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Just a Question. I was wondering how many people feel that the exile series is better than the Avernum series. I have to Go with Exile because it is unbeatable imo.
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Posts: 24 | Registered: Thursday, April 21 2005 07:00
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Please please please not again. :rolleyes:

The next 30 posts below summarized:

- TM, Creator and almost everyone else of the BoE crew will argue that due to Blades of Exile alone, the Exile series beats Avernum,

- Several newer designers will point out that Blades does indeed rule, but it is Blades of Avernum that rules more,

- Other members will give their voice either to Exile (the "purists"/the "nostalgic"), or to Avernum (the "modernists").

- A horde of newbies will say they don't care crap about those "scenario makers", because the games have far too much confusing plot, and will argue that Exile and Avernum suck compared to Geneforge,

- The rest of Spiderweb will alternatively post "Oh no not again", "Shut the crap up you noob", or just " :rolleyes: ", while the more vocal of members will post images like this...

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or this.

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Or worse.

Then, Alorael or Imban or some other kind soul will lock the topic, and we have peace again until the next newbie makes this thread.

[ Thursday, April 21, 2005 13:11: Message edited by: To sail the shoreless skies an come ]

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=_=

v_v

;_;

Nooo, not again ... *sighs*
Well, you are a new newb and don't know it better.

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quote:
Originally written by To sail the shoreless skies an come:

- TM, Creator and almost everyone else of the BoE crew will argue that due to Blades of Exile alone, the Exile series beats Avernum


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I'm one of a kind: Nethergate is obviously the best out of all the games. Yes, it beats Exile and Avernum. And Blades.
There, that makes me feel special.

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Nethergate happens to be my favorite as well, though that's mostly due to my inability to cope with BoE's engine.

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Give him a break, I think this was my first post as well.

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Again? -_-;;

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quote:
Originally written by 'Da Holiest of all Toenails:

Give him a break, I think this was my first post as well.
What was the response you got? Why would anyone deserve better or worse - the first pointless topic is a lesson everyone has to learn. Better that we should gain some amusement from it. :P

Nah, Dyl or whatever you want to be called, in fact we're nice people. Except a few, but you'll know them when you see them.

Welcome to Spiderweb! Leave your sanity at the door!

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What? We aren't nice.

It's quite simple. We restrict topics from being made if both "Avernum" and "Exile" are in the title.

You all know my opinion... *cough*Exile*cough*

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Okay, let us consider this a welcome topic instead.

Welcome, Dyl! You have learned the first lesson in Spidwebbery: leave your sanity at the door. You have also learned the second: Exile and Avernum make for a good but fruitless argument.

—Alorael, who will provide enlightenment as to the nature of the third lesson: it is better to ignore angry people than to provoke them. They are undoubtedly more experienced at dishing it out than you are at returning it.
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The fourth lesson being:

Oldbies who make funny of you always use "hilarious" (read: makes no sense) degrading statements. Yet, any insults you throw, regardless of content, is considered immature and incorrect, and you are painted as an over-weight Nazi-lover.

In other words... it's impossible to win. People always have their favorites. Don't get in arguements.

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Demonslayer is "a five star hit!" raves TIMES Weekly!

"I've never heard such thoughtful comments. This man is a genious!" says two-time Nobel Prize winning physicist Erwin Rasputin!
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The fifth lesson being:

On Spiderweb, minds work differently. As an example, the adequate reaction to finding a thread you disagree with is posting an image of a goat. Anyone who has been here for longer than half a year understands this, though few can explain it (and those who can, don't want to).

Different culture, different customs. Eventually, it will all make sense, if you stay long enough. The downside: The outside world will make a whole lot less sense. :P

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hey look its still not locked, or maybe i just got here before the mods anyways

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The sixth lesson: He who posts “I added one more” shall be a newbie until they refrain from doing so.

Treasure these six lessons, and you may survive a day in this strange and twisted realm that is the Spiderweb boards.

[ Thursday, April 21, 2005 17:29: Message edited by: Dolphin ]

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Hi, I'm ben.

That's good; I think I'll make it my traditional greeting for all newbies. Mostly, we aren't mean except if you irritate us, as I constantly do to everyone else.

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Wasn't this topic going to be used as target practice for Alorael?

Edit: Welcome to SpiderWeb. I would say Exile is better, but seeing as I have not played Avernum before, my opinion will be discarded.

Edit 2: (small milestone) 250 posts.

[ Thursday, April 21, 2005 19:08: Message edited by: Sprung Spring ]

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Oh the joys of being an adept :)

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Welcome Dyl! Are there any Guinnes around that you would care to share with the rest of us? (it has been months since I've tasted one because in this distant and pedestrian outpost we get no Guinnes)

Nethergate.
(Exile: because. (Nostalgia in part, purism (yikes, it sounded like purina for a second), and BoE.)
(Avernum: because. (can't beat how most humans look the same, I love the fake three dimensional landscapes, many other reasons, and BoA)
(Geneforge: Because. (hmmm, well I have many good reasons, I hope, since I've invested too many hours playing them)

Not Quite SpiderWeb But Still Related In A Way:
(SubTerra: Because I've downloaded the demo at least half a dozen times, but I never get myself to register it and I know I darn well should)
(Richard White Games: because I've never played any of them except:
(Homeland: I reserve the rationale for this one since it will be engraved in my tombstone and I'm too superstitious to say anything.)

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NOOOOOOOOOOO!
Can we maybe add to the CoC that Exile vs Avernum, Mac vs PC and Slith vs Nephilim are topics which shall cause the topic starter to be locked in the bunker with a scribbane starved Alorael, a raging TM and a hungry Wolf....
I will supply sandwiches for the audience.

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quote:
Originally written by To sail the shoreless skies an come:


The next 30 pages of posts below summarized:


fixed.
Posts: 206 | Registered: Thursday, April 18 2002 07:00
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Not again...

You must be a REAL n00b...

At least you're from Ireland (I always got on well with the Irish)...

On pictures: How about this ?

Else: :rolleyes:

[ Thursday, April 21, 2005 23:50: Message edited by: JadeWolf ]

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quote:
Originally written by JadeWolf:


You must be a REAL n00b...
Posted 3 times, and registered April 2005. I think that he qualifys.

[ Thursday, April 21, 2005 23:54: Message edited by: Sprung Spring ]

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quote:
Originally written by Dolphin:

Oh the joys of being an adept :)
Oh the joys of being a Guru with a custom title. :)

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I would just like to point out the fact that it is neither JadeWolf's nor Spring's place to accuse others of being n00bz.
Goats are used in homage to the infamous Goatse. The tradition of using unrelated images, however, is unexplainable.

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