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Posted by Haggard - June 5th, 2009

Yep, that time of the year again. I was at the Rock Hard Festival from the 28th to the 31st of may for the 3rd time now.

This time I got there with a friend on Thursday because my gf had to study for her final examn and she had to stay at home for a day longer.

We needed 6 hours to drive all the way from Hamburg to Gelsenkirchen because the car couldn't go any faster than 120 km/h... -.- plus we had a pavilion on the roof rack. At least there where no serious traffic jams, we lost only about 40 minutes in total while being in a traffic jam.

Sadly we couldn't camp at the same spot we did the last 2 years, but the "new" spot was nice, too.

I camped with the same guys as last year (yes, those guys with the bad music -.- ). This time, they had a FUCKING FRIDGE with them! I was like "WTF?" but on the other hand a fridge (and cold beer!) is very useful. ;)

Well, not much happened on this day. We drank a lot of beer and listened to very loud music. Good music: Metallica. We listened to Kill 'Em All, Ride the Lightening, Master of Puppets and ...And Justice for all until 4 in the morning. :D
In between came a strange guy who all of a sudden startet talking about Diablo 2. We were like: "Shut up, we want to listen to music!" but he was talking about his "Mage" he was playing in D2... lol? There's no MAGE in Diablo.
Then he said how Rammstein was the greatest band in the world... ah well, we told him to shut up and go away and so he finally did. ^^

When waking up much too early I heard some guys from a nearby camp talking near my tent:
Guy A: "So, what did you do last night?"
Guy B: "I listened to Metallica's "...And Justice for All" until 4 in the morning..."
Guy A: "Ugh, don't get me started on that!"

Oops, have we been too loud? ^^

Anyway, on Friday my GF arrived and our camp was finally complete. Only downside: I missed Witchburner! I wanted to see them really badly, but I had to unpack the car. :(

Deströyer 666: REALLY bad sound! They sound great on their albums but that was just constant noise.

Jag Panzer: Good Power Metal and the sound was good, too.

Opeth: GREAT! I saw them once at Wacken Open Air and was amazed how their songs work life, too. This time they where great as well. Best band for me this festival!

Not that much bands I wanted to see today, so me and my GF went off to town to have some ice cream and enjoy the good weather.

Hail of Bullets: Didn't know them before, but I heard that most of the guys who play at Asphyx also play in this band, so I went to see them and it was really worth it.

Dragonforce : Only band I wanted to see today before I heard of Hail of Bullets and Asphyx. I already saw them at Wacken Open Air and was flatened by their sound, so I hoped to see another great concert. But I was really disappointed and left after only two songs. The sound was terrible! The guitars where too quiet and I couldn't hear one bit of the singer! Worst band for me this year.
Bad thing is: Now I don't know what the hell they did with those trampolines! :(

Just like in the last two years we planned to leave today to drive home again and this time I was really lucky with the running order. Last band I wanted to see was Sacred Reich and they only played until 20:15 (8:15 PM), so we could leave early.

Bullet: Pretty good show. Good sound and the singer was nice, too.

Heathen: My GF wanted to see them so I went with her. It was pretty loud, but a nice show.

UFO: I like 70s rock, so I had to see them! It was just like I expected, only those long parts where the singer left the stage... well, you have to be REALLY into 70s rock to not nod away on those parts, heh.

Sacred Reich: They could have been even better than Opeth, or at least only lose to them pretty closely, but the bass was a tad bit too loud sometimes. I liked how the singer interaced with the audience and their songs are amazing, too.

Well, that's about it. I think I will visit this festival next year, too. :)

Posted by Haggard - May 1st, 2009

I guess I should use less known games for this quiz... -.-

So, how about this one? The screenshot is a bit small but I think you can guess which game it is anyway.
- It's a game for the Neo Geo.
- The game was developed by SNK.
- The game was released in 1991 in Japan and 1992 in the US and Europe.
Another hint:
- The title of the game is a rhyme! Not a very good one though... :P

Hacsev finally solved it! :)
It's Mutation Nation.

Oh, and here's the list I was talking about in my last newspost:

01. Bahamut - 4
02. Hacsev - 3
03. RohantheBarbarian - 2
--. sorbitol - 2
05. Narusegawa - 1
--. tacomaster95 - 1
--. Odyssic - 1
--. Shanus - 1
--. sonofkirk - 1

Game Quiz #17

Posted by Haggard - April 30th, 2009

Hacsev solved another one. I should make a list of users who have solved quizes already to see who solved how many. I think Hacsev is currently the leader. :)

Another one, because of current events... ;)

And NO, this game is NOT Domo-Kun Angry Smashfest! ;)

Game Quiz #16

Posted by Haggard - April 18th, 2009

Bahamut again solved the last riddle. A new one, hopefully a bit harder than #13 and #14. ;)

What's the name of this game?

Hacsev solved it! It's Wings! The game was released in 1990 for the Commodore Amiga by Cinemaware.

Game Quiz #15

Posted by Haggard - April 13th, 2009

The last one was solved pretty quickly. I should avoid taking screenshots of games that the Angry Video Game Nerd already reviewed. -.-

So, what's the name of this game?

Game Quiz #14

Posted by Haggard - April 1st, 2009

Unblocked in china!

I like the new layout, even though the colours aren't vey eyefriendly, heh.

I also like the effort behind this april fool, much better than those of past years. For example all smileys look the same, some words are filtered (g a m e is replaced by "physical exercise", heh).

Also, mods should have a quite day today as no one is allowed to post right now. :D

EDIT: Wohoo, blocked in china again!
Now I just have to get all those cached pics back to normal again. Still see only one smiley, and until a few seconds ago I also had the same level icons for every user. -.-

Posted by Haggard - March 31st, 2009

Delayed this long enough now, so here's a quick one.

What's the name of this game?

Game Quiz#13

Posted by Haggard - February 17th, 2009

I got banned for posting in a spam topic... (see picture below). All I said was: "Those kind of topics are better posted in the video games forum."

So, I tried to be helpful, but got banned for it. Kinda silly in my opinion.

Ah well, 1 day isn't that long and I definetly will avoid those kind of topics in the future. Lesson learned.

Bancount +1

Posted by Haggard - January 7th, 2009

First round of the new year.
For this round I chose a true classic of video gaming history!
Also, it should be pretty easy to solve this. ;)

What's the name of this game?

sonofkirk solved it: It's The Great Giana Sisters!

Game Quiz #12

Posted by Haggard - December 25th, 2008

That's right. 7 years ago I registered this account here on Newgrounds. So, I decided to record my stats now and see how much they change over the course of the year.

According to NG Log my stats LAST year looked like this (so, finally my habit of logging my stats daily comes in handy ^^):

Time on NG: 6 year(s), 0 month(s) and 0 day(s)
NG Days per NG Log: 2191 days

Experience: 9020
Exp. Rank: #815
Level: 29
Deposit rate: 41.17%

Base Voting Power: 7.06
Total Voting Power: 9.46

Rank: Praporshchik
Blams: 3695
Saves: 7905
Total B/P points: 11600
Avg. B/P Points per day: 5.294
B/P Rank #: #321

Whistle: Deity

Posts: 1221
Posts per day: 0.557
Reviews: 215
Reviews per day: 0.098
Review responses: 68
Response rate: 31.63%

Audio Reviews: 231
Audio Reviews per day: 0.105
Audio Review responses: 71
Audio Response rate: 30.74%

Total Stats: 22287
Avg. total stats per day: 10.172

TODAY my stats look like this:

Time on NG: 7 year(s), 0 month(s) and 2 day(s) (+1 year and 2 days)
NG Days per NG Log: 2557 days (+366 days)

Experience: 12690 (+3670)
Exp. Rank: #519 (-296)
Level: 34 (+5)
Deposit rate: 49.61% (+8.44%)

Base Voting Power: 7.57 (+0.51)
Total Voting Power: 11.73 (+2.27)

Rank: Commander (+ 8 Ranks)
Blams: 9049 (+5354)
Saves: 19234 (+11329)
Total B/P points: 28283 (+16683)
Avg. B/P Points per day: 11.06 (+5.766)
B/P Rank #: #148 (-173)

Whistle: Deity (N/C)

Posts: 2802 (+1581)
Posts per day: 1.096 (+0.539)
Reviews: 575 (+360)
Reviews per day: 0.225 (+0.127)
Review responses: 316 (+248)
Response rate: 54.96% (+23,33%)

Audio Reviews: 836 (+605)
Audio Reviews per day: 0.327 (+0.222)
Audio Review responses: 450 (+379)
Audio Response rate: 53.83% (+23,09%)

Total: 45186 (+22,899)
Avg. total stats per day: 17.669 (+7.497)

My goals for 2009:
At least 16,030 Experience (Level 39) - 3340 Exp to go. So I could even miss some deposits and still reach that goal.
Reaching Supreme Commander (30,000 B/P) - Shouldn't be much of a problem, as I only have about 1,700 B/P to go. In fact, this should be the first milestone out of this list that I will reach.
1,000 Flash Reviews - I wrote 360 flash reviews last year (not counting deleted reviews of course). So I have to write 65 more this year to achieve this goal.
1,000 Audio Reviews - Not as difficult as 1,000 flash reviews