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  1. Lord_Spike

    Lord_Spike Senior Member Veteran

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    Hopped in for a quick visit. Glad to see you're doing well. Made a couple of posts just to keep the count up, lol.

    Playing STO & Neverwinter these days, the former more than the latter. To find me over there on those games, just look for <@nickodaemus>.

    Cheers!
     
  2. Basil the Timid

    Basil the Timid Dont Mention the War

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    Although my contributions have been meager, I am back and testing out 8.01 for dialog glitches. I worked for an international school in Taipei teaching literature, which was quite exhausting (partially because of the distance from home). I have taken the past year off to get my U.S. teacher's license online and to start my master's. It looks like I will take another year off since I can't find any job that I am newly qualified for. So, I'll be around.

    Why can't I find the game.quests[x].state list? So much has changed!!
     
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  3. maalri

    maalri Immortal

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    Welcome back Basil! I do stop in from time to time, but am taking a break from ToEE, for a bit.

    Might give it another go in another version or two :)
     
  4. Emirkol the Chaotic

    Emirkol the Chaotic Proud Polytheist

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    A large pile of old newspaper and other rubbish stirs in a forgotten corner of the forum. An empty wine bottle clatters out and rolls across the floor, followed by the thunk of a grimy bong. A confused and disheveled figure slowly bring itself, unsteadily to its feet. Slowly straightening and making a vain attempt to smooth out the wrinkles in its robes the figure stumbles into the light, blearily squinting and blinking it's harshness.

    "So." the figure says in a rough voice, "What'd I miss?"
     
  5. maalri

    maalri Immortal

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    Welcome back, my Brother from another Mother! I will let the more active members fill you in. I haven't played a go through since 8.0, myself.
     
  6. Emirkol the Chaotic

    Emirkol the Chaotic Proud Polytheist

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    Great to "see" you too, Maalri!!

    I was wondering who'd be the first to welcome me back. ;)

    Need to carve out some time to take in all the latest developments. From the few glances, it's been seriously impressive. Alas, immersing myself again may need to wait until I upgrade this PC.
     
  7. Shiningted

    Shiningted I want my goat back Global Moderator

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    Welcome back Emirkol :wave:

    The innards of the forum are suggesting you haven't been here since early 2012, so I'll mention in passing we released a KotB 1.0 since then. And even a patch ;)
     
  8. Emirkol the Chaotic

    Emirkol the Chaotic Proud Polytheist

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    Fr. Ted, I saw! Looks great!

    It has been quite awhile and I'm glad to be back! :thumbsup:
     
  9. GuardianAngel82

    GuardianAngel82 Senior Member

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    Haven't seen you in a while. I'm glad you're back! ;)
     
  10. Emirkol the Chaotic

    Emirkol the Chaotic Proud Polytheist

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    So am I GA82, so am I! :thumbsup:
     
  11. GuardianAngel82

    GuardianAngel82 Senior Member

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    So whatever happened to.... Gaear? :(
     
  12. Gaear

    Gaear Bastard Maestro Administrator

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    I'm still here - administrating the site more or less. :)
     
  13. GuardianAngel82

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    Yay! :wave:
     
  14. maalri

    maalri Immortal

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    Welcome back to the Fold: Endarire!! You were missed!
     
  15. Endarire

    Endarire Ronald Rynnwrathi

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    Thanks for welcoming me back!

    I got tired of DDO (Dungeons & Dragons Online) because it was too MMORPG and too little D&D. It was grind, grind, grind to be able to join groups for high-end content. I was also level capped and had my heart broken over how stupid the lore had gotten and how squandered the game's potential was.

    I tried doing D&D 3.5 tabletop online, but GMs kept leaving. (Not because I was rude, but because they were busy.) Thus, Temple of Elemental Evil, a game that I had 'completed' back in the day (Zuggtmoy died and I saw the ending before Verbobonc was fleshed out), was the closest thing I had to a reliable 3.5 game. It didn't demand I ask a hundred or a thousand questions to find out what was legal, who else was playing, and so on. It was simple and straightforward for entry.

    Then I played it, having not played the game in about a decade, and got Rickrolled at the Moathouse with my 'optimized' 35 point buy party of Human Druid, Elf Rogue, and Human Sorcerer + Ronald. We didn't have the damage to beat anything worthwhile. I remembered what "Gygaxian" meant and how Gygax did, in fact, made this ToEE module.

    I restarted with a duo of Elf Wizard and Human Cleric, all 18s in their stats. They needed them. I did beat Zuggy after about 207 hard saves and about as many quicksaves. I discovered many things, like how spiffy Clerics are, and how great Great Cleave is in this game, and how conventional D&D 3.5 optimization wisdom assumes no one likes using swords or casting fireball. Also, longspears and glaives for the win!

    Now, I'm going back through the game in pseudo-Iron Man fashion (link to planning thread) and trying to beat the game on a limited number of lives, including Verbobonc and content I've never played before. So far, fireball is the best spell!

    Thanks, all, for welcoming me back! I may be interested in doing online tabletop of 3.5 sometime. (I'm back in school for a teaching credential. Time is a factor.)
     
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