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Worst game possible: First round in Richard White Games
Shock Trooper
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Profile #19
What's Cell Block? Is it a level? Or a hidden minigame, like Castle Ethilo? And more importantly, can it be found in the full shareware version (that's the only one I have)?

[ Monday, July 10, 2006 08:26: Message edited by: The Lurker ]
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
An Apology Help in Blades of Exile
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #1
NEVER leave combat mode in the Syracuse unless you get a "can't go there in combat mode" message. Even then, make sure that your two PCs are as close to each other as possible. You get the 'three spaces back' problem due to the BoE engine; this has nothing to do with the scenario.
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
What do you think of A4 in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
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Profile #26
Huh. I had played the AT demos before playing A4, and I still liked A4 better. And honestly, I'm with Jeff Vogel on this one - A4 really does remind me of A1, now that I've played it. And I still like A4 better right now.

Also, I really enjoyed The Valley of Dying Things, A Small Rebellion, The Za-Khazi Run, and Diplomacy with the Dead.
(EDIT : However, I do agree that there are better scenarios out here, but I did enjoy the pre-fab scenarios)

[ Tuesday, July 04, 2006 22:58: Message edited by: The Lurker ]
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Laws of Physics? in SubTerra
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #2
Actually you don't need to switch to hard mode to do Laws of Physics, it's just that it will have the tutorial name (and you won't know how many gems you must get and how much time you have to really win the level). I think it's the very last tutorial level, by the way (and I think getting to the secret room involves destroying a blue exit, and perhaps a skelwing too).
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
What do you think of A4 in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #12
I voted 'ok'. While I think it can be fairly easy if you do lots of subquests, if you skip most subquests some parts can be really hard *cough*Mindreaper Lich*cough*.
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Bride of the Abominable Photo Thread in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #47
Redstart : I'm pretty sure I already wrote about my gender (or sex, whatever) and sexual orientation (or lack thereof) in a census topic. Once is more than enough. :P

As for a picture of me lurking 'in the shadowy corner of my room'... Why not, but I probably won't be able to get one for this topic. I may have it ready for the next photo thread.

[ Tuesday, July 04, 2006 04:51: Message edited by: The Lurker ]
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Bride of the Abominable Photo Thread in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #6
Thuryl's hypnotic stare and mysterious smile scare me. O_O

EDIT : That said, he's still cute. :P

[ Monday, July 03, 2006 05:46: Message edited by: The Lurker ]
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Graphics Hoard Unleashed Upon Ye in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #17
quote:
Originally written by Ayami xx:

I like the vampire graphic that Enraged Slith reposted, and want to use it in "Twilight Vale", my next project.
I thought your next project was 'The Demon Stone'? Or maybe you gave up? :confused:
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Xylgham udwlnit skretcko!1!! in General
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Profile #363
quote:
Originally written by Ayami xx:

quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

Dikiyoba is sure that Nikki will find Scene 4 very memorable. :P
Oh very funny. That's the last time you beta-test for me young lady... :P

Highlight of the new stuff, though, was realising that Aura of Flames didn't exist in Nethergate. The thing just gets sillier and sillier.

Can't wait for the next installment.

Yep, Clouds of the Night would have been much more fitting in my opinion. But hey, that's a Dikiyoba script. It's supposed to be silly nonsense. That's what makes it funny. :D
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Best game in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #31
quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

I had no idea that there was a Homeland 2... even in a hypothetical, it-hasn't-been-made-yet sense.

It looks horrible.

Well, it's only an alpha demo.

I liked it, the engine is much better than the Homeland 1 engine. The demo looked fairly promising, really, but there's still a lot of work that needs (would need) to be done, both in terms of engine and gameplay balance. Still, I think it would be worth it.
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
dont like summons? in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #8
quote:
Originally written by Garrison:

I think you missed his point. Regarding Divine Host, I think it is unfair that in the previous Avernum games this has been the highest level priest spell, described as "awesome" in the documentation, and required a huge amount of spell points when it summons shades that are relatively useless by the time you learn the spell. It was positively ridiculous, and the Arcane Summon spell for the mages was far better at the highest level.

I just never saw the reason why priests could not have had a good Divine spell before.

That I agree with. Divine Host was pretty useless in most previous Avernum games (however, Blades of Avernum allows you to summon Fierce Shades at high levels, which are quite strong).

EDIT : And there's no way to unsummon creatures. They should disappear after a while, though.

[ Saturday, July 01, 2006 23:56: Message edited by: The Lurker ]
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Best game in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #25
I voted for Geneforges. I usually enjoy Geneforge more than Avernum (perhaps in part because there are less @%*$ secret passages to look for).
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
dont like summons? in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #4
quote:
Originally written by Euphoriasis:

—Alorael, who is in part prejudiced by earlier games in which summoning was entirely useless except when a smokescreen of cannon fodder was necessary.
I think the Demons' Firestorms can be useful in Blades of Exile. As for previous Avernum games, you've got to be kidding. Arcane Summon can be extremely powerful at high levels (EDIT : especially in Avernum 3), and Capture Soul and Simulacrum are wonderful.

[ Saturday, July 01, 2006 09:18: Message edited by: The Lurker ]
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Icons in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #15
quote:
Originally written by Euphoriasis:

Windows supports Homeland. Are you sure you're comfortable with your operating system?
YES

Oh wait, you weren't talking to me. Nevermind. :P

quote:
Originally written by Sturg:

My brother actually tried Homeland recently. It was slow because it was on our machine with a 166MHz processor and 16MB RAM, but it wasn't totally revolting. But then again, it also wasn't worth the disk space.
Man, even *I* would think that Homeland isn't worth playing on that old a computer (Homeland is sometimes slow on a 800MHz computer with 128MB RAM, and the loading times for Homeland 2 are quite slow on a computer with more than 1GHz. Homeland 2 itself isn't slow, though, just the loading times).
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Best game in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #20
quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

Originally by Silverking:

quote:
In Before the Angry Nethergate/Cultists/Exile Fans Destroy This Topic In Flame Wars.
This can be avoided by simply extolling the virtues of Homeland. (Or better yet, Homeland 2. :P )

... Does that mean you actually played the Homeland 2 demo?
(random off-topic remark : I've noticed that Homeland 2 uses the same Gazer graphics as Geneforge 2. Pretty odd, really.)
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
dont like summons? in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #1
quote:
Originally written by BrTarolg:

yes i AM playing a 4 person party atm....

consisting of one tank, and 2 mages <and one priest>

anyways ive found that most summons are ofc.. useless.

however, have also found, that shades are extremely useful. in big fights, or "boss fights" - when hasted, blessed, protected etc. <things you should ALWAYS have before boss fights> - they deal on average 40-50 damage per turn each, and double curse - aswell as tank - and are immune to those damn freezing particles that many bosses cast.

not only that, greater shades are REALLY strong, and have a HIGH to hit percentage.

although they not may seem much - against nicoduas <zomgz impossible battle> - i didnt use a single potion during that battle <cept for a few energy potions - no invuln potions though> - before i got into the "hes about to cast a spell" - i summoned 8 shades <4 of which were greater shades> and then mass haste - bless etc. - through all previous metheods i didnt stand a chance against him, but this time i outright killed him before he even cast his demon spell :o

does anyone else use shades?

Yes. Divine Host is in my opinion extremely powerful in most battles (and Summon Shade, the spell you're talking about, is pretty good too). The Vengeful Shades are very powerful, and the Divine Shades are simply awesome. In fact, once I got it, I used it for almost every battle. I didn't use it for the last gauntlet due to lack of SP and the super-long battles, but Divine Host was my main spell for the Vyvnas-Bok battle.

I also tend to use other summon spells from time to time, even with my 4 PCs party. They're useful if used wisely, especially Arcane Summon.
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
SubTerra - 8.76 (9.5/7.8) in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #17
Score updated at BainIhrno's request. Also, The Stew Boy, you might want to update your old rating, which isn't valid (it's not precise enough).
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
You'd Beta Believe It... in Blades of Avernum
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Member # 6821
Profile #48
I see I'm late... Not that it really matters, since I couldn't find any problems (so I won't be sending a report).
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Help I did something stupid!! in The Exile Trilogy
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #7
quote:
Originally written by chicho1102:

So the quickfire really has no sense...so bad,it was in theory a very good spell...with some modifications it would be awesome...
I dunno about the Exile Trilogy, but Quickfire can be extremely powerful in Blades of Exile. You just have to wait a very long time if you want it to be really useful. But hey, we can't make it too powerful, or else most players would always be using that spell against non-fire-immune enemies. That wouldn't be fun, now would it?

[ Tuesday, June 27, 2006 00:39: Message edited by: The Lurker ]
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Your favorite video game company in General
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Member # 6821
Profile #18
Team Darkland, Spiderweb Software (EDIT : and Dragonlore, too!), and Sierra On-Line (my favorite series were Space Quest and Quest for Glory).

[ Tuesday, June 27, 2006 00:29: Message edited by: The Lurker ]
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Wow (G4) in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Member # 6821
Profile #37
About switching sides... I can understand this if you're a human, but what if you're a servile? Will you also be able to switch sides? (If so, I'm wondering how and more importantly, why.)

[ Monday, June 26, 2006 00:33: Message edited by: The Lurker ]
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Great barrier in The Avernum Trilogy
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Profile #10
EDIT : Ack, wrong button again.

[ Sunday, June 25, 2006 07:05: Message edited by: The Lurker ]
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Great barrier in The Avernum Trilogy
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Member # 6821
Profile #9
quote:
Originally written by *i:

quote:
Originally written by ginger8445:

If you didn't turn off the Charcter Editor use it to boost all your skills so you never have to train and you can now kill anything with 1 or 2 shots. Also if you have the A3 hintbook it tells you exactly what to do. I'm sorry but you will have to fool around with the mirriors.
This is probably the weakest suggestion I've ever seen. You have troubles, just cheat your way out! Who cares about enjoying the thrill of winning combat and solving puzzles legitimately?

I must say, I kind of agree with Stareye. I do think some games/scenarios can be more enjoyable if you cheat (EDIT : although perhaps not to the extent Ginger 8445 suggested), but I don't think Avernum 3 (which by the way is IMO the easiest of all the Avernum games) is one of them. On the other hand, there are some people out there who mostly play RPGs for the story and the puzzles, and thus they will cheat to get past the combat (or impatient people who will only finish a game legitimately after first finishing it with cheats).

[ Sunday, June 25, 2006 07:07: Message edited by: The Lurker ]
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Wow (G4) in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Member # 6821
Profile #27
Um, yes. But by "very-high-level" I meant Ur-Drakons, Eyebeasts, and those green humanoid beasts that ooze acid and have an unpronouncable name. :P
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Wow (G4) in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Member # 6821
Profile #24
quote:
Originally written by Spidweb:

That is a very kind way to put it. About a month into Geneforge 3, I slapped my forehead and went, "Wait! I'm doing this AGAIN!?!?"
Whoa. I'm sure Terror's Martyr would love those lines.

Anyway, Geneforge 4 looks very promising, to say the least. By the way, would you mind making the very-high-level creations (eyebeasts and such) available a bit earlier in the game, so that they would actually be useful? (other than for clearing the two über-hard areas there are in each Geneforge game, I mean.)

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