** MinotaurMage enters. ** lazysod enters. ** rosemaria enters. MinotaurMage: Hello! rosemaria: Hi Dave MinotaurMage: Wasn't expecting such a quick entry lazysod: hia. rosemaria: It did go rather fast rosemaria: thanks for the MoW mention MinotaurMage: Nice. We'll see how long we can go for others to show up too. lazysod: say .. is there any way to make this window bigger? MinotaurMage: No problem. You both deserved the recognition MinotaurMage: Yep, go to settings MinotaurMage: Then, select pop-in/out rosemaria: ah, that's better lazysod: hmm.. a bit better, still a great waste of screen space.. :) MinotaurMage: Not too bad, eh? rosemaria: so what's been going on? lazysod: and yes - as rose said,, thanks for the mow mention, thouugh it really surprised me.. MinotaurMage: Well, some have wanted a new chat thing but I can't think of anything that might work as well as this LiveUniverse thing does MinotaurMage: I'm always open to suggestions or ideas rosemaria: *shrugs* this and ICQ are the only ones I've used MinotaurMage: Yep, got ICQ myself. Just have not put it on my Win2K OS yet lazysod: hmm.. don't know any better chat methods then this one or the icq or yahoo messenger system.. MinotaurMage: And D2 has been pretty fun, although I think it's time to return and finish MM7 and MM8 rosemaria: I'm still working on d2...slowly rosemaria: then I'll go back and finish mm8 MinotaurMage: Heh. Maybe to the start of Act 3 almost MinotaurMage: With my Bowazon anyway rosemaria: lol.... rosemaria: ah, that's better lazysod: hmm.. a bit better, still a great waste of screen space.. :) rosemaria: lol.... lazysod: hmm.. pity you didn't tell me earlier.. i had a very nice bow for an amazon. rosemaria: i've still got my sorceress working on her lightning spells, she a fire master already MinotaurMage: That's ok. I found 2 rare items via B-Net multiplayer already. And I've played only a few hours MinotaurMage: Fire seems ok, for Inferno and Fire Wall(maybe Blaze as well) rosemaria: multi seems to give more loot but the gold loss for death is huge compared to solo. rosemaria: I'm heavy into fireballs and meteors. MinotaurMage: Yeah, ALMOST made it to Tal Rasha's tomb but it was too late... MinotaurMage: Not impressed with Fireball or Meteor MinotaurMage: Inferno seems better rosemaria: meteor could be quicker MinotaurMage: Takes 3-4 seconds for a meteor to drop lazysod: hmm.. maybe i'll start a sorcerer game as well.. now how to call her...:) rosemaria: yeah but in that time my sword deals some poison damage or i can run rosemaria: i like the long range spells better than the in-your-face infernmo MinotaurMage: Inferno gets range as you develop it MinotaurMage: And added damage lazysod: dave.. would you know which skills would be best to develop for the barby? MinotaurMage: But fireball is easier to shoot off MinotaurMage: Dual Swing, and Stun are good skills rosemaria: of course....but there is still something about hitting a boss without have to go through all the minions MinotaurMage: If you are into a MP barbarian, Find Item is great for tons of easy money lazysod: stun? i'm geared into dual swing - works good indeed, and iron skin is a necessity, but stun? MinotaurMage: Stun is fun! lazysod: hmm.... i like jumping around :) MinotaurMage: Take out the Smith with NO retaliation with Stun rosemaria: oh...now I'm interested MinotaurMage: Stun lock that bastard! Much easier than taking the damage lazysod: hmm.. i took the smith out head on - sliced and diced him without using a single healing potion , no stun, just double swing and two good swords.. MinotaurMage: Cold damage is essential in that sort of situation lazysod: level 23 on act 2?? is that nightmare? sjees - i finished normal mode on level 26. rosemaria: that's the best thing about meteor. MinotaurMage: Nope, Normal rosemaria: I'm act 1 nightmare at lvl 31. lazysod: rose - yeah - which other spells do directable damage? i might try a sorcerer game once - maybe you can teach me some tricks - MinotaurMage: I'll milk the levels in order not to get screwed so bad when I start nightmare rosemaria: my pleasure MinotaurMage: Static Field is probably a spell you will need to concentrate on MinotaurMage: My Sorceress is going for the mass-damage stuff rosemaria: I'll be sure to pick your brain when I get a paladin started lazysod: -laughs out loud- yeah - i can see that.. my level 43 paladin is still getting his behind fried so bad that he has to stand all day long ,... i've kept him in act 2 for a long time and finally am working throight act 3, but i'm in act 4.. MinotaurMage: Inferno, Fire Wall, Glacial Spiek, Blizzard, Frozen Ord, Chain Lightning, Static Field and some others rosemaria: static field is good in a crowd. lazysod: hmm.. rose.. maybe we can both start a new game at once.. you starting as a paladin, me starting a sorceress. might be a fun switch MinotaurMage: I'd volunteer to join. But I'd probably pick an Amazon, Barbarian, or Necro rosemaria: that would be fun lazy. rosemaria: I've got an amazon barely started on us east MinotaurMage: Seems that the melee characters(except Spearazon) get messed over on the higher difficulties MinotaurMage: Me too. Level 5 rosemaria: I see that rosemaria: it seems spellcasters finally get their due in the upper levels. lazysod: hmm.. i've got a low level something on all servers.. don't know if they still move.. and the paladin is having a hard time - the barby goes strong. Penguin for president! ** Bllade enters. ** Bllade exits. MinotaurMage: Yeah, barbarian is just as good as the Hellfire Barbarian was lazysod: rose - and you're right - long range gets really really important in the higher levels as more and more of the monsters get long range as well. rosemaria: LOL...I can see a barbarian at a press conference...how many war cries are there? ** Bllade enters. lazysod: hello blade.. lazysod: hmm.. i've seen a few war cries, but one of them can be considered a war whine.. ? ** Bllade enters. lazysod: hello blade.. lazysod: hmm.. i've seen a few war cries, but one of them can be considered a war whine.. Bllade: hi, wot everybody talking 'bout? rosemaria: d2 Bllade: Diablo 2? rosemaria: yes. lazysod: bllade: d2 tactics mostly at the moment.. waiting for the members to show i guess Bllade: I am a lvl 22 Sorceres rosemaria: level 31 sorc Bllade: I take it everybody heer likes D2 then rosemaria: we all play Bllade: cool, I play over the internet alot MinotaurMage: I'm impartial at the moment, although I personally think the 1.04 patch will put me back into liking the game a lot rosemaria: mp is fun Bllade: practicly every night (sad I know) rosemaria: good lord another patch? I haven't seen the 1.04 yet Bllade: I don't play single play alot MinotaurMage: No, I'm guessing on 1.04 at the moment rosemaria: we play open mostly lazysod: lvl 43 paladin, level 23 barbarian myself.. MinotaurMage: Nah, I play closed MinotaurMage: Puny Level 5 Amazon lazysod: and i play it all .. open, closed, half open. most fun in mp though Bllade: how do I change between open and closed and what is the differance Bllade: ? rosemaria: mp is best, though the experience split needs work. rosemaria: you can't. Bllade: ? Bllade: why? rosemaria: realm characters stay in the realm only Bllade: and open? lazysod: because the characters for closed are stored at battlenet.. that way they ensure you can't cheat rosemaria: open characters you can play solo or MP on open b.net rosemaria: but never the two will mix. Bllade: I always play open battle.ney lazysod: and open can be played in direct ip games.. Bllade: net Bllade: I hate hackers rosemaria: that's a security risk on the realm servers lazysod: i find open battle net strange.. here in holland all the open players that show on the list are clearly hackers and dupers - i don't like to play with these. MinotaurMage: I agree on open, too many probably use the Diablo 2 editors. I'd rather experience that minimally Bllade: how do you hack anyhow? MinotaurMage: Just use the editors or hex-edit rosemaria: don't know, don't care.... lazysod: easy.. as dave said, there's an editor.. if you have icq i can send it to you :) MinotaurMage: That's how you do it Bllade: icq? MinotaurMage: Although I can't recommend hex-editing. It's pretty painstaking! lazysod: yeah .. or the yahoo messenger.. just another tool to find people on the net and make contact easier Bllade: don't have 1 of those lazysod: ohh.. dave.. hexediting is so charming.. i still remember the fun i had trying to find all the offsets in the m&m 8 savegames and finally found the long lost blaster skill. lazysod: bllade: go to www.bestcheats.com .. it should be there. MinotaurMage: Funny how a lot of barbarians concentrate on sword. I looked up damages, and surprisingly mace was the best Bllade: The unbelievable thing is that I am lvl 22 and I have allready completed the game rosemaria: bllade, good job! lazysod: dave- yeah.. my paladin had a lot of fun with the scepters.. but i never found a good scepter at the lower levels Bllade: it is cos 2 handed swords are the only 2 handed weapon that they can hold in 1 hand rosemaria: what spell tree did you develop? Bllade: I was really crap with my spell tree, I put 5 on fire bolt wich is shit Bllade: I have three things that add 2 my spells though rosemaria: i used fir mostly with lightning second Bllade: My fave is fire rosemaria: cool I have 2 pieces that give +1 to all skills MinotaurMage: I've been doing broad skill selection for my SP Sorceress(she's diversified) Bllade: I have the stone of jordan ring and a staff which gives me 1 to all skills and a amulet that gives 1 to all skills lazysod: rose.. do you still have that unique sword i gave you or have you lost that in that gnarly battle? rosemaria: I still have the sword and am still using it Bllade: why don't wee all meet up on D2 in a min? MinotaurMage: A sorceress using a sword? What is the world coming to? Bllade: ditto rosemaria: actually we are waiting for other club members lazysod: oooh.. using it? hjmm..please hang on to it then, if you get tired of using it Penguin my like it... Bllade: U are a shame to all Sorcerry!! a sorcerres using a swod!!! rosemaria: LOL....my shiels add +1 to my skills, so staffs are out. lazysod: -brah - both the paladin and the barby used the horadric staff to beat some people up - was great fun Bllade: club members??? you have a club???? MinotaurMage: LOL rosemaria: yes, from the 3do community board. MinotaurMage: Bring out that "baseball bat" sound eh? Bllade: ???????????????? Bllade: ????????????? Bllade: what do you do in ure club??? rosemaria: my sorceress, my weapon... MinotaurMage: Try to have fun and stay involved with talking to each other now and then... Bllade: oh, can I join? rosemaria: besides the shiels is part of a set that gives some nice bonuses too rosemaria: go to 3do.com and check it out Bllade: can I join the club? MinotaurMage: Ah, Set Items. I'll probably have items from every set eventually(whichever ones are good) Bllade: oh, I'll do that now, and what was that cheat site you sead? lazysod: www.bestcheats.cmo lazysod: com ofcourse rosemaria: I had the complete sigon's steel but lost a few pieces, still need the belt now. Bllade: will you all wait 4 me???? lazysod: sure.. i'll be here for a bit - rosemaria: we'll be here for a while Bllade: can I have ure account names just in case? ** lazysod exits. MinotaurMage: Mine is "Huntress-Hawker" rosemaria: rosemaria ** lazysod enters. MinotaurMage: And no doubt LazySod... Bllade: will you be in open battle or realm? rosemaria: I mostly tcp/ip lazysod: crap - i hate java.. sorry for that.. what did i miss? rosemaria: not much MinotaurMage: I usually play the realm. But I've only play VERY briefly(a few hours at most) lazysod: hmm.. what did dave say connected to me? Bllade: bye ppl! see u soon! MinotaurMage: Your D2 charactre name... lazysod: see you bllade.. Bllade: buh bye rosemaria: bllade was asking for account names lazysod: oh.. yeah.. lazysod indeed.. Bllade: oh, my sorcerres is Kasandra and my account is TheYellowman, all in 1 Bllade: buh bye rosemaria: bye MinotaurMage: My SP characters have better names. But it's all in fun anyway ** Bllade exits. rosemaria: LOL...recruit 'em where you can..... lazysod: roflmao MinotaurMage: He'll see the Sarge figure and go running(or maybe not if he is brave enough) rosemaria: hey, that's the best cracher we've had yet. rosemaria: 'crasher' i mean lazysod: -grin- well.. officially i'm still a crasher as well aint I rosemaria: nah, you're here more often then 70% of the membvers MinotaurMage: Not Officially a GWf member, but I do allow leeway lazysod: -huh? and this is the second time i've been here? rosemaria: I'm still trying to convince him lazysod: and what's a leeway? MinotaurMage: Besides, we need as many ACTIVE people as we can get rosemaria: a little give-and-take rosemaria: I hear you there Dave lazysod: but you are right - we need as many active people as we can get.. where are they all? did the gradual silence on the community hit this place as well? MinotaurMage: Sorry, I do tend to use my expanded vocabulary now and then(even when I post to the boards) rosemaria: me too.... MinotaurMage: Part of that is my fault. I've taken up increased personal things(like hiking and astronomy) rosemaria: Lazy, if we have more than six people it's a new record MinotaurMage: Well, I DID say I'd try to keep this going as long as I can for others to join tonight rosemaria: I know, almost an hour now. MinotaurMage: Wow! See...D2 could EASILY take half a day of discussion for me rosemaria: I was pleased to see hodgepodge come back to the board lazysod: -sighs - ah - not a ver y good way to convince a non-member to join up.. MinotaurMage: Yeah, I've done what I can. I even saw gamegurl a few times recently rosemaria: would you rather I lie? rosemaria: yeah. I've seen her in the pop screen MinotaurMage: Kinda funny. I'd like to see this Guild last a while, but I can understand when people leave for personal reasons(or they just don't want to come back) lazysod: -assuming your talking to me - ofcoruse not.. just a mention.. and i don't base the reasons for joining or not joining on the people that come or don't come to a meeting - i'll need other convincing methods MinotaurMage: I've been the only "oldie" who'd been around who's done what I could to share different aspects of myself over the years I've been at the old and new Community boards rosemaria: Hmmm...I understand, Lazy. lazysod: dave.. how's that kinda funny? personally i find it fairly depressing to see the same fate come to all.. chatboards, communities - irc channels, they all fall down into silence after a while rosemaria: so what can we do to rejuve this guild? MinotaurMage: True. I'll do my best. But even I would be taxen to keep it going for a few more years rosemaria: It's been a while since mm8 came out and gave us a boost. MinotaurMage: I'd like to see something where every member can contribute(a little section or something) rosemaria: another codex or hh board? lazysod: hmm.. what would you like to see contributed? personally i found lurkane's postings on the comm concerning guilds very good. lazysod: i guess the coming of m&m 9 will give birth to some more new guilds - and ofcourse m&m X - the puddle years - will be the birth of a plastic nation MinotaurMage: Well, I'd just like everyone to join for their chance to add something to the Guild. It does not have to be much. Even a little "picture of the day" or something would be welcome lazysod: sounds good - but how do you want to make sure the contributions are somehow related to the flute? MinotaurMage: It would not have to be related to the Flute. We can have fun with a broad variety of topics(monsters, quests, items, etc) MinotaurMage: Sorta like the story on the background for the dragon in the Temple of Snake(where Q is) lazysod: ah.. but then you'd transform the guild into yet -another- m&m related site, shifting the weight from the flute onto another leg. MinotaurMage: What would you suggest then? I can't let this Guild die. I'd be the most responsible for its defunct status rosemaria: not so! MinotaurMage: I've already slipped in weekly MoW updates far too frequently. Though I don't know if added personal activities is a good excuse for that ** rosemaria exits. lazysod: i don't really know - letting the guild go would be a terrible shame - since it has found it's way into the m&m legends- ** rosemaria enters. MinotaurMage: What about increased meetings? ** Ridcully enters. MinotaurMage: Howdyu lazysod: might be an idea - but not if only one or two show up.. lazysod: hello ridcully.. lazysod: wb rose ** Ridcully exits. MinotaurMage: A flasher??? MinotaurMage: Just kidding there! lazysod: -roflmao- rosemaria: thanks, lazy. Dave, what if we didn't call them meetings but incorporated an activity of some kind? lazysod: hmm.. sounds promising.. what kind of activities do you have in mind ? MinotaurMage: Like I said, I'm open to suggestions. One person running the "show"(me) probably has influenced my perspective somewhat rosemaria: well the white goblin legend is growing dusty rosemaria: if we could come up with something new? rosemaria: Lazy is good at easter egg creation... MinotaurMage: There was TEF's suggestion of using the Druid Crown for a little fun lazysod: -whistles innocently- MinotaurMage: Somehow put it into the Flute and/or White Goblin lore lazysod: thmm.. the druidic crown - frisbee into cyclops eye rosemaria: or perhaps a little fun....an end of summer picnic theme or something.... ** rosemaria exits. MinotaurMage: Has Rib updated her site recently? She had a good start on a tutuorial, but I have not checked recently ** rosemaria enters. lazysod: don't know.. haven't been to castle gobs in ages.. lazysod: wb rose - your seat is still warm. MinotaurMage: I'm taking a transcript of this meeting by the way(I hope both of you don't mind) rosemaria: *smile* thanks.... MinotaurMage: There's that dusty seat in the corner for the Minotaur Mate(although I should probably be realistic and accept being single for the rest of my life) lazysod: -grin- big brother is watching us ** Ridcully enters. rosemaria: *grin*keep looking Dave, what have you got to lose? lazysod: i wonder where rib is lately.. i haven't seen her on the comm in a long time - just for a second once or twice Ridcully: hi again ppl lazysod: hello again ridcully .. MinotaurMage: I DON'T have a room 101 for torture like in the book Ridcully: uve never seen me in this name! Ridcully: I was Blade rosemaria: hi again then lazysod: hmm... my memory may be flakey but there was a ridcully here just five minutes ago.. rosemaria: yes, he popped in and out MinotaurMage: No I saw it on the message feedback Ridcully: Oh, I did try and enter a few mins ago but it crqashed lazysod: torture? book? hmm.. anything i need to read? MinotaurMage: Just 1984(George Orwell) Ridcully: who is Dave? MinotaurMage: MinotaurMage(I go by DaveO at the 3DO Community) lazysod: oh.. never read the book.. saw the movie once or twice - i'll have to add that book to my ever growing list of books to read.. rosemaria: I'd call you MM, but that would be confusing Ridcully: I went on the 3do website but could make out bugger all MinotaurMage: My brother brought me Dune to read MinotaurMage: Yeah, the 3DO Community is hard to make out if you don't know where to look lazysod: hmm.. dune.. now that's decent reading material.. are you going to read the whole saga? i just read part 1 myself Ridcully: I like Dune, it's brill, allthough I have only seen the film MinotaurMage: Not sure. It depends on how I like the story. I still need to finish part 8 of Jordan's Wheel of Time MinotaurMage: Patrick Stewart was in that movie Ridcully: any1 like The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, the best books of all time? MinotaurMage: I read them all as well as Silmarillon(SP?) which is a prequel by Tolkien Ridcully: Silmarillon??? never heard of it, allthough I ahve read all the otheres lazysod: sure - love that series.. must have read the four books at least 5 times.. but still i'm more of a hitchhiker.. MinotaurMage: I read that series too Ridcully: Oh, hitch Hiker, don't get me started on how much I like the Hithikers Guidde to the Galaxy! MinotaurMage: Though I'm not sure if I read the whole thing or not. Just remember the funny stuff MinotaurMage: Like Marvin against the combat 'bot lazysod: -oohj yea.. that's a great scenee.. got the audio tapes as well, and then you hear the roof collapse Ridcully: Marvin the Paranoid Android is my fave character, probably cos he is so much like me MinotaurMage: Who made those? The BBC, I assume Ridcully: are we gonna play D2 anytime soon? lazysod: ofcourse the bbc.. want them on mp3? might take a bit to upload though.. MinotaurMage: Give us another hour or so. Ridcully: I want them on mp 3! MinotaurMage: Hmmm. Tempted.... Ridcully: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lazysod: -grin- ridcully - get your icq then.. works wonders on uploading files and such.. Ridcully: I don't know what a bloody icq is! MinotaurMage: And all you need to know is that the final answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything is 42 Ridcully: and the question? MinotaurMage: What is 6 times 7? Ridcully: oh yes, I remembre, what ia an icq anyway? MinotaurMage: www.icq.com is a link for the program lazysod: ridcully: go to www.icq.com and download and install the thing.. works fast.. -grins- on the tapes you hear ford prefect in a very english voice - saying what do you get when you multiply 6 by 9 Ridcully: what program? MinotaurMage: Sorta, like mIRC or other online chatting programs Ridcully: so do I downlaod it from icq.com? lazysod: yeah.. Ridcully: i'll do that now, cya soon! Ridcully: buh bye ** rosemaria exits. ** Ridcully exits. MinotaurMage: Is it too personal to ask how things have been going since the wedding? lazysod: -grins- MinotaurMage: I wish you both a long union(hopefully longer than I expect 3Do to stay in business, especially if MM9 and LoMM "crash and burn") lazysod: -thanks - hmm.. what's the word on m&m 9 anyway? MinotaurMage: Though they could always just go to just doing HoMM if that happens(and the Army Man stuff) MinotaurMage: No, clue. I've not received any word or contact from Zoop on LoMM or MM9(and I may not either) lazysod: hmm.. yeah.. -groans- if they ever incorporate a puddle into the m&m lands i'll personally come over to the headquarters and shove the cds of the game up their -censored- MinotaurMage: I DID put in an application to be a Wizardry 8 beta tester, so wish me luck lazysod: -grins- good luck.. MinotaurMage: Well, part of MM8 and partaking in the D2 Stress Test. So I'm hoping for a good track record MinotaurMage: I even contacted Zoop to try for employment, but he said they were not interested(although I could keep trying) lazysod: hmm.. haven't seen any m&m in a long time now.. fniished m&m 8 for about 5 times, switched to swords of xeen for a bit, but am now firmly hooked to diablo.. hmm.. and asking zoop for employment? i don't know.. MinotaurMage: Swords is the worst, but it was more of a fan-developed thing(ending is VERY short) lazysod: yeah.. i noticed it was fan developed - found it fun to play but got into trouble in teh beginning when the little city was under attack by giants that were too strong for my team to handle. i couldn't heal anymore and didn';t want to use mr wizard to solve it.. MinotaurMage: Just use Jump and Energy Blast(cheesy, but works wonders) lazysod: jump? i've tried energy blasting, but it didn't do too much damage. MinotaurMage: Works well enough for me. That's how I took out those pestering giants anyway lazysod: hmm.. might try that if i still can find the savegame on my spaer computer.. guess it is still on there since i never clean anything up MinotaurMage: But you have to use Jump and the Energy Blast combo lazysod: how does that work then? MinotaurMage: And keep doing it until you need the spell points MinotaurMage: Jump a few squares ahead of the monster, energy blast until one space away. Rinse and repeat MinotaurMage: VERY lame, but it helped lazysod: -ah- but will it work when they already stand on your toes? MinotaurMage: I'm not sure. It may, but I offer no guarantees(but a LONG time since I played the older M&M games) lazysod: hmm..ill see then and warn you of the results MinotaurMage: Thanks, although it may be a while before I start at MM1 with my Dragon Edition MM6 copy lazysod: hmm.. that's another one i must try again.. i never got m&m1 and m&m2 to run properly - somehow the text kept scrolling out of control instead of waiting for me to read it and press a key MinotaurMage: Could try using MoSlo(a game slowing program) MinotaurMage: But I've not fiddled with DOS stuff for a while(last DOS-oriented game was Descent to Undermountain) lazysod: could do that indeed - but i've had a few bad experiences when it comes to slowers- the worst being a very destructive virus MinotaurMage: Hmmm. Well, you could always search for low-end computers at thrift shops or something. Although I can't recommend that for just playing a few games(a DOS machine may be more viable) lazysod: well.. my old 386 is standign below my desk, but i'm not going to rebuild that for a game.. it's too smelly - and too full of memories. MinotaurMage: I seriously need to get my DOS gaming pile worked on. I know that it will only get MORE difficult as time passes(until they basically become unable to run) ** rosemaria enters. lazysod: -smiles -wb rose. MinotaurMage: Could always try that. Maybe it won't be so bad, as long as you don't have high expectations lazysod: hmm.. dave.. maybe there'll be a mame for dosgames in a few years rosemaria: thanks, but I'm not staying. My ISP dropped me on my head again rosemaria: Goodnight guys, thanks for the chat. MinotaurMage: That's ok. I'm doubtful on others showing up(although we have been going for over an hour and a half now) lazysod: i thought that much - see you soon - MinotaurMage: Thanks for coming!