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  1. Yes, I can't even recall why I put that link there. A favor to someone, I imagine.

  2. I actually picked up Age of Conan today. So far all I have to say is this has been the world's longest game install... and I've not even started patching yet. EDIT: OK, be prepared for about a 60 minute plus install then around 700 MBs in patches. Anyway, the game is a lot of fun. I'm only level 7 so I'm not terribly far into it, but it's been very enjoyable. I'm actually liking the "instanced island" aspect. Essentially, the first 19/20 levels take place on this island and you move off of it once you complete a certain quest line. This takes place at night, but you can talk to anyone to
  3. There have been a few "every mmorpg coming up!" threads here... even those have only gotten a few posts at most. I think it's safe to say that most people here simply don't even play them. And unfortunately those of us that do seem to play entirely different games or have radically different playtime schedules. I've not been able to meet up with [I]anyone[/I] from here since FFXI was new. I was in the Age of Conan stress test, but I didn't even get to log in during it. I wound up deleting the game entirely after the [I]second [/I]5 GB patch (and this is after an almost 10 GB download) becau
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    Gaming Persona 3

    I think Yuko winds up being one of the more interesting ones, honestly. By the way, the FES additions to the main game have been great. The new Personas are cool, there's new test questions and dialog, some small additions that make things come together a little better, etc. I enjoyed the little excursion I had with [spoiler]Elizabeth[/spoiler].
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    Gaming Persona 3

    By the way, this is a LOT easier to find than the last one. Places are carrying it that didn't carry the original Persona 3 whatsoever. I picked my copy up at Best Buy.
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    Gaming Persona 3

    [url]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0014CN2H6?ie=UTF8[/url] FES is in stores now. For $30 you get a package of the original game and the new FES expansion with hours and hours of completely new content. [B] Thirty dollars.[/B] If you like console RPGs (or even if you don't, it's arguably the most interesting one in many years) and you don't buy this then there's just something wrong with you.
  7. In Perfect Drug you mean? I think that was a nice touch, it gives the guitar player a bit more to do in an otherwise rather dull stretch. I picked that up and March of the Pigs. I [I]can't stand[/I] The Collector, so I didn't bother. I also picked up El Scorcho. Whenever Harmonix FINALLY gets around to full album releases (where the hell is Who's Next?), I really hope Pinkerton gets added.
  8. I definitely understand that mindset. I think with pay-for MMORPGs you have to just be sure to find ones that make it worth the investment. The sheer amount of work that goes into WoW can help ease the blow I think... but on top of this, the users receive regular updates to the game. Not just bug fixes, but new options, quests, areas, etc. WoW might be $15 a month, but even before the expansion pack it had increased significantly in content, modes and the sheer amount of places to go. The same is true of LotRO. They've added player housing, refined the raids, adding player costume op
  9. Guild Wars was quite awesome when it came out and I don't think you can underestimate the appeal of free online play... but I re-installed it last month and I was just amazed by how dated and uninteresting it seemed. GW is really MMORPG-Lite in so many ways. From character customization, to actual ability usage, to challenge. Really, it barely fits into the MMORPG genre to begin with in many ways since every single area outside of hub towns (which could basically just be called a lobby since they offer little of importance beyond a clear meeting place) is instanced. Instances are generally ve
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    Gaming Persona 3

    Every night at midnight something known as the Shadow Hour begins. Basically, at this point, monsters known as Shadows attack the surrounding areas. Most people are transmogrified into crystallized coffins, but those who are able to summon Persona remain fully conscious. Most of them just wind up being killed, but a special group of kids (their main difference being that they know how to summon Personas at will) at a local High School have formed a force with the help of the the head of extracurricular activities. Their mission is to find the source of the Shadow and defeat it. It gets far
  11. In his defense, Kaim did have hundreds of years in which to become angst-y. I'm not entirely sure that Cloud's excuse compares lol. :animeknow
  12. I half expected (OK, way more than half) this to be yet another game just like Disgaea from these guys. I actually checked it out and it looks pretty interesting. I actually had never even heard of it before, although I've completely turned off my PS2 radar aside from the hope of a Persona 3: Fes release in the US. I'll have to look into trying this one.
  13. It's possible your modem doubles as a wired and wireless router. I have a 2wire modem that has four ethernet ports on the back and also handles wireless internet. It's all a single unit. That might be why you're not finding a router specifically. Nintendo has a page about that error, but it doesn't seem especially useful: [url]http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/wfc/en_na/ds/results.jsp?error_code=32004&system=Wii&locale=en_US&action2.x=27&action2.y=36[/url] There's more options here: [url]http://www.wiierror.com/wii-error-32004.php[/url]
  14. It seems like other MMORPGs have at least improved that. LotRO very rarely has that issue, nor does Tabula Rasa. WoW seemingly still hasn't learned its lesson... I was playing it the other day and I had to kill arguably 30 lynxes for 8 pelts. It's just plain boring and it's not like there's a shortage of things to do. There's some decent in-game videos of Warhammer out if anyone wants to see them: [url]http://www.incgamers.com/2/article/6943.html[/url] Use IE, though. I never got the videos to load in Firefox.
  15. Your trial is probably up by now, I imagine? Unfortunately we never seemed to be on at the same time. Oh well, enjoy Rock Band (I do!).
  16. I play LotRO mostly now. I've tried a handful of the new ones, such as Tabula Rasa, but LotRO is the only one I feel is generally engaging and interesting (far more than any I've played, but that's just my opinion... and I'm not exactly a Tolkein freak). I play WoW from time to time, but only when friends are subscribing as well. Warhammer had a lot of things going for it, but like most MMORPGs these interesting and potentially innovative concepts have largely been dropped in favor of being more WoW-like for mass consumption and hopefully larger sales. I'm not as interested in it as I was,
  17. The weird thing about bashing the single player is that it essentially just is Guitar Hero. You progress through the songs and that's it. I noticed this in reviews... but to ***** about that not being enough is like saying GH3 isn't enough either, really. It's the same system minus the absolutely horrid guitar battles. There seems to be this general idea that the timing is off in it too... I've heard this from several people andi it's almost taken on this mythical quality where every other person interested in the game thinks its an issue. As long as you calibrate your TV, it's fine. If you
  18. That's really weird. I looked on the forums and no one else seems to be experiencing the issue... Could it be firewall related?
  19. Great, just post your name in here whenever you're started. I play as a few characters and would have to log in to even check the spelling on a few, so that might be easier lol. Glitch wise it's a lot better. I was in the beta too... for me the main issue was simply that it took a lot of power to run it well. It's greatly improved in that regard. I remember there were NPCs that had hair floating two feet off their heads. All that sort of weirdness is ironed out, although sometimes you happen upon a floating item. I can't say I've seen anything that just seemed lazy or detrimental though.
  20. So I wanted to bump this in hopes that more people would be interested in playing this game. I don't run a guild or anything and I'm not trying to "recruit"... It's more that I think this is a really solid title and I'd like to play with more people I at least somewhat know. Plus it gives a good place to talk about it. LotRO can easily be found now for $10 to $20 new. This includes a free month of play. Typically a month of play is $15 for five characters per server (and you can use several servers if you wish to). Right now they're offering a deal that allows you to pay for 3 months at onc
  21. They're far from major issues, which is really why even after bitching about these things most reviews are still 9s and up. There's some minor framerate issues, but they've never hampered the gameplay for me. The texture pop-up thing is hardly a deal breaker. The friendly AI works fine if you play the game from a more tactical standpoint (and specialize the characters more) and don't just run in like an idiot. I think most people can get over these things. They're no worse of problems than what we've seen in games we all still managed to enjoy before, really. Oblivion comes to mind. T
  22. [quote name='DeathKnight'][color=crimson]Two to three hours into Mass Effect, I have to say I am very impressed. BioWare titles are usually superb story, mechanics, and characters. This time the visual aspect of the game is astonishing. They stress the 360's capabilities at times. Character armor pops in a second or two after a scene begins or a location loads, and similar textures on landscapes take only a slight second or two. I would say that is a testament to their beautiful nature, and the graphical slowdowns are not too annoying..[/color][/QUOTE] Lacking another place to talk about th
  23. Honestly, it sounds like your friends are a bunch of wimps.
  24. The very fact that this has to be discussed at all kind of negates any attempt to undo the uptight image OB may or may not have. The place is starting to get uptight about being too uptight.
  25. Personally, I just go to reloaded.org or abandonia.com. The first is freeware new games and the latter is really old stuff no one bothers to persue any longer.
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