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Would you rather play Homeland or... in Richard White Games
Warrior
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Profile #40
Not really. The website is essentially a vegetable at the moment and I expect it to never rise from the dead again. A company that created exactly one half-assed game that they expected pay for. Isn't that a heck of a legacy to have to say goodbye to? No, no it isn't. :P
Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Red Herrings in The Avernum Trilogy
Warrior
Member # 6002
Profile #3
Still not as cool as something you think you can get to but then all signs point that you can't get to that particular thing but then actually in a very secret way it turns out it is really possible to get to it using a very secret method.

Must I clarify that?
Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Damn you Icshi! Damn you!!!!!! in Richard White Games
Warrior
Member # 6002
Profile #3
Zorro, no offense meant in the least, but must you mention Ischi in EVERY SINGLE POST ever?
Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Would you rather play Homeland or... in Richard White Games
Warrior
Member # 6002
Profile #36
I don't know about devouring, but he does have the fascinating ability to be really cute yet useless in combat in any way.
Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Just say no in Richard White Games
Warrior
Member # 6002
Profile #35
Linux is for nerds who can't accept that some people like features such as an actual user interface.

IN SHORT:

IMAGE(http://images.google.com/images?q=tbn:Z7SoHLC4I7EJ:www.itmugs.com/images/Linus-Sucks-Large.gif)

Spoken like a true technologimoron, you say? Try this on for size. It's from a rather recent web blog by Mikko. This is exactly copied:

Thursday, March 24, 2005

It's official: Linux sucks? Posted by Mikko @ 09:29 GMT

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As we discussed at http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/archive-022005.html#00000475 briefly last month, three security researchers have done a controversial study that proves once and for all that Windows is way safer than Linux (or something along these lines).

The study was presented last month by Richard Ford, Herbert H. Thompson and Fabien Casteran, and the full report has now been published. It's available for download from http://www.securityinnovation.com/company/news/index.shtml

IMAGE(http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/windowsrocks.gif)

We'd expect that this report is not going to generate flames or heated discussion anywhere.

[ Tuesday, July 12, 2005 10:57: Message edited by: Verelor ]
Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Just say no in Richard White Games
Warrior
Member # 6002
Profile #31
How would I know. I do not use a Mac. There's a world of difference between PC's and Macs: One is terrible, the other one isn't. The opinions and feedback of every person who DID play these games obviously aren't bad to go by.

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Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Would you rather play Homeland or... in Richard White Games
Warrior
Member # 6002
Profile #34
I haven't played the game myself in years. I do not wish to reopen old bad memories. Though even i am sometimes tempted to try the game again for no apparent reason.
Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Would you rather play Homeland or... in Richard White Games
Warrior
Member # 6002
Profile #32
What's worse, 95% of the purely advertisal description is blatantly false. The true and totally undebatable description would be the following:

Homeland: The Stone of Night is an excitingly old fantasy role-playing game that may work partially on Windows 95/98/ME/2000. Homeland features hideous 16-bit 2-D graphics, a plot, and technically a world that may cotnain more than two of the following: towns, forests, caves, islands, and dungeons. Its party-based system allows the feature of a lil doggie, and the real-time combat keeps the game moving so swiftly that you won't even be able to keep up!

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Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Would you rather play Homeland or... in Richard White Games
Warrior
Member # 6002
Profile #29
Goddamn, the series and company is freaking half-assed!!

On that page it says Super Shareware rated Homeland 5 stars. Either they mean 5 stars out of 500 or Super Shareware is a government project to ATTEMPT to give morbidly retarded citizens a chance to get into game reviews.

Btw, they HAVE released the Homeland 2 demo on the site under the alpha demo link. They do however warn you to "download at your own risk", which should be taken as seriously as possible in as many different ways as possible.

The "final" version of Homeland has been distibuted on the SW site for years. What the fruit is final about not being able to finish the game!

If you try to go to their forum it doesn't even work. Mind you, this is absolutely intentional that they did this, since their message board was certainly a daily insult room and Dragonlore no longer wanted their single crappy game being correctly and fairly judged.

As for Eagle's suggestion: get away from me, you little skinny sadist!!

Finally: that transforming pic is not THe Devourer. It is a Changeling. Check the manual for yourself and see.

[ Monday, July 11, 2005 11:41: Message edited by: Verelor ]
Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Would you rather play Homeland or... in Richard White Games
Warrior
Member # 6002
Profile #28
I don't think they would be. If a suposedly epic rpg adventure itsn't a company's crown jewel, I don't know what is.
Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Avernum 4 Complete Wish List in The Avernum Trilogy
Warrior
Member # 6002
Profile #161
Well, not if I can help it, right?

Concerning the new topic about a Morrowind to Avernum mod, in my not so humble opinion, it would be absolutely great if Avernum 4 is like Morrowind (though if that will ever happen, it'd be avernum 9, 10, 11, or perhaps 667)
Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Just say no in Richard White Games
Warrior
Member # 6002
Profile #28
Besides the mediocre Galactic Core, all signs and conversations point to Richard White games being every bit as sucky as Homeland: the Stone of Night.

Bag of RW's turd material > Ocean Bound

Bag of RW's turd material = Lost Souls

Bag of RW's turd material < Galactic Core
Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Would you rather play Homeland or... in Richard White Games
Warrior
Member # 6002
Profile #22
Not too different from homeland, a PC game that becomes exponentially more enjoyable as soon as you delete it from your hard drive.

I'm not the ultimate authority on this topic anyway, because I've never had food poisoning. But a game of this horrid quality, being such the mountain of turd that it is, is topped all off by a turd at the tip of the turd mountain in the form of the game being impossible the actually finish. Since noone in their right and healthy mind, and I mean noone in their RIGHT HEALTHY mind, assuming there are no chronic masochists in the room currently, would actually pay to register Homeland, Jeff should just host the game free or stab it out. He won't though, since he's a horrible, abysmal person (kidding :D )
Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Avernum 4 Complete Wish List in The Avernum Trilogy
Warrior
Member # 6002
Profile #159
Maybe I should ask a mod to pull the plug on this topic. The posts and replies are becoming more off-subject and random by the day.
Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Just say no in Richard White Games
Warrior
Member # 6002
Profile #25
Ample thought and conversation will eventually solve this dilemma, not the Chaos Theory.
Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Would you rather play Homeland or... in Richard White Games
Warrior
Member # 6002
Profile #19
Wheee heee the game lets you have a dog in the party whooo. NO.

If I were locked by myself in a room with this game and a rubik's cube,t eh cube would likely see more action (and even maybe less frustration). And unlike Homeland, the guy who invented the Rubik's cube probably tested it out himself before releasing it to see if there were problems with it.
Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Avernum 4 Complete Wish List in The Avernum Trilogy
Warrior
Member # 6002
Profile #157
Hmmm simpler times: Ultima...Wizardry...Zork...

Stupidest Idea Ever: Putting the more important details of your post in your signature which many people miss under the name Aloreal.

[ Saturday, July 09, 2005 11:14: Message edited by: Verelor ]
Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Just say no in Richard White Games
Warrior
Member # 6002
Profile #20
I shall enver join your cult and worship your false idol. Richard White is either:

Jeff Vogel

Once a mediocre game designer who receded into the life of a humble monk

or

No longer with us (DEAD)
Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Would you rather play Homeland or... in Richard White Games
Warrior
Member # 6002
Profile #14
Playing Homeland DURING food poisoning...? How bad can Hell be?
Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Avernum 4 Complete Wish List in The Avernum Trilogy
Warrior
Member # 6002
Profile #154
Sadly, pen-and-paper style crpgs are a dying breed. People want Final Fantasy and hackenslashers, I guess. Temple of Elemental Evil, LoM(not really new in any sense...), Neverwinter Nights, and er....nothing else recent I can think of besides Jeff's games at the moment.

Even if Jeff's games AREN'T the best of their kind, cheapness sure counts for something.
Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Avernum 4 Complete Wish List in The Avernum Trilogy
Warrior
Member # 6002
Profile #149
The way you're describing Jeff, you're making him sound like a somewhat flawed game developer.
Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Avernum 4 Complete Wish List in The Avernum Trilogy
Warrior
Member # 6002
Profile #147
Actually compelling storylines come first in his games, gameplay next (with little in the way of innovation, I might add).

Jeff still hasn't lost his dignity as a PC game developer (I hope). He's not simply going to do what sells best in his games. As I exactly stated before, using certain methods 3-D games can be jsut as cheap and easy to make now as 2-D ones. Everyone should get their heads out of the dern 1992 gutter.

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Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Would you rather play Homeland or... in Richard White Games
Warrior
Member # 6002
Profile #7
If Homeland were a person and I got to talk to he (she?), I would go ahead and quote good old Ahh-nud and proclaim: "YOU ARE ONE UGLY MOTHERF***ER!!"
Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Avernum 4 Complete Wish List in The Avernum Trilogy
Warrior
Member # 6002
Profile #144
Before this post becomes indefinitely fossilized, let me say this: How long do you think it would take before Jeff takes Avernum series or one of his other games to full 3-D? I know that really isn't Jeff's cup of Tea, but games with 3-D graphics is well over a decade old and these days almost as easy to create as 2-dimensional ones. Seeing the world of Avernum in polygonal 3-D (even if it's jsut original Everquest quality) would be quite compelling.

Edit: Something like the Lithtech engien would be a superb choice, since nowadays that engine is practically free to design on.

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Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Avernum 4 Complete Wish List in The Avernum Trilogy
Warrior
Member # 6002
Profile #142
Maybe, just maybe. The tem systems are hardly the worst of the issues to be dealt with, though.
Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00

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