Avernum 5, April Update

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Infiltrator
Member # 4248
Profile #50
Didn't he say something about the tutorial being more action-filled than before? Maybe the whole Isle of Bigail gets pummeled underground, causing Anama to become avernites' problem!

..or then not. What did we learn about this, kids? Never post when you're tired!

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I have nothing more to do in this world, so I can go & pester the inhabitants of the next one with a pure concscience.
Posts: 617 | Registered: Tuesday, April 13 2004 07:00
E Equals MC What!!!!
Member # 5491
Profile Homepage #51
Action packed tutorial is good. But can old-timers and/or those who have played the game before have an option to turn off the tutorial tips and just play through it? I've been playing Spiderweb games for quite a long time now and get sick of being told how to equip a knife and open a door every time I replay one.

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SupaNik: Aran, you're not big enough to threaten Ash. Dammit, even JV had to think twice.
Posts: 1861 | Registered: Friday, February 11 2005 08:00
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #52
Clearly you should spend more time playing Exile 1 and 2.

Also, let's remember that Avernum 5 is being written by Jeff... not Drakefyre.

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Posts: 3560 | Registered: Wednesday, November 7 2001 08:00
The Establishment
Member # 6
Profile #53
I agree, the option to disable the tutorial messages would be awesome.

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Your flower power is no match for my glower power!
Posts: 3726 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #54
It sounds like there will be enough changes so having some tutorial messages will be useful the first time. Besides after a while you get good at hitting the return key to remove the message before you have to read it.

I think the idea for more action will either be like Avernum 2 where there is an attack on the starting point or Geneforge 4 where there is a real event to get you into the game.
Posts: 4643 | Registered: Friday, February 10 2006 08:00
Canned
Member # 8014
Profile #55
For some reason, I haven't gotten sick of the tutorials. And I have played 8 or those games...

The fact that Jeff hasn't posted in a while is good, because it means he is working.

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I can transform into almost anything, though not sanity.

My brother tried to type something here. I just erased it.
Posts: 1799 | Registered: Sunday, February 4 2007 08:00
Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #56
Here's a different beginning.

You start out as Anama missionaries sent by to convert that evil mage ridden land of Avernum. Do you keep the faith or turn to the dark side and learn magic?
Posts: 4643 | Registered: Friday, February 10 2006 08:00
Warrior
Member # 7032
Profile #57
quote:
Originally written by Randomizer:

Here's a different beginning.

You start out as Anama missionaries sent by to convert that evil mage ridden land of Avernum. Do you keep the faith or turn to the dark side and learn magic?

That would be an unacceptable start for me, I want to play a mage, from start to finis!

WHEEEEEE, for mage power!

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Power to (the) Mas(ses)
Posts: 102 | Registered: Friday, April 14 2006 07:00
Canned
Member # 8014
Profile #58
Grrrrrr...
You always start as adventurers in the Avernum series, and you always will.

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I can transform into almost anything, though not sanity.

My brother tried to type something here. I just erased it.
Posts: 1799 | Registered: Sunday, February 4 2007 08:00
Councilor
Member # 6600
Profile Homepage #59
Except that Dikiyoba believes Jeff has implied that you may not be adventurers in A5. From what little we know about its plot so far, it's not safe to make assumptions.
Posts: 4346 | Registered: Friday, December 23 2005 08:00
Electric Sheep One
Member # 3431
Profile #60
You start as a Chitrach.

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We're not doing cool. We're doing pretty.
Posts: 3335 | Registered: Thursday, September 4 2003 07:00
Shaper
Member # 7472
Profile Homepage #61
You eat, you grow, you mate, you get stabbed by a passing adventurer.

Something tells me that wouldn't go over very well.

[ Thursday, May 10, 2007 13:55: Message edited by: Nioca ]

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Law Bringer
Member # 6785
Profile #62
You start out as a group of peasants being robbed by a band of adventurers. You kill the adventurers and decide that their life beats what you've been doing. So following a note with a map that their leader was carrying, you go off to seek fame and fortune with the Darkside Loyalists.
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Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #63
quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

You start as a Chitrach.
DIE. But seriously, this isn't even funny.

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Posts: 3560 | Registered: Wednesday, November 7 2001 08:00
Shaper
Member # 7472
Profile Homepage #64
It could be an easter egg for completing the game. It could be a new, playable race.

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Councilor
Member # 6600
Profile Homepage #65
Nonsense. No one would be stupid enough to dye and hide chitrach eggs.

Dikiyoba.
Posts: 4346 | Registered: Friday, December 23 2005 08:00
Apprentice
Member # 7111
Profile #66
I have a question. IF there is a hitchance in a5, can U hit with 100% chance. Im annoyed in a3 when my hittingchance is more than 95% and I still miss! Could there be a 100% hittingchance?
Posts: 30 | Registered: Monday, May 8 2006 07:00
Shaper
Member # 7420
Profile Homepage #67
I'm gonna assume the answer to that is no. Come on, even kings of Sparta miss every now and then.

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You lose.
Posts: 2156 | Registered: Thursday, August 24 2006 07:00
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #68
Capping hit chance at 95% (and 5%) is a very old RPG convention that stems from D&D and its 1d20 combat rolls. It has displayed remarkable robustness for a rule that isn't essential, showing up in RPGs all over the place. That may be because it makes sense. You can always get a lucky dodge somehow, can't you?

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Agent
Member # 2759
Profile Homepage #69
quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

I'm gonna assume the answer to that is no. Come on, even kings of Sparta miss every now and then.
It's going to be a long while before I recover from seeing that film.

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"I can't read this thread with that image. But then, that's not a complaint." -Scorpius

Geneforge 4 stuff. Also, everything I know about Avernum | Avernum 2 | Avernum 3 | Avernum 4
Posts: 1104 | Registered: Monday, March 10 2003 08:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 7252
Profile #70
Hey..how about at some point in the game..yous can load your A4 characters..

It's a fun idea..but pretty bleak to happen..
And..
THIS IS MADNESS!! NO!! THIS IS AVERNUM!!
(Glad to take that off my chest.)

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Oh you're a cute Adze-Haakai you are..
Posts: 732 | Registered: Saturday, June 24 2006 07:00
Apprentice
Member # 8027
Profile #71
quote:
Originally written by Yama:

quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:

You start as a Chitrach.
DIE. But seriously, this isn't even funny.

Yes, seriously, I'd at least demand being a Nullbug.

Or maybe a Gremlin. Plus a water trap. er... sorry wrong RPG... :)
Posts: 5 | Registered: Tuesday, February 6 2007 08:00
Shaper
Member # 247
Profile Homepage #72
I'd like to see the A4 adventurers in A5. Its always nice to run into past heroes.

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The Knight Between Posts.
Posts: 2395 | Registered: Friday, November 2 2001 08:00
Electric Sheep One
Member # 3431
Profile #73
[Dialog pane with headshot of Aldus, now wrinkled and bald]

"In our day you had to slay a thousand worms just to reach first level! Kids these days start out with enough power to do cool stuff, and they don't even appreciate it.

"Why, to get Demonslayer, I had to fight a cursed golem that resisted everything and split into seven indistinguishable mirror images of itself at every hit. Then I lost it somehow, I forget ...

"But now you young whippersnappers come along with MY Demonslayer, and tell me you picked it up in the tutorial, after learning how to open a chest!"

1. Wow, Mr. Aldus. That's really cool.
2. Can I have your autograph? It's worth 50 coins in Blosk.
3. You old guys didn't have it so tough. I heard the guys before you had to carry arrows.
4. Hey, I needed this sword in the tutorial. It was the only way to kill Rentar-Ihrno!

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We're not doing cool. We're doing pretty.
Posts: 3335 | Registered: Thursday, September 4 2003 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 7252
Profile #74
quote:
Originally written by Student of Trinity:


2. Can I have your autograph? It's worth 50 coins in Blosk.

Aldus: Only 50 coins!? Those ungrateful Blosk people won't be there right now if it wasn't for me!! And my autograph there is only 50 coins worth!?

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Oh you're a cute Adze-Haakai you are..
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