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8441  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - All Your Questions Are Belong to Us! on: May 22, 2008, 06:19:26 AM
The cape was a gift for being a newsletter subscriber
8442  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan Impressions on: May 22, 2008, 04:03:20 AM
www.harkonis.com/fatality1.avi
8443  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GTA IV Multiplayer on: May 21, 2008, 05:07:10 PM

Quote from: MrDuck on May 20, 2008, 10:42:52 PM

Got to get the sp game out of my system first before engaging in any serious mp smile Hope I can still spark some interest after I'm done, w000!!

biggrin



Sadly the people who play sp then multi often miss out of the huge mp boom of a release.  I prefer to play mp first, then sp when nobody is playing anymore slywink
8444  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - All Your Questions Are Belong to Us! on: May 21, 2008, 05:05:56 PM

Quote from: Arclight on May 21, 2008, 05:02:48 PM

Weird. Just got an e-mail from funcom telling me to claim my, drinking cape, war mamoth, rhino, bow, staff, and extra bags. All I did was pre-order the Mammoth. Strange, but not complaining.

So with all this stuff I can't use at the moment do we have storage we can use yet?

That's a list of every pre-order and CE item, they are probably just saying that if you have one of those to claim that you should, not that you have all of them.
8445  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - All Your Questions Are Belong to Us! on: May 21, 2008, 11:52:35 AM

Quote from: DArtagnan on May 21, 2008, 11:11:56 AM

Quote from: Arkon on May 21, 2008, 10:59:49 AM

Quote from: DArtagnan on May 21, 2008, 10:14:14 AM

For anyone curious about the problem I was experiencing:

I've made a little video of the disappearing model bug - and remember that I run with highest possible settings!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NCgdTiZxus

Have you tried backing off the LoD settings or view distance settings?  I run on low settings and have never seen anything like this happen.  Are you trying to run the DX10 client?

Believe me, I've tried everything there is to try in terms of settings. From other angles, I can see those NPCs from "miles" away.

I'm willing to bet you that you have the EXACT same issue, you just haven't noticed it yet. Eventually, you will, believe me.

I've spoken to dozens of people about this, and while some were sceptical, they've all noticed it after checking for it.

I didn't see it myself until I left Tortage and started grouping or PvP'ing - and since I'm on an FFA PvP server it's especially problematic to have people popping in and out of sight at random.

I didn't have this problem until last night, now I'm seeing it as well.  I'm also now getting freezes fairly often.  Not sure if it's server side or client side, but nothing changes on my end.
8446  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Glad I didn't buy AoC on: May 21, 2008, 11:51:29 AM
I've been signed up for the beta for a couple years frown
8447  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Does this look like a Pentagon PSYOPS against the US? on: May 20, 2008, 09:54:33 AM
I find it odd that even though I can see where this could be a problem, it actually doesn't bother me.  It's odd to me that it doesn't bother me because I am qutie often an alarmist in these types of circumstances. 

I guess I just feel it's kind of a no-brainer that people who used to work in the gov/military and were very well experienced/high ranked probably still have allegiance/respect for their former positions anyway.
8448  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indiana Jones Fedora Now Available on: May 20, 2008, 05:06:31 AM

Quote from: Arnir on May 20, 2008, 03:25:52 AM

I wouldn't want one branded as Indiana Jones, which I did see before, but I considered getting one earlier.  I am still looking for a hat to wear with my suit or sportcoat while teaching.  Sometimes weather encourages hat use but it is hard to find a good hat these days to wear with business attire.

do you teach archeology?  Wear a fedora then don't show up for class half the year slywink
8449  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Indiana Jones Fedora Now Available on: May 20, 2008, 02:09:22 AM
I would imagine you would have a greater chance of wearing that in public than most light saber owners would of wearing theirs in public. slywink

That said, I would totally wear this in public if it didn't cover up my mohawk.
8450  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - Early access is open! on: May 20, 2008, 12:41:17 AM
Servers weren't just taken down to prepare for launch apparently.

There was a quest exploit that you could basically just keep turning in the same quest for large amounts of xp every 5 minutes.  There are now people from level 45-80 running around that exploited before they could shut it down.  Will be interesting to see how they fix it, how long it takes, and whether they do something to the people who are already 80 and cheated to get there.
8451  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Unmarked vehicals with dual spiral antennas? on: May 20, 2008, 12:29:50 AM

I know what they are, but this isn't a safe place to talk.  ninja
8452  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC - Pvp servers, how are they? on: May 20, 2008, 12:08:22 AM

Quote from: Sparhawk on May 19, 2008, 09:50:57 PM

Why would anyone want to play a game without factions on a pvp server? It'd be just a mess of people ganking each other over and over again with no allies to really count on.

"LOLZ LETZ GROUPZ KAYZ LOLZ I LIE!"

leetpvpnerd kills you

"HAHA"






There are many factions forming and alliances, they just aren't enforced by the game engine.  There is a very social RP crowd that is doing a good job at responding to campers and generally as long as you aren't a rpk dick you can walk around unstealthed past most guilds and be fine.
8453  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC - Pvp servers, how are they? on: May 19, 2008, 09:12:02 PM
As an aside, Kato is a fricking levelling machine.  He only had 3 hours more playtime than me and was level 38 when the servers came down instead of my measly 26.
8454  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC - Pvp servers, how are they? on: May 19, 2008, 01:36:09 PM
Plenty of pvp, plenty of rp, not much ganking I've seen. I see a lot of people whining in OOC and forums about it, but I've been attacked twice and am level 26.
8455  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hey (insert your name here if you feel left out that you never get one)! on: May 19, 2008, 11:54:12 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBGIQ7ZuuiU
8456  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hey (insert your name here if you feel left out that you never get one)! on: May 19, 2008, 11:53:40 AM

Quote from: warning on May 19, 2008, 11:37:25 AM

Miles I've ran since Jan 1: 94


Yet you're still in the same place, interesting and futile I believe slywink
8457  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC - Wanderers now Recruiting!! (Playing on DERKETO Server) on: May 19, 2008, 05:22:13 AM

Quote from: rittchard on May 19, 2008, 04:53:18 AM

Quick update: guild is up as mentioned, any game guild officer can invite you in.   So post your character name in the roster and send a tell in-game and that's it.

Classes: while I still adhere to the "play what's most fun for you" rule of thumb, it does appear we are a bit short on 2 of the thief classes: ranger and assassin.  Which is kind of odd because usually people love those, oh well.

The people that like Rangers and Assassins are the same people that like pvp servers slywink
8458  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hey (insert your name here if you feel left out that you never get one)! on: May 19, 2008, 02:13:53 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phencyclidine

is that close enough for you rick?
8459  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Cig transformers on: May 18, 2008, 08:53:44 PM
http://www.thatvideosite.com/video/8165
8460  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - Early access is open! on: May 18, 2008, 08:46:26 PM

Quote from: StriderGG on May 18, 2008, 08:44:01 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 18, 2008, 06:51:35 PM

Crap, so they apparently took the servers down again today?  I just drove to work so I could play on a good computer and find out that it will be down for another hour at least.

I understand they are "constantly upgrading and tweaking our servers to get everything ready for the big launch" and I didn't mind it so much yesterday for the first launch but now I'm getting a bit annoyed.  I paid for these early days of playing so I could get some hours in on the weekend when I have free time, not so I could sit here in the middle of the day playing the waiting game.  Hopefully they compensate with some free time at least.

Well, on the other hand, I think majority of the players would prefer them to do whatever they need to do with their servers at 2pm rather than having the servers crash in the evening. It gave me the opportunity to watch the hockey World Cup finals, so I am not complaining. biggrin

The game is awesome, the complain I currently have is that as much as melee is different from other MMO's, spellcasting is 100% the same. Being a necro, I keep thinking I am missing a lot of the game, playing a spellcasting char.

Spellweaving supposedly changes all this but I have no clue when you can use it or if it's in yet.
8461  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Hey (insert your name here if you feel left out that you never get one)! on: May 18, 2008, 08:34:51 PM

Quote from: ATB on May 18, 2008, 08:30:59 PM

So is there a town calle Jimminny in the state where you live Hark? Also, what's your favorite color?

No there isn't, and my favorite color is ATB!

Hey, Lee, how about your PSP? smile
8462  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / AoC Character Art, etc on: May 18, 2008, 08:33:43 PM
8463  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Hey (insert your name here if you feel left out that you never get one)! on: May 18, 2008, 08:24:49 PM
This is for all of those out there that aren't named Knightshade Dragon or Wonderpug.... we love you too  ninja
8464  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - Early access is open! on: May 18, 2008, 07:49:11 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 18, 2008, 07:46:58 PM

Quote
And as far as paying for Early Access goes - technically your $5 went towards playing the game 3 days early, as well as playing for 10 extra days beyond your 30 day trial. Or at least that's what I thought it was.

Well, it's 10 days total.  3 days early access and 7 onto the end of your first month.  

I guess I just wish if they were taking the servers down that they would do it at 6am or something, not in the middle of the day. 

They should treat the early access days just like normal days since they are billing them like normal days slywink
8465  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica Game- Day 2 -bucket of kfc to go on: May 18, 2008, 04:31:24 AM

Quote from: Scoop20906 on May 18, 2008, 02:46:03 AM

I do want to apologize for all the mistakes. This is meta but I gave this reason earlier in the game. I can't surf gaming trend at work like I could with OO because it is blocked. So, I have to use log me in to access my home computer from my work pc. It makes the screen very small if want to fit inside the web browser and the refresh time is horrible so just scrolling a page is like sheer torture. I dont want to look at it any more than I have to so Im not reading most of the message very hard and I am not taking very good notes.

I apologize for being lazy about this but until we get back onto OO im basically going to be like this unless I decide to skip the game during work and only read and night and that just means I have an avalanche of posts to sift though in an evening and still give me girlfriend the attention demands and probably deserves.

Thats an apology to you guys and not an excuse for the mistakes. I probably should be taking notes.

non-game related note:

I can read the forums fine on my cell phone, just can't post.  Maybe you could use a phone to read from work, then only use the slow-ass login work around to do the posting.  Hope you figure something out.
8466  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: A thing of beauty on: May 18, 2008, 04:27:51 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 18, 2008, 01:40:34 AM

So, today after I got off work I decided that instead of running out for dinner right away I'd go home first and let the dogs out.  I do that and then go out to grab some Chinese food (sweet and sour chicken, China's greatest invention since Fired Wonton) and I'm walking down the street when I hear a loud revving noise tjat overbears the sound of my music.  Being worried that a helicopter may be about to crash on me, I turn and behold a great sight.  I immediately switch my iPhone to camera mode and start snapping pictures.  I got about less than half of the beauties because they were moving quite quickly (with a police escort) and even though my iPhone showed me getting proper pics when I went through them later I found a bunch had snapped a second too late.  so, without further ado, I present the beauties:




She wanted to take a picture of you!  How sweet! you stud.   ninja
8467  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - Early access is open! on: May 18, 2008, 04:22:04 AM

Quote from: rittchard on May 18, 2008, 12:40:27 AM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 17, 2008, 10:34:48 PM

Quote from: jersoc on May 17, 2008, 10:10:42 PM

Any updates on the horrible client? The open beta ran like complete crap, totally turned me off. I learned from AO shenanigans that funcom can't be trusted in what they say. So just looking to see if they actually runs now. I don't have a horrible system by any means.

Thankfully it's nothing like the Open Beta client.  They really made a mistake ever letting people see that horrid thing.

In OB I crashed every 10-20 minutes, pretty much every time a new area would load.  Mem crashes, random crashes, you name it.  Thus far in this client I played 4 hours straight without a single crash, played solo and in group, zoned back and forth many times, keeping fingers crossed this will last.

Not that I want to re-hash this, but again I will point out the Open BETA is/was still a beta, not a DEMO (nor was it advertised as such), and they were very clear they were testing lots of different things with that particular client.  And it appears whatever it was they were testing was fixed.  Miracles do happen!  It's too common these days to go into any sort of beta test and subconsciously treat it like a demo, then get bitchy and disappointed when it's buggy.  Was it a mistake to do that?  Only time will tell - if this release client is any indication, then it was probably worth their while to make whatever adjustments were necessary from what they learned at OB.


Of course I understand what and how an open beta is, but when you put it up on a place like file planet, no matter what you call it, it's a demo.  People will see it as a demo and treat it as a demo.  You're much better off having it a completely closed beta if it's in the state that this OB was.  If I wasn't bored and looking for an MMO right now I would have passed based on what I saw combined with their history.  Instead I took a chance and am having a blast with a mostly smooth experience now that the servers are up.
8468  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AOC loot question on: May 18, 2008, 04:20:21 AM
I'd be fine with a system where all loot was crafting resources or sold and you bought all your gear, you know... kinda like how it would actually be slywink

8469  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AOC loot question on: May 18, 2008, 02:22:13 AM
individual bonuses seem small, but they do add up quickly.
8470  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - Early access is open! on: May 17, 2008, 10:34:48 PM

Quote from: jersoc on May 17, 2008, 10:10:42 PM

Any updates on the horrible client? The open beta ran like complete crap, totally turned me off. I learned from AO shenanigans that funcom can't be trusted in what they say. So just looking to see if they actually runs now. I don't have a horrible system by any means.

Thankfully it's nothing like the Open Beta client.  They really made a mistake ever letting people see that horrid thing.
8471  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan - Early access is open! on: May 17, 2008, 09:55:44 PM
Having a blast, graphics are much better, framerates are much better.

Mikagami, where are you?  We've got 4 people in Vent and no Bear Shaman slywink
8472  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 17, 2008, 07:39:55 PM

Quote from: Arclight on May 17, 2008, 07:37:26 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 17, 2008, 07:33:34 PM

Quote from: Hotfreak on May 17, 2008, 07:20:46 PM

Is there any reason for negativity yet?  Is there ever?  If it turns out poorly, it would be time to own one's disappointment.  

As a (former?) game developer myself (do pedagogical sofware now), I can assure you they are working as hard as they can to make it work.

There is a reason for negativity for people who went through the same shit with AO.  A company should be able to learn from it's mistakes and plan ahead properly the second time it does something.  Bringing the server down within 5 minutes of a scheduled launch is pretty obviously piss poor planning.

There's always that possibility, but it's kinda like the boy who cried wolf in that it's easier for me to assume that they fucked up than it was something more honest just due to how they handled things in the past.  Track records count for something and I would think they'd be even more cautious after that.



To quote Forest Gump......Shit happens. It could have been something totally un-expected. Hard to warn people against something that you don't know is coming.
Just saying.
8473  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 17, 2008, 07:33:34 PM

Quote from: Hotfreak on May 17, 2008, 07:20:46 PM

Is there any reason for negativity yet?  Is there ever?  If it turns out poorly, it would be time to own one's disappointment.  

As a (former?) game developer myself (do pedagogical sofware now), I can assure you they are working as hard as they can to make it work.

There is a reason for negativity for people who went through the same shit with AO.  A company should be able to learn from it's mistakes and plan ahead properly the second time it does something.  Bringing the server down within 5 minutes of a scheduled launch is pretty obviously piss poor planning.
8474  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 17, 2008, 05:13:13 PM
I'm off to the store to buy snacks and be back in 10 and I'm running helicopter free mode events in GTA slywink
8475  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 17, 2008, 05:07:59 PM
Servers are down for another 3 hours.  They just posted that they are retards and forgot how computers work slywink
8476  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 17, 2008, 04:57:13 PM

Quote from: Mikagami on May 17, 2008, 04:47:50 PM

Do all the melee classes use specific direction presses to pull off their feats/skills?
Cause that looks like it would be fun as hell to play with a 360 controller plugged in.

yes, and later you get 5 directions, lower left, upper left, overhead, upper right, lower right.

Sadly I'm not sure how you could play decently on the 360 though since you also need access to about 2 dozen other buttons at all times
8477  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 17, 2008, 04:51:10 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on May 17, 2008, 04:46:00 PM

15 minutes...

*PLANTING CLAYMORE!!*

*Cover me while I reload!*
8478  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 17, 2008, 04:45:20 PM

Quote from: skystride on May 17, 2008, 04:44:27 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 17, 2008, 04:32:15 PM

My money is on the servers coming up for 5 minutes at 1pm EST, then coming back up an hour or two later, running horribly with multiple crashes then being brought down 'to be worked on' until Monday and brought back up late Monday so you can play a few hours of 'Early Access'  ninja

My prediction is "Best launch evah!!!!!"   


...


ok, I need to get off the drugs..



You must have found some good stuff, that didn't sound like the Sky I know slywink
8479  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 17, 2008, 04:41:55 PM

Quote from: Fuzzballx on May 17, 2008, 04:40:59 PM

Well, with my laptop, yesterday i was able to get to the login screen just fine....the movies ran, the login screen ran...all good there.

This morning after patches, my laptop can't run it at all...it just totally fucks up grahpically during the movies and login screen so you can't do anything...i'm re-installing from my DVDs now...gamestop order came yesterday evening with the box.


Thankfully....my desktop seems to be running it just fine at the moment....that probably means i'm gonna have to haul my whole friggin desktop to Austin next week though as i'm on a business trip....at least i should be able to setup the desktop in the hotel room somehow to play it in the evenings then though...

you addict slywink

New nvidia drivers this week btw as an fyi
8480  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 17, 2008, 04:41:11 PM
I have the music turned all the way down, otherwise I won't be able to hear the footsteps of stealthers nearby  ninja
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