Kael, I already had a lot of respect for you but my respect for you has increased tenfold.
"OMG, let's run into a den of high level mobs, make idiots of ourselves and look like dicks as we all shout completely irrelevant things and try to market this one dude whilst accusing him of being an idiot at the same tii--Leeroy nnnJEENNNKIIINS!"
Yes, it's very irritating. I've seen much better.
In fact, the best videos I've ever seen regarding Warcraft are teh DDR and BoogieBox ones made by Illtrate (he's just that good). Have you seen them? If not, you must! I will link them and you must.
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[Dance Dance Repulsion - The Video]
[BoogieBox - The Video]
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*Rowne cheers and rocks out with the undead due to Black Smoke.
I'd forgotten how awesome these were.
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Sep 10, 2005I'd say, build. I know there's a lot to be said for purchased PCs but you'll care more about a PC you've pieced together with your own two-hands rather than one you've snatched from under the armpits of Babylonia.Posted in: General Chat
That's just my personal opinion though.
It isn't easy. I will be on hand to offer advice and aid if you need it. You can stop by the #ace channel at irc.datavortex.com (I think?) any time you like. I'll be happy to walk you through the procedure and offer whatever advice I can along the way.
It's just much more rewarding.
Oh and what's happened to your current PC either sounds like an I/O failiure (nothing would be working if it was your CPU, trust me on this), it's having trouble reading things off your hard-disk. That could be caused by general hardware failiure or ... dun-dun-dun malicious software. Either sloppily coded or a virus.
When you start your next PC, go open-source. Use Windows if you have to but make sure it's XP Professional (the most benign version). Then make sure all of your applications are open-source, Firefox is a good start. Never, ever trust freeware. In fact, I strongly recommend you always look on freeware with a suspicious eye. Freeware is far less trustworthy than even software you'd buy off the shelf. Furthermore, you'll feel better about having genuinely Free stuff on your system, I'm sure. With that kind of software, no one can take it away from you with some form of shitty license, it's yours.
And if you pick the right software by efficiency-obsessed groups, your PC will love you for it too.
And *Pant.* that's all I have to say.
Sep 10, 2005You've heard of Fighting Fantasy and Lone Wolf, right? The adventure books? Basically they come with a very simple stats system (incredibly simple in FF's case) and they have an options based procedural; "if you want to do this, turn to this number, if you want to do that, turn to that number or do the other and roll on your skill." That species of kidney. I was thinking it would be interesting to fashion a MUCK after that where the 'numbers' are actually rooms and the exits (paths) from those rooms are the 'turn to's, extra MPI could be bound to certain doors that require skill rolls to ensure one has been made before the player could progress.Posted in: General Chat
Sep 10, 2005I just dropped the idea to someone regarding a MU* (I'll take it you know what a MU* or specifically a MUCK is and move on) based off of a "Choose your own adventure" books where basic functions are available for the stats and the room objects are actually pages, the navigations are 'turn to whatever'.Posted in: General Chat
Now, the person I told this idea to is seriously considering creating a MUCK just like that. I need to learn to keep my creativity in check. Still, what do you all make of that as a MUCK/MUD idea?
It'd kill the immersion though.
"WTF! Why are you all hanging out in the lair of Ariadne, the Doom Spider?"
"... because it's fun."
"Damnation, there goes my immersion. Would you like some tea with your idlers, my dear Spider?"
Sep 10, 2005Granted! You now have the life of an everyday bean counter. Perhaps eventually you'll get picked up by a superhero and dragged off on heroic jaunts you're completely unprepared for. You'd have to be wearing a moth-suit at work first, though.Posted in: General Chat
I wish I had the entire series of the Invisibles, in dead tree format and all first prints.
Sep 9, 2005Granted! Except your meatballs are really the well disguised bjorg! A self-replicating meatball-like virus of ... I'm not sure where I'm going with this but comparing Borg with Bjorg and the obvious meatball reference did seem funny at the time. Er, um. You get meatballs with your code but er, um ... they clog the works and create Timex-like overhead (at least before it was fixed)?Posted in: General Chat
I wish that my brain wasn't fried after having fixed Timex.
Sep 9, 2005Congratulations! You can now absorb books by a mere touch, unfortunately your friends think this is funny and soon they have you "accidentally" passing your hands over cheesy romance novels and slash-fiction. After a week, all you can recall are the unending pickup lines of musclebound nads-fer-brains, displacing all other knowledge that once was. The Midas touch is always a curse.Posted in: General Chat
I wish I could sing like the lead of Nightwish.
Sep 9, 2005Posted in: General ChatQuote from "Kaelten" »"a whole lot of fah-laming"
Ha! I think I broke Kaelten.
Granted! However, most geeks stay up at night anyway due to the simple fact that global warming has heated up the average day temperature so much that it's not good for their pores or the machines that they work with. In fact, so many geeks have switched their efforts over to the darker side of the 24-hour cycle that most businesses opening times have reversed, opening at PM and closing at AM. This creates a massive divide in the World and eventually they decide to call this divide; time-zones.
I wish that Doom Bee would stop buzzing around my open PC, lest my PC's many fans shall smite it and possibly worse things could happen.
Sep 9, 2005Likewise, Turan and I spoke of this idea via mail and he said on many occasions how he'd like to create an AcePack to replace the entire GUI but my fashions are actually far more grandiose.Posted in: General Chat
What I want to do is hook the entirety of the UI, every damned function in the FrameXML and discard them, passing them along to Ace AddOns with better functions for those purposes. I dare anyone to take a look at the pet moodstate icon for example. Have you noticed that it occurs on an onUpdate?! It actually sets the moodstate every frame redraw. It calls SetTexture every bloody frame redraw! Now if that's not bad then I don't know what is. Surely there must be a better way. Via events, a timer ... something. Anything. ;p That's the worst implementation I've ever seen and that's their official code.
Frankly I just want to decompress the latest FrameXML at some point and start rewriting it, so that I could one day scrap it and replace it entirely. I would do this for the good of the community and to humiliate Blizzard into hiring some folks that actually know how to code.
Sep 9, 2005It is really because I've seen a couple of open-source graphics engines coded in OO, that was before I knew what it was but I recognize it now. This tells me one thing about big business. They don't have a damned clue about who to hire. The amusing part is that the best computer people are self-taught, the worst are likely taught by educational institutions and get by on good grades and whatnot.Posted in: General Chat
Sep 8, 2005Pepsi now has a miraculous chemical in it which repairs and whitens teeth! Huzzah! Unfortunately, a few months later it's also found that mass consumption of this chemical can render people impotent. Oops.Posted in: General Chat
[Wait, is this a bad thing?]
I wish for more of the folks I know to end up in City of Heroes!
Sep 8, 2005Granted! It's actually the greatest mobile service ever too, the envy of iPod owners everywhere. Unfortunately, somehow you're the only person that managed to get in on the beta for the project and everyone around you now hates you for having superiour stuff to what they've got.Posted in: General Chat
[Unless you're lucky enough to know people RL that aren't materialistic, in which case, I wish for your RL friends. ;p]
I wish Gothic III was out already. I want to take on Dinosaurs with a wooden sword!
Sep 8, 2005A mysterious man sends you a package full of every Doctor Who DVD released in the UK. Unfortunately, they all contain secret subliminal messages that turn you into a right-wing political activist that happens to hate Doctor Who and all the "liberal hogwash" that it stands for.Posted in: General Chat
I wish there was a form of sweetner that wasn't bad for the human brain.
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