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Middle of the road viewpoint in Geneforge Series
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Boats: true, they give you an idea how treacherous it is to navigate between the islands. It was a okay the first few times. Then it became an sufferable annoyance (I postpone any inter-island traveling as much as possible). I do wonder: most, if not all, games have points where the reality of the game and opur reality compromise (saved games, for instance), so I wonder if having the choice of which island to travel would not have been such a compromise.

Am I remembering this right: I believe this happened in Gull island (yeah. . . 99.999% certain it was there). I was approached by a lone servile in one of the regions (It was a cave/lab place). This servile had the Learned title. He told me that she could try to talk on my behalf so that I would join the side of the rebels. He struck me as an Awakened. Do you guys know whom I'm talking about?

With the war raging so strongly, I actually think it makes some sort of sense that there are no Awakened since they might have been swallowed by the rebel factions (they might have existed as a small settlement, if that. I'm sure (sure?) that they wouldn't have lasted in such a situation. The Shapers would want to see them gone, and the rebels would probably have given them an ultimatum: with us or against us. Period.

What I ended up liking more and tied the whole game for me was the end text. For some reason when I read that I felt more excited than I had at any other time (almost) throughout the game. The realization of the war finally sunk in (probably because throughout the game I was thinking other things or thinking about the different fights so I had just taken for granted we were at war (yeah, yeah, war. but how the heck do I kill these two annoying Servant Minds, stop healing each other damn you, kind of distractions). I think (I'll have to wait until I play GF2 again and play GF3 again) that this text ending was the one I've liked the most.

Well. He promised that bad things were going to hit the fan, and they have.

I also tried to play this game Middle of the Road at first (well, I lie. I was playing a Shaper who simply thought we, as Shapers had been too rough on certain rights of the Creations), but as the gam progressed, I found my answer were more and more geared against the rebels and servile rights (almost 3/5 in favor, instead of 5/5 as they had used to be)

It seems that in GF4 we might start as a non-Shaper, which is mighty interesting. It also seems the plot will be rather different, I wonder what that will be (fast forward a year or so while we kill time as we anxiously await for GF4 and discuss such things. Heh)

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Spharon? in Geneforge Series
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Eztaren: sorry if this seem obvious:

You have to wait until the game tells you about your inability to kill him. Once that happens, then search on the pots on the western side of the room (I think there are a few of them close to each other). You'll get an message and an option to destroy it or something else.

Luck!

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Post-Game Help [Spoilers] in Geneforge Series
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KMK: There are two lab-like regions before the Geneforge. Each of them has a piece of the Bracelet. I don't remember where exactly in each of them, but I remember there were "tough" guardians in each. One of them is in the NE part of the region, in a section that is sealed and you can only get by pulling levels, the guardian is a special Golem creature.

The other piece is in. . . I think. . . western part of the other lab-like region (wait, I think it was near the center by a big crystal (I hate not having the game in this computer so I can check these things))

Anyway, hope this vagueness has helped somewhat.

No clue as to #2.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Favorite Author in General
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Other. (From the list Agatha Christie is fine, and thanks to Blyton's Seven Secrets and Carl Barks comics I learn the love of reading as a child. I don't know what Dan Brown is doing there, though I imagine the man is, regretfully, exceedingly popular in certain places.)

(no order)

H. P. Lovecraft.
Jack Vance.
Robert Anton Wilson.
Clark Ashton Smith.
George MacDonald Fraser
William Butler Yeats.
James Joyce.
W. H. Auden.
Anonymous Writers of Medieval and Pre-Medieval Epics.
Edgar Wallace.
Noam Chomsky.
Abdul Alhazred.
Gabriel Cabrera Infante.
Julio Cortazar.
Jorge Luis Borges.
Al Franken.
Avram Davidson.
Kurt Vonnegut.
Philip Jose Farmer.
Julian Barnes.
J. R. R. Tolkien.
Jose Ortega y Gasset.
Albert Camus.
Edgar Rice Burroughs.
Alan Moore.
Kim Newman.
Francois Rabelais.

Plus others.

[ Wednesday, April 13, 2005 10:19: Message edited by: blessed spigot cascade ]

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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is there a way to make it possable to Edit your other accounts posts in General
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If you log in for each of your accounts, I imagine you should be able to Edit them. If you mean can you Edit all your accounts while logged in as one of them, that shouldn't be possible, since only mods, administrators and the account owners are supposed to.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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need advice in The Avernum Trilogy
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A2, same reasons as those listed above. Playing the entire trilogy is satisfying, though, and they all have cool little things. The first one has a very well done subplot with a small town called "For Remote," among many other things. I enjoyed the division of chapter in A2. A3 is the longest, and perhaps if all you want is to explore and kill stuff that's the one to try out (specially if you only want to play one), but I think that it is more emotional if you've played A1 and A2, since in A3 you get to see the surface, and after two whole games inside the caves fighting for that chance you miss something if you just start with A3.

On the other hand, since it's not a bad idea to start with the first game in a series, you could got with A1, and if you like it, continue with the rest.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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which faction did u choose? in Geneforge Series
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I'm playing now again and I'm joining them all, one at a time. After I join the Takers (next), I'll take advantage of their stuff, and then, in a few levels, I'll probably start killing them all.

They are all insane (the Awakened are the least insane of all. Zakary is okay. The Barzites are probably the worst. Or maybe the Takers (the pastime of the Barzites to turn people in shapers by canisterized them is scary. The Takers detest the Shapers alone, so they say, but one wonders when will the Drakons decide that they can rule the entire world. Period. As for the Unalaigned/Loyalists, these are the guys that, in the end, began this whole mess with their crazy experiments in Sucia Island. Fine that they barred it, but couldn't they predict that the serviles would develop their own desire for independence eventually (is their arrogance so blinding)? Also, barring it is one thing, why didn't they destroy the Geneforge??? We're all in this mess because of that pesky thing! Now all Terrestria is being torn asunder with flames of destruction. I've got family there! Friends! Buried treasure!)

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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which faction did u choose? in Geneforge 2
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I'm playing now again and I'm joining them all, one at a time. After I join the Takers (next), I'll take advantage of their stuff, and then, in a few levels, I'll probably start killing them all.

They are all insane (the Awakened are the least insane of all. Zakary is okay. The Barzites are probably the worst. Or maybe the Takers (the pastime of the Barzites to turn people in shapers by canisterized them is scary. The Takers detest the Shapers alone, so they say, but one wonders when will the Drakons decide that they can rule the entire world. Period. As for the Unalaigned/Loyalists, these are the guys that, in the end, began this whole mess with their crazy experiments in Sucia Island. Fine that they barred it, but couldn't they predict that the serviles would develop their own desire for independence eventually (is their arrogance so blinding)? Also, barring it is one thing, why didn't they destroy the Geneforge??? We're all in this mess because of that pesky thing! Now all Terrestria is being torn asunder with flames of destruction. I've got family there! Friends! Buried treasure!)

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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How do you get into the mountain base? in Geneforge Series
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Morwen: Learned Thalni should tell you how to get to Gazak-Uss. Exhaust all the dialogue options. You may want to try the way in, just in case, but I think it only works when he tells you.

There are two pillars in front of the gate. Look at them. (but, as I said, I doubt this will work without talking to Thalni)

(I just went to Hermit's Wilderness to check. Thalni doesn't tell me anything about how to get through the gate because I already opened/he already told me. So, Morwen, try and look at the pillars in front of the gate and hopefully you will open it)

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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How do you get into the mountain base? in Geneforge 2
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Morwen: Learned Thalni should tell you how to get to Gazak-Uss. Exhaust all the dialogue options. You may want to try the way in, just in case, but I think it only works when he tells you.

There are two pillars in front of the gate. Look at them. (but, as I said, I doubt this will work without talking to Thalni)

(I just went to Hermit's Wilderness to check. Thalni doesn't tell me anything about how to get through the gate because I already opened/he already told me. So, Morwen, try and look at the pillars in front of the gate and hopefully you will open it)

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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What Movies Are You Looking Forward To? in General
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PoD: Yup. That's a cool film (like all the stuff PJ does). Great car (the Beatles in their Sgt. Pepper's customs is just too cool). It's also nice to see him without the bushy beard. You know, films like that, or the Evil Dead series or some of the stuff by Full Moon, Hammer, etc, just go on to show that you can make some darn fine Horror films for the price of a shoe-lace (well. . . almost) and make it funny and cool (and sometimes even horryfyingly scary).

Sin City: Man. You U.S. Citizens/Canadians are so lucky. I have no clue when it will come here. While you guys are watching that, the newest pre-release here (midnight show) is a Mandy Moore flick from 2003 and "Hide and Seek" (which at least came out this year back in the States)

Sin City (2): From what I've been told, it's supremely faithful to the Comic in plot and feeling.

(I can see how it'd be violent, in the first Graphic Novel, "Sin City," Marv gets shot at, beaten, stabbed. It's wonderful because most of it has no dialogue and little narration, just he storming through the building (reminded me of the ending of Better Tomorrow II (John Woo!!! Make more good films again!!! Please!!!) And the last panel of the book, or one of the last, seeing him kneeling holding the little girl close to him. Damn, I'm getting goose bumps.)

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Runed items, blessing stones, etc..? (spoilers, no doubt) in Geneforge Series
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SS: yup, only one per item, and some items can't be enchanted.

Frogo: check this thread it has the recipes to create items. Is that what you were asking?

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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General thoughts and comments in Geneforge Series
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Thanks Drakey, for the quote. It's interesting to read stuff like that, since one can understand better what went on behind the scenes as far as decision making.

I hope he sticks to his idea that in #4 we won't start as a Shaper. The fact that he also has a different plot for #4, that it will break the Geneforge routine is wonderful.

An aside note: I'm playing GF2 again. Does the Infernal Shaper in the "Experimental Chambers" turn into a Demon if I attack him?

I have this residual memory that a Demon can be fought in GF2, but. . . am I remembering something or is that an invented memory?

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Things missed on Dhonal? in Geneforge Series
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Trinity: I opened that box. I had to pump quite an amount of skill points into mechanics (luckily I usually wait a few levels before I distribute them, so I could try the experiment with a previous save.)

I think it takes about 15 points or so (I forget, but it was high). Oh, no. . . wait. . . I think I didn't even turn off the trap but jut let it explode in my face and survive with one hit point? (that's impossible, isn't it?) I don't remember anymore. I did open it.

What's behind the door that makes you be very afraid? I never manage to get in. Do you have to be allied with the Rebels?

As for that trapped box:

This is a Major Spoiler.

Read At Your Own Risk.

If You Continue Reading You Will be Spoiled.

Don't Say I Didn't Warn You.

Are You Sure You Wanna Be Told And Not Find By Your Self?

Positive?

Last Chance!!!

Ok.

You Asked For It.

(there's trash. that's it. far as i know it's not magical trash or anything like it. yeah. whoever left that there had quite the sense of humour.)

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Those Islands must be green! in Geneforge Series
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Yup. Like to see them all green. With the Island system it's easier. In GF1/2 I was mad as hell (but taking it more) when I saw the map and saw those tempting, fun making, condescending red regions. Hah Hah you can't explore me. Hah hah (evil Nelson laugh)

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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5000 Posts! in General
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Felicitaciones, Martir del Terror. (o Martir de los Terrores?) Anyway, hopefully those 5000 will multiply and have many kids and keep populating these forums.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Well it's been a while. in General
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Laundry List: Woody Allen, Bill Crosby, Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, Dennis Miller, Phil Hartman (RIP), John Belsuhi (RIP), Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Murray, Red Skelton, Jackie Gleeson, Steve Martin, Rowan Atkinson, of course George Carlin. (more, but I think that's a long laundry list)

Carrey is all right, his show is one of the few sitcoms out there that is bearable. Not saying much since most sitcoms are copy/paste garbage, but, still. I haven't seen it in years, though.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Custom Titles: How Did You Get Yours? in General
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What is an olbie in real life? I guess they make it easier by reducing that definition to age landmarks.

Can't be the posts. Look at Benny and the 4808 Jets. He joined at around the same time I did. He's got 910 posts (as of this posting. Is he an oldie (but goldie)?

I certainly am in no way one. Maybe in five years I might have the senseless arrogance to call myself one. And I'll be a, at that, a third or fourth or (X tier) oldbie. There will always be those who joined before and who would still in six hundred and seventy three years be considered, by me at least, oldbies.

Time seems to also make no difference since some joined a long time ago and yet have hardly posted, or have less posts that some of the newer members.

I think it's something more untangible. I consider Stugie, Aran, Kel, for instance, oldbies, even though they are recent compared to an Alo or a Drakey or a TM (he's after all #4). Some of the oldest members go way back farther than this forum, to some previous forums.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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And today is a very special day... in General
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We have no Spring Break here. As a good, faithful Pope mourning Catholic country we celebrate Easter.

We have a Christmas break which tends to last two or three weeks. Depends on the University (the school ones are from the second week of December until first working day after Kings (Wise Guys, I mean, Wise Men)

Summer is from July until October (it's Venezuela, so, you know. Dry/Wet and that's about it, so no Summer as such)

Today may or may not be a special day. See a flick (Hide and Seek, hey it's De Niro and even though his last good film, for me, was "Heat" well. . . it'd De Niro), then hang with friends. Drink some brewskies and play some domino/poker and whine and complain about life, the universe and everything.

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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What Movies Are You Looking Forward To? in General
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Kingdom of Heaven. Because. Just because. (and also I've been hearing/reading about this project for years and it's good to see Ridley Scott do it. I don't care if it's not faithful, it a bloody flick (they'll claim and boast all sorts of things, as those braggarts usually do. meh. Sets. Costumes. Jeremy Irons. Tons of extras and pixelated people swarming upon each other claiming to do it all for this god or that or this honour or that. Yes. Please. For reality and what actually happened during that time I already went to college for. I want action and blood and melee fights up the wazoo. It satisfies my very simple taste.

Sin City. Gods. Movies like this make be very spiritual and believe in god (I'm kinda serious) because if so, then maybe there is a Heaven (or Hell, whichever) where I can go and spend more time watching movies like it.

I've been a fan of Miller since. . . longer than the cockroaches have been around. I almost got a tattoo of Marv, but a friend of mine already had one, so there.

Robert Rodriguez has been falmboyant and fun enough as a director that I've enjoyed all his flicks, some more, some less (From Dusk 'Till Dawn is a fun Vampire massacre film, and it's got a very cool and eclectic cast (the weak link, Mr. T, gets killed soon, thank the gods, excellent director, cruddy actor))

Sin City will come to this country some day, but I can wait. I'm almost certain I'll think it's a brilliant master piece.

Also, as a very, very neat note: RR left the Guild because they refused to accept Miller as a co-director. This movie, from what I've been told by my friends who saw it and the preview is not an adaptation. No. This is The Comic on Celluloid (or digital). Pretty much. Man. Waiting. Waiting. Waiting.

Episode III. Thirty years, nearly. Had to put up with Jar Jar. Had to put up with seeing Lucas turn so many of his fans away. It all comes to this. All of it. Finally. Finally after May 19th my life would have had a meaning (I'm a little more serious about this than I should be). The rumours say that the final battle is anywhere between 8 and 12 minutes.

Holy Hannah (and her sisters)! Imagine an average, 9 minutes. With the intensity those Jedi fought back then (and I love the Vader/Luke dances, even the Obi-Wan/Vader dance in IV) But like this. It's even going to get, very likely, a PG-13. All Jedi die (except Yoda and Kenobi) Vader gets to kill a few of them himself, hand to hand, in the movie (take a look at the trailer you can see him doing so) I've seen that trailer too many times (three times a day as a dead minimum)

Batman Begins: Please. Please. Mr. Director sir, your Memento was excellent and brilliant. Your Insomnia was not bad at all. The trailer looks like Batman bloody well ought to have been and may finally be. Please. Please.

Hitchiker's: Meh. Loved the first three books. Trailer looks pretty and loud. More than that? We'll see.

Fantastic Four: Oh, crap. One of my favorite comic tiles (specially the first one hundred or so, brilliant, brilliant stuff. Absolutely) ever and. . . I suppose hoping to see Galactus is too much. I get Von Doom, but he lives in New York (it just keep getting better, and better) The guy who plays Johnny Storm sucks rotten eggs as an actor, but, again, Johnny is flamboyant prick, so he may be able to pull it off. The Thing looks okay. Smaller than he should be, but I am glad they went with make up more than CGI

(League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: may have sucked on many levels, but its Hyde was better waaay better than Van "please stop making movies mr. Sommers, The Mummy was you masterpiece and let it end there" Helsing.)

King Kong. My man. My monkey. My Jack Black. Mine or I help you not. Sorry. Anything that Peter Jackson has ever done has rocked my world. Since the first I saw by him (BrainDead, yes indeed. Indeed!) to his early ones to his serious one (Heavenly Creatures) to his mighty Epic popular ones (LotR) to one of the Most Awesome Mockumentaies Ever Made (Forgotten Silver) He cannot screw this up. Sorry, he simply can't. If he does, kiss reality goodbye.

Hong Kong Shuffle and seeing Warriors of Heaven and Earth on the big Screen. And anything cool that comes from those awesome filmakers from the East. For years and years they have been making movies like next to no American person even dreamed possible or could possibly imitate. It's good to see them still releasing phenomencally cool stuff.

Terrence Malick Movie: Because, in spite of Colin Farrel (he just ain't that great, sorry to say it) it is done by Terrence Malick. Not many enjoyed his Thin Red Line, I did.

Charlie and the Chocolate Company: You betcha. Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, cool. Big Fish redeemed Burton after that crappola of a movie that I shall not mention that had talking monkeys in it and Mark Walhberg. And Tim Roth. Among others.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith: I just hope this loud and big and fun. Emphasis on the last one, please. The first two are way too easy. Besides, as cliche as this may sound, Jolie is in it.

War of the Worlds: Because I loved the book, and the 50's version, and every time this pops in cool projects (like the second League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, or a very, very cool Anthology: War of the Worlds: Global Dispatches and many other things here and there) and I can't wait for it to either suck and complain how the old one was better, or heck, be the first actual good disaster film of the last whatever eons.

The Island: There's gotta be a Michael Bay movie I like. Please. Another Dystopia in a movie, I never get tire of these.

The Brothers Grimm: Terry Gilliam.

Corpse Bride: Two Tim Burton films in one year. Danny Elfman galore.

Wallace and Grommit Movie: Yeah!!!

Land of the Dead: Oh man. Finally. About frelling time. I had thought the name would be Twilight of the Dead, but I'm nitpicking semantics. Romero. Zombies. Thank you. (now if Mr. Raimi can give us the frelling Evil Dead 4 he has promised, one way or another for so long)

V for Vendetta: Let's see. April saw Sin City (Miller) Now, the Warchowski brother have penned this Awesome comic by none other than Alan Moore. Please don't suck. Please.

Chronicles of Narnia: I hope they don't infantilize this with some modern Hollywood idea of infantalization (okay so that word doesn't exist. sorry. I'm going to grammar hell already)

Underworld: Evolution: Cool beans! The first one surprised me. It was a very neat B movie. Very neat and cool. I'm glad to see this one. And it has nothing to do with Kate Beckinsdale. Really. Honestly. Bah, I'm a big fat liar. Vampires/Werewolves/Beautiful woman in leather. I'm simple.

And many more.

(Lots of Independent/European films, most of which I don't keep track anymore since we just don't get that many of them over here, so it's way too frustrating. I go to the rental place once in a while and just rent a bunch and am happy)

That's about it. Sorry I didn't control more my film geekedness.

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A4 wants in The Avernum Trilogy
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If I remember this correctly, Jeff mentioned that the idea for A4 has been on his mind for quite a while, actually since the days of E1.

If that's so, then maybe this game will be Avernum centric, no surface (I love the surface, but not as much as those guys in the caves, and there's so much more that can be done. New cave systems. Political situations between the three main races (four if he puts the Vahnatai in the mix)

Well. It's done. The milk is spilt. Enough people who know have mentioned already in this thread that the A4 engine will borrow from GF. That's that. Hope he borrows good things, and not the bad.

Turn base all the way. Please. The only turn based RPG I've played in recent years, other than SW stuff that I enjoyed to a certain degree (some problems) was ToEE.

No region division, please. Please. It may help it look more. . . "organized" but that's, I think, in the end illusory. Open outdoors with dungeon/towns that you access through general outdoors area. Please.

No singleton oriented game, please. Let that be a choice one can make, not the norm. I'm fine in GF with going with cutesy critters, but that's GF (which doesn't even have GIFTS, so let's keep the two worlds as separate as possible, please)

Area spells. Not more spells as such, but more Useful spells. We could have 12653 Spells but if all we use are 12, then what's the use? Exageration aside, I miss the spell system of Exile, and that of Nethergate was nice (it had "schools" as well, which is not too shabby)

Multiple paths, multiple endings. That has been one of the things I've enjoyed the most out of the GF games. Granted that all Exile/Avernum games have had one ending (well, you had more if you continue with the different major quests, but no choice as such.) Multiple groups to join and help. This may all seem hellish, scripting wise, and if he goes that way it may make the game smaller, but heck if that means we sacrifice vastness (a la E3/A3) for well done storyline (a la Nethergate or E2/A2 or whichever you think has the best storyline) then let's do it. I think.

I'm okay with the three races. A few, not many, skills that are race oriented would not be bad, and it would make some sense (besides the initial bonuses you get)

More extra skills that you get as you play. I loved those, and I thought it made sense since a character can learn new things by living through the adventure.

Hmmm. Maybe if we go back to period before E3 we can have Erika around again. I'd like that. I'll miss her if we go after A3, and if so, then heck maybe it'd be nicer to see it a few generations later.

Well, I'll be weary with this GF engine thing until I see some screenshots and see how it looks, and of course until I play it. I like Geneforge a good deal, for what it is and in it's own cul-de-sac.

We shall see.

Cheers!

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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There's a lever. It's hidden behind a tree somewhat to the south of the gate. Move your mouse around the area slightly to the south of the gate and you should see it.

Good luck.

[ Friday, April 08, 2005 04:05: Message edited by: buried spelunker cowry ]

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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There's a lever. It's hidden behind a tree somewhat to the south of the gate. Move your mouse around the area slightly to the south of the gate and you should see it.

Good luck.

[ Friday, April 08, 2005 04:05: Message edited by: buried spelunker cowry ]

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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Should Nethergate 2 come out after A4 and BOG? in Nethergate
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Arcanum was pretty good (hated the last part, though). I liked Divine Divinity far more than I thought I would. Planescape (that's not that recent, though). Knights of the Old Republic, the first, the second just wasn't as good, and I hope Obsidian makes something better in the future.

What do you think?

(I hope Dungeon Lords is good. Wizards and Warriors just wasn't.)

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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I had never played GC, as it is came out when my Mac (my pretty LC II) was no longer my ordenator.

Once, though, I had a dream. This dream, according to the lady down the street that uses Pidgeon's interns to read the future (Pidgeon's, literal translation, not a good one, is a great little company that produces ready to give bread crumbs to facilitate feeding in public plazas) told me I had a Vision of the Future.

This vision--from what I've found in an exhaustive, three year old research, about GC--describes a future very similar to the events in that famous game.

I am now in the process of acquiring a Mac to play this game and prepare for the future. I recommend all people to do this. The future is known. The future is avoidable, or at the best one can train adecuately to receive it and conquer it. If all the world does this, we may make a better future.

(another dream I had involved the past of our world, and it resembled Homeland, which is the real Middle Earth, in the real Earth. But that's another story)

(but then again maybe it's all balderdash. I'm waiting for the Pope with the olive and the this and the that or the black Pope or the 112th Pope, or whatever)

(as an aside note I played Homeland for about a room. I found that spending an hour in a public plaza, during a day of extreme pidgeon activity, during a day where those afore-mentioned pidgeons suffer from extreme incontinence and hallucinations that make them think I am a 'loo to end all 'loos is a far more entertaining endeavour. but I digress)

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"I suffer from spiritual malaise," said Cugel meaningfully. "which manifest itself in outburst of vicious rage. I implore you to depart, lest, in an uncontrollable spasm, I cut you in three pieces with my sword, or worse, I invoke magic."
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