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World of Warcraft / Feathermoon/Scarlet Crusade Event Discussion
« on: August 23, 2015, 08:13:57 PM »
Heya!

I'd like to plan or at least discuss an event for the folks playing on Feathermoon. As a fresh server, and some folks not necessarily knowing each other, a simple and not super-structured event sounded like a good idea. A sort of social event.

I'll briefly outline the general idea I had and we can discuss what, when, where, etc. We can even decide it's not a good idea at all!

General Idea
  • Everyone should try to meet in TS3 if possible. As usual, it is not required. I have personal experience with folks (including myself to some degree) that are not into speaking to relative strangers, or that can't use comms for other reasons so not using it is perfectly fine. I stress trying to use it simply because we are going to meet in a casual way starting out. Thus, it might actually be a good time to break the ice and get comfortable using comms if you're not used to it.
  • Craft and Kill is what I was going to call this. Although we will meet socially, it is also a chance for everyone to trade mats or fill other such needs. Also, people can make impromptu reputation runs, achievement runs, etc. As a first time mixer, I was going to stay away from a strict agenda.
  • Hopefully this week-end coming would be a good time. Either Saturday 29th or Sunday 30th. We could do a single time, a couple of times, or even both Saturday and Sunday. Ideally, if we did more than one day, everyone that could do so would visit for a few minutes on each set time just for introductions. Also ideally, I think sticking to a single day and at most two separate times would be the max agreeable. If we setup a single time that practically insures some folks can't make it. I propose Saturday 29th 0800 Pacific and 1300 Pacific.
  • Most folks tend to just stick to their own agenda. There's nothing wrong with this. I am guilty of doing this myself. If we agree to do this, I would ask everyone to put leveling and everything else aside long enough to at least stop in and introduce yourself. Nothing is going to happen overnight, but the only chance we have of becoming an official squad is to act like a squad. So that means it's on all of us to organize. The sooner the better!  :)
  • Just so you know, I believe in KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid) so I'm not wanting to make this any harder or unappealing that it has to be.
  • I'm not big into roleplaying, but to respect the server RP standard and to just have a looser atmosphere of fun, it would be nice to do this in an Inn or a sort of RP style. It's not necessary of course.
  • To reiterate what I hope is clear, we are not a real squad and we are not an official guild. As such, there is no authority or requirement on anyone that you have to do any of this! The intent is to try to make playing World of Warcraft fun and engaging for the people who either already play on Feathermoon/Scarlet Crusade, or might want to in the future.

Thoughts? Preferences? Rants?

I suppose indifference will not be apparent.  :evil:

Seriously, I look forward to any feedback from everyone, even those that don't play WoW. If you are on the fence about playing, what would you want to see in activities? All comments are welcome!

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Other Games and Interests / Blackwake - For The Pirate In Ye!
« on: August 17, 2015, 07:25:04 PM »
blackwake.com (linked to the kickstarter page)

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General Discussion / Pretty Amazing Collection Of Video Clips
« on: August 11, 2015, 07:38:38 PM »
I've not seen the vast majority of these before. Pretty awesome stuff.

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Other Games and Interests / Crea- Early Acess (EA) On Steam
« on: August 10, 2015, 08:23:54 PM »
I recently bought this game. This is a 2d side scrolling game that will draw immediate comparisons to Terraria for very good reasons.

However, I highly recommend this game for several reasons (in no particular order):

1. A highly active and engaged dev
2. RPG elements that include separate character, crafting, exploring, combat, and magic leveling system.
3. Built from the ground up for mod support
5. Crafting that requires a very nicely implemented research mechanic.
6. When you craft, so long as a chest or container with the necessary ingredients is nearby, you can make the recipe. You do not need to keep everything in your inventory.

Part of the reason I think this game has flown under the radar is there just doesn't seem to be a ton of word of mouth out there. Not many YouTube videos to be found. I guess it's due to Terraria's lock on the genre, not sure why. I did find one sort of decent video but there's honestly not much out there.

Give it a look!

EDIT: The developer apparently does regular streams including bug fixes. Lots of activity there.

Developer Twitch Channel

EDIT: Official Wiki

EDIT: Beginner's Tips ( I will add and remove as the game changes and things become relevant/no longer relevant)

1. "Z" changes the harvesting tool size. Very useful. Note you must have the tool selected to switch it.
2. Items in containers (i.e. chests) that are very near to you are available to use when crafting. So put specific containers near specific crafting surfaces (e.g. chest with ore and ingots next to the forge).
3. Don't forget you can block with your shield (R-MOUSBTN). Try it, it helps!
4. "F" switches between weapon sets, so you can have a missile weapon and melee weapon and quickly switch between them.
5. "Q,W,E,R" are all hot keys. Practice this early as it's pretty useful to get used to and is a divergence from the genre norm. Usually skills and spells are used here.
6. "3" is default the gathering skill, used to pick up placed items (e.g. torches, forge) and some small gatherables.
7. The "scrap" generated when researching has many uses, some later in the game. Do not destroy it.
8. You must always research the first item of something (e.g. 1 copper ore). After the first research you will have another option:
Spoiler  :
you can use "scrap" instead of the resource but use this wisely to conserve resources that may be rare (e.g. iron or gold ore)


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General Discussion / Cinemark Classic Series
« on: August 09, 2015, 12:41:01 PM »
Latest series beginning today August 9 2015. Check the theaters at the bottom of the page for one near you. USA only I'm afraid, as far as I can tell.

Coming To America, Grease (Sing Along), Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Airplane, Stripes

http://www.cinemark.com/Cinemark-Classic-Series

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Other Games and Interests / My Clicker Game Recommendation
« on: August 07, 2015, 12:11:09 AM »
My personal favorite is Time Clickers, which is a free to play clicker game. I feel the balance is perfect in both offline, afk and at keyboard gameplay. Also the progression, achievements and upgrades are welcome. Overall, the best of this genre. If you enjoy clicker games try this one out. It is on Steam.

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This is available on Steam in Early Access.

Note this is a one man developed game, and that the game has it's criticisms. Still, this might be worth a look by all of you SC fans, or anyone into space games. Note there are some ship DLC's that look interesting.

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Other Games and Interests / From The Depths (FTD)
« on: July 29, 2015, 10:34:52 AM »
I just recently bought this very interesting Alpha stage game. At $20, it's a little pricey, but it is a single person developed game in  Steam early access and from what I can see the developer is active daily, and makes changes almost daily. He has added Steam Workshop support, and plans to implement modding down the road. You can choose to get less often "stable" (relative term) builds or much more frequent test builds.

There are story driven missions as well as a campaign. Most intersting there is coop multiplayer, and I believe there will be adversarial multiplayer. The only limiting thing I've seen so far is the block count in the game, but I don't think it's near optimized yet. Somewhat high learning curve but it's honestly fun just to build things and experiment. It's a lot like modded Minecraft to me gameplay-wise, but more about the combat than most modded Minecraft.

The guts of the game include making forts, resource gatherers, ships (both sail and fuel and electric propelled), submarines, aircraft (including balloons) and spacecraft though there isn't much difference between space and aircraft besides altitude as far as I know. Meaning there aren't other planets you can travel to, just how high a specific aircraft can reach.

I'm curious who else has anything to say about FTD?

Official Site

Official Forum

Steam Page

Steam Forum

Aavak's current Youtube series with the latest build including links to his designer build videos for this series

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Other Games and Interests / Terraria 1.3 And Change Log
« on: July 06, 2015, 10:46:33 PM »
Terraria is still growing up. Multiplayer can now be handled through Steam, so you don't have to port forward and all that jazz.

http://forums.terraria.org/index.php?threads/1-3-changelog.20617/

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Other Games and Interests / Crazy Kings Device App Game
« on: June 21, 2015, 12:20:11 AM »
It's a tower defence game, and a good one. I highly recommend it! Very easy to play free.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crazy-kings/id924907196?mt=8

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General Discussion / 5 Badass People
« on: June 08, 2015, 05:43:55 PM »
Like all lists, your mileage may vary. I do find this video very interesting and the stories of the 5 people were unknown to me.

As per usual, the thumbnail means squat.

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Star Wars: The Old Republic / It's Baseball Season In The Galaxy
« on: May 27, 2015, 10:57:46 AM »
I really don't know if this has been posted. It's a couple years old.

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Just to fill a small desire of those that don't want to play PvP, we put together a guild, The Guardians FM for those that want to play PvE. I only know of three of us so far, but if anyone is interested in hanging their hat in a TG based guild, it's now available.

Many thanks to Falx for helping to sign the petition. And thanks to FireOpal and Intermission for palling around and making this possible.

Battlenet Guild Page

Realm Connection FAQ


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Other Games and Interests / Space Rogue (FTL Clone)
« on: May 15, 2015, 11:06:25 PM »
Available early access on Steam. I like the presentation. I'm not sure it's different enough to satisfy FTL fans, but it's still in development.

http://space-rogue.com/

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General Discussion / Too Much Milk
« on: May 04, 2015, 04:02:08 PM »
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