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Anonymous
March 31, 2005 10:10:11 AM

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That was fun last night. My ranger has milked normal totally and is not
going to waste time there anymore.

If we start off with a Baal run I'll use my Hurricane Druid.

And I made the mistake of thinkign that Kasmir had the lowest character
last night in NM and saying "XP shrine" to him.

I now realize that our powerful "Frozen Orbliterator" Sorc player by
Ruben deserved the shring. DOH!

Also I have explained to Kasmir the imporance of leaving the XP shrines
for the enchantress. He is learning.

My two kids were off the walls last night and I had to split a little
earlier. That's why there were a few times that I fell behind and had
my Rnager just standing off in a safe corner.

The family room I play in is gated off, but the kids can still wreck
havoc dispersing the cushions and toys all over the place. The bigger
the mess they make the earlier I have to call it quits, otherwise I'll
never get to bed. Tyler was able to grab a water bottle off the nearby
counter, uncork it and empty its contents onto the rug. And between
juice for the kids, changing DVDs and taking care of Tyler's diaper I
was AFK often last night. Despite that I did level in the Countess
Tower.

Too bad Tymme ran into connection problems. When I saw him standing
still I thought it a good idea to head over to him to make sure there
were no beasties around a frozen connection. But I like his idea about
getting DSL. And Bongo did you get that DSL connection working? You are
the mainstay when we are out there buddy.

Vive les hardcore! Vive tous les temps!

Orion Ryder
Anonymous
March 31, 2005 12:49:43 PM

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Ruben-P wrote:
> "Orion Ryder" <orionryder@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1112278211.753628.306210@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> > That was fun last night. My ranger has milked normal totally and is
not
> > going to waste time there anymore.
> >
> > If we start off with a Baal run I'll use my Hurricane Druid.
> >
> > And I made the mistake of thinkign that Kasmir had the lowest
character
> > last night in NM and saying "XP shrine" to him.
> >
> > I now realize that our powerful "Frozen Orbliterator" Sorc player
by
> > Ruben deserved the shring. DOH!
>
> Actually, Cinnevere's cuddily Bear, was the lowest level, Kasmir's
> character was the highest. I didn't really mind, although I was
rather
> astounded when Kasmir swept in and grabbed the skill shrine that we
were
> saving for the chanter, while waiting for Bongo to return after he
dropped.
> Kasmir's a bit difficult for me to play with, as his wild tactics
don't mesh
> well with my more cautious and plodding approach to the game.
>
> > Also I have explained to Kasmir the imporance of leaving the XP
shrines
> > for the enchantress. He is learning.
>
> We can't ask for more. He needs to understand that the skill shrine
helps
> HIM if he takes it, if he allows the chanter to take it, it helps the
whole
> group.

Just be patient with Kasmir. He is still like an eager puppy out there
and just needs to temper himself at the right times. Just the fact that
he made it to level 57 before his first HC death tells me that he has
come light years since the time Bongo and I went through the untwinked
gambit with him.

Every once in a while when you find something that maybe would help him
or his merc, you have to question him about the gear he or the merc has
or drop him the item to examine. One thing I learned from playing with
him is you have to make sure he emphasizes 30% worth of resistances
over a drop of 30 in defense. And occasionally ask him if he needs
pruples.

It is possible that all of his previous experience with the fast pace
games in XBOX and its predecessor have an effect on his D2 game play.
Hell, Kasmir would probably even run through MYST at face pace if he
stomped onto that game.

Don't worry because I actually "see" kasmir in person just about every
day, so if anything rears itself in a game at night, the next day I am
able to educate him on the matter.

Those skill shrines will likely be untouched now in the days to come.
:) 

> > My two kids were off the walls last night and I had to split a
little
> > earlier. That's why there were a few times that I fell behind and
had
> > my Rnager just standing off in a safe corner.
> >
> > The family room I play in is gated off, but the kids can still
wreck
> > havoc dispersing the cushions and toys all over the place. The
bigger
> > the mess they make the earlier I have to call it quits, otherwise
I'll
> > never get to bed. Tyler was able to grab a water bottle off the
nearby
> > counter, uncork it and empty its contents onto the rug. And between
> > juice for the kids, changing DVDs and taking care of Tyler's diaper
I
> > was AFK often last night. Despite that I did level in the Countess
> > Tower.
>
> Sounds like you had your hands full. I don't know how you are able
to game
> so skillfully while dealing with so many issues in the backgound.

Oh did I mention the dog? yeah sometimes I ahve to jump up and over the
gate to let the dog out. Then when he barks to come in, I jump over
again and hope that he actually comes in and does not turn tail and run
away from the door. (He taunts me he does). Sometimes if the teenager
is home I can yell for him to take care of it.

> > Too bad Tymme ran into connection problems. When I saw him standing
> > still I thought it a good idea to head over to him to make sure
there
> > were no beasties around a frozen connection. But I like his idea
about
> > getting DSL.
>
> Yes, that is / was too bad. Big games can a strain on dial up.
During that
> Baal run last night, I had my sorc on an old computer that's pretty
slow,
> because I had been muleing some items to her. It was a bit
un-nerving to
> witness all the video lag when killing Baal's minions. I can't
imagine how
> bad it must be on dial up. What's strange, is that my slow computer
plays
> fine if there's only two or three others in the game.
>
> > And Bongo did you get that DSL connection working? You are
> > the mainstay when we are out there buddy.
>
> Way to go Orion. Give him some incentive to get the DSL fixed, eh?!
:-)
>
> Maybe I need to ride up there some weekend, and help him get it
fixed. It's
> probaly only a thousand miles or so away! :-)
>
> > Vive les hardcore! Vive tous les temps!
>
> Huh? Quit your swearing! LOL
>
> Translation please, I barely understand English. :-)

Live the hardcore! Live forever!

Orion Ryder
>
> Ruben
Anonymous
March 31, 2005 7:33:03 PM

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"Orion Ryder" <orionryder@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1112278211.753628.306210@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> That was fun last night. My ranger has milked normal totally and is not
> going to waste time there anymore.
>
> If we start off with a Baal run I'll use my Hurricane Druid.
>
> And I made the mistake of thinkign that Kasmir had the lowest character
> last night in NM and saying "XP shrine" to him.
>
> I now realize that our powerful "Frozen Orbliterator" Sorc player by
> Ruben deserved the shring. DOH!

Actually, Cinnevere's cuddily Bear, was the lowest level, Kasmir's
character was the highest. I didn't really mind, although I was rather
astounded when Kasmir swept in and grabbed the skill shrine that we were
saving for the chanter, while waiting for Bongo to return after he dropped.
Kasmir's a bit difficult for me to play with, as his wild tactics don't mesh
well with my more cautious and plodding approach to the game.

> Also I have explained to Kasmir the imporance of leaving the XP shrines
> for the enchantress. He is learning.

We can't ask for more. He needs to understand that the skill shrine helps
HIM if he takes it, if he allows the chanter to take it, it helps the whole
group.

> My two kids were off the walls last night and I had to split a little
> earlier. That's why there were a few times that I fell behind and had
> my Rnager just standing off in a safe corner.
>
> The family room I play in is gated off, but the kids can still wreck
> havoc dispersing the cushions and toys all over the place. The bigger
> the mess they make the earlier I have to call it quits, otherwise I'll
> never get to bed. Tyler was able to grab a water bottle off the nearby
> counter, uncork it and empty its contents onto the rug. And between
> juice for the kids, changing DVDs and taking care of Tyler's diaper I
> was AFK often last night. Despite that I did level in the Countess
> Tower.

Sounds like you had your hands full. I don't know how you are able to game
so skillfully while dealing with so many issues in the backgound.

> Too bad Tymme ran into connection problems. When I saw him standing
> still I thought it a good idea to head over to him to make sure there
> were no beasties around a frozen connection. But I like his idea about
> getting DSL.

Yes, that is / was too bad. Big games can a strain on dial up. During that
Baal run last night, I had my sorc on an old computer that's pretty slow,
because I had been muleing some items to her. It was a bit un-nerving to
witness all the video lag when killing Baal's minions. I can't imagine how
bad it must be on dial up. What's strange, is that my slow computer plays
fine if there's only two or three others in the game.

> And Bongo did you get that DSL connection working? You are
> the mainstay when we are out there buddy.

Way to go Orion. Give him some incentive to get the DSL fixed, eh?! :-)

Maybe I need to ride up there some weekend, and help him get it fixed. It's
probaly only a thousand miles or so away! :-)

> Vive les hardcore! Vive tous les temps!

Huh? Quit your swearing! LOL

Translation please, I barely understand English. :-)

> Orion Ryder

Ruben
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Anonymous
March 31, 2005 9:43:45 PM

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"Orion Ryder" <orionryder@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1112287783.945229.142890@l41g2000cwc.googlegroups.com...
[Snip]
>> > My two kids were off the walls last night and I had to split a
> little
>> > earlier. That's why there were a few times that I fell behind and
[more snippage]
>> Sounds like you had your hands full. I don't know how you are able
> to game
>> so skillfully while dealing with so many issues in the backgound.
>
> Oh did I mention the dog? yeah sometimes I ahve to jump up and over the
> gate to let the dog out. Then when he barks to come in, I jump over
> again and hope that he actually comes in and does not turn tail and run
> away from the door. (He taunts me he does). Sometimes if the teenager
> is home I can yell for him to take care of it.

And what level is his "taunt" up to? Must be pretty go, he gets you to come
to him! [Big Grin]

[even more snippage]
>> > Vive les hardcore! Vive tous les temps!
>>
>> Huh? Quit your swearing! LOL
>>
>> Translation please, I barely understand English. :-)
>
> Live the hardcore! Live forever!
>
> Orion Ryder

Thanks, kind of loses it's impact when translated, eh? :-)

Ruben
March 31, 2005 11:18:06 PM

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"Orion Ryder" <orionryder@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:1112278211.753628.306210@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>
> And Bongo did you get that DSL connection working?

Oh, I have the DSL up and running. That's the only reason I can play on West
again. It's the new computer that I haven't gotten fixed to run on B-net
yet. I'm still playing on the compusaurus (K6/2 475 MHz, w/ on board video).

Current status:
Pally: L29, rescued Barbs Normal.
Boner: L45, rescued Cain NM.
Wolf: L46, killed Countess NM.
Blizzress: L71, farming Baal NM.

Regards-
Mark

Bongo-Fury
!