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Posted 02 June 2008 - 01:09 AM #36 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

Well, Thuryl threw me for a spin there until I looked up this guy Orson Scott Card on Wikipedia, and . . . well... I won't mention which part of his bio explains everything (it's mentioned early on), but... if you know specifically what I'm referring to: it explains everything, without my having to read his books.

In short: My guess is his mindset can be considered sort of an antithesis to that of, say, Aldous Huxley? Feel free to enlighten me.

Myself, I've never been too much into science fiction . . . maybe a little when I was young . . . I'm much more into crazy French authors and writers who are obsessed with the weirdest psychologically afflicted people imaginable, and so forth. This is why I didn't recognize Card's name.

Is Card actually worth reading, regardless of, well... you know.

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 02:30 AM #37 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

Originally Posted By: Evnissyen
Well, Thuryl threw me for a spin there until I looked up this guy Orson Scott Card on Wikipedia, and . . . well... I won't mention which part of his bio explains everything (it's mentioned early on), but... if you know specifically what I'm referring to: it explains everything, without my having to read his books.

In short: My guess is his mindset can be considered sort of an antithesis to that of, say, Aldous Huxley? Feel free to enlighten me.


... I was actually referring to the fact that the aliens in his books are nicknamed "buggers" by the main characters.

Anyway, Card is one of those authors that you should read in order of publication until you lose interest, like Frank Herbert's Dune series or Asimov's Foundation series. Like those two series, his books start out decent and get progressively more loaded down with bad philosophy as you go on.

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Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:01 AM #38 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

Nalyd agrees with Dune, but Foundation? The only real philosophy there was the whole Gaea part. Personally, Nalyd preferred the Second Foundation, but the obvious appeal of Gaea to Asimov is undertandable.
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Posted 02 June 2008 - 09:55 AM #39 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

Asimov in his later years decided almost all his books take place in a single literary galaxy and are releated.  So he forced relationships between his robotics series and Foundation, plus a few others to make a fit with the later books.
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Posted 02 June 2008 - 03:37 PM #40 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

Oh, that. Nalyd thought that fit in pretty well. The Solarians were believable, and Nalyd liked the reappearance of Olivaw.
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 02:48 AM #41 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

Hi Synergy,
thanks for the great effort!
Unfortunately at the moment, your new updated item list seems a bit messed up, technically…
Since days, whenever I try to have a look at it, it shows up all jumbled, if it shows up at all. All the other times it gets hung up. The window stays blank…
As I can open all the other forum-topics without trouble, I'd dare to say, that it must be the list, that has got the problem.

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Posted 09 June 2008 - 08:53 AM #42 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

I don't have any problem with the list so it might be your browser doesn't like all the special character commands to give the list colors.
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Posted 09 June 2008 - 08:25 PM #43 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

I got firefox 2.0.0.4
Did do the trick all the time.
Does it in the whole rest of the forum too…
Thanks for checking, though.

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Posted 13 July 2008 - 02:54 AM #44 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

Am I the only one who gets sent to the top forum page any time I click a link? Did something happen to all old links when the forums "broke" a few days ago? Alorael made all this great info available to us, but I can't access any of it.
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Posted 13 July 2008 - 11:30 AM #45 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

No, you're not the only one. The links aren't working, and UBBCode seems to be generally broken.

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 10:34 AM #46 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

The link in the main page of this Avernum 5 forum for this is broken. It needs to be fixed.

Also, I have noticed some threads made by people that need to be included in this.

I just felt all that needed to be said.
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Posted 20 July 2008 - 01:43 PM #47 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

You know, it would help if you actually linked the threads that needed to be included.

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Posted 20 July 2008 - 07:18 PM #48 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

We added what we felt was important.  If you want to have something else added we need to know what so we can add the link.

Or you can whine like ET did about how unfair the mods and admins are for not including his editor.
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Posted 21 July 2008 - 09:22 AM #49 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

ET recommended my one thread for Strategy Central as well.  I felt honored, and I never got a chance to thank him...
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Posted 22 July 2008 - 05:47 PM #50 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

There's this.
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Posted 06 October 2008 - 08:18 PM #51 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

Is there a tread that lists all the Stone Pylons in the game?

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 03:10 PM #52 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

Originally Posted By: Akovon the Dragon Lord
Is there a tread that lists all the Stone Pylons in the game?

1st: Blackchasm Outpost
2nd: New Harston
3rd: Gladwell's Keep
4th: Shanker's Tower
5th: Harkin's Landing
6th: Exodus
7th: Solberg's Tower
8th: Anama Lands
9th: Highground
10th: Muck
11th: Vahnatai Lands
12th: Melanchion's Keep
13th: Loyalist's Land



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Posted 09 October 2008 - 07:03 PM #53 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

I know. I was wondering if there was a link to a past topic on the Stratagy Central.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 12:27 AM #54 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

There is a link to this topic now.

—Alorael, who found most of the locations fairly predictable. Still, if there's a demand, there's a use for it in the thread.

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 02:39 PM #55 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

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There is a link to this topic now.

—Alorael, who found most of the locations fairly predictable. Still, if there's a demand, there's a use for it in the thread.

yeah there is but i doubt those locations help much since it is hard to miss pylons except at vahnatai and loylalist land and anama if doesn't search whole area.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 07:33 AM #56 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

but it might be helpful if you dont know WHERE to search tongue
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Posted 18 October 2008 - 01:15 PM #57 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

Originally Posted By: Lifecrafterandnoobeditor
but it might be helpful if you dont know WHERE to search tongue

True but many are very hard to miss unless is half-blind.

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 04:48 PM #58 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

Originally Posted By: Earth2025
Originally Posted By: Lifecrafterandnoobeditor
but it might be helpful if you dont know WHERE to search tongue

True but many are very hard to miss unless is half-blind.


Not nessesarly. Its possibly that someone might not notice the pylons.

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Posted 21 October 2008 - 03:00 PM #59 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

im not talking about not seeing them, im talking about someone not knowing what city/town theyre in
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Posted 23 October 2008 - 12:59 PM #60 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

basically all towns have pylon.

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 01:35 PM #61 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

Originally Posted By: Report High Crimes and Misdemeanors
There is a link to this topic now.

Yes, but clicking on it brings me to the forum list.
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Posted 25 October 2008 - 10:40 PM #62 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

Really? Odd. It works fine for me.

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Posted 25 October 2008 - 10:49 PM #63 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

It takes Dikiyoba to the forum list too.

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 12:46 AM #64 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

Same here and when I tried to fix it, I couldn't get the changes submitted.
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 12:50 AM #65 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

I still don't get the problem with Safari or Firefox, and I can submit edits without any problems.

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Posted 26 October 2008 - 12:03 PM #66 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

Well, the topic is stickied, so I don't think you need to do that much. tongue
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Posted 26 October 2008 - 02:16 PM #67 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

nice, now we have pylons list twice.

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Posted 21 February 2009 - 12:50 PM #68 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

Similar to the Nethergate header, when I click the Strategy Central on the header, it takes me the the foum list.

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Posted 28 April 2009 - 11:41 AM #69 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

Hi synergy since you are online so read this.
If there is no recent edit in your item list then you must edit it because i beleive that tiacoura 1st test final round also work for cold.Remember i said "also"
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Posted 09 August 2009 - 05:14 AM #70 Avernum 5 - Strategy Central

I'm curious now - I just looked at the maps and... I thought if you went east from Harston, across the river, you'd end up somewhere between Fort Monastery and Grindstone. Unless the caves are kinda spiraling downwards as you go around so by the time you end up in the Azure Gallery you're a fair way below NE Avernum itself?




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