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Warrior
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Would you rather play that "classic" Homeland: The Stone of Night or get food poisoning sideways?

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Mongolian Barbeque
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Hmmm.

Couldn't you have thrown in a few more options? Such as a cruise to Alaska, or a guided tour of the Taj Mahal?

Or even a wild spin on the merry-go-round?
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Law Bringer
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Food poisoning can be deadly. Contrary to popular belief, Homeland is never deadly and rarely even causes the player to wish he were dead. It is more known for inspiring impulses to make others become dead.

—Alorael, who would rather play Homeland. He needs his digestive system in good working order for optimal skribbane processing.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Master
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Two punishment options presented to an accused murderer. :P

Why, I actually like my food, and I doubt Homeland would have too much of a horrible effect on me. After all, it is a computer game, and that's what we live for, right?

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Agent
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Wow. The votes are pretty close currently. At the time of posting, anyway. 6/8.

I voted to play Homeland. I bet I would be able to get off on a technicality, like it crashing every three seconds.

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Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Skip to My Lou
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quote:
Originally written by ben III:

Two punishment options presented to an accused murderer. :P

Why, I actually like my food, and I doubt Homeland would have too much of a horrible effect on me. After all, it is a computer game, and that's what we live for, right?

Why don't you go ahead and download it and see?

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Posts: 1629 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Warrior
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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
Law Bringer
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Code of Conduct. This isn't your first warning for profanity. Please make it your last.

—Alorael, who would rather make like Ahnold and pump astonishing quantities of rapidly-moving aerodynamic metal bits into Homeland. Maybe while screaming. You know, "Why won't you die!?"
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I vote for watching paint dry.

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Posts: 3323 | Registered: Thursday, April 25 2002 07:00
Agent
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SInce there's no "neither one" option, I went for Food Poisoning. I live near enough a large hospital. There's only waiting lists of 4-5 hours if you're lucky. I'd rather survive a few days of food poisoning (non-lethal, cause of the hospital), than play homeland again.

But then again, Homeland is good for one thing... It keeps my brothers out of my room. :P

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Posts: 1370 | Registered: Thursday, June 10 2004 07:00
By Committee
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I've done salmonellosis before. Definitely not a good time. On the other hand, my abs were rock hard for the following three days. Nothing like involuntary isometric exercise!

How about this one: Be made to play Homeland for 24 hours straight, or lick a cow's butt?
Posts: 2242 | Registered: Saturday, April 10 2004 07:00
Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Drew:

How about this one: Be made to play Homeland for 24 hours straight, or lick a cow's butt?
Can I clean the cow's butt first?

I'd take 24 hours of Homeland, at least I wouldn't get parasites or E coli from it.

[ Wednesday, July 06, 2005 09:57: Message edited by: Dolphin. ]
Posts: 2032 | Registered: Wednesday, January 26 2005 08:00
Guardian
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I've voluntarily played three or four hours of Homeland straight before, and you might be surprised to learn that I required no knife to my throat or gun barrel to my back to do so. Of course, I am in possession of unnaturally high level of patience and tolerance for our species. At any rate, I've got quite the iron-clad stomach, and I doubt that even the most vicious variety of food poisoning could lay me low. So I suppose I'd go for both, possibly at the same time.

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Posts: 1798 | Registered: Sunday, October 5 2003 07:00
Warrior
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Playing Homeland DURING food poisoning...? How bad can Hell be?
Posts: 131 | Registered: Wednesday, June 22 2005 07:00
Shock Trooper
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You could be playing Homeland as a third-person 3D platform game complete with dodgy, dodgy camera angles, while still keeping the gameplay and interface exactly the same.

Also, DragonLore could have hired Michael G. Slack as the scriptwriter.

[ Friday, July 08, 2005 10:25: Message edited by: Dim mnikr = Dallerdin As String ]

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Posts: 364 | Registered: Saturday, January 17 2004 08:00
Skip to My Lou
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Maybe Stug is on to something! Perhaps the delerium caused by the food poisoning would make Homeland tolerable.

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Posts: 1629 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Nuke and Pave
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After so much talk I just had to download Homeland and try it out.

It's actually not that bad.

You just have to ignore minor details like awkward interface, mindlessly boring gameplay, bad graphics, bad map design, tacky dialogue and a cliche plot. Which leaves... almost nothing good about the game. The idea of having your dog and girlfriend as traveling companions is interesting and the author attempts to give each NPC his own personality.

So I'd definitely prefer Homeland to food poisoning. In fact I could play this game until sharaware barrier if I was locked in my room with nothing else to do. (New turture technique: You can not leave your room until you finish Homeland. )

[ Friday, July 08, 2005 18:24: Message edited by: Zeviz ]

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Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Law Bringer
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Bugs in the full version apparently make completing it impossible. Your suggestion bears a strong resemblance to Hell.

—Alorael, who can see it now. The hellfire melts all computers except one kind, which has an Intel processor clone that can only really run one program. You guessed which one.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Warrior
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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
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If I had a choice between Homeland and food poisoning...

I'd probably take food poisoning because I would rather go to the hospital than have a taste of hell while i'm still alive.

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Posts: 15 | Registered: Tuesday, June 28 2005 07:00
Nuke and Pave
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quote:
Originally written by Verelor:

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.

In a situation like this, the choice is clear: Rubic's cube can always be quickly solved by breaking it and reassembling in proper order. :)

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Posts: 2649 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Warrior
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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
Master
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Wouldn't someone from DragonLore get a kick out of these forums. ^^

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Dragonlore still exists?

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