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8481  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
8482  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.
8483  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.
8484  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.
8485  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!'

8486  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.

8487  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
8488  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.
8489  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
8490  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.
8491  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Skin Disease or D&D Character? on: May 16, 2008, 12:18:52 PM
82%
8492  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GTA IV Multiplayer on: May 16, 2008, 08:01:18 AM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on May 15, 2008, 09:50:27 PM

I've been one of the people ignoring invites, as the one or two times I've been able to play this week have been for extremely short durations.  I should be able to play this weekend, so please send more invites!

Don't be a dick rule DOES NOT APPLY IN GTA4!

Sorry, but this weekend (and prob every weekend for awhile) I'll be playing AoC slywink

My GTAIV window is now closed.  Had a blast playing with you guys, see you when the servers are down!
8493  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GTA IV Multiplayer on: May 16, 2008, 08:00:18 AM

Quote from: pr0ner on May 15, 2008, 08:56:54 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 15, 2008, 08:41:51 PM

I enjoy playing MP with you guys, but last night was such bullshit!  F boats and F spawning on a scooter on the wrong side of a bridge!!!!!!!!!!

To that, I add F helicopters!

hey now, to be fair you've drastically improved on your helo skills whether you like them or not.
8494  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC - Wanderers now Recruiting!! (Playing on ANU Server) on: May 16, 2008, 07:57:43 AM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on May 16, 2008, 04:43:07 AM

We'll see.  If I don't have fun I'm blaming you and Hark for talking me into the game.

 ninja

I do in fact hate playing against the computer in pretty much any game and I despise single player games slywink  You got me there Sky.

Jarrod, I have no doubt you'll get tired of the game quickly and hate us for 'making' you play, but it's because you have the shortest attention span in gaming of anyone I know other than Smurff.  ninja
8495  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC - Wanderers now Recruiting!! (Playing on ANU Server) on: May 15, 2008, 10:25:11 PM

Quote from: Alefroth on May 15, 2008, 09:58:15 PM

How do you get to 80 on an FFA server? Can you level by ganking people? If not, won't you just be doing the boring pve stuff while being occupied by looking over your shoulder all the time?

Ale
That's exactly how you do it.  I preferred how it was in DAOC where you did get xp for pvp and could level up solely by pvp.  I don't think AoC has that option so I will in fact have to do PvE but it will be more exciting knowing that I have to be on my toes.  In the past I have literally fell asleep doing group pve, that's simply not an option here.
8496  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 15, 2008, 08:53:39 PM
Alright, we have the server name.

 Cimmeria it is.
8497  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC - Wanderers now Recruiting!! (Standard Server) on: May 15, 2008, 08:53:04 PM

Quote from: Pharaoh on May 15, 2008, 05:19:55 PM

Hark come on, wouldn't you rather be playing with a large supply of people you've gamed with and trusted for almost a decade rather than be on a giant ffa gankfest? Like all of these games, when the rush of pvp is finally over, you'd rather play with people you know, and while having a group of 10+ is awesome, thats going to die down and you'll be stuck alone. PvP exists on all servers!

Come on!

No matter how many friends are on the server, I'd still be doing PvE with no excitement all the way up until I'm able to do the PvP I'm looking for.  And even once I'm able to go to the borderlands, I still have to keep going back to boring PvE until I'm 80.  I can't stress just how boring it is fighting computer AI that is 100% predictable with no chance of anything interesting happening.  It would be great to talk with all of you and use teamwork while doing it, but that doesn't make the act itself less boring, it just means I'm occupied while doing it.

The PvP server would not have been that bad of a choice if large numbers of people were playing together, because the types of people that gank, don't like facing groups. 

Also, I'm only playing AoC until WAR, and I'd like to maximize my fun until then.

I know some people look at the idea of having to guard your back the whole time you XP on mobs to be a negative thing, but that little bit of excitement combined with the intense adrenaline burst when you DO get jumped or see someone approaching is well worth it to me. 

I'd rather not do this:

Levels 1-40 boring
40 fun at borderlands
40-80 boring
80 would have fun on sieges and borderlands but will instead be playing WAR by then

When I can do this:

1-5 boring
6-80 fun

It'll take a lot longer to level up for sure, but most of the server is under the same constraints.

Hell, if WAR isn't out and I'm the only person playing AoC, I'll come over to the pve server because I'm sure you guys will have altitis by then and I can level up some.

Besides, if I always played where the Wanderers were despite not thinking I'd like it, I would have played SWG and Horizons  slywink  Notice I skipped both those games.    icon_lol

edit:  btw, server names are up in the other thread and I'll be on  Cimmeria.

Wish you guys the best of luck and I hope to see you in WAR!
8498  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GTA IV Multiplayer on: May 15, 2008, 03:10:21 PM
I'm hoping we can do more of the non-racing types, but people either want to do cops and crooks (which is all the negative of racing AND deathmatch since it forces you to run away from the fights) or racing.

I'd like to do some Turf War, team deathmatch, races, GTA races, and organize some free mode activities.
8499  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 15, 2008, 02:40:01 PM

Quote from: Destructor on May 15, 2008, 02:28:17 PM

For whatever reason, there's a bug with their registration system. You can NOT use your old AO user/pass to register Conan with. It just won't let you do so. That is what caused the confusion and such. There's also absolutely no mention anywhere that there was ever a limit to how many people they'd let in early.

I looked over the forum post - it's scary just how many complaints they're getting over this (or it's just the same poster - I don't know).

Finally - read the link I provided up top. The downloader is definitely a torrent. As of this moment, I'm finally getting 100KB+ a second, and have been sustaining that for a while now, but it's still FAR slower than torrents I've pulled before. I've actually capped out my download limit before by pulling the latest version of OpenOffice, so I know how well torrents can work. Blizzard's patch downloader used to be that efficient, too.

Odd you're getting such a slow rate then.  Maybe it's on a non-standard port or something.  My system is in the DMZ and the early access download maxed my bandwidth after being up only a few minutes.
8500  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: AoC - Wanderers now Recruiting!! (Standard Server) on: May 15, 2008, 01:41:53 PM
Still waiting on the official release of server names.  I'll be heading to an RP-PVP server, tentatively to Asgard since it's winning the vote, but it's also winning for EU so we'll have to wait and see. 

Basic forums for the pvp chaps is up at www.harkonis.com

Thanks for the good luck Cort, sorry to see you guys split.
8501  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 15, 2008, 01:41:08 PM
Still waiting on the official release of server names.  I'll be heading to an RP-PVP server, tentatively to Asgard since it's winning the vote, but it's also winning for EU so we'll have to wait and see. 

Basic forums for the pvp chaps is up at www.harkonis.com
8502  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 15, 2008, 01:18:19 PM

Quote from: Razgon on May 15, 2008, 08:59:21 AM

hmm, ok, must be because of my old Anarchy Online account there, that its borked somehow..for nothing shows up under products about Conan, even though I entered the pre-order code...

wow - I've never seen a forum thread explode like this...every minute, around 20 or so new posts are entered about the shutting down the EA..


http://forums.ageofconan.com/forumdisplay.php?f=2


EDIT: seems I'm not the only one with the old anarchy account problem...they really should have cleared this up beforehand - probably why they didnt answer my email either... Anyone have any experience with calling companies like this, and know if it does any good?

I put my key in on my old AO account and though I had to use a different subscription name it took fine and I got in the EA.  Not sure why everyone is having problems.
8503  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 15, 2008, 12:54:11 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on May 14, 2008, 11:21:55 PM

Well I've already paid for early access and it's credited on my account, I just haven't gotten an email about it and don't see anything on my Funcom account page. 

I avoided using that cachefly.net link because I'm wary of non-official sources.

I did notice that my account Status says "Open: Log in and play the game" on my account page, so maybe they just extend my closed beta straight into retail.  I dont' know...

the cachefly.net link IS the official link
8504  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica Game- Day 2 -bucket of kfc to go on: May 14, 2008, 11:02:25 PM

Quote from: Brendan on May 14, 2008, 09:18:49 PM

Quote from: Unagi on May 14, 2008, 08:29:50 PM

Quote from: Brendan on May 14, 2008, 03:58:26 PM

Alright, so it's actually fortunate that 12 was the first cylon killed, yes?
Actually, I'd say - No.  He exploded and there is a pretty good chance he took out Athena, if not - he took our numbers down.  We wanted to kill him last - or Helo-shoot him... Any other result is #12 doing what #12 was designed to do - and he wasn't designed for good.

Regardless of whether Harkonis was contacted on the first night by the other two cylons, he knew who they were.  Consequently, his posts could be illustrative, right?  My presumption is that, yes, cylons are willing to vote for cylons in order to establish their bona fides as humans, but Harkonis withdrew a vote on rickfc that would eventually have killed rick in short order.  My guess would be that he had, in fact, been in contact with the other two - and that they decided they'd just wait until the evening to get rick because they knew he was Starbuck and couldn't self-protect.  So, they dedicated themselves to either finding another patsy (perhaps pr0ner).  When it became clear that Harkonis was under suspicion, they just took the easy way out of sacrificing him to take out the presumed Athena.  I would also guess that at least one other cylon voted for Harkonis.

This is, I admit, somewhat of an intuitive leap.

Quote from: Unagi

Quote from: Brendan on May 14, 2008, 03:58:26 PM

Even though he took out pr0ner (who, as Austin suspects, was probably Athena), he's the only guy in the game who knew who all three bad guys were from the start.
I'm not seeing the value in eliminating the 1 bad guy that knew who all 3 were... but OK...

I just meant that we could attempt to infer who the other two were from Harkonis' posting history, whereas if we'd killed one of the "normal" cylons, we couldn't assume that they'd have known who #12 was.

Quote from: Unagi

Quote from: Brendan on May 14, 2008, 03:58:26 PM

He declared an interest in killing usulofdoom, attempted to implicate chaosraven, argued with Austin, and speculated that Helo should shoot Scoop.  I guess that reduces the suspicion level on at least a few of those guys.  I want to go through and see if there's anyone he didn't interact with at all.
No no no no..  The very last thing that does, is reduce the suspicion level on the people he wanted to kill.  Hello??

I guess that depends on how subtle you think Harkonis was.

 Bring your own!
8505  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 14, 2008, 10:16:03 PM
RP-PvP players, plan on meeting on Asgard for the server.

I'll have a forum setup at www.harkonis.com for us and we can get together to put the guild up.
8506  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 14, 2008, 07:16:31 PM

Quote from: Mikagami on May 14, 2008, 05:36:42 PM

Hey Hark, is your group of PvP server players the same or a part of the group that Crux mentioned in the Wanderers recruitment post?
If they are separate groups it might be worthwhile to connect with him on that so we can roll on the same server to increase the ranks.

Also, this might be a little early into it, but have people started picking classes yet?
Just want to get a feel for what direction the PvP folks will each go in so that I can play the "fill the gap" class.

Downloaded the early access yesterday and ran the install while I was away at work.
I must agree, that was some snazzy fast client download as somebody mentioned earlier.
Patched it up this morning and it looks like it's ready to go for Saturday.

It's a separate group right now, but I'm working on getting us together.  At the least on the same server and hopefully in the same guild.  That would give us around 20 people which is pretty close to the minimum for the guild town and activities.

Confirmed classes that I know of as mains are an assassin, guardian and demonologist.  Could use one of the healing classes and pretty much anything else will do.
8507  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: In only 3 years I have already become the stereotypical "bad husband"... on: May 13, 2008, 07:16:41 PM

Quote from: Gratch on May 13, 2008, 05:04:57 PM

Quote from: PeteRock on May 13, 2008, 04:58:35 PM

... friend's dog's birthday party on Sunday...

Seriously?

+1, I'd say anyone who can throw/hold/attend one of these has a lot of time on their hands slywink

That's ok though, they can make fun of me for gaming. 
8508  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: GTA IV Multiplayer on: May 13, 2008, 07:12:56 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 13, 2008, 04:44:22 PM

Quote from: USMC Kato on May 13, 2008, 04:41:25 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on May 13, 2008, 04:38:17 PM

I also liked Harkonis's comment of "when did pr0ner get good at this?"

Yeah, you were pretty much "Ice Man" last night, making little to no mistakes.  Good Times

and today he kills him in the BSG game... coincidence?

Maybe
8509  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica Game- Day 1 -Everyone alive! on: May 13, 2008, 02:36:40 PM

Quote from: Austin on May 13, 2008, 02:33:14 PM

For the record, the faux emo stuff only solidified my Hark vote.   nod

good, 'twas the point.   Bring your own!
8510  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica Game- Day 1 -Everyone alive! on: May 13, 2008, 02:24:35 PM

Quote from: stessier on May 30, 2008, 04:20:12 AM

eek

That was not the outcome I was expecting.
Bring your own!
8511  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica Game- Day 1 -Everyone alive! on: May 13, 2008, 02:09:05 PM
 Bring your own!
8512  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica Game- Day 1 -Everyone alive! on: May 13, 2008, 01:41:26 PM
Vote Harkonis
8513  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: LEEEEEEROY JENKINS on: May 13, 2008, 01:06:54 PM
It was fun playing at the WoW TCG Nationals and you'd hear it being yelled all day because one of the cards requires you to yell 'Leeeeeeroy Jenkins!' in order for the card's ability to work.

Made an otherwise fairly serious day pretty funny.
8514  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Vlad & Niko on Saturday Night Live on: May 13, 2008, 12:56:29 PM

Quote from: rrmorton on May 13, 2008, 02:58:38 AM

I got it, but thought it was incredibly not funny too. A real missed opportunity. The Daily Show reporting live from Liberty City was much better.

On the bright side, the "murder mystery at the 70s game show" sketch was uncommonly creative. And Leboeuf freakin NAILED Doug Henning. <twinklefingers/mouth the word "magic"> Hilarious.

I missed the show and can't find the Henning clip anywhere.  My google-fu fails me. frown

I remember being a fan of Doug Henning as a child even though I saw through a lot of the tricks.  We went to one of his shows when I was <5 and I called him on it and it was a bit embarassing overall smile  He pulled a coin from my ear and I said loudly that I saw it in his hand before.  oops!
8515  Non-Gaming / Forum and Site Feedback / Re: Missing Account? on: May 13, 2008, 12:50:52 PM

Quote from: papasmurff on May 13, 2008, 12:49:57 AM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 13, 2008, 12:04:02 AM

don't worry folks, I'm still here!

Damn I thought that we had finally gotten rid of you!!

+1  guess I shouldn't be so optimistic next time.
8516  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica Game- Day 1 -Everyone alive! on: May 13, 2008, 12:40:09 PM

Quote from: Austin on May 13, 2008, 12:26:04 PM

Quote from: stessier on May 13, 2008, 09:48:15 AM

Quote from: Purge on May 13, 2008, 02:18:05 AM

I'm not convinced about hark. The summary does not show proof. It is a nice summary though. slywink


If you are waiting for incontrovertible proof on Day 1, you're never going to get to vote.

Not saying you should be convinced by what Unagi posted (personally, I think it shows absolutely nothing), but you may want to reconsider the standard by which you place your vote.

You didn't vote much the last time you were a wolf either, did you?

I also didn't find Unagi's write-up to provide anything incriminating fwiw.  He either missed what I thought were oddities or he didn't find them odd.  /shrug. 

That would be because what I posted had nothing to do with the game and I was just being social and you apparently think the way I'm social is an oddity. Tongue

Day one is boring, it was getting on my nerves so I was chatting. 
8517  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 13, 2008, 06:22:50 AM
I'm back on the pvp side of the fence now.

We've got about 5 people, possibly 6 right now.  If we can get a core group of around 10 we should be fine to start with until we hook up with more in-game.
8518  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica Game- Day 1 -Everyone alive! on: May 13, 2008, 01:01:50 AM

Quote from: stessier on May 12, 2008, 11:54:03 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on May 12, 2008, 11:23:50 PM

I think Hark is being railroaded

soulchilde

If this is true, why not vote for one of the bandwagoners?

seconded
8519  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: Age of Conan (It's Golden!) on: May 13, 2008, 12:32:51 AM

Quote from: drifter on May 13, 2008, 12:02:03 AM

Evenon standard servers there will be PvP.  There are only so many locations for the player cities and there is other forms of PvP like battlegrounds.

I don't want to have to level up to start doing pvp, and I don't want to have to stop levelling up (minigames) to get my pvp either. frown
8520  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Battlestar Galactica Game- Day 1 -Everyone alive! on: May 12, 2008, 11:33:42 PM
I'm going to stick my claim until I carry this cross all the way out.  While I know it's better for a common citizen to get lynched than a special, the fact that I'm citizen and proner seems hell bent that I'm not is still pretty conspicious.

I guess this is what you get for trying to talk and be social in these types of games.  I notice the quiet ones have the least votes.
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