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This is a long shot, but.... in Tech Support
Law Bringer
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The original Spiderweb boards were Ikonboards. They looked a bit different, but the idea was the same. In late September or early October of 2001 the boards were moved to the UBB (here) because of security loopholes and bugs in the Ikonboard.

—Alorael, who believes someone found an archived version of the old Ikonboard. But besides that, it's gone. There's no way to use it anymore, and the archive isn't really worth seeing.
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Favorite in General
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Yes, NaCN, I can take a hint. And I know that when Desperance banners come out, it's time for the topic to die the death.

—Alorael, who actually wouldn't have any problem with this topic if it hadn't turned into a long series of flames directed at Order Mage. It's not the best topic ever made, but there have been far worse.
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Karma in General
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Alec, I beat you in number of karma votes by almost 50%. Yes, I'm special!

—Alorael, who would say just about everything makes the baby Vogel cry if you judge by Irony Central. Especially when it's inconvenient for Mom and Dad.
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An Open Letter To No Mac User In Particular in General
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Alec, I don't see how David's militant Mac-ism is hurting you. David, you now know that some people find it irritating.

My advice is to turn GETAMAC into a nice eccentricity like my sniper rifles and skribbane. As long as it isn't pointed at anyone, I'm sure everyone can cope.

—Alorael, who doesn't actually see much of a reason for this topic to die the death besides overwhelming popular opinion and the fact that nothing good seems to be coming from it. So yes, the topic gets sniped... for Drakey's sake.
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Drakefyre in General
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I don't know about more BEEP. I'd settle for some of the original as a start.

—Alorael, who thinks there's a large difference between beep and the BEEP. Once is a sound effect, the other is a sound plan for dealing with the dregs of society.
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Friends in General
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SMoE, you know I/we will have to hunt you down and snipe you now. It's not right to give out state secrets.

And everyone learned long ago that there were only two people on Spiderweb, me and one other. But that isn't something that can be talked about any more.

—Alorael, who has lots of friends on the boards. They're all the ones who have zero posts, though, so you probably wouldn't know them...
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Poor, poor Drakey in General
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Why not download the demo of BoE and see for yourself? Although you can't play custom scenarios, you can see what Jeff did and see what you can do. Then try registering.

—Alorael, who would assume that in a general way BoA will be just like BoE, only for Avernum. And he doubts anyone will contest that, either.
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Poor, poor Drakey in General
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BoA is expected for Mac either at the end of 2003 or the beginning of 2004, and like other games it will come out for PC a month or two after that.

—Alorael, who expects to drool at least one of the two swimming pools of saliva created in a human lifetime while waiting.
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Political Jokes in General
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The US Constitution was based on many things, but I have also heard that the Iroquois constitution, or central set of laws, or whatever their name for it was.

?Alorael, who would guess that this influence is often made to seem larger than it was for diversity reasons. The Founding Fathers were visionaries, but they didn't really believe that the Native Americans were equal to those of European descent.
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hi! in General
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The only reason so many Finns arrive here is because Arctic Wolf is unfairly biased towards not eating fellow residents of Finland. I'm sure there's a lawsuit waiting to happen there somewhere.

—Alorael, who would also like to welcome Lost Hope. And if you don't understand things, that's okay. In fact, that probably says good things about your mental health and stability.
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Rating in General
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Karma doesn't matter at all anyway. Just ignore it or turn it off. Everyone will judge you by what you say, not what other people think of you.

—Alorael, who also has noticed that angry people are more likely to give karma ratings. So asking for a rating is just calling more attention to the potential to give bad ratings, like Imban did.
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Publicly displayed names in General
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Mine has nothing to do with shampoo.

—Alorael, who is worth it even if that wasn't a factor in his choice of names.
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Palm Sunday in General
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quote:
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
—Alorael, who likes that quote. It's a good one to drag out in debates about whether or not protests against the war in Iraq were justified.
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'Wut do u look like?" in General
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I think I can accomodate the ponytail, slacks, sunglasses, beard, and sandals. The laptop and fangs may be a little more difficult.

The rifle and skribbane are, of course, already present and accounted for, although the latter is actually stored in orange bottles. I'm sure you've seen them in E3.

?Alorael, who isn't so sure he can manage to become a dimension-shifting elfin critter. That requires a certain amount of mythology that he is currently lacking. If anyone knows where to get some, speak up.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Drakefyre, I demand you to ban yourself.. in General
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This thread must die.

—Alorael, who does not approve. And by die, he means this topic will now receive a sniping. Gratis.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
"Georgians Plan Whites-Only Prom Party" in General
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For some reason, homosexuality is one of the most feared and despised ways of being different from "normal." Any excuse that can be thrown up against giving legal support to homosexuality will be thrown up, because there are people who will do anything to keep those sodomy laws on the books.

—Alorael, who would really like to know if anyone tries to enforce those laws. As far as he knows there has only been one recent trial for a crime against those laws, and arrest warrant was not for sodomy.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Palm Sunday in General
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If you believe that God gave humans free will, then he has to let us screw things up in his name. Free will with a divine authority ready to step in and prevent mistakes or stop anything he disapproves of isn't free will at all.

—Alorael, who is willing to concede that the Bible may have been, at one point, based on the words of God. That was some four or five millenia ago, though. In the interim, religious agendas and mistranslations have probably rendered the document about as accurate as the result of a game of telephone ten miles long and carried out by people speaking different languages.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
'Wut do u look like?" in General
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From the lack of editing, that can only be intentional. And from the world chosen, I would have to say that you, sir, are a very bad person. But Djur would be happy to help you out, I'm sure.

?Alorael, who feels disappointed that he only vaguely resembles some of the wonderful descriptions people have given of him. In order to better meet expectations, he'd better start working on fitting the descriptions better.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Palm Sunday in General
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I'm no Bible scholar, but doesn't the Old Testament say somewhere that saving a life is the overriding duty of every person? It seems to me that being transfused with your own blood is a minor defilement, if it's a defilement at all, when compared to the sacredness of a life.

However, I can see that the Bible can be interpreted in many, many ways, and what I see as passive suicide isn't anything I can really protest as long as it is a decision you make for yourself. What bothers me is the intrusive proselytizing. I believe in the privacy of my own home, and door-to-door missionaries invade that privacy.

—Alorael, who also believes the child was a Christian Scientist. His great-grandmother was a Christian Scientist, too, and during his lifetime she began to have medical problems which of course could not be medically adressed until she became to sick to protest when her grandchildren took her to the hospital unwillingly. And despite her lack of willingness, her church excommunicated her. Nice people, Christian Scientists.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Good music in Nethergate
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I don't think Jeffs watches the boards enough to see that, and he might be perversely disposed to go against suggestions just to be original. I've known other people who do that.

—Alorael, who doesn't think that would work as a sequel anyway. A Nethergate 2 as a prequel might work, but the end of Nethergate does preclude any further faerie-involving adventures.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Political Jokes in General
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It's not the American dream, just the American reality because the dream is out of reach for a disproportionate section of the population.

?Alorael, who doesn't see anything wrong with life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Or even a chicken in every pot and a car in every backyard, although a vegetarian stir-fry and a bicycle would be better. It's only the execution of those ideals that causes problems.
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Crossfire in General
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More importantly, the free-will argument has no consequences. If we have free will, we had better go about acting as though we do. If we don't have free will, we'll go around acting as if we do because that's what we're programmed to do (or we'll spontaneously stop) without any choice in the matter. Either way, the results are the same.

?Alorael, who is certainly perfectly content with the amount of self-determination he has, be it illusion or reality. What difference does it make, as long as you're satisfied with the choices you make?
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Good music in Nethergate
Law Bringer
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As far as I know, all the intro music for Spiderweb's games is made for those games by hired artists, probably freelance.

—Alorael, who hasn't seen any reference by Jeff to any potential sequel to Nethergate. It's a shame. Despite its small size, Nethergate is an interesting concept and well-made game.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
"Georgians Plan Whites-Only Prom Party" in General
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But Klansmen and other demonstrators are just the most visible and most vocal hate-groups. There are probably far more people who are just quietly racist. And even more than that there are probably people who wouldn't describe themselves as racist, but woudl say that they are uncomfortable around other races or religions.

—Alorael, who also thinks America's problems are more visible simply because America is the meltingpot. There are people of every race and religion in America. More homogeneous populations are less racist simply because there is less to fear or hate. That's neither an excuse nor the only reason, of course, but it is something to keep in mind before holding up other countries as examples of tolerance.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Release dates... in General
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Jeff programs on a Mac, so his games come out for Mac first. If he had a very small number of Mac-using customers, he might switch, but I believe about half of Spiderweb's customers use Macs. So while you may be unhappy, Jeff will probably not change his policy.

—Alorael, who is happy as a Mac user to get some games first. It's a bit depressing to play everything after everyone else has lost interest.
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