Jump to content
Black Chicken Studios Forums

Metis

Members
  • Content count

    3,849
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    53

Everything posted by Metis

  1. Metis

    Mod Tools

    One moment. *Summons @Legate of Mineta* *Sneakily puts back Freespace's "homework" *
  2. Metis

    Mod Tools

    The latest one that works is the DLC 15 mod base, as far as I recall. Download links are...sparse, but you might be able to find one (or pester the Legate into posting a new one, either or).
  3. Metis

    Let's Play Academagia! Dolan Durn

    Cheap Food and Rumors, as was suggested earlier. One of the new DLC 17 adventures requires the Apprenticeship: Spy background, don't know the ingame name, but that'd be an obvious one. Once it opens up on Nivelos 15th, anyway. You're Being Watched could be an interesting bit of perspective. Beyond that, I'm not really sure. But than, Dolan is in Morvidus, not Aranaz or Hedi, or even Avila if you're willing to strain your neck a bit. Surely there's a reason why he picked the college of animal lovers and woodsman rather than, I don't know, spies and tricksters? Either focus on that, or put Dolan in odd situations that he then has to figure out a way to get out of. He might not be interested in, say, archaeology, but if he stumbles across a ruin, what does he do? Incidentally, are you going with a "showing off more of the game trumps playing honestly" attitude or are you going to stick with a playthrough that's less statistically improbable?
  4. Metis

    Let's Play Academagia! Dolan Durn

    A more accurate summary of early game Academagia REs I've not heard. Incidentally, "Climb", not "Clime", as well as a few out of place screenshots at the end there.
  5. Metis

    Let's Play Academagia! Dolan Durn

    Just one correction, there's a difference between being Informed of a location and getting Visitation Rights to it. Observation 3 does not give the latter. This particular location description says otherwise, but that's because it's normally revealed by Enchant 10, and...that should also give Visitation Rights, but it looks like it doesn't? Huh, I think that might actually be a bug, though it could have been fixed since than (checking outdated mod tools, of course). Anyway, rest assured, it's a good bet that Dolan will be in far weirder situation by the time midterms end. Let alone the end of the year.
  6. Metis

    Let's Play Academagia! Dolan Durn

    And I'm about to throw more work on top of it! One thing I would suggest, try and work in what interesting things your character got from character creation. +3 Observation would have given you Information of a random student and location at the start (can tell if you check every student's page, you'll have full info on one of them), Descendant of Traitors of course gives -2 to ten random students, and Intrigue 1 gives +1 to a student. Surely there's a story to be told about how you got that stuff before even passing through the Great Gates the first time.
  7. Metis

    Creating a Let's Play

    Those are fair concerns to have, but unless I miss my guess most people here who read BT's LP are a fan of it, so it stands to reason that knowledge of the ingame text isn't an issue, necessarily. I couldn't say for sure if the roleplay subforum is the best place to start, but logically it should be at least able to work. And if not...I mean, an obscure place you can disavow all knowledge of afterwards...
  8. Never heard of it before either. I suspect that in addition to a rare name it's an old name, since at least my grandparents have (or had) names that pretty much aren't used anymore.
  9. Metis

    Creating a Let's Play

    Based on what experience I have, if you wish to call it such, your earliest creative projects are generally the ones you'll be the most embarrassed about afterwards. So if you don't care to be reminded about what blunders it took to either get somewhere or realize you shouldn't have tried it to begin with, the best place to start would be a place you can disavow all knowledge of afterwards.
  10. Metis

    Rhialto's Marvelous Writings

    Again, improvement on making it read less stilted. That said it's still rather...what's the word, by the book? For a conversation between, presumably, friends, parts still read too much like it was intended as a PSA. Which I could see being the case for some students, but Prudence and friend Oan? Not so much.
  11. Metis

    Rhialto's Marvelous Writings

    Definitely better, albeit still a bit overly stiff in places. A friend of PC Oan going "I wish that you and the person whom you are with could have attended the full assembly" seems borderline OOC for her. IIRC, while as friendly as can be, Oan has the stiff upper lip of a winged, rampaging elephant. 'Least around those she trusts. Beyond that, parts still read like no teenager (except maybe Catherine Chard) would choose to actually say things. Definitely not Prudence, based on how she talks during her Y1 adventure.
  12. Metis

    Rhialto's Marvelous Writings

    I don't know the word for it, but this reads like these characters are rehearsing for a play and are incredibly uncomfortable with the roles they were assigned. I can't imagine Prudence and Oan, especially an Oan who's adventure the PC finished in Y1, interacting in such a...again don't know the word for it, formal? Adult? Stilted? Anyway, I can't imagine them interacting like this. Also, of all the things to point out as being odd about Sima, the shape of her eyes probably wouldn't hit the top ten of most students, so signalling that out just looks...out of place. Again, like these characters were given lines and (awkwardly) pretending like they aren't going off script relative to how a real conversation would go.
  13. Metis

    A few in game questions

    "Reason" in a setting like Academagia, with an established and verifiable pantheon, though, I think would be "do not turn one's back on the literal gods watching us, it'll probably end poorly".
  14. Metis

    A few in game questions

    And what kind of worship is approved by Pievre's state, currently?
  15. Metis

    Pc's age during Y1

    I definitely remember correcting the Legate with saying that Y1 kids are 12-13 as a rule when I saw that Steam post, and I definitely don't remember getting corrected on that point by the Legate. If only I could either find that post of where I got that information from in the first place I'd be getting somewhere... Really though, it's just a matter of rounding up or down. Do you focus on how old the kids are when they enter the academic year or how old most are when they leave the academic year? I just tend to favor the former, since (barring special exceptions) it's true for everyone. No summer months to make things complicated. EDIT: Found it: Eh, correct me if I'm wrong, but I do recall the cut-off for first year Academagia students being 12 on Juvenalia, and only Kurt being 11 for a week and change at the start of the school year because he was so close to the cut-off that the Legate made an exception for him.
  16. Metis

    Pc's age during Y1

    From what I recall/dig up BCS once (incorrectly) commented that the Y1 kids are 11, I corrected the Legate...somewhere on this forum pointing out that they're 12-13, and the Steam post was edited to reflect that. As far as I know Y1 students are, as a rule, 12 years old on Juvenalia of their first year, with Kurt Henning being an exception that was approved by the Legate (in part?) because his BD is on Athonos 8, little over a week later.
  17. IIRC, students generally are thirteen on the Juvenalia of their second academic year, and turn fourteen over the course of that year if their BD doesn't fall within the two summer months after their second year is over. Pru's BD is...N´╗┐ivelos 16, so she's thirteen until about four and a half months into Y2. At least, technically. Maturity doesn't work on a Floor(time since date of birth) function, so your call as to how much it counts for.
  18. Metis

    Buddhism and my Writing for Academagia

    Seems plausible, I just see a potential issue with her being taken in as an orphan, despite not being a citizen of Mineta and clearly not from around there and all of that, and her falling in with a criminal gang. If she wasn't left to fend for herself despite everything it must be because the city officials didn't want her to fall into a life of crime, so her falling into a life of crime I would think is something that people would look out for. Of course you could easily excuse that as saying that her caretaker is overworked/negligent/corrupted/etc., but something to keep in mind.
  19. I could see that working, though even if not, at the end of the day Prudence, at that point, would be thirteen. It doesn't take an alignment of several planets for a thirteen year old to say something less than well thought through.
  20. Metis

    Buddhism and my Writing for Academagia

    Fair enough, though you might have to add a reason why she can't leave Mineta considering that pretty much should be her next step if she wants to find a place to practice her religion in peace. In fact I'm not sure why she thought going to the old capitol of the Empire and holy city of the New Gods was a good idea to begin with. Lack of choice, I would imagine. Not sure where she could really go to be left alone in that respect, either. Pievre, maybe?
  21. Metis

    Buddhism and my Writing for Academagia

    Can you really make that fit into Academagia, though? Not only would an ingame character describing herself as a Buddhist reciting Buddhist scriptures be rather jarring, IRL stuff ingame and all, but IIRC Mineta isn't big on the whole "religious tolerance" shtick. Especially when people come from far enough east that they could feasibly come from Dragon-controlled territories.
  22. Prudence has an Int of 1, minimal interest in Dialectic and Professor Sido is a shoddy teacher besides, so her not understanding a dialectic analysis fits. In addition, Professor Sido's classes are basically a long string of exciting stories that build up the allure of all things exotic, because of all the cool stuff he's seen and done out in the wide open world. So I can see Prudence getting the impression of the PC hooking up with Miya/Sima as a way of getting into contact with someone who, by their appearance, are of the exciting outside world that Professor Sido so often describes. The issue I see is one of assuming part of the PC's character. If the PC is (or rather, was) the kind of character that would have seen Miya/Sima as a trophy rather than a person, than yes, Oan is as good a guess as any as to who helped the PC to grow out of it, and it's a valid question to ask. However, if the PC isn't and never was that kind of character, Pru would probably know that, and her asking that question regardless just comes out of nowhere. And a PC responding in kind would than be even more left field, because that's not an issue of the PC being racist, that's an issue of Pru being dense, which she's entirely capable of coming off as if she tries to rely on her downright abysmal Int/Dialectic scores.
  23. Eh...two, technically, but neither of them...well suffice to say that plan didn't work out as planned. These things happen.
  24. Methinks any new Y2 students, at least ones that aren't technically returning characters from Y1, might find themselves lacking in the way of...involvement in fan adventures/events.
  25. Metis

    What Triggers are for Y2?

    Getting the ability is tied to successfully completing Oan's adventure, so if not directly I'm sure it could be used indirectly.
×