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by Rath Darkblade
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: The Quest for Glory Series
Topic: The Hero-U Help Thread
Replies: 52
Views: 11589

Re: The Hero-U Help Thread

All righty then ... *cracks knuckles* ;) Electives. The first thing about electives is making sure that you are eligible to take them. If you pay attention in the rogue class and pass the first test, you can take an elective on day 7. You have three options: Magic, Science, or First Aid. If you want...
by Rath Darkblade
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Activision laying off nearly 800
Replies: 18
Views: 132

Re: Activision laying off nearly 800

No, you're not alone, DPX. ;) I don't play games on my mobile phone, because it drains the battery really, really quickly, and I care about battery life. :) I also expect a higher price for my PC games, and don't mind paying it. However, before I fork over my hard-earned, I look very carefully at wh...
by Rath Darkblade
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Activision laying off nearly 800
Replies: 18
Views: 132

Re: Activision laying off nearly 800

Hmm. Whereas I, in my naivete, don't play WoW and have never played WoW. The last Warcraft I touched was Warcraft 3, which was many years ago now. :P I also haven't played any EA games since the first Sims game. (And that's another story in itself - it was fun for a while, but then one night, I look...
by Rath Darkblade
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Amazon's Lord of the Rings show...
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Re: Amazon's Lord of the Rings show...

Unmarked, perhaps - but everybody who knows LOTR also knows where things on the map should be (at least in a Third Age setting). The most extreme northwest, for a start, is the Grey Havens. In the southeast, beyond the C-shaped ring of mountains, is (of course) Mordor. And so on. :) What I find curi...
by Rath Darkblade
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Sierra Presents...
Replies: 8
Views: 59

Re: Sierra Presents...

None of the previous presidents would do anything about the problem (whatever it is), but you decide to change things. The problem? How about global warming? ;) Global warming has become such a hot-button topic that you, the President, decide to do something about it. There will be lots of votes in...
by Rath Darkblade
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Amazon's Lord of the Rings show...
Replies: 3
Views: 22

Re: Amazon's Lord of the Rings show...

Hmm. I can't see anything on that map that I haven't seen before - same geography as all the maps I've already seen, minus the names of any locations at all - no Shire, no Mordor, no nothing. :|

I'm still cautiously optimistic, in the vein of "Good luck, Amazon - and don't screw this up!"
by Rath Darkblade
Sat Feb 16, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Activision laying off nearly 800
Replies: 18
Views: 132

Re: Activision laying off nearly 800

Even more World of Warcraft (please). You do realize that World of Warcraft is Blizzard's cash-cow and not Activision? Yes, Activision has purchased them or whatever, but rest assured, if it was just Blizzard as itself, WoW is still their cash cow. To be fair, I did point out that the only result o...
by Rath Darkblade
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Sierra Presents...
Replies: 8
Views: 59

Re: Sierra Presents...

Policy Quest - you've just won the election and become President. Congratulations! Now here's the real test: survive for a week as President, with different lobbies hammering at you on all sides. Can you covertly re-write the Constitution to give yourself more power while resisting calls from the A...
by Rath Darkblade
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Activision laying off nearly 800
Replies: 18
Views: 132

Re: Activision laying off nearly 800

Unfortunately, I must agree. :( I can't remember the last successful original idea from either Activision or EA. EA seems to basically live on the success (or failure!) or their sports games and their Sims games. As for Activision ... what have they launched recently? Guitar Hero (finished in 2015)....
by Rath Darkblade
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: The Bard's Forum
Topic: Short song: "Magnum Man"
Replies: 0
Views: 10

Short song: "Magnum Man"

Magnum Man (parody of "Piano Man" by Billy Joel) On a bright spring morning, Silmaria time He did stride into the guild He was from Nova Rome, Called Silmaria home And a sword of his own he did wield. Then he opened his mouth and he speaketh out, And Silmaria quaketh in pain For he telleth his tale...
by Rath Darkblade
Sat Feb 16, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: The Bard's Forum
Topic: A short song: "Cruel Ad Avis"
Replies: 0
Views: 11

A short song: "Cruel Ad Avis"

"Cruel Ad Avis" (parody of "Brave Sir Robin" / Music by Neil Innes, words by Eric Idle, sung by Neil Innes; From "Monty Python and the Holy Grail") Here's what would happen if Ad Avis was confronted by that most terrible creature of all: the three-headed hero. :twisted: AD AVIS is humming along. Hi...
by Rath Darkblade
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Sierra: The Movie
Replies: 15
Views: 93

Re: Sierra: The Movie

:lol: I wonder what Netflix would do if it got its hands on Police Quest. Or - even worse - Quest for Glory. :shock:
by Rath Darkblade
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 1132
Views: 147983

Re: What are you playing now?

I only tried one character, but I restarted and tried several times. Same thing. Of course I know I can run. ;) I didn't run - I tried to sneak (which I know would make my character slower) - but my character was so slow as to be almost unbearable - i.e. every step took forever. When my character wa...
by Rath Darkblade
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: What are you playing now?
Replies: 1132
Views: 147983

Re: What are you playing now?

Er ... the video is (or was, since I don't own the game anymore) fairly smooth, but my character just walked and acted slowly, and nothing I did could fix it. So I threw the game away. Pity. :|
by Rath Darkblade
Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Miscellaneous Chatter
Topic: Star Wars / Star Trek Discussion (SciFi In General)
Replies: 69
Views: 770

Re: Star Wars Discussion (was Why SIERRA GAMES Failed (And How They Could Have Succeeded))

I'm being kind of melodramatic about a movies series, I realize that. But I also believe stories are important to a society and popular culture is popular for a reason. It does have an immense effect. Agreed! Lord forbid people diss THE HOBBIT book. (I don't care if they diss the HOBBIT movies, bec...