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#41 Flix

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Posted 02 December 2013 - 10:28 PM

For some reason though, we seem to be able to squeeze some value out of this game, with some corollary games running on the side. 

I know a lot of other friends I have online move from site to site like lemmings, jumping off the proverbial cliff as soon as a new game is released.

 

:)

 

gogo

I like to set up camp on multiple game forums, since my game library is fairly big (although most are in the same genre), I like to seek out the "go-to, must-visit" centers of info and mods for each game.  Often it's just the official forums, but sometimes those are defunct or abandoned, which is how I ended up here of course.  :sweating:  

 

But the only forum I am a serious old timer at is the Larian forums (member since 2003), since Divine Divinity was the first game that sent me looking to a community for info on the game.  And I struck gold, it was a fantastic place to be.  Much as many of you have teary fond memories of the golden days of SIF, I am the same way with the Larian forums.  It's where I learned everything about being part of an online community.  Of course it's still around and very active, but people and friends come and go.   :closedeyes:


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#42 gogoblender

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:17 AM

Um.. OK.. Tho the forum software already has the 1st one - it's visible anytime you hover the mouse over your name in the post listings..

 

Heh, yep, that's how I checked for myself.

Anyway...

 

Joined: Sep 13 2011.  Been a member about 2 years, 2 months, and 2 weeks.

 

When I arrived: a few months before the join date

 

How I arrived: Lurked around Sacred Internation Forum (SIF) during the days of playing Sacred Underworld (2007).  Took some time away from Sacred, and when I came back to the franchise with Sacred 2 (around late 2010), I found Ascaron had shut down and SIF was a ghost town.  IdRNIQX.gif At first, I didn't really believe that a place called "Darkmatters" was the go-to place for Sacred stuff, (how could it be, it didn't even have "Sacred" in the site name!) but after lurking for a few months I realized, this was THE place for the Sacred community. :thumbsup:

 

I still probably wouldn't have joined, except that you have to register to use the Downloads section.  Then after that, I found that the thing I wanted to download, the Halgrim's Law set for the Dragon Mage, had a dead link.  So I made a post asking for a reupload, and here's the pivotal moment that would forever seal in my involvement in this community:  Instead of reuploading it, mastermind Gogoblender PM's me and says, "hey here's a link to this database of all the set items called MegaDev.  You could probably get the set from there, and, if you want, you can reupload the file here on Darkmatters yourself." HbKbJh0.gif

 

So I got the set and reuploaded it.  "Wow, that felt good," I thought.  "Why don't I upload the Christmas sets too?"  Then evil genius Gogo again PM's me and says, "hey I added you to the SacredWiki... gee it sure would be swell if someone would add download button links to the pages of all the new sets you've uploaded"  ("Mwa ha haaa" he thinks to himself).  fEUzhnp.gif

 

And then somehow years later I'm hooked, finding myself donating to SacredWiki and working on it like mad, checking Darkmatters every day as part of my morning routine...  You diabolical mastermind, Gogoooooo!  I just wanted to download a set!  PutPDTr.gif

 

 

hahahah, Flix this is just about my favorite sentiments for the day...this concept of a hidden bustling, tucked away world with this old, almost forgotten cherished game, being busy and supporting one the largest independant game wiki's in the world!

Its' like you blipped though a pocket dimension and found DarkMatters, light warmth, laughter and time travels to dinosaurs! :4rofl:

Thanks for the props! But all your contributions have now gotten you u a part of the family.  And that's really how it happens here.

People work at darkmatters, there is direction, purpose, and yes, millions of pages to add to this interminable Wiki

:hugs:

 

K, back to crazy time!

:crazy:

 

gogo



#43 gogoblender

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:21 AM

For some reason though, we seem to be able to squeeze some value out of this game, with some corollary games running on the side. 

I know a lot of other friends I have online move from site to site like lemmings, jumping off the proverbial cliff as soon as a new game is released.

 

:)

 

gogo

I like to set up camp on multiple game forums, since my game library is fairly big (although most are in the same genre), I like to seek out the "go-to, must-visit" centers of info and mods for each game.  Often it's just the official forums, but sometimes those are defunct or abandoned, which is how I ended up here of course.  :sweating:  

 

But the only forum I am a serious old timer at is the Larian forums (member since 2003), since Divine Divinity was the first game that sent me looking to a community for info on the game.  And I struck gold, it was a fantastic place to be.  Much as many of you have teary fond memories of the golden days of SIF, I am the same way with the Larian forums.  It's where I learned everything about being part of an online community.  Of course it's still around and very active, but people and friends come and go.   :closedeyes:

 

That was the first game I bought for my PC! Divine Divinity, (loved the alliterative quality of the title) and it just "oozed" creativity... 

Thing was, it was hard for me to follow through, to, and so dark...

caved in and picked up I think the second warcraft?  Just got mesmerized and completely sucked into the way it made me ran the quests...

After finishing that was bored, and always looking online, and saw Sacred as a demo being offered...when I saw my toon firing arrows from a horse at a orc/troll running around it in a circle *kaching!" was sold

And the rest, they say, is history

 

:)

 

gogo



#44 gogoblender

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:22 AM

 

 

  • When you arrived at DarkMatters: 31 May 2007
  • How many years here you've been a member: registered user since day one, me thinks, and a proud D.a.r.k. member since 23 July 2007
  • How did you find this site: SIF

 

It was a complete trip down memory lane digging up this info! :P

Did I mention I miss the groove theme? :sun:     

5 years Timo?

I thought we'd dragged you in earlier than that :P

I remember years ago that huge fall u took and those bruises all over your...seems like aeons ago, with you off to another country and practically married now!

:bounce:

 

gogo

 

Ahh master gogoblender, the one who dragged me into this place :lol:  but, if I'm counting correctly, that's 6 not 5 years :badbad: but hey, still a Dutchie here! We only went to S'pore and Bali on a trip, we didn't end up staying there! And about that married bit HUSH my gf might hear you! :ninja2:

Ahh, six years?

Timo, you could actulally be in top 25 I think?

We're going to supply canes next year

:P

 

gogo



#45 gogoblender

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:24 AM

I know a lot of other friends I have online move from site to site like lemmings, jumping off the proverbial cliff as soon as a new game is released.

I think this is because these communities care more about what game they are playing rather than the people they are playing with.  I think that's why we always come back to D.a.r.k - the community is epic :D

:blush:

That's pretty much the best thing that an online group can aspire too, being family, and this is why, when we wake up,we're able to smile at the site, isntead of get angry over curses, smears and trolls.

 

Bless u

 

:hugs:

 

gogo



#46 tom.morrow

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:41 AM


 
 

 I visited a friend who at that time was running a local computer game store 
 
 He sat me down on a PC and said "look man, you know diablo, right?" 
 "Yeah, 'course I do" I said, not suspecting in the least what was comming at me. 
 
 "There ya go, take a look at this and tell me your oppinion" says he ( with a sinister smile, I now recall ) 
 and fires up the fresh installed game  ( virgin sacred 1, just out of a box install, no toons made yet ) 
 
 "OH MY DOG.!.!.!" me goes and *kaching!* is an understatement... 
 
 My 'Arwen' (1st toon, a wood elf) practically playtested the game 
 for his customers right there, in the shop and having an audience 
 of kids and passer by's and whatnot, Arwen kept happily shooting arrow after arrow. 
 

 
 Dude was I sold.! 

 

 

 cheers 

 

 

 

Stop pushing that button!



#47 Chrona

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 02:44 AM

1. Arrived here straight off the boat from Start Isle and...

 

 

1. me too :)  March 09

2. 4y 9m

3. met Viper and Schot in Sacred2...and joined DM

 

:viking:


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#48 Nighthawk

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 10:56 AM

1. Registered in may 09. Haven't been much around before that.

2. About 4.6 years.

3. Found this forum in the wiki, and that on google.



#49 haydn983

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 05:30 PM

. 6th of march 2013 is when I joined DM

. about 10 months, I have been on wiki getting builds

. I found DM by search in google, I view other forums but they were like dead so here I am



#50 Putrescine

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 02:55 PM

This is a great initiative gogo. Love it  :drunkards:

 

I came here and lurked for approximately 4-5 months before I actually made an account.

As for when I joined the FDM experience, it was 21st of December 2007. So, we've just passed my 6th anniversary as a member here.

As for how and why I found this forum is probably the thing I remember the most. Because I was looking for a way to avoid those pesky Skeleton Mages 1hit kill resurrection bugs. So after a few hours of googling, I bought the underworld expansion and never had that problem again.


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#51 Veracious

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 07:35 PM

I had joined years back (2009 or 2010) with a different email but it must have been erased from non use. That or I couldn't figure out what the old username was to get my old log in. But I'm back now for a month or so n I love this game so much. Hoping to get to know you all. Its been a great community from what I see n I'm happy to be part of it now.

#52 gogoblender

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 08:20 PM

1. Arrived here straight off the boat from Start Isle and...

 

 

1. me too :)  March 09

2. 4y 9m

3. met Viper and Schot in Sacred2...and joined DM

 

:viking:

 

Thanks Chrona for posting, and I'm gonna double up on this post and make it a Merry Happy one too :D

It's like there's a big family with the German community and us across the sea, and you've helped us strengthen it well

I feel like you have a home here, you've made with us over the years.

 

:)

 

gogo
 



#53 gogoblender

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 08:27 PM

1. Registered in may 09. Haven't been much around before that.

2. About 4.6 years.

3. Found this forum in the wiki, and that on google.

 

 

Thanks nighthawk!

And love the supporting member badge!

:)

 

gogo



#54 gogoblender

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 08:29 PM

. 6th of march 2013 is when I joined DM

. about 10 months, I have been on wiki getting builds

. I found DM by search in google, I view other forums but they were like dead so here I am

Thanks for posting Haydn

lol I feel that all the bugs in this game made the wiki and this reference community that much more indispensable

Okay we're not a dead community then...

We're the UNDEAD!

:)

 

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#55 gogoblender

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 08:32 PM

This is a great initiative gogo. Love it  :drunkards:

 

I came here and lurked for approximately 4-5 months before I actually made an account.

As for when I joined the FDM experience, it was 21st of December 2007. So, we've just passed my 6th anniversary as a member here.

As for how and why I found this forum is probably the thing I remember the most. Because I was looking for a way to avoid those pesky Skeleton Mages 1hit kill resurrection bugs. So after a few hours of googling, I bought the underworld expansion and never had that problem again.

Good ole Put!

you get a hug

:hugs:

I remember years and years ago playing with you on the servers, and you were so completely mesmerzied and hooked on the power of the Dryad.  Your Dryad guide build "The Wall" was the fore runner of all the good stuff that came after, and I'll never forget how you hooked into the hidden mechanics of the Dryad Voodoo builds, they still are, to this day, elegant, powerful and full of surprises.

Yeah it's been years huh^^

Merry Christmas Put

 

:)

 

gogo



#56 gogoblender

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 08:34 PM

I had joined years back (2009 or 2010) with a different email but it must have been erased from non use. That or I couldn't figure out what the old username was to get my old log in. But I'm back now for a month or so n I love this game so much. Hoping to get to know you all. Its been a great community from what I see n I'm happy to be part of it now.

Every person that finds us adds and makes a difference.

Those who persevere find a home with us

until they go mad

:crazy:

 

gogo



#57 Veracious

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 09:56 PM


I had joined years back (2009 or 2010) with a different email but it must have been erased from non use. That or I couldn't figure out what the old username was to get my old log in. But I'm back now for a month or so n I love this game so much. Hoping to get to know you all. Its been a great community from what I see n I'm happy to be part of it now.

Every person that finds us adds and makes a difference.
Those who persevere find a home with us
until they go mad
:crazy:
 
gogo

Lucky for me I was mad before I got here

:-)

#58 Putrescine

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Posted 24 December 2013 - 11:40 PM

Good ole Put!

you get a hug

:hugs:

I remember years and years ago playing with you on the servers, and you were so completely mesmerzied and hooked on the power of the Dryad.  Your Dryad guide build "The Wall" was the fore runner of all the good stuff that came after, and I'll never forget how you hooked into the hidden mechanics of the Dryad Voodoo builds, they still are, to this day, elegant, powerful and full of surprises.

Yeah it's been years huh^^

Merry Christmas Put

 

:)

 

gogo

Yea, it really has been far too long gogo.

I keep wishing and hoping for the day the servers come back online, but I think that's just a dream destined for ruin.

Hopefully there'll be yet another game coming which will support the weekly kami, and all the shenanigans surrounding it :-) Whilst still being confusing enough to make me go bald once more.

 

Oh, and merry christmas to you too  :l_santa:


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#59 gogoblender

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 08:51 AM

 


I had joined years back (2009 or 2010) with a different email but it must have been erased from non use. That or I couldn't figure out what the old username was to get my old log in. But I'm back now for a month or so n I love this game so much. Hoping to get to know you all. Its been a great community from what I see n I'm happy to be part of it now.

Every person that finds us adds and makes a difference.
Those who persevere find a home with us
until they go mad
:crazy:
 
gogo

Lucky for me I was mad before I got here

:-)

 

We woulda had to " oust" you for being a counterfeit if you weren't!

:lol:

 

gogo



#60 gogoblender

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Posted 25 December 2013 - 08:52 AM

Good ole Put!

you get a hug

:hugs:

I remember years and years ago playing with you on the servers, and you were so completely mesmerzied and hooked on the power of the Dryad.  Your Dryad guide build "The Wall" was the fore runner of all the good stuff that came after, and I'll never forget how you hooked into the hidden mechanics of the Dryad Voodoo builds, they still are, to this day, elegant, powerful and full of surprises.

Yeah it's been years huh^^

Merry Christmas Put

 

:)

 

gogo

Yea, it really has been far too long gogo.

I keep wishing and hoping for the day the servers come back online, but I think that's just a dream destined for ruin.

Hopefully there'll be yet another game coming which will support the weekly kami, and all the shenanigans surrounding it :-) Whilst still being confusing enough to make me go bald once more.

 

Oh, and merry christmas to you too  :l_santa:

 

 

Regarding a future "closed" kind of community or possibility, if one day that code was made open by the publishers, it would be easy to find hosting for that, with private servers.

Yes, at cost, but what joy!

:)

 

gogo






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