any really old CB1ers still out there? (in General)
I was reading the CB1 history as told by Slayer and found it interesting how, with familiars, we've come almost full circle to when there used to be 5 minions. I think the 5th minion nurf needs to be recorded as it was a major change but I wasn't actually there (dug it up in posts when I was bored). Does anyone out there remember this? (other then Jon of course who made the change but is probably to busy to bother)
Im not that old :p I dont think I am anyway... 0.o
i started in march of '03 and that was before my time. this is the first i have heard of it even so it must've been quite a ways before i started or people would've still been grumbling!
May 13 2007 5:36 PM EDT
5 minions was only in the very early stages of the game, with only a handful of players. I don't think it can be called a major nerf, as the impact was limited and the game still labeled as alpha.
Maybe since there was a lot of complaint and discussion about it seemed like a bigger deal then it was. Like I said I wasn't there I just saw the posts, I guess it was just the few people that were around then talking about it.
May 13 2007 5:54 PM EDT
May 13 2007 7:36 PM EDT
i did play cb1 for a while :x but i only remember 4 minons
May 13 2007 10:06 PM EDT
When I joined around July 2002, it's already 4 minions :P And the biggest impact wasn't 5 minions change, but it's the major rescales (yes, I have been through it three times) and removal of FOD !!
May 14 2007 1:12 AM EDT
I only joined after the last Huge rescale, the one that gave people nightmares. I think I joined a week after it? I forget. that was so long ago ^_^
Who are you calling old? o.O
May 14 2007 1:48 AM EDT
I think Saint's dad is the only one really qualifying ;)
I joined cb1 in 2002 or 2003. I cant remember.
5 minons was changed to 4 before CB1 was even open to the public. So like bart said, there wasn't much lamenting in the streets. Or even rants posted to General. :)
5 minion... Yah missed that.... and I have been around along time..... not as long as some, but long...
I miss the old quotes page that had all the best CB quotes.... god that had some memories....
May 14 2007 1:05 PM EDT
Sorry, not that old I am :)
Hi SundariZelia, I joined CB1 in Mar 2003 I believe. Whoa!
May 14 2007 3:31 PM EDT
I don't know about 5 minions but I swear there's been many a Friday or Saturday evening when I've seen twice as many minions on my team than I normally do...
i am an old cb player took me all day to read this thread and reply to it
May 15 2007 5:19 AM EDT
I was :Diablo in CB1, I had the mightiest dagger, Diablo's Toothpick! Spid got a hex hit with it when he borrowed it...I also had a large sling called Diablo's Floss :) Oh, and I was an admin for a while until RL kicked in...
I was from the cb1 days, dont really remember how long ago i joined though, =X One downside to the deletion of cb1 added to my list.
May 15 2007 4:39 PM EDT
I Played Cb1 for a while, my name on there was Balrog of Flames, Character Flames Fame.
May 15 2007 4:45 PM EDT
A member of Carnage Blender since April 25, 2003.
I wasn't around in the very early beginning of CB1, but I have seen a lot of it. Even enough to remember Force Bolt, Todd's giant Heavy Crossbow and of course the Inexhaustible Arrows :p
I've been here since October 2002, will be my 6th anniversary this year >.<
May 15 2007 8:42 PM EDT
A member of Carnage Blender 2 since May 28, 2003.
May 23 2007 5:17 PM EDT
This post is designed to give Todd an unfair advantage!
May 23 2007 5:26 PM EDT
I used to be Expansionist/Fungus
May 24 2007 12:51 AM EDT
Am I old?
May 24 2007 3:37 AM EDT
I joined when everyone was still pointing Fingers of Death at each other.
May 24 2007 11:39 AM EDT
A member of Carnage Blender since September 5, 2003. Guess I am
May 24 2007 11:50 AM EDT
Myth, how did you manager that?
A member of Carnage Blender since June 23, 2003.
?? I joined about a month earlier, and FoD was already gone... Did I miss something? Or were you like Zog, an earlier adopter who later restarted a character?
I am going to go find out the exact death date of FoD! *smile*
May 24 2007 11:55 AM EDT
Goodness, this is fun!
To prevent high level characters deliberately unequipping so lower levels can beat them in return for a quid pro quo, the defender will be assessed a penalty for losing to someone whose (virtual) PR is less than a certain fraction of his score. Currently that fraction is 0.15.
Alas, this means that the long-running and often-amusing debates on FoD must come to an end. Obviously it wouldn't be fair to penalize someone for losing to an FoDer who finally got lucky. Fare thee well, FoD.
All FoD spells have been untrained for zero penalty. A new spell replaces it -- Decay. Decay is currently subject to the same hp/decay ratio penalty that fod was under, but none of the other special cases.
Currently the farm penalty is fairly low. After a short period to allow former FoDers to decide how to retrain, it will increase.
--Jonathan, January 2 2003 12:26 PM EST
FoD died on Jan. 2, 2003. How sad.
Finally found mine.
A member of Carnage Blender since August 9, 2004.
May 24 2007 12:35 PM EDT
Woooot! Lamuness, you started on my birthday! *bootydances*
May 24 2007 12:37 PM EDT
Officially mine is: A member of Carnage Blender since August 26, 2002.
However, that doesn't include the failed merge between me and xingu and a few multis that I made when I first started playing so my actual join date was June 2002 sometime.
Ah, good times.
May 24 2007 8:58 PM EDT
Wow. I was earlier than I though!
A member of Carnage Blender since March 20, 2004.
I also happened to come across Bast and thought I'd have a looksie....
A member of Carnage Blender since May 17, 2004.
I joined before Bast!? That seems so wrong.
For some reason, the wayback machine didn't like looking at MrsDi
May 24 2007 9:07 PM EDT
A member of Carnage Blender since October 24, 2003.
I'm coming up to that magic 4yrs.
Why is the 4yr mark magic you ask?
Because I said so!
May 24 2007 9:10 PM EDT
I didn't consider myself old at first, but now I might as well say I started June 11, 2004. Wow, that was three years ago, I guess time flies when you don't do anything ;-)
May 24 2007 10:14 PM EDT
A member of Carnage Blender since July 17, 2002.
November 22, 2002. I fondly remember the days when my retired tourney characters had higher scores than my active characters.
Nonborn King (246183)
UpUpandaWoogie (338399) (tournament 56)
OssifiedWoogie (129211) (tournament 51)
WoogieSixthSense (108193) (tournament 47)
WoogieTakeFive (56582) (tournament 44)
Woogie4Everclear (42354) (tournament 42)
Woogie3 (31070) (tournament 41)
Spare Weapons (13115)
Woogie2 (7269) (tournament 39)
Woogie (2811) (tournament 38)
PetrifiedWoogie (1) (tournament 50)
Riztirement Home (1) (tournament 62)
May 25 2007 1:14 AM EDT
Hey thrak, king of tournies :) I remember if you entered I didnt bother :P
@Sutekh - Yeah I made a char before that one and being the strat head I am pretty much worked out the game was all focused around FoD and really didnt like it, when I made a new account FoD was gone and I was happy and stayed :)
By the by id also thankfully kitted out my first chars minions with crap loads of elven gear when they worth little more than leather armour and when I came back had v nice windfall to begin CB life with :)
And yes I am back (even made a new minion image) and will be staying, however please leave me on the wall of remembrance or I shall cry :/
I still kind of talk to Mush + trillian on myspace, i might try to get her to come back.
Yea Myth, we really need Baal back, she was the life and soul of the party :D
Not that you, TC and the 2 Brandons weren't fun and all :P
May 25 2007 3:57 PM EDT
I am still alive but far less active than I used to be.
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