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  1. Yeah, "millenials use social media as a way of life but postmillenials don't" is the kind of thing that shows up in NYT style section headlines because it sounds meaningful to people who don't use social media and don't know anyone under 35, not because it actually means anything.
  2. I don't know about that... The most pronounced drop in activity took place from late 2006 through 2008 or so. Blades was already a pretty small part of forum traffic in 2006, and most posters in General were not brought here by Blades. (Already quite different from the state of the forum in 2001 or 2002, but not any less active.) IMO the biggest factor (leading to a chain reaction of other factors here) was the rise of social networking, which changed the dynamic for many people -- especially the very young crowd who previously made up a huge proportion of forum users -- in how they interact with others online. Web-based message boards, while still alive today, are orders of magnitude less prominent in any analysis of group communication on the internet than they were in the early oughts. During the same period there was a corresponding shift in tone and feel here. This is well represented by TM's permabanning, which kicked off the aforementioned 2006-2008 period.
  3. He's been talking about this for literally 20 years now. It would be great. And we can still hope!
  4. The 10-cap is a thing after G1. But in G1 it applies to literally everything. It applies to fewer things in each succeeding game. Damage feeding skills like Battle Magic or Strength shed it right after G1, while Shaping skills maintain it through G5 (I think? or G4? it's been a long time but I'm sure this is specified in a thread somewhere here). Actually, it may not apply to Leadership in G1, since that isn't ever fed into a formula and is only read directly. So not quite literally everything, but just about everything.
  5. Holy crap. You're that Zugzwang! It's been... 10 years probably? 11? Hope you're well! ...We won't talk about how long I googled what I thought was an acronym before I realized what that really was. Please enjoy the DPP from me.
  6. I fail to see how that is a better "way to take it" but whatevs, moving on.
  7. Ok, I never watched that, but upon looking it up now that Triumph has pointed it out... that is not an okay joke, Dinti.
  8. And I'd like to apologize if it seemed I was painting a picture of you wanting us to do the work for you! That was just me being snarky and I didn't mean to imply that. Actually, you were pretty helpful: you described the situation clearly, gave relevant extra info like platform, and did not assume it was a random bug. That's way above average pretty much anywhere online. Anyway, welcome to the forums, Cerlis.
  9. Hi Alan Alan Steve, welcome to the forums! It's easy to miss, but it's actually been more than six years since this thread has been posted in. Since it's a pretty general topic, I've split your post into a new thread. We now return you to your regularly scheduled discussion of Summon Shade.
  10. Honestly, it's going to take you less time to redo that one hour of gameplay than it will to get Sneff's dialogue results another way, deal with anyone else you may have angered, any other SDFs that may have triggered from that that you haven't realized, etc., especially assuming you don't want these 'cheat' effects to be in place permanently, so you'll have to undo them all at the end. (I mean, I guess if somebody else does all the research for you, it might not take less time for you )
  11. Yeah, given the NDA, I've removed your post, Arch-Mage Solberg. I obviously appreciate your enthusiasm, but I think we owe it to Spiderweb to respect their wishes. (Of course, beyond that, it's also a legal issue.) Edit: And the post in the other topic.
  12. Callie has broken hearts on actual current candidates. (Finally!) Let the floodgates blow open. And Dinti... I have some bad news for you. I have to inform you that President Trump is not the same person as Ivana Trump, either.
  13. You did not nominate that George Clinton. Also, no. Also, no.
  14. For past presidents, note that I'm evaluating what I'd think of them assuming the office today (as with everyone else), not what I think of their past performance when they were actually president. (Also, sorry presidential dads: I just don't care enough to learn a lot about you.) Emperor Wu of Han is fascinating but I kind of don't believe most of what's written about him enough to place him very specifically. Likewise, Cao Cao's depictions vary so widely that I don't know how to treat him. Zhuge Liang though: I played DOAE, and from what I can gather it didn't exaggerate, at least not beyond lore. I know what to do with this guy. Inanna, boy, here's another one where I am so very conflicted. But I've ranked her. Ranking An, on the other hand, would be like trying to rank a Deist conception of God. Lucca Simone de Beauvoir Robo Princess Leia Buffy Summers Zhuge Liang Henry Agard Wallace Micah Uncle Iroh Jean-Luc Picard Lady Gaga Erika Redmark Zuko Mary Poppins Socrates Sylak Eowyn Captain America Aragorn Katara Frog FDR Plato Graham Nelson Empress Prazac Abigail Adams Honor Harrington Lisa Simpson Thanos (comics) R2-D2 Ereshkigal Aristotle Magus Diogenes the Cynic The Kangxi Emperor LBJ Aang Lord Havelock Vetinari King Arthur Cleopatra (Shakespeare) Peter Gabriel Orson Welles Mary Shelley Eisenhower Epicurus JFK Kathryn Janeway Puddleglum Professor Oak Sherlock Holmes Ayla Cleopatra Jones Harry S. Truman Redbeard Zaphod Beeblebrox Julius Caesar Blaise Pascal Olga of Kiev Boudica Cicero The Doctor Toph Julius Martov Lord British Queen Elizabeth I Inanna Melanchion Mao Zedong Faramir Dumbledore Starrus Gladwell Manfred Redmark Bob the Builder Billie Holiday Ken Burns Eeyore Marle Le Petit Prince Multivac Sokka Pat Paulsen Seth MacFarlane Khan Noonien Singh Werdna Mal Reynolds Queen Elizabeth II Clifford the Big Red Dog Aslan Sir Topham Hatt James T. Kirk Henri III Ayn Rand Cleopatra (real) Daddy Warbucks Pat Sajak Cardinal Richelieu Sulla Lavos Pilgor the Goat Curious George Kikuchiyo Miss Piggy Lyndon LaRouche Captain Ahab Tiamat Lady Macbeth Benjamin Sisko Darth Vader Evil Abed Crassus Pompey Spider Rand al'Thor Caligula Yosemite Sam George Jetson One of the 7 dwarves (Disney) Guybrush Threepwood Boris Johnson Julie d'Aubigny Zapp Brannigan Pol Pot Grima, Wormtongue Yogi Bear Shaper Rawal Kylo Ren Harcourt Fenton Mudd George Wickham Ivan the Terrible Genghis Khan Morgoth The White Witch Hawthorne Hitler Emperor Palpatine Dorikas Elizabeth Báthory Kefka Smaug The Allied Mastercomputer
  15. Heh heh heh. Little do you know. Please feel free to be as obscure as you wish, on that subject -- though I may complain if you are inconsistent with your transliteration choices (as above) 😛 As for the list's character, I think I commented that I found Pilgor the Goat to be a pretty good stand-in for not having the office occupied at all. I can't promise I've been 100% consistent, given all the factors involved, but that should mean I consider anyone above Pilgor to be better than nothing, and anyone below Pilgor to be worse than nothing. Also: sorry for the delay. Would you believe I started a response almost two weeks ago and... oh, holy crap, that browser window is still open. Well, guess I should go finish that.
  16. Hmm. Yeah, definitely missing the 2 traits from level 30. I guess the good news is level 30 is the only trigger for this, since it's the very last time you gain traits. Any other time you just wait 2 levels.
  17. AHA. Okay, so you have 3 levels worth of stat/skill points, correct? Since you get those once every 5 levels in the 30's, that means you have points from levels 29, 30, and 35. And you should indeed have gotten a trait point at level 30 (or 2 points if you are human). Huhhh. If you don't mind, can you count the number of traits this character does have, just so we can confirm the math? (No idea if editor affects steam achivements. For in-game medals, I believe it only affects the current session of the game, so you should be able to use the editor, save, quit, then reload and have no problem with the medals.)
  18. This is a very nasty bug and is likely to affect all containers in areas you haven't yet reached. Unfortunately, the only option I am aware of is to revert to a save from before you encountered the bug.
  19. OK, I am now very confused. You're saying the following sequence happened? 1 - At a previous level, you used skill points but put off using trait points 2 - At level 35 you gained skill points, and did not have the chance to use trait points afterwards If this is what happened, you can just use the editor to add whatever traits you should have gotten. Enable it on the title screen then in-game use shift-D and type "editor"
  20. I don't know about the issue itself, but you should be getting more skill points next level -- it's every 5 levels after level 30 -- so that should solve your specific problem here anyway.
  21. Hmm. How many traits do you have acquired, total, including multiple points in traits? (And what game is this for? A:EFTP, A2:CS, or A3:RW?)
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