Fate of Io
ADML: Makin' a language
2002/11/21 04:04:42 PST by Davy boy2000b [0/13]
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You guys know I love this section (Gameplay) but give me a lil while to catch up =oS

2002/11/21 10:55:07 PST by Dev [manager]
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Er... ::ahem:: Davy, we're in the story section.


2002/11/21 13:59:29 PST by mystik3eb [0/43]
Edited at 2002/11/23 16:27:32 PST
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In answer to your question Baha, you learn new spells by learning how to say them ;), and yes, if you are a completely powerless worthless human, you can still cast any spell if you know the ADML and have enough ore.

EDIT: *sigh* Alright...this is what I get for not knowing anything. Fine, so yes, we do need to figure out how these people differ. Frankly the Protean-blood thing makes sense to me.

2002/11/21 14:40:14 PST by Temporal [manager]
Edited at 2002/11/21 14:42:04 PST
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Well, according to Dev, most Humans can't cast magic... just because. They can say the words, but it just has no effect. Only a very few humans (i.e. Rheya) can do it... at least, that's what Dev said last I talked to him about it. :) (I think it would be a good idea to keep it that way, else Syne, Enna, etc. would be able to use magic, and I would prefer that our characters stay unique.)

2002/11/21 22:32:01 PST by Siemova [0/24]
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So I guess we need to determine why they can't, and what sets apart those who can, eh? :)

What if... a few Proteans mated with humans at some point, and only their descendants can use magic?

2002/11/21 23:54:04 PST by Black Squall [0/5]
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Or how about, Rheya with her background of working for pylos on the magic research team under Miriel, she stumbled something or something stubmled into her giving her the ability to cast magic.

Maybe everyone that was on this team had such a prolonged exposure to the ore that they developed a minor power of sorts. Like it altered a chromosome or something in their brians giving access to a 3rd lobe which is just really small in human's and is located inbetween the left lobe, right lobe and the brain stem.

Let's call that lobe something original like the 3rd lobe and it allows people to use magic. With this magic use human's are restricted to which ever side of their brain that they use, the creative or intellectual. If the person uses their intellectual side, then they would have the capability to learn the language faster and thus cast more spells. The creative person, on the other hand would be able to manipulate their spells better than the intellectual person would, giving the creative person the ability to develope the spells that they know and have more control over their spells. Or it could be the other way around.

2002/11/22 08:45:19 PST by Alex [0/0]

Things ADML already stands for:

2002/11/22 13:32:00 PST by Temporal [manager]
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I think Rheya works for Pylos because she can use magic, not vice versa.

BTW, there are four lobes in the human brain: frontal, parietal, temporal, and occipital. You're thinking of the left and right hemispheres. :P Each hemisphere contains all four lobes.

2002/11/22 15:11:39 PST by Black Squall [0/5]

That's right 4 lobes in each hemisphere. It was late and I was tired, at least I didn't make it completley unintelegable.

2002/11/24 01:51:12 PST by Bahamut ONE [0/4]

Wait wait wait, want' Rheya from possibly a diferent race? (Or was that Enna?)
If so, maybe a long time ago, that race could use magic too but lost both the ore and teh language and are now near extinction. Maybe Miriel's from that race.

2002/11/24 14:51:08 PST by mystik3eb [0/43]
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Maybe a good question to ask would be: why can the Proteans and Antareans use magic (assuming if they have both knowledge of ADML and ore, of course), and no one else can? What seperates these people? Wha allows some race to use magic and/or what handicaps another race from using it? And I still hold to the Protean-blood idea =)

2002/11/24 16:07:39 PST by Temporal [manager]
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Proteans and Antareans are just born that way, and some humans are as well (i.e. Rheya). We don't need to explain everything. It's just how it is.

2002/11/24 21:19:28 PST by Dev [manager]
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I agree with Temp. It's no fun for the player if we do all the thinking for them.

The race issue does, however, remind me that we need to go somewhere and pound out the distinctions between our world's five races.

But back to this ADML stuff; shall we start thinking about details like each individual spell? Or how about where the party will be picking up ore along their adventures?

2002/11/25 14:56:25 PST by mystik3eb [0/43]
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Hmm...well, that argument could get pretty in-depth, for it changes for different people. And it's also no fun for game-makers who have people come up to them and ask them all these questions that you hadn't thought of before, or sometimes people deliberately try to find weaknesses or holes in games just because they're that way and they won't enjoy it enough. I was just thinking some kind of distinction could be recognized and defined by some staff member (story staff, or Temp & Dev, of course) as like a side thing. Maybe in the so-called "novel" we're supposed to be writing some decade...*cough*

Anyway, about your later questions. I think the individual spells can be done now, but maybe in another thread since this one's huge already? I do have a question about the ore, and I think we should start another topic for that specifically, since there are loads of things to cover before we start with details of where and when, etc. ...right?

2002/11/26 12:06:11 PST by CheF [0/1]

But does the ore get used up? Or do you equip larger 'chunks' of the ore with a higher concentration/capacity/potential?

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