Interesting. I think the era was either full of Guido Chads or depressed numetal/emo type of people. Everyone seems to be depressed possibly from the turn of the century or 9/11. Every media is shot in newyork inner city evem the music videos which i find cool.
It was fucking great and internet peaked in 2006. I'd do anything, ANYTHING to go back to the early/mid 2000s.
>Specifically the years 2001-
It was going fine until kike/11 ruined everything, got the whole cuntry obsessed with seeing imaginary "tursts" everywhere – as their retarded shit president called them. Turned my city in particular into a treeless open-air prison. Then when "a-rab tursts" somehow morphed into "lone white males" and I couldn't step foot outside the house without getting harassed by all the super vigilantes and pigs.
Just worse. More prison-ized every year. More paranoid. What else is there to say? Everything good died in 2001.
Why is everything is in inner city back then?
To add to what I said , here's a few examples :
-Aria of sorrow (2003) : considered the last good Castlevania
-Wario Land 4 (2001): widely considered the best Wario game
-Metroid zero mission (2004) : last good 2d Metroid
-Pokémon emerald (2004): widely considered the best Pokémon gen. (And there's Pokémon crystal in 2001 too)
-Oblivion (2006) and morrowind (2002): considered the 2 best elder Scrolls games
-FF9 (2001) widely considered the best FF game , but also the reedition of FF6 on GBA in 2007
-resident evil 4 (2004) widely considered the best RE game
-SSX3 (2003) best and last good snowboarding game
- the sly racoon and ratchet and clank series on PS2 , much better than their latest titles on ps3
-age of empires 2 (1999) and age of mythology (2002) : the 2 best games produced by ensemble studios
-command and conquer :tiberium wars (2007) , last good CnC game
-super Mario world (2002 on GBA) , the best 2d mario game ever made
No MOBA's, no lootboxes , no microtransactions, no (popular)steam , no SJW pandering , no movie games , no ironic meme culture
Feel free to add more
>>147761>command and conquer :tiberium wars (2007) , last good CnC game
But not the add-on "Kaine's wrath" or something. It was warse than the original game.
JP: July 7, 2000
NA: November 13, 2000https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_IX
I don't think castlevania died until a couple years after that. The DS trilogy was still really good, especially Ecclesia.
But you're dead on with all the others.
Mario Sunshine came out in 2002, and every 3D Mario after that isn't very good.
In terms of big franchises there's also Wind Waker (2002), which was great but I don't think the Zelda franchise really shat itself until Skyward Sword. And Majora's Mask is a better game anyway IMO (I guess that was a 2000 title too).
Also most of your examples are estabished franchises which peaked at this time but it was also (I think) the peak period for innovation in games. This was during what was easily the most massive technological leap video games ever saw, and everyone was seeing what they could do with the new firepower.
There were so many new (BIG new, not little side projects) titles during this period that weren't just iterations of an old series. Sly and R&C were both new. Burnout was new. SSX was new. Halo CE was new.
And then there was a bunch of really innovative shit like Katamari or Rez as well as a thousand other obscure little minor classics nobody remembers.
Of course there was a lot of shit published too, but even that is absolutely dwarfed by the amount of shit available today because of the insane quantities of diarrhea the indie scene puts out.
I was at highschool in 01-03 so horrible. Internet was primitive, both the amount of stuff available and speed were nothing compared to today. I remember I could literally read every manga scan groups released back then (it was like a couple dozen scanlations on irc but really only band of hawks and omanga were doing interesting titles) and the quality was not that great either. There was no YouTube or similar services decent enough so we were watching gifs or 15 seconds movs you would download from websites. The process of downloading like a dozen of those would take you about a hour. The difference from then to today is like the difference between Radio era and the advent of TV.
The good things we had back then internetwise are still here today so there's nothing to miss about. Things like emulators, manga scans, forums (in one way or another), chiptunes music. And they all improved in the last decade, except for N64 emus, unfortunately.
Now, about video-games. WOW killed a much superior game, Ultima Online, both simplifying what an RPG is suppose to be and at the same time bringing in tons of people who had never played tabletop games before playing electronic RPGs, which effectively killed much of the roleplaying aspect online RPGs could have had. And I don't think it's ever coming back. It's effectively dead. It's funny when you hear something "on this server you must role play" when this was just how you played an RPG back in early 1999, 2000. Not that I hold a grugde against it, but the culture of MMORPGs that wow brought about made impossible for UO players to transition to another game. I think it was for the best though, in retrospect. I needed to quit anyway.
As for single player games, well, if you liked then back then, you can continue to play them today. I don't think the gaming industry got worse, at least for my own tastes. The Total War series keeps improving, though recently I can't run the newer installments anymore because I can't afford anything better than this ancient rig. AoE series keeps pretty much the same, it's just the novelty is over now. Same with Paradox games. Nintendo games are still cute and fun for what they are. Some times they miss, some times they get just right, but mostly their games don't change that much either. New and crazy clones of Tetris, Arkanoid and Ice Climber still gets released like crazy, can't keep up with it anymore, so that's good. Sonic Mania is probably the best Sonic I played and I love Sonic 2 and 3 to death. I think the only games that got worse is Fallout and Goemon who is effectively defunct unless someone purchases the IP from Konami. Stronghold too is dead which is a pity. I think the biggest shame is the death of Arcade games. Not just Arcade stores but the culture of arcade who got replaced for most part with smartphone gaming, which is ABSOLUTE SHIT. To imagine you had things like Metal Slug as a way to grab your money. The quality of those games are decisively superior to the coin grabbers you have today. But they're still releasing KOF and Slugs to I guess it's not too bad.
As for manga, I was never into seinen and shounen stuff so I'm pretty much unaffected by the whole cute succubi doing cute things that changed the scene of manga for an older audience in general. I just read corocoro stuff pretty much so, whatever. And now I can actually read some Japanese and of course it's a million times better than it was for me 15 years ago. I keep finding some stuff from the 30s available for free online and it's awesome. Anime I don't really care about it at all so that's another thing I didn't keep track. But the fact you now have charts of upcoming released and sites that keep track of absolutely everything under the sun must be pretty nice for people who enjoy anime.
Things that I ACTUALLY miss about early 2000s; My health was A LOT BETTER. Both mentally and physically. I held a job in 2005 believe it or not, for a full year, working at a cyber cafe and all the funny stories about people outside my family is from that short window in my life. Relationship with my parents were also better of course, since I had a job and was still young enough to be seen as "young man trying figure it out what he wants". Nobody thinks that way towards a guy in his 30s whose last job was well over a decade ago. My family was better financially as well. So I think to sum it up, digital life improved while real life took a nose dive. Fuck me.>>147761
Castlevania is lively then ever, if you really, truly enjoy the vania gameplay there are tons of good games out there. Plus with the whole fan funding these days you get things like Bloodstained. I don't know how old you're but I think much of that list is nostalgia. Pokemon is virtually the same game since the very first installment. In fact I think Sun and Moon has a bunch of designs that blow the previous titles out of the water. Specially for the starters. Age of Empires continues to be the same game pretty much It's just not novelty anymore. It's going to be tough to make something better than RE4 but it will come eventually. RE7 was not bad at all for example.>>147765>every 3D Mario after that isn't very good
Yeah that's what my brother says too. Except he doesn't even play Mario anymore for like 10 years now. Are you doing the same thing? Because if you compare Mario 64 with Mario Odissey it's very easy to see the massive improvements, making it Odissey an effectively better game. Sure you're not playing as a kid with a whole future ahead of you and that takes a huge toll on ANYTHING you do, but hey, it's not the game's fault.
Besides, about the nintendo stuff, the fact you can pirate games and play the whole library, both from East and West games for free alone is reason enough to prefer a 3DS over Gameboy any day. Not to mention you can have to whole GB, GBC, GBA library inside your 3DS, which I do in fact.
You're being contrariant for the fun of it
I didn't live the early 2000s as a kid like most of people here (no offense, since being a kid at some point in time shouldn't be taken as an offense by anyone) so my experience is more grounded in reality than nostalgia. I can't imagine how people old enough to experience early internet as an adult actually think the tiny, slow and empty internet from 2001 is better than what it is today. It simply wasn't. There were less content, less entertainment, more expensive, slower, browsing was limited in so many ways that just listing the improvements of browsers would take a whole book.
This wiz >>147759 complains about shit he can avoid 99% of the time if he just stopped going to places that makes him angry. Which is pretty much what I do. >>147761
complains about stuff he can avoid completely if he stops playing shitty games. Which, well, it's what I do too. For example, when they announced Fallout is now a multiplayer game. Right there it's the end of Fallout for me. Good ridance. You just wait a while and something else will come up. Just don't fucking play it and complain about it. And if you do play it, ffs don't give your money away. Thanks to the new internet you can easily pirate everything super quick and easy.
I've experienced this when WOW changed the Online RPG culture we had up to that point. If you go to old forums and stuff you'll find plenty of old people complaining how WOW killed all the good and sacred stuff we had before it. But guess what, people itt talk about WOW vanilla like it's something amazing. This gives you some perspective. Besides you can still play UO today, it's just many people don't want to anymore.
But interesting to see how my post looks so alien to the point you can only assume I'm just lying about it. Holy shit.
The internet as a whole is a lot better today, but the internet *culture* was a lot better back then IMO.
which characters are you babbling about?
Can we please fuck off with the jew-kike shit? Its annoying enough to see that in politics, but every time I see it I'm reminded of /pol/ and its the tldr thing except I purposely have to skip over this drivel.
What I really did enjoy about the internet back then was- if you're mentioning gifs and youtube,
while dial-up sucked, there were alternate sites like albinoblacksheep or newgrounds. When I think of the early-mid 2000s, I think of flash cartoons mostly. Thats what people watched before youtube and there were a lot of creative things happening in that.
Like half the time, the graphics wernt even good (anyone remember 8bit theatre? I know that was a stylized comic, but still- at best, graphics in flash videos sucked).
Because of that, anyone could make videos, and it was only when youtube gained prominance and the standard for flash video graphics became steeper and steeper did people really stop making them.
I miss newgrounds, badly.
The other aspect of the internet was myspace and there were a lot of interesting bands on there for me. The meme "everyone has an online band or soundcloud" didnt seem to be true, and it seemed like a treat to find your local band or scene and it just seemed like people put a lot more purpose in their music.
Agreed. it was more arcane/widardly tbh. There wasnt as much content or stuff to do online and it wasnt as normalized, so if you were making content (like newgrounds flashvideos or some online comics or what have you- or your own custom site with w.e you wanted to host), it was a lot less standard
Just think they are capitalist to make yourself feel better commie low iq.
Why do so many of you triggered leftard manlets continue to play dumb on various issues that trigger you as though it were some kind of effective tactic?
You know quite well as I do that the GBA and DS Castlevania games feature the fags in question.
You'd probably actually try to make a case for image related not being a soy drown nu-male faggot cuck because it hits too close to home for you I'm sure.
Well I don't know what the fuck "nu male" is supposed to mean, but I know as far as male characters go a normal looking one is relatable to me, not a hulking barbarian chad. And besides, masculinity isn't about looks. You're seriously confused if you think it is.
The ideal of male beauty in Japan has been androgynous for quite a while. The conan the barbarian style Simon Belmont simply stems from Jap artists ripping off American comics and movies.
Besides even the more recent castlevania characters don't ALL look like fags. Even your pic is pretty tame as far as faggotry goes. Don't forget they're supposed to be inspired by European nobility, so yes, a little flamboyant.
2003 was around the time I pretty much dropped out of society, beyond the bare minimum of holding an overnight shift job. Since mid-2007 I've been full NEET and haven't looked back.
I don't get what people see in nostalgia for anything since 1980 or so. Society has been such dreck for such a long time and happy memories are few, far in between, and weren't even all that great when I honestly look at them.
Nowadays I don't even pay attention to what's popular, and it wasn't until last year that I got an actually modern computer. I can't really compare now to then because I'm out of the loop on basically everything. I imagine today is even shittier than yesterday, based on the downward trajectory of neoliberal society. Last I knew everyone was scrambling like rats because they knew Great Depression II Electric Boogaloo was going down, and the reality of 20-30% real unemployment as a permanent state of affairs made itself known to the idiots who actually believed in the stupidity they call an economy.
I do miss my health back then, but I don't think anything could have averted my deterioration over the years, though, unless WW3 started then and there and lots of people died off, and somehow I would have a place in the new order (which I wouldn't, the moment WW3 happens I'm worse than dead and I had better just hang myself before I get tortured and vivisected in some concentration camp by some fashy pederast.)
My parents took me to maidan in my city center during Orange Revolution. Orange ribbons were everywhere. It was late, cold and dark and Yushchenko didn't appear in time because he stopped on the road in some village or something. We went home. My late uncle stayed at his friend's balcony and heard his speech. Yushchenko promised to make a contract-only army till 2010. He lied but I got bad health now so no army for m perhaps. Tymoshenko, Yekhanurov and then in 2006 former rival, Putin's puppet, bydlo bandit Yanukovych became the Prime-Minister of Ukraine. I remember how our teachers wore orange scarves and we offended and shamed those few students whose parents were about to vote for Yanukovych. Someone put a flyer in my house saying not to piss in the hallway as it was a typical behaviour of Donetsk people (joke).
>graduated high school in 2004
>bullied and otherwise ignored in school
>played a lot of Gamecube, ps4, and old Nintendo games
>listened to music
>spent a lot of time at the library
Mildly nostalgic, even if it sucked
Last games aren't Castlevanias they weren't even made in Japan
No one cares if you were a kid. Wizards could have been teens in the early/mid 00s, maybe 11 or 12 in 2000.
This guy knows what's up. That game was the bomb.
I tried, honestly tried crazy taxi based on a post here.
To this day I still can't see what merited all the exclamation points.
It was shit but less shit than today. Less politics and social justice wasn't a thing. Everyone was less polarized by the normie right left shit and people were more friendly to each other. People still sucked of course but it wasn't as extreme. I miss MySpace, 2007 the whole world changed for the worse. I wish someone would [redacted] Zuckerberg in the head
How could you not have fun on the best arcade driving game of the 00s?
Let me guess, you never had the full experience of actually playing it at a arcade?
>>147938>driving around pointlessly
I don't think you played the same game that I played.
Unless you mean pointlessly as in video games are pointless to you or something. In which case sorry fory your inability to enjoy things, but that is on you rather then the game.
war of the titans
There's only one game called crazy taxi. It's about pointlessly driving around.
Except that they weren't shitposts but valid criticisms of a series gone drastically down the wrong path stylistically.
Its why Octopath Traveler is selling out everywhere and the retarded game forums and SJW game journos can't figure out why.
The "why" is because OT ditched the shitty and very gay anime style that almost always has accompanying it literal limp wristed faggot characters that make up your "party".
A happier time. I can't think of things that have really improved at all, except for technology. Even technology back then was sort of charming. Internet culture was more underground and had a lot less normen. It was also in the heyday of the MMO I played. I feel as though society was in a better spot in general.
Widespread internet usage irreversibly changed the collective human psyche forever.
Cultural Marxism went into overdrive post 9/11
All that is left now is degeneracy, endemic narcissism and a total lack of creative and meaningful cultural output.
We will simply not survive as a species.
That is demonstrable false.
Go somewhere else to low effort troll.
Why are your "valid criticisms" almost entirely comprised of lowgrade outsider memes then?
Anyway, if you like bodybuilder-type characters, it's absolutely fine. But "justifying" your personal tastes with some pseudo-political bullshit is absolutely retarded.
>>148012>We will simply not survive as a species.
But that's good, isn't it?
Similar memory, but had an orange ribbon on the bag I carried at that time, and the teachers demanded I took it off.
The "SJW game journalist" types you talk about HATE anime either way. But you're probably too comfortable being stuck so far up your own ass to realize
the internet was a place that wasnt ruined and corrupted by normies and their retardation i can tell you that much. memes were memes in the literal meaning of it, ideas, like catchphrases. not unfunny captions to pictures of niggers. and forums on the internet were forums. a forum for people to share their ideas and have discussions and involve in dialectics and ofcourse call someone a retard. the literal purpose of a forum. nowadays there is no discussion. forums nowadays are pure dicksucking, you have some admins and mods who have the epenis and then the "forum" users all just suck their dick on a daily basis, its shitposting but people who actually start discussions or provide arguments or even disagree on something which some underage mod said get banned. because nowadays there are no forums, only hugboxes. and its sad because that means that the underages (who were born in the 00s and didnt experience the last bit of freedom people had) are growing up with the culture of censorship, of not having to disagree with anyone because every person who is different from their "moral authority" gets eliminated or banned, and no discussion is allowed and what doesnt fit with the likings of them will always just be removed, and they are making our future not look too bright.
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Star Wars: Battlefront (2004)
Pokemon Crystal (2001)
The last shreds of modern prosperity/optimism.
I kind of want to go back. There are so many things I want to do now that I can't anymore.
I feel like I've lived longer than I should. As if I didn't belong in this timeline and am supposed to be dead by now.
00s was the last golden age of the internet. Then Facebook and the iPhone happened, and the internet suddenly got much smaller. It got centralized and flooded with normies.
Media wise, everyone was busy talking about how AWESOME that thing you liked was. We got new stuff coming out, instead of endless remakes and sequels to 80s/90s properties. However the first round of remakes/sequels weren't bad either, since they often resurrected IPs that have been dead or just plain awful since a decade. This holds true for comics, movies, videogames.
And people have yet to talk about racism racism racism and whore culture wasn't widespread yet either. It existed, but it wasn't widespread. Even for the pop divas, virginity was a point talked about (remember Britney Spears?).
If you were born in the 80s, then the 00s was the best time to be alive.>>147980>There's only one game called crazy taxi.
There's like four or five. And the point is not driving around aimlessly, unless you play the 10 minute mode on the consoles.
What makes you feel that way?
Note that I said "anime" followed by the word "style".
"Style" being the most important of the two words in order to properly understand my post.
For example OOT and Wind Waker are both anime but OOT is normal heterosexual style anime whereas Wind Waker is homosexual pedophile style anime.
See the difference?
Its all about style my man.
Octopath Traveler is normal heterosexual anime style that the mass market prefers.
I don't know how in the world there are no racists now.
Realizing recently that that's when my childhood happened, since much of what I remember when I was under 18 is from then and not the 90s, makes it even worse.
I look back on the years as a time I completely missed out on because I wasn't introduced to most of the awesome things that people list about the era.
The main thing I like about that era is that social media wasn't as popular as it is now. Also that SJWs didn't really exist back then. Jesus Christ do I ever hate SJWs and their shitty culture.
And soon you'll feel the same way about this era and the cycle will continue.
At least we were younger back then.
i look back and dont really see much difference. just wish i had the forknowledge and jumped on tech bubble, gold prices and bitcoin
Bland and boring. Bland and boring is underrated
I miss the deathcore or deathmetal. There are no more deathcore bands coming out anymore that are good, or if they are then I don't know where to find them. I keep listening to old bands like through eyes of the dead or suffokate from the 2000's over and over again.
The slasher movie revival was nice even if a lot of them did look the same in colour and tone. It was still nice to see slashers return with mostly practical effects. >>147789
GBA/DS castlevania graphics are so bad most the characters don't even have faces. Play the game for what it is and not what the manual has in it.
Soma is the best character in castlevania because he revived a stagnant series in an interesting way. He's the only guy I ever want to play as because monster soul collecting is way more interesting than anything else the series has to offer. It's a mechanic more games need to pick up (any suggestions?).>>148393
Incorrect. The 2007 cut off point isn't the start of the corruption. AOL brought the normies in, they just used it less than the nerds did at the time. The 2007 date is the start of a lot of problems but those problems needed a foundation to grow. AOL is that foundation.>>148602
Remakes were common in the 00s as well. Check out the horror genre and you see a lot of remakes like Texas Chainsaw.
The feminism shit was huge in the 90s. It achieved it's mainstream goals and then went underground to infiltrate academia. The normie feminist types won their battle and settled down and the radicals used the big public push to achieve their private goals.
History is not like lego blocks that just slot together. It's a snake that connects head to toe. The modern feminist push is entirely based on the 90's feminist goals. Sexual harassment laws were a 90's creation and now they are being used to metoo people. >>148681
you're trying way too hard. Jet set radio was super popular and applauded for it's art style at this point in time. Nintendo thought it would fit Zelda well so they used it in windwaker. It's not a pedo game because you play as a kid. That's bog standard JRPG. Most Links aren't adults.
Oh lord so it was. I seem to remember just acting like a troll constantly without ever actually calling it trolling. I would spend hours in those aim buddyprofile chat rooms pissing people off and flooding them with smiley faces. Then eventually the bots took over and ruined everything. Around 07 it all changed. The Internet became flooded and everything was more serious. Can’t remember much about the music or tv. I just remember listening to older stuff (dad rock) like I always had and maybe starting to get into SOAD and some Ozzy lol. Went to Ozzfest in 06 actually. Oh one thing I do remember is having a lot of fun playing games like Ghost recon, swat 3 and descent 3.
That’s a strange time period honestly OP. Like from 2013 to now seems like an inconsequential blink but your 01 to 06 span feels like it took up a huge stretch of time. Lots of difference between 5th grade and sophomore year I suppose.. odd thinking about these years thanks.
I actually think that wizards should feel solidarity with fellow abnormals, the Jews.
Both have been bullied by the society around us. Right?
The Protocols that you refer to explicitly say IIRC that the 'head' of the snake is to be kept secret from it's 'body'. If there is a conspiracy it is very unlikely that it categorically includes all Jews as a class. How would they all be inculcated?
Flash games were absolutely amazing. This easy cross-browser thing that would never break and made it so you could play any game without installing. And no one bitched about money because people would slap an ad in the game and that was that. No idle games, no flower picking and hunger meters in AAA games, no microtransactions, the only problem was too many upgrades in your tower defense game. It was THE indie scene, I've played flash games a decade ago that still outshines the shit that gets passes for games today.
It seems there's some argument over what ended this period. The iPhone obviously. Killed Flash, made social media popular because that's where you upload selfies, brought upon a massive surveillance state where anyone could record you at any time, dumbing down of UI to cater to touchscreens, tying games to an easy microtransaction service and encouraging you guessed it microtransactions.
Most browsers sucked pretty back in the early 2000s. Firefox got its foothold because it was one of the first browsers that embraced making things easier for the users. Opera was kind at this time, but it tried too much and ended up becoming shit.
Flash was literally another non-standard JS engine running outside the browser process, with access to your mic and camera, ignoring your privacy settings, having a shady update news policy and leaving vulnerabilities unpatched for years. And it did break constantly.
You're also forgetting a whole decade of circlejerk forums, IRC/ICQ, the wild wild west of unregulated behavior tracking, data leaks, popups and adware, the bloated shiny glossy pseudo-3D gradiented shadowed acid-colored desktop UIs, absence of any relatively friendly place like this, and lots of other annoying stuff of that time.
I hate how it is now. Cookie reminders, begging to turn off adblocker, slow bootstrap bloat being the norm, idle "games" and tech demos being all that's coming out of HTML5, both Firefox and Chromium being insensitive of your privacy, having to fit to a billion different screen sizes.
But why I am I arguing with you? Forums? IRC? Anything that isn't flat design? If you hate those things, there's no point to having a discussion.
Meant to reply to >>149906
You see cookie reminders because the law now requires websites to tell you what they gather about you. Before, they just logged all they could grab and were silent about it until they accidentally leaked it. In early 2000s there was no AdBlock in the first place. Completely agree about Bootstrap. Don't know much about games, but WebAssembly and WebGL are pretty advanced, I read the whole Unreal Engine can run in browser, and for smaller stuff you have lots of libraries to choose from, just need ideas and people to work on assets. Please elaborate on Firefox and Chromium being insensitive of privacy. Choice of screens is a good thing. Reply or not, I don't care much.
Why do niggers nig?
Because of some grand conspiracy?
No, because they are niggers and to be societally destructive and completely hostile to life whether it’s their own or others is completely natural to the species known as homo erectus because it is hard wired into their DNA.
Now sure some anamolously clever genius tier nig could draw up a formal conspiracy to take down whitey but such would simply be a needless redundancy since destroying whitey and his society is simply in a niggers nature.
The above information also explains why Jews and termites behave as they do.
So the protocols legitimate or not are irrelevant as the Jews would simply behave in their same hostile sociopathic anti white way regardless no “inculcation” or indoctrination required.
This is probably why Bobby Fischer was able to effectively renounce his Jewishness as he was horrified by Jewish behavior which suggests he is one of the rare anomalies where the psychopathic gene common to Jews did not take hold.
Quake Live can run in a browser. It's original release was browser based and you had a fully functional version of Quake 3. If not for Steam being so easy to use browsers would be a primary way to play games today. You would just go to the URL and load up Overwatch or Fortnite right in the browser.
Shame it never really took off as it could have made for some interesting webpages. Maybe do a real 90's sci fi situation where you navigate through the website with a cyberpunk flying game like Descent. Completely impractical but cool as hell to do.
>>149917>Shame it never really took off
You mean thank the lord. JS engines are bloated enough as it is.
Are you sure? JS runtimes are smaller than other scripting languages.
You are only seeing the front end.
On the back end it is a fucking mess and no fun to have to deal with.
Sure but it's never implemented that way. Go to a newspaper website and it'll load 6-8MB of JS code just to render the fucking page.
God I hate that bullshit so much.
It is the number one reason I really don't like using mainstream news sites.
Meh, who cares? It was nothing special and was reminiscent to that of the late '90s. The only ones who say it was special only say so because they grew up in that very era and are just looking at things through rose-coloured glasses. Nothing particularly innovate came around this time, either. It's funny how people three decades ago must of figured we would of already had flying cars and other stereotypical sci-fi-esque fantasies becoming a reality by then. The only "innovative" thing that came about was possibly Web 2.0 in late 2007, and that only invited all the clueless normalworms and their friends to play, as if their shitty house parties and little get-togethers weren't enough. All technological advancements would of already been said and done, but human beings are stupid pieces of shits who refuse to, or are otherwise, too dumb to evolve. Human stupidity should never be underestimated anyway. It's too bad people in the past had this wishful thinking that it should. It could very well be because our society became Social Darwinistic, but I disgress. '08-'09 Internet was quite nice though, I guess, albeit it was nothing perfect; less normalfaggots, though.
I don't even remember much of 01-04, just some vague memories. I'm not sure they're all true either. 05-06 I remember liking people on IRC much more than those I'd see in HS. I'm sure I spent a lot of time on the computer too before 05, but I have no idea what on.
Rendering is up to 200k for a complex SPA with persistence and live updates and stuff. The bloat comes from ads, analytics and animations.>>150042
I deal with full stack, back end JS these days is nice too.
I was born in '94, however I still remember those years as painful. Discovering the internet around age 6-7 made my life far more palatable, but the internet eventually ran out of its magic by 2010, or my troubled mind simply had enough of it. Everything is dead these days.
Only thing I miss from that era is SWG and the lack of social media
2003-2008 were the worst years of my life, I was growing up realizing every day that I am not like everyone else and also that things are going to be very hard for me in the future. I think around 2005 was when I started self-harming and crying a lot, I literally had no friends, no clue why boys never wanted to hang out with me, and I had a big secret to tell my family, it was honestly horrible, like a living nightmare when I think back to it. I would never want to relive those years ever again to say the least about them.
Linkin park and habbo hotel is all I remember from that time.
Pinnacle comes to mind.
I miss the fashion, not much else
I miss feeling hopeful that things would get better. And the feeling of newness. I could watch an anime and have dreams about it or feel excited about a new game.
me too, i was a lot more optimistic back then and felt like we were entering a cool futuristic era, instead we are entering a dystopia, also the internet was arguably a lot better (not speed-wise but yeah)
It seems like everything, especially tech-wise, was moving incredibly fast. I got a new computer and it was already shit in a year and a half. Games that came out just a few years ago seemed old and outdated. Every year my internet got significantly faster and faster. Now everything is stagnating for years, I have the same internet speed for the past 5 years, graphics card I bought nearly 3 years ago not only handles everything that comes out now, but even costs almost the same it did back then.
Two years ago though I could play slither.io alright, now it lags and they broke the low graphics option. I'm interested how they managed that, because development tools for the web as well as for the system have improved so much in the same time, and all the other software I've got now runs same or faster compared to its older versions or equivalents.
Music was worse then. I see 1995 to 2005 as a dark era where popular music was purely made to extract profit from sensationalist cattle who buy only whatever is popular. Small-time artists got buried under the sea of commercial shovelwave and ego-pump rap. It still holds true today, but platforms such as Bandcamp, Youtube, and internet radio let us dive below the surface of shit and explore the ripe reef of colorful and diverse sounds below, even the stuff from before the tidal poisoning took hold.
Liquid Swords, The Fat of the Land, The Slim Shady LP, Toxicity, Meteora, Demon Days?
never heard of those except that overrated eminem album
Mainstream music has always been shit. Also discovering new music wasn't a problem in early 2000s, soulseek has been around forever.
To generalize mainstream, you have to at least be familiar with its examples. When I listed these albums from memory, I checked that they were near the chart top enough to be easily recognizable. Overrated or not, they are quality, and if you dig deeper you can find lots of good songs from around 2000.
2000s were better than the 90s by my experience, I miss the peak of edgy internet content before edgy became boring.
>Specifically the years 2001-2006?
Tons of 80s and 90s nostalgia because even people back knew the 2000s sucked ass. I remember everyone and their mom wanted to go back to 1986 again. The 2010s were different. The 2010s finally had it's own style again, even though it's shit, and you can define what the 2010s were (Social media, Hipsters, Instagram filters, Identity politics, nigger Trap/emo music), but I remember back in 2009 people couldn't define the 2000s. Very lazy and random decade.
idk, rich retards buy "light" phones, which are really just fancy looking dumbphones, as a means to escape smartphone addiction… functionally, they are probably less so than any phone from 2005.
>>156086>as a means to escape smartphone addiction… functionally, they are probably less so than any phone from 2005.
wrong, many are touch screen, or have other mandatory features. tbh, i dont understand how you NEED a phone that badly for anything but making calls
The 80's had a ton of 50's nostalgia, the 90's were all about the 70's. The 60's are there in both decades in some form or another be it mod revival for the 80's or flower power motifs for the 90's. Stendhal novels from the 1800's have characters who wish they were born in the 1500's. It's a universal feeling.
Pretty shit, but still better than now.
I honestly think the 90's are even harder to define than the 2000's without being extremely reductive. It's just easier to identify its cultural touchstones with the hindsight we have now.
I have quite fond memories of the early 2000s, but I'm not deluded into thinking that they were this wonderful utopia. My most fond memories were on the internet, where I spent all of my time playing flash games, watching fan animations, and listening to music on youtube in 240p. Also, I appreciate the Sum 41 pic, considering they were my favorite band around the time. >>148393
I find it genuinely concerning that internet culture and memes went mainstream. Whenever someone would post degenerate content back in the day, they did it because they knew it was degenerate and that stuff wouldn't be acceptable in reality. However, the Gen Z kids don't have that disconnect, and treat this degeneracy like a lifestyle. Hentai has become socially accepted (kind of), edgy teenagers are unironically becoming neo nazis, and people are being arrested for doing insane shit in public just for a couple of views on social media. Sure, people like us are degenerates, but I'm sure outside of the internet, most of you are either recluses or very polite, well mannered people.
I've often seen people look at the things I've just said and say "oh God what have we done?" But I don't blame the average shitposter for causing this mess. I don't know about you, but I was just having fun. It's not my fault the social engineers made this stuff go mainstream so they can control the population.
>>156084>inb4 the 20s is literally alt-everything social media>make our way back to the backcatalogues of Craigslist all over again >press alt+f4 >press alt+f4 you fucking normies!!1>"Like" our alt page>reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Facebook ruined the whole concept of the Internet.
It was great.
You didn't have the nu-internet users who try and insist that everything they say is absolute truth, no matter how spurious the comment.
The internet was a place to share ideas. There were trolls, but now "trolling" is just being a piece of shit and all the phoners and instagrammers do it for fun.
Imagine using the internet in 2002 and thinking the entire thing would be coopted by people who have never had an original thought in their life, and want you to think -exactly- like they do. Even the esoteric places are now normanfests without the slightest room for anything interesting or fun, ever.
When they started talking about "internet 2.0" was when it was obvious it would all end.
That's what we have now– an internet, an entire culture, made for teenage succubi, boomers pretending to be teenage succubi, boys of all ages pretending to be teenage succubi, the one guy who fucks all the teenage succubi, and then five guys who pretend to fuck them but only got to once when they were drunk.
Same thing here. I was 13 in 2005.
I didn't knew anything other about the internet except some weather forecast sites and a few game forums, although I played MS flight simulator and Il-2 12+ hours a day since first grade.
Really miss the fact that I've never knew any imageboard back then
it's probably for the best, a child shouldn't be viewing content like 4chan
It certainly is for the best. I like imageboards, but they're not made for children and will turn people's brains into mush if they cannot think critically.
based old anon. why do I always tear up reading old anon's posts on imageboards?
>How do you look back at the early 2000s now?
Every night before I go to sleep I think about what I did during the day, not in general, but mentally retrace every step I took, to the extent that I live every day twice.
At the end of the week, I do the same, but for the entire week.
I can sense there's something perverse about this reminiscence of very recent things… but what is it?…
High five snakewiz.
I remember those days,>mom would not let me get vidya console "it will melt your brain">parents would not get me cell phone (all the "cool kidz" had them)>Used to play snake on moms phone >thought phones with features were really cool (camera phones)>Family got a computer, and I found out that I could play games on it before parents got home from work, IIRC I started playing runescape sometime around then and thought the idea of other human beans in a game was neat
IIRC I also had "friends" who were all the other spergs who were more into vidya and science then sports, we got made fun of for being geeks/nerds, I heard from a family member that one of them is a neet now (dropped out of uni and moved back in with his parents and just plays vidya).
I ended up getting a phone right before I graduated school because my parents got a divorce and I had to call them to get rides.
I also played the pokemon, but then I lost my game cartridge (I think someone in school stole it). I was middle class poor, but I went to a rich kid junior high school, then an inner city high school. I saw the worst of normies both rich and poor, and decided I did not want to play any of their stupid childish games.
Now I just don't give a fuck, I dropped out 3 years early with a GED then decided to go to UNI, worked hard to get a scholarship while working full time.
Now I can spend my evenings all alone with you wizzies. Protip, never reveal to normies that you are a volcel wizchad. I sperged and did during a workplace conversation about dating, and people asked me why why I am single despite being intelligent, fit and having money, now everyone makes jokes about me being a virgin… jokes on them, I can quit whenever and I am doing most of the work anyway, so the business would probably go under without me there, my resume is good enough that I get a lot of job offers, but I really don't need more money or more responsibility, and I am unapologetically unambitious.I will probably make some spaghetti and watch anime now, and that is not something I ever thought I would be doing in the early 2000s
it took me until the end of high school to become conscious about fashion or the fact certain clothes were in/popular. so of course back then i was oblivious. i had the timeless american little boy haircut and normal clothing my mom bought for me. i remember when i first got cargo pants i thought they were so fucking cool i could zip them off to become shorts and stuff the pockets with anything. i managed to squint in class so i never got glasses until i was way older. i often wore succubi shoes because light blue was a nice color and no one told me otherwise. was just starting middle school back in 2000 i think. i remember all the other kids had spiked hair but i didnt know about hair gel so i thought they just didnt bathe properly for a few years. i would play pokemon games on the bus, get home, play playstation 2 games, watch cartoons, and repeat. i think it was the end of your timeframe in 2006 i got into runescape and then mmorpgs, internet forums, imageboards, etc eventually. the best time was when everything on the internet was new and i could explore anywhere and learn something or be entertained.
lol that picture>I can get validation from people irl who ask me to go through all the necessary social graces and superficial judgements before they even consider giving me the privilege of letting them hear me out, or I can get validation from people online who will engage me on an intellectual level right away
>>156420>people asked me why I am single
What's the best answer to this? I reckon you can just say that you're asexual if you're in a tolerant western country. Don't know about others though. Maybe come up with some bullshit like "I'm not ready for a relationship yet/Had a bad break up/Haven't gotten over the last one"
"Haven't found the right person" is a pretty straightforward answer that shuts down most subsequent questioning.
usually my response, but after a long night of memeing, and lack of sleep, I basically lold and made some stupid comment about being a volcel
"Why don't you ask your mom about that :^)"
Just brush it off as a joke with dodgy answers. Don't show your discomfort. If you can't do that just tell them you are not comfortable with the question.
"dont worry about it"
really, whats it to them? if im not asking personal questions, or even talking to people, i shouldn't be expected to answer any fo their bullshit.
I feel an increasing fondness towards it. Personally I think video games and internet were at their peak during the early 00s. Movies weren't as good as the 80s or 90s but at least everything wasn't Disney shit.
The thing I miss most about it is that people were more innocent and friendly back then. I'm not claiming it was all sunshine and roses because it wasn't but the average person was much nicer in the earlier 00s. Smartphones and social media addiction have desensitized so many people, we're living in a society full of cynical assholes now.
Even a computer from 2012 is still enough today. The most problems you'd have is hardware decoding not functioning for youtube and such if your videocard is too old. Otherwise I'd still be on my Radeon 6950.
What is it good for?
Without reading other comments first so I have some more clarity on my perception. In 2007 I had started highschool so in 2006 I was in my last year of middle school. So I was 4th grade in 2001? Anyways it was pretty shitty like the rest of my childhood previously due to my parents and the cascade of shit making me an outcast all over probably stemming from that dysfunction. I tried to follow some trends but I just couldn't connect to any of it and in 2006 that was when I was beginning to realize I wasn't gonna be having a normal life. I remember just after that 2007 sitting on my first day of highschool in the cafeteria with breakfast alone thinking to myself "yup it's fucked alright." and so the ride on the train of multilayered self destruction through the state of confusion began. I was never into popular media because I was never able to feel a connection to it in the past outside of what my parents plopped me in front of to shut me up so I was off the beaten path there occasionally happening to like some popular things in the process like some metal bands I discovered or maybe an anime that was more mainstream in its own bubble. Guess I had no way of not becoming a wizard in the first place thinking back on this mess.
Funny that this thread came up: two months ago I made a sort of "going away comic" to these Paper Mario OCs me and my 4th grade friend did for one another from elementary school to the start of High School (2001-2008) https://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=74987256
When suddenly I came across my old middle school diary and found (of all things) a preview for a comic I made for him meant to parody Alien (we did a bunch of parodies like Willy Wonka, Jaws, Nightmare on Elm Street, The Grinch, etc.). It's crazy how the world works.
This was, of course, my middle school mindset, so not for the faint of cringe.
What a trip in time, that reference to the Rasmus really ties it together
That first paragraph hits uncomfortably close to home. I hit one too many walls this year with a deeply personal creative hobby i've been carrying with me for most of my life (oddly enough, since the 4th grade too) and coming to terms with it and that same feeling of "corruption" you describe has left me feeling emptier than i've ever felt before. The broth has been spoiled for too long and I don't think it's likely it will ever happen, but I really hope either one of us can find that "light" again someday
I feel my life is also too corrupt and it's too late for any decent hobbies anymore. I hold a small journal myself online but it doesn't get much because my mind feels broken most of the time. Almost paralyzed now often, I don't know how to describe it well besides that. A perpetual state of shock? It's the most I can do now, pretty happy just making it to one comfort or another every week that grounds me a little.
This is actually pretty endearing and somewhat poignant at the same time.
The "Good night (my) Nigga!!!"
at the end made me laugh out loud, the word "my" written in ink as an afterthought in particular.
You real want to go back to the 2006 internet? you want to go back to broadband or ADSL?
I still not only have ADSL for over 10 years now, I have worse download speeds than I had at the start of this decade, probably because more people live in my area now, but there was 0 progress regarding internet infrastructure. And in 2010 I thought that by 2015 we would all be on Fibre optic, and look at me now.
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for me the early 2000s was
>hip hop becoming mainstream
>internet becoming mainstream
it was a nice time but in retrospect you only see the good things