Feb 13th 2012 5:47PM One thing I've always wondered about - never saw except in the movie Wargames - was the 8" floppy disks. Have looked them up and they did exist!
My mom had a bunch of punch cards in our basement in the cabinet where she kept all the stuff for arts and crafts (patterns courtesy of Pack O' Fun Magazine)....THAT'S what we did on rainy days before Atari!
Feb 13th 2012 4:50PM Ever copy programs out of Family Computing to make a Thanksgiving Turkey show up on your screen? And that was before we had a tape or 5.25 inch floppy drive...luckily my parents let me keep the computer on overnight so we could enjoy the picture (Made out of all close-parentheses, I believe).
I used a TRS-80 Model III in grade school even before my C64....the school bought it or was given it and no one knew how to use it; I had some extra free time so they let me play with it.
Nothing beat going to K-mart and typing:
10 Print "Hello ";
20 GOTO 10
Feb 13th 2012 2:05PM You just made me feel VERY old. "Old school' was playing the original Warcraft games? I played Zork on my Commodore 64 - and I don't even dare call that 'old school' because I'm sure others on here were playing tons of other stuff on BBS's - back when you had to lift the handset of a rotary phone and set it in acoustic couplers! You blasted whippersnappers!
Jan 5th 2012 4:08PM I like the idea of turning artifacts in at museums in exchange for some kind of currency....keeping with that theme, maybe the currency we get could be used for some kind of 'museum' storage of our own.
I'm thinking of something akin to void storage, but geared more to things like tabards or holiday items that can't (at least currently, unless things have changed since I last checked) be stored in void storage.
Or perhaps the currency in some form could become an alternative to spending 25g for a void storage slot - really this would amount to exactly what we have now - selling a grey archaeology item to a vendor then buying a void storage slot. But it just never seems as painful when we're not spending 'real money'. Ok, real game money in this case.
The idea of museum storage at least somewhat keeps with the idea of archaeology. We discover game lore, as well as also contributing and preserving our own place in the history of Azeroth. Perhaps achievements linked to particular items could pop up like tool tips in the personal museum storage, like the sign next to the exhibit in a RL museum.
Dec 27th 2011 12:27PM want want want!
Dec 21st 2011 4:12PM please sir may i have some more...errr can i have one?
Dec 20th 2011 12:01PM Did I miss it? Or did no one yet say ...
PANDA bear....all WoW things considered, I thought that would have been first...
We also have Baloo...and could replace the default Windows sounds with "Bear Necessities"...
Gentle Ben...but that's reaching back wayyyyyyy into the golden age of TV
Dec 17th 2011 4:51PM me me me!! :D
Dec 16th 2011 11:16AM /retireinafishingchair
Dec 15th 2011 11:00PM /roll winner