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  • Forgiver
    Forgiver  14 hours ago

    Yeah - both of those are just byproducts of my old-man eyes not seeing well from the toolset and thinking there was a path down from those ledges that there turned out to not be. There's also a bug with a pitfall in one part of the dungeon Blue told me about that is a similar "Stuck" point. I got one fixed last night, but never heard of or saw the second one until now. I'll get it fixed when I get home tonight!

  • Dogbert
    Dogbert  15 hours ago

    Forgiver, my dude. Falling into the gap on the way TO the dungeon is AWFUL. One good change today, not requiring a jump or a portal to even enter the zone, A+. But now if you fall (even if roped, because it doesn't actually work), you get stuck in an area you can't leave without a jump or portal.

  • C_McG
    C_McG  2 days ago

    Fun!

    After years of saying I wanted to get a telescope my wife made the "mistake" of buying me a 102 f/12.7 Orion Maksutov-Cassegrain. Love it for planetary and brighter deep-sky viewing so far.

    Of course that just made the bug worse and want to get a larger scope for viewing fainter objects.

    So I am curious what other use.

  • Zhymm
    Zhymm  2 days ago

    Working telescopes (atm): old Celestron C8 SCT I purchased back in 1979, new Celestron OmniXLT 150 6" f/5 Newtonian, cheapo Meade 90mm f/8.8 refractor sniped off of eBay for $30 (these three I use on a Celestron AVX mount). Also a homebuilt 10" Dobsonian put together in 2010 and a homebuilt 6" Newtonian I made in H.S. c. 1966. Main imaging camera (atm) is a Canon 60D DSLR. The new camera is the SVBony SV305 Pro - plan to use it as a guide camera and for moon/planetary imaging.

  • C_McG
    C_McG  4 days ago

    What telescopes do you have? And camera?

  • Zhymm
    Zhymm  4 days ago

    I'll likely miss Section Six tonight. Got a new camera for my telescopes and it looks like the sky will be clear. So, I'll be outside doing astrophotography stuff.

  • scratch_flannigan
    scratch_flannigan  4 days ago

    Oh! I will be IG as Tarok tonight instead of Sol!

  • scratch_flannigan
    scratch_flannigan  4 days ago

    Section Six will take place at 7pm CDT (-5GMT) tonight, which is an hour later than last week.

    We will meet in the Iron Minogon. Good(ish) type characters of level SEVEN or below ! Just assume your character got a mysterious letter inviting them there !

  • Squidget
    Squidget  1 week ago

    They receive the DC benefit from items, but not from spell foci, since alchemist gas clouds are not spells. They also don't receive the bonus from the wild magic robe specifically since gas clouds can't wild magic.

  • Dogbert
    Dogbert  1 week ago

    Are alchemists' clouds affected by spell focus/GSF or items/enchants that increase spell save DCs?


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NotDilinus
9:10:52 pm GMT 08/19/05
NotDilinus Registered Member #583 Joined: 10:20:59 pm GMT 07/25/05
Posts: 55
I have been meaning to post this for a while. I am an avid mac user. As it stands, NWN2 will not be ported to the mac. In fact, discussion on the Bioware NWN2 forums about a mac/linux port is violently discouraged. There used to be a thread discussing the merits of Atari allowing a port, but even that thread seems to be deleted...a slap in the face to we who are mac users and have purchased Bioware products in the past. (personally I would kile to meet Rhomal in person so I can have a chance to do him bodily harm, even though he is but a lowly mod) -Clickedy- Anyway, the point of this thread is to find out what folks forsee as the future of Thain once NWN2 is released. Will the majority of folks who have invested years in Thain be sticking around? Will many folks be heading to the next big thing? What if the modules will be easily converted...and Thain is moved beyond the grasp of the mac/linux folks? Your Thoughts? [ Edited ]
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Vaedryan
10:00:46 pm GMT 08/19/05
Vaedryan Registered Member #345 Joined: 2:28:49 am GMT 11/25/04
Posts: 1954
I voted for option 4, just because I think the only chance I'll ever have to speak /33t is if somebody speaks it for me. tongue Thanks, NotDilinus, I can check that box now. *goes to check "write in /33t at least once" off the list of things to do* [ Edited 11:02:19 PM 08/19/05 ]
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Taniki
11:17:43 pm GMT 08/19/05
Taniki Registered Member #292 Joined: 4:48:48 am GMT 10/04/04
Posts: 2631
I plan to get NWN II when it comes out but hopefully, I would like to think that we will continue to play the first until a Thain module is constructed for the second... Which may take awhile.

I'd be very disappointed if it is not mac/linux usuable as I have always heard very happy results from people using linux to host on and it is a silly thing to do.

I'd say it is all abit circumspect at the moment, why cut a hole out of your market and upset your loyal ones?

I guess we can only wait and see. smile

Take care,
Taniki

PS. Yes, sorry peeps... that mean you are still stuck with me for longer tongue
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Bonesly
12:20:44 am GMT 08/20/05
Bonesly Always Preceding Miggen
Registered Member #136 Joined: 4:31:27 am GMT 06/13/04
Posts: 16130
Taniki wrote ...
why cut a hole out of your market and upset your loyal ones?
Companies don't always do what they would like to do... in this case, some bean-counter has probably pointed to the sales volume for Windows vs non-Windows platforms and the cost to port to non-Windows platforms and said "If we want to ensure a profit, then you can't be doing these expensive ports to niche operating systems... we need to focus on our core market segment." Sounds bogusly familiar? *sighs* P.S. I voted buy a PC. P.P.S. Given my love of Thain, I'd be only too happy to buy NWN2 and continue immersing myself in the experiences of this community! grin [ Edited 01:24:10 AM 08/20/05 ]
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AmberOfDzu
12:35:00 am GMT 08/20/05
AmberOfDzu Registered Member #279 Joined: 4:17:59 pm GMT 09/25/04
Posts: 5460
I wonder, when the poll here is "fully voted", how many of the Mac/Linux users voted they intended to buy a PC to run NWN2, as opposed to the number of current PC users who voted that they want the Mac/Linux users to buy PCs.
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MadskillsMike
12:37:45 am GMT 08/20/05
MadskillsMike capesh*t, bro
Registered Member #143 Joined: 7:06:07 pm GMT 06/17/04
Posts: 4731
AmberOfDzu wrote ...
I wonder, when the poll here is "fully voted", how many of the Mac/Linux users voted they intended to buy a PC to run NWN2, as opposed to the number of current PC users who voted that they want the Mac/Linux users to buy PCs.

Probably the one where non-mac users urges mac users to invest in a PC smile That's how I understood that poll alternative at least. Maybe I should have taken it more seriously
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DizzyJ
12:56:06 am GMT 08/20/05
DizzyJ Registered Member #399 Joined: 5:30:18 am GMT 01/11/05
Posts: 1455
I didn't vote because I see the release of NWN2 as being too far off to tell what will happen (although I don't really follow it's development). I'd never buy a computer to play a game, but if NWN2 comes out in 2 years, Apples will be running the majority of their machines on Intel chips (um, because it made sense for the iPod business--really). Even without a port, a Intel-based Mac will be able to run bad software via emmulation at speeds close enough that it won't matter unless you're involved in a FPS tournament. Of course, will I be investing in a Intel-based Mac when the pro machines become available? Not necessarily right away.

As well, I'm not overly worried about an immediate impact on Thain. I would expect that just like with the release of GW2 (or whatever the recent one was), there will be regular players who get distracted from Thain. But it will take a while to develop NWN2 PWs--I'm assuming that old NWN content won't be easy or necessarily even possible to port--and new NWN2 worlds won't have strong player bases for a while.
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NotDilinus
1:42:07 am GMT 08/20/05
NotDilinus Registered Member #583 Joined: 10:20:59 pm GMT 07/25/05
Posts: 55
Bonesly wrote ...
Taniki wrote ...
why cut a hole out of your market and upset your loyal ones?
Companies don't always do what they would like to do... in this case, some bean-counter has probably pointed to the sales volume for Windows vs non-Windows platforms and the cost to port to non-Windows platforms and said "If we want to ensure a profit, then you can't be doing these expensive ports to niche operating systems... we need to focus on our core market segment." Sounds bogusly familiar? *sighs* P.S. I voted buy a PC. P.P.S. Given my love of Thain, I'd be only too happy to buy NWN2 and continue immersing myself in the experiences of this community! grin [ Edited 01:24:10 AM 08/20/05 ]
What I don't understand from a business standpoint is why you wouldn't simply pick a willing 3rd party (MacPlay, OpenKnights, etc...) who would wish to do the port and tell them to have at it? I am not overly versed on these things, but what would be the downside for Atari to allow a 3rd party to do the port for the niches? Insofar as Thain is concerned perhaps I should ask the powers that be: Will anyone be left hosting/updating/DMing Thain within NWN (as it is now)?
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MadskillsMike
1:59:40 am GMT 08/20/05
MadskillsMike capesh*t, bro
Registered Member #143 Joined: 7:06:07 pm GMT 06/17/04
Posts: 4731
NotDilinus wrote ...

What I don't understand from a business standpoint is why you wouldn't simply pick a willing 3rd party (MacPlay, OpenKnights, etc...) who would wish to do the port and tell them to have at it? I am not overly versed on these things, but what would be the downside for Atari to allow a 3rd party to do the port for the niches?

From my very limited understanding of such matters, I assume a 3d party company would require too much payment for the job for it to be profitable. Just guessing based on what seems most logical here.
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Stormmy
2:03:47 am GMT 08/20/05
Stormmy Registered Member #18 Joined: 6:53:36 am GMT 02/25/04
Posts: 2808
Unless Thain moves to NWN2, I'll probably be sticking around. But considering how far off it is, I might be absorbed in other games: BfME2, Quake 4, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars.
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