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Questions... in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #7
Exile tends to be much more complicated than Avernum. It has a lot more spells, a lot more tactical challenges, and a few features that Avernum doesn't have, such as conveyor belts. Scenarios are also much easier to make with the BoE editor - you do not need to create TXT files for your scripts. I'd say BoE is definetely worth buying, if only because of the fact that there are so many BoE scenarios out there (and, in my opinion, all of the BoA scenarios released so far are not nearly as 'good' or 'interesting' as some [read as : a lot of] BoE scenarios, perhaps due to the engine).

[ Tuesday, May 16, 2006 00:14: Message edited by: The Lurker ]
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Xylgham udwlnit skretcko!1!! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #154
Blasphemy! Divine Retribution was never effective against demons! Now, if Ephesos had cast Ravage Spirit, I would have understood, but I think all demons are immune to most magical attacks, including Divine Retribution (in A3, it only damages living targets, and in A4, it's a fire attack, and demons are very resistant to fire).
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Moral dilemmas in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #40
1) Accepting Bragg's offer has no consequence whatsoever. You won't meet him in the Abyss. It's a bit like that Haakai/Stone Circle part in Avernum 3. If you choose to free the demons, it has no consequence.

2) I usually don't kill Krytos. I don't think his treasure is all that interesting anyway. Also, it does seem immoral.

3) I never felt that bad about Crain, perhaps because he's a real jerk. The "I flirted with their crazy daughter, who wouldn't" part especially made me want to kill him. Had it been a real life problem, I would of course have acted differently (I don't believe in killing unless it's really, really necessary), but I'll use that lame excuse : it's only a game, and death in Avernum doesn't seem to be as bad as real life death. Sigh.

4) At first, I felt really bad about the Infernal Shroud artifact quest. Killing the drake and the dragon's familiar just seemed wrong. On the other hand, the drake doesn't seem to mind being killed, and I think demons are just banished if they're 'killed' in the Avernum plane, so they don't really die (a proof : Grah-Hoth was killed in A1, yet he's behind the Tower of Magi attack in A3).

5) Grint was so funny I almost felt bad about killing him. Almost. :P
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Xylgham udwlnit skretcko!1!! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #143
quote:
Originally written by radix malorum est cupiditas:

So I'm doomed to life of eternal misspelling and/or bad grammar as soon as the thing finds me?

Yipee.

You're speling and gramar wil probaly get resurected in esipode 3. ;)
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Post Chat Snippets Completely Out Of Context in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #21
Zeeqon5 (7:23:16 PM): Harny pral!
TerrorsMartyr (7:23:22 PM): ...sh**.
Zeeqon5 (7:23:29 PM): What?
TerrorsMartyr (7:23:33 PM): Nevermind.
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Xylgham udwlnit skretcko!1!! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #141
Yippee, new scenes at last!
Now let me get my Homeland Demonslayer blade with +10 bonus to hit and I'll be ready to fight that Haakai.
*takes a deep breath and prepares a teleport spell*

Oh wait... maybe I won't even get to fight the Haakai, seeing as how powerful Ephesos is.

(Also, how many skribbane potions does Alorael have? He must have a summon skribbane spell or something... :P ).
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
SpidWeb Champions in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #44
quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

quote:
Originally written by Mr.Bookworm:

quote:
Originally written by The Lurker:

Even if SubTerra 2 is only for Mac,
There was a second one?

Yes, but it's actually only for Linux, not Mac.

Whoops, sorry. I guess I got it wrong. It must be because it has been a while since the last SubTerra 2 thread.
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
SpidWeb Champions in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #26
quote:
Originally written by MagmaDragoon:

quote:
Originally written by The Lurker:

Also, I really don't know why you all dislike Homeland so much.
Because is only for Win. Right?

I doubt it. SubTerra is only for Windows (even if SubTerra 2 is only for Mac), and yet many see it as the only potentially worthwhile non-JV Spidweb game.
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
SpidWeb Champions in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #24
quote:
Originally written by Redstart:

quote:
And, uh, I wasn't that agitated, you know.
Oh, okay. I just mistook your eyes bulging out of your cranium for agitation. Gas? :P

No, Polaris lurking side-effects. ;)
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
SpidWeb Champions in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #21
quote:
Originally written by Redstart:

Calm down.

It was a few months back. The 'Ash got banned' incident. (I wasn't directly involved, the suggestion was made by Jeff to spy-there, but I think it would apply to anyone.)

Ah, I see. Thanks for the info.

And, uh, I wasn't that agitated, you know. I was just surprised that Jeff could possibly have told another customer not to buy A4 after what happened. But since you weren't directly involved, your post is much more understandable. :P
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
SpidWeb Champions in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #18
quote:
Originally written by Redstart:

(Jeff told me not to)
WTH? :eek:
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Content ratings in Blades of Exile
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #4
There are some ratings out there I have trouble understanding, though. I mean, why would tehGRICH2 be rated NC-17? Is it a joke? Or did I miss something?
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Spawner graphics: G1 vs G3 in Geneforge Series
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #8
I thought the G1 spawner looked like a giant mutated carrot, and I thought the G3 spawner looked like some kind of mutated fungus. While I think the G1 spawners are somewhat prettier, I also think that the G3 spawner looks less ridiculous and more realistic.

Overall, I think I prefer the G3 spawner.
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
SpidWeb Champions in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #14
quote:
Originally written by Kelandon:

But also because there's a fatal bug somewhere in the middle of the game.
Nope, not if you have the latest version. In earlier versions, the Devourer would not be able to kill Braccus if you did something wrong (I do not know what that thing was, I never experienced this bug, I just read about it on the Dragonlore website), and you wouldn't be able to teleport to Necru, which meant that you couldn't finish the game. This has been fixed, and I finished Homeland several times without problems. I do think there may still be one bug, though - if you re-read a certain book in the Lauriston catacombs when you're not supposed to do it, you may not be able to finish the game (I don't think I ever tried it, but this bug is mentioned on the Spiderweb tech support webpage about Homeland). I can't think why you'd want to re-read said book, though. Only a beta-tester would want to do that. I'm pretty sure most players wouldn't even notice this bug.
Also, I really don't know why you all dislike Homeland so much. Maybe you just don't understand how to play the game, or maybe it's just that someone who enjoys JV RPGs isn't likely to enjoy Homeland.

[ Tuesday, May 09, 2006 07:05: Message edited by: The Lurker ]
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Best Bad Guy in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #17
EDIT : Okay, I can't post my screenshot. Let's just say Dintiradan for now. :(

EDIT 2 : Maybe if I 'linkify' it? Behold the Soul Devourer! :cool:

[ Thursday, May 04, 2006 21:49: Message edited by: The Lurker ]
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Things that bug me about A4 in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #8
1. I somewhat agree . Fighting a few Runed Pylons wasn't bad, but a ton of Runed Pylons is simply too much. Fortunately, you don't actually have to fight the Runed Pylons near Rentar's second keep - there's a trick to get past them, even if you want to get the Heartstriker Bow. I liked the Radiant Pylons, though, as they weren't as bad.

2. I agree on the fact that carrying capacity sucks, but I disagree with the way you want to solve it. Not only would it not make sense, some people (*cough*such as me*cough*) don't even use quickslots.

3. Yep, I also think this is annoying, but on the other hand, you don't really need to buy skills to finish Avernum 4.

4. There aren't that many undefended turrets, actually. How about turrets who would have a longer range than yours? Nevermind, I'm evil. ;)

5. Sounds interesting, but I still prefer the A4 resurrection over those of the previous Avernums. The idea that fights should require more strategy does sound nice, however.

EDIT : And rentar is a she, by the way.

[ Wednesday, May 03, 2006 21:35: Message edited by: The Lurker ]
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Gremlin Wine and Giscard in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #1
I think it's somewhere northwest of Cotra... It can be a bit hard to find, though.
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Fighting Rentar in BF - quick question in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #10
quote:
Originally written by There is no moniker.:

Call me crazy
Certainly not. In fact, I wholeheartedly agree with you.
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Fighting Rentar in BF - quick question in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #7
quote:
Originally written by Thuryl:

Well, it's not really a "better" ending unless you particularly want Rentar to survive.
You cold-blooded opponent of vahnatai life. :)

Nah, I still think the ending is better if Rentar survives. Remember what Ghall-Ihrno said? That the vahnatai were going to heal her and all that? It's better than killing her, isn't it?
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Have I been playing too much Geneforge? in Geneforge Series
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #1
quote:
Originally written by Michael Pearson:

Have I been playing too much Geneforge?
Yes.

That said, it was quite funny. :D
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Fighting Rentar in BF - quick question in Avernum 4
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #5
If you keep being nice to Rentar you get a better ending, and the final fight will also be a bit easier.
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
a hello and some questions in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #21
1) Homeland is not a virus and doesn't cause any damage to your computer.
2) Give it a try; who knows, you might like it.
3) Kingy - there are indeed people who like Avernum 4 (like me). Just in case you didn't know, there are also quite a few people who like Homeland - but most of them used to post at the Dragonlore boards (now dead) instead of the Spiderweb boards, so may not have heard of them.
4) Dikiyoba - nah, I'm not a virus. Or, if I am, it doesn't have anything to do with Homeland. :P
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Xylgham udwlnit skretcko!1!! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #81
Just read the new scenes. Needless to say, :D .

(Off-Topic : I said in a previous post that the Dragonlore boards had been taken down. Well, you can still read the archive here, should you be interested.)

EDIT : Whoops, sorry... I had a problem with my browser's back button, and it posted something on its own. Oh well, Alo can delete the double-post if he feels like it. ;)

[ Saturday, April 29, 2006 10:27: Message edited by: The Lurker ]
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
Xylgham udwlnit skretcko!1!! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #80
Just read the new scenes. Needless to say, :D .

(Off-Topic : I said in a previous post that the Dragonlore boards had been taken down. Well, you can still read the archive here, should you be interested.)
Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00
International Imitation Day in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 6821
Profile #16
quote:
Originally written by Mathman v. Qwerty:

Choke on your spittle and die, this topic sucks!
I'm so sorry! Please forgive me,
I just want to be everybody's
friend! I will go, but you must forgive me. I have to go now.

Suck on a sausage, you pop tart, don't talk to me like that!
Oh I'm so sorry, please forgive me.

Commander Edwards.

SupaNik : Hmm, Terror's Martyr perhaps?

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Posts: 363 | Registered: Wednesday, February 22 2006 08:00

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