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Punic Hebil
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(id: Punic Hoplite)
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!!


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Jafar: You stay out of this!
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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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Scipii
TWH Seraph
posted 11 April 2014 02:33 EDT (US)     1476 / 2504       
Last time I heard, the next Total War game will not be yet another sequel, so Medieval 3 will be a while off yet. The next game should be something new, going back to the previous cycle of having a new game in between sequels\re-imaginings to old favourites. Which I'm kind of glad considering how well Rome II turned out, CA need to go back to basics and make the core tenants of the series rock solid again after Rome II.

If your real-time battles, seiges more so than field battles in Rome II nowadays, are not up to scratch people might as well go play a Paradox game or something. Since despite all the work CA might put in to the campaign map, it is going to pale in comparison to the efforts of other games which focus solely on a deep engaging real-time or turn-based "campaign" map.

I would also argue that they should try to avoid the desire to follow the "Bigger is better!" creed until they have that core experience nailed down first and foremost. I would rather have more turns per year, and seasons, on a smaller more focused map than Rome II's massive (ultimately lifeless in my opinion) map if it means the game's core selling points are stronger for it. There is always expansion-esque paid or free DLC there to later extend the vastness of the map should you design your systems to work that way, hello Rajas of India.

For the sakes of multiplayer balance they could do with separating the files for units in to campaign and multiplayer versions as well. Campaign balance and decisions, looking at you Training Yard building chain, are impacting what statistical tweaks CA can do for multiplayer balance. Don't even get me started on the building chains, where a large number of the building chains can be considered redundant outside of roleplaying and handicapping yourself.

Personal opinion, however, given I usually play the real-time battles zoomed out for a better tactical overview of the entire battlefield I could care less about high graphical fidelity graphics and animations. I cannot actually see most of the details while zoomed out in Rome II due to the LoD\Draw Distance settings used to help improve performance. The game looks alright maxed out, but I'd argue that Shogun 2 looks as great, if not better, from the same camera angle I use.

[This message has been edited by Scipii (edited 04-11-2014 @ 02:35 AM).]

DarthDovah101
Legionary
posted 11 April 2014 04:49 EDT (US)     1477 / 2504       
I still think the Viking expansion to MTW was the best of any TW DLC that I have played.

I also liked how in MTW you had to chain your ships together to create your trade routes which made pirates a bit more dangerous.
Jax
HG Monument
(id: Jax Omen)
posted 11 April 2014 08:24 EDT (US)     1478 / 2504       
In some ways the risk style map was also pretty nice, though I would probably not say I prefer it.
The Risk map was superior in every way

That said I'm surprised you enjoyed it at all. The battle interface is incredibly clunky compared to RTW onwards.

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Ischenous
Legionary
posted 11 April 2014 09:17 EDT (US)     1479 / 2504       
It takes some getting used to when I pick it up, mostly the mouse buttons since right click doesn't move but the camera angle is pretty awkward as well. Don't see why it would stop me enjoying it. I've played games with worse interfaces

Calling all new people. USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION before asking a question. Thank you.
Alert the APOCOLYPSE is coming!!!!!!!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM(Itcame)
"TWH Guild Award (Best Duo/Trio) -Ischenous/IJ"- Tryhard. Why he chose that nomination, I don't know...
Jax
HG Monument
(id: Jax Omen)
posted 11 April 2014 09:25 EDT (US)     1480 / 2504       
I've played games with worse interfaces
True, but I find if I go back and play an older game for the first time (so not go back and play a game for the 100th time), quite often I struggle to get into it at all because the interface is terrible and loads of things I take for granted dont exist (Fallout 1/2 are great examples of this - I own both, but haven't played more than 10 or 20 minutes of either).

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Hannibal the Conqueror
Legionary
(id: HannibalBarcaXXI)
posted 12 April 2014 13:33 EDT (US)     1481 / 2504       
Seymour Hersh Gasses Turkey

"I long for Darkness."
- Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited.

"We are a species that ravages, plunders, kills, destroys, rapes and enslaves in the name of progress."
Terikel Grayhair
Imperator
(id: Terikel706)
posted 13 April 2014 04:23 EDT (US)     1482 / 2504       
That was a bit unexpected... Not.

I can see the Turks wanting something done, especially since they are being flooded with refugees they really can't afford, and I can see them being afraid to go it alone, what with Big Brother Vlad not too far away and all. But still, to go the route of Iran and arm radicals and jihadists.... This could backfire bigtime when the fuss in Syria is over.

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Hannibal the Conqueror
Legionary
(id: HannibalBarcaXXI)
posted 13 April 2014 07:13 EDT (US)     1483 / 2504       
One thing I've noticed is that the military just went in to our area, near Krak des Chevaliers, has been purged of the islamists. Yes, they were islamists and not Opposition fighters because our area is largely Christian, and everytime they went on incursions in the nearby towns they killed a couple dozen people and beheaded some more. I think that the army attacking the fort was because the presidential elections being 3 months away, and I think it's clear that they want to wrap things up before July.

"I long for Darkness."
- Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited.

"We are a species that ravages, plunders, kills, destroys, rapes and enslaves in the name of progress."
Hannibal the Conqueror
Legionary
(id: HannibalBarcaXXI)
posted 17 April 2014 10:11 EDT (US)     1484 / 2504       
Anyone heard of Heartbleed yet?

"I long for Darkness."
- Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited.

"We are a species that ravages, plunders, kills, destroys, rapes and enslaves in the name of progress."
Jax
HG Monument
(id: Jax Omen)
posted 17 April 2014 10:24 EDT (US)     1485 / 2504       
I think everyone has heard of heartbleed

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Hannibal the Conqueror
Legionary
(id: HannibalBarcaXXI)
posted 17 April 2014 13:33 EDT (US)     1486 / 2504       


Thank you for ruining my attempt at reviving the discussion here

"I long for Darkness."
- Cormac McCarthy, The Sunset Limited.

"We are a species that ravages, plunders, kills, destroys, rapes and enslaves in the name of progress."
Scenter102
Legionary
posted 17 April 2014 13:50 EDT (US)     1487 / 2504       
Anyone get their hands on Red Dragon?
Jax
HG Monument
(id: Jax Omen)
posted 17 April 2014 14:36 EDT (US)     1488 / 2504       
Thank you for ruining my attempt at reviving the discussion here
Welcs babe

Although on the subject, has anyone bothered to change any password as a result?

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Scenter102
Legionary
posted 17 April 2014 15:09 EDT (US)     1489 / 2504       
I've only changed my WoT password because they gave me incentive to do so.
General Sajaru
Tribunus Laticlavius
posted 18 April 2014 09:40 EDT (US)     1490 / 2504       
Although on the subject, has anyone bothered to change any password as a result?
I spent the better part of an hour the other night changing my passwords for sites that were affected. At least HG doesn't use https

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Punic Hebil
Centurion
(id: Punic Hoplite)
posted 18 April 2014 17:48 EDT (US)     1491 / 2504       
A few that needed changing. On the Red Dragon or whatever it's called, is it any good singleplayer action?

I am the Carthaginian who became an angel, and surrendered his wings for a life on the sea of battle.

My magic screen is constantly bombarded with nubile young things eager to please these old eyes. This truly is a wonderful period in which to exist! - Terikel the Deflowerer
Scenter102
Legionary
posted 18 April 2014 17:58 EDT (US)     1492 / 2504       
The campaigns are fantastic, much better than ALB. But they do take some getting used to.
Jax
HG Monument
(id: Jax Omen)
posted 19 April 2014 12:26 EDT (US)     1493 / 2504       
I've literally not changed any yet. I realised I care less about my accounts on various websites than I do so spend time changing them all.

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Scenter102
Legionary
posted 20 April 2014 09:59 EDT (US)     1494 / 2504       
Steam is convinced that I'm playing Ghost Recon Phantoms, when in actuality there is not any process on my computer that says it's running.
Awesome Eagle
Spear of Mars
(id: awesomated88)
posted 20 April 2014 22:14 EDT (US)     1495 / 2504       
Yesterday i was in the mood for a new game so i started up Tropico 4 (i bought it about a year ago but neglected to play it), and Oh BOY! Why have i neglected this game for so long? It is awesome! And Tropico 5 is coming out in a couple months.

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Ischenous
Legionary
posted 21 April 2014 10:44 EDT (US)     1496 / 2504       
I've had the same problem with Steam lately. The most annoying bit is that is says that you can't open anything else or close Steam without task manager.

Calling all new people. USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION before asking a question. Thank you.
Alert the APOCOLYPSE is coming!!!!!!!

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM(Itcame)
"TWH Guild Award (Best Duo/Trio) -Ischenous/IJ"- Tryhard. Why he chose that nomination, I don't know...
Edorix
High King of Britain
posted 21 April 2014 17:00 EDT (US)     1497 / 2504       
I miss how this place used to be.

EDORIX
~ ancient briton ~

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Scenter102
Legionary
posted 21 April 2014 17:21 EDT (US)     1498 / 2504       
I feel like I joined the forum just as the crowd started to go their separate ways. But, I do miss Liam a tad, but maybe it's with rose-colored glasses.
Edorix
High King of Britain
posted 21 April 2014 17:32 EDT (US)     1499 / 2504       
We always had a problem with it being too quiet, I remember being bothered about that when I was staff. But there was an atmosphere - a kind of organically-developed enthusiasm or community or something. Not just the odd event cranked out according to schedule. Now it feels like a retirement home - I mean look at me reminiscing of back in the day.

EDORIX
~ ancient briton ~

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[This message has been edited by Lord Eddie (edited 04-21-2014 @ 05:32 PM).]

Punic Hebil
Centurion
(id: Punic Hoplite)
posted 21 April 2014 20:45 EDT (US)     1500 / 2504       
It happens when we don't draw a crowd like we used to. I was drawn to here by RTWH, and because the little link, which showed if there were new posts here or not, was always orange, so I figured I would stop by here and have been here ever since. The new Heavens don't have this, so it just looks like another dead end part of the forum.

And the fact that we aren't producing amazing content like in Rome 1, due to the fact modding is significantly harder in Rome 2 than the original. Content draws readers, which means some of them will register and post. The crowd we have here is older than when they first got here, and many of us now have real life to contend with instead of just school and gaming.

I am the Carthaginian who became an angel, and surrendered his wings for a life on the sea of battle.

My magic screen is constantly bombarded with nubile young things eager to please these old eyes. This truly is a wonderful period in which to exist! - Terikel the Deflowerer
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