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  1. i have mixed feelings about 2020. I have stayed at home since February - I work from home anyway so that was not an issue. Have been out for long walks out the back of my house which I am lucky enough to be able to do (I live out in the countryside) but have not really met anyone for nearly a year - have my wife for company and we have been a great team. And I am happier than ever.

    CP 2077 - really was looking forward to it but realised I'd have to get a console. When it got delayed to the end of 2020 I realized I would be battling to get a console. Then in an inspired move I purchased it on Google Stadia. My Mac is powerful enough to run that and I have unlimited bandwidth (though only about 30mb download speed). I tried out a couple of free games on Stadia and was impressed enough so purchased CO2077 and I ran pretty good - good enough for me to love it. None of the glitches a lot of the gaming media was moaning about. I will point out that I have not played video games for many years - I'm mostly board games these days - so in fact it was fantastic compared to what I had been used to!

    Then i got an email from Google. Because I had purchased CP2077 and a Premium Stadia subscription they were sending me a free controller package - worth £90  so that was nice, though I am a keyboard and mouse man.  Two days later the controller package turns up. It included a Chromecast that i could run Stadia through. Never used one before but I realised it would happily plug into my superwide monitor and the power plug has an ethernet jack - so I hooked it all up and switched my monitor over from the Mac to the Chromecast and also set up the controller. The controller uses wifi and also has an audio port so is not tethered. The quality of CP2077 though the Chromecast is even better - how do they do this - the Chromecast is tiny!?!

    I am even using the controller now - still shit compared to how I was on the keyboard but getting better every day.  CP 2077 is superb. I'm going onto situations where I am jacking into the security cameras - tagging all the bad guys, resetting their optics so I can pop them off easily. The game play is great - the storyline is a cracker! And when I say line - I mean there are set pieces as expected but multiple ways to get to each and so much to explore.

    It is a sensational game, in my humble opinion.

    2021 so far has been ok. (Though I think Arasaka is going to fuck me over pretty soon...)


  2. Yes saw the trailer ages ago, but trailers are never true representations of game play. Normally. Having watched the 48 min game play video I realised the trailier was made using the in game material. Sensational! Not seen the Deep Dive yet so thanks for that!

  3. Thank you all for pitching in - lots of kind words.


    I'm not impoverished - just wanted to keep the forum ticking over.


    I am going to go for option 2 and shift it all over to Invisions Cloud system. that will give the site a refresh.

    i will consider a subscription level - I was thinking of $1 per month but not going to do that for now but explore other ways to cover the costs.


    I think I will need to shut the site while it is being upgraded else we will lose posts between when the database is copied and the new software is switched on.


    i will push out another email when I get a date for this.


    Thank you all for being part of this community over the years. I am hoping that with 2020 coming we can reinvigorate it all. If not then i will have enjoyed a valiant last stand! Hurrah!



  4. Hello all.


    First off my apologies for not being visible for years. I do pop in occasionally to make sure this place has burnt down in flames and am always pleased to see some life.


    So next year is approaching fast and is a bit of a watershed moment. 2020.

    How things have changed in the past 20 years and how much has not changed either - where are the flying cars!?!


    Anyway, I need to make a decision about the forums future. It has been costing me somewhere in the region of $50 per month to host it and as I was made redundant 2 years ago (now freelance) money is a little tighter than I would have hoped. I don't want to let it go but it can't stay as it is. Here are the options.


    1. Move the site as it is to a new host .

    2. Move onto the Invision Cloud hosting solution

    3. Shut it down


    Option 1:

    i have some other hosting I run client and project websites from and I could move the site as is there. Downside is it is going to take me a while to do this and it is complex. This system is old and the php version running it will soon be obsolete so it will need some sort of an upgrade to keep it going.


    Option 2:

    The forum runs on Invision Forum software. They have continually updated their solution and now offer cloud hosting. But the smallest package is $45 a month ($5 cheaper so I could afford milk!). This option provides me with ways to monetise the site in ways other than the advertising (that brings in about $3 per year). This could include a membership scheme which i would keep the cost as low as possible (as some others of you would like milk too). It also offers up to date forum software with better features and we would get a fresh lick of paint (look and feel).


    Option 3:

    It's been great but it's time to lay it to rest and move on.




    As has been said in some of the threads that forums are old now, (but like email they keep going) so really this post is reaching out to you all to see if you are still interested in carrying on the forum. I'd personally like to run with option 2 especially with 2020 coming up but its going to cost me a few hundred $ to port the forum into the cloud system so I won't do it if you are not interested. If we go with option 1 then I think the forum will die off naturally and option 3 I get to save some money (but will be very sad)!


    Let me know your thoughts please.




  5. Wraiths story - I deleted the two additional threads:



    The man woke up in a darkened hallway sitting on his ass back against the wall. He hurt all over. He tries to stand once but the combat armor he's wearing is just to heavy for him. After a few seconds he tries again and with help from the wall he is able to stand on his own until the dizziness hits him. After a moment it pass's and he begins to walk down the hallway towards the light, stumbling once because somethings wrong with his left foot. As he get's closer to the light there's a snap and hiss as a pressurized door opens to your right. A dirty light flickers on and off randomly in this new hallway. Trash litters the floor and a teddy bear sits on the floor leaning against the wall with it's left foot nearly torn off. After a few seconds the smell of death comes from this new hallway and wraps around you like a long lost lover. There are four open doors down this way. He turns away to face the bright light and start walking again but he hare's something. At first he think it's his imagination then he hears it again. Like whispering. Whispering in a female voice. The whispering get's louder and and can hear her whispering his name. The whispers turn into her softly calling his name. Suddenly a name enters his mind and he can't help but ask “Hanna...?” He enter's the new hallway sweeping his Chadran Arms City Reaper SMG left to right checking the other door ways. They happen to be dormitory style bedrooms that have not been used in a very long time. Trash litters the floor and the walls show of years of no upkeep. Once you get up to the flickering light you see a hallway going to your right. You start walking towards the hallway and stop as you notice movement. The female voice softly calls your name in a questioning manner. A woman steps out of the darkened hallway and a rush of emotions fill him. Love, heartbreak, sorrow, hope all fight for dominance inside you. She smiles and say's “Welcome home, we've missed you.” and the lights flicker off. When they flicker back on the the beautiful woman is gone and standing in her place is a skinless corpse standing directly in front of him and reach's out for him and embrace's him. Her bloody cheek press's against his and he can feel her hot breath on his ear and neck. “Welcome home, the children have missed you.” and lights in the darkened doorway light up allowing you to see several misshapen bodies, bodies from his worst nightmare come stumbling towards him from on the other side of the open doorway. The woman disengages from the embrace and gives a bright smile “Children, come welcome your father home.” and with that the misshapen bodies begin to move faster towards him and he screams....



    …. waking up and smashing his already aching forehead into something about 2 feet above his head. Something wet lands on his cheek the cheek that woman touched. After a second you feel something fall on that same cheek and then he notices the sound hitting the roof of whatever he was in. The sound of rain hitting cement came from outside and a slight rumble of thunder in the distance. Feeling around he discovered that he was in a metallic box roughly 4 feet in length and 4 feet wide. Three sides were metal and behind him was some kind of cushioning that refused to move. Laying on his side he realized that he barely had room to roll over on his back. Doing so caused him a lot of pain as his back, chest and neck felt like they suddenly exploded. In the spasm of pain his legs shot out and kicked the metal wall. As it bowed out slightly he recoiled again as his left ankle flared up in pain. After a minute or two the pain receded. While waiting for the pain to subside he activated his cyber eyes. Low light showed very weak pin points of light streaming in from different points in his box. Slowly the man looked around and turned his head. To his left where the cushioning was he could make out thin bands of metal going from side to side like a winding road. The man slowly turn onto his left side so not to cause himself any more pain. Once comfortable he reached out with his hands to feel the cushioning and metal bands. He noticed that this time the cushioning was wet. Gritting his teeth, he pushed on the cushioning a few centimeters out until it stopped. He gritted again and pushed harder thanking the makers of his advanced muscle and bone lacing as the top of the cushioning gave way and folded out and down. The flare comp option in his cyber eye's kicked in and the low light option turned off at the sudden appearance of light. He blinked a couple of times before peering out of opening. The back side of a drivers seat greeted him. As he crawled slowly he heard something metallic move down by his feet. He ducked back in his hole and slowly turned over and engaged his low light vision and notice a heavy pistol down by his feet. He tried to bend down and reach for the weapon but the pain in his chest and abdomen stopped him. Breathing hard and holding his breath he reached again pain igniting and he felt the butt of the weapon as he moved it away from himself and then he jerked forward and reached the weapon pulling it towards him. Bringing the weapon to his chest he breathed through clenched teeth until once again the pain receded. With eye's closed, he tried to remember how he ended up in this situation but nothing came. With effort he called up a menu in his times square marquee + and ran down his cybercafe listing and saw that all was functioning normally. He focused on the Wet Drive Link option and tried to access an data that was within but found out it was empty. With a sigh he slowly rolled over to face the cushions and began to fold down the back of the passengers side back seat and slowly crawled out into the backseat. Laying on his back and staring up he noticed that the vehicle was striped down on the inside and was missing the front passengers seat. Rain was coming in through the missing windows. The man slowly reached for the door handle which was missing and again sighed and reached for the open window and pulled himself up with a grunt. Turning over, he fitted himself through the missing window and crawled out. He landed on the wet cement with grunt and could see spots in his vision and the sudden pain nearly knocked him unconscious. Breathing heavily the stared up into a dark over caste sky as the rain fell on him. Once the pain passed, he eased himself up and slid around to rest his back on the car door. In front of him about five feet away from him was slightly overgrown brown grass and weeds sprouted. This went on for about six feet then ducked down and rose again a few away and went slightly up hill where a thin woods began. He stood up slowly and looked down the road in confusion. He currently was standing in the outside lane of a four lane highway. Abandoned and striped vehicles littered the road on both sides of the highway behind the car he he had climbed out of. Some were on their sides, some flipped completely over. In front of the car were more vehicles all the same shape and a couple of miles down the road stood a wall. The height of the wall wasn't what amazed him but the monumental building going on miles behind it. Going several hundreds of feet into the air it penetrated the low hanging clouds and was nearly incalculable to determine it's width. From what he could see the structure was was dome like. In several places there was like indents or openings into the structure and in other places there was outcroppings. A word, a name formed in his mind unbidden and he mumbled “Arcology...”

  6. Good luck!

    Well as people will have been able to tell it went really well. Not. and we are not out of the woods yet but wee are running on the new servers. I just have to go and tweak loads of things to make them work now. - If you can see a load of errors at the top of the page - thats what I am trying to sort out first.


    Any other new issues you come across please let me know via PM.

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