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What feature that the Avernum series lacked would you most like to see in BoA? in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #80
Ambidextrity would be either ridiculously overpowering or almost pointless if it were put in BoA (depending on if the damage cap was changed). Alorael did a good job explaining why. Are you seriously not gonna buy the game if it doesn't have ambidextrity in it? Although I admit it would be cool wielding two weapons with different abilities (flaming and icy longswords would be neat), it's not a big deal and would hurt the game more than it would help it.

Oh, and there haven't been very many requests for it.

[ Thursday, May 29, 2003 11:07: Message edited by: Jawaj ]

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
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Spell stuff in BoA in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #30
Direct damage spells are important to any RPG, but too many of them can make the spell lineup kind of dull. I think Avernum has just the right number of regular damaging spells.

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
Posts: 346 | Registered: Sunday, December 30 2001 08:00
Spell stuff in BoA in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #10
Yep, war blessing is too good. It's a mini divine warrior for a ridiculously low price. Do you know if Jeff has any plans to split battle rage and shielding back up again? I would like to see war blessing split, replacing terror and forcecage.

Speaking of which, I'm surprised that most people think forcecage is worse than terror.

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
Posts: 346 | Registered: Sunday, December 30 2001 08:00
Spell stuff in BoA in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #0
Poll
This poll has been moved to another forum.

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
Posts: 346 | Registered: Sunday, December 30 2001 08:00
Music... in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #12
But when you play your own CDs, a lot of the time the music won't suit the setting.

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
Posts: 346 | Registered: Sunday, December 30 2001 08:00
Music... in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #0
Now I know Jeff has said before that he doesn't like to put music in his games. However, in A3 Erika's Tower had music, and Geneforge had lots of background sounds. Is there any chance we'll be able to have music in BoA?

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
Posts: 346 | Registered: Sunday, December 30 2001 08:00
Color swapping? in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #11
I found it. Ahh, now I can also pack the Louvre with color edits. *Gets trampled by an angry mob* Just kidding, just kidding... :)

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
Posts: 346 | Registered: Sunday, December 30 2001 08:00
Color swapping? in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #9
Paint? Are you crazy? You have to switch the Red/Green/Blue values for every single little pixel...

Are there any freeware graphics programs that can do color shifts?

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
Posts: 346 | Registered: Sunday, December 30 2001 08:00
Use of Nethergate graphics in "Blades of Avernum"? in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #9
Well, I suppose you could just do little copying and pasting instead of messing with the death animations.

[ Saturday, April 12, 2003 08:28: Message edited by: Jawaj ]

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
Posts: 346 | Registered: Sunday, December 30 2001 08:00
Use of Nethergate graphics in "Blades of Avernum"? in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #6
Also, you'll need to redo the death animations because in Nethergate it just shows a single frame of them dying. And IMO, goblins look really lame in Nethergate and A1.

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
Posts: 346 | Registered: Sunday, December 30 2001 08:00
What feature that the Avernum series lacked would you most like to see in BoA? in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #7
Dual wield really shouldn't be in there, cause stuff does a lot more damage in all three of the Avernum games, especially A3.

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
Posts: 346 | Registered: Sunday, December 30 2001 08:00
What will scripts actually look like? in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #6
I've looked it over and it really doesn't seem that complicated. But then again, I took computer science last year.

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
Posts: 346 | Registered: Sunday, December 30 2001 08:00
The Louvre Q&A in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #49
It might be a good idea to add the option of sorting by date added. That way, people can easily see which items are the new ones. Or you could just add a "new" flag that you can add to the search.

Oh yeah, and the link to my glaahk picture is broken. You misspelled the file name and the label as "glaakh."

[ Wednesday, April 02, 2003 12:28: Message edited by: Jawaj ]

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
Posts: 346 | Registered: Sunday, December 30 2001 08:00
The Louvre Q&A in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #45
Brett, did you get the Geneforge rips I submitted? Sorry, I accidentally sent three emails. The first one you should ignore, the second one has the pics, and the third has the data.

[ Tuesday, April 01, 2003 16:54: Message edited by: Jawaj ]

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
Posts: 346 | Registered: Sunday, December 30 2001 08:00
seeing Blade's overpowered weapon and armour... in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #10
Wow...these scripts sound really powerful. Would something like this be possible?

Troll Shockhammer
4-32 + 1-8/level damage
-3 int, -3 dex
Does damage to user equal to half the damage done to enemy monster, and does one quarter damage to all other monsters and characters (including yours).

I'm not good enough at writing a coherent story to actually make a scenario, I'm just wondering what the possibilities will be.

[ Friday, March 28, 2003 04:54: Message edited by: jwj442 ]

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
Posts: 346 | Registered: Sunday, December 30 2001 08:00
What will scripts actually look like? in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #2
I know the basics of c++ (can't work with classes or pointers though). Is that close enough?

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
Posts: 346 | Registered: Sunday, December 30 2001 08:00
Yet another question on items in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #4
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[ Monday, March 24, 2003 17:12: Message edited by: jwj442 ]

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
Posts: 346 | Registered: Sunday, December 30 2001 08:00
Will there be dialogue pics? in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #0
IMO, one of the few advantages Exile has over Avernum is the dialogue pics. Will they be brought back, at least as an optional feature? They make the game feel much more alive, and probably wouldn't be hard to implement. Please bring them back, at least as an optional thing!

[ Sunday, March 23, 2003 10:35: Message edited by: jwj442 ]

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
Posts: 346 | Registered: Sunday, December 30 2001 08:00
Is it possible? in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #13
Illusionist, the problem is that although those weapons might be balanced in your scenarios, a party that plays yuor scenario will play others as well - and the ultra items will destroy the balance of those scenarios. Perhaps you could have a "VoidSlayer" weapon (with a better name of course) that gets a big bonus against the void monsters? Or will it even be possible to create your own monster types and weapons to be used against those types?

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
Posts: 346 | Registered: Sunday, December 30 2001 08:00
One feature I'm really excited about in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #0
The ability to fully customize monsters - not just their stats and abilities, but also their behavior. Jeff said that, for example, you could have a monster that likes to specifically target your spellcasters. This system has so many possibilities. It will be especially nice to actually be able to CHOOSE which spells the enemies use. Like you could have a monster that's specifically designed to bless, haste and heal.

[ Saturday, March 22, 2003 18:30: Message edited by: jwj442 ]

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
Posts: 346 | Registered: Sunday, December 30 2001 08:00
Some ideas Jeff will never look at.... in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #1
"1) Computer controled NPCs."
BoE designers are already able to do this. Jeff said this feature will be in there, and you will also be able to have NPCs join your party like in the Avernum games.

"2) Item graphics being stored in a special file so you can keep those neat items with their neat graphics you sometimes get in various scenarios."
The item graphics are stored in files, you can easily transfer them between scenarios.

"3) A mass damage, non targeting, spell(ie Fireball, Divine thud, ect)"
This would be nice and I miss the style of the fireball compared to stuff like lightning spray. But it might not work with the graphical engine, and at least we have cloud of blades.

"4) The ability to have a monster replace a freshly slain monster and be it in the same spot the now dead monster was in."
That would be cool. Maybe it'll be possible with the scripting engine?

5) Give anyone who buys BoA and actually releases good a BoA scenario a free copy of any Spiderweb game they choose... Yeah friggin right. Oh well. Worth a shot.
Uh...right. :)

6) A nice spot in a mental instatution for when BoA scenario designers lose their minds making scenarios on BoA... Not bloody likely.
Uh...right. :)

[ Thursday, March 20, 2003 13:50: Message edited by: jwj442 ]

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
Posts: 346 | Registered: Sunday, December 30 2001 08:00
Blades of Avernum News and a Sample Script in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #20
Didn't he say that he might or might not return, and if he did it was unlikely he'd do much with BoA?

Or has he posted something that I missed?

[ Tuesday, March 18, 2003 12:16: Message edited by: jwj442 ]

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
Posts: 346 | Registered: Sunday, December 30 2001 08:00
Blades of Avernum News and a Sample Script in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #18
quote:
We are considering adding some sort of custom ability facility to the game. Someone made a very good suggestion for how this work work. It would be an ability you create which calls a scenario script. You could have this script do whatever you want, including act roughly like a spell.

You could then make a few custom spells if you wanted. The spell wouldn't be able to have a specific target (like 1 PC or 1 enemy), but could do a huge amount of things.[
Wow, looks like Jeff has changed his mind about including the things we wanted. Cool. :) Too bad Alcritas has already left.

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
Posts: 346 | Registered: Sunday, December 30 2001 08:00
Will the resistance's be right? in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #11
The game would be too easy if 100% resistance = immunity. Once you reach a certain threshold, raising resistance won't make a difference.

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
Posts: 346 | Registered: Sunday, December 30 2001 08:00
Few Questions in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 461
Profile #22
Wow...Tim's ice dragon is spectacular.

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"If you held a weapon to Fwiffo's head, he would say anything you wanted him to. In fact, if you held a vegetable to Fwiffo's head, he'd say whatever you wanted him to." - Spathi high council, Star Control 2.
Posts: 346 | Registered: Sunday, December 30 2001 08:00

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