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Everything posted by Metis

  1. I would just like to provide a quote from Iustus' Y1 student adventure:
  2. How would such a thing even be viewed in the Academagia setting, anyway? Incidentally, all this old talk about sirens and general mer-folk is making me .
  3. Honestly that's a difficult thing to imagine for a character who's family is Up From Destitution, among a few other scenarios/combinations. Can one assume that a PC who's a Minetan native could have picked up enough from seeing other students going about their business in the city during the various school years?
  4. If something thoroughly unsettling were to happen thanks to a rogue Gates mage, would people in Mineta generally prefer the event to be publicised or covered up?
  5. Technically speaking it's possible to get any NPC student to relationship 13+ if you're lucky enough to be able to abuse (and ruthlessly save/load cheese) the constellation that gives you +1 relationship max with a random student. There's no telling when, if ever, that constellation is active, though. Also technically you don't need relationship anything to tag everyone and the kitchen sink with Love, you can just hit them with the Emotion Pheme until the stars align, so to speak . That said you should be able to get any given student up to at least Affection level with just Etiquette...whatever level gives you +1 relationship max. It used to be 3 but that was changed at some point. Thankfully, but, eh...don't recall what rank it was moved to exactly...
  6. I'd be surprised if the Team is still adding things to Y2's 1.0 release version instead of throwing them onto the pile for later DLC packs, actually.
  7. Released separately, yes, I believe at least some amount of time after Y2's release?
  8. With what tools, though? The current mod tools can't open any DLCs past DLC 15, and can't change certain text fields unless ran on Windows XP besides.
  9. Perhaps a stupid question, definitely a random one, but either way here goes: Does Academagia follow a priority system when it comes to a string of different mathematical functions, or is it just done left to right? Put more simply, does 1+1×2=3 or 4?
  10. As much as I don't want to argue "this is why Y2 should be delayed...again", assuming that VB's launch period is going to go absolutely according to plan with no unforeseen issues whatsoever is an optimistic idea at best.
  11. Whenever there's an event the Team attends that includes gratuitous amounts of alcoho- ohwat ? An answer that isn't [redacted]? What kind of bizarro-dimension did I end up in!?
  12. It shows that the Team is actually working on things and not just stringing people along until they've manage to burn all the money and make a run for the hills. Not that I'd personally suspect BCS of it, but it's a Kickstarter reality, and being, what, four years by now? Somewhat over your initial deadline doesn't inspire much confidence to the contrary to begin with. Showing WIP could also, potentially, lead to some useful feedback from people before release, which is useful if you're not going to do a beta beforehand (no clue if you will, but if not how many typos and bugs did the DLC 17/steam release beta reveal, again?). Speaking of, the step "getting to the release date" is going to involve either a time machine or some very creative re-interpretation of term, so perhaps finding something else to stand on in the meantime wouldn't be a horrible idea.
  13. Is Oriabel obsessed with every kind of ghost or otherwise vaguely ghost-like creature, or only specific ones? If the former, does she frequent locations like Nanteredal's Headstone? And about the summoning of ghosts, how narrow is the line drawn between "Gates magic summoning a ghost" and "*insert not-Gates magic action here* 'summoning' a ghost"? Basically, I'm assuming that a PC with Pamela wouldn't get in trouble for calling his/her Familiar over, but would, say, someone trying to get Nanteredal to show up by bringing his favorite pie get in any (undue) trouble?
  14. Yep, it's one of the ones over in my Y2 adventures topic.
  15. True, but Wrapping up in Rapture kinda forces my hand with how deep I need to bury my goalposts in this particular instance. Not that I know for sure whether it's been added to the game in that particular incarnation, of course, but still. It'd be real sad if I went and completely forgot about it.
  16. I've never seen Sima in that bad of a light. I mean, sure, in terms of people I'd be comfortable turning my back against Sima is right up there with von Rupprecht and the groudskeeper suspected to be Stryker (who's namesake, funnily enough, ended up being the most straight-shot Lawful Good character I think I've ever come up with in my torturous journey through Etrian Odyssey), but beyond that I've always seen Sima as someone with a conscious. One that's a bit looser than most people have, perhaps, but someone who'd stop short of mass-murder when alternatives are on the table.
  17. If A Summons to the Great Gate is any indication she probably does. Reitz doesn't seem like the kind of person who'd be able to keep a secret from Sima, at any rate.
  18. Hmm...noted. How commonly known/taught are these different Phemes? Senior student textbook material, or do you have to work your way up through a relevant guild's ranks just to maybe, possibly, potentially one day gaze upon them?
  19. If someone were to fall and break their neck right in front of a Revision mage with wand in hand, how hard would it be for the mage to undo that whole "broken neck" bit?
  20. If there were definite story arcs planned when Academagia came out I'm pretty sure at least half of those plans have since been chucked out the window just due to how much things have changed.
  21. How complete is the Imperial Temple's control of distant, more rural areas, insofar as their ability to suppress local traditions in favor of their own? Assuming said local traditions aren't outright blasphemous and/or legally problematic, of course.
  22. I think a further clarification of that division you mentioned might help. I mean I'm just guessing here, but I don't think too many western people are familiar with the details of Saṃmitīya Pudgalavada Buddhism and how/why it's different from all other Buddhist traditions. Unless it was in the news recently and I completely missed it, I guess, but in that case I wouldn't trust a news anchor to succeed where my Religious Studies classes (evidently) failed.
  23. Metis


    You're probably missing a Pheme. You need to have learned all of a spell's Phemes before you can cast it, which can require you to jump through some hoops. For The Familiar's Gift your best bet is to clean out the Field Medicine subskill (Empower is Field Medicine 8, which will pick up Blood on the way if you don't have it). For Cleanse and Remake you're missing either Righteousness (Ethics 1 is the easiest source, assuming you've got the subskill unlocked) or Beseech (Prayer 5 should be available if you're going for C&R).
  24. Something I'd like to note is that whether a spell is classified as Gates/Mastery isn't necessarily obvious from seeing it's effects, and with it being proscribed few people should be really able to tell the difference (fewer still of which would ever actually admit to having such knowledge, as well). Not saying that using such spells in a duel isn't a terrible idea, but it shouldn't be an automatic game over either. Not unless you end up with either the wrong person in the crowd. Or duelling you, of course...
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