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Simulated Reality in General
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Originally by the Mystic:

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What did I ever do to you?
Diprosopus = troll

That should help clear things up, I think.

Originally by Student of Trinity:

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There are so many gruesome murder mystery series out now, that today it occurred to me that someone should write a mystery in which some kind of maniac is killing off all the mystery writers. He takes out author after author, in hideous ways inspired by their own books. But the police finally begin to track him down, and it all builds up towards a climactic capture scene at the Library of Congress. Then you turn over the last page, and it just says, 'Ha! Got another one!'
Heh.

Another possibility, given that mystery novels tend to become series--which makes sense for detectives but not so much for the regular people who just happen to stumble on murders everywhere they go--we could have a series about a person who recognizes this trend and tries to get away from people, only to have the bodies appear in increasingly outrageous ways. It'll start with a drive-by in a big city, soon come to a body falling out of the sky on a deserted island, and before you know it the protagonist will be coerced into helping solve the murder of an Inthiliiv couple on Europa.

Dikiyoba.

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Best Creation. in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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To be fair, it is a fairly nice poll. All the PC-shapeable creations are on there (well, except for the ornk) and they look like they're spelled correctly. Having all the options and being understandable is pretty darn important.

Dikiyoba.

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Hmm. I realize I've never actually done Derenton Freehold or Khima-Uss. I guess I got bored after wiping out Dillame. The Western Morass was pretty difficult the first time through but tedious when nothing but the constant spawns were left. Therile Colony was surprisingly difficult, but I did wipe it out as early as I could.

The Forsaken Shaper Camp was easily the most difficult, which really kind of irked Dikiyoba. Why can a camp that brought all its people and supplies in on a few small boats produce seemingly endless rots while the Western Morass, with its access to the rest of the continent, can only manage to summon vlish?

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Essence/Shaping Question in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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1. The creations you make tie up essence while they live. So if you have 21 essence and then create a fyora worth 11 essence, you now only have 10 essence. The only way to get back to 21 essence is if the fyora dies or you reabsorb it.

2. If I understand what you are asking correctly, you created a cryoa? You can learn a new version of a creation by learning how to create it three times. So, in your case, using the Geneforge gives you one level in creating fyoras. Then I'm assuming you bought two more levels from Jared. That gives you the ability to create a cryoa.

Dikiyoba.

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Originally by Student of Trinity:

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...maybe a bit less dungflinging.
Which is quite an accomplishment, really. :P

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Why did the Avernites not teleport outoff Avernum? in The Avernum Trilogy
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As far as the "hunted down" part goes, Avernum almost lost the war even with the Avernites united and the difficulty the Empire had teleporting supplies and soldiers down and the inexperience the Empire had in fighting in caves. If half the Avernites went above ground and the other half stayed, both groups would have been crushed. If all the Avernites had gone above ground, then the Empire had plenty of experience fighting on the surface and would have had less difficulty with supplies and soldiers (even if it was in a remote location) and so they still would have been defeated.

But the difficulty of teleporting is probably the bigger factor.

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This is a reoccuring problem for Windows users. There's nothing Kelandon can do to fix it.

Dikiyoba posted a workaround here. It's ugly, but as far as Dikiyoba knows, it works.

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What is better Shapers or Rebels? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Originally by Lepus Timidus:

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This is where we have a fundamental disagreement. You seem to believe that the Outsider humans hold anti-Creation views primarily due to social conditioning, that it's not the poor dears' fault. I believe that they hold such views primarily because it is convenient for them to do so. There may be some social conditioning involved, but nothing which a decent individual can't overcome.
I think social conditioning helps define what "decent" is and isn't.

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Your mentality is slack-jawed and simplistic.
And your mentality sees things in black and white that are not.

There are extremists who will never give in and never compromise on both sides. But you also have a bunch of people who support the Shapers but could be convinced to support the Rebels in the right situation. You have people who are almost entirely neutral. And you have a bunch of humans and intelligent creations who support the Rebels but could be convinced to support the Shapers (or start a new rebellion) in the wrong situation.

If the Rebellion acts as ruthlessly as you want it too, it will repulse people. The moderate Shaper supporters will only be driven further into the Shaper camp. The people who were neutral will support the Shapers. And the moderate Rebels will desert or start their own faction. The Rebels need more supporters to have any chance of winning the war, not less.

Besides, the Shapers already demonstrated a "If you aren't with us, you're against us and therefore must die" mentality. The result was oppression and genocide. If the Rebellion takes the same mentality, it will result in exactly the same outcome. The drakons are already showing signs of it.

I admit I don't have any answers. The Shapers have all the power, so there aren't many options for the Rebels to take. But the Rebels don't have to win by crushing the Shapers. They win if the Shapers agree to let intelligent creations live freely and in peace. The more supporters they can get, the easier it is for them to do that. And not being blinded to the possibility of compromise because anyone connected to the Shapers is "the enemy" also helps.

Dikiyoba.

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What is better Shapers or Rebels? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Originally by Lepus Timidus:

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Should I do that for someone who didn't purchase Geneforge 3? :D
Yes, you should. Thank you.

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I don't buy it, because throughout the entire series we don't see any serious attempt by the Shapers to 'brainwash' the Outsiders with propaganda, and there is no such thing as 'mass media' to make such a feat possible.
They have an entire culture in which all humans are born into and live their whole lives under. There are no other cultures to look too, no different opinions to choose from. Shaper society controls people just as much as Shapers control creations.

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This is what many people can't seem to grasp. I'm not for the killing of innocent civilians. I'm for the killing of all of my enemies, even the vocal ones, even the ones who support soldiers in a non-military manner. In the Geneforge world, that translates to the bulk of the humans. They are all enemies of the Rebellion. So you don't need to send a troupe of soldiers into a settlement to selectively kill the Shapers (while losing your own troops in the process), you can just blow the whole settlement to smithreens with no guilt whatsoever, and not cry about any innocent loss of life, because there was none. That's how wars are meant to be fought, none of this pussyfooting BS that some of the pansies here tout.
But if you are justified in waging total war, then the Shapers are justified waging total war too. They can't afford to lose troops picking out the soldiers from the civilians. And besides, the civilians are helping the combatants in some way or another. Now the Shapers are justified in killing every servile, drayk, and drakon they find. And they can do it without guilt. Congratulations.

Dikiyoba.

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A Fun Little Project of Mine in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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I notice that you can walk into the blackness and off the screen.

The tiles make Dikiyoba think "school", so maybe journeymen Shapers hazing the new apprentice?

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Originally by AnarhIztok2511:

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You were right Dikiyoba, it really did remove one point of itself as well, which was ironic, coz i couldn't have gotten rid of it!
Unfortunately, it's only a display bug. The curse itself works just fine.

Lenar: The BoA bug thread? It isn't.

Dikiyoba.

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G5 wishlist. in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Perhaps what we need is a revised stunning system now that the AP system has been changed.

Also, battle disciplines would certainly help solve the weakness (and uncoolness) of battle creations. Thahds would know just the first two or three, maybe, and war tralls would know them all.

Dikiyoba.

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The Graveyard Thread in General
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Originally by olop4444:

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Low on health. In combat. Attempts to cast heal, but accidently clicks on curing. Fangclaw has died.
It's also fairly annoying when you have multiple party members and accidentally hit the wrong number and so heal someone who doesn't need healing instead of the one who does. Dikiyoba has done that many times. Whoops!

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What is better Shapers or Rebels? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Originally by Lepus Timidus:

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This attitude is reflected in the Rebel ending for Geneforge 3, where the Shaper Council states that they will continue fighting against overwhelming odds, as even if the world is turned into a burnt husk, they will be masters of it.
I don't have G3, so could you please post a screenshot for me?

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Yep, with the exception of perhaps those serviles and other creations who have been brainwashed from birth to slavishly serve the Shapers. I would rather see re-educated.
But the humans have spent their whole lives under Shaper dominance and ideology too, so in a sense, they've also been brainwashed. As players, we're given the good, bad, and ugly facts about both the Shapers and Rebels. Most civilians only get the good facts about Shapers and bad facts about Rebels.

If the Shapers tell a shopkeeper who has very little experience or contact with serviles that they are happy working in the fields and the ones that aren't happy are dangerous and so must be destroyed to keep people safe, then how is the shopkeeper to know different? In many cases, it's just ignorance.

Originally by Xel:

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Wow two examples, give him a round of applause! Seriously, there are many, MANY drayks/drakons, and you found two out of at least a thousand of both.
You only need one contradicting example to disprove a blanket statement.

That said, Dikiyoba does seem to remember a statement somewhere about drayks acting as a memory storage due to their long lives. It seems out of place, so maybe Dikiyoba is just making it up. Someone help Dikiyoba out?

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Originally by Randomizer:

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I got a huge box of letters back before the Internet because I had high scores. At least it's easier to delete spam emails then open and toss paper.
Dikiyoba still got quite a few letters from colleges, though. Not a huge box, thankfully, but quite a stack.

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+ creation stat items in Geneforge Series
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They work exactly the same way the items that stats or resistances for your character work. While an item is equipped, it will give the bonus to all your creations. Bonus intelligence doesn't count towards the two intelligence points needed to control a creation, however.

Dikiyoba.

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How could you know if it was just him if you don't even know what it is? :P

IMAGE(http://www.yesnet.yk.ca/schools/wes/webquests_themes/dinosaurs_corinne_2005/dino_pictures/images/diplodocus_jpg.jpg)

Dikiyoba.

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Originally by Gale:

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Hmm. All of those plates and no silverware?

(I guess you could say that there are knives.)
There are forks, knives, and spoons in A5.

I take everything I can, even the bones and trash, because there are occasion sellable items I would overlook if I didn't.

And because Dikiyoba is obsessive-compulsive. Useless items belong in huge piles, not hidden away in chests or scattered around on the floor! :P

Edit: Curse you, Salmon! :P

[ Saturday, February 23, 2008 16:28: Message edited by: Dikiyoba ]

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I think this is what happening, but I could be wrong. Dread curse removes one level from every skill. Dread curse is displayed as a skill. So it ends up removing a level from itself. You still have those levels of dread curse but they aren't being displayed properly.

Dikiyoba.

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Geology Lecture in General
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Originally by Nioca:

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I admit that I have little experience on such matters and may be off-base or incorrect on this, but from what I can glean, there really isn't too much being done to counter such an emergency. Mind, not all that much can be done for such a situation, but I still think that a little more could be done to stop such attacks before they reach their full potential. Maybe armed security guards, and an emergency broadcast system that alerts the entire school and local officials at the flip of a switch?
It's important to remember that mass school shootings are infrequent--they're just guaranteed to make national news when they do occur. So any preventive measure has to be cost-effective and extremely convienient to be worth it.

Also, to a certain extent, the more often emergency measures are taken, the less effective they become. My high school abused the lockdown to the point where it was a joke. If there had been an actual incident, it would be hard to get everyone to take it seriously until too late. Being complacent may be worse than being unprepared.

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We are told repeatedly that low-level creations like thahds and artila are shaped specificially so they can't reproduce. However, this rule seems to get violated more often than not.

Dikiyoba.

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Episode 4: Spiderweb Reloaded. Something like that anyway. in General
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Jeran, you have every other post on this page and all but one of them have been a one-liner. Please stop spamming.

Dikiyoba.

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I was hoping that one more useless post then would make for less useless posts in the future. Clearly, I was mistaken. Sorry 'bout that.

Dikiyoba.

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Congratulations Jeff in General
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Originally by Emperor Tullegolar:

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I still steal them even though they are now unsellable.
Well, of course. Dikiyoba does that too. With the G4/A5 encumbrance system, it's easier than ever.

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Originally by Salmon:

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You owe me your soul. :P
Nuh-uh! You only own 57% of it!

Dikiyoba.

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