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Elitist? in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #3
There are clearly some established members who have great influence... and then there are established members who don't(such as me). That's true for just about every site. Most of the 'elitist' crap isn't as much of a big thing around here as it was back in the day(when I was somebody*insert laughter here*). Now as best as I can tell, there isn't an elitist group(anymore), but like most forum sites, there are some overly egotistical individuals *cough*Ephesos*cough*.

[ Tuesday, June 12, 2007 17:19: Message edited by: Big McLarge-Huge ]

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You've long since crossed over into unfounded speculation.
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Exile Series remake! in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #8
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In Exile, as I remember it, you could destroy a wall using move mountains if the wall was cracked. Further, some BoE scenarios allowed you to destroy walls by attacking. So, this aspect does exist. Perhaps, it is just not as widely used as you would like.
Similar in principle, but not the exact same thing I was talking about. As I recall, to make attackable walls on BoE, they were essentially monsters. The problem with this is you really couldn't do it on a city/dungeon wide scale, which is what I'm suggesting. Plus the whole cracked wall and using the move mountain spell thing is kinda lame when you hear about a mage blowing up various walls with their fireballs, while you could spend all day with an entire party and not get any results at all. So the move mountains and shatter spells, while a step in the right direction(and reasonably innovative for their time), didn't quite go all the way to greatness.

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The fort concept was kind of in A3 with Hawke's Manse.
You damn kids and your disregarding the Exile games. If you're going to reference it, give props to where it first came from. Anyway, again, while a step towards what I'm talking about, not quite there yet.

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Come to think of it, you actually could kind of do this in the original Exile series too. You could create force walls and fire walls and use them to your advantage.
While a good(though costly) battle tactic, it lacked any real permanency(as in wander off and they were gone... at least in Exile).

On a sidenote, I think rather than dwell on an Exile remake or what not, we could probly stand to have yet another series of rants on what new series Jeff should make and what it should have.

[ Tuesday, June 12, 2007 14:44: Message edited by: Big McLarge-Huge ]

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You've long since crossed over into unfounded speculation.
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Exile Series remake! in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #2
I know one thing, though, if Jeff's gonna remake Exile(for like the 2nd time), it will most certainly be more than just a graphics and sound upgrade(cause if that's all he was going to do there would be no point in remaking the game, all he has to do is update the files and make those available to us).

Anywayz, while the hitting letters(or numbers, I forget which) was a nice way to target, I miss just being able to click on the guys or space for 1 simple reason, Area Effect Spells, the best thing that wasn't in the Avernum spells. I missed fireball and stuff. A good shockwave, which while kinda weak, told me where those stupid invisible monsters were so I could hack them to death. Exile definitely beats the hell out of Avernum in spell variety(hell, the spells are over-all better in Exile). My only grievance was the fly spell(which I don't think Avernum even had), it's duration was too short. Once you got that orb thingy, there was no need to ever use the spell again.

Also, while I prefer the simplicity of the Exile point-based character adjustment stuff over Avernum's more tedious and overly redundant system, some new things to spend points on would be nice. Additionally, I hated how in Avernum you could only have 2 advantages, where-as in Exile you could have all of them if you were willing to pay the experience penalties(which I was more than happy to when I noticed I wasn't getting poisoned all the time and I didn't have to rest as much).

One thing I've always wanted to do in Exile is attack a wall(or a tree). If monsters can destroy a wall with fireballs or random attacks off-screen(which technically they aren't but that's just a minor detail), by god I want to do be able to it on-screen. Image a Blades of Exile where you could just destroy a wall... 'Course you would have to have a category of walls that are next to impossible to destroy for the sake making mysterious barriers and what not...

Now, I know this starts to really go outside of the principles of Exile but would be interesting to see in a RPG... If we can tear down a wall, I think we should be able to build/fix one too. I've often wanted to be able to build my own fort in a RPG game, just to have one. This would especially be useful in a remake of Exile that had the world map set-up of Avernum 4, where the towns and outdoors were one map, and there were various roaming monsters and you couldn't ever find a good place to rest. You could then build a fort and have a place you could defend yourself and hang out at(kinda like the house in Exile 3, but built where ever you wanted). Then you could hire people to do mundane tasks(such as make weapons) for some added fluff(kinda like in Skies of Arcadia for the Game Cube and Dreamcast). While probly not all that useful, it's still a nice concept. 'Specially since you don't need fancy 3D graphics to make a more interactive game.

[ Tuesday, June 12, 2007 08:02: Message edited by: Big McLarge-Huge ]

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You've long since crossed over into unfounded speculation.
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Being Errorized! in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #23
Um, I had posted something after the last post I'm seen as having posted, and nope it's not there... That is quite unusual. This is worse than that time back in the day(long long ago. I think in 03), when we had this big popular topic that suddenly lost most of the stuff in it... It was quite sad since it was a really good topic...

Anyway, I think the server for the forums needs to be worked on or something, cause this is getting out of control.

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You've long since crossed over into unfounded speculation.
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Rome Reborn in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #2
While bland, those textures are more realistic.

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You've long since crossed over into unfounded speculation.
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Being Errorized! in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #8
I've been having problems with my completely needless and useless profile updates...

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You've long since crossed over into unfounded speculation.
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Hello Everyone in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #6
Like I said, haven't missed much...

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Meh...
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Hello Everyone in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #4
As best as I can tell, since I've been back here, you haven't missed much... I think... Anyway, well, life sucks and welcome back.

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Did you know: When asked about his voicing of Unicron, Orson Welles is quoted as saying, "Unicron was the perfect character for me to play. I find it easy to relate to him. We're both the size of a planet and we both can eat said planet."

Did you know: After the Holocaust, Germany decided that it takes at least 57 murders before they'll even consider prosecution and guys like Ted Bundy would known as 'Weekend Warriors'

Did you know: Most facts on the internet are made up with little or no thought to decency or good sense. And that most of the people who make them die a lonely pathetic death.
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Legends of Divinity OOC in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #557
After all, Safey will eventually need to replace Geltor after the law of averages and the law of reason finally kick the crap out of him(Geltor).

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Did you know: When asked about his voicing of Unicron, Orson Welles is quoted as saying, "Unicron was the perfect character for me to play. I find it easy to relate to him. We're both the size of a planet and we both can eat said planet."

Did you know: After the Holocaust, Germany decided that it takes at least 57 murders before they'll even consider prosecution and guys like Ted Bundy would known as 'Weekend Warriors'

Did you know: Most facts on the internet are made up with little or no thought to decency or good sense. And that most of the people who make them die a lonely pathetic death.
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
We spoiled Americans in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #3
Greed isn't limited to just one nation or organization. Some people are more greedy that others. It's human nature. Pure and simple

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Did you know: When asked about his voicing of Unicron, Orson Welles is quoted as saying, "Unicron was the perfect character for me to play. I find it easy to relate to him. We're both the size of a planet and we both can eat said planet."

Did you know: After the Holocaust, Germany decided that it takes at least 57 murders before they'll even consider prosecution and guys like Ted Bundy would known as 'Weekend Warriors'

Did you know: Most facts on the internet are made up with little or no thought to decency or good sense. And that most of the people who make them die a lonely pathetic death.
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Emperor Tullegolar in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #4
Well, the amount of stuff you have to do to get banned around here seems to vary from person to person. If you somehow build up a good reputation, they might let some stuff(within reason) slide. Or if you're overly opinionated like me, then you get one slip up before being banned(hell, some don't even get that much). From what I hear(since I've never actually been banned before), some people actually get to come back, while others(such as the infamous TM), don't

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When asked about his voicing of Unicron, Orson Welles is quoted as saying, "Unicron was the perfect character for me to play. I find it easy to relate to him. We're both the size of a planet and we both can eat said planet."
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Legends of Divinity OOC in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #548
Only my arrogance is backed up by talent... Too bad that only applies to something that has nothing to do with this RP.

Safey, you should probly fire your english teacher. What you need is a young, attractive english teacher who gives you the sort of personal attention that is illegal in some states. Then you will be the grammar king(or at the very least be a lot happier)

E, I have noticed how absurdly pretentious you seem to be, as per some of the stuff you have said. In fact, your pretentiousness exceeds even mine. You might want to look into some sort of counseling for your ego problem(s).

LF, you have almost no room to talk about any of those 2 you just talked about. You should be in therapy(and have the crap kicked out of you), you stupid hippy.

Well, that about covers all the talking down to that needs to be done for the sake of player betterment.

[ Thursday, June 07, 2007 05:18: Message edited by: Blindy O'Sightless ]

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When asked about his voicing of Unicron, Orson Welles is quoted as saying, "Unicron was the perfect character for me to play. I find it easy to relate to him. We're both the size of a planet and we both can eat said planet."
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Legends of Divinity OOC in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #545
One of these days we need to give Safey a program with spell-check and a link to dictionary.com... Anyway, I'm now at a bit of a loss on what to do with these recent developments... Even keeping up with what's going on, I have no idea what's going on...

[ Wednesday, June 06, 2007 11:50: Message edited by: Blindy O'Sightless ]

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When asked about his voicing of Unicron, Orson Welles is quoted as saying, "Unicron was the perfect character for me to play. I find it easy to relate to him. We're both the size of a planet and we both can eat said planet."
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
SW sales poll in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #2
Just like you can't have a poll without the majority of posts about it being (usually unjustified) negative criticism.

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Did you know: When asked about his voicing of Unicron, Orson Welles is quoted as saying, "Unicron was the perfect character for me to play. I find it easy to relate to him. We're both the size of a planet and we both can eat said planet."

Did you know: After the Holocaust, Germany decided that it takes at least 57 murders before they'll even consider prosecution and guys like Ted Bundy would known as 'Weekend Warriors'

Did you know: Most facts on the internet are made up with little or no thought to decency or good sense. And that most of the people who make them die a lonely pathetic death.
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
The classics in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #9
In times like these, I find we all should ask ourselves 'What Would Henry Rollins Do'

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Did you know: When asked about his voicing of Unicron, Orson Welles is quoted as saying, "Unicron was the perfect character for me to play. I find it easy to relate to him. We're both the size of a planet and we both can eat said planet."

Did you know: After the Holocaust, Germany decided that it takes at least 57 murders before they'll even consider prosecution and guys like Ted Bundy would known as 'Weekend Warriors'

Did you know: Most facts on the internet are made up with little or no thought to decency or good sense. And that most of the people who make them die a lonely pathetic death.
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
How he does it. in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #3
In programming, it's much more efficient to use existing models when possible, rather than completely re-inventing the wheel with every single project.
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Legends of Divinity OOC in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #541
Yeah, blame me for that. Sure. It's not like it wouldn't happen without my contribution, since, after all, I'm the only who does that sort of thing around here, right. Sorry for not conforming to your double-standards.

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"These sunglasses sure make it difficult to see in the dark, but I refuse to take them off because I'm an American and Americans always wear sunglasses."
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Legends of Divinity OOC in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #538
quote:
Originally written by Calphrexo:

Don't respond to this unless you have something actually worth saying, but please keep in mind how bloated and inane you're making this thread by posting endlessly in it.
If you were here in person, I would've smacked the hell out of you over that(knowing my luck, you'd be a lot bigger and tougher than me, but I'd still do it).

Anyway, I fail to see how my joking comment on their continuously telling each other about having PMs is any worse than 1) their having to keep telling each other this, and 2) your complaining about my joke about it.

On a more important note, I'm going to sit the RP out for a bit since my characters are now a day or two ahead of everyone, in order to keep at least some consistency. Please try not to destroy the world or anything while I'm not able to do anything.

[ Saturday, June 02, 2007 06:52: Message edited by: Bandit Keith ]

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"These sunglasses sure make it difficult to see in the dark, but I refuse to take them off because I'm an American and Americans always wear sunglasses."
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
The classics in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #6
Realmz kinda sucked. You had to pay a large sum for the game itself and character editor(I just used a multi-game editor that was free), then you have to pay for each scenario(and I'm pretty sure the scenario maker), most of which weren't worth the money and what you go from sampling them wasn't enough to hook you. Plus out of the reasonably sized spell selection, there were only a handful you actually needed. The rest were at best, fluff. At worst, useless.

I found an old copy of Ultima, but I could figure out what the hell it was I was supposed to be doing or how.

I've never played those other 2, but if they're anything like what I have played, then I probly wouldn't be playing them today

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Did you know: When asked about his voicing of Unicron, Orson Welles is quoted as saying, "Unicron was the perfect character for me to play. I find it easy to relate to him. We're both the size of a planet and we both can eat said planet."

Did you know: After the Holocaust, Germany decided that it takes at least 57 murders before they'll even consider prosecution and guys like Ted Bundy would known as 'Weekend Warriors'

Did you know: Most facts on the internet are made up with little or no thought to decency or good sense. And that most of the people who make them die a lonely pathetic death.
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Legends of Divinity OOC in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #532
minor details...

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"These sunglasses sure make it difficult to see in the dark, but I refuse to take them off because I'm an American and Americans always wear sunglasses."
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Hintbook Questions in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #15
There is something the be said for having a physical book to look at, rather than the computer.
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Legends of Divinity OOC in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #530
You must not have seen the episode of Chappelle's Show or the StarGate SG-1 episode with him in it.

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"These sunglasses sure make it difficult to see in the dark, but I refuse to take them off because I'm an American and Americans always wear sunglasses."
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Legends of Divinity OOC in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #528
Wayne Brady give power to choke these people...

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"These sunglasses sure make it difficult to see in the dark, but I refuse to take them off because I'm an American and Americans always wear sunglasses."
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Hintbook Questions in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #12
quote:
Originally written by Some Slimy Idiot:

Especially for the golem factory. Stupid belts...
A-freakin-men
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00
Legends of Divinity OOC in General
Guardian
Member # 2080
Profile #525
5 in a row... For the love of... Get a room you two

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"These sunglasses sure make it difficult to see in the dark, but I refuse to take them off because I'm an American and Americans always wear sunglasses."
Posts: 1918 | Registered: Sunday, October 13 2002 07:00

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