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  • ... nowadays, anyway.

    Still, I just had to check in here again.. just saw there's again a TS going on - don't think I'll finish reading it today (almost 2am), but if there's even a tiny bit of creativity left in me, I'll come up with a post...
    I haven't been writing fantasy for a while now, and would be good to do it again... ^_^

    Don't really have an apology for just having disappeared out of a sudden, except that after a year of university, it finally brought about some major changes. Plus, a few months ago I discovered the joys of MMORPGs - Dark Age of Camelot to be exact, and getting my pretty Elf Nightshade to level 50 is quite time-consuming (46.5 - not much more to go, then I'll tear Albion and Midgard players apart with my 'leet stealth/assasin skillz!! Hibernia all the way! I mean, who couldn't like a realm with Elves in it.. and Lurikeen.. and Firbolgs.. and Shar.. and Sylvans.. </addict rambling> ^^)

    Well, anyway, I hope everyone here is fine, and nobody minds me checking back in. :p

    Oh, er, and hello again. ^_^

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    Originally posted by Moonshadow:
    ...then I'll tear Albion and Midgard players apart with my 'leet stealth/assasin skillz!! Hibernia all the way! I mean, who couldn't like a realm with Elves in it.. and Lurikeen.. and Firbolgs.. and Shar.. and Sylvans.. </addict rambling> ^^

    I tried a text-based MUD based on Eddings' Belgariad a while back, but I never really got into it much; a fancy-graphical one like that is probably beyond my system's ability to handle. If I ever found a multiplayer roguelike game, then I think I'd be quick to fall :)

    Interesting, though, that it should mix things up like that. The only one of those races that really belongs in Hibernian (Irish) mythology is the Fir Bolgs, and those are the enemies of the gods. Elves are properly Norse (Midgard); denizens of Ælfheim, the highest and lightest of the realms. Sylvans I would associate more with Albion (England), as they sound like forest fairies or something like that. I have no clue what the Lurikeen or Shar are, so those are likely invented. </rambling>

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  • Actually, there are Elves in Irish mythology - the Norse probably stole them (they did get an Elvish race with the newest expansion though - the Frostalfs... almost a reason to try Midgard sometime). Lurikeen are Irish too - small creatures who look a little like elves.
    Shar are probably invented though, a race of half-aquatic beings.

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  • Are there Leprichauns? (or however you spell it)

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  • Yah, but only as mobs (PvE opponents), not as player-race.
    The races of Hibernia are those I already mentioned plus the Celt, the ones of Albion are Britons, Saracens, Avalonians, Highlanders (they had only human races at the start of the game), Inconuu (freaky small things with blue skin and weird ears), and Half-Ogres, and the Midgard races are the Norse, Dwarves, Trolls (stone-creature trolls, not big-and-ugly trolls), Kobolds, Valkyn (sort of half-man, half-dog), and now the Frostalfs.
    Each realm has different classes, too - Hibernia has the most mages, Midgard the most fighters, and Albion... is somewhere in between, I guess. (They do have 3 stealth classes instead of just two like the others, though.)

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    Originally posted by Moonshadow:
    Actually, there are Elves in Irish mythology - the Norse probably stole them... Lurikeen are Irish too - small creatures who look a little like elves.
    Shar are probably invented though, a race of half-aquatic beings.

    Hmm, don't remember coming across either of them...

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    Originally posted by Moonshadow:
    ...the Midgard races are the Norse, Dwarves, Trolls (stone-creature trolls, not big-and-ugly trolls), Kobolds, Valkyn (sort of half-man, half-dog), and now the Frostalfs...

    Of course, "Valkyn" sounds like it should be Valkyries, but I suppose that wouldn't work well as a player race, would it? Kobolds are more Germanic than Norse, I believe. And I also seem to remember reading that "Dark Elves," according to the Norse, were ugly and turned to stone in sunlight... Trolls? Scary thought, isn't it? That Elves and Trolls are basically the same race...

    Then again, Tolkien works along similar lines - Orcs are corrupted elves; goblins, humans; trolls, ents.

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  • Ah, the curse of DAoC... the deadliest of the MMORPGs. One of the many reasons I'm glad to have a mac, a lot of my windows using friends are horribly addicted to that game. I don't remember which one of the three things they're in, I'll have to ask.

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    Originally posted by Moonshadow:
    **... nowadays, anyway.

    Still, I just had to check in here again.. just saw there's again a TS going on - don't think I'll finish reading it today (almost 2am), but if there's even a tiny bit of creativity left in me, I'll come up with a post...
    I haven't been writing fantasy for a while now, and would be good to do it again... ^_^

    <snip>

    Well, anyway, I hope everyone here is fine, and nobody minds me checking back in. :p

    Oh, er, and hello again. ^_^

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    Well, I will say it if no one else will... YEY!!! WELCOME BACK!
    And Talos too! I haven't talked to you guys in a while, certainly not in the boards... wouldn't it be great if we all coalesced together again :-D

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  • I haven't been here for a long time, either.
    No-one would remember me though - I posted very little... This was when Cythera was still fairly popular.
    Theo Nean Donly's name definitely rings numerous bells though. Aren't you involved in the old programming game, Robowar?

    I've just realised that most of us posting here are oldbies, we signed up in 2000.
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    (This message has been edited by Captain Will (edited 12-11-2003).)



  • Blah, posting will have to wait a bit longer - I'm at friends atm so have web access, but my own flatrate at home is being transferred from me to my parents, to make it central (my bros want it too, and we're not gonna pay 2 DSL-accesses), so I can't be on there atm.

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    Originally posted by Captain Will:
    **I haven't been here for a long time, either.
    No-one would remember me though - I posted very little... This was when Cythera was still fairly popular.
    Theo Nean Donly's name definitely rings numerous bells though. Aren't you involved in the old programming game, Robowar?

    I've just realised that most of us posting here are oldbies, we signed up in 2000.**

    Haha, crazy connections, no? Yeah, I've basicly taken on the maintenence of RoboWar, as Lucas went missing for years and only recently came back. He has talked about coming back and working on robowar again for a while, but hasn't done anything more than build a new, incomplete webpage. Mine is still probably the most complete at the moment. (url="http://"http://parallax.chpau.net/games/robowar/")http://parallax.chpa.../games/robowar/(/url)
    And I've costarted a robowar forums at (url="http://"http://forums.chpau.net")http://forums.chpau.net(/url)
    Drop by, anyone interested is welcome, just to say hi or anything. I need to work at increasing board membership.

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  • I noticed that there aren't enough bots for another tournament when I browsed the yahoo group.
    The Robowar community is very similar to the Gamemaker community (both near death, although GM is in a slightly better state) - and I've lurked beneath the surface of both of these for several years.
    I have actually made some bots - all of them inefficient, simplistic, and unlikely to stand up to whatever people are coming up with nowadays. In fact, the only one that can even get into the winners circle in tournament 19 is called Flying Scotsman, a Mudshark(ish) type bot... heh, this is getting really off topic...
    I'll probably find out that you were involved with Gamemaker now.

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  • Wow... robowar... I'm pretty surprised that community has got any life left in it, it's gotta be ancient now. It's nice to see a couple old faces popping up around here, although I thought I'd never live to see the day when I was considered an 'oldbie' for having registered in 2000. Been a long time.

    Moonshadow: out of curiousity, where are you going to uni?

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