Learned Pinner's Getaway

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Shock Trooper
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Geneforge 2. Medab.

This is my Agent, standing on Pinner's private dock. The first time you come back here, a dialogue describes it as being ready for a quick escape, or something to that effect. Pinner would, in time of crisis, flee into the river that cuts diagonally across the game map. Look out there in the water, above the cursor. Four blue tiles. The kind that take you to the game map and to another area when you step on them. Medab does not have another readily apparent north exit. Hmmm.

I have not looked at the game's script to see if this does anything ... but it'd be a nice little easter egg, right? The game map does have plenty of room north of Medab, where the two rivers join. Now, if I could only get a boat. Or leap into the water.

I mean, look. It's not there for no reason.

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Someone pointed this out before. The conclusion is that it is indeed there for no reason.

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All it does is take you to Eastern Medab, it seems
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Sometimes the shaded area just gets messed up when it is over non-walkable terrain.

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Shock Trooper
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Damnation.

I wanted an Easter Egg.

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That bothered me for a while. Back then I had no idea of the sw boards so after millions of worthless tries and hours (ok minutes) of wondering, I came with the conclusion to forget about it and move on.
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another thing about that pic,if that dock is used as escape route,how is pinner gonna use it? theres no boat and i dont belive swimming is an option :D
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That's what the barrels are for, of course.
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quote:
Originally written by artificial orange:

That's what the barrels are for, of course.
now thats something i wanna see :D
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I don't think Serviles can swim. Ask the one who operates Old Rising Bridge.

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quote:
Originally written by Nick Ringer:

I don't think Serviles can swim. Ask the one who operates Old Rising Bridge.
and serviles werent made to be smart.
so why couldnt they learn to swim?
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Well that's just what the bridge-operating one says. If you ask him if he can swim, he replies with something like "no, but I'm sure it will be easy to learn when the time comes." Still, this is probably just what his superiors convinced him.

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What is it with Shapers and water travel, anyway?

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Well let's see...
In G1 you landed on Sucia Island after your Drayk boat gets sunk by a mysterious boat . And for a while, yor looking for a boat to get you back to wherever.

In G2 there wasn't much but the bridges.(And i'm not sure if that counts).

In G3 a boat was your only way to get from island to island.

It makes me wonder if the shapers have flying boats on the mainland.

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Most travel was by boat presumably because GF1 and GF3 were set on islands. This, of course, is because it is far easier to have an isolated map with clearly defined borders when it is surrounded by water (or mountains, in case of GF2).

There was a BoE article complaining how most scenarios are set in valleys or on islands. I forget what alternatives it offered, though...

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All games have something you see a lot more of than anything else.

In Geneforge, it may be boats.
In BoE it's valleys, islands and goblins.
In BoA, it's undead.
In other games, it's other stuff.

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Your desire to answer that question is accented by the age of this thread.

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Try using Shift+D exitzone and see if this workes

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