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Rating Orb E β Hassanico, Lawful Good Wizard – joined 8 years ago StarCraft 2 94.187.XXX.XXX7 years ago
Bleh. I loved the first one and this looks like a really great game. However. I refuse to buy it since Blizzard is just trying to cash in on its fanbase (also, because my computer sucks and can't handle it).
I mean, seriously, the first game and its expansion pack had three full fledged campaigns, with lots of story and many missions. Here, this one game has only one campaign, and they intend to release to others for the price of full games!
Though there are many new units, differences, and overall lots of changes, and I'm sure the plot is being expanded upon and is really good, I seriously am not going to buy it. If Blizzard think they can sacrifice single player content simply to pander to the masses of people playing online, then I think they're really just profiteering.

Now to gameplay. What can I say? Its a great game. The new units are great, the revamped old units still look and function as good as they used to, and the added Secondary Abilities to each unit gives a huge bonus in strategy and planning. The interactive sequences between missions are also really nice. Talking to characters and upgrading your units is fun and adds a new dimension to story and gameplay. And of course, I just love the lines you hear when clicking on your units too much.

The story, the alternate paths, and all the side missions make for a great experience. The plot twists are great, and I liked seeing characters from the novels such as Valerian Mengsk or Nova from the canceled StarCraft:Ghost. The cinematics also look great, something Blizzard is renowned for and which they have always done well.

Its overall a great game, but not worth its price if you're not into multiplayer. I think I'll just experience it in a LAN and finish the single player rather than buying it for the multiplayer/ Battle.net aspect...

PS: Please don't insult me for what I said. I'm not going to pirate the game or anything. I just dislike the heavy focus on multiplayer.
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Rating Orb E β Hassanico, Lawful Good Wizard – joined 8 years ago The Great Mardek Theory Thread *spoilers*94.187.XXX.XXX7 years ago
Wow, I haven't posted in a while, and its nice to see all these interesting and refreshing theories.
Also, sorry to interrupt the current...uh..."discussion", but I have a theory of my own to propose!(Though I don't know how to use italics...)

Theory: In MARDEK 4, the volcano will erupt, with terrible consequences.

OK, so maybe this isn't as big as other theories, but here are my thoughts. Gaspar is the Magi of Fire, and he's next in line to come after Rohoph. He also seems to be much more efficient and focused on his objective (Moric decided to just take over the world with zombies, Qualna was a traitor(sort of)). So perhaps he might arrive and "burn everything" as was suggested, or maybe, like one person suggested in Aeropolis, he might make the volcano erupt, seeing as it seems to be dormant...

The eruption would be of such a magnitude that all of Belfan would be perhaps covered in ashes, with the atmosphere destroyed, etc... As well as have the southern continent completely destroyed, the northern continent(Noloth), could melt, in a way that the planet is flooded or such, and perhaps you could explore and find Enki(or at least the part of the space ship Enki is looking for, as he stated in his dreamstone), and thus, take off into space, beat Gaspar, and begin your trek to Anshar.

I know it sounds pretty far fetched or silly, but I just thought of this as an alternative to "Laser is shot, planet explodes" theories...Not that those are wrong in anyway. If anything, it could just turn out to be "Gaspar burns the planet, The End"...
So yeah, my two cents(that's what they say, right?)
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Rating Orb E β Hassanico, Lawful Good Wizard – joined 8 years ago How do you do this?? (Question Game)94.187.XXX.XXX8 years ago
...You put the bomb in the toilet and flush it away?

Anyway, the answer to my older riddle was simply to stand on the stool, then on the counter(which is why I mentioned falling face first on it; it wouldn't make much sense if the stool was higher than the counter), then simply grab the jar.

And in the previous one, David S gave the more or less logical answer, but the riddle usually involves a chicken, so I mentioned a duck simply to see if anyone will try to include swimming in the results.

A Dragon is terrorizing the local populace. You want to stop it, but have no idea how to fight it, or even how to fight at all. It doesn't seem like the Dragon is willing to reason or respond to any offers too...How do you beat it?
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Rating Orb E β Hassanico, Lawful Good Wizard – joined 8 years ago How do you do this?? (Question Game)94.187.XXX.XXX8 years ago
Well, there's not much information about the window....Is it locked?Out of reach?Stuck?Small?Large?Looming over a ravine?So I'll have multiple answers:
-In case the window is reachable and locked, you unlock it and go through.
-In case there's no keyhole and it's reachable, you break it with the chair.
-If it's out of reach and unlocked, you stand on the chair and use the umbrella to pull it open then climb out.
-If it's out of reach and locked, then I don't know what to do.
-Finally, if it's looming over a ravine....uh...you use the umbrella to glide down to safety?
Sorry for the multiple answers(I bet they're all wrong), but I just couldn't figure it out.

Now, for my riddle:
You want to reach a jar of sweets, which is in a glass container on the top shelve in the kitchen, requiring a stepladder to reach it. You only have a stool, and don't really want to risk falling on the floor or face first on the kitchen count in front of you. How do you get the jar?

Uh, I'd like to post a second riddle just for fun, since this one isn't actually mine:
You have a fox, a duck, and a bag of feed(or a dog, a baby, and poison if you want).You want to cross a river with your small boat, but you can only carry one of the items across at the same time.If you leave the fox with the duck, it'll eat the duck, and if you leave the duck with the feed, it'll also eat it.How do you cross the river?
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Rating Orb E β Hassanico, Lawful Good Wizard – joined 8 years ago Is the Gaming Industry really becoming worse?94.187.XXX.XXX8 years ago
Original Title:"Is the Gaming Industry really taking a turn for the worst?"
Anyway, before starting, I'm sorry, but I'll have to request some reading from you, in a couple of VERY interesting articles:
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Most of these links involve several pages, so please check them all out.
Anyway, now for the actual discussion.
It's obvious that, the couple past years, gaming and games haven't been as good as they used to. I've got a lot of friends, and even random people online who just can't seem to/seldom enjoy newer games.
After reading some of these articles...I'm just wondering....Do we all look like some sort of money spewing lab rats to the gaming industry these days? Using the most addictive formulas, and studying our psychology to ensnare us into buying, or worse, becoming addicted to their products...All at the cost of the quality the older gaming industry provided...Graphics become the most essential point,some gimmick makes us addicted, formerly good series just become cash-cow zombie franchises...It just seems like it's all going downhill...
Sure, there are some well intentioned and great producers and companies out there. But how long till they become part of the whole thing too? I can't imagine what it will be like in a couple of years...
Unfortunately, due to just mainly expressing concern, I've run out of things to say. So I'm looking forward to some more information and opinions on your part...
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Rating Orb E β Hassanico, Lawful Good Wizard – joined 8 years ago The wonderfully remarkable Word Association Game94.187.XXX.XXX8 years ago
Religion wars

Due to protestantism being on the rise, and the Catholics not tolerating this sub-group of Christianity, this led to several massacres and an all out religious-civil war. The participants varied from unarmed civilians to fully armed militias, and there were some notable families that led one side or the other. The height of this came during the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, which led to an entire week's worth of massacres all across France. Finally, after around 30 years of fighting, the conflict was resolved with the arrival of a new king.
Unfortunately, just because one conflict was solved in the past, doesn't mean that any other conflicts are solved in the same way today...As we can all see, there are still many nonsensical religious conflicts today, and lots of resentment between sub-groups of a same religion.
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Rating Orb E β Hassanico, Lawful Good Wizard – joined 8 years ago Guilt94.187.XXX.XXX8 years ago
This is something probably most of us have had to deal with...Guilt is something that usually haunts us, annoys to no end, etc...
How do you personally feel about guilt? Is it something you always ponder about whenever you feel it?

I, for one, am almost always haunted by it. There's been many times that I've felt I could have done something (or not done something), and just wished I could fix it, but alas, it's just impossible...I find it very hard to cope with guilt, as it does more or less make me feel emotional(?) pain...

Now, for an added thing, here's a little story/question. I'm going to say as of now, that there is no correct answer, it's just personal opinion.

Princess Elise is the daughter of King Harold, one of the most powerful kings of the land. One day, Prince William (of a neighboring kingdom), comes and proposes to Elise. Despite Elise's pleas not to accept, the king has to marry his daughter due to royal protocol.
Thus, the princess and the prince are married. However, on their wedding night, princess Elise escapes from the castle at midnight, running away as far as possible. She sees a field and cuts through it, clearly ignoring the signs that warn of the danger up ahead. Inside the field is a bull, who charges her and tramples her to death.
Now, arrange the four characters in order of most to least guilty to the princess' death. Explain your reasoning if you can.
What is it King Harold's fault, for ignoring his daughter's plea? The Prince, for insisting on marrying her? Elise herself, for having ignored the signs? Or was it maybe the bull's fault?

My own reasoning: The King-The Prince-The Princess-The Bull.
For one thing, the bull is a wild animal. Sure it's the direct cause of her death, but an animal can't control its natural instincts.
The Princess, having ignored the signs, could have avoided this fate if she stopped and wondered why they were placed there.
The Prince, insisting on marrying Elise despite her wishes, drove her to run away.
However, had the King not agreed to follow protocol and marry his daughter, she wouldn't have gotten close to said field, nor would she have run away under those circumstances and get herself killed.

I know this might not seem to be related to the topic at all, but I think it lets us see how one perceives guilt.
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Rating Orb E β Hassanico, Lawful Good Wizard – joined 8 years ago Game similiar to Beast Signer94.187.XXX.XXX8 years ago
Ah, I remember the Warcraft 3 custom maps so well....There were loads of them, good and bad, and I assume there are still lots of them being made right now.
Sounds like a pretty interesting concept, as I remember playing some levels with only heroes was quite fun. I assume the Monster Master is a hero type character, and his monster has higher stats then normal.

All the details about fusing and catching monsters seem quite interesting, as well as leveling up.
The only thing that I can imagine being annoying is the gameplay itself. I mean, Warcraft 3 is supposed to be a strategy game, and I have tried to play some custom maps in the past, some being better than others of course. It's just the whole top down perspective seems like it'd be complicated to manage some tougher fights( I remember seeing some maps which were so crammed with monsters, that you could barely move at all when fighting).

I'm not sure about the difficulty, but it sounds pretty challenging. I'd like to know if it ever ends though...
Otherwise, sounds like a good Warcraft 3 custom map, which I would try and find if I still had the game...
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Rating Orb E β Hassanico, Lawful Good Wizard – joined 8 years ago sleeping bug?94.187.XXX.XXX8 years ago
Hm.....This is probably strictly reserved to the second chapter, as I can remember fairly well fighting lots of Fungoblins in the forest without ever having Mardek fall asleep....Perhaps this might also apply to other items from chapter 1? I remember not using anything I had from Chapter 1 in the sequel, but it could be that items transferred like that are bugged and lose all effect...
Well, anyway, I can attest that it works in chapter 1, so this is definitely related to Chapter 2.
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Rating Orb E β Hassanico, Lawful Good Wizard – joined 8 years ago My inane, unoriginal rant.94.187.XXX.XXX8 years ago
Well, I personally don't find this rant to be inane and unoriginal at all. In fact, I wholeheartedly support your view.

The forum seems to be basically filled with pseudo-philosophical topics where young adults endlessly oppose their point of views. Most of these subjects are polemic stuff: there is no conclusion, no answer, and it's been discussed many times before. Look at any magazine or newspaper article or television discussion, and you'll find the exact same things being said. There is nothing new or beneficial in these conversations: it's just people expressing their own opinions.

Sure this is a forum for intelligent discussion, but do all the topics have to be the exact same things we hear and see every single day? You can make an intelligent topic that doesn't have to be a polemic issue. Lots of members bring up new inventions and discoveries to discuss sometimes. You can make an intelligent discussion about the games here too (unlike most of the topics about the games which simply ask stupid questions or make badly formulated speculation).

I remember to have been personally annoyed by this at one point. A new member had been flooding the forum with threads discussing such polemic topics (life, death, religion, etc...), and these seemed to be the only active threads in the entire forum. I decided to make a thread about compositions and music, and surprisingly got 0 replies, which annoyed me a great deal when I looked at said philosophical topics and realized all the posts were saying the exact same thing. I remember even Pseudo said he was a bit annoyed by these threads when he came back from his vacation.

I just want to note that in no way do I intend to offend people who enjoy such discussions. It's just that it gets a tad bit overwhelming most of the times.
And with my luck, I'm sure this thread will be mostly ignored so discussions can continue....
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