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Stray Bullet

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  1. I finally got around to painting up the L2PK1 that I've had for years...old enough that it came with the older Pro Paint in the pots! Anyway, here they are, forgive the quality from my cell phone camera. All in all I'm pleased with them, my first mini's painted in over 20 years.
  2. I'm about 20 miles north east of Lansing, or approx 90 miles from k-zoo. Not really close, but close enough to mention
  3. I'm almost always near broke. Being an Enchanter means all the greens/blues I get I disenchant for materials instead selling, so there's a lot of money I miss out on. I'm starting to make up for it with my Tailoring though, as I'm getting to the sill level where people are buying some stuff from the AH. Sold one robe yesterday for 1.5g. I'm 34th level and usually have less than 3g on me at any time. No regrets though, I knew it would be challenging :)
  4. Hey there, My main is currently a level 31 Undead Warlock Tailor/Enchanter on Tichondrious, as well as a 10 Tauren Shaman Herbalist/Alchemist, 9 Orc Warrior Miner/Skinner, & 12 Troll Rogue Skinner. Also have a 9th level Dwarf Paladin Miner/Blacksmith on Garona, as well as a 5th level Human Priest, and a 3rd level Night Elf Hunter. PLUS, a level 12 Tuaren Duid Herbalist/Alchemist on Sargeris. Hey, gotta do somethin when your main server is down for loooong stretches of time. And I can't get this game out of my head. Even got two of my buddies to switch over from EQ2 Cheers!
  5. Yep, find a friend who bought the Collector's Edition and borrow the Friend's Free Trial CD's and Key. A word of warning however, if you have any trouble handling addiction of any kind you may want to stear clear of this one. I have been playing on a friend's Collector's Ed Free Trial....and yeah....I told myself it would end after the free trial cause I didn't want the monthly expense and I didn't have the time to play it enough to make the monthly cost worth it. Let's just say everything I told myself about not getting sucked into this game went out the window the first night I installed it and made my first character......... I'm now a WoW junkie.......... The game is great fun. There are a gazilion quests to do, lots of monsters to slay, two different factions (alliance and horde), about 8-10 different classes, 8 different races, Trade Skills (Primary & Secondary), the emotes are hilarious (the Orcs have the best dance moves EVER), and the list goes on. I've been pretty much sticking to the Horde, and playing an Undead Warlock. The undead are a lot of fun, and there's a lot of subtle humor throughout the game. That's about all I can come up with for now, I'm itching to finish a couple of quests and very soon I'll be able to summon a Succubus to do my bidding....I think I'll try to name her Sophie!
  6. I too had a tough time getting through the download/intsall process. Before even downloading I created my beta account though, so I thought i was all set. Finally got WoW installed, even logged in, then it patched. Once fully patched the stupid game was not recognizing my userid. Checked the official site and they had an announcement that they had received enough testers and had shut down new account creation. Now I'm peeved, as I had created my account a few days before this announcement but was having trouble with the download and install. Don't think there's anything I can do at this point though unless they open up more beta spots.
  7. Oh boy where to start... *Contstantly picking at my face/beard/mustache/goatee/eyebrows. Yes I tug at my eyebrows and then inspect to see if I've pulled any out... why? I don't know... *Procrastination. I was going to put off replying to this thread until I got home, then I was probably going to procrastinate some more. ;) *Perfectionist. Drives my family crazy, especially when we're doing home improvement stuff. I put in a patio this summer and I'm lucky anyone stuck around to help me at times....which brings me to my next one: *Terrible about asking for help, or even accepting help when its offered. For some reason (perfectionism perhaps? hmmm?) I feel that I can and should "do it myself". *I can be dead wrong on a topic, but for some reason I will argue all day that I'm right. *Rules lawyer, I'm sorry, but I am... Guess the list could go on and on. I think I'll finish it up later, then touch it up until its perfect.
  8. I typically go for RPG's and FPS titles, so I'm no hardcore RTS fan, and not even a Warhammer table top player. However, I've been hooked on Dawn of War since getting it last weekend. Can't help but sit down, beat back wave after wave of assault, while building up my forces to go stomp the enemy. I'm on mission 7 of the campaign, and although its pretty similar to other RTS games I've played I really like how this game plays out. I'm a little disappointed that the campaign is only 11 missions, however, I'm hopeful they'll be releasing some expansions in the near future. Haven't read about many mods so can't comment on that. I give this game 3 thumbs up!
  9. This just popped up on Slashdot. For anyone that uses googles gmail: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/10/29/gmail_vuln/ Darn those hackers! I know, I know, gmail is still in beta... But I know a few people that have started using it as their primary email already. SB
  10. That is some great looking NMM gold. What did you use for the base?
  11. Hey cool. I was curious about this one anyway, but didn't want to shell out $40-50 on it to try it out. I'll get the download goin tonight and hopefully will see some of you sometime this weekend on there.
  12. I, for one, welcome our new Mutant Zombie Dog Overlords.
  13. Forgot to mention previously, that in addition to the "Check 21" that was passed, companies that deposit your checks (Wal-Mart for example) have the ability to send just the electronic information from those little numbers at the bottom of your check (MICR information). They have had the ability to do this for a few years now. Basically they run your check through a reader, which picks up your bank account info from your check, and they input the amount of your check. At one time, the customer would have to authorize this. However, that's not the case any longer. Last I knew, the customer just had to be notified their check was going to clear electronically. But the customer is supposed to have the ability to say "no" and force the merchant to clear the check the old fashioned way. This info gets transmitted electronically through the FED and out to our bank accounts. This means that, once again, check float may become an issue for some people. Check 21 simply allows banks to accept an image of your check for clearing, rather than the original check itself. There are a few more details but I won't bore you any longer.... SB
  14. Basically this means that companies get your money one to two days quicker. Not everyone will be effected by this, because it is pretty much up to the bank if they want to do it. For example, small credit unions out in the sticks probably would use the old fashioned method rather than spending a pile of money on high tech imaging and/or printing equipment. However, banks/CU's could contract with someone to do this for them. Is this a good thing for the average person? Maybe, maybe not... It all depends if banks and corporations (basically people that are cashing your checks) pass the savings on to the consumer. Will that happen? Who am I kidding, of course not. As an employee for a large company that deposits a multitude of checks daily, its a good thing for the company but we are expecting a spike in bounced checks also. I write so few checks myself its of no concern... but I know a lot of people like to play the mail & check float game...
  15. Looks like fun. I love little 10-20 person lans. Some friends put on a large lan party a couple times a year that has 100 people or so. unfortunately most of em come for the counterstrike tournaments :( than to try out other games.
  16. I think I ended up with a Brass Dragon Club card once, but I only went 3 or 4 times I think...this was sometime between 88-91 I forget. I miss the Hobbit Stix and the pizza...awesome pizza.... damn yuppies. Oh, and before I forget, anyone in the mid-michigan area (heck or anywhere for that matter), come to Lansing Sept 24-26 for the Foundation Gaming Convention. Free games, free game demos, tourneys, the usual convention stuff... http://www.foundation-games.com/
  17. Forget about Hobby Hub, they've got a handful of Reaper mini's under glass at the front counter, but that's it. They also have some modeling paints, but mostly for model cars & railroad. They have some cool scenery though, again for model trains, but they'd work equally well for fantasy mini's...i'd go there for the terrain but that's all. They don't even have a good selection of RPG material any more...place has gone down hill in that department IMO. Fortress is great though. On top of the great selection, etc, you get $5 or $10 (i forget which) store credit after you buy $100 of merchandise. Great guys that run the place too. Other than Fortress, only other place in Lansing i'd go is Ryders (haven't yet been to 21st Century). Wish they had a larger selection of paints, but they're modeling supplies are good, and they have huge mini selection. Guys working the gaming department are good too, they know their stuff.
  18. I'd recommend, in no particular order: First Person Shooter: Doom 3 (if yor system is up to it), FarCry, Call of Duty, Battlefield 1942/Vietnam, Unreal Tourney 2004 RPG: Sacred, Temple of Elemental Evil, NWN, Dungeon Siege (in that order) Real Time Strategy: Rise of Nations + Expansion Other: GTA: Vice City or Manhunt if your feeling particularly murderous today SB
  19. Reminds me, couple friends and I are trying to get back into it after many years hiatus. Only thing stopping us is we only need one more person. :(
  20. Does anyone remember Grape Nehi? Or was that also a Michigan only thing... Now that was good grape soda!
  21. Friends and I used to play it for hours and hours. Loved it!
  22. They're about 45 minutes from my house... Ya wants I should go lean on 'im (in my best Vinny or Guido voice)
  23. Well some friends of mine have been playing it, and they're claiming all the positive hype is right on, and that its an awesome game. As far as the multiplayer goes, 4v4 doesn't thrill me much, and as I understand it they didn't put in a mulitplayer co-op mode either. For MP, I'm waiting for the mod community to work its wonders there. For now, for multiplayer I'll stick with UT2k4 and Call of Duty (and associated mods). Anywhoo, just biding my time until I get a chance to pick this game up. Looks like it won't be till this weekend... Oh, and since some retail stores began selling early, it was already all over the P2P networks, and analysts estimate over $2.9 million in sales have lost due to piracy so far... Rotten bastiches! SB
  24. So since Doom 3 for the PC is officially in stores today, are many of you gamers out there going to be putting down your brushes to try this so-called masterpiece of gaming? Myself, I haven't got it yet, but will be either tonight or tomorrow. From the reviews I've read, and screenshots I've seen it looks to be able to scare the bejeebus outta you. SB
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