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1  General / Games / Haven: Mist and Shadow on: January 30, 2016, 01:39:11 PM
Haven: Mist and Shadow is an urban fantasy horror MUD. It takes place in the small New England town of Haven, which is a weak point between our world and the various other worlds, such as the Wilds, a place similar to our own, but with archaic creatures like dinosaurs and mammoths, as well as several tribes in varying stages of technological development; The Other, the world closest to ours, with magic monsters and the Golden City, home of the Fae race; The Void, a plane of nothingness filled with Lovecraftian horrors; and, of course, Hell.

In this game, the Earth is filled with different factions competing for dominance worldwide, each with their own goals and philosophies. This constant conflict is commonly referred to as the Supernatural Cold War, the Conflict, or the Struggle. It involves little direct conflict in favor of behind-the-scenes, cloak-and-dagger tactics, though violence certainly does occur.

As is common for roleplaying MUDs, players can create characters with detailed backstories, goals, and secrets. However, your character's fears can play an integral part of the game as well- it is a horror game, after all.

If you do choose to play the game, be warned: one of the core themes is that power corrupts. If you make a character who is powerful, they will be corrupt and evil in some way. If your character becomes powerful, they will be corrupted as a direct result- the power may even be a result of the corruption. Perhaps your character is more of a well-intentioned extremist who sees themself as righteous and justified, but whatever the case, the more power you acquire, the more corrupt you will be.

There's a lot more to the game than that- more than I can really explain. If you want to learn more, check out the website here. It's a very interesting game and world, and I highly recommend it!
2  General / Discuss! / Re: Word Association Game on: May 08, 2015, 11:29:33 AM
Onii
3  General / Discuss! / Re: Word Association Game on: March 29, 2015, 03:42:39 PM
Badass
4  General / Discuss! / Re: Word Association Game on: March 17, 2015, 11:28:42 AM
Meth
5  General / Discuss! / Re: Word Association Game on: March 13, 2015, 11:47:23 AM
Lump
6  General / Games / Too much realism? on: March 13, 2015, 11:44:24 AM
TL;DR WARNING

We've all been there one moment. You're playing a game and some bullshit happens. You scream out loud about how that bullshit is unrealistic and would never happen in the real world. You urinate directly onto your monitor out of frustration before uninstalling the game and writing a strongly worded letter smelling strangely of pee to whoever coded the game.

But have you ever encountered a moment where the game has too MUCH realism? Games generally chuck many "realistic" elements out of the window because real life is oh so much more boring than video games. And when it's not, it's often frustrating or even infuriating, if not depressing. This is why you can be fighting just fine at 1 HP but then suddenly are out for the count if you lose one more. This is why we have artificial gravity on space ships in almost every science fiction game. This is why even the most hardcore survival games don't, every so often, make you dig a hole in the ground and shit in it.

But some game developing companies will inevitably miss this. They will incorporate EVERY element of being a nurse into their nurse simulation game, especially the ones no one wants to see. In their vet simulation game, they will make you administer lethal injection to an emaciated, disease-ridden dog while a family pets it and cries. If they were the ones who made the Mass Effect series, they would have you wade through years of bureaucracy every time you discover minerals on a planet, just so you can make your shotguns do more damage.

They may even give you the option to urinate on a console out of frustration for realism's sake, because technically, there's no reason you can't.

So, yes.
TL;DR, this is a thread where you complain about moments where the developers failed to realize that realism must sometimes take a backseat to fun.
7  General / Discuss! / Re: Video Game Music on: November 12, 2014, 01:00:36 PM
Crypt of the Necrodancer has some pretty great music.
8  General / Discuss! / YAFG: You are a Zombie Apocalypse survivor on: November 12, 2014, 12:59:59 PM
Your name is Tristan Greene, and you're not exactly the biggest winner on the planet. You live in a mediocre house and have no outstanding skills, forced to work a 9-to-5 job to put food on the table. It was just recently that you've wished with all your heart that something would happen just to make things less boring.

You instantly regretted that wish five minutes later, because you're pretty sure there's a zombie eating your dog out in the back yard.

It doesn't seem to have noticed you yet.
9  General / Games / Re: Bad games thread on: November 12, 2014, 12:57:01 PM
Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing.



…Also, Runescape. It used to be cool, but returning to it after all these years… Nyeh. Although maybe that's just my frustration at a boss fight speaking.
10  General / Discuss! / Re: YAFG: The guy above me... on: November 12, 2014, 12:55:14 PM
The guy above me is obsessed with a certain game.
11  General / Discuss! / Re: Omegle on: November 12, 2014, 12:52:53 PM
Haha.. I've had some amusing times there.
12  General / Discuss! / Re: The Offtopic Topic on: August 20, 2014, 04:55:11 PM
This.
13  General / Discuss! / Re: Worst voice acting EVER! on: July 16, 2014, 01:48:59 PM
Well, if you thought that was bad, this is even WORSE..
14  General / Games / Unturned on: July 14, 2014, 04:12:51 PM
Too lazy to explain. Read the store page.

If anyone wants to play with me, send me a message on Steam. Search for audioworm208 or Roderick Ponce von Fontlebottom. Also you will need Hamachi.
15  General / Discuss! / Re: What are you listening to? on: April 18, 2014, 12:21:14 PM
This.
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