Nostalgia

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by Gups, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. Gups

    Gups One of Freddy's beloved

    Coming back here has brought so many good and funny memories for me, its been great :)

    I started browsing and stalking myself over the years and found some old posts from myself on the Barrysworld archive forums and Wireplay forums from the year 2000 13 years ago !! :)

    That's as far back on me I have found so far not sure how deep down the rabbit hole I want to go...

    Just wondering how far you lot go back and from where ?

    This was Counter-stike days and winning the Barrysworld Tournament with ECSF .... Never did get that hat.... bloody 'Game' not the game but Game!
     
  2. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing


    Blame Bigfoot and Ted for any hat allocation issues.
     
  3. Deebs

    Deebs Chief Arsewipe Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    The beginning, I blame TedTheDog for dragging me kicking and screaming :p Clan Fluffy ftw \0/
     
  4. Gups

    Gups One of Freddy's beloved

    Nah unless I am completely old and lost my memory it was because BW stopped at that point and game took over?
     
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  5. Aoami

    Aoami I am a FH squatter

    I joined BW in either 2001 or 2002, not a great deal of time before the move to FH. 12, years nearly half my life!
     
  6. Raven

    Raven Brrrrr!

    Yeah joined BW some time in 2002, when I started playing DAOC.
     
  7. DaGaffer

    DaGaffer Down With That Sorta Thing


    Bigfoot had a prize budget...for hats...even after GAME took over. There was a pallet full of BarrysWorld cups, hats, t-shirts (I found mine the other day), beer mats etc. that we wouldn't have got through in a century.
     
  8. Gups

    Gups One of Freddy's beloved

    :(

    Think we got some game vouchers for winning however BW hats were much kudos!!

    Ah these memories :) all warm and fuzzy
     
  9. Cerb

    Cerb FH is my second home

    I think I joined in 03-04. I know that I definitely joined after the move to FH. The weird thing is I didn't really start using the forum until about 2 years after I had quit DAOC, which was the reason I came here in the first place.
     
  10. Turamber

    Turamber FH is my second home

    I get rather embarrassed at the some of the things I posted in my Dark Age of Camelot days, but then wistful about some of the nice people I met and lost contact with.
     
  11. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    Probably around 1998, at least sometime near 98. I used the 0845 dialup a lot as well as other stuff, my 0845 usage got so bad I ran up a quarterly phone bill of £1000 on my dads business line....oops.
     
  12. Gups

    Gups One of Freddy's beloved

    Rofl BT used to have an unlimited 0800 service that was cool!!
    On my 14.4 modem :)

    I still remember getting home highway and being one if the few LPB's and when a new patch came out I would go dual channel and download at 128k fear my speed!
     
  13. Deebs

    Deebs Chief Arsewipe Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    Way back then, 98 I think, I had a 64k leased line to my house, thought I was l33t but alas I was shit but was blind to it.
     
  14. Gups

    Gups One of Freddy's beloved

    These youngsters with there 100meg home connections do not know how easy they have it!!!
     
  15. Deebs

    Deebs Chief Arsewipe Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    Careful, Zarjazz had 100mb back then, uni scumbag!
     
  16. Gups

    Gups One of Freddy's beloved

    I found a Hayes 14.4 modem the other day at work sealed in a box. I might break it out and play with it just for kicks
     
  17. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    I loved my Janet connection in Uni. 300kps in 1992 to my room.

    Yes. The first thing I *ever* saw on the "internet" was porn. Someone came into my room and asked me to type in a certain sequence of numbers.

    Up came this story about the Thundercats. Wiley Kit and Wiley Kat were gettin' it on, Cheetara was getting it in both ends from Panthro and Tigra and Lion-o was getting bummed by Snarf. :D


    But yeah. BW. From 1998. God love Starseige: Tribes.
     
  18. Deebs

    Deebs Chief Arsewipe Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    Fuck, Tribes, I remember taking delivery BY HAND of a gold CD holding Tribes the game. Stop it!!!!
     
  19. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    I still remember your 128 player server*.

    Fucking 64 player servers are trumpeted nowadays and I think it's a bit pathetic. Gaming hasn't moved forward from Tribes IMO. That was the zenith of the FPS genre for me. :)




    * when it was up - you were pushing it quite hard there ;)
     
  20. Deebs

    Deebs Chief Arsewipe Staff member Moderator FH Subscriber

    Think it struck a chord there, back then, all those years ago we were playing 64 users per server on shit bandwidth and even today the dedicated server has been left behind, show me a dedicated FPS server that can handle more than 64 concurrent users....? The problem with online play today is that there is the MMO area and the rest, MMO has moved forward, the rest has not. (The rest being FPS and most other genre).
     
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  21. Embattle

    Embattle FH is my second home

    I remember when I eventually got BT highway and thought how much of an improvement it was, even lived it up on some weekends and used both lines.
     
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  22. Scouse

    Scouse HERO! FH Subscriber

    Completely agree.

    In fact, I'd say there's been a revival of 80's style gaming - stylistically and graphically. The only arena (apart from MMO's) that is pushing the boundaries is the indy scene. Small projects with low development costs which necessarily have to focus on gameplay.

    I can't remember a game I've enjoyed as much as FTL for quite a while, for example. And there's a host of stuff that goes with that - the duality of PC gaming at the moment is seemingly a cross between the RIAA-of-gaming (big corporate EA bollocks) and the cool indy Andrew-Braybrook style stuff of the 80's (Geoff Minter and his actual abusing of sheep and llama's).

    I know which side of the fence I currently sit on. And it ain't the big-dollar shite that appeals to teenagers.

    A good example of gaming not moving forward is this: Elite is being remade. I first played it on the BBC Micro in, like, '84. I've yet to find a space game that captures my imagination in the same way. Star Citizen's going some way to make that sort of shite happen - but that's thirty years after the first idea came into our heads and we've been waiting all this time.

    The lesson gaming's never really learned is that we don't really need spanky spanky graphics. We need something to spank our imagination...
     
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  23. Gups

    Gups One of Freddy's beloved

    [quote="Scouse,

    A good example of gaming not moving forward is this: Elite is being remade. I first played it on the BBC Micro in, like, '84. I've yet to find a space game that captures my imagination in the same way. Star Citizen's going some way to make that sort of shite happen - but that's thirty years after the first idea came into our heads and we've been waiting all this time.

    The lesson gaming's never really learned is that we don't really need spanky spanky graphics. We need something to spank our imagination...[/quote]


    I too was an elite junkie on the BBQ then spectrum. Another great game that i loved was " the Oracle" shite graphics now of course but captured my imagination. Graphics are good for initial take in. For example barbarian on the spectrum was another shocking graphics game but ok story, blood and a huge picture of Maria Whitaker clevage on te packet ;)
     
  24. Jeros

    Jeros Part of the furniture

    Nostalgia eh?

    [​IMG]
     
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