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Anonymous
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July 13, 2004 7:13:12 PM

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I love Morrowind very much. I'm wondering what games are available that
are very much like Morrowind? I'm not interested in online gaming.

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Anonymous
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July 14, 2004 2:50:02 AM

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Available? None.. i would think.
Arx-Fatalis was a good one, but not as "freedom" as in MW.
There is however "Fable" or "Fabled" in developement, by MS.. From what they
tell, it might be just like Morrowind, if not better.


"ToolPackinMama" <laura@lauragoodwin.org> wrote in message
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> I love Morrowind very much. I'm wondering what games are available that
> are very much like Morrowind? I'm not interested in online gaming.
Anonymous
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July 14, 2004 2:50:03 AM

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AseStar wrote:

> There is however "Fable" or "Fabled" in developement, by MS.. From what they
> tell, it might be just like Morrowind, if not better.

Wow, that would be great.
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Anonymous
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July 14, 2004 7:18:13 AM

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On Tve, 13 Jvl 2004 15:13:12 -0400, dvring a swim throvgh the cold
waters of alt.games.morrowind, i happened vpon the crew of
ToolPackinMama <lavra@lavragoodwin.org>:

>I love Morrowind very mvch. I'm wondering what games are available that
>are very mvch like Morrowind? I'm not interested in online gaming.

The Gothic games are pretty open compared to most other RPGs. One of
my favorite First Experience Memories from Gothic 1 was when i had a
piece of meat and fovnd i covld fry it on a pan at one of the
campsites. I'd recommend both highly. Piranha Bytes developed them
althovgh Xicat pvt ovt the first and Atari pvblished the second in the
States. Demos are available for both.

The preqvel in The Elder Scroll series, Daggerfall was my favorite
even thovgh i never managed to finish it. Many people have had issves
with getting it to rvn on WindowsXP bvt it seems it can be done. The
game rvns at 320x200 so it can be a bit difficvlt readjvsting to it
after playing games like Morrowind. I liked the pacing and
difficvltly in Daggerfall mvch better. There was a lot of vnfinished
parts inclvded which althovgh disappointing helped lend towards some
of the heightened mystery of the game. I always was intrigved by the
Order of the Lamp bvt their presence was never felt.

Perhaps my favorite series is that of the Fallovt games. The first
title is a work of art. Everyone shovld play it at least once. The
game world is very open ended and always for many different approaches
to almost every sitvation. Yov will develop fond memories of some
characters and pain at their loss. The setting and atmosphere are top
notch as well: in Fallovt yov are a member of a Vavlt. Vavlts were
created dvring the Cold War as vndergrovnd commvnities that covld
svstain life (in the Fallovt vniverse, mind yov) for long periods of
time. There was an apocolyptic nvclear war (between the United States
and the Union of Soviet Socialist Repvblics i presvme) and most of the
hvman popvlation was forced vndergrovnd. Yov emerge into the
post-apocolyptic world from the Vavlt when the commvnity's
water-recycling chip malfvnctions. Both Fallovt 1 and 2 can be had in
a bvndle pack for arovnd $10. Yov might check Amazon.com for this
since Interplay who pvblished the game have gone vnder. On a related
note, the development team from Morrowind have bovght the rights to
the Fallovt series and will be developing the third installment in the
main Fallovt storyline.

My final svggestion is Ovtcast. It's an action-adventvre title that
takes place in another dimension. The gameworld is large and pretty
open. It's not an RPG bvt if yov're looking for open games like
Morrowind i'd recommend giving it a look -definately try the demo ovt.
Some people love it. Some people don't care for it. The mvsical
score is wonderfvl.




--
salvtations, mat
np: avalavncher - two lips, two lvngs, and one t
July 14, 2004 6:56:27 PM

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I still love the online experience and world of Asheron's Call. Everquest 2
is looking pretty spectacular also.

j

"ToolPackinMama" <laura@lauragoodwin.org> wrote in message
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> I love Morrowind very much. I'm wondering what games are available that
> are very much like Morrowind? I'm not interested in online gaming.
Anonymous
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July 14, 2004 8:23:49 PM

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If I think about it, the game that is closet to this one, is StreetLegal!! I
know it's NOT a rpg, but it has as much freedom, tweaking, level-up, modding
support, and even the performance issues as Morrowind. ..


"ToolPackinMama" <laura@lauragoodwin.org> wrote in message
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> I love Morrowind very much. I'm wondering what games are available that
> are very much like Morrowind? I'm not interested in online gaming.
Anonymous
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July 15, 2004 1:04:30 AM

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ToolPackinMama wrote:
> I love Morrowind very much. I'm wondering what games are available that
> are very much like Morrowind? I'm not interested in online gaming.


One game a friend of mine says is
Quote:
Just like Morrowind, but in
space
and its called Freelancer. Check it out... I've held the
game in my hand so many times already, but I'm just so broke now I cant
afford any new games...
Anonymous
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July 15, 2004 1:04:31 AM

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"Miika Turtiainen" <miika.turtiainen@kymp.net> wrote in message
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> ToolPackinMama wrote:
> > I love Morrowind very much. I'm wondering what games are available that
> > are very much like Morrowind? I'm not interested in online gaming.
>
>
> One game a friend of mine says is
Quote:
Just like Morrowind, but in
> space
and its called Freelancer. Check it out... I've held the
> game in my hand so many times already, but I'm just so broke now I cant
> afford any new games...

Freelancer? Isn't it released 2003 by Microsoft? I played the game, it was
good, but nothing spectacular. Visuals were shallow and ships looked very
toy-ish, not enough freedom either.
Now there is another space sim that I almost forgot about!! It's called
IndependanceWar 2 : Edge of Chaos. IW2 is by far far supperior to
Freelancer. It is VEEERY openended. You could spend months playing it.

You start off as a kid who's father is murdered, you have a simple ship. You
start by performing some 6-7 missions, and then game is advanced (scripted)
and story takes twist. So now you're grown up, made some friends, found a
base, and are a Space Pirate team. Basically, you get (infinite) number of
"demand" for certain type goods, food, weapons, fuel etc, through the
nettwork. You can fly out in your ship, travel from planet to planet (don't
land on surface, but orbit) and find cargo ships (some have heavy escort)
and disable, they give you cargo pods, which your buddy takes home, and you
sell it and buy new ships/weapons. Very very good game, i recommend it to
every rpg or space sim fan!!
Review:
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/sim/independencewar2edgeoc/i...
Anonymous
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July 15, 2004 2:07:25 AM

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In article <cd3sjj$j17$1@phys-news1.kolumbus.fi>, Miika Turtiainen wrote:
> ToolPackinMama wrote:
>> I love Morrowind very much. I'm wondering what games are available that
>> are very much like Morrowind? I'm not interested in online gaming.
>
>
> One game a friend of mine says is
Quote:
Just like Morrowind, but in
> space
and its called Freelancer. Check it out... I've held the
> game in my hand so many times already, but I'm just so broke now I cant
> afford any new games...

I wouldn't say that freelancer was anything like morrowind...Privateer would
be a closer match. Functionally, very linear the both of them. Freelancer
did have a nice interface, and was one of the few games that has
near-realistic space combat.

But nothing like Morrowind. It neither has a depth of plot, nor a detailed
world history.
Anonymous
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July 15, 2004 2:28:31 AM

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On Wed, 14 Jul 2004 21:04:30 +0300, during a swim through the cold
waters of alt.games.morrowind, i happened upon the crew of Miika
Turtiainen <miika.turtiainen@kymp.net>:

>ToolPackinMama wrote:
>> I love Morrowind very much. I'm wondering what games are available that
>> are very much like Morrowind? I'm not interested in online gaming.
>
>
>One game a friend of mine says is
Quote:
Just like Morrowind, but in
>space
and its called Freelancer. Check it out... I've held the
>game in my hand so many times already, but I'm just so broke now I cant
>afford any new games...

Freenlancer is an open game but i felt that the scope of the game was
so limited that it was hard to enjoy after a few hours. A friend of
mine and i played through the multiplayer one weekend when we LANed
our computers together. It was great fun the first couple of hours
but i don't believe there is an end to the multiplayer which bothered
me greatly.

--
salutations, mat
np: [winamp not running]
Anonymous
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July 15, 2004 4:21:36 AM

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snip
> It neither has a depth of plot, nor a detailed
> world history.

Both of these terms fit IW2 : Edge Of Chaos nicely :) 
Anonymous
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July 15, 2004 10:08:51 AM

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On Wed, 14 Jul 2004 22:28:31 -0700, during a swim through the cold
waters of alt.games.morrowind, i happened upon the crew of the kraken
<mattchu@microsoft.com>:

>On Wed, 14 Jul 2004 21:04:30 +0300, during a swim through the cold
>waters of alt.games.morrowind, i happened upon the crew of Miika
>
>Freenlancer

Oh dear!
--
salutations, mat
np: [winamp not running]
Anonymous
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July 15, 2004 2:12:57 PM

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seek@sentinal.smokegroup.net wrote:
> In article <cd3sjj$j17$1@phys-news1.kolumbus.fi>, Miika Turtiainen
> wrote:
>> ToolPackinMama wrote:
>>> I love Morrowind very much. I'm wondering what games are available
>>> that are very much like Morrowind? I'm not interested in online
>>> gaming.
>>
>>
>> One game a friend of mine says is
Quote:
Just like Morrowind, but in
>> space
and its called Freelancer. Check it out... I've held
>> the game in my hand so many times already, but I'm just so broke now
>> I cant afford any new games...
>
> I wouldn't say that freelancer was anything like
> morrowind...Privateer would be a closer match. Functionally, very
> linear the both of them. Freelancer did have a nice interface, and
> was one of the few games that has near-realistic space combat.
>
> But nothing like Morrowind. It neither has a depth of plot, nor a
> detailed world history.

I agree with this post, but I would add that Freelancer is a very fun game
in it's own right. It lacks the depth of Morrowind and the incentive to
continue past the main plot, but overall it's a fun game.
Anonymous
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July 15, 2004 4:38:17 PM

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> Now there is another space sim that I almost forgot about!! It's called
> IndependanceWar 2 : Edge of Chaos. IW2 is by far far supperior to
> Freelancer. It is VEEERY openended. You could spend months playing it.
>
> You start off as a kid who's father is murdered, you have a simple ship.
You
> start by performing some 6-7 missions, and then game is advanced
(scripted)
> and story takes twist. So now you're grown up, made some friends, found a
> base, and are a Space Pirate team. Basically, you get (infinite) number of
> "demand" for certain type goods, food, weapons, fuel etc, through the
> nettwork. You can fly out in your ship, travel from planet to planet
(don't
> land on surface, but orbit) and find cargo ships (some have heavy escort)
> and disable, they give you cargo pods, which your buddy takes home, and
you
> sell it and buy new ships/weapons. Very very good game, i recommend it to
> every rpg or space sim fan!!
> Review:
> http://www.gamespot.com/pc/sim/independencewar2edgeoc/i...

I have the game. It ownz, but I never managed to get past that damn
gunstar-deactivating mission, so I gave up :( 
Anonymous
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July 15, 2004 5:48:57 PM

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Use mods!! There are several of them out there, use 14.6 patch, then them
mods work. OR you could try cheats :)  That 1-key "target destroy" helped me
a lot ..

> I have the game. It ownz, but I never managed to get past that damn
> gunstar-deactivating mission, so I gave up :( 
>
>
Anonymous
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July 16, 2004 1:45:32 AM

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AseStar, you know who I am. But you don't...know why...I'm here.

> Freelancer? Isn't it released 2003 by Microsoft? I played the game, it
> was good, but nothing spectacular. Visuals were shallow and ships
> looked very toy-ish, not enough freedom either.
> Now there is another space sim that I almost forgot about!! It's
> called IndependanceWar 2 : Edge of Chaos. IW2 is by far far supperior
> to Freelancer. It is VEEERY openended. You could spend months playing
> it.

YES.

To give you an idea of how much I liked this game: I had never heard of it
and I was scouting one of the P2P systems for new stuff when I came across
a crack of it. I downloaded it, installed it, played it for a couple of
days, and liked it so much that I proceeded to buy the retail version used
from Amazon - and it likely cost me MORE than it would have if I could find
it in the store. Still, I happily paid it.

It peters out a bit after the main quest is complete, but there are TONS of
mods for it, and it's great, great fun. Well worth the $25 or so that I
paid for it. If you're like me and really enjoyed both Morrowind and the
Descent series, you owe it to yourself to lay hands on this game and do not
let go under any circumstances. That Star Wars MMORPG that has been so
mercilessly panned could have learned a LOT from IWAR2. I don't recall if
there is a ORPG component for IWAR2 or not, if there is I never played it.
Either way, it's really great, the best space sim RPG I've ever owned.

In simpler terms, IWAR2:D escent3::Morrowind:Quake I.

Of course, this is just my opinion, but I *really* enjoyed IWAR2. I'd
probably rank it on my five favorites of all time, with Morrowind first,
Descent 3 third, and everything else tied for fourth.
--
John Henry
www.lowgenius.com
"They...give up their lives so that we can be free. It is...their gift to
us. And all they ask...is that we never send them into harm's way unless it
is absolutely necessary. Will they ever trust us again?" - Michael Moore,
'Fahrenheit 9-11'
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"Miika Turtiainen" <miika.turtiainen@kymp.net> wrote in message
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> ToolPackinMama wrote:
> > I love Morrowind very much. I'm wondering what games are available that
> > are very much like Morrowind? I'm not interested in online gaming.
>
>
> One game a friend of mine says is
Quote:
Just like Morrowind, but in
> space
and its called Freelancer. Check it out... I've held the
> game in my hand so many times already, but I'm just so broke now I cant
> afford any new games...

Another good space game is X2: The Threat. It's a 1st person space sim like
freelancer or I-war2, but it more open ended. It has a main plot dealing
with an alien invasion. While the invasion is going on you need to make
cash to get better ships and equipment. You can do bounty hunter missions,
trade, courier missions, luxury tours, asteroid mining, or become a pirate.
Eventually you will have a fleet of ships (including capitol ships
freighters) and many space stations producing various goods spread thoughout
the galaxy.

-rc23
July 19, 2004 8:59:00 AM

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"Primoz Jeras" <snezana.jeras@siol.net> wrote in message
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> I have the game. It ownz, but I never managed to get past that damn
> gunstar-deactivating mission, so I gave up :( 
>

That mission was bugged. One of the game patches fixed the mission so it
could be compleated more easily.

I-war2 is probally the best space pirate game ever made. The coolest thing
ever in that game was strafing a super-transport convoy. As the first
freighter exits the jump point, It will drop it's cargo pods when you attack
and try to escape. The rest of the convoy would exit the jump point soon
after and ram into the cargo pods. Mass destruction ensued.

-rc23
Anonymous
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July 19, 2004 9:03:23 AM

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"Josh" <josh_carter@yahoo.nnn> wrote in message
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> I still love the online experience and world of Asheron's Call. Everquest
2
> is looking pretty spectacular also.
>
> j
>
Is Everquest as good and as fun as I've heard? Seems silly to buy a
game, then use a credit card to play the game you bought ! Talk about a
cash cow! If you hafta pay twice, it better be real good, no?

> "ToolPackinMama" <laura@lauragoodwin.org> wrote in message
> news:40F43448.56819112@lauragoodwin.org...
> > I love Morrowind very much. I'm wondering what games are available that
> > are very much like Morrowind? I'm not interested in online gaming.
>
>
Anonymous
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July 19, 2004 3:29:55 PM

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Dennis Curtis wrote:

> Is Everquest as good and as fun as I've heard? Seems silly to buy a
> game, then use a credit card to play the game you bought ! Talk about a
> cash cow! If you hafta pay twice, it better be real good, no?

It's also known as "Evercrack". Let this be a warning to you.
Anonymous
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July 20, 2004 2:44:28 AM

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"rc23" <rwc23@not-real.org> wrote in message
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>
> "Primoz Jeras" <snezana.jeras@siol.net> wrote in message
> news:r9tJc.68$F6.15982@news.siol.net...
>
> > I have the game. It ownz, but I never managed to get past that damn
> > gunstar-deactivating mission, so I gave up :( 
> >
>
> That mission was bugged. One of the game patches fixed the mission so it
> could be compleated more easily.
>
> I-war2 is probally the best space pirate game ever made. The coolest
thing
> ever in that game was strafing a super-transport convoy. As the first
> freighter exits the jump point, It will drop it's cargo pods when you
attack
> and try to escape. The rest of the convoy would exit the jump point soon
> after and ram into the cargo pods. Mass destruction ensued.

Also beside that, i find visuals in IW2 to be far far supperior than
ANYTHING (space-sims) currently on the market. And i mean it!
The handling is very very cool.. When you fire your afterburner, go to
instane speed, cut off engines, turn the face of ship around, now you can
shoot backward WHILE still traveling in insane speeds in forward
motion(since no resistance to stop or slow the ship)!! Talk about realism of
physics.. Sir Newton should be proud there :) 
Also the idea of LSD is veeeery cool! just manually engage it and wham..
what an adrenaline rush! Just like NFS-U's idea of motion blur :) 
Anonymous
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July 20, 2004 2:46:03 AM

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Thanks RC23.. i know there must be other games follow the path set by IWAR2,
looks like this is it. I heard it is very buggy tough, on ATI cards.?

"rc23" <rwc23@not-real.org> wrote in message
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> "Miika Turtiainen" <miika.turtiainen@kymp.net> wrote in message
> news:cd3sjj$j17$1@phys-news1.kolumbus.fi...
> > ToolPackinMama wrote:
> > > I love Morrowind very much. I'm wondering what games are available
that
> > > are very much like Morrowind? I'm not interested in online gaming.
> >
> >
> > One game a friend of mine says is
Quote:
Just like Morrowind, but in
> > space
and its called Freelancer. Check it out... I've held the
> > game in my hand so many times already, but I'm just so broke now I cant
> > afford any new games...
>
> Another good space game is X2: The Threat. It's a 1st person space sim
like
> freelancer or I-war2, but it more open ended. It has a main plot dealing
> with an alien invasion. While the invasion is going on you need to make
> cash to get better ships and equipment. You can do bounty hunter
missions,
> trade, courier missions, luxury tours, asteroid mining, or become a
pirate.
> Eventually you will have a fleet of ships (including capitol ships
> freighters) and many space stations producing various goods spread
thoughout
> the galaxy.
>
> -rc23
>
>
July 20, 2004 4:43:01 PM

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"AseStar" <a s e s t a r @ s t a r t . n o> wrote in message
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> Thanks RC23.. i know there must be other games follow the path set by
IWAR2,
> looks like this is it. I heard it is very buggy tough, on ATI cards.?
>

The game has a few spots on the end mission and in some dog fights where it
got jerky, but that was due to low FPS due to my older PC
(Athlon1400/512ram/radeon9500 pro). I don't recall any serious bugs in the
game. The only bug I can think of is one where some bounty hunter missions
would give negative rewards (i.e. kill the enemy for -50,00cr). This was
fixed in the receint 1.4 patch.

The game's by Egosoft and plays a lot like a very open ended Freelancer. If
you like space sims it's a good buy. X2 probally runs about $20US now.

If you want to find out more check out the X2 forums at egosoft.com

http://www.egosoft.com/x2/forum/viewforum.php?f=2&sid=1...

-rc23
Anonymous
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July 22, 2004 8:59:08 AM

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Hiya--
"ToolPackinMama" <laura@lauragoodwin.org> wrote in message
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> Dennis Curtis wrote:
>
> > Is Everquest as good and as fun as I've heard? Seems silly to buy a
> > game, then use a credit card to play the game you bought ! Talk about a
> > cash cow! If you hafta pay twice, it better be real good, no?
>
> It's also known as "Evercrack". Let this be a warning to you.

Should I take that to mean : that I have to be crazy on drugs to play?
That there is a constant rupture in the game? That there is no cello music?
:-) Or that it is so good that people stay up till the crack of dawn playing
it?-smiles-dc
Anonymous
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July 22, 2004 8:59:09 AM

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Dennis Curtis wrote:
>
> Hiya--
> "ToolPackinMama" <laura@lauragoodwin.org> wrote in message
> news:40FBE8F3.D49628C7@lauragoodwin.org...
> > Dennis Curtis wrote:
> >
> > > Is Everquest as good and as fun as I've heard? Seems silly to buy a
> > > game, then use a credit card to play the game you bought ! Talk about a
> > > cash cow! If you hafta pay twice, it better be real good, no?
> >
> > It's also known as "Evercrack". Let this be a warning to you.
>
> Should I take that to mean : that I have to be crazy on drugs to play?
> That there is a constant rupture in the game? That there is no cello music?
> :-) Or that it is so good that people stay up till the crack of dawn playing
> it?-smiles-dc

It means it's like being addicted to CRACK. Make of that what you will.
Anonymous
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July 23, 2004 8:01:35 AM

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Hi- dennis here...
"ToolPackinMama" <laura@lauragoodwin.org> wrote in message
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> Dennis Curtis wrote:
> >
> > Hiya--
> > "ToolPackinMama" <laura@lauragoodwin.org> wrote in message
> > news:40FBE8F3.D49628C7@lauragoodwin.org...
> > > Dennis Curtis wrote:
> > >
> > > > Is Everquest as good and as fun as I've heard? Seems silly to
buy a
> > > > game, then use a credit card to play the game you bought ! Talk
about a
> > > > cash cow! If you hafta pay twice, it better be real good, no?
> > >
> > > It's also known as "Evercrack". Let this be a warning to you.
> >
> > Should I take that to mean : that I have to be crazy on drugs to
play?
> > That there is a constant rupture in the game? That there is no cello
music?
> > :-) Or that it is so good that people stay up till the crack of dawn
playing
> > it?-smiles-dc
>
> It means it's like being addicted to CRACK. Make of that what you will.

Ok. Sure not gonna pay twice to play a game like that. -dc
!