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1441  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Damn myself to hell!!! (WoW) on: February 20, 2005, 08:29:10 PM
*Hugs his collectors edition*
1442  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)
1443  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.
1444  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.
1445  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…
1446  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.
1447  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.
1448  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
1449  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Whats your background?<desktop> on: January 12, 2005, 11:22:13 PM
1450  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.
1451  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.
1452  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.
1453  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.
1454  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW: Professions on: December 31, 2004, 02:36:26 AM
I play a rogue with tailoring and enchanting.  I would have chosen leatherworking but I group with a druid friend regularly who has the skill so she shares her wares with me and vice versa.  For the most part tailoring is worthless for a rogue as most leather items are better then their tailored counterparts.  However, having access to free bags at the start of the game is a gold mine.  Plus being able to make green or better items in mass really boosts my enchanting skill, which I have found to be extremely useful for a rogue.  Also, all the stylish shirts I can create make me feel special.  biggrin
1455  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / How much time do you solo vs. group in WoW? on: December 29, 2004, 06:05:19 PM
I play almost exclusively with a good friend of mine so I solo very little.  In truth I don’t find soloing nearly as much fun as being in a group but then again I’ve never had to try and group with people that I don’t know.

Besides, grouping with strangers you would miss out on great moments like this!

She’s the cat; I’m lunch.
1456  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / There oughta be a test on: December 27, 2004, 07:12:26 AM
What do you need to use a phone for while driving in the first place?
1457  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Merry Christmas Surprise on: December 24, 2004, 07:05:53 AM
Make sure to drink some eggnog!  Now that was a fun holiday surprise!
1458  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Help save Christmas! on: December 22, 2004, 05:07:38 AM
1459  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / BIOS/ Driver problems on: December 21, 2004, 04:58:32 AM
Since building my computer a while back I have continued to have startup shutdown problems with my computer.  First of all when I first start my computer I get the error message that “No BIOS detected”.  Despite the error message windows starts without fault.  From within the system everything seems to work fine, the only problem I see is that when I open my device manager I get a conflict with something called WinXP Promise FastTrak 579 Controller; a driver that I installed from a diskette that came with the motherboard.  
   The real problem comes only when I try to turn off my system.  No matter what I do I get a fatal exception (Blue screen of Death) error and I end up having to reboot my system manually.  

My motherboard is a Soltek SL-K8AN2-GR/K8AN2E-GR I’ve tried to access to makers website, listed as but it seems it no longer exists.  What should I do?
1460  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WOW: enchanting? on: December 20, 2004, 04:08:10 AM
I chose enchanting and tailoring for my rogue and have had a blast with it.  The truth of the matter is that tailoring wont do much good for a rogue after you get past the wool stage of the skill.  I use mine primarily to make goods to disenchant to buff my enchanting skill, which works fine but seems like a waste.
1461  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Spiderman FOR REAL!!!! on: December 17, 2004, 11:57:47 PM
1462  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW Question: Hats/Helmets on: December 16, 2004, 06:10:25 AM
Are you sure about the shoulders?  I’m a tailor and I’m almost sure I had made myself shoulders by 15.

What about the face cloths I see people wearing?  I’m a 23rd level rogue I want one too!
1463  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / So I just finished Unreal II on: December 15, 2004, 03:00:22 PM
I enjoyed Unreal II a lot.  I liked the graphics and the crewmates. I really liked the defend missions and the flamethrower!  Despite all the complaints it received I even liked the refreshingly less then cheerful ending.  Halo was fun but unlike the poster above I cant remember a single individual level in the game.  Each to their own I suppose.
1464  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Rumor Mill - Diablo 3 on: December 10, 2004, 03:57:12 PM
I’m with Chris; I played through D2 on normal had a lot of fun, bought the expansion pack, brought my character over and finished it, tried nightmare for a few more levels and then moved on.

That said I’m not really looking forward to Diablo III right now though.  Starcraft 2 on the other hand…
1465  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Anyone else sneak into Moonglade? (WOW) on: December 08, 2004, 08:01:26 PM
In all it took about 35 minutes to swim there. Ten of which was spent trying to find a low enough mountain ridge to get in though; anyone who has ever been to Moonglade knows that it’s completely surrounded by high mountains.  It helped that I have a druid friend who was guiding me to what she though would be the lowest points.  

As to fatigue it’s not really an issue.  I’m an elf so one of my cities (Auberdine) is not that far from Moonglade, I just had to stick to the coast and stay out of black water.

  I have a few screen shots but I’m having trouble posting them
1466  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How old are you? on: December 08, 2004, 07:20:39 PM
I guess that makes me the baby; 18.

1467  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Anyone else sneak into Moonglade? (WOW) on: December 08, 2004, 04:17:02 AM
Just for fun I took my lvl 19 rogue for a long swim and ended up in the “Druid Only” Moonglade.  Was worth the time it took just to hear some responses from the other players there.

Just thought it was funny and had to share.  biggrin
1468  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / State of Fear on: December 07, 2004, 04:45:41 AM

I was just browsing the web and I stumbled onto the news that Michael Crichton was about to publish a new book.  Great!  After looking for ten minutes I still don’t really know what the book is about.  Here’s the universal blurb I find everywhere, perhaps it means more to you then it does to me.

“The undisputed master of the techno-thriller has written his most riveting -- and entertaining -- book yet.
Once again Michael Crichton gives us his trademark combination of page-turning suspense, cutting-edge technology, and extraordinary research. State of Fear is a superb blend of edge-of-your-seat suspense and thought provoking commentary on how information is manipulated in the modern world. From the streets of Paris, to the glaciers of Antarctica to the exotic and dangerous Solomon Islands, State of Fear takes the reader on a roller coaster thrill ride, all the while keeping the brain in high gear.”

Why would anyone write such an uninformative book description?  I’m assuming that’s what’s getting printed on the book jacket as well…

Anyway, the books coming out December 7th
1469  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Are my speaker’s dead? on: December 05, 2004, 09:21:31 PM
I turned them on today and was greeted by a low humming radiating from my sub.  In order to get any sound at all I need to crank the sound all the way up but even then I can barely make out anything.  These are klipsch THX speakers; I’ve had them for a few years and would rather not have to replace them but at this point I don’t see much of an alternative.  Any ideas?
1470  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Funniest WOW bug you’ve encountered on: December 05, 2004, 05:24:06 PM
Last night I was playing WOW with a friend of mine; we had just cleared out a Furbog camp and had proceeded further to the north to look for mushrooms.  Suddenly for no apparent reason she started spawning bears when ever she would stand still.  Within five minutes the entire upper level of the cave was filled.  At first they all spawned passively but the absolute highlight was when they started to attack and she responded, “How dare they attack mommy!”

Of course we died and the problem went away but it was hilarious, I couldn’t stop laughing.  

So what’s the best/worst/funniest bug you’ve encountered?
1471  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best Game of All Time Round 6 on: November 30, 2004, 06:53:57 PM
Baldur's Gate 2
1472  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WOW account question on: November 30, 2004, 01:58:27 PM
Quote from: "Charlatan"
On a side note, why would you cancel? You think you can't play with a 56k connection? I have heard from those with dial-ups that it's quite playable.

Actually yes…I just assumed that a MMORPG would be next to impossible to play on 56k; especially with downloading patches and whatnot.  Something I’ll be sure to test out now.
1473  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WOW account question on: November 30, 2004, 03:45:35 AM
Can anyone give me a definite on this?  I’ve looked but I can’t see much about it.
1474  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WOW account question on: November 29, 2004, 08:14:05 PM
I’m currently at college where I have a very fast Internet connection; however at home all I have is a 56k and we don’t have access to anything faster in my area.  If I start an account now and then stop my subscription over the summer will my character still be on the servers come the fall?
1475  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Can you deep fat fry whole potatos? on: November 27, 2004, 03:00:35 AM
We deep fry small whole potatoes about the size of half dollars all the time.  Never tried it with anything bigger but the biggest thing to be aware of is when you break one of them open its going to be unbelievably hot.  I wouldn’t worry too much about it.
1476  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Check out this really cool power supply. on: November 26, 2004, 04:46:23 AM
Powersupply with detachible cables... *becomes mesmerized and starts to drool*
1477  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Sid Meier's Pirates Impressions? on: November 24, 2004, 05:21:23 AM
Do you get to name and choose the appearance of your pirate or do you play “Bob the buff pirate lord!”?
1478  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Final Pre-Launch WoW Guild Roll Call on: November 19, 2004, 11:07:14 PM
Race: Night Elf
Class: Rogue
Skills: Enchanting & Tailoring
Name: Novem

Am I really the only rogue?  Such a fun class!
1479  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best Game of All Time Round 5 on: November 18, 2004, 05:51:04 PM

Planescape: Torment


Baldur's Gate 2
Alpha Centauri
1480  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / When will WoW's open beta end? on: November 18, 2004, 05:31:14 AM
Quote from: "Daehawk"
Actually it ends tonight..Wednesday

It’s Thursday now and I just got done playing a few minutes ago.  I just watched and took part in a huge raid on an Orc camp; three full raid groups of people, a truly awesome sight.

Any of the other servers do anything like this?  I was on server 19 by the way.
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