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Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #25
I was loathe to make the change from 640 x 480 because I'd rather have a small space used carefully and well, than a large space used carelessly. On larger screens one of two things happens: either everything gets bigger (icons and fonts in the Finder and now default to almost twice as big as they were originally), or I start squinting. Neither is an improvement. There are a few tasks where having a large screen can be really useful, but usually it doesn't add anything.

I use 1024x768 habitually now, but under protest... web pages these days are so cluttered with big useless graphics that it's very difficult to use the web on anything smaller.

To bring up a very old analogy, 640x480 is to 1024x768 as Exile is to Realmz. And we all know who the winner is there!

— Slartucker, who just before downloading Avernum 4 was involved in a game of Wizardy VI, in order to run which he has to emulate a black-and-white Mac Plus with 512x342 resolution. Now that was hot. Interestingly, the feline race in Wizardry (Felpurrs) was also somewhat overpowered.

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Slarty vs. DeskDesk vs. SlartyTimeline of ErmarianG4 Strategy Central
Posts: 3560 | Registered: Wednesday, November 7 2001 08:00
Apprentice
Member # 6086
Profile #26
Hold on a moment...

Doesn't Avernum 4 say that every Nephil has the chance of becoming a Nephar? It's in the description of the first Nephil Chief.
Posts: 9 | Registered: Saturday, July 9 2005 07:00
The Establishment
Member # 6
Profile #27
That's how I understood it. Nepharim are sort of like a natural mutation of Nephil that happen on a relatively frequent time scale.

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Your flower power is no match for my glower power!
Posts: 3726 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Shock Trooper
Member # 4239
Profile #28
quote:
Originally written by Lover of GIFTS:

Hold on a moment...

Doesn't Avernum 4 say that every Nephil has the chance of becoming a Nephar? It's in the description of the first Nephil Chief.

Yes. They have the chance, at birth, to randomly become a nephar instead of a nephil. :)

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There are two kinds of game players...those who are newbies, and those who were.
Posts: 322 | Registered: Monday, April 12 2004 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #29
In utero, not at birth, or so I'd imagine. Then again, it's possible that they're like bees and some environmental or dietary cue triggers nepharism. Maybe it depends on how they're fed before they pupate?

—Alorael, who would like to see a nephil pupa one day.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Raven v. Writing Desk
Member # 261
Profile Homepage #30
You know, we've seen lots of Slith nurseries... and Aranea nurseries... but never any Nephil nurseries.

Maybe they spring forth fully formed like Athena. They are all divinely touched, you know :P

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Slarty vs. DeskDesk vs. SlartyTimeline of ErmarianG4 Strategy Central
Posts: 3560 | Registered: Wednesday, November 7 2001 08:00
Councilor
Member # 6600
Profile Homepage #31
There never seem to be enough human children to replace all the adults that die of old age or battle or monster attacks, even in the Empire. There must be spontaneous generation.

Dikiyoba
Posts: 4346 | Registered: Friday, December 23 2005 08:00
Apprentice
Member # 5900
Profile #32
Hehehe! But there's a pretty good reason for the lack of children. Avernum's a war zone, and, having a choice, not many would like to raise their children in a place like that. Money is pretty much the only reason keeping people down there. I would guess that most of the people are living in upper Avernum or trying to settle Valorim.

Anyway, as far as previous games go, the dead were being replaced by newer "exiles".

That said... there's hardly anyone not in the army, too. And there are not enough houses for everyone. I wonder where do all those merchants live.

RAmpaGE.

Edit: I remember there was a reason for the lack of children in Valorim. You read it in the introduction dialogue for a child.

Edit 2: Damn, I forgot to ask! Do we get our lawful GIFT love in this game? Or is THAT gone too?

[ Monday, December 26, 2005 09:56: Message edited by: RAmpaGE ]
Posts: 22 | Registered: Sunday, June 5 2005 07:00
Law Bringer
Member # 335
Profile Homepage #33
GIFTS is singular as well as plural, and yes, you will meet a GIFTS. Several GIFTS, in fact.

—Alorael, who assumes most people inhabit houses hidden below secret trapdoors in the cave floor to prevent ransacking by adventurers. Avernum seems to have reached a stable population, though, and A4 has a lot of born Avernites who don't want to head to the surface as well as born citizens of the Empire who head down for fame, fortune, and freedom.
Posts: 14579 | Registered: Saturday, December 1 2001 08:00
Apprentice
Member # 5900
Profile #34
Uh... yeah, sorry about that. Didn't remember what the abbreviation was, so I looked it up on google and then just ignored the "S", for whatever stupid reason.

I would head down to Avernum myself. Never was a fan of the Empire. But, if I ever had kids, I would let them see the sun a little first, instead of imposing darkness on them.

RAmpaGE.
Posts: 22 | Registered: Sunday, June 5 2005 07:00
Apprentice
Member # 210
Profile #35
For some reason I thought nepharim where a cross of Humans and Nephilim...
Posts: 42 | Registered: Thursday, October 25 2001 07:00
BANNED
Member # 6554
Profile #36
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My super cool ninja party leader throwing razordisks and slicing everyone who dared stand on his badass way! Ah, the good Exile 3 days, when I would go all the way back to Ghikra just to stock up on razordisks...
man, i agree with you
my a2 party didn't have a single bomb/tank
it was about stealth!
i'd be have super high agility and great thrown weapons ability and i'd just be flinging razordisk after razordisk(though i had to cheat to get enough
:o

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Posts: 193 | Registered: Wednesday, December 14 2005 08:00
Apprentice
Member # 5900
Profile #37
Hmmm... I didn't mean to say I had a stealthy party. Actually, all I said was that my party leader used the ninja graphic and was a melee tank equipped with razordisks.

RAmpaGE.
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