Not Using the Geneforge?

AuthorTopic: Not Using the Geneforge?
Apprentice
Member # 8232
Profile #0
Is it possible to not use the geneforge in the beginning? I generally just play pure shapers with no canisters, and I'd like to keep that up if I can.
Posts: 4 | Registered: Monday, March 5 2007 08:00
Warrior
Member # 5186
Profile Homepage #1
I think you have to use the Geneforge.
Posts: 64 | Registered: Friday, November 12 2004 08:00
Shaper
Member # 7420
Profile Homepage #2
You have to, no choice.

Without it, you're a nobody anyway. You're justification, no matter what your beliefs are, is probably that you use it to survive. Unless you're really insidious, and you're just using it to get close to them so you can betray them later, which is what I told myself.

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You lose.
Posts: 2156 | Registered: Thursday, August 24 2006 07:00
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Member # 869
Profile Homepage #3
Even though you've used the Geneforge, canisters will still have further effects on your mind, so you can still refrain from using them if you so choose. In fact, it's a very good idea not to use too many if you intend to work for the Shapers and you care about what ending you get.

[ Monday, March 05, 2007 05:46: Message edited by: Cryptozoology ]

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The Empire Always Loses: This Time For Sure!
Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
Apprentice
Member # 6816
Profile Homepage #4
The only way to not use the geneforge is with cheats. :D

Follow that idiot Pol(the servile) then go upstairs.
Then type in shift+d and exitzone.

BOOM, you right outside the southforge gates with the weird guy and his thahds.

:)

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i eat serviles for breakfast.
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
Posts: 42 | Registered: Monday, February 20 2006 08:00
Agent
Member # 2759
Profile Homepage #5
Everyone will treat you as though you used the Geneforge anyway, so it's not worth it.

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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
Warrior
Member # 1668
Profile #6
If exitzoning out before using the geneforge actually lets you proceed without its unique benefits...then perhaps this actually could form the basis of some excellent masochism scenarios?

Mistaken Identity: Everyone keeps thinking you're some sort of superhero, and trying to recruit or kill you. You go along with it, for the most part, just trying to survive.

You don't actually know how to use pods, canisters, wands, etc. Cast spells? No way. And obviously making creations is just voodoo. Heck, even magic items would probably best be avoided. Stick with nice clothes (silk pantaloons, fine robes, etc). Sticks, daggers even, sure. But you have no idea how to throw a javelin, of course.

Wait -- you think I can attack and kill things? Um, I doubt it.

Training? What's that?

Just how far could you take the case of mistaken identities in handicapping your un-geneforged persona?

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
Posts: 75 | Registered: Monday, August 5 2002 07:00
Lifecrafter
Member # 7331
Profile Homepage #7
No Geneforge usage? NGH.

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Posts: 794 | Registered: Thursday, July 27 2006 07:00
Apprentice
Member # 6816
Profile Homepage #8
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Just how far could you take the case of mistaken identities in handicapping your un-geneforged persona?
That sounds like a challenge! I'm gonna do it, as a lifecrafter on torment! No creations, no magic, no canisters, and no training. :D

Dear God, this is gonna suck. :cool:

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i eat serviles for breakfast.
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
Posts: 42 | Registered: Monday, February 20 2006 08:00
Warrior
Member # 1668
Profile #9
Well...let us know how that goes for you!

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"Mongo only pawn in game of life" -- Mongo
Posts: 75 | Registered: Monday, August 5 2002 07:00
Apprentice
Member # 6816
Profile Homepage #10
Well, i managed to clear the citadel gates. I died six times, but i cleared it! :D

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i eat serviles for breakfast.
I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
Posts: 42 | Registered: Monday, February 20 2006 08:00
Warrior
Member # 8165
Profile #11
I beat the game on "easy" wow,i'm a loser,lol.
I will try it on the next difficulty level,though,i think i'll give this lifecrafter magic...to make him useful,the waiting at the endzone area while my creations walk the area got old,the creations eventually found me,i guess they sensed me...
But yeah,i'll see what happens...

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R.R
Posts: 179 | Registered: Friday, February 23 2007 08:00