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  1. Lets go back and vist the fond (or not so fond for some people) memories of bc3000ad well we wait for BCM wth a little survey. Where did you buy your copy of the game and when? (list the version) I got my copy at a Target in wisconsin in 99' I think (ver 2.oo). I didn't have internet access then and couldn't figure out how to play. I got Internet access a month latter but forgot about it untill three months latter, since then it's been all patched and reinstalled a thousand times ( not because of the game, because of me deleting stuff a lot on that computer or when i got a new computer) and I have been shooting gams ever since. Whats your story? [ 06-20-2001: Message edited by: JoeyGuppy ]
  2. I just got X: BTF three days ago and low and behold I stop by and check the bc website and there is a thread about it. I have been play that game like mad the past three days and your right it is a little borring but has started to get a little better after play for awhile. I have looked for websites about it but everything seems to be about X:T it. I haven't started following the plot yet, is it interesting? If not, I don't think that I will be playing it much in the future but I guess there's only one way to find out. Side note, I kinda like the fact that it takes forever to fly across the galaxy It really makes it feel Like your taking a long jorney.
  3. I was mugged once when I lived in minnapolis I didn't get hurt and the robber must have been new at it because he ran off before he got any money or anything. I also got ruffed up once well living here in California by a drunk gang member, but agian nothing serious and I wasn't hurt except my pride. I think if I would have had a gun in ethier of those situantions or if the robbers would have thought I had a gun and used their weapon on me before I had a chance to know I was being attacked I probaly would not be able to write this right now. Either beacuse I would have shot someone and be in prison or would be dead. Why enlarge a war on crime by encouraging all citizens to be armed. If no or just a few citizens have weapons they will not be the main focus of violence, there will still be inocent bystanderds hurt like the unarmed person shot in cininati or the robbery victims. Think of it as a game of capture the flag, The flag is your money or stuff of value, the crimals are trying to ge the flag, the cops are trying to stop them, and you are the flag pole. If the flag pole is armed the crimanals are going to shoot up the pole before the take the flag. You might take out a few crimanls but they will take out just as many of you. As for protection against Tyranny some of the above posts give a good argument against that IMO. [ 04-28-2001: Message edited by: JoeyGuppy ]
  4. Well it looks like Bush is going to keep up the same thing clinton did by putting powell in as fcc chairman. He has been getting a lot of presure to get rid of crossownership rules by Fox and Cbs so they can own all the TV, Radio, and Newspaper in the same cities. And it's not just left vs right , Fox is somewhat right, while Cbs (owned by viacom I belive) is somewhat left. They both want less ownship rules beacuse the large shareholders want more contol (ie. Rupert Murdoch wants to tell you what what he wants you to hear and not let anyone else up on the soapbox). If people Took an interest in What the media compaies do instead of just lisneting to what they say the laws would not be changed. But for most people their interests are not focused on the media which is the the it should be, if only we could trust the owners and large shareholders of the media comapnies. But I don't belive it's some vast left or right wing conspircay, it's just of people in control of the comapies trying to take more power.
  5. My two cents: Just from what I've seen in my current job large companies suck. The govenment has deregulated the industry I work in (radio) and the results IMHO have been pretty rotten. The deregulation started in the 80's but didn't really have too much efect untill Clinton passed some laws allowing more ownership of radio and TV stations. So instead of only being able to own two stations in a market now the owners could own 8 and they could also own a lot more stations nationwide. This started a large period of conslodation (I know I'm a bad speller) in which all these little radio compaines merged or took out massive loans so they could own the competion. After that they stared doing the same with companies in other markets and so on until there were a few large companies. Thats the way it is now, although there are still some smaller companies around they are finding it hard to compete with the large because the large companies an offer comercials on more stations than small companies. This benfits the busness that market there products using radio but is of little benifit to the consumer of radio who has to listen to more comercials. The large companies also are trying to cut costs by getting rid of people and useing automation. The thought is why have a DJ or news person in each city when we can pay just one person and make him or her do the work for five cities and deliver it by satilite or internet. This leads to less quality and local content for small or mid-size cities which lose the local personal. This might not be a bad thing for the radio listener since the large cities have better more expernced people but the person delvilering the broadcast has no clue what the place he or she is broadcasting to is like. Also with digital radio coming soon a lot of these big companies are trying to figure out a way to charge the consumer for listening so lets say when armike wants to listen to Rush Limbugor Tac wants to lisnten to Art 'taco' Bell They will have to pay $9.99 a month. I haven t heard of any thing regarding those two radio shows but a monthly fee is one of the plans floating around. This would not be good for consumers because radio is free for the lisnters now. There will also be more consolodation since the new fcc chairman Powell (Colen Powells son) is aganist a lot of the ownership rules still in place. Can anyone say citzen kane. Free markets at work don't well in the broadcasting industy as far as I can see, and if your thinking of starting a radio station, the very few frequnces still avalible for comercial broadcasting are now sold by auction to the highest bidder, and you will be competing against comapines with millions (and billions) of dollars. When there were only small comapanies there were a lot of voices yelling, pretty soon there will be only one. added: Free trade in the americas will work bad in radio if instead of a few guys in texas owing most of the radio in the US they now own most of the radio on the two continents. (the largest company in radio is contoled by a guy and his family in texas) [ 04-27-2001: Message edited by: JoeyGuppy ]
  6. Mircosoft is getting sued over the name xbox by a company called xbox technologies a holding company for several software businesses. or atleast that what i read in a games mag that i just read.
  7. Wierd thought: Cats shed so much hair, but you can never find any short hair on them that just stared growing. Where does all the hair come from?
  8. Lurkers are out there, waiting quietly in the shadows. I've been here registerd for about one and a half years and lurked for about six months before that. Still have not made it past ensign yet. (ensign joeyguppy recloaks) [ 04-23-2001: Message edited by: JoeyGuppy ]
  9. I saw Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri for $9.99 at Wal-Mart It was just a jewel case (no box or manuel) but it looked like the full game. also saw a jewel case game called Airport Tycoon of 9.99 and that game was released just a few months ago for $20. The wal-mart here dosen't have a lot of boxed games but they have a lot of Jewel case games that are real computer games not just '1000 solitare super-pak' games. The best buy here also is starting to grt quality games in their value games section.
  10. If your talking about starflight 2 (sf2) well then I'm not going to say anything because starflight and starflight 2 are the reason I started playing computer games. if it were not for those games I would be little buttons on little contollers attached to my little playstation instead of reading 1000 page manuels for gigantic space-sim games that come in big cardboard boxes. If your talk about sfc2 , I don't know what that is. ok good bye
  11. They put a review of BC 3000 ad on theunderdogs and gave it top dog status. www.theunderdogs.org/game.php?id=2341 is the address. There is a link to a place where they say you can get it but i didn't click it so i don't know where it brings you. I also wasn't sure which version the site was talking about.
  12. quote:Originally posted by aramike: if you make an enemy of ANY Insurgent fleet, you've got the entirety of the Insurgency on your back. Oh no big scarry Insurgent ships are after me. well I'll just run straght to Galcom, I think that they would rather take out the insurgent fleet than bother with one little Merc, or a petty crimnal, or a lone trader that cut the insurgents a bad deal.
  13. It would depend on how its done. If you just buy some thing at one station and sell it at another over and over that gets old after awhile. If there are price changes and supply diffrences it makes it better but only if they are unpredictable. It will mostly depend on what kind of economic model there is in the game, a more realistc model = more people will want to do trading or be in trader caste. I gues we will find out. If the economic model sucks there will still be plenty of other things to do that don't require hunting down ships to blow up so I'm not worried.
  14. It would depend on how its done. If you just buy some thing at one station and sell it at another over and over that gets old after awhile. If there are price changes and supply diffrences it makes it better but only if they are unpredictable. It will mostly depend on what kind of economic model there is in the game, a more realistc model = more people will want to do trading or be in trader caste. I gues we will find out. If the economic model sucks there will still be plenty of other things to do that don't require hunting down ships to blow up so I'm not worried.
  15. I found this in a faq for the game Starpeace. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------"Why don't you just release the game in 2003?" "well, there is a saying that say that either you make a bug-free well-documented game or you make a game that hits the shelves" -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The game has already been released in some parts of europe and is suposed to be released in the US this month. I was a little exicted when I first read about this game since i like business games, but after reading some of the starpeace.net msg boards I don't know what to think of a game that was already relased once with a bunch bugs in it. Now if they had delayed the release and tested it longer fixing some of the bugs (like d smart is doing) I would not know that the game has bugs and there would be no cause for concern. Another thing that it seems like they might be doing: useing the european market to work out all the bugs Before the US release, which would piss me off if I lived in Europe. Well anyways I'm glad that the SC is makeing BCM without trying to just get on the shelf no matter what the game is like. What do you think? [This message has been edited by JoeyGuppy (edited 03-18-2001).] [This message has been edited by JoeyGuppy (edited 03-18-2001).]
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