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  1. Just to clarify for anyone else reading, alhoon is talking about editing the game files (i.e., for a mod), not anything you can do in the course of normal gameplay.
  2. Implementing a new quest with two NPCs accompanying you is a pretty big change (and "create a quest" was actually a higher tier kickstarter reward). Maybe that feedback email was from during the beta (rather than after release) and Jeff said "sure, why not..." but in general, I wouldn't get your hopes up for story insertions post-release.
  3. Right, and I took you as only meaning the item graphic, and I did take you as probably meaning the series. But you said "the Exile Slith spear graphic" not "one of the Exile Slith spear graphics." And as we know, there were at least three different item graphics in the series, and only one of them is as you described. You overgeneralized from the datum you looked at, that's all.
  4. No, you originally wrote "the Exile Slith spear graphic is clearly a trident" which is flat-out wrong. It matches one version of that graphic used in some later games, but never Exile. Even assuming you meant the series, it would be an overly broad conclusion based on a narrow data set plus assumptions, and the assumptions turned out to be incorrect.
  5. I don't know what relevance icon sets from E3/BoE (let alone a modified version... do we really need to have that conversation again) have to this question -- Slith spears were described and delineated in earlier games. Luckily, we have the icon sets for the original game. I thought I was going to find generic weapon icons where e.g. bardiches and halberds shared an icon (as is the case), so of course there would be no slith spear icon. But it turns out there was, and it has two tines: Even the tiny inventory version has two tines: The slith o
  6. I still think if anything was a source for Sliths, it had to be this: https://gammaworld.fandom.com/wiki/Sleeth - humanoid lizard - very intelligent - negates force fields (admittedly not with fireballs, but still) - resist poison - live in small communities - delight in discussions of philosophy and religion (hi Pathass) OTOH, looking into Edgwyn's module... - Sakatha -> Skatha - Swamp temple - Groups of lizardmen around campfires - Lizardmen mages, though as a whole the race doesn't seem especially sma
  7. Slithzerikai are very different from the Lizardmen of AD&D, Wizardry, and other precursors to Exile. Sliths are smart and have an aptitude for magic, pretty much the opposite of traditional Lizardmen. I also don't know how you can get "elves with fur" from the Nephils. I guess if you want to define the race by being agile and good with bows? But that really just speaks to the similarity in combat system and game space. Appearance and culture are completely difference, behavior is completely different, and we have the opposite of the magical aptitude reversal with Sliths.
  8. That clause actually came about due to people creating accounts here just to market other video games, without otherwise participating in the forums. I don't think we've ever had to ban directly over it. Anyway, Spiderweb CDs definitely aren't "other products." Normally, re-selling Spiderweb games here would be a no, for obvious reasons. Given that the CD's contents are no longer being sold and are freely available, I can't imagine anyone would object.
  9. What, exactly, is "Asian-style ancestor worship"? Serious question. Asia's a big place, and ancestor worship isn't specific to it. That said, I'm not sure ancestor worship is a good analogue in the first place. Very few Vahnatai become Crystal Souls, so it seems less like venerating familial spirits (something the Romans did, and were depicted doing, btw, in a Spiderweb game! ) and more like the cults of the saints in Christian Europe, complete with miraculous relics, shrines, pilgrimages, and wars fought over them. As with the other assertions, I see the "exotic" id
  10. Intentional, definitely not. Unintentional... I don't know, I think that's a hard sell. As you note, "exotic place with superior magic" describes something in almost every fantasy setting, certainly including elves. And it's a bit of a stretchy path from "what some Americans stereotypically imagined Japan to be in the 80's" to "what a statistician-programmer Harvey Muddite (who was a teenager in the 80's) and who was all over Usenet may have thought about Japan in 1995."
  11. Per the other topic, we can now answer this question:
  12. this is true in many languages, but i don't think c++ is one of those. (it's been a while, but google seems to agree with me.)
  13. You didn't make that up either -- it was a commonly repeated trope in RPGs, going back to at least AD&D.
  14. Just to be clear, we don't automatically pin everything, for a lot of reasons, including just space and not overwhelming new visitors. Once you've made the necessary changes the mods can definitely take a look it (and probably would whether or not you asked). Sometimes this kind of stuff gets pinned, sometimes it gets linked directly in the forum header, sometimes neither.
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