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Rocky's Revival (World of Avernum Factional RP Revival Discussion) in General
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Hello. It's been quite a while since I've posted, but I'd like to jump back into this RP, preferably with a different faction.

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Park rangers are cute in General
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They're silly!

And that...is a spiderweb? I've never seen one that big before!

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Episode 4: Spiderweb Reloaded. Something like that anyway. in General
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Ah, I'm on the list.

It also seems that I've finally lost it and began summoning hoards of otherworldly creatures.

Uncannily accurate!

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Pi in your face! in General
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Either way, I'm going to look for a larger source of pi.

Cowpi!
IMAGE(http://www.ime.uerj.br/~progerio/fun/joke/Pi%20animal.jpg)

As for more pi, I found this very interesting search engine.

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Pi in your face! in General
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22/7=3.142857, etc.
Pi=3.141592653589793238462643383279502884197169399375105820974944592307816406286208998 6280348253421170679 8214808651328230664709384460955058223172535940812848111745028410270193852110555964462294895493038196 4428810975665933446128475648233786783165271201909145648566923460348610454326648213393607260249141273 724587006606315588174881520920962829254091715364367892590360011330530548820466521384146951941511609...

More pi than you could ever need!

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Neverwinter Nights in General
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quote:
Originally written by Andraste:

A proper set of feats makes a Druid 10/Shifter 30 unstoppable.
Intriguing! I wish to know more of this Uber-Shifter...through a pm, if necessary.

I once found a little gem called Dragon-Blooded in the PRC pack manual...but it seems to have disappeared, and I've seen no trace of it in-game. A pity, since it allowed one to become a Dragon Disciple without being a bard or sorcerer.

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Neverwinter Nights in General
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You need at least one level in Bard or Sorcerer, or else you can't earn your wings. Or anything from the Dragon Disciple classes. This is because you need Dragon Blood for the RDD, and the spellcasting from Bards and Sorcerers stems from some dragon blood. (by the way, what were your levels in those classes? I'd like to try that combo. Did you use the PRC pack? Because for me...it's probably not worth the slow loading anymore.)

Ah, Neverwinter Nights! I added the PRC pack, and it loaded very slowly. VERY slowly. It seems to be even slower in my most recent attempt.

Before that, I played as a Shifter. Gave myself another level through cheats because I kept getting killed by these Slaads in the tower in the Underdark. I once dealt 117 damage to a Drow afterwards, for reasons unknown to me. It seemed far out of my weapon range.

Then I realized both the Shifter and Druid would both have Dragon form, and the Druid would also have a form with more spells, and an animal companion in all forms. So...the Shifter seemed kind of useless after that.

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Conservapedia in General
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Ah, it's not inordinately slow anymore!

That's not good news.

And it's still uneducated and biased, as usual. At one point, it claimed evolution violated the second law of thermodynamics because it "lowered the sum of entropy in DNA", though I'm not sure if that was the exact wording.

I've heard said law was "Heat will never spontaneously flow from a cold system to a hot one." That seems to be very simplified, according to Wikipedia.

And, Unicorns=ceratopsians! EUREKA!

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You can do anything if you set your mind to it. in General
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*reads article*

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And this is why I don't place much faith in humanity. This kind of "spirituality" and "Secrets of Success" rather sickens me. If it's so successful and such a "Secret", why are they sharing it with everyone? If this kind of thing can get me a million dollars, why are you selling it for a pittance compared to that kind of money?

I'm disappointed with Oprah. And anyone involved in propagating "The Secret".

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On the Road to Weapons of Mass Destruction in General
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God talks to people.

Sorry, I just HAD to do that.

And if God was making people say things, I'd be worried less about what they're saying and more about why He's doing this.

Personally, if I created a universe, I wouldn't interfere with it. I'd watch it. Okay, maybe I would interfere, but not to create a religion!

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On the Road to Weapons of Mass Destruction in General
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Warning in advance: Long

1. INFINITE. IF an infinitesimal chance is spread over an infinite number of outcomes, there are still outcomes wherein the infinitesimal chance occurs! Please use logic.

2. How inaccurate can it be? And can you give me links to these studies? And the inaccuracy can shift either way, so you can't rely on that.

3. Yes, they have. Amphibians descended from fish (or fish-like creatures, at least) who at first could withstand being on land for periods from time, and it went from there.

4. You haven't argued against evolution. If anything, you argued for it there.

5. We aren't stupid. We can extrapolate from incomplete data. Just because the fossil tree isn't "complete", doesn't mean we can't disprove it. So we don't have every single species on it yet, but we can still draw lines of ancestry.

6. And we've had a billion years, and perhaps infinite chances across all of existence. You're right in that the chance is small, but it's not impossible.

8. So? We're complex, but we clearly exist! If this was pretty much random, as parts of evolution are, we could end up complex. If we were intelligently designed, why were me made to be so complex?

9. If you make enough prophesies, random chance will eventually ensure that one (or more, or less) will come true. This does not make you psychic, or divinely inspired.

10. Nicked from Kelandon's post:

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However, this statement is one that is worth talking about, because it's based on a common mis-conception. When scientists talk about a "theory," they don't mean a theory as the term is casually used (as essentially synonymous with the word "idea": "I've got a theory that the reason that socks disappear in the dryer is that there are little gnomes that steal them"). A "theory" in science is not a fact; it's far more than a fact, and it should be respected as such.

A fact is a single data point: when I did this, that happened. A fact can be dismissed as a fluke. A theory says, "Whenever I do this, that happens." A theory is based on a wealth of experimental evidence, not just a single fact, and the use of the term "theory" does not imply that the idea is purely hypothetical and not demonstrated; it implies that it is so incredibly well-demonstrated that it has moved beyond disbelief.

For example, Einstein's Theory of Special Relativity is "just a theory," but it has been confirmed by experiment over and over again. There are still arguments in the details — how it interacts with quantum mechanics can sometimes be problematic — but the overall picture is undoubtedly correct. To rewrite relativity would require ignoring virtually all of twentieth-century physics.

The Theory of Evolution is on comparable standing. It has been corroborated by data from all sorts of areas, and it is so well confirmed that to try to undo it would require deleting virtually all the evidence in twentieth-century biology. There are still some arguments in the details, but the overall picture must be true. Evolution is not a fact at all; it is a theory, so it cannot be easily dismissed.
Extra: So what if a real scientist said it? You shouldn't trust them just because they're scientists. You should analyze their evidence and the content of what they say.

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On the Road to Weapons of Mass Destruction in General
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:D

But, thinking about the Chimps making spears...

If we're already similar to chimps (DNA-wise. I've seen a chimp skeleton juxtaposed with a human one and...man...one looks like a hideously deformed version of the other, depending on your viewpoint), what would the far, far descendants of chimps look like? Almost identical to us? But it's still possible that they could veer away at the last moment to make something new.

Time for speculation. And debate, if Excalibur continues arguing.

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I'd like to try my hand at this...

1. And there are practically an infinite amount of worlds in all of existence. And our world is one of them.
2. Of course not. We live for only a puny 70-120 years. Evolution takes thousands of years, or even millions.
3. Hundreds of theories? I thought they all pretty much agreed that when an advantageous trait happened to occur, creatures with it had a greater chance of breeding, and thus passing it on.
4. We formed from soup? I'm pretty sure we formed from single-celled organisms over billions of years. Just because scientists can't make amino acids doesn't mean nature can't.
5. Some aren't clear, while others clearly are...clear.
6. Nononononono. The end result is not planned, as this suggests. They didn't jam against each other and hoped to create a human! It was completely random that anything happened, and it's come a long way.
7. That's because even thousands of generations would create very few differences. These traits start out very, very small (normally). It takes millions of generations for them to develop.
8. Life has existed for billions of years. How are we too complex for billions of years of evolution?
9. Where's the evidence for Christianity? I don't see any. And I've read a version of the Bible.
10. I think you're confusing theory and hypothesis. A scientific theory is one that has yet to be disproved by science itself. Evolution is one of those.

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We began making spears a long, long time ago. Before we were even humans! And we used tools even before spears!

And now Chimps have reached spears. That will be a very important step in their evolution, and we will undoubtedly screw it up somewhere down the road. [/pessimism]

A shame. It'd be nice to be able to talk to another intelligent species.

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Hypothetical thoughts in General
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I would pursue the field of biology. Cure disorders/diseases, learn about what makes life forms tick, research genetics and/or stem cells, and

CREATE THE PERFECT BEING!

Well, maybe create a species. Perhaps a servant species that is happy to serve, but you should know what will become of that.

Frankly, I just find Biology fascinating, particularly how life forms work and develop, including genetics.

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Episode 3 Continued in General
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"Yeah, ice spells are much better," Zephyr Tempest said.
Bonus points!

And so now it's all over. For some reason...

I feel like I just won against cancer.

(But it was still entertaining. :D )

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It's taken two years, twenty-eight weeks, and three days in General
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I especially agree with the phrase "200% of nothing". It's relevant in this case.

Anyway, a Google image search for 200 somehow didn't turn up many images with 200 on it, so I retrieved this:

IMAGE(http://www.lacim.uqam.ca/~plouffe/cercles/image%20200.gif)

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Things to improve Dikiyoba's ausome story! in General
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Death Twisted=Nalyd, right?

And I wouldn't be surprised if Nalyd was right. Iffy, work on your spelling, grammar and n00bness for real, watch your posting and manners, and you may eventually still get to appear as something besides banning fodder in Dikiyoba's story.

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Things to improve Dikiyoba's ausome story! in General
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quote:
Originally written by The Dikiyora:

Zephyr Tempest is just accident-prone. :P
Hey, I am not accident pr-*loses balance and falls off bed and hits head on floor*

Um...that was just bad timing...*arms give way as he gets up and stumbles over and hits head on computer desk*

This is the exception, not the rule...*the cord on the headphones pulls speaker off of desk and lands on head* *passes out*

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Excellent lockings in General
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I plan against someone/everyone...

And arbitrarily, at that!

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What do you hate. . . in General
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What? I think you mean zombies were meant to go up in flames. How does their existing in Avernum relate to this? They exist in nearly every fantasy game. And in all that I've played, zombies were quite flammable. I don't see where you're getting the claim that they draw power from lava. If anything, they draw power from darkness and necromancy. Lava provides neither.

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What do you hate. . . in General
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Zombies = flammable

Lava = extremely hot

extremely hot + flammable = ON FIRE!

Therefore zombie + lava = ON FIRE!

What fun.

And an Ocean Bound disc sucks up water because it binds water. DUH.

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What do you hate. . . in General
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Don't forget aa! I love lava! Unless I'm in it with no protection. What's not to like about molten rock erupting out of a giant cone-like rock? Lava is awesome! It can burn things just by being close to it...and there's NOTHING YOU CAN DO TO STOP A VOLCANO! NOTHING, I TELL YOU! MUAHAHAHAHAHA!

What's not to like about an unstoppable, lava-spewing, earthquake causing, naturally occurring death machine?

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Rate Homeland : The Stone of Night in General
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*stands up* My name is Zephyr, and I once played Homeland.

Anyway...I managed to play the demo for some number of minutes, going around town and talking to people. I had a nice walk around town in my frustratingly slow manner with none-to-pretty and rather vague graphics, when I went south. When I got into the forest, I was started every once in a while when a cute little animal had a megaphone tied to its head and was then slaughtered, I mean a crow cawed very loudly and startled me. Then I got to the snakes. The combat was so horrendous I quickly closed it and uninstalled it, and I have been clean ever since.

+5 for a base score because I'd like to try this little system.
-1 for the graphics
-1 for the crow caws of death
-2 for the horrendous combat system
+1 for helping me kill some time
-1 for the rather poor performance (though my computer may be responsible)

Giving it a debatable score of 1! Which earns the prize of: Bad protagonist haircut

I could probably say more about it, but for some reason trying to recall anything else results in a sudden vision of 'Error: Psychoanalytical nightmare imminent' and I came to an hour later.

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[Insert Dumb Joke Here] in General
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Insert Dumb Joke here? Most certainly!

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