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Forum: News Comments January 19th, 2009, 16:10
Replies: 9
Views: 1,500
Posted By Atrachasis
Ultima IV may not have given you a great deal of…

Ultima IV may not have given you a great deal of freedom in choosing which role you wanted to play - but it is the only game that I can think of that actually judged you on whether you were playing…
Forum: News Comments January 16th, 2009, 16:43
Replies: 18
Views: 1,229
Posted By Atrachasis
In what way does the combat in Ultima VI involve…

In what way does the combat in Ultima VI involve real-time elements? Some combat animations are pretty quick, so NPCs take their combat turns in very rapid succession at times, but the mechanics have…
Forum: General RPG December 8th, 2008, 10:40
Replies: 109
Views: 5,968
Posted By Atrachasis
It may well be true that user interfaces have…

It may well be true that user interfaces have undergone some evolution, and that certain interface procedures - i.e., right-clicking for a contextual menu, WASD movements in 1st person games - have…
Forum: News Comments November 12th, 2008, 18:57
Replies: 21
Views: 1,698
Posted By Atrachasis
I'm with Moriendor on this one. I cannot imagine…

I'm with Moriendor on this one. I cannot imagine that this "new interest" that was sparked in LB upon seeing this splendid jewel that harbors all life that is known to us in the universe suspended in…
Forum: Off-Topic September 10th, 2008, 18:35
Replies: 36
Views: 2,700
Posted By Atrachasis
The mass of the black hole would have little to…

The mass of the black hole would have little to do with whether we are able to "tug it along with us". After all, the Earth is tugging along all kinds of things both more (people, mountains, ocelots,…
Forum: Off-Topic September 10th, 2008, 09:27
Replies: 36
Views: 2,700
Posted By Atrachasis
It's an old story - some people react to every…

It's an old story - some people react to every step into the unknown with nothing but fear. We do not know what will happen - so obviously the worst is going to pass. This arises from a mindset where…
Forum: News Comments July 28th, 2008, 15:45
Replies: 46
Views: 4,671
Posted By Atrachasis
I don't think 'ego' is ever used as a noun in…

I don't think 'ego' is ever used as a noun in Latin; this is modern usage (presumably due to Freud). "The dragon's self", back-translated into Latin, would rather come out as something like "anima…
Forum: News Comments July 15th, 2008, 21:25
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By Atrachasis
Yikes. No genre potentially offers greater…

Yikes. No genre potentially offers greater freedom to a player in choosing how to interact with the game world, and this is all that the Bioware marketing department can think of? "How do you want to…
Forum: News Comments June 16th, 2008, 22:40
Replies: 29
Views: 2,700
Posted By Atrachasis
Hi, I'm Atrachasis. Nice to meet you. *shake…

Hi, I'm Atrachasis. Nice to meet you. *shake hands*

Now you may retract that last statement. My party picked most of the gremlins off with ranged weapons before they even got close, and some of…
Forum: News Comments June 10th, 2008, 18:01
Replies: 11
Views: 1,429
Posted By Atrachasis
Well, it's certainly a piece of good news……

Well, it's certainly a piece of good news… although Basilisk really do seem to have taken a few classes at the Pete Hines Academy of PR Speak.



And that means what? That quests don't resolve…
Forum: Politics & Religion May 15th, 2008, 20:33
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By Atrachasis
There is no common sense. My sense is different…

There is no common sense. My sense is different from your sense is different from curiously undead's sense is different from everybody else's sense.



Democracy is not and must never become a…
Forum: Off-Topic May 15th, 2008, 10:06
Replies: 15
Views: 1,448
Posted By Atrachasis
Only in the sense that it has been known for 50…

Only in the sense that it has been known for 50 years that such a thing as supernova remnants exists. I guess it's a natural thing to say, "let's find the youngest one there is" then, although there…
Forum: News Comments March 26th, 2008, 11:15
Replies: 14
Views: 1,181
Posted By Atrachasis
Exactly - it's an example of the sad design…

Exactly - it's an example of the sad design philosophy that appears to assume that role-playing is about choosing whether to kill monsters with swords, bows, or fireballs. Holding up Oblivion as an…
Forum: Off-Topic January 22nd, 2008, 09:38
Replies: 40
Views: 2,610
Posted By Atrachasis
I was lucky enough to grow up during the heyday…

I was lucky enough to grow up during the heyday of classical text adventures; practically all my English I picked up from Magnetic Scrolls, Infocom, and a few others. Tass times those were! This had…
Forum: News Comments January 16th, 2008, 10:51
Replies: 27
Views: 2,061
Posted By Atrachasis
A very good point. Other genres might well take a…

A very good point. Other genres might well take a lesson from Microsoft's Flight Simulator. Not only does it have a huge community producing free, fan-made add-ons (such as new airplane models and…
Forum: Politics & Religion January 13th, 2008, 18:46
Replies: 59
Views: 4,865
Posted By Atrachasis
Then I am happy for them. But if this experience…

Then I am happy for them. But if this experience remains a subjective and anecdotal one, i.e., if I, standing next to them, do not feel the same, then it is not objective proof of anything, and…
Forum: Politics & Religion January 13th, 2008, 17:09
Replies: 59
Views: 4,865
Posted By Atrachasis
What Lessing is saying is that, even if the One…

What Lessing is saying is that, even if the One True Faith exists, all existing religions are but different interpretations of it, and it is impossible to say which is the true one, or which…
Forum: Politics & Religion January 13th, 2008, 10:53
Replies: 59
Views: 4,865
Posted By Atrachasis
Apologies for the lengthy quote, but I think the…

Apologies for the lengthy quote, but I think the content merits it… quoted for truth, as they say:



(e-text courtesy of gutenberg.net, if anone would like to look the whole thing up)
Forum: News Comments December 17th, 2007, 21:38
Replies: 15
Views: 1,300
Posted By Atrachasis
JarlFrank of the Codex has provided an English…

JarlFrank of the Codex has provided an English translation:

Grotesque, German Interview and some Screenies @ RPG Codex (http://rpgcodex.net/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=21957)
Forum: Off-Topic August 23rd, 2007, 03:58
Replies: 303
Views: 15,179
Posted By Atrachasis
Granted, but since they are all still locked up…

Granted, but since they are all still locked up in Corwin's room, we will never know.

I wish Age of Decadence was released soon!
Forum: General RPG August 23rd, 2007, 03:24
Replies: 30
Views: 2,389
Posted By Atrachasis
Those RPGWatch readers that understand German…

Those RPGWatch readers that understand German might find this article of SPIEGEL online quite an interesting read. Its subject is the current Games Convention, hence this thread seems like a good…
Forum: News Comments August 16th, 2007, 23:39
Replies: 60
Views: 4,405
Posted By Atrachasis
Interesting. Do you remember which remakes those…

Interesting. Do you remember which remakes those were? I am aware of the Peroxide Ultima 1 remake and one Ultima 4 project, but had not heard about either of them actually getting a cease&desist - my…
Forum: News Comments August 5th, 2007, 21:26
Replies: 55
Views: 3,708
Posted By Atrachasis
Have you tried simply erasing your cookies?

Have you tried simply erasing your cookies?
Forum: News Comments July 27th, 2007, 16:30
Replies: 8
Views: 1,364
Posted By Atrachasis
So Dhruin is the mystery artist? [Edit: Or were…

So Dhruin is the mystery artist? [Edit: Or were you just referring to the cover art for AoD displayed on RPGWatch?] Very nice work - congrats! As for the consistency issue, rather than fixing the…
Forum: Off-Topic July 26th, 2007, 17:55
Replies: 51
Views: 2,995
Posted By Atrachasis
Perhaps what we need are NPRPGs - National Public…

Perhaps what we need are NPRPGs - National Public Role Playing Games… I can see the pledge drive ad: "Have you noticed that you can bargain with Foozle instead of bashing him with that enchanted…
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