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(WarCry.com)   Curt Schilling: All Star pitcher, 20 game winner, Everquest II defiler   ( eq2.warcry.com) divider line
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2005-06-15 08:19:08 PM  
Sorry WoW is for mmorpg lightweights. Unless you are a pvp'er then it's more hardcore then most any game out there. WoW like EQ has it's game slowing technical defects that the mother ship chooses to ignore and the playerbase tolerates. It will make wow players jump to anything better. EQ 1 is the much richer game in terms of play and content. SWG had a bad play system. I hear it has been revamped. EQ II , well if I was two years old and bored i would play it again. I applaud Schilling for playing and talking now if just more playmate and pornstars would play
2005-06-15 08:23:01 PM  
2005-06-15 08:26:43 PM  
wow. I'm lost.
/next thread.
2005-06-15 08:26:52 PM  
So to get the Amulet of Yendor you have to drink a potion of confusion, then read a scroll of Teleport BUT you need a ring of teleport control. Then it'll ask you what level you want to teleport to (see, LEVEL because you're confused, right? And it asks 'cause of the ring! not random! Woot!) and you say "25" and that takes you to Hell, which is where the Wizard of Yendor is, but you'd better either have a ring of Fire Resistance or have FR as an intrinsic (eat a red dragon, right?) otherwise you'll burn up. And a ring of Conflict is good 'cause then you can get the wizard's hellhounds to kill each other instead of munching on you so much but FIRST you have to levitate over the castle moat (ring or spell) and then DIG into the wall (wand or spell/item)...

It used to be so simple. And with ASCII graphics yet.
2005-06-15 08:28:13 PM  
Wow, that is a wicked old article. I remember reading that a year or two ago...
2005-06-15 08:28:14 PM  
Any of you play SW:Galaxies? Unless this game was farking fantastic, and gave me handjobs, I can't see paying a subscription.

Is it worth the cash?
2005-06-15 08:30:46 PM  
WoW is easy to solo from 1-60. There's no challenge to getting to high levels.

Dungeons are difficult in the game, however, especially if you try to go in with anti-social soloist players who don't know that solo tactics = wipe. Well, yeah, you could solo Ragefire Chasm with a level 45 Whatever, but you'd totally be bottom feeding... and you couldn't do that to Maraudon, Sunken Temple, Stratholme, etc.

So there are challenges to WoW, but they are mostly in managing relationships with good players and keeping a shiatlist of the bad ones very handy. The rest of the game is so trivial, it makes the community stand out a little more (as crappy as MMOG communities can be).

/hopefully Brad McQuaid's next effort will be better than this generation of MMOGs
2005-06-15 08:34:49 PM  
I may be displaying my ignorance here, but what???
2005-06-15 08:36:22 PM  
I have high hopes for Fallen Earth (http://fallenearth.com/)

/not nerd enough to know html
2005-06-15 08:36:24 PM  
In other news, Curt Schilling sits around in his underwear for days playing Evarcrack, drinking dew, pissing in a jug, and not sleeping.
2005-06-15 08:36:49 PM  
As a very recent MMORPG player (WoW baby!), this article is VERY cool.

/Evist, level 36 human mage on Boulderfist, hit me up.
2005-06-15 08:38:17 PM  
Any Twins fans out there might know that OF Lew Ford is a Doom aficionado. (link to the news item reproduced below)

ANAHEIM, CALIF. -- ... Gardenhire was eating dinner with his wife in an Anaheim restaurant Saturday night when he saw outfielder Lew Ford dining with two guys.

Gardenhire assumed they were former teammates, but Ford introduced them as "guys I met on the Internet."

Gardenhire quickly left.

Sunday, Gardenhire brought Ford into the coaches' room to explain. Ford said he met the guys playing the video game "Doom" on the Internet.

"Lew's always entertaining," Gardenhire said.

/I'm a Sox guy myself
2005-06-15 08:38:50 PM  
Careful what you say, or Curt will deliver a critical hit with his +5 bloody sock of slaying.
2005-06-15 08:47:14 PM  
With broadband in rooms, and the original nintendo generation growing up, is it any wonder guys on the road play computer games?

Console will obviously be dominant, but RPG's would run on a laptop and have some continuity players who jet from town to town might like.

Who knows. Those Payton Manning commercials might be getting closer to reality. (your defense is offensive....)
2005-06-15 08:47:27 PM  
Zork rocks.

/Not really, I just wanted to be apart of the discussion.
2005-06-15 08:48:45 PM  
I wish I knew the name of his character, so I could harass him daily. I think Steinbrenner should buy all Yankees fans EQ2 so we could collectively hate this guy.
2005-06-15 08:51:49 PM  
Did anyone else think Curt Hennig? I don't know baseball, and don't know much wrestling, but i knew enough to be afraid that somehow a dead pro wrestler could come back to life and play everquest... although, if it happened for any game, it'd probably be EQ... even when you're dead, you still gotta get your fix

RIP buddy
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2005-06-15 08:53:07 PM  
So does MMORPG really stand for Mostly Men Online Role Playing Girls?

/ducks rotten vegetation
2005-06-15 08:54:07 PM  
Gotta love how fark never misses a chance to suck the RSN's collective phallus.
2005-06-15 09:01:09 PM  
Big shout to all the Guild Wars farkers out there. Any big celebs in our game?
2005-06-15 09:06:39 PM  
Wiping = restarting your character from stratch.

wiping all your statitisics and starting new

nope. It refers to the mass destruction of your entire raid group. It's another way of saying 'wipeout'. A typical scenario is spending two hours organizing and transporting a group of 20-40 people to try and kill 'Monstro Uber X', except Monstro keeps his phat lewts and plays slip-and-slide on his floor with your party's spilt blood.

2005-06-15 09:08:41 PM  
Waiting for D&D online myself.
2005-06-15 09:16:44 PM  

very funny video of a raid wipeout =)
2005-06-15 09:19:47 PM  
ZaxTrax: which is probably the most complicated geeky WW2 reenactment game out there

Not the most, but might be the best of the hex-and-chit wargames out there. I heard that he bought it to keep it around as well- not like just a random investment
2005-06-15 09:24:12 PM  
snak13: Waiting for D&D online myself.

Online? How can I use my lucky dice if it's online?
2005-06-15 09:25:16 PM  
Lightning Bolt! Lightning Bolt!
2005-06-15 09:25:38 PM  
nothing like paid propaganda...

lies in total and partial... ask any experienced EQ2 player

last year and a half my ass, half year old game.
2005-06-15 09:32:12 PM  
PeterLemonjello: You are never going to get laid

Funny, I just had sex and I am fixing to turn on WoW, kinda proves your theory wrong.

I wasnt into it either till my recent shoulder surgery made me have to sit at home and basically do nothing all day.

Dont know what I will do one I have to go back to work, still, I made it up to lvl 30 in under 2 weeks.
2005-06-15 09:34:23 PM  
That leroy vid was staged. And it is not funny.
2005-06-15 09:39:20 PM  
2005-06-15 09:41:33 PM  
gee submitter, where did you find the link?

2005-06-15 09:45:48 PM  
Leeroy. Two E's. And from what I hear, he can't get in a guild now.
What I found the most annoying about the Leeroy gag is that now, you will be with a group and come to the Egg Room, and some jackass will actually pull a Leeroy. I've seen it happen at least once. Good way to get blacklisted.

WoW - Lvl 50 NE Hunter, Lvl 60 Dwarf Hunter, and several alts along the way including warlock, mage, and priest, all on your friendly Durotar server.

/is a girl
//is married
///actually gets laid
////likes the slashies
2005-06-15 09:48:50 PM  
I gave up EQ and got a Girlfriend and so can you!

New book coming soon!
2005-06-15 09:50:27 PM  

Just got WOW tonight (I know, Im behind).

Any of you fellow farkers have a guild set up or something? I would love to get in to a good group to make the game a little more interesting. (I don't expect hand outs or other such nonsense, just good company).

NP, usually in Azjol-Nerub world
2005-06-15 09:50:29 PM  
WOW is great, but now I am having a hard time soloing as a priest in the 30's. But, maybe I will start focusing on the Battlegrounds more.

/Feathermoon server. Yes it is RP but there are a lot less 733t kids there. Check it out FarkerTaint!!!
2005-06-15 09:56:24 PM  
all4not, don't worry - in the high end content, priests are probably the most in demand class besides warriors. Tanks and healers - can't do a raid without 'em!
2005-06-15 10:02:01 PM  
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2005-06-15 10:05:48 PM  

Been playing SWG For two years.

Depending on which server you get started on, it can be quite fun. Basically you get to live life in the Star Wars Universe.

The combat system was entirely re-vamped about a month ago, and for the better since before you could complete your character template in a few days (comparable to making "master level")

Tons of quests, and if you are a big X-Wing VS. TIE Fighter fan, the space based content plays quite a bit like it.

As a matter of fact, there are tons of people I know who are a "Level 1" noobie on the ground, but have earned their Imperial ACE status in space, and pretty much tear into any player rebels with ease.
2005-06-15 10:06:24 PM  
prjindigo ...

nothing like paid propaganda...

Paid propaganda how? WarCry is a network of FANsites, not an SOE site

lies in total and partial... ask any experienced EQ2 player

Personal opinion ... matters only to you

last year and a half my ass, half year old game.

The game launched in November, true ... but ever hear of beta testing? People actually play the game up to 6 months before release ... n00b. :o)

Also, in reference to deltableh's statement, Curt also played the original EverQuest ... you might have read a story about that.
2005-06-15 10:15:10 PM  

/<3 WoW
//but innoruuk still pwns you all.
///alliance is for pansies
////almost done
//at least i got chicken
2005-06-15 10:18:59 PM  
Yeah, I still play uo on a freeshard - along with about a dozen other active farkers. :)
2005-06-15 10:23:16 PM  
Read this in an ESPN the Mag article a few years ago. Thought it would be cool to run into him online.

But the real news is how he looks like Adam Sessler of TechTV XPlay "fame."

/WoWer: Garona Server
2005-06-15 10:28:02 PM  
star_topology ... again, that was an article about the original EverQuest, not EQ2.
2005-06-15 10:37:15 PM  

You think that's geeky? The guys also owns the company that makes Advanced Squad Leader...which is probably the most complicated geeky WW2 reenactment game out there

//This guys my hero.

Preach on, brother!
2005-06-15 10:52:34 PM  
Curt, stop wanking with everquest and start pitching. My fantasy baseball team needs you on the mound

And yes, I am well aware that I am engaging in a similar activity to Mssr Shilling.
2005-06-15 11:31:35 PM  
WoW is the best game I've played since Quest for Glory 1.
what more can I say?
2005-06-15 11:40:50 PM  
Yes, there's nothing I would rather do with my millions than EQ.

Except maybe recreating hack-and-slash scenes in my mansion's sub-basement with kidnapped hoboes.
2005-06-15 11:58:12 PM  
You loved Quest for Glory, too? I absolutely loved that game... I wish they'd make more games like the ones in that series.
2005-06-16 12:08:18 AM  

Sorry Curt.

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2005-06-16 12:08:47 AM  

/for anyone who doesn't know who the hell this is
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