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Titak
25-06-09, 17:34
And another year has passed...
And that means it is, yet again, time for another TR Meeting in Germany.
For the 10th time actually.

And I'll be going!!! :yah:
I'll be leaving tomorrow morning and I'll return home on Sunday.

I haven't created this thread to make you jealous (:p) but because I wanted to tell you that I won't have access to the internet during the meeting so I won't be able to answer any PM's or Visitor Messages right away like I usually do or try to do.
So feel free to send me PM's and Visitor Messages but don't expect an answer untill Monday at the earliest. ;) (I'll probably bee too tired to answer any messages on Sunday)

I'll see you guys again after the weekend! :wve:

matrix54
25-06-09, 17:37
what do you guys do. share the wee-little secrets about the editor that no one else knows... :confused:

I bet they all have harpoon guns... :pi: and they are just waiting for the NGLE to catch-up so they can all say FINALLY or something like that... :ton:

but really, what happens. and have fun :wve:

LaraCablara
25-06-09, 17:39
Have fun :).

Take some pics if you can :jmp:.

TR-Freak
25-06-09, 17:57
uhm...
yeah,i really wanted to go,too.
But i can't.(Too young)
but next year i will come,for sure :tea:
i only had to drive about 225 kilometers .:jmp:
and please take many many photos!

Tjw croft
25-06-09, 17:59
I'm not jealous, but I sure wish I could go! Anyway, Matrix54 is probably right. They probably do have harpon guns in their levels. I say, Steal their secrets, do some espionage, and save the day :)

larafan25
25-06-09, 18:03
may I ask what is in germany that you are going for???

and who you are meeting??? I have never heard of this before:)

stranger1992
25-06-09, 18:04
I'll be going next year so...see you next year!:jmp:

Titak
25-06-09, 18:07
Not all people that come to the meeting are builders. But the builders do share information with each other.

I once learned the basics on creating an animation with 3D Max during a meeting. It was a totally different 3D Max version than the one I have, but it helped me to get started.
Last year I learned about the Caustic Generator to create water textures with, and I pick up some Photoshop tips (I still don't use Photoshop often, I still have to make myself sit down and learn more from a book I bought some time ago) and ofcourse some LE tricks. No secrets though. ;)

And we play each other's levels ofcourse.
Levels that have already been released and/or WIPs.
And there usually is a challenge for players. Last year someone made the house where the meeting is in TRLE and the challenge was to get the fastest time. :D

I will take pictures! :D
But I still have an oldfashioned camera with a roll of film, so it will take a while before my pictures will be ready, but many people have digital camera's so I will post some of them if I get my hands on them. :D

@ TR-Freak and stranger1992:
See you next year then. :D
Well, assuming I'll also be going again.

TR-Freak
25-06-09, 18:08
may I ask what is in germany that you are going for???

and who you are meeting??? I have never heard of this before:)

Its a tomb Raider meeting.
Every year tr-player,levelbuilder and levelplayers meet each other in germany.
to talk,play,and just have fun with each other.

Last year someone made the house where the meeting is in TRLE and the challenge was to get the fastest time.
Yeah,on the Levelbase,her nickname is "Clara",very nice person :)
The level was cool,too

Titak
25-06-09, 18:12
^
Yes, that's the one. :D

Too bad Raymond couldn't come. :(
I could have learned a lot about TRNG from him. :D
Oh well, he's still here to help when needed. :D

wdavid
25-06-09, 18:13
Have fun Titak ;)...i'm looking forward to the pics. :D

God Horus
25-06-09, 18:18
Wow, sounds really cool, have fun! :) I saw pictures of last years meeting, it looked really cool!

Do they usually play newly released levels there? Let me know if they play my game of say anything about it! :pi: :p

TR-Freak
25-06-09, 18:25
will you have an internet connection?
I think not...

LaraCablara
25-06-09, 18:29
Wow, sounds really cool, have fun! :) I saw pictures of last years meeting, it looked really cool!

Do they usually play newly released levels there? Let me know if they play my game of say anything about it! :pi: :p


Wouldn't it feel weird knowing your level is being played in a completely other country by groups of professionals :o.

Ah well, I wonder what its like to meet people you have only spoken to online in real life. I could imagine awkward silence.

God Horus
25-06-09, 18:43
I can imagine them pointing and laughing :o

I found this picture! :tea:

http://www.trle.net/images/TRM9/20.jpg

GeckoKid
25-06-09, 19:08
i want to go :(

larafan25
25-06-09, 19:23
is it outside????:p

anyways,sounds exciting......can't wait for the pictures:)

ajewers
25-06-09, 19:47
In that picture is that 5 / 6 year old holding a beer!?
I want to go to germany... :p

it sounds really cool! Can't wait to see some photos :)

God Horus
25-06-09, 20:00
LMAO! :vlol: I thought that too but it just looks like a bottle of pop or something.

They are all hypnotized by what Titak has on that computer screen :eek:

LaraCablara
25-06-09, 20:07
It looks like all the boys are staring at that girl on the left :o.

stranger1992
25-06-09, 20:10
LMAO!

They are all hypnotized by what Titak has on that computer screen :eek:

nah they're just passing out the refreshments.

LE+German Beer=Cain?

-Roli-
25-06-09, 20:14
LE+German Beer=Cain?

:vlol::vlol::vlol::vlol:
Definitely LOL

tomblover
25-06-09, 20:29
LE+German Beer=Cain? LMAO! :vlol:

1upMushroom
25-06-09, 20:44
Wow! Enjoy it, Titia! :D

Titak
25-06-09, 20:45
They are all hypnotized by what Titak has on that computer screen :eek:I look hypnotized as well... or more like zombified... :yik:

Wouldn't it feel weird knowing your level is being played in a completely other country by groups of professionals.

Ah well, I wonder what its like to meet people you have only spoken to online in real life. I could imagine awkward silence. It was weird at first. Most people there are not active on this forum but on the TRLE forum so I don't know that many of them from online chats either. But Gerty introduced me to everyone the first time I wnet to the meeting and that helped to get me talking more easily. :D

And some people are more familiar than others which is perfectly normal. So to some people I talk more, like Christoph, Codo and Nadine, than others.
Well, and ofcourse I talk a lot with Gerty, Dutchy (Andre), Marksdad (Ian), Elvis, Beth and Liz because we practically travel together. :D

KurtisandLara
25-06-09, 20:59
Wow titia that sounds soo fun!
Dang it, it sucks being young :(.
Take pics!! We must seeee.

Titak
25-06-09, 21:32
Nadine was only 14 when she first came to a meeting I think.
But she's from Germany so it makes it easier to come to a meeting then. ;)
You're from Nebraska... that's a very long way from Germany.

Tjw croft
25-06-09, 21:44
well, I'm used to travelling. (Last decade I lived in france and spain) so maybe next year I might go :D

KurtisandLara
25-06-09, 21:55
Nadine was only 14 when she first came to a meeting I think.
But she's from Germany so it makes it easier to come to a meeting then. ;)
You're from Nebraska... that's a very long way from Germany.

*crosses arms* I know :(.
Maybe when i get older :)...

Romantics Inc.
25-06-09, 21:59
:( Im Jealous, Titia! lol! Have fun! :hug:

kaufi-lc
25-06-09, 23:03
@Titak:

Say what?!?! You'll be there at the Meeting? Wow, that's like Level-Building-Female-Pope coming to Germany. And it's not even far away from my hometown! Oy, I can't wait to see the pics and Vids. Oh, and Christoph will twitter from the Meeting here: http://twitter.com/illyaine :jmp:

Hopefully next year I'll finally be on the Meeting, too :)

God Horus
25-06-09, 23:05
I will keep my eyes on his Twitter page! :D

You guys should have a big party considering this is the tenth meeting. Champagne for everyone! (no building when drunk)

Nemo20
26-06-09, 06:04
Morning. Yes, in 2 hours i drive to the train station and drive 3-4 hours with the train to Kassel Willhelmshöhe...

@Titak, i see you later :hug:

@Twitter, thanks Kaufi for post the Link. But the most where i write is in german. :( My english isnt the best. But i post pictures on my twitter account when i'm twitter :D

wdavid
27-06-09, 20:42
Thanks for the screens. :D Oh i wish i would be there :jmp::D

LaraCablara
28-06-09, 01:49
http://web3.twitpic.com/img/14433809-66a041cc39dcdea14dfd7f51c24c6a1c.4a46cbf4-full.jpg

I think that is Titak's mansion! But I can barely see.

Titak
28-06-09, 21:06
^
I can't see the image so I can't confirm if it is my mansion or not.
But I did show my mansion at the meeting. :D


Btw, this message means I'm back home. :p
I had a great time. :jmp:

I have a whole DVD with pictures taken at the meeting.
I'll sort through them tomorrow and upload some for you to see. :D

GeckoKid
28-06-09, 21:15
welcome back titak! tell us all about the adventure!

Titak
28-06-09, 21:17
I will! :D
But not tonight anymore.
I'm tired and unlike other Mondays, I will have to go to work tomorrow so I have to get up early. :(

See you tomorrow. :wve:

God Horus
29-06-09, 02:11
Welcome back! :wve: Hope it was fun! :D

wdavid
29-06-09, 07:40
Welcome back Titak ;)
Looking forward to the screens:D

MrCroftAndre
29-06-09, 10:00
Welcome back. I want to some screens! :D

KurtisandLara
29-06-09, 12:09
Welcome back. I want to some screen! :D

me too :D

just croft
29-06-09, 12:41
I will! :D
But not tonight anymore.
I'm tired and unlike other Mondays, I will have to go to work tomorrow so I have to get up early. :(

See you tomorrow. :wve:

Welcome back!

How was it? I actually have no idea of what sort of things you do at these meetings.

Titak
29-06-09, 14:54
^
Check my second post on the first page. (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=153968) ;)

Pictures are on their way. I'm searching the DVD to find some good ones. Some that show multiple scenes at the meeting, like group picture and inside and outside. ;)

MrCroftAndre
29-06-09, 14:59
^

Great! :tmb:

just croft
29-06-09, 15:59
^
Check my second post on the first page. (http://www.tombraiderforums.com/showthread.php?t=153968) ;)



Opss :o:p

That sounds great! Lot's of learning involved.

Titak
29-06-09, 16:36
Picturetime! :D
Sorry for the large amount of pictures but I wanted to show you different things of the meeting.
So sit back and relax while looking at the pictures.
And, if you have a slow internet connection, get a cup of coffe or tea while all the pictures load.


Grouppicture
The grouppicture is always taken on Saturday when everybody has arrived.
For the names that go with all the heads, head over to trle.net. There should be a grouppicture where you can put the mouse cursor over a head to see the name of the person. ;)
http://www.tombraiderhub.com/titak/TRmeeting01.jpg


Team Gerty
The non-germans tend to get together in a group that is now generally known as "Team Gerty".

From left to right:
Titak (Netherlands), Dutchy (Netherlands but currently living in Turkey), Liz (Austria), Gerty (Netherlands), Etux (Latvia), Beth (USA but currently living in India), Alexander (France but currently living/working in Spain as far as I understand...) Marksdad (UK), TC14 (France)
http://www.tombraiderhub.com/titak/TRmeeting02.jpg


"Team Gerty" hideout
We like to sit outside so we set up a party tent around the pingpong table.

Christoph, Beth, OpaTS, TC14, Alexander, Marksdad, Titak, Dutchy, Gerty, Etux.
http://www.tombraiderhub.com/titak/TRmeeting03.jpg

Dutchy, Buck, TC14, Titak, Gerty, Etux, Marksdad, Alexander, Liz.
http://www.tombraiderhub.com/titak/TRmeeting04.jpg

GPS Game winners
This year they had set up a GPS "treasure hunting" game. We had 10 questions and you first had to solve the previous question to calculate the next GPD coordinates where you could solve another question to calculate the next GPS coordinates, and so on. At the end of the 10th question you had to find the Holy Grail (A chalice with pokerchips in it, each group had to take one ship to prove they had found the grail. Christoph's group was there at the same time as the group I was a part of and he found the grail. :tmb:
They had also hidden a lot of secrets around the house which could get you points.
All groups helped each other a bit when they met along the way so there was a good teamspirit. :tmb:

The group I was a part of won the game!
(Not due to my contributions though... :o)
Eidos ( The Germany section I think) had provided soem TR Underworld goodies and the first prize was a TRU Lara actionfigure.
http://www.tombraiderhub.com/titak/TRmeeting05.jpg


Inside the house
As said before, we were sitting outside, at the back of the house.
People were also sitting in front of the house to chat and the rest of the players/builders were inside.
http://www.tombraiderhub.com/titak/TRmeeting06.jpg


Friday dinner
The meeting officially starts with a bread dinner on Friday evening.
http://www.tombraiderhub.com/titak/TRmeeting07.jpg


Playing Corft Manor
On Saturday evening I had a whole bunch of people looking over my shoulder while I was showing them (=playing) my Croft Manor. :D
http://www.tombraiderhub.com/titak/TRmeeting09.jpg


trle.net
OpaTS, Beth and Michael Prager (The "boss"of trle.net).
So this is the guy you usually send your levels to when you want to release them on trle.net. ;)
http://www.tombraiderhub.com/titak/TRmeeting10.jpg


In front of the house
The chatting scene in front of the house.
The guy with the blue hair is Christoph (Illyaine/Nemo20).
http://www.tombraiderhub.com/titak/TRmeeting11.jpg


Scenic view
A scenic view of the village Bad Emstal - Sand, seen from the house.
http://www.tombraiderhub.com/titak/TRmeeting08.jpg

LaraRules81
29-06-09, 16:40
Oh my god, it looks so fun! Like a huge family party (If you could call it that :p) It sounds like you had a good time! When I grow up I'd love to come :D

jeffrey van oort
29-06-09, 16:42
Beautiful.
I never knew there were so many people. And elderly people too ;o :p

matrix54
29-06-09, 16:44
looks like good times :)

snork
29-06-09, 16:57
Thank you.

I always thought OpaTS to be really really oooold, but obviously he isn't :p
How did Dutchy take it not winning them action figures ?
And who is that womanizer guy to the right "inside the house" ? :D

Titak
29-06-09, 17:01
Dutchy was okay with it, although he did try talking me into giving him the figure because at some point his group met mine and we shared information. :vlol:

I can't remember the name of that guy...
I still can't remember the names of all the people there... :o

Titak
29-06-09, 17:02
Beautiful.
I never knew there were so many people. And elderly people too ;o :pPeople of all ages really. Well, not really the really old people, but kids, teenagers and grownups up to the age of about 65. :D

MrCroftAndre
29-06-09, 17:06
Seems awesome!! :tmb:

scoopy_loopy
29-06-09, 17:09
Im glad you had fun Titia :D

It looked so quaint! I totally have to go and see one when I get myself to Germany one of these holidays.

wdavid
29-06-09, 17:16
Lovely screens Titak :D I'm also glad you had fun :):)
Thanks for share ;)

jeffrey van oort
29-06-09, 18:09
People of all ages really. Well, not really the really old people, but kids, teenagers and grownups up to the age of about 65. :D

Perhaps I should join next time :p

LightningRider
29-06-09, 19:32
illyaine put up a vid! Not much, but hey, it's a vid!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3vDhjrlSzA

:vlol:

wdavid
29-06-09, 19:42
Thanks...i'll watch it tomorrow:D

snork
29-06-09, 20:00
Grouppicture
The grouppicture is always taken on Saturday when everybody has arrived.
For the names that go with all the heads, head over to trle.net. There should be a grouppicture where you can put the mouse cursor over a head to see the name of the person. ;)
It is now up at Gandalf's (Regina's) homepage (http://home.arcor.de/xgandalfx/TRMeetingX/MeetingX.htm)
Just click on any person you want to know who they are - their usual nicks show up (trle.net or levelbase.org etc. nicks).

Titak
29-06-09, 20:34
Nice! :D

McRaider
29-06-09, 21:35
One of the faces is Lara Croft.(remember "where is Waldo"?)

Culprit
29-06-09, 21:52
where in germany takes this place? :)

kaufi-lc
29-06-09, 21:57
It's Bad Emstal (near Kassel) and near my home...*cry*

Culprit
29-06-09, 22:00
i don't know how long away it's from my hometown
but i'd have liked to be there ^^

kaufi-lc
29-06-09, 22:01
Yeah, I wish I would've been there, too. Next thing important like the Meeting will be christmas....*cry again*

Nemo20
01-07-09, 11:07
I'm uploading now more Videos. :)
I havn't time at the last days, i'm in Köln (Cologne) and make holiday.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoOhSYU7ofk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcnAljW9BHw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oHGCVpt2Ms
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w_ik4WKcV4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYnwwPFGKrQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep0tLoAYqRk

KurtisandLara
01-07-09, 14:18
Wow that looks sooo fun!!
I hope i can be there next year :o.
What are they doing in the second vid.

matrix54
01-07-09, 14:28
they were doing nametags, i guess :confused:

and we saw titia making stuff :p :pi: lol

KurtisandLara
01-07-09, 14:38
they were doing nametags, i guess :confused:

and we saw titia making stuff :p :pi: lol

:ton:yes lol

paulinchen2503
01-07-09, 14:43
Germany, Germany, Germany! :D
Where it'll be?
Maybe I'll come and look what is happening there :D
But **** - i'm only 13 years old :hea::hea:!!
Congratulations, Titak :D:):hug:

Zebra
01-07-09, 14:47
Cool videos. Thanks :)!

snork
01-07-09, 14:48
Then you need to have someone aged 18y or older who is willing to take responsability for you.

I would not know if the next meeting will again be there, this one was at wikipedia (with map) : bad Emstal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Emstal)

KurtisandLara
01-07-09, 15:02
Then you need to have someone aged 18y or older who is willing to take responsability for you.

I would not know if the next meeting will again be there, this one was at wikipedia (with map) : bad Emstal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bad_Emstal)

Err..I sorta figured that :vlol:
If i do go to the next one ill drag my parents along :(

snork
01-07-09, 15:30
I think it could be any other TRFan over 18 and willing to do that, your parents agreeing to that, of course.

*PH*
01-07-09, 16:20
thanks for the videos Christoph

KurtisandLara
01-07-09, 18:10
I think it could be any other TRFan over 18 and willing to do that, your parents agreeing to that, of course.

my mom likes TR my dads seen me play it afew times.
So i have yet to talk to them about it. I mentioned it to them before this years started but they didnt have time but hopefully next year. Maybe.

Titak
02-07-09, 10:14
Thanks for the videos, Christoph! :hug:

Nemo20
11-07-09, 20:56
In the moment i add more Videos on my Youtube Account.

http://www.youtube.com/illyaine

God Horus
11-07-09, 21:21
:eek:

A video of Titia's mansion!

LaraRules81
11-07-09, 21:27
OMG! Leaked info!

Gerty
11-07-09, 23:01
Calm down, that is a video of the Black Villa by Christoph. :D

LaraRules81
11-07-09, 23:47
Ahh :o I'm playing Black Villa - but I can't do it :D

dizzydoil
11-07-09, 23:49
Calm down, that is a video of the Black Villa by Christoph. :D
There is a video of Titia's manor in-editor.

Titak
12-07-09, 09:33
^
Correct. It shows the upper part of the manor library in the room editor. :D

Nemo20
12-07-09, 10:37
^
Correct. It shows the upper part of teh manor library in the room editor. :D

Right :D I hope it is ok for the Video Release :hug: But we can't see many in the Video :D

Titak
12-07-09, 13:06
It's okay.
There's not much to see anyway, only a zillion objects that shape that room. :D

Kapu
13-07-09, 00:26
There must have been some English at the meeting, no? Or was everyone speaking German? Ich kann Deutch sprechen nicht. Well I guess that's a lie, because I can say that. Not sure if it's in the right order, though...

God Horus
13-07-09, 00:37
At the beginning of the video didn't someone say (in English) look spyware! or something like that? Then everyone started laughing.

*PH*
26-07-09, 10:47
that video of Titaks manor looks cool:cln:

Titak
26-07-09, 10:53
We speak a lot of English during the meeting actually, because there are some people who don't speak German at all.
I could speak German if I would have to but it is much more difficult for me than speaking English. I can however understand German pretty well. :D


@ Kapu:
I would say "Ich kann kein Deutsch sprechen" but I don't know if that's in the right order or the right choice of words either. But that's doesn't really matter. They'll understand anyway. :D