I bookmarked a couple threads in the saloon and thought i'd been banned because they were saying Invalid thread specified.
So it was like being in a commercial airliner heading for X when suddenly X disappears from the map under a giant mushroom cloud. The plane begins to circle, the mushroom cloud heaves into view. You turn around, emergently land in a foreign airport, are whisked off to decontamination and isolation, some guys in lead lined bodysuits come in with geiger counters and scan you. They do this every 4 hours until it's clear you are either hot hot hot or cold cold cold.
Then they wait and watch for you to turn into the Hulk or sommat, and when you don't, they take a bunch of blood samples and try to determine if you're microscopically mutating or headed towards a bone marrow transplant. All the while, you can't get online, and I think that's the worst of it right there - you can't get in touch with your friends and family to find out what FD2 was listening to yesterday, or what Gaurdian's newest smurf is called.
Then, on the 18th day, they come in again, this time wearing ordinary white lab coats. "The saloon took a tactical nuke that day, and all your friends and threads are dead," they coldly announce. "Over the past two weeks, we have been trying to reach survivors and reconstruct the community, but it's still...too...hot in there, and we're pretty sure everyone and everything in the immediate forum is lost." You panic, begin to swivel in your seat, want to run to the Saloon and wake up and it's just a bad dream. "Don't try to go back, we won't allow you out of this room, and if you should go anyway, we will seal you up in the rubble because you will become contaminated."
The other guy eyes you sadly, a tear trickling down the side of his nose and into his trimmed salt-and-pepper mustache. "There's nobody there, Lieutenant," he says softly.
A whole generation of lives flashes before your eyes, and the last image you see before you faint is Jax and Abby holding hands and running, silhouetted against a searing white hot nuclear blast.
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Bart331 balance suggestion: aztec: remove civ
Voltiguer: Ender, Sioux in 1.04 will be a top civ, no matter how many layers of Sioux goggles you put on
schildpad on Elephants: ...their mansabdar unit sucks so hard it looks like a black hole
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[This message has been edited by As_Saffah (edited 08-06-2009 @ 12:24 PM).]