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Episode 4: Spiderweb Reloaded. Something like that anyway. in General
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Going out on a limb here, I'll hazard to guess that it has something to do with your being so overwhelmingly annoying.

Edit: Self-censoring (toned it down a bit).

[ Friday, February 15, 2008 10:13: Message edited by: wary wanderer ]

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
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What have you been reading lately? in General
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Profile #637
Finishing up "Middlesex," by Jeffrey Eugenides. To say it's about a Greek hermaphrodite doesn't quite do it justice, but is factually accurate nonetheless.

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
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Left or Right? in General
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Profile #60
quote:
Originally written by Rowen:

Clockwise is all I can see and it is chopy, like I am seeing some of the frames in the animation. I am left eye dominate and use my left hand for things such as shooting. I write and throw with my right hand, and can use both for eating.
As an aside, I wonder how many people in the SW community actually even know with which hand they shoot based upon experience?...

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
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Servile player in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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I think that was the point -- that when you're in a shared space such as these boards, you actually can't choose what words you use. Well, you can, but only within the parameters of the rules set out in the CoC. That you didn't reduce the explitive to asterisks doesn't exactly make your post more praiseworthy...

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
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Singletons in Nethergate
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Profile #8
Well, Sylak's thumping shovel comes in handy too, particularly as Romans -- casting one cloud of night per day is a nice feature, even if I often forgot to use it.

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
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Insert Random Nethergate: Resurrection Questions Here in Nethergate
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Being a Mr. Smartypants, I cleared out the Vale of the Sould before getting the Orim quest from Aidan.

Does anybody know (or know how to figure out) the sdf # to earn myself my rightful bounty for completing the Free Orim quest?

Many thanks...

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
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Screenshot Request (Spoilers!!) in Nethergate
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Why do you prefer the original? This is basically the same game, with an improved engine, two fun new dungeons, and it works on computers made in the post-floppy-disk-drive era.

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
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Man or God in General
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Profile #98
quote:
Originally written by Jumpin' Sarcasmon:

Not that there is ever a wrong time to mention this, but Dr Chiu's Immortality Device should stop those pesky life after death questions.
Best. Link. Ever.

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
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Why I Will Not Play Avernum V in Avernum 4
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quote:
Originally written by Argyll:

The only game I haven't enjoyed is Netherworld. The graphics are too tiny for these old eyes.
The new Nethergate:Resurrection iteration allows for full-screen graphics, which should make things easier on tired eyes...

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
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Insert Random Nethergate: Resurrection Questions Here in Nethergate
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In the Hall of Lamps, is there any way to get to the gated space connecting the "ends" of the celt and roman sides, behind (but unconnected to) the djini's lamp? It's my third playthrough, and I still haven't cracked that nut.

[ Tuesday, August 28, 2007 07:19: Message edited by: wary wanderer ]

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
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Flora expert requested in General
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You could always just eat them, and see how that goes...

I'm guessing you didn't buy many levels of woodcraft.

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
Posts: 75 | Registered: Monday, August 5 2002 07:00
Deathmatch Tournament -- Round Two, Part One in General
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[bump]

*clearing throat dramatically*

And with this (mild) necromancy, I further pursue my quest of being Diki's mysterious bot-building archvillain.

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
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Crystal Wand in Nethergate
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Nope.
(Waiting anxiously, hoping not to be proven wrong...)

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
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Couple of Questions in Nethergate
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Originally written by Rinoa Heartily:

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3rd question, the price of your wares are the same regardless of what the merchant might indicate? I am referring to my own wares, not the merchants.
On the value you get for selling your loot, it is only influenced by the collective amount of Barter that your party has. For both Romans and Celts, it's available for purchase in your 'home base' for a nominal fee, one that pays for itself many times over.

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4th question, am i supposed to buy spells/skills from merchant as I increase my druid skills? Don't they come automatically as when i create new characters? I remember i got a couple of spells when i created my characters?
As for spells, the only addition I'd put forward is a reminder that many high-level spells are given as rewards for completing quests, finishing dungeons, wandering through caves, and other andventurer-ly actions.

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
Posts: 75 | Registered: Monday, August 5 2002 07:00
Reward for stealing at Bazaar (Spoiler) in Nethergate
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While I don't remember for certain, I have a strong suspicion that the reward is the same regardless of how much gold you have on hand when opening said chest.

What's more interesting is that 1) you managed to get down to exactly 0 gold prior to opening the box, and 2) you paid attention to how much gold you got when opening it.

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
Posts: 75 | Registered: Monday, August 5 2002 07:00
N:R blessing pools in Nethergate
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An additional question about the blessing pools is whether the effect of multiple dunks is additive? It's hard to discern any impact from one dip, truth be known, which makes it hard to be certain whether the weapons that have "double-dipped" get cumulative benefit or not.

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
Posts: 75 | Registered: Monday, August 5 2002 07:00
Deathmatch Tournament -- Round Two, Part One in General
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Lurkers demand satisfaction!

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
Posts: 75 | Registered: Monday, August 5 2002 07:00
Insert Random Nethergate: Resurrection Questions Here in Nethergate
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It's my understanding that if you already wiped out the goblins close to the Fort that you aren't able to complete the seek-and-destroy mission on the Fomorian.

No Sylak's Crazy Sharpie for you!

[But for the record, he's a little ways west of there, within a square bordered by tall stone blocks IIRC]

[ Wednesday, August 01, 2007 11:46: Message edited by: wary wanderer ]

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
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Life on Europa in General
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Originally written by Stillness:

It just so happens that I am learning Chinese and studying the culture. I am aware of Confucius which is why I know that he did not articulate the Golden Rule as Jesus did. What he said sounds similar, but is different. Look closer. Jesus requires positive actions of doing good to others. Confucius is a negative version of what Jesus said.

Regardless of the discussion of negative and positive injunctions, the Torah's repeated statement that one should love one's neighbor as oneself used the positive framework before Christ lived.

He was also clear that his disciples should not fight. I can quote the relevant scriptures if you think I’m making stuff up.

And what, in Catholocism, of papal infallibility? When Pope Urban II started the first crusade, calling for all Christians to wage war against the Turks (and even promising automatic remission of sins as a perk), is this not for Catholics the statement of direct Divine Will to wage war? And what of Pope Sixtus VI's support of the Inquisition?

[ Wednesday, July 11, 2007 04:18: Message edited by: wary wanderer ]

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
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Seperated from a loved one. in General
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double post, argh.

[ Tuesday, July 10, 2007 08:56: Message edited by: wary wanderer ]

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
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Seperated from a loved one. in General
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Originally written by Lenar:
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My point? I'd rather be in a long-distance relationship with her than none at all.
Your description of your relationship is hard to reconcile with your conclusion...

[ Tuesday, July 10, 2007 08:57: Message edited by: wary wanderer ]

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
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Life on Europa in General
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Originally written by Kelandon:
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I was under the impression that the usual answer is that none of those things are alive.
The standard answer for virus/prion is that they are not alive, but prokaryotic organisms like Rickettsia are tougher, since they have more in common with other living prokaryotes than not.

And it's never been entirely clear to me how viruses fail to meet the seven criteria.

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
Posts: 75 | Registered: Monday, August 5 2002 07:00
Life on Europa in General
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quote:
Originally written by Stillness:

Self-replicating, metabolizing for energy, responsive to stimuli. If it doesn't do these I don't see how it could really be considered life.

EDIT: On second thought I could see life just being responsive to stimuli and not growing, metabolizing, or replicating.

I'm pretty sure that responsiveness to stimuli, while a necessary criterion for life, isn't sufficient to define it. Too many inanimate objects (e.g. a fire traveling towards an oxygen source, or software programs capable of responding to inputs) would meet included.

The standard definition of life is that members of a population must evince seven characteristics:

Organization
Growth
Adaptation
Homeostasis
Metabolism
Responsiveness
Adaptation

Of course, the question of whether and how viruses, prions, and obligate intracellular parasites (like Rickettsia) fit into our understanding of life is still a difficult one.

quote:
Originally written by Stillness:

As a Christian I'm certainly not counting faith out. But, religion is not as important to people as it was 200 years ago, especially in western society. And it's still declining. I think such a discovery would speed that trend. I think we'd see a more rapid decline in morals and a general feeling of uneasiness about what else lies beyond our skies.
Do you mean to suggest that the decline in the importance of faith would directly bring about a decline in morals? I didn't realize that one had anything to do with the other.

[edited to avoid double post]

[ Tuesday, July 10, 2007 05:46: Message edited by: wary wanderer ]

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
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Early game bug (playing romans)? in Nethergate
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*facepalming self* Yeesh. Noob indeed.

Thanks Klax ... and thanks for not making me feel like [more of] a moron! Next time, either more sleep or coffee before posting, scout's honor.

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
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Early game bug (playing romans)? in Nethergate
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Hi all -- I haven't felt this, well, nooby in quite some time. I finally got a chance to start a game playing as Romans, and have completed raiding the Abandoned Mines. I found the messenger, and have listed under Special Items a "Roman Message" (described as the message the courier had before becoming a goblin toy, addressed to Vibius). I also have a "Runic Scroll" (description hinting that oh, maybe someone in the Fort might be able to help).

Under Quests, I have both the Lost Satchel and Lost Lore quests.

And yet when I talk to Vibius, he doesn't acknowledge the fact that I completed my mine mission, and when I talk to Gaius, he won't take my silly scroll.

I'm far more inclined to assume that I've missed the boat than that my game got buggy somehow, but I'm at a loss here.

Any advice or suggestions would of course be greatly appreciated.

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