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14921  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What happened to 94.9 Zeta??! on: February 14, 2005, 06:41:47 PM
Sirius Satellite Radio is your friend. biggrin
14922  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WOW - post your talent build on: February 13, 2005, 11:05:31 PM
Personally, I use Thottbot for all of my WoW needs, but to each their own. biggrin

As for my Hunter build, there are pretty much only two choices:

Marksmanship Mastery
Improved Concussive Shot   Rank 5
Lethal Shots   Rank 5
Aimed Shot   Rank 1
Improved Arcane Shot   Rank 4
Mortal Shots   Rank 5
Marksmanship Total:   20

Beast Mastery Mastery
Improved Aspect of the Hawk   Rank 2
Endurance Training   Rank 5
Improved Aspect of the Monkey   Rank 3
Bestial Swiftness   Rank 1
Unleashed Fury   Rank 5
Thick Hide   Rank 2
Improved Mend Pet   Rank 2
Ferocity   Rank 5
Frenzy   Rank 5
Spirit Bond   Rank 1
Beast Mastery Total:   31

Or:

Marksmanship Mastery
Improved Concussive Shot   Rank 5
Lethal Shots   Rank 5
Aimed Shot   Rank 1
Improved Arcane Shot   Rank 4
Mortal Shots   Rank 5
Scatter Shot   Rank 1
Hawk Eye   Rank 3
Improved Scorpid Sting   Rank 1
Ranged Weapon Specialization   Rank 5
Trueshot Aura   Rank 1
Marksmanship Total:   31

Beast Mastery Mastery
Improved Aspect of the Hawk   Rank 2
Endurance Training   Rank 5
Improved Aspect of the Monkey   Rank 3
Bestial Swiftness   Rank 1
Unleashed Fury   Rank 4
Ferocity   Rank 5
Beast Mastery Total:   20

Yes, the Survival Tree is next to worthless for a Hunter (unless you're PvP, at which point this tree has some use). You're not a melee fighter. Period.

But the two builds above will slaughter in PvE. Keep in mind though that the one focused on the Marksmanship tree will make pet aggro an issue. You'll simply out aggro your pet, at which point your DPS will drop by a ton (as you're not shooting). Why I'm personally using the one focused on my pet.
14923  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Civ 3: Master of Magic Mod? on: February 13, 2005, 10:53:43 PM
It suddenly looks like I have a reason to play Civilization 3 again...

I hate you. biggrin
14924  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MGS Twin Snakes Question on: February 13, 2005, 10:50:21 PM
Quote from: "Andrew Mallon"
Six hours total to beat the game? That's a complete low-ball estimate. The only way I can see that is if you've already played the PSX game and remeber the level design and how to beat the bosses. I had never played an MGS game before Twin Snakes and I'd say it probably took me twelve to fifteen hours to complete.

That might explain a few things then. I was a huge Metal Gear fan ("Uh oh! The truck have started to move!" biggrin ), at least until MGS 2. The PSX version of 1 (and the Gamecube remake) will always hold a treasured place in my gaming heart.

And from my review:
"Unfortunately, there are some issues. First off, the game is short. Very short. The average gamer will finish this game in six hours or so. Half of that are the outstanding cinema scenes. On successive run-throughs, if you skip everything important, the game can easily be finished in about two hours. For that matter, the second CD is almost nothing but either boss fights or cinemas."

I do remember keeping an eye out on the clock as I played this title for review, as I knew that other reviews had stated this game was short.

One thing to remember - time to completion times vary wildly from person to person.
14925  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW: Mount Roll Call Thread! on: February 13, 2005, 10:40:45 PM
Quote from: "dangerballs"
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Two levels to go for 40 for me....I should have enough cash to pick up my Kodo when that happens.

Question though, if I buy a kodo now, can I later get a Raptor once I'm exhalted enough to buy one?


Nope.  Tauren get the shaft when it comes to mounts.  They can only ride Kodos which means all other mounts including the ones that drop from mobs can't be used.

And in addition, it's currently impossible to get Exhaulted status with any race but your starting one. And even then that's outrageously difficult. I don't care what Blizzard has said - it's currently not possible to get that status ranking.

As far as mounts that drop off of mobs...

http://www.consolegold.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=4630 (scroll down to near the bottom) biggrin
14926  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Really disappointed with Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow on: February 13, 2005, 04:07:04 PM
Quote from: "Driver"
The two downloadable Pandora Tomorrow levels that were once for sale are now free on Xbox Live.

Now that's gotta piss off the people who bought them in the first place.
14927  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Champions: Return to Arms thoughts? on: February 13, 2005, 04:02:35 PM
Early on the game is extremely difficult. It's almost as if the devs wanted you to import your character into the game.

Even later on, the game is hard. Melee mobs do a TON of damage to my Berserker (even with fully upgraded armor), and a group of them can cut me down in seconds.

Of course, I can cut them down in the same amount of time, but...

This game is also a total rehash of the original. Underwater level? Check. Annoying lava level filled with ranged attackers? Check. Bastard spiders that love spitting webs? Check. Everyone's 'favorite' Kelethin? Check.

It's like the devs took the original, tossed it into a blender, and out came this game.
14928  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: MGS Twin Snakes Question on: February 13, 2005, 03:59:53 PM
Quote from: "mikeg"
This site's review says you only get 3 hours of gameplay in the game.  The other 3 hours of the game are cutscenes.  Is that true?  Is that what some of you experienced?  I am debating this title, but not sure how much I would pay for that little gameplay.

As far as I remember, yes, that was pretty much the ratio. Or at least somewhat close to it (3 hours gameplay, 2 hours cutscenes, or somewhere close).

But keep in mind - this 5 to 6 hours of total playtime was some of the best playtime I've ever put into a console game. Even now it still holds up very well to the rest of the very crowded gaming market.

If you find it cheap, I'd get it.
14929  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Whow this forum is almost dead on: February 13, 2005, 03:54:21 PM
Quote from: "stiffler"
Quote from: "Matrix"
I remeber GG forum, and there would be few posts every few minutes, with great range of topics. Right now this forum seems almost extinct.


It gets like that on the weekends.  Apparently a lot of our readership are slackers and post from work during the week.  Or maybe they have lives.  :wink:

Yes, I've come to notice this - most of our readership are slackers at work bored out of their minds. biggrin

And, dtb, where do you find those things?
14930  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / EB Games Trade 3 Get 1, what a rip! on: February 11, 2005, 05:36:58 PM
Quote from: "AgtFox"
I like EB, but that's probably because most of the workers know me and won't push me on things they know I won't buy.  So, any of you guys seen this $3 insurance offered or am I the lone one here?

My local EB here in AZ started doing the same thing as well. As I've worked at EB for a few months (but years ago), I know just how poorly people take care of their games. It's like they rub them into the carpet or something.

But, yes, more often than not it'll be more pure profit for EB. That and their extended warrenty service on consoles other than the PS2. smile
14931  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / BiTTorrent TV shows on: February 11, 2005, 05:13:52 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Yep and they are sifting the logs of that site.  Anyone else feel the hand of violation up the skirt of civil liberties?  Oh wait, we gave those away didn't we....

Just think of all the e-mails that'll be sent out to many, many, many high-speed internet subscribers over the next month or so because of this.

Why try to actually track down people who've downloaded stuff, when you can 'acquire' one of the larger torrent tracking sites and just dig through their server logs?
14932  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Metroid.... Pinball? on: February 11, 2005, 12:16:02 AM
Yes, HankRaptor, those are three fantastic pinball tables.

But you forgot Road Show. And Medieval Madness. Both absolutely fantastic tables. biggrin
14933  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / MMOG subscriptions- some surprises on: February 11, 2005, 12:11:35 AM
Quote from: "-Lord Ebonstone-"
The saddest thing about the modern EQ is the fact that lower-level zones and/or Antonica zones are almost completely unpopulated.  When I played the game most recently, (from right before the release of LDON to right after the release of GoD), I wasn't aware that Antonica was so 'unpopular,' nor was I aware that the game was so top-heavy in terms of levels.

From what I know, the game is extremely top heavy. The only people who still play it are those who raid all the time. They're too in love with the time they've spent with their character to move on.

Most low levels are being power-levelled, or are taking the more common grind (had to do with Padual Caverns for 10 levels early on or something, if I remember right). The 'easiest to level' zones.
14934  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Champions: Return to Arms thoughts? on: February 10, 2005, 07:06:39 PM
Quote from: "Cleric7"
For those considering buying the game, you should also be aware of some of the bugs/glitches/issues being discussed on GameFaqs. Here are some of them:

Hey - have a link to that post offhand? I need to get this information for my review. biggrin
14935  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW- Weekly "Patch" Notes? on: February 10, 2005, 07:04:19 PM
Quote from: "ChrisGwinn"
They changed a paladin ability.  Blessing of Light now doesn't make first-level heals super efficient.  I don't have Blessing of Light, since I'm not 40th level yet, so I can't say whether this matters at all to the average player.

Blessing of Light seemed to flat out (or close to it anyway) increase healing powers by the listed amount. 210 HP bonus for the slow heal, and 60 HP bonus for the low level one.

In short, Paladins could spam the lowest level heals and get the full HP bonus applied to it. That made them absurdly effecient healers. Nice bug.
14936  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW - It's a great big world on: February 10, 2005, 06:59:50 PM
Quote from: "ChrisGwinn"
I doubt it has anything to do with coding.  Blizzard's real keen on keeping their art direction consistent, and Taurens just aren't the right size to be riding other races mounts.  Kodos cost the same and offer no advantages because every racial mount costs the same, and none of them have advantages.  

I've never heard of rare or dropped mounts - can you provide a link?

Tell Blizzard to work on my Human Paladin Mount then - my legs and cloak clip right through/into it all the time, and whenever I rear up (jump while standing still), my face smashes right into my horse's head.

As far as the rare/dropped mounts - there's a level 60 boss somewhere that drops a mount. Everybody but the Tauren can ride it. I don't know the name offhand, as otherwise I'd give you a Thottbot link.
14937  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / They'll win or I'll cut my Bawls off! on: February 10, 2005, 06:51:50 PM
EEEEWWWWW...

What a lovely mental image that produces.
14938  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Any way to shrink the Console Gold Graphic? on: February 10, 2005, 06:46:28 PM
Just for fun I opened up IE to exactly 800x600, and you're right - the CG logo plus ad are longer than 800 pixels wide. Yeah, it's obvious when presented with the numbers, but I figured what the heck.

I guess the reason that none of us notice is is because we all surf at larger than 800 pixels wide resolution.
14939  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Champions: Return to Arms thoughts? on: February 10, 2005, 03:08:15 PM
This game is much harder than the first, I'll give you that. Either that or the Vah Shir Berzerker sucks as far as armor goes. In refrence, my first two playthroughs on the original was with the Wizard and Ranger.

As far as that 'invinicible' robot boss goes, you get into melee. He can do a TON more damage at range than he can in melee. It's not even funny.

You get into melee, block his strikes, then attack/spell. Repeat ad nausea until you've won.

Repeat this trick for most of the bosses in the game.
14940  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW- Weekly "Patch" Notes? on: February 10, 2005, 03:05:25 PM
Quote from: "unbreakable"
AO was even worse than the UO launch, and that event was something I never imagined could be topped.

I remember seeing a screenshot of a ton of people at one of the 'zonelines' all yelling 'LET ME OUT!'.

That sums up AO's launch days. biggrin
14941  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW - It's a great big world on: February 10, 2005, 03:01:58 PM
Quote from: "Gedd"
Keep in mind that at the time, I think the only race that had racial traits were the Undead, and Tauren had this one ability, and there were several problems with Plainsrunning as compared to the standard mounts.

If I remember correctly, you'd gain the Plainsrunning ability after running for like 10 seconds, and the first hit would knock you out of it. So, yes, it was useful, but useless compared to a real mount.

Can't tell you how many times I've been hit while riding across the countryside...
14942  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Champions: Return to Arms thoughts? on: February 10, 2005, 12:25:48 AM
Anybody playing this title? It's EXTREMELY MOTS compared to the original game (down to the exact same type of monsters and stages), but still fun.

Thoughts? Anybody playing online?
14943  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Google Does Online Maps on: February 10, 2005, 12:23:28 AM
Dude, I can see my house from here! And yours, and yours, and yours, and...

biggrin
14944  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / GI Joe remakes on: February 10, 2005, 12:20:55 AM
Quote from: "Dafones"
Good God I loved those clips. The creator of them received a good ol' cease and desist from Hasbro, so he had to take them off his site. I'm glad you can still find the vids around the net on other sites.

A big giant BOO to Hasbro for making him remove these movies. I haven't laughed so hard after watching some of these. They're just totally wrong.

Makes me glad I have them all saved locally on my PC. biggrin
14945  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Jade Empire Preorder Deal (?) on: February 08, 2005, 08:50:28 PM
Actually, according to my local EB, you can now ONLY order the 'Limited Edition' if you preorder. And it's the exact same price as the normal game.

Make of it what you will.
14946  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HALO 2 PC! Sort of... on: February 08, 2005, 07:02:42 PM
Thanks for the find! For all of your hard work, I've turned this into a news post and credited it for you here. biggrin
14947  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gran Turismo 4 Review on: February 08, 2005, 06:51:28 PM
Quote from: "Fellow"
If nothing else, I'll be creating wallpapers up the wazoo in GT4.

Now that I'd love to see. Go post some of your best when you're done. biggrin
14948  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW - It's a great big world on: February 08, 2005, 06:48:37 PM
Quote from: "Jag"
Problem with Kalimdor is that the areas are spread out much more as opposed to the Alliance areas around SW and IF. Can't speak about the horde areas though.

Don't play as a Tauren then. Their starting area is SO spread out and requires SO much running, it's almost sad.

In SW and IF, their n00b quests are all within about 100 yards of each other. For the Tauren, expect to run a 1000 yards just to do one quest. But the Tauren do have a nicer starting area (visuals) than SW or IF has, IMHO.
14949  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW- Weekly "Patch" Notes? on: February 08, 2005, 06:45:52 PM
I want the 'localization' patch myself (even though it'll fix our Paladin bug and kill our DPS even more than we have it now), just because it'll fix the Hunter issue where pets don't cause a mob to be tapped. Thus, if my pet hits a mob first (to gain aggro before me), I lose experience.
14950  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Quest for Ken (Jennings) on: February 08, 2005, 06:26:09 PM
Quote from: "Graham"
Actually, the 2005 Teen Tournament hasn't completed airing yet.  The Teen Tournament ends today, so I'm guessing they'll change that sometime tomorrow.  However, it would be a huge mistake to have the spoiler on the web site.

Oh yeah... Note to self - don't post on the forums right after I get up. smile
14951  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / VoIP - Internet Phones on: February 08, 2005, 01:58:30 PM
Quote from: "pengoz"
I'm guessing the US emergency number gets your location based on your number and not by any trace (ie what exchange u go thru based on your number etc).

From what I know, yes, 911 just uses a simple lookup to find out where you're calling from. That's why you can't call 911 through one of these services, as you have no originating call number/location.

But you bring up an interesting point though... These sites must keep some kind of call record though. They just have to. Then it's a matter of tracing the call back to the account record (and at the very least the credit card information used to purchase minutes for the call).
14952  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The Quest for Ken (Jennings) on: February 08, 2005, 01:55:41 PM
Now that'll be cool to watch.

I love this name though:  2005 Teen Tournament Champion

Apparently as he/she is still a teen, they can't have their name on a website like this. Or they forgot who they were. biggrin
14953  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Gran Turismo 4 Review on: February 07, 2005, 11:57:13 PM
Quote from: "gellar"
No fucking way can it run 1080i, can it?  If so... OMGHI2U.

Yeah, I have no idea how the hell they pulled this off either. The PS2 simply doesn't have enough horsepower for Progressive Scan titles (why there are all of 20 games that support it), much less 1080i. I'll have to give this game a try just for that, even though my TV doesn't support it...
14954  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Oddbal laptop performance hit... on: February 07, 2005, 11:51:23 PM
That'll be $50 for time served. Talk to Ron about who to send it to or else I'll sic Sho'nuff upon you:



biggrin smile

Honestly, I'm glad it worked out. Amazing what a shot of can-o-air can do, eh?
14955  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / VoIP - Internet Phones on: February 07, 2005, 01:45:15 PM
Just to inform you all - I just tried out the Skype service much more intensively last night via confrence calling (the free chat program, not calling somebody via landline) and whatnot. It was clear, had no dropouts at all, and it sounded like they were right in front of me. I'm really impressed what you can get for free.

This will be the way I'll be doing my online gaming chats for games like Rainbow Six and World of Warcraft from now on.
14956  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Oddbal laptop performance hit... on: February 07, 2005, 12:20:02 AM
Well, the only reason that the fan is on is because the OS is demanding more processing power than the low power mode (usually 1/3 to 1/4th of your processor's max rated speed) can provide. Thus, it creates heat and all that kind of fun stuff.

But you say it's sluggish when that happens...

Only thing I can think of - give the laptop the three fingered salute (ctrl-alt-delete) and bring up the Task Manager. Click on Processes, and see if there's any program running that's taking a large percentage of your CPU (short of System Idle Process, which is normal). If you see something, that's quite possibly the reason.

Also, break out the can-o-air and give the fans and air entry ports a quick blowing. There might be something clogging the fan or blocking the normal airflow.

Beyond that, I'm not sure. I personally use a fan pad underneath my laptop, so I rarely notice it the processor fan firing up unless I'm playing games.
14957  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / For the ladies... on: February 06, 2005, 05:58:57 PM
The goggles, they do nothing!

Of course, that's what I get for clicking on a link titled 'for the ladies'.

*head explodes*
14958  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / San Andreas is... on: February 06, 2005, 04:43:39 AM
Quote from: "WestNile"
Not since Gran Turismo 2 had I seen such obvious bugs.

GT2 had obvious bugs? I remember there being a bug/car configuration in Gran Turismo 3 that could absolutely break the physics engine (your racecar would pop one mother of a wheelie and accelerate to upwards of 1000mph), but beyond that, I don't remember much wrong with the game.
14959  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What a shot! on: February 05, 2005, 09:54:23 PM
Quote from: "Chaz"
Holy shit.

Yeah, I'll second that. Holy shit.

Incase you didn't pause it at the very beginning, the score was tied with 0.6 seconds to go.

Utterly amazing.
14960  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Enterprise be dead... on: February 05, 2005, 09:47:52 PM
Quote from: "Raven"
I don't think Enterprise ever recovered from this first season episode.

ROFL

Yeah, after that show, I pretty much stopped watching the series. And I loved Trek shows (short of DS9 for some reason I can't fathom) in general. How I remember the days, tuning into ST:NG every single weekend just to see what the crew was up to this week...

Oh, and may that Rick Berman guy rot for all the hell he's put Star Trek shows/movies through in the last few years. I blame him for quite a few things.
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