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Have I been playing too much Geneforge? in Geneforge Series
Shock Trooper
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Profile #10
What did I mean when I said "nother?" I mean, I know what I meant. But why in Terrestria did I type "nother?"

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A Few More Advance Words On Geneforge 4 in Geneforge Series
Shock Trooper
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Profile #138
Well I didn't mean "disappointed" in the sense that I didn't like the games. Just that, what I predicted was false.

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Have I been playing too much Geneforge? in Geneforge Series
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Profile #8
It's when your hallucinatons include serviles that you know something is wrong.
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I have visual hallucinations, but they're typically just lights and movements. Sometimes people. Nother from Geneforge (yet).

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Rings -GF2- in Geneforge Series
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Profile #4
Should you get Geneforge 3, continue selling both gold and silver rings -- just keep the platinum ones. I reveal nothing else.

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I have God Powers? -GF2- in Geneforge Series
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Profile #14
Jesus had a helmet?

Interesting buggy area, I guess. Only other instance I know of is Pinner's "escape zone" area.

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A Few More Advance Words On Geneforge 4 in Geneforge Series
Shock Trooper
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Profile #136
Double Post.

[ Friday, May 12, 2006 19:47: Message edited by: Nick Ringer ]

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Posts: 284 | Registered: Tuesday, January 31 2006 08:00
A Few More Advance Words On Geneforge 4 in Geneforge Series
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Profile #135
quote:
Originally written by Zeviz:

Or, in an even more bizzare twist, the player character from Gf3 could be the final boss of Gf4. Another boss could be a Geneforge-using player character from Gf1, who went off to make his own kingdom somewhere, but could get involved in larger politics again.
I had imagined the PC's of previous games being NPC's of subsequent games. I was disappointed twice.

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A Few More Advance Words On Geneforge 4 in Geneforge Series
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Profile #120
quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

But what I really want is some explanation, however sketchy, of why some creations get cooked up in vats but others materialize out of thin air (like mine). It has been bugging me for three games, now, that I keep walking through all these fine, spooky shaper labs full of vats and summoning platforms and spawners, and yet I don't seem to need any such paraphernalia to make my own creations. So why all the labs and equipment?

I've been imagining my own explanations, but I'd like to have an official one. Especially if it ended up playing some role in a plot.

I think Golems and other hybrid creations need materials, combined with essence. The vats of glaahk parts and stuff are for studying. The Shaping labs are basically essence sources. And the first Geneforge, I think in the second area, mentions that the round stone platforms are only there to make shaping more convenient.

What I don't understand is how Shapers can keep essence in their bodies. For a long time I thought essence was just a form of magic/energy. Then in GF3 we're told that it's a mixture of chemicals, magically charged good, and partially living flesh. Maybe the word "essence" refers to the fluid as well as the energy?

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An Empirical Analysis on GF3 Diplomatic Agents in Geneforge Series
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Love it. Too hungry to type more, but I'll bump it for now.

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A Few Advance Notes On Geneforge 4 in Geneforge Series
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Profile #239
As long as we're talking about Animal Farm, can we have Ornk playing cards and gambling with humans at the end?

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A Few More Advance Words On Geneforge 4 in Geneforge Series
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Profile #44
Good observations by Delicious Vlish ... Dominate could be a lesser-lasting spell, perhaps? Takes 2 turns to cast maybe. And lasts just 5. Less dependant on skill.

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A Few More Advance Words On Geneforge 4 in Geneforge Series
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Profile #27
I personally like insurmountable enemies. Perhaps someone you meet at the beginning and really want to kill, but there's no way you could.

Also, the multiple-stage battles were very cool. Like Litalia doing her "Akhari! Take me!" the first time you beat her down.

I've never really had to make the choice between battle and diplomacy; I'm glad that's better-defined. Usually I was able to break all the doors and traps, talk everyone into submission, then go back just to kill everything that moves. Lots of experience, never had to choose one path.

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A Few Advance Notes On Geneforge 4 in Geneforge Series
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Profile #233
There have only been a FEW notes by Jeff himself.

Fortunately, he (in my opinion, correctly) predicted that more people would read further comments if he made a new thread, which he did.

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Posts: 284 | Registered: Tuesday, January 31 2006 08:00
A Few More Advance Words On Geneforge 4 in Geneforge Series
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Member # 6754
Profile #10
quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

Sholai are human, though. They aren't the same ethnicity as the Shapers, but they are human.

Dikiyoba.

That was my assumption. Besides, can you think of four other classes? Let us speculate:
- Servile (good at infiltration?)
- Outsider (Villager or whatever)
- Sholai (Sailor, I guess as to Shaper)
- Warrior (as to Guardian)
- Mage (as to Agent)

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Posts: 284 | Registered: Tuesday, January 31 2006 08:00
A Few More Advance Words On Geneforge 4 in Geneforge Series
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Member # 6754
Profile #2
I sympathize with the food poisoning most of all. I once had it, really, really bad. Unable to throw up for four days of nauseating agony, spent trying to induce puking as I knelt before the god of porcelain. Eventually lost consciousness and vomited my [expletive left to imagination of reader] brains out in a stupor.

Love quests that lead to more quests. Oooh, how I hope Sholai are playable!

... this calls for a celebration. A canister, please, Igor.

(EDIT) Can there be animations of canister use? or unlocking things? Oh, please? I'll do the animation myself and everything ... I'm good with cartooning and 3D modelling!

[ Friday, April 28, 2006 16:24: Message edited by: Nick Ringer ]

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Geneforge without the Geneforge in Geneforge Series
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Member # 6754
Profile #18
Actually, I would swig it out of a bottle I kept in a drawer under the computer (how unorthodox!). I used to drink peach vodka as I played. And by vodka, I mean 70-proof CRAP. $14 for a handle. McCormick's, which I actually love. Just don't spill it. So sticky and sweet. Tend to hit my head on the desk, swaying madly.

And how can you put "balance" and "drinking" into the same sentence? Damn "straight" lines, they move them under your feet. Sneaky cops.

Er, can we talk about Geneforge though? I was really liking the war-waging, with troops at your disposal and stuff.

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Geneforge without the Geneforge in Geneforge Series
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Member # 6754
Profile #16
No.

When I'm intoxicated* I do other stuff. But drunken attempts to play any Geneforge title proved difficult, given the reading and the fact that I forget what I did. Much better, I tore the counter surface off my bathroom sink in a burst of herculean might, then passed out on the floor.

Incidentally, has anyone noticed that each Geneforge title has more drunks than the previous one? GF1 doesn't have any that come to mind. GF2 has Zoka and some other serviles. GF3 has a few significant NPC's and a whole inn of sailors who are "sleeping off the near-suicidal amount of alcohol they consumed the night before."

* intoxicated: inebriated, drunk, buzzed, crapitated, under the influence, sloshed, toasted, hammered, pissed, ****ed up, ****faced, creamed, blitzed, blasted, blottoed, wasted, lit etc.

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Posts: 284 | Registered: Tuesday, January 31 2006 08:00
A Few Advance Notes On Geneforge 4 in Geneforge Series
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Profile #231
As long as we're so pathetically off topic:

I have always hated the way the serviles looked, with their big, pointy noses. A little too inhuman for me, you know? Who agrees? I think they should look more childish, and live up to their name. And now for one of my characteristic sketches:

IMAGE(http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/3684/serviles8ti.png)

Didn't turn out how I expected. Tried to make a fat, sad looking creature.

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Posts: 284 | Registered: Tuesday, January 31 2006 08:00
Geneforge without the Geneforge in Geneforge Series
Shock Trooper
Member # 6754
Profile #13
The uh-oh was a joke. Can't blame you for thinking otherwise, it's tough to detect e-sarcasm.

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7 Creation Party in Geneforge Series
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Profile #5
Eyebeasts are, arguably, the most powerful creations.

For lower levels, I'm very fond of Glaahks. If you can't produce the essence for much more powerful creations, make Glaahks.

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Boat Trouble in Geneforge Series
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Profile #7
The boat should take you to the world map, not the zone. In fact, the map should have a little boat icon to jump islands, provided you've used the boat.

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A Few Advance Notes On Geneforge 4 in Geneforge Series
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Member # 6754
Profile #217
Cool off, it doesn't matter who thought of this or that.

My creations are pure-orange and only occupy terrain of the same color. Also, they tell you "you're cute" periodically.

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Geneforge without the Geneforge in Geneforge Series
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Member # 6754
Profile #10
Uh oh, I'm in the sig.

MagmaDragoon, you might want to consider shortening. Not the ingredient, but take out the extra spacing in your sig. Your posts take up the screen even if you post just one line ... I mean. You could get it down to:

No one was born to be a slave. Join the Awakened TODAY!
Slartucker: Magma, you are actually Marlenny's dog ... I think we should make MagmaDragoon's mother an honorary member of the forums.
Nick Ringer: Are you suggesting Jeff Vogel is a god? Many here would not disagree.
Spring: Magma, you look a bit like MM with glasses.
> Written by MagmaDragoon, the mighty LavaKnight and also only one Italian™ in the Forum.

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Boat Trouble in Geneforge Series
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Member # 6754
Profile #4
Just to clarify (and maybe to show off, just a little):

The Gull-Spears boat returns to Gull North Docks after the first time you use it; to misquote the game, because "Gull North Docks would be a better place from which to continue an adventure."

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Infiltrators Items -GF2- in Geneforge Series
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Profile #3
You can't get the ring until late in the game (Purified Essence is only found in Pharaon's (sp?) Hall and in the Pit of the Bound). I remember the Infiltrator's cloak being in that northern pass ...

Infiltrator Vest: in faculty room of Magus Complex; on body near servant mind of Benerii-Uss Power
Infiltrator's Cloak: on body in northern corner of Northern Pass; on body near servant mind of Benerii-Uss Power
Infiltrator Charm: from clockwork drakon of Clockwork Maze
Infiltrator Shield: in southeast building of Trapped Forest

Other unofficial infiltration items:
Tinker's Gloves: in Kari's room of Clockwork Maze; in central room of Shade Patrol
Shining Shield: from cult leader of Zhas-Uss Outskirts; for completing Battle Beta quest from Darian of Darian's Sanctuary

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