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2241  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Anyone have doubts of EA's intent to corner/destroy pcgaming on: December 20, 2004, 05:02:17 PM
Microsoft needs to get off their ass and start outbidding EA.
2242  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Holy Crap! Half-Life 2 Done Quick! on: December 20, 2004, 05:01:30 PM
Quote from: "Console Games Best Player"
3 hours? That is way too short, I would never buy a game that is only 3 hours. It's like $55 for 3 hours?



Hell, I've played it 10 hours already and haven't beaten it.
2243  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW Question - Hunter on: December 20, 2004, 04:49:19 PM
Quote from: "Lockdown"
Eco -

My Hunter is 17th and doing the same quest (Idols?)

Two things:

1) Did you happen to see the Shaman and Berserkers on top of the site?  These guys are nasty.  If you want a little humility, take these guys on.  If you aggro them all,  you will experience Insta-death.  I think they are 20th.  I did this by accident yesterday.... it wasn't pretty!

2) The little valley right outside the town up there where all the lower level troggs hang out... you know the one?  If you haven't yet, go in there and just let loose.  Set your pet on aggressive and just go nutz.  It is so much fun, it's unbelievable.  I went through that whole valley yesterday and hit the little camps one by one.  When I was done, I turned around, and there were dead bodies everywhere.  The speed at which the Hunter can go through that valley is absolutely sick!    Tried it later with my 16th level Priest, just to compare....  it was really sad.   The Hunter is just flat amazing in certain situations.  If for some reason you wanted to collect cloth, this little valley is the key to your success.  You can get 20 pieces of cloth in no time flat here.  

LD


Yup, same quest!  The Shamans are nasty.  I took out a few though.  I think that is when my cat Sly was killed.  They hit the ground and he caught on fire and died a few moments later.  

I don't know where the valley you're talking about is.  I know where all these low level "Rat Vermin" things hang out outside of the town and I went crazy on them the same way.  They all drop linen cloth and copper.  Not sure if you know or not but a 20 stack of Linen Cloth sells pretty well at the AH.  Where are these troggs you're talking about though?  They drop wool cloth if I'm not mistaken and it sells really well.  My objective right now is to make money.  All kinds of money.  It's fun and I'm able to level up while doing it most of the time.  I really like the AH, but I think they should allow you to input a "Max Bid" and handle it like eBay.  If they fix that in a patch & allow me to check it from work I'll be set.  My home base is Thelsamar only because it's so nice around there, and far less laggy than Ironforge.
2244  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW Question - Hunter on: December 20, 2004, 04:22:36 PM
Quote from: "warning"
I think they follow you for awhile then they lose their aggression toward you.  When that happens they run back to the place where you first encountered them.  Monsters don't tend to become aggressive again until they are back at their spawn point.
I've walked past some very high level monsters who were running back to their spawn point and they never even gave me a second glance.

As far as pet death, other than the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals jumping your case, there's no worries.  Mine sometimes dies several times a night.  I keep a stock of fishies and that makes him happy again.


Yea, I am never low on food thanks to being able to fish anywhere.  What level are you now warning?  

Thanks for the info on the mobs.  Nice to know!  So those guys had no reason to be mad at me as they didn't get touched.

This game is so freaking great.  I can't believe how much fun I have with it.  

If they would allow me to check the AH from work I would be set!
2245  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW Question - Hunter on: December 20, 2004, 04:10:05 PM
So last night I beat the Ironbald Excavation Site Quest as a level 16 hunter, and all the mobs were at least 18, most being 19 and one 20.  I had planned on grouping with a guild mate, but he was called away for family business so I decided to go at it alone.  I took my time and used my track humanoids to ensure I didn't get jumped by 2 Troggs at once.  I died 1 time while doing it and my poor pet died like 3 times.  

Any time I accidentally trained 2 troggs at once I would run back to the campsite and go around this tent so they couldn't catch me.  Eventually they would give up and go back to the site.  The last time I did that there were other players at the campsite and they weren't too happy about me bringing the Troggs into the camp.  The thing is the Troggs didn't pay any attention to them and went back to the site.  

Why did the Troggs just ignore them?  I'm glad they did, but it doesn't make much sense.  They normally aggro to anything that moves near them.  

Also, are there any other negatives to letting the pet die, other than mana costs and the food it takes to feed it back to happiness after you revive it?
2246  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / All EQ2 US servers down 3:30pm EST 12/17 with no ETA on: December 20, 2004, 03:10:13 PM
Quote from: "naednek"
ok lets stop with the trolling, this isn't a pissing match.  Besides, Madden is better than ESPN biggrin

Seriously, keep that type of junk out this threads and related threads.  If you want to make a vs thread,  please make a new thread or preferably find the previous ones.


edited the junk! smile
2247  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Your anticipated games of 2005 on: December 20, 2004, 02:53:54 PM
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
2248  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / EA Buying Ubisoft (only 20% so far) on: December 20, 2004, 02:49:17 PM
Stop the madness.  

Microsoft needs to get off their ass and start out bidding EA.  

EA is also bidding again on DICE.  


 :cry:
2249  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / All EQ2 US servers down 3:30pm EST 12/17 with no ETA on: December 20, 2004, 12:07:08 AM
Madden isn't close to being as good as ESPN.

Poor EQ2 players.  I wouldn't know what to do if WoW was down that long.

Hope it doesn't happen often for you guys.
2250  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WOW Christmas Event? on: December 18, 2004, 06:23:42 PM
I hope so.  I will be logging in on the 25th to check.  smile
2251  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Job Interview Today: update [GOT THE JOB] - QUICK! New Dev. on: December 18, 2004, 07:24:35 AM
The offer was in fact accepted, verbally, but according to the Preisdent it wouldn't be official till I return the signed offer letter to him which I still have in my pocession.   So, while calling him and telling him I'm staying with my current company in another role wouldn't be one of my favorite things to do,  I don't think it's nearly as bad as it could be.  

Meeting is Monday, so it's decision day as well.
2252  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Spiderman FOR REAL!!!! on: December 17, 2004, 09:36:47 PM
That is insane.  Thanks for the link.  :shock:
2253  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Woop - San Andreas rolls onto the Box on: December 17, 2004, 08:00:08 PM
Good news.
2254  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW and thier idiot quest programmer on: December 17, 2004, 07:59:06 PM
You can grind easy on Grizzly Ridge, there are some level 15 boars though so be careful.

Also, make sure you checkout this thread:

http://www.consolegold.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=3687

So you know where not to wonder near Loch Modan.  The run through the wetlands is pretty tough.  I imagine it would be even more difficult without being able to see beats on your mini-map.  Good luck, and if you're on Whisperwind and need help getting there I could meet you. (Eco)
2255  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Job Interview Today: update [GOT THE JOB] - QUICK! New Dev. on: December 17, 2004, 07:55:31 PM
Quote from: "Kevin Grey"
Based on what you wrote, I would personally take the latest offer.  The prospect of more money, great benefits, *and* hours hopefully limited to 8-5 would all be major factors for any job I would be interested in.  This is all assuming that you actually enjoy the work itself, which is the most important factor.


I love the work and the latest offer would is my current job times 10, so it would be challenging and allow me to actually learn new things and gain further cert's, even the CFA if I choose.  

I'll let you all know what happens on Monday.  Thanks!
2256  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW and thier idiot quest programmer on: December 17, 2004, 07:06:13 PM
Loch Modan is filled with quests for levels 10-20.  It's my favorite location so far and I may always call it home smile
2257  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Job Interview Today: update [GOT THE JOB] - QUICK! New Dev. on: December 17, 2004, 05:20:33 PM
Quote from: "mb737"
Everything I've read (and experienced) when it comes to counteroffers says not to take them.  There are reasons why you're leaving and they don't all have to do with money.

  But if you think you can deal working with/by your old boss I guess you'll have to weigh the rest.


Understood.  

This isn't actually a counter offer, it's an entirely different offer with another practice.  The fact that it is with the same company really isn't an issue in that each practice is it's own entity with it's own structure.  He doesn't even know what I currently make.  I will not be working with my old boss if I accept the position.  I wouldn't even consider it if that were the case.  He has 3 advisors under him, all which are not my boss (thankfully).  In fact, my boss will likely leave the office if this happens, something the new guy is aware of (he is the land lord).  

I will pray about it this weekend and go over it with my fiance.  Hopefully I will make the right decision.
2258  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Job Interview Today: update [GOT THE JOB] - QUICK! New Dev. on: December 17, 2004, 04:56:16 PM
Spiff,

The only relationship between the new guy and my current boss is that he is the Branch Manager and she pays him a fee to mentor her.  I would have 0 interaction with her.  

In all honesty, if my current boss offered me what the other two have offered, I still wouldn't want to stay.  

I wouldn't say I'm actually worried about the travel with the new job since my fiance and I both agree it would be ok, but I would accept a good offer without the travel over the one with.
2259  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Job Interview Today: update [GOT THE JOB] - QUICK! New Dev. on: December 17, 2004, 04:27:40 PM
I can't really think of any downsides to be honest with you, other than having to call back the other company and tell them I won't be taking the offer after all.  I haven't worked directly with this guy, but I have dealth with him on many occasions.  Somethings I know about him.

He is the most respected Advisor in the South East.

He is also a Branch Manager and actually trained my boss along with 2 or 3 others in the office.

He is extremely knowledgeable of investments, moreso than myself.  This is good though, because I feel my knowledge is greater than my current boss.  I want to learn.  

He told me he would have a contract for me on day one if I chose to accept the offer.   This is  nice because my current boss never gave me one.  

The Bonus structure he outlined is outstanding & I think he may be willing to pay 100% of the insurance as well.  I told him that was one of the most appealing things on the new offer.  

A lot to think about and something I didn't really think would happen.  You're right though, it is a good decision to have to make.  Thanks for the thoughts.
2260  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Job Interview Today: update [GOT THE JOB] - QUICK! New Dev. on: December 17, 2004, 03:26:14 PM
You all won’t believe what just happened.  The highest producer in the office requested a meeting with me.  This guy is in the top 4% of all Advisors in the country for my company.  He basically offered me a job, paying a little more than the new offer.  I wouldn’t have to travel at all and the bonus potential would be pretty substantial.  He generates 3 times the business of my current boss and I would be doing analysis for he and 2 other advisors.  It would be a lot more challenging than my current job, but I wouldn’t have to take the CFA right away either.  He makes 7 figures a year so he can afford to compensate extremely well.  I wouldn’t have to travel and my hours would be 8 – 5.  He will pay for other designations, CFP, CFA, or anything else I want.  

Decisions Decisions Decisions.  Any insight?
2261  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Playing Alliance on Whisperwind Now on: December 17, 2004, 02:21:37 PM
Welcome Jafisob!  I'm Eco and play most nights as well, but not as much as some!  Glad to have you.
2262  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Warning: Lower Level Players Don't Go Here! on: December 15, 2004, 10:41:16 PM
Quote from: "Exodor"
Quote from: "Eco-Logic"

How did you end up going to the Red Ridge mountains ?


My "home" is in Ironforge, so I recalled there, took the tram to Stormwind, then ran East from there.

I did the quests in Westfall before I went to Red Ridge, though.  If you're just finishing Loch Modan (or, like me, getting your butt handed to you by that massive group of critters in the mountains), I recommend Westfall.  You'll find lots of quests for levels 15-20.

You can get there from Stormwind - just take the road west instead of east.


Awesome insight man, that is exactly the type of thing I was looking for.  I'm not getting my butt handed to me at Loch Modan, I'm actually doing just fine.  The only creature that I have a hard time with is the Level 15 Boar, but now that I'm 14 I'm sure I can take it out as well.  That is why I was looking for another place to go.  I'll take the griffon to IF, the tram to Stormwind and go east from there as you said.  Thanks man!
2263  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Warning: Lower Level Players Don't Go Here! on: December 15, 2004, 10:27:51 PM
Quote from: "Exodor"
Quote from: "Eco-Logic"
Exodor, that is a great map.  With those two maps combined I should never get lost again!


This weekend, I plan to play with that map and thottbot up on my laptop and WoW on my desktop PC.


Which kind of scares me - I fear before long I'll be living in my parent's basement, wearing nothing but my underwear and a soiled white T-shirt playing WoW 23 hours a day while the empty pizza boxes and 12-packs of Mountain Dew pile up around me.   :shock:  Tongue


LOL

How did you end up going to the Red Ridge mountains ?
2264  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Warning: Lower Level Players Don't Go Here! on: December 15, 2004, 10:13:37 PM
Exodor, that is a great map.  With those two maps combined I should never get lost again!
2265  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Warning: Lower Level Players Don't Go Here! on: December 15, 2004, 10:09:17 PM
Quote from: "Gryndyl"
Where did you get that cool map?


http://www.andorion.com/

It is awesome!
2266  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Warning: Lower Level Players Don't Go Here! on: December 15, 2004, 09:52:43 PM
So last night I was hunting/mining in Loch Modan as I have been the past few days, on Grizzly Ridge.  Since I'm a higher level now than I was last time I went there, I decided to go a little further.  I noticed a change in the terrain and decided to investigate, cautiously even.  I peeked around the corner and noticed a "Miner of Something or another" and about that time he spotted me and shot ONE FIREBALL at me, I tried to get out of the way and it hit and killed me.  Here is a little illustration of my journey

2267  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW Question: Hats/Helmets on: December 15, 2004, 09:33:29 PM
Thanks for the info guys.

Guess I'll have to wait.
2268  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Voight-Kampff Test: The future of politics? on: December 15, 2004, 09:06:27 PM
Quote from: "mb737"
I like turtles.


Sliders?
2269  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW Question: Hats/Helmets on: December 15, 2004, 09:05:05 PM
Maybe that is why I haven't seen any.

I saw a hunter with a hat on that looked like Kung Lao's hat from MK.  It was nice looking.
2270  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / WTB: 9600 Pro 256-type Video Card on: December 15, 2004, 09:03:05 PM
I will sell you my ATI Radeon 9600 XT 128 MB.  

The only reason I'm interested in selling it is because I want one of these


Let me know if you're interested.

It plays everything I've ever thrown at it.
2271  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Phrases I hate. on: December 15, 2004, 08:53:49 PM
That's big pimpin.

Shizzle-Nizzle, dizzle and all that ignorant shit.

I hate both of those.
2272  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW Question: Hats/Helmets on: December 15, 2004, 08:51:40 PM
Quick Question.

I'm a level 14 Night Elf Hunter and I'm wondering where I would purchase a hat/helmet to wear?

Any idea?
2273  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Random WOW Screenshots *SERIOUS BANDWIDTH WARNING* on: December 15, 2004, 07:18:52 PM
Quote from: "Koz"
Can only see the little red X's. Anyone else, or is the 'ol corporate firewall kickin in again?


Must be the firewall, pics are fine for me.
2274  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Merry Christmas - Personalized Song for that special someone on: December 15, 2004, 05:42:44 PM
Merry Christmas every one!!!

Check out THIS LINK!!


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Use this code:

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and you will get it for FREE!!!!!

The file is hidden in your temporary files as an .mp3 file after you downoad it once and play it in their flash player. Copy it out and you have it FOREVER!!!

Enjoy!!
2275  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / I need a manly moisturizer on: December 15, 2004, 04:13:56 PM
Quote from: "JSHAW"
I recently bought a bottle of Nivea for Men face wash. It contains a moisterizer in it so when I use it to wash my face it does the trick.

I don't use it everyday, only sometimes if the skin on my face starts looking or feeling dry. I bought it at my local Lowe's foods grocery store.


I use that as well.  It's the best face wash I have found.
2276  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Best WoW solo class on: December 15, 2004, 04:11:21 PM
Every single time I play there is someone (normally at least 5 as Torfish says) from AH online.

This morning about 1:30AM EST., it was only me, Semanj & Orgull.  I should have taken that as a clue an gone to bed though.
2277  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN Football - no more?!?!? on: December 15, 2004, 03:42:47 PM
From a Business standpoint, of course it makes sense.  I understand that it was the NFL's decision.

That doesn't make it any better.  EA's football game is a freaking mess compared to ESPN 2K5.  It has hardly changed since 2000 and anyone who has played both for any length of time typically comes out liking ESPN better.

This is a travesty.
2278  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN Football - no more?!?!? on: December 15, 2004, 03:25:12 PM
This is what a VC employee had to say about it:

Quote
"Look mom, no balls" --

I've been getting flooded with emails about the little news story that came out yesterday about a certain competitor buying a certain set of licenses exclusively, so I figured I'd say what I can right here so my inbox can stop feeling like an overused two-dollar whore on welfare check day.

First, even though I get to wear pajamas to work, this is a business and it was a smart business move by that company. If you can't beat your competition by quality alone, then you outspend them. They always did this just by having a development team that was 5 times our size and a huge marketing budget that we couldn't possibly match, but that wasn't enough so they figured their only chance to keep the market theirs was to buy the license exclusively. Basically, they got daddy to buy the ball and decided to take it home because they weren't getting their way. I think it's a spineless thing to do, but it's a business and they know that regardless of what the outcry might be by some, they'll still end up buying the game in the end because there'll be no other option.

Second, there's really no need to worry about me or my job status at VC right now. So, while I appreciate the emails, there's no need to feel bad for me in any way, shape or form. Worst case scenario would be things not working out and the **** hitting the fan in about a year, but I don't foresee it happening right now. And even then, just today I got three job offers thrown in my lap, so employement isn't a worry of mine at the moment. Also, my desire to stick it out at VC is higher now than ever before.

Third, moreso than in the past, I cannot talk about what the company is doing. Though, I will say that we're definitely not going to roll over and die. The gridiron fight might've been a toss-up, but the quality of our hockey, NBA, college hoops and baseball games really out-classed theirs in a big way. Plus, we have a LOT of talent on the football team. How else could we make a game that was just as good as Madden while having a staff that was only a small fraction of their size? Simple. Our engineers, artists and designers are amazing, very dedicated, efficient and hard working." - Dave Zdyrko
2279  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN Football - no more?!?!? on: December 15, 2004, 03:23:02 PM
Sega/VC will just have to make the best damn NCAA game now.
2280  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ESPN Football - no more?!?!? on: December 15, 2004, 03:16:50 PM
Gah, that sucks to even think about Lockdown.  Freaking ruined my week.  I was looking so forward to playing ESPN Football on Xbox 2.  I hate that EA crap.
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