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No Harm Done: The Question of Morality in General
Shaper
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ADOS: Forming morals based on logic is an excellent topic for a paper, and I hope you get published. I can not disagree with you due to your flawless reasoning, but can I ask why you disagree with me? Am I not just as logical as you?

Alorael: I don't think profanity harms people. I specifically said people choose to be offended by it. The same goes for nails on a chalk board. Why do people act like that hurts their ears? Even if it does hurt your ears, that makes it damaging, and should thus not be compared to cursing, which does not damage.
Then you say I think random acts of violence are acceptable. Did you read what I wrote? I hope you were exaggerating there. As for manners, I believe respect is due to those that earn it, that's manners, right?

SoT+Alorael: You're right on the point that since most people don't like hearing profanity, one should avoid it. I cannot argue against that. But I think ADOS is speaking more hypothetically. I, personally, think it should never have gotten this way. Now it's like some kind of self-fulfilling prophesy, bad words are bad because we say they are, and doing so makes people want to say them with negative connotations. It should never have gotten this way in the first place. It got this way because people chose to be offended by these words. It's almost hypocritical, the way they empower the words by putting them on a pedestal. Stupid humans.

[ Sunday, October 15, 2006 18:37: Message edited by: Emperor Tullegolar ]

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What's your opinion... in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
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I think that's wrong, Slarty. Any game is based more on the person playing it rather than the game itself. For example, it would seem in this thread that I played an entirely different game from everyone else, when it was, in fact, the same one. This would also explain why so few people play Avernum to begin with. The people on these boards think differently, they emerge themselves in the world where most people can not see beyond the bad graphics. How can you, someone who plays Avernum, say that a scenario is 99% the same for everyone?

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No Harm Done: The Question of Morality in General
Shaper
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I completely agree with the main points in your essay. I like that you back your ideas with logic and even with personal experiences rather than preconceived notions. The one problem I have is that you deal mostly with separate examples, rather than tying your entire argument together at some point. Maybe you just don’t have one, but if you do, I am curious as to what your overall ‘rule’ is regarding morals. You make it clear that you don’t agree that going with ‘nature’ is always right. The closest you come to having such a ‘rule’ is probably when you say offending people is bad, but then you say that offending people can mean too many different things for that ever to be conceivable. I’ll give you my own outlook on morals because it’s what I do. Tell me what you think.

Here is the single biggest problem with today's moral system: it is designed to protect the weak. It goes against nature to protect the weak, with one exception. Other than that one exception, the weak should be allowed to suffer. Honestly, how weak of mind and soul does someone have to be in order to be offended by a word to the point of being 'damaged?' These people are a burden on the species and should not be allowed to reproduce let alone get their way by censoring the strong. Such rules only weaken the strong, and we strong like profanity, it is a great way to add emphasis when you’re trying to make a ****ing point. The same goes for pornography. No one is shoving it down your throat, just show some damn fortitude you weaklings, and look the other way when confronted with it. Why try to deprive others that might benefit?

The one exception to this rule is children. Children are the most valuable natural resource known to man, and should be protected at all costs. Profanity should not hurt them to begin with, since they should not have preconceived notions about the words, the same goes for pornography, which is (in most cases) perfectly natural. As for the unnatural stuff, well, the child should be allowed to make the decision as to whether or not they enjoy it, rather than being told it is wrong outright. However, when it comes to physical acts, that is where even I must draw a line. Children are not mature enough to make decisions regarding their bodies. Though I would draw the line probably a little younger than 18, I agree with most laws regarding sex and minors that exist today.

But for everyone else, morals are useful only for protecting the weak. This is an ideal that society has gotten backwards. Why hinder yourself for the benefit of those that are already a burden on society? I’m not saying this in regard to all things, mind you. I believe in ‘an eye for an eye.’ Murder must be repaid with death, assault with torture, and theft with fines. These are all acts which are easily defined and punished. However, when it comes to profanity, religion, sexual preferences, thoughts or what-have-you, these things simple can not be punished, as punishing them would only do unnecessary damage to the offender. Those that are offended by these things don’t have to be offended, they choose to be. That is unacceptable to me, and it should be for all of us if we hope to move forward as a species.

Edit: I won’t comment on any grammatical errors because I believe this is also an instrument of the weak. Grammar standards only exist so that writings can be understandable to everyone. But really, only the weak really need to adhere to these standards. The strong, when allowed to move beyond them, can create and read things like poetry. I would rather see poetry than a bland essay, even if it does make your idea more understandable to the weak. But really, should the weak be reading this?

[ Sunday, October 15, 2006 11:11: Message edited by: Emperor Tullegolar ]

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high arts in General
Shaper
Member # 7420
Profile Homepage #21
quote:
Originally written by Lenny:

I went to the opening of that store.
Would we see you if we scrolled through the time lapse?

Ali/Foreman: Some kind of inside joke I'm missing?

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high arts in General
Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Drew:

You are the reason liberals lose elections.
Ah, yes, my plan is working. What? You didn't think conservatives could make South jokes?

Now, if you'll excuse me, I must make my yearly pilgrimage to the New York Mac Store. Praise Jobs!

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high arts in General
Shaper
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The South has artistic performances? That's news to me.

Fanatical Christians most certainly are a security threat. Just ask Larry Flint, poor bastard. He makes so many people all over the country happy every single day and what thanks does he get? Paralysis from the waist down. The irony is sharp enough to break skin.

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God, I am so mad! in General
Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

Blizzard just works at making patches that almost fix stuff, but leave enough complaint room for another patch and to keep people online waiting for it.[/QB]
It certainly seems that way sometimes. But really, patches almost always include new content, so new bugs are unavoidable. People will always complain in a manner that makes things seem worse than they really are.

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G3 decison on who to join up with in Geneforge Series
Shaper
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I might be wrong, but can't you change your mind on the very last island right before you enter the final areas?

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high arts in General
Shaper
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ef: I still think it sounds hilarious. Relations between gods and men always ends up in hysterical situations.

Drew: Was I degenerating Germany when I said they had a large Turkish population? No. Then why would you say I was degenerating the South just because they have a large wayward yokel population?

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high arts in General
Shaper
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Germany has a large and growing Turkish population. Muslims are simply less forgiving when it comes to beheading their prophet than, say, Buddhists. That is just how they are, so I can understand why they would consider it a security threat. The same can be said should this play have been done in Alabama, where the Christians would have been the security threat for defending their messiah.

Edit: I’d like to see this play. Is it a comedy?

[ Wednesday, October 11, 2006 17:33: Message edited by: Emperor Tullegolar ]

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God, I am so mad! in General
Shaper
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Blizzard is probably the only game company ever that consistently makes sequels to already legendary games that are actually superior. I have little doubt that any kind of Diablo III or Starcraft 2 would be amazing.

Starcraft 2: It doesn't matter how many RTSs are out there now, Starcraft was so damned popular people would flock to a newer better version of it, and I'm sure Blizzard would deliver. As for an MMORPG, that would be a terrible idea, especially if it used the same engine as World of Warcraft. Why would Blizzard want to create competition for its own game, anyway? I really think a shooter game is the way to go for the Starcraft series, and it has a big enough fan base that it would be successful no matter what.

Fallout 3: Who says the writing and combat system wouldn't translate into an MMORPG? I could make it work, I am the Emperor.

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G3 decison on who to join up with in Geneforge Series
Shaper
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This is all very subjective. The question is, which ones do you think are the "good guys?" Do you think that creations should be free a the expense of violent warfare? Or do you think creations should remain under the orderly heel of the shapers? It really is your call.

I think Jeff intended for people to be sympathetic to the rebel cause, but going with the shapers tends to seem more logical.

You get to see one additional area if you go with the rebels, but I don’t think it’s enough that it should influence your decision. Go with who you like better to assure you get the ending you’ll like the best.

Personal Opinion: The Shapers are the best way to go. The rebels are just as cruel, only they spread chaos while enslaving lesser creations. I always go with the Shapers.

Edit: Alternate solution... play the damn game twice! It's fun.

[ Wednesday, October 11, 2006 13:48: Message edited by: Emperor Tullegolar ]

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Physics conundrums in General
Shaper
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Do you want people to just throw up links that they googled? Because I could do that.

Or are there actually physics experts on this board that can answer these?

Edit: It's conundrums, I didn't have to google that.

[ Tuesday, October 10, 2006 22:34: Message edited by: Emperor Tullegolar ]

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God, I am so mad! in General
Shaper
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To be honest, I am not all that up to date on the Fallout 3 situation. Anyone have a link to something that might improve my outlook?

I think a third person shooter is the perfect direction for Starcraft to go in. Warcraft stole the MMORGP scene, so why can't Starcraft take over in the other side of the field? Even better: making it a first person shooter, it could end the reign of Call of Duty... or whatever 1st person shooter is the favorite these days. I'm no expert in that area, I’m still a fan of Wolfenstein.

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God, I am so mad! in General
Shaper
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Hybrid: I thought that was a dead end in the plot. I am interesting, however, in who Duran was working for.

Xel'Naga: Extinct. Destroyed by the Zerg. I don't think they will ever play a part in the series.

World of Starcraft: First of all, World of Warcraft will never run dry. At least, not unless Black Isle Studios is resurrected, most likley by me, who would then spearhead World of Fallout, in which case World of Warcraft is doomed. Other than that, I just can't see a Starcraft MMORPG happening. Blizzard has more integrity than that.

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Google Yourself! in General
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #6
There are no results for Tullegolar. However, the name I use everywhere else, which I may share someday should I find you worthy, is also, interesting enough, a tiny city in Côte d'Ivoire, Africa.

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God, I am so mad! in General
Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Alorael:

Fallout 3 was not abandoned.
No matter how much we keep telling ourselves this, whatever Bethesda churns out, if anything at all, will probably be a huge disappointment to fans of the originals.

I am reminded of what happened last time the third game in a series was placed in the hands of a random company rather than the one that gave it life and nurtured it to greatness. Myth III is not even recognized by the Myth community of having ever even existed. It is considered non-canonical and its multilayer is neglected in favor of the outdated Myth II. I see dark times for the Fallout franchise ahead.

Andraste: I don't think a Starcraft sequel is necessary. I think the expansion pack ending was the best way they could possibly have ended the series. Unless, of course, you’d rather that the ‘good guys’ make a daring attack on the Queen of Blades, end her reign of tyranny and save the galaxy as we know it. Wouldn’t that be original?

[ Tuesday, October 10, 2006 11:56: Message edited by: Emperor Tullegolar ]

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God, I am so mad! in General
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #9
How dare you! Blizzard may have tried to erase any evidence that this game ever existed, but there are still sites out there devoted to it. Behold its greatness. Sort of looks like Halo just with Starcraft characters. How could that not have been awesome?

Then there is Fallout 3, which could have been the greatest game ever, but it was abandoned because the company went bankrupt or something. Cruel fate.

Zelda is the only game in this thread that sucks.

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God, I am so mad! in General
Shaper
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At least nintendo doesn't have a habit of totally abandoning games that look awesome, have had tones of hype, and were almost finished.

R.I.P.
Starcraft: Ghost

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Copyrights?? in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
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I didn't think you even needed to ask permission to use things for non-commercial purposes. Great, another thing to add to the list of laws I've broken.

Edit: Discussion of illegal activities. Great, another thing to add to the list of spidweb rules I've broken.

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What's your opinion... in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
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Kind of reminds me of the Myth series. All you did was fight undead, hordes of them, nonstop, for two games. Interesting that no one complained when Bungie just reused the exact same plot from Myth 1 when they made Myth 2. And Balor was a better villain than Soulblighter, in my humble Imperial opinion.

Southpark Warcraft: Awesome. Deserves its own thread.

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Neat Find in General
Shaper
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Interestingly enough, the bathrobe is even more overpriced than the wizard robe... must be that thirsty Turkish cotton.

Alorael, why do you think buddhist robes would be good? I always think of this when I think of buddhists monks. What were you thinking of? As for cardinal robes, I actually already have some of those... I really need to upload more pictures of me. Yeah, they don't have a hood, and the little drapey thing on the shoulders makes it look wrong as well.

Edit: Had to add in the word 'thirsty.' Had to.

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Neat Find in General
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #9
Was it really necessary to say it was a bad example after I had pointed that out myself?

Whatever... hmm, bathrobes. I never even thought of that...

Litalia?

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What's your opinion... in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
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I don't see much point in asking all these questions when the scenario isn't even finished yet. What, do you want Nioca to just reveal the whole plot now? At least wait until you know more before you start to tear it up.

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What's your opinion... in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
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Porting Towns: I personally think that the most annoying part of making any dungeon (mostly ones that are caves) is getting the general shape started. So sure, port the hell out of those towns, you seem to be altering them enough.

Your Scenario: People are so critical, aren't they? They just can't wait to be the first to say something is wrong, rather than give a compliment. I think the screenshots look cool, Nioca. But then again, I'm also the only one that thought Avernum 4 was cool.

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