View Full Version : WOT caused major regreat in my life

02-21-2011, 11:51 PM
Hi, I'm a lurker this past few months, I found WOT books for the first time last year and have gone through them twice now. The reason for the title is that I am 38 years old and have lived my entire life in Charleston SC, have done major contracting jobs at the Citadel, and read books, But had no idea who Robert Jordan was until last year.i cant help but think that if I had been keeping up each time a new book came out the last 20 years that some how I could have got it sighed to myself and been able to go all fanboy on Mr Jordan. One thing I am glad of in a way is that I did not have the 20 years wait and be unsure of the series not coming to a end after Mr. Jordans death. One very cool thing to report, I am now searching out HB copies of all the books in good display shape, well I spotted 3 nice volumes this bast Saturday at our local flea market for $3 of 2 for 5, LOL. The cool thing about that is old hat for you guys more then likely, but I now have a SIGNED copy of book 10, for3 bucks, I felt all sad and happy looking at that signature.http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o135/tom2step100/006-1.jpg

PS- stopped by the Citadel and looked at the Robert Jordan display, kind of disappointing, I feel.

02-22-2011, 12:31 AM
The Borders near my house always seems to have hardcovers. I too joined the series later on. I think I started in 2006(maybe it was 2005). I have all of the books in paperback except for The Gathering Storm and The Towers of Midnight which I have hardcover. I hope to collect the hardcovers for the previous volumes as well.

02-22-2011, 01:19 AM
Hey! Welcome to TL both of you! Glad you've made it on here. Posting is much more fun than lurking :P

02-22-2011, 10:16 PM
Hey, welcome to TL!

Zaela Sedai
02-23-2011, 07:56 AM
Consider yourself officially welcomed to Theoryland Tom!!! (I cannot believe you found a signed copy for 3 bucks, lucky you. So awesome you found the series, it's ok you were late!!)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!

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02-24-2011, 01:25 AM
welcome !

straightjackets are over there ->

the beer has been stolen by Augustus Caesar, but I'm currently fighting to get it back

02-24-2011, 12:22 PM
Augustus Ceasar, eh? Haven't had the chance to play civ V yet, need a new computer, but the fellow can be a nasty opponent in civ IV.

Anyway *Sets himself on fire* a flaming welcome to you Tom!

02-24-2011, 06:36 PM
Augustus Ceasar, eh? Haven't had the chance to play civ V yet, need a new computer, but the fellow can be a nasty opponent in civ IV.

Anyway *Sets himself on fire* a flaming welcome to you Tom!

I won ! the beer is safely back in our hands.

it was a cultural victory though. didn't have time to destroy everyone before they won with science.

but I got Caesar at least. the dastardly beer thief

02-24-2011, 11:18 PM
I stopped playing with the cultural victory a long time ago. It always turned up just when I was about to kick arse.

Did you know that it's possible to get every religion founded in your capital?

Anaiya Sedai
02-25-2011, 04:36 AM
welcome to TL!

I haven't been on the newbie boards for ages, but I have to admit that I got drawn in because I wanted to know what "regreat" meant...


02-25-2011, 03:15 PM
...I wanted to know what "regreat" meant...

And there's a taste of what it is like to post in Theoryland. :-)
Every time I hit the 'Submit Reply' button, I always wonder which of the Elders will rip my post apart next, or if they'll even bother because my post wasn't worth it, which is somehow worse than the said ripping. At least ripping my post apart says I got someone's attention.

All in fun though. I get my dumber ideas quickly dispelled, and it would be boring if people just agreed with each other. I'm usually more amazed at the level of thought and knowledge that topics are discussed here. On any given conversation thread, I could expect to find some new bit of mythology I did not know before, or culture, or science. The mathematical calculations a couple were doing to figure out if/how Traveling weaves adjust for shape, distance, movement and rotation of 'the world' are just crazy though, I have to admit.

Grats on the signed copy.

02-25-2011, 05:25 PM
I haven't been on the newbie boards for ages, but I have to admit that I got drawn in because I wanted to know what "regreat" meant...


Same here :cool:

02-25-2011, 07:06 PM
I stopped playing with the cultural victory a long time ago. It always turned up just when I was about to kick arse.

Did you know that it's possible to get every religion founded in your capital?

no religion in V. and I never played IV :p

02-25-2011, 08:26 PM
It's all about Empire Earth.

02-26-2011, 05:40 AM
no religion in V. and I never played IV :p



I take it you never played any of the first three either. If so I find it rather amusing that the only one you have played is the only one I haven't.

I can recommend everyone of them.

I, because it is the first.

II was mostly a graphic upgrade, but it had these advisors in it. At any point you could call a meeting of the council and they would offer suggestions or praise and argue with eachother. Hilarious bit of comic relief. I think youtube has a few videos.

III was again graphically superior, but it also introduced new concepts such as resources, culture, national wonders, leader traits, the worker unit and new diplomatic agreements.

IV was almost completely different to all previous civs. The cities were changed. The combat system was changed. The government was devided into five categories of choices when there previously was only one. Religions were introduced. And with pretty much everything else there was just more.

02-26-2011, 10:34 AM
Er Dah...the beer seems to have evaporated. *hiccup*

Welcome Welcome.