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Scripting Contest? in Blades of Avernum
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Member # 5814
Profile #11
Suppose you have two scripts:

1) a really versatile script which has all sorts of optional abilities crammed into it

2) a script which is designed for one task, and fulfills its objective well

I ask this because, honestly, I don't see much merit in Nioca's elitenpc script, and Nioca seems eager to compete in this. Sure, the script has the potential to do all sorts of different things, but the way scenarios are going now it's use will never be maximized. In fact, instead of having one massive script, a designer could just use maybe four short custom-written scripts without the hassle of setting all those cells and using the table.

Basically, my problem is that elitenpc has little use but is still much larger than other scripts.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

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OK JEFF in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Member # 5814
Profile #33
quote:
Originally written by Randomizer:

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Originally written by Cirion Actaeon:

Why yes, time travel is dangerous. That's ssuming that any changes you made would cause you to end up in a slightly different future, rather than the old one you came from. In addition to the Butterfly Effect, there are a variety of famous paradoxes associated with time travel. Luckily, we currently have no way of successfully doing so.
And you believe that we don't have time machines? I guess you have been told the truth. We alter time all the time, it's just that reality alters so only those that alter it know what changed.

So that, for the vast majority of people, time hasn't been altered at all.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

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Random Weirdness in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #25
The funny thing is, my friend just recommended to me that I watch that earlier today. The internet is a marvelous thing, isn't it?

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Roofs? in The Exile Trilogy
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Member # 5814
Profile #26
quote:
Originally written by The Overarching Mystery of Man:

In E3 you see a tree and ask what it's for
Which is really quite suspicious, considering the common use of cavewood in construction.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Girls: would you prefer to lay eggs? in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #42
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Originally written by Dintiradan:

By Rakshasi:
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Some birds don't even lay eggs unless they're fertilized.
How does this work exactly?

I don't know why. :P I just know.

From Wikipedia (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_(biology)#Bird_eggs):
"Some birds lay eggs even when not fertilized; it is not uncommon for pet owners to find their lone bird nesting on a clutch of infertile eggs." Only some. Chickens are, in fact, the freaks.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Girls: would you prefer to lay eggs? in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #34
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Originally written by Nioca:

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Originally written by Andraste:

Uh, Nioca, there's have to be some sort of fertilization going on in there. The same thing goes for chickens.
I'm basing it directly on what Scorpius said, which was:
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Originally written by Scorpius (emphasis added):

would you find it more preferable to ROUTINELY lay eggs like a chicken instead of menstruating once a month?
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This post is sponsored by the Incredible, Inedible Egg.

Chicken eggs are infertile, unless the chicken has mated with a rooster. That's why you don't have to worry about baby chicks hatching in your refrigerator (that, and the freezing cold). Some birds don't even lay eggs unless they're fertilized. Most would probably agree that this is the best route to take for humanity as well, but sadly it isn't an option.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Girls: would you prefer to lay eggs? in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #27
It's not as if I've researched or am familiar with this field, but I know that bird offspring 1) develop after being laid 2) develop further after hatching. It's not as if you'd be laying an entire, normal-baby-sized egg each month. So the choice seems to me to be between having one smaller baby per month, or going the normal route.

Also as I understand it, the act of laying an egg is quite a bit shorter than its alternative. One second it's not there, the next second you see a highly relieved mother with a fresh egg. Surely laying eggs is more uncomfortable, but it's also quicker and you could probably do it at your discretion, within a window of maybe one or two days.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Scenario Contest Final Results in Blades of Avernum
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Member # 5814
Profile #16
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Originally written by Kelandon:

My opinions of these results are obvious and probably better left unsaid.
Is there any place where you would explain or have explained your opinions in detail? I'd wouldn't mind reading through that.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
I Need Math Like a Hobo Needs A Bath in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #31
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Originally written by Kelandon:

Er, you have an answer for 23? I'd be interested to know which number satisfies that equation.
Oops. I just checked the answer to #23, and it's "No Solution". I'm sorry to have wasted everyone's time on that problem.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
I Need Math Like a Hobo Needs A Bath in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #27
So I was doing my math homework, and it got really tricky. I'm terrible at math, and since 1) you guys are so clever and 2) this thread's initial reasons for existence are petering out, I decided to request some help. Can someone show (as I already have the answers) me how to do the following problems:

23) sqrt(x) - sqrt(7) = sqrt(x + 7)
25) sqrt(x + 3) + sqrt(x - 3) = 3
27) sqrt(2x + 5) + 2sqrt(x + 6) = 5

I know that the general idea is to isolate one radical after another, then square, but I just can't seem to get the numbers to work out. Also, negative square roots don't have to be accounted for (so sqrt(9) is 3 for all intents and purposes, not 3 and -3).

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Saddam Hussein's Execution in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #80
Supposing a "fair" trial were conducted, would its end really be all that different?

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Has Jeff neglected the Eyebeasts/Gazers in Geneforge Series
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Member # 5814
Profile #3
Even if the Eyebeasts and Gazers could not survive an all-out war against the Drakons, I still don't understand why the little floaters don't just wander off into the wild on their own.

Also, does anyone see suspicious similarities between Eyebeasts and Vlish?

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
A modest proposal in Richard White Games
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Member # 5814
Profile #8
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Originally written by Tyran:

Aw come on. Everyone knows that German babies are the best. They're already beer-battered when you get them. :P
Well, I'm sure that when I get my German, it'll be boozed up and battered. But I wouldn't go so far as to call it beer-battered.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
A modest proposal in Richard White Games
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Member # 5814
Profile #5
Jewish babies taste the best.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Creation Images in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Member # 5814
Profile #6
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Originally written by Kyrek:

I don't get enough time to look at them when loading


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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Waiting Time in Geneforge Series
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Member # 5814
Profile #5
Us Windows users feel your pain.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Ridiculous droppings in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Member # 5814
Profile #45
quote:
Originally written by upon mars:

I killed a drakon, a eye beast and a rothrogoth and they didn't say thanks they didn't give me any money this is outrageous!!!
Off with there heads!!!

aaarggghhhhhhh! In addition to being annoying, this sort of post really doesn't help your case for remaining a member. If you actually read this, please make sure you are aware of the future consequences.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Playing as a Servile, and other questions in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Member # 5814
Profile #12
quote:
Originally written by Cryptozoology:

Captain Trianus
Are you serious?!

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
A hypothetical scenario in Geneforge Series
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Member # 5814
Profile #3
Disseminate venereal diseases? Sign me up! Fight the Yellow Terror!

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
trenches and bunkers? in Geneforge Series
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Member # 5814
Profile #17
Shades? Necromancy is outlawed in Shaper lands.

Also, the creations from G1 aren't in any way linked to early creatures which could be shaped on the mainland.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
What Games... in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #17
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Originally written by Zeviz:

Is first question supposed to refer to demos tried, or games registered? The answers would be quite different.
Any game which you've tried out. It doesn't matter if you registered.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
What Games... in General
Agent
Member # 5814
Profile #6
Going by the poll results, I'd think you people loved BoA.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Saddam Hussein's Execution in General
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Member # 5814
Profile #46
Perhaps there's a general build-up of happy Eid feelings and general benevolence prior to the actual Eid holiday?

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
What Games... in General
Agent
Member # 5814
Profile #0
As time goes on, players come and go. Newer people come because of newer games, and then some move on to other things, other forums, or other games.

If you don't understand how you should answer a certain question or don't understand how to interpret a certain question, keep in mind the fact that the aim of this poll is to find out whether a game is still played. So, if you occasionally play a game, you still play it; I suggest for games to which this applies, you mark that you are currently playing the game.

[ Monday, January 01, 2007 17:49: Message edited by: Kuber ]

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00
Geneforge or Avernum Series? in General
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Profile #13
1. Between the three series, I suppose I think Avernum is the best. But all three are pretty much equal in my mind.

2. I'll reserve judgement until after A5.

3. Since Exile III and before A1, if I have my dates right. Of course, I tried EI and EII, but couldn't stand the differences.

4. Windows.

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Originally written by Kelandon
Well, I'm at least pretty

Posts: 1115 | Registered: Sunday, May 15 2005 07:00

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