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Runescape anyone? in General
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Profile #375
Thanks. Currently around 120000 non-sentinents are online playing this game, I do it everyday that I have time. I wouldn't, say, trade RS stuff on this forum but to vent one's anger like this... bleh.
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They Do Exist in General
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Profile #22
I once came across some Raëlian articles which somehow connected [mostly Abrahamic] religions with extraterrestrials, claiming the prophets were actually their messengers and men are result of their cloning (so for human being "created in the image of God"). I suspect their ideology is to morally prepare people for their human cloning projects though.
Posts: 12 | Registered: Friday, December 16 2005 08:00
****ty Christmas and #@!%ing new year!! in General
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Profile #19
There's much commercialism and eating frenzy in France too around this time. I see more stress on having special or costly dinner (oysters, lobsters, duck liver, expensive fish etc.) than religion. And say, some would find it outragous to accompany meat by something as cheap as *gasp* potatoes. I think Christ himself would appreciate more simplicity... But then market has more influence than tradition or faith. Family reunion doesn't do too well neither. As a side-note they have already started selling Epiphany pastries...

This year I didn't even stay awake to celebrate winter solstice, didn't feel like it. Setting traditions aside till stabilizing my life a bit. My current activity is painting walls of our future apartment, moving stuff up and down the stairs, measuring spaces and such. Busy tiresome holidays here :)
Posts: 12 | Registered: Friday, December 16 2005 08:00
If I Could Make My Own Fantasy Game... in General
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Profile #47
Screenshots of Pillars of Garendall look cool. I'll check Coldstone engine... though I feel too lazy to start learning something. I see that they're working on an engine for one of my favorite games ultima 8 though it's not going to be independent. Think at my best I'll start with Interactive Fiction as said before. Still, if you know of other interesting 2D engines (as noob-friendly as possible) please share.
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Showcase Your Art, Music, Literature, Etc. in General
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Profile #7
Hey your nose art made me remember I like pixel art... those cozy homemade, mouse-painted ones :)

EDIT: feedback... hmm... feeling so sleepy can't be so helpful. Still, as they always say in Elfwood, keep it up!

[ Tuesday, December 27, 2005 19:10: Message edited by: gnoll ]
Posts: 12 | Registered: Friday, December 16 2005 08:00
If I Could Make My Own Fantasy Game... in General
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In brief, I'd like it to be action-adventure, in timeless or futuristic settings (but not an ultra-developped technological world with wires, laser and smog, but a balanced semi-utopic one). I like medieval fantasy too but it's my 2nd choice.

I'd like the graphics to be 2d, with handpainted backgrounds and nice and carefully animated figures (Though i'll probably start with texual or pictorial games with simple images, if I'll ever go for it.) And simple but pleasant melodic music.

I myself enjoy [good] dialogues, I sometimes reload games over and over only to go through every option of conversation, so naturally I'd set lots of them in my own game. I'd also let the player have the choice of shaping their fate by their own actions so they'll see different endings (hopefully tempted to play it again, too...).

It probably wouldn't be breft of battle but I'd somehow make players consider death and take it slightly more seriously, say, no sadistic gutsplitting. Well I can't describe further *yawn* got to go to sleep... lucky you lol
Posts: 12 | Registered: Friday, December 16 2005 08:00
Showcase Your Art, Music, Literature, Etc. in General
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I was used to play piano too but my fingers are now stiffened out of lack of training :( I now only draw. Here's something I did a few days ago, for my mother's birthday.

IMAGE(http://img490.imageshack.us/img490/1738/lionriderarchers2gr.jpg)

edit: Thanks to ImageShack for Free Image Hosting

[ Friday, December 30, 2005 15:26: Message edited by: gnoll ]
Posts: 12 | Registered: Friday, December 16 2005 08:00
Runescape anyone? in General
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Profile #367
I'm a bit late here but no matter...

I'm playing Runescape it's a while... I actually enjoy it very much, the way the skills get expanded and complicated. It plays with my greed to reach new abilities and expand my character. And the way I have to calculate what to buy and what to fetch to train a skill to a desired level etc. And I like the team, they're so hardworking and talented and are well in contact with players (recently talked to their musician in forums :) ). And I like the world and its stories, did all but two quests so far.
Fashion is of course another way to occupy yourself with but that's sometimes ridiculously costly and pointless, and marks you as a target for beggars anyways. Playerkilling is also fun for those who do it, but if you don't behave you're likely to get hacked sooner or later. And, say, the way your heart beats when searching for a treasure alone in wilderness... I like the impression it's part of the fun.

A few times early in the game I was harrassed so much that was going to quit. It was the first time I had met so many rude little brats at the same place lol (I love the way Jagex humour on them by the way). The community is young, but once you learn how to deal with bullies and disappoint jerks you'll be allright. For example don't ask questions from strangers, ask friends or search yourself, and know the prices before you trade stuff those who're hawking in bank are mostly overpriced sellers or underpriced buyers. When you're a bit advanced in lvl they'll automatically leave you alone anyways. Now I'm playing peacefully most of the time and am learning that decent people are not rare, they just mind their own business. edit: removed rs id to avoid search engine bots.

[ Sunday, January 01, 2006 10:42: Message edited by: gnoll ]
Posts: 12 | Registered: Friday, December 16 2005 08:00
The Worst Game Ever in General
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Profile #66
House Of The Dead (1997, Sega)
I played this 3D 1st person shoot-em-up before I started to dislike such games totally but this one was particularly impossible to go on with. I think it was famous, too.

In general I dislike non-fantasy war games (like the ones about WW2, Persian Gulf region etc.) and sports and flight simulations.
Posts: 12 | Registered: Friday, December 16 2005 08:00
Greetings in General
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Profile #23
*tucks a pseudo-sanity under the doormat and stumps it with hindlegs*

*grins sheepishly exposing yellow fangs*

To be honest I felt like jumping to the forum to utter hello before checking the games. Happy to have been welcomed like this thanks people. So I'll probably start with Avernum, thanks for the advice.
Screenshots look cool... I might also try Nethergate demo soon. I'll see...
Posts: 12 | Registered: Friday, December 16 2005 08:00
Greetings in General
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Profile #3
Hey thanks people :) And Forgotten... would you leave rednecks alone lol (farming = 61 now). Ok i'm going to sleep got to paint walls and carry furniture tomorrow... Cya later everyone.
Posts: 12 | Registered: Friday, December 16 2005 08:00
Greetings in General
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Profile #0
Hi everyone

Well, just signed in and thought to say a hello before going to sleep. I'm gnoll, I love high fantasy, old games, interactive fiction, amiga etc. And among my favorite games I can name Baldure's Gate 2, Guild Wars, Icewind Dale 1&2, Death Gate, Runescape, Shadow of the Beast series, Another World, Flashback... and many more.

I'd like to discuss dos games and those similar to what i mentioned here. But i postpone it to future when i'll be more around to talk... Well, that's all :)

Gnoll
Posts: 12 | Registered: Friday, December 16 2005 08:00