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1361  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Graduation! on: May 04, 2008, 04:31:08 AM
It was a long day, mostly sad to think I won’t see many of these people after today and the ones I do will never be seen as a group again.  I had a rather small select group of friends so thinking about losing them is not a pleasant thought.

I was part of the Multimedia and Graphic Design program at Champlain College in Burlington Vermont. 

Quote from: depward on May 03, 2008, 09:37:52 PM

Yep, the real world sucks.  You'll look back at your college years and remember them as some of the best of your life.

Congrats!

Maybe maybe not.  I’ve been working three jobs to pay for college since freshman year; my family couldn’t afford to help me at all so I have footed the bill from day one(I’m the first in my family to go to college, most family members didn’t graduate high school).  Hasn’t left much time for fun so the thought of having only one job and no schoolwork sounds great.

But thanks for all the congratulations!

1362  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Graduation! on: May 03, 2008, 12:11:40 PM
In two hours I will officially be graduated from college!  Even better I’m graduating with honors!  Four years have gone by far too fast but on the bright side I had a very promising interview  Wednesday so hopefully I will even have a job lined up in the very near future. 

*puts on his harry potter robe and walks off into the future*
1363  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Looking for - 1 month free trial for Netflix on: April 30, 2008, 06:33:05 PM
Not sure which one of you sent me the trial but thanks a bunch!
1364  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Looking for - 1 month free trial for Netflix on: April 30, 2008, 02:44:07 PM
ooo me!
1365  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fun Time Waster on: April 29, 2008, 05:22:33 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on April 29, 2008, 05:49:26 AM

22 days . Never found the bow. The chainsaw worked best for me till the end when my barracade fell and the thing would'nt start.

I found the bow twice in the 2nd location; the town in the middle of nowhere, not the city.

  The bow might actually throw some people off because there is a slight pause between each shot but the fact that you are never get screwed over while your guy is reloading a whole clip more than makes up for it.  I actually find that pause helps me because it encourages me to aim for the face and get a lot more one shot kills, whereas I almost never find myself aiming with automatics.
1366  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fun Time Waster on: April 29, 2008, 12:25:59 AM
I actually think the bow is the best weapon, head shots are usually one shot kills and there is zero reload time.

*edit*

After playing with the automatic weapons for a while I switched back to the bow.  Definitely my favorite weapon, took me all the way to victory.
1367  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Assassin's Creed Pc Version on: April 28, 2008, 06:08:52 PM
“Yay I’m a bad ass assassin who can drop three stories into a hay bale and live!  yay I will just drop off this two foot dock and hide in the water!  nooooooo I can’t swim!!!" *dead*
 icon_confused

A few odd design decisions aside I’m actually enjoying it quite a lot.  I do have to say that I hate the control scheme though.  Half the time I’m trying to walk peacefully through a city and I end up punching random people.  I guess I just can’t help myself. 
1368  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Fun Time Waster on: April 28, 2008, 06:01:36 PM
Fun.  I remember playing through he original a while back and being pretty impressed.  Wish my allies were more than stationary turrets though.
1369  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Gothic 4 details on: April 28, 2008, 02:25:47 AM
I loved Gothic I and II but I still haven’t managed to get past the first town in III.  Still, glad to hear it.
1370  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Alizee -- (NSFVCW... not suitable for very conservative workplaces) on: April 21, 2008, 01:23:39 AM
The lyrics in on the video don’t match the ones on the side…
1371  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Help Semaj Design a video Game... on: April 20, 2008, 10:13:03 PM
Is the cost of living really that much worse in NY?  Looking on my own finances and living in Vermont I figured I could live comfortably on $35grand and still pay off the ridiculous number of loans I have that paid for my college.
1372  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Help Semaj Design a video Game... on: April 17, 2008, 09:21:06 PM

Quote from: Semaj on April 17, 2008, 07:28:25 PM


Heh I have pretty much gotten wrecked on a few phone interviews this month.  Apparently, studying isnt going to help when they interview you for a different position smile

Nope, not bitter about it, o noes.  I figure I need to do this as much to get every bit of my memory and codeskills back.  I just hate not being top notch and I dont feel it at the moment whihc probbaly shows on my interviews. 

Kind of off topic but I’ve been expanding my search radius a bit and was amazed by one job posting I saw today.  Around my area you are LUCKY if you can find a job that pays $40grand a year and you will be doing everything; I saw one in NY making PowerPoint presentations and the pay scale was $75-$90grand a year.  I giggled uncontrollably for a good five minutes then forwarded my resume.

I don’t have the 5 years experience they want but for that kind of money I will take a chance and apply anyways.  icon_biggrin
1373  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Help Semaj Design a video Game... on: April 17, 2008, 04:47:16 AM
I’m actually in the process of applying to places right now.  I pretty much have definite from a smallish web design firm but I don’t really want to work with them and the salary isn’t great, if you could give me a lead on where to look I would love to check it out.
1374  Gaming / Analog Gaming / Re: Help Semaj Design a video Game... on: April 16, 2008, 06:58:00 AM
I’m a soon to be Graphic Design graduate with modest game design experience if you need another artist.  Lately I do a lot of web work so if you need a website and have a place to host it I would be willing to help there as well.  Besides, it would look good in my portfolio.  icon_smile
1375  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: April 14, 2008, 07:20:28 PM

Quote from: PR_GMR on April 14, 2008, 06:29:32 PM


dbt1949: (holds up a picture of a rutabaga)



I am the Lord of the Rutabagas and this is an unsanctioned use of my emblem.  You must cease and desist all unauthorized use immediately.
1376  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I Had My First Whopper this past week on: April 14, 2008, 05:25:20 AM

Quote from: The Grue on April 14, 2008, 03:45:53 AM


I can understand the logic there of making one yourself, however, I am amazed your parents never took you to a fast food restaurant...or did they and you just never tried a hamburger?

Well we didn’t have much money and only got to eat out maybe once every couple months but when we did it really came down to ‘why have hamburger when you can have chicken?’
1377  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: I Had My First Whopper this past week on: April 14, 2008, 03:42:43 AM
I’ve never eaten a hamburger from a fast-food restaurant and I’m 22.  It just seems like a waste when it’s something I couple make myself for cheaper.  Besides, I only like hamburger when it’s been burnt past the point of being recognized as meat anyways, so I doubt I would like it. 
1378  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Fallout 3 Collectors Edition...metal lunchbox!!!!! on: April 12, 2008, 02:47:31 AM
I’m sold.   nod

When’s it coming out again?
1379  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: What do you look like? on: April 11, 2008, 11:51:53 PM
1380  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Dogmeat in Fallout 3 on: April 11, 2008, 04:11:27 AM

Quote from: Daehawk on April 11, 2008, 01:22:04 AM


Dogmeat only showed up in FO2 during a special encounter where you found the hotel and it was filled with all your pals from FO1 including Dogmeat.

Pretty sure Dogmeat was recruitable in Fallout 2 as well.  Seem to recall having him in my party for a little while…until he thought it was a good idea to attack one of the Enclave…poor doggy.
1381  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Liquid cooling (Coolant) on: April 10, 2008, 09:23:03 PM
My system has a Coolmaster Aquagate S1 cooling system and on the whole I’ve been very happy with it but recently my computer has been making the most horrible high-pitched and whirling noises.  At first I thought it might be my hard drive but on investigation I discovered that it is related to the cooling unit.  Lifting the tubes up I can see that there is a lot of air in them and I’m thinking I need to refill it.  The problem is I don't have the slightest clue where to look to buy the coolant itself.  Is this an item I can find somewhere like Best buy or Circuit City?   And for anyone who has had to replace the coolant, what sort of endeavor am I in for?
1382  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: OO off line for a short time on: April 07, 2008, 06:55:54 PM
Wow, I have an account here as well.  And really old mail!
1383  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / If you could choose any... on: September 15, 2005, 03:32:05 PM
World dictator.  But one no one wanted to kill…
1384  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How many hours a week do you watch tv? on: April 23, 2005, 07:08:31 PM
I haven’t watched TV aside from the occasional DVD since I’ve been at college.  So about negative 8 months…
1385  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Guild Wars? on: April 06, 2005, 05:02:32 AM
I got in one of the later betas and really enjoyed it.  The thing is if you don’t like to group you might as well look elsewhere.  From what I saw 95% of the game revolves around group questing.  Also one of the things I enjoy most about WOW is the trade skills which don’t even amount to a foot note in Guild Wars.
1386  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Earth 2160 and FEAR movies on: March 23, 2005, 05:43:35 PM
Woohoo!  Can’t wait to rejoin the fight in the name of the Lunar Corporation!
1387  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / What game have you replayed the most? on: March 17, 2005, 06:28:29 PM
Starcraft(single player and hundreds of online hours), the Fallouts, and Alpha Centauri.

I’ve played through all four numerous times.  Baldurs Gate 2 gets an honorable mention
1388  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Damn myself to hell!!! (WoW) on: February 20, 2005, 08:29:10 PM
*Hugs his collectors edition*
1389  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WOW - post your talent build on: February 13, 2005, 11:24:19 PM
Pretty sure this is what I have

Character type: Level 33 Rogue


Assassination Talents (1 point)

 Improved Eviscerate - 1/3 points
Increases the damage done by your Eviscerate ability by 5%.



Combat Talents (23 points)

 Improved Gouge - 2/3 points
Increases the effect duration of your Gouge ability by 1 second.

 Improved Sinister Strike - 2/2 points
Reduces the Energy cost of your Sinister Strike ability by 10.

 Lightning Reflexes - 2/5 points
Increases your Dodge chance by 2%.

 Improved Backstab - 3/3 points
Increases the critical strike chance of your Backstab ability by 30%.

 Deflection - 2/5 points
Increases your Parry chance by 2%.

 Improved Sprint - 3/3 points
Reduces the cooldown of your Sprint ability by 90 seconds.

 Precision - 5/5 points
Increases your chance to hit with melee weapons by 5%.

 Dual Wield Specialization - 3/5 points
Increases the damage done by your offhand weapon by 30%.

 Sword Specialization - 1/5 points
Increases your chance to hit with Swords by 1%.



Subtlety Talents (0 points)
1390  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The wonders of Biometrics and pr0n on: February 12, 2005, 12:22:39 AM
I wasn’t trying to single you out warning; but I have often seen parents who try to solve problems that they don’t want to deal with by simply pushing them out of sight.  Regardless of what security you use or how adamantly you try to shelter them, there is always a work around, and children will almost always manage to be smarter than their parents and find it.
1391  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The wonders of Biometrics and pr0n on: February 11, 2005, 08:41:05 PM
I’m a little baffled by this last bit.  I have no problem with parent being concerned about their children and wishing to guide them, that’s what a good parent does.  However, I learned about sex in the first grade, other children swore regularly, and violent movies were the in thing at my school.  Not to mention that I watched a 2nd grader throw a snowball at a friend which inadvertently contained a shard of ice which severed his ear.  All of this in the first couple years of school.

Violence, sex, and profanity are part of everyday life, part of our culture; to deny this to a child who, unless very young, has probably already seen worst seems not only impossible but very foolish.
1392  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / The wonders of Biometrics and pr0n on: February 11, 2005, 04:05:57 PM
Do people really care if underage kids are looking at adult websites?  I mean there are a lot of other worst things they could be doing in their free time…
1393  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / My first WoW PvP experience on: January 18, 2005, 06:06:58 PM
I play on a PVP server but I’ve never really cared for the actually play vs player conflict.  At this point I don’t see much point in doing so and most of the time its extremely high levels preying on low to midrange characters who have just left the safety of their homeland for the first time.  The only time I will attack another person is if they attack me first.
   As well I tend to play to the opposite of rivalries and will actually help low levels Orcs in their homelands when I see them about to die; wave and continue on my merry way.
1394  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WOW-Which freakin' realm am I in? on: January 14, 2005, 01:15:35 AM
It should also list the last realm you used a character in on the screen before you log in in the lower right-hand corner of the screen.
1395  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WOW and control setup on: January 13, 2005, 04:02:48 PM
Well…yes…what he said…but if you’re like me and use a reversed mouse then my comment would be completely correct.   biggrin
1396  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Whats your background?<desktop> on: January 12, 2005, 11:22:13 PM
1397  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WOW and control setup on: January 12, 2005, 11:15:44 PM
Hold the right mouse button down and you can look around.
1398  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / CS: Source on: January 12, 2005, 04:06:52 AM
Any chance we could get a newbie oriented server up and running?  I tried playing today (First time) and was massacred at every opportunity.  For the time I played it seemed fun enough but the servers I saw were not very inviting to a newcomer.
1399  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Do you want to have your GoneGold feedback verified here? on: January 05, 2005, 03:48:49 AM
Now that I’m home I think I can verify myself.  Old GG name was Nine now changed to Lordnine.  New email is [email protected] but I’m pretty sure I was listed as [email protected] before on gone gold.  Either way I can confirm it.
1400  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW: The Death Penalty on: January 03, 2005, 02:22:25 AM
Quote from: "Demosthenes"
Quote from: "Falator"
well, being an enchanter, i am not too rich and the 1g I have to pay after a few deaths hurts a lot.


I guess I must be missing something.  What 1g ?


I’m guessing he’s a fairly high level.  High-end equipment repairs can be quite costly.
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