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Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
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Originally written by Jeran Korak:

I think I'm going to go into my room and burn my brains out listening to Jeff Wanyne's War of the Worlds at absolute maximum volume for a few hours.
Careful - I understand wool is pretty flammable.
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The Time has Come in General
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What are you talking about? You certainly haven't been here for eight years. Also, I think you meant "crossroads."

[ Monday, March 31, 2008 04:27: Message edited by: Drew ]
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The Time has Come in General
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"Ping" in this sense was originally a sonar term, I believe.
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Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
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Originally written by Tyranicus:

I find it... abominabull that i haven't appeared yet. :P
Moi aussi.
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The Survival Thread. in General
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Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

I got bit by a rattlesnake and walked it off. I guess either it forgot to inject enough venom, or I wasn't poisoned that badly. The fangs went right through 2 pairs of socks and my trusty Red Wings.
Maybe the socks and shoes absorbed the venom.
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Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
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Yeah - it's worked so well for you. :)
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Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
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Originally written by Jeran Korak:

I noticed that bit, but I got the idea he was still relating me to "it"
No, you're the one relating yourself to "it"; I'm merely inviting you to stop, and trying to explain why. You get angry when we react a certain way to what you post. Well, this is a community site. While you are certainly free to post whatever you want (within the guidelines of the CoC, of course), it shouldn't be surprising that other people will react to what you've written.

Given our reactions, what does that tell you? Your short answer is probably that we're a bunch of jerks, and that we don't understand you. If that's the case, then why bother posting here? Assuming however that you want to participate in a forum with the rest of us, consider the possibility that we do understand you, but nevertheless find reading what you've posted sometimes to be needlessly spammy or just silly. Again - I reiterate that we know that you're a younger guy who lives in Ireland, and not a greatsword-wielding Drow warrior. When you pretend to be that way in discussions about, say, the retirement of the stealth bomber, it's a little grating on us. Just be yourself! There's enough of a place for "Jeran Korak" to do his thing in the RPs.

[ Sunday, March 23, 2008 11:16: Message edited by: Drew ]
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Originally written by Xel'Raga:

quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

#5755: Practice what you preach.
Burned?

All aboard the quote train!

Much like Roman soldiers would mask the taste of the less-than-appetizing foods they would find to eat while they were on campaign with a fish sauce condiment that they would carry with them, here we season spam with snark. As such, where spam without snark, i.e. most of your posts, are frowned upon, those of us seasoning our spam with snark tend to find it more tolerated, if not savored.

[ Saturday, March 22, 2008 15:15: Message edited by: Drew ]
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Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
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Originally written by Jeran Korak:

Oh, and is it my imagination or is Drew violently seeking my destruction in this dimensional plane of reality?
And here I was thinking I'd be easier to figure out than that. I wish no one "destruction in this dimensional plane of reality" because that doesn't make sense - it's a web forum. I merely wish that you would post a little more sensibly. You don't need to worry about talking about swords and stuff like that, or bragging about your video game accomplishments; none of that is impressing anyone here. There is a time and a place for those things (RPs for one), but generally that time and place isn't in most of the topics in this particular forum.

Just try being more thoughtful when you post. All of us would appreciate it, I guarantee, because obviously, we can't make you go away; you're the only one who can do that, and you *will*, if you keep on with your typical behavior. Remember all those posts you've made about getting banned from other forums? Think about why that has happened, and then learn from those lessons.

You obviously have a vivid imagination, and that's great. Just try to channel it a little more reasonably and appropriately. You're from Ireland, and that's cool. I'm certain that most of us are much more interested in your perspective on things about the real world than we are about you pretending to have a giant Final Fantasy-style sword.

[ Saturday, March 22, 2008 14:54: Message edited by: Drew ]
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A Question in General
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Looks like someone may need a:

IMAGE(http://realonomics.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/chill-pill.jpg)

:)
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Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
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Originally written by Arancaytar:

quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Salmon:

Yeah, but it's not my slip. A person gets up early to go fishing, and doesn't always grab the right set of garments...
Is it Andraste's red slip? That raises interesting questions. :P

Whoa there - Salmon is married, Aran. Let's keep the implications civil. :)

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Originally written by Nija:

It's not that big! I do not want to be another rut in the lane of Final Fantasy Rip-offs! :P
If you don't want to be considered a Final Fantasy rip-off, don't post like one.

[ Saturday, March 22, 2008 10:33: Message edited by: Drew ]
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Originally written by Tyranicus:

I don't really mind being a Guardian, but I don't like being a Law Giver. That title makes me sound like the Establishment. :P
What's wrong with being The Establishment? I think that should be your custom. :)
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Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
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Nikki took it reverently. "Wow. It's her favorite one. And she wanted me to have it? I knew she liked me! But... why didn't she give it to me herself?"

"Er, she's, um, busy. Everyone's busy. Speaking of which, I've got to go." Riibu resumed invisibility and fled the forum.
Is *someone* a Battlestar Galactica fan? I recall something similar happening in the pen-penultimate episode of Season 3. :)

[ Friday, March 21, 2008 12:11: Message edited by: Drew ]
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A Question in General
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I prefer receiving a text to receiving a voice message. From a time standpoint, it's far quicker to read a quick message that I can also easily refer back to than it is to call voice mail (which uses minutes), enter my password, and then listen to what sometimes can be rambling messages. Sending messages to, say, my wife when I have to tell her something that doesn't need a reply also saves both of us time.

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Originally written by Nija:

...as when I hear people talk like this I generally draw my uber GreatSword 12+ 2d12 Negative Energy damage and kill everyone in the near vacinity, raise them, kill them again, loot their corpses then kill the spawned level 60 NPC guards...
No, you don't.

Also, leet isn't another language; it's merely an alternate, idiotic alphabet for English.

[ Friday, March 21, 2008 10:50: Message edited by: Drew ]
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Arthur C. Clarke in General
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Originally written by Moving Pieces:

I've always taken SF/F to stand for Sci-fi/fantasy. You know, that lumped genre that gets shelved together. Also, while that may be true, I think this is actually a very good time to produce fantasy and soft sci-fi. Hard sci-fi seems a little stale these days, but it's still made. What I actually meant is that it's a bad time to be an author. Terry Pratchett, Robert Jordan, and now Arthur C. Clarke. And I'm pretty sure there was another important death in there too.
My bad for misinterpreting - I thought you intended "SF/F" to stand for "Science Fiction/Futurism." I do think there's a lot of dross out there though, for the reason I posited. Fantasy is a bit easier to get away with, since apparently there's no such thing as magic. I do think the genre has been awaiting the Next Great Thing for a while though.

[ Monday, March 24, 2008 04:34: Message edited by: Drew ]
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Arthur C. Clarke in General
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Originally written by Journey On:

The first is that the era of "it's not good to write SF/F right now" isn't over.
I've noticed this, and I wonder if in part it's due to the fact that sufficiently sophisticated technology exists currently such that any science fiction/futurism concepts can be debunked pretty easily. I.e., the bar is much higher in order to create "believable" science fiction, to the point that it would probably take someone with an engineering degree and a lot of love to write something credible.
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Behold II in General
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Originally written by Thralni:

I'm not on the list. Does that mean, that if you'd kill all people on the list, you'd take me as a POW?
No, it just means that, like me, you don't signify. :)

Surprised that Andraste is on there, though.
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The Survival Thread. in General
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Originally written by Azuma:

..
You've been doing this for a while, and I just want to point out that this isn't a legitimate grammatical device. I think what you're going for is an ellipsis, which can be typed either "..." or ". . ."

Further, although they are certainly useful to help convey a sense of voice on an informal web forum, I find that just a normal "full stop," i.e. a single period, answers admirably. Try it out - you might find you like it!

Go Cats!

EDIT: In the spirit of the thread, back in the day when Final Fantasy 1 was new, anytime I could run the Ice Cave at a bleeding edge level (lowest ever was six or seven, I think) and could get one or two members of the party back to Crescent Lake alive with the Floater, it was a good day. Come to think of it, the Marsh Cave and the wizards still send chills down my spine.

[ Thursday, March 20, 2008 03:00: Message edited by: Drew ]
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The 2008 Elections in General
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Is that the Buddha from Lantau Island near Hong Kong?

I was actually looking for a serious topic as well, though I think we've had one. As the current President has demonstrated though, the holder of the office is hardly a god, and can be quite ineffectual.

I voted for Hillary in the Virginia primary, but would be fine with either Democrat candidate receiving the nomination. Whoever is chosen, I will vote for that person over McCain. We need a better economic policy, and with that I think more regulation will be required. While McCain seems a little more sensible than the current administration, I wouldn't hold my breath that he would take steps to do the right thing, as far as I'm concerned.
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The Abominable Glitch in General
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I think the old Ikari Warriors 2 NES game was unfinishable due to a bug at the end of level 3.
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F-117 Stealth Fighter enters retirement in General
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Originally written by Jeran Korak:

Well, at least you didn't try to add to it. Thank you. When you have had a bad day, come onto your forums and discover your perfectly serious topic has been degraded into an off-topic flame-fest is just something that makes me seriously angry.
(1) You don't "own" a topic.

(2) It's not our fault you had a miserable day.

(3) Your own track record for posting meaningful replies in other topics is poor.

(4) Cool out - it's a frakkin' web forum. The only thing responding like this will do is bait more trolls.

I love that the main principle behind this plane was essentially "if we make it a weird shape, it'll confuse radar, and if we put enough thrust behind something that's a weird shape, it'll fly." :)

[ Friday, March 14, 2008 07:33: Message edited by: Drew ]
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Studies in General
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Originally written by Ceylon:

Patent Attorney
I imagine you are probably in the DC area, then? :)
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Studies in General
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I'm currently a law student, though I don't know at this point if it would be a field that I take particularly seriously. I seem to spend a lot of my time following politics, though. Recently, I've been interested in community supported agriculture.
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Xbox Live Arcade? PlayStation Network? DS? in General
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the interface on A1 and especially the Exile series was already pretty small. It probably would just take rejiggering to pop-up inventory displays a la the current games.
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Xbox Live Arcade? PlayStation Network? DS? in General
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The DS is also a whack custom platform to format for. I think keeping Exile/Avernum in the company of Popcap-style games on phones and more universal portable media would be the way to go - you want to appeal to the older market of folks who still harbor love for the Gold Box games and would want such an RPG. The market for the DS, by contrast, is largely younger.

With regard to file size, surely that's just a matter of configuration. I can't imagine that the Golden Sun games were any less complex, but they fit on a cartridge.
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