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  1. Impet

    So, which College you prefer, and why?

    I am embarrassed to admit that my college of choice, when I am playing for play, rather than playing to test something, is and only is Morvidus. And what's embarrassing is my reason. Because we can only study our six selected class skills, and because certain *hides and mumbles the rest* of the studies give attribute gains when you master the studies, I couldn't stop myself from considering which of the college's assigned classes gave attribute gains when study is maxed. I'm too attached to higher attributes, when playing to play at least. Playing for some purpose is different!
  2. C&C... Caramel and Chews?
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    Create Wondrous Poems

    Legate; I've played with this game and am sure I have found Lore and more lores, enough to go 'round. 'Read the small print' lawyers warn and decry Yep, doing that, Academagia strengthens one's eye. 'Twould fit somewhere within, that poem hastily dashed off - As errant and careless as urgent cough? Welp, alright, if asked I agree. Find for it a space Should you wish, and I grant leave to give it its place. Or, if soothly it is as I ken, and your comment Is praise, but of additional meaning innocent, Then my thanks you do have, and this added wordplay sincere For words are the best toys - meanings each one both hides and makes clear. and Fan, my dearest Fan ; Thanks for the praise too! Wordplay is delightful fun. Been rather overlong since I've taken such liberties with scansion.
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    Bad Endings?

    If there are such endings, they are currently in the things yet undiscovered by forum posters, and likely would lie within secret and forbidden knowledge and actions - if they exist at all. For the most part, the teachers are looking out for you and you're bespelled to stay alive (if not at all comfortable!) until one or more can dig you out of any deep holes you've taken a header into - assuming you do your part and give reasonable effort towards passing. Are there exceptions? <insert evil player laughter here> Err, well, none that I'll admit to finding yet.
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    Create Wondrous Poems

    To fashion a poem most wondrous and fair; This is your goal, if you dare, you dare. But such an effort one may not contemplate While mountains of unread texts still lie in wait. Thus turn to your studies, if study you can For which class you have matters, again and again. Poetry is grammatical, with logical rules Rhythm and rhyme enough to please whole schools. Thus, ignore your teachers and stay glued to your books Study your way to wondrous poems and meritous looks!
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    A Couple of Questions

    I believe the SP # lores are a remnant placeholder from the programming time before lore names were fleshed out, and are probably a form of typo, but one that our Devs probably can easily locate themselves when they have a chance to fix. 'Tactics Skill Point 2', and so on, is how I interpret them. There's a few duplicate lores where there's a SP # and a regularly named version as well (Though there's more than a few where there's two regular names as well).
  7. For me, I found here through Dwarf Fortress, I occasionally peek at the other games talked about on their other games threads. I dont think I'd have found here for a long time, if ever, otherwise!
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    [CP1] A Place for Typos

    *grins* Even if not, the hunt for typos shall likely continue past CP1's release. It's truly awesome how much attention, work, and dedication you and your team are putting into this game. Hip, hip, huzzah!
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    ~ Suggestions & Improvement ~

    Nope, the skills are not high. The study for each is maxed. I can well believe that I'm failing the skills test there - but once grounded, there's no chance to improve those skills anymore save through the random and slow gains brought by attend class, and possibly by the detentions, if your detentions happen to be within your class subjects. The gains from Study Hall appear to come purely within study, though, and not skill gains. I've gained relationship increases during study and during Study Hall, but only until the study levels are maxed, so it feels especially entrapping on a character who already has the studies maxed.
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    [CP1] A Place for Typos

    The spell, Smoke Screen contains "Truely, one would think that..." - 'Truely' should be 'Truly'. The event where a cat knocks over potions in the potions shop, the Chemistry option contains "The monste kitty..." - 'monste' should be ... something else. 'Monstrous' is used soon afterwards, but something should go there. 'transmogrified', perhaps? The event where you 'trip over nothing', the Danger Sense option contains "Y ou decide to try" - 'Y ou' should be 'You'. Zoe Melis's description starts talking about 'Cordelia' and lamenting a lack of money part way through, without any apparent reason why. Should 'Cordelia' be 'Zoe'? In the event where you believe you are alone in a shop, and then spot Philippe and become surrounded by a crowd of students chanting for a fight, if fail the Glamour option, it contains "... and of course,Philippe's is just howling with laughter." - 'course,Philippe's' should be 'course, Philippe'
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    ~ Suggestions & Improvement ~

    I accidentally skipped detention. It's possible that I didn't notice, but I believe that this once, detention did not appear on my day, that day's third activity continued to show as rest. I was caught skipping a class, if that helps. No idea by who, of course, but the next week that detention was served with Contzel Ringraeyer, in case that helps figure out why I didn't see it (Am assuming it wasn't a mistake I made, though it could have been). Interestingly, this detention skipping lead to me being grounded. I didn't know until I tried to do something for the next day. All I'd seen was that I'd been reprimanded for skipping detention. This really confused me, as my Saturday was clear. No Hall Study - the calendar showed rest there. Opening up the selection for that day, I was able to switch it to hall study. Would have been horrid to innocently skip both of those too! But the fact that these were not visible on my Saturday, for absolutely sure, makes me more suspicious that punishments given by Contzel Ringraeyer may not be properly interlaced with whatever changes the calendar's defaults. The following week the detention and Hall Studies were already on the calendar like normal. Which leads me out of 'possible bugs' and back into Suggestions! We need to know when we are grounded. Sure, we realize this when we open up our 'what we want to do', but as is, it really does look like something's wrong, and that something isn't that we messed up too much at the wrong time. We need to be told, explicitly, what we have done wrong and what we must do to atone, especially when the punishment is 'you can't play like normal, you are severely restricted and must wait.' This is in accord with 'good parenting' and 'good teaching' as well - if punishments and expectations are not clear, the feeling created and the student's focus tends to be on hostility towards the authority figures (or the game in this case) or on dislike of oneself, and not on 'what I should be doing, what I will do in the future'. This negativity translates into a strong urge to simply reload to before the grounding, recreate another character, or just play a different game. Please reconsider the length of being grounded. A player tends to greatly exagerate the feel of the length of being grounded, especially when this grounding includes weekends and holidays - some weeks have more than one holiday, and missing every one of those chances for no chances at all is acutely uncomfortable, increasingly so with every day that passes without change. This increases more extremely upon seeing the next week, and seeing that there is still no chance to take voluntary actions, especially with no feel for when this truly player-and-playstyle-punishing-punishment might end. I would suggest giving things like a three-day grounding, a five-day grounding... have groundings initially only cover school days (and Study Hall days), with the 'free' days not included, unless students continue to mess up on these weekends or when the grounding ends. Please reconsider Study Hall. As is, it gives awesome increases in Random Study expansions, and may lead to relationship increases based on those expansions. If you already have all of your study levels at 10, Study Hall gives nothing. Nor are you released from it, it appears to have no direct test associated with it. If nothing else, allow a Study Hall student who has mastered their subject(s) to offer tutoring to other students, either in Study Hall too or just studying (the Great Hall's description suggests that students chosing to be there mingle with Study Hall students among others). This may well lead to relationship increases, a 'something' for otherwise good students who end up with Study Hall - and thus currently have nothing to gain but lost opportunities. Thanks!
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    XP gain in subskill

    Evil Overlords make zillions of mistakes, it's in the Code of the Evil Overlord, that Each Overlord Must Ensure His/Her Own Destruction. Even if they memorize the information to be found here - http://www.eviloverlord.com/lists/overlord.html they have no chance, alas.
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    The (buggy) Power of Teach Language

    Amusingly, quite a few students appear to not have much in the way of language skills, for any of the 5 languages. Which are quite easy to passively train. Good thing the bug's loophole will soon close!
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    The (buggy) Power of Teach Language

    Playing around with this a little more revealed that it actually attempts to raise a relationship level twice. Once is automatically included in the teach language to who, and a second chance comes with 'pick anyone'. Additionally, the first time you use teach languages, the field of who to teach is lit up as a 'have to choose someone', as is the who to improve relationship with field. When you use teach language a second time, the field of who to teach is filled in for you, but not with your previous student. Instead, you default to trying to teach yourself that language.
  15. When you use Teach Language, you are allowed to choose both who you wish to teach a language step to, and also who you wish to improve a relationship point with. There's absolutely no need to choose the same person when doing so - I succeeded in teaching Vincent while becoming a better friend with Carmine quite nicely.
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