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  1. Testing, 1,2,3...

    Oh, Snap, My Gates spell worked!

    Legate! People don't have permission to download this attachment! The forums are a perfect place to host the gradebook. Can you tinker with the settings?

    Academagia Gradebook.xlsx


  2. Possibly that is the case with Briardi. Her in game description implies it is primarily her gender, however.
  3. Ooh, So Exciting! I will warn you, Legate, That I *will* be combing through the new modbase for typos to report, so there may still be a few things left to correct with so much new material.
  4. 1. Can you tell us about some of the old traditions that the Academagia likes to uphold even though it makes little sense to do so in the modern era? 2. Regarding my "Affinity map" idea. Would it be possible to get permission for access to a large classroom for a long term research project using that as a foundation? The whole floor would need to be converted so the odds of doing that clandestinely and getting caught with the work destroyed or confiscated are too unacceptable. Would the private libraries we can pay for have the space needed for this kind of idea? 3. When Y1 was released, the Pace of DLC and patches released was quite fast for the first year of release. Will we see something similar for Y2? 4. Would it be possible to get Jere to mimic Orsi's unique response to absurdity, with someone else mimicking Briardi's facepalm reaction, in front of Orsi and Briardi? Or would that invoke a most terrible wrath? 5. Can you tell us what the major differences are between the Academagia's and Contu's Incantation styles? 6. Why are there a significant number of parents disapproving of Briardi heading college Durand when her immediate predecessor was also a woman? 7. While time travel is [redacted] We know that it's possible to slow time down practically to a standstill. At what point can we do this for a duration of, say, going from a class to another clear across campus quickly? 8. Disregarding the magic part,which as I understand it is mostly just flashy glamours to make it easier to play... Can you tell us how BattleMace™ is played? The rules and so forth?
  5. 1. While our characters are given pretty hard level caps on our skills, for balancing reasons surely... Can you tell us of lore cases where a student managed to go well beyond the skill caps in their first year on a certain subject? 2. While being in a college surely gives us benefits in learning the field of magic the college specializes in, will that make it harder to get access to classes taught by a rival college? 3. Generally speaking, is the Mallen Star statue guarded at all times? 4. Does the color of a dragon signify anything about their personality, or lineage? 5. While larger Familiars stay in the Menagerie, many smaller Familiars do accompany students to their classes. Does Pamela accompany the player? Or did the Professors revoke that privilege a long time ago, haha! 6. Are there any good examples of how simply being aware of Mastery magic being used on you reduces it's effectiveness? (understandably if that is true at all it would be on a case by case basis) 7. Will Y2 have more opportunities to use Gates and Mastery in random events and stories? Even really bad ideas need to be used every so often, haha! 8. How thorough is Rikildis' fact checking on her news stories? She definitely strikes me as someone with no qualms about telling blatant lies if they were sensational enough and the risks for blowback were low enough. 9. Are there plans to allow the player character have a clique bonus for friends? (not for oneself)
  6. Has anyone ever drawn art (instead of phemes) on a magical Palette? how long coud such a work last?
  7. I'm pretty sure 98% of this patch is just bugfixing. There might be a few player written stories snuck in but since this is the last version planned, typos and other errors have the priority.
  8. 1. Has a literal fountain of youth ever been constructed? (Ignoring obvious issues it would have with effectiveness.) 2. Does the classes you take (and the grades you receive) affect your reputation with the college that teaches the class? 3. I have imagined that Briardi and Von Rupprecht have a long standing war of words and posturing, taking place during class hours, using their students to deliver short letters of chiding and retort once their class ends. Sometimes several times in a single day. Has this happened? 4. Who was the youngest person to get a job as a professor teaching magic at the Academagia? 5. Since I can imagine that Professor Aventyrare's style of teaching influences her students into a similar casting style, I was wondering how often you could look at a given student's way of casting magic and say, "yup, they were taught by so-and-so."? 6. What are some of the hardest "quality of life" spells to learn that are useful enough to want to learn? and typically when do most students learn them? 7. Hehe, If a spell existed to temporarily allow yourself to control another person as if they were yourself while you were unconscious, would that qualify as Gates magic, Mastery magic, or both?
  9. How would a Mastery spell to alter the 5 senses differ from a Revision spell which would do the same? In the Preban era would there be any difference according to magical theory?
  10. Was that really mentioned in 2013!? How long has the Team been holding out on us? Legate, surely the Y2 class list information should be released soon? You do intend to release it before Y2, right? I vaguely remember you mentioning that as well, but it must have been some time ago. Can you tell us if the team has a good reason for holding out on us?
  11. The short answer is no. It's obvious. Y1 still isn't finished being worked on. From the legate's comments, it's fairly certain that there will be an invitation only beta for Y2. If it's anything like the Steam release beta it should last at least a couple of months. We've not heard a thing about the Y2 save converter, which needs to be tested prior to release, and will be the last thing worked on I wouldn't expect anything regarding Y2 for a least a half a year AFTER Y1 is *final^ and that's a bare, bare, minimum time frame. You'd be better off asking the Legate aboiut a particular facet of Y2 that you're interested in than asking it's release date. We've been waiting for 7 years and that answer hasn't changed at all... Except for in the early days when it changed every year.
  12. XP 64 bit was more of a novelty than a serious OS. Very few proper drivers came out for it. I ought to know because I was looking for a 64 bit windows, and preferred the older ones if possible. Besides, even when 64 bit XP was retired there still weren't that many people using 64 bit PCs.
  13. Given how long Y2 has been in development I think that's pretty unlikely. Still It probably wouldn't hurt to plan that way in future years.
  14. Legate: 1. Has a student ever received a diploma posthumously? As in, they died as a student, but completed their studies in a timely manner as a ghost? 2. How long after death can it take ghosts to manifest?
  15. What would the magical significance be of a person being born with the ability to dream while awake whether they wanted to or not? Would Mastery magic be suspected? Would Mastery magic be the only way to keep this person from seeing other people as demons during a bad hallucination?
  16. Luckily I have access to my Impulse version. Since there is still a demand for the old version of the game, you might want to re-sticky that post I made for accessing impulse, at least until it can be had on steam as well...
  17. I really did! My latest playthrough: Finished all critical adventures, and most of the important looking auxiliary adventures. (had to sacrifice opportunity of doing any student adventures, sadly) Acquired academic domination. #1 in all classes. 8+ relations with most of my teachers. 10 with Orsi, and regents Von Rupprecht, and Briardi. (and Sido, who is easy to raise) 10+ in all legal pillars and my class skills, Also several other skills received attention. 10 in the not so legal pillars (Tempation of Gates got me, ha! Nice addition) Unlocked I think ~95% of every subskill 5555 pims (a weird coincidence) A score of at least 7 in all attributes. most are 8+ And I did it with perfect attendance, YEAH! Eat your heart out, Schwarzbart! This probably will not be my main save because I am unsure of really wanting to know the illegal stuff. but it is definitely a strong runner for a second place alternate run. Edit: (04/22/16) Just adding some details since I already had it copied to the forums now.
  18. *Hint* I looked it up. it's Hold alt, and press 1 5 3, on the number pad. ™ See? It's almost like remembering the phemes to a spell!
  19. How Close? Close™ Close? Or is it more like Close but almost Close? Somewhere inbetween?
  20. I thought I'd make a small mention of this, apparently there's a re-release of Princess Maker 2 on Steam. As most of you may or may not know, the English DOS version that anyone played waaay back in the day was a 99% complete beta that never saw an official release. This Steam version is a completed and refined version which not only has a modern, more accurate translation, but keeps the Japanese audio, and though I haven't played the game in forever, It looks cleaner and has a different soundtrack than my memory says existed back in the day. Check it out!
  21. I recall it being said that there are no "holes" in the Y1 material for either Mastery or Gates. Is this because this level of magic is considered to be fairly self intuitive? I know you don't want to spoil on this sort of thing, but would the existence of holes in the material imply that it is impossible to learn the material by self study and intuition? Can you tell us if there are any such holes in the material of other advanced magic, as it is understood presently in setting?
  22. For 6 it was pretty much just asked a few pages ago. Polisena Briardi has her NO! face on. The Minetan Guard won't drag you away if you're wearing fey-touched jewelry, or tossing exotic glamours around. But fey magic tends to attract the attention of the Courts, and everyone understands that that often doesn't end well. Which, again, brings us back to Professor Briardi being terribly concerned.
  23. I was asking If I had the right number, mostly, that's a lot of portraits!
  24. Can you tell us: 1. If the Class list for Y2 is finalized yet? It would be an amazing Christmas gift... *hint* *hint* 2. How many tracks are in Y2's soundtrack, and how many of those are returning from Y1? (You don't have to say which, just how many) 3. With the ability to change College, does this mean that there are 7 permutations of each player character portrait to account for different uniforms? 2 male and 2 female per college means means 4 x7= 28 photos in Y1, which means a fairly alarming 196 different portraits in y2, not including any for new transfer player characters? 4. For those who want to start a new game in Y2 without loading a save, how many premade characters are the Team planning on creating? And a bonus question 5. Has a student ever Pretended to be a professor and successfully taught a class full of underclassmen for some time? If so, what is the longest that they ever got away with it? And what happened afterward? Edit PS, I just Found this piece and it just screamed "Academagia" to me. If the Y2 list is already final this one should definitely find it's way into Y3!
  25. Hmm. Thanks to the Team. And thanks to our Legate for asking. Can you ask them this follow up question/paragraph, pretty please? I don't think that they fully understood the question regarding the context because they don't hang out here. "Regarding my question about Orso, I was referring to my omni-disciplinarian desire to blend magic from all the pillars. Learning Spells like "Corner Sight" for example, which are fairly rare and I doubt many books in the library would have. Our Legate on the forums has told us that there is still a lot to be discovered regarding cross-pillar magic. My character has more or less mastered all the Y1 knowledge. I suppose that in itself isn't very impressive to Orso, but given that I'm talking about an unusual magical application, in a school where people usually specialize in a single Pillar, and about which I have been told that Professor Briardi would actively seek to thwart me on, I would have thought that he might have taken at least a passing interest to point me to the correct library, and not the school's which is closed for students during the summer, right?