|I have been fooled....|
|masterbooda||You got, me, I saw the rank of squire and thought I went up in rank... thought I was going to get a raise... but noooo, you just changed my rank name........
Well at least I'm no longer a mutant...
p.s. I do like the new ranks better, I was never a big fan of StarCraft... I was beat up by the geeks in school for not playing it... now it gives me nightmares....|
|VBBR||I also liked the new system.
So... is there anything after warrior?|
|Eric Coleman||Yep, there are two more ranks, at 250 posts and at 500 posts.|
|VBBR||And those are...?????|
|Spodi||You will just have to find out|
|sdw||Heh, at first glance I read 'Squire' as 'Squirrel'.|
|Sr. Guapo||I'm not sure which is better, newbie or neophyte...|
Then I guess it's 150 more posts, and then, some more 250!
Originally posted by Spodi
You will just have to find out
Guess what, I think I read this also...
Originally posted by sdw
Heh, at first glance I read 'Squire' as 'Squirrel'.
What's a "neophyte" anyway? Sorry I think it's my lack of english...
Originally posted by Sr. Guapo
I'm not sure which is better, newbie or neophyte...
|Spodi||I have no idea either. And Squirrel sounds better. :)|
|Eric Coleman||neophyte - A beginner or novice.
After Warrior, there is Sword Master and Swashbuckler.|
I'm kinda new here, been lurking for a while though. [:D]
Just thought I'd introduce myself and farm a post at the same time. [;)]
|Eric Coleman||Welcome to VBGamer!|
|sdw||Hehe, farm a post... j/k. Hi ballistik|
|ballistik||Oh btw, do you all have any preferred IRC channels you like to hang out in as far as game development goes? [?]|
|EACam||Swashbuckler...oooohhhh I can't wait!|
|sdw||No there isn't an official vbgamer channel for irc because things said and explained on irc are not a searchable resource availbale to everyone else.|
|ballistik||True, but still I like to hang out in them sometimes just to chat in between lines of code with like minded folks ;)|
|Eric Coleman||I'm not sure there are enough vb game programmers to actually have more than one person in the channel at any given time. There are people from all over the world, and the time zone difference makes it difficult for people to actually be in the IRC channel at the sime time. www.Gamedev.net has an IRC channel, so that's something you want to consider.|
|EACam||I don't even know what IRC is. [?]|
|Sr. Guapo||I'm with you EACam.|
|SuperC||"No there isn't an official vbgamer channel for irc because things said and explained on irc are not a searchable resource availbale to everyone else."
Not true. You can keep log files available for download daily and its a searchable resource available to everyone. I think though that if you had an irc channel with people in it, some people would be less likely to post.
|sdw||SuperC, that would contain *A LOT* of unneeded, useless data. A forum would be more efficient for that purpose.
IRC, or Internat Relay Chat, is made up of many networks of IRC servers which users may connect to via an IRC client (mIRC is a popular one). Once connected to the server the user may then join channels with other users in them to chat.|
hehe - So a forum is more efficient at containing unneeded and useless data [:D]
There are so many VB irc channels (216 when I last searched) that I'm sure one of those can be of use Check for yourself @ http://searchirc.com/irc-VB-1
And then we have newsgroups - much like a forum but more accessible - Plenty of MS newsgroups that relate to VB and directx. Google now provide a interface so they can be accessed on the go:
Theres also the MSDN online which is handy if you don't have a local copy.
A nifty search engine for VB code can be found @ http://www.codehound.com/vb
I think forums are great for getting opinions on things or to get a differant slant on a problem that has been perplexing you for an age. I don't think an IRC chat channel would offer anything that can't be obtained by searching the net - besides - out of the 216 VB related irc channels I wonder how many are active
In my opinion a friendly forum is a much better resource than any number of irc channels
that would contain *A LOT* of unneeded, useless data. A forum would be more efficient for that purpose.
|Almar Joling||I'm always at IRC, at about 10 channels [:)].. but no VB gaming channels though.
Forums are simply better anyway. :)|
|masterbooda||Forums are better because the topic usually stays on the main topic and doesn't bounce around ............ oh wait....... what were we talking about again??