I was in Junior year of high school talking about Halo 2 with all my nerd friends in our physics and computer classes.
i was playing halo 2 singleplayer and being very disappointed.
" @Marino: Totally understand! I remember way back in the day how hopping the zone of Unrest was. Constant trains. Always fearing for your life. One of my fave zones (that's why we picked that server name in EQ2) Now it's a surprise if you even see one person in there farming. Man, and how I loved pre-Luclin. "Oh, man. Unrest was sure scary. Especially when you're a dirt-poor cleric trying to not destroy all the copper you have on you, knowing that you are encumbered and will likely die if a train comes by. That's something that turns me off from current MMO's. Players should be afraid to die. Whatever the penalty is, there should be something that keeps that fear instilled in the player. Even at level 60, if I had to run through Kithicor, I always hugged the wall.
" I was at the Halo 2 midnight launch at a local blockbuster. I played the game all night and I had a math test first thing that morning. I barely passed it, I think i had 52%. "Since when did 50% mean passing? When I was in school it was 70%.
I was at the Halo 2 midnight launch at a local blockbuster. I played the game all night and I had a math test first thing that morning.
I barely passed it, I think i had 52%.
" @Marino: In EQ2 I was on Unrest I believe. On EQ1 I was on E'ci, which got merged into Tunare I think. All this talk makes me almost wanna go check them out again. Along with any veteran rewards I have stocked up lol. "Probably once a year or so I throw down $15 just to log in, see if there's anyone I remember, and sneak around the "old world" and the first few expansions. Having a level 65 rogue makes touring the old memories pretty easy. It's pretty sad though when you spend two or three hours wandering around Kunark and Velious and never see another player the entire time.
" Glad to see another collectors edition copy of Everquest II. I'm lucky number 05263.........of 55,000>< "Nice. You got a low number. I just went to check and mine 48251.
I was in 8th grade and I had just found out what I wanted for Christmas :).
beta testing WoW and getting wasted in my dorm room instead of going to class
I was at my computer downloading Firefox 1.0, which was released on the same day.
Then I played a couple hours of San Andreas afterwards.
Watching CNN with my dad and they were interviewing people in line.
Christ, that was only 6 years ago? It seems like ages...of course I would have been 14 and xbox-less, so I guess that speaks more to my development than anything else.
I just remember that when it arrived in the mail I ripped the shit out of that lint-lined envelope.
Crash Bandicoot 2 was godlike.
" I don't remember anything from that far back. "D: yes, you people freak me out with your vivid memories.
Glad to see another collectors edition copy of Everquest II. I'm lucky number 05263.........of 55,000><
I was 13 at the time and only learned about the game through Gamespot. I didn't have an Xbox or know anything about Halo so it kinda went straight over my head. I did play it on the 360 some years after the original release though and loved it.
I lined up at midnight along with several thousand other people. I was shocked how popular Halo is. I came home and was disappointed with how shitty Halo 2 was. The end! lol
Wow weird, EQ2 came out then too? I don't remember that at all. I remember playing a lot of Half Life 2 around then and GTA SA.
I must have waited a month to buy EQ2, and the game performed like shit on my old PC so I was never able to fully enjoy the game.
I don't remember anything from that far back.
I remember my dad driving me to target. We got there before the store opened, and we waited inside the car until a line of about five people formed. When the employees unlocked the door everyone walked to the electronics section. There wasn't anyone manning the checkout. So we had to wait until this girl who had no idea what was going on walked up. There were a couple people ahead of me; none of them had a pre-order. She gave each person ahead of me a limited edition, and they had to say no they wanted the regular one. Along with the plastic master chief covered edition, they were also given a strategy guide as bonus for being there early.
It finally comes to my turn, I proudly hand her the pre-order slip (I was only like thirteen). She looks at it, the image of silver limited edition contrasting with the orange of the cardboard slip. Reaching into the box, she pulled out a regular edition and hands it to me. I protested, said I put down five dollars to guarantee that I got a limited edition. She looked at me and said okay, she rung me up and asked for the next customer right after I paid. My young mind was going wild; the fuck was this bitch trying to pull? First she tried to deny me access to the experience that only a select few(tee hee) would get, and then she was trying to shunt me out of a promotional item when they had plenty left. Thankfully my Dad noticed the lack of the strategy guide in my target bag and mentioned it so I didn't have to.
Pretty much the rest of the day was me sneaking glances at the game in my backpack at school. I looked at the weapon and vehicles descriptions in the strategy guide during lunch, but dared not look at the walk through lest I were spoil the story.
I was sitting on a bus listening to my friend talk about how brilliant Halo 2 was going to be and how he couldn't wait to get it. A little bit later I got an Xbox mainly because of how much he talked about Halo and I loved it.
Outside the store with my buddy for the midnight release, dreading the test I had at highschool the following morning, but excited nonetheless. Also the first midnight release I ever went to.
Halo 2's release date was one of my better memories of High School even though I did not even own an Xbox myself. What happened was I was in a Computer Engineering class and at the time we had someone doing their in class requirement's for Teacher's college working with us and he had convinced my teacher to teach us about LAN's while networking two Xbox's together. He apparently used to work at Microsoft, so he had a couple consoles to bring in and to our surprise a brand new copy of Halo 2 to play for the entirety of the class and, subsequently, our hour plus lunch break that happened right after that period had ended. Needless to say, none of us left the room and turned into quite easily the best day of grade 10. So, even though I didn't have much interest in Halo 2 at the time, it still provided me with an awesome memory.
" not caring about halo "
not caring about halo
November 13, 2000. It was Final Fantasy IX. I spent hours convincing my parents that this was a once in a lifetime opportunity to stay home for school just this one day to play the game. They actually went for it. They probably figured that since I don't stay home from school at all that they would give me the chance.
I have not often found myself excited enough to want to get a game at launch, if it wasn't for pre-orders I probably would never do it. I've only done it for a handful of titles, so lauch dates have never really meant much to me.
I did find it an interesting blog though, Halo is clearly the better known franchise and it's sad that another popular title gets released almost unnoticed because of all the attention that the bigger franchise got.
I was waiting in line outside a local Gamestop at midnight with a friend, and about 6 months later I ended up unknowingly stealing his girlfriend from him. Anyway, I got home, played the first 2 levels of the campaign, then went to sleep. The campaign was pretty weak, but the online multiplayer is still my all-time favorite.
Like most people I was staunchly PS2 back in the day so I don't really have any memories of the Halo 2 launch. However, as a nostalgia whore myself, I just want to say thanks for an enjoyable read. I look forward to the next entry.
School i guess.
" didnt have half life 2 come out that week? "It was the week after. We can talk about that next week. ;)
didnt have half life 2 come out that week?
Probably nowhere. I didn't have an Xbox because no one did. I was just in school and someone was talking about Halo but I wasn't listening because I just wasn't invested in it.