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BongoBob
06-29-2003, 07:42 AM
I'm not sure if this has already been done, but how did all of you get here. I mean, did a friend tell you about it? Did you just type in lucasforums.com out of curiosity? Here's mine. I bought JKII off of a friend. I wanted to find a good jkii related site, and eventually found www.jediknightii.net. From there, I went to the "Premere Forums", and then found the swamp. That's my story. Whats yours?

RoguePhotonic
06-29-2003, 07:57 AM
I had some really odd lag issue with the game and I came here to see if anyone knew anything.....they didn't..:D

Darth Groovy
06-29-2003, 08:57 AM
Well I will tell you my story, but it is not for the faintest of heart. It was not always like this.

I used to be your everyday casual internet browser, and video game nut. One day in a dark alley, I noticed a peculiar booth that sold video games. This booth was clearly like no other. The salemen had a raspy midevil sounding voice, a long white beard and wore a dark duster and a huge floppy fedora. All the usual titles were there, with the exception of an unusual black box encrusted with a silver emblem which resembled a lightsaber. I asked about that one, and the man warned me of the dangers of such a game, something about insomnia, and my soul. I thought it was just another superstitious old man that hated video games. After much persuasion, the man finally reliqueshed. I asked for a price, and he seemed all to eager to get the game out of his stand, he asked for my best offer. I handed him a fistful of magic beans and took the strange box home.

I fired up the installation and gave it a try. I had lots of fun fragging stormies and doing all sorts of run and jumps. I went into one room on the level and something happened that I will never forget. The room was dark and metallic, and nothing was in it, so I feared the worse. But then the entrance door dissapeared. My room began to rattle and shake and my door locked it self from the outside, then the walls began to ripple and bend as if they were water. Suddenly everything around me including me sucked into the monitor. I grabbed at everthing nailed down, until finally I had nothing left to grab onto. Then darkness. I woke up in a dark room with a bright light shining in my eyes and noticed a hand full of young men in lab coats. I was sitting in a chair, and they started asking me questions. No matter how sarcastic of an answer I gave them, they would write it down and continue. Some of the questions were scientific technical questions, and others were silly common sense questions. The men finally introduced themselves to me. One of them, called himself "Rhett", bore a striking resemblence to Yoda, only he was very tall, like twice my height. Another one with some sort of medical light thingy on his head introduced himself to me as matt-windu, made note of the lower case spelling and he looked like a dead ringer for Rick Moranis. The other looked like Ewan McGregor, called himself "obi-wan13". The other guy sitting off in the corner mumbling things about Greek Mythology and sometimes speaking french, was introduced as Rogue Nine. Finally I had to ask the usual; "where am I, why am I here, and who the Hell are you people?" The one known as Rhett stepped forward. "You know why you are here Darth Groovy, and getting here is the hardest part." I thought this was funny, because I had a real name, and they were calling me by my computer alias. I had to laugh and told them that I must have ate some bad lasagne to be having such a goofy dream. Rhett continued; "It is the adventure you seek, but comes at a swift price. First there is pain, but only temporary, then there is insomnia which is permanent, then....... your soul." My sarcasm increased. I called them a bunch of rude names but they did not seem to be bothered. Finally they all looked at each other at matt-windu looked at me. "The choice is yours, and making the choice is the most difficult task. We will help you with everything else. Once you make that choice, we will see you again" said matt-windu. Then he smiled and walked into the nearest wall and quite litterly melted into it. One by one, the others followed. Rouge Nine then put down his paper and stood up, then removed his dark glasses. "All men and women have an origin, a journey, and a destiny. The thing that man fails to realize, is that they have a choice. It would be in your best interest to not make this choice, but what makes us all unique is that we have the ability to make a choice, and once the choice is made, only then has the journey really begun. He then put his glasses back on and headed towards the same wall the others melted into, then he looked back at me and smiled. "See you around Groovy!" With that he dissapeared with the others. Then I woke up the next morning snoozing in my office chair. Within moments I ran down the alley with the game all packed up and headed towards the vendor that sold me the damn thing. I went to the location, but the stand was gone, there was no trace of it what so ever. I asked some of the other vendors, and the ones that did not curse me, told me to lay off the drugs. On the way back home, I ran into some scruffy looking guys in the alley. One flipped out a switch blade, and the other brandished some sort of revolver. The one with the revolver said "gimmie your wallet!" I told them I had no money and he got shakey and demanded me to hand it over, so I pulled out my wallet and threw it on the ground. He quickley picked it up, as the guy with the switchblade came closer. For some stupid reason, maybe fear, or lack of sleep I said to the man "you don't need to see my wallet", then he just froze and gave me a puzzled look then responded, "we don't need to see his wallet". The guy with the gun stopped fumbling with my credit cards and said "WTF?" Then he came closer pointing the gun at me. Then suddenly he stopped and said "we don't need to see his wallet", then dropped the wallet on the ground. I then opened both of my hands and both the gun, and the knife floated out of their hands and into mine. They gave me a look of terror and ran off screaming like school girls. I dropped the weapons, picked up my wallet and ran like hell all the way home.
I then went home and google searched the game, and tried every search engine there was and turned up nothing. After hours and hours of thought and no sleep at all, I replayed the scenario over and over again in my head, and after much hesitation, put the game back in. I ran Kyle to the same room I went into before and slowly the room started to shake and bend and into the monitor I went, only I did try to hold out, but just kind of squinted my eyes and prayed for dear life. I wound up back in the room, only this time it was not dark, and the same four people were there only this time instead of wearing lab coats they had on Star Wars type costumes. The one called obi then smiled and said the choice had been made. I stopped them their and said....."whoa buddy I didn't choose nothing, I just got some questions...." Then the one known as Rhett stepped closer and said, "We have all the answers but first come with us." Then he stabbed a syringe into my shoulder and the room went blurry...

I woke up on some sort of lab table, and got up. It appeared to be some sort of doctor's office or something. My head was stinging bad on several spots on the top of my head, I reached up to rub it, and felt no hair...but a horn, followed by other horns! I ran to the mirror, and saw the face of Darth Maul, then I passed out. I woke up again in full Darth Maul type clothes and after much hesitation, my training had begun. Darth Maul was my alter ego, and since I had fancied him for song long, and yearned to be like him, I was now him, in a strange world known as JKII.net where reality and fantasy had merged. There people are governed by choice, journey and destiny. It was a long process, but before long, I had found a new home, and because of my sith image, I had soon become a double agent for the cause, and high council member of the LFJA, and a mod at jkii.net. The rest is a continuous adventure....

To be continued...

BawBag™
06-29-2003, 09:05 AM
Woah Groovy, that was.....thorough.....
I was surfing away one day minding my own business when I felt a flat thump on the back of my neck.
When I came too there was a man named BLaCKouT_1138 flaming me, and lots of voices in the surrounding darkness whispering......."Welcome to the swamp youngling...." :eek:

PrimoSidone
06-29-2003, 09:21 AM
I was Looking for skins in jediknightii.net

then i saw, we want u on the premier forums, so... now i am here

Sam Fisher
06-29-2003, 10:29 AM
It was my brother sort of, he was on here first, his screenname is Samuel Dravis.

-=ReApEr=-
06-29-2003, 11:49 AM
I found out about this forum, by searching for Star Wars forums one day. ;)

•-BLaCKouT-•
06-29-2003, 12:14 PM
I was getting bored posting over at the TFN Jedi Council, mainly because theres only a few official threads for Jedi Outcast, so I signed up to post in the Valley with some general questions.

I was then lured into the Swamp, and ensnared by the flaming thread.

I've been unable to leave ever since.

B.

Hey, BB, that's right, blame me! ;)

BawBag™
06-29-2003, 12:22 PM
Heh, can't help it B. You've got me by the throat as we speak....
*chokes* ;)

obi
06-29-2003, 12:41 PM
Funny story actually. I was browsing the old JK.net boards before there was a lucasforums. Then I had computer problems and I had to leave for a very long time. I returned a few months later to check on my old stomping grounds, only to see something called "LucasForums."

So it found me, basically.

HertogJan
06-29-2003, 01:52 PM
OK... Nice story Groovy :thumbsup:

And I came here trough JKII.net, needed to ask some questions back when JO was released. I stayed there for a couple of months but stopped posting. Then the JA news came, I wanted to post here, but I couldn't remember my password. So I made a new account, PMed Rhett and got my old account back :) And after some time on the JA forum, I wandered into the swamp and sortoff got stuck here :)

matt--
06-29-2003, 01:59 PM
Well, I was bored one day, so I started trying to find random star wars related sites. Went to jediknight.net, and saw a news post about a few seconds old announcing jediknightii.net. I signed up immediately.

Lunatic Jedi
06-29-2003, 02:04 PM
Hey matt. Haven't seen you around for a while.

Anyway, I used to be big on downloading mods and such. I'm pretty sure I had at least twice as many new skins/models as I did original models, and enough mods to choke a horse. What I'm getting at with this is that I was a fixture at jediknightii.com. Eventually, I stumbled upon the link to the forums, and from then on, I was hooked. Just when I think I'm out, it drags me right back in. I'm trapped, unable to escape. A torrent of voices chattering all around me, restraining me. I can't get out. The addiction has me. Lucasforums has me.

And I wouldn't have it any other way. :D

Camus
06-29-2003, 03:18 PM
Oddly enough... I use to stomp around JediKnight.net long ago... way back in they day of dark forces two... :D I went to the message board there once... which it was the predeicere to LF or was LF... Ididnt sign up... just left... so I could have been around since 2000 or 2001 but I never joined back then... Well after much hype JKii was realsed and I finaly got it last summer... I saw the requirements and Im like Yay I meet them... *buy* ... Went home installed JKii started up... gray screen... console started screeming error... My responce no!!! $63(us) down the drain... started hamering away at lucasarts... and started searching around... I found jediknight.net once again... i was hum... bounced over to its newer equivelent jediknightii.net... slide into the forums... and bam after a week of hammering the errors and lots of error reports to Lucas Arts we found out it was an old game feature that was turned on in my win.ini file... turnned it of played jkii for a week came back to LF and found the swamp just waiting for me and my wonderfull spam... lol

Thrackan Solo
06-29-2003, 03:35 PM
I was at my friends cousins house( Tie Guy's house if any of you know of him he doesnt come here anymore)
But we were in his basement playing with broomsticks turned into lightsabers when he went to his computer and turned on lucaforums.
I was enamored at it and want to know more so I went there and here I am an addict.:)

Lunatic Jedi
06-29-2003, 03:36 PM
That's... such... a touching... story...

*Fakes crying*

Loki GM
06-29-2003, 03:43 PM
my brother was here first and I was wondering about it and came to the one that had no main topic like skining or mods :D :D :D

The Cheat
06-29-2003, 03:50 PM
bought jedi outcast, went to www.jediknightii.net, came to forums for updates on models, eventually became brave enough to enter the swamp

shukrallah
06-29-2003, 04:32 PM
Yeah, same here, bought JKII, searched for downloads, found jediknightii.net then, clicked the link... joined about 2 months later. It was my first forum :) :D

-=ReApEr=-
06-29-2003, 04:44 PM
2 months later. :eek: I joined straight away. :p

|GG|Carl
06-29-2003, 04:56 PM
A friend told me about it

Semicolon
06-29-2003, 05:02 PM
Heh a clan member of mine refreed me here (Merlinova). And i'm so happy to be here!!!!

Icemaniax
06-30-2003, 05:51 AM
i came here in search of how to make dismemberment work without hiking damage up. Avast i found it, from.....i forgot.. but THANKS MAN!

gorganfloss
06-30-2003, 05:55 AM
I dont really remember why I came here. Might have been luck, fate, piss-poor luck, or some other stuff. I think it had to do with double bladed sabers in mp...


Hey...I leave for a while and youd think new people joined or somethin'. :rolleyes:

Semicolon
06-30-2003, 07:12 AM
Originally posted by Gorgan
I dont really remember why I came here. Might have been luck, fate, piss-poor luck, or some other stuff. I think it had to do with double bladed sabers in mp...


Hey...I leave for a while and youd think new people joined or somethin'. :rolleyes:

Welcome to LF bro! Nope jk ;)

BongoBob
06-30-2003, 10:38 AM
WOW! I left lf yesterday and this thread had one reply. Now, 30 some! Definatly my most succesful thread so far...
But wow! Almost everyone was just like me! Lookin for stuff like skins and mods and stuff like that, and we all made the fateful mistake of wandering into the swamp. Funny how it's like taking the red pill. You don't know what happened, and at some points regret it, but later on would never have had it otherwise:D

=(BoD)= M.D.B.
06-30-2003, 02:02 PM
I was going in on gamingforums.com I had copied the word lucas and lag on my old 56k did the rest;)

Skate Boy
06-30-2003, 02:21 PM
I needed help with JK2 and so I came to ask a question, and I just stayed.:D

WolfmanNCSU
06-30-2003, 02:44 PM
Basically, I just got Gallactic Battlegrounds for XMas. I went online looking for some extra info on the game, units, strats, etc. I ran across GB.com and started posting on the forum. Later I expanded out to the forum and site of other lucas arts games that I own or purchased since then.

Darth Eggplant
06-30-2003, 11:48 PM
have you ever seen that food container in a fridge with some food stuff in it? no one knows who it belongs to or how it got there in the first place, yet no one will eat it or, for that matter throw it away. thats my story.

jokemaster
07-01-2003, 12:30 AM
Let's just say I was at a party in Mexico, suddenly I woke up in a hotel room with a laptop plugged into the internet at this website, giving me my password and username. :eyeraise:

topshot
07-01-2003, 01:15 AM
It's funny, y'know? In my former past life at a different forum, I was branded as the 2nd most dangerous man alive. Armed only with a computer and a copy of a strange glowing cd-rom game, I began to play against people from different worlds, different places, until one night.

That very night, the disk became even more golden than it was before. It began to emit strange shockwaves that only I could feel. I was still asleep at the time, but I had a strange dream about a man eating an 8 piece bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken, a guy with a double-edged lightsaber dancing to 80's disco music, a weird, strange man who kept calling himself "Rhett", and another strange being who looked strangely like house-hold silverware.

No one knows for sure what the dream meant, but the next morning I found my brother Seph being gripped by a dinosaur-looking sith who called himself Desann, who somehow found a way to get out of the strange, glowing disc. My friends were being taken captive by Stormtroopers, and the entire world looked like that of Cloud City.

I found myself fumbling around for anything that remained in my room, like a clock or a cd player. Instead, I found a lightsaber and an invitation to a place called the Jedi Acadamy.

When I walked outside, I found that my brother had also wielded a lightsaber and had succumbed to the Dark side. I wanted to sway him away from that destructive path, but he would not listen. Suddenly, I found myself locked in battle with him. The battle would be extremely dangerous with lightsabers, anyone would know that. He was about to finish me off when a strange man came out from nowhere and cut off his arm.

I was barely conscious when I heard him call himself "Lunatic." I asked what brought me to this place. He said that a doorway between dimensions was activated and that I was dragged to here through a strange object. That object was the disk. No one on this strange planet knew of a way to get me back to my own world, so I had to brandish a name for myself in order to survive in this world. Thus came the name 'Topshot', being known for my skills with a blaster and all. I realized after I saw the same strange people that the dream was real......
......and that I have never been happier since then! :D :D :D :D

Agen
07-01-2003, 10:52 PM
Quickly browsing through jk.net i saw a link called "jediknightii.net" boggled with curiosity i entered, i was approached with a dark bakgroudn with some early iamges of a jedi attacking another one standing on a slightly reflective floor.
I went into the "forums", realising this might be part of jediknight.net's forums i tried to enter. Nope. So instead i jsut read about a thread, debating (arguing actually) about how the saber will be better than jk1 and what route it sohuld take. I left while being interested, i saw the release date "March 28" and went away disapointed.
3 Months later, i was approached by a friendly Sysop on the zone, who i knew (+DARK ARKHAN COUGH COUGH). He showed me back to the forums were i registered this time and posted in that same thread. I lurked for sometime until i eventually started posting. Most of the posts are gone now, the earliest being about the zone's service. So form then on i posted reguarly.
So i'm still here and still don't know 'THE SYSOP'S USERNAME BECAUSE HE WOULDN'T TELL ME'. One day i hope i find out :)
I really do

:)

topshot
07-02-2003, 02:27 AM
Quickly browsing through jk.net i saw a link called "jediknightii.net" boggled with curiosity i entered, i was approached with a dark bakgroudn with some early iamges of a jedi attacking another one standing on a slightly reflective floor.
I went into the "forums", realising this might be part of jediknight.net's forums i tried to enter. Nope. So instead i jsut read about a thread, debating (arguing actually) about how the saber will be better than jk1 and what route it sohuld take. I left while being interested, i saw the release date "March 28" and went away disapointed.
3 Months later, i was approached by a friendly Sysop on the zone, who i knew (+DARK ARKHAN COUGH COUGH). He showed me back to the forums were i registered this time and posted in that same thread. I lurked for sometime until i eventually started posting. Most of the posts are gone now, the earliest being about the zone's service. So form then on i posted reguarly.
So i'm still here and still don't know 'THE SYSOP'S USERNAME BECAUSE HE WOULDN'T TELL ME'. One day i hope i find out
I really do:)

:)

*sniff*

Touching.

*sniff* :)

ZBomber
07-02-2003, 02:30 AM
Um... I was looking for codes (I already beat the game). A Guide for the game refered me to here, and I lurked around for awhile before joining.

Jo
07-02-2003, 02:33 AM
well, i had just got JK2, and i found all the sites to get skins, models, etc from and i was lured to this forum. mostly by a question on getting the saber. thats how my first screenname, askkkkkkkk88, came to being. i stopped posting in forums for a couple of months and i came back between thanksgiving and xmas. i posted till about the middle of janurary and i found Echo Base. i found the topics there more filling and useful so i made the transition there. i still visit the swamp(only the swamp) and check here everyday. thats how i came here. now you know why i still havent hit 1000, its because of EB(i hit 1000 there:P)

BongoBob
07-02-2003, 04:04 AM
I now have only one hour of computer time, thanks to this place!I wouldn't have it anyother way!

-=ReApEr=-
07-02-2003, 05:28 AM
Meh 1 hour, my pc is on all day more or less. :D

Semicolon
07-02-2003, 06:55 AM
Heh i love my DSL too.

Leave it on all day.

MikeDoggg2004
07-03-2003, 08:55 AM
Well the person that showed me this site is the one the only Bongo Bob This place is cool and I get about 6 hours sleep because Im on until 4 o clock.
So thanks alot Luby

ummm..... i .....mean....BongoBob

BongoBob
07-03-2003, 09:35 AM
GADDAMNIT! I HATE THAT NAME. DON'T POST MY REAL NAME! MY NICK IS BAD ENOUGH! JUST CALL ME BOB! Now that that's said and done, your welcome! I told you you should have ran away right then and there, this place is crack on crack(as lj said).

-=ReApEr=-
07-03-2003, 09:42 AM
Meep, someone got up on the wrong side of the bed. Or there caps button is stuck. :rolleyes: :p

BongoBob
07-03-2003, 09:47 AM
Ahhh...since there's no doubt that MikeDoggg2004 will post my full name, go to the embarrasing things thread. Dear god, you will know why I prefer my school nickname, BongoBob(or just bob for short:D)