I have to disagree with you. To echo Huck, Sixen and quote DBZ powerhouse Super Vegito "It's quality, not quantity."
It is my belief that those who see the post count as a dominant factor on fansites such as this are superficial. I liken it to this - if we took everything Sarah Palin and Albert Einstein said and place it in one forum dedicated to the documentation of both people, you'd probably see that Sarah probably has said a little more than Albert, but Albert has said things that hold more meaning to the average person than Sarah. That would be because Albert has, understandably, more intelligence and common sense than Sarah. In the end, though, to me, the post count, no matter how high, means absolutely nothing. It is the quality of the thought, not the number of them.
To the topic of the spam forums - No, I don't believe it hurts to ask to bring them back. However, whether or not that happens is up to the people with the pretty colors in their names. Specifically, the red and blue ones, I believe.
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Mar 6, 2010CrazyCapnMorgan posted a message on Fairy Tales Revisted. (Actually that's what really happened!)I lol'd! That was awesome. All I can say about the story is....Posted in: Non-Diablo Fan Fiction
Mar 5, 2010I was going to post something incredibly long and ranting, but upon further thought I decided that rather than get banned for devulging my utmost animosity for these people, and probably scaring the bejeebee's out of most people here, I'll just say this...Posted in: Other Games
Sterilizing the sexual reproductive organs of these people would be a blessing for the rest of the world.
Mar 4, 2010Welcome to Diablofans! We have all sorts of sales going on today - we have a 50% off special at the Butcher's deli, a liquidation sale at the aptly named River of Flame auto shop and, as an added bonus, if you buy something at one of these locations, we'll give you, as a one-time offer only, a shard of the Worldstone free of charge. Please, keep it with you at all times and our customer service representitive will help you in soul payment solutions.Posted in: Introduction
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Mar 2, 2010Posted in: News & AnnouncementsQuote from "RedRocks" »I realy do hope that gold will be the main currency in D3. It would be soo much easier if everything could be bought by gold, and if gold was rather hard to earn. Even if you only find small piles of gold they will eventualy end up in a big pile. Having a currency like runes, wich are hard to find at all and comes in various shapes, is mad.
-English is my secondary lenguage and this was writen on an iPhone. And the goddamned thing tries to replace every word with a similar Swidish one. Please neglect my spelling errors and gramatical failures.
Not many, friend. I'd excuse 'em anyway. It's the internet so not many people go completely nuts sh*t over grammar. If anyone does, though, please feel free to point them out so I can practice my form of anesthetics.
Feb 21, 2010Oh, harro!Posted in: Introduction
Welcome to Diablofans, where tonight's local dish is hack-n-slash with your choice side of either PvE or PvP dipping sauce. For dessert, our specialty for tonight is hellfire roasted marshmallows and authentic Tristram vintage Farnham's Special. Please feel free to have a seat and our waiter will be with you shortly to take your soul!
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Feb 12, 2010I realize that some of us are a little frustrated at Blizzard for prolonging the creation of Diablo 3. I am no different. The purpose of this poll is to let of a little steam but not to the point where you're blowing off so much steam that you make an embarrasment out of natural spring geysers and saunas all over the planet. Just a brief opinion will do. Nothing outrageous or speculative. I realize we all have differing opinions so, at least as it concerns this particular thread, let's have a small amount of tolerance for other people's opinions, no matter how "wrong" their opinion seems to you.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Allow me to set the example...
Blizzard, I realize that you really want to make a great game in Diablo 3 and I'm cool with that. In fact, I hope you make this the best game you will ever create. But, uh.....can it be done a bit faster please? Thanks.
Feb 12, 2010I came across an interesting scenario running through all of the things that have happened in the course of Diablo 1 and Diablo 2. Remember waaay back in Diablo 1 where the hero found the Staff of Lazarus? It was around either the 14th or 15th dungeon level. Anyways, we all remember that Lazarus went cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs and that the hero had to slice him up, riddle him with arrows or fry him with various magical spells - whichever class you were, you did one of the following. Now, to get the quest to find Lazarus, you had to find his staff and give it to......Cain. I've looked at every possible Diablo lore I could find, looked at websites pertaining to both Diablo games, questioned a few people about it and NO ONE CAN TELL ME WHAT HAPPENED TO THAT STAFF AFTER IT WAS GIVEN TO CAIN! No one knows if Cain studied it, which would be the most logical explanation, immediately discarded it or attempted to bury or destroy it, like his Horadrim forefathers did before him, or made a little cash and sold it. It would not be a stretch to assume this, though - since Lazarus himself was corrupted by Diablo's influence, it is highly likely that his possessions, to include his staff, other armaments and his armor, also held some demonic energies, if only slightly. At one point, though, the staff must have left Cain's possession because it is a Unique weapon in Diablo 2 (see Spire of Lazarus) but, for how long Cain had it is anyone's guess.Posted in: Lore & Storyline
This alone, however, is not justification to suggest that our trustly scholarly friend might be somehow involved with the forces of evil. The next point I'd like to make has us fast forwarding to the beginning events of Diablo 2. The heroes, in need of advice on how best to deal with the demons and tackle Andariel, make a magical trip to Tristram to rescue Cain. Here's the next problem I run into - the Horadrim were the group of guys that sought, battled and imprisoned the Three Prime Evils and left them to their solitary (well, somewhat solitary in Baal's case) confinement. If I was a demon and I came across one of the followers of the Horadrim, I'd tear the hell outta the guy. After all, they would be considered to be a living symbol, in Cain's case, the last living symbol, of the mockery of my masters. That'd make for a nice war trophy, wouldn't it? WHY DIDN'T THE DEMONS JUST KILL HIM OUTRIGHT? It would make sense to me that this would be the natural course of action for demons bent on slaughtering everything and everyone they come across. Cain even said so himself in Diablo 2 that Hell's actions always seem bent on destruction (I cannot remember the exact quote) so why did the demons not do so in this case? They left him to die in a cage, which, for anyone who has watched the movie Willow knows, is not always the surest bet that someone would die that way.
One final point I'd like to make and that is what Cain does during the events in Diablo 2 and that is - EXACTLY WHAT WE WOULD EXPECT DECKARD CAIN TO DO. He studies and more than likely documents everything. "What would he study" you would ask? The heroes he accompanied. And how they fought. Who they fought, what they fought, how to overcome who and what they fought, what things they ventured across, especially if it was of a magical origin, how quickly they adapted to new adversities, and probably the most important of all - he more than likely studied the aftermath of the Battle for Mount Arreat. Your answer for why the forces of Hell would keep the last living member of the Horadrim alive - furthered accumulation of knowledge.
Think of this, Hell is always looking for a new edge, a stronger power to wield and conquer all of creation. And, don't forget! Hell can adapt, too. Look what the Prime Evils did with the knowledge Izual gave them about the Soulstones. Then, look what that knowledge combined with Tal Rasha's power accomplished. What power is there in knowledge? A great deal of it. Who specializes in accumulated knowledge and proficient use of it? The Horadrim...or, at least, they used to. There's still one left, though, he's not the battle hardened mage warrior his forefathers were. Imagine this - Baal has Tal Rasha's powers and knowledge. Diablo learns that information from his older brother and takes it for his own. He then gains the accumulated knowledge from Cain and adds that to his list of powers. Diablo would then have - Diablo 1's hero's fighting prowess, Tal Rasha's magical prowess and knowledge, all of the information on what the Horadrim has and had ever done plus all of what the other human clans have and had ever done up to the beginning of the events of Diablo 3.
Now, whether Cain might be a sort of sleeper agent or if just in coming in contact with an item that contains demonic influence or energy, such as Lazarus' staff, allows the greater denizens of Hell to peer into one's mind is arguable to any extent. However, when Diablo possessed the hero that sought to slay him, he must have been aware of Cain's knowledge and the extent of how it could be used. After all, the hero of Diablo 1 used it to great extent while battling through the levels of the cathedral, and the labyrinth below it, in order to solve the mystery of what happened to Albrecht. A mystery that Cain was very much involved in, to include partially solving that mystery himself! My belief is that Diablo knows Cain's value is in his intellect and intends on, somehow, collecting it and using it against any other group of heroes that would, once again, attempt to stop him.
Dec 21, 2009Posted in: News & AnnouncementsQuote from "Destructus" »There is 2 up already talking nothing... Ive viewed them both just fighting no one even has thought about the mouse keyboard to consoles... a console is just a computer after all.
See, that, to me, says "not done in a proper fashion" or done without being respectful to the other gamers on the forum. If I had the knowledge of how to make a thread with a poll, I'd present this issue in the most respectful, yet, thought-provoking manner without encouraging whining and argumentation (though, it is my fullest belief that such things would occur naturally, I would try and minimalize this by careful presentation).
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Mar 8, 2010Posted in: News & Announcements
Lots of players liked Hardcore mode, it provided an additional challenge, and even an adrenaline rush in some cases. Frantically running from monsters, fearing for your characters life was definitely a solid motivator, and that extra bit of fear involved pushed your clicking finger to the utter limits.
But, nobody ever looked deeper into the meaning of "Hardcore" mode. People simply thought that hardcore meant nothing more than a hardcore game experience.
As it seems, the players are WRONG!!!
Official Blizzard Quote:
You better be hardcore to play hardcore.
Damn that's catchy. Maybe I can get that put into the game. Every time you load the game there's a 5 second impassable screen with huge chrome letters and swirling multicolored lights:
"You better be hardcore to play hardcore." - Grand Master Bashiok
And then the text explodes and you can play the game.
Little did we know, that this mode was ACTUALLY intended for hardcore people. Oh, how foolish we were, assuming that hardcore mode was intended for us, the average gamer. In reality, this mode was meant for people like King Leonidas, Bruce Lee, and Henry Rollins. We intruded in their world, and we will always be at fault.
BUT DON'T FRET!
If you're not a hardcore person, there are steps that can be taken to simply seem hardcore. All you need to do, is look at others who are hardcore, and mimic their clothing, or their actions if possible. The goal here is not to actually BE hardcore, but to fool the game into thinking you're hardcore.
First off, is this so called "Hardcore Dancing". Kids who do this, are seriously hardcore. Flailing their arms around and kicking at air, usually when surrounded by people trying to enjoy a concert. They take what would normally be an enjoyable evening at a concert, and completely ruin it by bludgeoning those around them, making people spread out, and generally cause a scene.
Pictured above and to the left, is a hardcore dancer in action. Note the various tattoos, the flailing pose, and the skull T-shirt. This is the apparel you need to be hardcore, and it can easily be done on a budget. If you're not one for pain, you can simply get your hands on some temporary tattoos, and stick them on when you're about to play hardcore mode (Be sure to verify that you're getting hardcore temporary tattoos, if you end up with butterflies and flowers all over your arms, then you're more like a hippy, and thus, not worthy of playing hardcore mode). Make sure to wear a hardcore looking T-shirt, as well, lest the game reject you. Anything with skulls, guns, even dead babies will do. The pose, can be difficult. Maintaining the flailing pose can be rather difficult to do when you need to click, so be sure to take regular breaks from the game to "Hardcore Dance" near the computer.
But, if you're like me, then you don't have a supply of 12 billion Persians readily available. So, much like the hardcore dancer approach, you simply need to look like a spartan to pass off as a spartan, and thus, to look hardcore. The speedo is easy enough, simply go buy a speedo. The cape, also easy, as any towel can pass off as a cape when properly secured around your neck. The helmet, however, may be a bit of an obstacle. Costume stores are always a good place to look, but, if you're on a budget, then cereal boxes can be cut and taped to form the shape of a helmet. Make sure to have the grey inside of the box facing outwards, lest your helmet have a leprechaun or smiling honey bee on it.
Thus, with either approach, one can feign being hardcore, and be qualified to play hardcore mode. Just remember, you don't have to be hardcore, you simply have to look hardcore.
Mar 6, 2010Nekrodrac posted a message on Fairy Tales Revisted. (Actually that's what really happened!)Posted in: Non-Diablo Fan Fiction
Our first story is the one of 'The wolf and the three pigs'. First reality check- there were never any pigs in that story. They were in fact ducks.Yes ducks. How this story was so deformed is not known but scholars having long studied this matter have surmised that the popularity of pork as a dish had led to writers of the time to using pigs for the characters, as they would have more familiarity and connection with the readers. So today we shall delve into what really happened and determine the moral of this epic tale.Hello there. It's me- Mr Narrator. While browsing through these forums, I realised the terrible and saddening situation that has befallen our fellow users. They seem to paddle in ignorance and have forgotten the perennial morals and values of our good old fairy tales. However, this need not continue.
So, in my great generosity and compassion, I have decided to spare some of my time and infinite wisdom to tell you of the stories that have graced our childhood, and also reveal the shocking truths that your parents could not tell you due to the blissful innocence of your then unblemished minds.
Once upon a time, there were 3 ducks named Nekro, Nacho and Shatterer (Shatt).
Having come of age(which basically meant they could boil some noodles without setting the house on fire), they decided it was time to leave their parents' house and seek their own fortunes. As they set off on their journey, the 3 brothers discussed their plans.
Shatt- "I would like a villa and a nice pond, you know. I heard the duck-babe Stormcat loves ponds. So maybe if I can get her in there..."
Nekro- " Oh I would like a wooden house. I've always loved the smell of old wood. It really turns me...oh nevermind...."
Nacho- "I would like a straw house. Because I'm lazy as a cow and it's easier this way."
As the 3 brothers continued their journey, Shatt met an architect and a builder whom he hired on the spot and ordered the construction of his villa.
Further on, Nekro met a bloke who sold wooden blocks and bought them and off he went, building his own house.
And even further away, Nacho came across a pile of straw,...on which he lay down to rest.
During the endeavors of our 3 companions, a wolf came into the neighborhood. His name was Jetrall, most notoriously known as Jet. A fat and greedy wolf he was and having heard the rumors of mature and delicious ducks carelessly prancing around in the area, he made his mind to feasting on them.
While Jet prowled and growled, he came across Nacho who was lying on his pile of straw, hands tucked behind his head and staring up at the sky.
Jet- "O-ho! What do we have here? A tasty, delicious duck it is, indeed!"
Nacho jumped on his padded feet and was about to exclaim- "Pervert!" but the words stuck halfway through his throat as he realized the peril he was in.
Batting is wings frantically, our duck managed to jump out of the lunging claws of Jet, and then he began to run...or waddle rather.
Having missed his prey and landed on the sharp ends of a pitchfork hidden in the hay, Jet let out a howl of pain.
Jet to himself- "Note to self- should shut the hell up when I am about to attack so as to make the surprise effect count."
Nacho now waddling away as fast as he could was beginning to panic while he tried to remember where his brothers lived.
Nacho- "Oh-crap-oh-crap-oh-crap-oh-crap... My phone ain't got GPS. I should have got that iphone. Now it's too late. Aaargh no. GPS won't be of any use anyway- I don't know where these guys live. Oh Duck-God, please help me! I promise to eat my cereals every morning and run a mile everyday. Please-please-plea..."
And in his desperation and distress, he perceived a wooden house. Or rather what could have been a wooden house. There were 4 walls, one door.
No ceiling or window.
Nacho rushed up to the door and gave a knock with his feathery palm. The four walls just collapsed outwards and Nacho managed to jump out of the way in time to avoid getting crushed by the door.
There on his bed, lay Nekro covered in sweat as he hastily drew the sheets over himself.
Nekro- "What the he.. Hey it's you Nacho! Don't you know you should knock before coming into somebody's house!?!"
Nacho, breathless, "I did knock! There is a wol...hey, what were you doing, anyway?"
Nekro- "None of your business stupid little brother. Now close your eyes a sec."
Nekro- "Just do it, damnit!"
While Nacho closed his eyes, Nekro hastily put his pants back on.
Nekro- "So what are you on about...barging into people's places and destroying their homes?"
Nacho- "Well there is a wol..."
Nekro grabbed Nacho's wings and pulled him away just in time as Jet who had followed our duck-friend made his second predatory lunge of the day and...failed...again...
The 2 ducks quickly wadddled away.
Jet with his failed lunge landed on the bed into the sheets and his snout came into contact with some thick, viscous stuff. Spluttering in disgust, he backed away so fast that his feet became entangled in the sheets and he fell, knocking the back of his head against hard wood.
Deeply enraged, he jumped back on his feet, cleaned his snout and eyes blazing, jumped after the ducks who had surprisingly put a decent amount of distance between them.
Nekro- "Follow me quick Nacho, let's make our way to Shatt's place."
Nacho- "You know where he lives?"
Nekro- "Got a rough idea. I'll use the GPS on my blackberry."
Nacho- "What the fu.. How come mum and dad bought you one and I got this stinking phone instead?"
Nekro taking out his phone- "Oh crap! My battery's down!"
Nacho- "How will we get there then?"
Nekro- "No need of stupid phones, I also got a map with me."
Heaving a sigh of relief, our 2 ducks quickly made their way to Shatt's place.
But ducks they were. In ponds they might quack merrily but on land, they were noobs!
Jet quickly caught up with them.
Even waddling their fat asses as fast as they could, the ducks knew they were in trouble. Slightly behind Nekro, Nacho was in gravest danger.
And then tragedy happened!!!
Nacho tripped and fell and Jet lunged for the third time.
Coincidence it may have been or fate or most probably fear it was that saved our good duck then.
As Jet opened his jaws and was about to bite a big chunk out of Nacho's butt, our duck let out a fart.
Now this was no ordinary fart. The very morning on this very day, Nacho had had a heavy breakfast of fish with sweet corn which followed some fried worms with eggs as appetizer.
And the fart coming from this kind of dish is indeed a power to reckon with...as our poor wolf found out.
The intensity of the unintended and timely (or untimely depending which side you are on) attack, temporarily blinded and choked Jet and he even lost consciousness for a short while.
Seizing this unbelievable opportunity, the two brothers hurried away and finally reached Shatt's place.
The villa was magnificent with a pond in front and a chimney sticking out of its roof.
Nekro rung the bell at the doorstep and Shatt answered. The 2 ducks rushed in, panting and relieved.
Shatt- "What's happened to you both?"
And our breathless ducks responded-
Shatt quickly locked the door and...went to light the fire place.
Nekro- " What are you doing?"
Shatt- "Oh I am making us some tea, my brothers. Like mother always said- a good tea keeps you free."
Nacho- "Free? Free of what?"
Shatt- "Free of worries of course."
While our 3 ducks sat down for tea, Jet reached the villa. By now the wolf was in a fury terrible to behold. He banged on the door but it did not yield.
Jet to himself- "Oh wait. I shall blow down this house with my incredible breath!"
Taking a deep inspiration, Jet blew...and blew hard.
Nothing happened. He gave it a couple of tries but soon enough he was huffing and puffing from sheer exhaustion.
He gave up- "Where the hell did that ridiculous idea of blowing down the door came from? Ah...whatever, let's look for another way."
And then he saw it- the chimney! The weakpoint of the whole villa. Quickly fetching a ladder from the local carpenter, Jet proceeded to climb onto the roof. As he looked down the chimney he saw the fireplace was alight with flames with steam coming out of a whistling teapot.
Jet- "Damn! Just my luck that these damn birds decide to have tea so early in the day."
Sitting on the roof and pondering on what his next plan shall be, Jet began wondering whether these ducks were really worth it. He must have lost a couple of kilos at the very least in this frantic chase.
Jet- "Maybe I'll just have some KFC or McDonalds today. But this fast food has made me quite fat... Damn ducks!"
While he was checking his purse to see if he had brought enough money with him, the three brothers have started relaxing and were having a good laugh at the wolf's failed attempts.
Jet finally realized he had not enough money alas and in his desperation and hunger, he went to knock at the villa's door to see if they could lend him some.
Shatt opened the door.
A couple of seconds ticked by, whereby the duck realized his mistake and the wolf realized his luck.
The wolf lunged.
What followed cannot be described into the nitty-gritty since this story is meant for a PG-13 rating approval.
Suffice it to say that Jet got his fill and Stormcat had her date canceled.
The moral of the story-
Remember to look through the peephole before opening the door...especially if you have a wolf that wants to eat you...and you happen to be a duck.
Or maybe it was...learn to fly if you are a duck...
Or perhaps...do not drink tea in the morning...Am not sure...
Anyway now that you have understood the moral of this tale, farewell my friends and may your lives be enriched by the wisdom that you have presently gained.
Farewell...until our next tale.
Feb 11, 2010I dont mind which make a return, and what new sets get added.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
What I do hope for, is that they make them at least somewhat useful. There were just so many sets and uniques that were worthless in D2 and no one used them.
Quality over quantity ... the rarities should be scaled a bit as well ... many countless items I never saw or found in all my years playing D2
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