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  1. complain o' bad writing? fine. converse, complain that you is being "schooled in liberalism by leftist US (kanadian?) activists" is the behavior o' a nincompoop. dallas buyer's club complete distorts facts and is most unsubtle 'bout its agenda, no? walk outta that movie seeing fda as the bad guys is complete understandable as the movie is mostly a pseudoscience indulgence on par with the claims that immunizations is a cause o' autism. even so, dallas buyer's were a well acted and entertaining movie. 'course we would be here all day listing the novels, movies, music and other forms o' entertainment that unapologetically school the audience, but two obvious examples is worth listening to. Uhu.. so if I enjoy a rapper doing a social commentary, I can't criticize Amber Scott for replacing the source material of a twenty year old computer game, and filling it with her own immature socialist ramblings? Otherwise I'm a hypocrite? I'm not a big fan of artists doing social commentaries in general. I agree with Clapton when he criticizes Bono and Geldof, saying they're just musicians. Of course if U2 expresses their political views more vaguely in a song, it's a whole different matter. A friend invited me to do a j and watch that Pink Floyd movie several years ago. Didn't like it. The whole commentary was about as immature as Amber Scott's bra-burning goblins. Getting high while watching it just made it worse. A lot worse. I could smell where BG:EE was heading when I went through the material they had added. I wasn't sure if they tried to appeal to teenagers, or the old fans.. which are now in their thirties and fourties. They seriously expect old men to enjoy playing with the wild mage Neera? Could of course be I've outgrown this nonsense. I just couldn't get that good old feeling I had when I first went through the IE games. Strange that Beamdog devs haven't aged as well. They're writing is poorer now than when they were fresh out of college. Strange. And no, I'm not particularily romantic about TotSC either. Not sure I even finished it, as it was so poorly done. Some of the player reviews of SoD on Steam and GOG are really thorough and well written. People are annoyed, and I don't think #s necessarily equals gang rape. Scott has openly cackled in the face of thousands of fans, and then she cries foul when she reaps the s**tstorm? Ain't unfair at all. She shaves her armpits for her handsome boss, and goes full bush on paying customers. She got exactly what she asked for. Just irritates me that she had to turn this particular little game into a soap box, when there are so many newer and better games she could ruin. I guess this was the only job she could get. Beamdog with their small business budget probably thought she was a bargain. J.
  2. Guys you mustn't be anti-Romance, Romance adds a more realistic level of character interaction and makes characters generally more memorable Also isn't Romance optional? Romance? Never said anything about romance. This will be the first IE game I drop. Mainly because of the developers' overbearing arrogance, snickering attitude and slight disdain for the whole thing. It's as if they're too old for this stuff, and can't be bothered to take it seriously anymore. I was chastised a year ago on the PoE boards for praising Trent and his EE series. Obsidian fanbois told me he was a hack cashing in on the IE series. You know what? They were right. I know my $20 won't be missed as they'll probably cash in on this travesty anyway. If only they lost a bit on this, they'd realize they can't take a dump on the customers and still make money. It's not a big deal. I was hoping for a little IE snack, instead I am to be schooled in liberalism by leftist US activists who suddenly feel the Scandinavian Bern. Someone once called me a socialist nincompoop. I must say I find it a bit amusing to hear him support some bra-burning socialist. Maybe he has a heart after all.
  3. Mind-boggling. They're experienced developers. They've had a lifetime to develop and play CRPGs, read forums and reviews, and they go on to make every mistake in the book. And then begging for good reviews? It's like George Lucas, messing up his own legacy.
  4. Great empires aren't overcome by external enemies, they crumble under the weight of their own internal problems. An enormous national debt, secret FISA courts, the erosion of civil liberties, mass surveillance, the patriot act, increasing use of drones in the US, intensive militarization of the police, Citizens United legalizing political corruption, Wall Street bigwigs going to work for the government, financial deregulation, wiping out the middle class, benching the congress and the people while stealing 700B, waging war without congressional approval, extensive use of torture, a privately owned federal reserve bank with secret owners printing money out of thin air, an illegal federal income tax, 11,000 firearm homicides each year because anyone can buy a gun, freedom of expression and independent media under growing pressure, big media dumbing down the population, TV-show cartoon billionaires running for president.. .. the list goes on and on.. And the best thing! - WE NEED YOU! oh the irony.. Cheers, J.
  5. Beamdog think themselves liberals, but they haven't even addressed the recent epidemic of hamster shaving, and PETAs 2016 hamster agenda. I will alert TyT, and have them interview Boo to help raise awareness about the issue. There is no excuse. We've had queer Gromnirs, trannies desperate for acceptance, but not a single word about hamster abuse. Boo feels the Bern.
  6. I think PoE is pretty close to BG and IWD. When you get into it, they're not all that different. There is something about BG and IWD that's a bit more soulful in a way. It feels like they overreached a bit in PoE, with the long winded descriptions and conversations. We already know the quest mechanics, so you can basically just press enter and skip through an entire conversation, because you know you'll run across that quest artifact you've got to find, at some point. Then it's just a matter of returning it to the questmaster mentioned in the journal. I often feel that the rest is just fillers. I'm sure the PoE novel would've been great, but as a Hollywood script-reader once told me - a movie script can't be written as a novel. It has a different form. In a crpg, the graphics and music should provide description and atmosphere. Page up and page down with poetic descriptions can be tedious, imho. Also, the first IE games had all the contrasts - from soulful Kuldahar with the wonderful music, to the gloomy Vale of Shadows. Everything from salt, to sweet and pungent. PoE is a bit more grey. You DO remember the first level of Dragon's Eye in IWD. Do you remember level 4 of.. Od Nua, or whatever it's called? Or Cliaban Rilag? You DO remember the argument between Korgan and Shagbag on the roof of the Copper Coronet. Do you remember Eder's comment when you first met those.. Knights.. or whatever. It's all grey to me, for some reason. Descs and conversations have to be shorter. Less poetry, more succinct. Let graphics and music be the atmosphere. The quest cutscenes with options are great. A storyteller voice there would be good. Don't waver on the tone when it comes to quests, area atmosphere and character interaction. The characters should be clearer and easier to get an impression of. Good? Bad? Sneaky? It doesn't mean they have to be simple. Korgan is good example. Voiceovers by people who have a voice - not that coder in office 3B down the hall. It's probably a budget thing. Avatars that aren't hunched forward, and a bit less spell-flash so I can actually see what's going on in combat. Kthxbye.. Oh, and thank you for a great game.. gonna return to the Cliah Bliah Bulah dungeon now. Sounds very fancy, doesn't it? . How about Cairn of Shadows, or.. the Basilisk Caves? Too rpg mainstream? J.
  7. I just downloaded PoE last week and I'm about ten hours into it. Haven't had time to try it out earlier. I think PoE is very well made. I don't regret backing it, at all. I enjoy the game, but I gotto agree with the OP - it doesn't quite bring back the old IWD feeling. I'm not sure I can pinpoint what it is. A combination of things probably. I found some of the rules to be a bit strange. Dexterity and quickness doesn't matter in combat? A person with great resolve dodges attacks more effectively? Einstein had great resolve. I'm not sure he'd dodge Mike Tyson's jabs. Strength and dexterity doesn't matter when you fight, but the ability to perceive things does? I'm sure a perceptive young child would easily kick Mike Tyson's butt then, eh? I understand they want to break with tradition and all, but just turning old-school rules upside down doesn't make it ground breaking and fun. It's like saying we're gonna eat desert before dinner from now, because we need some change. It's not radical, just.. silly. Why is it that I can't quaff a potion or cast a simple blessing before combat? I wanna move fast so I can run away from the FAM-pyres in case they catch me sneaking around, but I have to let them engage me before I quaff the fleet foot potion? By then I'm dead anyway, cause they'll catch up with me before it's quaffed. The graphics and animations are great. I'm a minimalist, so I wouldn't mind a bit less of the sparkly spell and enchantment effects. My rogue's bow now glows green and red, and drips with something. And the arrows look like tracer bullets. Avatars are a bit "hunched" forward, but it's not a problem. I wish the fireball would be a bit more beefy and last longer, but the light it casts on the characters when it explodes is really nice. No complaints as far as graphics go really. Storywise PoE it's on Planescape level. Extensive and intricate. Almost a bit much, but it's fine. I understand they want to introduce us to a new universe. If I have to soul search or listen to another mystical occultist with soul and memory problems though, I'm gonna lose it. Was it written by some new age chick? How about some family feuds, political rivalry? Iron Throne, baby! Anyway, this is the first game in years that I've played for more than three minutes. I suppose it's growing on me. J.
  8. No referendum for England. Too bad. Then again, I'm sure the old boys in Brussels will take good care of you.
  9. Oh brother. This coming from a person who quibbled over the definition of 'irony' for twenty years, and is accused of "humour fail" so many times I've lost count. "Retroactive" is necessary when lawyers base their argument on a faulty premise. You seem to have some experience with that. People who are willfully stupid are powerless, Grommie. "Willful stoopid" is a symptom, and you strengthen the disease the more you mock. Am not sure how Gromnir can swallow the politically correct nonsense in US media for so long, without reacting. Just goes to prove that being well adjusted to a profoundly sick society is no measure of mental health. I suppose prozac helps. Labeling people is counterproductive, and in this case helps strengthen the stranglehold of political correctness. Sure, I can drop the conspiracy schtick. But why would I? It's so much fun, and helps keep me sane when facing well-adjusted crazies. J.
  10. "I find this post offensive on the behalf of people i do not know and whose sensibilities that i cannot possibly feel" ok, that shoulda' clued our resident seal-clubber into the mirth, but if it went over his head, your condemnation o' our "zoophobia" shoulda' erased any lingering doubts. he took serious even so. *shrug* HA! Good Fun! Oh please. Just because I turned up the heat a bit doesn't mean I missed Meshugger's satire. Actually I didn't find it all that funny, because I suspect Meshugger really does want to disagree with you. Or maybe that's just my projection on it. Not going to speculate. Someone needs to take a jab at you once in a while though. I'm tired of seeing the board barrister and his fanboys circle jerk and stroke each other's ego. Gromnir's been baiting "snails" for months now. He's bored and looking for something to whip. For once I decided to jump in, because I think the snail-lable fits Gromnir better. He does point out one important thing however. Most conspiracy theorists makes asses of themselves and ruin the game for the serious contenders. But who is to say what's willfully stupid? Snails are dead quiet when buildings collapse, not because they're shocked, but because they're afraid to speak their minds until the tee-vee has established what's politically correct. When a raped 12 year old girl speaks up and she's referred to as a troublemaker, is she willfully stupid? When the family-members of 9/11 victims point out that the investigation was a sham, were they stupid? When Oliver Stone made JFK, was he stupid? Someone needs to shake snails out of their apathy. J.
  11. "Mistakes" like Rotherham? Talk about ostrich approach. Sometimes "willful stoopid" is required to break the stranglehold of polical correctness and shake people out of their bourgeois apathy. Give any man a nice house and a secure job, and he's the Mayor of Rotherham. Snails and their houses.. J.
  12. we were a second or two away from making an on-topic post in this thread, but common sense, inexplicably, took a hold o' us. the bat-crap crazies is even more stubborn than is Gromnir, so we decided the best way to win this fight were to avoid it altogether. the release o' poe will create a new kinda board havoc for a considerable period o' time, but at least it will be chaos related to games. sadly, the "usual suspects" will not starve in the absence o' plentiful fodder. they will hibernate, feeding on their own stored rage until poe is forgotten or until the next major world crisis hits. we hear that snails can hibernate for years. some similarly tedious obsidian posters is very snail-like... angry snails... angry and bat-crap crazy snails. HA! Good Fun! I find this post offensive on the behalf of people i do not know and whose sensibilities that i cannot possibly feel. Calling people bat-crap snails is quite problematic and in my opinion, zoophobic. This kind of trolling behaviour is not acceptable by any means and your post have been reported. Expect a displinary warning for a lack of tolerance and self tone-policing. There are people on these boards with thousands of posts, who display the same behaviour and resort to the same rhetorical tricks they used on similar gaming boards fifteen years ago. They engage in the same cut'n paste who-said-what monstrosities they have started and engaged in for decades. When there's no fodder, they will quibble over who said what, desperately looking for someone to argue with. Their therapists tell them it's better for their psyche to bash people around on gaming boards, than turning to alcohol or beating their wives. I have compassion for them. Deep down they really are quite sensitive. Society has treated them badly, and they need to lable people in order to feel better about themselves. Give them a hug them when you see them. It usually scares them away, as they're more afraid of peace than conflict. J. did you actual READ meshugger post? HA! Good Fun! I did. Maybe I saw something else in it? Or let's just blame the language barrier. No habla ingles.. works every time. Anyway, I think this pertains to the topic in many ways, despite your effort to write an Off-T post. It's counterproductive to lable someone as crazy just because their gut feeling doesn't jive with a certain political correct consensus concocted by a few people in the establishment and media. Worst case scenario - Rotherham. I remember Gromnir telling us he spent most of his life fighting "The Man". What happened? J.
  13. we were a second or two away from making an on-topic post in this thread, but common sense, inexplicably, took a hold o' us. the bat-crap crazies is even more stubborn than is Gromnir, so we decided the best way to win this fight were to avoid it altogether. the release o' poe will create a new kinda board havoc for a considerable period o' time, but at least it will be chaos related to games. sadly, the "usual suspects" will not starve in the absence o' plentiful fodder. they will hibernate, feeding on their own stored rage until poe is forgotten or until the next major world crisis hits. we hear that snails can hibernate for years. some similarly tedious obsidian posters is very snail-like... angry snails... angry and bat-crap crazy snails. HA! Good Fun! I find this post offensive on the behalf of people i do not know and whose sensibilities that i cannot possibly feel. Calling people bat-crap snails is quite problematic and in my opinion, zoophobic. This kind of trolling behaviour is not acceptable by any means and your post have been reported. Expect a displinary warning for a lack of tolerance and self tone-policing. There are people on these boards with thousands of posts, who display the same behaviour and resort to the same rhetorical tricks they used on similar gaming boards fifteen years ago. They engage in the same cut'n paste who-said-what monstrosities they have started and engaged in for decades. When there's no fodder, they will quibble over who said what, desperately looking for someone to argue with. Their therapists tell them it's better for their psyche to bash people around on gaming boards, than turning to alcohol or beating their wives. I have compassion for them. Deep down they really are quite sensitive. Society has treated them badly, and they need to lable people in order to feel better about themselves. Give them a hug them when you see them. It usually scares them away, as they're more afraid of peace than conflict. J.
  14. "Poor Europ, it's looks like Europeans do want make suicide by Russian hands." No, that's what we're trying to prevent. Merkel and Hollande ignores rebukes from cowboys like McCain, non-entities like Lindsey Graham etc., and desperately tries to prevent the US from starting a war with Russia on European soil. At the same time, black op orgs. and NGOs are allowed to operate out of the US embassy in Ukraine, where they teach Ukrainian ignorants information warfare and how to destabilize their own country. Agitators like Victoria Nuland strole around Kiev, handing out bread to anti-gov protesters, trying to appear as an appeaser, ignorant of the fact that every person with internet access has heard her fsck-the-EU comments, and is perfectly aware of the US' shameless involvement and meddling in Ukraine. A few grannies even flip her the bird as she walks around there, with her silly grin and bag of bread. And no, Russians won't starve. Norwegian salmon for instance, finds its way into Russia through Belarus. J.
  15. The only thing that made SW good was Harrison Ford's tongue-in-cheek attitude to the whole thing. He saw that Lucas was a total doofus, and chuckled his way through the project.
  16. Passports these days. When concrete is pulverized, these papers come out unscathed. Amazing quality. There's no blood or recoil when the police office is shot either; I'm no forensics expert, but I'd like to believe there would be some blood when a man gets his head blown off at point blank range. Anyway, I suppose we should stop asking questions. It's so passe. .. I'm glad at least one person on this forum understood the reference. If only a majority did; the world might be on it's way to being a better place. You know, I had never heard about conspiracy-theories until I was in the US a decade ago. I swallowed everything with great interest (and scepticism), and later tried to peak the interest of a few friends. Eventually I realized I just alienated people, so I dropped it. I still think the habit of scrutinizing and questioning official theories, and indeed the media, should be considered a wholesome practice though. Cameron is now using the Hebdo-terror for all it's worth, and pushes for a ban of all social media that encrypts messaging. Fscker. The beast doesn't even hide anymore. It's right out there on the streets now, rearing its ugly head in the aftermath of every terrorist attack - fake or not, begging us to give up our liberties and embrace the police state out of fear. I truly believe it's all an unconscious process, but when intelligent people subtly and skillfully use these situations to push for govt. control, it really makes me wonder. J.
  17. Passports these days. When concrete is pulverized, these papers come out unscathed. Amazing quality. There's no blood or recoil when the police office is shot either; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P853PYcw90Q I'm no forensics expert, but I'd like to believe there would be some blood when a man gets his head blown off at point blank range. Anyway, I suppose we should stop asking questions. It's so passe. ..
  18. Assange spent his life on the run to reveal how (amongst other things) US troops mowes down innocents in war just for kicks (including Reuters reporters). And he's supposed to return to Sweden to get bogged down in some honey trap trial? Seriously? God I love the Anglo-facists on this forum. Makes me think of that homo underground movement Clay Shaw was a part of. From JFK: Willie O'Keefe: You're liberal, you don't know **** 'cause you never been ****ed in the a**. This ain't about justice! No, this is about order! Who rules? Fascism is coming back!
  19. What are all those perfectly intact bodies doing among the charred debris? Why aren't the bodies burned? And what's with the naked bodies? Surely the dutch don't fly naked. As for the demonized separatist with the teddybear portrayed in most western papers, supposedly the guy crossed himself and cursed the evildoers afterwards. Never heard about that in my newspaper. Gotto go through "conspiracy central" on Youtube these days to get a balanced picture of what's going on.
  20. Strange. I always thought they put Anomen in there to make the game more appealing to girls. I was provoked by the fact that the female chars in BG2 all spoke, acted and looked like a bunch of prepubescent prom queens.
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