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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    god, i love this thread and love you, scarlet. arcanum is one of my favorite pc games ever. fourway tie between this, x-com, jagged alliance, and indiana jones and the fate of atlantis. just such a great, immersive world, and i really wish they made a sequel, bugs and all. plus, the music is the best

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited June 2009
    Druhim wrote: »
    I got this game pretty recently but just couldn't get into it after reaching the first town.

    Yeah Shrouded Hills is boring as fuck.

    august on
    Pac Man's character is difficult to explain even to the Japanese -- he is an innocent character. He hasn't been educated to discern between good and evil. He acts more like a small child than a grown-up person. Think of him as a child learning in the course of his daily activities. If someone tells him guns are evil, he would be the type to rush out and eat guns. But he would most probably eat any gun, even the pistols of policemen who need them.
  • KetBraKetBra FISTS OF JUSTICE! Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I've always wanted to play this.

    But never got around to it.

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  • As7As7 Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    The game was ok.

    But the bugs and the fact that your choices DRASTICALLY affected the difficulty of the game made me hate it towards the end.

    For example, there is this portion where you are in a mine.

    And there are these golems.

    If you are in turn based mode, the golems will run up to you in a second flat and beat you to a pulp.

    But in real time mode the golems move at a fraction of your own running speed and you can just kite them forever. The difference in difficulty was crazy.

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  • MorivethMoriveth ESCA FLOWNERegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Oh I remember that mine

    that fucking mine

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    That's the best mine, and by best mine I mean the worst mine.

    august on
    Pac Man's character is difficult to explain even to the Japanese -- he is an innocent character. He hasn't been educated to discern between good and evil. He acts more like a small child than a grown-up person. Think of him as a child learning in the course of his daily activities. If someone tells him guns are evil, he would be the type to rush out and eat guns. But he would most probably eat any gun, even the pistols of policemen who need them.
  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    both mines are terrible

    but the first one is the worst since you can't possibly talk your way out of it.

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  • MorivethMoriveth ESCA FLOWNERegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    The mine thing just reminds me of the Egg Mines in Morrowind

    I'd go through all of 'em, hoping to find something cool

    and hey, occasionally I actually did!

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Jasconius wrote: »
    both mines are terrible

    but the first one is the worst since you can't possibly talk your way out of it.

    The first mine - who the fuck puts traps in a MINE?

    I mean, you know?

    Those are unsafe work conditions!

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    Pac Man's character is difficult to explain even to the Japanese -- he is an innocent character. He hasn't been educated to discern between good and evil. He acts more like a small child than a grown-up person. Think of him as a child learning in the course of his daily activities. If someone tells him guns are evil, he would be the type to rush out and eat guns. But he would most probably eat any gun, even the pistols of policemen who need them.
  • KetBraKetBra FISTS OF JUSTICE! Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I thought you guys were talking about mimes for a few minutes.

    That was confusing.

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    THE WORST MIMES

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    Pac Man's character is difficult to explain even to the Japanese -- he is an innocent character. He hasn't been educated to discern between good and evil. He acts more like a small child than a grown-up person. Think of him as a child learning in the course of his daily activities. If someone tells him guns are evil, he would be the type to rush out and eat guns. But he would most probably eat any gun, even the pistols of policemen who need them.
  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Gonna start playing this in a few. It's been long enough since my last playthrough.

    I love the dude you can liberate from the museum. I seem to recall him kicking some ass.

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I really need to try a playthrough as a mustache-twirling necromancer.

    august on
    Pac Man's character is difficult to explain even to the Japanese -- he is an innocent character. He hasn't been educated to discern between good and evil. He acts more like a small child than a grown-up person. Think of him as a child learning in the course of his daily activities. If someone tells him guns are evil, he would be the type to rush out and eat guns. But he would most probably eat any gun, even the pistols of policemen who need them.
  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Also this makes me want to make a Morrowind thread

    but I think we have too many game threads right now

    Don't you have an LP of that which you left pretty early? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?

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  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Jasconius wrote: »
    Yes. Arcanum. We have a thread in G+T.

    Yes. G+T. Did you look at the OP? It's shit. This is a real thread.

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  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    As7 wrote: »
    The game was ok.

    But the bugs and the fact that your choices DRASTICALLY affected the difficulty of the game made me hate it towards the end.

    For example, there is this portion where you are in a mine.

    And there are these golems.

    If you are in turn based mode, the golems will run up to you in a second flat and beat you to a pulp.

    But in real time mode the golems move at a fraction of your own running speed and you can just kite them forever. The difference in difficulty was crazy.

    As for the bugs, the unofficial patch really helps. I haven't had any game-breaking bugs yet, and I've made it clear through 17 levels so far.

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    This game really would have benefited from difficulty settings.

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  • ArrathArrath Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I love this game so much. Partially because its so easy to break. My latest character was a dashing fast-talking boxer who, being lightly encumbered in his smoking jacket, with electricity charged rings, and drunk on a speed potion, was able to dole out something like 20 unarmed attacks a turn by level 10. Hell yeah!

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  • A Dabble Of TheloniusA Dabble Of Thelonius It has been a doozy of a dayRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Gonna start playing this in a few. It's been long enough since my last playthrough.

    I love the dude you can liberate from the museum. I seem to recall him kicking some ass.

    Gar? He was the best. Motherfucker refuses to wear armor though.

    Spoiled just in case.
    You had to be smart and talk to him about tea to get him to join didn't you?

    Best NPC for tactical purposes is still, Smogg, i think that's him? The ogre in Shrouded Hills? Give him a magic sword/axe or a tech sword/axe. Bam

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Followers are for babies. Blacksmith/Electrician Melee Master is where it is at.

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Holy shit Arcanum!

    I could re-install this and play it if only my computer didn't crash randomly whenever I asked it to do anything involving things like the (relatively-powerful) video-card!

    I'll be buying a new machine soon and then I'll dig this thread up.


    I beat this game with an elvish mage/summoner who was 100% good and 100% bisexual nymphomaniac.

    Tried playing it again with a mean old halfling gunslinger but only made it a little past Caladon.

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  • scarlet ave.scarlet ave. Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    You don't need to dig up something that's already on top.

    Like this thread, forever.

    (I mean, it's a good thread.)

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    You don't need to dig up something that's already on top.

    Like this thread, forever.

    (I mean, it's a good thread.)

    It's alright.

    august on
    Pac Man's character is difficult to explain even to the Japanese -- he is an innocent character. He hasn't been educated to discern between good and evil. He acts more like a small child than a grown-up person. Think of him as a child learning in the course of his daily activities. If someone tells him guns are evil, he would be the type to rush out and eat guns. But he would most probably eat any gun, even the pistols of policemen who need them.
  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    august wrote: »
    You don't need to dig up something that's already on top.

    Like this thread, forever.

    (I mean, it's a good thread.)

    It's alright.

    What if it's too good?

    What if it reaches the moon!?

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    The moon is totally played.

    august on
    Pac Man's character is difficult to explain even to the Japanese -- he is an innocent character. He hasn't been educated to discern between good and evil. He acts more like a small child than a grown-up person. Think of him as a child learning in the course of his daily activities. If someone tells him guns are evil, he would be the type to rush out and eat guns. But he would most probably eat any gun, even the pistols of policemen who need them.
  • TheidarTheidar Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Maybe we should send this thread to Pluto(not a planet).
    If I remember correctly my character had lesbian sex with the dark elf queen so she would let me go.

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  • MorivethMoriveth ESCA FLOWNERegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    L|ama wrote: »
    Moriveth wrote: »
    Also this makes me want to make a Morrowind thread

    but I think we have too many game threads right now

    Don't you have an LP of that which you left pretty early? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm?

    Man if I had a quarter for every LP I'd abandoned... I'd have $1.50.

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Theidar wrote: »
    Maybe we should send this thread to Pluto(not a planet).
    If I remember correctly my character had lesbian sex with the dark elf queen so she would let me go.

    Yes, yes. That's one of the best dialogs in the game.





    I don't think people really understand how immersive and huge Arcanum is. It makes a game like Oblivion look like Duck Hunt.

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  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    L|ama wrote: »
    This game really would have benefited from difficulty settings.

    There are difficulty settings! They're in Options :P

    Also, whoever mentioned that Gar won't wear armor: he will wear barbarian clothing. This might be a part of the unofficial patch, but it's definitely for the better.

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  • KingMoleKingMole Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Gnomes are the worst thing.

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  • augustaugust where you come from is gone Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Gnomes did 9/11.

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    Pac Man's character is difficult to explain even to the Japanese -- he is an innocent character. He hasn't been educated to discern between good and evil. He acts more like a small child than a grown-up person. Think of him as a child learning in the course of his daily activities. If someone tells him guns are evil, he would be the type to rush out and eat guns. But he would most probably eat any gun, even the pistols of policemen who need them.
  • PoorochondriacPoorochondriac Ah, man Ah, jeezRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    So a dude asks me to rob a bank, says we'll split the profit 50/50. I agree, and he gives me the vault access code. I IMMEDIATELY turn him into the local sheriff, help the sheriff fend off an attack by other robbers, loot all their bodies, then sneak in at night and rob the bank myself. I come out 750 gold richer (counting the shit I looted), split it with nobody, and look like a saint.

    Love this game.

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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    This game is kinda like planescape in that story and the atmosphere are awesome but the gameplay is drudgery.

    I am enjoying playing through it with a guy, but I feel like I would enjoy reading an LP almost as much.

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  • RepoxRepox Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    How do you open the
    safe in the museum and also where exactly do you find the dragon?

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    L|ama wrote: »
    This game really would have benefited from difficulty settings.

    There are difficulty settings! They're in Options :P

    Also, whoever mentioned that Gar won't wear armor: he will wear barbarian clothing. This might be a part of the unofficial patch, but it's definitely for the better.

    Oh for fucks sake, that would have been a good thing to make you set at the start of the game.

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    Repox wrote: »
    How do you open the
    safe in the museum and also where exactly do you find the dragon?
    The dragon is out of the city to the northeast

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  • VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine. Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    ohmigosh I loved this game back in the day

    I MUST PLAY IT AGAIN

    SANS BUGS

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  • Eat it You Nasty Pig.Eat it You Nasty Pig. tell homeland security 'we are the bomb'Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    To open the safe you can either blow a fate point lockpicking it and be somewhat confused or
    talk to a dwarf in the wheel clan mine, and he will send you on a mission to find his ancestors or something and show you how to make a key for it

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited July 2009
    I'm pretty sure that difficulty settings can be changed mid-game, but they aren't that impactful...

    Switching it to Easy will give you +25% to hit and I think it decreases incoming damage by 25%, but when you're talking about Seething Masses, that just means you die in 2 turns instead of 1.


    Garr required something like 11 int to get, and you have to tell him his tea sucks and he'll get all huffy then join you. He can't wear leather but I'm fairly certain he can wear any barbarian clothing OR chain mail. He's a decent follower but if you wan't brawn then Sodd is still better. Especially for an evil character.

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  • divine willydivine willy Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    The dog is the best party member. It doesn't matter that he can't carry items, he's awesome.

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