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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    So you might ask to yourself: why haven't I seen screenshots from the new LOTRO expansion?

    Well, that's because Mirkwood is a bit like it is described by Tolkien: All that is beautiful is long gone from what was once called Greenwood.

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    handstand time!
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    There's still neat stuff.

    Like chernobyl!

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    And dramatically big moon for the an epic story quest (and hideous trees)
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    Oh and here is one of the bigger encampments of the elves, an old castle with loads of walls
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    The best thing is that you can climb these walls (and get a special deed for doing so). View on the next castle. I think that is Dol Guldur, main keep of one of the Ring Wraiths.
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    So yeah, it's no walk in the Shire there, but I think it has its charms.

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  • JohanFlickJohanFlick Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Aldo wrote: »
    So you might ask to yourself: why haven't I seen screenshots from the new LOTRO expansion?

    Well, that's because Mirkwood is a bit like it is described by Tolkien: All that is beautiful is long gone from what was once called Greenwood.

    So yeah, it's no walk in the Shire there, but I think it has its charms.

    Mirkwood has a great mood to it. Yesterday, I ported right from the middle of it into Shire, and was shocked by all those pretty buildings, nice colors, and cute Hobbits. Nice contrast from Mirkwood.

    Too bad that the music in the new zones is unimpressive (to say the least)....

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    JohanFlick wrote: »
    Aldo wrote: »
    So you might ask to yourself: why haven't I seen screenshots from the new LOTRO expansion?

    Well, that's because Mirkwood is a bit like it is described by Tolkien: All that is beautiful is long gone from what was once called Greenwood.

    So yeah, it's no walk in the Shire there, but I think it has its charms.

    Mirkwood has a great mood to it. Yesterday, I ported right from the middle of it into Shire, and was shocked by all those pretty buildings, nice colors, and cute Hobbits. Nice contrast from Mirkwood.

    Too bad that the music in the new zones is unimpressive (to say the least)....

    Yeah, drum circles all up ins.

    The camp in the swamp (centre-south) has some funny music, though. I have no idea what is up with that.

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Because LOTRO is the only game with attractive graphics I'll post some more :P.

    I just did book 14 of volume 1 and here's a screenie of a fresco I liked. It emitted tons of dread so I couldn't get too close without my screen going grey and a big eye of Sauron staring at me. Question for you guys playing at home: why would this fresco make anyone who comes close to it dreadful?

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    The other screenies are from the last cutscene, I'm spoilering them because they are spoilers for book 14.
    We finally reached the woman who reforged one of the other rings of power and after getting our ass kicked around for a while someone yells for her to come to the true ruler of Angmar. She follows him outside. We regain our posture and follow them:

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    Then this beast lands carrying with him someone who you think was dead long too, but who was saved by the even bigger evils.

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    She explains what happened to her and what's going to happen to Amarthiel now.

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    Amarthiel feels immortal thanks to her ring and decides to launch her energy beams.

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    Amarthiel loses and the lackey gets to kick and stab her some more

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    Suddenly! The father of Amarthiel stumbles towards them. Amarthiel used to be a fair elven girl, but she was possessed by the forces of evil. From that day on her father, a proud ranger who has been chasing after her for ages, held her prison for decades - in the hope his daughter could somehow beat the evil that has taken her over - and has been fooled by the evil spirit on more than one occasion.

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    Of course he's already half dead. We can't move and he's facing the two strongest foes on this side of the Misty Mountains.

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    He dies, and this gives Amarthiel the power to break free from the evil within her. After centuries she is finally able to talk to her father again, who tried to save her the whole time, only to have his dead body to mourn over. Her grief is considered a better punishment than death and the other two jerks leave.

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    Now that was the end of book 14, the next book is considered an epilogue and we will learn how Amarthiel is holding up and what she can tell us about the other forces of evil gathering to crush the Free People.

    Because I forgot to hide the UI on the last screenie you also get to see what LOTRO players are usually occupied with. It's kinda weird to have an epic story going on, but it's still a MMO so in the end we're still going AFK to take the doggy for a walk or a biobreak or whatever. I think The Old Republic will face the same weird dichotomy.

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  • HtownHtown Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Dude that's hilarious in context!
    Character: Father! Nooo!
    Player: well, guess i'm babysitting again

    Htown on
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  • Prof. AwesomeProf. Awesome Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    That is way too much bloom

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  • HtownHtown Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Not really. You should see Lothlorien sometime.

    Htown on
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  • ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Whoever told you book 15 is an epilogue was lying. Book 15 is the conclusion, vol 1 doesn't have an extended epilogue like vol 2 does.

    My guess is the fresco is that of Sauron (The Gift Giver) teaching the elves how to make the Rings.

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Scooter wrote: »
    Whoever told you book 15 is an epilogue was lying. Book 15 is the conclusion, vol 1 doesn't have an extended epilogue like vol 2 does.

    My guess is the fresco is that of Sauron (The Gift Giver) teaching the elves how to make the Rings.
    Yeah they were lying. I finished that book today and got my horse, cape, painting and titles.

    And you're right. :^:

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  • firemanfredfiremanfred Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    It had it's issues, but Darkfall was a badass game in so many ways.

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  • Simon MoonSimon Moon Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Aldo wrote: »
    Scooter wrote: »
    Whoever told you book 15 is an epilogue was lying. Book 15 is the conclusion, vol 1 doesn't have an extended epilogue like vol 2 does.

    My guess is the fresco is that of Sauron (The Gift Giver) teaching the elves how to make the Rings.
    Yeah they were lying. I finished that book today and got my horse, cape, painting and titles.

    And you're right. :^:

    I have my painting hanging right behind Mordirith's Mirror. She's keeping an eye on him for me.

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  • JJJJ DailyStormer Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Oh damn, didn't even realize Darkfall came out. All I knew it was in open beta or something and it was all kinds of janky with some interesting concepts.

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  • GlalGlal Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Go read its thread, also known as Arghy's Hilarious Bipolar Journey Through The Lands Of Self Hate.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited January 2010
    Glal wrote: »
    Go read its thread, also known as Arghy's Hilarious Bipolar Journey Through The Lands Of Self Hate.

    :^:

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  • Just_Bri_ThanksJust_Bri_Thanks Seething with rage from a handbasket.Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited February 2010
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    Space combat.

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    What is the movie this evening?

    (Standing against the back wall, you are 23 meters from the officers sitting at the front consoles.)

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  • HtownHtown Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    More STO, crossposted from the other thread.
    Htown wrote: »
    Hey maybe I should post my dude.

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    Greetings from the Planet of the Singing Tree Crystals! Watch out for the jaggies!
    No seriously they actually make a quiet resonating sound, it's rad. Go close to one of them and you'll see.

    Also, this is now my desktop:
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    Also, from my previous ship:

    Ladee da, doin this mission, killin some dudes, go toward the plane... hey what?
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    What the deuce?
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    GIANT FLAMING SPACE ROCK! Let's swing around for another look!
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    No, no no. CLOSER.
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    AWESOME.
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    Peace out, rock!

    Htown on
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  • Metal Gear Solid 2 DemoMetal Gear Solid 2 Demo Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    That rock probably crashed into that planet and killed millions, that federation vessel is under investigation for not aiding in their plight

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    That rock probably crashed into that planet and killed millions, that federation vessel is under investigation for not aiding in their plight

    That's the kind of rock mass extinctions are made from.

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  • HtownHtown Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Actually I killed it. So there.

    Htown on
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  • I needed a gnome to post.I needed a gnome to post. i'm the bat guy (bluh)Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    So there was something weird about the bears in Grizzly Hills today.
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    I needed a gnome to post. on
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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited February 2010
    I warned you fuckers about using them as mounts, and now look.

    They're organizing.

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Couple screenshots from the Capital City (fuck you, I'm not trying to spell it) in Allods:

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    the general atmosphere of the city: Germany circa the earlier 1900's

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    The Fuhre- erm, I mean, an important building in the city

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  • Kevin CristKevin Crist I make the devil hit his knees and say the 'our father'Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    That rock probably crashed into that planet and killed millions, that federation vessel is under investigation for not aiding in their plight

    The planet's civilizations were not warp capable, so the Prime Directive kept the captain from acting.

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  • SpongeCakeSpongeCake Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
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    This building leaves a Nazi taste in my mouth...

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    SpongeCake wrote: »
    This building leaves a Nazi taste in my mouth...
    It's the red flags and the eagle, isn't it? The architecture alone isn't very specifically Nazi.

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    More pictures from Nezebgrad:

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    Not sure what this building is for, but it looks ominous...

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    Yaskers Tower, so named after our glorious leader

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    Inside Yaskers Tower overlooking the first floor

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    One of the many hallways leading to various parts of the capital building

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    Teleporter room leading to Yasker's room

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    Nice room, Yasker.

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    Oh my Goodness, it's Yasker himself! Mind if I take a picture?

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    The Arisen section of Yasker's Tower is a little bit...darker

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    The lovely park that opened recently

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    Exploring some ancient Teb ruins

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    And here are my Gibberling Psionicists

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  • Fig-DFig-D Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    More pictures from Nezebgrad:
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    Not sure what this building is for, but it looks ominous...

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    Yaskers Tower, so named after our glorious leader

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    Inside Yaskers Tower overlooking the first floor

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    One of the many hallways leading to various parts of the capital building

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    Teleporter room leading to Yasker's room

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    Nice room, Yasker.

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    Oh my Goodness, it's Yasker himself! Mind if I take a picture?

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    The Arisen section of Yasker's Tower is a little bit...darker

    Allods_100218_131318.jpg
    The lovely park that opened recently

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    Exploring some ancient Teb ruins

    Allods_100216_233247.jpg
    And here are my Gibberling Psionicists

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Thanks :D

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  • Lucky CynicLucky Cynic Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Wow! They really shaped up WoW. Those screens look great!

    I keed, I keed!

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  • StericaSterica Yes Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited February 2010
    Allods straddles the line between Warhammer and WoW really well. It's impressive for a F2P game.

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  • SanderJKSanderJK Crocodylus Pontifex Sinterklasicus Madrid, 3000 ADRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    SpongeCake wrote: »
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    This building leaves a Nazi taste in my mouth...

    Why is there a statue of a dude clobbering a bird?!? What did the bird do to deserve this? Is it an evil bird?

    These are important questions.

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  • BasilBasil Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    It is the glorious hammer of the working class descending upon the avatar of self destructive narcissism- the capitalist phoenix.

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  • DisruptorX2DisruptorX2 Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
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    My cape is white and longer than your average cape or cloak.

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  • LorahaloLorahalo Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Unless you are a caster (Long capes are so much better)

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    More journeys in (and around) Nezebgrad!

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    That's XAES - it's the power source of Nezebgrad that sends astral energy all throughout the city. Unfortunately, it has been sieged by League terrorists, who threaten to destroy it.

    Wait...What's this?
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    D: a Tep ruin underneath XAES? Very suspicious...

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    Yay propaganda!

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    Leaving the city limits of Nezebgrad, we go explore some of the more natural surroundings...
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    Okay, maybe not that natural.
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    Nearing the port...
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    Big ship! :D Wonder what's down there?
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    D: Don't fall in

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    More journeys in (and around) Nezebgrad!

    Allods_100219_143203.jpg
    Allods_100219_143056.jpg
    Allods_100219_143019.jpg
    That's XAES - it's the power source of Nezebgrad that sends astral energy all throughout the city. Unfortunately, it has been sieged by League terrorists, who threaten to destroy it.

    Wait...What's this?
    Allods_100219_143829.jpg
    D: a Tep ruin underneath XAES? Very suspicious...

    Allods_100219_143148.jpg
    Yay propaganda!

    Allods_100219_142054.jpg
    Leaving the city limits of Nezebgrad, we go explore some of the more natural surroundings...
    Allods_100219_152105.jpg
    Okay, maybe not that natural.
    Allods_100219_142039.jpg
    Nearing the port...
    Allods_100219_141808.jpg
    Big ship! :D Wonder what's down there?
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    D: Don't fall in

    they're far too interesting not to look at, so I'm just gonna quote your jailed ass.

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  • MegaDoomerMegaDoomer Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    is this allods game any fun to play? it looks amazing and i never heard of it before...

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  • EndEnd Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    MegaDoomer wrote: »
    is this allods game any fun to play? it looks amazing and i never heard of it before...

    That's what I keep wondering too.

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  • NerfThatManNerfThatMan Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    End wrote: »
    MegaDoomer wrote: »
    is this allods game any fun to play? it looks amazing and i never heard of it before...

    That's what I keep wondering too.

    It's a mediocre WoW clone, to be honest. Not that mediocre doesn't mean fun, just not amazing. Free to play, but there's a cash shop whose items are pretty much required to be competitive in PvP and most endgame stuff.

    But it's pretty fun, and free.

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  • BigityBigity Lubbock, TXRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Basil wrote: »
    It is the glorious hammer of the working class descending upon the avatar of self destructive narcissism- the capitalist phoenix.

    Well I laughed.

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