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by Xaddak
Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:42 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4827
Views: 580995

Re: EVE Online

"Oh, no! Somebody is in our wormhole running one of our sites!"

Assign fighters from carriers to two frigates and warp them in.

Enjoy the extra 14 Guardians! Which are, what... 625 DPS each, somebody said? On top of whatever is already in the site? Your head asplode.
by Xaddak
Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Replies: 363
Views: 49519

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic

Sexism debate: Mon Mothma was one of the leaders of the Rebel Alliance! Actually, in the overall storyline including EU, I think she was pretty much THE leader by the time of the movies, as Bail Organa was dead and Bel Iblis had gone off to do his own thing until the Thrawn trilogy. If THE political...
by Xaddak
Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Replies: 363
Views: 49519

Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic

Sorry to revive this portion of the conversation, but it's been bugging me since I read through the thread. Well, the series is written for archetypes, which tend to be sexist. I find it weird that you'd not be able to get into a game because its origins are sexist, though. I'd think it'd be better ...
by Xaddak
Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4827
Views: 580995

Re: EVE Online

I thought I saw somebody asking if any corps were recruiting, and my corp is, so I'll throw this out here. Our recruitment thread on the fora is here . In short, though, we do wormhole space operations, mostly combat (although rock mining and gas mining are still go), require basic battleship armor ...
by Xaddak
Sat May 22, 2010 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Free chess program for XP
Replies: 5
Views: 1828

Re: Free chess program for XP

I was quite fond of Battle Chess back in the day. Finding it and getting it working, however, is up to you.
by Xaddak
Fri May 21, 2010 1:30 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4827
Views: 580995

Re: EVE Online

Well I already have every racial BS, cruiser and frigate to level 5. There aren't really too many long skills left (that are actually worth training). :lol: If you don't have interceptors or interdictors to 5 you're a slacker. Pfft. If you don't have every racial carrier, dreadnought, and titan ski...
by Xaddak
Sat May 15, 2010 9:42 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 626671

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

If by "health sheet" you mean wounds, then no. I don't think a miner can go insane anyway. He is Miserable, but he didn't wan't to eat when he was Very Unhappy either. Ahahaha. Oh, yes they can. Everything (friendly, not sure about goblins, HFS, and so on...) can go insane - from your Leg...
by Xaddak
Sat May 15, 2010 5:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4827
Views: 580995

Re: EVE Online

I really wish CCP would get rid of bounties for killing rats. Ehh... it's a nice dream, people actually having to play the game for monies, but the lowsec/nullsec ratters would either go do missions (probably on an alt) or quit the game. If you got rid of missions too, then they almost certainly wo...
by Xaddak
Mon May 10, 2010 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 626671

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

How much do you want to bet there will be both magma-safe and water-breathing tunneling creatures, though?

Nice to know that Dwarven Rapture will become a requirement, though.
by Xaddak
Wed May 05, 2010 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 626671

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

...and now I have an image in my head, of a war-torn field on some strange planet, painted black with various alien bloods, Space Marines and Tyranids and Eldar and Orks involved in a four-way endless brawl to determine the ruler of the planet... and suddenly a dwarf wagon lands in the middle of it....
by Xaddak
Wed May 05, 2010 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 626671

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

I think he is saying scatter die determine the placement of the wagon, which is why it lands in silly places, like on a stream.
by Xaddak
Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4827
Views: 580995

Re: EVE Online

Ive been meaning to try this, but I dont really have the cash to pay every month. How difficult is it to get enough in game money to pay each month? Not terribly difficult, but it wouldn't be something a new character could achieve right away. It'd be a couple months of playing at the very least, a...
by Xaddak
Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:35 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: EVE Online
Replies: 4827
Views: 580995

Re: EVE Online

If you want to get into mining, read this: http://www.eve-wiki.net/index.php?title ... ning_Guide

All of it.
by Xaddak
Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:50 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 626671

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Thread, or other stuff, like syrup.
by Xaddak
Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 626671

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Are you sure you're actually planting rope weed? Rope weed grows above ground. Perhaps you mean pig tail, which grows underground? Either way (you could just be trying an above-ground fort for all I know), you have to process the plant into thread at a farmer's workshop. The dwarf's title in the uni...
by Xaddak
Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 626671

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

It isn't just military skills, it seems like ALL skills raise a lot more slowly. This is probably a result of not gaining attribute points every time they level in a skill. It used to be a miner would level in mining so they would mine faster, and they then gained a strength point so they would mine...
by Xaddak
Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Kick-Ass [Spoilers]
Replies: 35
Views: 5510

Re: Kick-Ass [Spoilers]

Best movie I've seen in a loooooong time. Utterly ridiculous but still somehow consistent enough to maintain plausibility and immersion, like Dr. McNinja.

And we all know how good Dr. McNinja is.
by Xaddak
Tue Apr 13, 2010 1:17 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 626671

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Cave-ins also create vacuums and pull things toward them that were sitting several tiles away from the edge of the collapse. Like anvils.

Seriously, it took me ages to get it out of the aquifer-trench it fell into.
by Xaddak
Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:41 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Hypothetical: Nintendo is making an MMO...
Replies: 50
Views: 4200

Re: Hypothetical: Nintendo is making an MMO...

Super Smash Brothers Onlinecraft.

Also known as a sign of the Gaming Apocalypse.
by Xaddak
Sat Apr 10, 2010 5:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Why do we look for realism in games?
Replies: 72
Views: 7820

Re: Why do we look for realism in games?

I have one requirement for graphics in a game: that they don't hurt my eyes due to being too blurry/dark/light and keep me peering at the screen trying to figure out if that is a shadow or a guy waiting to kill me or just dust on my screen. Other than that, have a field day. If you want to make me g...
by Xaddak
Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 626671

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Some testing last night proved that water cannons are in fact effective weapons now. I didn't get to do much with them, but a friend of mine on Vent said something about his miner bouncing off two walls and leaving bloodstains while being propelled by water. Invincible creature < water cannon + ten ...
by Xaddak
Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:01 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 626671

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

So I turned off the Underdark, and it seems to have disabled all underground plants... interesting.
by Xaddak
Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 626671

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Well, wrestling is also painfully useless at this point (as in six dwarves wrestling a blizzard man will starve to death before the blizzard man dies of his entire body being ruined ). So I don't think there is even much point in having a civilian attack a thief other than maybe to pin it down and w...
by Xaddak
Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Farmville is beating Valve.
Replies: 37
Views: 5286

Re: Farmville is beating Valve.

So would I, but it shouldn't take 2-3 years to develop a 10 hour episode of a game.
by Xaddak
Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 626671

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

I am now six for six on finding the Underdark RIGHT where I wanted my fort to go. I just tried changing Cavern Layer Number, Cavern Layer Openness Min and Max, Cavern Layer Passage Density Min and Max, and Water Layer Min and Max each to 0. I'll report on my findings.
by Xaddak
Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 626671

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

My fort got annihilated. Got a goblin ambush that was only discovered once they were past my drawbridge, so they basically had Fun with me. By the time the last goblin died, about half of my dwarves were injured, some 30 were dead, and my dwarves were slowly cascading into berserk insanity, one by o...
by Xaddak
Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Farmville is beating Valve.
Replies: 37
Views: 5286

Re: Farmville is beating Valve.

Valve won against Zynga, not yet against Bioware. Ah. Well, to be fair, this thread was about Valve vs. Zynga, and nobody had actually even mentioned Bioware until just now (including you), so it was a pretty reasonable assumption that I made. Not like we need a second thread for Valve vs. Bioware ...
by Xaddak
Mon Apr 05, 2010 10:36 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Farmville is beating Valve.
Replies: 37
Views: 5286

Re: Farmville is beating Valve.

The Mighty Thesaurus wrote:Valve won, no thanks to Decker


LTK wrote:Valve is going to win for sure. In the previous round they rallied the Steam army, and we all remember the last time they did that in a popularity contest.


You may want to put that in past tense.
by Xaddak
Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 626671

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

I should bring my fire-lizards back. They were AWESOME.

For those who don't know, they were basically a flying cross between an imp and a cat (they would shoot fireballs AND chase vermin). And they could be trained to be war fire lizards.
by Xaddak
Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:44 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Farmville is beating Valve.
Replies: 37
Views: 5286

Re: Farmville is beating Valve.

Whew.

This was a triumph!
by Xaddak
Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 626671

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Why do people use floodgates? As long as you're not making channels wider than two tiles, doors are faster, easier to install, and can be used for normal fortress furnishings if you make to many or don't like the colors. How are you supposed to close the door then, after all the water has rushed th...
by Xaddak
Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Why do we look for realism in games?
Replies: 72
Views: 7820

Re: Why do we look for realism in games?

Lazar wrote:
Xaddak wrote:I don't know. I've always lived by the rule that gameplay trumps realism.

I believe the term is, Rule of Cool.


I believe the term is, "Gameplay trumps realism", and optionally, "screw TV tropes".
by Xaddak
Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 626671

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Keldaran: draft them or employ them. There's a LOT of jobs to do. Caverns: kind of cool, except for that I'm 3 for 3 on finding a HUGE one right in the middle of where I wanted to start digging my fort out from. I'm on a haunted tundra. There's no goddamn trees, there's invincible blizzard men and w...
by Xaddak
Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:14 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 626671

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

Caverns: kind of cool, except for that I'm 3 for 3 on finding a HUGE one right in the middle of where I wanted to start digging my fort out from. I'm on a haunted tundra. There's no goddamn trees, there's invincible blizzard men and werewolves and skelk and I don't know what else, and random collaps...
by Xaddak
Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 626671

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

I just had a polar bear guzzle 46 units of wine and then run off with 4 plump helmets.

I hope it dies of alcohol poisoning.
by Xaddak
Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:08 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Why do we look for realism in games?
Replies: 72
Views: 7820

Re: Why do we look for realism in games?

Because Unreal Tournament 2004 SUCKED. It was terrible, being able to jump like a madman from hovering train-things while using your triple-barrel autofire rocket launcher or precision lase- wait, no, that was fucking awesome. Because Battlefield 2142 SUCKED. I mean, come on. Shooting your little es...
by Xaddak
Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:19 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: DF Succession 3.0
Replies: 113
Views: 9734

Re: DF Succession 3.0

I like FPS > 1, so can we please not have 600 below ground layers? Even flat maps tend to have 25-50 underground layers. Considering in old DF a flat map had 15 underground layers, do we really need more?
by Xaddak
Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already.
Replies: 4583
Views: 626671

Re: You gotta get into Dwarf Fortress if you haven't already

My crossbowdwarf, without any ammo, just took on four ice wolves. He killed two, one ran off, and the other... dematerialized, I guess? It isn't on the units list at all anymore. This is just after embarking, so his skills weren't that high. His name isn't Cog. I'm confused. 'Kulet' can't be the new...
by Xaddak
Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: DF Succession 3.0
Replies: 113
Views: 9734

Re: DF Succession 3.0

I had Dwarf Fortress down to a science. DF2010 makes me feel stupid and newbish. Oh, yes you will. We all will...

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