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Tribes: Ascend = Free To Play done the right way!

Started by Darren Dirt, April 20, 2012, 09:34:04 AM

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Darren Dirt

Quote from: Thorin on April 23, 2012, 03:44:35 PM
I like "They need a twenty to hit me, I'm invincible"

As a DM, I nearly insta-killed a very-low-hp mage who had turned themselves into a gaseous cloud and went exploring, thinking their character couldn't get hit.

The monster then ran away into a side corridor, and the mage didn't follow.  Instead he retrieved the armoured-up paladin, and led him down said corridor.  The gaseous mage passed right over the closed pit trap that the oversized monster could jump over.  The paladin never thought to even _check_ for covered pit traps and fell into the pit.  The pit had a gelatinous cube stuck on ledges halfway done, unable to climb out.  So the paladin fell through it, then it fell on the paladin to feed.  Meanwhile, the mage refused to return to solid to help, in case the monster came back.

Never believe you're invincible.  And never split the party.

I feel horribly guilty for my contributions and yet mildly amused and impressed at just how uniquely confusing and convulated this thread has gotten -- I don't even know what the post above is related to  :P ;)

so... ummm... Tribes?
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Lazybones

Quote from: Darren Dirt on April 23, 2012, 04:23:22 PM
I feel horribly guilty for my contributions and yet mildly amused and impressed at just how uniquely confusing and convulated this thread has gotten -- I don't even know what the post above is related to  :P ;)


It is a DND reference.

Thorin

CUUUUUUUUUUBE!!!!



source: http://nerdfighters.ning.com/photo/diagon-alley/next?context=user

...

How did I get there?  Well, the talk about dying because you're trying harder battles made me think of the classic roleplaying quote, "THINK OF THE EXPERIENCE POINTS!", so I found that on a list and posted it.  Then I found another quote on that list that harkened back to a particularly near-deadly session of D&D, so I expounded upon it.

But yeah...

Original Thread ────>

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Current Direction ──┐
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Prayin' for a 20!

gcc thorin.c -pedantic -o Thorin
compile successful

Darren Dirt

Very impressive derailing sir! And to think it was done without the assistance of Penny Arcade, Slashdot, Tropes, or even WIKIPEDIA! Well done...

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Darren Dirt

April 24, 2012, 05:35:21 PM #20 Last Edit: April 24, 2012, 05:41:26 PM by Darren Dirt
Quote from: Mr. Analog on April 23, 2012, 09:51:31 PM
Dammit I fell in a Tropes Hole earlier...


apparently so has this budding actor/comedian: ("Seth Williams acting reel")

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npveuMKdYlQ (range!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnlduYdZ_mQ (staring/unblinking range!!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtRA1WticfE (bearded range!!!)

it's like he has some random cliche-quotes machine spitting out a phrase in front of him and he just EMOTES the line... and it is somehow very compelling!

"I thought you liked Mojitos" "Cool beans." "What part of maybe don't you understand?" ... "Look, only one of us is holding the cat, man" (!?)
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Darren Dirt

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Thorin

Quote from: Mr. Analog on April 24, 2012, 07:11:57 PM
whaaaAAAA?


Remember, Darren reads something, makes about eight different connections elsewhere, then posts the resulting link.  If he told us how his train of thought got there I'm sure it'd make perfect sense to the rest of us.

I do the same thing at times.

So, Tribes was a good game?  As not-a-gamer-who-now-passes-out-at-the-keyboard-trying-to-build-a-railway-roof, I didn't play many of the games you fine folk enjoyed in your younger years.
Prayin' for a 20!

gcc thorin.c -pedantic -o Thorin
compile successful

Mr. Analog

Tribes took some patience to learn, like CounterStrike, but once you got in the groove it really kicked ass.
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Thorin

See, I was never, ever, interested in CounterStrike because of the attitudes of people who I knew that played it.  Way too antagonistic for my taste.
Prayin' for a 20!

gcc thorin.c -pedantic -o Thorin
compile successful