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First, I should introduce myself. This is the first time I'm posting on this board (found it the other day). My screen name is Faralas (after a character I created), my real name is Sue. I'm a full-time writer and am currently designing an interactive fiction RPG/Adventure series for a publisher. I've been a huge fan of RPGs long before computers came on the scene. So, I guess you could say I'm one of those 'old timers' who remembers the "choose your own adventure" books and the grand-daddy of all (computer) Adventure games, "Colossal Cave" (parser driven) when there were no graphics or fancy 'bells and whistles'. *g*

I've played a ton of games over the years including every one of the Final Fantasy games, all of the Wizardry series, The Elder Scrolls (including Daggerfall, Redguard and Morrowind), Might & Magic, Dungeon & Dragons (a ton of them) and Baldur's Gate (and the list could go on and on). However, I have yet to play Diablo. (I know, I should be shot! LOL) But, basically, I'm a huge fan of replayable, open-ended RPGs where the player can customize their character, choose to do quests, (or simply stick to the main storyline) and games that have a strong storyline. I found all of these qualities in Divine Divinity (to one degree or another).

At first glance, I thought I'd feel limited by Divine Divinity's character choices, but that was not the case. I was frustrated with the slowness of my character's ability to level up until I realized that the strengths of my character depended on how I selected my attributes each time I leveled up. (The designers were right - those skill points are precious!) Which actually made the game more of a challenge and that's what I like most about RPGs.

There are many qualities I liked about Divine Divinity and some I think could be improved. But I know how hard it is to tailor a game to a specific audience. Seems like Larian cast a wide net to capture the largest audience it could. Which is good, but again, even that has its drawbacks because it's impossible to please everyone. However, I am quite pleased with the game because it filled the three things I look for: strong storyline, plenty of choices in terms of character development and most important, a game that's challenging. (Oh, and it's definitely replayable! Did I mention that already? *g*)

So, I just wanted to thank all of the people at Larian Studios who worked hard to make Divine Divinity such an enjoyable game. You've all done a terrific job and I look forward to Beyond Divinity's release.


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<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" /> Welcome to the Entertaining-Informative Forum, <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />
and that was a very nicely written game summation, for a writer that is! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />
You've come to the right place, for sure...
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to enjoy your stay here as long as you like! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />

no question too dumb.. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/stupid.gif" alt="" /> ....no idea too far-fetched <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif" alt="" />


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Welcome to the forum Faralas <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />

Stay close. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beyond.gif" alt="" /> is coming up soon <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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Welcome to the forum Faralas <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" />

Stay close. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beyond.gif" alt="" /> is coming up soon <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


Thanks for the warm welcome from both of you, Jurak and Lucretia. I have spent the past couple of days reading a lot of the messages on this board and have come to realize there are a lot of friendly people here. I already feel at home. And, I positively cannot wait for <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beyond.gif" alt="" /> to be released!

<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" /> Good day to all!


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Yes this place is really nice <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

When you feel like it we wait to hear a bit more about your interesting work <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> in the General Chat forum. I am very interested. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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Yes, welcome. I myself have only been here since December and I feel very much at home. Enjoy yourself and stay awhile.


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When you feel like it we wait to hear a bit more about your interesting work <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> in the General Chat forum. I am very interested. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


Most definitely, Lucretia! I just took a quick hope over to the RPG chat and started reading about Plane Scape's game Torment. I swear, I'm going to become addicted to this website. It's fantastic!

I'll leave a note over there so we can talk 'shop'. I'm an avid RPGer and glad I found this website. Looks like I'm in good company. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/delight.gif" alt="" />

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And listen ! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/delight.gif" alt="" />


LOL Alrik! I am and most definitely will. There is some great insight given by the members here. And a LOT of experience.

Thanks to all for the warm welcome.


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Well gang...I just finished DD and have some comments...


Finally! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif" alt="" />

it only took 2 yrs...half of which i spent
enjoying my stay here at the forum...
with all it's great links, pics and insightful hints and tips...
to [color:"pink"]Kiya[/color] and her endless energy for screenies and info links...
[edit] And to [color:"yellow"]RaZe[/color] as well for his links, ideas, and tips...

a special thx to[color:"red"] DAD[/color], and his item editor, without which..... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ouch.gif" alt="" />
i could still be back there floundering in the sewers..... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/evilgrin1.gif" alt="" />
[color:"orange"]Thx All! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" /> for making my game great! [/color] <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />


[color:"green"]Now I'm ready for[/color] <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beyond.gif" alt="" />! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />

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Jurak, that´s worth a very big <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/party.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/delight.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/exclamation.gif" alt="" />

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I just finished DD tonight myself and definitly think it's worth a replay ,if only to finish the one quest I didn't do which was finding Apollo's friend Shrimpo .
On another note I think part of the reason this forum is so friendly is that there apear to be quite a few female members so the guys have to mind their manners ') which they don't on the more male game orientated forums which usualy degenerate into flamewars .

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On another note I think part of the reason this forum is so friendly is that there apear to be quite a few female members so the guys have to mind their manners ') which they don't on the more male game orientated forums which usualy degenerate into flamewars .

The women have nothing to do with our politeness! We're just a friendly bunch! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

I hate generalising, but it tends to be the competative games (FPS and RTS mostly) that draw both the guys and the arrogant ones.

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True that! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" />
and around here we are much more distinguished,
yet worldly and humble at the same time..
...throw in a few jokes,
and here we are!

<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wave.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />

*Besides that , the women are usually worse than the men....
right guys!*

Doh! did i say that outloud! [Linked Image] [Linked Image]
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or maybe that's true for orcish women & men?
*trying to find excuse to get jurak out of trouble*



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I just finished DD tonight myself and definitly think it's worth a replay ,if only to finish the one quest I didn't do which was finding Apollo's friend Shrimpo .


I also failed to complete this quest at first, but it isn't that hard if you know how. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />


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On another note I think part of the reason this forum is so friendly is that there apear to be quite a few female members so the guys have to mind their manners ') which they don't on the more male game orientated forums which usualy degenerate into flamewars .


Personally, I highly doubt that. Politeness is a matter of the heart, not of the person.

What I mean is , if you have a (high) respect for someone, then you are just polite - especially when he or she is a good friend.

Personally, I'd rather consider this board hereas a kind of "Family" or simply as a group of friends than anything else.

If you consider someone rather as a close friend, your own way of dealing wiith that person is different than as if you'd consider the person as a "distand fiend". <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

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maybe it's cuz we are all so damn insightful! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/up.gif" alt="" />

and speaking of insight........where the heck did DAD get off too?

does anyone have a clue? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />

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and speaking of insight........where the heck did DAD get off too?

does anyone have a clue? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />

Egypt. He's moving house from Japan to Egypt. It's probably taking up a lot of his time, including trying to organise property, transportation, international papers, jobs, etc.

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