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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby englawyer » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:28 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
Sogui wrote:Going to play some Bioshock 2 so I can stop compulsively checking my inbox

Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow?


this is ridiculous. dont do that.

go play mass effect 2 ;)


if i was going to purchase one of those games, which should it be? i am not familiar with either series really but see a ton of buzz floating around about them.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby $1.99 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:31 pm

i personally like bioshock 2 better than mass effect 2, but since harvard has been stringing me along for months now i bought call of duty since it is more addictive and let's me detach myself from time and reality more easily

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby englawyer » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:37 pm

scribelaw wrote:I don't see much motivation for HLS to increase its numbers, either. If they really wanted to make a run at Yale for No. 1, they'd just cut the class size down to 400.


i don't think HLS will every decrease class size. The institutional philosophy and style seems to keep that as one of its defining features. Quote from Wikipedia:

"The school maintained a relatively uncompetitive admissions process, but "weeded out" a large number of first year students. This gave rise to the infamous legend of a dean at the school telling incoming students, "Look to your left, look to your right, because one of you won't be here by the end of the year."

obviously HLS is not quite like that anymore (everyone graduates nowadays), but i imagine that type of philosophy is still there. IMO if you make it to the top of Harvard, it is much more impressive than the top of Yale due to the intense competition.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby $1.99 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:54 pm

sometimes i wish harvard was something more like the stuff we hear about in the book 1L and that legend you just mentioned, not that i am a glutton for punishment, i just want to experience something as hardcore as that

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby somewhatwayward » Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:58 pm

georgina wrote:
somewhatwayward wrote:maybe they can just accept me and you as a pair - i'll mitigate your GPA and you can mitigate my LSAT.


deal! can you let JR know? thanks, and see you in cambridge this fall.


i will....the question is which strategy is best? stalking him until i know his daily routine and then 'accidentally' running into him? moving in next door and then freqeuntly needing to borrow a cup of sugar? sidling up to him a cambridge bar? subliminal messages? bain-eqsue powerpoint? twitter?

:lol: :lol:

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby DoubleChecks » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:17 pm

$1.99 wrote:sometimes i wish harvard was something more like the stuff we hear about in the book 1L and that legend you just mentioned, not that i am a glutton for punishment, i just want to experience something as hardcore as that


wow i can see it as a movie already. the character everyone likes, (but clearly is not the protagonist) standing out in Harvard Square during the Boston fall so autumn leaves are dancing past him during a gust of wind, while he holds an open cardboard box of his possessions, wearing nothing more than a large grey pea coat and a look of dejection as HLS competition has caused him to wash out

hm, that would be pretty awesome

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby DoubleChecks » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:19 pm

englawyer wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:
Sogui wrote:Going to play some Bioshock 2 so I can stop compulsively checking my inbox

Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow?


this is ridiculous. dont do that.

go play mass effect 2 ;)


if i was going to purchase one of those games, which should it be? i am not familiar with either series really but see a ton of buzz floating around about them.


ok, i love the mass effect + mass effect 2 series, but not so much bioshock. do you like FPS or more action RPG? the combat in ME2 is similar to gears of war, but add a much more robust storyline, nice graphics, amazing voice-acted dialogue and storytelling. if you arent into action RPG from a third person shooter point of view, but are a fan of FPS w/ cool weapons and spells, bioshock 2 may be the better choice.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby englawyer » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:24 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
englawyer wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:
Sogui wrote:Going to play some Bioshock 2 so I can stop compulsively checking my inbox

Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow?


this is ridiculous. dont do that.

go play mass effect 2 ;)


if i was going to purchase one of those games, which should it be? i am not familiar with either series really but see a ton of buzz floating around about them.


ok, i love the mass effect + mass effect 2 series, but not so much bioshock. do you like FPS or more action RPG? the combat in ME2 is similar to gears of war, but add a much more robust storyline, nice graphics, amazing voice-acted dialogue and storytelling. if you arent into action RPG from a third person shooter point of view, but are a fan of FPS w/ cool weapons and spells, bioshock 2 may be the better choice.


i am more into strategy/rpg so i guess I will check out ME2. thanks!

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby englawyer » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:24 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
$1.99 wrote:sometimes i wish harvard was something more like the stuff we hear about in the book 1L and that legend you just mentioned, not that i am a glutton for punishment, i just want to experience something as hardcore as that


wow i can see it as a movie already. the character everyone likes, (but clearly is not the protagonist) standing out in Harvard Square during the Boston fall so autumn leaves are dancing past him during a gust of wind, while he holds an open cardboard box of his possessions, wearing nothing more than a large grey pea coat and a look of dejection as HLS competition has caused him to wash out

hm, that would be pretty awesome


heh he/she wouldn't be washed out until after first semester grades :wink:

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby CoaltoNewCastle » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:25 pm

englawyer wrote:i am more into strategy/rpg so i guess I will check out ME2. thanks!


The first Mass Effect is what I played to pass the time while waiting for my LSAT score and recovering from ACL surgery. I think it's time for me to get the second.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Kronk » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:29 pm

FFT ftw when it comes to strategy games. Although I haven't played it in probably five years.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby DoubleChecks » Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:30 pm

CoaltoNewCastle wrote:
englawyer wrote:i am more into strategy/rpg so i guess I will check out ME2. thanks!


The first Mass Effect is what I played to pass the time while waiting for my LSAT score and recovering from ACL surgery. I think it's time for me to get the second.


personally, i like the second more than the first -- better combat feel, more engaging dialogue and great voice-acting

they also simplified the whole item/armor thing, which at first felt like they stripped the game of a lot of customization and complexity, but after some time, i realized it was just different (in a good way i guess)

only thing ME1 has superior over ME2 is a better story -- but i mean, the middle child of any trilogy is always lacking in "story" when compared to the beginning or the end

note: yeah ME series is not much "Strategy" tho haha

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby crackberry » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:32 pm

Good job on "The Way of The Gun," folks.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Hattori Hanzo » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:34 pm

Call of Duty /discussion

Can we go back to obsessiong over lack of JR1s plz?

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Sogui » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:35 pm

I don't know, ME2 was better overall. But the story just didn't feel as compelling (Oooh the collectors took a few tiny human colonies that were out in the boonies anyway) compared to the epic feel of the first game where you saved all organic life in a battle that ended with epic space warfare between massive fleets. I also don't know how I feel about the greater fragmentation of missions. It's nice to be able to sit down for 30 minutes and actually complete a mission, but aside from maybe Omega and the Asari world it was all too forgettable when you spend less than an hour doing major story missions.

The RPG elements were a downgrade too IMO. I was sad that the it went from "Hundreds of guns! Thousands of different customizations for weapons and armor!" to "Here's 2 guns, you'll be using one for 70% of the game, no you can't customize it". Sure the RPG system in the first game was clunky, but that's no excuse to strip it out entirely. The cooldown system was annoying too, you pretty much ended up spamming your best ability in every fight because of shared cooldowns you could never "combo" your own skills. I know there are teammates for this but I hated having to choose between micro'ing them every fight to use their abilities or letting them use it automatically but never having them available for coordinated assaults on a heavy target. The rest of the game was a great improvement that outweighed the cons in my mind.

So yea I beat ME2 and it's on to Bioshock 2, the multiplayer is shamefully laggy, but the fact that you unlock a new weapon/plasmid/ability every level makes it addicting.

Oh and uhh I guess it's another day without JR1s >_>

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby of Benito Cereno » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:42 pm

Sogui wrote:I don't know, ME2 was better overall. But the story just didn't feel as compelling (Oooh the collectors took a few tiny human colonies that were out in the boonies anyway) compared to the epic feel of the first game where you saved all organic life in a battle that ended with epic space warfare between massive fleets. I also don't know how I feel about the greater fragmentation of missions. It's nice to be able to sit down for 30 minutes and actually complete a mission, but aside from maybe Omega and the Asari world it was all too forgettable when you spend less than an hour doing major story missions.

The RPG elements were a downgrade too IMO. I was sad that the it went from "Hundreds of guns! Thousands of different customizations for weapons and armor!" to "Here's 2 guns, you'll be using one for 70% of the game, no you can't customize it". Sure the RPG system in the first game was clunky, but that's no excuse to strip it out entirely. The cooldown system was annoying too, you pretty much ended up spamming your best ability in every fight because of shared cooldowns you could never "combo" your own skills. I know there are teammates for this but I hated having to choose between micro'ing them every fight to use their abilities or letting them use it automatically but never having them available for coordinated assaults on a heavy target. The rest of the game was a great improvement that outweighed the cons in my mind.

So yea I beat ME2 and it's on to Bioshock 2, the multiplayer is shamefully laggy, but the fact that you unlock a new weapon/plasmid/ability every level makes it addicting.

Oh and uhh I guess it's another day without JR1s >_>



yea and you better hope JR doesn't read this

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby englawyer » Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:55 pm

lol

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby DoubleChecks » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:31 pm

of Benito Cereno wrote:
Sogui wrote:I don't know, ME2 was better overall. But the story just didn't feel as compelling (Oooh the collectors took a few tiny human colonies that were out in the boonies anyway) compared to the epic feel of the first game where you saved all organic life in a battle that ended with epic space warfare between massive fleets. I also don't know how I feel about the greater fragmentation of missions. It's nice to be able to sit down for 30 minutes and actually complete a mission, but aside from maybe Omega and the Asari world it was all too forgettable when you spend less than an hour doing major story missions.

The RPG elements were a downgrade too IMO. I was sad that the it went from "Hundreds of guns! Thousands of different customizations for weapons and armor!" to "Here's 2 guns, you'll be using one for 70% of the game, no you can't customize it". Sure the RPG system in the first game was clunky, but that's no excuse to strip it out entirely. The cooldown system was annoying too, you pretty much ended up spamming your best ability in every fight because of shared cooldowns you could never "combo" your own skills. I know there are teammates for this but I hated having to choose between micro'ing them every fight to use their abilities or letting them use it automatically but never having them available for coordinated assaults on a heavy target. The rest of the game was a great improvement that outweighed the cons in my mind.

So yea I beat ME2 and it's on to Bioshock 2, the multiplayer is shamefully laggy, but the fact that you unlock a new weapon/plasmid/ability every level makes it addicting.

Oh and uhh I guess it's another day without JR1s >_>



yea and you better hope JR doesn't read this


why? it was a great breakdown - i agree 100% w/ ALL of sogui's points, he hit them all on the spot, and i happened to have thought of the same exact pros/cons

i think it shows JR sogui's great analytical skills...lol

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Sogui » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:48 pm

Well I'm cutting myself off from video games this summer before law school, so it's a non-issue no matter how you look at it.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Lmao Zedong » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:06 pm

this whole debate is ill conceived IMO. assassins creed ii is the answer to all your questions

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby adameus » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:11 pm

$1.99 wrote:sometimes i wish harvard was something more like the stuff we hear about in the book 1L and that legend you just mentioned, not that i am a glutton for punishment, i just want to experience something as hardcore as that



-10000000

I really don't want to move my wife and myself from Vancouver to Boston and drop 50 G's on first year and have a 2/3 probability of failing out, that would blow....


Oh and you guys are nerds, stop spamming this thread with Video game loser talk.



Haha, j/k, I think I'm gonna sell my PS3 as I've been playing too much MW 2 lately and I could really see myself putting off studying far too often so that I could just level up one more time....

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Kretzy » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:12 pm

GargamelITT wrote:this whole debate is ill conceived IMO. [strike]assassins creed ii[/strike] GoldenEye 64 is the answer to all your questions


Here to help.

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby DoubleChecks » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:20 pm

Kretzy wrote:
GargamelITT wrote:this whole debate is ill conceived IMO. [strike]assassins creed ii[/strike] GoldenEye 64 is the answer to all your questions


Here to help.


classic indeed. hell, i even love the original super smash bros on n64 haha

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Eigenvalue A » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:25 pm

DoubleChecks wrote:
Kretzy wrote:
GargamelITT wrote:this whole debate is ill conceived IMO. [strike]assassins creed ii[/strike] GoldenEye 64 is the answer to all your questions


Here to help.


classic indeed. hell, i even love the original super smash bros on n64 haha


FINALLY something I can understand. I love how Yoshi can put his opponent in an egg and drop him off Peach's castle. Now that's intense. 8)

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Re: Harvard 2010!

Postby Kretzy » Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:27 pm

Eigenvalue A wrote:
DoubleChecks wrote:
Kretzy wrote:
GargamelITT wrote:this whole debate is ill conceived IMO. [strike]assassins creed ii[/strike] GoldenEye 64 is the answer to all your questions


Here to help.


classic indeed. hell, i even love the original super smash bros on n64 haha


FINALLY something I can understand. I love how Yoshi can put his opponent in an egg and drop him off Peach's castle. Now that's intense. 8)


Seriously. Between that, MarioKart, StarFox and GoldenEye I don't even know why systems had to improve from N64-era technology...




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