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Old 04-01-1999, 05:02 AM   #1
JeremyGritton
Goodbye, everyone
For those of you who do not now, I challenged FPSMaster to a match in Duke3d, in which the stakes were high--- The loser was fired from Grape's Thoughts.

That loser was me, I lost by a score of 10 to 4...

This whole experience has shown me that online gaming is pointless, if I lose to a lamer like FPSMaster (in a match and I lose my job) what's the point of playing online at all?

You will most likely never see me online again, I'm through with this whole computer thing. Please go here for my last words and full explanations on this---

http://grapesthoughts.profuse.net/gr...astwords.shtml

Thanks for being cool with me everyone. Bye.

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Old 04-01-1999, 06:48 AM   #2
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Re: Goodbye, everyone
Son of a B**ch ..... Sucked in big time...

That's a real bueaty .....

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Old 04-01-1999, 08:00 AM   #3
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Re: Goodbye, everyone
Damn you damn elabaorate pranksters! Damnit. I was getting all into it until FooFighter mentioned how it could be a trick. I was skeptical when it appeared that DarkTalyn lost that Dukematch so badly but I still pretty much beleived. Damn damn damn....well, I can see how it was funny. Damnit.
Alright, frustration let out. Hppy now.

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Old 04-01-1999, 10:30 AM   #4
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Re: Goodbye, everyone
I actually fall for an April Fool prank on the internet DAMN YOU DT, you gotta let all UBB members kick ya ass real hard in another Duke match.
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Old 04-01-1999, 11:06 AM   #5
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Wow! I'm usually quick to catch these things, but I guess this was just too elaborate. And it was close to April Fool's day, too! Crap, I should've known.
 
Old 04-01-1999, 01:59 PM   #6
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Re: Goodbye, everyone
LOL, well what can I say guys? I had a blast

I'll just address some of your points--
1) Sith, I didn't write the 'dtlastwords' part where the prank was revealed, that was Grape. I think he gave Foo credit because he was the first to catch on-- From the posts, it appeared that the rest of you were basically saying, "yeah maybe you're right" after he questioned us. Foo was the guy to make that first step and call us on our little show
2) Come on guys, Grape would NEVER hire a lamer like FPSMaster... I was amazed so many of you bought it for sooo long
3) I'd really really really like to thank everyone for standing up for me and supporting me during this prank, you guys are so cool I actually felt real bad tricking all of you. Damn, you guys are nice
4) But, the fact that you all believed I got beat THAT BADLY... Heh, jeez, there was an obvious clue that this was faked. (patting myself on back )
5) I was very surprised at how many of you thought this was a publicity scam... Very surprised. I'm a prankster, not a scam artist. --I was also surprised that so many peeps said it was a scam, but didn't even think about April Fools! Oh well, it was all in good fun.
6) Props go to Sith and Fool both for questioning the gag, (tho I think we had you both tricked), and to anyone else who didn't fall for it.
7) HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY!!!

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Old 04-01-1999, 02:04 PM   #7
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Re: Goodbye, everyone
*tips his hat*

Good one DT, very good

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Old 04-01-1999, 02:14 PM   #8
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Re: Goodbye, everyone
Well, I would have questioned you first but foo beat me to it. Nonetheless, I must applaud you on your work. *Cheers and Claps* But, next year, I'm getting you... BTW, don't foget about the UNREAL DEMO that was released today. First 4 levels with a few single player levels (multiplayer not supported) that have NEVER been released before! http://3drealms.3dportal.com/ubb/For...ML/001241.html I've played it and it rocks!

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Old 04-01-1999, 02:22 PM   #9
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OH MY GOD!!! DT, you the master! man... That beat my "important message from AXE" e-mails that I spread around...

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Old 04-01-1999, 02:36 PM   #10
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Re: Goodbye, everyone
Sorry about flaming you in that email from FPSMaster, AXE, but it was all done for fun (and to fool you )

BTW, you sure did send me a lot of freakin' emails, what'd you do copy and paste 20 times??

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Old 04-01-1999, 03:24 PM   #11
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DT, pal, some words of advice: Don't do that again, or I swear to god Aurora and I will rip your limbs off. 'k, buddy?

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Old 04-01-1999, 04:09 PM   #12
illusion
Re: Goodbye, everyone
Hmm.. what to say. This was a pretty clever joke, but pissing people off for several days before 4/1/99 isn't really that funny.

It's like Romeo and Juliet, her deep sleep drug lasts just a bit too long, and look what happens, Romeo kills himself.

And it was probably disrupting people lives when you argue back and forth by e-mail.

ANYWAYS, any plans to redesign Grape's Thoughts? It needs it bad because there are a lot of miss-alignments in Netscape (the best browser )

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Old 04-01-1999, 04:14 PM   #13
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Re: Goodbye, everyone
HAhahahahahaaaaaaa *choke* hahaaaaaa!
Brilliant! absolutely brilliant! Couldn't have done it better myself, but beware, next year is another April 1. Just watch yr back

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Old 04-01-1999, 04:16 PM   #14
JeremyGritton
Re: Goodbye, everyone
::Laughing::

Uncle Duke, this was a once-a-year kind of thing. Lighten up, it's April Fools.

Illusion, planning in advance was the best way to rope people into thinking it was real and therefore fooling them. To enjoy a joke, you really have to have a good sense of humor.
For those of you who are angry about it, I apologize, but please rest assured that this is not something that's going to happen every other day or anything. April Fools is a special occasion, and I (we) probably won't do anything next year because I (we) can't really top this prank.
My words of advice: Just laugh and enjoy the holiday, 'k?

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Old 04-01-1999, 04:24 PM   #15
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Ye' ole' Buzzer words o' wisdom :

"April fools day without a good prank is like thanksgiving without a turkey."

oh, almost forgot to say :"ARRrrr"


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Old 04-01-1999, 04:49 PM   #16
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Re: Goodbye, everyone
That prank was pretty cool, I still wondered up until the end, who wrote that FPSMaster bullshit... I thought you were the same person: <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>They're probably the same person! FPSMaster is DT... I see no other explination... Anybody care to prove me wrong?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Well I did say "probably"... So I guess I was still fooled... I tried to write that post, so that either way it turned out, I couldn't be wrong... I was unsure to say the least.

Congratulations DT you have set the standard for future April Fools Jokes...

Preparation is the key.

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Old 04-01-1999, 05:55 PM   #17
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Re: Goodbye, everyone
Well, I was going to make an April Fools post about me leaving, but after reading this, I see no point...To make a new thread about it...

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Old 04-01-1999, 06:18 PM   #18
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Its ok, DT, I forgive you... Man, I am still amazed by how much thought, and premeditation you put into that! well, I have to go, the FBI is here, questioning me about some Talyn Conspiracy!

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Old 04-01-1999, 06:21 PM   #19
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GAAH! posted twice...

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Old 04-01-1999, 07:53 PM   #20
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Re: Goodbye, everyone
Yeah, I personally am not mad at you guys, I'm mad for all the people that didn't take a joke if you know what I mean.

Uncle Duke and Aurora51 (if it's true)

I was here last year when the april fools stuff was out again, it was funny when Planetquake said they were moving over to Geocities

But this year it wasn't as good, actually kinda gets old.

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Old 04-01-1999, 09:36 PM   #21
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Re: Goodbye, everyone
Well well...now that the smoke is cleared, all I have to say is this whole setup was awesome! The challenge between the loved goodguy and the ******* badguy...the trash-talking and the challenges...the good guy losing to the badguy...then finally it's revealed to be a big April Fool's Day prank...it all reminds me of what makes pro wrestling great

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Old 04-02-1999, 12:09 AM   #22
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Re: Goodbye, everyone
I'm disappointed in you and grape. Not for the prank, which was rather creative, but for giving FooFighter all the credit for being the only one to speculate it was a scam. I focussed on the point of it being a way to get hits, but I still had the same suspision as FF, yet I get no reconition Esh, nice prank, but I still says Foo getting all the attention instead of sharing it is still lame :P (Hey, I like getting credit when credit is due)

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Old 04-02-1999, 02:24 AM   #23
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Old 04-02-1999, 03:09 AM   #24
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Re: Goodbye, everyone
I'd say it was The Grape who gave it away. If it weren't for his exaggerated enthusiasm in a match he was not taking part in, I might have been fooled. Then again, if it weren't for his hyping, there would have been no joke in the first place.

Situations like this (real ones) happen under different circumstances, and are very rarely publicly announced beforehand. The publicizing of the match was what gave it away. Ironic isn't it?
 
Old 04-02-1999, 06:20 AM   #25
JeremyGritton
Re: Goodbye, everyone
FooFighter, your mind is like a steel trap.

You almost ruined all my planning

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Old 04-02-1999, 07:56 AM   #26
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The thing that gpot me thinkning was the he was an AOL member just like DT, and I know that AOL allows multiple accounts, so it got me thinking :P

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Old 04-02-1999, 01:38 PM   #27
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Well, what better way to show a lamer than an AOL account??

(no, not you, dt )

And Foo, you're just too smart for this

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Old 04-02-1999, 03:33 PM   #28
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Re: Goodbye, everyone
DT, I was kidding. Haha. April Fools. *nervous glances*

No, really, no hard feelings or anything. It's just that . . . why so elaborate? It wasn't really all that shock inducing. Except for the bit about you losing 10-4 in a Dukematch.

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Old 04-02-1999, 06:09 PM   #29
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The Imperial fleet and myself will not forget this, just remember to cheack for mantraps when you go to bed.....
(I was fooled big time)


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Old 04-03-1999, 02:01 AM   #30
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Notice how I said things like "I doub't i'm wrong (but i could be)" at first, because i was only about 95% certain up until a few replies later. You almost got me
 
Old 08-22-1999, 09:31 AM   #31
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Re: Goodbye, everyone
Just postponing this one's deletion as well.

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Old 08-22-1999, 09:41 AM   #32
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Re: Goodbye, everyone
Good joke... Thanks bmilder.

When I saw this at top (again) it scared me...

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Old 08-22-1999, 10:12 AM   #33
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DarkTalyn1, its not like any of us would care if you left anyway j/k.

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