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Geneforge 5 - May Update in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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We also need to think of battle creations as adversaries as well as allies.

Battle creations function best as a swarm. One thahd or battle alpha is not dangerous, but be attacked by four at once as a low-level character, that's a problem. The classic clawbug patrol has them either travelling in packs, or calling for help the minute they are attacked.

As a PC this presents a problem, owing to the high essence cost of creations: unless you devote all your essence to battle creations and accept a lower level of creation, you won't be able to build up a swarm of an acceptable size. However reducing the essence cost of battle creations would perhaps create problems with game balance.

What I would most like to see would be "2 for the price of 1" on battle creations. But you'd have to link them so there wouldn't be the option to use the essence on anything else. Would be really cool if they shared health (like those twinned adversaries). This could replace the third tier charged variants...

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Geneforge 5 - Possible Sects in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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It will be hard to make the five faction really distinct given a war between two sides; especially as Sholai involvement has been ruled out. I can see the likelihood of extreme rebel, mild rebel, mild loyalist and extreme loyalist factions, a spectrum quite similar to GF2. But I wonder what the viewpoint of the fifth faction will be? Perhaps trakovite qualifies as off-the-charts rebel...

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Alorael Facts in General
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I'm sure Alorael said at one time that he had a list of all his monikers. If so, this would be a good time to post it. Some of them are hilarious.

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missing item components in gf4 in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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It's deliberate, you have to choose which to make. It isn't a very hard decision. Take a look at the recipe thread under Strategy Central for the stats of each artifact and choose which you prefer.

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What have you been reading recently? in General
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I guess there are different viewpoints in terms of what you want from a book. My dad will only read books which have strongly drawn characters, doesn't care about the plot or ideas. Clearly for other people they just want a gripping plot (e.g. John Grisham) or lots of good ideas (e.g. James Blish) and not necessarily the other elements. Each team may find it difficult to appreciate other styles of literature, e.g. my Dad could not understand the point of Asimov, SoT did not care for Hardy, while I personally struggle with Dostoevsky.

[ Thursday, May 01, 2008 13:11: Message edited by: Micawber ]

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exile blkcrag in The Exile Trilogy
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Talk to the Guild in Lorelei.

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Geneforge 5 - March Update in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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If he went rouge, it would clash with the purple.

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Episode 5: 'Spiderweb Resistance'. in General
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Heh heh. Thuryl looks very lifelike. Not so sure about Kelandon.

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The Time has Come in General
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When ET originally arrived I found him rather difficult to take, due to his polemic, near-fascistic, views expressed in the Geneforge series debates, which were very nauseating and made him appear something of a troll. Since then however, he has proved to be far more three-dimensional than that and with that context I now find his rants against authority, etc more amusing. His IC posts in the RP threads are rather good, as well. So on balance I think the boards are better off for his presence. Except for threads like this one, where he seems intent on provoking anyone and everyone else for some reason.

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Geneforge 3 Editor(s) in Geneforge Series
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Yes, they will work in the demo.

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Tables, tab stops in General
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Any decent text editor will allow you to convert the tab stops to spaces. Inside [ code ] tags, this will have the desired effect.

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Comics in General
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The only cartoon I follow is Matt.

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Avernum 1 - Mung demons and crystal goodies. in The Avernum Trilogy
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In Avernum trilogy, one of the healing potions (I think called restoration elixir or something like that) also cures dumbfounding.

Edit: restoration brew

[ Friday, April 04, 2008 11:09: Message edited by: Micawber ]

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What have you been reading recently? in General
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Presumably he means that, as an adult, she is aware of the religious indoctrination, while as a child it was subliminal.

Meanwhile I have finally got around to reading Dune. It's only taken me 14 years since deciding to read it, to actually open the thing. Ah the joys of procrastination...

Edit: corrected. Apologies to TobyLinn

[ Monday, March 31, 2008 20:46: Message edited by: Micawber ]

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Feeling pompous? in General
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Annoying and hackneyed it may be, but I'd still rather P&C#1 was our national anthem than the dirge that actually is.

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Feeling pompous? in General
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There are five.

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Monarchs papers. in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Did you despatch Monarch? You can't get them until you deal with him. Afterwards, they're in a cupboard in the north-west area of Monarch's Realm.

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Simulated Reality in General
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quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

There are so many gruesome murder mystery series out now, that today it occurred to me that someone should write a mystery in which some kind of maniac is killing off all the mystery writers. He takes out author after author, in hideous ways inspired by their own books.
Did you ever see the film Theatre of Blood. It's not exactly what you describe, but similar sentiment...

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Hidden Shaper Camp. in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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You may have to be more specific; which shaper camp do you mean? (there are several in GF4).

If you meant the shapers in Poryphra Ruins, then you need to get General Crowley's (in Aziraph Camp Gamma) permission to travel north in order to make the Shapers friendly. The prerequisites are a bit complicated, but afaik you need to have done at least one of the following two quests to help the shapers:
* give the shaper notes to Miranda; and/or
* healed Moseh.

Edit: Hurrah for simultaneous posting. Interesting how Shaper Markis & myself made opposite assumptions regarding the op's relative progress in the game...

[ Thursday, February 28, 2008 12:05: Message edited by: Micawber ]

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Quick Question in General
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Bah, you're just jealous you don't have your own flag.

Tullegor's idiosyncratic contribution pwns the collective posts of Jeran Korak, Xel'Raga and Iffy Muffin of the Week, to name just a few.

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Simulated Reality in General
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What's the point in worrying whether or not reality is real? The planet is doomed either way.

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How continuous is the trilogy's story in The Avernum Trilogy
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quote:
Originally written by TobyLinn:

if you play the Windows version of Avernum 1 there's a bug that you only move two spaces at a time...I found this really annoying when trying to get through doors and secret passages. The fix is to use the right click button and that moves you one space.
That's not really a bug, that was by design. It works the same in the original Nethergate.

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The Graveyard Thread in General
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Hello! Geneforge automatically saves whenever you leave a zone!

I know Dikioyoba already said this, just thought I would repeat it, as Jadewolf and Xel-Raga were apparently not paying attention.

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AAAAAAAH!!! in General
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quote:
Originally written by Salmon:

Well, I've never once gotten a piece of mail from a collage.

Hmph, me neither. Nor did I ever receive anything unsolicited even from a college. Guess it's due to (a) lack of standardised testing in this country; and (b) lack of marketing nous in our universities. Back when I was at school, one had to write to the colleges to ask for their brochures; they didn't even know you existed otherwise.

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Congratulations Jeff in General
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quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

I would hope Jeff wouldn't need our congratulations to keep motivated for making games, but in case it helps...
He may not need them, but he still deserves them.

Avernum 5 is splendid.

[ Tuesday, February 19, 2008 13:10: Message edited by: Micawber ]

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