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New Spiderweb product idea in General
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #25
Speaking of talking skulls, did Jeff get that idea from the Monkey Island series?

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Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Best in-game Spiderweb Art? in General
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #7
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And I love the picture art for the skills, too...I loved seeing that return in Nethergate: Resurrection and I really hope Jeff decides to bring them back in Avernum V.

It might be nice to see it in Geneforge 5 too.

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Enraged Slith's Blades of Avernum Website

Look out, there's a three-headed monkey behind you!
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
New Spiderweb product idea in General
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #14
Delicious vlish cuisine.

I'm in favor of that coffee mug and widget idea. I'd also like a shirt.

Edit: I made some Geneforge Awakened and Servile mix desktop wallpaper if anyone wants that. It's nothing spectacular but I believe it is the first of its kind. 1024 x 768 PNG format.

[ Tuesday, September 04, 2007 13:39: Message edited by: Enraged Slith ]

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Enraged Slith's Blades of Avernum Website

"Rain drops keep fallin' on my head, but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red. Crying's not for me, no, cuz' I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining."
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Geneforge 3 - Problems and Lankan in Geneforge Series
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #7
Well G3 isn't bad, it's actually more engrossing than the other three. The worst thing about it is the lack of realistic options to choose from, the black and white setting, as well as some story pathing issues (like accidentally getting the canister before meeting Lanken, which although adds some nice realism, hurts the game because you're left with a bundle of unbeatable quests.) Some of the characters are too inconsistent or just poorly written. Greta sympathizes with every poor group of people you come across and yet has no problem with the fact that an entire school of innocent students was wiped out by the very faction she admires. Lanken blames shaping for all his problems, and yet knowingly sides with the Shaper who caused his problems and tries to take the very power he despises for himself. This could be the reason why Jeff added the Trakovites in G4.

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Enraged Slith's Blades of Avernum Website

"Rain drops keep fallin' on my head, but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red. Crying's not for me, no, cuz' I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining."
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Geneforge 3 - Problems and Lankan in Geneforge Series
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #5
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If you wait until seeing Lankin after going to the next island and reaching Dhonal's Keep, there is someone who will take the canister. Then you are safte to go back.
He's dead in all my saves. Not only will these few annoying quests stick in my menu for the rest of the game but my companion Greta is going to leave. What a waste of EXP. Game breaker. I nominate Lanken the worst character in all of gaming history.

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Enraged Slith's Blades of Avernum Website

"Rain drops keep fallin' on my head, but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red. Crying's not for me, no, cuz' I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining."
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Wow... in General
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #1
One of the first save function games I ever played was Exile 2. I got hooked and I still love these kinds of games.

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Enraged Slith's Blades of Avernum Website

"Rain drops keep fallin' on my head, but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red. Crying's not for me, no, cuz' I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining."
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Geneforge 3 - Problems and Lankan in Geneforge Series
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #0
(Watch for Spoilers)

This game has a nice feel to it, it's definately a lot smoother than its predecessors. I have a few problems with it so far:
1. Jeff still meansures your allegiance on a single scale (Pro Shaper --- Pro Rebel) even though there are vastly different dimensions of idealogy. I would never pair Creation Rights with (something along the lines of) No Control over Dangerous Shaping Powers. There are also only two factions, and the Rebels are nuts. My character is all for Creation Rights, but to do that she's also got to side with the group that believes in total chaos. The rebels don't believe in reform, they want power. Basically, there is no room for a real opinion in this game.

2. The Rebels are completely whacka ding hoy. Lankan, for instance, is angry that the head Shaper on Harmony island wont solve all his problems. When confronted with the completely legitimate and honest response that his help would only exacerbate the current problem, Lankan explodes and whacks the guy in the face, running off and starting a small rebellion. So then I show up, wishing to solve the matter peacefully. Lankan doesn't want to talk, he doesn't want to listen, doesn't want to acknowledge that the Shapers want to solve the matter peacefully. He wants revenge against the Shapers for not being able to help, and has sided with the very faction that caused his problem in the first place. In no way do his quests reflect the current problem. He never asks you to take care of the rogues for him, he asks you to bring him a canister that will give him power. On top of that, for his self-absorbed mission, he tricked a bunch of angry villagers into joining him. If you don't give him everything he wants, he explodes and orders everyone to attack you. What an irrational crybaby.

3. Greta and Alwan are interesting, but they aren't very consistent (or perhaps too consistent). In this game I decided to leave Alwan by his lonesome and only take Greta with me. She's been a useful companion so far, but she's far to quick to agree with any Rebel propaganda we run into. Greta seems to believe in reform, not the violence and chaos the rebels preach, yet she agrees with every dangerous idea the rebels have. She sympathizes with every creature who shouts "down with Shapers," even if they're an irrational, hypocritical, and dangerous crybaby (like Lanken.) I guess I don't like them because they're too black and white.
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So here's my problem with Lanken. Because of my high leadership, I was able to schmooze my way into the Shaper's secret underground basement. Once there I found the special canister, and I took it with me. Afterwards, I decided it was time to meet with the Rebels (I guess you can all see where this is going.) So I met with Lankan, looking for a peaceful compromize but found that the guy was crazy. He wanted a canister that would grant him power, but I refused to give him one. Unfortunately, since I had the canister in my possession, he immediately confronted me and dove for the thing. Even though my character wants some reform with the Shapers, she still believes that absolute control over Shaping power must be mantained. Because of this, I desroyed the canister before any harm could be done. Lankan went bat**** loco on me. It never occured to him that I could solve his problems, all he wanted was the power. So he ordered his confused rebel friends to attack me while he ran around in circles, screaming like a lunatic. So I killed him and the guards attacking me, let the townspeople be, and left the town. Now everyones mad at me for killing their beloved village idiot, even though he instigated the attack. Even though I'm pro-reform, Greta is going to leave me because I refused to grant Lankan dangerous power. Because of Lankan, I'm unable to complete a majority of the side quests on the island and my exp draining and useful companion will leave. This is just stupid.

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Enraged Slith's Blades of Avernum Website

"Rain drops keep fallin' on my head, but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red. Crying's not for me, no, cuz' I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining."
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Small fanfic. in The Exile Trilogy
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #2
Ha, I've used the name Farl (and other variations) for my Nephilim characters many times.

Good job so far. Here's your next challenge: Register BoE or BoA and turn your story into a scenario.

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Enraged Slith's Blades of Avernum Website

"Rain drops keep fallin' on my head, but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red. Crying's not for me, no, cuz' I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining."
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
G2 - of all things, why Thrusting Gauntlets? in Geneforge Series
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #10
So I just beat G2 for the first time (as well as finishing my first Geneforge game ever), playing as a no canister/no special augmentation, melee Guardian allied with the Servants on torment difficulty. Disappointingly, the only difficult fight was the one against Learned Pinner, and believe me when I say I killed everyone and everything but Zakary. Do I deserve a medal or is this game just easy?

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Enraged Slith's Blades of Avernum Website

Look out, there's a three-headed monkey behind you!
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
G2 - of all things, why Thrusting Gauntlets? in Geneforge Series
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #8
I just slew Barzahl (or however you spell his name) and I'm pretty disappointed. He's supposed to be this incredibly powerful, canister ridden Shaper, and yet my unaltered (no canisters, no special augments, etc.) Guardian killed him in a single round. Learned Pinner was much tougher than this clown.

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Enraged Slith's Blades of Avernum Website

Look out, there's a three-headed monkey behind you!
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
G2 - of all things, why Thrusting Gauntlets? in Geneforge Series
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #4
Thanks, I found it. It's definately the best weapon I own, though I'm sad to say it isn't as much of an upgrade from the Spectral Rapier as I had hoped. A little less than half of the world map has been uncovered, I'm level 32, and I'm probably sitting on the some most powerful equipment I'll find all game. Since I don't use canisters, is it safe to assume that my Guardian wont increase that much in power anymore? Is there anything I can do (aside from using canisters) that will make the rest of this game easier?

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Enraged Slith's Blades of Avernum Website

Look out, there's a three-headed monkey behind you!
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Park rangers are cute in General
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #1
Horrifying.

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Enraged Slith's Blades of Avernum Website

"Rain drops keep fallin' on my head, but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red. Crying's not for me, no, cuz' I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining."
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
G2 - of all things, why Thrusting Gauntlets? in Geneforge Series
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #2
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Sort of makes you wonder whether you've backed the wrong horse, doesn't it? The other factions may be dangerous lunatics or whatever, but they do seem to have a little more power to throw around ...
My favorite thing about the Geneforge series is the open-ended gameplay which leaves room for roleplaying. My Guardian is a typical conservative, Pro-Shaper bull. No canisters, no association or diplomacy with non-Shapers, just strong arm tactics and an iron fist.

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Enraged Slith's Blades of Avernum Website

Look out, there's a three-headed monkey behind you!
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
G2 - of all things, why Thrusting Gauntlets? in Geneforge Series
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #0
I blew up the Awakened's Magus Complex and all I got from Zakary was a lousy pair of Thrusting Gauntlets. Sure they're nice, but I found a pair lying around in some dumb Roamer's nest just outside of the complex. This is the dumbest reward I've ever recieved in one of Jeff's games, ever.

Zakary might have to meet an unfortunate accident sooner than planned...

Does anyone know where I might find a good weapon for a Guardian in the southwestern region? The best thing I've found is a Living Knife, but I don't use creations.

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Enraged Slith's Blades of Avernum Website

Look out, there's a three-headed monkey behind you!
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
MAXIMUM max stats in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #4
You're a cansiter junkie, aren't you?

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Enraged Slith's Blades of Avernum Website

"Rain drops keep fallin' on my head, but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red. Crying's not for me, no, cuz' I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining."
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Maddness or Genius??? in General
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #2
Unique perspectives are the foundation of innovation. This will sound clichè, but sanity is based entirely on perspective. Who are you to say what is sane and what isn't?

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Enraged Slith's Blades of Avernum Website

"Rain drops keep fallin' on my head, but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red. Crying's not for me, no, cuz' I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining."
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Worst product name ever in General
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #3
I think my eyes just broke. Is that even possible?

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Enraged Slith's Blades of Avernum Website

"Rain drops keep fallin' on my head, but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red. Crying's not for me, no, cuz' I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining."
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Educational Segregation in General
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #47
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Don't forget about those tall, lanky freaks that chose Ultimate Frisbee. Those guys were weird!

You know me too well. I'm not lanky though. Despite the fact that you aren't allowed to hit anyone, frisbee is a fun sport that can be picked up in seconds. I don't see what's so weird about that.

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Enraged Slith's Blades of Avernum Website

"Rain drops keep fallin' on my head, but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red. Crying's not for me, no, cuz' I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining."
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Which Geneforge game(s) should I get? in Geneforge Series
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #17
G1 had the best and most original setting, but its plot wasn't very immersive. After completing the original Awakened quests, the game basically fell apart. Joining the Awakened yielded no answers or direction except for "just travel around and report back." G2 has been a blast so far. I don't think I've ever played an RPG as open ended as G2 (all the Geneforge's are open ended), in fact, no other RPG I've played has ever been open ended. G2 is open ended, but the plot is immersive no matter which faction you join.

I'd just buy every game and play them in order.

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Enraged Slith's Blades of Avernum Website

"Rain drops keep fallin' on my head, but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red. Crying's not for me, no, cuz' I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining."
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
BoA custom monsters in Blades of Avernum
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #25
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Iffy, why do you have to cram those muffins everywhere?
It is not as funny as people would like you to believe.
What do you care? It doesn't affect your life in any way. As for the muffins, if they inspire the guy to create, then I that's all the reason I need.

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Enraged Slith's Blades of Avernum Website

"Rain drops keep fallin' on my head, but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red. Crying's not for me, no, cuz' I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining."
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
Educational Segregation in General
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #31
American school systems are also cutting down on physical education, as well as abandoning free time after lunch. It doesn't make much sense to me, physical training is just as important as mental training. I was also reading in Time Magazine (bleh, but I was in a waiting room) about how American schooling is failing the male population. Apparently, (the best way I can describe it) boys learn by exploring and by experiencing, while girls tend to do better in the school like environment. Especially in the early years, the classes don't appeal to the young guys, who then become restless and earn a "bad" reputation among teachers. Eventually, it becomes implanted in their mind that either they are a misfit or dumb or both. Someone here probably knows a lot more about this, I just thought it was an interesting point to bring up.

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Enraged Slith's Blades of Avernum Website

"Rain drops keep fallin' on my head, but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red. Crying's not for me, no, cuz' I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining."
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
BoA custom monsters in Blades of Avernum
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #21
There probably isn't much to say, it's just an account name and a silly joke at best. Take a harmless object or creature and give them an intimidating title and powers to boot. It's like the dangerous rabbit in "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."

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Enraged Slith's Blades of Avernum Website

"Rain drops keep fallin' on my head, but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red. Crying's not for me, no, cuz' I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining."
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
# of games bought from jeff in General
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #5
Exile 2 (PC)
Blades of Avernum (PC)
The pack of three Geneforges (PC)

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Enraged Slith's Blades of Avernum Website

"Rain drops keep fallin' on my head, but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red. Crying's not for me, no, cuz' I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining."
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
I Win in General
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #14
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Nice homepage for the bot.

Don't go to that homepage. Someone might need to edit that before a kid clicks on it.

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Enraged Slith's Blades of Avernum Website

"Rain drops keep fallin' on my head, but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red. Crying's not for me, no, cuz' I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining."
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00
BoA custom monsters in Blades of Avernum
Agent
Member # 27
Profile #15
I wasn't worried about stolen work or anything, I just think inverted graphics look painfully ugly.

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Enraged Slith's Blades of Avernum Website

"Rain drops keep fallin' on my head, but that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turnin' red. Crying's not for me, no, cuz' I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining."
Posts: 1233 | Registered: Wednesday, October 3 2001 07:00

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