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Corylea

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    Boston area, USA
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    The Witcher 1, Planescape Torment, The Sims 2
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    Writing, Games, Star Trek, Dogs

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  1. Interesting. Well, I'll look forward to being more moderate in future games. :-)
  2. All of that makes sense to me, but then, this is my first Geneforge game, so the lore is all new to me.
  3. *blinks* Wait, what? Using canisters is forbidden? But then why are there so MANY canisters? There are one or two in nearly every area, which adds up to a heck of a lot of canisters! There are 82 zones in the game, so even if it averages out to one per zone -- though I think it's actually more -- why would the previous Shapers have made 82 items that should never be used? I'm only maybe a third of the way through the game, and my character is still hoping to find out why the island was barred. People keep whispering about a powerful machine they call the Gene
  4. Thanks for the information. Well, I'm glad I played this game first, then, so that I know to be careful in subsequent Geneforge games!
  5. This is incredibly useful and extremely well organized. Thank you so very much!!
  6. I'd been cruising along, thinking like a typical gamer, assuming that the canisters were good because they made me more effective in battle. Then I talked to someone and got inappropriately angry at her because the canisters had given me the typical Shaper arrogance, and that OVERRODE MY NATURAL PERSONALITY. (Not all the way; I managed to wrestle it under control, just barely.) Holy moly! I had no idea the canisters could do that! I mean, I know I got a message saying that the canister had changed me, but I just thought that was talking about adding the new skill. N
  7. I'm not sure I understand what you're saying here. I usually play isometric RPG's, since the viewpoint where you see out of the character's eyes (not sure what the name for that is, since I never use it) generally gives me motion sickness. But the maps for those other isometric games are usually oriented in the conventional way.
  8. Thank you so much for this phenomenally useful guide! I know you're the Grand Old Man of the forum here, so people expect you to know everything, but writing this out must have been a LOT of work, and you deserve MASSIVE thanks. W WNW NW NNW N WSW CW CNW CN NNE SW CSW C CNE NE SSW CS CSE CE ENE S SSE SE ESE E Any idea WHY Jeff chose to make the map in a non-standard way? I have to remind myself a dozen times an hour that East is in what I would think of as the South, and West is what I would think of as the North. The T
  9. Interesting! You know Jeff has done a good job when people's real emotions and real ethical values are engaged when they play.
  10. Yours sounds like an observant and nuanced view, and I appreciate your sharing it. It also sounds so much like the sort of thing I say about other games. :-) Well, you've already heard me on the Scoia'tael vs. the Order... I'm still working my way through the current game. I have a chronic illness that steals many of my days, so I can't do anything quickly, unfortunately. But when I'm done with this one, I'll certainly check those out. Or perhaps Jeff will have published Queen's Wish 2 by the time I manage to finish Mutagens. 😄
  11. I haven't played the later games in this series and am hoping not to have spoilers for them! And since Jeff is re-working this series, the Rebellion could be different, this time around.
  12. I'm playing on Easy or Casual or whatever it's called. I adore RPG's, but that doesn't mean that I'm good at them. :-) I have too much of a tendency to charge in head-on, when I should be sneaking up. :-) I was into The Witcher enough that I played it all the way through five times AND made two new adventures for it. Given that I'm a clinical psychologist in real life -- not any kind of computer expert -- learning to use the toolkit for the first Witcher game was hard, but I was so passionate about the game that I just HAD to. Long live Greece! 😉
  13. @alhoon, I haven't fought my way to the Takers yet; I had enough trouble getting past all those %$#@& vlishes to get to Pentil. But no matter how courageous the Takers are, killing people is not something I want to support. The Awakened want to be equal, and that resonates with me. There's no subservience in equality, so I find their point of view quite enlightened. I'm not very far along yet, so I haven't been asked to do anything evil by the Awakened; if I am, of course I'll decline. Back when I was really into The Witcher (the first one), we used to have long
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