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Spazmo
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 10:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Koki wrote:
Shouldn't it be S3ph1r0t15 then?


I wanted a shorter name with fewer numbers in it that represented what a douchebag Susan is. I was also kind of on the spot, but I think it works pretty well.
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St. Toxic
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:39 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I started playing Arcanum about two and a half years ago, and I'm still playing it. Once a month, every month, I load the latest game and scroll through my journal for 30 minutes to see what I was doing last time I played. Then I get bored and quit without saving.

It's amazing when you first start out, especially with all the techno gadgetry and trash-collecting involved, but by the time you've gotten somewhere and become someone, piled all the extra quest things together, got the main part neatly figured out - it's shit. When you hit that mentality, you suddenly see all the flaws in plain view illuminated by a bright light. Music's great doh.
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Thor Kaufman
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:49 am Reply with quoteBack to top

how ubermenschlich. Meine Güte
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Kashluk
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 12:44 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Role playing doesn't necessarily involve even stats and shit. It's about playing a role. So basically, if you went deep in the character of the Space Marine, you could call Doom an RPG.
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Koki
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 3:06 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

That's why this definition sucks tard

Look just go to Wiki read the def and let's end this ok angry
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Kashluk
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 3:16 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

"A role-playing game (RPG) is a type of game in which players assume the roles of characters and collaboratively create narratives. Gameplay progresses according to a predetermined system of rules and guidelines, within which players may improvise freely. Player choices shape the direction and outcome of role-playing games."
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Koki
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 5:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_role-playing_game

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Subhuman
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:18 am Reply with quoteBack to top

"RPG gameplay elements can be found in real-time strategy games, first-person shooters, third-person shooters, and some other types such as massively multiplayer online games. However, games that are actually called just "RPGs" are usually limited to top-down perspective point-and-click and some third-person perspective types."

That sounds about right.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:38 am Reply with quoteBack to top

That wiki crap is just a brainwashing tool created by Bill Cosby and the Chinese government to control our minds. Don't buy into it.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 2:27 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Nein, it can't be true aiee
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 1:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Koki wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_role-playing_game

Please be more specific. icon_confused2
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Koki
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

"In the beginning, God rolled up Adam. He gave him a STR of 12 for which to hunt with, a DEX of 13 so he could deftly avoid predators and door to door Jehova's Witnesses, and an INT of 16 so he would know to avoid the church. He clad him in leather armour and armed him with a sling. He then gave him the necessary living provisions, such as a Bedroll, Iron Rations, Flint and Steel for his...sling..., and Masterwork Thieves Tools. God had Adam on many wondrous adventures alone (soloing) until he was high enough level to have earned a familiar, at which point he rolled up Eve. Adam and Eve went on (in game) to have somewhat in the vicinity of 6 million offspring, all of whom are mindless inbred idiots, though they could buy off those disadvantages by simply removing "brainwashed by a religion" or, "Brainwashed by the Irreligious" from their drawbacks column."
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 3:32 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Anyway, I wanted to say my word about Arcanum:

-crappy combat [worse than Morrowind];
-extremely unbalanced tech/magic sides [magic too cheesy and tech too dull];
-diabloesque levels in which you have to fight millions of similar monsters to find the whatever needed quest item after;
-buggy;
-crashy;
-wierd character development [devs really did not think it through].

What I liked:

-really good music;
-the intro movie;
-some NPCs;
-portraits;
-no loading between indoors/outdoors.

In brief, it's a dream game that actually turned bad. Anyone that refutes that has no credibility, really.

I think it was best for Troika to die actually. They really had the best RPG ideas and dreams but never managed to deliver in any of their 3 games. Best for them to be history.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 4:49 am Reply with quoteBack to top

If those are the things you liked about the game then you have no credit credibility.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 10:20 am Reply with quoteBack to top

vendetta wrote:
Anyone that refutes that has no credibility, really.


Lovely criteria, v. Woe betide rational, reasoned argument.

Disagreement != U R WRONG. icon_drunk
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 1:35 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Perhaps in addition to "suspension of disbelief" we could add "suspension of disenchantment" to account for things that are liked despite glaring flaws.
We just ignore parts we don't like and fill in cracks with our own imaginations.
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Koki
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 5:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Doom 3 OLOLOLOLOLOLOL
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 5:41 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Chapelle? dumb
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 6:10 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Nico, this site rocks.

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