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31 July 2004 @ 12:12 am
The dangers of games  
Since nobody wants to hang out tonight i was bored and poking about the web, and found that Stardock is considering making a Master of Magic 2! :)

That of course spawned a discussion about the game in the forums, and inbetween the people urging them to make it and the people urging them to make a real StarCon3 instead, there was a discussion about how to get the original MoM working in emulator mode. A couple people pointed towards DosBox as the way to go, so i'm currently downloading that and MoM. And i've already got MoO, i just couldn't ever get it to work before, but DosBox is supposed to work for that too!

I forsee a time of great suckage :)

I've beeen going around and doing the PR game. This is made a lot easier because i found that Open Air sells a Charm Bangle at level 1 for 500 credits, which has Null Encounters on it :)

I actually went though and figured out three areas completly on my own. Then i got to the Mihen Highroad. About ten minutes just to walk from one bloody end of that thing to the other, and i would have had to do it five times to figure out all the right answers on my own =P So i relented and downloaded a PR faq. I'm both annoyed and pleased that it doesn't include the other information i'm collating; how many points per PR level and what the prizes are for each level.

So according to the faq i've now talked to every PR and marriage person in the first chapter. I hit level 2 PR somewhere between 40 points and 70 points, but i'm still at level 2 at 272 points now. I presume the level goes up higher, so i guess i have to talk to more people later on. The question is, do i get points again for talking to the same people (assuming they're still around) in chapter 2? If so, i should switch to Open Air now and get the points for everyone in Chapter 1 for them as well. Assuming you can urge the same people to go to two different companies in the same chapter :)

Once i decide whether or not to get the second set of PR points, i think i'm pretty much done with chapter one. I've given up on the traveler and the Ronso kids for this chapter. I could try more Sphere Break, but the only person who will play with me is the tutorial guy. I don't know if i just have to play more games with him before the others relent, or if that just doesn't happen till the second chapter or later.
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Kirinkirinn on July 31st, 2004 07:53 am (UTC)
PR game stuff: I'm pretty sure you only get one pitch per person per chapter. (You were going through trying them all and then resetting five time, weren't you? Oy. I just lived with my imperfect guesses for a couple chapters and then got the PR faq. ^_-) You do get more points for pitching the same person in a different chapter. Keep in mind, though, that if you switch companies you lose half your points from the other company, which makes things extremely tedious. You ultimately get a big prize/plot thing for getting one company to Level 5... in fact, I'm thinking it's probably impossible to get both companies there... one has to win. FWIW, I did one in my first game and the other in my second... and the younger guys unlock a much saner final game.

Ronso kids: they show up various places in various chapters. If you've walked everywhere, it's probably safe to assume they're hiding until next chapter.

Sphere Break: I didn't play a whole lot, but I'm guessing most random players won't start up until the plot-motivated tournament. Since you're so obsessive, I probably don't need to mention this, but you can get some good stuff for winning the slightly difficult plot-tournament, and that stuff becomes even harder to get later if you miss it the first time.