Listening to the audiobooks for the ASoIaF books, just finished A Storm of Swords (phenomenal book) and moving into A Feast For Crows and can't wait to get caught up. Plus Roy Dotrice's voices are generally pretty amazing, though his women all sound like 70-year old men or the exact same people.
I heard about this last night and it fucking hit home, dude was the inspiration for me to start playing guitar and before that Slayer was the first extreme metal I got into. Wish I had gotten to meet him, but his music will always stay on my frequently played. Too soon for metal to lose one of the biggest influences ever.
Knew about it since Keits was the big head behind it, and to be honest hearing Dave Lang being constantly referred to firsthand and Keits as "the other guy" is really just depressing, thought it was a great idea then. Still do.
It really, really sucks about Dave. I mean you're right: he's irreplaceable. However, if anyone was going to come in then I'm so glad that it could be you Rorie. Especially after the quickie with GameSpy.
@ajamafalous: This was more or less his sentiment: "It's a competitive game. If you don't win it's not fun. You must be a masochist to think otherwise." In essence he's determining what should be fun for us as well.
My second statement clears that up a bit though, or at least I thought it did. I think that if you don't have the capacity to have fun in a private inhouse game, where nothing at all is on the line (and even in ranked matches nothing is "on the line"), then I don't know why you play the game. To do that would mean not having fun ~50% of the time, which is clearly a losing proposition. There has to be a missing part of his argument, because it just seems bonkers to me that you can't have fun when you're learning the game.
I'm not trying to say what should or shouldn't be fun to the guy, I'm just wondering why you'd go through losing if it bothers him so much.
Those kids are in every game, and I can handle it just fine, it's just that I don't understand why people like that play video games to begin with.
Exactly. I had a run in last night with someone who didn't seem to understand that playing a competitive game and losing is also fun and tried masking his shit-talking as "teaching" in a GB inhouse. It's things like this that don't make me want to quit, but want to question why some people play this game at all if they can't handle losing. Especially in a private match.