So I installed FF when it first came out.
It was a fun game and had plenty of servers to play on. Not a lot, but enough to where you could almost always find somewhere to play.
The games main advantage is it gives you multiple classes to play and when you die you respawn fairly quickly.
For those who don't know -- I cuss a lot when I play.
I have absolutely NO problem avoiding servers that say "no profanity". Those are "family friendly" servers or something. Whatever. I won't step in your shit.
My problem comes in when no rules are displayed and arbitrary rules are made up on the fly. For example, on a particular map called 'hunted' it has 3 teams. The Hunted, Bodyguards, and Assassins. While you might expect the assassins to be spies -- they are snipers. BG's only have soldiers, medics, and heavies. Hunted is just a civilian with an umbrella as a weapon. Snipers have 4 weapons. Crowbar, sniper rifle, automatic rifle, and a nail gun. On a small few servers it is considered bad form to use the automatic rifle as they say you are supposed to snipe and that's it. Some of them make that rule on on the fly when it suits them. Some of them have awfully strange rules. For example, no mid-mapping. Apparently mid-mapping is attacking the enemy in the middle of the map. You aren't supposed to do that. Why? I have no fucking clue. They say you are supposed to attack the 'fortresses'. Um, what? I still fail to understand how to follow this rule. Can I attack them if they are in the fortress and I'm outside? Am I allowed to defend myself if someone breaks the rule? How do grenades work in that instance? So anyways, I usually request (or act in a manner that will) to get me banned so I don't have to worry about running across that server again.
I'm known as a dick on many servers to the enemy. My *entire* goal is to distract them or otherwise get them away from friendlies. I do things that aren't so nice... like infecting them in their spawn. Or infecting snipers in their towers... or being a sniper.. or laying det packs just outside the doors.. or sabotaging their sentry guns (very fun). I also do a TON of smack talk. I also don't bitch when someone smack talks me either. It's all in fun.
Anyways, the popularity of the game is declining and the only servers left are those with odd rules that I don't care to follow. Even given that information, many people don't play anymore so it's very difficult to find one popular enough to play even if I wanted to. So, sad to say, I am uninstalling this game. I'm told it's better than TF2 but TF2 got more marketing (duh, it's written by a real company as opposed to hobbiest [is that even a word?]).
Oh yeah, on a side node, they stopped infections from spreading... so yeah... medics are weak now.
I think I'll go look in to Unreal Tournament (whatever version they are on now) and see if that fits my fancy...
So, I played MtG last weekend with my friends. It's got me hooked again.
I wouldn't say I'm going to go out and buy more than 1 deck, but I'm tempted to buy a preconstruct for Black. If I can find a black/white cleric/zombie deck, that would be awesome.
In the mean time, I'm tweaking my black creature / creature destroyer deck. It's the infamous deck that makes you sacrifice your own creatures, has 4 Dark Banishing's, Megrim (each turn discard a card), Bottomless pit combo (everytime an opponent discards a card, that deals 2 damage to him or her). I have two of those combo's. I was going through it and found some cheapo cards that I put for chump blocking, but I now think they aren't that useful.
I'm also working on a white life gain deck again. I found a rainbow deck from the Sunburst era. Sunburst had some _really_ cool things, it was just a bitch getting the colors you needed sometimes. I also had an artifact card called "Dark Steel Forge" -- made all artifacts indestructible (but I think you can still remove them from the game if a card says so, but they probably won't ever hit your graveyard).
I think I'll focus on a red direct damage deck next.
I think I may go out and find some stores that has some cards... hmm.