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For those of you who live in a cave... in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #11
quote:
Originally written by Garrison:

quote:
Originally written by Tyran:

That's not nearly as bad as the man who was asphyxiated by methane from his own flatulence.
Where did you hear this from? Give me a source and I will be pleasantly shocked.

The Darwin Awards website has two pages on this: one page in which this story wins, and another in which it is declared apocryphal. My guess is it's an urban legend, but who knows?

EDIT: Gah, spent too long poking around and got beat to it. All well.

[ Tuesday, December 19, 2006 13:13: Message edited by: SNM ]

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Career Choices in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #15
quote:
Originally written by Elegance:
Qwghlmian or Lojban?:
Artificial science is my tongue-in-cheek way of combining fields of study that are entirely dependent on thought. There's no natural or observational component of mathematics or computer science.
That's actually not true, depending on what kind of CS you do. Emergent systems are at least partly under the dominion of CS, and that's pretty much all observational.

Myself, I'm double-majoring in CS and government (basically poly sci) right now.

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Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
XNA software tool in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #20
I don't know anything really about XNA, but I just thought I'd chime in that all this talk about a disastrous interface seems a bit off. It would involve a re-design that isn't dependent on a cursor at all, but it wouldn't be hard at all. Remember that, despite what the games are like now, they're all rooted in an interface that was entirely keyboard-based, and the X360 controller has a lot of buttons.
Movement is done with the D-Pad, which might require some simple routines but would not be bad.
4 buttons for the different kinds of spells (I'm thinking Geneforge here), one button for get. You'd have to reinstate a "look" button to access barrels and stuff, but not a big deal. Just have it look into anything within two squares of your lead character, and if there aren't any that close flash the things on-screen that you can look at. Melee combat would be easy; just walk your character into somebody to attack. Magic or crystal attacks would be done with the typical highlighting system.
Not a problem at all.

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Avernum 5 Early, Early Notes in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #10
Yay!!!!

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Genforge 1 Factions in Geneforge Series
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #4
As a quick note, there are several areas of the end-game that seem to be more interesting (ie, they're towns rather than dungeons) if you're a Taker. I'm planning to replay G1 at some point to take advantage of those.

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Losing Your Sanity... in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #17
To get help with a game. Something about the Avernum trilogy; either the A2 demo or Avernum full version.
I also seem to have briefly popped up in January and talked about the Macbook Pros and Rosetta; probably because I'd just finished A4.

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
G4 Beta testing stories (SPOILERS) in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #12
quote:
Originally written by Artequila:

Anyone care to explain what this 'Great Change' consisted of?
Presumably the move from the old combat style (where you needed 5 AP to attack) to the new one (where you can attack with any number of AP).

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Very quick Geneforge 4: Rebellion Update. in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #118
quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

Yep, it's all there. Enjoy. G3 was also available on the FTP site before being advertised on the webpages. Maybe it's Jeff's way to reward the extreme keeners. Or maybe he downs a few beers to celebrate posting the thing to FTP, and doesn't get around to the rest for a while.
This just occurred to me, but I bet he wants to wait until G4 is put up on the site that does registration for him; then he uploads the the formal announcements.

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Very quick Geneforge 4: Rebellion Update. in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #114
Well, it downloaded, installed, and ran for me. But since I'm still in the middle of G2, that's all it's doing for a while.
Why one earth would the file be up this much earlier than the website updates?

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Episode 3: A New Game in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #557
quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

I've updated the Appearances and Reviews pages.
Although you missed part of the "Appearances" page; the member's section says "Total: 39; 2 dead" and the Overall section says "Total: 45; 1 dead." :P

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Stats inside (with History special!) in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #19
deja vu. I have the strange feeling I already read part of this topic.

Of course, the complaint I had the first time has disappeared, so now I'll point out that EndeavorBot's math is off:
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Not only have we had 88 new active members; 160 more have seen fit to continue to grace this board with their presence, adding up to 187.
Presumably you called the "new_members()" function rather than "new_active_members()" for the first one (88) but not for the second one (187).

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Things you would like to see in Geneforge 5 in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #36
quote:
Originally written by Guardian Magma:

Just be aware that there is an item limit for each area. Hey, this will be also in GF4?
Are you sure there's an area limit? I think there's actually just a limit to the number of things you can put in each block.

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Very quick Geneforge 4: Rebellion Update. in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #72
quote:
Originally written by Guardian Magma:

Excuse me Randomizer, but this is your first betatesting experience?
Without denying your point, the information about the dropped creation limit is already available from DV and the released screenshots.

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Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Satisfaction Guaranteeeeeeed! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #11
It just changed, as evidenced by the fact that it's news. :P

But, umm...yeah. How exactly do you return shareware?

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
We've lost our Sarchasm... in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #41
quote:
Originally written by Best if consumed by 4.19.05:

If you're actually six feet tall then you still sound like someone who may not be living through a famine but who certainly isn't getting three meals a day. On the other hand, borderline starvation is supposed to increase your lifespan.
Meh. I was within an inch of that height (shorter for a while and taller for a while) and 132 pounds for about 3 years; I was perfectly healthy. I actually didn't gain weight until I started working out a lot more.

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
We've lost our Sarchasm... in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #32
quote:
Originally written by -X-:

Fat? -X- is 12 old, six foot four and a quarter, and weighs 112 pounds.
You've got to be kidding me. That's...well, if you're that thin a weak breeze should be breaking your bones.

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Renovations... in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #40
quote:
Originally written by Sirrus:

phpBB, I am afraid to say, sucks. If you have any kind of money to spend, avoid it. I prefer free software normally, but phpBB isn't up to par.
What's wrong with phpBB? The two best-moderated, fastest-loading, easiest-to-use forums I've ever seen both run it.

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Renovations... in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #27
quote:
Originally written by Alanine Henry Naught:

We had avatars right here on this very UBB for a while. They were nixed for the slower modems among us, if I remember correctly. Some people decided that it would be a good idea to have really painfully massive avatars, which didn't help matters any.
Is it really not possible to limit the size on them?
Not that I care much; most forums that allow avatars either require them all to be admin-approved or else suck horribly, in part due to the avatars people use.
quote:
sentimental value.
That's like keeping around a whiny computer fan just because you liked the computer it used to be in. :P

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Things you would like to see in Geneforge 5 in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #20
quote:
Originally written by Nioca:

Actually, now that I think about it, there was a spot in GF2 where you could repair a Submission Baton. However, if your tool use wasn't high enough, you simply made it squeak with displeasure.
That was in G1. Or at least there's a place in G1 where you can repair a submission baton.

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Renovations... in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #10
Switch the boards to phpBB.

These boards have a private messaging system? I didn't even know it existed. That's one of the innumerable reasons that UBB sucks. *sigh*

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Very quick Geneforge 4: Rebellion Update. in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #47
For some reason when I was reading Dikiyoba's stories I kept picturing the turtles more as feathered than fluffy. How strange.

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Things you would like to see in Geneforge 5 in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #18
quote:
Originally written by Nioca:

To my knowledge, batons don't have brains. Besides, batons are the equivalent of modern-day firearms.
Well, you do have to coax them into mating...

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Or Else... in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #17
quote:
Originally written by Lenar Labs:

My absentee ballot hasn't come in yet.

Does anyone else see the problem with this?

I've actually heard that a lot this year. I didn't get mine, but that's because I found out too late (ie, I was about to leave for college) that I needed to personally appear to somebody-or-other-in-charge before getting one since I'd never voted before. :(

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Random Questions in Geneforge Series
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #16
quote:
Originally written by The Mystic:

1) Yes, they can trust you if you don't use the Geneforge, and don't join any factions (and I think also if you kill Trajkov and Gottesch). And no, you'll always go insane if you use the Geneforge; I think I've found all possible endings, and there's no way around the insanity.
Okay, thanks a lot. I appreciate that. :) Kinda sucks about the insanity, though. It makes me angry that Trajkov is a stronger man than my character. :mad:

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No wonder I was confused about the batons. I'd forgotten how much changed between G1 and G2.

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Random Questions in Geneforge Series
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #10
quote:
Originally written by Delicious Vlish:

Dexterity makes you hit more, strength makes you hit harder.
Where did that come from?

Anyway, I get how the leveling system works, but thanks for that anyway. I've now played far enough that my Fyora is worth something.

Oh, and I knew I had another question: When I played the demos years ago I could have sworn I found a way to reload batons outside combat. Now the only way I can do it is in combat by using a turn. Help?

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