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Deathmatch Tournament -- Round Two, Part One in General
Shaper
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Go Thralni! *cheers*

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Nioca's Citadel - A resource for BoA graphics and scripts, as well as my scenarios.
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The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
Shaper
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Been hitting the quantum laxative a little hard? I have no problem about most of what transpired, but there is one thing I disagree with.

A month?!

That's pushing timetables a little too fast, don't you think? Unless you have any objections (and probably even if you do), I'm not making the month that passed in your IC canon just yet. Know that I'm not snubbing you, but I prefer time to pass at a fairly stable rate. Thus, my next IC will probably start shortly after the refugees arrived.

Also, I'm a little concerned about the amount of power you're gaining and bringing to bear here. A massive army of goblins? An alliance with a dragon? Assaulting five cities simultaneously? To be blunt, I'm a little skeptical of this.

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Nioca's Citadel - A resource for BoA graphics and scripts, as well as my scenarios.
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OOC: The Vale RP - II in General
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #72
After you finish doing that, Jeran, are you going to start posting in the Avernum RP? The action shouldn't all be located in southern Valorim, after all. :D

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Nioca's Citadel - A resource for BoA graphics and scripts, as well as my scenarios.
In Last Hope's Light RP - The end is near...
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The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
Shaper
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I wouldn't expect a reply tonight, Goldenking. Nikki works on either GMT or GMT +01:00. That means that it's currently sometime between 10:30 to 12:00 PM for him.

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Nioca's Citadel - A resource for BoA graphics and scripts, as well as my scenarios.
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The Avernum RP, Summaries Thread in General
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*bump to first page again*

For the sake of making a post with substance, rather than just a bump, I'll post the changes to my summary with the most recent edit.

Population, Military Strength, Relations with other Factions, Characters, and Sphere of Influence have all been updated to reflect recent events. Relations with other Factions now lists by how important the faction is to Sanctuary. Celsy Sarrin added to character list and marked as important, Dewiss and Wraith Allison no longer marked as important (though with their current locations, I'd be highly surprised if a faction actually went out of their way to gat either one of them). The IC summary has had three more entries added.

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Nioca's Citadel - A resource for BoA graphics and scripts, as well as my scenarios.
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Released: Blades Forge in Blades of Avernum Editor
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #76
Um, yeah, it's not just on the front page it's doing that. It's doing it on the Scenario pages (see AGB's entry for a particularly nasty example), on the scripts pages, and on the Graphics pages. Yikes.

The latter two (scripts & graphics) aren't that bad a problem, but on a scenario node, it'll compress and shove text aside. With a small avatar, this is a mere annoyance. With a larger one... well, it isn't pretty.

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Nioca's Citadel - A resource for BoA graphics and scripts, as well as my scenarios.
Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
OOC: The Vale RP - II in General
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #66
He's coughing about the RP going dead.

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Nioca's Citadel - A resource for BoA graphics and scripts, as well as my scenarios.
In Last Hope's Light RP - The end is near...
Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
One more dialog error. in Blades of Avernum Editor
Shaper
Member # 7472
Profile Homepage #1
Conditions do not use brackets. They're effectively the same as every other value.

Additionally, the questions go on the next line after a condition.

EDIT: [/n] is not a tag. :)

EDIT 2: :P is not the proper graemlin either. :D

[ Saturday, February 02, 2008 12:49: Message edited by: Nioca ]

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Nioca's Citadel - A resource for BoA graphics and scripts, as well as my scenarios.
In Last Hope's Light RP - The end is near...
Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
The Graveyard Thread in General
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #4
"The Adventuring Magi"

4-PC BoA Party consisting of all mages.

Tool-inclined character broke into Yolus's house in Witch Hunt. Then he attempted to open the trapped chest, knowing he wasn't competent enough. But it'd be all right, he told himself. Everyone's above 0 HP, and the trap doesn't deal unblockable damage, right?

Turns out, it does.

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Nioca's Citadel - A resource for BoA graphics and scripts, as well as my scenarios.
Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
Homeland : The Stone of Night is now officially a freeware game in General
Shaper
Member # 7472
Profile Homepage #59
quote:
Originally written by The Lurker:

Fact #1 : Some people like Homeland.
Fact #2 : Imban doesn't.
Fact #3 : Saying that "Homeland isn't worth playing unless you're really bored" is *not* "expressing your opinion". He was basically saying "Nobody should even try Homeland, and those who pretend to like it -because it's clearly not possible- are subhuman cretins and should be ignored". That's inflammatory, to say the least.

One of the biggest problems with the Spiderweb community in that many members seem to have an endlessly inflatable ego, that causes them to constantly ignore (or worse, flame) those who disagree with them.

Things like Imban's bad behavior happen a lot, and this is especially obvious in the Lyceum reviews, full of contempt and mediocre sarcasm.

I can hardly blame Imban for being like most Spidwebbers, but that doesn't mean I have to like this fact. Fact that has caused so many flame wars, bans, and angry "I'm leaving" posts. If you're going to bash something, at least make it funny, like Archmage Alex.

Oh dear sweet god. I'm not sure what's more frightening here: The hypocrisy or the fact that I could see my (hopefully past) self spouting the exact same nonsense.

Let's dissect your misconceptions one at a time, shall we?

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Fact #3 : Saying that "Homeland isn't worth playing unless you're really bored" is *not* "expressing your opinion". He was basically saying "Nobody should even try Homeland, and those who pretend to like it -because it's clearly not possible- are subhuman cretins and should be ignored". That's inflammatory, to say the least.
First off, even if I were to think that Homeland was the work of Satan and all demons from the underworld and that the author needed to be exorcised, that still counts as an opinion. Take it. Leave it. But the people here have the First Amendment right to voice their opinions (within the CoC), whether you like them or not.

Second, I'd like to know how this:
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Imban:
Homeland probably isn't worth a 10-minute wait unless you're really bored - heck, it's not really worth the time to play it unless you're really bored - but 10 minutes isn't a wait at all.
Got turned into this:
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Your twisted interpretation:
Nobody should even try Homeland, and those who pretend to like it -because it's clearly not possible- are subhuman cretins and should be ignored
While the "Nobody should even try Homeland" is fairly accurate, you successfully took that and blew it into a massive rant about how Imban is an egotistical arse. Get a grip! Take a step back and look how you're acting. You're emulating the exact behavior you speak against.

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One of the biggest problems with the Spiderweb community in that many members seem to have an endlessly inflatable ego, that causes them to constantly ignore (or worse, flame) those who disagree with them.
Yeah, now you're doing a little something called generalization. Tell me, how many members can you actually name that do that on a regular basis. I say you can come up with 4 or 5, tops.

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Things like Imban's bad behavior happen a lot, and this is especially obvious in the Lyceum reviews, full of contempt and mediocre sarcasm.
Emulating again? Regardless, did you honestly expect everyone to present roses to every little scenario (both good and crappy) that gets released? Some people will like a certain scenario. Others will despise it with a passion. Some will have strong opinions on a subject. Some won't. But singling out those that strongly voice an opinion you don't agree with for ridicule and scorn is, in every sense of the word, wrong. Made worse by your hypocrisy on this very issue!

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I can hardly blame Imban for being like most Spidwebbers, but that doesn't mean I have to like this fact. Fact that has caused so many flame wars, bans, and angry "I'm leaving" posts. If you're going to bash something, at least make it funny, like Archmage Alex.
The actual fact is this: It's not those that make derogatory or inflammatory comments that start flame wars. That just sets the stage for one. It's those that take offense at it and promptly pursue on a quest for verbal vengeance that start flame wars.

Fact is, there's going to be people who have a different opinion. There's going to be people who voice it in a way you don't agree with. There's going to be people trolling for a fight. But the best thing you can do about it (unless you're a mod/admin) is just stay out of the way. This is the internet; you have no control over other people or their behavior. But you do have control over yours.

That said, I've never played Homeland, and I don't think it's worth the download. But I'm also working on dial-up that requires about an hour just to get a 20 Megabyte file. So 320 Megabytes would require ~16 hours. So I'm just not interested.

AMEND: Nylad, that's no joke. And that assumes you can keep a stable and steady connection for 16 hours. Some dial-up companies will automatically terminate your connection if you're online beyond a certain limit of time.

[ Wednesday, January 30, 2008 17:04: Message edited by: Nioca ]

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Nioca's Citadel - A resource for BoA graphics and scripts, as well as my scenarios.
Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
Glued much? in General
Shaper
Member # 7472
Profile Homepage #10
quote:
Originally written by Azuma:

What glued you here?
A poorly set memory cell.

Honestly, I don't know. I mean, a major part of the draw is Blades of Avernum, but I don't think that's the entire reason...

Eh, whatever it is, it works for me.

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Nioca's Citadel - A resource for BoA graphics and scripts, as well as my scenarios.
In Last Hope's Light RP - The end is near...
Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
Mac Editor v1.0.5 in Blades of Avernum Editor
Shaper
Member # 7472
Profile Homepage #13
quote:
Originally written by Niemand:

There seem to be some misconceptions here. It's true that the source is available in sit archives, but since any windows user can open them if he or she really wants to and no windows user has shown any interest in actually helping me do a windows port, they remain that way.
Maybe the reason no one is interested in doing a port is because it's uploaded as a .sit format. After reading up on the Windows version of Stuffit, I'm not touching that thing with a fifty-foot pole. If even a fraction of what I read is true, it's a piece of crap (which is appropriate, considering the archive extension is one letter away from profanity).

It isn't that hard to compress something as a .zip, and is rather inconsiderate of you to try and make interested parties jump through adware-filled hoops just to get the source code.

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Nioca's Citadel - A resource for BoA graphics and scripts, as well as my scenarios.
In Last Hope's Light RP - The end is near...
Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
Homeland : The Stone of Night is now officially a freeware game in General
Shaper
Member # 7472
Profile Homepage #50
Because the Administration only wants you to think he's a mod.

(Read: I need more caffeine in the morning.)

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Nioca's Citadel - A resource for BoA graphics and scripts, as well as my scenarios.
Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
Homeland : The Stone of Night is now officially a freeware game in General
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #48
quote:
Originally written by The Lurker:

Imban : ... You're a moderator, Imban - and I'm pretty sure you aren't supposed to troll in the forum you moderate.
Erm... Imban isn't a moderator anymore. He's just an ordinary oldbie.

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Nioca's Citadel - A resource for BoA graphics and scripts, as well as my scenarios.
Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
New Scenario: Tales From the Tabard Inn in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
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I'm guessing the mage was killed in the fight, which ends the scenario.

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Nioca's Citadel - A resource for BoA graphics and scripts, as well as my scenarios.
In Last Hope's Light RP - The end is near...
Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
Special spells in Exodus in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #13
I think slimes are innately immune to webbing.

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Nioca's Citadel - A resource for BoA graphics and scripts, as well as my scenarios.
In Last Hope's Light RP - The end is near...
Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
Special spells in Exodus in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
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I'll do you one better, Kel. I had already pinpointed the problem with the spell. The contents of the email:
quote:
Email: A couple Exodus bugs.
Sent: Fri 12/07/07 4:03 PM

Kelandon,

I was playing through Exodus again, and I stumbled across a bug with the Capture Soul special spell. The next_state variable that's set when the spell is cast incorrectly redirects the script to state 25 (Anti-Magic Field spell state) after the player selects which slot to use instead of back to state 23 (Capture Soul spell state). It's fixed simply by correcting the variable.

Also, though this rarely happens and I don't know why, but if the Berekhs are charmed, every once in a while, one will act as if they hit an infinite loop (error and all) and freeze up. It's weird, because I can't find anything that would cause that. I don't know whether they actually are hitting an infinite loop, or if the charming just causes the script to behave oddly.

Just thought you'd like to know.

- Nioca

Note that this was with the latest version of Exodus.

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Nioca's Citadel - A resource for BoA graphics and scripts, as well as my scenarios.
In Last Hope's Light RP - The end is near...
Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
Windows 3D editor ate my scenario! in Blades of Avernum Editor
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Before you do that, go into your scenario folder and see if there isn't a file named [yourscenario].bas.bak. If there is, you can remove the .bak part of the extension and load it up in the editor like an ordinary scenario. Of course, keep a copy of the original .bas in case the 3D editor hasn't made a backup recently.

- This post brought to you by UBB. UBB: eating posts for your convenience!
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Mac Editor v1.0.5 in Blades of Avernum Editor
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While I express interest, my C/C++ programming skill is mostly limited to the commands printf and scanf. So... yeah. It'll be some time before I can do much more than create a command-line calculator or an error.

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Nioca's Citadel - A resource for BoA graphics and scripts, as well as my scenarios.
In Last Hope's Light RP - The end is near...
Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
Special spells in Exodus in Blades of Avernum
Shaper
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No flying indoors.

As for the Capture Mind glitch, I sent Kelandon an email about that error.

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Nioca's Citadel - A resource for BoA graphics and scripts, as well as my scenarios.
In Last Hope's Light RP - The end is near...
Posts: 2686 | Registered: Friday, September 8 2006 07:00
Mac Editor v1.0.5 in Blades of Avernum Editor
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #10
Because he uploaded the source code in .SIT format, which Windows users can't open?

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In Last Hope's Light RP - The end is near...
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The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #187
quote:
Originally written by Goldenking:

quote:
quote:
Your post made me angry, and so I apologize in advance for any brashness.
If this is about the 'War with the Hunters isn't if but when' quote, you really need to look at past relations between the two. Conflicting ideals, territorial tension, simple disdain towards each other... The whole situation is a pile of tinder waiting for a match. That doesn't mean Sanctuary's going to start it right this second either, or even in the near forseeable future. But the two will have it out eventually, simply because they're a complete mis-match for each other.

Yes, I know we're at odds with each other, and I've been planning for the possibility of war. It just seems like you keep trying to push the war prematurely.

I'm pushing the tension between the two.

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And if you think the Hunters will fall easily, you're sadly mistaken. Maybe I should start doing some espionage on you.
I don't think the Hunters will fall easily. As for espionage, I'm actually a little surprised you didn't start earlier, really.

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The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #185
Double post; hit quote instead of edit.

[ Saturday, January 26, 2008 15:29: Message edited by: Nioca ]

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The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
Shaper
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Profile Homepage #184
quote:
Originally written by Goldenking:

Nioca: No. Your Embassy was not held in a "hostage situation", it was merely seperated from the rest of Sharimik. It's on the outskirts, so you should be able to come and go as you please.
My mistake. I misinterpreted the following quote:
quote:
Walls. Barriers of wood or stone meant to keep someone or something in or out. This definition was fulfilled to the fullest in Sharimik.

First, the walls had been hastily, but expertly, built on the perimeter of the city. Conveniently boxing in the Sanctuary embassy, all though a gate was given to let them come and go. [...] Preventing the Hunters, or the Non-Humans from fleeing from Hunter territory to Sanctuary held territory.
I hope you can see where the confusion resulted, and I'll fix my post accordingly.

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As for Sister Beumont, why would I kill her? I let the Thieves Guild messenger go, and I'm trying to maintain a positive image with the Sister. More then likely I would have protected her on her journey.
From your perspective or an semi-omniscient perspective like the one held by the players, that's entirely reasonable. But take a look at it from Iocabe's perspective. He sees a looming threat and an unannounced enemy. So, naturally, if something important about Sanctuary mysteriously goes wrong due to human intervention on Sanctuary's southwestern front, the first conclusion Sanctuary is going to jump to is going to be the Hunters. And unfortunately, that's fairly typical politics.

That said, no evidence or proof was brought forward that it was the Hunters, merely Iocabe's hasty (though understandable) assumption. So it could easily have been a brigand attack that the Hunters were completely oblivious to.

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At least tell me you got Nikki's permission to take control of, and kill one of, the main characters. You know, the ones that are marked under "Main Characters".
...Nikki marked Clarice off as a main character?

*checks summary*

Crap. I need to check that more (though unless Nikki has a complaint about it, I'm not changing it)

quote:
Your post made me angry, and so I apologize in advance for any brashness.
If this is about the 'War with the Hunters isn't if but when' quote, you really need to look at past relations between the two. Conflicting ideals, territorial tension, simple disdain towards each other... The whole situation is a pile of tinder waiting for a match. That doesn't mean Sanctuary's going to start it right this second either, or even in the near forseeable future. But the two will have it out eventually, simply because they're a complete mis-match for each other.

AMMEND: First, fixed the wall thing.

Second:
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I'm not sure how you would have found Sarrin
My previous IC addressed this. She was the imperial soldier that was attacked by brigands that Sanctuary rescued.

[ Saturday, January 26, 2008 15:30: Message edited by: Nioca ]

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The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
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Profile Homepage #182
Posted. Goldenking, I left it up to you just how much the interrogator got out of Ferrrald before having his head turned into a battering ram.

That said, I also express condolences for your loss, Nikki. *points at Goldenking* He did it, not me. :P (you're also getting Sarrin back for now)

That said, I did not intend for this IC to clock in at 5.75 pages. I apologize, and swear that it wasn't that long when I wrote it.

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