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My aMAZEing idea... in Blades of Avernum Editor
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I think "Mad Ambition" has a few puzzles in it. I wasn't talking about obvious "Here is a puzzle, get through it." Just something that makes the player think.

Dikiyoba resents being called a maggot. Chitrach larva is a much better description.

Edit: Added sentence.

[ Saturday, January 07, 2006 17:42: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
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My aMAZEing idea... in Blades of Avernum
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I think "Mad Ambition" has a few puzzles in it. I wasn't talking about obvious "Here is a puzzle, get through it." Just something that makes the player think.

Dikiyoba resents being called a maggot. Chitrach larva is a much better description.

Edit: Added sentence.

[ Saturday, January 07, 2006 17:42: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
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Why does Jeff make all the games for Mac first? in Avernum 4
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The only frustration I have about having A4 come out for Macs before Windows is that I can't get the game to download properly. I have a perfectly good Mac and yet I have to wait for the Windows version to come out.

Dikiyoba.

Edit: Spelling.

[ Saturday, January 07, 2006 17:32: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
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The nephilim language in The Avernum Trilogy
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Dikiyoba is glad Dikiyoba isn't the only one to invent languages. !eja amaj ekan!
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My aMAZEing idea... in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Maybe a puzzle, instead of just a maze, to make it more interesting and learn more about scripting. And lots of bones, floor and/or terrain, to make it creepier.

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My aMAZEing idea... in Blades of Avernum
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Maybe a puzzle, instead of just a maze, to make it more interesting and learn more about scripting. And lots of bones, floor and/or terrain, to make it creepier.

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Runescape anyone? in General
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Suddenly and inexplicably, all the stick figures started getting along...

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What is your best team of 4? in Blades of Avernum
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This is sort of on topic and its something I've been wondering...

What does everyone name their party members? Just the preset names? Or something more creative?

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Moral dilemmas in Avernum 4
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That sounds more like "Criminal Minds" to me, only the people in Criminal Minds usually try to get the criminal to surrender peacefully. CSI: Avernum would be adventurers who wander around a plundered camp of slaughtered merchants trying to decide which bandits did it, or whether the giant lizards escaped and caused havoc. With gruesome flashbacks.

Dikiyoba always felt that Geneforge was the place for moral dilemmas and Avernum was to save the world from destruction by monsters. The worlds are combining...
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Shaper Crypt in Geneforge Series
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You need to do the "secret ritual" to enter the temple in Spirit's City.

Dikiyoba will not reveal the secret here. Dikiyoba suggests Schrodinger's FAQ/Walkthrough.

Edit: Need more details about "location square." When does it happen? How often? What are you doing when it happens?

[ Friday, January 06, 2006 15:24: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
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Geneforge 4: "Not a Shaper" in Geneforge Series
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You could still have the Awakened. Maybe not a bunch of magical serviles, but a group of disaffected ordinary humans with some intelligent serviles around. The problem with the Awakened is that they have an admirable cause but no power to support it. Which is probably the only reason their cause sounds good.

At least the joining the Awakened got decent ending for them in G2.

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What is your best team of 4? in Blades of Avernum
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quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

Slings, dude. Slings.

Sure, their damage is a little on the low side, but if you have two slingers in your party you're still outputting more damage per round than one archer. Unless you're a cad and decide to use Adlerauge, in which case you don't have to worry about ammo anyway.

Oh, and magic only "always hits" when you're not fighting an enemy with ludicrously high resistance to elemental attacks. Good luck winning Bahssikava's final battle without an archer, for example. :P

(Admittedly, there are also a few things that are immune to physical damage. That's why it's nice to have a mage around, even if I don't use his attack spells under normal circumstances.)

Oh, and I'll grant you one more thing -- mages are fairly effective at low levels, when fighters are still unreliable and a couple of castings of Ice Lances can wipe out most things. At high levels, they become increasingly disappointing.[/QB]
I thought of slings, but way too late to do any good. I haven't used them much; I think its because they're new to me, and they're harder to find lying around than other missiles. But I definitely think I'll try a party with slings. I also specified somewhere above that I use priest spells, since I tend to encumber my party too much for mage spells. Melee attacks are best, though, if the party is close enough and can hit the monsters.

Undead still don't stand a chance against Dikiyoba's party of warrior priests!
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Nephil sighting in General
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Don't forget the typos and differences in translation. Besides the fact that almost any individual verse can be twisted to support many things. No wonder there are so many Christian denominations.

Dikiyoba wishes everyone would follow the spirit of the law, not the letter of it. The world would be a happier place...
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Runescape anyone? in General
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Originally by OMGwtfshediedkthnxbai:

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EDIT: You stop hinting I don't understand that! I hate it when people correct me for no reason. Assume I always have a valid point, if it bothers you. That goes for everyone.
I seem to have found another thing that sets people off...

Sorry.

Dikiyoba senses a case of communication break-down, touchiness, and plastic sporks. Not sure where the plastic sporks came from, but I sense they are around...
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Removing "drunk" effect in The Avernum Trilogy
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The only spell that can hurt the Rakshasa is Cloud of Blades. It's highly effective.

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A4 Demo in Avernum 4
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This is an amusing dicussion that makes Dikiyoba laugh.

Edit: Alorael's next name should relate to this discussion.

[ Thursday, January 05, 2006 15:34: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
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Avernum:4 vs Blades Of Avernum which is the best? in Avernum 4
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I hate trying to write dialogue because it doesn't sound "natural" with the extras taken out but the sentences are hard to follow with all the extras in.

Dikiyoba thinks that perhaps "non-coding words" signify acceptance and honesty between peers and nervousness when around superiors. Just a thought.
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What is your best team of 4? in Blades of Avernum
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That's why I don't like archers/throwers in BoA. They run out of ammo in the most inconvienient moment, or are weighed down by carrying a lot of it. I only use missiles when other things fail. Magic is best for beginning parties because it always hits and when fighting a large number of enemies because one can hit six to eight enemies at a time.

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Can demo players download scenarios? in Blades of Avernum
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Troglodytes, troglodytes, troglodytes...I can spell it now!

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What is Scribbane? in The Avernum Trilogy
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I wrote:

quote:
...the fact that the name and sig both relate to skribbane...
Dikiyoba did not forget to mention your sig, got any skribbane? Plzz dude.
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Star Wars Photoshopping Project in General
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Crazy.

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What is your best team of 4? in Blades of Avernum
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Two sliths: one a melee fighter, the other a priest. Two nephil: one a thief (weaker than others and always behind), the other a priest. Priests have enough mage skills to cast dispel barrier. All characters have mage skills up to haste and priest skills up to smite. Disadvantages to give sliths and nephil equal experience.

Good for beginning, more difficult for mid-levels, obscenely easy for anything with demons or undead because four repel spirit spells in a round kills just about anything walking around that shouldn't be.

Dikiyoba does no diplomacy with the dead; Dikiyoba just attacks.
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Can demo players download scenarios? in Blades of Avernum
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I bet Nephilim Mystery is best played that way. More trogolytes (spelling?) than you can shake a stick at and enough dread curse to take away all of the good magic spells. I think I had to take them out one by one. Oh, plus all the shades and beasts the magic trogolytes summoned...

Dikiyoba just came from the forum when they were discussing NM, so it's on Dikiyoba's mind.
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Avernum:4 vs Blades Of Avernum which is the best? in Avernum 4
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I think there's a difference between slang that is useful and slang that is "cool." For instance, the word skyscraper was once considered slang, but it was usful slang. Using "like" or "homie" every three words isn't usful in the slightest.

Dikiyoba is glad we don't have to talk the way we write or write the way we talk.
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A4 Demo in Avernum 4
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quote:
Originally written by Alorael:
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—Alorael, who refers to himself in whatever person he pleases. Be glad it isn't the second person.
Dikiyoba wishes Dikiyoba would have come up with
a smart reply like that when people where asking Dikiyoba about speaking in third person. But then, when three or four people in different posts start wondering why Dikiyoba speaks in third person (as opposed to one person multiple times), it's mighty unsettling. Especially since at that time, nobody was asking Alorael why Alorael spoke in third person.

Hmm...let's get someone to talk in eleventh person. What would that look like?

Edit: Grammer.

[ Wednesday, January 04, 2006 15:55: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
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