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  1. Reactivate Taygen Questline?

    There's a cheat in most (all?) the Geneforge games that can reset the hostility of an individual zone (e.g. turning Icy End friendly after you made them angry). That's different from failing a quest so that an NPC will no longer hire you. I'm pretty sure it's technically still be possible to change you access to Taygen's quest line, but a bit more complicated than entering a cheat code. You'd need to dig in the scripts to identify the flag triggered by this Camp Dranir, then alter a zone script somewhere so you could change the flag to whatever Taygen's flag-check requires (e.g. add text so that when you, say, click on a sign, it sets the flag to the correct number). Disclaimer: I've never done this, nor played G5 (except the demo), I'm just going off what I've seen of various other posts on the Geneforge games.
  2. Huzzah! I'm NOW Dr. Triumph! - edited

    No, Randomizer's prognostication is accurate. I want to teach college history, so that's what I'll be looking for. However, jobs are scarce and seem to be getting scarcer, so I'm open to other possibilities if an opportunity appears. In the short-term, besides looking for jobs, I plan to work on fixing up my dissertation and trying to get it published.
  3. Huzzah! I'm NOW Dr. Triumph! - edited

    As of Saturday, 16 December, I am officially Dr. Triumph, PHD, and no longer a college student for the first time in forever!
  4. In conclusion, AAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

    History relies heavily on the written word. It's not that no one cares about the Americas before 1492, it's just much, much easier to speak with some degree of confidence once you get to an era with more written records to analyze.
  5. In conclusion, AAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

    I ended up focusing on the Civil War.
  6. Spiders' Amber

    Please stop bumping old threads. Just make a new one, and if necessary, include a link to the old one. There's only one amber. If you gave it to the Queen, then you can't give it to the GIFTS.
  7. In conclusion, AAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

    I studied US history. It's not the most fashionable of topics in the historical profession, but it's what interested me. In my case, well, if I have any rich family members, then they are utterly unknown to me. However, I got a pretty good score on the GRE that apparently was key to convincing two universities (one for my MA, and another for my PHD) to give me generous sums of money to come study there. And yes, a LOT of reading. I actually became a much better reader, I believe, thanks to grad school.
  8. [GF4] Monarch's motives?

    "Some men just want to watch the world burn."
  9. In conclusion, AAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

    True, but my advisor also encouraged me not to be defensive at the defense.
  10. In conclusion, AAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

    Dissertation defended.
  11. 10,000

    Such number. So meaningless. Very congratulatory.
  12. Patch available ?

    It's an old game. How it looks and sounds is just how it is. While you're playing the game, if you bring up the menu (with save / load / quit / etc. on it), you can click Preferences, and then click a box so that the game will ask you about switching resolutions when you open it.
  13. Two numbers matter when shaping creations. There's you skill with a type of shaping (e.g. Magic Shaping), and your skill with particular creation (e.g. your level in Artila). You raise shaping skill with the skill points you earn from leveling up. However, canisters are how you raise your skill with different creations. For example, a Create Artila canister will increase your ability at creating Artilas. You'll need to find a Create Vlish canister to make Vlish. Keep exploring the island and one is sure to turn up! I hope that clarifies things!
  14. G4 Barrier Bros

    For comparison, consider the conversations with Crowley and Miranda if you fail to give Monarch's papers to the Shapers: Crowley: And Miranda: Telling Miranda you "lost" the papers sets flag 42,13 to 5, and then Crowley checks that flag and sees it's greater than or equal to 5. Crowley also checks to see if flag 100,8 is less than 2. In the Rivergate script, when you tell Alwan you helped Moseh, the game sets flag 100,8's value to 2. So, Crowley's text above is contingent on BOTH failing to help Moseh AND failing to deliver the papers. Notice how there's no comparable check in Greta's conversation. The Rebels may not trust you, but they won't give up on you, whereas you MUST do something big for the Shapers in either Ilya or Aziraph to convince them you're useful. What I want to know is whether, after you fail the Shapers in Illya and Aziraph, you are locked out of the Shaper endgame. Will all the Shapers in Burwood and beyond automatically be hostile to you?