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Nov 7, 2010, 12:34 am
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I laid big mines and the tourist stepped on it, hence his head/arm/legless-ness, and I won.
Uchuudonge wrote
creating stable chaos
making patterns where there should be none
sewing order into the chaos
you spit in the face of random numbers, of chaos
Nov 7, 2010, 3:28 am
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Hilarious! Tourists stepping on landmines in south-east asia.
Chao, did you plant the mine in New Attnam? In wizmode I zapped a wand of striking at a backpack inside the arena, in an attempt to annihilate the tourists, but was disqualified and then LIVAN experienced an error. I think the tourist team must have changed relation to hostile when the backpack exploded.
I experimented successfully by charming the village elder in the arena and then throwing mustard gas at him.
Batman? wrote
its been so long since i had gotten that far i didnt think it through. arrrr!!!!!!
Nov 7, 2010, 4:01 am
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I went inside the wall, so they couldn't see me, planted big mines, broke a wand of teleport, and waited for them to step on it.
Uchuudonge wrote
creating stable chaos
making patterns where there should be none
sewing order into the chaos
you spit in the face of random numbers, of chaos
Nov 7, 2010, 11:40 pm
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Warheck wrote
The game actually makes two mirrored characters, one is the player, while the other is the sumo. The mirrors are then transported into the sumo arena. The spectators, on the other hand, are transported directly to the sumo arena without being mirrored first.

That's interesting. It makes sense that they are "mirrors" since you and the sumo both survive even if you are "killed"
Nov 26, 2010, 1:49 pm
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(yeah, I'm back, but only for a brief while since I've been playing some IVAN again recently)

Not sure if this was mentioned before, but:

1. The banana grower encourager will periodically kick the villagers, which means you can drop items or put traps in front of him and he'll kick them. Not sure if this has any use (haven't tested this in CVS, does kicking dwarven grenades do anything?).

2. Levitating ostriches will pick up the Holy Banana of Oily Orpiv if you drop it on the landing site (they will glow when they fly away with it). I'm not sure if they pick up any other items (I think I once got them to pick up a banana peel, but I couldn't get them to pick up anything other than bananas during the test).

3. If you remember my trick with infinite bananas by blocking the ostriches' path with a wand of door creation (and you should ), you can get a funny result by creating doors in the banana growers' path, too. First of all, this lets you easily talk to the top/bottom grower for early science talking (just hold down C). Second of all, they'll keep trying to kick down the door and fail.

4. For some reason, using the wand of door creation inside Decos's palace pisses off the whole village.

5. Finally, using the wand of door creation to block off the entrance to Attnam cathedral's courtyard will piss the city off, but will significantly delay the attack from the inside, since the guards, the kamikaze dwarves, the frogs and even the angels won't be able to open them.
Nov 26, 2010, 2:50 pm
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capristo wrote
That's interesting. It makes sense that they are "mirrors" since you and the sumo both survive even if you are "killed"
IIRC, when once keeping my distance from a de-legged Pong to regenerate some health, I started to actually lose my limbs just like mirrored NPCs do. Curiously the message given was exactly the same as with leprosy when you drop a limb.
Nov 26, 2010, 3:22 pm
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That's a negative. Unless Lampshade added that in somehow, then that was leprosy, not you being mirrored. Waiting for over 24 hours in the arena outside of the walls showed nothing but 3 drops of agility.
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Nov 26, 2010, 5:00 pm
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Are Leprosy and other states like Levitating, ESP carried over to the mirrored player upon entry to the Sumo arena?

By the way, has anyone tried to infect Huang Ming Pong with Leprosy?
Batman? wrote
its been so long since i had gotten that far i didnt think it through. arrrr!!!!!!
Nov 26, 2010, 5:04 pm
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Hmm... wouldn't that require making him hostile first and thus not being able to challenge him in the arena?
(Or maybe you could take a very roundabout approach to it by placing a humanoid corpse and breaking a wand of necromancy on the ground near it using a wand of striking or fireballs? And then trying to get Huang to fight it to the point he contracts leprosy?)
System would indicate in graphic if person is mounted on horse or not.
Same system also show if person mounted on boar, elephant, polar bear etc.
Or if person mounted on ass.
Ivan find mounting on ass funny.
Nov 26, 2010, 5:48 pm
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Somagu wrote
That's a negative. Unless Lampshade added that in somehow, then that was leprosy, not you being mirrored. Waiting for over 24 hours in the arena outside of the walls showed nothing but 3 drops of agility.
Weird. Either it's something in IVANtty, or then my mirror had leprosy which the real character did not have after the match.

In the latter case, I must've had unnoticed leprosy when entering the arena which was cured by losing the match, or then the mirror image managed to contract it inside the arena. I'll have to try and repeat it.
Nov 27, 2010, 3:37 am
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Mirrored body parts disappear, and leprosy just makes them fall to the ground, right?
Nov 27, 2010, 4:09 am
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Yes, that they do. What makes them harder to tell apart on mirrored characters is that mirrored limbs that are severed from the body also disappear, leaving virtually no difference in the two.
Nov 27, 2010, 6:22 am
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Ah, I see.
Nov 27, 2010, 12:05 pm
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Sorry for a topic change again, but:

When you talk to Petrus's wives in CVS with any rings in your inventory, they ask for a gift, and you may give them a ring. Does anyone know if this has any use?
Nov 27, 2010, 2:16 pm
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I think it raises CHA. We had a discussion about it a while back, might even have been in this thread. And then it turned into a debate about the usefulness of the stat and its possible use in the next version of IVAN.
System would indicate in graphic if person is mounted on horse or not.
Same system also show if person mounted on boar, elephant, polar bear etc.
Or if person mounted on ass.
Ivan find mounting on ass funny.
Nov 28, 2010, 3:59 am
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Oh, thanks.

I'm sort of disappointed, I was hoping for some cheating-on-Petrus subplot. Those firstborn sons and daughters have to come from somewhere...
Nov 29, 2010, 11:04 pm
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Said children were also part of the potential next version
System would indicate in graphic if person is mounted on horse or not.
Same system also show if person mounted on boar, elephant, polar bear etc.
Or if person mounted on ass.
Ivan find mounting on ass funny.
Feb 12, 2011, 3:32 am
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Inlux is an anagram of linux
Batman? wrote
its been so long since i had gotten that far i didnt think it through. arrrr!!!!!!
Feb 12, 2011, 4:00 am
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Interesting...
Does Inlux the archangel have any special effect on the pure mass of Bill's will?
System would indicate in graphic if person is mounted on horse or not.
Same system also show if person mounted on boar, elephant, polar bear etc.
Or if person mounted on ass.
Ivan find mounting on ass funny.
Feb 12, 2011, 8:21 pm
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4zb4 wrote
Said children were also part of the potential next version
What were they supposed to be for? You can eat them but that's pretty much it

Does anyone know anything about those two symbols under scabies and infuscor in symbol.pcx? They look like god symbols. One looks like a suriken and the other looks like a man with lightning over his head.
Feb 12, 2011, 9:36 pm
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The children were speculated to be part of a quest after defeating Petrus where your first born gets kidnapped and hauled off somewhere.
But that's just from my memory.

I think the two symbols are probably just more gods that weren't implemented.
System would indicate in graphic if person is mounted on horse or not.
Same system also show if person mounted on boar, elephant, polar bear etc.
Or if person mounted on ass.
Ivan find mounting on ass funny.
Feb 12, 2011, 10:07 pm
kobold lord


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I honestly couldn't imagine what else they could make gods for. At least with those symbols.
Feb 12, 2011, 10:45 pm
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Planned-to-be-implemented new effects and such?
Shuriken god = God of thrown weapons and bows?
Lightning man god = God of righteous magic and spellcasting?
System would indicate in graphic if person is mounted on horse or not.
Same system also show if person mounted on boar, elephant, polar bear etc.
Or if person mounted on ass.
Ivan find mounting on ass funny.
Feb 12, 2011, 10:50 pm
kobold lord


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I would think that clepeta would own shurikens(ninja=assassin), and that sophos would be in charge of righteous magic.
Feb 15, 2011, 5:42 pm
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Am I correct if I say that offering trains dex?



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