Gantrathor's forum posts

#1 Posted by Gantrathor (166 posts) -

Call of Duty 4 was the most revolutionary, but Call of Duty 2 is my favorite.

#2 Posted by Gantrathor (166 posts) -

So should I change passwords for sites I rarely use/haven't used in a long time after they have been patched? I'm still not entirely sure how the process of stealing information works with this bug.

#3 Posted by Gantrathor (166 posts) -

I hate the internet sometimes.

#4 Edited by Gantrathor (166 posts) -

I will move between console and PC depending on what takes my fancy at the time. I don't see one as being superior to the other, though they both have their advantages.

#5 Edited by Gantrathor (166 posts) -

I remember really liking it. Been a long time since I played it, but I remember liking the feel of the weapons and I remember thinking it had good sound design. It had good explosions too. Call of Duty 2 came out around the same time, and it definitely blew Big Red One out of the water due to being, at the time, a next gen game. But for an original Xbox game Big Red One was pretty darn good.

#6 Edited by Gantrathor (166 posts) -

@epicsteve said:

@gantrathor said:
@epicsteve said:

@gantrathor said:

Male, 21, Utah. I'm not part of a religion anymore. I was a Mormon when I was a child, and my parents were Mormons for most of their lives. But then they left the church after realizing how unhappy they felt being a part of it. And so I didn't have to go anymore, and I've never looked back since. Most of my relatives are still Mormons though, which can lead to some awkward conversations.

As for what I believe now, and keep in mind that I'm only speaking for myself, there is no reason for me to dedicate my entire life to worshipping an entity or being that I haven't the foggiest idea of what he/she/it looks like, except for what's written in a really old book or text that, for all I know, could have been written by a psychotic mad man or a prankster.

I do not totally object to the idea of a god or gods. The universe is a pretty big place after all, and we know almost nothing about it in the grand scheme of things. But if they do exist, I don't think they will be the way we think of them now.

Is there any truth of the Mormon church being a little more intense about members leaving their church?

If you're talking about the actual process of leaving the church, I have no idea how it works. Like I said, I was was very young when we left. But I can tell you that we got a lot of nasty looks directed at us the first year or so after we left. There were also a lot of condescending comments and terrible rumors spread around by people we once considered friends. That wasn't much fun. But they eventually left us alone. As for my relatives, they wouldn't speak to me or my parents for a while, but they eventually got over it too. Now we get along quite well for the most part, which is very fortunate.

That's kinda what I was getting at. Mormonism has a reputation for the things you just described, more so than other religions. But I haven't ever actually spoken to an ex-Mormon myself. So I don't know if that reaction is typical.

I can't say that every Mormon community is like that, because I really don't know and I don't want to generalize. But the reaction I received after leaving the church was definitely very intense and hostile, as I wrote above. And every ex-Mormon I've spoken to had a similar experience.

#7 Posted by Gantrathor (166 posts) -

@gantrathor said:

Male, 21, Utah. I'm not part of a religion anymore. I was a Mormon when I was a child, and my parents were Mormons for most of their lives. But then they left the church after realizing how unhappy they felt being a part of it. And so I didn't have to go anymore, and I've never looked back since. Most of my relatives are still Mormons though, which can lead to some awkward conversations.

As for what I believe now, and keep in mind that I'm only speaking for myself, there is no reason for me to dedicate my entire life to worshipping an entity or being that I haven't the foggiest idea of what he/she/it looks like, except for what's written in a really old book or text that, for all I know, could have been written by a psychotic mad man or a prankster.

I do not totally object to the idea of a god or gods. The universe is a pretty big place after all, and we know almost nothing about it in the grand scheme of things. But if they do exist, I don't think they will be the way we think of them now.

Is there any truth of the Mormon church being a little more intense about members leaving their church?

If you're talking about the actual process of leaving the church, I have no idea how it works. Like I said, I was was very young when we left. But I can tell you that we got a lot of nasty looks directed at us the first year or so after we left. There were also a lot of condescending comments and terrible rumors spread around by people we once considered friends. That wasn't much fun. But they eventually left us alone. As for my relatives, they wouldn't speak to me or my parents for a while, but they eventually got over it too. Now we get along quite well for the most part, which is very fortunate.

#8 Edited by Gantrathor (166 posts) -

Male, 21, Utah. I'm not part of a religion anymore. I was a Mormon when I was a child, and my parents were Mormons for most of their lives. But they left the church after realizing how unhappy they felt being a part of it. And so I didn't have to go anymore, and I've never looked back since. Most of my relatives are still Mormons though, which can lead to some awkward conversations.

As for what I believe now, and keep in mind that I'm only speaking for myself, there is no reason for me to dedicate my entire life to worshipping an entity or being that I haven't the foggiest idea of what he/she/it looks like, except for what's written in a really old book or text that, for all I know, could have been written by a psychotic mad man or a prankster.

I do not totally object to the idea of a god or gods. The universe is a pretty big place after all, and we know almost nothing about it in the grand scheme of things. But if they do exist, I don't think they will be the way we think of them now.

#9 Posted by Gantrathor (166 posts) -

@adamwd: For starters I was playing as the standard sword and shield type character. Basically, all I did was roll sideways under his attacks until I got behind him. After getting behind him I would get in one or two quick attacks before backing away as far as possible. And when he would jump into the air to use his AOE I would sprint away from it as fast as I could. I guess I sort of fought him the same way I fought the Old Knights in Heide's Tower of Flame. Just get behind him, get a hit in and walk away. Not much of a strategy, but it worked. I'm starting to think that I had a huge stroke of luck or something after seeing the way people are talking about that boss. Maybe I didn't see some of his attacks or something? Although, I could see how that fight would be tough if I were a spellcaster trying to get attacks out while he's swinging wildly. I really want to try fighting him again, maybe with a different type of character, to see if it plays out the same way. This game is cool.

#10 Edited by Gantrathor (166 posts) -

It's really crazy how experiences can differ wildly from person to person in this game.

To me, the Smelter Demon was one of the easiest fights in the whole game. I didn't summon for it and I hadn't lost even a quarter of my health by the time I killed him, so it's really strange to see that people are having trouble with him. I think the boss I had the most trouble with was the Royal Rat Vanguard. It took me forever to figure out the trick to killing it, and I felt like an idiot once I got it.

Also, I didn't find out about the Pursuer until way later in the game, so he ended up being one of the easier boss fights for me. I'm curious about trying to fight him earlier on with my next character and finding out what that fight is intended to be.

Anyways, nice write up!