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Quick Question in General
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Insult the phrases as you will. We still don't have that hideous thing.^

Keep the newbs, too. Please.

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The Graveyard Thread in General
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I'm pretty sure if it could run the Avernum or Exile games, it had the force-quit option. I didn't know about it either, though, for a long time. Plus when I did know about it, I could never remember the key combo.

"Cloverleaf-period-spacebar-thing" - Hunter Cresall

[ Thursday, February 28, 2008 11:30: Message edited by: Nemesis. ]

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Simulated Reality in General
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For something as complex as what we perceive as "reality", it would take a lot of computing power. Plus it would take a complete understanding of virtually every law of science. That is, it wouldn't just be your average BoA scenario building on the weekend. You'd need not only a lot of manpower, but also all-encompassing expertise. In short the whole programming team would need to know everything about the universe they live in before designing one of their own.

Regarding the original discussion… can you imagine the shock if you found out that you were just a component of someone's computer game? That'd be like coming to the realization that you're actually just a figment of someone's imagination, in their dream. Then as soon as they wake up, you're just gone.

Do you feel insignificant yet? :P

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Geology Lecture in General
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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

Yes. There was a separate alarm for each of these at my school, and the drills mainly made sure that we could tell them apart - because one half of people locking the door and cowering behind desks while the other half tries to get out is counter-productive in an emergency.
Yes, hence chaos.

At my school, there isn't even an evacuation plan that I'm aware of. Nor is there a lockdown plan. My campus (really just a center) is too small for it to make much of a difference. It's also located right next to an outdoor mall. I'm sure that would have some kind of impact on the danger situation.

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Always remember, kids: every time you 'lol', God kills a kitten.

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Nyyyoron~! in General
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quote:
Originally written by The Sisters Cassidy.:

quote:
Originally written by Nemesis.:

quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

BLEH.
Why Nalyd, I wasn't aware you had TWO accounts!

:rolleyes:

Hahaha. Burned.

Also, welcome back, Nem. :)

Yeah… from the subject's response, I get the feeling sarcasm is wasted on it though. *sigh*

Thanks, by the way. I'd still be pissin' around at SV, but it's pretty much dead. I hate seeing my name plastered all over the "Last Post By" fields like I'm the only member.

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It's time for a new CSR in Blades of Avernum
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I support the Blades Forge idea too. Heck, maybe when I'm less busy I'll even have time to play/review some scenarios.

I'd be for doing it at Shadow Vale too (again, Tyran's site, Tyran's choice), but most of what we've seen there lately is spambots anyway. I hate to say it, but it might not be around much longer either.

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Remember, kids: every time you 'lol', God kills a kitten.

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Quick Question in General
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quote:
Originally written by Thralni:

On a more serious note, the "Leave your sanity at the door" in my opinion also makes it clear to people they shouldn't take matters too seriously on these boards. If you end up in a debate that you take too seriously, others might say: "Hey dude, go back to the front door and now really leave your sanity at the door!" as in "Cool down, don't take it so seriously."
Okay, I support that thinking. It might not have anything to do with the original meaning behind the gimmick, but it certainly applies here. Having looked at some of the threads just now, people really need to take stuff said here with a grain of salt. Picking one's battles, you know?

Then of course there's the whole "lost in translation" thing that's so common over the 'net…

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Quick Question in General
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quote:
Originally written by Dikiyoba:

Originally by Student of Trinity:

quote:
...maybe a bit less dungflinging.
Which is quite an accomplishment, really. :P

Dikiyoba.

Ah, hell with that! I'm of the opinion there should be more dungflinging!

No wait… that might be a poor idea, on second thoughts. Spam gets messy enough.

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Nyyyoron~! in General
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quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

I've read it.

I've re-read it.

I've memorized the elements chart.

I've printed it off and read it in bed.

I've constructed gross N-dimensional theories about the existance of SW

I'm waiting.

Why Nalyd, I wasn't aware you had TWO accounts!

:rolleyes:

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In the Shadow of Dragons Released! in Blades of Avernum
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Heck yeah. This is me being excited about the new topic title.

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[ Tuesday, February 26, 2008 11:30: Message edited by: Nemesis. ]

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AAAAAAAH!!! in General
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quote:
Originally written by Restoration Action Figure:

Proms are absurd. But then, so is high school. And so is college.
Quoted for truth.

I didn't go to prom, because it's too bleeding expensive, and the music sucks, and it's not even fun.

And of course because Nikki wasn't gonna be there. ;)

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Newbie-Questions (Mac) in General
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First off, welcome to Spiderweb. Leave your sanity at the door.

Second, it might depend on what games you're trying to play. Some of the old Spiderweb games (BoE) have gone open-source, and I believe they'll run on the newer Macs (admittedly I haven't tried it yet). Some of them have been updated by Jeff Vogel, so they will run on the newer ones. Leopard I'm not sure of, and on Tiger it's not remarkably smooth. I'd say best bet is to play them on an older machine, or to get the Classic environment running on your new one somehow. There are people here who know how to do that, I think.

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AAAAAAAH!!! in General
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quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

Excalibur, they never stop spamming you. I'm a junior in college, and I occasionally still get college mail. During freshman year, I think I might've gotten some at my college address.

But what's even better is that since I'm younger than the average college junior, the mail kept arriving for longer. In fact, my own college kept sending me admissions mailings until about halfway through my sophomore year.

Yeah, bizarre thing about this. They actually sent me more stuff after I was already in college than they did when I was a senior in high school. But I think they mixed up my graduation year, because people were also sending me senior portrait and SAT stuff when I was a freshman in college.

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How about a PSP or a DS port? in General
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Seconded. I guarantee this will never happen. I get the impression that's just not how Shareware works. Besides, it's already not very common to see these games get updated on the operating systems they're already on. Let alone ever seeing them on a PSP or DS.

Although… having BoA stuff on a device more portable than my laptop would be amazing. Imagine being able to design scenarios during a break at work… that'd be pretty sweet.

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[ Monday, February 25, 2008 18:32: Message edited by: Nemesis. ]

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In the Shadow of Dragons Released! in Blades of Avernum
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New… vers– wait, Nikki, it's not a new version or anything… I was just spreading my infection to SW!

Unless you haven't played the final release yet. Then I support it. I mean, I'm not gonna discourage it either way, but… eh screw it. Have fun. :P

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What have you been reading recently? in General
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I eagerly await the next Song of Ice and Fire book, A Dance With Dragons. Expected to come out in 2006. :rolleyes:

Amazing. Just amazing. And worth the wait, I'm sure. But until then, maybe I'll get with the times and read the Harry Potter books.

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ET reminds me of myself before I was taken into a small chatroom by TM, Alec, and various other members. They then proceeded to beat some sense into me...
-Lt. Sullust

My website: Nemesis' Refuge (Last Update: 3/16/08)
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In the Shadow of Dragons Released! in Blades of Avernum
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Uhh… released a couple of months ago, for those who aren't in the know about this sort of thing.

You can download it here:
http://blades.ermarian.net/scenarios

Adversely, if that doesn't work, you can download it here:
http://www.freewebs.com/nemesis42888/scenarios.htm

Available for Mac and Windows. Huzzah.

(Yeah, 'ventually I'll send it in to the SW scenarios page. But just now… I'm too lazy.)

(EDIT, by Ephesos: Enthusiasm, Nem! You finished a scenario!)

[ Tuesday, February 26, 2008 08:38: Message edited by: Ephesos ]

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Nyyyoron~! in General
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I see the situation here hasn't improved much. Teh n0obx0r and all…

Hey, look! Episode 4! I've got catching up to do.

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Favorite game genres? in General
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Hmmm… favorite genres?

Well, I think RPG goes without saying, but I'm gonna say it anyway. With more detail than is necessary.
-D&D is awesome, no matter what anyone says
-Final Fantasy > all y'all
-Star Ocean 3 is fun, although infuriating
-Taskmaker is just plain addicting
-Mantra… very Zelda-esque, kinda short, but fun
-Realmz was a cool pastime, for a while, until…
-The Avernum games, which rock

Let's see… puzzle solving games are fun, even though I've never been much good at them. To name a few:
-Myst
-Lighthouse
-Inherit the Earth
-Space Quest 6
-Museum Madness

I kind of suck at combat and arcade games, but I'll play some here and there. MK: Armageddon is pretty cool, as is Soul Calibur 3.

I don't really like FPS's, and I suck at them. But I'll play Halo 1 or 2 if a bunch of other people are playing. I make good battle fodder.

Oh yeah, Andra: I played Dinopark Tycoon. At least until the demo expired, which is about a season. I was disappointed I couldn't go on, but not enough to actually buy it.

EDIT: Oh! Escape Velocity and successors are fun too. And has anyone else played Bolo?

EDIT2: Grammatical blah…

[ Saturday, April 28, 2007 21:59: Message edited by: Nemesis. ]

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Project Spiderweb. in Blades of Avernum
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quote:
Originally written by Bigmouth:

Also, noobs and newbs alike will not be given armies/cool swords/good dialogue. So there.
Eh. The way I see it, we newbs are here to be made fun of anyway. :P

Your scenario, Nikki. Do what you will. Anyway… I've already decided your fate for TRoR. :P

quote:
Originally written by Spokesmage of the Dead:

Nalyd doesn't mean an army of undead servants. Just a nice skeleton following him around. And he isn't quite a newb anymore. He's. . . older. . . or something.
Please refer to the top half of Nioca's post above. All will become clear to you. Unless you're stupid. Then it still won't be clear.

Also, ET: I ran your updated graphic through the Graphic Adjuster, and there is a lot of white noise. It's like there's an actual pattern of it in the background. You're definitely going to want to get rid of all that.

[ Tuesday, April 24, 2007 10:47: Message edited by: Nemesis. ]

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Jeff Vogel's RPG hating rant in General
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quote:
Originally written by Come on Pilgrim #4:

FF Tactics was a real gem. But level-grinding there was interesting because the stronger you got, the more paths were open to you, the more ways you could combine abilities, the more cool stuff you could try. Also, you generally got increasing returns as you levelled. This is the exact opposite of the Avernum/Geneforge level-up metholodology, where you tend to use a handful of skills and get diminishing returns on them.
That's very true. The JP system in FFT was pretty ingenious, in that, not only was there a skill which doubled your JP gain, but as you gained job levels, you got more and more JP. Plus there was the spillover JP… *rant rant rant*

quote:
Originally written by LF:

FF Tactics... Wow... Just wow. Popular game, but if you ever did have to lv grind on it, pull up a cot & a pillow and get comfortable, cause those fights took for-freaking-ever. Even longer than Fire Emblem's.
Eh. You just gotta have a method. And a crapload of time and patience on your hands.

Level grinding isn't necessary by any means, but for some reason I've had all my characters at level 99 by the time I finished every game, except the last one (wanted to try something new :P ).

Oh. And Calculators can cause the battles to take about 15-20 seconds, if you do it right.

[ Tuesday, April 24, 2007 09:58: Message edited by: Nemesis. ]

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Splitting one PC from the party in Blades of Avernum Editor
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I seem to recall having this same question for Kel a while back (though I doubt he remembers). Actually, it was really more of a suggestion for the battle arena in the HLPM. I don't recall what he said about it, but I was kind of curious as to why Jeff didn't include the feature into BoA, as he used it in the prior Avernum games.

Kind of a bummer, too. I could make good use of that for at least one or two of my scenario ideas.

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Jeff Vogel's RPG hating rant in General
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quote:
Originally written by Zorro:

vorpal broad mop of smiting +132
Totally going to make an appearance in a scenario… :P

quote:
Originally written by dagorkan:

Lol...
Gesundheit.

Anyway, the best games are those in which you could go either way. I have to be honest, I don't mind level grinding. But I'm also a freak…

Prime example is one of my favorite games of all time, Final Fantasy Tactics. While it's easy enough to beat the game without leveling up at all, there are some features that can only be explored by training until you're grossly overleveled (that's mainly Calculators, for those of you who have played it).

Bear in mind, playing this game until five or more party members are level 99 and all of their job classes are mastered has pretty much forced me to have a sick amount of patience for such things. WARNING: DON'T TRY THIS AT HOME!

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Learn how it's done. in General
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(1) What's your main goal in life?
-To die.

(2) If you won a million dollars, what would be your first thought?
-I would purchase the universe.

(3) When you are mad; do you usually stay angry or do you yell to release the anger?
-I punch things.

(4) Tell us an anecdote of anything that happened to you today.
-I just won't go there. :P

(5) What's your current Philosophy on life?
-Formed today, actually: If life gets you down, kick its @$$.

(6) If you created a deadly disease, what would you call it?
-Homeland.

[b](7) What should you be doing right now?
-Homework or sleeping. Both suck, so I don't.

(8) If this were Southpark, what character do you think you'd be?
-TIMMAY!

(9) What occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid ?
- Computer programmer.

(10) What happened to those dreams?
-We'll see how I do in these classes.

(11) Describe the last dream you can remember.
-I think it might have had something to do with work. But I'm not sure.

(12) If you were a supermodel, which supermodel would you be?
-I would be your mom.

(13) If you had to live in a hole, what kind of creature would you be?
-Oscar the Grouch.

(14) If you could have one thing right now, what would it be and why?
-No homework. Obvious reasons.

(15) Name one thing about you that embarrasses you.
-When people I know make it clear how clueless they are.

(16) Do you usually walk around your house with sandals or barefoot?
-Barefoot, if I'm not wearing regular shoes.

(17) Have you ever gotten something you really wanted but thought you wouldn't get?
-Hah. Me? Yeah, right! I'm known for making negative predictions, and watching them come true.

(18) Name one thing you are presently excited about or fascinated by.
-LaserQuest. All night laser tag > work.

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One spammy post closer to frolicking in General
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He's too caught up in his own spam to notice that he already responded to it. :P

EDIT:
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[ Thursday, April 19, 2007 15:48: Message edited by: Nemesis. ]

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