Russell Cox

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    Arrangement & Orchestration

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  1. I was looking forward to at least trying it out, but not now. With the lack of anything really innovative and new (everything gathering profession wise is just a hot'n'cold game to waste time, shit's still based on the moon phases, same races but in HD with new names), I wasn't expecting much. However, now that it's been confirmed they're going to be implementing a fatigue system to slow people down while leveling, I'll never try the game as long as it's implemented. Essentially, you'll get 8 combat hours of full experience then 7 hours with diminishing returns to 0 experience per class per week. So, basically, they're punishing someone for playing a class they like. Sorry, but any game where they'd rather punish the 'hardcore' players instead of just giving the ones with limited playtime a slight boost for leveling when they can play I want no part of.
  2. After reading the pages afterwards, why are you even bothering to argue with the imbeciles? They've yet to state why they truly think the games are terrible beyond moronic generalizations. You may as well go yell at a fucking wall and scream "YOU ARE NOT WHITE, YOU'RE MADE OF MARSHMALLOW!" for the same damn effect. All I've heard is the same stupid diatribe from morons from the "haters" camp that gets repeated in almost every fucking thread that deals with FFXI, WoW, both, or just MMOs in general. It's always something incredibly trite as "popular != good", "WoW sucks", "FFXI sucks", "people in charge of XXX game don't know hot to make a video game", "I had to kill 50 billion boars", "nothing but fetch quests", or something along the lines of "I'm a cheap motherfucker" in regards to the pricing scale. They pick a stance, or two, and do nothing but harp about that/those stances over and over with different wording and no real argument. You can go on and on about what you liked and didn't like about either MMO, but ultimately you'll just give the idiots more ammunition with which to be stupid. Just ignore them and move on.
  3. God I love that game. Too bad my PSP is dead. Spoilers blah blah blah I didn't think much of the game when I read about it, since it was "just Zack's story". We picked it up nonetheless and it sat off to the side until I finally sat down and decided to give it a whirl. Sadly, I can honestly say that I find it the best storyline SE has written (even if it's just an offshoot of another) since FFIX, and definitely since the fail that was FFXIII. The whole game's a rollercoaster emotionally, because you KNOW how it's going to end. It's like a train wreck in that you know what's going to happen but can't stop yourself from looking in some morbid sense of curiosity. The game has so many emotional scenes that it's hard to go through them all, but two REALLY big one stick out. The less obvious one is where Zack has to kill Angeal and the scenes thereafter that show him processing his grief. THIS is what storytelling is about and whoever wrote this scene should have been in charge of the entire FFXIII script. It's an almost perfect depiction of denial, anger, and sorrow as he processes Angeal's death and finally breaking down in the church with Aeris comforting him; it's probably the first SE video game where the guy crying sounds fucking real and not phoney. The other is the final battle with Zack against the Shinra army. You know he's going to die, he's forgetting everything and everyone as the wheel fucks up and the memories fly by and Price of Freedom plays. His fall and final talk with Cloud, ending with him dying and asking innocently "....do you think I managed to become a hero?" was just incredible. If Square-Enix were able to make every game as enjoyable to play and experience as this one, then perhaps XI-III wouldn't have been so terrible for me.
  4. Hey, I'm trying to PM you but I can't figure it out. eMail me at mustin@mustinproductions.com

    Good to see you!

  5. ...or someone with good keyboard skills that could make in incredible sounding mix. I have the music I wish to use and merely need someone to record it as I don't have time for that (or the hardware/software anymore really). Fire off a PM if you're interested and want more information. ~Russell Cox (PS. How the frig do I change this username. I have no clue how the hell it got to this name.)
  6. Hello Strijder (or Russell Cox) :)

    I have been listening to your arrangements on OCReMix and I really enjoy them, particularly the orchestral ones, such as your Dragon Warrior mixes. I was kind of curious what it is that you use to achieve such realistic sounds in your mixes. Do you use music notation software? And if so, which do you use and with what instrument package? I would like to buy a music notation package, but the most important thing about it is that it has good playback sound, and so far I haven't been able to determine what software that would be.

    Anyhow, I would appreciate you taking some time to answer my questions!

    Thanks!!!

    Jean Of mArc

  7. That's exactly what I'm looking for. If you two are interested, let me know via PM or an email.
  8. Live is preferred for obvious reasons, but I'm reasonably open if someone can make a sampled recording that lives, and not just plays.
  9. Is there anyone that is a fairly decent piano player that also has some form or method of recording themselves? If so, I'm interested. Email me or send a PM for more information for a collaboration remix. Thanks in advance : )
  10. Arcane is a raiding spec, so stick with either first or frost per flavor. And come on, we all know pulling aggro is in. All the cool kids do it!
  11. Wow... First all, no it isn't me. I just turned 26 yesterday, and I'm fairly confident I was alive for my non-celebration. Second of all, this is incredibly freaky. I moved to Indiana in September to get away from the shithole that is Tennessee. As far as "nothing wrong with me" ... well... a lot of people would say being gay is wrong but fuck 'em. No, wait, I won't because they're straight. EDIT: How the hell do I change my name. How the *fuck* did it become Strijder Vechter?
  12. I'd say about the only thing worse than that is a Paladin in T5 and Merciless Gladiator shit -- they look like a peanut butter & jelly sammich.
  13. Again, incorrect. Learn2copypaste and fucking read. http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=19712082&sid=1 Like I said, Azgalor was on the first batch. But, I guess you weren't smart enough to notice I said it was during the week, and not Tuesday like your illiterate friend. First of all, not every god damn notice is on those boards. Stormscale(US) just had their 1.5 day maintainence this past Tuesday but it's not mentioned anywhere. I guess by your fucked up logic it DID NOT HAPPEN BECAUSE NO BLUE POST ON WOW FORUMS ROFLAMSKSDSD!!1!111oine!!!1 And, when they DO post on the Realm Status forum it's after or during the fact -- notice how the stupid ass post you listed is written DURING the damn maintainence? Funny how you managed to ignore that. Second of all, if you or he had fucking read the L O G I N S C R E E N you would have known it was listed days before it happened. You know, the bigass block of text to the left of where you put in user name and password? Yeah, that's where your advisory was, and it came over the weekend. You're going to use WoW forum posts from dumbasses that STILL ask why the game was taken down "for no reason" every Tuesday, why healing is 'obviously' catered to women, and people that lists fucking reasons why Blizzard should ROLL BACK their characters because the dumb shits attacked a Dragonkin during the Stormwind Onyxia event, leveled, and fucked up their twinked level 29 character? Yeah, real intelligent decision there Bucko! Lastly, it was posted, in BOLD FUCKING FONT, on the G E N E R A L forums, stickied at the top JUST like it was for Stormscale's maintainence this past week. If dumbasses like he can't read and look around themsleves, I don't feel any pity. Jesus Christ, how god damn stupid can you be? You're trying too hard.
  14. I see it as a toy more than a real bonus. The Priest talents are really lackluster. Hell, aside from Paladin, Shaman, and Warlock they all seem lackluster to me.
  15. It's been posted on the loading screen IN THE GAME for the past four days. Learn to pay attention. Yea, except "in reality" he posted that WEEKS ago whent he FIRST batch of servers went down for extended maintence. Blizzard posted the first advisory at around 9PM the DAY BEFORE, so if you didn't log on that night, you didn't know your server was gonna be down for 36 hours AND your friends list was gonna be gone until you tried to log back in after normal maintence would USUALLY be over. So before you go correcting someone, you might wanna check the dates on the posts. Or otherwise "Learn to pay attention." Again, incorrect. The first batch of servers involved Azgalor where my Paladin resides, and it was there a few days beforehand because I remember having to remind Joe the day before to not get any plans on playing his Paladin for the next two days. Nice try, learn2readloadingscreen.