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what does A4 offer us? in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #9
I never played Exile. In Avernum 2, they were indeed called shapers, but I'm pretty sure it was lowercase. Plus, as I mentioned, JV should avoid such things unless he's actually going to unite the worlds. Which would suck.

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The Blosk Maps in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #3
Ah, yes indeed. Thanks much. :)

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what does A4 offer us? in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #7
They're going to end up uniting the two worlds, sad as that may be. Seriously, they keep on sharing graphics, and today I had a dialogue where a Vahnatai told me he was not a Shaper. Capitalized, and without mention of crystals. You'd think that JV would start to avoid stuff like that after these silly conspiracies start floating around unless they're true. :rolleyes:

Okay, maybe not. But they really ought to keep the graphics distinct even if the engines aren't.

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
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The Blosk Maps in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #0
I could have sworn that I'd already picked them up, but they don't show up in my special items any longer. I've been back to Blosk and can't find them again, so, can anybody tell me where to find the Blosk maps?

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Are there secret passages? in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #32
quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

Dikiyoba knows that those strategies may be considered cheating, but are better than going leftrightleftrightupdownupdown all the time.
I very much doubt they're faster than an actual search. Certainly they wouldn't be in the Geneforge/A4 engine. You get pretty quick at searching after a dungeon or two, and it's a convenient opportunity to pick up stuff you couldn't carry before.

[ Sunday, December 25, 2005 21:18: Message edited by: SNM ]

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Purely in the Interest of Role Playing. in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #28
quote:
Originally written by Lover of GIFTS:

Hold on a moment...

Doesn't Avernum 4 say that every Nephil has the chance of becoming a Nephar? It's in the description of the first Nephil Chief.

Yes. They have the chance, at birth, to randomly become a nephar instead of a nephil. :)

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Chemistry at home, part 12 in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #50
quote:
Originally written by Scumble:

—Alorael, who has just committed second degree ranting. To make up for it, he'll query as to how oxygen is less dangerous than water. Dehydration is bad. So is catching on fire.
I was going for all possibilities, and water can drown you. ;)

quote:
Originally written by Thralni, Chicken God Prophet:

So i finnaly bought it. A stand with two clasps. Now I only need a burner, but i don't think that will be a problem. I'm gonna blow up town now...
Awesome...hope you have fun with it. :)

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Just hit the registration barrier. in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #30
Look near the Drake in Motrax's caves for his tablets.
I believe you can steal graymold from the healer north of Formello.

And I haven't finished the game, but I very much doubt the iron bars quest grants anything other than warm fuzzies and cash.

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Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Its Almost Christmas in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #16
I love Christmas...it's the only time of the year my parents really gift me with much (my birthday is December 17th, so it and Christmas tend to blend in my mind...lucky me). And I get time off school and spend a fair bit of time with my extended family, many of whom are awesome.

Although it sucks that Christmas is a Sunday this year...gotta sit through two services before I go running off to see people. :(

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
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Chemistry at home, part 12 in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #46
quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

Remember, dihydrogen monoxide is a widespread, dangerous chemical found in every patient with a terminal illness and a component of all acid rain. In fact, there was probably a bunch of it in the glass of water I just finished drinking...
How is water dangerous? Except for being, you know, not oxygen.

quote:
Originally written by Alorael:

—Alorael, who thinks the problem is that math is pure but not science and science is science but not pure. Especially biology, which seems to be less pure and more tainted by theology every day.

No, no, that's just the media fooling you. :)

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
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Purely in the Interest of Role Playing. in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #24
The Nephar carriers become Nephil Warriors instead of plain Nephil. :D

As for resolutions, I like fairly big on-screen fonts, so I like 1024x768 on my PC desktop. I didn't swap out of 800x600 on those until I got a 17" monitor. On Macs, it varies...I got an 832x624 monitor with my 9600 but got used to higher reses on school iMacs and stuff. Plus downing my Powerbook's display to less than 1024x768 just looks nasty.

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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
Athron's Familiar in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #5
It's not too difficult to destroy all the pylons and then kill him before he regenerates them.
Though I got him down to about 20 hp before he reformed them and then just hacked away at 2-3 hp per hit because I didn't feel like destroying the pylons again. ;)

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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
Chemistry at home, part 12 in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #34
quote:
Originally written by Lt. Sullust:

quote:
Originally written by Xeno's Paragua:

All science is mathematics if you look closely enough.
Sorry, as a math major I couldn't resist...

That would be the stamp collecting part. :P

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Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Slightly Belated Celebratory Topic in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #37
Or you could copy the codes out of Ben's post. ;)

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
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Level 3 spells in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #21
quote:
Originally written by Synergy:

There are a fair number of spells which never make it past level 2 and some never past level 1.
Though as some of us are slowly realizing (I'm really slow sometimes), it doesn't much matter. Getting a higher level in the spell doesn't change the spell's capabilities any longer like it used to, and if you look at the spell power level, it's the sum of mage/priest, spellcraft, and the spell level (also presumably magery, but that's not in the manual). So the spell level adds between 1 and 5, whereas (by endgame, anyway), your other skills are probably responsible for something approaching 20 points. Kind of boring, really, given the costs of increasing spells that high. :(

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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
Honeycomb...wow in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #6
quote:
Originally written by Akai Hoshi:

I agree with Thuryl- my biggest challenge with wiping out the chitraches was figuring out where the queen actually *was*.
Yeah, but with those you just had to take your time in moving through each section. The honeycomb has routes on top of each other that don't connect unless you move through half of the neighboring map.

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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
Honeycomb...wow in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #0
It's much more effective than previously with this continuous thing, and it also works well with the multiple-level-continuity thing. It's pretty awe-inspiring.

But mostly I'm posting to complain about the fact that Mertis doesn't heal you itself. I mean, sure you can use the altar, but that's so much more work! ;)

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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
A4 Causing Crashes in Tech Support
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #1
If the same thing happens outside of the game, it's pretty much impossible that the game is causing it.

As for what's actually causing the problem....well, it sounds like a dying video card at first glance (scrambled screen) or overheating problems. But neither of those seem very likely in an old eMac. :confused:

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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
Gazerskin Sandals... in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #7
Does anybody know if the displayed values are actual strings or if they check the weapon statistics (from wherever they are; I don't do Spidweb scripting ;) )?

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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
Any workups on magical efficiency? in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #0
There are a few nice workups going on QA, gymnastics, and things. Does anybody have one on magical efficiency verse intelligence and such?

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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
Chemistry at home, part 12 in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #9
You know, I don't remember any formulas ( :P ) for them, but I'm pretty sure hardware-store chemicals can do plenty of damage.

And isn't the point of a home lab to be deliberately negligent? ;)

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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
Trainers in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #4
quote:
Originally written by Slartucker:

Skills like First Aid which are secondary but still useful are especially nice to pick up that way.
First aid is not secondary. You want it at the beginning of the game, because regenerating SP are miraculous. :)

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
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Archery; and races in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #2
I haven't seen much use for a slith so far, but I have to tell you that as far as I've gotten polearms rock, and I'm not having any trouble keeping my main fighter alive even without a shield.

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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
Bragg & Kelda in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #2
Heh. I'm short on imagination, I'm afraid. ;)

Though I've got enough to come up with a little bit here.

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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
Bragg & Kelda in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #0
Does that thing where Kelda mentions Bragg (as she dies) go anywhere? Because I've just killed Bragg and got nothing, and it made me sad. ;)

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