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We know about Geneforge 3...but what's next? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 3898
Profile #41
Gameplay is currently a luxury.

Graphics SHOULD BE a luxury.

I'd say the first thing we can call an RPG and not an adventure was Rogue. Rogue was the first thing which depended more on equipment, statistics, treasure, and fighting enemies than it did on obscure puzzles. Before it was just... non-RPGs.

Once stuff like FF and Ultima 8 (Pagan) came into existance, the adventures began to die. Example : Uru, the fourth in the Myst series, which was originally both graphically rich, with an alright storyline and rewarding gameplay, an dso were it's two sequels, now relies more on jumping puzzles and other arcade gameplay than anything else. Good RPGs began the decline from the FFs too, and have also fallen into FF-mania.

People call anything that includes hit points, weapons, and at least one statistic an RPG these days.

(Oh, and can someone tell me how FF is an RPG when you have no control over the characters? There is no "Role" in it. It's just a... G. Just a game. And not a good one at that.)

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Pssst... it's a secret in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 3898
Profile #46
Would spelling it "Alorael " do? Nobody would notice the space, and maybe the computer would pick it up as different. Maybe.

~Dallerdin, who thinks he'll steal Alorael's moniker while Alorael is not posting on his normal account, unless you forum regs know something he doesn't, like the idea of changing usernames. Anyway, he has three bullet-proof vests.

EDIT: minor spelling errors

[ Tuesday, May 04, 2004 22:02: Message edited by: Dallerdin ]

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You dont have to read this Because It's just me being an Idiot in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 3898
Profile #55
As far as I know, that message is correct, and no Australians say Australian slang in Australia, but Australians suddenly become far more Australian outside Australia and so use Australian slang. Imagine that all the uses of the words "Australia", "Australian" and "Australians" were abbreviated to "A" and work out the grammar.

And the title of your post, lemmy, becomes more and more applicable further and further into this thread. Where are the moderators when you need them?

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Use of NPCs in Blades of Avernum Editor
Shock Trooper
Member # 3898
Profile #3
You could make the scenario more of a character-interaction scenario than an a combat scenario. For example, think of the politics between the faction leaders in Geneforge, but turn it up a bit, and reduce everything else, and add a few more in. I haven't actually played any BoE scenarios, but from what i hear of it, Election could be comparable.

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Use of NPCs in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 3898
Profile #3
You could make the scenario more of a character-interaction scenario than an a combat scenario. For example, think of the politics between the faction leaders in Geneforge, but turn it up a bit, and reduce everything else, and add a few more in. I haven't actually played any BoE scenarios, but from what i hear of it, Election could be comparable.

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Really Major Bug in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 3898
Profile #5
I can think of hundreds of ideas for this...

For one thing, I'll be able to put that horrible, evil commander in Avernum 3 into a scenario, peaceful, surrounded by 8 peaceful goblins And around the edges of the goblins will be 2 peaceful Ur-Basilisks. Then I'll fire a missile weapon at him. REVENGE!

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Goblins in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 3898
Profile #11
Martha's a civilised ogre, not a "friendly" one. Friendly ogres brings to mind eight-legged creatures that talk in high voices and tell people that they are cute. This idea, applied to ogres, scares me. As I said. There's nothing wrong with civilised ogres, as long as they don't become too GIFTS-like.

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Goblins in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 3898
Profile #9
But ogres aren't friendly. At least, not much. Occasionally they are. And G.I.F.T.O.s would scare me. A lot. And they'd try to hug you and accidentally crush you.

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RP: Around the human body in however long it takes! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 3898
Profile #74
Looking for someone to give a smoothie to, Alex stumbled onto a group of strange, green-bearded people. He held out a smoothie to the one who appeared to be the leader.

"Here. Try this smoothie."

He held out a slightly green one. Immediately, the elderly and extremely strange looking person grabbed it and sniffed. He suddenly shouted a strange word beginning with an S. THat was all Alex could make out of it. oNe of his followers stepped forward with a vacant expression and gave the leader a leaf, which he added to the smoothie and then began to try to chew it. He became vigorous, then took on the same vacant expression as his fellows.

"More... more skriba- more smooth. Skribbane. Yes. Hehehe! Skribbane! SMooth! Make... more!"

Alex stepped back, looking a little frightened.

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Greaves in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 3898
Profile #5
Greaves are pieces of armor worn on the lower legs, if I recall correctly. And if you can have greaves, why can't you have pauldrons? *sulks*

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RP: Around the human body in however long it takes! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 3898
Profile #47
An elderly and irate citizen with a long beard, dyed bright green, and a strange looking symbol on his forehead stepped forward. Following him were three people, likewise green-bearded but without the symbol, stepped up behind him. They appeared to be chewing, and had massive packs on their shoulders, and delirious expressions on their faces. He spoke with an excessently formal and somewhat stupid voice:

"Ah-hhem! We represent the religious sect known as the Cult of the Skribbane. We wish to travel in this spider creature. We bear... gifts."

"Do you have any experience?"

"We must go in!"

"But..."

"We MUST! Do not stop us, unskribbaned one!"

He appeared to be boiling over. He might be dangerous. ADoS thought it best to agree, before he turned dangerous.

"Oh, alright... just sign your name here."

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Posts: 364 | Registered: Saturday, January 17 2004 08:00
The Don't Fix The Shark Competition! in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 3898
Profile #25
Erika? No. It sounds more like something somebody like Rentar-Ihrno or some other Empire-hating manic would. Well, that almost fits the description of Erika, but, judging her spoken evidence in Avernum 3, she wants the Avernites to be able to return to the surface.

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Posts: 364 | Registered: Saturday, January 17 2004 08:00
Sky Graphics? in Blades of Avernum Editor
Shock Trooper
Member # 3898
Profile #4
You could be looking down from above the clouds.

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Sky Graphics? in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 3898
Profile #4
You could be looking down from above the clouds.

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Posts: 364 | Registered: Saturday, January 17 2004 08:00
Spiderweb Newbie Looking to Find a Good RPG to Begin With in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 3898
Profile #19
Bah. You don't talk about the graphics. Graphics are and always will be a luxury. And Fallout is and always will be better. But the Avernum games are just a bit more fleshed-out, a bit more realistic, a bit more fun to play. And a bit easier to manage without 6 differnt chars in a party. And without those annoying conveyor belts.

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Posts: 364 | Registered: Saturday, January 17 2004 08:00
Speculation about "that door"...? in Geneforge Series
Shock Trooper
Member # 3898
Profile #62
Knowing Jeff's unprecedented ability to think of good plot devices, it's going to be just some terribly underwhelming creature. Like a rather large version of a drakon. Ooh, eek.

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Speculation about "that door"...? in Geneforge 2
Shock Trooper
Member # 3898
Profile #62
Knowing Jeff's unprecedented ability to think of good plot devices, it's going to be just some terribly underwhelming creature. Like a rather large version of a drakon. Ooh, eek.

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The Don't Fix The Shark Competition! in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 3898
Profile #8
One question:

If the prize is a copy of BoA, how do you intend for someone to complete the competition without a copy of BoA? I mean, nobody can program and test properly unless they already have it. Unless you mac users know something I don't.

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Posts: 364 | Registered: Saturday, January 17 2004 08:00
Scenario suggestions in Blades of Avernum Editor
Shock Trooper
Member # 3898
Profile #5
There's another reason that any such scenario will fail.

If it sticks to the story, it will be poorer than the original because most of LoTR would not be portrayed to its best in a different form (a BOA scenario)

If it changes the story, it will be poorer because it does not follow the correct story for LoTR and so people will condemn it.

Either way you would be better off using your imagination rather than stealing Tolkien's.

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Scenario suggestions in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 3898
Profile #5
There's another reason that any such scenario will fail.

If it sticks to the story, it will be poorer than the original because most of LoTR would not be portrayed to its best in a different form (a BOA scenario)

If it changes the story, it will be poorer because it does not follow the correct story for LoTR and so people will condemn it.

Either way you would be better off using your imagination rather than stealing Tolkien's.

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Best Free RPG's and MMORPG in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 3898
Profile #5
I can't allow a topic like this to fade into nonexistance without saying something to the affect of "ADom iz k3wl!!!!!1!!1111" in less n00bish terms.

Even if it isn't a MMORPG.

[ Monday, March 01, 2004 02:21: Message edited by: Dallerdin ]

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(Geneforge) Shapers Origins in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 3898
Profile #1
*cough blades of geneforge scenarios cough*

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What music (if any) are you listening to... in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 3898
Profile #843
No music. Music gets in the way of gameplay.

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Naming Creations in Geneforge Series
Shock Trooper
Member # 3898
Profile #6
I like giving my creations names relative to their species if they can survive for a while.

Clawbug - Stinghunter
Drayk - Fyrewyrm
Eyebeast - Chaoseye

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Naming Creations in Geneforge
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Member # 3898
Profile #6
I like giving my creations names relative to their species if they can survive for a while.

Clawbug - Stinghunter
Drayk - Fyrewyrm
Eyebeast - Chaoseye

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