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Wed 15 Aug #1 
JMK
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The site was down for a few hours but everything seems to be working again. If you find any issues please let me know.


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Wed 15 Aug #2 
JMK
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We do have a Facebook group where you can check in for updates if the site goes down https://www.facebook.com/groups/factacular/




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Wed 15 Aug #3 
chooky
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I'm not on facebook. I was wondering -  if my husband agreed to let me use his, would you accept his account?




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Wed 15 Aug #4 
BBandicoot
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I broke my self-imposed facebook moratorium just to check into the outage. I vote yes for chooky's husband in the group! We males are vastly outnumbered there!




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Wed 15 Aug #5 
chooky
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That's awesome thanks, I'll ask him. I've been trying to get him - and son too - to sign up to play for the longest time but apparently Serious Gamers look down on us mere quizzers (actually, it's more likely cause they think I'll beat them). Got a good excuse now.  : )




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Wed 15 Aug #6 
BBandicoot
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I got some of my family to play once. They are all pretty decent at trivia, but didn't stick around.

It does take some time (and a lot of brainoffs under 500!) to "git gud" here - to borrow a phrase from the Serious Gamers.




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Wed 15 Aug #7 
JMK
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My daughter plays every now and then, mainly when I rope her in to make up the numbers in a team.

I would accept a proxy in the group so long as it was clear when they applied who they were proxy for.




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Fri 17 Aug #8 
chooky
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Thanks for accepting husband in to FB group. He's not interested in creating an account to play but was happy to help as the FB group is a good line of communication when problems arise.
Again, thanks JMK     : )




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Fri 17 Aug #9 
rmcmanus
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I'm a serious gamer, but I always come back here...  what does that make me?




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Fri 17 Aug #10 
BBandicoot
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Awesome, I think, rmcmanus.




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Fri 17 Aug #11 
chooky
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There are serious gamers who can play their games then go about their daily business without reacting to natural light like a vampire.
Then there are Serious Gamers They complain bitterly about not being able to get their new Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum mouse weighted right. They laugh hysterically if you mention that you sometimes miss the old shockwave games. They would grunt if you told them the kitchen was on fire.
If you require the assistance of a Serious Gamer, don't yell "HELP!!", yell "HEADCRAB!!"




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Fri 17 Aug #12 
JMK
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I'm definitely a gamer, a geek and a bit of a nerd. I wouldn't call myself a serious gamer however, although there is more than one online, multi-player game that I play every day and have done for many years. I have an Alienware gamer laptop that I love and if I have less than 60 tabs open at the same time it is a slow day for me. However I am not your stero-typical gamer by any stretch of the imagination. 




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Sat 18 Aug #13 
sally906
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Headcrab?  




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Sat 18 Aug #14 
sally906
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I’m a gamer - I have been developing my Town in township for years - also been breeding my dragons in DragonVale for years. No blood, no guts, no conflicts, no horrible army coming along and destroying my happy little hamlet!  

More importantly - considered so boring that none of my grandchildren will touch my computer with a 10 foot pole. On the other hand, Poppy has all these explosive war games on his computer so he gets muscled out!




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Sat 18 Aug #15 
Ruby Franks
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I stopped at Pong and having googled headcrab, I'm pleased I did. Not being interested  is a quizzing disadvantage though...




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Sat 18 Aug #16 
chooky
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Sally, headcrabs are gross parasitic creatures in the Half-Life series (except for dear little Lamarr who's a good guy).
As for gamers & gaming in general, I am quite happy (proud even) to call myself a veteran, having made the high score lists on a few popular coin-ops back in the day but can still manage to hold my own in Hollow Knight & System Shock 2. I enjoy Stardew Valley too. Wish they'd make a Portal 3!




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Sat 18 Aug #17 
BBandicoot
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It's Overwatch for me at the moment, but I started with the DOS text games. JRPGs also have taken up a good portion of my life!




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Sat 18 Aug #18 
JMK
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My favourite game is Mousehunt which involves catching virtual mice with virtual cheese and traps. It sounds boring but there is a huge amount of strategy involved, especially as you move to the higher ranks. There is a marvellous community of players and I have made many friends from all over the world.

I too played DOS-based games back in the day, mostly the solve a mystery or escape from somewhere type. Later I played Age of Empires and completed Myst I and II. I played SImCity for a while and a few Fb games like Mafia Wars and Castle Age but lost interest after a while. I have recently started playing Obduction which is supposed to be similar to Myst but haven't really got into it yet.

As well as Mousehunt I also play Lego Dimensions on my Playstation. For a while I played Golf online on the Playstation with a few Facta members which was fun.

 




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Sun 19 Aug #19 
chooky
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My son was really into Age of Empires & still plays now & then. Age of Mythology too. Elder Scrolls (Morrowind) is his No 1 for open world RPGs.
DOS texts are really going back! I've just been trying to remember the name of that annoying owl in King's Quest.

 




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Sun 19 Aug #20 
BBandicoot
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King's quest! Played all of those.

Morrowind is one of my favorites too. I love how unfriendly everyone in that game is at first to you.




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Sun 19 Aug #21 
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Blitzkrieg , only game I play , 4 levels from easy to suicide , now an add-on which is fiendishly hard , only on level 2 (normal play) . I might make suicide level before I die , don't count on it though .




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Mon 20 Aug #22 
chooky
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To me, Blitzkrieg illustrates what a terrible commander I'd be.
I'd make a fabulous Ensign Ricky, though.




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Mon 20 Aug #23 
rmcmanus
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I'm waiting for the latest Dragon Age... or even Mass Effect. to see if they have unbroken them after so catastrophically breaking both series in their last releases.

I find the ability to kill something with persistent gore turned on in the virtual world relieves the tension of real life and working with idiots




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Mon 20 Aug #24 
BBandicoot
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I couldn't even play Andromeda, looked too terrible. 

All the major games seem to be the same these days, open world so giant it feels empty.

They killed Final Fantasy too.




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Fri 24 Aug #25 
rmcmanus
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Andromeda was dire.... it was pure grind with absolutely bugger all engagement.  And Inquisition might have been good except it didn't work on PC, targetting was completely off




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