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Saathei
11-04-2010, 06:13 PM
Hi! I think I wandered here from a link on Brandon's site, or maybe Tor. I can't remember. I finished reading Towers of Midnight on the afternoon of the 2nd, and was frustrated because no one else I knew had finished it yet. :p Well, I figured that people here would have, and I was right, so I've been hanging around here and geeking out over the book to my heart's content. :D

I live in Utah, and yes, I went to the midnight release. I'm a mom of 3 with another on the way. I started reading the books in 1999 when my now-husband lent me EotW, saying I'd probably enjoy it.

When I'm not reading, I like playing World of Warcraft and Dungeons and Dragons. I also like watching The Big Bang Theory and various incarnations of Star Trek.

Soooo... hi!

lowlandr
11-05-2010, 02:50 AM
Welcome...
soon people will speak to you about marshmellows and straightjackets.. and they are harmless (atleast that's what we're told ;) )

Salutations! (Salutation means greeting.)

this really cracked me up... Loved that letter :D


World of Warcraft and Dungeons and Dragons

Another fullblown geek :D
Which server and which version??



Edit: doh.... missed my 100 post

Terez
11-05-2010, 02:55 AM
Welcome! Glad you found us. I think all of us come here because we don't know anyone IRL we can talk to about the books. It's frustrating, with so much to talk about. I have managed to get some friends to read it, but few of them are good for discussion, and most of them have only read the series once, which means their recall of the details is spotty. That won't do!

Sarevok
11-05-2010, 04:55 AM
Welcome to TL, Saathei!! :D
Edit: doh.... missed my 100 post
Don't worry. Just make sure you don't miss your 1000th. :p

DahLliA
11-05-2010, 04:42 PM
this really cracked me up... Loved that letter :D

this

and welcome. feel free to grab a straighjacket(they're free and they make us all much safer).

and join us in chat(we seem to be slowly growing in numbers. were 5 of us in there talking for a few hours yesterday !)

Davian93
11-05-2010, 06:16 PM
Welcome to Theoryland!

Saathei
11-05-2010, 06:48 PM
Another fullblown geek :D
Which server and which version??
Feathermoon, a roleplaying server. My main is a gnome warlock, and I have several other characters too.

We play 4th edition, but I gotta say, I really miss 3.5. 4e has nice streamlined combat, which is cool, but it just feels like there's so much less roleplaying potential. I'm also not happy with how WotC has handled it; 4e has seemed very money-grubbing from the very start, and the recent Essentials line hasn't done anything the change that perception. :p

Matoyak
11-05-2010, 08:00 PM
WELCOME to TL, Saa! Glad you like the place. We're a tad crazy, but hence why we offer Straitjackets at the entrance, pegs are to your left (and insanity wards are down the hall, to the right, third door).
Dahl's already offered his straightjackets, and JWB doesn't seem to be around all that much anymore, so finding a crookedjacket might be difficult, unfortunately.
Someone'll be around soon offering marshmallows, and a torch to light someone else on fire.
Have fun, and join the TCA in chat, eh? ;) :)


Don't worry. Just make sure you don't miss your 1000th. :pI do believe I did this myself. Though 1000 isn't very impressive compared to certain other people :p

feel free to grab a straighjacket(they're free and they make us all much safer).Uh-oh. (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/UNFORTUNATEIMPLICATIONS) :eek: :p

4e has seemed very money-grubbing from the very start, and the recent Essentials line hasn't done anything the change that perception. :pSuggest reading Penny Arcade's blog on this, it might help with overcoming that perception. It's a bit of a money grab, but it also has helped ease kids and non role-players into the genre, so it is kinda somewhat hard to fault it, unless I am thinking of a different "essentials"? I don't personally play D&D (unfortunately do not know anyone IRL who plays, and everyone I know on TL who plays online are neck deep into a campaign, and as I have only played once or twice before, will be waiting for a new campaign of theirs to crop up before asking 'em to teach me how to play :p).

DahLliA
11-06-2010, 12:50 PM
Uh-oh. (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/UNFORTUNATEIMPLICATIONS) :eek: :p

not sure I get that :p

Zaela Sedai
11-06-2010, 04:34 PM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland Saath!!! (I'm really late! I was reading, no breaks while reaing new WoT books! So none of you are getting real personal greets, be glad you get it in your thread LOL)As I'm sure you've noticed, we have a pretty decent community of WoT fanatics over here. One of the ways that we keep it all friendly is a short list of courtesies we ask people to follow and, once in a while, actually do get followed. Imagine that! Insane people following some sort of order!


1) Don't flood the board with multiple THREADS all at once.
Allow us the time to absorb, evaluate, and discuss, OR LAUGH at one or two ideas, OR JOKES at a time. Some of us like to do a little research before responding and that can take a little time. Of course, we also have those others who are just a bit slow. Read that as "just can't handle more than one thought in their heads at once" or "dial-up modem". Your choice. I'd suggest "have a real life", but not likely. Does anyone still have dial up? Wow...it's getting hard to give the slow people an excuse

Addendum to 1) Try to stay on topic.
Going off on tangents can be super fun and is something we are all guilty of your's truly included but try and keep threads on topic unless, 1) the thread is dead or 2) the thread naturally moves over to another topic. This rule is much more lax for joke threads, pop culture threads...etc.

2) Try to back up your opinions & theories.
You'll get a lot more respect if you can. Quotes from the books (of which you CANNOT read too much) are your best weapon. Quotes from interviews are semi-acceptable. Gut feelings are pseudo-acceptable. Whitecloak blind-faith is best submitted while wearing asbestos panties.

3) Feel free to get as emotionally involved as you'd like.
Discussions can get very heated. But try not to take things personally. Remember: we only insult the ones we love. Or the ones we eventually hand over to the Trollocs.

4) Be respectful.
A lot of people have been around Theoryland for a long time. Being a Youngling means you're new around here. We do understand that you may have been reading WoT forever, but if you're gonna pick a fight regarding a WoT theory with someone who's an Elder, Ancient or Hero, understand that they've been around for a while now, and probably have posting friends. And Tamyrlin is Lord of the Board for a reason: this whole place is his brainchild. Keep that in mind. They also have posting enemies.... a good little bit of information to tuck away.

Addendum to 4: This is an international community.
In regards to the Non-WoT discussion groups, please respect the opinions of people from nations and cultures other than your own, even if you disagree with them or the policies of their leaders and politicians. Try to remember that not everyone here has the same outlook or life experience that you might. If you want to send a letter or e-mail to anyone in particular to indicate any specific moral, educational, intellectual, or genetic deficiencies they may have, feel free. Just please don't do it here.


Addendum 1 to Addendum 4: Please no angry profanity.
If you really need to tell someone off, be creative. And replacing characters with @$$ does NOT constitute creativity. I like tend to like the Shakespearean approach myself. The smarter and more subtle you are with it, just makes the person look that much more an idiot.


Addendum 2 to Addendum 4: Please be nice to Newbies.
We were all new at one time you are one right now and there is no need to come down on anyone for asking questions that to the elder community may be basic knowledge. This is for you to remember after you've been here awhile.


Addendum 3 to Addendum 4: Please TRY not to feed the Trolls.
Trust me, it ain't easy at times, but ignore the obvious instigators. Just sit yourself down between the Heroes and Ancients sharpening the WTF Couch sticks. There are many on the board who know how to deal with this breed, leave them to it. It can be quite entertaining. If things get too offensive to the population in general, Mods will intervene. We like to try and use enough wit to neutralize the trollies without help...

5) Please don't use the New Users Forum to recruit.
We have plenty of room in the other forums for begging for support for factions, theories, and the TCA. Please let the newbies look around for a while before taking sides in any pseudo-battles. ~do not feel you MUST click on Lordy's sig links and join just cause he's Lordy... it's not mandatory, butt shhhh! I did not tell you that!

6) Most important: Have Fun!
We do this because we love it and like to think that we are, at least, reasonably intelligent. Hell, some of us have deluded ourselves into believing that we've evolved into supremely intelligent beings! Half the posters here believe that divine supremacy has already come to them! My vote is for Frenzy, and myself, of course. You know the Truth when you see it. Don't let T and her massive bag o' quotes fool you there are always ways to fight back! With your on bag o'quotes of course!

We will assume some intelligence on your part. You found us, didn't you? Until you prove otherwise…and there are many who have, you'll be safe. If you get hurt if you do prove otherwise, I will offer my one free Healing…but just that once. After that you get to meet a special pair of chains, Mwahahahaa

Remember, you EARN your respect here, it's not given out freely and some may never know the pleasure.

Welcome to our little rounded corner! It’s a great time!

Enjoy!
Zaela Sedai, Official Theoryland Greeter, Mistress of Novices

lowlandr
11-08-2010, 04:24 AM
Feathermoon, a roleplaying server. My main is a gnome warlock, and I have several other characters too.

We play 4th edition, but I gotta say, I really miss 3.5. 4e has nice streamlined combat, which is cool, but it just feels like there's so much less roleplaying potential. I'm also not happy with how WotC has handled it; 4e has seemed very money-grubbing from the very start, and the recent Essentials line hasn't done anything the change that perception. :p


US server(s) I presume??

currently still playing 3.5.. 4th was money grabbing indeed... they didn't have a lot more of world development in 3.5, so not making tons of money.. They learned a few tricks and made 4.

Saathei
11-08-2010, 10:52 AM
Suggest reading Penny Arcade's blog on this, it might help with overcoming that perception. It's a bit of a money grab, but it also has helped ease kids and non role-players into the genre, so it is kinda somewhat hard to fault it, unless I am thinking of a different "essentials"? I don't personally play D&D (unfortunately do not know anyone IRL who plays, and everyone I know on TL who plays online are neck deep into a campaign, and as I have only played once or twice before, will be waiting for a new campaign of theirs to crop up before asking 'em to teach me how to play :p).
I get that it's helped ease new players into the game. With the Essentials line, though, it felt like they were saying "Oh no, totally not even a new edition" but then they went and dicked with the rules and stuff for everything else. In some cases - ie, racial traits - it's not a big deal, and actually is an improvement, but in other cases - ie, item rarity - it messes up pretty much everything they've already published. And yeah, you can just choose not to use new rules, but when everything they are publishing henceforth, including the online tools, refer to the new rules, well, it sure feels like a new edition.

I'm also displeased with the promises that they've backed out on for DDI subscribers, as well as the move of character builder to being web-based, ensuring that you absolutely must have a current subscription to build or even access your characters, whereas now you can just purchase a month for the updates you want.

US server(s) I presume??
Yeppers. :)

Zanguini
11-08-2010, 11:05 AM
I dont normally ask questions here I just encourage younglings to express their non-WoT opinions over on the non-WoT board. However you mentioned watching various encarnations of Star Trek, I would like to know which are your favorites I am a TNG fan myself But I really like ds9, I could never really get into voyager. TOS will always hold a special place in my heart but i like TNG more because thats what i grew up watching.


I played on Feathermoon myself several years ago.

Nazbaque
02-06-2011, 07:05 AM
The Naz is back welcome number 20!

Welcome Saathei!

You may call me Naz!

*Sets himself on fire*

Bikini Zae, whiskey, easy women, curious words to google, the confusing Norwegian language and TOM discussion! You tempt me but I will not give in! although that letter was bloody hilarious and Rand was cooler than ever and all that stuff in the end and- NO I WILL NOT BE DISTRACTED!