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  1. Mooma

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    I'm trying to figure out what you're doing in Lunei... Matilda quits & the rest of the team goes on a mission to ??? Seems to me you're supposed to be doing something North of Fardorf, like checking out the pass.
  2. Mooma

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    During "normal" play (not going after any big baddies) my standard spell card pack is steal, scan, regen, enlight & heal on all of my chars. If I'm up against a bad guy carrying something good to steal, round 1, everyone lays down enlight on the next slowest guy, with the slowest putting it on the fastest. Most of my chars are so high in dexterity, most attacks against them miss. If someone does get hit, char that's just faster can do a heal or if it was a full party hit, everyone lays down regen in the same order they did with enlight. Then it's everyone steal until we've got the item & then everyone except Matilda defends. All my chars finish every round full in HP & MP. There are a couple of exceptions, like the fast smiley guy in the 3rd seal or the medium bad guys that have sudden death attacks. When I'm up against them, Zawu & Hilbert change out the scan for fury. I started playing her for her speed in the 3rd seal & got used to using her. I used Throve & Lorenza my first time through the game, because I hadn't figured out how to change charcters & they were the chars that I had selected for that one mission. LOL I should have known better, cuz I did something similar when I played Aveyond 2. I thought that it was kind of unfair that I always had to use up my first turn in the tourney to heal Emma, she didn't gain any levels & I couldn't give her a better weapon or equipment. You're not kidding! Each on of them little beasties packs a whollop & I was only getting a single hit against the big guy every third turn or so, because it took that many rounds to get the party in good enough shape to have a free hand. Every time one of my guys died, I needed someone to revive, someone to heal & someone to re-shield them. Two guys died, I was in deep trouble. After I got it, I went right to the "final" battle again, so I don't know if it does anything. I'm thinking about starting from the very beginning... no stats or stuff.
  3. Mooma

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    It's pacing more than endurance. After my first time through, I'd pick up the game, play for an hour or so & be done for the day. If I like a game, I'll play it over & over & over again. I wasn't trying to go after the guy, but once at the end of each game. I didn't overwrite any of my final saves, so went back & used the last one. With your helpful advice, I finally beat the beast! I didn't need to use any sacred orbs, but did use one healing orb. My primary healer (Zawu) got killed twice & once it was at a time when everyone's "enlight" needed to be recharged. I'm still sitting on all of my MP recharge supplies. After I figured out enlight, I no longer needed them. You're right, it is about tactics, though the juiced up stats sure don't hurt. With Zawu's intelligence, I could usually do a complete healing of all damage on everyone with "fury". That left Hilbert's hands free to do other things. Ethan was the only char w/out elemental protection, so I was having him do a full heal on himself after a big elemental hit & if I didn't need to recharge shields, enlight or regen, I could have three hands going after the bad guys. That was the ticket!!! I only had fury equipped on the two fastest, but was fortunate that Ethan had enough HP to survive & I had already instructed him to do a full heal on himself a couple of times. It was very helpful to have two swings before the bad guy got one. I had 2 with X-shield (Hilbert & Matilda), stance & enlight on everyone. When the shields went down & Hilbert wasn't in crisis, I'd have Hilbert shield himself (just in case everyone else got killed) & have Matilda do the full party shield. I only triggered the party regen a couple of times, as Zawu's fury did a good job keeping up & Hilbert's fury bump meant that everyone was fully healed before the bad guy had a shot at my party.
  4. Mooma

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    I'll have to try the Gold Sceptres. I have 5 Arch-Angel Halos, so have them equipped on every active char already. By the time I'm through this round again, I should have enough of the right hex cards for everyone to have Gold Sceptres, but I think the Hero's Soul also gives full elemental protection & adds to most of Hilbert's stats. I've used all of those, plus did the cap stealing. Five of my chars are maxed out on the MP gauge & a couple of them have over 4000 HP. Two have max strength when they're equipped right, Matilda has max vitality, Hilbert's close & Zawu has max intelligence. I'm sitting on 20+ speed caps (21, but will get another 4 by the time I get through this round, the only caps that can't be stolen & no one drops). When Zawu's wearing Mashimizu's Robe, she's faster than everyone, including the smiley guy in the 3rd seal, second time there. With all of that, I still couldn't beat the beast! Gamma & Nuke? I'll have to try it. I tried Vortex & Armageddon in one of my attempts & it did pretty good damage. Only 10? ;o) I assumed they were like Castor's little buddies, so didn't bother to take them out more than once. I usually equip it on my two fastest chars, so I'm more likely to have someone in crisis when I need to recharge the party's shield. Yep & the more intelligent the char, the higher replacement of HP. I didn't even know there was any item to gain... just wanted to kill 'em ALL!!!
  5. I assume you got to Seri while your chars are pretty weak. Who's in your party? Gavin has a party spell that is pretty good at knocking down the scorpians. Have you tried getting into the teleporter cave? You'll have to dance around the first two scorpians to get into the cave, but if you got all of the way into Seri, you should be able to pull it off.
  6. Mooma

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    I'm on my 5th or 6th time through. There's a guy that gives everyone 100 HP after you beat him & I'm shooting for killing the 100+ hex extra bad guy. I've yet to get him/it down to less than half of his HP.
  7. Yes. Maybe I'm having a difficult time following your logic, since you raised the issue of the expense of taking care of preemies & the difficulty of finding homes for the unwanted infants that may live as a result of an act such as this one. Either you see someone who's fresh from it's mother's womb as a person or you don't. Like the old adage about pregnancy, someone is or they're not & there isn't anything in between. I'm sure there are already provisions in the state's laws regarding child neglect & the like. The act tried to better define a class of citizens, nothing more. I didn't base what I said about Obama's positon by his failure to support this act, but by some things that he has said. He said the bill was only proposed to place a greater burden on women who've already made the tough choice. He either lied or was misled when he said the bill would have had any impact on reproductive rights, because there is nothing in it that would even begin to make abortion illegal, unless you think that living preemies are not people & "choice" isn't limited to women's wombs. Unconstitutional? Illinois or US? Either way, you're gonna have to explain how it can be unconstitutional to better define a class of citizens. I'm going by something he said, not for his failure to support this act. @ Mopiece: McCain is for abortion being handled by the states. @ Basset: just because something passes, doesn't mean its constitutionally sound, it just means it has yet to be tested. even if it has a clause pertaining to its inability to undermine Roe V. Wade, based on the definitions provided in the Illinois Act, they seemed overly vague and that's its possible that based on those definitions, it could somewhat undermine the actions of Roe V. Wade. Since there weren't any enforceable provisions in it, how could it undermine Roe? Besides, Roe is silent about children who've already been born.
  8. You didn't answer my question. Where would you draw the line? The Netherlands allows (or is it requires?) killing disabled infants. Any other citizens that you feel it may be appropriate to erm, help on their way? The disabled and/or elderly? Poor people? Smokers? People who refuse to wear motorcycle helmets?
  9. Yes, it would include premature babies. Once they're born, they're no longer a fetus. They're American citizens. This is an issue of basic civil rights. They aren't a piece of property to be desposed of, because they're too inconvienient for someone. The bill doesn't demand extrodinary measures, just care. Where would you draw the line?
  10. Bill from the Illinois General Assembly site...
  11. The law was "The Born Alive Infant Protection Act". I didn't say he has or would kill any babies himself, but he feels that requiring health care providers to give care to babies that have survived an abortion would be too much of a burden on the child's mother. This is beyond any issue of "choice", as we're talking about babies that fit within every single legal definition of a human life, including carefully crafted language that allows late term abortions. In his own words...
  12. I never thought that I'd live long enough to see people in this nation seriously consider voting for a man who has voted to support infanticide. While his record is thin, as he voted "present" for most of the difficult issues that faced him in his political career, he managed to vote against a law requiring care for babies born in the worst of all possible circumstances. After the child is no longer inside of its mother's womb, it is no longer an issue of the reproductive health, the life of the mother or even a matter of choice anymore (my body, my choice, right?), but Senator Obama doesn't see it that way. In cases where a baby has somehow managed to survive an abortion, Obama is concerned that helping the living & breathing American citizen to live would be too much of an emotional burden on its mother.
  13. Thanx for the spam reminder. I'm used to using sites that don't have an edit feature. As to the destroy the earth article, I thought a bit of levity was called for to counter some of the doom & gloom that those who buy into the man-made global warming nonsense tend to put out. The father of climatolgy, Reid Bryson doesn't buy into it & I'm old enough to remember a lot of doom & gloom about an ice age that forgot to happen. I've also seen copies of some articles written in the New York times dating around the beginning of the 20th century trying to generate worry about global warming back then. Climate runs in cycles & is more effected by the Sun's output, the Earth's orbit round the Sun, the Earth's spin (there's a wobble in it) than puny man. CO2 is a lagging indicator, meaning it shows what's happened instead of creating temperature changes. I've read that the Sun is approaching or already into a low sunspot cycle, which means we'll soon be hearing a lot about a coming ice age again. I may have to move, cuz the last time we had an ice age in my part of the world, the place that I live now was under a few miles of ice.
  14. I see this topic & I'm sorry, I just can't help myself... How to destroy the Earth merged posts~Oracle Most of the world's oxygen is produced in the Oceans. If we ever start to run low, we could always fertilize it. Most of that nasty stuff that we think of as pollution could be used to do it. Dump in all of the world's excrement & really make that baby bloom. It's not that I'm against preventing the deforestation of places like the Amazon basin (has to do with preserving diversity of life on the planet & there are many unique species that grow there & only there), but arguing the planet's atmospheric ratio is more of an emotional, rather than a scientifically sound argument. There are more trees on the North American continent now than there were when the first white man set his feet upon the contintent's shores. Paper & timber companies have been planting more than they harvest for about a century.
  15. I doubt Obama or anyone will specifically target MySpace, but there have been rumblings about establishing some kind of "Fairness Doctrine" to cover all information outlets, including the internet. It would mean a government body with some control over web content. People wearing their pajamas should never have the ability to get around the information outlets that are required to have a license from the government...
  16. You don't move that rock, you destroy it with the other one in the lair.
  17. After you help Simmi in Seri marry her true love, she'll give one to you.
  18. Mooma

    Last Scenario

    Rather than defending, get them all equipped with Regen & Enlight as soon as you can. Everybody puts down a healing or MP recharging spell on the next slowest player, with the slowest doing the same with the fastest. Serpents fang & serpents eye... can't say I used much if any after I figured out how to work enlight. I found it very irritating, tho it led to a very funny moment in the Entaler cave in. First guy who made it into town bought equipment for the guys still in the caves, as well as the party that skipped the town. Soon as I got access to those players again, I could equip them with the new stuff. Guys in one party stole some "Ancient Helmets" & the char that could use them in another party put it on. Ethan & Randolp hung out by the save thingy for quite some time just to steal stuff for everybody & the game even provided guys with tents to steal to assist in that endeavor.
  19. First off, businesses, including corporations don't actually pay taxes. Taxes are like any other cost of doing business, which means the taxes that government charges business gets built into the price that people have to pay to buy the stuff that they want or need. If there isn't room in the pricing structure to cover the higher cost of an expense, like a higher tax rate, the difference will generally be made somewhere else. Often times, that "somewhere else" is people losing their jobs or in the case of Walmart, more pressure on the suppliers to deliver goods at a lower price than they're already charging. American companies that supply Walmart would probably be caught in the same corporate tax that you've created to go after Walmart, so everything produced domestically has become more expensive to produce. Things made outside of the US don't have to pay that tax, so it makes better economic sense to buy even more things from overseas manufacturers. Business is a safe target for politicians, cuz businesses can't vote. If a politician isn't totally ignorant about real world economics, they know that they're spewing a lot of crap when they say they're going to go after "big business", so any politician that say they're going after business is either a fool or thinks you're one if you buy into it.
  20. Mooma

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    I think that the only reason that I still had that file was cuz I'm sometimes a real doofus. I wanted to see what was in Condor, so when I was asked if I wanted to go elsewhere I said yes, but couldn't figure out how to get the storyline going again. I never knew there was a store in the earlier ship either, cuz I'd never hit escape while I was tooling around in it. You know that battle where you get to pick your team? I'd gotten tired of equipping someone with the latest stuff that I'd gotten & then losing control over them, so I had everyone totally unequipped, no spell cards, no armor, no accessory & just kinda grabbed the four players that I wanted to use, never dreaming that they'd be sent out to those different locations by themselves. Tho I had all of my guys at the wrong locations without equipment, I guess that I had them leveled up enough that it didn't matter. Level 99?! Crazy! Once I got to the mid 60s, I started thinking it took forever to level up. The one thing that made fighting go faster was this accessory that doubles XP. Stealing stuff, specially caps is a slow & painful task, but it does manage to make those last levels go by pretty easily. I learned why it wasn't all that important to get MP supplies while doing it, too. I juiced up Lorenza & Throve to 999 MP when they were carrying "Heal", which means they were in the 970's without any spellcards. I know that I gained a few levels in the hallway, killing the same 3 guys over & over again during that battle. Killing them wasn't so bad, but making sure that I'd stolen all of their stuff before killing them made that a pretty tough battle. You can restart from your last save with 70, but you can only restart with *all* of your stuff (levels, weapons, supplies & stats) with 90. I beat the storyline bad guy at level 70 something, but only had those 68 hex tiles. It was kind of a let down, cuz I hadn't done the Tomes, the Mausaleum or every guy in the Gate to Elysium & I was staring at the credits.
  21. War is an expensive proposition & the Russian economy is actually pretty small, heavily weighted toward exploitation of their natural resources. A high oil price gave the Russians the funds to make the land grab & a high price will give them the funding to hold on to it. If they hold on to the pipeline, they have virtual control over much of the Middle Eastern production that suppies huge swaths of Asia. Even if the price went down like a rock, Russia would still want that territory & the pipeline, but they wouldn't have as much money to do it with.
  22. Don't laugh, but the US should implement a stronger dollar policy & do more than talk about drilling for more domestic oil. This Russian aggression is all about the oil pipeline running through Georgia. Cheaper oil would remove much of the incentive for Russia's actions.
  23. Today, they force Walmart to downsize & tomorrow it's your turn to be downsized, because I think that would be a good idea.... We can make the day after tomorrow my turn to be downsized, but not until after they've taken care to do it to you.
  24. I'm having a difficult time bringing myself to vote this cycle & I'm a hardcore political junky. I started playing RPG's, cuz I needed a break from it for a few months. The last time I placed a vote "against" one of the candidates was in 1976. I was young, fresh outta high school & all fired up with silly leftist liberal notions. My vote helped put Jimmy Carter into office & I consider him to be the worst president of the 20th century. Life experience & his presidency forced me to grow up... fast. Beginning & running a small business during the Carter years turned me into a fiscal conservative with strong libertarian (small *L*) leanings. I see complaints about the economy in this thread & wonder how old those complaining are, because the economic situation isn't as bad as has been presented by the mainstream media. For most of my adult life, I've watched in awe as the news slant has consistently reported bad economic news whenever a Republican is in office & great economic when the prez is a Donk, even when most of the different indicators are similar. Get past your "feelings" about the economy. If you look at the actual numbers, you get a different picture & besides, Congress has the power of the purse. Their actions or inactions have more bearing on the nation's economic health than the actions of those in the exec branch. The weak dollar policies of the Bush administration have caused inflation, yes, but that's only a small part of the economic story of the nation. Obama is a socialist & dangerous, so I've never had any desire to vote for him. If Hillary had been the nominee, I probably would have sat this coming election out & I don't say that lightly. I'm no fan of either of the Clintons & that is putting it mildly. McCain's selection of Palin neither helps me vote for the ticket, nor hurts it. I once voted a ticket because of the VP pick, figuring Reagan's age could possibly put my first choice (GHW Bush) into office. My problem with McCain has to do with the fact that he's a big government type, which tells me he doesn't quite trust the common man to do the right thing. (Obama is even worse on this issue) Besides being a political junky, I have an interest in history. Much of that is influenced by my genealogy hobby, so I've delved a lot into Colonial era thru the end of the 19th century. The govenment didn't make this a great nation, people did & I'm not talking about the movers & shakers of all of the different eras. I'm talking about regular folks, doing what they needed to do to make better lives for themselves & their children. Of the people, by the people & for the people versus we know what's best for the people, so will create policies that make them do what *we* feel is the right thing for them to do. Those in government are our employees, but they tend to think they should be our parents. If the govenment is big enough & powerful enough to go after the citizens that *you* think are doing the wrong things, they're big enough & strong enough to do the same to you. Nothankyouverymuch!
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