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    I think this should go in general discussion or friendly banter or something like that.
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    Back? It never left.
    Looks like SOMEONE needs to upgrade to a Premium account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Redwolf View Post
    I think this should go in general discussion or friendly banter or something like that.
    General Discussion? Friendly Banter? You mean there is a world outside of D&D 3e/3.5e/d20?!? I am not sure I am okay with that idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BowStreetRunner View Post
    General Discussion? Friendly Banter? You mean there is a world outside of D&D 3e/3.5e/d20?!? I am not sure I am okay with that idea.
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    By level 20 though, you aren't capturing a wizard. A character lives to level 20 by being the most ruthless, lucky, capable, and paranoid bastard around. A wizard is throwing around a 30+ Int score and has, entirely in character, planned contingencies for his contingencies. He may well be running around with flat out total immunity to harm, he does not walk outside without an entire bevy of defensive magics around him and enough magic items to buy himself a nation.

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    Back? It never left.
    Looks like SOMEONE needs to upgrade to a Premium account.

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    Surely you mean there is no premium account, go back to your fun.
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    How many times, when the Fighter says "I draw my sword", did you just want to smack that cheating-optimizer in the face and say "No! You don't draw your sword! You draw Orcus!". When the Cleric says "I run away from Orcus!": "No! You run into Orcus! Rogue tries to hide? He hides behind Orcus! The bard in a tavern on the other side the town tries to order a drink? How about a nice frothy mug of Orcus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BowStreetRunner View Post
    General Discussion? Friendly Banter? You mean there is a world outside of D&D 3e/3.5e/d20?!? I am not sure I am okay with that idea.
    Yeah, It's called Real Life™. It's a pretty good RPG, but there aren't that many good NPCs in it

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    Quote Originally Posted by karkus View Post
    Yeah, It's called Real Life™. It's a pretty good RPG, but there aren't that many good NPCs in it
    Yeah, the DM could really up the acting on some of the NPCs. Also, he gets really annoyed when you try to attack any of them. You usually get surrounded by town guards within a few minutes of attacking them and carted off to a prison.
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    Surely you mean there is no premium account, go back to your fun.
    It's hard to make text both NINJA and FRIEND-COMPUTER...
    Oh, wait, there IS a pink!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ksheep View Post
    Yeah, the DM could really up the acting on some of the NPCs. Also, he gets really annoyed when you try to attack any of them. You usually get surrounded by town guards within a few minutes of attacking them and carted off to a prison.
    And the play control is a little wonky at times, the graphics suck, and I can't seem to get my HUD to display properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grarrrg View Post
    And the play control is a little wonky at times, the graphics suck, and I can't seem to get my HUD to display properly.
    The worst part is no respawns or saves, I haven't been able to do anything stupid on my file because I can't restart if I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grarrrg View Post
    It's hard to make text both NINJA and FRIEND-COMPUTER...
    Oh, wait, there IS a pink!



    And the play control is a little wonky at times, the graphics suck, and I can't seem to get my HUD to display properly.
    Tell me about it. I hate single camera perspective! Sometimes I just want an overhead camera so I can see my character while I play!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Redwolf View Post
    The worst part is no respawns or saves, I haven't been able to do anything stupid at all on my file because I can't restart if I do.
    Not to mention half the minigames, NPC dialogues, and AI pathfinding are completely f***ing broken. Even on the "Easy" mode (called 1st World, or White American or something like that), it's horrifyingly difficult, and NPCs constantly guilt you for not picking the hardest difficulty ("3rd World Insanity", I think). The only redeeming feature is the Music minigame, which is actually fun and rewarding.


    In "socializing", you pretty much have to suck up to every NPC you meet every five seconds, or else they flip out and start whining about how you're ignoring them. And heaven forbid if you look at a woman's shirt long enough to read what's written on it... And even worse if you don't stare at their eyes every second of the day. It's like the game punishes you for admiring the graphics and "perfect model" technology they've been hyping up.

    Without a health bar, you pretty much have to keep track of every "pain event" or die of some stupid **** like cholera or AIDS. "Oh, you didn't check that steak for mold 3 weeks ago? The water was kind of brown? Your sexual partner didn't get tested? JUST DIE. No continues".

    Whenever I try to start up the "Dating" minigame, the target of the date almost never responds, even when I select the option several times in rapid succession. Even when it does start up correctly, 80% of the time they don't make the date, and the other 20% they show up like 30min late because the AI can't cross a damn street without spazzing out and getting itself lost. Then they just spam the "you're boring" message until they go home, even if you follow the ridiculously expensive suggestions (make jokes, pay for everything, buy gifts, all that resource-consuming nonsense).

    THIS GAME SUCKS
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emperor Tippy View Post
    By level 20 though, you aren't capturing a wizard. A character lives to level 20 by being the most ruthless, lucky, capable, and paranoid bastard around. A wizard is throwing around a 30+ Int score and has, entirely in character, planned contingencies for his contingencies. He may well be running around with flat out total immunity to harm, he does not walk outside without an entire bevy of defensive magics around him and enough magic items to buy himself a nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slipperychicken View Post
    In "socializing", you pretty much have to suck up to every NPC you meet every five seconds, or else they flip out and start whining about how you're ignoring them. And heaven forbid if you look at a woman's shirt long enough to read what's written on it... And even worse if you don't stare at their eyes every second of the day. It's like the game punishes you for admiring the graphics and "perfect model" technology they've been hyping up.


    Whenever I try to start up the "Dating" minigame, the target of the date almost never responds, even when I select the option several times in rapid succession. Even when it does start up correctly, 80% of the time they don't make the date, and the other 20% they show up like 30min late because the AI can't cross a damn street without spazzing out and getting itself lost. Then they just spam the "you're boring" message until they go home, even if you follow the ridiculously expensive suggestions (make jokes, pay for everything, buy gifts, all that resource-consuming nonsense).

    THIS GAME SUCKS
    You experience with this game seems to be eerily similar to mine...
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    Tell me about it. I hate single camera perspective! Sometimes I just want an overhead camera so I can see my character while I play!
    Then the devs couldn't sell you the Mirror item through microtransactions.
    Quote Originally Posted by A_Moon View Post
    How many times, when the Fighter says "I draw my sword", did you just want to smack that cheating-optimizer in the face and say "No! You don't draw your sword! You draw Orcus!". When the Cleric says "I run away from Orcus!": "No! You run into Orcus! Rogue tries to hide? He hides behind Orcus! The bard in a tavern on the other side the town tries to order a drink? How about a nice frothy mug of Orcus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slipperychicken View Post
    Whenever I try to start up the "Dating" minigame
    Ah, poor guy. Unlock the "Marriage" mode and you can play multiplayer.

    Did anyone figure out how to set ability scores before they started? Because I seriously underoptimized Wisdom and now my Spot is abysmal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flickerdart View Post
    Then the devs couldn't sell you the Mirror item through microtransactions.
    The only thing more overpriced than mirrors are the cursed healing costs. There is no mechanical reason I should have to take weeks healing from minor wounds; it detracts from the exploration of the game!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novawurmson View Post
    Did anyone figure out how to set ability scores before they started? Because I seriously underoptimized Wisdom and now my Spot is abysmal.
    The writers can't make up their minds about the lore. Half the NPCs spout some technobabble about "genetics" making it a function of your parents scores (kind of like the skin-tone/racial mechanics), and the other half says an admin personally decides your stats. I think there was an update a few hundred in-game years ago where they added randomized ability scores, but they didn't update NPC interactions to match it (they still have temples built to beg admins for better weather/climate-events and score-generation).


    There's a pretty common glitch where, even if you roll good Wisdom, your Spot goes down (something about the eyes not spawning in the right shape). Glasses are a common workaround, and they're coming out with an eye-surgery patch. Like all the others, it's not available on the hardest difficulties, and costs tons of in-game money. Brilliant game design right there; make your players waste in-game money to patch your glitches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emperor Tippy View Post
    By level 20 though, you aren't capturing a wizard. A character lives to level 20 by being the most ruthless, lucky, capable, and paranoid bastard around. A wizard is throwing around a 30+ Int score and has, entirely in character, planned contingencies for his contingencies. He may well be running around with flat out total immunity to harm, he does not walk outside without an entire bevy of defensive magics around him and enough magic items to buy himself a nation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slipperychicken View Post
    There's a pretty common glitch where, even if you roll good Wisdom, your Spot goes down (something about the eyes not spawning in the right shape). Glasses are a common workaround, and they're coming out with an eye-surgery patch. Like all the others, it's not available on the hardest difficulties, and costs tons of in-game money. Brilliant game design right there; make your players waste in-game money to patch your glitches.
    And some of the flaws aren't worth taking. I know that half the ones that give you intelligence for mental illnesses haven't gotten me anywhere.
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    I think what this game needs are some cheats. Has anybody found any hacks that actually work?
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    Nope, all the one's I've found all get you arrested.


    On the dating thing, you just aren't applying circmstance bonuses. Try loading the dating minigame with the following options:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt. Cookie View Post
    On the dating thing, you just aren't applying circmstance bonuses. Try loading the dating minigame with the following options:

    Location: America
    Accent: English
    I've been doing this whole playthrough in America and English . My toon got a New York accent (not Brooklyn, just standard NY), if that's important? Race is White American (Mixed Euro/Russia heritage), sex is Male, normal bodyweight, no physical flaws, decent attractiveness. I've even been leveling a perform skill (Cello), and grinding at a gym, but it's just not coming together.

    I think it's those -CHA/+INT flaws... They're good, but if you go overboard, they absolutely slaughter your Social.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emperor Tippy View Post
    By level 20 though, you aren't capturing a wizard. A character lives to level 20 by being the most ruthless, lucky, capable, and paranoid bastard around. A wizard is throwing around a 30+ Int score and has, entirely in character, planned contingencies for his contingencies. He may well be running around with flat out total immunity to harm, he does not walk outside without an entire bevy of defensive magics around him and enough magic items to buy himself a nation.

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    Dont forget how long the tutorial takes! 18 years, minimum. More jf you want the cool professions. And they make you pay for anything after the first 18 too! And when your finally done, your not even gaurenteed a profession! And when you finaly get one, you have to give up part of your in-game cash to pay for other player's tutorial! Its ludicrous.
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    It's a shame they never finished to core rules either. The MM only has the Animal and Vermin sections. Where are the rest ?
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    The designers are clearly sadistic jerks. The nature of the game doesn't say much for the DM either.

    For example, almost all of the skills are dependent on multiple abilities! Any social interaction seems to take a combination of all my mental abilities to get a positive response, and the perform skills practically require all of my ability scores to be well-optimized!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nedz View Post
    It's a shame they never finished to core rules either. The MM only has the Animal and Vermin sections. Where are the rest ?
    The modders are working on it.
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    How many times, when the Fighter says "I draw my sword", did you just want to smack that cheating-optimizer in the face and say "No! You don't draw your sword! You draw Orcus!". When the Cleric says "I run away from Orcus!": "No! You run into Orcus! Rogue tries to hide? He hides behind Orcus! The bard in a tavern on the other side the town tries to order a drink? How about a nice frothy mug of Orcus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flickerdart View Post
    The modders are working on it.
    Yeah, but only abberations. It'll be years until monstrous humanoids come out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flickerdart View Post
    The modders are working on it.
    I hear that some constructs are in the works, although the development is pretty slow.

    Also, I think we're in a no-magic setting. I have yet to see any magical effects, besides maybe some of my papers not being F's.
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