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  1. Well I am a fan of the "GR" series, also the Rogue Spear series which spawned it, so I check out this site for any news or whatever that pertains to the games and the community. I have also stopped playing GRAW quite a while ago for the same reasons (and more) as Timber but stopped talking about it. I still like to drop by to see if the magic bullet (or a component of it) has arrived. and i guess thats also what a fan site is for. It would seem that Timber has decided to vent his opinion because he gives a s**t rather than because he doesnt, and that makes him a fan too i guess. This has been a great site for years and long may it remain so, due to Rocky's efforts and those who help him, and this site and our community is robost enough to outlive GRAW and carry on into the future with whatever games come down the pike, peeps will just need to chill out about it!! JF PS. RS Vegas looks great from what pre-release movies I have seen for it!.
  2. Someone said earlier in this thread that PC gamers "resist change" and "new" ideas, here is the type of change I resist. Nearly 6 years ago game "x" was released, this game was so popular it is still played today, and in its time was the best game of its type - period, and some would say has not been beaten since. It had great single and multiplayer environments, was so moddable that people made hundereds (if not thousands) of mods which added to its longevity. It was good enough from an admin tools stand point to allow League and ladder play, with some chance of catching cheaters and hackers. It's game play was so intense and addictive that many people I knew in my clan and others would play it for hours every day!. Thousands would be online at a time. Not long ago game "Y" was released as a "new" version of game "X". I upspec'd my pc to dual video cards and new dualcore processor, and I bought game "Y" 10 seconds after it hit my local game shop. sight unseen, as it was the NAMED SEQUEL to my all time favourite game. The new version "Y" has none of the addictive action of the original, most of the finer details that made game "X" easy and great fun to play are not there, the game is not as multiplayer friendly so only about 100 or so people play it online at any one time, and in short is only about half the actual game that game "X" was when it came out!. I have absolutly no agenda toward any of the companies involved, I dont "hate" or "like" anyone involved as i dont know anyone involved cept me, but really, how can anyone call this progress?. If this is "change" and "New" then yes - me and my pc resist it, as if I am going to make any diff to anything, but its just FYI...... JF PS> I still hope that one of these days someone will make game "Y" with updated graphics and all the "fruit" available nowadays, cause they will have my $75 in a heartbeat.
  3. I have been renting a Ventrilo server off Primary Target for years now, its up 24/7 and apart from being my guild/clan comms, mates and my family use it to stay in touch around the world, and I have never had any problems with peeps crashing it, those wiseguys that have tried in the past during gaming fests were easily banned. I also agree that Vent sounds better than TS, whatever the reason is I dont know. The cost for a 16 peeps is minimal per month and I have never ever had a problem with it. JF
  4. Lol 10 minutes! I wuoud have been outathere after the first chorus of whatever brittany spears song the were singing!
  5. There's not anywhere near as much cheating as people think. Lag can create the illusion of hacks -- you lag, someone runs out in front of you, you can't see them, they fire, your computer catches up, you see them, and you die, maybe or maybe not even hearing their gunshots, either way, it looks like autoaim. How else could they fire so fast and so accurately? Lag....................................Blah Blah Blah................................. Basically, there's not as much hacking as people think. It's just a lot easier for people to think they got hacked than owned. Well actually Bludawg posted a screenie of a wall hack less than 5 days after the game was released, there are plenty of cheats out there already and a small army of cheaters out there using them. As mentioned in several other posts most of the original GR PvP online clan players wont touch this thing until/unless there is some way of beating at least some of the cheats, as 1 cheater in a leage/ladder match can make all the diff. I know at least 5 [GR] clans (including mine) who were ready to go the day this game was released but have just walked away from it altogether after the mess it turned out to be, lol not even any LMS game play out of the box. This game in its present config seems to be more aimed at co-op players who are all known to each other and <as a preference> don't play PVP on public servers with the assocoated bunch of hackers that they attract, but believe me, in online play hackers spoil the fun if you are playing league/ladder matches and this game has been released with NO code protection and NO AC, just madness IMHO, and that is why there is not any REAL League activity. How could they have released this game like this?> JF
  6. This game was hacked after 2 days of general release, and there are posts from Bludawg on this forum with SS's to show it. I posted several times in the past about "what sort of AC?" but was solidly bagged every time by forum modrators as I was made out to be some sort of malcontent. I am not sure what sort of game play type a game this hackable is good for, but certainly not any sort of PvP for ladder/league play etc. GR1 survived as long as it did because of a combination of many factors, but what killled it as far as league and ladder play in the PvP environment was hacks. To bring this game out, a so called "next generation" game without any code protection and no AC seems to me to be too sad for words. I bought this game because I played GR1 and I wanted to see what it was like, but the "good old days" of PvP seem never to return, as you will all be wondering "how did that happen?" every time you get killed. What a shame, for me this game is DOA. JF
  7. Not sure I see the point in taking this tooooooooo seriously as far as making sure the team is only made up of peeps deemed worthy from a game playing point of view. While I understand the competitive nature of us all (almost all my GR years have been in adversarial leagues) I thought this was a "fun" idea, and to be played for fun too, after all no-one's house is on the line!. Just seems that all of a sudden this idea has turned into a "serious" attempt to win, rather than a fun game, and that is a pity. I wanted to play. just to see what the game developers tricks and skills were like. Name out of a hat is the simplest way to do it, and as for getting everyone together, lol if peeps ae picked, I am pretty certain they will turn up. JF
  8. How about naking it a grand slam event with best of 3 or 5 matchs, over 3 or 5 weekends, that way more guys could be in it if u varied the team rosters, and you could change server back and forth after each week, so it is a level playing field (if u pardon the pun) JF
  9. Electric Ladyland is one of the best albums of all time, but I think his next best was the very under-rated Band of Gypsies, with Billy Cox and Buddy Miles, Cox was in the army with Hendrix. I used to listen to pretty much nothing else but Hendrix, Alvin Lee, Johnny Winter and Rory Gallagher for several years!!!!!!!. JF
  10. In regards to the thing about collusive releasing of product, I have been Australasian sales and marketing Manager for one of the biggest Japanese companies in the world for several years, it doesnt need to be legal and it goes on all the time, and if you dont know that then u dont know as much as you seem to be triying to sell people that you do. I am not sure but i get the feeling that you work for UBI with the "OUR Sales are doing fine" thing. And i understand that most of what I speculate about in this forum is drivel, as much drivel as UBI's delivery date projections actually, but If you do work for them, please let them know that I do understand I dont matter in the big picture, but I think their general business persona sucks BIG TIME, and I just like to come to this forum to vent my frustration to peeps who have some thoughts about this game too. I have never expected anything I post here to make a diff to ubi, but at least maybe GRIN listens to us and thats enough for me. Kindest regards JF
  11. It was rumored that The Hunt for Red October STRONGLY resembled an actual classified incident. ←
  12. Very cool post Tort, saves me practising using the neighbours cats for targets!. JF
  13. You might try switching to de-cafe mate!.
  14. Logos, I know all that stuff already, Im just saying it seems silly that any information is just so hard to get. No advanced game video and no game previews on any sites. just more SS's which dont realy show much at all. Supposed to be only 6 weeks to go, on a game that was well on the way when WK saw it in Germany what seems like years ago, and just silence from all concerned. Just seems like an un-necessaryly drawn out affair to me. JF
  15. How about Bo from GRIN, is he not allowed to confrim the status of the game, as in - is it finsihed or not?. He should know shouldnt he?. And before Colin starts his "finished when its finished" rant again, as I have said before , whats with all the secrecy, its a computer game for heaven's sake not a cure for cancer, who's it going to kill if we know if its finished or not? JF
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