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by silverkitty
July 16th, 2013, 3:09 am
Forum: GameTalk
Topic: Sincere question
Replies: 15
Views: 4662

Re: Sincere question

The game was around back in the 80s. I think when Next Generation started, Paramount may have had the game killed off for copyright infringement. Not sure. Not so much. SFB never infringed copyright, because they got a license to make their games from Paramount. However, their license only included...
by silverkitty
April 28th, 2013, 7:05 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book III
Topic: nobody is going to like this camping suggestion...
Replies: 60
Views: 11733

Re: nobody is going to like this camping suggestion...

I've been reading a lot of other comments regarding the automap. I'm thinking more and more that it's not a good idea to put in the no Cartography/free automap rule. It just feels like betraying our original vision. Then the thing to do is not to devote a big section of empty UI to it when you don'...
by silverkitty
April 26th, 2013, 11:58 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book III
Topic: nobody is going to like this camping suggestion...
Replies: 60
Views: 11733

Re: nobody is going to like this camping suggestion...

Will it attract more players if they know that they can have a mini-map without spending points on it? I doubt it, but who knows. Certainly no one will say "oooo, it has automap!" when reading the description on the web, but it IS more likely to convert demos into sales, or, rather, less likely to ...
by silverkitty
April 16th, 2013, 7:35 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book III
Topic: Game Editor "looking-forward-to-list"
Replies: 20
Views: 6651

Re: Game Editor "looking-forward-to-list"

There are two versions of him, and his dialog file is called up by his name (hence the need for a slight name variation). Indexing data by an index with semantic meaning? (As opposed to an arbitrary piece of metadata), icky. (I say, as if I never violate any coding good practices, and never let any...
by silverkitty
March 31st, 2013, 6:37 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book III
Topic: Automapping feature instead of requiring Cartography skill.
Replies: 55
Views: 11352

Re: Automapping feature instead of requiring Cartography ski

If you are wearing the cartography amulet that means you aren't wearing something else. And, when wearing that something else, you lose cartography points. So, if you view cartography as just another skill, that is only fair. When you take off the foraging ring (Ring of the Boar) you wouldn't expec...
by silverkitty
December 5th, 2011, 8:37 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book III
Topic: Automapping feature instead of requiring Cartography skill.
Replies: 55
Views: 11352

Re: Automapping feature instead of requiring Cartography ski

There are two basic concepts represented by an auto-map: 1) your character's detailed notes and measurements of their surroundings - cartography mostly represents that okay, but somehow fails to feel right on the detail level progression (I, personally, would sketch rivers and roads pretty quickly a...
by silverkitty
August 26th, 2010, 6:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Ever wonder what my day is like?
Replies: 2
Views: 1076

Re: Ever wonder what my day is like?

Loss of regimen is soooo what my working from home is like. 4:53am as I type this :)
by silverkitty
August 17th, 2010, 7:08 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: mage/cleric build
Replies: 6
Views: 1864

Re: mage/cleric build

Fleshboil is, indeed, an inferior spell to fire dart - same damage, but without the versatility of using on pesky barrels and doors. Cat's Eyes is, however, superior to GD Flame not just for the color scheme, but also because it doesn't "light you up," so you remain in darkness and thus remain harde...
by silverkitty
August 16th, 2010, 11:58 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: Do advertisements work?
Replies: 27
Views: 5073

Re: Do advertisements work?

The problem with technical solutions to tracking Google AdWords conversions would be that most of the people who click the ad and come to the site might try the demo, but then come back to buy it in a completely unrelated session some time later. Really, the best things for this kind of game is to g...
by silverkitty
August 16th, 2010, 11:32 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grammar lesson!
Replies: 13
Views: 2654

Re: Grammar lesson!

every language has a closely-guarded system of grammatical rules, as well as closely-guarded, very specific definitions for every word. Except they don't. Grammarians want this, but it is not true. Which is why we speak differently now than Shakespeare did, and can't even recognize Chaucer as Engli...
by silverkitty
August 15th, 2010, 10:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grammar lesson!
Replies: 13
Views: 2654

Re: Grammar lesson!

Randomizer wrote:Usage only means that something that was wrong is now acceptable.
Fixed.

Also, what, in language, is the difference between "acceptable" and "right" except, possibly, a few more years? Are you saying the word "apple" is "wrong but acceptable" because usage changed the word "napple" to "apple"?
by silverkitty
August 15th, 2010, 6:01 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Grammar lesson!
Replies: 13
Views: 2654

Re: Grammar lesson!

Dictionaries are descriptive, not proscriptive - they don't define words, they express how people define words. And people define words by how they use them . So, like it or not, if a majority of people start using a word "wrongly," the "wrong" usage becomes the right usage. Especially if they have ...
by silverkitty
August 14th, 2010, 9:29 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: Do advertisements work?
Replies: 27
Views: 5073

Re: Do advertisements work?

AdBlock+ . it's awesome.

I find new games through blogs and such, where I can actually get an opinion about it.
by silverkitty
August 7th, 2010, 6:08 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: Show us your custom character portrait!
Replies: 35
Views: 7681

Re: Show us your custom character portrait!

Dragonlady wrote:and here is the one I am using at the moment. I plan on her being a Paladin type, warrior, healer with alchemy. Meet Bell d'Fender:
is that from a piece of art one can google? I know someone on facebook who uses a very similar portrait.
by silverkitty
August 5th, 2010, 10:03 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: what tools/languages were used to build the eschalon games?
Replies: 17
Views: 4631

Re: what tools/languages were used to build the eschalon gam

Sadly, it's easy to find programmers with ideas of their own - harder to find people with ideas who can program :)