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    Queen's Wish - SW Blog Post

    Marry me.
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    Slarty Ranks Everything

    That's what I meant, you uncultured swine.
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    Slarty Ranks Everything

    Oh huh, things! Nick Cave Spirited Away Jiji (the fictional one) Jiji (the one on my lap) Wuthering Heights (the book) Wuthering Heights (the song) Getting a triple word score in Scrabble Princess Peach Rhapsody In Blue
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    Slarty Ranks Everything

    Yes! Louder than Bombs is incredible. Rank is just as good. To borrow a Partridge-ism, my favourite The Smiths album is definitely "The Best of The Smiths". Hmm. I really love Radiohead, and I think OK Computer is actually one of my least favourite record they've put out. I like that it;s unboundedly depressing (but is it even? Even songs like Exit Music and Let Down and No Surprises have a kind of escapist joy to them!) and I like that the 20th Anniversary remaster is as felicitous as the original was. I mean, either way, hooray! Maybe one day I'll post proper thoughts on these albums/artists. <3
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    Got a coupon for Avernum 3 on steam

    I got one on day one and assumed it was because I had other Spiderweb games in my library. Previously Spidweb offered a discount if you had owned a previous version of the game - this might just be another way of doing that. Anyway, I read somewhere that Avernum 3 is doing pretty well, and will fund the next game.
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    What will happen after Avernum 3 Ruined World?

    In the most recent Reddit AMA Jeff did, he made it clear he was never going to touch BoA again. This is probably fair enough. I'd be hesitant to drop more time on something that almost cost me my livelihood. Edit: "We have no plans to touch anything about Blades of Avernum ever again." https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/7vyv09/im_jeff_vogel_founder_of_spiderweb_software_since/dtw7oei/
  7. Hey. Achievements are something that are (unfortunately) important to me as a player. And they're broken in A3. :'( I have cleared the slime quest, but the game does not credit me as having even returned to the surface (though, oddly, Steam does). I have just trained my fifth mage spell to level 5, and neither the game nor Steam have recognised this. Anybody else have this issue/have a fix? Edit: IMAGE: https://cdn.calref.net/files.calref/12/1745ad38b1e3ece2_one.JPG
  8. Haha! I'm glad I could be a thorn in your side if it gets stuff fixed. Will the achievements trigger if I get to 10 and 20 spells?
  9. So. v101 fixed the mage spell bug, and the surface medal, but having 5 priest rituals at level 3 doesn't trigger *that* medal. Similar situation?
  10. Ah! Thanks for coming back to me about the Level 3 spell bug. I've started a new game anyhow, just in case I'd somehow done something wrong (and what's 20 hours in a Spidweb game anyway), so I'll look out for that as I progress. Still no medal for venturing out onto the surface though, and literally all I've done this game is hoof it to Anaximander and then out into the surface. I'm playing through Steam, and haven't edited any files. I'll uninstall and redownload tonight to see if that does anything, and will report back.
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE1ct5yEuVY
  12. Ah, so this is a known bug and wasn't picked up during testing? I feel like it should be mentioned somewhere?
  13. I did a brief search but can't see anything pertinent. After defeating the first plague, my party keeps having visions of goings-on in Avernum. Who can I speak to/what can I do about these?
  14. I like the Xian Skull. It's just as good in this game, except it doesn't play audio that says "Hey I'm a talking skull". :'( I didn't have one while playing yesterday, but one was about sliths chasing down avernites, and one was about a long dark warren of waterfalls. Clearly throwbacks to previous Avernum games.
  15. Definitely don't have any named items yet. I'm on Day 15/16 if that pins it down any? Encountered on both the surface and Avernum. Kind of annoying having them pop up constantly.
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    Any news on Avernum 3 remake?

    It’s out now on Steam - I just received an email alert for it. 🎉
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    Plan to play every scenario available

    Luckily, you can usually just ignore TM while playing his scenarios. It tends to make them much more enjoyable.
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    Quick note to Trenton's post: CalRef isn't always the most family-friendly of places. I think it's worthwhile knowing that before you join, should you wish to do so.
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    Start late or leave early?

    Starting later every time. I was recently forced to switch jobs, and my new job has a flexi-time system where I can do my hours between 8-6. I'm doing 10-6.
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    Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

    Quadruple post?! OKAY! The way El Presidente worked was addressed in the READ ME. (Really, I would recommend you READ THEM.) Here is the relevant bit from EP if you missed it (written by me): So, that's how the only successful collab in BoA came about - I did a bunch of work, Thralni fixed a bunch of my stuff, and I took a lot of credit for it.
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    Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

    Also, why not triple-post? I'll hopefully have something new for you to play soon.
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    Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

    Haha. I loved how eagerly you got into the "kill everybody" --apart from in the library-- mindset of El Presidente. In case you missed it, killing innocents made you stronger - you got skill points each time.
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    Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

    Hey, in Twilight Valley, you missed Pandora's coffin, even though you were specifically told she had a coffin to the north. Plus, you played A Perfect Forest, and you've played my other scenarios, so you know to look at everything that is out of the ordinary... There was more there that you didn't explore, but I guess that's okay. At the very least, I would recommend reading the Read Me file for TV... ... I really liked your playing of KH, more than anything else you've played. I would like to hear your thoughts on that more. Your reaction was basically what I was hoping what would happen. At the very least, I know that TM dug it, and that you were weirded out by it, so I would consider it my best work. ... Also. Yay. Atmosphere and interesting writing is what I always tried to bring to BoA. I'm happy that you picked up on that.
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    Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

    ...in my defence, I wrote this before Twilight.