Can I Hang My Screenshot on the Fridge?

I finished the Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos single player game last weekend. I had restarted it countless times. I've had to restart it because every few months I uninstall the game after a particularly frustrating string of defeats during multiplayer games. But I always come back and reinstall. Finally, this past weekend, I clawed my way through the orc and night elf campaigns to finish the game...on normal. I'm not even pretending this should be an event worth celebrating, but I've been dying to tell people about it all week. Unfortunately this news just doesn't carry the same importance as, "I rescued a family from a burning house" or "I got a raise at work today" or even "I took the garbage out." So I've pretty much kept it to myself. I feel like I can tell you guys, though. You know what watching the credits in a game means. You understand how it feels to drop that CD back in its case and put a notch on your keyboard. A gamer's victory is short-lived, though. There is work to be done. I'm off to play the expansion. At least until I uninstall.

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Great one. I have a feeling this will be me after I get married.

Warcraft III is hard as hell, get the china out I say!

What? But... Why wouldn't she be serious? I do not understand...!

Maybe they don't actually have any "good china"... Maybe it was a cheap Taiwan knockoff...

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"A gamer's victory is short-lived, though. There is work to be done. I'm off to play the expansion. At least until I uninstall."

Too true, too true.

Generally, when I format my machine, or uninstall a game, I make sure to copy my save games folder to a cd. Just an idea to maybe save you some time...

CodexMatt wrote:

Generally, when I format my machine, or uninstall a game, I make sure to copy my save games folder to a cd. Just an idea to maybe save you some time...

I do that when I'm reformatting and intend to play the game again. When I uninstall WCIII it is in such a fit of passionate rage that I wipe every trace of the game from my drive. I am absolutely positive that I will never ever play that game again. No need to keep your saves when you're damning the discs and user manuals to burn in the fiery pits of Hades, y'know?

Try to explain to them what it means when you ding 50(max level) in DAOC. Or finish your epic quest for your epic armour. Now that is a screen shot.

Just saying, you think the original was hard? Oh boy, let me know at exactly what point during Frozen Throne you start crying

I bet its the Warden's teleport/maze/countdown mission

Two words- cheat codes. I suck at RTS.

All I can say is "that callous bitch."

Oh, man funny stuff. You totally had me at the title, "Can I hang my screenshot on the fridge?" There's a comic in there somewhere, too.

I swear my wife has that purse. She can't fit a damn thing in it and I get stuck holding stuff for her.

Mentioning game achievements is asking to be criticized for how much time I spend playing games, so I almost never do it. Unless she hears me swearing at a game, then I can tell her I finished it so she can appreciate that the frustration is over with.

You know what watching the credits in a game means. You understand how it feels to drop that CD back in its case and put a notch on your keyboard.

I had that same feeling when I finished Morrowind and both expansions. Not a particularly difficult game, but holy crap, it was a monster to get through with the wide open game play.

As far as WCIII is concerned, I've never been able to make it past the first Orc campain. Like Jadawin, I totally suck at RTS. Of course, that's never stopped me from buying and torturing myself with the damn things.

My wife is courteous enough to pretend to be interested...the other night she walked in during a load screen for UT2K4 (the one with the two chicks with gimungous breasts) and asked what the hell I was playing.

hubbinsd wrote:

My wife is courteous enough to pretend to be interested...the other night she walked in during a load screen for UT2K4 (the one with the two chicks with gimungous breasts) and asked what the hell I was playing.

Okay, that one's going in the personal dictionary.

I like RTS a lot. But what I absolutely can't stand are timed missions... That, like, makes me snap. I hate that. Hate.

But what I absolutely can't stand are timed missions... That, like, makes me snap. I hate that. Hate.

Ditto, especially the timed missions where you have one character and have to go through a huge maze like in C&C.

hubbinsd wrote:

My wife is courteous enough to pretend to be interested...the other night she walked in during a load screen for UT2K4 (the one with the two chicks with gimungous breasts) and asked what the hell I was playing.

Gimungous Breast: GImunGus Brests (Noun). Breasts so large as to be confused with boulders. *See Dolly Parton
Often Confused with Ginormous Breast (meaning bigger than life)
Opposite "Ittsybittsy boobies"

Heh, nice one. I think my wife's response would be something along the lines of "good, so you can stop playing now, right?"

As to the Frozen Throne, I think the main campaign is actually better than the original WC3 campaigns. I know I was pretty lukewarm on WC3, but loved The Frozen Throne. Diffuculty wise, I didn't think any of the missions were particularly hard except the last one. I had to try that one a few times until changing my tactics. I was being too defensive.

I really liked the Orc bonus campaign in TFT. It's sort of like Warcraft meets Diablo/Sacred . . .

Infinity wrote:

Mentioning game achievements is asking to be criticized for how much time I spend playing games, so I almost never do it. Unless she hears me swearing at a game, then I can tell her I finished it so she can appreciate that the frustration is over with.

that's me to a T.

not mentioning it lessens the chance they will tell you "you love that game more than you love me!!" WAAAAAA

uh.

nevermind.

Man, now I know why my boy tells me he's lucky to have me so often... is it that hard to be happy for someone to finish something they've worked hard on, even if it's something you don't share interest in?
It's like when my dad finished filing his taxes; I was pretty excited.
...of course...he finished mine, too.

My wife and I have a deal. I have to listen to her stories about scrapbooking stuff, and she has to listen to my stories about games. After I invoked this rule to make her read it, she liked this comic, too.