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by rabyd_donkey
Mon Apr 21, 2008 6:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online
Replies: 234
Views: 18692

Re: Warhammer Online

So, I found a Wikia late last night: http://warhammeronline.wikia.com/wiki/ and stayed up until about 3AM reading every damn page. Yeah, I went from "Huh? They're making a Warhammer game?" to "HYPE/10" pretty quickly. http://warhammeronline.wikia.com/wiki/Campaigns#Capital_City_...
by rabyd_donkey
Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best package management frontend
Replies: 22
Views: 4232

Re: Best package management frontend

zenten wrote:Holy crap, typing in wajig install <url of debfile> will just install the deb directly.

Godly!
by rabyd_donkey
Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: CoD 4: Modern Warfare
Replies: 104
Views: 12495

Re: CoD 4: Modern Warfare

segmentation fault wrote:i need an excuse to buy 2 8800gt's, would you say this could be it?

Yup, go for it!
by rabyd_donkey
Mon Jan 28, 2008 4:29 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Hardships of Playing MMOs with Friends
Replies: 17
Views: 2333

Re: The Hardships of Playing MMOs with Friends

This experience has really shocked me. I have seen less drama in guilds with complete strangers! I'm now playing an anonymous mage on another server where I know nobody so I can just play and not feel like I'm a bad episode of Days of Our Lives. Has anyone else had major drama bombs like this in ga...
by rabyd_donkey
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:33 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halo: The Future of Gaming? (Let's bitch about FPSs)
Replies: 335
Views: 35104

Re: Halo: The Future of Gaming

Concerning Halo 3 singleplayer vs. HL2 singleplayer: I honestly think that the core gameplay differences are more of a religious war than anything. The developers of Halo have noted that their goal is a perfect arcade FPS experience in around 30 seconds. Halo 3 singleplayer is basically that, copied...
by rabyd_donkey
Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guitar Hero
Replies: 578
Views: 51874

Re: Your Guitar Hero/Rock Band Band Name

My band's name is "Losers Rack" (as in billiards).
by rabyd_donkey
Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Halo: The Future of Gaming? (Let's bitch about FPSs)
Replies: 335
Views: 35104

Re: Halo: The Future of Gaming

I would have to say that Call of Duty is the best shooter in multiplayer, but for single player, there is no contest: Half Life 2 Sure, going through some of the sections feel like Gabe Newell bragging about the Source engine (HEY GUYS. LOOK AT THE SEESAW, ISNT IT REALISTIC?!!) But it is the only f...
by rabyd_donkey
Sat Jan 19, 2008 7:40 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: MECHWARRIOR MMO
Replies: 14
Views: 2602

Re: MECHWARRIOR MMO

:shock: Awesome idea!
by rabyd_donkey
Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EverQuest II
Replies: 19
Views: 2655

Re: EverQuest II

I'm not sure if they changed this, but I didn't like how the quest rewards were by far the best items in the early game (played at launch). This turned pre-20 into a giant clone factory.

The graphics were nice, and I enjoyed the combo'ing system.
by rabyd_donkey
Mon Jan 14, 2008 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 646889

Re: EVE Online

Great, all this talk about EVE has convinced me to reopen my account. I forgot how great this game is, kudos to CCP!
by rabyd_donkey
Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:47 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Recommend me Gamecube games
Replies: 48
Views: 5253

Re: Recommend me Gamecube games

Alright, so don't mention any of those. I'm looking for a good platformer in particular, as well as a tactics RPG (looking for Fire Emblem, but it's not a very common game). Fire Emblem was fantastic, I didn't know it was hard to come by :( Tales of Symphonia is also amazing, the funky co-op is int...
by rabyd_donkey
Fri Dec 21, 2007 8:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Black and White
Replies: 11
Views: 3240

Re: Black and White

This game was so much fun! It was really great on the AI side of things, it let you warp your pet into something very bizarre. Nothing like a rock-eating evil cow wrecking havoc on a town :twisted:
by rabyd_donkey
Fri Dec 21, 2007 6:44 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)
Replies: 83
Views: 6728

Re: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)

I was excited about this game, until my friends got into the betas. I have yet to hear a single good thing about it from someone who actually plays the beta. They've changed some things around in the beta, too. They closed the beta for a few months, and are just reopening it. They're implementing o...
by rabyd_donkey
Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Space flight sims: A dead genre
Replies: 45
Views: 6638

Re: Space flight sims: A dead genre

Since no one has said it yet I am a bit afraid to .. but .. X series?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X³:_Reunion
by rabyd_donkey
Wed Dec 19, 2007 5:11 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***
Replies: 232
Views: 23147

Re: scariest game moment - ***spoiler warning***

I vote for the first time you get the minigun in Doom 3. Walking down that lit hallway, seeing the minigun and the dead end. Picking up the minigun shutting off all the lights .. followed the sound of all the walls lifting up (not knowing what is coming out, remember it's pitch black). Let's just sa...
by rabyd_donkey
Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 646889

Re: EVE Online

Are there any interesting economics experiments that a well coordinated group could do? Maybe we could push the limits one way or another :twisted:
by rabyd_donkey
Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)
Replies: 83
Views: 6728

Re: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)

But, 90% of my enjoyment in the game came from 30 on 30 battles, or even the rare 300 on 300 on 300 battles during the bigger relic raids. Some of the fondest memories I have in that game was taking pre-50s to new frontiers and using siege equipment (including the oil). When done right, it was actu...
by rabyd_donkey
Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4828
Views: 646889

Re: EVE Online

I personally love EVE, but could never find people to play it with. If people from this forum want to make a corp, I wouldn't mind getting back into it (after the holidays). Plus, the upgraded graphics engine looks *amazing*.

And you can pay for gametime with in game cash :)
by rabyd_donkey
Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:35 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)
Replies: 83
Views: 6728

Re: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)

While not explicitely being centered around PvP, characters are handicapped if they don't pvp. People that are on RP or normal servers might not like that aspect of it. I am planning on returning WoW once WAR has been released for this very reason. I am hoping that the vast majority of intense PvP ...
by rabyd_donkey
Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:28 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)
Replies: 83
Views: 6728

Re: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)

Btw, was that Games Day at Baltimore? It was! I was the guy going around and asking people if they wanted to keep their beta tickets (over 20 people said no!). Whoa, I was with a few friends that did the same thing! :) In DAoC, you can customize your character by gear, spec points, master levels, a...
by rabyd_donkey
Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)
Replies: 83
Views: 6728

Re: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)

Kinda sounding like "Why isn't WoW like DaoC?" rants. I feel ya here, I had to stop myself earlier in the thread. This leaning towards DAoC was probably in part due towards my history and that chances are that Warhammer will draw strong similarities to it (they are made by the same compan...
by rabyd_donkey
Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)
Replies: 83
Views: 6728

Re: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)

Maybe my English is worse than I thought? I honestly thought I was saying something along the lines of, "WoW works well for many people, you are one of them. I wish I was one of them as well".

Or are you referencing this my first post? I will change it to not make it sound like a rant?
by rabyd_donkey
Mon Dec 17, 2007 1:22 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)
Replies: 83
Views: 6728

Re: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)

Stop with the elitist bull. I didn't read the thread to defend WoW - I came in here because you're being a dick when you say stuff like this. WoW changed the genre only for the better, not because it's simplistic or easy, but because it's open, clean, and forgiving. There will never be an MMO as po...
by rabyd_donkey
Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)
Replies: 83
Views: 6728

Re: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)

There is an open (non instanced) PvP Zone with Destructible buildings and Seige weapons planned in WotLK. But again, it just seems like a gimmicky thing, I'll love it for a while, but I'm sure I'll get bored of it pretty quickly. Yeah, it would have been great if it was woven into the game from the...
by rabyd_donkey
Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)
Replies: 83
Views: 6728

Re: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)

There is an open (non instanced) PvP Zone with Destructible buildings and Seige weapons planned in WotLK. But again, it just seems like a gimmicky thing, I'll love it for a while, but I'm sure I'll get bored of it pretty quickly. Yeah, it would have been great if it was woven into the game from the...
by rabyd_donkey
Mon Dec 17, 2007 3:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)
Replies: 83
Views: 6728

Re: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)

Somewhat - yes. But it's more then that I think. Judging by that and your MMO experience, it seems that WoW fits you perfectly! Count yourself lucky :D 5. This is supposedly intended for WOTK. 6. As is this. The expansion? I haven't read too much on it. Sieges in WoW would be very cool. I hope that...
by rabyd_donkey
Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)
Replies: 83
Views: 6728

Re: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)

⋅ No advantage of altitude (DAoC) ⋅ No advantage of cover above from all aoes (DAoC) ⋅ No destructive environments (non-scripted) (DAoC) ⋅ No class combos (EQ2) ⋅ No unique class types (DAoC and others) ⋅ No sieges (DAoC) First of all, tha...
by rabyd_donkey
Mon Dec 17, 2007 2:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)
Replies: 83
Views: 6728

Re: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)

It's fully real time and you're in full control of your character regardless of what attack you're doing. In fact the only point you lose -some- control is when you're casting a spell with cast time, at all other times you can move and decide to change direction half way (note that it's instant in ...
by rabyd_donkey
Sun Dec 16, 2007 9:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)
Replies: 83
Views: 6728

Re: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)

Vaniver wrote:As for the game itself, it's got a lot of things going for it, but the lesson with computer games is don't judge until it's been out for months.

Very true, especially with MMOs.

Btw, was that Games Day at Baltimore?
by rabyd_donkey
Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)
Replies: 83
Views: 6728

Re: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)

⋅ No advantage of altitude (DAoC) ⋅ No advantage of cover above from all aoes (DAoC) ⋅ No destructive environments (non-scripted) (DAoC) ⋅ No class combos (EQ2) ⋅ No unique class types (DAoC and others) ⋅ No sieges (DAoC) Let's pretend I'm...
by rabyd_donkey
Sun Dec 16, 2007 7:46 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)
Replies: 83
Views: 6728

Re: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)

? I don't get what your question is. My question is how can a WoW warrior kite in PvP? Not how per se, but why? How is it over simplistic? I keep hearing that WoW is too "vanilla" and "simple" but that's all I have heard, I have not heard examples of HOW it's simple. Hard to *pr...
by rabyd_donkey
Sun Dec 16, 2007 5:52 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)
Replies: 83
Views: 6728

Re: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)

You have no idea what you're talking about - if used properly it gives you a LOT. I haven't seen it used at all in arenas nowadays, which dominate the WoW pvp scene. Not the way WoW does. It's much more smooth and allows you to do much more. Warrior kiting for instance. Warrior in PvP? Also, you sh...
by rabyd_donkey
Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)
Replies: 83
Views: 6728

Re: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)

Here is a short video which sorta illustrates how fluid the battle system is. Jumping and kiting is possible and actually matters in WoW. And that transitions in movement are smooth. http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=dCW6U4jIUd8 I think you are trying to say that you like WoW because the animations are...
by rabyd_donkey
Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:52 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)
Replies: 83
Views: 6728

Re: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)

⋅ Tired of collection quests (which are a large percentage of the quests)? Awesome, because Warhammer will not have them! ⋅ Kill quests will be changed. Warhammer keeps track of every kill you perform. If you already killed 25 brown bears, the quest will already be marked done w...
by rabyd_donkey
Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:17 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Is there anything better than Lisp?
Replies: 56
Views: 11751

Re: Is there anything better than Lisp?

For further proof that Lisp just plain rocks, look at the curriculum for UC Berkeley and MIT. Both CS 61A and 6.001, respectively, use SICP and Scheme for their introductory programming classes. Considering that they are two of the top CS schools in the United States, there must be a pretty damn go...
by rabyd_donkey
Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:56 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)
Replies: 83
Views: 6728

Warhammer Online (for WoW refugees)

Hello, I'm RabydDonkey, and I am a disappointed MMO gamer. From the early days of EQ and UO, I have been jumping from MMO to MMO. I've been sampling different styles and following the same group of friends for years. The list of MMOs I've played (to varing degrees), is extensive and includes some gr...
by rabyd_donkey
Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:06 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: programming paradigms
Replies: 15
Views: 3680

Re: programming paradigms

Hench wrote:Is there any way to use SWT without having to suffer with Eclipse?

Yes, just include the swt.jar in your javac classpath (and your java call/jar/etc) and make sure the dynamic library is on your java.library.path.

Hench wrote:But I hate Eclipse with a passion...

Boo :( hehe.
by rabyd_donkey
Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Browsers
Replies: 187
Views: 36657

Re: Browsers

wing wrote:Wget doesn't display anything.

What's wrong with pairing it with cat? :P

In my experience, Opera is very nice. Speed dial is pretty sweet and I can open 5 thousand tabs without worry.

Whatever the best browser is, it *isn't* IE.
by rabyd_donkey
Thu Dec 13, 2007 8:30 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Few pointers with java
Replies: 10
Views: 1888

Re: Few pointers with java

java.util.Calendar java.util.Time java.util.Date knowing how to use these packages will be more helpful, however. Yeah, pretty much just construct one and you're done. That part's easy. When you have to load data that's from a different time zone, and display it in a third timezone, then the pain s...
by rabyd_donkey
Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:57 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: programming paradigms
Replies: 15
Views: 3680

Re: programming paradigms

Logical programing: Prolog for the win! Seriously, I like Object Oriented the best, although I still am having trouble wrapping my head around object oriented GUIs. Then I hope you don't use Java. SWING is the worst part of the Java standard library, and is not easily fixed. Most people may complai...

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