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Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by Murder_Sandwhich, Dec 9, 2007.

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  1. BigBossNass1138 Jedi Grand Master

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    Might be a wee bit late, but I'll be there.
  2. morgan-aleghieri Jedi Master

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    After a slow start, last night ended up being fun - I do really enjoy Badwater Basin quite a lot. Although I'm not happy about sinking to a new low and insulting folks via the voice chat. [face_blush] It was very stupid on my part, regardless of how much of a dick that guy may have seemed.

    I think I got a few good screen shots though, so I'll have to rifle through my folder and grab them... [face_thinking]
  3. Sabre_11 Jedi Grand Master

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    Jun 1, 2005
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    Had some good good fun last night guys, and for some reason my computer didnt lag up at all which is a great sign :p

    Anyway, arent you meant to die when you fall into the pit on Badwater Basin?

    [image=http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/The_Original_Sabre/basin1.jpg]
    [image=http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a228/The_Original_Sabre/basin2.jpg]
    Never had this happen before...
  4. Murder_Sandwhich Jedi Master

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  5. BigBossNass1138 Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm suitably amused. It just needs something like this at the end:
    [image=http://www.mzzt.net/tf2/light/sapper/blue/Tom%20Cruise/red/Xenu%27s%20Helicopter.png]


    Also, seems you just beat me in entitling this week's Business. I was going for Serious Business Monday Phase 3: Profit.
  6. GoobaFish Jedi Master

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    Apr 15, 2002
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    Nice Generator find, BBN.

    Means I can make this for the coming weekend!
    [image=http://www.mzzt.net/tf2/light/train/red/Holden/blue/Ford.png]


    Working tonight guys. Have fun.
  7. BigBossNass1138 Jedi Grand Master

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    Well kids, my new router should be arriving today, so do you know what I did to celebrate? Yeah, that's right: I scheduled some Serious Business right the hell up. Fo' real. For those not in the know, anyone who pre-ordered Left 4 Dead on Steam gets access to the demo 5 days early. I know Sammich and I did that, so we'll be playing like crazy, but there's still a couple of days for others to get in on the action if they so choose. A pre-order means a 10% discount, too, bringing the cost right this second to $64 Australian. There's more demo-related Business scheduled for Tuesday when it goes public, though, so people on the fence won't be Left out (WOAH, SEE WHAT I DID THERE?).

    In the meantime, check out the intro movie Valve just released. If you weren't already super-excited for this game, I think it'll change your mind.
  8. Murder_Sandwhich Jedi Master

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  9. Sabre_11 Jedi Grand Master

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    !!


    I've been waiting for another TF2 Business for a while now :cool:
  10. BigBossNass1138 Jedi Grand Master

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    TPG not connected yet. Still on **** Optus. I'm a no-show.
  11. BigBossNass1138 Jedi Grand Master

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    Hey peeps, when this weekend would be convenient for a little L4D session? I STILL don't have usable internet at home, but I should be able to borrow Loz's computer sometime this weekend (because she's the greatest) to play some. I've barely played this damn game, at least compared to most, and after the long long last couple of days I've had, I really want to sit down shoot some god damn zombies. If we could, I'd love to do a marathon session and blast through all 4 campaigns back to back. Saturday arvo? Sunday arvo? What works for you? (Yeah, you. You know who you are.)
  12. Magnus_Darcrider Jedi Master

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    Nov 24, 2005
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    Tonight's good. Saturday before 7's good. Sunday before 7's good. Let me know when and I'll have my Green Beret and Georgia ready.

    Be seeing you,

    Magnus Darcrider
  13. BigBossNass1138 Jedi Grand Master

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    Got stuff on tonight, so the Venn Diagram of preferred timeframes is currently indicating Saturday or Sunday arvo. :p







    I'm presuming you all know what a Venn Diagram is, right? Yes, it's those intersecting circles. Keep up, 007.
  14. Murder_Sandwhich Jedi Master

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    Saturday or Sunday evening will work best for me. I'm working both days and I won't be home until atleast 6 on Saturday and 5 on Sunday.
  15. Magnus_Darcrider Jedi Master

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    Some of us paid attention in high school maths. Others just read XKCD :p

    During the few brief times BBN has been in the thick of it with us, we discussed the possibility of additions to The Official List of Guns With Names, and this seems as good a time as any:

    Sarah Jane; the laser rifle/BFG wielded by Marshall Bravestarr's horse, Thirty/Thirty. Thirty/Thirty was a cybernetic horse that could talk and if necessary, "transform" to walk on his hind legs and use his forehooves as hands. This lady could level buildings, and had a mean temper.

    Vera; the very favourite gun of one Jayne Cobb, taken from a man who tried to kill him once. A nasty weapon; it's contemporary equivalent is an automatic shotgun or "street-sweeper" :p

    Wynona; a Sebacean Peacekeeper pulse pistol and the adopted sidearm of one John Crichton, IASA astronaut and pilot of the shuttle FarScape

    Sasha; everyone's favourite Heavy Weapons Guy's pride and joy.

    Nina; this one's mine actually. I was playing a character based on a Tetragrammaton Cleric in a Shadowrun game that was...very fond of his gun. It needed a girl's name, and I couldn't use any of the above ones (Hell, Sasha wasn't even a twinkle in her papa's eye back then). There was a nasty rumour at the time I chose this name as it was the name of the unstable ex of a friend of ours. This rumour is completely unfounded, I named it after a friend from highschool; she was a pistol :p

    Meg; The nickname for a USAF pilot's .22 automatic sidearm during "World War Z". With its extended suppressor, folding stock and telescopic sight, it bore some resemblance to the old Transformers Megatron toy :p

    Natascha; the target slowing weapon of everyone's favourite Heavy Weapon's Guy.

    Nancy; the Duchess' entrenching tool :p

    Virginia; BBN's L4D assault rifle, based on the United States Armed Forces M16A1 Assault rifle.

    Georgia; courtesy of BBN, my L4D auto-shotgun, based on the United States Armed Forces M1014 Joint Service Combat Shotgun.

    Not on the Official list are: La Boomstick, Mr Pump, Cold Steel, The B****, Rat-A-Tat, MC Hammer, Judge Bullets, Silver Dream, Party Boy and The Twins. You should all know where they're from :p

    And that's enough chest banging for the night...

    Be seeing you,

    Magnus Darcrider
  16. BigBossNass1138 Jedi Grand Master

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    Wow, Magnus. Wow. :p

    Venn diagram now reads Sunday afternoon, with perhaps a small amount of Saturday evening play. Sounds like we'll have a rotating roster of players, but I plan to make it through all 4 campaigns, even if it's not with the same teammates. :p
  17. morgan-aleghieri Jedi Master

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    I love how my humble entrenching tool has made it onto a list of Guns. I s'pose little ol Nancy has the spirit of one at least, if not the projectile range :p
  18. Magnus_Darcrider Jedi Master

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    You named her, so she's on here. And I fully believe she could act as an ad-hoc grenade launcher if necessary :p

    I finally got the "Toll Collector" Achievement for surviving Death Toll (my thanks to Dr. Soup) and I managed to pick up "Jump Shot" as well tonight. For our campaign romp this weekend, I hope to get "Mercy Killer" for surviving No Mercy (would have gotten it tonight, but I had a connection issue) and "Clean Kill", which should be simple to get but has so far eluded me. "Do Not Disturb" and "Zombicidal Maniac" may also be possible :p

    Hopefully I'll be able to join you for a round of No Mercy, but I'd also like to go through Blood Harvest with you guys again too. Everyone's reaction to The Cornfield is burned into my memory :p

    Incidentally, the order appears to be No Mercy, Death Toll, Dead Air & Blood Harvest.

    Be seeing you,

    Magnus Darcrider
  19. BigBossNass1138 Jedi Grand Master

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    Where does that ruling on order come from? I'd go No Mercy first, then Blood Harvest (helicopter crashes in the country), then Death Toll (following the road to the nearest city), and then Dead Air for the epic finale and escape from the country. That feels like a better narrative to me.
  20. Magnus_Darcrider Jedi Master

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    I got it from the official website, where the character summaries came from.

    Personally, I'd have started with No Mercy, then gone to Death Toll (for some reason, the helicopter goes down, but fortunately it's near a highway, so the survivors can try to leg it to Riverside, where apparently the town managed to make a stand), followed by Blood Harvest (the boat captain was right, there was a military enclave north, but it was further inland than they thought) and capping it off with Dead Air (the military complex near the city of Newburg falls, and the survivors while holed up in a greenhouse inside the city limits see planes are still flying).

    Personal preference really. Why do I demand continuity in all things?? :p

    Be seeing you,

    Magnus Darcrider
  21. BigBossNass1138 Jedi Grand Master

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    Trust me, I know how you feel. :p
  22. Murder_Sandwhich Jedi Master

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    Our regularly scheduled Serious Business was replaced with Business 4 Seriousness with Darcrider, Soup, Z, DJ and I playing some Versus with some Something Awful goons. Awesome awesome awesome times. Most games of VS I've played have turned out really one-sided with one side usually raging out after the 2nd map. Last night both of the teams were evenly matched and worked really well. Eventually Team Funky-Fresh won out narowly.

    Hopefully, the other two campaigns that aren't Versus are integrated. Otherwise, this could get boring fairly quickly.
  23. BigBossNass1138 Jedi Grand Master

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    Twittered this, but didn't mention it here: On Sunday afternoon/evening, myself, Darcrider, Jester and Dr Soup played through all 4 L4D campaigns back-to-back. Good golly miss molly. I must have killed at least 2000 zombies over the course of 5-odd hours. It was terrifying, exhilarating, exhausting, and thoroughly, completely awesome.

    Now the challenge is to do the same thing on Expert. We need to train ourselves up for that, Funky Freshers. We need to become a well-oiled machine. When my home internet comes back in I dunno like another two fraking months or whatever we might make an attempt. Or maybe I'll just move house. At this point it'll be quicker and easier.


    (Ugh, sorry for the continued griping about my internet. It's just Serious Business is impossible now without the charity of others, and it's driving me up the wall. Feel free to tune me out.)
  24. Magnus_Darcrider Jedi Master

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    Nov 24, 2005
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    Well there's the title for the Inaugural Welcome Back, BigBossBass Serious Business - "Business: Impossible".

    I had knives in my eyes after that Sunday session, but damn it was good fun. And we managed to get everyone out on all four campaigns, and managed to pick up the requisite campaign achievements we needed too.

    The Versus Game with Sammich and the others was also good; best game I'd had with it so far. I still don't play an Infected as well as a Survivor yet, but I'm getting the hang of the Hunter. Still suck with the Tank though.

    Generally though, we are getting better, there is no doubt. Our friendly fire incidents are fewer, shot checking and arcs of fire are being maintained, strategies are being developed, maps are being memorised (for choke points and "safe" zones) and strategies are being devised for taking down general and special infected.

    And people still think we're a Dance Troupe :p

    Be seeing you,

    Magnus Darcrider
  25. BigBossNass1138 Jedi Grand Master

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    Dancing our way to VICTORY.
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