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Should there be a big battle at the end of geneforge 5? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Ha ha ha, a trivia game would be nice. Have it ask obscure questions about previous games in the series, games by other software companies, and protein folding. After which, the player can fight the Dryak-zord, with more hit points than Yiazmat from Final Fantasy XII.

And that's just the first round of the fight.

What, over the top a little? :confused:

In all seriousness, though: A story's outcome is typically determined (if not revealed to the audience) before its conclusion. Even if the conclusion is unknown, the conclusion should only wrap up missing ends. Rather than focus on an epic fight to make the ending good, why not ask for a vibrant storyline with legitimate conflicts throughout? That does more to make a satisfying ending than any flame-spewing megabeast ever could, and should be what players want more of.

Although I recognize that the player must get whatever she or he wants, so if the player wants a big battle at the end, who am I to disagree? After all, the customer is always right. :)
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Mr. Goldenking: Granted that Bush's approval ratings have hit an all-time low of 22%, perhaps "**** BUSH!" isn't that unreasonable of a position, and at least it clearly isn't limited to younger people. Nevermind that, how old are you to deal with Xel'Raga so dismissively? :( Your profile says that you're 13 still. Perhaps you may want to deal with him more politely. :)

Mr. Zeviz: I believe you are confusing communism in general with Bolshevism. Few leftists actually support the vanguard theory; most leftists support the notion that the people would have control over the government, not the other way around. Typically, people revolt because of deteriorating conditions, but that could just as easily produce a capitalist government or one which simply extends feudal conditions under a new dynasty. Leftist authors would invoke some idea of class consciousness, which would make the people very vigilant of their government.

Or perhaps you misunderstand what the term "dictatorship of the proletariat" means. This term was poorly chosen because it suggests that there's a single dictator, but in reality, democracy is simply a "dictatorship of the people." The dictatorship of the proletariat is just another word for socialism, which by leftists' reckoning would be democratic. The point of such a government would simply be to establish the legitimacy of the socialist state before dismantling it. If the state is set up so that it cannot be dismantled, then it was never a proper socialist state in the first place, which means that the people were never holding a socialist revolution in the first place, no matter what their revolution may have been called.
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The Handy Abominable Photo Thread in General
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Oh, the perils of the hipster in pursuit of big-titted love... ;)
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Getting political in General
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"Young, internet-based" doesn't mean "liberal". It means "extreme".[/QB]
You're close, sir, but it tends to mean something more like "socially isolated." Many socially isolated people turn to radical ideologies (note: religion is a prime example) so they can feel accepted by some imaginary group of comrades, after which they begin to see other people as objects for verifying their radicalism. ("You're against abortion? Well, I just ate ten fetuses!") Separate out fake extremists by observing whose stances are more nuanced and who treats the truth as coming before ideology.

Some extremists can be sincere. It's the spoiled-and-lonely brats who aren't really extremeists, and will drop their politics to grow up into hipsters when they figure out which of the two is more effective at scoring pussy. :rolleyes: It's that same group of people, incidentally, which has done the most to harm the goals of sincere extremists.

Although all of you bright men and women appear more than genuine in your convictions, so spare me the indulgence of pointing out what must be obvious to the whole lot of you. :)
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Gosh, did writing that make your wrist grow limp? ;)
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Obama wastes time; Clinton takes us to Iran. McCain is a Reaganite reactionary and Huckabee is a bible-thumping imbecile, while Romney has a slick aura that oozes connections. I suspect the Project for a New American Century has chosen Clinton as their democratic candidate (especially given the huge piles of dirty money she has), with McCain and Romney as their potential republican candidates duking it out to determine whether a cultural conservative or voudon Reaganomist will score better in the exit polls.

I also suspect McCain's "drop" in popularity was planned theatrics. I do not suspect McCain within an inch of his life. He has gone on the record as saying that he served in the military with atheists: He probably shot them.

And Mr. Goldenking: I'm glad you've dropped your support of Mr. Paul! You could teach millenarian gun-toting klanners a lesson or two: No matter how much things appear to change superficially, reactionary politics are unnecessary when the power structure prefers rich, white males just fine as-is. :)
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I agree. George Bush was a complete and total coward.

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The Future of Blades of Avernum in Blades of Avernum Editor
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It has nothing to do with money. Within a competition, scenarios of hugher quality are likely to be produced, since everybody wants to win.
Win? Isn't this supposed to be about being creative? "I'm more creative than you, ha ha?" :rolleyes:

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Are you sure Diprosopus hasn't already done so, perhaps many times?
Yes. :P
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I agree. I believe world leaders should grow much closer.

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Rats Aplenty, or Kill Them Dead should suffice.
I played them. Rats Aplenty had some good ideas in it, and everything was fairly smooth. Kill Them Dead suffered from a rough style, but that may have been on purpose. The scene with the engorged Boss was priceless.

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See Kingdom Hall for a scenario with no plot, and no combat.
I thought the plot of Kingdom Hall was acceptable. That being said, sir, I'm not sure what sort of compliment you are fishing for.

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I thought Aphobia was rather amusing, just to throw in something else. Imagine This Scenario is too silly for me though.
I'm sorry, it's just that I enough drugs and critical theory in college, I'm not sure why I need to take them in my computer games. ;) I did find both of them to be more subtle than most of TM's works, though. (At least I wasn't consorting with a host of cheap, Latin/German/Japanese allegories. Autorita casts Superstructure! Der Führer has a final solution for the bugbear problem.)
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Has no lurker come to the boards before, sir? Are you really not satisfied with enigma? :( Very well-- I am Imban. But wouldn't that make me all of you at the same time? Think about that for a while-- I didn't. ;)
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Excuse me, Mr. Tullegolar, but your policies appear too grounded in reality. Perhaps you may want to feed the poor to lions; it would be far more amusing and far less boring. ;)

Shenanigans aside, I'm not sure how a person's personality applies to a person's ability to be president, unless that person's personality is actively harmful. Are we as a people electing personalities rather than policies?
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Happy Birthday Nicothodes!! in General
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I take it you play the violin, or something? Have a happy birthday! I hope many people showed up to your birthday party. :)
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Oh, I see. Accept my humility. :o
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The Future of Blades of Avernum in Blades of Avernum Editor
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People shouldn't design for money. Do you people really have that much free time that you cannot wait for the next Geneforge but cannot learn some knockoff programming language and write a little story?
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And you speak in the third person. Do you do that in real life too, hmm? The internet is different from real life. It's a joke.
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Avatar Waves Hello in Blades of Avernum
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Take this however you will, but he doesn't seem that different from anyone else here. Or wait, should I use one of those graemlins? :D There, all better.
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Nothing's gonna change my world... in General
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It isn't against human nature to conserve; humans are simply confused. Have we forgotten that we actually have to pay bills for our electricity? Saving money seems like a more than reasonable thing to expect people to do.
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So the average person here is a 21 year old (presumably intoxicated), male, straight, single, virginal, white, American, atheist, Democratic, computer-geeky, middle-class student. Long live the armchair revolution! Let me know when most of you start coming out.

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What's Going On? in General
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Originally written by Actaeon:

Adolescents tend to be both easily offended and well entrenched in media.
Truly? They tend to be very jaded from my experience, but I'll defer to your judgment.
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There's nothing wrong with being an adolescent girl; there are things that people mistakenly think about adolescent girls, though. One of them is that they are meek; there are others. If you want to bear the standard for your demographic, more power to you. I simply wouldn't subject myself to possibly being labeled, but that's a personal preference.

As for fathers-- fathers in my experience are rarely *truly* protective of their daughters; they usually encourage them to conform to stereotypes, which includes heavy drug use and sexualization. This also includes, unfortunately, making their daughters meek. Most men, deep down, buy into the myth of female masochism. Of course, for all I know, your father may be truly protective. It varies.
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Also, note that coal actually produces more radiation than nuclear. Nuclear fuel is reprocessed in every country except for the US, and the waste products are infinitely less harmful to the environment than the pollutants produced by other sources.
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New Scenario: Tales From the Tabard Inn in Blades of Avernum
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Note to TJC Shaper: Designing a scenario requires some degree of narcissism (as certain designers are more apt to show than others), so don't be afraid about angering designers.

The Tales are fairly good. Different from "the norm" (although the recent entrants make me question what "the norm" even means), but by no means bad.
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I don't consider cuteness to be a particularly good stereotype for the web. That being said, I'm simply a lurker who's played most of SW games (and hated the most recent ones, alas) who found this community a step above most forums but a leap behind what it could be, and I would think that the discussions would grow infinitely more interesting if people were more interested in academia.

Honestly, I don't see what good the internet is if we're simply reliving the same nonsense we live outside of it. Where's the spirit of toying around with people gone?
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If you're so concerned that you may lose your will to the media, your friends don't seem like a fair standard. Also, something can be agreed upon by a large number of people while still deserving of complaint.
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