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Anonymous
November 28, 2004 1:21:38 PM

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My LoD disc no longer occupies CD drive 2 after residing there the entire 18
months I've owned the machine, after I pulled it out last night.

I think it's the first time my primary machine hasn't had an LoD disc
residing in a drive since the week it was released . . . what was it, 4+
years ago?

What this means for the long haul, I have no idea--if I decide to hang it up
whether short or long term, I'll make sure to turn my accounts over to
somebody before they belly up.

Anyway, I don't usually like "going away" announcements (which this isn't
one of, I don't think), but it was such a momentous occasion I felt like it
needed a few remarks.
--
chainbreaker-huh, what'd you *think* I was talking about?

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Anonymous
November 28, 2004 4:35:20 PM

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> chainbreaker-huh, what'd you *think* I was talking about?

Guess you finally broke the chain, eh?

Darrel Hoffman - Lvl 27+2 Game Guru
(Yeah, okay, that was bad.)
Anonymous
November 28, 2004 9:19:57 PM

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Hi,

"chainbreaker" <noone@nowhere.com> wrote in
news:cocqdq0p81@news4.newsguy.com:

> My LoD disc no longer occupies CD drive 2 after residing there the
> entire 18 months I've owned the machine, after I pulled it out last
> night.

phhheeeewwww... You're talking about that CD..

CU,

Oliver
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Anonymous
November 28, 2004 10:36:58 PM

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"chainbreaker" <noone@nowhere.com> skrev i en meddelelse
news:cocqdq0p81@news4.newsguy.com...
> My LoD disc no longer occupies CD drive 2 after residing there the entire
> 18 months I've owned the machine, after I pulled it out last night.
>
> I think it's the first time my primary machine hasn't had an LoD disc
> residing in a drive since the week it was released . . . what was it, 4+
> years ago?
>
> What this means for the long haul, I have no idea--if I decide to hang it
> up whether short or long term, I'll make sure to turn my accounts over to
> somebody before they belly up.
>
> Anyway, I don't usually like "going away" announcements (which this isn't
> one of, I don't think), but it was such a momentous occasion I felt like
> it needed a few remarks.
> --
> chainbreaker-huh, what'd you *think* I was talking about?




I've been thinking of the same thing for a while now. It's been almost two
whole months since I last played the game, but the disc is still in the
drive, and the shortcut is still there on my desktop. I've had other things
to do, but have to admit that I don't miss it *that* much...

PS: For a non-English speaker, the term "I finally pulled it off" always
made me go "ouch!" ;-)
--
Jonas

My DVD's: http://www.intervocative.com/dvdcollection.aspx/Jonasga...
Anonymous
November 29, 2004 3:13:08 AM

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chainbreaker wrote:

> My LoD disc no longer occupies CD drive 2 after residing there the entire 18
> months I've owned the machine, after I pulled it out last night.
>
> I think it's the first time my primary machine hasn't had an LoD disc
> residing in a drive since the week it was released . . . what was it, 4+
> years ago?
>
> What this means for the long haul, I have no idea--if I decide to hang it up
> whether short or long term, I'll make sure to turn my accounts over to
> somebody before they belly up.
>
> Anyway, I don't usually like "going away" announcements (which this isn't
> one of, I don't think), but it was such a momentous occasion I felt like it
> needed a few remarks.

A week ago, for unknown reasons, I decided to stop smoking.

HL2 is just too slow to load levels on my computer, 30 seconds per
respawn/level change is way too long. Just for this simple fact I don't
think I'll keep on playing it for more than a few weeks, even though
it's possibly the greatest game I've ever been playing - I even finished
it. The slow loading time is what kept me away from the Guild Wars sneak
preview too, 2 minutes to load an area on a 5 months old computer w/
2Mbps DSL is just too much. Same goes with UT2004, and basically every
game I've tried this year.

Diablo2 has kind of lost its grap on me, I don't feel "it" at the
moment. Hardcore is no longer exciting to me, challenges have more or
less all gone to "lucky/unlucky" in that game for me.

Builds have more or less all been at least tried, and moreover, I'm out
of inspiration.

I might play those great games again, I just hope I'll manage to keep
away from a cigarette. I've been successful so far.

crossing fingers.
Anonymous
November 29, 2004 3:13:09 AM

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Babe Bridou wrote:
> A week ago, for unknown reasons, I decided to stop smoking.
>
Hey, congratulations!

I quit about 13 years ago in much the same fashion. It just sort of
happened--no great revelation, no clue that morning . . . nothing. I took
one puff off the last one in a pack, looked at it, threw it down, stomped it
out . . . and just quit.

I think that may be the best way. If you can quit for a week, my friend, I
believe you can quit forever. :-)

> it. The slow loading time is what kept me away from the Guild Wars
> sneak preview too, 2 minutes to load an area on a 5 months old
> computer w/ 2Mbps DSL is just too much. Same goes with UT2004, and
> basically every game I've tried this year.
>

Zone loading is a real PITA in EQ2 as well. Fortunately it's not a real big
problem once you get away from the city zones, so that may save it for me.

> Diablo2 has kind of lost its grap on me, I don't feel "it" at the
> moment. Hardcore is no longer exciting to me, challenges have more or
> less all gone to "lucky/unlucky" in that game for me.
>

How many other games have/will we wear out the same way we've done D2? I
can't remember another game that's kept anywhere near such a hold on me for
even a fraction of the time.

> I might play those great games again, I just hope I'll manage to keep
> away from a cigarette. I've been successful so far.
>
> crossing fingers.

You'll do it if you really want to.

--
chainbreaker
Anonymous
November 29, 2004 11:36:09 AM

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My my, doesn't "chainbreaker" <noone@nowhere.com> look good in that
trenchcoat:

>My LoD disc no longer occupies CD drive 2 after residing there the entire 18
>months I've owned the machine, after I pulled it out last night.

>I think it's the first time my primary machine hasn't had an LoD disc
>residing in a drive since the week it was released . . . what was it, 4+
>years ago?

I pull it out all the time! The LOD CD, that is, replacing it with a music
or two (not all at the same time though).

>What this means for the long haul, I have no idea--if I decide to hang it up
>whether short or long term, I'll make sure to turn my accounts over to
>somebody before they belly up.

Let me know if you end up having a go at WOW or the new patch of Sacred, as
I'm interested in any and all opinions on those.

Hehe, best not hand your accounts over to me, lest I start timing out of games
left and right and killing all your characters, hehe.

See you in the funny pages.
Anonymous
November 29, 2004 11:36:10 AM

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Stephen van Ham wrote:

> Let me know if you end up having a go at WOW or the new patch of
> Sacred, as I'm interested in any and all opinions on those.
>

Looks like it's EQ2 for the forseeable future. And the biggest surprise is
that I think I'm turning into a crafting weenie, something I never foresaw
at all.

> Hehe, best not hand your accounts over to me, lest I start timing out
> of games left and right and killing all your characters, hehe.
>
> See you in the funny pages.

I don't plan on leaving the groups anytime soon, although after the hornet's
nest I probably just stirred up over on agd, I may have to keep my ass near
a bucket of water for a while. :-)

--
chainbreaker
Anonymous
November 29, 2004 2:48:04 PM

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chainbreaker wrote:

> My LoD disc no longer occupies CD drive 2 after residing there the entire 18
> months I've owned the machine, after I pulled it out last night.

I've been using Daemon Tools for a while. ;)  Well, you seem quite
smitten by EQ2, which does make me wonder. If I had a credit card, I'd
probably give it a whirl, but I don't, and there are and no game cards
offered here. (I don't suppose you feel charitable! ;) ). I haven't
played D2 in months, and there are no SP games that really appeal to me.
Kind of boring right now, I admit. If there are game cards offered for
WoW, I'll get it when it comes out in spring of next year. I'm glad you
found something that really grabbed you, though. In fact, I'm even
jealous! :) 

M.
Anonymous
November 29, 2004 2:48:05 PM

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"Michael Vondung" <mvondung@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:310d39F34vc7mU1@uni-berlin.de...
> chainbreaker wrote:
>
>> My LoD disc no longer occupies CD drive 2 after residing there the entire
>> 18 months I've owned the machine, after I pulled it out last night.
>
> I've been using Daemon Tools for a while. ;)  Well, you seem quite smitten
> by EQ2, which does make me wonder. If I had a credit card, I'd probably
> give it a whirl, but I don't, and there are and no game cards offered
> here. (I don't suppose you feel charitable! ;) ). I haven't played D2 in
> months, and there are no SP games that really appeal to me. Kind of boring
> right now, I admit. If there are game cards offered for WoW, I'll get it
> when it comes out in spring of next year. I'm glad you found something
> that really grabbed you, though. In fact, I'm even jealous! :) 
>
> M.

I don't know that I'd go so far as to say I'm *really* grabbed by EQ2, but
once I determined how much there is to do other than chase character levels
and all that's associated with doing that--*and* that I had it in me to
avoid getting on that leveling treadmill--I decided I'd at least be able to
make it all the way through the "free" month. :-)

At any rate, I'm not already so aggravated by its base aspects that I *know*
I won't be playing very long, which is very different from CoH, where I had
serious problems with some of its most basic design almost from the very
first, although it took me most of a month to be able to admit it to myself.

Seriously, the game is playable at a quite leisurely pace, and I've even
learned how to set my character up so I can make a bit of progress with
certain things even if I have only the odd 15-30 minutes or so to play.

In case you do decide to give it a go, my two primaries are on the
"Innothule" server, I think it's called--one good guy and one bad guy,
depending on what mood I'm in. :-)

--
chainbreaker
Anonymous
November 29, 2004 10:58:34 PM

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"Babe Bridou" <babebridou@hotmail.com> skrev i en meddelelse
news:41aa5b9b$0$31663$8fcfb975@news.wanadoo.fr...

> A week ago, for unknown reasons, I decided to stop smoking.
>
> I might play those great games again, I just hope I'll manage to keep away
> from a cigarette. I've been successful so far.
>
> crossing fingers.



Best of luck to you! The first week or month is the toughest, after that,
it's just like missing an old friend and realizing that you tend to think
about him less and less until one day, he's just a very distant memory,
something you had in your past but don't anymore.

Be warned, though: My wife and I both stopped smoking (cold turkey style)
the day she stopped taking the pill. Two weeks later, boom, she was
pregnant! To quit smoking can have serious side-effects ;-)
--
Jonas

My DVD's: http://www.intervocative.com/dvdcollection.aspx/Jonasga...
Anonymous
November 30, 2004 1:07:13 AM

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On Mon, 29 Nov 2004, "Jonas Gaarde" wrote:

>> "Babe Bridou" skrev
>>
>> > A week ago, for unknown reasons, I decided to stop smoking.
>> > crossing fingers.

>> Be warned, though: My wife and I both stopped smoking (cold turkey style)
>> the day she stopped taking the pill. Two weeks later, boom, she was
>> pregnant! To quit smoking can have serious side-effects ;-)

If *you* experience the same side-effect, please let us know!

(that goes for Babe as well as Jonas)

--

USEast HC Ladder: Rockstomper
Anonymous
November 30, 2004 2:12:53 AM

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Brian Brunner wrote:

> On Mon, 29 Nov 2004, "Jonas Gaarde" wrote:
>
>
>>>"Babe Bridou" skrev
>>>
>>>
>>>>A week ago, for unknown reasons, I decided to stop smoking.
>>>>crossing fingers.
>
>
>>>Be warned, though: My wife and I both stopped smoking (cold turkey style)
>>>the day she stopped taking the pill. Two weeks later, boom, she was
>>>pregnant! To quit smoking can have serious side-effects ;-)
>
>
> If *you* experience the same side-effect, please let us know!
>
> (that goes for Babe as well as Jonas)
>
ahem,

no way!
Anonymous
November 30, 2004 2:02:16 PM

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I got a suggestion which might make one of your comments invalid...

Get W.o.W, absolutely zero load times between levels till you start
traveling between islands (which is fairly rare until you are kind of uber
anyways). Unfortunately, this might make you start smoking again because
gameplay is pretty exciting. I myself have started laying out hordes of
snacks and soft drinks in preparation for my 12 shifts.

Anex.....Explodeazon, I'm kidding, don't you DARE start smoking again.





"Babe Bridou" <babebridou@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:41aa5b9b$0$31663$8fcfb975@news.wanadoo.fr...
> chainbreaker wrote:
>
>> My LoD disc no longer occupies CD drive 2 after residing there the entire
>> 18 months I've owned the machine, after I pulled it out last night.
>>
>> I think it's the first time my primary machine hasn't had an LoD disc
>> residing in a drive since the week it was released . . . what was it, 4+
>> years ago?
>>
>> What this means for the long haul, I have no idea--if I decide to hang it
>> up whether short or long term, I'll make sure to turn my accounts over to
>> somebody before they belly up.
>>
>> Anyway, I don't usually like "going away" announcements (which this isn't
>> one of, I don't think), but it was such a momentous occasion I felt like
>> it needed a few remarks.
>
> A week ago, for unknown reasons, I decided to stop smoking.
>
> HL2 is just too slow to load levels on my computer, 30 seconds per
> respawn/level change is way too long. Just for this simple fact I don't
> think I'll keep on playing it for more than a few weeks, even though it's
> possibly the greatest game I've ever been playing - I even finished it.
> The slow loading time is what kept me away from the Guild Wars sneak
> preview too, 2 minutes to load an area on a 5 months old computer w/ 2Mbps
> DSL is just too much. Same goes with UT2004, and basically every game I've
> tried this year.
>
> Diablo2 has kind of lost its grap on me, I don't feel "it" at the moment.
> Hardcore is no longer exciting to me, challenges have more or less all
> gone to "lucky/unlucky" in that game for me.
>
> Builds have more or less all been at least tried, and moreover, I'm out of
> inspiration.
>
> I might play those great games again, I just hope I'll manage to keep away
> from a cigarette. I've been successful so far.
>
> crossing fingers.
Anonymous
November 30, 2004 9:23:14 PM

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"Jonas Gaarde" <albuerumminusspam@hotmail.com> skrev i en meddelelse
news:coi22a$uhp$1@news.cybercity.dk...
>
> To quit smoking may have more than one side-effect!



Well, it seems that NOT quitting also has some side-effects...
My stepdad just lost half a lung less that two hours ago! He went to the
hospital to have something done about a dark shadow on the X-ray, believed
to be bronchitis, and five hours later, my mother calls and tells me that
they found lung cancer (a fist-sized tumor) in his upper right lung. Now
it's gone, along with half the lung... 60 Scotchman's (strong Danish
unfiltered cigarettes) a day for thirty years has got to come with some sort
of additional price tag, I suppose.

Wow - talk about timing!

Sorry about casting this dark shadow (morbid pun intended) on an otherwise
humorous thread, but i felt I had to tell someone...
--
Jonas

My DVD's: http://www.intervocative.com/dvdcollection.aspx/Jonasga...
Anonymous
November 30, 2004 9:43:54 PM

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On that special day, Jonas Gaarde, (albuerumminusspam@hotmail.com)
said...

> My stepdad just lost half a lung less that two hours ago! He went to the
> hospital to have something done about a dark shadow on the X-ray, believed
> to be bronchitis, and five hours later, my mother calls and tells me that
> they found lung cancer (a fist-sized tumor) in his upper right lung.

Ouch. I hope he can live on with the rest. At least he will still be
able to walk, hopefully. My father is by now ten years sitting in the
wheel chair, probably because of a combination of beer and I don't know
how many John Player's Virginia No6 a day. I can't tell how many of the
strokes went undetected, after that first (probably not, he fell about a
year before with no apparent reason) one.


Gabriele Neukam

Gabriele.Spamfighter.Neukam@t-online.de


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