damn. This place is still alive

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damn. This place is still alive

Post Mar 14th '16, 12:22

It's been what, four years or so?
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unclenate
AZ, USA, Earth

Post Mar 15th '16, 00:44

What metric are we timing from?
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Zott
Earth

Post Mar 16th '16, 01:17

With the broken promises & over priced DLCs that are all too common in the game industry these days, It's not really that surprising for people to want to relive the good old days of gaming.
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3371-Alpha
Veldin Orbit

Post Mar 16th '16, 01:56

Zott wrote:What metric are we timing from?

Roughly 4 years.
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Wrkncacnter

Post Mar 16th '16, 02:06

3371-Alpha wrote:With the broken promises & over priced DLCs that are all too common in the game industry these days, It's not really that surprising for people to want to relive the good old days of gaming.


these sure as hell aren't the good old days
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RyokoTK
Saint Paul, MN

Post Mar 16th '16, 04:02

RyokoTK wrote:these sure as hell aren't the good old days

How so?
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3371-Alpha
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Post Mar 16th '16, 05:08

3371-Alpha wrote:
RyokoTK wrote:these sure as hell aren't the good old days

How so?

Harmful things_______________________________________Less harmful alternatives
Code: Select all
Phoenix, Eternal X______________________________________The Gray Incident, Eternal Mk V
PerseusSpartacus, HelpfulHopeful________________________Dugit, FlaviusTycho
upcoming bungie games___________________________________battle of the AIs, pathways into time
mararthon: whatever you're working on___________________Doog
Weland, smithy__________________________________________JUICEforge
'marine'________________________________________________'security officer', 'significant other'
level music_____________________________________________ambient sounds
defining the protagonist's Christian name_______________:C :C :C
Wolfram Ryder, Mara Harrison____________________________Commander CarryokoTK
squalid UESC dystopia___________________________________glorious pfhor imperium
phpBB___________________________________________________can't even center text oh my godddddd
Durandal________________________________________________Tycho
The Unformatted KYT Term________________________________The Chicken Term
a novelization of the mararthon trilogy_________________The Mararthon Trilogy Book Presentation
fanletters to jason jones_______________________________anonymous boxes of staples, discarded phones
locking threads_________________________________________loching threads
talking to spambots_____________________________________talking to yourself
using 'battleroid' in a sentence________________________pretending it never happened
evangelical cat girls___________________________________bridget
flooding mararthon______________________________________flooding wrk's house
boards of canada hype train_____________________________pretending to like jandek
the get out frog________________________________________sri lankan solidarity llama banners
"Escape will make me God."______________________________Golem XIV
Enabling "Always Run"___________________________________shift key, RSI
'al pfhraedo'___________________________________________seriously forrest that's racist
traxus.bungie.org_______________________________________traxus.nothorns.org
Halflife 2______________________________________________Squadron
map packs_______________________________________________title screens
slides with multiple endings____________________________coffee breaks
infinite indistinguishable quicksaves___________________the original, useful functionality
affecting an interest in an abandoned game______________getting a new computer
deleting threads/posts/accounts_________________________lolnova status reports

Harmful things that are so superfluous and useless that require no alternative:

  • Texture Replacement Packs
  • Freeverse Plugins
  • floating HUDs
  • E:MR
  • bevels on icons
  • 'Marcus Jones'
  • Vale,
  • PowerPC

/!\ Roof Notification /!\

At the moment a detailed rationale is not provided for most of this, so figuring out why some things are considered more or less harmful than others is left as an exercise for the reader.

Here is a hint: Please stop. 4GET Mararthon. See also: Code of Conduct.
Last edited by patrick on Mar 16th '16, 05:17, edited 1 time in total.
patrick
末法

Post Mar 16th '16, 05:15

I notice "talking to spam bots" is on the harmful list. Guess that means we shouldn't talk to you.
Also, fuck you for listing PowerPC! And shouldn't intel be listed as it's alternative?
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3371-Alpha
Veldin Orbit

Post Mar 16th '16, 05:23

i'm glad you're taking the code of conduct seriously
patrick
末法

Post Mar 16th '16, 13:06

@patrick: I have seen the error of my ways. Please 4GIVE

@33k1-alpha: you missed a comma
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treellama
Pittsburgh

Post Mar 16th '16, 14:16

How can you look upon a masterwork of a post like that and call it spam?
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RyokoTK
Saint Paul, MN

Post Mar 16th '16, 18:44

As usual, I don't fully understand what's going on in this thread; I'm just happy I didn't appear anywhere on patrick's 95 theses.
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philtron

Post Mar 16th '16, 19:25

patrick wrote:'al pfhraedo'___________________________________________seriously forrest that's racist

w'rk'a w'rk'a yrro jihad
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Pfhorrest
California

Post Mar 16th '16, 19:59

oh my it scrolls
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treellama
Pittsburgh

Post Mar 16th '16, 21:25

I SENT MY PRAYER RUG AND THIS CAME TRUE
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THANK YOU LORD
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irons
(.Y.)

Post Mar 16th '16, 21:43

Pfhorrest wrote:
patrick wrote:'al pfhraedo'___________________________________________seriously forrest that's racist

w'rk'a w'rk'a yrro jihad


Hathor, in one sentence.
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RyokoTK
Saint Paul, MN

Post Mar 16th '16, 21:49

i sent my prayer rug but vintagedew is still down
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JUICEMAN

Post Mar 17th '16, 00:24

JUICEMAN wrote:i sent my prayer rug but vintagedew is still down

fill out the form right

prayer-rug.jpg
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irons
(.Y.)

Post Mar 18th '16, 17:01

Thank you for kindly placing me under the 'harmful things' category, Patrick. I also noticed you included my "Vale," sign-off in the list of 'harmful-and-superfluous things'. I suppose I should be doubly grateful, then. :P
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PerseusSpartacus
Somewhere in the 19th Century...


Post Mar 20th '16, 16:36

It's living, not dead
But it's not animated
It's on life support

O Bungie, please make that new Marathon game rumored in 2012 or whenever it was.
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Dan
California

Post Apr 3rd '16, 17:09

Doubt it. Bungie's too busy making Destiny suck.
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