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My God can beat up your God! in General
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Profile #107
quote:
Originally written by GremlinJoe:

By the way God can make something so heavy he can't lift it, he plays by his own rules, but also he can bypass any one of his rules in a ligitimate way.
So there's something he's UNABLE to do? Your ultimatum FALLS!

... the only way to revive this thread is to continue with unbridled silliness:

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Whats the Highest level You have Ever Gotten a Charactor? in Geneforge Series
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Level 52 in Geneforge. The trick is not to use any canisters -- I didn't use one, although it didn't seem to change my ending. Poll should've been a bit more inclusive?

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Rebalancing between games in Geneforge Series
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Profile #11
Instead of changing PC stats, enemies should be made stronger. Stunning you beyond resistance if need be, etc. I think if you don't focus on a skill, it should be your weakness. It's this lack of necessary player weaknesses that brings up such debates.

What about some unreasonably tough enemy? A test, or something you don't have to do. Like the Golems at the Testing Grounds in GF3, but harder than anything else in the game. The challenge would help players decide on the best class/strategy.

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X-Men 3 movie review: Awesome similarities to the recent discussion of morality in G3 in Geneforge Series
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I agree on the similarity with Geneforge but I don't like the "conversion factor" of the article.

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Dan Brown Book... in General
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I liked it. The movie just came out. Why haven't I seen it?

The Da Vinci Code is fiction.

FICTION.

It's meticulously researched and largely without fantasy (ie very realistically possible) but it's just a book. Is Dan Brown's assessment true -- that this revalation is "shaking the very foundations of mankind?"

I don't see why every religious zealot has to get his punishing chains in a bunch over a book. I mean, you don't see people pissing and moaning about the bible near as much as about The Da Vinci Code. And it didn't even get a movie.

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The Ultimate Survey in General
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Profile #63
Last night, I watched "That 70's Show" and spilled beverages. The last thing I downloaded was a lot of porn. I've licked many batteries, and my finger has found home in light bulb sockets and open switchplates; my dog once peed on an electric fence, too. In my opinion "rap" is missing a 'c' . I'll be registered to vote in a few months. I've made a few crank calls, including police impersonation (told a kid's dad he was a heroin dealer to get him in trouble; he deserved it). I'd love to go sky diving. I've been to China and all over Europe and I live in the U.S. I like the Boondocks. The best movie ever is Animal House. Payday bars beat out everything else. I've never won a significantly important award. The original "Donkey Kong" can't be beat. I puked in class once, when I was little. I'm already a millionaire. I don't know any SW members well enough. Love at first sight is very real; the brain decides on sex appeal within 1/500th of a second. Mostly, I think about ... I'm not saying. Johnny Depp (only cause people say I look like him; I don't) and Whitney Houston. Food poisoning. Seinfeld. I played Age of Empires a few days ago, and Pikmin yesterday. I don't rent movies, I tend to buy them and never watch them. I would rather be dumped than dump. I may well be the dirtiest SW forum patron. I've never regretted a kiss.

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Why I did not like Geneforge 3 in Geneforge Series
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Profile #22
quote:
Originally written by Spidweb:

P.S. I wrote this without thinkin, since I know some would happily get their chuckles by making up words from scratch to make me look stupid. I like having to be such a guardian when writing on these forums. I reassure you that attempts to piss me off will succeed.
Wouldn't it just be easier to diliberately misquote you? Who's going to go back and check?

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Living Tools in Geneforge Series
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Profile #6
I use them as I get them. Always. You get experience.

Actually, I tend to run out of things to unlock before I run out of Living Tools. I even unlock quest doors before I do the quest (the ones in Dhonal's Keep for instance) for that much more exp.

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Geneforge 3 in Geneforge Series
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I voted Guardian, Magma ... I like being able to stand next to something knowing it will be reduced to a puddle in the next ten seconds. However I don't use creations as a Guardian; the ultimate character for me would be a magical Guardian with no shaping skills. That way, I could augment myself further.

But what's the point of good armor and weaponry if you're not going to use it? Guardians are where it's at.

Am I the only one who thinks of "Donnie Darko" when I see "Dakro?" I loved that movie.

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Why I did not like Geneforge 3 in Geneforge Series
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Profile #17
It'd be just about impossible to make happen.

But changing leaders' minds about their own goals? Ah yes. It's nice, rather than choosing to either obey or kill them.

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Sholai and Sucia Island in Geneforge Series
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What do you mean by "the Empire?"

The Sholai describe themselves as coming from a barren, isolated land; due to lack of resources, they must trade to survive, and meet as many other civilizaitons as they can. So if the Sholai had broken off from the Shapers, a case of ignorant isolationism is very unlikely. The Sholai in GF3 implies that they've only just met the Shapers.

The temple's carvings were written by Sucia natives. The descendants of those who wrote it became the Shapers. The other natives were wiped out or horribly mutated (like the Shades and Heustess). This provides no evidence that the Sholai originated there. In fact, it is almost impossible given GF1's history of Sucia.

The only remaining theory I can give you is that the Sholai populated Sucia in the first place. So in that respect, the Sholai would be the origin of the Shapers. It would explain the language similarity.

But let's not get into universal common ancenstry. I could submit that the Shapers came from Lucy.

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My God can beat up your God! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6754
Profile #25
I'm sorry, Betelgeuse appears to have been allegedly created by many of your gods. Instead, I'm going to just use Hermes and run away.

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GF1 - Playing without cannisters in Geneforge Series
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I played through Geneforge without using canisters. The only place I couldn't fight through was Guarded Docks and the Shaper Crypt. But I made it off the island. And yeah, no ending difference. But I had high levels ...

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Shopping Problem in Geneforge Series
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Profile #20
... that was your 1234 th post.

Was Syros the one who became Easss? Or was Easss always named as such?

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Big-Mondo Spoilers: the Big Secret in Geneforge Series
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Profile #6
Thanks, Zev.

I'll be honest: I did not see it coming. I thought the "ancient race" was totally unrelated and had been wiped out before the Shapers arrived. It is made pretty clear by notes that the Shapers exploring Sucia had no such suspicions, and that the ruins were already haunted.

So the Shaper cult is a few centuries old ... maybe we can form a vague timeline.

o Sucia is populated by savage and unorganized natives.
o Some isolate themselves and build the temple to study.
o Separated islanders gain magical talents, then imprecise Shaping talents.
o They attack* uncivilized islanders by Shaping them.
o Some+ are inadvertently made stronger, and new diseases are born.
o A few talented islanders escape Sucia. Some shape themselves to become immortal drones.
o Mutants and diseases wipe out islanders^.
o Immigrants from Sucia take over on the mainland, becoming the Shapers.

* Motive unclear; probable want for power.
+ Is Heustess one of these? Surviving "savage?"
^ Presumably everyone on Sucia Island died out.

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Post Chat Snippets Completely Out Of Context in General
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Profile #33
I had sex with a barstool once.

A good out of context quote. Except, I'm really just saying that now.

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My God can beat up your God! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6754
Profile #2
As of now, I will be regularly worshipping Betelguese. Any takers?

God can't even make a rock he can't lift. So much for omnipotence.

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Big-Mondo Spoilers: the Big Secret in Geneforge Series
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Profile #2
Which pylon? All I remember are the "at one point they had sheep. Later, they had more sheep."

Although the fyora carvings on the temple's walls are clueful.

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The Ornk Lord: I need Infos in Geneforge Series
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Profile #4
No conversation. Just kill the pesky thing. Gloves are plus strength and minus intelligence. Perhaps some other stuff.

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Shopping Problem in Geneforge Series
Shock Trooper
Member # 6754
Profile #18
But I'm too smart for them; I never plan ahead!

I think that Drayk you're talking about is Rhakkus, or Akkat. One of the GF2 leaders. Does anyone know for sure?

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Different Magic For Each Class in Geneforge Series
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I support you, MD, but there would have to be some common spells between the classes (heal, daze, bless).

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"Blades of Geneforge" in Geneforge Series
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Moreforge.

Just a scenario editor, really.

[EDIT] Actually, make that Yourforge.

[ Wednesday, May 17, 2006 14:22: Message edited by: Nick Ringer ]

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Big-Mondo Spoilers: the Big Secret in Geneforge Series
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Without discussing it, at least right off the bat ... how many people have found the Big Secret? It's in the original Geneforge, and that's all I'm saying. But I want to discuss it. Just ... without revealing it to those who haven't found it in-game. And I'm still going to be vague in talking about it.

... so ...

If you haven't found big secret of Geneforge, read no further. It will ruin your life forever.

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My initial reaction to the Big Secret was a desire for more detail. Not a shrug and "I guess." Given millenia to contemplate such things, you'd think one have more to say.

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Character Names in Geneforge Series
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Either way, the name "Esther" refers to something divine, enigmatic, mysterious -- appropriate for the Agent, who should probably be these things.

I thought kongfu was Chinese.

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A Few More Advance Words On Geneforge 4 in Geneforge Series
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Profile #160
We'll just have to throw rocks at them.

I'm okay with "Blades of Geneforge." Kind of a bastardization but it'd help some of us exert creative needs.

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