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Greetings and felicitations…

Ok, ok, so I’m a bit late saying something here. I’ve already posted dozens of times in the Message Boards, gotten into arguments with long-time members and no doubt ruffled more than a few feathers with my off-kilter ideas and determined defense tactics.

For those who care, here’s some basic stats that might help you understand some things about me.

White male, age 51. I remained single until age 33 when I married a woman who already had 3 kids (now THAT’S lazy, Lol!).

Spent 8 years US Air Force, 5 years as a radio DJ.

Bopped around in a couple of other miscellaneous income generating jobs of no interest to anyone. Currently working as a government employee involved in the justice system in Texas.

I’m a game player – I’ve been doing RPG’s for 32 years, as well as a bit of a gambler (I count cards at Blackjack) and love going to Las Vegas as often as I can manage (which isn’t ever enough).

I’ve been known to read and study Law for fun and have successfully defended myself and my family, without legal counsel, in two civil spats.

I’ve been reading SciFi/Fantasy since I was a kid and have a library of about 1,000 books that I keep around for re-read and reference. WoT is definitely among them.

I stumbled onto another “theory site” about two years ago, and did some occasional lurking until I finally screwed myself up to actually join in the “debates”. My timing sucked because that ended up being about a month before they announced that they would be closing down. I took their recommendations and looked around and decided that Theoryland was my next best bet and jumped in without even checking the water temperature, because I figured it couldn’t be any rougher than the other place.

My main interest in the WoT related discussions and theories, so I probably won’t be saying much on the other “chat” areas.

So far it’s been fun and informative. Hope I don’t end up being a wet blanket or more trouble them I’m worth.
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Old 03-05-2009, 05:52 PM
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Uh-oh, someone warn him about Sini!

Anyways, welcome. You're one of the oldest people here, you know. I think only 4 people have you beat (Weird Harold, John Snow, 4Alethinos, and Pops'taer).
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Welcome to TL, OutFoxed. I did, indeed, spot your posts in General.
And I don't think we'll be closing down in two months, or anytime in the near future, it seems that neither the hamsters, nor the greeks managed to silence us..
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Uh-oh, someone warn him about Sini!

Anyways, welcome. You're one of the oldest people here, you know. I think only 4 people have you beat (Weird Harold, John Snow, 4Alethinos, and Pops'taer).
That figures, doesn't it? WH doesn't like to lose any argument and now he's already won the "whose older, you or me?" thing! LOL!
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That figures, doesn't it? WH doesn't like to lose any argument and now he's already won the "whose older, you or me?" thing! LOL!
I'd say that's not a bad thing. I forgot about another person that has you beat, but I don't think she would appreciate me lumping her with the olde pharte club.
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Welcome Outfoxed!!!

Nice little bio you gave

I have noticed your posts as well, and it is always great to have new blood to get the Theoryboard hopping again.

And coming into a family with three kids ready-made, that's the opposite of lazy, that's crazy

What is you favourite RPG? I am always looking for other Oblivion fans...
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Old 04-03-2009, 03:53 PM
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Oooh- so we have:

Me
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Ozy is hooked now (probably why he's MIA )

What kind of character do you play Spammer?

And Anaiya too- I don't think I asked you.
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In Morrowind and Oblivion I have been a Redguard. If you cut me open right now, I would bleed Redguard blood...
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Old 04-03-2009, 07:56 PM
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heheh

Morrowind and Oblivion I was a Wood Elf archer. But right now I am a High Elf mage. I just completed the game with her, so I might do a third- perhaps a Red Guard- I want to be a warrior this time.
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I went through Morrowind once as a Nord, and I'm going through Oblivion again with an Orc... but the Redguard is where my heart truly lies. I'll go on Morrowind just to pick mushrooms and such, as I believe I have beaten everything. I assume you've done the expansion packs for both?
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yep- done and conquered. I can't wait for the next game, but there isn't even a rumour yet of the next Elder Scrolls release

Right now I am decorating my house in Skingrad....and performing random assassinations as requested by the Night Mother of course.
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I have Morrowind, but somehow I never figured it out... like with the mushrooms and stuff. There's no way to find out what it does for you...
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Raising your alchemy skill reveals what the ingredients are good for. You can buy training from Ajira in Balmora Mage's Guild or just collect salt rise, marshmarrow, cork bulp and (can't remember the plants name but lots of it grows in the north eastern parts of the island) mixing any two of these together makes good restore health potions and it is fairly easy to get large ammounts of all four.
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I have to give up Oblivion for a few weeks, as its almost exams/heavy-drinking-springtime time.

However, my only complaint with the game is its ridiculous ease. I am a level 6 blade mage who can easily kill the entire Imperial city without breaking a sweat. Hardly seems fair. If every NPC in the game came running at me, I'm about 45% certain I could kill them all without dying.

That said, I understand its a plot-oriented game meant to further the story, and make you solve little riddles and do things like sneaking around in order to finish it optimally.

I really, really, REALLY liked the whodunit quest for the Dark Brotherhood storyline. Not to ruin it for anyone, but when you say to the woman "I'm an assassin here to kill you all," and she laughs... well, I almost pissed myself.

But there has to be SOMETHING wrong with a level 3 character becoming the Listener of the Black Hand, right?

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Have you checked your difficulty setting. It might be set so that you do six times normal level damage. I tried the hardest setting once and a bleedin scamp kicked my butt. granted I didn't have any potions and very poor equipment but still.
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I thought there might have been a difficulty setting, but I've been too lazy to look for it. There was no other explanation for the ridiculous ease of the game.

Its gotten to the point where it almost wasn't fun, because it was just "run into cave, grab item, fast travel, find something else to do"

I'm actually running out of quests to do because I finish them so fast, and certain ones have level requirements.

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That figures, doesn't it? WH doesn't like to lose any argument and now he's already won the "whose older, you or me?" thing! LOL!
Not just older, I've got you beat in time of service since I retired after 21 years, 3 months and 3 days (or thereabouts) from the Air Force.

You do have me beat in Radio DJ tenure and number of kids (although I've probably got you beat in newborn diaper changes.)
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There's a justice system there? I thought that whenever a crime was said to have occurred, they just threw some random people into jail and considered that sufficient deterrent.
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since I usually never visit the general forum anymore(non-wot is where it's at) I haven't seen you before so welcome to TL

seeing as there isn't any other refreshments here yet...

*rolls in the house sized keg*

never fear, the beer's here !
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