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Are Fyoras Cute? in Geneforge Series
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I was always thinking...
I have seen on several posts the whole "Fyoras are cute" thing. I don't know what to make of it, though , I kind of do (half think) that the fyora from the GF2 cutscenes, is fairly cute. (every young shaper's dream is to create the cutest fyora, woohoo!)
I don't know, maybe im not alone, or maybe I'm just a freak. (Absolutely true on former). Or, maybe its a similar thing with kobolds from NWN. Anyway, I'd like some input, well.... maybe.
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Am I going crazy? in Geneforge Series
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Its a Gf3 picture...
I think what *might* have happened is that somehow the picture got into the Gf2 files and replaced one of the other graphic files...
Well, anyway, just use the one from Gf3, or one of the other Gf2 pictures, or whatever...

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Gf3: Battle shaping worth it??? in Geneforge Series
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Ok,...
I've played through Gf3 twice, and ive *Never* found a use for battle shaping. Ive tried using plated bugs, and they can't do more than about 40 with a swing (And miss nearly every time). Ive found battle alphas quite useless, as ive found a simple fyora tends to last longer and does comparable damage, and cryoas do *much* more damage. The only *somewhat* useful battle creation ive found is the thahd, as it can soak up shots so your more important creations dont get whacked, but even then, aren't very useful (After all, the thahd trades the fyoras ranged attack for 35 hp and thats *it*.) And simply, ive found Glaahks to be better than *any* of the battle creations, simply for its stun. From my experience (Gf3 only) ive found that battle creations just dont cut it, and I dont think its worth getting *any* points in it.
I'm wondering what other opinions are... (Gf3 only, ive found Battle Shaping to be nice in 2.)

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enchantment in Geneforge Series
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You can make a golden crystal (Really nice armor enhancement) from a
1: Perfect Fyora Scale
2: Perfect Drakon Scale
3: Mandrake Tincture
4: Gemstone
Get the four on an anvil and you have a golden crystal, though you get enough of them anyway, so it probably isn't worth it to make any.

[ Saturday, June 03, 2006 06:20: Message edited by: The1Kobra ]

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Hmmm... Balence in Geneforge Series
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Also, in Gf3, om respect to A4, there is much more room to "minmax". A4, the choices for character creation are quite simpler to the choices you make in Gf3. The whole shaping system also adds to the amount of "minmax" room you have. There are a lot more character build strategies in Gf3 than there are in A4, unless you play A4 alone.... take the shaper picture while you are at it....

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Buying Training in GF2 in Geneforge Series
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Well, the way I see things, if you want to go through with that strategy...
You probably want about an 8 mechs before the secret tunnel, and about 10 natural mechs and about a 9 natural leadership. Luck, you should probably get about 4, maybe 6.
Fire shaping should probably go to about 6, beyond, its not cost effective. Get sharons bracelet and a roamertooth band. That *should* get it up to 10, more than you'll ever need.
I would *probably* put the rest into intelligence. Maybe you should put some into endurance and some into magic skills... Other than that.. you should put a load into intelligence.
Also, with your money, you should buy 2 levels of parry from Brodus or whoever, youll die 10% less of the time :)

[ Monday, May 29, 2006 16:31: Message edited by: The1Kobra ]

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In GF3, is there any reason to sink points into Fire or Battle Shaping? in Geneforge Series
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In my run through of the game...
I mostly used fire shaping I found...
Battle shaping I found pretty useless, I always liked to shoot enemies from a distance anyway. In Gf2, I found plated bugs to be really nice, but in Gf3, they only do D4 damage. The fact that they do D4 instead of D8 makes them much weaker. Rotgroths get the acid, but they never fit into my strategy. (Dont even think about ornks...)
Ironically enough, I found a drakon *very* useful later on, good health and has parry. Found that my drakon and uber-boosted (Dex mostly) fyora were always in the front, where no one could hit the fyora and the drakon's hp and parry helped...
In Gf3, a cryoa is a must have, let alone maybe a cryodrayk. There are a lot of things which are only vulnerale to cold, and where going into melee was a bad idea, against vlish and gazers especially...
Magic shaping, never liked artilas... dont know why... Vlish are *very* useful with the stun, and terror vlish can pretty much hurt anything that isnt a construct. They versatility makes them quite nice. Never liked glaahks though, don't like melee units... Gazers are nice, eyebeasts just dont seem to cut it...
Anyway, i think you could dump Battle shaping, but I would take Fire and Magic shaping to about 5 or 6 naturally at most. Want to save the points for inty...

Thats my *humble* opinion anyway...

[ Monday, May 29, 2006 16:26: Message edited by: The1Kobra ]

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Why I did not like Geneforge 3 in Geneforge Series
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I find that the Awakened are just better at keeping thier skeleton closets hidden. Of the factions in G2, the awakened *seem* to be the most reasonable, and while Tuldaric is a "Large gaping Skeleton", that isn't the only thing working against the awakened.
Its actually something I like about Gf2, as I think it would be pretty unrealistic if there was only one "moral" faction amoung so many ones that are just completely "immoral".
Its one of the things I like about the GFs...

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Why I did not like Geneforge 3 in Geneforge Series
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In Gf2, it seems like *EVERY* faction is a large group of .......s
DV sums up the awakened nicely, the Barzites take the worst of the takers and loyalists and combine them into a large colection of .....
The rebels/Takers are also *bad*, (Sarcastic tangent warning) ok, take EVERY canister you want, become a *Horrible* person running around *murdering* everyone who we dont like, become a horrible freak of nature.... and oh yeah,, help out some poor somewhat innocent serviles while you are out randomly killing everyone.
The loyalists/Servants are the other worst end.. (Sarcastic Tangent warning) Ok, ENSLAVE and *Brutally* treat *any* creation that exists and kill *any* who show *any* interest in thierselves.. oh, and make sure horrible mutants dont blow up the world while you are busy torturing innocent creations.
Sum it all up, *no* faction in this world is great, and.. go figure, the unaligned ending in G2 doesn't seem like a perfectly *moral* choice either...

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Melee Guardian - G2vsG3 in Geneforge Series
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OK, just some statistics for ya...
Melee weapons are D4 instead of D8, the damage is almost halved, and most battle magic spells are better, probably a change for the worse.
Parry also is not as good in Gf3.(It was broken in Gf2) It parries on 2% per instead of 5% per, and guardians generally get a lot of parry, probably a change for the better as a guardian with about 16 parry was almost untouchable...
And most of all, a lot of the spells got better, particularly the mental ones, and guardians dont cast a lot of spells...
This is my thesis anyway...

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Melee Guardian - G2vsG3 in Geneforge Series
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OK, just some statistics for ya...
Melee weapons are D4 instead of D8, the damage is almost halved, and most battle magic spells are better, probably a change for the worse.
Parry also is not as good in Gf3.(It was broken in Gf2) It parries on 2% per instead of 5% per, and guardians generally get a lot of parry, probably a change for the better as a guardian with about 16 parry was almost untouchable...
And most of all, a lot of the spells got better, particularly the mental ones, and guardians dont cast a lot of spells...
This is my thesis anyway...

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The Bullseye Shaper in Geneforge Series
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Another plus for the missile weapons in G3 was the resistances. I noticed that many enemies, (Like gazers) were quite resitant to anything except physical attacks, and oftentimes getting into melee was a bad idea....
Although one thing is bugging me. If you play a missile based shaper, you probably will have a fairly low strength, as the skill points are going into shaping and missile (And dexterity). Alas, theres no guardian claymore for you (Well...), and those crystals can pile up on the weight...
(Think its .3 per, but im not sure)

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Terror damage (scream) in Geneforge Series
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You *sure*? I *know* that when I use it it does about 30-40 damage a go....

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Terror damage (scream) in Geneforge Series
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I started playing Gf2 (Again, i have *no* life...), as an agent. Ive found the terror spell fairly useful. I only wish i knew exactly how much damage it did...

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Help! in Geneforge Series
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Ok, heres your answers...
1: I dont think its possible to create an Ur-Drakon without hacking into the coding. (Dont do that)
2: Yes, get 3 eyebeast ranks to get the gazer. Instead of kill, it uses aura of flames. Pretty nice, except against fire resitant enemies... and it burns out quickly.
3: No, besides, at that point, do you really *NEED* it?
Edit: Slow typing, whoops....

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Canister Abuse (GF2) in Geneforge Series
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Quick question...
In GF2, do canisters harm you in any way?

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A Few More Advance Words On Geneforge 4 in Geneforge Series
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Personally, I would like the 4/6 type creation limit removed. Especially if 3 new creations are being added, being able to only take 4 types might hurt. Besides, I like to have a combined arms force.

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What do H.E.R. and P.F.W. do? in Avernum 4
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Hostile Effect Resistance will protect you from ALL damage, fire, cold, acid, etc. (Not sure about physical) Still, Hostile effect Res is VERY useful.
As for protection from weapons, im not exactly sure, it most likely protects you from physical attacks and nothing else, I know armor will help your resistances.
And when all else fails, equip/de equip the select items, and then check your resistances/armor and see what changed.

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7 Creation Party in Geneforge Series
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I was thinking....
I know that GF1&2 have a max type creation limit of 4, and GF3 a 6, (Well 4 if you take AL and Greta), BOO. Anyway, I was just wondering, if I could have a group with 7 different creations, what would I take? (Including the level four creations)I was just wondering what others would do.

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Keeping your old pets around (GF2) in Geneforge Series
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Im playing geneforge2 (actually, ive been playing for a while, so NO comment) and im playing a shaper (Always do). Anyway, through the tutorial, ive been going alone, (1 Creation XP penalty early hurts a LOT, 120-96). Ok, got to drypeak, did some "Creative shopthrifting" "Conduct of shady business practices" and some other "Creative" Ways to "Salvage" 280 GP. Anyway, managed to get a cryoa before leaving drypeak. Anyway, I know cryoas are pretty awesome, Esp early game, but later on, should I really keep him around? I mean, ive heard that some of the other creations (Like Drayks) are pretty awesome, and I can only take 4 types....

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Famous Trolls Poll in General
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ON the boards, we have en****ered 3 trolls that no one seems to forget. I have to think, are they different people, or are they all the same person. Id like some input.

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Sharon's fanged bracelet in Geneforge Series
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The Bracelet is also nice for the 10 armor. And, yes, punching bag thahds are a classic use for them,
but really, if you are an agent, there are better things to use.

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Sharon's fanged bracelet in Geneforge 2
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The Bracelet is also nice for the 10 armor. And, yes, punching bag thahds are a classic use for them,
but really, if you are an agent, there are better things to use.

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Sharon's fanged bracelet in Geneforge Series
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Drayks have a +60 To-hit chance. Be sure to before the battle cast warblessing and other things. Also, create 2 8 point thahd as punching bags, they will die on the first round, but this serves as a distraction. Do this and youll be fine. (If you are a shaper, have 3 drayks. If you are a guardian, have a VERY LARGE parry. If you are an agent.. ummm.. restart the game and play a different class :) )

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Sharon's fanged bracelet in Geneforge 2
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Drayks have a +60 To-hit chance. Be sure to before the battle cast warblessing and other things. Also, create 2 8 point thahd as punching bags, they will die on the first round, but this serves as a distraction. Do this and youll be fine. (If you are a shaper, have 3 drayks. If you are a guardian, have a VERY LARGE parry. If you are an agent.. ummm.. restart the game and play a different class :) )

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