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@  LBD "Nyt... : (27 April 2017 - 05:31 AM)

*pops in* "Hm, I wonder where the conversation has gone since last night..." *reads* "...huh. I did not see any of that coming."

@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

*apart!

@  MEDdMI : (27 April 2017 - 05:26 AM)

This board has provided me with the only RP campaign that didn't fall a

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 April 2017 - 05:17 AM)

So what? We're disciples of Primus and they're disciples of Unicron?

@  lastmaximal : (27 April 2017 - 04:26 AM)

I'm really not surprised.

@  Nevermore : (27 April 2017 - 04:16 AM)

Well, the users over on TFW in return accuse the Allspark of being an elitist clique that ostracizes everyone who doesn't act like they do (i.e. civil), whereas TFW is more welcoming to everyone regardless of their views.

@  Pennpenn : (27 April 2017 - 03:23 AM)

Hard G. I don't give a solitary shit what the creators call it, the first word in the acronym is "Graphical". I have no idea why they'd think any sane human could, would, or should pronounce it any other way.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (27 April 2017 - 03:13 AM)

I acknowledge what the creators say, but whether I remember to use their pronunciation or not is hit or miss. Heck, I think I usually think of it in my head as "gee-i-ef", in parallel to "JPG" and "PNG".

@  Waspinator : (27 April 2017 - 02:50 AM)

Let's heat things up: what are everyone's opinions on how GIF should be pronounced?

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 11:11 PM)

But I will say that a lot of fandom forums are generally more tolerable nowadays because most belligerent types stick to Facebook groups

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 11:09 PM)

I do like their hard no-politics rule. Now that I do the occasional freelance writing for some local politics and I like zero percent of it my hobby space now. But holy cow, do they replace it with neck beard drama.

@  LordGigaIce : (26 April 2017 - 10:30 PM)

like Noideaforaname I posted on TFW for a while. I came here after I got harassed for daring to suggest that Play With This Too was run by unoriginal hacks, and yeah. This place so much more preferable.

@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

And you're turning us on

@  Nutjob R/T : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 PM)

The terrible secret of the Allspark: We all have this twisted fetish for rational thought processes

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:13 PM)

Not everyone likes everything, and people aren't blind to shortfalls or annoyances resulting from constraints of how the brand is handled. We make many a joke out of these things. But it's a rare thing when entitlement replaces logic on here, where that seems to be poster raison d'etre everywhere else.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:11 PM)

It's utterly weird how these here boards seem so impervious an oasis when it comes to that depth of idiocy. Worshipping 3p and demanding the official companies "step it up" and stop being so lazy? Insisting the movies be done THEIR way, crapping on every single thing revealed about the films or toyline, then whining that they can't find (insert hot movie to here) or the official release of a movie figure doesn't capture the look in the film they hated? Etc

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:09 PM)

It's not even a "brand pissing contest" or "board loyalty" thing, not least due to the fact that those don't really even happen here all that much. I'm just happy to be with levelheaded people who've outgrown the usual fan dumb tropes. You can have a civilized conversation here and people don't shit on things only to hide behind "but but but to each their own right?" when their myopic BS is challenged.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:07 PM)

With each time nonsense like this flares up on tfw or on local discussion venues (and it does quite a bit) I'm just reminded of why I've essentially been allspark bound for the last... Fifteen or so years.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 10:07 PM)

On the plus side, tho, TFW has "appreciation threads" for practically everything, even stuff like Kre-O and PCC. And their toy database is quite handy.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 10:03 PM)

I've been happily posting on TFW for years. Then, after being *here* for a few months, I look back and wonder how the hell I even bothered with it. I mean, my ignore list had hundreds of people on it. Literally HUNDREDS of ignored people. I even showed off said gargantuan list once (with a small thumbnail that you couldn't read any of the names on, mind you). That... that really should have been a warning sign, I suppose...

@  WorkbenchManiac : (26 April 2017 - 08:03 PM)

Thanks, I enjoyed reading the nerdrage. I should hang out over there more often.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 07:07 PM)

I mean, Reveal Your Shield. That gets complained about too.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 07:04 PM)

One of the reveal the shield news threads at TFW has movie fans and G1 fans arguing over who has it worse

@  WorkbenchManiac : (26 April 2017 - 06:49 PM)

You got me awfully curious. What thread ware we talking about?

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:17 PM)

That was a quality read. Both sides of that thread's argument went pretty crazy.

@  Noideaforaname : (26 April 2017 - 02:11 PM)

"When Beast Wars made Optimus a monkey nobody complained" ~ someone desperate for a 'gotcha'

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:05 PM)

I want to find the rock they've been under that there isn't constantly complaining about something.

@  Diecast : (26 April 2017 - 02:04 PM)

For the lack if a better word, it baffles me when someone starts a discussion somewhere that's like "Does anyone else not like the movies?"

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

Careful, it might have something to say about that.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 12:13 PM)

I'm gonna have to check your opinion out real good to make sure.

@  TheMightyMol... : (26 April 2017 - 11:55 AM)

Oppinions are like assholes. Everyone has one, but mine is better so shut up.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 11:08 AM)

To clarify on point 1 since I was typing early in the morning again, "you must hate exactly what I hate" and "you msut like exactly what I like" aren't actually the same statement but they're the same thought process which is "my opinions are objective facts." If you see someone espousing one, they're probably thinking the other, too.

@  lastmaximal : (26 April 2017 - 10:57 AM)

... what.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 10:15 AM)

Andrusi, I imagine to some people online, there isn't that much of a world of difference, at least going by the venom they post; although not at RiD specifically.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 08:55 AM)

The scale of liking and hating is an interval one so you can not like something but not hate it. Pretty sure there's apathy and dislike in between there at least.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 08:07 AM)

And humans are perfectly capable of hating things in unison while being divided on liking.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:34 AM)

On the other hand, there's a world of difference between "I hate RID" and "I hate Nazis."

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:27 AM)

On one hand, "hating what I hate" IS "liking what I like." One of those cultures can't be worse than the other because they're literally the same culture.

@  ▲ndrusi : (26 April 2017 - 07:26 AM)

I think that comparison is both an oversimplification AND a meaningless distinction.

@  wonko the sane? : (26 April 2017 - 07:16 AM)

That's the internet effect. Distance and anonimity make for easy and consequence-less extremism.

@  Bass X0 : (26 April 2017 - 06:58 AM)

I think the aggressive "How dare you not hate exactly what I hate" culture online is worse than the aggressive "How dare you not like exactly what I like" culture.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 06:19 AM)

And now that song/scene and its many many parodies are running through my head.

@  unluckiness : (26 April 2017 - 06:18 AM)

Patrick Swayze didnt!

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:58 AM)

lol. As long as they knock first.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

Or as ghosts. I guess ghosts would be acceptable.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:57 AM)

For now, I'd just find some small comfort in knowing those who have passed actually are in some sort of better place.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:56 AM)

I'd find comfort in knowing that one way or another, that suffering would eventually end and a new, potentially happier beginning awaits.

@  MEDdMI : (26 April 2017 - 05:54 AM)

@LBD At the same time, I can't imagine wanting to stay in even a happy afterlife when fleshies are still suffering.

@  2017 : (26 April 2017 - 05:49 AM)

Celebrating and welcoming death just gives them more ideological hoops to justify killing others. So yeah, no thanks.

@  LBD "Nyt... : (26 April 2017 - 05:48 AM)

The idea of death doesn't bother me so much as no longer existing.


Playing Half-Life 2 <3


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#1 (Deactivated) Sobana

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:30 PM

Half-Life 2 is not what I expected, in the first game I was a scientist fighting his way through a secret lab trying to stop an inter-dimensional alien invasion, I thought for sure this game would follow suit like every other game does. But no, I am pleasantly surprised about how well the second game turned out so far.

I'm no longer trying to stop an invasion, they already won, I'm fighting for the resistance, I believe, they really aren't that clear on my overall objective so far. I think I'm suppose to stop this one guy in charge, but it looks more like I'm running away from him instead. Everyone I run into is in a hurry to get me some were, but I can't really say why yet.

All I know for sure so far is I'm being hunted down by the Civil Protection gas-mask neo-nazi squad in what I can only presume is the world capital of fuel barrel production. I mean there is an insane, unrealistic amount of explosive barrels every where. Each house has like three inside and there seems to be more barrels then I got ammo to shot them with. o.O

So far I love all the new weapons and game mechanics, the puzzles are fun and satisfying, the sensory is amazing, the music is great and I adore all the vehicle chases.

I can't wait to see how this is all going to end! =D <3

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:09 PM

QUOTE(Sobana @ Apr 18 2012, 10:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'll have to remember to recommend a certain webcomic to you once you finish the game.All I know for sure so far is I'm being hunted down by the Civil Protection gas-mask neo-nazi squad in what I can only presume is the world capital of fuel barrel production. I mean there is an insane, unrealistic amount of explosive barrels every where. Each house has like three inside and there seems to be more barrels then I got ammo to shot them with. o.O

I'll have to remember to recommend a certain webcomic to you once you finish the game.

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 04:37 PM

You really ought to consolidate your Adventures In Playing Games Everybody Else Beat Years Ago into one thread.

My first playthrough of HL2, I really felt like the vehicle sections were way too long. However, on subsequent playthroughs, they're my favorite parts. Are you also going to do the Episodes?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:19 PM

QUOTE(Slander @ Apr 19 2012, 05:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You really ought to consolidate your Adventures In Playing Games Everybody Else Beat Years Ago into one thread.

That would be a silly thing to do, I want to discuss specific things about specific games. Why not complain about all the different Mass Effect threads running around? By that logic we shouldn't even have a game discussion sub-forum at all and just consolidate all threads into one topic =p Think of the money we will save that way! =D

Besides, not everyone can afford every new release each week. >.>

QUOTE(Zecora @ Apr 19 2012, 11:10 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Never played half-Life 1, but what I found amusing about Half-Life 2 is that you're part of the most ridiculously out-gunned and out-matched resistance movement seemingly ever portrayed in a video game. The reason you spend most of the game running away is because there's no hope of taking them head on. You'll see why later on when things really start to fall apart.

You should play the first one, even with it's age and lesser graphics, it is still more fun then *shudders* modern shooter games. The set up and ending of the first one is totally different to how the second game started.

That is a hard one to top, my guess would probably be odd world. I think it was pretty funny listening to the guy in charge yelling at his soldiers over the radio like "How can you not catch him? He is just a scientist! He is not a skilled assassin nor a special commando! And to the best of my knowledge he didn't take any covert training during his absence!"

QUOTE(Slander @ Apr 19 2012, 05:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are you also going to do the Episodes?

Of course! ^.^ There is just two of them, right?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:21 PM

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That would be a silly thing to do, I want to discuss specific things about specific games. Why not complain about all the different Mass Effect threads running around? By that logic we shouldn't even have a game discussion sub-forum at all and just consolidate all threads into one topic =p Think of the money we will save that way! =D

Besides, not everyone can afford every new release each week. >.>


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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:00 AM

QUOTE(Sobana @ Apr 19 2012, 11:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Besides, not everyone can afford every new release each week. >.>

heh.

You make it sound like this game came out last year, not 8 years ago.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:54 AM

Good lord, it nearly HAS been eight years, hasn't it.

That means it's been nearly five years since Episode 2...

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:58 AM

Also kinda sad that I don't think there's been a better FPS since HL2. Good ones, certainly, some even excellent, but none better.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:17 AM

Obviously, theoretical physicists have powers beyond the reach of mere mortals.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:34 AM

I always felt like this game was really overrated. The gravity gun is the coolest part. And my god, I don't know how many times that hugging boat thing made me rage quit.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:56 PM

QUOTE(Lizard King @ Apr 20 2012, 03:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I always felt like this game was really overrated. The gravity gun is the coolest part. And my god, I don't know how many times that hugging boat thing made me rage quit.



Agreed. It does some neat stuff, and presents some stuff in interesting ways. The actual core of the game play isn't very satisfying. Combat feels generic and boring most the time.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:58 PM

Those that don't like it, were you playing on a console? I've heard from friends that the console ports are not very good.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 01:53 PM

QUOTE(ultra magnus13 @ Apr 20 2012, 01:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Lizard King @ Apr 20 2012, 03:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I always felt like this game was really overrated. The gravity gun is the coolest part. And my god, I don't know how many times that hugging boat thing made me rage quit.



Agreed. It does some neat stuff, and presents some stuff in interesting ways. The actual core of the game play isn't very satisfying. Combat feels generic and boring most the time.

Totally agree. And yeah, I played it once a few years ago, and then again recently, both times on consoles. My problems with the game can't be attributed to it being a bad port. I mainly just didn't find it to be that interesting or original.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 02:31 PM

Well, at the time, it was very original with it's use of physics.

If you're only getting around to it within the past couple years, then yes, it wouldn't be that original anymore.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 02:38 PM

I think bad port is legitimate complaint. I recommended the Orange box highly to a friend, who only had a PS3. He bought it, and it was kinda junk. Didn't look as good as the pc verion, invisible walls everywhere, controls kinda sucked.

It think it's also a very PC-style, game. The pacing, the tropes, they're all sort of come from a different style of play and worldbuilding.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 03:22 PM

QUOTE(Sobana @ Apr 19 2012, 11:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That would be a silly thing to do, I want to discuss specific things about specific games.


That's just it; these threads aren't about discussing the games. If that were the case, you'd just post in the already-extant threads for those franchises. These threads are about your experiences playing through older games. They're you wanting to talk about yourself, not you wanting to talk about games.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:33 PM

I didn't even realize the game was eight years old, it didn't feel that old. The ending was just crazy. It leaves so many questions I'm sure would get answered in the following episodes.

QUOTE(Slander @ Apr 20 2012, 04:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Sobana @ Apr 19 2012, 11:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
That would be a silly thing to do, I want to discuss specific things about specific games.


That's just it; these threads aren't about discussing the games. If that were the case, you'd just post in the already-extant threads for those franchises. These threads are about your experiences playing through older games. They're you wanting to talk about yourself, not you wanting to talk about games.

Those ones are for people who already beat it and want to discuss what happened, not for people who are excited about playing it for the first time and want the experience to be spoiler free. Those conversations usually go...

Me: Hey, I'm playing this game for the first time, looks great! =D

You Guys: Yeah, don't play it. The guy dies at the end.

Me: Wha...?

You Guys: It was totally obvious that one guy was the traitor.

Me: Huh?

You Guys: It is a shame how your love interest died.

Me: ...Please, no spoilers...

You Guys: Psst, this game is X years old. If you don't want spoilers don't come to this thread then.

Me: ... QQ

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That would be a silly thing to do, I want to discuss specific things about specific games. Why not complain about all the different Mass Effect threads running around? By that logic we shouldn't even have a game discussion sub-forum at all and just consolidate all threads into one topic =p Think of the money we will save that way! =D

Besides, not everyone can afford every new release each week. >.>


Don't be Hyperbolic. You're picking old games. You're playing them all in a sort of procession. Make a thread and save space.

That would be in interesting idea, how would that even work? Call it "First play though of old games everyone already beat and no one really wants to discuss" Meh, I'm sure I can work on the title later. It just seems weird to me to have a thread that talks about Mass Effect, then talk about Half-Life, then talk about how easy Halo Legendary mode is. Honestly, it feels to egoistical to have a single thread focus solely on what I'm currently playing. But, I see your point. Makes me wonder why there isn't just a general game thread, I guess I should make that too. It is better to solve a problem then let it continue and all the non-sense, you know.

On the subject of saving room, I would like to point out there are already three Zelda discussion topics going on on the first page and I'm sure there are more lurking further pages back. You might want to get on that too.