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by pieaholicx
Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:23 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: To MMORPG, or not to MMORPG
Replies: 48
Views: 5687

Re: To MMORPG, or not to MMORPG

So, I guess everyone forgot about Guild Wars, huh? Guild Wars is different, yes, however seeing as how it's all run through NCSoft who has enough money from the City of games, and Lineage 2 to support that as a side project, not to mention the fact that you have to pay the price of a normal game fo...
by pieaholicx
Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: To MMORPG, or not to MMORPG
Replies: 48
Views: 5687

Re: To MMORPG, or not to MMORPG

So, I guess everyone forgot about Guild Wars, huh? Guild Wars is different, yes, however seeing as how it's all run through NCSoft who has enough money from the City of games, and Lineage 2 to support that as a side project, not to mention the fact that you have to pay the price of a normal game fo...
by pieaholicx
Sat Feb 02, 2008 4:42 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Rambo
Replies: 30
Views: 3451

Re: Rambo

Azrael001 wrote:You forgot the running bits.

Oh right, I forgot to add runs right before the non-stare bits.
by pieaholicx
Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Steam
Replies: 162
Views: 39513

Re: steam

Yeah, you guys might want to seriously look into that. It shouldn't be doing that. <.<
by pieaholicx
Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: To MMORPG, or not to MMORPG
Replies: 48
Views: 5687

Re: To MMORPG, or not to MMORPG

for a mumorpuguh, I'd essentially be paying to use a couple of servers in a closet somewhere, No, actually, you're paying for the servers, the connection, the content, customer service, GMs, management, programmers (to make more official content), etc. That's quite a few salaries being paid. I can ...
by pieaholicx
Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Steam
Replies: 162
Views: 39513

Re: steam

Amnesiasoft wrote:My password is saved, and it crashes when started without an internet connection, so it probably doesn't matter either way.

You might want to look into that then. All that's happened to me is I get the dialog asking if I want to retry or start in offline mode.
by pieaholicx
Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: MMO Recommendations?
Replies: 41
Views: 4878

Re: MMO Recommendations?

The crafting system was added well after the game's creation, and seems to be kind of second rate. The items are helpful, but you can probably go without them.
by pieaholicx
Fri Feb 01, 2008 4:59 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Rambo
Replies: 30
Views: 3451

Re: Rambo

My IMDB review (there's something of spoilers in there): I came to this movie expecting to see action, and lots of it. I was expecting violence at least every 5 minutes. What I got was a lot of staring, and maybe a half hour total of action. Let me review the plot: People die, stare, stare, stare at...
by pieaholicx
Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Steam
Replies: 162
Views: 39513

Re: steam

Even completely offline games are unplayable without an internet connection. Wut? I've played all my offline games without having an internet connection. Granted, I believe you either have to save your password, or manually go into offline mode (at some point) before you can do this. To be honest, ...
by pieaholicx
Fri Feb 01, 2008 12:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Steam
Replies: 162
Views: 39513

Re: steam

Even completely offline games are unplayable without an internet connection. Wut? I've played all my offline games without having an internet connection. Granted, I believe you either have to save your password, or manually go into offline mode (at some point) before you can do this. To be honest, ...
by pieaholicx
Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Remapping the windows key (Linux)
Replies: 10
Views: 6973

Re: Remapping the windows key (Linux)

Whereas if you use KDE letter combinationing is possible (through the KDE Control Center). I have Windows-E open Konqueror because it's just that convenient. It works as a modifier in Xubuntu also. Okay, so GNOME sucks in this aspect. If you really want to remap your windows key with other keys you...
by pieaholicx
Wed Jan 30, 2008 11:11 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Otakon 2008
Replies: 47
Views: 9678

Re: Otakon 2008

We've had no news since late last year, except that the Otakorp president has stepped down for personal reasons.
by pieaholicx
Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:07 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Remapping the windows key (Linux)
Replies: 10
Views: 6973

Re: Remapping the windows key (Linux)

Actually, just the Windows key is the only special key that can't be combined with anything but Alt/Ctrl/Shift. It acts like a letter key in that respect.
by pieaholicx
Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:49 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Remapping the windows key (Linux)
Replies: 10
Views: 6973

Re: Remapping the windows key (Linux)

Hello. I use Linux. My keyboard has a windows key. I don't need the windows key. What would really be nice, however, would be something that opens the terminal. Maybe I could use it as something like the ctrl key, and pressing windows-f might open firefox, windows-m might open my music player. That...
by pieaholicx
Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1713
Views: 369109

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Aleril wrote:
thecommabandit wrote:
Aleril wrote:
Jauss wrote:I really love everything about this show.


I really love everything about.... actually nevermind. We've gone there too many times.


I whole-heartedly agree. She's awesome.


Dont.... make... me... go... there...

You know I will.

Yeah...I'll be right beside you when you go there...
by pieaholicx
Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Books you just bought
Replies: 120
Views: 17360

Re: Books you just bought

My most recent buys have been Brave New World (Aldous Huxley), and Simulacra and Simulation (Jean Baudrillard). I have a few more books I need to get soon though.
by pieaholicx
Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:31 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Otakon 2008
Replies: 47
Views: 9678

Re: Otakon 2008

I'm staying at the Renaissance Harborplace, about 3 blocks from the convention center. I like me some rave.
by pieaholicx
Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:34 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Otakon 2008
Replies: 47
Views: 9678

Re: Otakon 2008

I will be there, as well as Nyarlathotep.
by pieaholicx
Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 48494

Re: Desktops and UIs

Anpheus wrote:That's almost enough RAM to cache a page or two in Firefox.

Woah, Firefox? You crazy? That might be enough for lynx.
by pieaholicx
Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Transfering Firefox Bookmarks
Replies: 13
Views: 3011

Re: Transfering Firefox Bookmarks

nevskey1 wrote:For those interested: the .xpi file is a backup of nearly all my PC Firefox settings EXCEPT the bookmarks.

Actually, you're a bit off. xpi is usually an extension for a Mozilla program, though it's more or less a generic zip file (can even change extension and open with the windows zip extractor).
by pieaholicx
Mon Jan 28, 2008 9:41 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Rambo
Replies: 30
Views: 3451

Re: Rambo

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:
Azrael001 wrote:I have. It is good, though a little shorter than I expected.

Understatement. I think they made a really good Rambo movie... then edited out the twenty minutes that made it really good.

Hmm, that would make sense.
by pieaholicx
Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Rambo
Replies: 30
Views: 3451

Re: Rambo

Too much character development on a 2 dimensional character, needed more violence.
by pieaholicx
Sun Jan 27, 2008 4:57 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Airbender and Korra - Shyamalan's Masterpiece Animated
Replies: 1713
Views: 369109

Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender

Belial wrote:Where the hell is episode 14. My patience with Canada is wearing thin.

I vote we invade.
by pieaholicx
Fri Jan 25, 2008 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cloverfield [CONTAINS SPOILERS]
Replies: 144
Views: 14982

Re: Cloverfield [CONTAINS SPOILERS]

It is indeed that. If I remember correctly the site for that fictional company said that a satellite had fallen there at that date.
by pieaholicx
Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477563

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

JayDee wrote:
pieaholicx wrote:Then will probably read Dante's Inferno.
Just the Inferno? Then again, I've been meaning to finish Purgatorio and read Paradiso for what, the last half dozen years.

I only own Inferno. I'll probably pick up the rest at some point, but I have other books to read first.
by pieaholicx
Fri Jan 25, 2008 12:46 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0375: "Pod Bay Doors"
Replies: 123
Views: 38342

Re: "Pod Bay Doors" Discussion

Greatest comic ever.
by pieaholicx
Thu Jan 24, 2008 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Crappier games being released?
Replies: 119
Views: 8028

Re: Crappier games being released?

As for it being harder to introduce a game that's not a sequel, it seems that these days are all about brand recognition. Do you think many people would have bought Halo 3 if they had changed the graphics and released it under an unrelated name? O...kay... so what? So the reason it's harder to intr...
by pieaholicx
Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Crappier games being released?
Replies: 119
Views: 8028

Re: Crappier games being released?

What I am disliking was the writing off of FFXI's story just because it's an MMO. While it won't make your character as involved in the story as the rest of the games, there is a lot of backstory and the individual plots are good too. Well, I never actually played it due to being an MMO. Being an M...
by pieaholicx
Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Crappier games being released?
Replies: 119
Views: 8028

Re: Crappier games being released?

I'm not sure what some of you have against the FF storylines (I'm thinking of FF3 and FF7 here... American releases). Perhaps a comparison, or something you feel is better? FFT had more subterfuge then the cold war, and was EXCELLENT, both gameplaywise and storyline wise. FF3 was more involved then...
by pieaholicx
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:55 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: New characters for Soul Calibur 4 (theoretical)
Replies: 41
Views: 7478

Re: New characters for Soul Calibur 4 (theoretical)

SecondTalon wrote:I want to see Capcom Vs. Marvel Vs. DC Vs. Image Vs. Mortal Kombat Vs. Tekken Vs. Shaq Fu.

Is that asking for too much?

Woah there, Shaq Fu? Come on, that's crazy. The rest is fine though.
by pieaholicx
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Crappier games being released?
Replies: 119
Views: 8028

Re: Crappier games being released?

I blame EA and their diabolical plot to systematically destroy the Video Games industry. Shit, that makes more sense than my reply. And.. yeah... RPGs require you to think about tactics to survive. There's more to the RPG genre than the turn-based stuff Japan produces. But that's a whole other disc...
by pieaholicx
Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Crappier games being released?
Replies: 119
Views: 8028

Re: Crappier games being released?

That said, I think there are a lot of ways that video games are stagnating. It's getting harder and harder to introduce a new title that isn't a sequel. People keep saying this, and I have no idea what they're talking about. And what's so bad about a sequel? Is a game worse for being a sequel? Beca...
by pieaholicx
Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?
Replies: 1821
Views: 477563

Re: What are you readioactive now(and other book related stuff)?

Finished Fahrenheit 451 , and am moving on to The Children of Men . Then I need to do another bookstore run. Probably pick up We , and Brave New World at least. I couldn't do it...I just couldn't. The pace and style of The Children of Men reminded me of 1984 , which bored me half-to-death. So inste...
by pieaholicx
Thu Jan 24, 2008 12:49 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: New characters for Soul Calibur 4 (theoretical)
Replies: 41
Views: 7478

Re: New characters for Soul Calibur 4 (theoretical)

Oh, and I think the blue Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots robot would be awesome too.
by pieaholicx
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:04 am UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 48494

Re: Desktops and UIs

Okay, well I have GNOME, KDE, XFCE, and E17 installed on my system. So far I'm like GNOME the most, though XFCE is nice. The problem I have with it is that I can't find a way to tell it that my mouse is a touchpad and that I do not want it to touch-to-click.
by pieaholicx
Wed Jan 23, 2008 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Feature-Rich Linux
Replies: 35
Views: 9113

Re: Feature-Rich Linux

I believe the goal of Ubuntu is to make a simpler form of Linux, so yeah, it'll be simpler. However, what do you mean exactly by simple?

Also, for eye-candy on Ubuntu:
Ubuntu Art
Gnome Look
Kubuntu Art
KDE Look

They also have sites for xfce and E17 if you'd like to use either of those.
by pieaholicx
Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Crappier games being released?
Replies: 119
Views: 8028

Re: Crappier games being released?

Is Circle of Doom bad? I was thinking about getting it, but if it's bad... As for the general state of RPGs, I believe that it's a temporary slump. For the past few years the push has been in the MMORPG market, with such games as WoW, FFXI, EverQuest, etc. making it look like a highly profitable are...
by pieaholicx
Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:07 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Forum Software
Replies: 11
Views: 10107

Forum Software

Which ones do you prefer, both from a user and an administrator perspective? From a user perspective I like vBulletin and phpBB mostly. From an admin perspective I like IP.Board, but haven't really tried vBulletin's much. vBulletin seems to be well built, and everything is properly categorized in th...
by pieaholicx
Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:54 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Best *nix Desktop Environment/Window Manager/whatever
Replies: 243
Views: 48494

Re: Desktops and UIs

KDE seems pretty ugly to me. Then again, I'm against the current trend of making UIs bigger, like huge buttons or text for a "Web 2.0 style" site. I've managed to get a nice theme going for my GNOME, so I'm good with that. Has anybody used Enlightenment ? I'm thinking about using it, but I...
by pieaholicx
Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Cloverfield [CONTAINS SPOILERS]
Replies: 144
Views: 14982

Re: Cloverfield [CONTAINS SPOILERS]

Anpheus wrote:(be that water or medicated shampoo.)
I have a stockpile of Head & Shoulders just in case...

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