Beta Time

September 7, 2005 at 1:38am By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

This past Saturday I got into the beta trial for Roma Victor and have been playing on and off since then. I chose a “barbarian” starter area as opposed to the Roman side and am just beginning to get my bearings. So far there has been no Romans vs Barbarian combat at all - in fact one of the most helpful players in my village is a Roman character who ran a couple hours from the nearest Roman colony and has been helping us noobs out by teaching us new skills and handing out weapons. Also, there are no animals in game yet (at least I don’t think) so there is no PvE combat. I’ve only had a few hours of play time and much of it has been spent learning the interface and trying to figure out the crafting and directional framework.

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Steve September 14, 2005 at 3:37am

Have you been able to catch the new HBO series about Rome called, well, Rome?  It’s been great through 3 episodes, picking up as Gaius Julius Caesar defeats Vercingetroix and the Senate and Pompey begin to plot against him.  The grognards who do the Rome: Total War realism mod are mightily impressed with it as being mostly historically correct save for the shields the Roman legion was using in the first episode as they fought the Gauls.

Mr. T September 15, 2005 at 2:23am

I don’t have HBO but I am aware of the show and have heard that it is quite good. The only TV show I follow regularly is “Lost.” Any other drama I get is from watching/listening to cspan all day at work…although I’ve been a little dissapointed from the Roberts hearings. Oh well I figure its just a mild preview of what’s to come when Bush names the second appointment. Still, nothing beats the Bolton hearings so far yet this year. But I digress…no I haven’t watched Rome on HBO.

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