2000-2009 Aging Badly?

Heh, I've been digging out my 2000's era Dragon and Dungeon magazines lately, trawling for stuff to use in my Ghost of Saltmarsh campaign. Some great adventures, but, the advertisements ? Yeah, some of that stuff does NOT age well.

What was that online game? Evony Online. Now there's some advertising that shows its age.
The advertisements? Ads for what? Im wracking my brain and all i remember are ads for miniatures and shit. Maybe my brain didnt bother memorizing the useless stuff. Still, what were the bad ones. Also bad because its annoying that they took up space or bad because they were irrelevant or bad for political reasons or bad for "miscellaneous" reasons?
 

Undrave

Adventurer
The advertisements? Ads for what? Im wracking my brain and all i remember are ads for miniatures and shit. Maybe my brain didnt bother memorizing the useless stuff. Still, what were the bad ones. Also bad because its annoying that they took up space or bad because they were irrelevant or bad for political reasons or bad for "miscellaneous" reasons?
Evony Online used the power of cleavage to sell a middling kingdom builder game. It had buxom babes with a tag line like "Come play, my lord"

Really neckbeardy stuff.
 
Evony Online used the power of cleavage to sell a middling kingdom builder game. It had buxom babes with a tag line like "Come play, my lord"

Really neckbeardy stuff.
Ah. That didnt age bad at all. Ive always found wastes of space annoying. Buxxome or not. Thats not worsened because attempts at seduction are always annoying regardless of the decade.
I definitely agree that thats annoying though. 100%.
Gold diggers and neckbeards...yeah. I want more of that in my d&d. Sign me up.
I didnt even remember they were a thing due to how hard i was ignoring them lol.
 

doctorbadwolf

Heretic of The Seventh Circle
IMO Linkin Park aged just fine, bc it was genuinely good music, whereas most Nu Metal was pretty mediocre (if fun/effective).
 

Dioltach

Adventurer
For a large part of my demographic, very little after 1989 is really worth remembering. (And of all the examples listed in this thread, Friends is the only one that I even liked to begin with.)
 

Bohandas

Explorer
I actually think Jackass is due for a comeback. Or at least something like it, as many of the original guys are probably too old to handle those kinds of stunts now.
 
That is indeed a weird choice. Im assuming its a tongue in cheek comment on how it seems disney is buying up everything conceivable lately? But not sure.
 

dragoner

Dying in Chargen
The War on Terror, that aged badly. The curtailment of civil liberties? Bad.

On other fronts working 80 hours a week to raise my kids and put them through college, some end results weren't so bad, getting divorced in the end pretty much sucked tho'. Things like this occupied 100% of my attention.
 

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