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drwayne

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My wife is into it big time.<br /><br />Wayne <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p>"1) Give no quarter; 2) Take no prisoners; 3) Sink everything."  Admiral Jackie Fisher</p> </div>
 
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chebby

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Ouch, I hope she still gives you enough attention. I know some ppl that play it 24/7 (I am not there yet <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" />) and completely wreck their personal lives. As they often say: "Outside is a myth".
 
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derekmcd

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Quite the enjoyable game. It can be engrossing and time consuming... but worth it <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <div> </div><br /><div><span style="color:#0000ff" class="Apple-style-span">"If something's hard to do, then it's not worth doing." - Homer Simpson</span></div> </div>
 
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chebby

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Yes, Warcraft used to be an RTS game (and not a very good one in my POV, because of lack of good AOE weapons.)<br /><br />This one has been <strike>perverted</strike> improved into something completely different. The appeal of it is mostly communication and interaction with other people (akin to a message board) while doing something fun at the same time. Most ppl use headphones for easier communication. <br /><br />The most interesting part is that there are 2 factions: Aliance and Horde, and members of these functions cannot communicate. So very often you are faced with fight/flee choices that are very lifelike, but occasionally interfaction cooperation takes place to take out common foes (dragons, aliens, etc.)
 
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elguapoguano

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Most of my fellow tech buddies at work are hooked on that game. That is all they want to talk about, that is till I change the subject to Football. I don't play, but I've never been much of a PC gamer. This WOW thing is the new "Evercrack"... <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font color="#ff0000"><u><em>Don't let your sig line incite a gay thread ;>)</em></u></font> </div>
 
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drwayne

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She plays mostly late at night. (Most of the time after I am in bed).<br /><br />Wayne <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p>"1) Give no quarter; 2) Take no prisoners; 3) Sink everything."  Admiral Jackie Fisher</p> </div>
 
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jmilsom

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If that is like the original Warcraft, no. I do not have much time for computer games these days and if I play I like to relax. Real-time games stress me out. The first few levels are fine, but it is not long before you are being obliterated Real Time and there is nothing for it but more practice. I find that very stressful. Oblivion is my game of choice. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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chebby

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evercrack...hehe, that's funny<br /><br />I'm thinking of getting Oblivion for work where I can't play online games as the ports are closed, but not sure if the older graphics cards would work with it. I have pent 2.8Gz wtih Intel® Extreme Graphics 2, do you think that'll work? UT and Halflife work just fine.
 
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jmilsom

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The minimum requirements for Oblivion are:<br /><br />Windows XP, 512MB System RAM, 2Ghz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent, 128MB Direct 3D compatible video card and DirectX 9.0 compatible driver, 8XDVD-ROM, 4.6GB disk space.<br />Although they recommend: 3Ghz Intel or equivalent, 1 GB system RAM, and ATI X800 series or NVIDIA GeForce 6800 series video card or higher.<br /><br />I actually bought my new computer with Oblivion in mind as I have long been an ElderScrolls fan, so I have 2 parallel 2Ghz processors giving me 4Ghz processing power, 2 GB system RAM, and GeForce 7800 video card. It runs flawlessly and rapidly on my system.<br /><br />When each new Elderscrolls episode comes out, they do push technology to the limit and often get complaints because many cannot run them on their systems. The outdoor landscapes, gravity system and AI in this game are unsurpassed. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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avidgamer

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I've played it a few times but it didn't "wow" me. I had fun with it for about 15 hours which is not bad, but it did not have enough non-combat gameplay options to keep me interested.<br /><br />Personally I play on puzzlepirates.com which is a MMPG (Massive Multi-player Puzzle Game) It has quite a few puzzle games for sword fighting, brawling, sailing bilging, navigation, carpentry, alchemy and more. The fact that each "Job" is a different game adds tons of variety to the game play. As you play you can use your earned money to buy clothing, weapons, a home, gamble, or even a pirate ship of your own. <img src="/images/icons/laugh.gif" /><br /><br />
 
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lampblack

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Gee whiz... gotta say that I haven't seriously played a computer game since Roberta Willams quit doing "Kings Quest." <img src="/images/icons/wink.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font color="#0000ff"><strong>Just tell the truth and let the chips fall...</strong></font> </div>
 
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lampblack

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But come to think of it... I know about this kind of addiction, due to my own most serious online game addiction which happened back in the old BBS days.<br /><br />Does anyone else remember something called "Crossroads?" It was entirely text-based -- but multi-user. You could choose a character from one of four major orientations (air, earth, fire and water). It had a well-mapped landscape (which I finally memorized in its entirety). Once you obtained the talismans from the main temple in each of the four realms, you got promoted to godhood.<br /><br />I wasted a huge <i>chunk</i> of my <i>life</i> on that game back in the mid-1990s. On the upside, I became pretty knowledgeable about how to obtain godhood from each of the four major orientations.<br /><br />I would be afraid to get involved in something like World of Warcraft for fear that it would suck me in in exactly the same way. And it would. <img src="/images/icons/wink.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font color="#0000ff"><strong>Just tell the truth and let the chips fall...</strong></font> </div>
 
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strandedonearth

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I used to play Star Wars Galaxies, until Sony drove a good chunk of the established player base to WoW by chasing the new player market.<br /><br />That Puzzle Pirates sounds kinda interesting...
 
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Kalstang

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Ok not really sure where this would go but have seen other games put here so...<br /><br />Does anyone play WoW? If so what type of charactors do you play? What server? What race?<br /><br />I do. My main is a Troll hunter on Khaz Modan. I must admit though that the only reason that i'm playing it is to pass the time away until Star Trek: Online starts up. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font color="#ffff00"><p><font color="#3366ff">I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer.</font> <br /><font color="#ff0000">"Imagination is more important then Knowledge" ~Albert Einstien~</font> <br /><font color="#cc99ff">Guns dont kill people. People kill people</font>.</p></font><p><font color="#ff6600">Solar System</font></p> </div>
 
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johnsje

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Used to play, but I find it such a time dump that I had to quit. It was fun for a while though, but got old.
 
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a_lost_packet_

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I still play on occasion to pass time with friends that no longer live nearby. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font size="1">I put on my robe and wizard hat...</font> </div>
 
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a_lost_packet_

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<font color="yellow">LSBD - WoW = Everquest II for dummies</font><br /><br />EQ = kill rat, kill rat, kill rat, pay SOE, kill rat, kill rat, kill rat, pay SOE, kill rat, kill rat, kill rat, pay SOE<br />EQII = kill rat, kill rat, pay SOE, kill rat, pay SOE, kill rat, kill rat, pay SOE, kill rat, pay SOE, kill rat, kill rat, pay SOE<br /><br />:p<br /><br />On a more serious note, WoW has almost too much content now. Not in just places to go but in "play styles" for players to adopt. It's really the best MMORPG in satisfying any gamer's play style that I've seen. Before the latest expansion it wasn't very casual friendly in providing those people with adequate reward for effort and time spent. Now, they seem to have come the closest to anyone in solving that nagging problem that every MMORPG faces. Time will tell.<br /><br />PS - I gave SOE enough money and have the scars and sore butt to prove it. <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font size="1">I put on my robe and wizard hat...</font> </div>
 
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PistolPete

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I guess you could say I'm old fashioned. I still prefer to play my RPGs with a pencil and paper around a table in a darkly lit room. Being able to reach over and smack somebody over the back of the head keeps stupid comments down to a minimum. <img src="/images/icons/wink.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p><em>So, again we are defeated. This victory belongs to the farmers, not us.</em></p><p><strong>-Kambei Shimada from the movie Seven Samurai</strong></p> </div>
 
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lsbd

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<font color="yellow">EQ = kill rat, kill rat, kill rat, pay SOE, kill rat, kill rat, kill rat, pay SOE, kill rat, kill rat, kill rat, pay SOE <br />EQII = kill rat, kill rat, pay SOE, kill rat, pay SOE, kill rat, kill rat, pay SOE, kill rat, pay SOE, kill rat, kill rat, pay SOE <br /><br />:p <br /></font><br /><br />And just how is that any different from WoW? The only difference I've seen is that in EQ & EQII you get a wider variety of rats to kill. <img src="/images/icons/wink.gif" /><br /><br />Oh, and the tradeskill/crafting in EQII beats WoW's hands down any day. <br /><br />but i must confess, it's been well over a year since I played WoW. that was back when you only had 4 classes to choose from
 
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a_lost_packet_

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<font color="yellow">LSBD - And just how is that any different from WoW?</font><br /><br />A point that I'm well aware of. Yet, for me, there seems to be a better balance between killing rats and doing different things in WoW than in EQII. Most MMORPGs have similar models. Right now, WoW seems to have the better general model, IMO. (I only eval'd EQII for a week or so but did keep tabs on people I knew who were playing it.)<br /><br /><font color="yellow">Oh, and the tradeskill/crafting in EQII beats WoW's hands down any day. </font><br /><br />Just about any MMORPG's tradeskilling/crafting beats WoW's. It's gotten better but WoW is definitely not for those who enjoy creating "crafting" characters. Crafting is a means to an end in WoW and definitely not the "game within the game" that many MMORPGs make it to be. That's a pity too as there are many excellent crafting models out there to choose from in games that just plainly suck... They should have adopted one of those.<br /><br /><font color="yellow">but i must confess, it's been well over a year since I played WoW. that was back when you only had 4 classes to choose from</font><br /><br />I stopped playing just before the latest expansion "The Burning Crusade." I picked it back up recently and switched from my old hardcore-raiding playstyle to a casual "I'm just playing occasionally to have some fun with RL friends" mode of play. The game has definitely changed due to TBC. It's a much different game than it was. There's much more for casual players to do and feel rewarded for doing it. Before TBC in order to really enjoy the game and have a good sense of accomplishment, you followed the old EQ model - "Raid or Die." Now, not necessarily so. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <font size="1">I put on my robe and wizard hat...</font> </div>
 
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larper

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<blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr /><p>I guess you could say I'm old fashioned. I still prefer to play my RPGs with a pencil and paper around a table in a darkly lit room. <p><hr /></p></p></blockquote><br />And pizza. Don't forget the pizza.<br /><br />Tabletop is still the best, but it's getting harder and harder to get a group together. So, EQII fills the need for me, for now. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><strong><font color="#ff0000">Vote </font><font color="#3366ff">Libertarian</font></strong></p> </div>
 
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lsbd

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I hate "raiding" even if they are planned well in advance, you usually spend at least 45 minutes waiting for everyone to show up. then you spend a couple of hours minimum slogging thru some dungeon getting next to zero XP and racking up a hefty repair bill and all for the off chance that some piece of fable gear might drop. And if it does drop, it is usually something your class can't use. And if it actually is something you can use, you have to out roll the 4 or 5 other guys of your class in the raid to get it.<br /><br />The thing I like about EQII is that there seems to be plenty of solo quests (many of which do not include killing rats <img src="/images/icons/wink.gif" />) that you can do at any level. I am currently playing a lvl 72 conjurer and I haven't played in a group in several months.
 
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