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  1. "Explore the Forest of Broken Pines" Gives Familiar + 1 Danger Sense and the Player +1 Navigation, +1 Wilderness Survival, +1 Familar Kinship but also +2 Stress.

    You get it from a Adventure (think it was "Carnage on the Fields")

    That's an excellent start. I'm surprised there isn't anything that can train skills more generally, though. Starcrunch's comment made it seem like things were much easier now.

  2. Speaking of being easier to train, could anyone list in detail ways to train your familiar that are faster than the generic "train familiar" action? I'm already aware of Improved Familiar Handling and Exploring Beyond the Fence--I'm looking for something that doesn't require me to specialize in zoology or get a skill all the way to ten. I'm starting to regret having taken a familiar with my latest character because of the lack of progress in training and adventures, so hopefully someone can show me a way to salvage the situation.

  3. What language do they speak in Strozza? I've been looking online and in game, but I haven't found it. Also, why is it that if I pick a background from, say, Staade, I don't get points in Vilocian? Does that mean I'm not fluent in my native tongue?

  4. Eon;

     

    Thanks for reporting!

     

    That is actually correct behavior- no matter how many Skill Steps you gain, you can only increase the Skill Level once at a given time.

    That's a relief. I figured whatever it was couldn't have gone unreported for so long with so many other people on here who know the mechanics better than me.

  5. This is such an odd issue that I suspect it's either already well known or unique to my game because of some mistake on my part, as I can't imagine it going unnoticed. For some reason when I use an ability that raises a skill by more than one skill step, I can never raise a skill past a level increase. For example, I used Tutoring Services (+3 skill steps) on Phemes, which is presently at level six and has one of two skill steps necessary to level up. If I increase the skill by three skill steps, you'd think I'd go up to level seven plus two skill steps (skill level eight requires four skill steps). However, I just end up going up to level seven flat, which means I didn't gain as many skill steps as I should. However, if I use Tutoring Services (or any similar ability) on a skill that still needs three or more skill steps, everything plays out normally.

  6. Bright day

    Learn Elumian 1.

    Learn Bassan 4.

    Do Adventure : Language Skills in three or four steps. (you need either solid Incantation, Glamour or basic Gates)

    Congratulations proud owner of Mastery-icon.

    Aha, thank you very much! And for anyone else who comes looking, I found out "The Wasting Sickness" does reveal a way to get training as well. Not sure if it was just the way I did it or if any way of solving it works, but it's a hint at a second path, at least.

  7. Actually, you need to research Negation Methods, which gets unlocked by the Academagia: Infirmary location, which you get at Negation Methods lvl 1.

     

    Academagia: Fence unlocks the Research Topic of Gates Methods, for the 11th level.

    No clue on how to unlock this location, except by random exploration.

    I've gotten Negation Methods to eleven with several characters now, but I've yet to get anything even related to Mastery from it. I heard that wasting sickness quest can get you access to a place that will inform me of Mastery Phemes, at least. Still, if anyone can update this topic with a method that actually works and doesn't involve history or gates, I'd be much obliged.

  8. Duck-billed Platypi are very cool! Although, IMHO not a substitute for the small vulpine canids (AKA foxes) we all know the game is still lacking. :P However, this is a great addition in it's own right AND demonstrates that the Devs are able to get the extra writing and artwork necessary to add new familiars without interfering with other additions or fixes to the game. B)

    Mmm, I could definitely go for a fox familiar.

  9. English isn't your native language? Wow, you actually write better than the majority of Americans I know. I can certainly do more work with phrasing and grammar (I'm a writing tutor, so it's sort of my thing), but I wasn't lying when I said you were pretty good. You could have said you were from London or Toronto and I would have believed you. In any case, I'll try and edit some more soon.

  10. Hello everyone,

     

    I've recently had a problem with my mouse capabilities on my computer (mouse device is fine, port is fine, just somehow my USB drive no longer likes my mouse).

     

    I've tried to play sans mouse, but I don't seem to have scroll capabilities.

     

    So....I guess my question is.....can I play the game without a mouse? I have a laptop, so I have the pad thingie, but I can't get it to scroll down on my actions, abilities, etc.

     

    Thanks in advance.

    Wait a moment, by pad thingie you mean the mouse pad, the little thing you touch that moves the mouse? That's how I've played the game since I got it, so it should theoretically be possible for you. You can't scroll with the wheel that way (well, on some you can, but it's more trouble than it's worth), but you can just click on the little up and down buttons to manipulate the lists. Hmm, maybe I'm not understanding the problem?

     

    Oh, and on a side note, I had a wireless mouse that stopped working because the metal on the inside of the USB stick got worn away. If you can use other USB devices fine but not that one, that's probably your issue.

  11. Cool stuff. My main concern is that some players might not want their characters to have a sister. However, if this could be combined with backgrounds affecting how many siblings one has, I think it would be really awesome. :) Anyway, below I've included a few more specific comments. Also, each quoted section has been edited for grammar, phrasing and typos. You're actually really good with that stuff, but I'm neurotic when it comes to editing. I'm an extremely tough critic, so don't think that any of my comments imply a lack of skill on your part. And of course, feel free to ignore any or all of my suggestions.

     

    Part 1

     

    Returning to your room as Vettor’s words continue to circle around your head, you can’t help but think of your sister. The one that has always been there for you, not the one who forces you to act as a servant during one of her tea-parties.

    What words? I assume he mentioned your sister, as otherwise you'd have no reason to suddenly start thinking about her. Either way, if Vettor said something, it should probably be included in the adventure.

     

     

    *Tap**Tap*

     

    Hmm?

     

    A messenger dove is at the window.

     

    Once you take the letter from its mouth and pay it with some bread from your room, you notice that the letter is from home. It’s from your sister. The nice one.

     

     

    Dear*Player’s first name*,

     

    How have you been? The family is fine and busy as usual, but more importantly, how have you been? Your last letter was ages ago and some of us are worried about you in that big spooky schoolcalled Academagia.

     

    Is the big space here intentional? Also, I changed "in that big spooky school called Academagia" to "that big spooky school of yours." Both the sister and the player know what the school is called, so it seemed unnatural for her to phrase it like that.

     

    You remember the rumours surrounding that place? Students eaten by living plants, statues coming to life, kids running off to some Gamer’s Guild and professors forcing children to listen to long boring lectures that are secretly Mastery spells...

     

    Before I continue to sound like Mom, I just want to make sure you are doing well in your studies, and because Cheimare exams are coming up soon, I sent you a reminder sheet along with this letter. But most importantly, I want you to have fun and go adventuring with your friends like that kid *Highest relationship with player*. But remember that you shouldn’t skip classes all the time just to go adventuring, all right? Trust me, it really isn’t worth the detention. Well, actually it is, but don’t tell Mom I said so.

    1. I don't remember off the top of my head if Academagia uses British or American spellings. Whichever they do use, be sure to be consistent with that one.

    2. The sentence beginning with "Students eaten by..." is a fragment by itself, but by adding an ellipsis (...) at the end, it makes it seem like she's trailing off instead of abruptly ending the sentence.

    3. Honestly, I'd remove the first paragraph, as it doesn't seem to serve any purpose other than to inform the player's character of the school's wacky hijinks, something they are already well aware of. Repeating information like that seems unnatural. If you take this suggestion, you'll also need to remove the part about sounding like Mom.

    4. What is a reminder sheet? If it's just a piece of paper saying when exams are, why does she know when exams are, and why does she believe the PC does not? Either way, sending a reminder note for a test with a letter that explicitly reminds the PC of the exam seems redundant.

    5. The sister comes across as more motherly than sisterly. I get that she's always supportive, but I imagine a supportive sister being more likely to ask about one's friends and personal happiness as opposed to nagging their sibling to study for tests. With that in mind, I found the most believable part of the letter to be when the sister doubles back on herself and says the PC actually should skip classes to go adventuring so long as the PC doesn't tell Mom that the sister said so.

     

     

    I may edit more later, but that's all I have for now. As I said before, feel free to ignore all of this, and above all, keep writing. ;)

  12. I can't scroll down in the relationships tab. I've switched between the various ways you can organize names, but none of them work. The down tab is always whited out, while the up tab is black but doesn't seem to work. I can scroll through all the other tabs successfully, so I'm not sure what's up. Any tips would be appreciated, as it's really hard to make friends without any information on them. Thanks in advance.

  13. I also have Academagia by way of Impulse. While Mat is right that DLCs (and indeed all patches) are cumulative. Please be aware that Impulse doesn't bother update Academagia for every single patch. Instead they usually just create an update for each the new DLCs. So if you only patch via Impulse your game will eventually get all the patches, but you might have to wait a while in between DLCs. However, it's possible to use the patches posted on these forums on the Impulse version of the game. Therefore you can apply a patch you want/need as soon as it is released.

    That's good to keep in mind. Thanks for the tip.

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