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(Fox News)   Viking sword discovered. Still waiting on test results to find out its attack value against giants and undead   ( foxnews.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Archaeology, sword, Viking sword, well-preserved Viking sword, Glacier, Oppland County Council, Glacier Archaeology Program, Ice  
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2017-09-12 01:21:23 PM  
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2017-09-12 01:28:19 PM  
Forget the Giants, I just hope that it's useful against the Packers.
 
2017-09-12 03:17:00 PM  
Is it vanq? If it's not vanq, don't bother

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2017-09-12 03:17:32 PM  
I accidentally scrolled down to the comments before I realized I was on foxnews.com and ma always said misery loves company, sooo...

olddesertrat
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Use some critical thinking for a minute....what is wrong with this paragraph?: "In his email to Fox News, Pilø explained that retreating glaciers and ice patches have revealed a trove of artifacts in Oppland County. "We have more than half of such finds worldwide, the oldest dating back 6,000 years," he said. "The retreat of mountain glaciers and ice patches here in Oppland is part of a worldwide phenomenon linked to climate change." Problem: Ice Ages last 100,000 years. Any human artifacts revealed by retreating glaciers and ice patches would have to be over 100,000 years old if human caused climate change theory is correct. The fact that human artifacts less than 10,000 years old are being found under retreating ice proves beyond doubt that climate has been much warmer than now in past 10,000 years. And since their were no cars 6,000 years ago...humans did not cause that warming...it was natural.
 
2017-09-12 03:21:58 PM  
What about gazebos?
 
2017-09-12 03:31:47 PM  

China White Tea: I accidentally scrolled down to the comments before I realized I was on foxnews.com and ma always said misery loves company, sooo...

olddesertrat
17m
Use some critical thinking for a minute....what is wrong with this paragraph?: "In his email to Fox News, Pilø explained that retreating glaciers and ice patches have revealed a trove of artifacts in Oppland County. "We have more than half of such finds worldwide, the oldest dating back 6,000 years," he said. "The retreat of mountain glaciers and ice patches here in Oppland is part of a worldwide phenomenon linked to climate change." Problem: Ice Ages last 100,000 years. Any human artifacts revealed by retreating glaciers and ice patches would have to be over 100,000 years old if human caused climate change theory is correct. The fact that human artifacts less than 10,000 years old are being found under retreating ice proves beyond doubt that climate has been much warmer than now in past 10,000 years. And since their were no cars 6,000 years ago...humans did not cause that warming...it was natural.


I'm glad I'm not such a partisan lunatic that I can't even read a neat story about cool artifacts without feeling like big science is trying to pull a fast one on me.

Those poor people...
 
2017-09-12 03:32:19 PM  

edrick: What about gazebos?


All Viking swords are +2 against all forms of gazebo, except dire gazebos, against which they are +1
 
2017-09-12 03:36:59 PM  
But what about trolls?  You don't see many giants or undead, but trolls are pretty rampant in this age.
 
2017-09-12 03:47:41 PM  

GRCooper: Is it vanq? If it's not vanq, don't bother

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I should know what game that is.
 
2017-09-12 03:49:41 PM  

ArkPanda: GRCooper: Is it vanq? If it's not vanq, don't bother

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I should know what game that is.


Battletoads.  Gamestop has it.
 
2017-09-12 03:51:32 PM  

Promo Sapien: ArkPanda: GRCooper: Is it vanq? If it's not vanq, don't bother

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I should know what game that is.

Battletoads.  Gamestop has it.


No, it's Skyrim.  Battletoads doesn't have viking swords!
 
2017-09-12 03:52:51 PM  

ArkPanda: GRCooper: Is it vanq? If it's not vanq, don't bother

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I should know what game that is.


UO
 
2017-09-12 03:52:57 PM  

ArkPanda: GRCooper: Is it vanq? If it's not vanq, don't bother

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I should know what game that is.


Ultima Online. The model that MMO's could have followed, but they went towards Everquest instead.
 
2017-09-12 03:56:51 PM  
Interesting find. I watched the video on it, didn't bother with the article or comments (thank goodness).

But the video had some neat info. Not sure about the "It seemed the viking only took his longsword with him" bit. Since nothing else was found, not even bone, then I would conclude that the viking simply dropped it. Either by accident or because the viking needed to drop unnecessary weight. At that altitude, survival is more important than a family heirloom or worrying about enemy raiders. So it seems more plausible to me that the viking simply dropped it and moved on likely with an axe.
 
2017-09-12 03:57:54 PM  

Occam's Disposable Razor: ArkPanda: GRCooper: Is it vanq? If it's not vanq, don't bother

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I should know what game that is.

Ultima Online. The model that MMO's could have followed, but they went towards Everquest instead.


Oh god... no... have you been on a pvp Ark server? f- that, I'd rather play a good story than to deal with shiatheels in game.
 
2017-09-12 04:14:40 PM  

Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: Occam's Disposable Razor: ArkPanda: GRCooper: Is it vanq? If it's not vanq, don't bother

[img.fark.net image 224x193]

I should know what game that is.

Ultima Online. The model that MMO's could have followed, but they went towards Everquest instead.

Oh god... no... have you been on a pvp Ark server? f- that, I'd rather play a good story than to deal with shiatheels in game.


I agree.  I think it's more like UO almost strangled the genre in its cradle.  People can't handle 100% PVP.
 
2017-09-12 04:48:00 PM  
Ugh, identify spells are farking lame. Just give me the loot and let me compare it in town, like you do that anyway. Then I don't have to pick up Rimeheart or Blackthorne's or whatever.
 
2017-09-12 04:50:50 PM  

Burr: Promo Sapien: ArkPanda: GRCooper: Is it vanq? If it's not vanq, don't bother

[img.fark.net image 224x193]

I should know what game that is.

Battletoads.  Gamestop has it.

No, it's Skyrim.  Battletoads doesn't have viking swords!


Specifically, Skyrim for the Wii.
 
2017-09-12 05:21:35 PM  

ArkPanda: Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: Occam's Disposable Razor: ArkPanda: GRCooper: Is it vanq? If it's not vanq, don't bother

[img.fark.net image 224x193]

I should know what game that is.

Ultima Online. The model that MMO's could have followed, but they went towards Everquest instead.

Oh god... no... have you been on a pvp Ark server? f- that, I'd rather play a good story than to deal with shiatheels in game.

I agree.  I think it's more like UO almost strangled the genre in its cradle.  People can't handle 100% PVP.


I could handle the 100% PVP.  I couldn't handle the horrible glitches which actively prevented me from playing the game for more than two months of my initial three month subscription.

/I did not renew
 
2017-09-12 07:11:09 PM  
I liked UO.  It was a pretty good illustration of how worldly goods are transitory.  Just make friends with a blacksmith and have them on speed dial.

I even had pre-Trammel player housing.
 
2017-09-12 08:51:49 PM  
A number of archeologists have gone into the glacier retreating business.  Either they didn't make the Egypt/Turkey/Iraq/Iran cut or they found funding in other places for "local" digs.
 
2017-09-12 09:49:17 PM  
Is it an Ulfberht? If it's not an Ulfberht, don't bother.
 
2017-09-13 12:03:38 PM  

PunkTiger: Is it an Ulfberht? If it's not an Ulfberht, don't bother.


They mentioned the quality of the steel being very high. So while it might not be a true Ulfberht, (having been made by the same people with the inlays in the blade), it could very well still be made from crucible steel.
 
2017-09-13 04:50:57 PM  

PunkTiger: Is it an Ulfberht? If it's not an Ulfberht, don't bother.


Rebellion - Ulfberth
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