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react2distract
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"For you all interested here is a pic (to see the image you need IE i think)"

No need for IE, I have a recent build of Firefox and it worked fine.

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must be mine then.
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Here's an interesting one. Apparently WOW and other MMORPGs are considered so addictive that the Chinese Government is imposing a 3 hour limit on them.


Another World of Warcraft legend: There's a small hill to the west of the Crossroads town with a "Shrine of the Fallen Warrior." All sorts of rumors started that it was some character from the mythology, but apparently it is an in-game shrine to an artist name Michael Koiter who passed away during production.

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I heard similar things about StarCraft in Korea.

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More game nerds, less babies, I say.

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Listen carefully, does Mario actually tell Luigi, F*** You!?

http://www.ebaumsworld.com/videos/mariofbomb.html

It's a clip from the old Super Mario Super Show.

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doubt it, all i heard was "oh well luigi.."

by the way, who would watch that?

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quote:
Originally posted by sidewinder:
doubt it, all i heard was "oh well luigi.."

by the way, who would watch that?

The Super Show? I would. I have a VHS tape from long ago with the Christmas episode and might have another one but can't remember what it was about.
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On an unrelated note, has anyone heard where, in the old 8-bit game Tomato Kingdom, you could see Princess Tomato naked? I heard it once, on a website, I have no idea if it's true, and googling it just gets me Princess Tomato, neck up, peeking out from a shower screaming "You Pervert!"....

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quote:
Originally posted by Dobers:
quote:
Originally posted by sidewinder:
doubt it, all i heard was "oh well luigi.."

by the way, who would watch that?

The Super Show? I would. I have a VHS tape from long ago with the Christmas episode and might have another one but can't remember what it was about.
i just realised this was a real-time bit before tha cartoon. I have the cartoon on VHS. MABYE I HAVE THESE GUYS!

oh and the 3 hour ban on online RPGs is very real. Saw it on a news program.

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What was the online game you can play, I remember something about it was one of those role play ones and that it can phone your mobile. I think it was banned.

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quote:
Originally posted by Aquadude:
On an unrelated note, has anyone heard where, in the old 8-bit game Tomato Kingdom, you could see Princess Tomato naked? I heard it once, on a website, I have no idea if it's true, and googling it just gets me Princess Tomato, neck up, peeking out from a shower screaming "You Pervert!"....

you mean - "Princess Tomato in the Salad Kingdom"?

i've searched pretty hard but have found nothing.

Although apparently there was a secret "game over" sequence.

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quote:
Originally posted by D:
Listen carefully, does Mario actually tell Luigi, F*** You!?

He's saying thank you but it sounds like he's saying NFBSK you doesn't it?
http://www.ebaumsworld.com/videos/mariofbomb.html

It's a clip from the old Super Mario Super Show.

He's saying thank you, it just sounds wrong.
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quote:
Originally posted by Illuminatus:
[QB]
The other one I had heard regards Asheron's Call. Supposedly the monsters in that game could fight each other and gain XP of their own, lvling themselves up, even in the absence of players. As the story goes, one programmer was a Monty Pyhton fan, and created a powerful white rabbit in a remote area as a little in-joke to himself. Apparently, the rabbit began killing the oter monsters in the area, without interference from players, until it became an unstoppable force of nature.
[QB]

Well, since the thread is resurrected and nobody got to this bit of rumor/UL (ok, it is over a year old, but still an unsolved mystery [Smile] ) here is what I remember from playing AC way back:

Monsters actually gained experience fighting the player and other Monsters. Some even leveled up and became stronger. I am not sure if every monster was able to do it, but I do remember seeing the "level up"-effect showing around some of the critters.

The white rabbit actually was intended as a very tough and hard to beat monster. It was added as a reference to the Monty Python's rabbit.
The level of the Bunny, as it was called sometimes varies by source between 126 (although it seems to have been a display error), 503 and 666. At the time the bunny was introduced the highest level a player could achive was 50(not sure about that anymore, too many years gone by. Could well be that the level cap was already raised to 126 at that time), so a 503 or 666 Bunny was as good as unkillable even by a large group of players. Later large "Bunny-Raids" were organized to cleave it in twain.

Oh well, Asheron's Call sure had it's moments [Smile]


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A killer rabbit was also introduced as a one-time-joke in the Stonebrunt Mountains zone of Everquest, if I recall right. Everquest also had, for a brief time, the option to play as a monster in low level zones and you could indeed gain experience and level, but you were unfortunately unable to save your progress in any way. [Frown]

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Illuminatus
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quote:
Originally posted by IckleMissPhonics:
What was the online game you can play, I remember something about it was one of those role play ones and that it can phone your mobile. I think it was banned.

Majestic was the only game I remember that would actually call you. There's a thread on it in Amusement Bark, IIRC.

Another World of Warcraft rumor I heard: Supposedly the first character to reach lvl 60 did so in a week by having three guys play the same account in 8 hour shifts?

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Here the one about the college that would give you a full scholarship if you were able to finish The Incredible Machine within a certain time limit. Sometime it was said that this school (whos name I never heard) would skip the whole school thing and give you a degree.
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Originally posted by Illuminatus:


Another World of Warcraft rumor I heard: Supposedly the first character to reach lvl 60 did so in a week by having three guys play the same account in 8 hour shifts?

This is unlikely on a brand new game (though a brand new server of an "old" game is possible). The reasons:

-Game mechanics are not yet very well known. What seems like an easy task after a month or two or ten of play is usually considered next to impossible early on because people haven't learned yet to use all of their abilities to their full potential.
-Nobody else would be available to group with. If WoW is like most other MMOG, it is next to impossible to gain significant experience solo late in the game without both a great knowledge of game mechanics and a trickle-down economy that makes powerful equipment attainable only with a solid group (or in a raid environment) available for purchase by soloers.
-No trickle-down economy yet; see point above.

Also, people who accomplish such feats usually have their names plastered all over message boards, both official and unofficial, for a few days at least. It wouldn't be very hard to find a name if it did happen. If everybody heard that "some guy" did it, then it has UL written all over it. [Smile]

(disclaimer: I have never played WoW and have been out of the MMOG scene for close to two years now.)

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quote:
Originally posted by Draos:
Here the one about the college that would give you a full scholarship if you were able to finish The Incredible Machine within a certain time limit. Sometime it was said that this school (whos name I never heard) would skip the whole school thing and give you a degree.

I doubt it, TIM is made up of hundreds of levels and is an example of Rube-goldberg syle of engenering. I doubt that this could be tested adequately or reasonably or could even justify a full scholarship or just outright giving a person a degree.

Beating a game is no indication of actual abilities unless we build devices that operate on R.G. mechanics..

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quote:
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quote:
Originally posted by Draos:
Here the one about the college that would give you a full scholarship if you were able to finish The Incredible Machine within a certain time limit. Sometime it was said that this school (whos name I never heard) would skip the whole school thing and give you a degree.

I doubt it, TIM is made up of hundreds of levels and is an example of Rube-goldberg syle of engenering. I doubt that this could be tested adequately or reasonably or could even justify a full scholarship or just outright giving a person a degree.

Beating a game is no indication of actual abilities unless we build devices that operate on R.G. mechanics..

I doudt it too. For all the reasons that you gave it is a video game UL one of my favorites. But only because when the game came out a friend and I played it all the time. His father (an engineer) was the one that told us. Said his work was letting people know so those that had not yet finished school could get a helping hand. He showed the memo and everything. I didn't think it was true then, but the "what if it was" often came to mind.
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quote:
Originally posted by Draos:
quote:
Originally posted by diddy:
quote:
Originally posted by Draos:
Here the one about the college that would give you a full scholarship if you were able to finish The Incredible Machine within a certain time limit. Sometime it was said that this school (whos name I never heard) would skip the whole school thing and give you a degree.

I doubt it, TIM is made up of hundreds of levels and is an example of Rube-goldberg syle of engenering. I doubt that this could be tested adequately or reasonably or could even justify a full scholarship or just outright giving a person a degree.

Beating a game is no indication of actual abilities unless we build devices that operate on R.G. mechanics..

I doudt it too. For all the reasons that you gave it is a video game UL one of my favorites. But only because when the game came out a friend and I played it all the time. His father (an engineer) was the one that told us. Said his work was letting people know so those that had not yet finished school could get a helping hand. He showed the memo and everything. I didn't think it was true then, but the "what if it was" often came to mind.
I loved the game too. I only wish they could re-release it so that it would work for Windows XP properly. The DOS version I had, just wont work properly.

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quote:
Originally posted by Oualawouzou:
quote:
Originally posted by Illuminatus:


Another World of Warcraft rumor I heard: Supposedly the first character to reach lvl 60 did so in a week by having three guys play the same account in 8 hour shifts?

This is unlikely on a brand new game (though a brand new server of an "old" game is possible). The reasons:

-Game mechanics are not yet very well known. What seems like an easy task after a month or two or ten of play is usually considered next to impossible early on because people haven't learned yet to use all of their abilities to their full potential.
-Nobody else would be available to group with. If WoW is like most other MMOG, it is next to impossible to gain significant experience solo late in the game without both a great knowledge of game mechanics and a trickle-down economy that makes powerful equipment attainable only with a solid group (or in a raid environment) available for purchase by soloers.
-No trickle-down economy yet; see point above.

Also, people who accomplish such feats usually have their names plastered all over message boards, both official and unofficial, for a few days at least. It wouldn't be very hard to find a name if it did happen. If everybody heard that "some guy" did it, then it has UL written all over it. [Smile]

(disclaimer: I have never played WoW and have been out of the MMOG scene for close to two years now.)

Well, It seems plausible (at least in Wow) for a few reasons:
1) All MMOs nowadays, Wow included, are released only after a long public beta. The guys in this legend could easily have knowledge of high-level content from the Beta.
2) WoW is very, very easy to Solo, even near the maximum levels. It would be mighty, mighty difficult without the gear you would get from group endeavours, but not impossible.
3) The character's name may well have been known at the time he did it. However, WoW was released in October/November, and I didn't join in until Christmas. So by the time I heard this legend it could have easily faded. Since the game is awash in max-level players now, he would be easy to lose in the crowd if he were still playing.

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