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Nociduas (spoilers) in Avernum 4
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Originally written by Duality:

I will say that the AI in A4 is about the dumbest thing I've ever seen. If an enemy sees one of your characters far away, it runs towards them until it runs out of movement points, usually stopping right next to my fighters so they get a round of free hits before it gets to move again. (considering it's inability to work together or make even moderately intelligent choices, I'd believe he wrote it in 5 minutes while drunk)
The melee creations in Geneforge behave the same way. So maybe the AI was just copied from Geneforge.

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In the making..... in General
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Originally written by SupaNik:

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Originally written by harf'er'melora:

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Originally written by Tyranicus:

I find it rather annoying peronally, but that's just me.
You and every person on the internet above the age of twelve.

I know an 18 year old who still uses l337 to talk to me via email. Although whether or not he's doing that to be annoying is unknown...

I think the age of people who commonly use annoying and difficult abbreviations and slang to communicate electronically is way above twelve. People get in the habit of doing so and will do it until the habit is slapped out of them by college, work, or being banned from forums by angry moderators.

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Harry Potter 4 in General
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Harry Potter gets the Firebolt at the very, very end of the third movie. It's the last thing that happens in the movie. That's the problem with editing and cutting. It leaves holes in the story. We see Harry play one Quidditch game in the third movie, then nothing. But in the book, winning the Quidditch cup is a huge part of the plot. If Harry doesn't get his broom until the end of the movie, how does he play the other Quidditch games?

Dikiyoba.

Edit: Quidditch has two d's.

[ Sunday, January 01, 2006 12:05: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
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Favorite and Most Hated Music To Play in General
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Originally by Plain Old Ordinary Alorael:

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I've never heard of a song flute and I can't find it on Google.
That's odd. I did.

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The Enduring Priest-Tank in Avernum 4
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Nice sig, Delicious Vlish.

Edit: Dikiyoba forgot to put on Dikiyoba's own sig. How embarrassing.

[ Saturday, December 31, 2005 22:39: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
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Runescape anyone? in General
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Kingdom of Loathing is great, full of the wackiness and hidden references which I crave. Unfortunately, the forums aren't nearly as good. The obsession with hiding "spoilers" makes posts almost impossible to follow and destroys the chance for any serious discussion. Thank goodness the SW forum isn't like that. But really, anyone who like KoL can't complain about Runescapes's graphics. KoL's graphics are black and white stick figures.

Dikiyoba.

Edit: Dikiyoba changed Dikiyoba's mind. Any stick figure graphics that don't depict pointless violence, puddles of blood, mutilation, or death are fine art.

[ Saturday, December 31, 2005 22:33: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
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A Brave New Year in General
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This year is already better than last year. Last year I awoke at midnight with a headache because my neighbors were shooting off fireworks. I couldn't go back to sleep until one because of the light, sound, and the throbbing pain. This year, I'm watching a great (if thoroughly stupid) movie with popcorn and soda.

With that, Dikiyoba wishes everyone a happy New Year and all other such great stuff.
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trainers in The Avernum Trilogy
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I think the Orb of Thralni quest (rescuing it from bandits, right?) either happens randomly or happens after you deal the cockroach infestation or something else late in the demo, because I know I got it in the demo without have to wait 160 days. It felt odd to get it so early in the game.

Dikiyoba is working off of memory here and could be wrong.
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Skill Points in Geneforge Series
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Originally by Hume:

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[A] Vlish is no where as good as a drayk. It doesn't do three types of damage. Vlish is no where as good as a drayk. It doesn't do three types of damage. Its ranged attack only does magical damage. Since a guardian nornally has little skill points and equipments to boost your creations, a vlish will have difficulty even to hit its opponents. But if I were you, my guardian would use no creation at all.
I think Jaid was refering to the slow attack of a regular vlish, the terror attack of terror vlish, and poison damage from the melee attack. Jaid does have seven vlish and seven creations of any type can probably do serious damage. Well, maybe not fyoras or thahds.

I personally find that vlish are excellent back-up creations. If I have trouble tackling a specific fight, two or three vlish hanging back to slow/terrify enemies while my guardian is up front and absorbing damage is very useful. Since they are only temporary, all that is needed is a bare minimum of essence for blessings and healing. The vlish can be reabsorbed right after the fight. Or, since they take experience from you, I attack them and get experience for killing them.

Dikiyoba.
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Happy New Years and Insane Food! in General
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Originally by Thuryl:

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It's not all that uncommon; we've had similar experiences when growing pumpkins and zucchini. Pumpkins, zucchini and cucumbers all in the family Cucurbitaceae, so they're quite closely related, and it's not altogether surprising that they're able to hybridise.
Zucchini and pumpkins are actually varieties of the same species (Cucurbita pepo) according to my dictionary, so no problems interbreeding there.

Dikiyoba still has about six hours before midnight.
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Assassination, bows and Strength in The Avernum Trilogy
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I believe dexterity will help both missiles and melee blows to hit an enemy.

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GF1 Thorny Woods in Geneforge Series
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Hmm. I've usually been able to clear the zone just by walking through it. That is, I enter from one side and leave by the other. You shouldn't need to kill Ezog to clear it, because the Takers eventually give you a quest to kill Demel and free Ezog and the others.

Dikiyoba.
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Harry Potter 4 in General
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Because that would be really, really confusing, as opposed to confusing.

Seriously, Dikiyoba is getting tired of this "why third-person?" discussion. And Dikiyoba still can't understand why talking in third person is so odd. Do you have to be a moderator to do odd things without comment?

Edit: Grammer.

[ Friday, December 30, 2005 17:57: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]
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Do we have a future? in Blades of Avernum
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Because Dikiyoba can!

Sorry. That was just too tempting to resist. Actually, Dikiyoba wonders why people find it so odd. It doesn't seem too odd to Dikiyoba. Dikiyoba comes from a place where using third person for oneself is a rather common.
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what does A4 offer us? in Avernum 4
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Originally by Takeru Takashi:

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as to Dikiyoba's Theory: Slith couldn't have been creationof the Vantahi, because they camefrom a diffrent world entirley, and were banished there, making them the only real aliens in the game. If you ever got to the one place, Old something in A/E or E2/A2, i forgot which one, then you'll get it.
It must have been E1/A1, since I've played A2. Try Bahssikava for BoA. The whole scenario is Slith history. As for my "theory," it wasn't intended to be serious. Seriously.

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Harry Potter 4 in General
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Originally by Synergy:

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I think it's quite classy to get petulant or possessive on behalf of a friend, however.

Hmm. I believe Alorael described people who do that for him as "minions." In the best sense of the word, of course.

I want a minion.
All I have are Uruk-haiku.
And they are worthless.

Where Dikiyoba is from, it is highly regarded to refer to oneself in third person. Or even in second-person. But second-person is too difficult to manage in a forum, so Dikiyoba uses third person.
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Do we have a future? in Blades of Avernum
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Originally by Tyranicus:
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Depending on the scenario, god-parties can still be in serious trouble. Nephilim Mystery comes to mind. I'm not saying Nephilim Mystery is good, mind you, I'm just saying that even a god-party can have trouble with that scenario.
A HLPM god-party would have no trouble winning that scenario. A demigod-party that got there by working their way through every previous scenario definitely has the work cut out for them. The problem with god parties is that nothing can hit them, not even a 100-level monster with an obscene amount of strength and dexterity. I tried to make a god-party scenario but it was merely obnoxious, not challenging. The only thing I know of that can damage a god-party is "darkness." Scripting would probably work, but I don't have the patience for that.

Dikiyoba finds god parties very useful. They test Dikiyoba's partially-completed scenarios, and downloaded scenarios to make sure they are worth playing with a proper party.
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Harry Potter 4 in General
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Originally by Spring:

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The mermaids were ugly. They were portrayed as pretty in the book.
Actually, the merpeople were ugly in the book. The mermaid Harry sees in a picture is pretty, but the actual merpeople were ugly.

From Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire:
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The merpeople had grayish skin and long, wild, dark green hair. Their eyes were yellow, as were their broken teeth...
Dikiyoba hasn't seen HP4 yet; suspects it will be good but nowhere near as good as the book. HP5 stands a really good chance of being about the same in the book and movie. HP5 was just a filler between 4 and 7, so any changes in the movie to make it more exciting is fine by Dikiyoba, who gives the book's plot a rating as high as others have been giving to A4's plot. HP6 isn't as good as HP4, arguably the best one out there, but at least it has a worthwhile plot. Dikiyoba is really hoping HP7 is worthwhile...
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They Do Exist in General
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Originally by The Forgotten:
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Science fiction has long shown a bias towards humanoid or (often in the case of villains) reptilian forms. The classical alien is light green or grey skinned, with an enormous head, small body, and the typical four limb and two to five digit structure—i.e., it is fundamentally humanoid with a large brain to indicate great intelligence.
Sounds an awful like the Vahnatai...

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While such bias is predictable, it is also curiously unimaginative and almost certain to be proven wrong should human beings encounter extraterrestrials.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy's most imaginative alien: an intelligent shade of blue.

Originally by Aloreal:

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—Alorael, who wouldn't rule out inability to identify alien life precisely because it's so alien. Is there even a clear definition of what life means in a context other than Earth?
Ah, cells. The biggest factor concerning whether something is alive or not is if it is composed of a cell (most of life on Earth)or multiple cells. Under this definition, viruses technically aren't alive. Whether alien lifeforms are composed of cells or not is unknowm. The task is made harder by the fact that some crystal formations can look like fossilized cells. Fossilized cells proving life on Mars and a second example of life beginning on Earth had to be thrown out because they were later proven to be crystals.

Dikiyoba feels outnumbered by all the little single-celled life forms just in Dikiyoba's house. Good thing most of them are friendly or harmless.
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Favorite and Most Hated Music To Play in General
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Originally by Kelandon:
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The word "recorder" always bothered me. I expect it to be something that, you know, records. For the sake of linguistic (if perhaps not musical) harmony, I think we should just ditch all recorders in favor of pennywhistles, which are almost the same thing anyway.
I know there are songflutes, which are almost exactly like recorders but (I think) they're smaller. They sound almost as bad when played by a mass of grade school children, though.

Dikiyoba didn't mind playing the recorder, it was being in the same room as the music teacher that was the problem. *Shudder* Some people do not have the proper temperament to work with small children.
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It's the A2Template! in Blades of Avernum Editor
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I just downloaded the A2 Template. I feel like I'm home! It's so nice to wander around in old adventuring grounds again! I haven't gotten very far, just around the A2 Tower of Magi and outside of Mertis.

However, I did find a bug. My characters are in the outermost hall of the A2 Tower of Magi, traveling west. As they reach the westernmost turn in the hallway to go north or south, my characters suddenly get taken outside, straight into the middle of a pillar. This is a problem. I went to the editor and adjusted the town boundary. When I went back to the tower to try again, I got the same result, even though my characters are a few spaces away from the town boundary. Anyone have any ideas?

Help! Dikiyoba is stuck in the middle of a pillar and can't move. Anyone have a shattering crystal?
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It's the A2Template! in Blades of Avernum
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I just downloaded the A2 Template. I feel like I'm home! It's so nice to wander around in old adventuring grounds again! I haven't gotten very far, just around the A2 Tower of Magi and outside of Mertis.

However, I did find a bug. My characters are in the outermost hall of the A2 Tower of Magi, traveling west. As they reach the westernmost turn in the hallway to go north or south, my characters suddenly get taken outside, straight into the middle of a pillar. This is a problem. I went to the editor and adjusted the town boundary. When I went back to the tower to try again, I got the same result, even though my characters are a few spaces away from the town boundary. Anyone have any ideas?

Help! Dikiyoba is stuck in the middle of a pillar and can't move. Anyone have a shattering crystal?
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If I Could Make My Own Fantasy Game... in General
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Originally by Ephesos:

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Uh... pardon me for asking, but why are you imitating Alorael's sig? Because I believe we've had an epidemic of that already.
Oops. I did that somewhere else too. I already apologized to Alorael on another post but I guess I have to do it again. Sorry. I usually refer to myself in third person to sign off, but that must have been one of my earlier ones where the ", who" got by. I don't know why. (Look, it rhymes!)

Dikiyoba likes to sign off like this. It's different. Hopefully, it's different enough to avoid offense.
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Favorite and Most Hated Music To Play in General
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Originally by Nicothodes:
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My favorite to play on cello used to be Gavotte by Lully, but it recently changed to the Lord of the Rings music
I love LotR music too. I own all three soundtracks and listen to them constantly. I've played a medly of tunes from The Two Towers in band, which was fun except for all the rests.

Eye of the Tiger is fun to play. And most of the pieces I play in orchestra. I play flute.

Dikiyoba
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Its Almost Christmas in General
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Originally by CPeters:
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Be glad you're not my brother-in-law. His birthday is December 24th.
Ouch. That is bad. Mine is December 30th, which isn't bad at all. Anything I don't get for Christmas I can get for by birthday. And...never any school on my birthday!
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