Where are the Geneforgers?

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Agent
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I'm noticing that the GF Series Board is almost inactive in these days. So, in my mind came a question...

Why in the Avernum Series Boards there are almost always new topics, and instead in the GFS almost none?

Is because Avernum sell more than Geneforge?

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Shaper
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Does this surprise you?

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Lt. Sullust
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I believe that could be due to the fact that avernum/exile were the first (at least widely popular - at least to my knowledge) spiderweb games.
I think that the emptiness is mostly due to the holiday time.

EDIT: Or some might have been reabsorbed to essence by the shapers

[ Tuesday, July 18, 2006 04:02: Message edited by: Anarhiztok ]

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quote:
Originally written by Lt. Sullust:

Does this surprise you?
Yes. Maybe because I like Geneforge more than Avernum.

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Warrior
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Two reasons:

1) Blades of Avernum and the constant contributions made by the community keeps this constantly busy. There is no equivalent RPG Maker "Blades of Geneforge."

2) Avernum 4. There is a lot of activity right now due to the new game. On the other hand, it's been some time since the last Geneforge game has come out. I would imagine that when GF4 comes out, things will be pretty busy from the Geneforge end.

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I don't think the premise is correct, as neither the Exile Trilogy nor the Avernum Trilogy has seen a single post for over a week.

Avernum 4 of course has been active but the game has been out for less than a year, so what do you expect.

But, I too have noticed that GF Series has been much quieter since Slarty left.

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It's past their bedtime.

Let them stay up any later and they get colicky.

[ Tuesday, July 18, 2006 08:38: Message edited by: The Worst Man Ever ]
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quote:
Originally written by Micawber:

But, I too have noticed that GF Series has been much quieter since Slarty left.
Not only Slarty... Where is Delicious Vlish? :eek:

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Geneforge sucks.

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The Geneforge boards are quiet...

You would think that there would be lots of speculation about G4 with the pics but no....
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Accept it, Avernum/Exile is just better than Geneforge, Geneforge is a game to the new and inexperienced Spiderweb players.
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Man.
Geneforge is so bad that the "why don't you try making something as good" excuse does not work on me.

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Well it's not THAT bad, it's just underestimated because it's a very short game, that never will be so venerated as Avernum, as I said, the game that the newbies tend to play.
Ohh no offense even I play geneforge sometimes, but well, you got the idea.

[ Tuesday, July 18, 2006 17:11: Message edited by: chicho1102 ]
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There aren't as many people currently playing Geneforge as Avernum 4 at the moment. Until something occurs to cause some excitement like Geneforge 4 beta testing, there won't be as much posting.
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A4 is a blatant attempt to put a stop to the "Avernum > Geneforge" school of thought. (Much like Homeland puts a stop to "PC > Mac"...)

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quote:
Originally written by Rufus Rothgard:

Geneforge sucks.
quote:
Originally written by Rufus Rothgard:

Man.
Geneforge is so bad that the "why don't you try making something as good" excuse does not work on me.

I hope that Jeff don't see this... :)

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Warrior
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quote:
Originally written by chicho1102:

Accept it, Avernum/Exile is just better than Geneforge, Geneforge is a game to the new and inexperienced Spiderweb players.
Well maybe it's the other way around, maybe the "older" players are too addicted with avernum (maybe too much skribbane :) ) to not notice the excitement of geneforge.

As i think, both games are cute it just depends on what you want of the game and how you feel like.

I believe avernum to be quite attached to the old style of rpg games, where you were a hero and all and geneforge is more realistic and morally questionable.

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Geneforge rocks. Plain and simple.

In fact, when you look at other forums online and see which of Jeff's games are talked about, the games that are constantly being mentioned are the Geneforge series. Outside of Jeff's forums, Avernum doesn't seem to be nearly as popular from what I have seen.

In fact, it was all the talk about GF1 and GF2 that led me to Spiderweb software to begin with. I had never ever heard about Avernum or Nethergate until I came to this site.

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Lancer
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Google Geneforge and you get 157,000 items. Google Avernum and you get 317,000 items. Perhaps you would care to revise your statement.

[ Wednesday, July 19, 2006 07:44: Message edited by: Lt. Sullust ]

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It doesn't mean so much IMHO...

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Well, of course. Arguments are much easier to win if you ignore the facts...

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Lt. Sullust
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I didn't meant that -- just because there are more results on Avernum this don't mean that is "loved" than Geneforge.

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Warrior
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quote:
Originally written by Lt. Sullust:

Google Geneforge and you get 157,000 items. Google Avernum and you get 317,000 items. .
Avernum also has a few more years on Geneforge. And when you include Exile, the gameworld has been around a LOT longer than Geneforge. It is not surprising that it would have more hits. Hit total does not necessarily correlate with current popularity.

quote:

Perhaps you would care to revise your statement
What exactly in my statement needs revising?

MY QUOTE:
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Outside of Jeff's forums, Avernum doesn't seem to be nearly as popular from what I have seen.
I am purely going by my own experience which may be different from yours.
Look, the fact is that in *my* (notice I am not generalizing) online forays people tend to talk a lot more about Geneforge than Avernum. Notice I am not saying that one is better than the other (as I love both).

[ Wednesday, July 19, 2006 08:43: Message edited by: Lancer ]

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Lancer
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Over half those items could be stuff saying "Avernum sucks" or something.
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Agent
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quote:
Originally written by Odim:

Over half those items could be stuff saying "Avernum sucks" or something.
Exactly my point. Or maybe was just a word put without a reason, who knows?

[ Wednesday, July 19, 2006 09:11: Message edited by: MagmaDragoon ]

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