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by ValynDyral
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Happy New Year
Replies: 43
Views: 14924

Re: Happy New Year

Happy new year!
by ValynDyral
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Bloop.
Replies: 19
Views: 9284

Bloop.

Bloop.
by ValynDyral
Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Discussion about Exodus Site's Future
Replies: 176
Views: 37152

Re: Discussion about Exodus Site's Future

You know, I thought I'd check in and I saw this thread, so I clicked on it with the expectation that I'd read an earnest discussion about whether this community was to continue in some different form, or just disband altogether. I thought that because there is no way anybody can find the current exp...
by ValynDyral
Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Possible SW-E get together
Replies: 97
Views: 19754

Re: Possible SW-E get together

Also if it turns out that we don't like one another, we will be trapped on a boat with no means of egress.
by ValynDyral
Tue Jan 06, 2015 5:19 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Possible SW-E get together
Replies: 97
Views: 19754

Re: Possible SW-E get together

I'm also in NYC.
by ValynDyral
Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: I think the time has come...
Replies: 33
Views: 10364

Re: I think the time has come...

This may read like a loaded question, but I genuinely am curious: How many folks who still hang out here do so primarily for the community/relationships they've built, and how many do so primarily to roleplay? Follow-up question: How many people hang out here but haven't roleplayed within the last y...
by ValynDyral
Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:02 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Robin Williams Found Dead
Replies: 5
Views: 3117

Re: Robin Williams Found Dead

This hit me harder than any other celebrity death has.
by ValynDyral
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:17 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: My Absence.... Soon Over?
Replies: 8
Views: 3454

Re: My Absence.... Soon Over?

Belated congratulations!
by ValynDyral
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Keep it up you wonderful people
Replies: 19
Views: 5551

Re: Keep it up you wonderful people

Lot of old faces around here!
by ValynDyral
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Rebelling Against Star Wars
Replies: 35
Views: 8153

Re: Rebelling Against Star Wars

On the subject of the movies...You know, I feel like after what George Lucas did to Star Wars, Disney taking the reins can only be a good thing. What the prequels made abundantly clear to me was that the magic of the original 1970s/1980s films was half-luck, and half the talent and hard work of the ...
by ValynDyral
Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:07 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Quick Update
Replies: 26
Views: 5883

Re: Quick Update

Just checking in to say, I'm glad the surgery went well. Here's to a full recovery!
by ValynDyral
Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Episode 7 News
Replies: 95
Views: 19316

Re: Episode 7 News

If they preserve any significant element of the EU, I will literally eat my hat.
by ValynDyral
Sun Aug 18, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: WOW!
Replies: 75
Views: 14151

Re: WOW!

If we, as citizens of Earth, had the technology to fire a ballistic nuclear rocket 10,000 kilometers from the United States to the USSR in the 1980s, I'm pretty sure space-people can manage to build a missile with a longer range than a rocket I can buy at my local hobby shop for 20 bucks. When think...
by ValynDyral
Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Depressing and most disappointed....
Replies: 47
Views: 11679

Re: Depressing and most disappointed....

So is this like, a roll-call?

Hello, old friends!
by ValynDyral
Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:58 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Seems "American Gods" is coming to the small screen on HBO
Replies: 3
Views: 1806

Re: Seems "American Gods" is coming to the small screen on H

You really ought to read the book first. It's very, very good.
by ValynDyral
Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:17 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Seems "American Gods" is coming to the small screen on HBO
Replies: 3
Views: 1806

Re: Seems "American Gods" is coming to the small screen on H

Holy shit, he's writing a sequel to American Gods? (Saw that in the tweets in the article you linked).

That's one of my favorite books!
by ValynDyral
Sat Apr 06, 2013 3:01 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: I'm Not Dead
Replies: 9
Views: 2657

Re: I'm Not Dead

Best of luck, mate.
by ValynDyral
Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: RIP LucasArts
Replies: 18
Views: 3563

Re: RIP LucasArts

There's a fan-made mod that fixes the ending. Apparently a good chunk of the proper ending that Obsidian was working on but couldn't finish, was included in the game files. Modders dug in and found this, and then finished it themselves and patched it into the game.

You should give it a try!
by ValynDyral
Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: RIP LucasArts
Replies: 18
Views: 3563

Re: RIP LucasArts

Lucasarts didn't spend any money on SWTOR. Bioware developed it, EA footed the bill and published it. Lucasarts was not affiliated with SWTOR. I suppose it's possible Lucasarts collected some licensing fees for the use of the Starwars IP, but as far as I know that was the extent of any involvement. ...
by ValynDyral
Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Conspiracy Theorist United! Death Star Destruction
Replies: 13
Views: 4107

Re: Conspiracy Theorist United! Death Star Destruction

As someone who occasionally considers RPing here again, I'd like to chime in - Diverging from the movie canon to accommodate a work of satire would make me terribly sad. I don't know whether this is being actually discussed or whether people are just very straight-faced with their jokes, but please ...
by ValynDyral
Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:32 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: So Lord British is Back...
Replies: 6
Views: 1870

Re: So Lord British is Back...

I...don't know how to feel about this one. I've read some interviews and all the interviewers are as confused as I am. His team's certainly got a good collection of releases between 'em, but he doesn't seem to actually know what he's talking about/doing from the answers he gives in interviews about ...
by ValynDyral
Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:57 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Suggestions on Arthurian Legend
Replies: 30
Views: 6889

Re: Suggestions on Arthurian Legend

I flipped passed most of the sex stuff because I was interested in the man of the story The one book in the Arthurian canon dedicated to the women of the story, told through their eyes, with a feminist perspective. And he's only interested in the man in the story. I don't want to live on this world...
by ValynDyral
Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:55 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Advice sought!
Replies: 27
Views: 5831

Re: Advice sought!

My opinion is that wearing the paraphernalia of any intellectual property at one's wedding, is tacky and in poor taste.

Do as you will, man. It's your wedding, hopefully the only one you'll ever have. Make it perfect. But if it were me, I wouldn't wear a lightsaber. Just my opinion, mind.
by ValynDyral
Wed Feb 06, 2013 6:09 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Star Wars 'Stand Alone' films....CONFIRMED
Replies: 37
Views: 5160

Re: Star Wars 'Stand Alone' films....CONFIRMED

Eh, I don't know. I have the feeling that the new trilogy will ignore the EU, and the other standalone movies will do the same. I don't have high expectations for these movies. I'm sure they'll (probably) be fun to watch, but I'm not going to expect them to be awesome STAR WARS movies. Can't be wor...
by ValynDyral
Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Suggestions on Arthurian Legend
Replies: 30
Views: 6889

Re: Suggestions on Arthurian Legend

I chuckled, X. Balsa - It'd definitely be rated-R. Let me be absolutely clear that the sex is explicit, it is not fade-to-black. It's not pornographic either, it's perfectly tasteful. But it is explicit. I asked after her native language because, I was thinking, if she was some sort of European (par...
by ValynDyral
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Suggestions on Arthurian Legend
Replies: 30
Views: 6889

Re: Suggestions on Arthurian Legend

No, they're different. The Miniseries is from the 90s. No relation to the BBC show.

Also, you didn't reply to my first post!
by ValynDyral
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Suggestions on Arthurian Legend
Replies: 30
Views: 6889

Re: Suggestions on Arthurian Legend

Oh, as another idea - If you want to get her something Arthurian but she's not a big reader, you could always go for the Merlin miniseries starring Sam Neill. It's kind of campy but I loved it back in the day.
by ValynDyral
Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Suggestions on Arthurian Legend
Replies: 30
Views: 6889

Re: Suggestions on Arthurian Legend

Out of curiosity, why would it be a problem? The Mists of Avalon is not an erotic novel, but it is written for adults. Sex is one of the themes being discussed and while it isn't pornographic, it certainly is graphic within tasteful literary parameters. I'd personally be disappointed that someone co...
by ValynDyral
Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Suggestions on Arthurian Legend
Replies: 30
Views: 6889

Re: Suggestions on Arthurian Legend

The Mists of Avalon is not a medieval book. It's a modern, feminist take on the Arthurian legend, told through the women of the story. Marion Zimmer Bradley wrote it in 1983. There is lots of sex. If that is a problem, better to stick with the Once and Future King (which is also a modern novel. T.H....
by ValynDyral
Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Suggestions on Arthurian Legend
Replies: 30
Views: 6889

Re: Suggestions on Arthurian Legend

Heh, I'm actually writing my thesis about this very subject right now. But, if you don't want actual medieval romance, just modern books from that mythology, the two big ones by far are The Once and Future King, and the Mists of Avalon. Personally, I preferred the strong feminist themes in the latter.
by ValynDyral
Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Elder Scrolls Online Video
Replies: 69
Views: 11819

Re: Elder Scrolls Online Video

My understanding of EVE is that, while there is indeed PvE content, the very best materials to mine and biggest opportunities in general occur in low-security systems. So, yeah, if I understand that correctly, then you do have to participate in PvP in EVE if you want to be a competitive participant ...
by ValynDyral
Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Elder Scrolls Online Video
Replies: 69
Views: 11819

Re: Elder Scrolls Online Video

Why not play a singleplayer game, or a non-massive multiplayer game like Diablo, if you wanted to do that? Mostly because someone somewhere decided that awesome single-player games should fade into the background while MMO's take the forefront. And I think it sucks. Although, to be fair, I don't ke...
by ValynDyral
Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Elder Scrolls Online Video
Replies: 69
Views: 11819

Re: Elder Scrolls Online Video

Video from August of last year (so probably not current in terms of what the mod's capable of): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylE4HhIF6Zs
Nexus link: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/3592
Official site: http://forums.skyrim-online.com/portal.php
by ValynDyral
Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:45 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Elder Scrolls Online Video
Replies: 69
Views: 11819

Re: Elder Scrolls Online Video

Also, I haven't read much past the OP because, really, guys, come on. TLDR red alert. But I saw a bit of debate about the future of MMOs, particularly Sandbox VS Themepark, and I wanna chime in on that - The themepark model is beginning to finally lose ground. It won't go away entirely, I imagine, b...
by ValynDyral
Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:32 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Elder Scrolls Online Video
Replies: 69
Views: 11819

Re: Elder Scrolls Online Video

This is a purely cinematic trailer. It says nothing about the game itself - none of this is gameplay footage, and there's no indication that it will have any relevance to the way the game is played. In general, I don't have much but skepticism for TESO. They not only stripped away everything that ma...
by ValynDyral
Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:42 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Anyone here a fan of League of Legends?
Replies: 0
Views: 1694

Anyone here a fan of League of Legends?

I was recently brought on as director of content for a new esports organization. I'm looking to put together a team of bloggers and I thought I'd put out a call here. Here's the ad I put up , check it out. If any of you guys think you fit the bill, or know someone who does, please get ahold of me! I...
by ValynDyral
Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Anyone else playing/roleplaying in TSW?
Replies: 29
Views: 5707

Re: Anyone else playing/roleplaying in TSW?

Blood isn't the only healing tree, mind you. It's one of many.

Check out Pistols, they've got some healing right in the first few tiers.
by ValynDyral
Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Anyone else playing/roleplaying in TSW?
Replies: 29
Views: 5707

Re: Anyone else playing/roleplaying in TSW?

You just blew my mind.
by ValynDyral
Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Anyone else playing/roleplaying in TSW?
Replies: 29
Views: 5707

Re: Anyone else playing/roleplaying in TSW?

I'll add you when next I'm logged in, Jag. X - I see what you're saying, but I'm technically already doing that, just within the Blood tree. I'm leveling both DPS and healing abilities. I've actually got a pretty good hotbar right now. 1 point-building single target damager, 1 point-building AoE dam...