Hello Everyone

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Agent
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I am back from an admittedly protracted hiatus of posting on these boards. In fact, I have not even played a single computer game in earnest since March.

As a high school junior, which I was until about three days ago, I had many standardized tests to take. These included the SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests, and AP Tests. Of course, in addition to that, there were regular school finals. I do not particularly enjoy studying, but I think I made the mature decision by devoting myself to it, though I had to grit my teeth for the home run stretch in the last few weeks. I even gave up my intramural basketball for a quarter for the sake of bolstering my future college application.

Regardless, I am here now, and I see that Jeff has released a slew of games. I will likely be playing them as soon as I fix the heatsink on my CPU. Many of you might not know this, but Jeff's games on Windows work the CPU at 100% all the time, even at the menu screen. This is an interesting design choice, to say the least.

I think I regret most that I missed what apparently were moderator elections. Or was Synergy a moderator before I left? :confused:

[ Saturday, June 09, 2007 12:13: Message edited by: Garrison ]

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Thuryl: I mean, most of us don't go around consuming our own bodily fluids, no matter how delicious they are.
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Alorael: War and violence would end if we all had each other's babies!
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Drakefyre: Those are hideous mangos.
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Electric Sheep One
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There were no elections. This is not a democracy. A couple of years ago the admins decided to respect the results of a vote, and appoint the elected candidate as a moderator. The elections caused enough bitterness that the precedent has not been followed. Subsequent mods have all been appointed without consultation or fanfare. I think the consensus is that this is good.

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Law Bringer
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Ahem. I was elected. By 107% of the popular vote. Just ask Stareye. And anyone who disagrees can just bloody well get on the train to the secret prison. :P [/man-of-the-people]

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Ha. I was elected by a minority!

—Alorael, who should point out that even supposedly regular elections have failed to take place regularly and that at this point they take place at the whim of the admins. They haven't been feeling particularly whimsical lately.
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Guardian
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As best as I can tell, since I've been back here, you haven't missed much... I think... Anyway, well, life sucks and welcome back.

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Agent
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You missed the deathmatch, which Slarty started. Richard White forum is going to be taken down. Emperor Tullegolar has been BANNED.

Welcome Back.
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Guardian
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Like I said, haven't missed much...

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Agent
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quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

You missed the deathmatch, which Slarty started. Richard White forum is going to be taken down. Emperor Tullegolar has been BANNED.

Welcome Back.

Technically the deathmatch isn't over, so the memorial should get him up to spit. Oh, and don't get his hopes up on Tullegolar, it's only temporary.

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Agent
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Temporary? Damn.

Coincidentally, expect me back when Tully is banned again.

I think I will be able to fix my computer problem tomorrow, so I can probably start playing Geneforge 4 extremely soon!

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Thuryl: I mean, most of us don't go around consuming our own bodily fluids, no matter how delicious they are.
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Alorael: War and violence would end if we all had each other's babies!
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Drakefyre: Those are hideous mangos.
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Welcome back! Admittedly, I didn't know you were gone, since I wasn't here either, but still, welcome back!

*hands out cookies and zucchini bread*

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Agent
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I also didn't know you were gone, as I left before either of you and came back sooner then either of you.

However, you will find that G4 is definitly a masterpiece. Better then A4, without a doubt. One of their best original games in a while.

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Agent
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Chinamericanking, did you used to have another PDN?

And I think I'll need a few more food items for a proper welcome back party, guys.

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Thuryl: I mean, most of us don't go around consuming our own bodily fluids, no matter how delicious they are.
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Alorael: War and violence would end if we all had each other's babies!
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Drakefyre: Those are hideous mangos.
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Law Bringer
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Ooh... you missed the results of the 1/10 BoA Contest. There's a whole bunch of good new scenarios. Welcome back, Garrison!

Chinamericaking is (noun)king. AKA Goldenking.

[ Saturday, June 09, 2007 18:40: Message edited by: Ephesos ]

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Well, it sounds as though you've just passed the time period when you could've used my professional advice. :P

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Welcome back, Garrison.

Dikiyoba would give you more foodstuffs, but you're not supposed to eat at the computer and Geneforge 4 is such a good game you're not likely to leave your computer any time soon. :P

Edit: Typo.

[ Saturday, June 09, 2007 20:09: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
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This sounds like a double-bind. Garrison will starve.

-S-

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Keep coming back Garrison.

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I seem to remember you, however vauguely...

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Agent
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Yes! Today I reapplied the thermal grease on my CPU, and now Geneforge 4 -- and the rest of Jeff's games for that matter -- will run on my computer without melting any circuits. I have to admit, Geneforge 4 is the best game of Jeff's so far. The tutorial and control scheme are much better than they were in Avernum 4.

And I am pleased that the early fights are a bit more challenging for the seasoned Spiderweb gamer on torment than before.

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Thuryl: I mean, most of us don't go around consuming our own bodily fluids, no matter how delicious they are.
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Alorael: War and violence would end if we all had each other's babies!
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Drakefyre: Those are hideous mangos.
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Agent
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I forgot to mention that Scorpius has been banned; for posting some sort of pornographic material.
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Agent
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Permanently? And how pornographic?

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Thuryl: I mean, most of us don't go around consuming our own bodily fluids, no matter how delicious they are.
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Alorael: War and violence would end if we all had each other's babies!
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Drakefyre: Those are hideous mangos.
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Agent
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Not pornographic. Sexually explicit.

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quote:
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