We both have been around a lot longer than others who talk to us around here. We both know that being featured and having high ratings is the only reason come around here and that goth music only comes second. After all, these people mostly download music, they don't collect, they have an obnoxious sense of entitlement and they don't value their friendships at all. Every time I log in, my inbox is filled with shameless self whoring broadcasts. I have no desire to contribute any information to people here. So I applaud you , Ienpw. God speed.Let us see how inactive this website can become without us here.Let the little shits whom haven't graduated high school bask in their shameless self promotion on a website owned by people who rely on this behavior to even get by. Its all fake and phony and we both know it.
I have successfully traveled three minutes into the past. I can't tell if the technique worked exactly as predicted when other trials have failed, or if there is some other factor at work that I did not consider.
I must review my notes and search for either some error in the past trials, or for an anomaly in this latest trial.
Either way, the possibility is now firmly established, even if the principle is not yet within my grasp.
Mood: Tired but elated. Music: Just the noise of the machines.
In 2009, a dear friend of mine ended his own life.
Various memorial events (parties, sporting events, traditional services) were held, of which I attended three.
I ran into several mutual chums whom I had not seen since high school.
My deceased friend, these mutual chums, and myself, all played Star Fleet Battles waaay back in the day.
As a result, every year, on the anniversary of his passing, I have played SFB in his memory.
In 2010, I led a Romulan task group against the Death Probe. It was a massacre, with loss of all hands.
In 2011, I took command of my traditional Gorn heavy cruiser and dueled a Romulan K7R. Although I inflicted significant damage, I was forced to disengage.
This year, I may go it alone. Only two mutual pals knew the game front to back, and both are busy people (one I know for a fact is camping).
In the event that my other pal is not available, solitary scenarios do exist, such as SM3.0, the Moray Eel of Space (dun-dun-duuun!!!!).
The last time I fought it was during my attempt at the Captain's Game, a campaign which follows the typical 5-year mission of a slightly larger-than-life cruiser captain.
The damn thing mauled me so badly that I was grateful my next mission was base defense. The base held its own whilst I, the "reinforcements," did my best to stay away from the attacking ships and repair myself as best I could.
I did kill the thing, though.
Of course, that was in a fully refitted Gorn Battlecruiser.
This time, I intend to make the attempt in a mere Heavy Cruiser, no refits.
I fully expect to die gloriously, as I have in many other games in the past.
...I think you and I have different definitions of, "depth..."I meant, one particular game with the same depth that Star Fleet Battles has.Classic Trek was limited by its era. If you don't like '60's sci-fi, well, I can't sell you on it.Next Generation was fcvking magical.Everything after that sucked, aye.But then, so did Star Wars ep. 1-3.I will agree that 4-6 were pure art, but really, Trek and Wars are very VERY different.Star Trek is popular science fiction with elements of hard science fiction, originally using serial TV to present a morality play. DS9 was Paramount's attempt to rip off screenwriter J. Michael Staczynski. Everything after that was a money-making scheme that tried to take advantage of the fanbase's loyalty and assumed said fanbase would forgive poor writing, which it did not, or Enterprise would have entered a fifth season, and I would have remained interested in the franchise after Next Gen went into syndication.Star Wars is science fantasy using a movie trilogy to present a futuristic blending of several classic epics, that tried to expand into its own saga with its own plot, and suffered because Lucas really isn't that great a writer, never had a clear from-the-start vision about what he was doing, and is a pitiful judge of actors' abilities (Hayden Christensen as the worst offender).Finally, Star Trek has everything Star Wars has when it comes to available stuff, except that I haven't seen an old-style incredibly-involved tactical war game for Star Wars.If you know of one, please let me know.
How about we just settle this as "you BOTH are nerds." ^_^ Win win or loose loose...however you see it.And I mean that towards the "Trekkie vs. Star Wars" thing...not the "playing in your friend's memory" thing.