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Steven Rice

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  1. This game is incredible. You can even become a vampire and get your goth on.
  2. It boils down to the owners ego and the almighty dollar. The normal situation these days that causes a team to move is something like this: 1)Team (and owner) wants a new stadium and wants the taxpayers to pay for most of it 2)City says no, or promises less than the team and owner wanted. 3)City #2 says 'We'll build you a much bigger better stadium with sprinkles on top if you move here!' 4)Team (and owner) bail to the new city, sometimes keeping the same name (St. Louis Cardinals -> Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Colts -> Indianapolis Colts) and sometimes changing completely (Cleveland Browns -> Baltimore Ravens, Houston Oilers -> Tenessee Titans).
  3. Yep, a lot of good can come from reviews as well. I know I've been pleasantly suprised before trying out a well reviewed game that I may have normally looked over (easy to miss some games nowadays, especially if they're tucked between 9,000 copies of 'Final Fantasy X' and 'The Sims'). Sometimes it's interesting to look at past reviews that were written by the same person to see how your tastes differ (or coincide). [ 01-21-2002: Message edited by: White Castle ]
  4. The Steelers looked pretty darn good as well.
  5. Ack! My nephew is hooked on those 'Baby' videos too, although he was also pretty interested in watching me play Gamecube. Great pic!
  6. I used to collect comics and have always liked Spiderman, but that was years ago. When I stopped, McFarlane had only recently left Spidey comics to create Spawn comics. I still think he had the best Spidey action art in the series, although he was never very good at drawing people's faces.
  7. I played in groups, it's just that I was burnt out from EQ and although DAoC has a lot of differences and improvements, it's still the same basic game underneath. It seems to me that people who were sick of EQ and looking for something 'different' were not satisified. A very well done game though, if that's what you're into. Personally I am looking forward to Shadowbane to fulfill my fantasy game requirements, with Wizardry 8 and Morrowind to hold me over until then.
  8. You know, I thought the same thing when I first bought it. I thought that it was absolutely amazing and that I'd be playing it for a long long time. I haven't played it since three weeks or so after I got it. It seems, at least to me, a game that has a very high 'first impression' factor.
  9. You can't equip personal weapons. The individual ones that you can buy are only trade items currently (although who knows, you may be able to equip them come multiplayer).
  10. Ahhh, and here all along I thought the 'hold' button stopped the tactical screen updating, and not actual 'real world' updates. (I thought that it made everything on tacops hold still, so that I could select them easily when they were actually still running around as usual. That way, you could actually select a fighter instead of having to click just on the right spot at the right time)
  11. Wow, thanks for the tips Smileyman! I think I will try your method a few times today. One question though, how did you set the marines to SEAD? Did you do it by selecting each of them individually after they had landed? Also, might it be better to do the initial attack with MI marines, since they have rocket launchers which may help destroy air defenses faster. I tried my first base assault last night and I swear I could hear circus music playing in the background. My roommate and I dubbed it the 'Moron Invasion'. My (prepped) marine force just stood there while the enemy marine force stood there watching them a number of yards away. Periodically, the enemy marines would shoot at my marines and kill them, and my marines would point their guns threateningly but rarely fire (and never move). The few times they did fire, they didn't even come close to hitting. Luckily, my commander was wearing the one ring. Well, at least it seemed that way as I ran right up to all of the enemy marines and mowed them all down eventually with my wristlaser.
  12. Gameplay is obviously the most important thing, but this guy (from the most recent posted article) seems to be comparing the past to the present. Doom looked absolutely amazing when it came out, I was stunned. I wasn't thinking 'Well, these graphics aren't all that great but darn this is good gameplay!'. I was thinking 'AAHHHH, that thing just growled at me! Shoot it! Shoot it!'. Still, for years I have longed for a game that would be as fun and memorable as the Starflight series (both 1 and 2, although I enjoyed 2 more). I think that's one of my favorite aspects about BCM, it reminds me of a 3d version of those Starflight games I used to love so much.
  13. quote:And how do you prevent people from camping near the platform? OTS
  14. Ok, thank you. I think I may have figured out my artifact installation problem, although I would have to test more thoroughly to pinpoint it. My current guess, is that somehow in the middle of the installation of the artifacts, a command was given (not by me, I was away trading in a shuttle at the time) to send the system engineers off-duty. I'm also guessing that once they 'suspended' the installation of the artifacts to go off-duty, they were unable to be reassigned (since you can't fix artifacts). Anyway, i went back to an earlier save and started installing them again, only this time I took every officer off duty but the Chief Engineer, and I stayed aboard the ship on-station (didn't fly off in a shuttle or anything). They both installed fine that way. As for the 99% thing, I can assure you that it is not due to a lack of engineers or parts. The list of things I need to repair it all have zeros on them, and station engineers can't get it to a full 100% either. If I assign them, they just suspend it, leaving it at 99%. I've only ever encountered this on my fighter craft systems so far.
  15. I am currently using a Megaron class carrier. Still stuck with partially installed artifact upgrades though (I'm home sick with a bad cold, good time to play some BCM!).
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