Who has the best review for CB2? (in Contests)

Levon [Clocked Out] March 23 2007 1:43 PM EDT

Let's have a contest. Prize is title of "most objective loveslave of carnage".

What is your review for CB2?

Levon [Clocked Out] March 23 2007 1:44 PM EDT

A fun, challenging, simple, flexible, open, competitive pure-RPG with minutes, hours, days, or years of character progression. Orange level game, great as a cure for boredom and arena for sharpening your intellect and psychology. Partially isomorphic to "kings and little ones".

Adminedyit [Superheros] March 23 2007 1:52 PM EDT

CB, a text based game where you meet interesting intelligent people, and then kill them.

AdminLamuness March 23 2007 2:55 PM EDT

Carnage Blender attempts to bring savagery, ruthlessness, and the lust for battle straight to your living room in an intense text-based fashion. No expensive graphics card needed here! All the exciting imagery will be fulfilled by your mind.

This is all about running into the battlefield of hundreds of thousands of millions of enemies and clicking on the fight link until every single person is dead. While pressing that fight link can produce some gnarly play-by-plays, Carnage Blender is still a fun-filled adventure that never gets old.

You'll find that leveling up your character is an epic battle in itself. The long climb towards the top makes you more blood-thirsty and hunger for more battles. For the reward is zen-like in the least. In addition to leveling, you'll find yourself amongst countless amount of items. Items that boost your attack, defensive ability, and among other attributes.

There are also individual campaign modes that one can take upon themselves optionally as you play. One such campaign is the forge, where the player attempts to forge their weapons into god like status. Other campaigns have a more treacherous intent in that a lot of the PK's (player kills for you folks) occur just for few measly clan points.

And last but not least, the game employs an ingenious chat system in which you can effectively chat with all the players in real-time with no hindrance to gameplay.

In conclusion, Carnage Blender sounds like a reasonbly deep action RPG. Unfortunately, the action starts out completely mindless but gets better as you go. The game is time consuming, but a necessity for domination. If you're a fan of racking up body count, this game is a must-play for you.

QBOddBird March 23 2007 9:53 PM EDT

Carnage Blender 2: The ONLY choice for those without highspeed internet.

Dial-up users, unite and blend!

Tyriel [123456789] March 23 2007 10:05 PM EDT

4 out of 5 dentists recommend using Carnage Blender every 3 hours! Guaranteed carnage-y blendiness!

Completely random, sorry. xD

Miandrital March 23 2007 10:07 PM EDT

Since I like this contest, I will throw my character Tigah a Deux up as a(/the) prize (items included). I will pay x-fer fees.

QBOddBird March 23 2007 10:19 PM EDT

Wewt! Mian is my hero!

Another entry, then:

---Entry begins here----

Have you ever just been so stressed, and you wanted nothing more than to lop off someone's head?

Have you ever wished for a challenge, for the chance to test your mind against some of the greatest strategists in the world?

Tired of playing games where the one who clicks the most wins, irregardless of intelligence, strategy, or thought?

Tired of games that require a high-speed connection just to stay competitive?

Want to play a game where everyone is on equal footing, a game untainted by the imbalance that USD creates within it?

Well...4 out of 5 ain't bad.

Welcome to Carnage Blender, the game where you meet intriguing new people, chat with them, make friends, and then kill them hundreds of times each day!

Lord Bob March 24 2007 2:18 AM EDT

I wrote this review as the first assignment for my game programming class.


Carnage Blender is a free multiplayer strategy role-playing game, as quoted from the game's log-in page. This is actually the second incarnation of the game. The original Carnage Blender was replaced with CB2 early in 2005, and by the end of the year the original Carnage Blender was no more.

The game takes a tournament-style approach to traditional RPG elements seen in games like Dragon Warrior and Final Fantasy, pitting players against one another in a series of one-click battles rather than against a list of common foes. Users train Hit Points, Strength, and Dexterity in addition to equiping a wide array of weapons and armor, or learning powerful attack spells. Various skills and enchantment spells round out the list of trainable attributes, and certain items bestow their own status effects when equipped.

Winning battles grants experience points used to increase your minions' attributes and spells, and virtual money for purchasing new equipment or upgrading existing items. Carnage Blender's economy is mostly self regulating; players themselves set the average prices of most worthwhile items through an integrated auction system. Expect to pay a few million in game currency for some of the top items. Other expenses, such as item upgrades (via a virtual blacksmith) are hard coded. Selling game currency and equipment for actual cash is allowed too, with most transactions done through PayPal, but the going rate is somewhere around 100,000 game dollars to $1.

Supportership is available for $15, payable via PayPal. Supporters gain access to new features and items that non-paying players find very hard to come by. But these items rarely grant too big an advantage, and the game is not dominated by paying players while everyone else lingers at the bottom.

The whole experience is surprisingly well balanced, from a gameplay perspective. The economy runs smooth, rewards and costs are fair and paced, and when one particular technique becomes too problematic (read: too powerful or too weak) quarterly change-months bring about new balance tweaks and sometimes new features. The game itself is incredibly solid.

Ironically, it is these same change-months that bring about the game's weak points. Many of the charms of the original Carnage Blender have been "fixed" away by the game's owner/lead developer. For example, store "camping," which allowed for the existence of an unofficial merchant class, has been banned. And linking equipped armor with a general power stat has decreased the effectiveness of the rental system. Strategies become obsolete as certain balance changes become overzealous, leaving many players behind. And worse, some changes seem to be aimed at spiting players rather than contributing anything of value to the community. Banning buyers from posting on auction threads was a big slap in the face, and until recently, an automated "Central Bank" account price-sniping auctions was a gigantic hassle.

Overall, I rate Carnage Blender an 8.0. It's a very solid game, but the sprit of the original has been broken with too many unnecessary updates.

GO PATS March 24 2007 2:51 AM EDT

Are you easily addicted? If so, try Carnage Blender 2! It will take up insane amounts of time, filled with clicking the mouse button thousands of times and being sly and witty in the sometimes friendly chat!

Click buttons!
No pictures or graphics, just text, so you can play on old computers!
Do damage in the billions per hit!
Spend real money on cyber-items!
Click buttons!
Gain money, and more importantly, my new manna from heaven, experience points by clicking buttons!
Play fun contests!
Make money in a great in-game economy!
Forge Items yourself, making them more useful and worth more money. (Involves clicking)

All this, and you'll have plenty of time for 3 hour naps! (You'll to take naps, it's the quickest way to get back to clicking the buttons...)

Carnage Blender 2, seriously, clicking buttons has never been so fun.

Vaynard [Fees Dirt Cheap] March 24 2007 3:40 AM EDT

Carnage Blender is a highly tactical, competitive, and addicting online strategy game. The player is given every choice in the world of what strategy to play with. With limitless options of how to compete with hundreds of other real players, you are sure to spend time perfecting your team. The only things you will not find is flashy graphics or a twisting plot, since this fantasy world is text based and completely inner-player challenge based. No annoying NPC's, no generic princesses, just fighting and improvement.

Why play Carnage Blender, or CB, then? Unlimited strategy. Even new players can quickly compete with established veterans. Collect scores of weapons and armor and upgrade them as much as you want- the only limit is how much cash you can save up. Use familiars, tattoos, and runes that grow in power as your team does. Friendly players are in chat 24 hours a day.

CB takes the online computer game and boils it down. And what you end up with is the best possible mix of strategy, competition, and pure fun you can imagine. Give it a try!
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