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Graham

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  1. yup your link is working for me
  2. Thanks for the replies guys. Not worth giving a profile from me yet, I guess.
  3. So, I've just (relatively) started a Hunter alt. Am currently lvl14 and have attributed first 5 talent points to 'Improved Aspect of the Hawk'. Seemed like the best place to start. But I'm unsure where to concentrate the rest of my talent points. I like the idea of my pet being useful in attack (beastmastery), but then that seems to be at the expense of my being strong in attack (marksmanship and survival). Are there any high level hunters here who could outline their thoughts on the Hunter talent tree in PvP and PvE, and maybe some words about the Hunter spec they settled upon? I've been over to thottbot to see what the hunters there have to say but it's all stats and percentages and I kind of get lost in the figures, I get a mental block and can't really see clearly the benefit of 3% increase in this, that or the other - so am looking for some straight forward thoughts of what these talents do in the real (virtual) world of WoW.
  4. I received my copy from Play on wednesday Kieron. Needs a patch. Bug filled, it has it's issues, but boy am I enjoying the go anywhere, do anything, anyway you like gaming process that it lends itself to. Spent my first couple of hours driving around, chatting to the injuns, drinking vodka. Sod my missing daughter, where's the bar?
  5. Graham

    Deus Ex

    Tequila, have some 50 odd page discussion of Boiling Point over at Preys-World. Look to the last few pages for screenies.
  6. Graham

    Deus Ex

    If you replay and like Deus Ex, the game that's currently getting PC gamers knickers in a twist (despite not being hyped and marketed to buggery) is Boiling Point: Road to Hell. Released this friday - Play have been sending out copies since last Friday - a couple of acquaintences have it already and claim it's got it's fair share of ropeyness n(looks not being outstanding, AI a bit rubbish), but if you're able to put those aside, it's basically Deus Ex in the Colombian Jungle and that it's freeform nature across 625sqkm of seamless world is a joy to behold. Possibly early indications of what STALKER may turn out to be. Hopefully mine will be waiting for me this evening when I get home (was posted last Friday). Possibly more info later if it is waiting for me - assuming I can drag myself away from it of course.
  7. Graham

    Gigs

    Mondo Generator, at Rock City this month Green Day, at Milton Keynes next month QotSA, at Somerset House month after that U2, somewhere at somepoint this tour
  8. Graham

    Omg Teh Dust3

    interesting, that's certainly different to what's on the mag cover disc. Unless there's two versions on the coverdisc and I overlooked one. Or, steam does something funky to the vmf file to convert it to the files necessary for cs:s play. I'm suddenly thinking that the vmf is for use with part 1 of the tutorial that's in the mag and the SDK. I'm thinking I must have overlooked the compiled bsp and nav on the disc. Matters not now thanks to Rorsach's post.
  9. Graham

    Omg Teh Dust3

    By default it extracts to ..\cstrike\mapsrc\de_dust_pcg_early.vmf which is 459kb. Just looking at chappies blog it appears this version is full of exploits that shouldn't be there and he'll be releasing a new one soon. The image of the exploit in action is pretty big - so won't link it in to the post but it's at http://img22.echo.cx/img22/1768/dedustpcg00009ex.jpg
  10. Graham

    Omg Teh Dust3

    Ok Tracer, Devilfish, I have the mag - and the zip file only claims to be 26kb in size. Can that be right? Tell me where you want me to upload the file. I have the file on my work machine - so can do it when you tell me.
  11. Whilst we're thinking 'addons'. My addon folder is chocked full of addon's I've downloaded and rejected (for whatever reasons). Out of approx 40 listed, I now only use 5 or 6. Is a clean install of WoW one that has a completely empty Addons folder? Am I safe to simply delete the entire contents of my addon folder, reunpack the addons I actually want and recopy them into place?
  12. Graham

    Omg Teh Dust3

    OK, well when I get my hands on the map, I'll come back to you, as I've currently no clue who DF is.
  13. Graham

    Omg Teh Dust3

    As far as I'm aware, yes - until some bright sparks pops it onto an FTP server or the map cycle of a server. I will be buying the mag when it appears on my local newsagent's shelf - so would happily pass the file to whoever has somewhere they can host the file from for downloads.
  14. Graham

    Omg Teh Dust3

    I'd imagine it must count as custom map. Interestingly it's actually called DUST_PCG. Guesswork over at PCG forums is that it hasn't been named Dust3 in case Valve decide they want to release an official 'Dust3'. Here's what Craig Pearson (PCG journo) has to say: and I'd imagine it will be appearing on servers from this today onward - subscribers will have been receiving the mag at any time over the last few days.
  15. 'G' reporting in. Arf at the human pyramid last night, and again today captured for posterity. Enjoyed my time on your server last night. I'll be back if I may.
  16. Graham

    Rogues

    I use dagger and one-handed sword combo. Only issue with that for me is finding a 'rogueswap' addon that works well and consistently. I've settled with the rather conveniently named "RogueSwap" addon - but sometimes it just doesn't do what it says it will do (i.e. swap weapon sets around between two preconfigured sets depending upon which weapon is needed in the main hand). Any suggestions for other automatic weapon swapping addons? I've only just learnt poisons though - yesterday - so yet to see how they effect my damage dealing. Finding decent one handed swords between levels 15 and 30 seems to be difficult. I ended up paying through the nose for one at the Auction House. Up until I decided to buy - I was still using my 10-25 dmg sword. My dagger is something like 15-28 dmg, and my sword something like 30-55 dmg - both around the 14 dmg / sec rating. Not outstanding, but seemingly still holding me in good stead against mobs and similar level player characters. Worth noting, my rogue is spec'd around stealth and assasination skills. Ambush and Backstab being main stays of my battle skills.
  17. I bought into the same case - Coolermaster Wavemaster TAC-T01? damn if that nice looking but ultimately awkward door panel hasn't already pissed me off within a matter of weeks.
  18. No you are not. Me +1.
  19. You'll hopefully remember that PC Gamer did have a few issues, maybe 6 months ago, where there was a double paged spread of chat line and contact ads. EDIT: ha, my poor weak brain...forum posts indicate it was possibly a few years back, not 6 months.
  20. You are, of course, spot on here. And it's something I've come to learn over the weekend when levelling from 5 to 10. Friday afternoon's Graham would be laughed at by monday morning's Graham. So I can only presume thats what everyone else did as well. Still, you gotta learn somewhere, hey?
  21. I'm a dwarf hunter - and I didn't think to consider fighting more than one enemy when replying. But certainly, one to one, i can click once and then sit back and watch the fight unfold with the same move attack - or get stuck in and actively change the direction of the fight. Is it a setting? "Oneclick Battles" or something?
  22. well, as I say, it seems very quest driven. There are three server types I think (though 2 may be the same). Player versus Environment, Player versus Player, and RPG. I'm guessing that P v P is there for the big evil v good battles that will occur between factions. I think that works on factions fighting for control of lands and overall control of the World of Warcraft. Basically, if you're not your races safe haven then opposite faction races can and will kill you and you have no say other than your defence skills. P v E seems to be more quest based, a shared reason to play the game and follow a lightweight storyline, but you can still player kill, it's just not switched on by default. It seems this is more duel based - "what ho evil doer...fancy crossing swords"..."don't mind if I do goody two shoes"/"not today love, washing my hair". RPG - I don't really understand the difference between that and the other two. Ultimately, I guess there's nothing preventing you from setting up shop as a smith, mining for ores, creating armour/weapons and selling them and living a nice life. Personally i want to trapse across the landscapes, having adventures (whether that's prescripted quests or battling the evil horde - other players - , either or, I'm not particularly fussed).
  23. I can't tell you alot - as I've only had one night with it. last night. Freedom - really hard for me to tell having never played another MMORPG - nor seen what the game offers beyond a handful of hours in one session. You can go anywhere though - if that helps - not that it did me as I wandered out of n00b area to be swiftly kicked back down to earth by only slightly higher level monsters. What I'm getting at here is that there was no concept of preventing me from moving on as I was too low levelled at the time. Battles are realtime - we're talking, see enemy, right click to attack with default weaponry, you could leave it at that and the fight would complete itself with a victor remaining standing. Or you can interact and perform special attacks (be they magic, or projectile, or melee etc.) so it mixes up the flow a little. That's probably more important for p v p battles. Costs - depending upon you look to resubscribe monthly, quarterly or half-yearly, costs are: Monthly somewhere around £8.99/month Quarterly somewhere around £8.39/month Half yearly somewhere around £7.50/month Excuse my approximations - I enjoyed playing so much last night, the account setup process was quickly discarded to the no longer needed in memory dump. EDIT: I've just checked, and subs are as above, with the exception of half-yearly which is £7.69. DOUBLE HARD B*STARD EDIT: As a taster - last night, after character creation, I wandered around looking at stuff. Got bored of that, went questing by myself with low level quests (fetch this, kill this many monsters of this type etc., take this to him), did enough to get up to level 5. Figured let's get social...started chuntering at people, met by a pleasant warm helpful set of players, on Shadowsong at least). Found a town, found my class trainers to eek out some skills, found some profession trainers and took up smithing and mining. Went questing again, found I wasn't high enough level for these quests so decided to call it a night and go to bed. That took approximately 3 hours of gametime. It was only on the basis of all the glowing reviews that I caved in and tried it - and early impressions are very positive. But as can be seen - they are very early impressions.
  24. I enjoyed The Handler so much, I went out and bought his other two, (debut) Har Mar Superstar, and (second) You Can Feel Me.
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