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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #40 on: January 07, 2011, 11:52:19 AM »
Yaaaay, welcome, muns!  (Is she our first actual newbie in this two three-page thread? :P)  So glad you're here.  As I have said, always nice to add to the family! :hug:
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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #41 on: January 07, 2011, 02:36:25 PM »
It's always nice to see new faces around here! Please, don't be shy about posting on the forums. We welcome everyone with open arms! I promise you'll find a lot of things to do on the forum! And be sure to check out The Asylum. It's the nexus of craziness (in a good way)!
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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #42 on: January 07, 2011, 07:27:07 PM »
welcome to the interbordz.... ;D

I strongly advise that if you enjoy the game, you play the original King's Quest series.  you can get all 7 games from gog.com for 30 bucks IIRC.  pretty good deal.
The old sierra adventures, while graphically not nearly as high tech, are lots of fun and some of my favorite video games. On the PC, I mostly play puzzle games like rhem, riven, myst, etc, but the story and... magical elements of king's quest really make me enjoy it.


If you like TSL, get King's Quest.

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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #43 on: January 11, 2011, 12:03:01 AM »
Welcome Everyone!

I'm waltzdancing, with a little 'w', but I just go by waltz here. My real name is Adrienne Elliott and I joined here two years ago and it has been a crazy train ride since! I love the forums and this is my first and only forum. I'm an Elementary Education major and after five years (really six if you read this carefully) and I will finally graduate May 2012. I plan to work at the local blind school here once I graduate and live on a huge ranch where I will raise dogs, cats, chickens and anything else I can think of. Currently I am the Production Coordinator for The Silver Lining. I never dreamed that I would ever work with computer game development but here I am and I am loving every minute of it.

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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #44 on: January 11, 2011, 05:52:25 PM »
Dude!  Where have you been, waltz?!  I've missed you! :hug:
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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #45 on: January 11, 2011, 10:07:25 PM »
I've been working hard, on the next episode. It is going to be awesome but I must confess, have missed hanging out here. I hope to be on more now that I have finally settled my life affairs and am in a groove again. It seems like a lot of people have left since I was last here, but there are also many new faces too.  :D

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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #46 on: January 12, 2011, 07:11:31 AM »
Wow, haven't given my little introduction. Oops! I know I've probably done this several times, but might as well do it again for those who are new.

It's amazing how much the forum has grown over the years. When I joined, I was probably one of the only people who was vocal about their Christianity. In fact, that's what brought Erik and I together in the beginning, because he was also vocal about his.

A little bit about me: I'm one of the HR/PR managers for TSL and the Number 1 poster on the forum. (Ok, kinda proud of that title!). When I joined, I was in college studying speech therapy. Graduated college AND graduate school while still hanging around here. Now I am a speech language pathologist in the schools and live outside Nashville, TN. I wasn't born in Tennessee, but have lived here most my life (since I was 3).

To go along with Haids, Enchantermon, and writerlove, I was a virgin until my wedding night. It was the most precious gift I could give my spouse. :) In fact, Erik was also my first kiss, and we held out 8 months for that! I don't drink or smoke. I've really gotten into Zumba...Erik gave me the XBox Kinect and the Zumba workout program for Christmas!

As I said, Erik and I met online here on the forum. He visited me for a day on his fall break in 2004. I went down to Florida with my daddy during spring break 2005. Then we went our own separate ways for years. Through God's grace, in 2008 we both got out of relationships (those who were part of the forum at that time know what I'm talking about), and in no time, had reconnected (we had gone 2 full years without talking with each other). We started dating in May 2008, got engaged Valentine's Day 2009, and married July 11, 2009. We  had a beautiful outdoor wedding at Erik's parents' house in Texas.

 We are now the parents of two sweet cats, Imoen and Zara. Yes, we got the names from computer games: Balder's Gate and Quest for Glory :P

In my spare time, which I've had a lot of this week due to snow days, I love to read Christian historical fiction (LOVE Tracie Peterson, Tamara Alexander, Cathy Marie Hake, etc), play World of Warcraft, and do nothing! We just started a small group Bible study in our home, so that's exciting. Since I love hostessing, I'm enjoying it even more!

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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #47 on: January 12, 2011, 12:19:23 PM »
Awww, Cat, the picture of you looking out the window is adorable!  :)
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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #48 on: January 12, 2011, 03:07:14 PM »
:shock: Am I the only one here who occasionally drinks with friends and has actually been drunk on more than one occasion?  :-[
I know I'm really late answering this but..... "occasionally", yes. "With some frequency"? No, no, I do that. :P
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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #49 on: February 12, 2011, 12:19:22 PM »
I just wanted to say; I've had a blast playing these games and we're only 2/5 the way through the story.  At one point in time great adventure games were being produced left and right; no one really knows when they fell off (in my opinion, they never really did, they just stopped being massed produced); but the last one I remember being truly great was probably Grim Fandango, that story still out in my mind as one of the most amazing stories to ever grace the genre.  As for king's quest? I'm a diehard VI fan; i mean really, does it get any better than that? the music, the puzzles, scenery, characters, really it was just ridiculously good.  Everything you're doing with this project puts a smile on my face, and along with telltale you've made 2010 probably the greatest year in gaming for me since I dunno 1990 (when Loom came out).  I myself strive to one day produce adventure games of 1/10th the calibur of these babies (well i strive for 10x, but hey, i'm just being realistic). So please, keep up the fantastic work; keep upping the action, puzzles, scenery, just go for the gold; even if you're not raking in the dough off this endevour, you're really raising the bar for what can be accomplished with a little perserverence and a great idea.  And ya know, I'm sure this has got to be teaching you SOMETHING about making great games.  Welp; i eagerly await the next chapter in the story, and hey would it be possible to get some nice swag going? like some chapter-specific posters I can hang up to go with my Wall of Adventure Game Greats (so far its a bunch of monkey island and sam and max stuff; plus the manuals for loom, full throttle and grim fandango stapled to some corkboard; and of course a KQ6 floppy in a ziplock bag)

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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #50 on: February 12, 2011, 12:43:30 PM »
Welcome!  It's inspiring to see how much POS has done for us, you're right. :)  Glad you're here, hope you stick around.
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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #51 on: February 12, 2011, 01:25:22 PM »
Welcome to the boards, xoshinobiox! And thank you so much, I'm thrilled you're enjoying the game so much! :)

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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #52 on: February 20, 2011, 04:44:51 PM »
Hi. I'm Josh and I'm 20 years old. I'm currently majoring in Computer Science in college. I was introduced to the King's Quest series much later than probably most of the other forum members, but I have been a fan since I was 6. I had a large interest in computers since seeing them at my mom's work, so my uncle gave us an old computer of his to play. It was an IBM PCjr and had King's Quest I and II as well as other PC games. We were hooked to it, struggling to figure out the puzzles. The only problem when playing was because of the lack of blank 5.25" floppy disks at our disposal, we couldn't save. Imagine trying to play through the entire game in one sitting without dying!

A couple of years later in 1999, my parents bought a newer computer and learned about the other games in the series. We found MoE right away and saw how different it was, but as we knew virtually nothing about III-VII we didn't know if the others were more like the first two or not. A few months later, we bought the Collection and were finally able to play the other games.

I would say the series have been very influential on my childhood and it as well as several other video games inspired me to pursue a career path in making video games as well as furthering my interest in computers.

I'm impressed with TSL so far and have been enjoying playing it. I think you guys have captured the style of the earlier games well, particularly with the puzzles.

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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #53 on: February 20, 2011, 04:48:40 PM »
Hello and welcome to the forums Josh! Glad you're enjoying the game so far, thank you!

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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #54 on: February 21, 2011, 01:02:27 AM »
Hi everyone!

I'm one of the lead animators here at Phoenix Online Studios! I never really introduced myself to the forums, so here I am!

I have been playing computer games for a very long time. One of the first adventure games that I played was called Telengard and I played it when it when it was first released! It's actually more of a dungeon crawler/RPG but to me, it's an adventure game!

"How long ago was that?" you ask. Well, the only platform you could play it on at the time was a Commodore 64 and that was way before programs were on discs! I had a cassette player hooked to my computer and it took a good 25 minutes to download.

If you guys are curious about an old adventure game, you can check it out at  http://www.aquest.com/telen.htm

I hope all of you enjoy Episode 3 and I know that we have something special for you all in Episodes 4 and 5!
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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #55 on: February 23, 2011, 08:33:20 AM »
Well I guess I should say hi...

I run a few gaming blogs and am a big fan of adventure games in general (I'm more a Lucassphile than Sierraphile I admit, but only because I'm a wimp and hate dying repeatedly in adventure games!  ::))

(Incidentally I have nothing whatsoever to do with "Captain D's" restaurant chain - I'd never even heard of them when I chose a user name. 8))

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« Reply #56 on: February 23, 2011, 08:34:56 AM »
(Incidentally I have nothing whatsoever to do with "Captain D's" restaurant chain - I'd never even heard of them when I chose a user name. 8))
Lol! Welcome! :)
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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #57 on: February 23, 2011, 09:14:57 PM »
Hello I'm kelson I'm 13 and i found out about tsl by a lets player Toegoff. Iv played the Kings Quest 6 (still working on beating it :D) And seen mask of eternity played. and i must bring this up (since i haven't seen anything about it)does anyone here like pie?

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Re: Welcome Newcomers!
« Reply #58 on: February 23, 2011, 09:19:29 PM »
Hello and welcome Kelson! I do indeed like pie. :)

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« Reply #59 on: February 23, 2011, 09:29:34 PM »
Woohoo! Pie. Apple and Pumpkin are my favorite.