September 09, 2003

I need a shaz-dance

I have recently had a Tribes relapse. If this continues, it is good bye grad school and hello McDonalds for me.


Posted by doug at September 9, 2003 10:06 PM

Mayor McCheese! I had forgotten that delightful alter ego.

So are you playing the original Tribes 1? If so, about how full are the servers? Do many people still enjoy the old-school tribseing?

Posted by: Jacob at September 10, 2003 10:37 AM

jacob corn, i am giving you the very sternest of my large repertoire of stern looks. did you delete magic: the gathering from your computer and swear off such addiction just to slip back in at the drop of a tribe?

Posted by: dianna at September 10, 2003 10:57 AM

gene, i am giving you also a preemptively stern look. i am no enabler, me.

Posted by: didofoot at September 10, 2003 11:25 AM

i actually miss watching boys play tribes. how sad is that?

Posted by: michele at September 10, 2003 11:25 AM

Word on the street is that Quake is the new Tribes. I know one Docta that used to play as a banana in pajamas, back in the day.

Posted by: sean at September 10, 2003 12:12 PM

gene and jacob: fight the power. the oppressive white middle class girlfriend power.

Posted by: michele at September 10, 2003 02:49 PM

i think i will have an anti-tribes case on the day i stop blowing off dates with gene to stay home and play "callahan's crosstime saloon."

Posted by: didofoot at September 10, 2003 02:58 PM

tribes 1 is better than tribes 2. Jacob, Doug, we should form a clan and play together.

Posted by: gene at September 10, 2003 03:48 PM

There's a game of Callahan's? Is it just as full of stupid puns?

Posted by: Jacob at September 10, 2003 06:32 PM

gene, i curse you. you're wrecking my home and i'll never see the front of jacob's face again.

michele: does this mean i'm the man?

Posted by: dianna at September 10, 2003 06:33 PM

Yes indeed Tribes 1 "0wnz0r3z!!!!!!!!!!1" Tribes 2 and all other games and forms of entertainment. There are all kinds of mods out now, so it is kind of hard to find an old school base server. There are a few still running however, and there seems to be a hard-core crowd of players that are online, shazbotting and ah crapping 24-7.

Lisa is coming back from the swamp tomorrow, however, so I will probably be playing far less Tribes in the future than I have in the past week (about 4 hours a night). I think it has been mathematically proven that hard core Tribes addictions and significant others (or wives in my case) cannot coexist peacefully. Who am I to fight math?

Posted by: Doug at September 10, 2003 07:57 PM

to be perfectly honest, and if no one here will reveal my shameful secret (which they probably will), i kind of like watching jacob play tribes. the surreal air-ballet-ness of it is fun to observe in a slightly seasick way, for those of us who hate and suck at w-a-s-d controls and can't play it ourselves.

but some things must be done if one is a girlfriend, and fighting the inevitable is one of them. besides, it's also fun.

Posted by: dianna at September 10, 2003 09:03 PM

jacob, i will now belatedly answer your question. yes, there is a callahan's game, rife with puns. it's pretty fun. you can download it here:

Posted by: didofoot at January 7, 2004 02:16 PM