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Whats your favorite rebel caracter in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Ghaldring; cunning, ruthless, unfathomably powerful- what's not to like?
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Which kind of spells do you like. in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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I use 'em all extensively, but mental is the most fun for me.
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Ideologies of Geneforge (4) in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Originally written by Suspicious Vlish:

The Shapers still lack the ability to negotiate with the resistance. Perhaps if they had a 'sit-down' with the humans, Drayks, Drakons, and Eyebeasts, then perhaps they could come to a compromise. At the worst, they could attempt to negotiate a truce.[/QB]
Two points:

1) Did the rebels, especially the Drakons, even approach the Shapers diplomatically?

2) Throughout the entire game, the Shapers know the Drakons are creating a doomsday type weapon. What great power in their right mind would, through diplomacy, grant the enemy the time they need to complete a doomsday type weapon?

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Originally written by Suspicious Vlish:

If that indeed is true, then the Rebellion is achieving its goal, isn't it? If extreme violence forces the Shapers to rethink their attitudes towards non-Shapers, then resistance has been successful.[/QB]
The human/servile half, perhaps, but when have heard the Drakons state their goals as "Destroy all Shapers"?
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Ideologies of Geneforge (4) in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Originally written by Suspicious Vlish:

Quite simply, merely because civilization X is more orderly than civilization Y does mean that it is preferable to civilization Y.
You got my point backwards. I said, "Order is the foundation of sustainable prosperity."

Let's say that a concrete slab is the foundation of any house (I generalize, but it's to make a point). You can have a concrete slab without a house, but a house without the concrete slab will fall.

Likewise, you can have order without prosperity, but prosperity without order crumbles swiftly.

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If the Shaper regime were to grant autonomy to serviles, allow Drayks and Drakons to exist, and allow ordinary humans to have a say in the regulation of Shaping and magic, it's reasonable to assume that most popular support for the Rebellion would bleed away in a microsecond.

The fact that the Shapers won't do this is very telling. Quite simply, they are a war-like sect which enforces its whim with violence, oppression, and a monopoly of the Shaping arts.
Yet at the same time, the hard-core shaper, Alwan, is willing to deal with a rogue servile (you, if you choose to be a servile), and keep his word, even consider you something like a friend. He does not NEED your help, but he accepts you. Shaper conservativism is not as absolute as it once was. While in the strict shaper ending, it takes deeper root, in the stalemate ending, I believe there is hope within the shapers themselves to overcome their hyperconservativism.

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The Drakons don't bring peace. Wow, what a surprise, given that they are under constant threat of extermination. What do you expect them to do... lie down and die, so that 'peace' can reign in the Shaper empire?

That's the most god damn ridiculous thing I've ever heard. Perhaps countries under Nazi occupation should have laid down their arms, in the interest of maintaining 'peace'.
Of course you oppose the enemy tooth and nail, but Drakons are openly hostile to their own allies, who certainly aren't trying to destroy their entire race. In their arrogance, they throttle their human "allies" by shutting down their only truly powerful weapon, the Geneforge, because they see humans as trivial.

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If someone first created me, enslaved me, and then targeted me for extermination, I would use any means necessary to save my own life, and that of my race.
Correct. You would make any ally, use any tool, and support those who can help you in any way possible. You wouldn't alienate your only supporters and rely solely on your own resources. Humans and serviles could have help with the Unbound project, Litalia especially. The Drakons irrationally discarded valuable resources and skills out of arrogance and dementia.
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Are Drakons superior beings? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Originally written by Suspicious Vlish:

A left hander in the early 1900's would have been inferior to a right hander, because all of the utilities were crafted with right handers in mind?
Righty propaganda, oppressor.
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Are Drakons superior beings? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Originally written by Lord Safey:

If I made such a claim about the US ya'll flame me off the forums.
"Ya'll" is incorrect. The word means "you all," which means the "ou" is being dropped. The correct spelling is "Y'all."

Apparently, Drakons' claws won't allow them to hold a wrench. Tool use is one of the primary abilities which define higher life, and for Drakons, this ability is seriously curbed. Drakons are dramatically inferior because they can't use a hammer.
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Ideologies of Geneforge (4) in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Shapers:

Order is the foundation of sustainable prosperity. The Shapers have many internal and governmental problems to resolve, social questions to answer, and plenty of ambition to reign in, but they bring peace and order. The Drakons do not. The Drakons would be far more powerful, far less sane, and have no interest in the other races beyond slave labor.

Trakovism wouldn't work. Too many secrets have escaped for shaping to die, for one thing. Also, shaping does a lot of good when not used by the insane; healing, ornks, superior crops- All these be good things, with healing as the most important. After all, in a low/no science world, people'd be screwed without magic healing.
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Best PC class? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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I'm saying I don't enjoy the same things as you. What a novel concept.
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Where will G5 be? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Let's BS about where the next Geneforge game will be.

Looking at the first four games' trend, you move to more and more important regions with each game. You go from a barred island to a dead colony to a populous island colony to a considerable chunk of the main continent.

I'd say the final game will be located in the heart of shaper territory, and you may even get to face the shaper council itself.
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Perfecting items in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Sadly, perfecting gear doesn't improve their stats. They give just as much armor as their shaped counterparts.
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Best PC class? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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I find that suicide squads, while effective, get boring quick.
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Google TiSP in General
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Hey, they're making fun of people who sue people! I once sued people! They insulted me! Slander! Emotional distress! Rape! I sue you, evil Google poeple!
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Battle skills for an infiltrator - why? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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A few points in Parry, however, can come in handy.
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Are Drakons superior beings? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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He just didn't go far enough with his canistry. Also, he was building creations out of his basement, not fully developed shaping facilities.
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Useful creations/spells in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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When you get 'em, I'd say they do decent damage with the added benefit of poison.
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Are Drakons superior beings? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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I notice that quite a few times, canister-using humans are excluded. However, that excludes virtually every Drakon, because virtually all of them engage in extreme self-shaping. Humans who use many canisters are on par with the Drakons who themselves are many canisters.
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Useful creations/spells in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Wait, really? I could've sworn he did... That makes no sense. Well, there goes that argument.

[ Monday, April 02, 2007 03:19: Message edited by: Sir Spiff ]
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Useful creations/spells in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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If you're going purist pro-shaper, i.e. no canisters, then the only ultimate creature you can get is War Trall, which is pretty good when it has no competition on its own tier. In fact, since the only competetive creatures, Kyshakk and Wingbolt, both deal energy damage, the War Trall's straight physical damage brings much needed elemental diversity to your critters' ranged arsenal.

Of course, once you bring Drayks, etc. back nto the picture, you're back to War Trall sucking. Still, Clawbug/Plated Clawbug are pretty good mid-game.
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Are Drakons superior beings? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Originally written by -silver-:

This thread now falls under http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law.[/url] two or three times.
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Originally Wikipedia: Godwin's Law
Godwin's Law does not apply to discussions directly addressing genocide, propaganda or other mainstays of the Nazi regime.
This thread deals fairly directly with genocide, so the article you present on Godwin's Law proves that Godwin's Law does not apply.
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Are Drakons superior beings? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Drakon morality? I think not. Even their code of honor is a pragmatic foundation for mutually beneficial cooperation, designed with limited, but sufficient, allowance for petty bickering and treachery.
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Geneforge 5: Improvements, Innovations etc in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Well, then you'd have to come back and slaughter those wretched serviles to take their robes and knives. There needn't be a third wave.
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Geneforge 5 in Geneforge Series
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Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

Imagine what some huge company with a bottomless pocketbook and teams of designers could do with it.
They could ruin it.
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Something I never understood in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Originally written by Student of Trinity:

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Originally written by Sir Spiff:

I always thought Glaahks were supposed to double as mounts. They look ridable to me.
But think of their attack routine.

You needn't ride them in battle. You'd just have to get off during the fight. Or duck.
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What happened to... *POSSIBLE SPOILERS) in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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The Ashen Islands are really the only place more or less untouched by the long arm of the GF4 plot. As such, it seems to be reserved for GF5.
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Best PC class? in Geneforge 4: Rebellion
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Originally written by Suspicious Vlish:

And remember, if even ONE enemy manages to resist your spell, your infilitrator is dead the next turn (assume we are playing on Torment).
That's what Augmentation, etc. are for, with some points in Endurance and Parry.

I'm sending an Infiltrator through Torment, and Daze is my best friend. There's been a lot of Daze>Burning Spray>Firebolt>Repeat. Of course, I'll be forced to rely on more direct forms of battle once enemies become more resistant.
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