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posted 17 May 2013 00:12 EDT (US)   
The Man with the Laughs





Gooooooooood-byyyyyyye Vietnaaaaam! That's right, I'm history... I'm outta here. I got the lucky ticket home, baby. Rollin, rollin, rollin'... keep them wagons rollin', rawhide! Yeah, that's right... the final Adrian Cronauer broadcast... and this one is brought to you by our friends at the Pentagon. Remember the people who brought you Korea? That's right, the U.S. Army. If it's being done correctly, here or abroad, it's probably not being done by the Army.







In honor of Robin Williams, I've decided to forsake the rules and simple post a lot of what made him special to us: his humor and ability to make us laugh!!


Genie: [turns into a cheerleader] Rick 'em, rack 'em, rock 'em, rake! Stick that sword into that snake!
Jafar: You stay out of this!
Genie: [Weakly] Jafar, Jafar, he's our man; if he can't do it, great!

When Christopher Reeve was in the hospital after his accident, Robin came to visit him. Reeve said this about that surprise visit:
Then, at an especially bleak moment, the door flew open and in hurried a squat fellow with a blue scrub hat and a yellow surgical gown and glasses, speaking in a Russian accent. He announced that he was my proctologist, and that he had to examine me immediately...it was Robin Williams...for the first time since the accident, I laughed. My old friend had helped me know that somehow I was going to be okay.
When Stephan Spielberg was filming "Schindler's List", Robin would call him to cheer him up. I think I only called him once, maybe twice. I called him when I was representing People for the Valdheimers Association. A society devoted to helping raise money to help older Germans who had forgotten everything before 1945. I remember him laughing and going 'thank you.'"










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[This message has been edited by Terikel Grayhair (edited 12-13-2014 @ 02:35 PM).]

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posted 05 July 2015 00:17 EDT (US)     2176 / 2504  
Congratulations Gauis.

I know right, apparently it was revealed in a Rally Point episode at some point but apparently I missed that episode and announcement so I got a nice release day surprise instead. You might have to get in contact with CA\SEGA about your RTW CD Key(s), according to the thread on the TW forums it should work.

Anyhow, always nice to see some old faces of the community around the forum.

[This message has been edited by Scipii (edited 07-06-2015 @ 01:07 AM).]

posted 05 July 2015 04:43 EDT (US)     2177 / 2504  
Congratulations Gaius!

Your life has now been irrevocably changed. Enjoy!

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Somewhere over the EXCO Rainbow
Master Skald, Order of the Silver Quill, Guild of the Skalds
Champion of the Sepia Joust- Joust I, II, IV, VI, VII, VIII

[This message has been edited by Terikel Grayhair (edited 07-05-2015 @ 04:44 AM).]

posted 05 July 2015 17:23 EDT (US)     2178 / 2504  
For some reason, it works now. See that Kingdoms is in too. Now to unlock factions and get retrofit running!

-Love Gaius
TWH Seraph, TWH Grand Zinquisitor & Crazy Gaius the Banstick Kid

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posted 06 July 2015 04:59 EDT (US)     2179 / 2504  
Congrats gaius.
Can't say I ever got into MTW properly, STW was my first TW vice, sank so many hours into that game. Always liked to play as the Oda clan, never really chose anyone else.
takeda or gtfo

house won this
posted 06 July 2015 22:33 EDT (US)     2180 / 2504  
I played only like 1 ever campaign on MTW and have never played STW. This is because i began the series with Rome, and thereafter have continued on essentially.

I downloaded Descent the other day- a pretty popular game from the 90s that i used to play with my brother. It was amazing having a play of it and bringing back memories.

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
posted 07 July 2015 16:57 EDT (US)     2181 / 2504  
So yeah, sleep is totally overrated.

-Love Gaius
TWH Seraph, TWH Grand Zinquisitor & Crazy Gaius the Banstick Kid

Got news regarding Total War games that should be publicised? Then email m2twnews@heavengames.com. My blog.
Nelson was the typical Englishman: hot-headed, impetuous, unreliable, passionate, emotional & boisterous. Wellington was the typical Irishman: cold, reserved, calculating, unsentimental & ruthless" - George Bernard Shaw
Vote for McCain...he's not dead just yet! - HP Lovesauce

posted 08 July 2015 03:10 EDT (US)     2182 / 2504  
It takes about 10 weeks for the tykes to start sleeping through the night.

Stå på, buddy!

Unless, of course, you are unlucky and he gets gas in the night. Then it can take up to a year...

|||||||||||||||| A transplanted Viking, born a millennium too late. |||||||||||||||||
|||||||||||||||| Too many Awards to list in Signature, sorry lords...|||||||||||||||||
|||||||||||||||| Listed on my page for your convenience and envy.|||||||||||||||||
Somewhere over the EXCO Rainbow
Master Skald, Order of the Silver Quill, Guild of the Skalds
Champion of the Sepia Joust- Joust I, II, IV, VI, VII, VIII
posted 08 July 2015 16:28 EDT (US)     2183 / 2504  
While your up Gaius you might as well play some M2TW..

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
posted 09 July 2015 11:48 EDT (US)     2184 / 2504  
That reminds me, I haven't played M2TW online in ages and I've had a hankering to play some M2TW lately. Been bouncing between a few different Total War games recently since I also had an urge to play some more Shogun(2) alongside my ongoing MTW campaign.

In M2TW I've been playing a campaign as the Spanish in the grand campaign. Do love myself some Jinetes, been mixing in some foot based javelin infantry as well with at first Javelinmen and then the sturdier Almughavars.
posted 09 July 2015 20:38 EDT (US)     2185 / 2504  
Spanish is a fun campaign, but i enjoy a good Scottish campaign. I completed one not to long ago- got the British (now Scottish) Islands, then moved onto the continent by annexing France, Spain, Germany, Poland, Italy and moving into the Balkans. When almost done, i set up a crusade and captured Jerusalem to finish off the game.

Had enormous fun in a Byzantine Campaign though.

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
posted 10 July 2015 01:29 EDT (US)     2186 / 2504  
Nothing like an army with some pikemen when they decide to cooperate on the battlefield, for when they do cost-effective becomes their middle name. Chivalric knights? Ha, engage buzzsaw mode!
posted 11 July 2015 03:51 EDT (US)     2187 / 2504  
When longbows say jump, foot knights say "how high?".

Stainless steel is and always will be the greatest TW experience

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
posted 12 July 2015 06:36 EDT (US)     2188 / 2504  
£7 is still too steep for me for MTW.

However, should I buy Attila..

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• EDORIX •
~ ancient briton ~
posted 12 July 2015 21:03 EDT (US)     2189 / 2504  
Attila is the best TW game since maybe ETW.

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
posted 13 July 2015 04:13 EDT (US)     2190 / 2504  
Coincidentally Rome II is getting another patch finally and the change-list is rather massive. It is in beta at the moment for people who want to try it and give CA feedback on the changes. As for Attila, not sure if damning with faint praise or not... (I liked ETW grandiose ambition despite all its faults)

For me it depends on the discounted price and whether you plan to grab any of the DLC. Personally I would wait until the base game is at least 50% off, but that's just my opinion. Not sure if it fails to wash away the stigma of Rome II's launch or if I just have a deep-seeded dislike of some of the design decisions CA made with both games, but I can't decide whether I would recommend the game or not.

If you like the setting then that is a definitely going to be a plus, since some people still prefer Rome II due to its setting. They did do a decent job of fleshing out and improving on some of Rome II's designs with the re-introduction of the family tree, the ability to have governors, the fact Loyalty is back so civil wars are less agonisingly stupid, being a horde is interesting and largely better than the original RTW:BI, and there is some other good stuff.

However, some of the underlying problems with Rome II are still present in Attila, just better covered up. Not to mention the UI can be a mess when it comes to being concise and clear, sure it might be packed with information now but it is a cluttered mess of stuff you might not want to know at glance. The real-time battle still do not feel as satisfying as previous games to me, but that might be my gripes with Rome II influencing me there as they are arguably improved from Rome II.

Although once again CA have proven they have a hard time knowing how to balance their own game at times in multiplayer or singleplayer. If you know how to tip automatch in your favour through sheer numbers or are good on the real-time battlefield then researching military tech to unlock newer, better replacement units is often a stupid idea when you run the math and weigh up the increase in recruitment and upkeep costs against the increase in effectiveness and morale of the supposedly better replacement units.

Heck, the whole way CA handled the unlocking of newer, better replacement units via military tech in Attila is a contentious topic in the community. The idea and design behind it is fine but the execution is horrendous, even after it improved a bit in patches. It is Rome II's (military path) tech tree take on the Marian Reforms on a widespread scale.

Overall, probably an improvement, and mods exist to change a bunch of things, but it still doesn't touch the care, love and attention put in to Shogun 2's aesthetics and design in my eyes. The previous Total War games aren't faultless either but bah there is just something about Rome II that carries over in to Attila, since it builds on Rome II's foundations, that annoys me.

[This message has been edited by Scipii (edited 07-13-2015 @ 04:15 AM).]

posted 13 July 2015 10:04 EDT (US)     2191 / 2504  
Double post because demi-gryphons share posts with no one!

posted 13 July 2015 20:31 EDT (US)     2192 / 2504  
A fair enough analysis. As to ETW, i seriously enjoy that game- especially with all factions unlocked. There is a certain amount of satisfaction re-cementing the Mughal control over India and expanding, as with re-creating the Roman Empire using the Italian States.

As you say, there are fundamental flaws with Attila, but i do enjoy it more than any game since ETW.

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
posted 16 July 2015 12:45 EDT (US)     2193 / 2504  
I will definitely need at least one of the 'Celtic' (ugh, nomenclature) or Viking forefathers DLCs... probably the latter. I am studying Old English language and literature (among other things) for my degree, and the Viking forefathers pack feels basically like a Beowulf: Total War to me so it's a must. I am keen on the setting - but then, price tag for something I can't help thinking should really have been an expansion for Rome II... I'll wait for a big sale.

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• EDORIX •
~ ancient briton ~
posted 16 July 2015 21:17 EDT (US)     2194 / 2504  
I think this combined tale has led to the most posts in the RLT for a long time.

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
posted 17 July 2015 08:39 EDT (US)     2195 / 2504  


So, apart from needing to take everything with a grain of salt for the usual marketing-related reasons, I am definitely looking forwards to this. If CA manage to nail this trilogy like they nailed, in my opinion, Shogun II then my life is going to be glorious.
posted 17 July 2015 13:00 EDT (US)     2196 / 2504  
I'm more of a Warhammer 40K fan, but CA is doing a brilliant job at bringing the Warhammer universe to life. Can't wait to see the 30 minute walkthrough video of The Battle of Black Fire Pass at the end of the month

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posted 17 July 2015 13:29 EDT (US)     2197 / 2504  
The first of my new computer parts have arrived today. Can't wait to get it all up and running!

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
posted 17 July 2015 19:21 EDT (US)     2198 / 2504  
Complete new build or just a rebuild?

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
posted 18 July 2015 16:06 EDT (US)     2199 / 2504  
Completely new!

And I shall go Softly into the Night Taking my Dreams As will You
posted 19 July 2015 04:41 EDT (US)     2200 / 2504  
Sweet. What are the specs and (if you dont mind sharing) what was the cost?

Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it- George Santayana
History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are- David C. McCullough
Wars not make one great- Yoda
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