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Van Hemlock Episode 20
Mon, 29 Sep 2008 09:27:00 GMT [download/play]



Our 20th episode brings more news and what we're playing. This week we've both started new games give our first impressions on Warhammer and A Tale in the Desert. We're nothing if not 100% cutting edge.

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Episode 20 Discussion Thread

'Death by Hemlock' by xBevisx
Submitted on 2008-09-30 11:01:39 CST
Now are you sure that you havent broken your 3 month rule, Mr Hemlock, sir?

I couldve sworn I got killed by a Witch Hunter under the name Hemlock during a WAR scenario the other night!



'Alas, not I' by VanHemlock
Submitted on 2008-09-30 12:29:46 CST
Not me...although I am flattered that I have imitators, and reassured that he went with Witch Hunter at least :)

Reminds me of Tabula Rasa - there was a chap with Hemlock as a last name in there, and seem to always be where I was! Infuriating!



'On the impoliteness of grabbing chests.' by Melmothulhu
Submitted on 2008-10-01 02:29:30 CST
"By the time I'd cleaved my way through the monsters some invisible ninja rogue would run in and grab the chest. There's no way around it unless you lock the chest to the monster somehow, but that becomes a bit restrictive and artificial".

Have one of the monsters drop the key to the chest.

Et wallah! As they say. Somewhere. Probably.



'Chillout games' by Zoso
Submitted on 2008-10-01 09:45:45 CST
Dunno about chillout MMOs, but I find Audiosurf can be a lovely relaxing break from FIGHTING AND STABBING, RAH. (Needs careful choice of music, obviously, chilled jazz or mellow classical good, thrash metal and hardcore dance bad. Avoid Edwin Starr for a full break from WAR.) Music Catch ( http://kiasa.org/2008/09/19/music-catch/ ) is online and free and does a similar job.


'WarHammer' by rgoff31
Submitted on 2008-10-01 15:33:09 CST
I'm finding the game plays much better on a high/high verses being on a low/low server. I could see myself playing on multiple servers just for a change of pace and experiencing different player/guild ratios. I think getting into a guild would be very important part of playing, much more than other MMOs I've played in.