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Video Games / Re: LoTR Online open beta
« on: August 25, 2007, 06:11:53 PM »
I wanted to love it
I really did

The art is beautiful
The elements are corrrect
The Lore is accurate enough
The gameplay seems like it should work...

But It failed to excite me and I found myself logging in out of a sense of obligation

SO I have now canceled my Sub

Whats wrong with LOTRO.. I have no idea.. it just failed to grab me... The parts are all there, but the Sum didn't add up somehow

Video Games / Re: War. War never changes...
« on: August 25, 2007, 06:10:02 PM »
I liked Oblivion and Morrowind's style, but I didn't care for the atmosphere/source material

I LOVED Fallout's atmosphere/source material, but I just couldnt finish Fallout 2 due to the interface getting in the way

So this looks like a PERFECT event for me. 

Video Games / Re: LoTR Online open beta
« on: April 18, 2007, 02:42:53 AM »
You failed to share what Server you are on? 

I am now on Silverlode But I may change at Golive IF I can find a Kinship that is made up of actual Tolkien BOOK fanatics. 

I personally use a Quenya -English Dictionary when I roll a new avatar so I get the name right and I am looking for a group of people JUST as pathetically nerdy as I am about it.  Someone who understands the controversy in the question "Do Balrogs have Wings?"

That all said I am Loving it!  I just would love it more if I could play with friends, Most of my MMO Gaming friends are still sucked into WOW so bad I couldnt even get them to TRY the free open BETA> 

You can find me on Silverlode most nights on my Elf-champion  'Nullaher' (Quenya for "Obscurity lord")

Rants and Stuff / Re: Question for people who know what they're doin
« on: October 20, 2006, 11:01:04 AM »
also works and you can add them as a plugin to your google home page!

Rants and Stuff / Re: Misters, I did not eat 7 days. Allow to earn t
« on: October 20, 2006, 10:56:13 AM »
Polietly addressing the audience on openeing

A claimed accomplishment irrelevent to .... anything.  
"I did not eat 7 days"

A refrence to a political seat

This poster is OBVIOUSLY Running for office in the midterm elections!  The post has the same cohesion and sensibility of every other political slogan/add I have seen in the Virginial race at least.

Everything Else / Re: RIP Steve Irwin...crikey
« on: October 11, 2006, 12:50:44 PM »
I mourned his death alot harder and alot longer than I would have expected.  I guess I saw him as a hero.  Someone who did good work for a good cause, was genuine, wasnt preachy, and you could tell that he was doing EXACTLY what he wanted to do with his life

Rants and Stuff / Re: Walk to Rivendell
« on: September 20, 2006, 01:51:33 PM »
I am also Down here
Jeffe is near me!
I am the closer friend now!!!!

Rants and Stuff / Re: Walk to Rivendell
« on: September 19, 2006, 10:36:28 AM »
List printed and I am about 4miles into the trip to Rivendel
Actualy I used the chart from the linked site
I think I will start with a trip to the Lonely Mountian

I promised my Wife that I would get in shape and build my endurance as proof that I quit smoking.. Now I have a format.  

My journey through Middle Earth may be an odd one.. I intend to include Swimming distance (Gollum's Path) and Bike Milage (To be credited toward milage taken on horseback)

Rants and Stuff / Re: Stupid Titles VI
« on: September 12, 2006, 04:35:26 PM »
I saw most of it.  
My DVR chopped off the last few minutes so I missed Bill's reply.  
Actualy was kind of disapointing.  Seems that the roasters were selected for popularity rather than relevence.

Betty White was the funniest

Video Games / Re: Blizzard stops Console development
« on: September 03, 2006, 04:21:28 PM »
It is alot easier to grab a pirated copy of a game now a days.  And if there is no MP component, what incentive is there to pay when you can get it free?

Video Games / Re: The Day the Gaming Died.
« on: September 03, 2006, 04:19:30 PM »
Brain faster than fingers.  
E is correct

Video Games / Re: The Day the Gaming Died.
« on: August 30, 2006, 04:05:45 PM »
Hey, an article that outrights everything I said.  
In the intrest of being Fair and Balanced I will provide a link,1697,2009492,00.asp

Video Games / Re: Blizzard stops Console development
« on: August 29, 2006, 03:58:58 PM »
The measures I list have nothing to do with dry CD Keys.  
Unverifiued CD Keys w/o any communication back to home are useledd.  I can grab anyone of them in a matter of 45 seconds.  If we were on IM I'd have you time me.  

CD Checks have always been more of annoyance than a protection. NO-CD Cracks are something I can grab faster.  

If HL2 is gonna check your registration key against Valve's central DB everytime you play single or Multiplayer.  It gets alot harder to crack.  Especialy when it kills that install if it detects duplicate keys.  

There have been recent rumbelings that piracy is why you are seeing the PC Game section in EB shrink each day so that its now a single shelf in the middle when it used to be 50% of the shelves in the store...

Video Games / Re: The Day the Gaming Died.
« on: August 29, 2006, 03:50:26 PM »
Babylon 5 - Into The Fire
Star Wars Galaxies: NGE
Halo to the Console
Looking Glass Software
Duke Nukem Forever
Any Lucas Arts product in the past 3 years
Any non-Valve Sierra Project in the last 5 years

Where we used to have good stuff comming out every few weeks, Now I only see a few islands in the desolation

I used to trust Sierra - Not anymore
I used to trust LA - Not Anymore

Who do I trust now?
Valve is ok 50/50
Blizzard makes their customers happy, but none of their stuff appeals to me
Raven can put together a short but compotent FPS
Bioware is good for RPGs

Islands in the desolation

Video Games / Re: The Day the Gaming Died.
« on: August 29, 2006, 11:15:11 AM »
I have to disagree with the E
The death of the Video game WAS brought on by it's own success.  
When the big companies started to see it as a billion dollar business  the EAs and Vivendis of the world steped in and took over.  Their goal was to produce games that appeal to the largest market share.  Instead of the old idea to make games that the developers thought were fun.  

Studios like looking Glass were absorbed and killed.  Companies you used to trust were preasured by their publishers to get to market by X date so they started putting out incomplete product (See KOTORII)

Meanwhile the publishers started using media Focus groups to determine what players wanted (the decision for SWGs NGE came out of this)

The Game was taken from the Nerd Niches and given to the people that used to beat up the Nerds.  

Madden- This is the worst example.  EA now owns Exclusive rights to the NFL... 0 Competition... 0 reason to improve.  

And EA is trying to push the Maden style yearly "Update" into other areas too.  UT, UT2k2, UT2K3, Battlefield 1942, Battlefield 2, Battlifield 2142,

Innovation is something the little guy dues... But it is getting harder and harder to be a littleguy.  
I see the peak of PC games at 1998.  After that its been a downward slide that is gaining momentum.  

No I almost hope for an implosion so the game will be a project for the small-time enthusiast again instead of the mega-companies

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