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ROID WARS

At the height of its power the Highone’s dominion was vast stretching from the gothic arches of arena gate to the cold space of DM17. Over 3 Quarters of the ROID (Rest of IIT Delhi) were pillaged and Fragged under the rule of the Highones. In the Winter of 2004 A.D. The High Ones’ 4 year campaign against the barbarian ROIDS in the arena was drawing to an end. Just one final stronghold stands in the way of the High Ones’ superiority and their dominion throughout the empire…..

11223344 << RAMBITT!!

Ah yes! The blog, I forgot, age2_x1.exe and Gamespy have that effect on people. BSNL rocks and so does Iron Maiden. They released their new album “A Matter of Life and Death”. Although all songs are easy listening type when compared to either the X Factor or Virtual XI, I rate the new album 8/10. No complex music, it is simple and just rocks.

Track listing

  • “Different World” (music: Adrian Smith/Steve Harris, lyrics: Steve Harris) – 4:17
  • “These Colours Don’t Run” (music: Smith/Harris, lyrics: Bruce Dickinson) – 6:52
  • “Brighter Than a Thousand Suns” (music: Smith/Harris, lyrics: Harris/Dickinson) – 8:44
  • “The Pilgrim” (music: Janick Gers/Harris, lyrics: Harris) – 5:07
  • “The Longest Day” (music: Smith/Harris, lyrics: Dickinson) – 7:48
  • “Out of the Shadows” (music: Dickinson/Harris, lyrics: Dickinson) – 5:36
  • “The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg” (music: Dave Murray/Harris, lyrics: Harris) – 7:21
  • “For the Greater Good of God” (music & lyrics: Harris) – 9:24
  • “Lord of Light” (music: Smith/Harris, lyrics: Dickinson) – 7:23
  • “The Legacy” (music: Gers/Harris, lyrics: Harris) – 9:20

You guys gotta play the RAMBIT Scenario in AOE:TC, its just infinite fun. Get 8 people and you can enjoy for weeks together or just login to Gamespy and you will never go back!!

Quote of the Day

Auctioner: Our first item is a pair of panties confiscated from a prostitute.
Quagmire: Fifty bucks.
Auctioner: She had nine STDs.
Quagmire: Forty-five bucks.
Auctioner: And when we caught her she wet herself.
Quagmire: Fifty bucks

Blitzkreig ’06

Dell Optiplex 620 rigs sponsored by ATi

Me trying to do something.

Overview

Rear of the Shuttle PC

Shuttle PC.. small eh? Well its, X800XTPE + P4 3.4GHz + 1GB RAM

Cable Mess

Srikant who broke into the lab through a 8″ ventilator, trying to figure out wtf happened to the power supply.

Inuyahsa a.k.a Vaatsav exploring Quake 3

Unreal Tournament 2004

UT 2004!

NFS MW.

NFS Most wanted Testing

Age!! Age!! yeah!!


R.K testing systems and installing games.


Vik with his friend playing CSCZ.


Lab 2 (approx. 60systems with CS)


Lab 2

Lab 1, another 60 systems with CS 😀

Man of the Match

It was a bright sunny saturday, all was going well untill we decided to play a cricket match on our college grounds. Everyone was ready, but there was one problem, 2 other departments also wanted to play each other on the same ground at the same time. Somehow managed and gain ed rights to play. Also, some people got involved in a small oral fight, but were subdued quickly.

Play commenced, the opposition (IT Dept) were batting first. After a few loose overs, our blowling tightened and they were restricted to a chasable 101 (16 overs). The score was 73 at the end of 9 overs but tight bowling restricted them to score only 30 runs in the next 7 overs. As for me, my ankle was not healed and I was stationed behind the wicket keeper, the 3rd man, or whatever that position is called. I just had to stop the ballz that went past the keeper. Thanks to the elite skills of our wicket keeper “Avinash” I didnt have much work to do. I just stood under the tree shade throughout the innings.

With 100 runs to chase our batsmen went on to the field (At this point the bats we were supposed to play with were completely useless, ones handle was broken and the other kept throwing wooden chips everytime it hit the ball). Soon a couple of them were back and the captain, Abhinav was in, everything stablized and it was almost a sureshot victory, but all of a sudden everyone was out and at the stage where we needed 3 runs I had to go in, I was the last wicket, plenty of overs were left. My heart was beating faster than the time I did a 45min workout on a crosstrainer. I went in as the runner, 2 runs were scored quicly. I was at the crease, my only job was NOT to get out!, seems simple but I haven’t batted since my 10th class. It was the last ball in the over, I had to stop the ball no matter what; it came quickly at me, I put the bat to stop it, to my dismay it just beat me and went through the gap between the bat and the pad. I was in shock for a second as they were appealing for a caught behind wicket. NOT OUT! yay!. Next over, 1st ball, a “Late cut” bt Vishal gave us the last run needed and It was victory again! I then declare myself the Man of the Match, common, I saved thier asses!

Celebrations all over. But soon we faced yet another problem, trasnportation. No jeeps no busses nothing. After waiting for a while one jeep finally came to the rescue, but with people already in it. We were 12, it was one jeep. With no mercy whatsoever on the jeep, all of us somehow managed to fit in with 3 on the roof 4 on the bonet 3 behind, hanging from the footrest and 1 hanging from the side and the rest inside. I was sitting on the bonet, and my ass soon was as hot as burning coal, 2.7kms @ 20kmph. It was hot!! but fun!. A great new experience.

Pic of my buddy sankalp hanging from the side of the jeep which i captured while sitting on the hot bonet 😀


Quote of the Day :

Cartman: You have rats in your house, too, Kenny?
Kenny: Mm-hm.
Cartman: Seriously, you better stop being so poor or else I’m gonna start huckin’ rocks at you.

Halo Update

Thats it, yesterday around 9 I finished Halo, at ‘Heroic’ level. I must say, its one of the most entertaining games I’ve ever played. It just an amazing game, everythig is perfectly balanced, the enemies, weapons. Coz of this I had to edit my “Best games ever List”. Heres the updated list.

  1. Quake III Arena
  2. Age of Empires (AOC)
  3. Halo
  4. Half Life
  5. Call of Duty
  6. Need for speed Most Wanted
  7. Call of Duty 2
  8. Farcry
  9. Half Life 2
  10. Need for Speed Underground
  11. F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assaunt Recon)
  12. Claw
  13. Counter-Strike
  14. Serious Sam
  15. Max Payne

Yes! it deserves the 3rd Spot!

Also, One thing I have never realized is that the song’s “Fatboy Slim – Fucking in Heaven” lyrics have the phrase “Fatboy Slim is fucking in heaven” reapeated some 70 times and nothing else!! rofl!

Sprained ankle and The Cave

I was woken up at 0700hrs in the morning, on a day which could have easily been my sleep compenstaion day (The day I compensate for my late night adventures by sleeping as long as possible) by a friend, who, last night somehow convinced me to play a cricket match at the college grounds. Their plan was to reach coll by 0930hrs and start the match 1000hrs, but it all crumpled when some players didnt show up and also, most of us didnt have any bikes or cars. Relying on the RTC we finally reached the grounds around 1130hrs. The match started somewhere around 1200 and it was all going fine, then I sprained my ankle bad :(. Was in the field for another 2-3 overs but couldn’t continue, back to pavilion. Regardless, we won the match. Excellent batting performance lead us to a easy victory \/.

Comming home, even though I was limping bad, I was asked to go to a marriage function. I’m the only driver in da house and so watever may be my condition I have to take people where ever they want me to take them :|. aka Driver bratuku. I could do nothing but take them there, and the worst part, I was limping all time, all over the hall and everyone kept asking “wtf happened” …. blah blah blah. FSCK! I hate functions/gatherings aaarrgh!!!

Anyway, I have been driving for the last 8 months and I can call myself an experienced driver. I have more than 5000kms of driving on the M800 (Maruti 800) and now I also have a 100kms exp on an Opel Corsa. Opel corsa.. hmm.. my aunt’s car, which she exchanged with the M800 coz she was going out of station for a while. Cool car, sexy susepsion and leather interiors. :|~~~.

The movie “The Cave” sucked ballz. Don’t watch it!. All you see are black pixels… its too dark, you can barely see anything. A Gay story and bad direction add to an already fuxed up movie.

Quote of the Day :

Cartman: This is killing me. The human body was not meant to move quickly like that.

I’m a UT 2004 SEMI-FINALIST! YEAH!

Thanks to the incompetency of some specific number of people, our 1st internal online quizes were cancelled. I was all happy coz I cud finallly MP at IIIT. Multiplayer(MP) gaming rocks.

The first day, myself and Virat went all the way there to participate. But by the time we reached there on his bike, our asses were numb, it was some 40km journey. As soon as we reached the gaming arena, my ass was fully active and was ready to support me. First up was NFS, the 1st round was easy both of ur cleared it. Then in the 2nd round we both were in the same race and only 2 were to be selected, we were sure that only one would qualify. Luckily using team tactics and helping each other out, he was 1st and I was 2nd, we both qualified. Next was Unreal Tournament 2004, a game I played only for 5 minutes in all my life time. It was viks 2nd round match, sadly he lost to some pro UTer. Soon it was my 1st round, I was put up againt some n00bie player, who sucked more than I did, I won. It was almost lunchtime and we off to eat something, we had a 1/2 biryani and were back to the arena for my UT 2nd round. This time I had to battle another n00bie, I won! lol!. The remaining rounds were on the next day, and since we had nothing else to do we returned home.

We were a little late the second day, coz I was feeling too sleepy. This time we didnt want our asses to bottleneck our performace, so we went in the car. Again a loooong journey!. As soon as we went we were made to participate in the 3rd round of NFS, we two were again in the same race, we decided to use the same car, the Porche Carrera GT. The race started and right in the 1st turn vik was rammed and his car was flipped, I was running 2nd for a while till I lost complete control over my car and started skidding everywhere. We both lost :( . So much for NFS. It was my UT third round, it was against a IIIT player, I thought I was screwed and didnt care much, but my grenade skill in quake came to the rescue, the only weapon I used in the game was the Flak gun, using the alternate fire and my grenade prediction skills I was able to beat him easily. I was into the 4th round, The Semi-Final!! Too much for a 1st time player :D. Its was unavoidable and I had to play a pro, I was raped, 25-2 was the final score. My position in UT was very bad, I didnt know where the score was, I only knew one map and that was the one I played the day before the first time (some Idoma) and I cud use only the rocket and the flak gun.

UT ended and soon the big CS matches started, in between all the chaos I saw someone playing AOC, the only game other than Q3A which pushes my concentration to its limits. I asked if I could play, I was allowed to :). It was a 2v2, I forgot everything in AOC too, I was completely unaware of the boar, I realized I had to hunt the boar only when I accidentally saw it on the map :D. hit castle by 20, trained some knights and started the battle, after a while we won! I was happy, my l33t gaming skillz were still in good enough even after an 9month break :D. A happy ending :)

BTW, Our online tests start again from tomorrow! ROFL! Hope they get it right this time else I’m gonna go crazy.

IIIT! Here we come!

Well, not exactly, we are only two. We dont have a clan and we suck ballz at CSCZ (We = me+Virat). If you are wondering what the hell I’m talking about, take a look at the comment to the previous post. I got invited to the IIIT fest this year (no idea who that was 😐 ). Finding players is not a big issue, but finding good ones is going to be hard. CSCZ is a team game, and as a member of a clan, one needs to know everything about his team mates, their weak spots, their strengths etc etc. blah blah.. We are going to go there anyways, clan or no clan.

The only game I ever mastered was Q3A. That game just suits me at an integral level. It was my flesh and blood for two years. I reached a stage where I was quakecon material (too much?) but then it all ended abruptly :(.

Quake 3 is a beautiful game, graphics wise, gameplay wise and code wise too. It is the only game which is able to boost my concentration to incredible levels, and bring my reaction times to near 0. Even the subconscious part of my brain kicks in to execute the so called “Impossible Rails” and the “Air Rockets”. Till the last 6 months (of the 2 years) I never kept track of the mega and armor timings, but when the opponents started timing them, I was facing something on a different level. In the beginning I considered it unfair, but later realized, its one of the most widely spread habits in quaking. After some practice I was able to time them perfectly, and no one had an ‘unfair’ advantage over me.

My greatest strength in quake is not my ability to concentrate nor my nanosec reaction times, every good player has those, rather Its my Speed! I’m incredibly fast, contrary to what I am in real life, but still I’m extremely fast. Beacuse of that I could easily escape when I had to and attack when I wanted to. People watching my game were always amazed to see how fast I moved through the maps.

When quake gained momentum around the end of my 1st year @ IITD, we organized CTF tourneys between the 4th yearites and the rest of the college, the clans were named “The High Ones” and “ROID” (Rest of IIT Delhi) respectively. Those games were awesome, in the end the High ones won the series. Then, I & DzzL were the fastest in the team, so we had to get the enemy flag no matter what, we were literally the “Bali ka Bakras”, but we always managed to get the flag. Our base was defended by Scorpion, one of the best quakers in IITD and the only one in IITD whom I coudn’t beat in a duel.

The high ones made a video on those games to commemorate their victory and named it “The ROID wars”. Its the Awesome-est video you’ll ever see. They also had an uncut version of the video, wherein they dedicated a whole 4 minutes to rape me, showing off my most embarrasing weakness, my compulsive desire to get teh power-ups and getting fragged unnecessarily. It starts after the original video, the credits come half way and roll back, to start my rape with title as “THESID AS KENNY” (ROFL!). They had a dual display there, one side with southpark clippings, the ones where kenny dies and the other side showing me getting fragged in the most ludicrous ways. I never felt humiliated, not even once, instead, I was happy coz it was only about me and no one else, special. The reason behind all this may been the fact that I was the only 1st yearite in both the clans combined or maybe coz I was plumpy. Thank you Zodd and m8al!

Oh! I almost forgot! I never knew what southpark was before the video, I didnt know kenny, I didnt know he dies in every episode, nothing, but still it was funny. That video was the sole reason I started following soutpark.

I miss all that action, its been nine months since my last game. I don’t regret coz it had to end at some point. I just miss all that buzz thats all.

Quote of the Day :

Stan: Jimmy, can you tell Wendy that shes a continous source of inspiration?
Jimmy (to wendy): Stan says that your a cunt-cunt-cunt-cunt….
Wendy: Well tell Stan to F*CK OFF! (walks away)
Jimmy: A continous s-source of inspiration.