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Emperor Ferdinand I
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Grasman
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73.
 
Re: think it through
Sep 16, 2005, 15:35
73.
Re: think it through Sep 16, 2005, 15:35
Sep 16, 2005, 15:35
 
Bucky and I raided Sorrow's Furnace last night and had a blast...

Should be on tonight by 11pm...

I discovered the pvp in GW last night, if you havent tried it yet, do so... it really is fun.

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Re: Oh God.
Sep 15, 2005, 13:28
60.
Re: Oh God. Sep 15, 2005, 13:28
Sep 15, 2005, 13:28
 
One thing I really dislike is the unthinking Christian. I come from a Protestant denomination (one of the Calvinist ones) that places particular emphasis on knowledge of right doctrine. There are plenty of writers and thinkers over the ages that lay out the Christian belief, and why it makes sense.

My personal favourite is a more recent (compared to say, Thomas Aquinas) writer, C.S. Lewis. In the 1940s he gave a series of radio talks which were later edited and gathered into a book called Mere Christianity. Lewis was an atheist and in it he gives his intellectual reasoning for why he became a Christian.

And if could rant for a moment.. I really dislike being lumped in with the neo-conservatives that seem to surround Bush. For one thing I'm not American, and for another they do not speak for the whole of Christianity, though they would like to portray themselves in that way. Another thing: I think that unless Pat Robertson changes his ways significantly, the man is going to hell. Praying for somebody to die? Its mind blowing how wrong that is. These things are beside the point though.

Edit: grammer

This comment was edited on Sep 15, 13:30.
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Re: Fine...I read the damn thing.
Sep 15, 2005, 10:14
Re: Fine...I read the damn thing. Sep 15, 2005, 10:14
Sep 15, 2005, 10:14
 
There are some genres that consoles can do well, and some genres that just belong on the PC.

Particularly strategy games, sims, and FPSs are just done better on the PC. Now I know that I'm posting this on a Bet on Soldier thread, and there are some decent console shooters, but mouse and keyboard > controller any day.

On the other hand, I'd never want to play a fighting game on the PC.

I think that the fact that there are so few strategy games and sims on the console is what causes the idea that console gamers play unintelligent games. There are some very mindless games on both systems though.

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Re: Oh God.
Sep 14, 2005, 19:13
40.
Re: Oh God. Sep 14, 2005, 19:13
Sep 14, 2005, 19:13
 
You are confusing common sense with common knowledge.
etc...

This is a very interesting discussion, hope it doesnt turn into a flame war.

I'll preface this by saying I really am not trying to bait anybody here.

If right and wrong is a matter of common sense, as determined by the individual, and as Enahs said may change as the person changes, why is it that certain things are always held right and others wrong? As an example, its a pretty much universal belief that murder is wrong.

I believe the stock answer (correct me if I'm wrong though) is that we developed the instinct not to kill our neighbour through a long process of social evolution.

One thing that has always nagged at me about that though: if it was simply a matter of social evolution, why havent we found any society, anywhere, (or even for that matter records of any society) that believed that killing the guy next to you is ok?
This comment was edited on Sep 14, 19:38.
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Re: No subject
Sep 14, 2005, 16:12
81.
Re: No subject Sep 14, 2005, 16:12
Sep 14, 2005, 16:12
 
When there are no more PC games, and people are forced to play crap console versions, who will we be able to blame but ourselves?

This is a vast oversimplification. While its true that piracy is concern for the PC game industry, piracy will continue to stick around so long as there is a way for it to do so. People already mod their consoles to let them pirate games, and I'm willing to bet this trend will only continue as console owners learn more and more about their systems.

PC gaming is on a long slow decline related much more to the cost of computers, games, and development for the always increasing power of the PC. While piracy may be one more cause for the decline of PC gaming (debateable), the idea that PC gaming is dying because of piracy is ludicrous.

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Re: No subject
Sep 14, 2005, 14:12
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Re: No subject Sep 14, 2005, 14:12
Sep 14, 2005, 14:12
 
all we need now is DS to show up

just a thought... Hellbinder = DS?

I just cant think of any other reason why anybody would care about DS enough to defend him.

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Re: 9/11
Sep 11, 2005, 22:58
21.
Re: 9/11 Sep 11, 2005, 22:58
Sep 11, 2005, 22:58
 
Did anyone see the Daily Show where they had the clip of the guy walking by Cheney and told him to go fuck himself? LOL! Pure gold!


That was freaking hilarious.

Link: (its in there after a bit)
http://onegoodmove.org/1gm/1gmarchive/002370.html#002370

This comment was edited on Sep 11, 22:59.
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Re: Civ III review
Sep 11, 2005, 22:05
2.
Re: Civ III review Sep 11, 2005, 22:05
Sep 11, 2005, 22:05
 
I suppose, if you install the community mods that he is talking about.

Otherwise, I really like the addons from the Conquests expansion. Little features like being able to turn up or down AI aggression, changing the number of turns in the game, etc. that really make that one worthwhile.

Come to think of it, I dont know if the AI aggression thing was added in a patch or not. The patches did improve the game significantly.

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Re: No subject
Sep 9, 2005, 08:27
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Re: No subject Sep 9, 2005, 08:27
Sep 9, 2005, 08:27
 
does this game include an authentic "strike mode"?

How about gameplay? This series has been mediocre at best, awful at worst. I heard the cleaned up they checking some in this edition, but I've had my fill of EAs hockey offerings.

Someone make a real hockey game!

This comment was edited on Sep 9, 08:27.
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Re: No subject
Sep 8, 2005, 10:29
3.
Re: No subject Sep 8, 2005, 10:29
Sep 8, 2005, 10:29
 
Inviting a new member into your guild now costs 100 gold.

Guess that'll be the end to the mass guild recruitment calls in all of the newbie zones.

And I really, really, really want my net up and running.

11.
 
Re: Civ 4
Sep 8, 2005, 09:55
11.
Re: Civ 4 Sep 8, 2005, 09:55
Sep 8, 2005, 09:55
 
I've played every Civ game so far, still remember unwraping the original Civ on 5 1/4 floppy...ahh...those were the days...

Civ was my original favourite game ever. I know the average age of gamers on this site is a bit older, but I remember finding it in the bottom of the bargain bin in Walmart and being very happy. The cashier told me she had no idea where it came from, they didnt have it in stock. I think I gave them $5 dollars and walked away with it. Best purchase ever.

I look forward to Civ 4, but I'm always worried that they might ruin the game. What I'd really like to see is A.I. improvements, make them less predictable.

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Re: No subject
Sep 3, 2005, 17:15
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Re: No subject Sep 3, 2005, 17:15
Sep 3, 2005, 17:15
 
Just a thought,

Do games magazines often get copies of the game to review prior to its release? If so, not commenting on bugginess is understandable (while not acceptable) if they expect those bugs to be squashed in the final release.

I seem to remember PC Gamer in its heyday always coming out with reviews later than everybody else because they refused to review a game that wasnt in its final form. They were also merciless on a game that was buggy. I miss that.

10.
 
Re: Man forced to have sex at gunpoint
Sep 3, 2005, 11:52
10.
Re: Man forced to have sex at gunpoint Sep 3, 2005, 11:52
Sep 3, 2005, 11:52
 
I seem to remember a Law and Order SVU episode where something similar to this happened.

In the case of the episode it was a male stripper who was forced to have sex. The episode takes a sympathetic view towards the stripper. I dont think it was very bright to get in the car with these random people, but that doesnt mean he deserves what he got.

Assuming what he said happened happened, I bet he endured enough scorn and shame just going to the police station. I could understand not going there straight away.

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Re: Wooot....
Aug 29, 2005, 15:52
57.
Re: Wooot.... Aug 29, 2005, 15:52
Aug 29, 2005, 15:52
 
Dunno what exchange rate you're using, but right now it's a lot closer to 1 CdnD = 0.85 USD than 0.93.

Based on Internet searching, gas prices in Toronto are 89.7 cents/litre, which is about $2.88 USD/gallon -- pretty close to US prices. Obviously less metropolitan areas will have higher prices, but that's true in the US as well.

Uhh, where? Havent seen prices in the greater Toronto area lower than $.94 in a while. On my way out i had to pay $1.01. Thats $3.25 a gallon using your exchange rate if I've done my math right. I'm well aware that our higher gas prices can be directly attributed to our gas tax. There are pumps that have a nice little informational sticker saying how many cents a litre go towards the gas tax.

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Re: War Census of Orr
Aug 29, 2005, 15:46
54.
Re: War Census of Orr Aug 29, 2005, 15:46
Aug 29, 2005, 15:46
 
A few days? Shit, we have people that haven't logged in in a month!

Alright so maybe I'm the one that has a problem with not being able to play for a few days (now it looks more like a week), but all the same, I was just generously donated some very nice things I don't want the concerned party to think I'm skipping out on you guys.

Made lvl 7 in 2 days though, I probably should slow down anyway.

44.
 
Re: War Census of Orr
Aug 29, 2005, 15:15
44.
Re: War Census of Orr Aug 29, 2005, 15:15
Aug 29, 2005, 15:15
 
Not sure where else to let the Blue Conclave know but I'm not gonna be able to log in for a few days till I get my internet sorted out.

Just moved for school and getting the net up and running is turning into a much bigger pain than it should be.

40.
 
Re: .
Aug 26, 2005, 19:35
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Re: . Aug 26, 2005, 19:35
Aug 26, 2005, 19:35
 
Grasman, you just started too so if you want to do a couple quests, look me up. I still don't know what the hell I'm really doing, I'm just exploring and picking up random quests to get some xp and items. My backpack is already full so I have to figure out what to do with some stuff, too. Maybe I'll rtfm for a while before logging on...nah, I'll just wing it. Blue Conclave, here I come!

Yeah, look me up. I'm playing an Elemental primary (no secondary yet) and have stumbled my way to level 6. No really it hasnt been that hard. I know this is just the noob zone, but the worst I've come across is a curse that did 50 dmg to me every time I casted a spell. Other than that, I've died a couple of times to stupidity but there's no penalty (yet). Im having fun though.

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Re: Guild Wars
Aug 26, 2005, 14:24
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Re: Guild Wars Aug 26, 2005, 14:24
Aug 26, 2005, 14:24
 
Is there a chance that I can get an invite into the bluesnews GW guild? Im a lurker that broke down and finally bought the game. My char - Mord Kai - is wandering around the newbie areas still, but eventually Id like to know that there are some decent people to group with.

40.
 
Re: Aren't there still a lot of players?
Aug 25, 2005, 21:46
40.
Re: Aren't there still a lot of players? Aug 25, 2005, 21:46
Aug 25, 2005, 21:46
 
Guild Wars is free, why not others?

GW was built from the ground up to use very little bandwidth. Its design philosphy is very different from other MMORPGs, you only run into other players in towns.

The average MMORPG eats up massive amounts of bandwidth to run servers and a number of other services associated with the game.

It's expensive to run an MMORPG, and if you arent pulling in enough subscribers to pay for the costs of running the game, you can't run the game.

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Re: No subject
Aug 25, 2005, 21:32
4.
Re: No subject Aug 25, 2005, 21:32
Aug 25, 2005, 21:32
 
Singapore that same country where that young Australian woman was sentenced to many years in the slammer for allegedly trying to smuggle marihuana into the country?

That was Indonesia.

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