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Post by Hell Ya » Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:37 am

OMA!


Congrats on the Wedding!

(and yeah I was that silly little steath tank behind ya!)

Tell Frank I said hello, and ask Frank when Project 2501 is gonna be done? :lol-old:

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Post by bzfrank » Wed May 03, 2006 5:29 am

Hell Ya, it will be ready when it is ready... :)

Good to see some of the old folks are still active!

P2501 is ready at least it runs stable (for me) since 2003. Still missing is a quite bunch of stuff - a decent menu, server announcement, better models and textures (remember - P2501 did use Milkshape 3D models, it still does), a code review or two to get rid of some funky code constructs. But it works so far.

Why did I never released it? Well, first the lack of time in 2003/2004 due to my real work. I also proved myself that it really could be done, after all every major milestone like arbitary models, threaded networking and scriptable robots were working. The presentation is still lacking and I could not found anyone doing some decent art work or models.

Also I felt a bit out of touch with BZFlag (never could stand the new flags and features like auto-dropping of flags - I like it simple and smooth), then over the months P2501 was lost in time. Still I have the complete built on my compile system - you don't throw away something you put several months of work into.

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A couple of things...

Post by the Red Commander » Thu May 04, 2006 6:20 pm

1. Who the **** is Oma?
2. Is he really THAT good that people are nostalgic about him?
3.a The learning curve is short for only those with natural skill.
3.b The learning curve is shortening because as a community grows, new talent will come with some of the new people.
3.c The learning curve will legnthen if too many good players (e.g. Oma) leave because noone can rival them.
3.d The learning curve doesn't seem that short, for me anyways.
4. Hello Oma, let us new people learn at your feet.
5. Hope you all agree, 'cause if you don't: TOUGH!

:D :D :D

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Re: A couple of things...

Post by bzfrank » Sat May 06, 2006 8:53 pm

the Red Commander wrote: 2. Is he really THAT good that people are nostalgic about him?
You have no idea... 8)

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Re: A couple of things...

Post by The Red Baron » Sat May 06, 2006 9:50 pm

bzfrank wrote:
the Red Commander wrote: 2. Is he really THAT good that people are nostalgic about him?
You have no idea... 8)
Ditto 8)

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Re: A couple of things...

Post by Winny » Sat May 06, 2006 10:34 pm

The Red Baron wrote:
bzfrank wrote:
the Red Commander wrote: 2. Is he really THAT good that people are nostalgic about him?
You have no idea... 8)
Ditto 8)

Red Commander - How Long have you been playing bz?
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Post by The Red Baron » Sun May 07, 2006 1:33 am

bzbb info doesn't always correctly depict how long one has been playing... This site hasn't been around since the beginning of BZ, nor do people usually sign up when the first start playing.
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Post by Winny » Sun May 07, 2006 1:34 pm

O ok...

*goes back to hidey hole*

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Playing since...

Post by the Red Commander » Sun May 07, 2006 2:53 pm

I've been playing for about 2 years by now - only a little in the beginning under many different unregistered names, this name was made last Dec. as WIN XP pointed out

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Re: A couple of things...

Post by sn0w_m0nkey » Tue May 09, 2006 9:06 pm

the Red Commander wrote:1. Who the **** is Oma?
2. Is he really THAT good that people are nostalgic about him?
3.a The learning curve is short for only those with natural skill.
3.b The learning curve is shortening because as a community grows, new talent will come with some of the new people.
3.c The learning curve will legnthen if too many good players (e.g. Oma) leave because noone can rival them.
3.d The learning curve doesn't seem that short, for me anyways.
4. Hello Oma, let us new people learn at your feet.
5. Hope you all agree, 'cause if you don't: TOUGH!

:D :D :D
the learning curve never stops......play all styles of bz (except on servers where admins use server messages to talk smack after an a$$ whoopin ...haha! right dead vader? :lol: )

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Re: A couple of things...

Post by lunch » Fri May 12, 2006 10:50 am

sn0w_m0nkey wrote:(except on servers where admins use server messages to talk smack after an a$$ whoopin ...haha! right dead vader? :lol: )
I'll second that Snow Monkey! Happens to me too - on that particular server!

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Post by the Red Commander » Fri May 12, 2006 1:28 pm

The learning curve just opened up (again) for me! I FOUND Games United and Ducati style (I love 'em both) within a week. Wow, I got some serious dodge training

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Post by CannonBallGuy » Fri May 12, 2006 4:12 pm

You have been "playing for about 2 years" and only just "found GU and Ducati"..?
Wow. Just... wow.
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In my defense

Post by the Red Commander » Mon May 15, 2006 4:39 pm

In my defense I had seen GU before, but didn't like the word 'Germany', thinking it would be in German!
Ducati I had heard people tealking about but didn't like the idea of no-flags (Too skilled for me)

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Post by MonsterMan++ » Wed May 24, 2006 7:42 am

Yeah i'm the same as the Red Commander i'm thinking: who the **** is Oma? and i've been playing for 5 years. Well what servers does he hang out at?
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Post by the sorting hat » Wed May 24, 2006 11:06 am

I've been playing for almost 2and a half years now and I also would like to know:Who the **** is OMA?

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Post by The Red Baron » Wed May 24, 2006 12:09 pm

You guys don't get it....

The point of this topic, was to look for Oma. Back before you guys played, the bzflag community wasn't so large, practically everyone knew everybody. When Oma didn't show his mad green tank skillz some of us wondered where he went.
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Post by the sorting hat » Thu May 25, 2006 3:45 pm

Oh now I get it! Quick everyone look for OMA(???)! :?: :lol-old: :lol-old: :lol-old:

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Post by Discovery » Thu May 25, 2006 4:09 pm

Lol!! OK!!! :D
SURRENDER!

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for you old timers

Post by sn0w_m0nkey » Thu May 25, 2006 6:13 pm

this thread got me thinking about Zig's apology post and his list of players.

here is list "old timers" that were already "old timers" when i started playing and some newer old timers, only some still play.

add to you it if you like...

remember any of these players?

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CapN (ducati, harley, tiger, ffa)
BeZee (ducati, harley, tiger)
FantaZee (ducati, harley, tiger)
Lupinator (ducati, harley)
Ginku (ducati) and Jr
Gerbil (ducati, cell ffa)
Lazarus (ducati, ffa)
I Kalamba (ducati)
Valoche (ducati, ffa)
jh (ducati)
Zig (ducati, cell ffa)
Oma Herta (ducati, harley, ffa)
ZEUS (ducati, ffa)
The Baron Clan (ducati, harley, tiger)
ajax (ducati)
Texas Hunter (ducati)
M1 (ducati, harley, ffa)
Sniper50 (ducati, harley, ffa)
m0nkey_b0y aka sn0w_m0nkey (ducati, harley, ffa)
Blaster (ducati, harley, ffa)
akira (ducati, harley)
jolly (ducati, harley, tiger)
Tankmann (ducati, harley)
Chestal (ducati, harley)
OTTOMAN (cell ffa)
Badger
Fa
BadAssMoFo aka bamf (ducati, harley)
Frank Onkel
SGI
Jet Lag
Trojan
Haggis, Smooth and the speed server crew
Ski
Green munkee
bzgirl
His Blind Ambition
learner (brlcad?)
captain_proton
nuum
freelancer
menotume
Hedron
Valis
killer munkey
num_lock
Death Barrel

Hashmark and Turkey crews
Bags
Dervish
razzberry
Defman

not sure if Mikkel, RC, Carnage and Lego are old enough :)

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Re: for you old timers

Post by lunch » Fri May 26, 2006 12:55 pm

sn0w_m0nkey wrote: Hashmark and Turkey crews
Bags
Dervish
razzberry
Defman

not sure if Mikkel, RC, Carnage and Lego are old enough :)
think I have seen/played with 75% of all the players you mentioned SM, but would like to add to your list (when remembering the Turkey Moongroup dayz)
Kernel Panic (Turkey admin)
Spaceman Spiff
Goodlord
Dr. Death
Fiberchunks
maddog
qwerty

man, it's been awhile!

edit, oh yeah, Lego (forget full callsign spelling - sorry!) has been around for a few yrs - if it is the same Lego____(?) callsign I remember.

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The Oldest BZ Name I remember

Post by CapN » Fri May 26, 2006 4:41 pm

Hey SM,

Your list got me racking my brains for old timers, which being an old timer myself is difficult to do at times.

You forgot Kono!!! Although, I forget all the aliases he used toward the end there, so maybe one name on your list is his.

He's the dude who told me that:

"all the hours you play BZ you get back at the end of your life".

Damn, I sure hope he wasnt kidding! I also remember "Eric" although he changed names many times too. At that time we were playing on someone's private work server, I can't remember that player's name though?

-CapN-

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Post by The Red Baron » Fri May 26, 2006 5:10 pm

I remember playing cell, and decks.


Folgore (cell, FFA)
I'm a loser baby (FFA)
Riseman (ducati)
M1 (ducati)
Noodleroni (turkey, ducati)

are the first that come to mind after reading that list. My mind is blanking on the vets from turkey, but I remember everyone from Cell.
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Post by Legolas » Sat May 27, 2006 1:15 am

Heh, yep, I remember Zig, unbeatable head on in ducati. Anyone remember Your Freakin Master? That guy was the first to break the 1000 score mark. He was pretty good.....

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Post by Legolas_ » Sat May 27, 2006 1:23 am

Legolas wrote:Heh, yep, I remember Zig, unbeatable head on in ducati. Anyone remember Your Freakin Master? That guy was the first to break the 1000 score mark. He was pretty good.....
Yes, he was very good.

Also, glad to see you Legolas!! Finally came back from rivendell? (j/k)

Hows it been buddy?

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