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12081  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / State of Fear on: December 16, 2004, 10:36:55 PM
My favorite author.  This one's under the tree for me, I'll be reading it soon enough.
12082  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW Question: Hats/Helmets on: December 16, 2004, 10:35:08 PM
Quote from: "SuperHiro"
Where are all the troll masks?!


If they would make one like the Troll hero had before they ruined his art, that would be sick.
12083  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PC Gaming version: Shut up! It IS time to reveal your GOTY on: December 16, 2004, 10:32:08 PM
Since everyone did multiple, I'll add to my original post the other games that I really liked this year:

Warhammer 40K DOW - lot's of fun, love the hectic battles.  Wish the campaign was longer.

Tribes - Vengeance - I had such a blast playing this one, but the community must not have.  It was damn impossible to find people on a server.  I'd stayed away from Tribes 2 and dropped out of the scene for awhile, but this one was as much fun as T1 was for me.

The ones that need to be commented on:

Doom 3 - I really liked the atmosphere on this one.  The graphics are damn near amazing.  The pop out of the closet thing turned me off.  I like how dark it was though, I thought it was fitting.

HL2 - Very nice looking game, sure the physics are neat, but it didn't do it for me like HL1 did.
12084  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / My car was broken into... :( on: December 16, 2004, 07:44:27 PM
That sucks, I had it happen to me once.  I was glad that my deductable was only $100.
12085  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PC Gaming version: Shut up! It IS time to reveal your GOTY on: December 16, 2004, 07:42:56 PM
Saw this in the Console Forums and wanted to have a PC only topic.  Hope there's not one already.  Any way, without further adieu...

World of Warcraft for me.  I'm just loving this game on so many levels.  Maybe it helps that I was a WC3 junkie, but man have I been hooked on this game.  I look forward to playing every day.
12086  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Just beat HL2 *Spoilers* on: December 16, 2004, 07:39:07 PM
Just finished last night.  It was a fun ride, but I liked HL1 more.  I'm interested in seeing where HL3 goes, as well as what other games use this engine.  It sure it pretty.
12087  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW Question: Hats/Helmets on: December 16, 2004, 07:36:12 PM
Quote from: "Destructor"
Quote from: "Lordnine"
What about the face cloths I see people wearing?  I’m a 23rd level rogue I want one too!

Defias Rogues drop them occasionally. Rogue only loot, too.


Do they have these for Horde chars too?  I'd like to have one.  I liked seeing my characters hair.  Now it's all covered in my helmet.
12088  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Devil without a job! on: December 16, 2004, 05:18:11 PM
Sorry to hear that man.  Hope you find something soon, I know that game addiction of yours isn't cheap.
12089  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / How many of you play opposite gender characters in MMORGS? on: December 16, 2004, 05:02:17 PM
I always play as my gender.
12090  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What's in your wallet?!! on: December 16, 2004, 12:44:22 AM
Quote from: "stiffler"
The Capital One ads I DON'T like are the David Spade "No" ads.  Ugh. thumbsdown


I thought they were funny.  I like them more than the attacking (insert group here) ads.
12091  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW Question: Hats/Helmets on: December 15, 2004, 09:29:41 PM
At lvl 31 Undead, I have not seen a single hat/helmet for sale, unless it's at the AH.  I got mine as random loot.
12092  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / [WoW] PvP just not for me? on: December 15, 2004, 06:35:14 PM
PvP is not for me either.  As some people have noted in the other thread about PvP, I'd rather choose my battles, rather than have them forced on me.
12093  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / What's in your wallet?!! on: December 15, 2004, 03:40:18 PM
I think the new FedEd commercials are really funny.

"I want to send this to PA-HO-NIX."

--

"Then send it to Funkytown."

Great stuff.
12094  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Blizzard Chat Transcript on: December 14, 2004, 11:51:19 PM
Quote from: "olaf"
Linked AHs, and one in every capital, would be awesome.  This is something people were clamoring for in the beta.

olaf


Yeah I wonder why this wasn't put in at first.  I hate having to fly to Ogrimmar to use the AH.
12095  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW not Authenticating me! on: December 14, 2004, 11:32:29 PM
http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.aspx?fn=wow-general&t=329570&p=1&tmp=1#post329570
12096  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Back to nVidia I go... (6600 GT AGP) **Now with impressions* on: December 14, 2004, 09:14:49 PM
Yeah, I came from a 9600 PRO though, so it was worth it for me.  It's faster than the 9800, but maybe not necessary if you're that close.
12097  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Blizzard Chat Transcript on: December 14, 2004, 07:45:19 PM
*sniff* I deleted my unwanted post.
12098  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DVD Tuesday - 12/14/04 on: December 14, 2004, 07:29:46 PM
Quote from: "disarm"
for those buying the RotK:EE, it looks like NewLine is offering a free slipcase to hold the EE trilogy...all you have to pay is $3 for shipping.  check out the case and submit your order now Cool

Official LotR:EE Trilogy Slipcase


Great find, thank you!
12099  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / DVD Tuesday - 12/14/04 on: December 14, 2004, 05:08:40 PM
RotK:EE for me!!!
12100  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / My First REALLY COOL HL2 Moment *SPOILERS* on: December 14, 2004, 03:29:15 AM
Hey all, HL2 has been lacking for me for the most part.  There were no wow moments like I had all throughout the first one.  Well I just had my first wow moment.

In the Follow Freeman mission, where you are fighting on the roof, trying to shoot down the Striders, and there's rebel forces fighting with you.  That was hectic and intense and fun!  I see bullets hitting the wall around me, teammates getting killed, bullets just whizzing everywhere, damn that was fun.  

Seems to get really good towards the end here.  Whew!
12101  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / I got Battle For Middle Earth for only $20! on: December 14, 2004, 12:08:33 AM
Quote from: "Greggy_D"
Mine shipped for 19.99.  The price was 14.99 + 5.00 shipping.


I got this deal too.  I'm surprised they honored it.
12102  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Good/bad of WoW being on PvP vs PvE servers? on: December 13, 2004, 11:51:57 PM
flyinj, that's a damn cool story!
12103  Non-Gaming / Hardware / Software Hell / Back to nVidia I go... (6600 GT AGP) **Now with impressions* on: December 13, 2004, 11:48:17 PM
Cool!  I'm loving it.

I ran some more Doom 3 tests last night.  1024x768 on High Quality settings, no AA.  Timedemo demo1 returned 57.7 FPS.  That's sweet!
12104  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WoW: Many nice players amongst some idiots on: December 13, 2004, 10:36:23 PM
Without reading all the posts, I will say that it's great to see and be a nice player in this game.  Sometimes it's frustrating when you start out and it's nice when you can help someone out to have a good time.
12105  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Company I work for was bought on: December 13, 2004, 07:29:23 PM
Nope it wasn't Wal-mart that did the buying.  

Is that based on real info?  I know The Onion likes to twist things up a bit.
12106  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Damn you all. Now Im going to buy WoW. on: December 13, 2004, 07:04:20 PM
My advice?  Just have fun!  It's the most fun I've had with a game in years.  Nothing like jumping in to learn.  Don't mind the idiots, there are plenty of nice, cool people playing.
12107  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Company I work for was bought on: December 13, 2004, 06:04:02 PM
Well damn.  No word on what happens to our jobs.   frown
12108  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / My 2004 pc gaming year in review on: December 11, 2004, 11:01:54 AM
Quote
riotous successes


This can also be said of a number of games that I didn't like and probably -LE- did not either.

The rest of your points are valid, but it does not change the fact that it's ok not to think HL2 was such a great game, for whatever their reasons.
12109  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / My 2004 pc gaming year in review on: December 10, 2004, 10:19:22 PM
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.
12110  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / My 2004 pc gaming year in review on: December 10, 2004, 08:23:56 PM
Quote from: "bluefugue"
Quote from: "leo8877"
Rob, I just want to say thanks for putting HL2 in the disappointments column and Doom 3 in the favorites.  Sure, HL2 was a neat game, but compared the what I hoped it would be, it did not live up.  Doom 3 on the other hand, was way more than I hoped for.  Bravo sir!


I don't much like this idea of calibrating a game to our expectations of it, though.  I mean, does that make a game better if you think it's gonna be shite and it turns out to be only average instead?


I think for the purpose of his list.  The second list is labeled top 10 disappointments after all.  Not top 10 worst games.
12111  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Good/bad of WoW being on PvP vs PvE servers? on: December 10, 2004, 08:09:24 PM
More PvP on a PvE.  I was just getting to Thousand Needles last night and I see the two NPC guards lying dead on the ground.  Odd, I thought.  I even needed to talk to one to complete a quest.

So, what do I spy running towards the Great Lift?  Well it's a Dwarf of some kind and he's totally oblivious to me.  Best of all, his PvP flag is on because he just killed those NPC guards.  I'm lvl 29 at this point, he's lvl 28.  So I run up behind him and stealth as I get on the lift.  He still doesn't see me.  Looks like he's enjoying the scenery.

So I whack him with a cheap shot skill and it stuns him for 5s and gives me two points.  To make a long story short, I basically work the Dwarf.  He wasn't prepared and my Rogue can dish out the damage.  He only got me for about 100 health of my 1000+ pool.  It was a fun moment.

Lesson of the day: Don't activate your PvP flag if you aren't paying attention.   :lol:
12112  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / My 2004 pc gaming year in review on: December 10, 2004, 07:14:13 PM
Rob, I just want to say thanks for putting HL2 in the disappointments column and Doom 3 in the favorites.  Sure, HL2 was a neat game, but compared the what I hoped it would be, it did not live up.  Doom 3 on the other hand, was way more than I hoped for.  Bravo sir!
12113  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / WOW - Can you get there from here??? on: December 10, 2004, 07:10:17 PM
This thread makes me curious, are there places put in the game just to look at, that you'll never be able to access.? I guess you could say they are there for atmosphere?  Or are they just not active quests?
12114  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Best Game of All Time: und zer vinner ist . . . on: December 10, 2004, 06:36:23 PM
I should have voted, I don't agree with the choice!
12115  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / LotR: Battle for Middle Earth - First Impressions on: December 10, 2004, 06:29:34 PM
Well I know this, I bought it on that Amazon.com snafu where it was listed for $14.99 and they honored the price.  It just shipped yesterday from Amazon and the price never changed from $19.97 total (incl. shipping).  I should have it in a few days.
12116  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Simple WoW Question on: December 10, 2004, 05:54:03 PM
Quote from: "Eco-Logic"
Quote from: "leo8877"
Quote from: "Eco-Logic"
Ahh, thanks for the clarification guys.  I'll go ahead and train Parry this evening.  

Quote from: "leo8877"
The real fun begins when you start second guessing your Talent Point selections. frown

You can wipe them, but it costs Gold!!!


I've never even laid eyes on a gold piece, much less held one.  The most I've ever had is 14 Silver.  frown


That's normal.  Once you get higher up, you'll start finding good loot from monsters that you can't use and you sell it.  It starts to accumulate and you'll find that you have gold in your wallet!  Sadly, higher level skills cost lots and you'll be poor again. frown

On a side note, I train Parry too, as any chance for me not to get hit is a good one.


Ah, good to know.  Then I can buy the Almost Heroes Tabbard!  Once I hit level 10 and get a pet, am I safe to leave the first island?   I hear everything picks up even more once you leave it.


You'll have plenty of gold.  I'm level 29 now and I have around 5-6 gold handy.  I buy stuff at auction and buy skills and it goes down, but you'll start raking in the dough.  Higher level monsters drop silver, etc.  Hell I sold a sword that I looted for 90 silver at auction.  Making money is fun!

Not sure what race you are, but I know for the ones that I've played, once you leave the starting area, things do pick up.  You'll get quests that require you to go to another area of the world and then you'll get a whole bunch of quests from there.  It's a really neat process.  Soon, you'll have so many quests from so many different areas, you won't know what to do!

Last night was the first time that my log was full and I had to abandon a quest that I just couldn't do at the time.  

Any way, it's just fun, fun, fun ahead for you!!!
12117  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Simple WoW Question on: December 10, 2004, 05:17:13 PM
Quote from: "Eco-Logic"
Ahh, thanks for the clarification guys.  I'll go ahead and train Parry this evening.  

Quote from: "leo8877"
The real fun begins when you start second guessing your Talent Point selections. frown

You can wipe them, but it costs Gold!!!


I've never even laid eyes on a gold piece, much less held one.  The most I've ever had is 14 Silver.  frown


That's normal.  Once you get higher up, you'll start finding good loot from monsters that you can't use and you sell it.  It starts to accumulate and you'll find that you have gold in your wallet!  Sadly, higher level skills cost lots and you'll be poor again. frown

On a side note, I train Parry too, as any chance for me not to get hit is a good one.
12118  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Simple WoW Question on: December 10, 2004, 05:06:36 PM
The real fun begins when you start second guessing your Talent Point selections. frown

You can wipe them, but it costs Gold!!!
12119  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / How old are you? on: December 09, 2004, 10:08:23 PM
Are we supposed to do our birthdays too?  Whoops, I'm 8-8-1977
12120  Gaming / Multiplayer Madness (MMO or otherwise) / Good/bad of WoW being on PvP vs PvE servers? on: December 09, 2004, 09:51:22 PM
I was at Stonetalon peak last night at the Night Elf's landing.  Mind you I am a lvl 28 Undead Rogue.  I didn't even know there was a NE camp there, it's practically Horde territory around there.  Any way, I was sneaking around, taking a look and there is this lvl 20 NE Hunter with a lvl 20 pet bear.  (BTW, this is a PvE server, so I couldn't just gank him.)  Any way, I turn off stealth and must just materialize in front of him....and he starts to attack me!  8 Levels is a lot to give.  Brave, but foolish he was.  I made short work of the Night Elf and went on my way.  Maybe he didn't know that he did not have to attack me.

EDIT: to add that my PvP flag was on because I killed a guard sneaking into the camp.  He didn't look any different from the creeps that were there, so I was shocked when I engaged him and it turned my flag on.
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