PIF Silvergate

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Title: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Kailef on March 17, 2015, 08:46:14 PM
The ZFMC - "Zero Fox Mercenary Corps" is in the process of joining with PIF Silvergate.  I've been playing with these guys for a number of years elsewhere and they're all a great bunch of people.  They need a place to belong that doesn't have a lot of stress and ego mongering, so this is a perfect place for them to hang their collective hats.  Please join me in welcoming them!
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: AncientOne on March 18, 2015, 03:56:57 AM
Hello and welcome ZFMC. I am looking forward to meeting you all. I play Hearthstone and WOW now. I have just got a new HP computer and can't wait to start up Shroud of Avatar with Kailef.
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Stalephreak on March 18, 2015, 04:03:20 PM
Wow!  Thanks guys.  ZFMC was primarily a NeverWinter group, but we are less than thrilled with the direction those game developers are headed with the game.  Most of our members will be looking for other games to pass the time.  We're actually anxious to integrate with another group, but most of our guys are admittedly slow-to-warm. 

I'm probably going to end up playing a bunch of games from my 3DS and WiiU backlog first, so if anybody has any friend codes they wish to share, I'm game.  I'll definitely be trying out SotA when it is released. 

One quick question, which part of the forum is relegated to generic BS?
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: pyotr on March 18, 2015, 04:30:41 PM
Thank you for making us feel welcome Kai!
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Shanni on March 18, 2015, 04:34:14 PM
Hi!!!!!

I've been playing Guild Wars 2... it's holding my interest for now. :)

Welcome!
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: DemandP3e on March 18, 2015, 04:46:32 PM
Hi all, the anti-social ZFMC member signed up. I'm always the last one to find out about these things, though this guild is the first to get an actual post from me to start out with.
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: pyotr on March 18, 2015, 04:48:42 PM
Hi all, the anti-social ZFMC member signed up. I'm always the last one to find out about these things, though this guild is the first to get an actual post from me to start out with.

He's right. By making this post, he has assured our doom!
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Shanni on March 18, 2015, 06:08:19 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6bbIBs0P2t0
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Kailef on March 18, 2015, 06:31:51 PM
The PIF Chat area is where we tend to shove our off-topic nonsense.  However, all threads around here have a habit of wandering off-topic, so I wouldn't worry too much about it.  Start threads in the right place, and if they meander into left field, so be it.

Now, as far as what games we play....  Let's see. 

Shanni is playing Guild Wars 2.  (I've got an account also)

Squeakie is playing Diablo 3, and I think at least one other person is as well.

AncientOne, Poet and Wilkn are playing World of Warcraft, and so is Larknight, but she will be away for a while because of a death in her family.  :-(  We may have others in there that are playing as well, but I'm not sure - My WoW account has been inactive for a while.

Banosa and I are playing Shroud of the Avatar.  Let's see, what else... 

Perrin is doing taxes and we won't see him again until after April 15th.  Abner is really busy with life in general and Silverbranch and Arrian/Snowblossom arenlt really playing any games with us right now.  Also, Vel Taras thinks he's retired from PIF Silvergate, but he hasn't.  He just doesn't know it yet.

Also, we're lazy and haven't updated the guild charter with the active leadership.  We don't have any.  I'm the boss.  If I'm not around, Shanni's the boss.  Our rules include, don't be a dick, and don't swear around children.  The charter has a few other rules listed, but they basically just say "don't be a dick" and "treat everyone with respect" in several different fashions.  Normally it's not an issue.  We've only ever had three instances where someone had to be forcibly removed from the guild in our 20-ish year history.  Even people who leave PIF become "Honorary PIF Members" and retain access to the private "Inner Circle" forums and remain in touch with us.

In short, you've come to the right place.
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Stalephreak on March 18, 2015, 06:47:39 PM
And the official rule on ponies?   Can we traumatize you?  Or do we have to wait til the mods are asleep to post pony?
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Kailef on March 18, 2015, 07:00:37 PM
We look forward to excessive amounts of pony related banter.  I do, at least. When I mentioned your interest in MLP to Shanni, she groaned and said,  "My God, they're Bronies?"     ;)

PS, we don't have any moderators.
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: DemandP3e on March 18, 2015, 07:10:38 PM
For the record, not all ZFMC members are bronies. I am not, despite (and maybe in spite of) Stale and pytor's attempts. Just the two loudest of the group are bronies to my knowledge.
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: pyotr on March 19, 2015, 07:12:52 AM
(https://bronybrotherhood.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/join-the-herd.jpg)

It's only a matter of time Demand!
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Kailef on March 19, 2015, 12:07:47 PM
Are there cows in MLP?

Shanni likes cows.
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Shanni on March 19, 2015, 01:06:30 PM
Its My little Pony... not My Little Cowy.

*sigh*

Bronies. I just really don't know where to go with this information.
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: pyotr on March 19, 2015, 02:04:15 PM
There are cows in MLP:FIM. We accommodate all types. :-)
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Kailef on March 19, 2015, 03:00:49 PM
Shanni secretly wants to be converted to a being a Brony, I'm certain of it.  (I think the term "Pegasister" is rather depreciated these days, isn't it?  All adult MLP fans are Bronies, right?)

So you should definitely try to tempt her to the pastel side of the Force.  I'm confident she's just waiting for the excuse to be persuaded.
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Stalephreak on March 19, 2015, 03:12:36 PM
(http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111011013500/mlp/images/9/9a/Applejack_riding_a_cow_S01E04.png)

I'm not sayin' anything, just sayin'.

As for pegasisters, yeah, the term is somewhat offensive, but with the "we will barely tolerate the existence of men" lesbians in the herd, the term has stuck.  We're cool with either though.

(http://www.geocities.jp/decopei/kx004.jpg)

My little Kawi...
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Shanni on March 20, 2015, 05:02:12 AM
Why is that horse riding a cow? I just... i don't get it.
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Kailef on March 20, 2015, 06:38:41 AM
I think the reason that the pony is riding the cow is clear: The cow is too big to ride the pony!
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Stalephreak on March 20, 2015, 03:59:52 PM
Well Shanni, we could always see about a "movie" night were we all get together and watch, and over analyze an episode.  The new season starts in a couple weeks, and this season, they're taking on the issue of communism.
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Shanni on March 20, 2015, 06:53:15 PM
You see.... I have watched the first few seasons of MLP (friendship is magic?)... with my 5 year old niece. I'm good with containing those episodes to the little ones (and you bronies).

Now, recommend a movie night full of Simpsons and Futurama episodes? I'm in! I'm a junkie! SimpsoRama Fan girl? I can't think of a *cough* witty name like Brony.
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Stalephreak on March 20, 2015, 07:41:53 PM
You know... We watched futurama in physics during uni...  Both of those are actually really good too.  MLP is starting to head that way. 

Here's the bet I have with the local herd:  If the show lasts for 10 years, even if it's as Equestria Girls, then I will get a cutie mark tattoo.  Yup, right on my tukus.
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Kailef on March 20, 2015, 08:40:42 PM
My daughter asked me what I would get if I was going to get a cutie mark.  I said it would be a kitten or something of that nature.
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Stalephreak on March 21, 2015, 06:19:56 AM
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-1KW1KOgtVSg/T7-Pq0F5dzI/AAAAAAAAASw/uQxG-Q-sp4g/s1600/ninja+kitten.PNG)

Something like this?
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Shanni on March 21, 2015, 06:50:39 AM
And what cutie mark would you get?

Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Animouse03 on March 21, 2015, 07:10:55 AM
Stale already has a cutie mark. Courtesy of his fabulously talented wife.

Hi! I'm Ani! I'm currently playing Final Fantasy XIV but have accounts in other things like Minecraft, Star Wars: The Old Republic, and I'm probably going to end up going for Elder Scrolls Online (now that it's F2P!).

And yes, I am also a Brony!

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/e9/7e/cf/e97ecf7f24bde470ca0aed77c022b951.jpg)
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Stalephreak on March 21, 2015, 07:41:54 AM
Like I said, the show has to go for 5 more years, then I will be happy to get that tattoo on MY flank.  LOL
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Shanni on March 22, 2015, 06:29:27 AM
If i knew back in elementary school that watching MLP as an adult would be a "thing"... I totally would have saved all of my awesome stuff. :)

This is my personal favorite:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIY41LrvMFQ

So... what is Stale's cutie mark? I'm curious!

And "hi" Ani!! I haven't played Minecraft, but used to love The Old Republic... even the KotOR's were seriously awesome.

Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Animouse03 on March 22, 2015, 08:46:56 AM
It's the picture listed on my attachments on that first post of mine. The wheel with the gremlin hand. His Pony OC is Wheel Trouble.

Mine is Sugar Prose.
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Stalephreak on March 22, 2015, 09:04:02 AM
Okay.  I've update my profile, so that should help people get a good laugh.
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Larknight on March 26, 2015, 06:15:04 AM
hehehe
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Stalephreak on March 31, 2015, 05:58:35 AM
WOO, Tricked Ghost into joining.  That's just about everybody, other than Lumi and sora...
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Animouse03 on March 31, 2015, 06:28:46 AM
Tricked? Yeah... That sounds like you
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: abner on April 19, 2015, 06:49:14 PM

Welcome ZFMC, welcome.

What's going on with Neverwinter that has you all dismayed?

I still peek in at the website once in a while.

I've logged several hours in Everquest within the past month.

I've had shivers down my leg about staring up Star Wars KOTOR again, but successfully shook it off again tonight.  Though I imagine I'll get sucked in again thanks to all the hysteria surrounding the new movie trilogy.
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Kailef on April 19, 2015, 07:36:25 PM
All the ZFMC guys are a really great bunch.  Occasionally misunderstood, but great.   :P
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Stalephreak on April 19, 2015, 07:55:12 PM
Neverwinter went the way of "Korean Grindfest", and then devalued all the grinding we'd done (about a year and a half of grinding 2 hours a day or more) to the point where we were at the same practical level of rookies.  Then they also made the cardinal mistake of NOT fixing bugs in existing content before adding new modules. 

Part of my problem is that I enjoy games for story content.  I am addicted to games like Myst, Uplink, MechWarrior and the Jak and Daxter series.  They're thought out in terms of story, complete with development, climax, and resolution.  More and more, I'm finding MMOs are going to the "never resolve" as a means of keeping people playing.  Rather than " here's the next chapter", gamers get "You'll NEVER finish this chapter".  That's just my view though.  Right now, I'm going back and playing my backlog of Nintendo and emulator games.  I'm on Ventrilo while I do it usually, but I'm noticing that I'm usually the only one there.

I can't really speak for the other guys. 

We really should do the Munchkin thing, or at the very least, find a way to play Cards Against Humanity.  I think what we need is just one big, ugly party.  :)
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Animouse03 on April 20, 2015, 04:03:22 AM
All the ZFMC guys are a really great bunch.  Occasionally misunderstood, but great.   :P
Occasionally? I think you're being kind, Kailef. Lol
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Stalephreak on April 20, 2015, 05:21:19 AM
Nah, we're good guys.  We didn't release the Gollum video after all.
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Arrian on June 16, 2015, 09:04:55 PM
At risk of necroing the thread, a belated welcome to PIF!  Hoping to see y'all in Shroud, and by the sounds of it, looking forward to meeting you.

Bringing y'all up to speed - and speaking of grindfests - I played ArcheAge for a while, right up until where the grind started getting serious. Really loved Archeage, it was a graphically stunning world, but I'm not a fan of endgame grinds.

Mercifully, that's when TESO went FTP, so right now I'm busy noodling around in TESO - and having a blast.  I'm still in that newbie honeymoon period. It's a pretty game too.  And, I love hearing the rifts pop, and the stormy weather that blows in just occasionally enough.  Crafting is good, although the vendor situation, is guild by guild so it seems clunky.  Rudimentary group finder so we do it the old fasioned way - yell in faction. Meh. On the whole, definitely an Elder Scrolls feel to the whole thing - if anyone feels like giving it a go, I'm @Arrian ingame.

Snowblossom
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Shanni on October 01, 2015, 10:33:07 AM
So I banned this spammer guy... but I can't seem to be able to delete his posts here. I'm sure Kai will be able to deal with it... until then... Don't click!!!
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: Kailef on October 01, 2015, 04:23:25 PM
I'll get 'im.
...
Gone!
Title: Re: ZFMC Joins PIF Silvergate
Post by: AncientOne on October 14, 2015, 03:07:02 AM
I removed Andrewpr posts but cannot ban him. There is also an Andrewzit.