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Why? in General
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'Cause the games are solid enough to be enjoyed today, even though they lack in graphics. Oh, and I can get them run on my out-dated computer without too much hassle!

Honestly, the games today aren't much better than before, heck, they aren't even that different! I've recently played new, free versions of Star Control 2 and Betrayal at Krondor, and they are both surprisingly modern games, despite being more than a decade old! It's just further sign that the game-industry should really raise the creativity factor...

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The Simplest Path in General
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Somehow, "freeing one's self from the influence of viral memes" causes echoes of buddhism to ring in my head. And I can't stop thinking that both religion and war are, in part, viral memes...

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Legends of Divinity OOC in General
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I had some in the first long post; it was there to point out, that while Geltor and Mangroankeen have similar goals, Mangroankeen considers himself sligthly opposed to Geltor. This is there to give room for possible inter-demon conflicts. If you, Eph, want to use his perspective, just ask Safey for permission and go for it.

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Nope. But I've had a good chance to look at the summer employees one such place has, and I found myself surprised by the fact that a line of two persons can take ten minutes to solve. They're even worse than I am.

EDIT: I hope Lenar is writing that IC post now...

[ Wednesday, May 30, 2007 07:20: Message edited by: Frozen Feet ]

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Nah, we're just too small to see the big picture and thus cannot understand what the management's up to and why. It's fun to blame your superiors, but suprisingly often the fault is yours and you're just trying to shove the responsibility to someone else's shoulders.

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Compiling BoE source code for Windows in Blades of Exile
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I have a problem of the most basic kind: I have no idea how to actually compile this game! My logic tells me there is a step-by-step guide somewhere... but so far my attempts to find one have been fruitless.

So could someone give me a hint about what I need to compile the source, how do I do it and where should I look for further info?

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Originally written by Bandit Keith:

Yeah, one of these days the universe should get an over deity or two and keep some of the more troublesome deities(which is pretty much most of them) in check.
There is a higher deity than ours, keeping watch over things. The only problem is, it has had orders to not meddle with life on Kalandha / doesn't care a damn thing how the fight goes or who will win, as long as somebody comes out as the winner. Blockade of Kalandha is, luckily, still a-bit-less-than-a-month away game-time, so our characters have a chance to settle scores before realizing that the being even exists.

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Nalyd, you did a fine job. I don't know where you're planning to go with the "there's more to balance than..." -stuff, but you could use it as a hook to help Nioca develop that "higher pantheon" plotline.

BTW, I think Safey's last post was an improvement too.

As far as other things go, Lenar and premonition have promised to be back in not-too-distant future. Does anyone now about ET?

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Just imagined Geltor becoming a lawyer... *Shudder*

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Reccomend other RPGs in General
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Tales of Symphonia for Gamecube is good. I've only replayed it, oh, four times, but remembering that every play-through takes roughly 40 hours from me...

I've also played different Angband variants to excess. Heck, I've even won one (oh yes I have!)! ToME, Scthulhuband, Zangband, animeband and Sangband are the most worthwile ones in my experience, go get 'em!

ADoM and Nethack are priceless, in various meanings of the word. Go get them too!

Star Control 2, of course, stands out as one of the most astonishing games I've played ever. You can find its free, revised version, Ur-Quan Masters, for free from sourceforge, which is good as it nullifies the need for emulators.

And then there are Metroid Primes 1 & 2. They have little to do with RPGs, but are few of the best games I've ever played. If you own a cube or Wii, definitely worth getting.

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Not *exactly* the modifications I hoped for, but decent enough. It seems that one of your magic-guy-trio is quite stupid (or I just didn't read it carefully enough) as he did not teleport away from Geltor. I'm half-waiting he will rip that guy's head off and steal his powers.

As for Lenar and Nalyd, I hope they check their private messages soon.

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quote:
Originally written by Bandit Keith:

Btw, FF, the Energy Balls in this context are more of a Charmed thing, than DBZ. So's the fiery teleportation and a handful of other crap.
Referencing to another bad series really doesn't help that much... but I have to admit that it is better than DBZ.

Also, after a good night's sleep, I'm not feeling so cranky anymore and have returned to my somewhat-more-civilized self. To further explain my thoughts, I sent you, Nalyd and Safey (for him to read if he comes back) some new PMs.

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quote:
Originally written by LF:

Okay, now FF is starting to cross the line just a little too much for my tastes.
Well, I already crossed the line for my own tastes. Go figure.

quote:
Originally written by LF:
I'm trying a hellava lot harder than y'all give me credit for. All I want is the same fair chance I've given all of you.
I see you are trying, and I hope your trying actually goes somewhere. And you still have your fair chance, like do Safey and Nalyd. So go use them.

And what you don't seem to understand that it's not the idea of war, like it's not the idea of a butterfly goddess, that we (well, me, at least) are protesting - it's the way you're implementing those ideas. A crude metaphor ensues: even if there's nothing wrong with the bow and the arrow, you still occasionally miss. You might blame the wind, but in truth the blame's on yourself.

As I said: there is huge dramatic potential in a conflict between gods, but you aren't using it. Instead, your posts, with all that energy-ball stuff, reminescence me of DBZ, and DBZ in prose format is just bad.

It isn't hard for me to believe there's some greater scheme behind your posts; it's just so well-hidden under a mountain of crap that it doesn't shine through.

And, what comes to the "speed of the plot", I still stand behind my words: you're rushing things. It'd make much more interesting reading if you slowed down and took your time to describe the mental musings of your character; how your minions react to your character; overall, how the freakin' world reacts to your presence. LF, you have lately improved quite a bid in these areas; however, you started out with such an outlandish character that what you've done still hasn't integrated him to the world of Kalandha.

Just out of curiosity, check your PM. (Applies for Nalyd also.)

As what you should do with your character, the first thing should be to make him live up his tittle. He's the god of love, but he acts like some random warrior deity. I've said this before.

Find him something to do - something that actually is related with the stuff he represents. If Nalyd and Safey improve their writing, they can solve the demon war in a couple of posts, a "couple" meaning at least two per person. You don't have to get more involved, in fact, it probably would be better if your character quit trying to group other gods together and went to do his own things; "own things", in this case, meaning stuff related to Kalandha and its inhabitants, that also have change to give material and perspective to other players as well. Stuff like your Minoko-lawsuit-farse don't work, 'cause they're too "far" from the rest of the characters, if you get what I mean.

I, and others too, can tolerate small bits of humour and ludicrousness, if you can mix them up with actual content. To date, you've been too heavy with other side, leaving the serious side of your character flat and annoying. This applies for your side-characters as well.

I have to give you compliments if you can read through all this. I'd get bored the halfway through.

I'm sorry that I have been insulting. Believe me, it's no fun to me either. However, this time I felt that it was necessary to get my point understood, although I'm not sure whether I achieved that.

As a sidenote, you once claimed we are taking this too seriously. I'm claiming that you are too "humorous", and that the kind of humor you've been using just frustrates people. Parody is a hard art, and it just doesn't always mix well with heavy philosophical musings. I again ask you to change your attitudes, and revise your posts. The harm done that way, I feel, is much smaller than the harm done the other way.

EDIT: Just read Nioca's reply, and was thinking of adding something, then realized that I already PMed Safey about it, and don't need to say anymore.

Besides, I've pretty much emptied my storage of words, both good and bad, for this day.

[ Thursday, May 24, 2007 09:39: Message edited by: Frozen Feet ]

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LF, Safey and Nalyd, I wish you pay attention to me right now!

The goal of RPs is to 1) Have fun, 2) To Create a coherent and interesting story, and 3) To write the story in such a way that even someone not participating in the RP can enjoy reading it. Well, I can imagine you three having fun, but a good portion of the rest of us are currently grinding our teeth. In addition, I'd say the coherency and depht of this RP have gone down the toilet because of your stupid powergaming and warmongering; even Marvel superhero-comics have better plots than your last few posts! Conflict between gods has great dramatic potential, but you're wasting it. Actually, it seems to me you aren't even trying to make good posts!

Important aspect of roleplays is respect towards what people have written before you. Just out of curiosity, go and re-read the first ten posts of the IC. What kind of a world do they portray? What kind of a mood do they set?

In my opinion, it's quite a distance away from the "Dragonball Z reloaded" crap your last few posts are.

And so, we come to the third point. A stupid, one-dimensional conflict between bad and worse is boring to write (which is why many people have not posted IC for a while), but it's equally boring to read, too. And if non-participants don't want to read the RP, posting it publicly is quite pointless. If you want to have fun by pitting superheroes and their armies against each-other, a game of Warhammer Fantasy Battle is what you need. This RP definetly isn't your personal battleground.

Because of this, I ask you to give second thoughts to your last posts, and rewrite them. Revise the way you write, the way you are developing your characters and our world, heck, the whole way you think about this RP! Stop posting stupid crap and start adding introspection and perspective to your posts! If this is too challenging for you, then drop out of this RP! "Why?", you might ask, "If you don't like this RP, why don't you leave?" If you think this way, you have missed the point of what I've just written, and thus I have to hit you to your face with it:

This RP isn't about superpowered beings gathering armies and fighting eachother! You don't need this RP to do that! However, the rest of us need this setting to create a good story, and you are spoiling our chances to do that! You are spoiling this RP! If you can't stop doing that, leave!

[ Thursday, May 24, 2007 07:06: Message edited by: Frozen Feet ]

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Crafting? in General
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Originally written by jamesmcm:

I mean you could always have places where it's easier to steal, and battle where it's easier to kill.But then we're back to boring, repetitive gameplay.
No, we aren't. It's all about how that stuff is implemented: taking the easier route may not take you where you wanted, but it can still be rewarding and advance the plot. Those easy places can have other functions than simply supplying your characters with experience and loot.

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Define "replayability". I have many games that are very railroaded, yet I've played them more than some of the more "non-linear" ones. For example, i've only gone throught the first Geneforge for four times, where as I've taken my time and played Metroid Prime through seven times. Why? 'Cause even if Metroid Prime has less freedom of choice in it, there are many memorable moments in it that can only be witnessed by going through over and over again. Geneforge has more freedom, yes, but it did not offer as many great moments, and thus I don't see much point in going through many uninteresting areas to see the few neat ones.

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To the moon in General
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Not all the advances, just those that don't seem economically feasible by the time. One day, some one might take a better look at the same subject, and by that day, it could also be economically profitable to dig further up to that thing. While it may feel stupid, knowledge for knowledge's sake is not fashionable nor is it always the right way to go.

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Not necessarily. Good gameplay and interesting background story can make any CRPG several grades better, even if those qualities restrict the freedom of the player. Lots of small, meaningless junk will lose to one, well thought out and developed feature.

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E2 - Brigand Madhouse in The Exile Trilogy
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After a while of thinking, I got inside and past he pits... but now there's this stone fence that blocks my route forwards, and I really don't understand how to get past it. I have a hunch that it requires walking through the three passages before it in some mindless order (a la test of mind), but I just can't figure it out. Please, help me!

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Even if I am the wrong person to say it, yes.

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I've yet to play any game where crafting is a fun and necessary part of the game. Most crafting is roughly on the level of "find the ingredients, push te button", and presto!

[ Tuesday, May 22, 2007 07:37: Message edited by: Frozen Feet ]

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Pied Piper Project IV: A New Bot in General
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The Matrix Trilogy!

...no, wait, the abominable photothread got that one, I think.

Well, there is still Terminator...

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I *seriously* hope Nalyd has a plan and isn't just quitting...

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Woof!

*Wags tail enthusiasticly*

...

Sorry, but that just begged for it.

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quote:
Originally written by saunders:

There has to be something special about an RP whose OOC topic is far, far longer than its IC topic.
No, that's actually very common. In fact, RP's with IC threads longer than their OOC threads are the rarer bunch. Really. I've taken a look at few forums that focus on roleplaying, so my observation should be reliable.

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