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Drenath

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    Drenath got a reaction from Conspiracy Theorist in A Crow has Fallen - Coolwaters   
    custardkkkkkk. Spent a lot of long hours talkin with CW over the last 2 decades, great guy and will be sorely missed. Wish we'd had better luck finding time to get together post-Shadowbane, my thoughts and heart go out to his rl and -W- families as they process his passing. RIP traveler.
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    Drenath got a reaction from corvax in A Crow has Fallen - Coolwaters   
    custardkkkkkk. Spent a lot of long hours talkin with CW over the last 2 decades, great guy and will be sorely missed. Wish we'd had better luck finding time to get together post-Shadowbane, my thoughts and heart go out to his rl and -W- families as they process his passing. RIP traveler.
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    Drenath got a reaction from Angelmar in A Crow has Fallen - Coolwaters   
    custardkkkkkk. Spent a lot of long hours talkin with CW over the last 2 decades, great guy and will be sorely missed. Wish we'd had better luck finding time to get together post-Shadowbane, my thoughts and heart go out to his rl and -W- families as they process his passing. RIP traveler.
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    Drenath got a reaction from Kiro in A Crow has Fallen - Coolwaters   
    custardkkkkkk. Spent a lot of long hours talkin with CW over the last 2 decades, great guy and will be sorely missed. Wish we'd had better luck finding time to get together post-Shadowbane, my thoughts and heart go out to his rl and -W- families as they process his passing. RIP traveler.
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    Drenath got a reaction from JamesGoblin in A Crow has Fallen - Coolwaters   
    custardkkkkkk. Spent a lot of long hours talkin with CW over the last 2 decades, great guy and will be sorely missed. Wish we'd had better luck finding time to get together post-Shadowbane, my thoughts and heart go out to his rl and -W- families as they process his passing. RIP traveler.
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    Drenath got a reaction from protonix in A Crow has Fallen - Coolwaters   
    custardkkkkkk. Spent a lot of long hours talkin with CW over the last 2 decades, great guy and will be sorely missed. Wish we'd had better luck finding time to get together post-Shadowbane, my thoughts and heart go out to his rl and -W- families as they process his passing. RIP traveler.
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    Drenath got a reaction from fuggeroffuggington in A Crow has Fallen - Coolwaters   
    custardkkkkkk. Spent a lot of long hours talkin with CW over the last 2 decades, great guy and will be sorely missed. Wish we'd had better luck finding time to get together post-Shadowbane, my thoughts and heart go out to his rl and -W- families as they process his passing. RIP traveler.
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    Drenath got a reaction from Armegeddon in A Crow has Fallen - Coolwaters   
    custardkkkkkk. Spent a lot of long hours talkin with CW over the last 2 decades, great guy and will be sorely missed. Wish we'd had better luck finding time to get together post-Shadowbane, my thoughts and heart go out to his rl and -W- families as they process his passing. RIP traveler.
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    Drenath got a reaction from Winks in A Crow has Fallen - Coolwaters   
    custardkkkkkk. Spent a lot of long hours talkin with CW over the last 2 decades, great guy and will be sorely missed. Wish we'd had better luck finding time to get together post-Shadowbane, my thoughts and heart go out to his rl and -W- families as they process his passing. RIP traveler.
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    Drenath got a reaction from Cash in A Crow has Fallen - Coolwaters   
    custardkkkkkk. Spent a lot of long hours talkin with CW over the last 2 decades, great guy and will be sorely missed. Wish we'd had better luck finding time to get together post-Shadowbane, my thoughts and heart go out to his rl and -W- families as they process his passing. RIP traveler.
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    Drenath reacted to Phylor.the.Jester in A Crow has Fallen - Coolwaters   
    Yeah, I believe one of us has submitted it already for the fallen hero category. 
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    Drenath reacted to Yoink in A Crow has Fallen - Coolwaters   
    Wes was one of my best friends. He enjoyed playing with and against all of you. I don't really want to write up anything new here for the CF boards so I'll just copy paste my thoughts from our private boards.


     
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    Drenath reacted to fuggeroffuggington in A Crow has Fallen - Coolwaters   
    Played and posted with cool for almost 20 years. Great guy, and classy  ....rare in sb. Tragic news.
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    Drenath reacted to Agelmar in A Crow has Fallen - Coolwaters   
    I feel like I missed a huge opportunity to interact with him over the past year.  I know his importance to -W- and what a great guy he was to play and talk to.  Tragic news.  My thoughts will be with all of his friends and family.
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    Drenath reacted to Angelmar in A Crow has Fallen - Coolwaters   
    It is with the heaviest of hearts that I must announce that Coolwaters a.k.a. Charles Wesley 'Wes' Fowler passed away suddenly this past weekend.

    This has been a stunning and devastating loss to Wes' Family, Friends and the Winterblades community. With dedication, wit, intelligence, and sometimes sheer stubborness, Wes was one of the beating hearts of Winterblades, helping our family grow and succeed over the last 16 years.

    As part of the greater community, Wes employed his great talents as a Shadowbane Moderator and as the community Sentinel Advocate for the Shadowbane focus group. One of his great joys was theorycrafting creative builds to break the current meta (though he hated the use of the word "meta" with a passion). Many such ideas made it out of the Winterblades skunkworks to the greater community through Wes' guides and posts. 

    In Crowfall he continued his tradition of community advocacy whether on the forums or off them. Be it in the development partners, testing feedback, or general forums Wes was prolific in his posting as part of the greater community. While he played many games that we tried out over the years, nothing got him anywhere near as excited or fired up for a debate as Crowfall as many can attest to. His impact will certainly leave a crater of absence.

    An enduring love of gaming and competition were not Wes' only pursuits. Although, perhaps cliche, he really did have a flair for life. He enjoyed life and had no "chill"--there were always pictures from his latest adventure. Often this meant something crazy, possibly reckless, and a whole lot of fun. Ziplines. Motorized skateboards. Very large hills and motorized skateboards. Wakeboarding. Surfing. Brazilian excursions. Spearfishing with Sharks..... 
    Likely more hobbies that didn't make the news. Needless to say Wes lived life with vigor, elan, and a side of adrenaline.

    Wes shared his excitement with many of us when he hosted the Winterblades meet up in July. The shared memories of that week are now bittersweet with his unexpected passing.

    At request of his family in lieu of flowers they are asking for donations in his name to Wes' alma mater University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Moot Court division.
    Regarding donations, Wes' Friends and Family are working on raising funds to create an endowed scholarship for the winner of the top Oral Advocate in the Moot Court program.  Wes competed nationally in Moot Court and won the top Oral Advocate at his school.  His law school friends and members of the bar in Memphis are getting some big donations lined up.  Any donations direct to the school should also be tax deductible. Winterblades internally has already collected around ~$1,000 to donate.
     If anyone is interested you in contributing you can PM me directly and I can provide details.

    His obituary can be found here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/commercialappeal/obituary.aspx?n=charles-wesley-fowler&pid=186443823&fhid=17199


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    Drenath reacted to Newwen in Can I sell my account?   
    I kickstarted it thinking erroneously it appears that this was going to be the MMO I was looking for. It hasn't turned out that way. I know there is no way they are giving back my money but is there a way I can Trade or Sell my account?
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    Drenath reacted to narcolepticbob in Refund?   
    I've deleted the game and moved on, just thought I'd come here and let people know my story. It won't be the first time I've been swindled by a kickstarter game and probably won't be the last, but I'll keep searching for that next great mmo...
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    Drenath got a reaction from Albert Rock in It's called "strategy"   
    Not for nothing but I'm really glad I didn't read this entire thread. Everyone needs to stfu up though, let the zergs think they're going to own campaigns by fielding thousands of people, those people will all pay good money. Money ACE can use to improve the game so that when those zergs erode at the hands of "small non-factors" it'll be even more entertaining and enjoyable.
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    Drenath got a reaction from JamesGoblin in It's called "strategy"   
    Not for nothing but I'm really glad I didn't read this entire thread. Everyone needs to stfu up though, let the zergs think they're going to own campaigns by fielding thousands of people, those people will all pay good money. Money ACE can use to improve the game so that when those zergs erode at the hands of "small non-factors" it'll be even more entertaining and enjoyable.
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    Drenath got a reaction from JamesGoblin in It's called "strategy"   
    Dear ACE Devs, please do not put population caps on any campaigns. Please. I want first row seats to the bonfire when the zerglings go up in flames.
     
    I'm now curious if the first 14 pages of this thread are as jam-packed with hyperbole as the last 2. How much of a cute fluffy kitten does one have to be to publicly brag about his inability to fight other players without a 1000:1 advantage? I honestly never thought I'd see someone so afraid of losing pixels. How do you even get to be that spineless? Do women often complain about how soft you are?
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    Drenath got a reaction from JamesGoblin in It's called "strategy"   
    You know, if you insist on using the term you should at least use it properly. Losers are salty, winners are not. Last I checked, everyone was winning except you. Does the game show you a different scoreboard than everyone else? Maybe you think it's a race to see who can queue up for the most matches?
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    Drenath got a reaction from JamesGoblin in It's called "strategy"   
    No.
     
    This is a couple castrati arguing over who has the higher pitched voice.
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    Drenath reacted to Helix in Anyone find the combo system Controling/Boring? Miss Freedom?   
    I actually liked the combo system from age of conan and DCUO. If they went that way combat in general would feel significantly better, and I could justify why there is so much animation lock in the game to other people when trying to convince them to try it out.
     
    Right now the "combo" system exists only to reduce space on the power bar.
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    Drenath reacted to vinny in Anyone find the combo system Controling/Boring? Miss Freedom?   
    combo system is nice and all but is this Mortal Kombat? I mean if thats the vision they have... i'll be completely disappointed.... i just dont understand how they had Shadowbane which was so successfull and all they would need to do is making a MMO based off that... but all Crowfall looks like is Darkfall 2.0 which  i might add did not do very well.... I mean all you need to do is take Shadowbane and take World of Warcraft... the two most successfull MMO's ... they were succesfull for variety of reasons...
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    Drenath reacted to Tinnis in Anyone find the combo system Controling/Boring? Miss Freedom?   
    power variety, customisation and predictability are a long term concern.

    Depends on what promotions and disciplines bring to the mix, but as you say there are limits.

    Frankly in this department I look to Camelot unchained.

    3 realms with unique non mirrored classes firstly add a nice variety

    Then the system:
     
    http://camelotunchained.com/v3/bsc-design-docs/combat/
     
    Players literally craft all their own abilities: nothing except the core components of an ability are premade. Epitome of “choices matter” Four different categories of components, many with their own customization, yields huge number of possible combinations Players can create abilities to match their preferred playstyle, not just play the classes that we create for them System supports hard interrupts, positionals, reactionaries, and other staples of hard-core combat systems  
    http://camelotunchained.com/v3/bsc-design-docs/magic-system/

    Each class builds their own customsed powers
    (e.g. the effect and how it is delivered etc)

    Powers can then interact with other powers for additional and unpredictable effects

    Some examples:
    Water + Frost = Ice
    Water + Frost + Storm = Ice Storm
    Ice Storm + Wind = Amplified Ice Storm
    Fire + Wind = Fire Blast
    Fire + Water + Wall + Wind = Moving Steam Cloud
    Spells + additional power can modify results
    Added duration, range, etc.
    Spells + additional reagents can also modify the spell
    Ice Storm + Diamond Infusion = Increased damage of the spell
    Ice Storm + Nightshade = Poison effect added to spell
    Spells are modified based on type such as Fire Blast + Water Wall = Steam Cloud
    Spell interactions have different outcomes based on ally or enemy use
    Wind Blast + Ally Fire Ball = Fire Ball Speed and Damage increase
    Wind Blast + Enemy Fire Ball = Deflect Fire Ball

    E.g.

    Casting too many spells in an area may cause Veilstorms to appear
    Major Veilstorms (such as a Malevolence) are rare, but smaller ones are common in areas of intense fighting
    Small Veilstorms have varying effects on magic used in the area

    External effects

    Many outside factors can affect the casting of spells, such as:
    Various ley lines throughout the world
    Weather
    Seasons
    Day/night
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