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Hi, I come from Czechia and am currently on my first read - shout out to Daniel Greene who convinced me via his YT videos (along with Merphy Napier + the fact I respect and love Brandon Sanderson from afar though I've never yet read anything by him and obviously the series was really important to him). 

 

I'm about 3/4 in The Eye of the World and I'm currently trying to collect the mass market paperbacks with Sweet's covers (so far I've been successful getting 0-3, 6, 7 and 8 either brand new or in near-pristine condition).

 

Also, I came to the series because I wanted an antithesis of sorts to Erikson's Malazan Book of the Fallen, which I finished a few weeks ago. This is not the time nor the place, but I wanted something that would speak to my heart more and WOT definitely looks that way. Also, from what little I knew, the WOT fan community seems a bit more... grounded than the Malaz fandom and - laugh all you want - it is somewhat important to me.

 

I guess I'm going to be more active once I finish the series (I'm not that scared of spoilers - I find that to be a rather modern whim - it's more that I like discussing something more as a whole and when I'm on equal footing with the other participants).

 

 

 

 

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Lovely to see someone from Czechia here! I hope you love the series as much as most of us do 🙂

Don't let @Elder_Haman pull you into an argument - you probably won't win 😁

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As you can see I took a suitably long time to reply 😁

Now I wonder what happened to our new member? It makes me sad when they're scared off so easily 😞

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Oh, I didn't get scared at all 😀 Like I said, I don't suppose I'm going to be very active before I'm going to get really deep in the series. These past few days have been very hectic and I had no proper time for reading, so I'm only about 77 % through TEOTW (currently meeting Elayne), so I don't feel like it's really proper to roam the forums (fora? heh...). But thankfully I would say I'm a rather fast reader in general, so I think I'll catch up.

 

I don't mind getting into discussions and arguments (I'm an apologist by nature and St. Dominic and G. K. Chesterton are on my proverbial bedside table, so to speak), so I'm fine with whatever comes my way - and although I realize it's supposed to be about the Ogier in WOT, the "don't be hasty" comment reminded me of one of my favourite characters in a pleasant way... you know where and whom I'm talking about.

 

(From the movie:

"We lost the ent-wives."

"How did they die?"

"We can't find them!"

 

...just... hilarious)

 

When I decide to finish something, I usually do so (I finished Malazan remember? 😀), so unless something really unpredictable happens, I won't get scared, I won't jump the ship and I'm probably going to be an active member proper, I hope. As long as I'm welcome, which - like I said - the general WOT community seems really welcoming in general, so I don't think that's going to be a problem.

 

Just one thing - and I hope you don't take this personally - what's with the forum's engine? It's cripplingly slow for me (like, the page loads for a whole minute or two) and it's not my internet connection - I tried several rather fast ones, but it keeps its really slow pace and honestly, it's somewhat unpleasant, patient as I might be in general. Is this a known problem? Or is there any way I could improve that for me?

 

Oh, and remember I come from a backwoods country, so if I'm ever going to be misunderstood, blame it on my thin grasp of the English language and have patience with me, I beg of you 🙂

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On 2/14/2021 at 7:56 PM, GoldberrysHusband said:

When I decide to finish something, I usually do so (I finished Malazan remember? 😀), so unless something really unpredictable happens, I won't get scared, I won't jump the ship and I'm probably going to be an active member proper, I hope. As long as I'm welcome, which - like I said - the general WOT community seems really welcoming in general, so I don't think that's going to be a problem.

 

I like this one ... I think we'll keep him *grins*

 

But seriously, you're welcome - at your own time!

On 2/14/2021 at 7:56 PM, GoldberrysHusband said:

Just one thing - and I hope you don't take this personally - what's with the forum's engine? It's cripplingly slow for me (like, the page loads for a whole minute or two) and it's not my internet connection - I tried several rather fast ones, but it keeps its really slow pace and honestly, it's somewhat unpleasant, patient as I might be in general. Is this a known problem? Or is there any way I could improve that for me?

 

Sometimes he have something called cloudfaring. Don't ask me, I don't understand it. I'll bring it to the attention of the Powers that Be, if I can find them, though. Maybe someone can flip a switch somewhere.

 

On 2/14/2021 at 7:56 PM, GoldberrysHusband said:

Oh, and remember I come from a backwoods country, so if I'm ever going to be misunderstood, blame it on my thin grasp of the English language and have patience with me, I beg of you 🙂

 

Hehehe no problem! I'm not English either (my home language is Afrikaans, which is derived from German and Dutch and a smattering of other languages too).

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On 2/14/2021 at 9:56 AM, GoldberrysHusband said:

Oh, I didn't get scared at all 😀 Like I said, I don't suppose I'm going to be very active before I'm going to get really deep in the series. These past few days have been very hectic and I had no proper time for reading, so I'm only about 77 % through TEOTW (currently meeting Elayne), so I don't feel like it's really proper to roam the forums (fora? heh...). But thankfully I would say I'm a rather fast reader in general, so I think I'll catch up.

 

I don't mind getting into discussions and arguments (I'm an apologist by nature and St. Dominic and G. K. Chesterton are on my proverbial bedside table, so to speak), so I'm fine with whatever comes my way - and although I realize it's supposed to be about the Ogier in WOT, the "don't be hasty" comment reminded me of one of my favourite characters in a pleasant way... you know where and whom I'm talking about.

 

(From the movie:

"We lost the ent-wives."

"How did they die?"

"We can't find them!"

 

...just... hilarious)

 

When I decide to finish something, I usually do so (I finished Malazan remember? 😀), so unless something really unpredictable happens, I won't get scared, I won't jump the ship and I'm probably going to be an active member proper, I hope. As long as I'm welcome, which - like I said - the general WOT community seems really welcoming in general, so I don't think that's going to be a problem.

 

Just one thing - and I hope you don't take this personally - what's with the forum's engine? It's cripplingly slow for me (like, the page loads for a whole minute or two) and it's not my internet connection - I tried several rather fast ones, but it keeps its really slow pace and honestly, it's somewhat unpleasant, patient as I might be in general. Is this a known problem? Or is there any way I could improve that for me?

 

Oh, and remember I come from a backwoods country, so if I'm ever going to be misunderstood, blame it on my thin grasp of the English language and have patience with me, I beg of you 🙂

 

Hi there, thanks for posting this. Yes, I'm aware of this issue and it drives me crazy, too. It only started in the past several months. We have plenty of hardware, and our internet speed to our servers is fine. (Other websites hosted on the same hardware load fine). It's a configuration issue somewhere and I just haven't had time to solve the issue yet. But I agree that it's a problem and I'll definitely work on it when time allows. Thank you for your patience! 

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9 hours ago, Jason Denzel said:

 

Hi there, thanks for posting this. Yes, I'm aware of this issue and it drives me crazy, too. It only started in the past several months. We have plenty of hardware, and our internet speed to our servers is fine. (Other websites hosted on the same hardware load fine). It's a configuration issue somewhere and I just haven't had time to solve the issue yet. But I agree that it's a problem and I'll definitely work on it when time allows. Thank you for your patience! 

I can’t get this site to open at all in the evening 6-11pm, fortunately i normally come here during the day. 

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Oh, by the way, I haven't forgotten you or WOT. I've just had a lot of work and combined with me trying to write my bachelor's thesis I had very little time for "fun" reading, however I've finished TEOTW and am now reading The Great Hunt. Just so you know.

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