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8441  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.
8442  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.
8443  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
8444  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
8445  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
8446  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?
8447  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Cig transformers on: May 18, 2008, 08:53:44 PM
http://www.thatvideosite.com/video/8165
8448  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.
8449  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
8450  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / AoC Character Art, etc on: May 18, 2008, 08:33:43 PM
8451  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
8452  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
8453  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.
8454  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
8455  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.
8456  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

8457  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.
8458  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.
8459  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
8460  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.
8461  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.
8462  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
8463  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
8464  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
8465  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!*
8466  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
8467  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
8468  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
8469  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Tropic Thunder on: May 17, 2008, 04:33:23 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 17, 2008, 04:20:38 PM

Quote from: Eel Snave on May 17, 2008, 03:46:55 PM

I love the part at the end:  "I was wrong!  I was wrong!"

I'm still giggling insanely from that bit.  I was going to wait for DVD, but now I'll see it in the theater!

My favorite was the 'fake' head.  Partly because of the reaction my sister had to that part of the trailer slywink

Looks to be a good time
8470  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) 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
8471  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 17, 2008, 04:31:01 PM

Quote from: Pharaoh on May 17, 2008, 04:22:56 PM

Almost 30 minutes past "start" and login servers still down...ruh roh!

it's 30 minutes BEFORE the start right now, not after slywink
8472  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: City of Heroes/Villains Issue 12: Midnight Hour on: May 17, 2008, 03:12:02 PM

Quote from: Destructor on May 14, 2008, 10:39:05 PM

Quote from: Blackjack on May 14, 2008, 09:14:09 PM

At this point all but a couple of my toons are either fly or super speed, or some combination thereof. Metal Mandroid actually has fly but didn't bother with hover at all (it's so sluggish as to be essentially useless).

If you intend to get Fly, you never, EVER get Hover. You're FAR better off getting Air Superiority. It's not only the best power pool attack in the entire game, it's also a really good melee attack, and it has a near 100% chance of knocking your opponent (that does far more damage in melee than at range) flat on their ass.

Personally, I just love the option of how you can travel around the game. If you want, you can run really fast (although, yes, it's a pain in the ass in some areas), fly (but it's the slowest travel power of them all), jump (a great combination of super speed and fly), or teleport (the fastest of the bunch, but it requires your constant attention). Going from point A to point B was never more fun.

I completely disagree with this, because using Fly in combat is a horrible idea and some classes do well fighting while hovering.  Flying while fighting gives you an accuracy penalty and an endurance penalty that I'd rather not have.  Plus manueverability while flying is a different beast in combat than hovering because you drift with inertia more.
8473  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Any interest in GRID? on: May 17, 2008, 09:03:12 AM
apparently there is no way to use the flashback feature with the steering wheel frown  It wants you to use the left stick to adjust where you start over from and none of the controls are left stick.
8474  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Any interest in GRID? on: May 17, 2008, 08:51:34 AM
I just played the demo and expected to hate it since I hated Dirt.  Loved it and will be getting this one.  Works great with the wheel and there are plenty of tuning options to get it just right. 

Not going to compete with Forza for reality any time soon, but I love the in-car view and close action.
8475  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Can you believe this prom dress? on: May 17, 2008, 07:55:27 AM

Quote from: cheeba on May 16, 2008, 12:38:21 PM

Quote from: Thin_J on May 16, 2008, 12:21:14 PM

Why is anyone defending her again?
No one's really defending her. My position is that people are too harsh and judgemental about her, and that it's inappropriate and poor-mannered to use such words as "bitch" and "slut" when referring to a high school girl.

I knew lots of bitches and lots of sluts in high school.  Just because they are in high school doesn't make it any different.  Assuming they will always be that way is a mistake, but calling it what it is isn't.

There's a difference between being an dumb and being stupid and though I don't know if she's dumb, she sure as hell is stupid.

So when some high school kid starts yelling obscenities at you on the subway and then gets in a fight with the cops when they respond do you not feel like he was being an asshole and stupid?  Or do you just shrug and say 'heh, kids!'

8476  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Stimulus Rebates! on: May 17, 2008, 06:17:46 AM
it's an f'n joke.  I got my $600 check and then the same week I get a bill saying that they 're-assessed' my taxes and I owe $500 more than I was told for property tax and it's due in less than 2 weeks or they charge 10% penalty.

8477  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC Collector's Edition Impressions on: May 16, 2008, 11:42:58 PM
You're just excited that now you have some stylish oil paintings of scantily clad well-muscled warriors, you're not fooling anyone!  ninja
8478  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GTA IV Multiplayer on: May 16, 2008, 10:14:12 PM
I'll be playing forza most of the night if any of you get bored with GTAIV

BTw, try Turf War, quite fun if you can balance the teams.
8479  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC - Wanderers now Recruiting!! (Playing on ANU Server) on: May 16, 2008, 05:01:34 PM

Quote from: rittchard on May 16, 2008, 04:59:56 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on May 16, 2008, 02:52:45 AM

Quote from: skystride on May 16, 2008, 02:07:19 AM

Hark is just weird.  He hates pretty much any single player game or any game that you play against AI.  So don't try too hard to make sense of his logic  icon_twisted

I'm the same way with certain types of games, and MMO's are one of them for me.  I'll watch Harkonis's back and he'll watch mine

I thought I was the only one who got to watch Hark's "back"  icon_twisted

Ritt, I've moved on, at some point you'll have to as well   ninja


Respecs cost money btw
8480  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 16, 2008, 04:00:43 PM
getting frustrated with their website.  can't add my key.  it let me in once when I was checking and I noticed it didn't have my rhino on it so I was going to add it and the site won't respond now.
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