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1041  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / My 2004 pc gaming year in review on: December 10, 2004, 10:28:02 PM
Quote from: "leo8877"
Can someone please explain to me why it's not ok to not really like HL2?   This is the first game that I can remember where people just get furious with any one who doesn't praise it as the best game of all time.  What's wrong with having your opinion of what's fun?  Did HL2 have great graphics, good AI, gravity guns and bears oh my!?  Yes it did.  Did I have a total blast playing through it?  No, I didn't.  It just didn't capture me like other games have.  So what?

Jedi Knight: Dark Forces 2 is my favorite game of all time!  If you don't like that game, should you play checkers instead?  Who cares, my taste is different than yours.

Same with other games like Warcraft III.  I've logged more hours playing (and having fun) with that game than any other game I've ever played.  If you didn't like it after playing the demo, should you be cast into burning flames?  LOL, NO!

For myself and others, HL2 just wasn't that great of a game.  I think that if it didn't have the HL name, then no one would care that much about it.  Now that the sequel is out, I see that Black Mesa had as much to do with me liking HL1 as the scripted sequnces and AI.  The setting for HL2 didn't capture me, and as such it wasn't that fun of a game.  Doom 3 was more fun for me this year.  In the end, WoW trumps them both (FOR ME!)

Any way, sorry to go on, but I just don't get how people get so mad about others not liking HL2.


I know I don't get pissed when someone says they don't like HL2. That said, however, when you make statements like this...

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sub par short game play, linear levels with way too many cheap camp grounds for the retarded AI, and crap for story.


...then you're just asking to get railed on. I mean, seriously, every bit of that sentence (with the exception of the story, which is debatable) is just plain wrong. It's so wrong, I'm inclined to dismiss it as a poor attempt at trolling. Especially when the person posting it fails to mention the many revolutionary aspects of the game such as the character models and the physics. I'd also list the method of story telling as revolutionary for the FPS genre, but as I said, that's debatable.

Anyway, that's my take.
1042  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Level Help Thread on: December 07, 2004, 05:24:34 PM
There's a door there which has a beam keeping it from opening. Go into the room that's to the side so you can see the beam. Use the grav gun to move the beam out of the way and you can go on.

Took me a while to figure that part out as well.
1043  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best Game of All Time, Final Round! on: December 06, 2004, 05:45:02 PM
Baldurs Gate 2
1044  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best Game of All Time Round 6 on: November 30, 2004, 04:00:02 PM
Half Life
Baldurs Gate 2
1045  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2 Level Help Thread on: November 29, 2004, 10:21:51 PM
Quote from: "DonD"
Cool, thanks.  I think I was thrown off by the barrels and the rope hanging from the ceiling and making more of this than there was.

- Don


You can use the grav gun to get the items out of the crates on that side. They have a couple med and suit packs in them.
1046  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half-Life 2 Impressions (Possible Spoilers) on: November 22, 2004, 01:16:57 PM
I just got through there last night and it's nothing like the scene in Unreal (other then the darkness at least). No worries smile.
1047  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / The HL2 OMG that was cool thread on: November 18, 2004, 09:59:37 PM
in that same area with the two snipers, I threw a grenade in at the second one (he's right over an empty boxcar. When the grenade landed I heard him yell "SHIT!". He then proceeded to get blasted out, landed halfway on the boxcar and then flipped over landing face first in the dirt.

Yeah, it ruled.
1048  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best Game of All Time Round 5 on: November 18, 2004, 04:41:03 PM
Left:

Half Life
Civilization

Right:

Baldurs Gate 2
Alpha Centauri
1049  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / HL2: G-Man Sightings? (100% SPOILER) on: November 18, 2004, 04:05:05 PM
During the buggy ride, before you fight your first gun ship, you come across a white house where the floor has collapsed. Near one of the windows is a set of binoculars. If you look through them you'll see the rebal camp (where you fight the gunship). On the second floor of the red bard the G-man is talking to that english colonel.
1050  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Half-Life 2 Impressions (Possible Spoilers) on: November 17, 2004, 05:45:36 PM
It's their heart meter flat-lining and it rules biggrin.
1051  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is this starting to feel like GG? on: October 17, 2004, 11:33:03 PM
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To clarify godhugh - I felt (and if I insulted you at a personal level I apologize as that was not my intent) the job of moderation that was done at GG was poor, though never did I feel "Hey, that mod sucks at their job AND sucks as a human being." Never meant it to be construed as such, and if you took offense at a personal level which was never intended, then like I said I apologize.  

Heck, if we do a DFW Get Together this year again then let me buy you a beer, and try to bury the hatchet. Like I said, it was never meant as a personal attack though it's easy enough to see why it was taken that way by several. I also feel that fanning the flame is, at this point, moot, hence I'm just staying out of it. There is our forum which everyone is welcome to, and there is the other forum, which everyone is welcome to. Gotta love freedom of choice, eh?


Okie dokie, I'm cool then. And you'd be buying me a Vodka Sour (damn Crohn's Disease!) slywink.

Anyway, with regards to BS/OO.net, I want to clear up the perception that we started the site in reaction to anything CG did. That's entirely incorrect. There were so many times, while we were at GG, where one of us said "I wish we could add such and such feature" but we weren't able too since it wasn't our site. When GG went down, we first waited to hear from Andy and Steven, then started planning a new site that would essentially be what we'd always wanted.

I repeat, the creation of the new site had nothing to do with ConsoleGold or anything said/done here.

The forums are laid out like they are because it worked, it's familiar to folks, and we didn't see any real reason to change it. Right now we're getting ideas from the community on what they'd like to see so that we can give the site it's own identity. We don't want to be a GG clone, we don't want our hook to be "we used to be GG". We're trying to create a site that will stand on it's own two (or is that eight) legs.

Honestly, I hope folks visit both forums. They both have wonderful, budding communities with their own strength's and weaknesses. Like you said WBS..."gotta love freedom of choice". smile
1052  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Is this starting to feel like GG? on: October 17, 2004, 02:17:23 PM
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My opinions of the style of moderation there was never a personal thing (heck, I've talked a bit to the mods and they're a nifty crew of people) to it - I just didn't care for what I felt to be a lack of a sense of moderation regarding trolling and the like. Just to clarify.


Two questions then...

Why did you make it personal?

Why didn't you say that in the first place?

Your original post...

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There was the great Mod Uprising which resulted, I feel, in the complete joke that was the GG moderation upon the forum's demise last week


Said nothing of the sort and was extremely insulting. If you didn't mean what you said, why did you keep reasserting it in your follow-up's?

Anyway, I don't mean to keep bringing it back up but I want to know what you really meant. I always thought you were a decent guy, and I regretted not being able to make it to the DFW Get-Togethers so I'd like to clear this up.
1053  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / R&P Decision on: October 13, 2004, 12:41:16 AM
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Quote from: "Laner"
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There was the great Mod Uprising which resulted, I feel, in the complete joke that was the GG moderation upon the forum's demise last week


Excuse me?   :cry:

Wow, and I thought Rich saying the site had "gone to hell" was a slap in the face to those of us who volunteered...


I'm not even a GoneGold mod and I found that post from "Mr. Skim" annoyingly insulting.

And I had all sorts of warm fuzzy feelings towards the CG staff too.


Yeah, that welcome mat lasted what, a whole three days?

As noted in another post, the membership of this forum has more then tripled over the past few days.  You'd think they'd be thankful for the increased traffic...   :roll:

I'm sure they are.  But that doesn't mean they have to be subject to the whinging of a few who expect this to be a duplicate of GG.  They took the idea of R&P under consideration, and turned it down.  I fail to see how continuing to discuss the issue any further is going to help.


I've moved on to the anger stage now...

What I posted, and what they responded too, has nothing to do with R&P or "whining". It has to do with the fact that CG staff is now insulting the GG mods, which is totally classless.


Correction - and if you would re-read my post that is quoted above you would know this - it is I that was insulting the mod staff at Gone Gold. If you have a beef godhugh, I'm more than happy to take it up with you via e-mail. But as I noted and that has been quoted, that was how I personally felt and still do about a specific aspect of the site I called home for two years prior to registering in 2001.


Yes, well, as I learned in the more then 2 years I was a moderator at GG when you make a post and "Console Gold Staff" is sitting under your name, you're representing Console Gold whether you want to or not.

But hey, if that's how you feel, then that's how you feel. I know not everyone agreed with the way GG was moderated (Derek Smart for one), but I like to think we helped the community in some small way.

Anyway, I just think it's pretty sad that you have to take cheap shots like that. Seems pretty pointless to me.
1054  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / R&P Decision on: October 13, 2004, 12:30:47 AM
Quote from: "Laner"
Quote from: "Exodor"
Quote from: "RunningMn9"
Quote from: "godhugh"
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There was the great Mod Uprising which resulted, I feel, in the complete joke that was the GG moderation upon the forum's demise last week


Excuse me?   :cry:

Wow, and I thought Rich saying the site had "gone to hell" was a slap in the face to those of us who volunteered...


I'm not even a GoneGold mod and I found that post from "Mr. Skim" annoyingly insulting.

And I had all sorts of warm fuzzy feelings towards the CG staff too.


Yeah, that welcome mat lasted what, a whole three days?

As noted in another post, the membership of this forum has more then tripled over the past few days.  You'd think they'd be thankful for the increased traffic...   :roll:

I'm sure they are.  But that doesn't mean they have to be subject to the whinging of a few who expect this to be a duplicate of GG.  They took the idea of R&P under consideration, and turned it down.  I fail to see how continuing to discuss the issue any further is going to help.


I've moved on to the anger stage now...

What I posted, and what they responded too, has nothing to do with R&P or "whining". It has to do with the fact that CG staff is now insulting the GG mods, which is totally classless.
1055  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / R&P Decision on: October 12, 2004, 11:38:54 PM
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There was the great Mod Uprising which resulted, I feel, in the complete joke that was the GG moderation upon the forum's demise last week


Excuse me?   :cry:

Wow, and I thought Rich saying the site had "gone to hell" was a slap in the face to those of us who volunteered...
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