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2326  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Phantasy Star Universe stuff. on: May 02, 2006, 06:33:39 PM
Crapload of PSU stuff.

Videos of low level combat and other stuff.
Assorted screenshots.
Music that I extracted out of the client.

2327  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Phantasy Star Universe Closed Btrial on: April 22, 2006, 07:17:21 PM
I'm on it.  Meet me on Universe 8 tomorrow morning (or late late night for you if you're on the west coast).
2328  Media / Single-Player RPGs / The Ultima Topic on: April 20, 2006, 04:37:22 PM
Ultima IV would be my first RPG, on the Commodore 64/128.  I never did beat it due to a corrupted dungeon disk, but I enjoyed the game immensely.  It also happens to be the game that made me a game music fan, since the Commodore version of the game came complete with a full musical score by Kenneth Arnold.  Really beautiful, though short compositions.
2329  The Rest / General Discussions / Ridiculously Expensive Sandwich on: April 10, 2006, 10:12:50 PM
2330  The Rest / General Discussions / PS3 Controller Redesign Confirmed! on: March 26, 2006, 05:20:49 PM
Quote from: "Losfer"
Thank God, those boomerang shaped controllers were queer like gay.

Wow, it's like 2001 all over again!  GameCube coming like what?
2331  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Everquest II on: March 19, 2006, 03:06:39 PM
I don't do mindless power leveling... I just do quests back-to-back.  As far as catching up, there's no need.  The game has a mentoring system, so I can drop back several levels with ease.  All skills and equipment scale back accordingly.  I'm not that far ahead anyways.

Play whichever would be more fun for you.  If you want a bit of nuking ability with the ability to heal really well, play a warden.  I played one to level 22, and I can safely say that they're pretty strong.  I just ditched the spellcasting since it's never really been my thing, I guess.  Melee is where it's at for me.

My character is Meicyn, so we can meet up whenever, assuming you go evil.
2332  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Everquest II on: March 18, 2006, 10:50:19 PM
I haven't quit, though I've rerolled a zillion times.  Vandal quit on me (not surprised), so meh.  I play an evil character though... a human bruiser.

Of note, since you're getting into the game... make sure to download all the extra content you can and make the game as immersive as possible.  In the Everquest 2 launcher, after the play button shows up, click on preferences and enable all the optional audio voice packs.  There's a good bit of downloading, but it's totally worth it.  The extra voice acting is really good, and it definitely enhances the atmosphere.  Skeletons saying stuff like "your eyes are so pretty" in text isn't half as creepy as actually hearing them say it.

Speaking of atmosphere, after playing both good and evil, I definitely prefer the evil side.  Despite Freeport looking like a dump in comparison to Qeynos, the characters there are infinitely more interesting, since they're all busy stabbing each other in the back and being generally nasty to each other, with you being the go-between that kind of helps things run their course.  You have a few psychos too, and some of them are fully voiced, leading to some amusing moments.

All of that definitely beats out delivering baked goods and someone's bow across town...
2333  Media / The Soundroom / Does anybody like Coheed and Cambria?? on: March 12, 2006, 05:55:07 PM
Quote from: "CoheedIV"
anways i like them live.
I'd hope so.  I'm sure you'd get weird looks if you said you liked them dead.
2334  Media / The Soundroom / Who here abuses gaming websites to get swag from bands? on: March 12, 2006, 05:53:46 PM
Are you for real.  CoheedIV is the best poster ever.
2335  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Crazy chick in Everquest 2. on: March 10, 2006, 11:06:13 AM
Since Vandal and I have a duo thing going on, after rerolling and trying different characters, I now play a bruiser.  One thing I've noticed with the evil side, is that the developers seemed to have a bit more fun with the quests.  A lot of the quests in the game have voice acting (if you choose to download it, since it's optional), and this one in particular struck me as funny.  Basically some crazy peasant chick in one of the poor districts in Freeport is deluded and claims to be Queen Antonia Bayle (who happens to be the leader of the good city of Qeynos).

Crazy Chick

There's some other ones like this erudite who talks to you like you're an idiot and even reads off steps to complete the quest to you one - word - at - a - time in full voice acting, and it's hilarious.
2336  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Everquest II on: March 04, 2006, 04:30:41 PM
Vandal's playing the game as well now.  He's playing a High Elf Wizard named Nafoi.

And my character's still intact.  About half a level away from 20.  The game's still as fun as ever, and prettier now that I have a better videocard.
2337  The Rest / General Discussions / Video shows Bush was warned before Katrina struck. on: March 04, 2006, 04:27:27 PM
Quote from: "Angelo"
Rich explained that that particular line of thinking is factually incorrect. So instead of a rebuttal on the facts, you launch a moral attack, claiming that it's somehow unamerican to invoke the tax breaks that our american congressmen and senators passed into law.
1. When you itemize your donations, you will be getting money back regardless of how you look at it.

2. Where the hell did you get "unamerican" from?

Quote from: "drumlord"
you can't just say "don't blame the government you fools"
Except I never said that.  I said you can't blame the government for everything.  The majority of citizens and government officials alike underestimated what would happen, and there were some major consequences for it.  I'm all for the problems being resolved, but that's not what's happening right now.  All we have is mass finger-pointing, all in preparation for the next election.  I can't stand the Democrats or the Republicans for this crap.  None of them will get my vote.

Bleh, I'm done.  I'm off to a party, and I'd rather not think about this nonsense, even if it is just a message board.  Sorry for the ranting and raving like a lunatic.
2338  The Rest / General Discussions / Video shows Bush was warned before Katrina struck. on: March 04, 2006, 08:31:13 AM
Quote from: "drumlord"
I was unaware this was an issue. What if I was too poor to do anything to help? What if I had an ailing relative that all my income goes to? What if I was student paying for school? Would that make me a stupid jerkface who just talks the talk? Does that mean I am no longer allowed to have an option?
Oh please.  What ifs don't apply to individuals that frequent the world wide web and play an extensive library of videogames.  Who are you trying to kid.  I asked you specifically, knowing your basic habits.

Quote from: "drumlord"
But since you asked, I donated hundreds to the cause which was automatically doubled by my employer. I didn't get around to picking any clothes or supplies to send down so my wife and I donated some more money. We are $30,000 in debt so this isn't easy for us to do.
Good on you, at least you're not all talk.

Quote from: "drumlord"
And incidentally, not writing off donations doesn't make you a better person; it makes you foolish. You don't get your money back. The purpose of writing off a donation is so that the government doesn't tax you for money which went to helping a cause.
You know how income taxes work, right?  Let me explain this wonderful process to you.  You fill out a W-4 at the start of your job to determine your income tax withholding.  Since you do not know how much money you would have donated in advance, you cannot put this figure down on your W-4.  Therefore, this is potential money that will be coming back to you!  Come around mid winter, we get these wonderful things called W-2's that we require to complete our income taxes.  When you file your taxes and put your donations down under your itemized deductions on your 1040 form, if you're getting a return back from the IRS, you will be getting more since you listed down your donations.  If you have to pay the IRS, the itemized deductions will make it less.  This is more money in your pocket, and since money has to come from somewhere, the government has less money to work with on all those wonderful programs that you're apparently very dependant on!

Quote from: "drumlord"
You are clearly very angry with me.
Yep.  Mostly because I thought you were a reasonable individual, but instead you chose to twist my words and try to villainize me.  My point of view was that the government doesn't deserve all the blame, and your changing that to "Parn thinks the government is innocent, look what Bush did, he must think Brown did a good job, and he doesn't care about people in need" wreaked of political bullshit.  That's the same kind of mudslinging that our politicians in Congress do on a daily basis.

Quote from: "drumlord"
I'm not playing a political game. I'm unsure as to what the purpose of said game would be. I said you were repeating conservative talking points because you were.
Liar.  You took what I said and put me in one of two camps, and just assumed what I thought for the rest.  You brought up attempted points regarding President Bush to use against me because you thought I'd argue against those.  You claimed that I was in defense of Brown.  But by all means, continue denying it.

Quote from: "drumlord"
My only agenda here is to have a discussion that interests me. It clearly interests you as well or else you wouldn't respond ;)
Really.  Though I noticed you're rapidly running out of things to respond to.  I guess you were counting on me to defend the administration's blunders like some political lackey that can't think for himself.
2339  The Rest / General Discussions / Video shows Bush was warned before Katrina struck. on: March 03, 2006, 11:12:38 PM
Are you for real.  Words are louder than actions around these parts.  When you type out how much you care on an internet message board, truly it is sincere and extremely beneficial to those in need!

For the record, I have monthly allottments going to the Red Cross, the Combined Federal Campaign, and the Air Force Aid Society taken straight out of my paycheck.  I also do not write these off during tax time, because doing so hardly makes your contribution a "donation" if you're just getting it back from the government.  I've made extra donations to the Red Cross seperate from the above during both Katrina and the tsunami from several months back as well, and I personally was involved in packing relief supplies for two seperate convoys dispatched to the areas affected during the hurricane season.

So it occurs to me that when some fuckface rants and raves about how much they care and how I apparently don't, I can't help but get really fucking irritated.
2340  The Rest / General Discussions / Video shows Bush was warned before Katrina struck. on: March 03, 2006, 06:03:36 PM
Quote from: "drumlord"
I merely pointed out that the administration felt it better to go on vacation and be in pictures with new guitars rather than responding to a crisis.
And your lumping me in with the rest, assuming that I think Brown did a great job.  Fuck you and your assumptions.  I'm not defending what our president was doing at the time at all.  It'd save you a lot of trouble if you'd quit playing the political game, regardless of your denial of it.

Quote from: "drumlord"
So you want to be lumped together with Dios in the "it's their own fault so they deserve to die route?"
Once again, it's black and white for you, isn't it?  What are you, fucking retarded?  I like how you try to villainize me, but it's not going to work.  Because I think that all parties are at fault and not just the government, this somehow makes me believe that they deserved to die?  You're quite the assuming little fucker, aren't you?

Quote from: "drumlord"
Social security? I was unaware this had anything to do with NO.
It doesn't, but it seems the concept of "being responsible for your own life" flew right over your head, which is the entire point of my post, but instead, you turn it into a "Parn thinks the government is innocent, what a mean person" thing.  Fuck you and your high horse.

Should the government have done a better job?  Absolutely.  But that doesn't negate the fact that the people of New Orleans, and a lot of people here, regarded Katrina as "just another hurricane" until it was already too late.  You know it's true.

The blame is on all parties, and not just the government, period.

Quote from: "drumlord"
It must be tough to avoid those conservative talking points though.
Way to miss the point of the comment, dumbass.  But yeah, I'm just a stupid conservative anyways, right?  Because conservatives are all incapable of saying anything intelligent.  Or maybe we can flip it around!  Liberals are incapable of saying anything intelligent.  See how fun this political game is?  But do keep denying that you're playing it, alright?  I'm sure if you tell a lie enough times, someone might believe it.

I think it's particularly interesting that you label me as conservative... how exactly did you come to that conclusion anyways?  Furthermore, why does it even matter?  And why do you keep bringing up statements regarding the administration, as if I'd deny what our president did (or lack thereof)?  Because it's a political game for you, that's why.

Quote from: "drumlord"
I'm one of those "retards" who cares when people die and millions lose their homes.
No, you're one of the many retards in this country looking for a scapegoat when people should be focusing on fixing the actual problems.  You know, maybe like finding an effective way of moving hundreds of thousands of people in a short timeframe since what they had obviously didn't work, and hurricane season happens to be an annual thing (nevermind that such a process is exceptionally hard... accountability of everyone is nearly impossible).  But hey, we have more important things to do like blaming the government for everything and finding a scapegoat!

Since we're in the business of villainizing and blabbing on about caring so much for the people of New Orleans, do tell... what did YOU do to aid the survivors of the incident?

Quote from: "drumlord"
What this really all comes down to is Bush's quote from three days after Katrina hit: "I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees." Not only did many anticipate the breach and warn the local government that the levees will be breached, but Bush himself was warned days a few days before.
And what it really does come down to is your stupid ass pretending like you aren't playing the political game with me when you are, and just labeling me as another conservative moron.  Hey dipshit, President Bush said that statement, and he was a liar for making it.  Is that what you wanted to hear?  Because I'm not going to deny that he said that, or play off his words to defend him like some blind Republican dog that's more concerned about his agenda than just accepting the truth.  Fuck you and your playing my words off as some conservative agenda, as if I weren't able to think for myself.

Long story short, you can talk about how much you cared about New Orleans and the people there, but talk is cheap.  What did you actually do for them, beyond talk about how much you care?
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