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Post by Swazook » Sun Nov 14, 2010 10:12 am

The Descent Rangers are proud to announce that we are up and running again at http://www.Descent-Rangers.net

We also have a facebook group at:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/home ... tif_t=like

And you can always catch us on the Kali Rangers Clan Server. Come out and let's play some multiplayer!

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Post by Kiran » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:29 pm

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Post by Swazook » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:49 pm

We're also meeting on a 25 slot mumble server in Chicago, playing nightly.

And come out to our new forums: http://www.descent-rangers.net/forum/
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Post by Kiran » Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:54 pm

Swazook, this is same as Kirian on Rangers. I'm coming back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by CajunAce » Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:26 pm

Rangers are back? Hmm, I still have my \"Descent PC\" on the floor in the closet. Haven't played in quite a while. How are we playing these days? Is Kali still around?

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Post by Swazook » Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:16 pm

Awesome - We've been looking for you and TxCowboy.

Forum: http://www.descent-rangers.net/forum/index.php

And our facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/home ... 75362&ap=1

Read up on how to get up and running on your XP machine from The Rangers main page: http://www.Descent-Rangers.net


We aren't using Kali - We are using a Mumble Voice Server instead. All login details are on the private facebook group.

Glad to see you Material Defender.
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Post by CajunAce » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:41 pm

I don't think I could easily get D2 running on my X2 machine, but it runs well on my Win 95 setup with the Voodoo2 card. Heck, my Windows XP box doesn't even have a game port to plug in my Sidewinder 3D Pro. I don't think it does, anyway. Will that Mumble Voice Server work under Win 95?

TxCowboy still works at the same place as before, our parent company. I'm in a different building about 3-4 miles away, so I don't see him often. I'm fairly sure he hasn't played Descent in quite a while.
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Post by Swazook » Tue Dec 07, 2010 7:52 pm

You'd be surprised how easy it is to get D2 running on your XP machine if you follow the 3 steps on the Rangers homepage. Up and Running in 10 minutes - literally.

And you can get a manhattan \"gameport to USB\" device for $19 and use your old Sidewinder.
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Post by Kiran » Wed Dec 08, 2010 9:30 pm

CajunAce... I just played D2 with Koolbear, Cemada... and a whole bunch of others I can't remember in D2 WITHOUT Kali :). It was so much fun to be playing again!

Get the dust off that machine and get back in Descent!
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Post by CajunAce » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:17 pm

Maybe I'll give it a try after next week. I'll be off from next Friday through Jan. 3rd. The main issue I may have is that my old PC runs Win 95, so that program to play D2 on may not work on it.

I think it was around Halloween of 1996 when Koolbear sponsored both me and TxCowboy as Rangers. It would be fun to play online again. Maybe I could even find Razor (or one of my other co-op buddies) and get a co-op game going. ;-)
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Post by CajunAce » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:38 pm

Hey, just found this old file on my PC. It's the D3 $50,000 tournament ad. Interplay used a bunch of current online players' names in the ad. I'm in there in the far right circle: \"In the tunnel, CajunAce lands a frag behind an unsuspecting Kevlar...\" ;-)

http://home.comcast.net/~cgh57/d3ad.jpg
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Post by LordDeath » Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:23 pm

Add me. :)
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Post by Alter-Fox » Fri Dec 10, 2010 10:56 pm

CajunAce wrote:Hey, just found this old file on my PC. It's the D3 $50,000 tournament ad. Interplay used a bunch of current online players' names in the ad. I'm in there in the far right circle: "In the tunnel, CajunAce lands a frag behind an unsuspecting Kevlar..." ;-)
I thought your name sounded familiar... Welcome (back?).
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Post by Buef » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:19 pm

Sounds like i need to dust off my homer and spin up my gauss...


Why no Kali? That's blasphamy!
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Post by Swazook » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:38 pm

Why type in Kali when we have LIVE VOICE on mumble while playing, and a direct UDP connect with 50 pings.

You should get on our Facebook group page and get the login for Mumble Buef - we're having a blast.
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Post by Kida » Wed Dec 15, 2010 1:51 am

:!: :D :o OMG you guys are still around !!! i may have to break down and get a facebook page so i can start playinG D2 again. i have a windows 7 machine now though D2x-Rebirth-GL runs fine for single idk about multi though. Hope to see you soon
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Post by Swazook » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:32 am

We'll get you going on multi. Better yet, we'll get you going on multi, with live voice as you play.
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Post by Ferno » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:08 am

hey there beuf.. hello again cajun.

Think you can start up the co-op games again cajun?
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Post by Alter-Fox » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:54 pm

I might sign up for this just to try D2 online (rather than on lan). I have D2X-Rebirth installed and even though I use D2X-XL preferentially for single player, I like D2X-Rebirth better for multiplayer so far as it's not graphically intensive so it doesn't have the periodic framerate problems that D2X-XL and TrackMania do.
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Post by Gold Leader » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:41 am

And I am happy to prenounce the Descent Rangers Steam Group!

Click the Pyro-GX to enter!
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Thx to 1i a Descent Ranger from the Green Dire Wolves aka Green Squadron, he made me Admin and sent me out to seek other Rangers out there so hey here I am then hah! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

CajunAce wrote:Hey, just found this old file on my PC. It's the D3 $50,000 tournament ad. Interplay used a bunch of current online players' names in the ad. I'm in there in the far right circle: \"In the tunnel, CajunAce lands a frag behind an unsuspecting Kevlar...\" ;-)

http://home.comcast.net/~cgh57/d3ad.jpg
heh got that one tooz mate ;)
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Post by Alter-Fox » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:19 pm

Gold Leader wrote:
CajunAce wrote:Hey, just found this old file on my PC. It's the D3 $50,000 tournament ad. Interplay used a bunch of current online players' names in the ad. I'm in there in the far right circle: \"In the tunnel, CajunAce lands a frag behind an unsuspecting Kevlar...\" ;-)

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heh got that one tooz mate ;)
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Re: Descent Rangers

Post by Gold Leader » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:53 am

Alter-Fox wrote:
Gold Leader wrote:
CajunAce wrote:Hey, just found this old file on my PC. It's the D3 $50,000 tournament ad. Interplay used a bunch of current online players' names in the ad. I'm in there in the far right circle: \"In the tunnel, CajunAce lands a frag behind an unsuspecting Kevlar...\" ;-)

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heh got that one tooz mate ;)
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Post by Fiend » Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:08 pm

thx for the info guys! I have d2 running for the 1st time in years...
now all i need is a mumble password!
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Re: Descent Rangers

Post by Fiend » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:35 pm

i'm waiting u guys really play evrey day?
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Post by Fiend » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:49 pm

still waiting... u want new pilots?
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Re: Descent Rangers

Post by Fiend » Thu Mar 03, 2011 8:52 pm

http://www.descent-rangers.net/forum/vi ... f=19&t=158

u claim to want new pilots... and i wait over a week, good luck w. the newbs. I found kali, u play every night? so how many nights did u ignore me... i want no part of the descent ranger newb clan.... k thx bye...
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Post by Sirius » Fri Mar 04, 2011 2:22 am

Activity hasn't been great lately, at least from my perception (logging on Mumble for two minutes every-so-often and seeing the same AFK people there probably doesn't constitute a very detailed study). Still, it's been forever since we've had posts like these ones in the Descent community... you usually have to go to XBL/WoW/flavour-of-the-month console shooter to find them these days.
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Re: Descent Rangers

Post by Gold Leader » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:42 am

The Descent Rangers shall live onwards and for the most of us, it is certainly the best thing that has ever happened for us, the community and the warmth within just feels good, if people have no time to fly down in the mines, there shall always be a time they will be around, I'm like take your time my comrades of the Force, feel like fly'n, I am sure to meet up with you's!

We have to be proud that the oldest clan in the world is willing to be active, time for a donation me thinks 8)
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u claim to want new pilots... and i wait over a week, good luck w. the newbs. I found kali, u play every night? so how many nights did u ignore me... i want no part of the descent ranger newb clan.... k thx bye...
Meh, to be honest I never saw you once on mumble ... :? and I am like on there every day... so lieing to us like you are doing now isn't uhm smart, it's lowering your rep and also doing this on the Interplay forums and linking the Descent Rangers site to your pointless rants isn't wise either :roll:
http://www.interplay.com/forums/viewtop ... 366#p38139

I am seeking new recruits for this clan, not rant n00bs that lack a brain :evil:

Truly I have no idea how you make such things up, it's rather making you look pathettic towards the rest, to me you are a shameless and careless "fiend", the name kinda says it :lol:

It is not the Descent Rangers fault that most of our members have busy lives, that you have issues with your patience and lack of vision for others isn't like our problem to deal with, so please take a hike and rant elsewhere :|
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Post by Pumo » Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:56 pm

Well said Obi. I'm not a part of the Descent Rangers, but I know it's a nice group of good friends, and sincerely Fiend's attitude doesn't fits on Descent Rangers as it doesn't looks as friendly as everyone on the Rangers is :P (maybe becuase he is 'fiendly'?).
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Re: Descent Rangers

Post by Foil » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:39 pm

Guys, lately I've seen Fiend around (i.e. actually in-game, rather than just chatting or whatever) considerably more often than anyone else.

In fact, I just finished two hours of D3 gaming with him.

He was looking for action, and didn't find it. There's no need to attack him for that.
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Post by Sirius » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:14 pm

Nobody minds if he doesn't find the Rangers to be what he's looking for... it's the attitude they mind. I should also note that the Rangers are not generally a D3 group.
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Post by Canuck » Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:25 pm

Excuse me Fiend do you think the Rangers owe you something? As I have been away for 20 + days from the Internet I am just now catching up on the drama. Foil he's been posting all over the Internet including forums at Interplay, how Rangers are a Nub clan, (1996 a nub clan?) we suck, etc. Definitely not Ranger material at this point in his life.

He is welcome to re-apply in three months I think the rules say. Maybe when he realizes what he gave up and is honestly willing to move along in his life, he can join in playing some of the best Descent pilots on the Net. I play some D3 so he could have posted that he's into D3 and had a game anytime.

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Re: Descent Rangers

Post by Gold Leader » Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:42 pm

Fiend can only decrease his reputation to over most descent 1/2 Veterans out there, the Descent Rangers is the oldest and largest Descent clan known in the world and calling it a n00b clan ... that is the utmost stupid thing you can do even when you have truly no idea who you are talking at.

Such bad moves were by Fiend, by exactly when spreading is rant posts on major websites like Interplay.com, Descentbb.net and the main Descent Rangers website with numerous topics..

Here they are Foil, read for yourself:

Here his introduction topic, he has not even been a memeber for like a week and he starts complaining...
http://www.descent-rangers.net/forum/vi ... f=19&t=158

The he makes another topic, just to push us around and yeaps he calls us slow... he is more like slow in tha head imo
http://www.descent-rangers.net/forum/vi ... f=19&t=161

The I found this on interplay, heh bad moves were made, I'm like I have a lot of contacts @ Interplay... What does he do? He first agrees, then I welcome him and then he posts am link to one of his rant topics which has been posted at the Descent Rangers Forum...what a brass, pain in the ass:
http://www.interplay.com/forums/viewtop ... 372#p38139

Then I find this topic @ descentbb.net
viewtopic.php?p=280966#p280966

It seems he is posting his rants all over the place and I won't be surprised he posted his rants on other Descent webpages ...

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Re: Descent Rangers

Post by KoolBear » Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:20 pm

Gentlemen, we need to tone down the personal flames I am a Descent Ranger I feel his comments are out of line but in now way should anyone be personally attacking Fiend.

I am sorry this is Ferno's forum and I shouldn;t be saying anything but let's not get personal please.

Gold Leader please re-read your inflammatory post, either remove your personal attacks or force your post to be deleted.

Ferno sorry for stepping in your pile of shit here
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Re: Descent Rangers

Post by Gold Leader » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:17 pm

KoolBear wrote:Gentlemen, we need to tone down the personal flames I am a Descent Ranger I feel his comments are out of line but in now way should anyone be personally attacking Fiend.

I am sorry this is Ferno's forum and I shouldn;t be saying anything but let's not get personal please.

Gold Leader please re-read your inflammatory post, either remove your personal attacks or force your post to be deleted.

Ferno sorry for stepping in your pile of **** here
Sorry but removing facts that have taken place is pointless, it would mean you are agreeing what has taken place.. yes? no? It could mean you accept him insulting others? It is very normal for others to react in a similar way back KB.

To be very honest here, I can ashure you that the all of the Descent Rangers did not like what took place, protecting a sith is not my kinda way out, sorry he has done too much damage to the innocent ones.

It's that I stand up for my allies when they are threatened, never against them, that isn't my way my nature, simple and plain.
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Re: Descent Rangers

Post by Krom » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:28 pm

Repeatedly calling someone out in a public forum just to bash them is childish (even if they were being childish themselves), don't lower yourself to their level or you end up looking like a fool too.

I'm locking this thread until Ferno gets back and decides what to do with it.
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Re: Descent Rangers

Post by Ferno » Sun Mar 06, 2011 1:00 pm

okay.

Normally I would just split off the flames and keep the topic running. But since the lot of you (kb, canuck and krom excluded) wouldn't stop arguing about something this inconsequential, I'll leave all posts here as an example of what not to do.

Do it again and i'll gas the topic.
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