external testing with employees and their families, and there is no non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for that. We look forward to sharing more info about the beta test in the near future. Stay tuned.

If you have a beta license, you are free to show, share, or talk about any portion of the beta content to which you have access, as this beta test is not confidential.
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: August 10, 2011, 06:28:09 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on August 10, 2011, 04:58:55 PM

It did, you accidentally put it in the quotes section.


Makes me even more of a dumb ass smile
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: August 10, 2011, 12:40:36 PM

Quote from: ibdoomed on August 10, 2011, 12:21:24 PM

Quote from: Big Jake on August 10, 2011, 12:15:46 AM

It was only today that I read about the announcement and details from last week.

An Auction House that functions on actual money (and therefore, will only make the gold farming worse)?
No single player? (And yes, if I have to hook up to your server to play, that's no single player.

This just went from my most expected sequel ever to...'Why, GodAllahBuddhaCthulu, Why?'

Fuck Blizzard.  


Party limit is 4, so it's perfect smile Seeya there!
Sorry bud. I have to disagree with you there. You're getting single player mixed up with offline.

Don't worry about it though, between here, OO and Wanderers, you'll always have trustworthy friends to play with. Ok, well most of them can be trusted.... 3 of them?  Oh bother.

Well since group limit is 4, only 3 trustworthy guildies makes for a perfect setup smile

EDIT:No idea why it didn't submit my response the first time.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Diablo III on: August 04, 2011, 02:18:15 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on August 04, 2011, 02:00:28 PM

Everything he said about skill points makes sense to me, and what he's talking about is one of the reasons I didn't like Diablo 2 anywhere near as much as the masses.

But I haven't been following--what are they implementing instead of skill points for D3?

As you level Skills will open up and you can choose freely from them

You start with 2 skills available, then as you level up you get more to choose from, with 6 being max at level cap.

These skills scale in strength relative to level rather than you pumping points into them.

You can freely swap out skills as desired (between battles?) but can only 'carry' your level appropriate # in your hotbar at a time.

I'll see if I can find a post from blizzard talking more about that.

From Diablofans.com
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Skill system has gotten a complete revamp. Instead of 7 active skills, we now only have 6. In addition, the traits system was removed and turned into a "passive skills" section on the skill window, cleaning up the UI quite a lot, and allowing us to choose Skills and "traits" (passive skills) all in one window. That in mind, we can also only have up to 3 passive skills at one time. However, we begin the game with only 2 active skills and no passives. The last four active skill slots can be unlocked at levels 6, 12, 18, and 24, and the three passive skill slots are unlocked at levels 10, 20, and 30. So by the time we complete Normal, you should have unlocked all of the possible skill slots. Now, skill and trait points were also removed. Once you reach a certain level, you unlock X skill and/or X passive that you can swap in and out as you see fit. Again though, you can only have 6 actives and 3 passives at any given time.

From Jay Wilson Interview (same source as above)
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Q: So everything is scalable; is it just by level or is it by your attack, or...?

A: So there’s several ways your abilities will scale. One is, as you level up, abilities naturally scale. So it depends upon the ability. An ability like Bash is based on weapon damage, so it doesn’t need to scale because your weapon damage is going to scale it so it automatically gets better. An ability like Magic Missile which has a set damage amount scales as you level up automatically. There are several attributes on items, some that you get leveling up - you don’t get many attributes leveling up, but you get a little bit - that affect abilities. Primarily Attack, which increases your damage, but Precision, which is a side-effect of crit; some abilities key off of crits, there’s even some abilities that key off of your defense value, so those can affect it. Runes are probably one of the biggest ways to extend the power of skills. There’s 7 kind of power levels of runes, each better than the last. And those continue well beyond Normal difficulty up into Nightmare and Hell.
30  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: This Is Fun Pt 3: This Time It's Personal! (possibly NSFW) on: August 01, 2011, 09:01:18 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on July 28, 2011, 04:04:36 PM



The full version is quite entertaining too -- especially if you have cats. 
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dungeon Siege 3 on: June 13, 2011, 02:57:17 PM
I really wanted to like this game as a filler before D3 comes out (cough cough).

Fifteen minutes with the demo left me very frustrated at the controls. In no way are they intuitive but they actually are quite nauseating trying to swing the camera right and left while walking down the paths. I liked the graphics and feel of the game, but I don't think I'll be able to adjust to the controls to make this one a purchase.

Maybe I'll try the PS3 demo to see if I like that any better.
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 22 is such a nice number (updated 3-8-2010) on: March 09, 2010, 07:19:13 PM

Quote from: Eightball on March 09, 2010, 06:24:39 PM

Quote from: naednek on March 09, 2010, 01:57:35 AM

So just a call from the Doctors that Ethan has Cystic Fibrosis. We're kinda stunned right now, and would have never thought something was wrong with him. He literally is the perfect baby, other than some weight issues due difficulties in breast feeding. He is now above his birth weight, so that's no longer an issue.

Having a hard time digesting this, not really knowing what to expect. The genetic councelor advised us to avoid the internet until we meet with them. They said this is totally treatable. But I really want to do some research, but don't want to freak my wife or myself out.

Ken, take it a day at a time.  I can empathize a bit with you; my 4 year old has type 1 diabetes, and that diagnosis hit us like a ton of bricks.  Yes, while it's not as bad as a cancer diagnosis, it's still a life-long, serious disease.  For example, we now (and for the rest of his life) have to inject him with insulin 5-7 times a day, measure his blood glucose 4-6 times a day through a fingerstick, and carefully monitor his diet (down to each gram of carbohydrate that he consumes to effectively titrate his insuline dose).  All knowing that if he doesn't get insulin, he'll die...and if his blood sugar levels are not perfectly controlled, he will soon suffer all sorts of horrible side effects (kidney failure/transplant, blindness, micro/macrovascular complications (leading to stroke, heart attack, etc.), etc.)  However, we just take it a day at a time.  It's definitely manageable, but life-changing.

This will be harder on your wife than it will be on you...and it'll be plenty hard on you.  You'll need to be strong for her (she will blame herself for the condition, guaranteed).  If you ever want to talk, let me know.

+1

as I posted on FB, ask questions, be involved, get a great primary care Dr. for Ethan. Support each other, it's critical to your long term survival as a family emotionally.
33  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help My Cat Sanctuary Win $100K -- (Cross posted at OO) on: December 16, 2008, 01:55:37 PM
Thanks to everyone who participated in this thread. You are great!!!

Even though we didn't make it into the top 10 we made a valiant push and got as high as 14th. For a small 2 person operation, I think that's really quite good.

In case anyone is interested, we just put together a 2009 Calendar of our cats that we will sell as a fund raiser. Once I get a proof of it I'll post the pics here and see if anyone wants a copy of "The Pussies of Froggie's Pond" 
34  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help My Cat Sanctuary Win $100K -- (Cross posted at OO) on: December 04, 2008, 02:34:41 PM
Thanks for all the voting support. With Turkey Day and the approaching Holidays I think our stamina is starting to falter. Let's try one last puch over the next days to get Froggie's Moving back up the charts again.

"Go Froggie" on 3!

1....

2....

3....

"Go Froggie!"


Hmm a cheer like that works better live  retard

Thanks again for all that have voted and are still voting, lets finish out the next 10 days with a flurry climb that ladder.
35  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help My Cat Sanctuary Win $100K -- (Cross posted at OO) on: November 22, 2008, 03:55:26 PM

Quote from: cheeba on November 22, 2008, 03:24:08 PM

I dunno, Ginger's Death Row Dog Rescue sounds pretty damn gangsta.

Got a bear today.

We'll do an incognito drive-by, all they'll see is our tail lights
36  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help My Cat Sanctuary Win $100K -- (Cross posted at OO) on: November 22, 2008, 02:27:30 PM

Quote from: Tebunker on November 22, 2008, 12:11:18 AM

So I face booked your post. I sent it to all that I know, and hopefully you'll get more votes.

Thank you.

Maybe that helped boost us to 14th in Michigan & 286 National.

Look out # 285 (Ginger's "Death Row Dog" Rescue) you're next.
37  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help My Cat Sanctuary Win $100K -- (Cross posted at OO) on: November 21, 2008, 03:26:41 PM
Moved back up to 16 in Michigan & 308 National.
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help My Cat Sanctuary Win $100K -- (Cross posted at OO) on: November 21, 2008, 02:07:47 AM

Quote from: Caine on November 20, 2008, 09:00:34 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on November 20, 2008, 05:01:00 PM

It's also per-browser (cookie based) so if you really want to fight the good fight you can vote once per browser at work and once per browser at home. 

if it's just browser based, could you not dump your cookies and re vote?  or use chrome's incognito mode and just keep hammering on it?  i would've assumed they would have a better system to stop exploits than that.

voted too btw

Well there has been a little discussion of this at OO. I suspect in the end they will do some sort of IP filtering or there could really be room for gaming the system.

[sarcasm] Maybe I could hire some unemployed WOW Gold Farmers to click away for me...  wonder what the cost of that would be. $1K might be worthwhile investment for a #1 or #2 National spot and a cook 25K or 10K [/sarcasm]

 There's got to be a fairness aspect to this contest also though, rigging it is not in the spirit of it.


39  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Help My Cat Sanctuary Win $100K -- (Cross posted at OO) on: November 20, 2008, 03:27:10 PM
Thanks for the votes as always.

Too bad we lost a spot overnight... down to 17 in Michigan.
40  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Help My Cat Sanctuary Win $100K -- (Cross posted at OO) on: November 19, 2008, 08:39:07 PM
This was also Posted at OO. It was suggested I post here to gather any additional help that I could.

Thanks in advance.

You can also check out our organizations web sit at Froggie's Pond (yeah it's basic, but it does have some cool cat photos)
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MODS, if this an inappropriate post, please remove. Slight Pimping of my Non-Profit - Froggie's Pond incoming 

As some of you might remember (or not), My wife and I formed a Non-Profit 501(3)(c) in 2007. It is a No-Kill sanctuary for cats that have Feline Leukemia (FeLV) +/- Feline AIDS (FIV). We have grown to around 15 resident cats which have a combination of either disease. We have done quite well with our fund-raising efforts and just had a successful yard sale that will pay our bills for another 10-12 months. Here are a couple links to PDF's of our Sanctuary brochures telling our story and talking about some of our cats.

2007 Froggie's Story PDF ~8meg

2008 Froggie's Pond Update PDF ~3meg

The jist of this post is to see if the OO Hive can help my shelter garner some more funding. Petfinder.com is running a $100K Shelter Challenge. The National shelter with the most votes as of December 2008 wins the Grand Prize, there are also smaller prizes for state winners and random drawings.

I'm asking you to help us with this 'Popularity Contest.' If you don't want to help Froggie's Pond out, well then toss your vote behind your local Animal Rescue group.

Here's how you can vote for Froggie's Pond :

No need to register on the site or anything just

1) Go to http://www.theanimalrescuesite.com/clickToGive/shelterchallenge.faces?siteId=3&link=ctg_ars_shelterchallenge_from_home_sidetabs
2) Select MI in the State Drop down box.
3) Enter Battle Creek in the City Box
4) Press Search
5) Vote for Froggie's Pond once the next page comes up
6) Confirm your vote by tying the name of the animal in the 'captcha'
7) Repeat every 24 hours if desired

The Cats and I really thank you for your time and help.

Again if this pimping is inapropriate, please remove this post as the Moderators see fit. Thanks

Ben (aka Crabbs) & Sara & the Felines
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