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2561  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / LTB AGP gaphics card on: January 23, 2009, 03:56:25 PM
I'm looking for an AGP card for a system I am putting together for my brother. He doesn't need anything great. I would like to get him at least a Geforce 6800 though. Anybody have anything they can sell or trade?
2562  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTORO Volume 2: Mines of Moria (paid, full-box expansion) on: January 21, 2009, 03:37:58 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on January 21, 2009, 02:53:32 PM

Quote from: Booner on January 21, 2009, 02:07:56 PM

Is it worth taking on grey quests? If not, I guess it gives me a reason to eventually start an alt. smile

Unless the quest is to unlock a skill for your class or get a cool appearance item, the only reason to do a grey quest is for the do N quests in a zone deeds.

Yeah I would agree, the only real reason to do grey quests is for Deed work or loot drops.
2563  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTORO Volume 2: Mines of Moria (paid, full-box expansion) on: January 19, 2009, 06:59:15 PM

Quote from: Covenant on January 19, 2009, 06:34:11 PM

Well, I've been playing for a little over a week now and have to say I'm completely in love with this game!! The storyline and the locations are what really hit this one home for me; everything is exactly where it should be geographically and the look is just perfect.  I played a few different characters and settled on a level 18 Champion on the roleplaying server.  I'm not sure how many characters I will level up, but I'm going to at least take this one up to 60 and enjoy the ride.  I find myself not much caring about levels right now... I'm just enjoying doing all the quests and deeds that are available.

Of note, I've never played an MMO with a more mature playerbase than this one.  Never a problem finding help with quests or people being asses.  It's a nice change.


The player base is definitely a huge improvement over WoW. Rarely have I been pissed at another player in this game. Most of the time people go out of their way to be friendly, not steal a kill, help out, etc. It's a nice change of pace.
2564  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Terminator stuff that doesn't make sense on: January 19, 2009, 04:48:47 PM

Quote from: JayDee on January 19, 2009, 04:42:38 PM

Quote from: pr0ner on January 19, 2009, 02:12:54 AM

Since when is T3 not part of official canon?

+1

It's called Terminator 3 and stars Arnold. How can it be anything but "official". And it was a worthy sequel. Not as good as Judgement Day, but still pretty damn entertaining.

I could be wrong here, but I thought I read that the new Terminator movies in production are working around T3, also there is no denying that the TV show completely disregards T3 (and is superior IMO).
2565  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTORO Volume 2: Mines of Moria (paid, full-box expansion) on: January 19, 2009, 04:27:36 PM

Quote from: Booner on January 19, 2009, 02:32:49 PM

OK...need some advice from those who've pushed through the majority of Middle Earth. Where would you go to quest alone from 35-40?

Would Fornost City have any soloable quests? What about Evendim?

I'm currently level 34, soloed just about everything I can around Bree-land, the North Downs, and the Lone-Lands, plus would like to stay in the general area at least until I have a mount to make long trips more tolerable. I'm on Brandywine, so the population is high enough that I never have an issues finding a fellowship for the huge amount of group quests I have...but I just don't always have enough time to really commit to a fellowship and hate to bail on one after a 1/2 hour in the midst of some huge battle...makes me feel dirty.






There are some great quests for you in Evindim. Make sure to grab Reforging the Sword from Aragorn in Rivendale. This is a long quest line that mostly takes place in Evindim. You can also find soloable stuff in the Trollshaws. So Evindim and Trollshaws.
2566  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Terminator stuff that doesn't make sense on: January 19, 2009, 12:58:46 AM
First of all throw out part 3, it is being written off as not being official cannon.
 
questions 1 and 2 are answered in the TV series. There are several ways to incapacitate the various terminators and reprogram them.

3. I like bacon.

4. I assume they made it through because they took on human forms, and the skin was real enough to pass through.

5. Pay no attention to T3.
2567  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where were you the day Batman....(spoiler) on: January 15, 2009, 10:49:39 PM

Quote from: Fireball1244 on January 15, 2009, 10:35:18 PM

Quote from: Scraper on January 15, 2009, 02:36:35 PM

Remember when Superman came back, they used the lame excuse that his coffin contained an opening that allowed the sun to come in and heal him over time.

That's not what happened at all. When Superman died, the Kryptonian artifact known as the Eradicator decided to continue Superman's work. Since the Eradicator is blinded by bright light, it stole Superman's body, and placed him inside what was basically a giant Kryptonian birthing matrix (the same sort of device that originally transported Kal-El to Earth). The matrix channeled sunlight energy through Superman, and converted it to a form that the Eradicator could absorb to become one of the four leads in "Reign of the Supermen." At the same time, it was effectively like electro-shocking Superman to "reboot" him -- combined with the stored solar enregy in his cells this ended up having an effect like shocking a patient who's heart has stopped -- it reanimated him.

Yes, it's still sci-fi silly, but nothing along the lines of "the lid wasn't closed on his coffin."

Umm, isn't that what I said, but in a much less nerdier fashion.
2568  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTORO Volume 2: Mines of Moria (paid, full-box expansion) on: January 15, 2009, 10:02:02 PM

Quote from: ericb on January 13, 2009, 03:58:49 PM

Just want to mention that I switched over to Windows 7 this weekend and LOTRO runs so much better it's amazing.  Coming from XP I not only get 15-20fps more (with the same settings) but I also get the benefit of the directx 10 enhancements (Windows 7 comes with directx 11) and it loads quicker.  I've never gotten 60 fps in Bree before with every option on highest or next to highest (except for shadows which look amazing at medium).  I have it locked at 60 but before it was locked I was looking at 90-120 fps in the starting areas.

Putting some more time in now that I have a 80 and a 79 in WoW...I WILL hit Moria one day.

I switched over from XP too, my problem is that when I run the game on my 4:3 monitor the game dsiplays in 16:9, with the black bars at the top and bottom. If I select auto size, 4:3, or 16:9 it it doesn't change anything. Any ideas? I'm running a Geforce 8800gt with the updated nvidia driver from windows update.
2569  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Is this the final nail in the coffin for the 4th Ammendment? on: January 15, 2009, 06:23:55 PM
It amazes me when a conservative shouts up and down about protecting the 2nd Amendment, but at the same time will think that this was a good decision. The entire Constitution needs protected in my opinion. I truly do not understand why some people think the Police should be able to do whatever they want. The 4th, 5th, 6th and 8th amendments were created for a reason, but for some reason conservative judges choose to forget the reason.  thumbsdown
2570  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where were you the day Batman....(spoiler) on: January 15, 2009, 03:44:07 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 15, 2009, 03:29:11 PM

Quote from: YellowKing on January 15, 2009, 02:04:54 PM

Quote
In Issue #1 of THE NEW BATMAN, Schumacher gets The Dark Knight out of those dowdy duds and turns him into something Bat-FABULOUS! Featuring a new bullet-proof cloak by Versace, this Caped Crusader will look as good on a Parisian catwalk as he does on a Gotham rooftop. Hard-shelled nipple plates make sure this night rider puts the SEX in PECS! Look out Catwoman - MEEE-OW!

wait.. PeteRock is going to be the new Batman?

as for Bats being back, I'm not so sure.  there was a pretty big build-up to this (including Batman actually having a heart attack, showing his age could be catching up with him) and they have a big event coming up called 'The Battle for the Cowl' which involves both Batman and Detective comics going on hiatus for a few months plus the ending of the Birds of Prey, Robin and Nightwing standalone series.

then again they are bringing the Barry Allen Flash back from the dead after all these years, so who knows?

Bringing Barry Allen back pisses me off. He used to be the one guy who actually stayed dead and died in a cool way. Besides that Wally West really did become the Flash to me and wasn't just a replacement. I'm glad I stopped reading comics 4 years ago.
2571  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Where were you the day Batman....(spoiler) on: January 15, 2009, 02:36:35 PM
Agreed with most of the above. There is no way he will stay dead. Besides this is mostly a repeat from the 90's when he broke his back and they had to go through the whole Batman's replacement storyline. Will Nightwing be Batman, if not him then who? blah blah blah.

Remember when Superman came back, they used the lame excuse that his coffin contained an opening that allowed the sun to come in and heal him over time. Then there is Hal Jordan, Steve Rogers, Green Arrow, the list goes on.
2572  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: January 15, 2009, 02:08:38 PM
I got the 64 bit version installed last night. Is anyone running this is with an X-Fi sound card? I had to go out and find homebrew drivers for the X-Fi card to work and once installed the sound worked fine, but when I got up this morning the software suddenly wouldn't recognize my sound card. Has anyone else had this problem and what drivers are you using if you have an X-Fi card installed.?

I will try uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers when I get home, but any other ideas would be cool.
2573  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Who Would Save Earth? on: January 14, 2009, 08:21:32 PM
1992 Michael Jordan.
2574  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: City of Heroes Issue 13: Architect (mission creator; day jobs) on: January 10, 2009, 03:15:04 PM

Quote from: Reemul on January 10, 2009, 01:33:14 PM

OK i just picked up this for 5 including a free month.

1st question is, Hero or Villian or is pretty much the same.

2nd i will be mostly solo so 1 class from each to play.

Any help appreciated.

Theyre both pretty much the same, it just depends if you want to be good or bad, but each side has their own zones, areas, and missions.

If you go hero I would recommend being a tanker. CoH requires grouping in a lot of cases in order to make the missions work and be more fun, but you can solo a tank fairly well.

2575  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Pulled trigger new CPU - dont work on: January 10, 2009, 01:13:58 PM

Quote from: SkyLander on January 10, 2009, 04:42:55 AM

It's the basics, what I always do if there is no easy explanation as to what could be causing it.

I agree here. I have had this work when nothing else made sense.
2576  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: PC, PS3, 360, and mini/board games + PSP-2000 system pack w/ games - price drop on: January 09, 2009, 11:35:11 PM
Turtle did you get my message on PoP?
2577  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Phenom II not what AMD hoped? on: January 09, 2009, 08:28:37 PM
As far as I can tell from various benchmark sites, the i7 is about two to three times faster than the Phenom II and only about $50 more on the low end. The i7 is tough to beat.
2578  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: January 09, 2009, 08:22:19 PM

Quote from: Caine on January 09, 2009, 08:09:38 PM

hoping the technet subscriber page has this for an alt download.

looks like it's there, but i don't know what speeds to expect.

sweet.  holding around 280kb.  not great by comparison to normal speeds this way, but at least i'm not in the public server pool. 

link?
2579  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: January 09, 2009, 05:43:15 PM
Lol, I would say they are getting hammered. Nothing like making an announcement at CES to get traffic. Good luck getting the DL to actually start, it keeps giving me a too busy error.
2580  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Pulled trigger new CPU - dont work on: January 09, 2009, 03:57:18 PM

Quote from: drifter on January 09, 2009, 12:27:11 PM

Nope power supply is due to arrive Monday.

Yeah but did you try any of our suggestions? None of us seem to think the PS will make a difference.
2581  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: January 09, 2009, 03:31:28 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on January 09, 2009, 03:26:22 PM

Quote from: coopasonic on January 09, 2009, 03:08:50 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on January 09, 2009, 02:47:14 PM

Didn't Vista just come out?

2 years ago.

Vista is running smooth for me, so I think I'll just wait a bit.  Does anyone even have drivers ready for the W7 beta yet?

Nvidia claims on their site that Windows 7 will automatically DL their beta drivers. I'm hoping it does this for most hardware.
2582  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Windows 7 Beta on: January 09, 2009, 02:54:33 PM

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 09, 2009, 02:45:46 PM

http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2009/01/microsoft-relea.html

It's not on the site yet, but it's supposed to be today.  Anyone brave enough?

I am because I need to back up and reformat my main comp anyway. I'm hoping they post it for DL before I leave from work since my download speeds are much faster here than at home.
2583  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: 360, iPod, R4 DS, Onkyo receiver & more. Updated with price cuts on: January 08, 2009, 07:32:07 PM

Quote from: Jeff on January 08, 2009, 02:13:58 AM

Great price on the 360! Somebody buy this! (I would but I have two already Tongue)

I would love to buy it at that price, but the Wife would really kill me. It's killing me see it sit there like that unwanted.
2584  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: A testament to Fallout 3 on: January 08, 2009, 06:50:38 PM
Just in case you guys missed it I posted some new pics for the upcoming DLC due out at the end of the month. Check out the news article here.
2585  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 25 NFL HoF Semifinalists on: January 08, 2009, 05:04:40 PM

Quote from: Tebunker on January 07, 2009, 09:47:13 PM

If Derrick Thomas gets in I would consider a trip to Canton. He helped make me both a Chiefs fan and a Bama fan.

I've been to the induction ceremony a couple of times (I live in Canton), it really is kind of boring. I would compare it to a college graduation ceremony, only with famous football stars and a lot of news people.

 If you do go make sure you stick around for the Hall of Fame game on the Monday after. This is a cool event because you get to watch a pro football game on what is essentially a really nice high school football stadium. No matter where you sit you will be really close to the action. And if you are in the first 20 rows or so you will be closer than you can get anywhere in most stadiums.
2586  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Pulled trigger new CPU - dont work on: January 08, 2009, 12:47:54 AM
My first thought is that it probably isnt your power supply. PCs dont require that much power to post, and yours wont even get that far. My guess is that you are having some sort of incompatibility, between the mobo, CPU, bios and perhaps RAM. As weird as this may sound try taking out all of your ram except one stick. Make sure the stick is in the primary ram slot. Then try rebooting and see what happens. Short of that I would make sure that the Bios you updated to supports the CPU you put in. 
2587  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: 25 NFL HoF Semifinalists on: January 07, 2009, 08:52:24 PM

Quote from: Soulchilde on January 07, 2009, 07:55:41 PM

Sadly, Modell won't make it in til he passes away.  The franchise move is probably still haunting him

Sadly my ass. I hope he never makes it. Greedy c*ck sucker.
2588  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / LTT or LTB Vista 64 on: January 07, 2009, 05:00:57 PM
I'm looking to trade for or buy a copy of Vista 64 Home if anyone has an extra one. I can trade  PS3, Wii, PSP or even DS games. You would have to send me a list of games you're interested in though. I would also buy it if the price was right.
2589  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: LOTRO Server and Name list on: January 07, 2009, 03:28:08 PM

Quote from: crumsteel on January 07, 2009, 01:09:15 AM

Nekim - Level 3 Champion

Server:  Elendilmir

Is anything happening on Elendilmir with GT?

Blackjack and I are both on there. Look me up as Hanton. We're in separate guilds, but I like mine pretty well. It's a casual guild with friendly people who are usually willing to help out if they can. While its not a huge guild there is almost always someone on and at peak times there are usually several people on. Look me up in game if you need anything.
2590  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: LOTRO: Mines Of Moria 19.99 at Best Buy Starting 1/4/08 on: January 05, 2009, 01:27:24 PM
That's a really good deal considering that the game includes 1 free month.
2591  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS - Um...lots (games and DVDs) on: January 03, 2009, 05:01:06 PM
YGM
2592  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Re: WoW gearing up for Lich King on: December 30, 2008, 07:58:39 PM

Quote from: msduncan on December 28, 2008, 05:26:48 PM


Are there any gamingtrend guilds operational for WoW still?

PVP or PVE?

The Wanderers are semi GT/OO, Im in that one on the Whisperwind server. The biggest problem with the guild is that it is full of high lvl toons and not very many low level people are playing.
2593  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / LOTRO Server and Name list on: December 30, 2008, 05:09:52 PM
Since there seems to be some interest in a GT LOTRO get together I thought I would start this thread for posting your toon names and servers, mine are:

Hanton: lvl 47 Warden
Kiniki: lvl 10 Rune Keeper

Both on Elendilmir

2594  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Thinking about upgrading my CPU on: December 30, 2008, 04:06:50 PM
Even this one is a little better for only $5 more.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103300
2595  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Thinking about upgrading my CPU on: December 30, 2008, 04:04:17 PM
I dont see why you would have any trouble. But for about $30 more you could get a phenom CPU.
2596  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Desktop help on: December 30, 2008, 03:02:49 PM

Quote from: MonkeyFinger on December 30, 2008, 06:06:00 AM

"Show desktop icons" not enabled?

yeah it took me two weeks to figure that out and within five minutes of this post I stumbled onto it.
2597  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Re: Desktop help on: December 30, 2008, 12:03:42 AM
Never mind I figured it out.
2598  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: I've always been a PSP man, but.... on: December 29, 2008, 11:47:07 PM
Resistance Retribution
2599  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Desktop help on: December 29, 2008, 11:45:22 PM
I have XP service pack 3 installed, and for some reason I cannot see any icons on my desktop. One day they just disappeared. I also can't create a drag box on the desktop. I create new desktop icons and they don't appear. Other than that problem the PC works good. I can change my desktop background and that still doesn't make the icons reappear. Any ideas?
2600  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Remember the Phantom? on: December 17, 2008, 03:51:26 PM

Quote from: ravenvii on December 16, 2008, 09:38:12 AM

... they're still around?

Who the hell are funding them?

Derek Smart.  icon_twisted
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