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Noobers Dwarven Hammer / Happy Birthday Lilly !
« on: May 05, 2006, 03:12:31 PM »
Well, the title says all !

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE MOST SILLY GIRL AT COM ! :lilly  :wub

    Nobody can compete with her for the title.  :D

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Noobers Dwarven Hammer / Happy Birthday, Undertaker !
« on: February 28, 2006, 10:21:43 AM »
Today is the birthday of our top poster ! Happy birthday, Undertaker ! He has more than 3000 posts (well, some of them are spam, but they are posts nonetheless  :P ), so cheers for Undertaker who makes 23 !  :cool:

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Noobers Dwarven Hammer / Happy birthday, Lord Kain !
« on: February 24, 2006, 07:06:20 AM »
As the title says : Happy birthday for Lord Kain !  :P

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Noobers Dwarven Hammer / Champion's League (soccer) : who shall win ?
« on: February 23, 2006, 07:26:00 AM »
The first round draws to a closure, so whom do you think it shall win the competition and what are your first impressions ?

   Well, for me, Barcelona stands out as big favorite, obviously.  :D

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Fade Romance Mod / Fade sticky fingers...
« on: January 23, 2006, 01:44:04 PM »
Do you allow Fade to put her hands on the "shiny things" in the temple of Lathander and from Waukeen's Mantle !

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Noobers Dwarven Hammer / Games of legend
« on: January 15, 2006, 12:56:18 PM »
Ok, gang, what is your opinion on what games were true "milestones" during the last ten years (only until 1996, to go further would mean to let the younger members outside  :P ) ? I'm not speaking only of games who were excellent, but who also brought a fresh air :

1996 - Tomb Raider : launched the adventure genre to new heights
1997 - Age of Empires : imposed the micro-strategy to attention
Fallout 2 : probably the best modern RPG ;
1999 - Baldur's Gate : it practically ressurected the RPG genre and made the party option popular
Thief : the first stealth game which had an impact on the gaming community
2000 - Shogun-Total War : the best combination of RTS and TBS
The Sims : first real-life simulation
2002 - Stronghold : the first fortress builder
Morrowind : probably the most non-linear RPG I've ever met
Warcraft 3 : the first combination RTS/RPG which managed to impress

      Before anyone comes and says that there were other games who implemented such ideas, I must specify I'm refering to games which had success (and evidence is that they are remembered even today).

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Noobers Dwarven Hammer / The future of the RPGs
« on: January 10, 2006, 09:45:51 AM »
During the last years, I have the impression that the RPG genre is going down.
   It was faced with a similar situation at the middle of the '90, until Baldur's Gate came out and practically ressurected the genre, launching him again in top. In 2000, came Diablo 2, the most beloved BG2 and Icewind Dale, in 2001 Gothic and in 2002 Neverwinter Nights, Morrowind and Icewind Dale 2.

   But, since then, there was no other title which could overwhelm the gaming community like the BG series, NWN or Morrowind did.

   In 2003, there were the expansions for 2002 block-busters NWN and Morrowind and, since they were just that, add-ons, and not stand-alone games, don't count. There were also Gothic II and Temple of Elemental Evil, but none of them did not have by far the impact of BG, NWN or Morrowind. In 2004 there was also Vampire, in 2005 Fable and Dungeon Siege 2. Again, none of them was capable of coming close to the great trio BG, NWN and Morrowind.

    Yes, there was a series which had a great success during these years : it is KOTOR. Well, at least in my opinion (humble request : KOTOR fans should not toss rotten tomatoes at me  :D ), KOTOR is not a pure RPG like the trio already mentioned, but more an adventure/RPG, quite similar in terms of gamestyle and concept with the old Deus Ex (the one from 2000  :P ). Why I say this : because a RPG should place the main character in a veridic world. Yet KOTOR did not managed to do that : I never had the feeling that the main character truly belongs to that world, but more like he was just a puppet following a kind of "Ariadna's thread" designed by the producers. Practically, the gameplay was more close to an adventure game like Tomb Raider series rather than the classic BG, which still remains the reference. Yes, KOTOR was fun, but not a RPG.

    I do remember that, when the first KOTOR was released, most reviews admitted that it was a great game, but incapable of unseating BG from his throne. The situation remains the same, 2 years after KOTOR 1. I don't know what to make of this : that BG was just perfect, or that the producers became lazy or they lack ideas. This is a reason of pride for Black Isle/Bioware, but also a reason of shame for the current RPG producers, because, at least in my opinion, is hardly acceptable that the best RPG in terms of gameplay/story/atmosphere would still be a game released more than five years ago.

    Personally, I have hopes for the new trio, Oblivion, NWN 2 and Dragon Age to restore the RPGs to their previous glory. If BG was the Iliad of the RPGs, maybe Dragon Age will be their Aeneid.  8)

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Noobers Dwarven Hammer / Where is my "edit"
« on: January 04, 2006, 07:31:33 AM »
I want to warn the staff that the edit function seems to be gone...  :?

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Fade Romance Mod / Is Fade cleptomaniac
« on: January 03, 2006, 12:12:35 PM »
My answer would be : Yes !  :D First I thought she joined the Shadow Thieves because she had no choice, but... She tries to rob the temple of Lathander... She tries to take some gems from Mantle of Waukeen... I think she can't keep her hands at home.  :D
     If I catch her pickpocketing me, then she is in trouble.  :evil:

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Noobers Dwarven Hammer / The RPG of your dreams
« on: December 16, 2005, 05:13:57 AM »
Let's say that Bioware has decided to make a RPG just for you. How would you want it to be ?  :D
    For me, I would prefer an isometric view like in NWN, and a party like in BG2 (in NWN, I liked Nathyrra, Aribeth, Sharwyn or Daelan, but unfortunately you had no control over them  :-( ). Also some freedom to explore the countryside would be nice. Not as much freedom as in Morrowind (that one was HUGE), but still more than KOTOR or even NWN allowed. And to set it in Forgotten Realms, of course, I just love this continent.  :D

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Noobers Dwarven Hammer / Is religion evil ?
« on: December 11, 2005, 12:51:51 PM »
There was an interesting post made by someone here which I think it needs some observations.


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The one god religions can burn in hell that they fear. How I despise christainanity and the hippocracy that they spew forth to the masses of the world. All they care about is filling their coffers with money from the brained washed people they preach to.


I dislike the church for it's past sins as much as I dislike them now. They pursecuted people of my religion and people of "alternative" life styles.

They are not he benevolent religion that they claim to be.



All this picking on christianity (with all the stuff like church tortured, church burnt heretics, blah, blah, blah) is crap. People butchered each other long before christianity appeared and they will do the same long after christianity will be no more. It has nothing to do with christianity itself, it's about ideology. Every time an ideology (call it polytheism, christianity, Islam, fascism, communism, mambo-jambo or whatever) becomes widespread, governments will twist it to suit their own purposes, no matter how nice or ethical was that ideology in the beginning. With the known results. True, christianity made a big mess in the Middle Ages. Now it's not the case anymore, but I see the Islam is trying very hard to even the score. And placing the blame on religion is a big mistake : both nazism and communism were extremely atheistic regimes but they were a pile of poo.
     Let's think about the crusades, since this is one of the most used examples : true, the crusades were fought in the name of God, but again I think to place the blame on religion is a mistake. The idea is that every time people need to motivate their wars and misdeeds with something : pope Urban II said "Dieu le veux" in 1095, but, if christianity did not exist, times would not have been more peaceful. There was always something to fight for :
Romans : We fight for our city and our gods !
Christians : We fight for God !
Muslims : We fight for Allah !
XVIII-th century monarchists : We fight for the king !
French revolutionaries : We fight for freedom !
XIX-th century nationalists : We fight for our nation !
Nazies : We fight for the purity of the german race !
Communists : We fight for a new social order !
XXI-th century US republican : We fight for democracy !

     As you can see, it's the same old crap, since the beginning of humankind : "We fight for X", where X is a variable depending on the circumstances of that age.

     Religion is only an excuse for evil, not the originator of evil.

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Noobers Dwarven Hammer / Your nick
« on: December 11, 2005, 10:17:58 AM »
What does your nick come from ? And, if it the name of a famous character/personality, why did you choose it ?

      Well, mine is obvious where it comes from. And I took it for 3 reasons :

1. I like how it sounds.  :D

2. Feanor was a bad ass : the best warrior and craftman in all Arda, in my opinion (ainurs don't count).

3. He rebelled against the Valars : I hold a strong grudge against those bastards (not much better than Melkor, IMO) for destroying Numenor and I love Feanor for defying them.

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Noobers Dwarven Hammer / George W. Bush is the Anti-Christ
« on: December 02, 2005, 01:43:57 PM »
Well, it seems that George Bush is the Anti-Christ. Soon volcanoes will spill fire in the sky and we shall all turn into zombies. Take a look at this thread :

http://forums.torrentspy.com/showthread.php?t=24675&page=1&pp=15

     I fell from the chair laughing. Especially at the last pages. Now the only way to save ourselves is to cut Bush's head off with a sword blessed by the pope, pour holy water in his ears, wrap it in the shroud of Torino and toss the head in the nearest toilet.  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: So he won't raise back from the dead.  :D

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Dungeons and Dragons / Mount Celestia
« on: November 20, 2005, 12:21:59 PM »
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Feanor perhaps you can answer this question,
how come in the forgotten realms campaign book they don't mention Mount Celestia anywhere.


     A separate thread for your question. Probably because it is only about Forgotten Realms. For information about Mount Celestia you have to check a book who features the planes : Manual of the Planes or the trio Planes of Law, Planes of Conflict and Planes of Chaos. None of the books dedicated strictly to Forgotten Realms don't pay attention to the planes.

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Noobers Dwarven Hammer / Nethrin's birthday
« on: November 01, 2005, 09:58:45 PM »
A lot of birthdays this time of the year, isn't it ?  :D   A HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Nethrin as well !

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