The Tavern of Jay

  • #8321
    *nevermind*
  • #8322
    *walks past the borded up tavern* "Ahh, fate. A cruel mistress." *resmeniscs*

    Fuck you, I'm a dragon.
  • #8323
    *Walks in and remembers the old times at this place*

    I'll have me a Bitter Black Ale! Man... it has been a long time since I've been here... I'm really hoping to get more active again. What's new to this place? Has D3 got any better (bought it when it first came out and was pretty disappointed), is it worth trying again?
    Why programmers like UNIX:

    unzip, strip, touch, finger, grep, mount, fsck, more, yes, fsck, fsck, fsck, umount, sleep
  • #8324
    *brushes off the thick layer of dust collecting on the labels* "Looks like we're out" *hands Twighlight some of Carloseus's old rot gut* "this'll have to do"

    Good tosee a familiar face. I dissapeared around launch and almost all of the old guard dissapeared before that, around the time of the Curse buyout. I quit playing D3 because of AH like I'm sure a lot did, but came back cause I heard they killed AH. The game is 10x what it was for me at launch. I actually find things now. Imagine that. Plus, the crusader is solid, and so is act 5.

    So, do you keep in touch with anyone from the glory days?

    Fuck you, I'm a dragon.
  • #8325
    *Looks at the concoction... "For Carloseus! Down the hatch!"*

    Unfortunately I have not kept in contact with anyone. For a while I did with Ferret when we played D2 LoD but those days have ceased... Yeah I've been gone basically since D3 came out. As we both know, this community lived off of the hope D3 would become a reality - once it did everybody was thinking "now what?" I tried D3 when it first came out and was pretty disappointed... I've been thinking of trying it again because I hear the recent patches and new expansion really helped it a lot.

    Anyways, I would like to become more active but mostly for just good conversation more than anything. I was part of many great discussions on these forums and would love to get into some again. Good to see you're still around Murderface! Nice hearing from you again!
    Why programmers like UNIX:

    unzip, strip, touch, finger, grep, mount, fsck, more, yes, fsck, fsck, fsck, umount, sleep
  • #8326
    Its kinda funny that we should be on at the same time on the same day, that post was literally the first post I've made since 2012. Ironically, about the same time this thread died. Magistrate is still around umpa, and daemaro are still around. Phrozen is apparently still around. I'm thinking about trying to e-mail a bunch of the old members and see if they're interested, but I have no idea how many would respond or even see it. Its been so long they might have new e-mails by now.

    Fuck you, I'm a dragon.
  • #8327
    If you decide to let me know how it goes - I'm interested in hearing if they reply :D

    So what do you do these days though? Going to school? Working? What do you spend your days doing?
    Why programmers like UNIX:

    unzip, strip, touch, finger, grep, mount, fsck, more, yes, fsck, fsck, fsck, umount, sleep
  • #8328
    I wouldn't hold your breath, the breakup between SICK and diablofans was pretty bitter. I'll give it a go though, we'll see what happens.

    Well, let's see. I went to college, couldn't figure out which career to enslave myself to, so I started a band. We've played a few shows now, and hope to be recording soon. For money I do contract work at a local elderly community. You?

    Fuck you, I'm a dragon.
  • #8329
    OMNOMNOMNOMNOM. Just thought you should know.



    Good to see you two around. D3 has been getting loads better. Played a lot during D3v, playing tons now after RoS release. Wasn't around during the actual breakup of SICK and DiabloFans, I always just assumed we kinda died out o.O How'd it go down? Feel free to PM me instead. A lot of the pre-2011 members don't post as much but stick around and PM everyone every few weeks or so.
    Of all things important in Online Gaming, there is one thing no game developer can "fix" - it's community.
  • #8330
    I'm trying to remember how SICK crumbled... I can't really remember. I think a lot of the old-timers just got bored after D3 actually came into being... also I think many fell victim to playing it when it was first released and not liking it. Plus, many of us got older and our lives started to pick up (I joined the forum when I was) - I joined the forum when I was 14 or 15 and I'm 23 now. However, as I told Murderface I am going to try to become more active, just for the sake of good conversation. Good to hear from you again!

    I remember our d2 LoD days Ferret... we were both godly lol... good times
    Why programmers like UNIX:

    unzip, strip, touch, finger, grep, mount, fsck, more, yes, fsck, fsck, fsck, umount, sleep
  • #8331
    If you remember, SICK was intended to be a D3 clan when it was finally released. I'm not sure how active SICK was when Carloseus and Silver left, but the point was to stick around till D3 released so we could be "the D3 clan" lol. After the owner sold the site to Curse they got pissed off and left, and with them any hope of becoming "the D3 clan" left as well.

    I'm thinkingabout emailing them, but if you know how to get hold of anyone it'd be a big help. It's good to see you around though. When I look around the general forums the only familiar names I see are the staff. It makes me sad. I really miss everyone, and all their forum shenanigans.

    Fuck you, I'm a dragon.
  • #8332
    I went back through many of my old threads last night... I was literally laughing out loud... my wife was just rolling her eyes when I told her I was reading forum threads on a video game site from years ago - it was great. I would like to see more old-timers here too and get some of the nostalgia back... I think the only way to do it though is to create new threads for discussion topics (who would have ever guessed on a forum). What I mean is... the General Discussion and Off Topic threads are where I personally feel a lot of the older members are going to get their fill from... and if we only have all these new threads about the game (which is cool too - we need those and if I start playing again I will definitely get in them) then where are we going to shoot the breeze, laugh, discuss philosophy and science, conspiracies, etc. ?
    Why programmers like UNIX:

    unzip, strip, touch, finger, grep, mount, fsck, more, yes, fsck, fsck, fsck, umount, sleep
  • #8333
    Yeah, it's sad how dead general discussion and off topic are. Those were the most active before D3. I had like 8k posts, then they made off-topic not count toward post count and now I have 5k. Do the math lol. This place was always abuzz with hilarious conversations, now it's ghostsville. All my tears.

    Fuck you, I'm a dragon.
  • #8334
    Quote from TwilightRealm

    As we both know, this community lived off of the hope D3 would become a reality - once it did everybody was thinking "now what?" I tried D3 when it first came out and was pretty disappointed... I've been thinking of trying it again because I hear the recent patches and new expansion really helped it a lot.

    Anyways, I would like to become more active but mostly for just good conversation more than anything. I was part of many great discussions on these forums and would love to get into some again. Good to see you're still around Murderface! Nice hearing from you again!

    Yeah. That's really how I felt and part of why I just couldn't go at it for much longer after the game release. It just wasn't Diablo to me. I played a bit after release, but I basically just play WoW now, which is a new development. I started that right after BlizzCon 2010 with Cata, quit for a while because of school and work, and came back with Pandaria and pretty much played it straight through to today. When I was younger, I relished Diablo's gameplay--I still enjoy 2, but it's just not the same now that 3 is what everyone cares about.

    I started poking around here to see who's still on for pretty much the same reasons you are. Discussion and stuff. I miss you guys and the stuff we used to do.

    Quote from undefined »

    So what do you do these days though? Going to school? Working? What do you spend your days doing?

    I finished college in December, so now I'm halfheartedly looking for a job. I mostly just work part time, play WoW, and wish I had half the determination and commitment I did years ago so I could get myself out of my parents' house.
    Quote from Murderface

    If you remember, SICK was intended to be a D3 clan when it was finally released. I'm not sure how active SICK was when Carloseus and Silver left, but the point was to stick around till D3 released so we could be "the D3 clan" lol. After the owner sold the site to Curse they got pissed off and left, and with them any hope of becoming "the D3 clan" left as well.
    I'm thinkingabout emailing them, but if you know how to get hold of anyone it'd be a big help. It's good to see you around though. When I look around the general forums the only familiar names I see are the staff. It makes me sad. I really miss everyone, and all their forum shenanigans.

    SICK was basically dead before the takeover. Silver--who, with Elfen, were the leaders--didn't really have any affiliation with the ownership of the site. Silver just got demodded at some point over something and--as you pointed out--got angry and left. Elfen...I can't remember what happened to him. He kinda just faded away like us. I see him pop up on Skype (which used to be Windows Live Messenger, which used to be MSN Messenger, which is when I added him for staff stuff). Never talk to him.

    Daemaro is on Battle.net, sometimes, and I have him on Facebook and stuff. He's still going through some tough shit.

    Quote from TwilightRealm
    I went back through many of my old threads last night... I was literally laughing out loud... my wife was just rolling her eyes when I told her I was reading forum threads on a video game site from years ago - it was great. I would like to see more old-timers here too and get some of the nostalgia back... [...] the General Discussion and Off Topic threads are where I personally feel a lot of the older members are going to get their fill from... and if we only have all these new threads about the game (which is cool too - we need those and if I start playing again I will definitely get in them) then where are we going to shoot the breeze, laugh, discuss philosophy and science, conspiracies, etc. ?

    Yeah, I went back to some old stuff. The Ikariam threads, some old RP threads, contests, my first posts (some of which I can't actually read in entirety due to the numerous site overhauls), old news articles (all ridiculously broken now), old arguments on religion and government and god isn't it amazing how my viewpoints have all changed so much since then? I seriously credit time arguing with people here for a lot of how I see the world now. I wish more people sat around to defend their beliefs.

    TBH, O/T and General forums are the only places I feel like I can sneak in now. I don't play enough Diablo 3 to really comment on classes or mechanics, and I haven't read the newer books or played the latest game so I'm behind on lore.
  • #8335
    Yeah I knew it was basically dead, but I think some of us held out hope that D3 would breathe life back into it. It was, after all what we were all there for right? I don't have to point out what this site used to be called.

    Yeah, nomore green text. Looks gawd awful on the red quote bg. *spits* *curses*

    Fuck you, I'm a dragon.
  • #8336
    *Flies on by, overhead The Dilapidated Tavern, heading into the sunset...*
    Just as the Scorpion hunts...
    Silently Lurking...

    "Nothing is True. Everything is Permitted." ~ Ezio Auditore de Firenze
  • #8337
    *begins working to restore the tavern* *unboards windows and doors* *intalls new shingles* *replaces rotting beams and floorboards* *begins brewing the various concoctions on the menu* "Even if nobody ever showed up, at least I'll have a place to get drunk alone" *gets drunk*

    Fuck you, I'm a dragon.
  • #8338
    *Finds Murderface in the corner mumbling in a drunken stupor, stands him up and walks him to one of the old dusty chairs.* "Snap out of it, man! It was only one beer!"

    I think I'm going to reinstall D3 (I don't have the expansion yet) and give it another go. I'll wait a little while to see if you guys see this in a hour or two. If you want to play just let me know.
    Why programmers like UNIX:

    unzip, strip, touch, finger, grep, mount, fsck, more, yes, fsck, fsck, fsck, umount, sleep
  • #8339
    I just skimmed through the Religion Vs. Science thread... I used to be such a doofus... I'm sorry for anyone who has to put up with my horrible grammar in that thread, as well as my "arguments." I've came a long way in 4 years.
    Why programmers like UNIX:

    unzip, strip, touch, finger, grep, mount, fsck, more, yes, fsck, fsck, fsck, umount, sleep
  • #8340
    "That's funny, I don't remember there being two of you" *stumbles over stormcat's scratching post*

    My account is Murderface#1556 I'll try to be on more, I've been going between D3 and medieval II recently.

    My views have somewhat stayed the same. A little less extreme. I've come to understand the failings of society on a deeper level, and in doing so realized that volition of the people is the only deciding factor in any socio-economic system. I no longer align with conservatism or liberalism because I believe them to be a sort of false dichotomy, and an assault on free thought. Religious views have stayed the same. I believe anything is possible and nothing is certain. I leave it at that.
    Last edited by Murderface: 5/21/2014 12:26:59 AM

    Fuck you, I'm a dragon.
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