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#41 QuantaCat

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 12:52 PM

That and I think this was a social project. See how charmin never really replied to any of our requests about the nature of this question he posed?


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Posted 04 September 2008 - 10:05 AM

I replied a few times, but my curiosity was sated.
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 10:04 AM

View Postcharmin, on September 4th 2008, 12:05 PM, said:

I replied a few times, but my curiosity was sated.

With crumpets. And raspberry jam.

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 03:57 PM

New thread: "Does jam suck? Yes."
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Posted 04 September 2008 - 04:41 PM

Conserve is much much better. Doesnt taste as sugary, but contains as much sugar. WAAAAH!??!
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Posted 05 September 2008 - 02:40 AM

View Postcharmin, on September 5th 2008, 04:57 AM, said:

New thread: "Does jam suck? Yes."

lol probably everyone will disagree with you on that one too, but just out of my interest why do you hate jam? :huh:
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Posted 05 September 2008 - 03:48 AM

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 06:23 AM

thats shameful...
dyu know what my lunch is gonna be? 3 quarters of a water melon. Im just gonna sit there with a spoon and watch house.
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Posted 05 September 2008 - 08:08 PM

Watermelon sucks! There is too much water and too little melon. You burn calories while eating it! It is like exercise.
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Posted 06 September 2008 - 03:33 AM

but its so much fun to eat! specially if you hum 'watermelon man' at the same time.
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Posted 06 September 2008 - 10:11 AM

Eating watermelon is a sport.  You are issued spit pucks with every bite and the challenges are many.  Who can spit a seed the farthest?  Who can land a seed closest to a stick, pebble, or inside an empty watermelon half... and so on.  True watermelon affectionados sit upwind within range of a pile of dog poo and aim for the flies.  First one to smunch a flies face into the poo wins the entire pile!
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Posted 06 September 2008 - 05:40 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on September 6th 2008, 12:11 PM, said:

True watermelon affectionados sit upwind within range of a pile of dog poo and aim for the flies.  First one to smunch a flies face into the poo wins the entire pile!

I'm sure tBC means you win the pile of accumulated watermelon seeds.  :nods:

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 10:34 PM

View PostDark_Archon, on September 5th 2008, 07:08 PM, said:

Watermelon sucks! There is too much water and too little melon. You burn calories while eating it! It is like exercise.

Move over, Dr. Atkins.  Here comes the watermelon diet!

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Posted 07 September 2008 - 09:24 AM

View PostDaveyJJ, on September 6th 2008, 04:40 PM, said:

I'm sure tBC means you win the pile of accumulated watermelon seeds.  :nods:
Er... no, I was talking about the poo.  What do you want with the seeds that bounced off the poo?  To reuse them?
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Posted 18 September 2008 - 10:25 PM

I absolutely love D2 on the mac :)
Its one of the only games I can play on my not so good laptop :P.
Its addictive, fun, and provides hours of entertainment which distracts me from homework lol.
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Posted 14 October 2008 - 07:40 PM

View PostCobra, on August 16th 2008, 10:24 PM, said:

Personally to sum up Diablo, I would describe it as a dungeon crawler full of randomly generated goodness :)

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 09:32 AM

It always makes me laugh when someone talks about a game that's a full decade old or nearly a decade old (depending on which of the Diablo games we're talking about) and complains on how it sucks. I do find the original Diablo to be unplayable, but a good deal of it is issues running the game under classic, although there's also the fact that there are many gameplay elements that were improved and tweaked with Diablo II and with other RPGs and hack n slash games since then.

Diablo II on the other hand remains enjoyable if you're into hack n slash. If you want a full-blown RPG experience, go for games like Neverwinter Nights, not Diablo. And if you like tactical RPGs or RTS, there are many of them out there, including Starcraft and the Final Fantasy Tactics series (personally, I hate tactical RPGs, but that's because I really suck at them -- doesn't mean that they're bad games per se, they're just not for me). But if slashing a horde of demons is your thing, it's still a fun game today (which is why people still play it after all this time) and the OSX installer released by Blizzard works very well, even with Panther. If we're to compare old oranges with newer oranges, I can say that Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance I/II, released on PS2 and Xbox (and Cube and GBA in the case of the first game) is definitely an inferior game to Diablo II.

I can't comment on online play experience with Diablo II, since online gaming isn't my cup of tea.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 10:20 AM

View Postladyjaye, on November 4th 2008, 08:32 AM, said:

It always makes me laugh when someone talks about a game that's a full decade old or nearly a decade old (depending on which of the Diablo games we're talking about) and complains on how it sucks. I do find the original Diablo to be unplayable, but a good deal of it is issues running the game under classic, although there's also the fact that there are many gameplay elements that were improved and tweaked with Diablo II and with other RPGs and hack n slash games since then.

I recently tried to play Mac Diablo 1, and I ran into a lot of the same issues. Classic is dead, so Leopard is straight out of the question, never mind Rosetta. Barring a Mac that boots into OS 9, it's literally impossible to play on the Mac nowadays. I have played Diablo 2 many times, and missed the original so I wanted to complete the experience and play Diablo 1 in preparation for Diablo 3.

As it happens, I had a Win32 Diablo 1 disc from one of the battlepacks so I was able to play it under Windows (don't remember if I used Fusion or Boot Camp). I found it to be very constraining after having played Diablo 2, but I'm glad I played it and would still recommend it.
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Posted 04 November 2008 - 11:25 AM

Do lunch with Rob or something and make him pick up the tab unless he agrees to port it?

Having a Mac that boots into Mac OS 9, I did play it recently. Fun, but I agree that the experience doesn't really stand up to time. I would have been right there with the people who claimed how dark and moody it was (over Diablo II) and how the music was frighteningly evil, but apparently, this isn't actually the case when you're not working from fond but archaic memories.

Still a good game, though.

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Posted 04 November 2008 - 11:25 AM

View PostBrad Oliver, on November 4th 2008, 11:20 AM, said:

I recently tried to play Mac Diablo 1, and I ran into a lot of the same issues. Classic is dead, so Leopard is straight out of the question, never mind Rosetta. Barring a Mac that boots into OS 9, it's literally impossible to play on the Mac nowadays. I have played Diablo 2 many times, and missed the original so I wanted to complete the experience and play Diablo 1 in preparation for Diablo 3.

As it happens, I had a Win32 Diablo 1 disc from one of the battlepacks so I was able to play it under Windows (don't remember if I used Fusion or Boot Camp). I found it to be very constraining after having played Diablo 2, but I'm glad I played it and would still recommend it.

That's always a possibility for me. I have the dual Mac/PC discs from the Battlechest, so I could try playing it on my boyfriend's PC.