aldo_2005

Male
from Scotland

  • Activity

    • Ok, I lied.

      13 years ago

      aldo_2005

      I said in my last journal that I would be on more often - the title is self explanitory.

      I'll try this time to actually get on more - but this isn't a promise.
      (My job may once again eat up my time).

      Now - I'm off to rob & pillage in deep space (a.k.a Freelancer).

    • Back from the dead.

      13 years ago

      aldo_2005

      It seems like forever since I was last here.

      But, now that things have sorted themselves out (i.e. The shift patterns at my job have settled into a nice pattern) I should have a fair amount of time to browse RvB once again.

      Btw - this journal's main purpose is to let most of the people that I know here on RvB where I've been for the past while (& yes, it has been my job for the most part......well, that & staying up 'till like 5 or 6 in the morning a good few times).

    • A terrible waste of time!

      13 years ago

      aldo_2005

      For those of you are wondering, the journal's title is a referrence to a rather dismal & poorly made mod for C&C Generals: Zero hour. The mod in question - going by the name of "The first Tiberian War" - is a total conversion mod for Zero Hour that was meant to bring back the original Command & Conquer, only with Zero Hour's fancy graphics & smooth gameplay.

      When I first stumbled across it, I was genuinely quite excited about the prospect of being able to play classic C&C in zero hour style. The screenshots looked pretty good - some, infact, were very impressive - & it appeared to be put together out pretty solidly. I assumed this would be the case - considering it's been worked on for roughly a year or there abouts. So, with eager anticipation, I began downloading the mod in earnest so that I could once again enjoy some classic C&C action.

      However, upon completing the download & installing the mod (as well as some other program needed for the mod to run properly), things were quite different from what I had come to expect....

      First of all, the mod itself refused to play at the usually smooth pace of a usual Zero Hour game, even when I cranked the speed up to about 50 (which, in Zero Hour's terms, is pretty fast). The gameplay was slow & tedious, with the units under my control (a few infantry squads & a couple of Medium tanks) crawling along at what could only be described as a snails pace, with very shakey & poorly done animations.

      Secondly, the units themselves dealt horrendously pitful amounts damage, either because:
      A) Their weapons were hideously weak.
      or
      B) Their defensees were (as unlikely as it could be) obscenely high.
      This wasn't such a bad thing - apart from the fact that simply tank clashes - that in Zero Hour, would take a few moments to resolve - become prolonged sloggingfest that can take up to more than ( & I kid you not) 20 solid minutes.

      Thirdly, the two armies (GDI & NOD) enjoyed quite powerful superweapons in the original C&C (GDI's Ion Cannon - capable of obliterating singular structures or groups of units with it's powerful ion beam; & NOD's Nuclear Missile - capable of destroying large amounts of theenemy's base & forces with a single blast).
      In TFTW, however, these weapons are anything but "super". Not only does NOD's nuke fail to cause significant damage to buildings, nevermind destroy them, but it's area of effect is pathetically small. As for GDI's Ion Cannon, it's barely capable of destroying even the weakest of structures & units, meaning it has almost no effect on other sectors of enemy forces. This means that these "superweapons" have about as much effect on your enemies as a wolly glove has at stopping a tidal wave.

      There are a various other problems with this mod, ranging from the dire music (which sounds like it was ripped straight from the Windows 95 version of the game), to the dull & drab ingame models (which look like they've had the bare minimum of effort put into them), but it would take to long for me to mention them all.

      So, in short, if there are any C&C Generals/Zero Hour fans out there looking for some decent mods - I highly advise you to avoid this mod. For any further details about this farce that attempts to pass itself of as a mod (& fails miserably at doing so, btw), here is a link to where you can find it (though why anyone would want to is beyond me):
      The First Tiberian War

    • WTF? LOL! XD

      13 years ago

      aldo_2005

      some funny tales of symphonia shit right here - check 'em out:
      http://kratospwnstheworld.ytmnd.com
      http://whatisjudgment.ytmnd.com
      http://judgmentdrug.ytmnsfw.com
      http://kratos.ytmnd.com

      They're quite funny. XD

      Also, here's a funny star wars remake of the Jedi Council meeting:
      http://macewindu.ytmnsfw.com

    • "35 Rules About Men (for Women)" & pics

      13 years ago

      aldo_2005

      Found these little gems on a random internet page & just had to post 'em here:

      1. If you think you’re fat you probably are. Don’t ask us all the time.
      2. Birthdays, Valentines Day and holidays are not about finding the perfect present, again. Appreciate the fact that we remembered it in the first place.
      3. There are moments I don’t think about you, accept that.
      4. Don’t ask me what I’m thinking about unless you’re prepared to discuss things like sports, cars or porn.
      5. Dogs are better than cats, end of discussion.
      6. Saturdays equals TV, beer and/or video games. That’s comparable to the sun rising and the tide, there is nothing you can do about it.
      7. Shopping is not a sport.
      8. Crying is blackmailing, cry if you must but we won’t like it.
      9. Your brother is an idiot, your ex is an asshole, chances are your father is too.
      10. You have enough clothes.
      11. You have too many shoes.
      12. To stand up and taking a piss is a lot harder than sitting down, it’s simply impossible to hit every time.
      13. Most guys own one or two pairs, why do you think we are qualified to, among thirty pairs find one pair of shoes that matches your dress.
      14. “Yes†and “No†are perfectly acceptable answers.
      15. A head ache that lasts for 7 weeks is a problem. Go see a doctor.
      16. Your mother doesn’t have to be our best friend.
      17. Let’s let French movies stay in France.
      18. Please fake it, we’d much rather be lied to than knowing that we’re incompetent.
      19. Something I said eight or nine months ago is not an acceptable argument in a discussion today. Anything I said more than one week ago isn’t.
      20. If something we said can be interpreted in two ways and one out of these two might make you sad or upset you, be sure we meant it the other.
      21. Let us look. If we can’t look at other women how are we supposed to know how beautiful you are?
      22. Christopher Columbus did not have to stop and ask for directions, neither do I.
      23. Only come to us with problems you want solved, go to your friends if you want sympathy.
      24. Check the oil!
      25. If it’s possible, why don’t you say everything you want to say during the commercials?
      26. Women who wear push-up bras and dresses with cleavage does no longer posses the right to complain when we stare at their breast.
      27. More women should wear push-up bras and dresses with cleavage, we like to stare at breasts.
      28. If it itches, we have to scratch.
      29. Beer is about as exciting to us as shoes are to you.
      30. We are not mind readers and we never will be. Our incapacity to read minds is not proof of how little we care about you.
      31. If we ask “What’s wrong?†and you answer “Nothing.†We’re going to act like everything is fine. We know you’re lying but it just isn’t worth it.
      32. If we hear from an old girlfriend we’re going to fantasise about having sex with her. But no need to worry, the fantasy includes both her and you, together.
      33. Reading on the toilet is every mans right.
      34. Pink walls in our bedroom give us nightmares.
      35. Salad isn’t food and therefore there is no need for me to eat it.

      Most are pretty good. ^_^
      & now for the pics:
      lol! XD
      pissed kitty. ^_^

    • Neverwinter Nights

      13 years ago

      aldo_2005

      Recently, I've been playing Bioware's epic RPG series & lovin it (especially the online gaming - superb fun).

      So, I' wondering - are there any NWN fans out there in RvB land? (who play regularly, I might add ;D)
      If so, just leave a comment here - since I'm for some regulars to adventure, kill monsters & generally pillage small vilages with. >_^

    • Random Quiz

      13 years ago

      aldo_2005

      Take it & see for yourself:

      Quiz.

    • Supreme Commander

      13 years ago

      aldo_2005

      For any fans of one of the greatest strategy games on the planet - the one & only Total Annihilation - then a new strategy game called Supreme Commander will be just your thing.

      Basic lowdown: it's being made by none other than chris taylor - the same man who made TA - at a company called gas powered games. Though not exactly a TA sequel, this game is as close to such as you'll get - & does it look awesome.

      Here's some screenie's I managed to find on the 'net:
      supreme-commander-20050707115337034.jpg
      supreme-commander.jpg
      AtlantisWithSubGuard.jpg
      cybranfighterattacksground.jpg

      All I can say is: I'm damn excited about Supreme Commander. ^_^

    • OMG - lol XD

      13 years ago

      aldo_2005

      This is friggin' hilarious - I can't believe someone actually made this video:
      hilarious vid
      or this one for that matter:
      lego music vid

      Oh, & on an unrelatede note, here's a PRIME example of people who are the biggest retards on the entire planet:
      http://theflatearthsociety.org/forums/index.php

    • 5 questions

      13 years ago

      aldo_2005

      You know the drill - ask me 5 questions & I'll answer them:

      1)
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      3)
      4)
      5)

      Hopefully some will be rather entertaining. ^_^

  • About Me

  • Comments (41)

    • 40thousand

      13 years ago

      Thanks soo much!

    • 40thousand

      13 years ago

      Whee! Got some new drawings posted.

    • egamer86

      13 years ago

      Rozen Maiden is an awsome anime. At the very least, I love the music. ^_^

    • blader2600

      13 years ago

      DSC Contest

    • Xhyra

      13 years ago

      Check out my journal. You'll like it, I promise.

    • apocello42 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      askaninja.com or under the comody section of podcasts in itunes. It can probalbly also be found in other places that list pocasts. Its a vid cast by the way.

    • zeppchick

      13 years ago

      great profile smiley12.gif

    • Xhyra

      13 years ago

      Other than C&C 3 being based off Tiberian Sun. Kane will be brought back, and the MAMMOTH TANK! That's all I know.

    • 40thousand

      13 years ago

      WHA!?

      Wow, your the first person I've ever met who reads Chuggy. Wow. Great comic, I'm trying to convince my friend to read it as we speak.

    • Xhyra

      13 years ago

      Your journal?

    • blader2600

      13 years ago

      ok tell me what pic you want (on the 2sd page ther are more pic)

    • Orangesage

      13 years ago

      That isn't how my japanese friend spells it. ^_^

    • Zeta101

      13 years ago

      ROUND 2: hey could u vote for me again in DrPepper's contest thx smiley0.gif

    • D3vil

      13 years ago

      Japanese name tag plz

    • apocello42 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      there are 9 of us in the rable we call a team.

    • cabosanime13

      13 years ago

      hey, check out my journal, i have entire galleries of anime and DOA pics that i thought you might like.

    • Xhyra

      13 years ago

      Just think of all the things you can do with a wall!

    • blader2600

      13 years ago

      ^___^thx agin

    • blader2600

      13 years ago

      thx man

    • apocello42 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      Im glad you are watching me though or at least checking often.

    • apocello42 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      13 years ago

      Uhmm. By washington i mean the state not D.C.

    • Reaper1134

      13 years ago

      Nadesico is the best anime ever smiley0.gif

    • Chino_Star

      13 years ago

      thx for the Comments

    • blader2600

      13 years ago

      thx for voteing for me be suer to watch for the next rounds

    • blader2600

      13 years ago

      ^_^Thx here
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    • blader2600

      13 years ago

      plzzzz vote for me

    • egamer86

      13 years ago

      Oh yeah, I edited my journal so you missed this:

      Inverse4238f072e3d31.jpg

      hehe

    • egamer86

      13 years ago

      Well like I said, not that permanent, but at least I can get back online when I find the time.

    • egamer86

      13 years ago

      Hooray for the internet. I didn't know if I was going to make it back. It was going through withdrawls. T_T

    • 40thousand

      13 years ago

      Aww that sucks! I accepted the friend thingie...

    • egamer86

      13 years ago

      Noir is pretty good. I am not a big fan of the visuals. The characters are a bit bland looking and there is a lack of blood or anything like that (at least with the box set that I have) despite people getting shot all the time. The story is good though and it intrigues me. Basically it is about two assassins who are trying to find out about their past. The antagonists is an organization called "The Soldates". All in all I give it a 7/10. Good enough to deffinately rent (or dl) and watch, and then buy if you really like it.

    • aldo_2005

      13 years ago

      lol - I hear that. ^_^

    • ffxii_girl01

      13 years ago

      Yup! You must be real organised!! ^__^

    • aldo_2005

      13 years ago

      wow - thanks!
      my first award! ^_^

    • Edward_Elric

      13 years ago

      awsomepicturesaward.jpg

    • aldo_2005

      13 years ago

      thank ya! always appreciated. ^_^

    • Iron_Skin

      13 years ago

      YAA!!! GO SCOTLAND!!!

    • aldo_2005

      13 years ago

      Indeed - people gets so fuckin' hypocritical that I just have to get my shout in.

    • Desertfox24

      13 years ago

      man u are so true about what u said in the shadow the hedgehog thread

    • MishyStellar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Mish Stellar

      13 years ago

      Are you on the Codex Forums? If so, I am the Ruler of Cookies and all that make no sense

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