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Forum: News Comments January 19th, 2009, 17:10
Replies: 9
Views: 1,645
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, 17:43
Replies: 18
Views: 1,393
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, 11:40
Replies: 109
Views: 6,310
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, 19:57
Replies: 21
Views: 1,868
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, 19:35
Replies: 36
Views: 2,909
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, 10:27
Replies: 36
Views: 2,909
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, 16:45
Replies: 46
Views: 5,483
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, 22:25
Replies: 3
Views: 816
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, 23:40
Replies: 29
Views: 3,062
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, 19:01
Replies: 11
Views: 1,572
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: Off-Topic May 15th, 2008, 11:06
Replies: 15
Views: 1,527
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, 12:15
Replies: 14
Views: 1,290
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, 10:38
Replies: 40
Views: 2,865
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, 11:51
Replies: 27
Views: 2,366
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: News Comments December 17th, 2007, 22:38
Replies: 15
Views: 1,467
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, 04:58
Replies: 303
Views: 15,550
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, 04:24
Replies: 30
Views: 2,535
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 17th, 2007, 00:39
Replies: 60
Views: 4,704
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, 22:26
Replies: 55
Views: 3,970
Posted By Atrachasis
Have you tried simply erasing your cookies?

Have you tried simply erasing your cookies?
Forum: News Comments July 27th, 2007, 17:30
Replies: 8
Views: 1,487
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, 18:55
Replies: 51
Views: 3,245
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…
Forum: Off-Topic July 23rd, 2007, 16:50
Replies: 51
Views: 3,245
Posted By Atrachasis
Yes, but there are two ways to increase a profit:…

Yes, but there are two ways to increase a profit: increase sales, or reduce costs (i.e., smaller teams, shorter development cycles). Sometimes I wonder if the absolute number of people who would buy…
Forum: Off-Topic July 23rd, 2007, 01:34
Replies: 51
Views: 3,245
Posted By Atrachasis
The "veteran effect" brought up by HiddenX may be…

The "veteran effect" brought up by HiddenX may be part of the story, but not all of it. For example, I am currently working my way through Ultima IV for the first time (played UI, VI, VII, VII/SI,…
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