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15241  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best Game of All Time Round 4 on: November 13, 2004, 12:25:02 AM

Ultima VII
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Planescape: Torment


Unreal Tournament 2004
Master of Orion 2
Knights of the Old Republic
Deus Ex
15242  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Has anyone ever ordered from this company? on: November 12, 2004, 11:44:16 PM
Quote from: "Ascendent"
Let me know what you find out. I wouldn't mind getting into Redwall myself.

Redwall movie? It must be the TV shows that appeared on British TV not too long ago.

And to answer the original question:

A quick check though brought up nothing, oddly enough.
15243  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / TV Show Torrents on: November 11, 2004, 05:29:44 PM
Quote from: "howie549"
i think, speaking for some of us here, do not even know where to begin to obtain and share torrents.  if someone here could point us in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated.  

do they make a "bittorrent for dummies?"  :roll:

The whole unfortunate reason as to why you won't see any links is that the majority of people use BitTorrent to distribue things that are far from legal. Thus, any site that lists Torrents tends to violate our policy of piracy and posting links to it.
15244  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Firefox 1.0 (official) released on: November 11, 2004, 02:43:42 PM
Quote from: "Gedd"
I'm still a little annoyed at how poorly FireFox handles Flash pieces.  Whether it's crazy placement effects (like over at ) or just a general slowdown (particularly with scrolling), it drives me nuts.  Now whether or not that's a Flash player issue or a Mozilla issue, doesn't really matter to's an issue.

Flash? What Flash?

Oh, that's right - 80% of all Flash content tend to be ads, so I don't have it loaded in Firefox. Yes, I know that Adblock could kill them, but that's an extra unnecessary step for those who don't install Flash. smile
15245  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Everquest 2 - first impressions on: November 11, 2004, 06:57:02 AM
Quote from: "Scott"
- Does race really matter in this game?  I know it did in EQ, but do the 5 extra int points really make it worth playing a dark elf mage vs a human mage or another race?

Sony designed this game to allow all races to be all classes. Yes, there are stat differences, but based on my time in beta, stats made very little difference (as that +2 int item gave you a whopping 1 extra MP at level 15).

There are some exceptions though. Don't make a Troll or Ogre Mage and expect to be an awesome mage (30ish Int difference in just starting stats between low/high), but beyond that, any race can be any class.

Just watch out for those Gnome Monks. biggrin
15246  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / TV Show Torrents on: November 11, 2004, 06:51:48 AM
Quote from: "Falator"
Is this legal?

From what I know (as I'm no lawyer), TV shows are in the gray area right now. It's basically like recording a VHS tape of the show and giving it to a friend.

However, if the show in question isn't on the air anymore, and if the show is available for purchase otherwise, the legality of the whole thing is highly questionable.
15247  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Tornado on: November 11, 2004, 06:48:39 AM
Quote from: "Sam Hell"
WTF was that?   :shock:

That, my friends, is a dust devil. It's pretty much like a tornado, but it tends to be much, much weaker in power.

Unlike a tornado though, it's just spawned out of a turbulant bit of wind, so they can't be predicted at all. Pretty common occurance to see in places like Arizona and the like.

Then again, that one was nothing. I saw one that stopped traffic on one of the major streets here in AZ - the dust devil was as wide as 4 lanes of the road. People on both sides just stopped as it slowly rumbled on by.
15248  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Everquest 2 - first impressions on: November 09, 2004, 06:51:49 PM
Quote from: "angrycoder"
Overall last night was a perfectly smooth experience. A great first day for an MMORPG. No sign up problems, no patching problems, no crashing, no lag. I am sure a lot of this had to do with the fact that the game was released in such limited quantities yesterday. Hopefully It won't be a complete disaster when I try to login tonight.

Out of curiosity, if you head back down the dock from where you 'spawn' on the island, you'll find a bell. If you Right Click on it, you can bring up an option to travel to another Island zone.

What's the highest number you can choose from? And, in addition, when you first zone into the Island, you'll see 'Island of (forgot name) X', where X is the instance that you're currently on. I think it's also on the map as well.

I'm trying to get an unofficial figure as to how many players are playing on prime time, incase you're asking, as I decided not to pick up this game based on my latter experiences in beta. smile
15249  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / WoW - FREE Open Beta date announced on: November 09, 2004, 12:13:35 AM
Quote from: "Rage"
LOL sorry guys. Looks like Blizzard's completely FUBAR'ed handling of stress tests and open beta continues.

Launch scares me. In fact, I might just wait till tuesday.

Let me put it this way - MILLIONS of people want to try this game for absolutely free, easily. There's no way in hell Blizzard could even think of preparing for that kind of server slam.

I just hope they have enough servers ready for release...
15250  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / slow forum on: November 08, 2004, 11:46:21 PM
Quote from: "Knightshade Dragon"
Slow for me too. I am sure Ron knows and is working on it.

Finally nailed this one down.  A pair of core routers of AT&T's went down late last night causing some severe routing latency.  Apparently some folks felt it for a lot of sites whereas some folks only felt it on things that are more bandwidth intensive (database run items).  All makey fixey now though from what I've seen.  Anyone seeing residual effects?
It's nice and fast now for me. Give it a bit of time for the internet to reroute itself or something (or for people to stop downloading the WoW beta smile ).
15251  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Last-minute pre-order... EQ2 or WoW? on: November 08, 2004, 02:24:12 PM
Quote from: "Toe"
Check out the changes to female platemail armor that come down in this last patch. Looks cool eh?

Seriously though, wtf were they thinking?

*jaw drops*

And that's supposed to protect you, how?

Personally though, I love the expression on the Dwarf's face that's right behind her... biggrin
15252  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / wow?! yes! on: November 08, 2004, 02:20:00 PM
Quote from: "EngineNo9"
So is it confirmed that you won't be able to train these pets to attack or anything?  I would love to have one of those little guys following me around, but if he takes the place of my regular pet as a hunter and doesn't do anything then he's completely useless.

These are just like the cats, hawks, and other beasties you can buy to have follow you around and generally look cute.

Makes me glad I have the Collector's Edition reserved now... biggrin
15253  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / EQ2 Server Choice on: November 08, 2004, 02:18:18 PM
Quote from: "Arkon"
Antonia Bayle ( I believe that is the name) is the roleplaying preferred server.  My guild is voting currently as to which server we are going to, hoping to end up on the rp preferred server.

I can't believe they finally marked one as 'roleplaying prefered'. Throughout beta they pretty much ignored any and all requests by us testers to put up a roleplaying server.

I wonder if they caved in and increased the 4 player per account limit...
15254  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW Strategy Guide: Yea or Nae? on: November 08, 2004, 05:44:00 AM
Quote from: "Rage"
Thotbott has everything you could ever want to know.

Got a link to Thotbott? I've used it before in my beta testing, and I found it to be an absolutely fantastic little addon program to WoW.
15255  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Tuner card advice on: November 08, 2004, 05:41:58 AM
Quote from: "Floyd Walker"
If you don't want to bust open your case to install one, look at . It's what I've been using for a while now, and I'm quite happy with it.

Keep in mind that recording performance (recording TV programs) will be extremely poor with this product due to the slow speeds of the USB 1 standard. Notice the fine print of 'Note: video performance when using USB 1.1 or 2.0 is the same.'.

Pick up the USB2 version instead ( if your PC can handle it if you're not interested in opening her up.

On the flip side, I've used a Hauppage card (one of their really older products) for a long time and it works great.

One thing to keep in mind though - if you intend to do any kind of recording, make sure that you can record in RAW AVI mode. You need a card that does NOT do MPEG compression on the fly.

Why? Well, the image that you'll see on your screen will lag behind what's actually being seen by about 2-3 seconds as the image is being compressed on the fly behind your back (and odds are you can't turn it off). Why is this important? If you intend to record something under your control (say, a video game or something), it'll be impossible, as you can't play anything with that kind of video lag.
15256  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Last-minute pre-order... EQ2 or WoW? on: November 08, 2004, 05:35:22 AM
Quote from: "Arkon"
Hopefully this thread can stay civil and not break out a war as many of your criteria are very opinion based.

Of course our opinion is just that - our opinion. I have no problem reading other's opinions, even if they're different than my own.

And I agree with Valhuerdi - WoW's open beta starts tomorrow, so barring a sudden crash of the internet or something, go give it a try absolutely free.
15257  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / slow forum on: November 08, 2004, 02:01:10 AM
Quote from: "th'FOOL"
I've actually notice a general sluggishness with various sites- this one included.  I don't think it's isolated.

I think it's because WoW is going into open beta tomorrow.

That, and EQ2 should show up as well.

The internet is groaning with the absurd amount of bandwith both games will be occupying from here on out. biggrin
15258  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Last-minute pre-order... EQ2 or WoW? on: November 08, 2004, 01:57:03 AM
Quote from: "jpinard"
* Immersion.  I really want to feel like I'm in another place.
* Detail.  Want to have the new cool items I get, look great too and be worth the time and effort.
* Low grind value.  I don't want to have to put a bazillion hours into the game to have fun.
* I like to solo 90% of the time.
* I did like Dark Age of Camelot quite a bit (except the long travel times).
* I like City of Heroes, but once I got t level 32 I stopped playing though I still have my account.

Having betaed both EQ2 and WoW, let me answer these questions as to who I think wins and give an answer as to why:

Immersion - WoW. EQ2 looks too real while the cartoony look really draws you into their world.

Detail - Tie. EQ2's amazing player models are fantastic to look at if you have the system, and some of the stuff I've seen is great. WoW stays away from the details, but still looks fantastic in its own rights.

Low Grind Value - WoW by a landslide. The game just doesn't feel like a grind at all with how they've designed their zones and quest system. Some would say it's too easy of a MMO as a result, but I'm not complaining.

Soloability - WoW dumps a mountain on EQ2 as it buries it so much. Once again, with WoW so easy, every class is capable of soloing without pretty much any problems. The loads of zones allows you to simply visit somewhere else if you want different mobs and a different challenge. Each zone is also based around a set level, but each starting 'land' tends to have their own set path you can follow upon.

EQ2 allows you to solo, somewhat, but comeon - this game is the sequel to the game that required the 'holy trinity' just to get ANYWHERE in the upper levels of the game. Unless you were a Bard or Necro, soloing was so slow and painful you didn't want to do it. I have to say though that EQ2 is better than EQ was in the soloability aspect, but it's nowhere near WoW.
15259  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 Reviews - IGN/Gamespot/Gamespy (Poss. Spoilers) on: November 08, 2004, 01:50:22 AM
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"
What I will believe is that some level of perceived site integrity is at stake with major titles.  After having gotten their readers into a fervor with years of previews sites will effectively force a self-fulfilling prophecy onto themselves by giving reviews that justify the level of hype.

Then there is the issue of readership- IGN was hatemail bombed for their mediocre review of Killzone.  There are already people crying online about GS's outstanding score of 9.4.  These readers are completely irrational but they are customers of the site and a negative review could cause a loss in readership.

You sir are an extremly rare breed of gamer - you actually look beyond the reviews and all important numbers to not only the game itself, but the percieved perception of how a site's readership will react to a score that doesn't fit along with their expectations.

From my reading, Gamespot is a very harsh site when it comes to handing out scores. That's why I also trust them more than IGN and Gamespy. Maybe it's because they're now the underdog, if you will (as incase you've forgotten, IGN and Gamespy are the same company now), but their scores look at the game as a whole, comparing it to what a console should be able to do (which is why they tend to knock a game for being a simple port).

They also don't seem to let hype get in the way with their reviewing.

That's what I, as a reviewer, try to do as well.

Think on the reviews and keep them in mind when you play Halo 2 starting late tomorrow night. Come back once you've beaten the game and discuss what your feelings are then.
15260  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Halo 2 Reviews - IGN/Gamespot/Gamespy (Poss. Spoilers) on: November 07, 2004, 11:22:55 PM
Quote from: "Thin_J"
When did you play the game all the way through? Hm? Also given that there's only ONE review that says anything bad about the campaign, I'd have to say at this point that particular opinion is the exception and not the rule.

Remember, as I've said before as I've talked to somebody who got the game early - Gamespot's review is spot on as far as the single player story goes. It does end badly and it is short.

I think it's more about the ads, as others have said. They have to call this game of the year on the Xbox, and they can't say anything negative about it.

GTA4 anyone (and IGN's 9.9 score)? smile
15261  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW Racial Traits Revealed!!! on: November 05, 2004, 11:35:48 PM
Quote from: "Rage"
That said, this is just going to encourage people to play gnome mages, and if you will forgive my french, I wish they would all just fuck off smile

At least you can't be a Gnome Monk, a race/class I expect lots of people to flock to in Everquest 2 thanks to places like WTF Comics, among other long-standing jokes.

"Clan of the Waist Down Fist...Attack!" biggrin
15262  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW Opening Cinematic on: November 05, 2004, 11:32:31 PM
Quote from: "Daehawk"
NP...Its different cause you can download it anyways......btw how do i delete a post on here?..I cant find a way..Im blind most likely but i just dont see it and dont want to leave a semi double post.

When you edit your post, you'll see a checkbox for 'Delete this post'. Check that and then click on Edit.

As for the trailer... Once again, I'm floored. Heck - I still watch it most times I fire up my closed beta account, it's that good.

Blizzard are the masters at realistic looking CGI.
15263  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW Racial Traits Revealed!!! on: November 05, 2004, 08:45:26 PM
Quote from: "Torfish"
So how do these work?  Do you get all 4 traits right away on level1?  Do they grow in power as you level?

One of a few ways, as far as I know of - either you'll get these all at once (doubtful), you'll gain all four skills as you level automatically (possible), or you'll get to choose between one of the four skills as you hit certain levels (most likely).

But I honestly don't know the answer. Nice abilities though. Gives you a reason to play one race over another.
15264  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New EGM Scores (Careful...some Halo 2 SPOILERS within) on: November 05, 2004, 06:38:18 PM
Quote from: "ElijahPrice"
Obviously, + is good and - is bad.  I am a bit curious about that minus on ending...?  It said that what will make Halo a real legendary game is its multiplayer, not the single player.  I guess that was expected.  If you want more just let me know though it is an Xbox mag...

From what I hear from somebody who 'acquired' the game early, the ending, well, sucks. It very abruptly ends, among other issues.

He hasn't told me why (obviously, as I want to play the game myself), but that's what he said.
15265  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Sonic Mega Collection Plus on: November 05, 2004, 03:46:37 AM
Hey - now that's it on the Xbox, why isn't Sonic CD included in this version? biggrin

I really should pick this up though. So many great titles for only $20...
15266  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Great new Dragon Warrior 8 Trailer on: November 04, 2004, 03:42:04 AM
Quote from: "Gratch"
Well, I've never been a fan of the Dragon Warrior series.  In fact, I would list Dragon Warrior VII is one of my top 3 least favorite games of all time.  And honestly, I don't remember that song from either Dragon Warrior game I played.

Okay, well, I'll have to admit - Dragon Warrior VII is the bastard child of the series.

As far as that theme music goes, it was in I, II, IV (I think), and an orchestrated version appeared in the SNES (Japan only) V and VI. So, yeah, it's been around a while.

And so have I... Ugh. smile
15267  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best Game of All Time Round 3 on: November 04, 2004, 03:31:04 AM
Left Side:

Heroes of Might and Magic 2
Ultima VII
Warcraft II
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Planescape: Torment
Ultima V

Right Side:

Unreal Tournament 2004
System Shock 2
Diablo 2
Master of Orion 2
Rollercoaster Tycoon
Knights of the Old Republic
Deus Ex
Master of Magic

Am I an RPG fan at heart? Naa... biggrin
15268  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Great new Dragon Warrior 8 Trailer on: November 03, 2004, 09:45:53 PM
Quote from: "Gratch"
I'm not a big fan of cel-shading, so that will knock it down a notch for me.  Also, whoever did that theme music should be shot.  That was just horrible.

Uh, what? That 'theme music' is the theme for Dragon Warrior itself, and has been for like two decades. It's as well known as the Piano Theme (or is it called the Crystal Theme, or something) from Final Fantasy.

Sure, it didn't sound anywhere near as good on the NES ( smile ), but it's still the same thing.
15269  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Great new Dragon Warrior 8 Trailer on: November 03, 2004, 04:29:16 PM
*jaw drops*

Holy shit. This looks absolutely amazing.

Final Fantasy who? I want this game, and I want this game NOW.

Maybe it's just the nastalga in me (as I've played every DW that came out since the beginning), or maybe because I've been disappointed in all of the 'next gen' Final Fantasies (7, 8, 10, 10.5, 11), but this is a game I want to play, and play this instant.
15270  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / [P] Fox News projects Ohio to Bush on: November 03, 2004, 04:11:46 PM
And since it's all about Ohio, I bring you this image:

Which button do you push/cut out for Bush? Notice how 6 and 10 line up, but not the other two...

Note - I have no idea if this image is true or not, but I found it funny.
15271  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best Game of All Time Round 2 Results and Tie-breaker on: November 03, 2004, 02:33:15 AM
Quote from: "Daehawk"
Whats all the smilies in the results mean?

Well, if you make a  8 )  mark in the software (remove the space between them), it becomes a Cool (or the sunglasses guy). That's what it is.

And Wing Commander III won but Wing Commander didn't? Shame on you all. smile
15272  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Good & free AV software? on: November 03, 2004, 02:26:40 AM
There's always Trend Micro - it's entirely on the web, so there's nothing to actually download (short of a small file into IE itself):
15273  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Possible blown router? on: November 03, 2004, 02:25:47 AM
Quote from: "croman"
Worse comes to worse.. reflash the router with a new firmware upgrade (or even with the current one that you already have)

That's ultimately what I had to do. My router was behind by, oh, about a year and a half worth of revisions (purchased right as G technology was appearing, as I wanted it to be current). If you don't patch those routers, laptops and PCs with that newfangled Speedboost technology will rip them apart as I found out.
15274  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Gogamer link? on: November 02, 2004, 01:26:49 PM
Well, I'm not sure if this link will work, but from the main page itself:

If it doesn't work, we have a GoGamer ad sitting underneath our Pimps Lord one.
15275  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / X-Men Legends is wayyyyyyyyyyyyy too hard! on: November 01, 2004, 09:28:00 PM
Quote from: "DiamondDecision"
Quote from: "Scott"
So far, I've found Cyclops, Storm, Wolverine and Nightcrawler to be unstoppable.

That is who is in my team.

I'm just about to the place in life where if it is an RPG and doesn't come come from Bioware, it's not worth having.

I *enjoy* Bioware games.  I spend little time reloading and lots of time enjoying.  Great stories.  Great gameplay.

Well, both Storm and Nightcrawler can be pretty weak if you don't boost them up right (or let the AI take control of them anyway). My team was Wolverine, Cyclops, Iceman, and Jean Grey. The only place I ever had problems was in the very last level. That combo covers all the basics and all the resistances.

Short of that, it was a piece of cake.
15276  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Best Game of All Time Round 2 on: October 31, 2004, 07:02:48 PM
On the left side:

Rome: Total War
Heroes of Might and Magic 2
Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns
Ultima VII
Sam & Max Hit the Road
Age of Wonders 2
Wing Commander
The Secret of Monkey Island
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Quake 3
Never Played
Planescape: Torment
No One Lives Forever
Might and Magic 6

On the right side:

Freespace 2
Unreal Tournament 2004
Baldur's Gate 2
System Shock 2
Diablo 2
Gothic 2
Master of Orion 2
Rollercoaster Tycoon
Ghost Recon
Knights of the Old Republic
Civilization 2
Star Wars: Tie Fighter
Master of Magic
Alpha Centauri
15277  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Yay, it's snowing! (Updated with pics. Just 'cause) on: October 31, 2004, 06:55:18 PM
Quote from: "Jeff Jones"
Take pictures!

P.S. it's 85 here in central FL smile

85? Good lord. It's like 70 for a high here in Arizona. I thought we're supposed to be the hottest state in the nation...

And most people love snow until you have to try to drive around in it.
15278  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Daylight Savings? on: October 31, 2004, 02:09:46 PM
Well, I live in Arizona. We're beyond your weak, time changing ways. biggrin
15279  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Possible blown router? on: October 31, 2004, 04:43:31 AM
Okay, so here's the deal:

I currently have a nice config - a Linksys Wireless-G router watching over both my PC and a wireless enabled laptop.

Today, I borrowed my boss' PC from work, as he was having a few issues with it. I'm good with fixing issues, so now I have two PCs handy.

I decide to get my boss' PC online. Thinking absolutely nothing of it, I set up the router permissions (WEP and such), and try to connect it to my router.

Suddenly, my laptop (which was enjoying itself streaming music from online), loses its wireless connection to my router. And the other laptop won't connect to my router either.

So I fire up my PC. Odd - I don't have a connection to the internet.

Chalking it up as a glitch in the router, I reset the thing. I get the internet again, but for only about 20 seconds before I lose it.

Try again - exact same results.

So I reboot the router again, but I take my PC and log into the router as well and look at the settings. 20 seconds later, I can't connect to the router anymore. It's like the software inside of it just froze or something.

So I break out a pen and do a 'reset to factory defaults' button push. 20 seconds again into operation, the router freezes.

On a whim, I turn off all wireless features of my router. Like magic, my router stays online.

I just can't connect to it via anything related to it wirelessly without freezing the thing.

The router itself works great. I have 3 PCs now hooked up to it, and all three can connect to the 'net and see any shared folders between them. But as soon as I enable the wireless features of my router, the router hard locks and kills any landline connections.

Any suggestions? Or did I blow something somehow?

EDIT: Update - it looks like that a most major needed firmware upgrade fixed my issues. At least for now, anyway. smile
15280  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / New Nintendo DS game: Nintendogs on: October 27, 2004, 06:11:30 PM
How absolutely bloody cute. smile

Would anybody but small children play it though? Good question.
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