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Re: "Tastes May Vary"
« Reply #30 on: August 10, 2012, 12:42:34 pm »
I'm sure he has a good reason to not have Steam.

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Re: "Tastes May Vary"
« Reply #31 on: August 10, 2012, 01:15:53 pm »
I HAVE steam, it's just not updated cause I am a tightwad and don't want to pay for the expensive high-speed, or to pay for inexpensive high speed and get locked into a contract.

So, dial-up.

And I know that eventually I will just have to go into the whole thing and get high speed. Which I'm planning on doing in a few months, so I guess I'll see you guys around in games and such, and I am told that steam has chat, so, yeah.  That too.
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Re: "Tastes May Vary"
« Reply #32 on: August 10, 2012, 01:19:51 pm »
How old are you?

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Re: "Tastes May Vary"
« Reply #33 on: August 10, 2012, 01:21:30 pm »
Why should I tell you? Huh? HUH?

13. But I pay for my own Internet.

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Re: "Tastes May Vary"
« Reply #34 on: August 10, 2012, 01:35:27 pm »
Begin hazing.

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Re: "Tastes May Vary"
« Reply #35 on: August 10, 2012, 01:36:14 pm »
I am not familiar with this term.

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Re: "Tastes May Vary"
« Reply #36 on: August 10, 2012, 01:47:19 pm »
Call an adult,quick!

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Re: "Tastes May Vary"
« Reply #37 on: August 10, 2012, 01:53:17 pm »
The only definition I found, unless this is slang:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hazing

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Re: "Tastes May Vary"
« Reply #38 on: August 10, 2012, 01:58:15 pm »
Thirteen, and you pay for your own internet? Daymn, how'dya manage that feat?

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Re: "Tastes May Vary"
« Reply #39 on: August 10, 2012, 01:58:55 pm »
Dial-up is a dollar an hour.

EDIT: Also the local library has broadband if I need it.
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Re: "Tastes May Vary"
« Reply #40 on: August 10, 2012, 02:10:08 pm »
A dollar an hour... have you done all the math on this? How many hours are you online in an average week?

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Re: "Tastes May Vary"
« Reply #41 on: August 10, 2012, 02:15:33 pm »
Probably only one to two in a week, not including occasional library broadband use to download things on my flash drive. There's a local internet provider that has a pretty cheap five-bucks-a-month thing, and I'm conveniently on dial-up about five hours a month. A lot of my internet time used for videos and downloads is mostly off school wi-fi and library computers. Overall it's pretty cheap, but I can't use proprietary download services like Steam or iTunes.

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Re: "Tastes May Vary"
« Reply #42 on: August 10, 2012, 02:25:22 pm »
I need to speed up my mission to launch some satellites and start my own Internet.

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Re: "Tastes May Vary"
« Reply #43 on: August 10, 2012, 02:29:31 pm »
I would buy this PatNet.

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Re: "Tastes May Vary"
« Reply #44 on: August 10, 2012, 09:44:52 pm »
I have to second Minecraft, though.
Admittedly, I was really sucked into it at one point. At first, I only saw it when it was at a really rudimentary early infiniminer-type stage, then forgot about it. Fast forwarding a while, I hear that you can build forges and craft things, and get ore and need to make shelters. I play it on a free weekend they had, and get hooked. I buy it, I play the hell out of it for a little while on solo, and then completely lose interest.

The magic ingredient here, is creation. People just love making stuff with their own two hands, even if it is ugly as all hell. If it functions in some way, then the chances are people can find fun and pride in making and tweaking it. Couple that with the 'greed game' of hoarding ore and levelling up your equipment, and it has some amusement. But then you realise how lacking the exploration is, without any real attractions to find other than slightly-cooler-than-dirt natural land formations. Minecraft was less about adventure and more about screwing around without purpose. Once you burn out, it gets hard to like it again. Multiplayer only really succeeds a bit more, because your home isn't just a fun project, it's also a matter of pride. In a sense, a non-conflict competitive e-peen.

I guess this is why I liked Terraria far more. There was more actual game to that.
Though to be honest I could see why even Terraria wouldn't appeal to some.
*shrugs a bit*