I played around making Doom maps when that game first came out. They were called WADS which as a kid always made me think of a snot ball. My maps were never very interesting, usually just long hallways with random textures, and usually a doorway and a elevator(because I was figuring out how to get those to work). One time I just made a map filled with imps and a ledge where I stood with the gattling gun and mowed them all down.
Originally Posted by Durandal
I played Wow off and on for close to 8 years. I finally think I may be done with the game though. I saw them strip away just about everything that ever gave the game depth in the interest of appealing to the "casual" player. I was not hardcore by any means, I was never in a raiding guild or anything like that, but I also wasn't so dumb that a talent tree that let me design my own character was vexxing. That game is basically a vending machine now. Log on, put in your quarter, get your old sandwich, rinse and repeat. I wish they'd stop designing those games for the lowest common denominator.
I was hooked on World of Warcraft for quite a while as well, though in a very casual and lonely way, and always off-and-on. Now the game has changed too much for my liking, to an extent that my preferred way of playing no longer works! So, meh.
I can see your point there. I probably never would have picked this game up if it hadn't gone free to play. As it stands, I do have to say that I've enjoyed playing it so far(Been about two months). The storyline and zone quests alone are enough to keep it interesting even if it were a single player game. I think they expanded and evolved a lot of systems from Wow as well, though the "Wow in space" analogy is certainly accurate. I sincerely doubt I'll play this game even a fraction as long as I did Wow but for now I am enjoying it. Have a level 50 Jedi Knight and am working on a Trooper now.
I hate Star Wars: The Old Republic, by the way. I was quite saddened when I paid money for that game, only to discover that it plays like WoW in space. Eww. Not good for a Star Wars game, IMO. I'd much rather it handled like a proper FPS in an MMO world. Why have blasters if you don't even get to aim them yourself? Dumb.
My wife and I watch The Big Bang Theory and one of the episodes featured this game. Sitting on the couch, when they showed 10 seconds of them playing the actual game I got excited and turned to my wife and said "That's the game I play. Look darling, that's the game I play!"
I used to play Wing Commander(the original), F117 Stealth Fighter, F-15 Strike Eagle III, and Ace of(over?) the Pacific. I haven't really read anything about good flight sims over the last decade though. Are there any, other than the Microsoft one?
Oh, I was also a flight sim fan in the 90s, back when I had Hellcats and A-10 Attack! and A-10 Cuba! on my Mac. Did I ever have fun just derping around Germany and Cuba in a Hog! My only regret with those games is that I've never had the opportunity to play them multiplayer. A-10 Cuba! is capable, but other players were hard to come by even when it was a fairly new title.
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I may be on the side of the angels...but don't think for one second that I am one of them.
If you voted for Trump or Clinton, you don't get to complain about government corruption, dishonesty, and unethical behavior. You just voted for it.
Republicans, be glad that when Trump was deciding which party would take him that yours was the most desperate. He could have easily ended up a Democrat and you would have had to suck it up and vote for a D to get your "anti-establishment" "uprising".