posted on Jun, 12 2008 @ 02:17 AM
Great thread!! I love reading these, it's so cool when you get engrossed in a game. The great poo was hilarious, never even heard of that, and I
especially liked reading about the battles.
So other than Final Fantasy 7 which totally got me...
In DAOC, my first RvR experience. Charging alongside 70 albs into this line of 100 Hibs that stretched across as far as you could see. It was
amazing watching that battle take place, I mean I had never even seen what the hibs looked like and I'm sure I wasn't the only one. It was great.
And everyone on all sides died except for like 3 albs. Looking back on it I have to laugh, I died before I even got to the battle.
Cutthroats: A Carribean Pirate strategy game. I was doing pretty well, boarding merchant ships with ease until the Pirate hunters finally caught up
with me. This had happened before, but usually it's 1 ship, sometimes 2. But this fleet had 5 frigates coming after me. My boat was basically a
small version of a frigate.
I thought I was a goner. Just one ship of Pirate hunters costs heavily to fight, no matter how well you do, you usually are going to lose some crew
and your boat gets damaged, and usually your best strategy is to try to cripple them and just run, they have way too many crew to try to board or get
into a musket fight with. I remember it sinking in that I'd be fighting 5 of them at a time.
The wind was blowing just right for me, not so fast that they could fly up alongside me. I was getting my cannon shots in and avoiding theirs for the
most part and messing up some of their sails. As I put holes in one's sails it would fall behind, and another one would lead the chase. 30 minutes
of this and they all had messed up sails and moving at snails pace, mostly seperated.
I started to pull away, I had managed to survive. Then for the first time ever I decided to try to sink one. So I shot at them until I ran out of
ammo, and I sunk 2 of them. It felt great pulling away from that battle.
I've never really been able to recreate that sort of thing since. I still play the game from time to time, and there are times even now that 1 or 2
pirate hunters give me a lot of trouble, sometimes blowing my ship up.