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Even though my edits have been very sparse recently, don't doubt that I am not still watching you all :P. I still view the wiki daily.

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Spic and Span -- Isk8.png I~sk8 (T/C) 00:35, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

I hate that expression D: --Shadowcrest 00:42, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
How about Simple and Clean? -- Isk8.png I~sk8 (T/C) 00:55, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
How about "ship shape?" Felix Omni Signature.png 01:03, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
What the heck is that supposed to mean? Never heard of that one O_o -- Isk8.png I~sk8 (T/C) 01:05, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
Codswallop. --R RPhalange star.png Phalange 01:06, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
Ship shape means the ship is in a shape that's fit for sea. Water tight and such and such. Powersurge360Violencia 01:10, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
Spic and spam in Dutch sounds worse: Spliksplinternieuw. Hell to type, let alone say out loud. --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 16:55, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
Not true. Spic and span in Dutch is just spik en span. --Progr.jpg - talk 17:04, 16 June 2008 (UTC)
Can be either imo. --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 17:05, 16 June 2008 (UTC)


Im glad you picked that up, im going to go fall asleep now. -- Xeon 14:17, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Heh, I'm about at that point myself. Off tonight, so I'm just poking around the wiki til I can't keep my eyes open ne more. -- Isk8.png I~sk8 (T/C) 14:18, 17 June 2008 (UTC)


Ah, yeah. It already cut down on my GW time now. Watching all those vids / artwork and reading the Lore made me interested into D II again ;) (btw, > utoob :D ) Can't wait for the release.. --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 08:21, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Yeah man, I've been poking around the site. Have you found anything official on release yet? My guildmate says she found somewhere that it releases before Christmas, right after Starcraft2. -- Isk8.png I~sk8 (T/C) 22:45, 4 July 2008 (UTC)
Blizz doesn't know about the release date yet ( And they'd be dum to release right after SC II, cause that'll be a crazy seller, too, and thus less will be interested in buying D III. --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 09:36, 5 July 2008 (UTC)
Who knows, Blizz has done stupid things in the past. I just hope I don't have to wait 2-3 years... if thats the case, I'd probably stick on the Gw2 bandwagon. If D3 can release at the same time or earlier, they will have my money instead of Anet. I'm also looking into Fallout 3 this fall, that game looks sick as hell. -- Isk8.png I~sk8 (T/C) 19:33, 5 July 2008 (UTC)
I've got my mind on too many things actually... Fable 2, perhaps Gears 2, Diablo III and GW 2. Wow, all sequels. Originality down the drain, but who cares :P A good game is a good game. I really wonder what the other 3 classes will be in Diablo. With the WD revealed, I think we can expect at least some new classes, rather than just "remakes" like the Barb. I sure hope so! --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 20:02, 5 July 2008 (UTC)
As long as they keep some version of my Paladin and Zon in there, I won't care :D. Lightning Javazon FTW! -- Isk8.png I~sk8 (T/C) 20:33, 5 July 2008 (UTC)
Oh god, not Palas. They're so gamebreaking. BHammer pwns shit unless you're in a dungeon. Shock Zealot with Dual Dream hits a 2 framer with about 1k-15k per hit. Add a Dragon armor for added lulz.. They need a serious rework. --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 03:09, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
Hench why D2 is dead. And my fav type of pali to play was a good ol' fashioned fanat zealot. I later learned how to use hammerdin and Foher. And lightning Javazon pwns all :D -- Isk8.png I~sk8 (T/C) 14:52, 6 July 2008 (UTC)
The only Pala I ran, is my current one; Avenger. Conviction + Meteorb sorc = instant win. Also, Frenzy Barb = insane movespeed and domage. Running through Durance lv2 in ~20 seconds and going almost everywhere is fun :P That's probably my favorite skill of all. --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 16:29, 6 July 2008 (UTC)



The problem is not that it functions as Rock-scissors-paper [...]

It is. In my opinion, rock-paper-scissors system is the toughest to balance up. Blizzard' games are not the only example - see C&C3. The idea that unit A counters B, B counters C and C counters A works fine on paper, but then you realize that A+B is totally unbeatable and makes C useless. You buff C to be more useful, but that makes B+C the new dominant strategy and A is left behind. ANd that is just a extremely oversimplified situation with three things to balance out. What if you have countless units and factors to balance? A+F+M proves unbeatable, so you nerf M and buff C, but then B+Y is discovered and it goes on and on. [...]

You had the quote about rock-paper-scissors on your userpage for some time, right? Well, I found that post on a strategy forum for the game I'm playing a lot recently. Thought it very interesting. If you didn't have the quote, then... still interesting :P --Shadowcrest 04:28, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

It's easily balancable. Make Rock deal 5-10 Blunt Domages. Scissors 5-10 Slashing domages. Paper does... 5-10 Nature dmg? Idk. Anyways, Rock takes +50% dmg from Nature dmg, Scissors takes 50% extra dmg from Blunt and Paper is vulnerable to Slashing. Yay balance, mrite? --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 07:34, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
Take rock and scissors, paper gets pwned before it can beat rock. --Shadowcrest 17:35, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
Or take Paper/Rock and Scissors is pwned hard. 2v1 is NEVER fair. Duh. --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 18:19, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
The quote was in context of games like WC3, where units counter other units. And anyway, 2v1 is sometimes fair. For example, there are 2v1 maps in Hommv where the one person has disgusting amounts of resources and can get whatever they want. Alternately, there is a download game called the summoner. My friend and I refuse to fight anything except a 2v4+. Why? We get shitloads more experience the other team. We level faster. We can summon more. We overrun the other guys. --Shadowcrest 18:24, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
Weren't we talking about balance in alike forms of PvP to GW? Summoner, HoMM V and RTS' are not alike to GW. So, balancing is a whole lot different. Ah well, fact remains if everything is exactly the same, with each a weakness to an equal amount of strengths, it's balanced. However, that makes for a very gay game. Then it merely depends on who builds the most. I'm talking nonsense... --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 18:31, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
Doesn't the concept stay the same? You take teams of A+B, and it beats teams of C so C gets left out. C gets buffed, and then B+C works better than A. That works in GW. Extremely oversimplified, but that's basically it.. --Shadowcrest 18:45, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
Gah, look, if the opponent only has A+B, take what pwns A and B, which is A and C. C > A and A > B. You of course don't only take C against A + B. You're an idiot if you do. You seem to ignore diversity between the opposing team. --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 19:38, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
With 3 things, yes. With a bajillion... not so much. --Shadowcrest 21:25, 29 July 2008 (UTC)
The reason it doesn't work that way is because A deals 5-10 dmg, B deals 7-12 and C deals 8-11 damage and each with a different damage modifier. --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 10:09, 30 July 2008 (UTC)
Erk... what in the heck is all this about now? This is what I get for having no more time for the wiki, or anything computer related lately... random chit chat about rock paper scissors being overpowered :P -- Isk8.png I~sk8 (T/C) 18:14, 31 July 2008 (UTC)


Just so everyone knows why I fell off the face of the earth, so to speak. I had put in an application to get a job with pepsi as a merchandiser, trying to get out of the hellhole that I am currently employed in. Well I just got my call back today. So in the upcoming future I will be working 2 jobs, at times up to 15 hours straight. So actual time I will have free for computer, console, friends, ect will be extremely limited. I am really hoping that pepsi gets an opening for full time soon, so that I can jump in and quit my current job. So until then, don't expect me to pop in but maybe once or twice a week at the very most. And side note, the new choices for the skin are very nice ... I may even keep this default variation over the regular monaco I was using... it is very smooth and monobook like... great work on it. -- Isk8.png I~sk8 (T/C) 18:14, 31 July 2008 (UTC)

Huummm... might check that one out, hope the future gives luck! RandomTime 19:43, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
Aww... I hope you get that full time job soon! Oh, and yes, R-P-Sc is overpowered, lol :P --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 21:17, 31 July 2008 (UTC)
I have an eternal hatred for Coke. So I am quite pleased and I hope you get that job! Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 06:54, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
LOL! Well, I did get the job. Started my first two days yesterday and today. And the job is sweet. :D -- Isk8.png I~sk8 (T/C) 07:30, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
Congrats! But now you'll never come visit again. D: Felix Omni Signature.png 07:50, 2 August 2008 (UTC)
That portion of it does suck yes. I am really hoping for a full time opening. Then I will get sweet 5a-1:30p hours, and be on alot more :P. This is my only hope to escape from third shift... so killing myself for a time will be worth it in the end. -- Isk8.png I~sk8 (T/C) 07:52, 2 August 2008 (UTC)

(Reset indent) Off to find someplace to get some food because I slept for like 12 hours and I'm starving... then its off to Pepsi I go. -- Isk8.png I~sk8 (T/C) 09:16, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

Talking about spelling...

You typo'd "regarding", too :P --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 09:10, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Spellcheck 1, me 0. -- Isk8.png I~sk8 (T/C) 18:53, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

Common drop

It was ok to revert, but the correct explanation would have been that you can only link subheaders (or subheadings), and "Common drops" isn't a heading, it's just bold text. Another way to explain this is "You can only link to items listed in the Table of Contents". --◄mendel► 23:58, 22 August 2008 (UTC)

I did realize this... unfortunately it was after the fact... went into edit on the article and noticed that... I actually tried to make it a sub-header, but realized that you can't have sub-sub headers :P. In other words, too little too late on that one. -- Isk8.png Isk8 (T/C) 19:42, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
You can have sub-sub-sub-sub-Headers. That's a lot of boats. --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 20:50, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
How in the hell? I tried with the === === and it didn't work... >_< -- Isk8.png Isk8 (T/C) 21:11, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
When I formatted that, actually, I decided against subheaders because you really want to read both sections to know what is common and what is not. --◄mendel► 22:46, 24 August 2008 (UTC)
True. It would probably look silly anyways, in the TOC. --- Ohaider!-- (s)talkpage 10:07, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Pahnai Salad

--> User:Shadowcrest. A recent development which I failed to mention, I guess Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 21:13, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Did I miss something? ... This user is slightly confused :| -- Isk8.png Isk8 (T/C) 21:28, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Shadowcrest has a shoe account which is "Saladcrest" and so I have been calling him Salad for awhile now Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 21:31, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
LULZ! Sorry, been out of the loop for so long, I need those breakdowns every once and a while to get the inside jokes :P. Reminds me of a friend from highschool I used to skate with. His name is Dallas, and we always called him Sallad, his name spelled backwards. -- Isk8.png Isk8 (T/C) 22:08, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

It's called

Old-age forgetfulness thing.Entrea SumataeEntrea [Talk] 22:34, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Lol! I thought it was called, "I work too much and need a vacation thing". :P (Sad, this is both the most traffic my page has had in a while, and the most time I've had online in a while. Cheers :D)-- Isk8.png Isk8 (T/C) 22:35, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Actually, it's called "SLOWKING's SP.DEFENSE went way up!" Entropy Sig.jpg (T/C) 22:41, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Psyduck Used Headache!!! -- Isk8.png Isk8 (T/C) 22:43, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
*Confusion Felix Omni Signature.png 22:45, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Bah! Whose getting technical :P I am BORED! LOTRO been updating for like 3 hours now... and I've about exhausted web surfing. Might go play Xbox or something.... Dunno, don't really feel like doing that either. Actually having 2 days off in a row leaves me wondering what to do with my spare time now lol. -- Isk8.png Isk8 (T/C)

hey you

We have multiple bots, you know :P --Shadowcrest 23:36, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

:P This is much easier to do by hand rather than by a bot. I believe they were having difficulties figuring out how a bot could do the task. Besides I'm plenty bored and have nothing better to do, and its good to be able to help out the wiki again. -- Isk8.png Isk8 (T/C) 23:37, 19 November 2008 (UTC)


Hobbies come and hobbies go. You were an asset to this community, and if you remember us fondly (and return from time to time) you've done better than some others. ;) --◄mendel► 21:46, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

True, very true. I just don't even play GW anymore, and don't have the time to help out here like I once did. And all my inactive status really changes, is letting others know that I'm probably not the best candidate to contact for help, lol. I still check RC, as it is my firefox's home page... so I see new messages every day, and even skim the list as I'm passing through. So I am far from gone... just not really here like many of the other fine sysops we have. You all have done a great job in keeping this place intact, and I am sure that you will continue to do the same. -- Isk8.png Isk8 (T/C) 00:59, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Happy Birthday!

On May 16th, you'll have been admin for a year, so seeing you're not on as frequently as you used to (you made Fridays regularly in April, though!), I'll just congratulate you on both at the same time and wish you happy skating! :) --◄mendel► 04:44, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Happy birthday :) Entropy Entropy Sig 2.jpg (C) 07:42, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Hippy Burfday! Arnout aka The Emperors Angel 10:56, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
Happy birthday :P RandomTime 11:53, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
Birthday Cupcake.pngHappy Birthday to you!Birthday Cupcake.png

-- F1Sig.png † F1© Talk

You love me, you really really love me :D haha. Though I may not be as frequent, I still check the wiki at least every day. (Setting recent changes as your home page tends to help at that one) Going out to church with my Mom, then mothers day lunch with her and my grandmother. Always fun when my Bday falls on mothers day. Have a good Sunday everyone, and lots of thanks. I am glad I am not forgotten. -- Isk8.png Isk8 (T/C) 12:45, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
Ok...Mother's day - it's May, and I could have sworn mother's day was march 22 this year (4th Sunday of lent IIRC) RandomTime 13:06, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
Diffrend countrys have diffrend mothersdays -- F1Sig.png † F1© Talk 18:18, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

(Reset indent) Happy birthday! --Progger.png - talk 20:10, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

Happy birthday Isk8! Cress Arvein Cress sig.JPG 20:27, 10 May 2009 (UTC)
Happy birthday :) --Shadowcrest 20:42, 10 May 2009 (UTC)

What I've Been Up To Lately

Well, where to begin. Work at Meijer still sucks, but I am looking very promising at a management spot very soon (hopefully by December). That will be better money, but will also require me to go back to third shift, and I like my mornings. :( Just a week shy of 1 year with my gf now, getting very involved, and I am thinking of proposing in the near future. Got a new rental in Portage. Its a 2 bedroom duplex; living with my gf's best friend and her boyfriend. Been remodeling the bathroom, what fun! Just got most of the floor relayed tonight, haven't had a toilet for the past day and a half... not fun! So all and all I've been staying very busy all around. Any spare time I do manage to find, I spend in LOTRO with the remainder of my guildies that transfered there. That's about all for my rambling now, I've got some sleep to catch up on. Thank God I'm off tomorrow. Peace. -- Isk8.png Isk8 (T/C) 03:55, October 13, 2009 (UTC)

I'm about to read a few walls of epic text, and praise (your) the lord (or don't) that you don't have to cause your not around wich makes this silley,

But non the less, ITS YOUR BIRTHDAY!!!! CONGRATUALTIONS!!!!! Arnout aka The Emperors Angel 10:10, May 10, 2010 (UTC)

Happy birthday old chum! Felix Omni Signature.png 10:49, May 10, 2010 (UTC)
Happy birthday Isk (y)Acht :) --- VipermagiSig.JPG -- (contribs) (talk) 11:28, May 10, 2010 (UTC)
I is too around :P. Thanks all. (Its kinda sad that the last posts on my talk page were from my last birthday. :\ -- Isk8.png Isk8 (T/C) 20:24, May 10, 2010 (UTC)


Please accept that Wikia has taken away your ability to set a personal theme preference without changing it for the whole wiki. You might try adding the following line at the top of Special:MyPage/monaco.css:

 @import url("main.css");

and see if it improves things for you. Cheers! --◄mendel► 22:01, September 24, 2010 (UTC)

I didn't realize that it was changing it in the admin options. I thought that was for personal settings when I was trying to set it. And thank you much for the css modification. I couldn't figure out how to get that to work. -- Isk8.png Isk8 (T/C) 00:44, September 25, 2010 (UTC)
Does it work? --◄mendel► 09:12, September 25, 2010 (UTC)
Why yes, very much so! -- Isk8.png Isk8 (T/C) 19:55, September 25, 2010 (UTC)
 :-D --◄mendel► 22:17, September 25, 2010 (UTC)


Well, just tied the knot yesterday. Married my girlfriend of 2 years. We had gotten engaged at Christmas and had an outdoor wedding yesterday. Here are a couple of pics (Don't have any more as of yet, waiting on my grandmother for the rest.) Enjoy :D ((Confusion clarification, it was a pirate themed ceremony. Her brother and sister in law had their reception at the same time.))

Isk8-Wedding.jpg Isk8-Wedding2.jpg

-- Isk8.png Isk8 (T/C) 15:07, October 17, 2010 (UTC)

Congratulations on having the most awesome wedding ever -- RandomTime 15:13, October 17, 2010 (UTC)
Congrats! —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 15:57, October 17, 2010 (UTC)
Congratulations Iksacht :> --Vipermagi 16:05, October 17, 2010 (UTC)
Congratulations! –User Balistic Pve sig.pngalistic 17:01, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
Happy knotting day! --◄mendel► 18:13, October 17, 2010 (UTC)
Congratulations, and happy pillaging! Felix Omni Signature.png 19:08, October 17, 2010 (UTC)
Late congratulations! Arnout aka The Emperors Angel 19:45, October 17, 2010 (UTC)
Thanks all. Not really late Arnout, as I only posted about it this morning. Lol @ RT, Mendel and Felix. :P. Only wish I didn't have to go back to work tomorrow. 2 days off was not enough time to savor everything. Oh well. -- Isk8.png Isk8 (T/C) 21:39, October 17, 2010 (UTC)
Dam it missed the Wedding Gratz! Beter late than never. Grtzzzz matey -- F1Sig.png † F1© Talk 21:37, October 22, 2010 (UTC)
Heh, thanks alot. I've gotten the usual from friends and such on being married, it really feels no different than before, as of the moment. Though I have been living with my wife for 2 years now. Just another step in my life :D -- Isk8.png Isk8 (T/C) 23:16, October 22, 2010 (UTC)

something wrong

It's one of your userboxes, the one that uses the Weakness icon. It's missing a </font> tag. —Dr Ishmael Diablo the chicken.gif 04:38, 2 December 2010 (UTC)

Thanks Mendel and Ishy for figuring that one out. This kinda stuff is to be expected when going from one operating environment to another. -- Isk8.png Isk8 (T/C) 18:58, 2 December 2010 (UTC)