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Magical dragon-faeries? Flaxen-hair'd elflords? Dank scary dungeons, reminiscent of Grandpa's basement? Kids' stuff. Whether you're a Camwhore, Emo Kid, or Troll, Forumwarz everything relevant about the Internet (i.e., Forums and IM) distilled down to a browser-based RPG. Buy warez from shady Russian dealers, upgrade your hacking/whining skills, pwn total strangers by crashing their web sites, and join or fight a shadowy government conspiracy. You have nothing to lose but your dignity.
posted by CrunchyFrog (47 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

 
Playing right now. Great concept, will see if it lives up to it.
posted by wires at 9:01 AM on February 20, 2008


NSFW, I assume.
posted by DU at 9:12 AM on February 20, 2008


Yep. Its fun.
posted by wires at 9:14 AM on February 20, 2008


I pwned the Denture Chat forums.
posted by bacteria at 9:42 AM on February 20, 2008


Nice, we made it onto mefi! In case anyone wants me to answer any questions I'm one of the creators of the game.

There's also an article about us Digital Journal, if you guys, you know, prefer reading an article to actually playing the game :P
posted by robinw at 9:43 AM on February 20, 2008


edit: article about us on digital journal.

Also to asnwer your question DU: There are no nude or graphically violent images in the game, but the text is certainly NSFW.
posted by robinw at 9:48 AM on February 20, 2008


Plus, the huge picture of a chick in a bikini right on the front page.
posted by notmydesk at 9:54 AM on February 20, 2008


notmydesk: "Plus, the huge picture of a chick in a bikini right on the front page."

It wouldn't be a faithful recreation of the internet without it, desk.
posted by flatluigi at 10:04 AM on February 20, 2008 [1 favorite]


Does "No nude or graphically violent images" mean that the chalk drawing of a naked hermaphrodite in the tutorial mission isn't NSFW? Dude.
posted by the dief at 10:09 AM on February 20, 2008


the dief: hahaha, honestly I totally forgot about that hemaphrodite drawing. Guilty as charged.

The game is probably NSFW, but (unless you play the camwhore class) you're not going to see much at all. Like I said the text is incredibly NSFW, so use your own discretion as to whether or not you want to play it in the office.
posted by robinw at 10:14 AM on February 20, 2008


Oh, I'm playing all right. So far there's wicked potential here.
posted by the dief at 10:19 AM on February 20, 2008


OK, yes, Klan Metafilter in the house, mmhmm?
posted by the dief at 10:25 AM on February 20, 2008


The NPCs have brilliant dialogue. Way to go robinw, I'm not working again for the rest of the week.
posted by bookwo3107 at 10:53 AM on February 20, 2008


Pretty funny stuff, albeit sure to offend a few. NFSW is a fairly meaningless label, regardless.

I wish the game could expand into "real" internet forums, but maybe it can and I can't find it yet. It seems entirely self-contained. It's like the opposite of PMOG.

I'm in for a MeFi klan if someone creates one ... same nickname for me.
posted by mrgrimm at 11:09 AM on February 20, 2008


Klan Metafilter created, and mrgrimm invited. Any other Mefites playing, pm me for an invite.
posted by nihraguk at 11:41 AM on February 20, 2008


I very nearly blew water out of my nose. Damn you Dwarf Orgy!
posted by Cat Pie Hurts at 11:48 AM on February 20, 2008


bookwo3107: Thanks although our writer, Jalapeno Bootyhole is probably more responsible for your laughs than I was :)

Cat Pie Hurts: I'm glad that the effort I put into coding that ascii text animation in javascript was worth it.
posted by robinw at 12:05 PM on February 20, 2008


this is really excellent although the server looks a bit borked right now.
posted by juv3nal at 12:15 PM on February 20, 2008


I'm in, as a camwhore, natch. Dude, you've got way too much cred. I'm guessing you're not @ work ...
posted by mrgrimm at 12:23 PM on February 20, 2008


Ok I'm a total noob. I can see the mefi clan in mrgrimm's link, how do I join?
posted by juv3nal at 1:18 PM on February 20, 2008


Right now there's no mechanism to request admittance into a Klan, so you have to tubmail the person responsible.
posted by robinw at 1:27 PM on February 20, 2008


This is goddamn hilarious.
posted by danb at 1:44 PM on February 20, 2008


robinw: How do you tubmail someone in game?
When I create a new tubmail, I get a dropdown list with only "myself" for the To: field.
posted by digibri at 2:04 PM on February 20, 2008


I'm guessing you need to make a friend request and get accepted before you can tubmail someone?
posted by juv3nal at 2:08 PM on February 20, 2008


Ah, I think that's it. Thanks juv3nal.

Additionally, if you edit your profile you can enable these 3 options:
-Enable my public Profile
-Show my friends list on my Profile
-Enable my Stall

I believe that the "Stall" is their implementation of Facebook's "Wall".
posted by digibri at 2:15 PM on February 20, 2008


Also: Blue troll needs moar turns badly. How am I supposed to avoid working all day with only 5 measly forum visits?
posted by juv3nal at 2:19 PM on February 20, 2008


I have pwned a couple forums and engaged in cybersex with an old man. Yay me?
posted by Justinian at 4:27 PM on February 20, 2008


juv3nal: There was a way to tubmail someone without being their friend before but it wasn't straightforward. It's now a lot easier, and there's a link on the top of every Klan page to make joining easier too.
posted by robinw at 6:00 PM on February 20, 2008


Man, this game is fun! I need more forum turns though.
posted by saturnine at 6:41 PM on February 20, 2008


The Klan is swelling by the minute! (or so.)
posted by nihraguk at 7:30 PM on February 20, 2008


Our klan needs more camwhores. Send pics.
posted by Justinian at 7:55 PM on February 20, 2008


This is surprisingly entertaining. I actually like the forum visit limit, keeps it interesting.
posted by Skorgu at 8:19 PM on February 20, 2008


OMG how did I miss this FPP? *sweet* just like real life!

so for teh mefi clan, i'd be {mefi}[son] QUAALUDE?? Jus call me kid ascii soup
posted by [son] QUAALUDE at 8:33 PM on February 20, 2008


lvl 1 Re-re, my only attacks are drooling and banging my head on the keys


ITS SO REAL
posted by [son] QUAALUDE at 8:46 PM on February 20, 2008


Yeah, I gained the power of fapping.
posted by Justinian at 9:20 PM on February 20, 2008


OK, this shouldn't be so funny, what with "killing threads" being so distressing in real life, but it's exceptionally well implemented. Hats off. And keep on fappin'!
posted by imperium at 11:28 PM on February 20, 2008


"We have interrupted your regularly scheduled m*sturbatory session for
this important lesson!"

This amused me hugely.
posted by jaduncan at 4:03 AM on February 21, 2008


Loving this game, would like more turns though
posted by Reggie Knoble at 4:50 AM on February 21, 2008


This is way more fun and amusing than it has any right to be.
posted by eyeballkid at 4:23 PM on February 21, 2008


I love the text adventure mini-game but I wish it was longer. I did get 11 points.
posted by Justinian at 4:58 PM on February 21, 2008


This is the greatest ethics policy of all time: http://www.forumwarz.com/about/ethics
posted by jragon at 9:17 PM on February 21, 2008


If you're joining late, mrgrimm linked the metafilter klan page above. Although it's awkward, it does work on my ipod touch.
posted by Pronoiac at 2:51 PM on February 26, 2008


[spoiler]
Grrr. The fuzz wants $1000 from me to restore my sTalk contacts. I barely make enough from forum raiding to finance the drugs needed to raid more forums. Is there any way around paying them off? There ought to be a way to sign up to be an astroturfing operative or a spammer to make some more $.
[/spoiler]
posted by juv3nal at 3:05 PM on February 26, 2008


juv3nal: grind some lower-level forums for a couple days, and cash in on the junk the admirers send you. With lower level forums, you don't need to use any drugs, or you can get by with a couple of cheaper ones. Alternately, contribute to the current Forumbuildr. (This won't pay off until the end of the week, though.
posted by CrunchyFrog at 6:37 PM on February 26, 2008


In case anyone here didn't already know, I am a level 7 Camwhore.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 1:06 PM on February 27, 2008


Ambrosia Voyeur: In case anyone here didn't already know, I am a level 7 Camwhore.

Well, sure, but what are you in the game?
posted by flatluigi at 1:20 PM on February 27, 2008


A level 8 Camwhore.

xoxoxox
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 5:53 PM on February 27, 2008 [2 favorites]


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