According to my moderation history, I've been banned 9 times already. Most due to insulting people, but there's some special cases that I'm particularly proud of... Annnyway...
Maybe I'm just not used to such a restrictive board. The boards I come from are pretty free-for-all when it comes to what you can say. Sure there's the basic decency restrictions that I agree with, like no NSFW stuff without a tag but all text related things are a-ok.
Where I came from, it was the norm for regulars to insult, flame, use harsh language with, and other things to newbies who do dumb things. It was our way of breaking them in.
I myself started my e-life as a common idiot who posted crap, but after months of ridicule I learned and changed my posting habits. Now the people that once hated me with a fiery passion welcome me as one of their own. Now I'm a part of the gang, and join in on the hazing. Though those times have passed now that the group I hang with migrated to a more private forum.
But I digress!
I'm finally getting used to posting in a more kid friendly environment(relatively speaking).
Even to this day though, whenever I get a new message I assume it's a moderation and that I've been banned :o
"What the **** did I do now?!" I say to myself.
That's it for now.
I am one of the few who loved The Chronicles of Riddick. Moreso the unrated dvd than the dvd. I lo-o-o-o-oooove the Riddick series. Pitch Black, Dark Fury, Escape from Butcher Bay, and CoR itself. All quality chapters in the series.
You see, I'm also a big Vin Diesel fan. Something about the dude is just awesome. Maybe it's the fact that he's not a bloated ego, or that he actually respects his fans. It could also be that he has a passion for video games and the video game industry.
He's kind of like a guilty pleasure of mine. Can you believe that watched The Fast andthe Furious 3 just because Vin Diesel makes a cameo at the end?
Anyway, back to the series. My love of the series centers around (mostly) Riddick. He's the deus ex badassof the movie world. Pitch Black birthed the badass, CoR evolved his badassness. Escape from Butcher Bay allowed me to PLAY the badass. He's just behind Solid Snake in the overall badass awards.
Even though CoR did badly in the box office, it soared in DVD sales. And I hear that alone is what makes a sequel likely. I've read that Vin Diesel has the entire trilogy written out and sealed in cases. And they're only opened when the're about to make the next movie. Hopefully it finally gets made, because I need a new Riddick movie.
STALKER makes other FPS's out there look one dimensional.
It's refreshing to play a game that assumes you're older than 12. Stalker tasks you with figuring out what to do.
A trader tells you that he wants you to go and grab some documents from the 3rd floor of an abandoned institute. But whoops, it's surrounded by soldiers. I guess he forgot to mention that.
What are you going to do? Attempt to stealthy sneak in? Go guns a blazing? A combo or both? It's your decision.
And what about your escape?
It's all about choices, and that's what makes Stalker so great. You never feel like the game is holding your hand. Everything happens naturally, and you get the sense that you're really deciding your own fate.
The thing that I like the most is the way the story is given to you. Forget the plot that centers around the main character, I'm more interested in what happened to this world. Why did Chernobyl explode for the second time? And the Stalkers, why did you come to the Zone?
The idea's behind this game fascinate me. A man with a gas mask on and an AK-47 slung over his back, living day by day with constant fear of death by radiation or by rogue bandits. Stalkers are the gunslingers of this world, without the nobility and sense of loyalty for the most part
Very rarely do I get to play a game this good, if only the game wasn't weighted down with as many bugs and glitches as it does. And the insane system requirements, whooo boy. When the game gets all these bugs fixed via patches, I'll gladly give it a 9.0+.
For now, Stalker will go down in my book along side games like Half Life 1 and 2, System Shock, Deus Ex, and I only wish more game developers made games like this more often.