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Question Thread 97

Discussion in 'General Carnal Souls Discussion' started by Larry Land Lord, Aug 6, 2019.

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sci-fi character creation part 3: what is your profession? choose 2 for hybrids.

  1. scientist, a genius with an affinity for your choice of technology.

    50.0%
  2. space-knight, you specialize in melee combat with your weapon of choice

    33.3%
  3. pilot, you can navigate the stars like no other.

    16.7%
  4. psychic, many call you a wizard but there are few that truly understand your innate abilities.

    16.7%
  5. gunner, self explanatory.

    33.3%
  6. doctor, your dedicated to helping your allies with your scientific or magic abilities.

    16.7%
  7. diplomat, you have no combat skills, but you do have a silver tongue.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. mage, through the power of new technology, the elements are at your command.

    16.7%
  9. assassin, combine with another class.

    16.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Larry Land Lord

    Larry Land Lord Well-Known Member Member

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    educational video:
    to be honest i dont have any other videos sorry


    1. what is the sexiest race?
    i.e elves, cow girls, orcs, goblins
    i wont stop you from posting pictures if you need to ;)

    2. do you think video games have any actual contribution to violence?

    3. what do you think about romance/marriage systems in video games?

    4. how creative are you on a scale of 1-10?
    -if higher than 5 you have passed the skill check, can you think of one new thing you would like to see in carnal souls?

    5. i'll be hungry by the time this is posted, what should i eat?

    the hidden bonus:
    skyrim, i cannot tell a lie i don't really like this one

    https://www.loverslab.com/blogs/entry/9441-super-skyrim-se-screenshot-selections-13-warpaint/https://www.loverslab.com/blogs/entry/9441-super-skyrim-se-screenshot-selections-13-warpaint/

    bonus: love yourself and drink water to receive larrys blessing x15 it will give you +50 to luck stat
     
  2. Atomicbob

    Atomicbob Well-Known Member Member

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    Ooh, very cool video! Very lo-fi; love it!

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    Why, Kobolds are, of course! They're snack-sized lizards; what's not to love?

    No, and anyone who says otherwise is a tool, IMO. This happens every time there's a shooting in the states; the politicians need a scapegoat to blame that isn't the need for gun control, so they usually blame video games. Pathetic, old bastards, the lot of them...

    I think there's an untapped potential for some genuinely sweet, loving romance and marriage in video games. I'd love an RPG that lets me adventure with my love interest/spouse, complete with interaction/dialogue that occurs because we're married. Also, I want lovey-dovey interactions; video games, please show me that these two characters love eachother. Hand holding, sickly sweet banter, cheesy lines, etc.

    Probably between 6-7. Too many ideas to keep track of, not enough talent to bring them to life.
    I've probably said it here before, but sharing your character's body with someone/something could be cool. Going back to the subject of relationships in video games, I personally hold Shouldra from CoC to be one of the best-written companions in any of fenoxo's games, and I yearn for more good, wholesome content like that.

    How about some pasta? It's usually pretty easy to make!

    I love the tattoo mods you can get in Skyrim. I don't recall which one I have, but I do know that I can make them glow. :D
     
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  3. Dolfuss

    Dolfuss Well-Known Member Member

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    1. Isn't it obvious..? ;)

    2. I still don't know how to answer this question. I've played DOOM, I've played GTA, I've played PTSD Simulator, and while bits and pieces have fed into my mannerisms (I've developed a soldier's posture despite zero training) I can't say it's tangibly affected my ethics, let alone incited violent behaviour. Given all the studies still haven't proved a link, "Do video games cause violence?" is about as empirical a premise as "Do Quentin Tarantino films cause foot fetish?"

    That being said, given high-profile incidents of shooters and hoodlums claiming "inspiration" from the games they played, I wouldn't say they have no contribution whatsoever. Most of us, I would think, are normal, well-adjusted citizens who can tell fact from fiction even as the White House has turned into a Reality TV stage. But for people who already have psychotic/racist/violent tendencies, it acts as a form of confirmation bias and/or helps reinforce the delusion. It's essentially the same stigma as porn games: the critics will infer lazy causality to imply users are too stupid to be responsible, yet refuse to address more personable solutions to what are, at day's end, individualistic episodes, beyond the usual soundbites of "more funding for mental health".

    What really disturbs me, though, is when national armed forces actively use video games as a recruitment tool.

    3. On the whole, criminally undercooked. Outside of dedicated genres like Visual Novels and dating sims it's rarely an immersive element, and even within its own, the lower end is little more than a preamble for those Clickbait Screenshots. (HuniePop, anyone?) Part of the problem is romantic elements in a non-Romance game often feel tacked-on, rather than integral to the story: does Mass Effect's outcome really change whether or not Shepard hooks up by the end? Niko's girlfriends grant unique boons, but are you really invested in any of them as people? I plug TLS to the point of cliché, but any game that could manage that level of depth in an organic open world would be a dream come true.

    (I have not yet checked out Divinity 2 so I fully defer to Bob on that matter. :p)

    4. I'd say maybe... 8? Fingers in a lot of pies, jacks in a lot of trades, but none honed into anything worthy of a professional grade. As to the second... I'll second Farlun.

    5. Oh, you mean IRL?

    BONUS: Still a more believable film than BravehoOOLY SHIT THOSE DUCKS
     
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  4. Nechrom

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    As I've hinted at before, I'm partial to Orcs out of the established races.
    I like strong characters, especially those shaped by their environment.

    Not in the slightest. If there is any correlation then it's probably the other way around. That video games have curtailed violent behavior in many cases.

    In AAA titles it's either very scripted or entirely devoid of any challenge. In games famous for it, like Mass Effect or The Witcher, you are entirely at the mercy of how the game wants to pace the romance and you have very little opportunity to make any extra effort or impact the relationship outside of dialogue choices at set moments. In games like Skyrim they've completely omitted any romance in exchange for being able to pick a partner at your own leisure and from a larger pool of characters.
    My ideal system would be something in between, where you can pick from more characters than in the scripted games but also requiring you to actually romance them by building a relationship first. And you have more freedom in when and how you want to go about it.

    I think I'm fairly creative, but obviously it's hard to nail down on a relative scale since I don't know how creative the average person is. But I'd say I'm probably an 8/10.

    I would love to see some expanded trading options. Like being able to actually make some coin from trading things you've bought at a different place. Giving you more reasons to travel around and get into adventures on the way.
    I've probably pitched this before in one of the old old topics, but I think a barter system would enrich the game. People outside of major cities might not be sitting on piles of cash to trade with you, but they might be plying a trade and be willing to barter for things they've produced at a good exchange rate.
    Then you just have to find some place where demand is high for that type of goods/product.

    I'll be having some hot dogs with fries. Not something I usually have, but it's nice to mix it up and have something out of the ordinary.

    The sudden ducks got me. Made me snort.

    Water with every dinner.
     
  5. Atomicbob

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    Divinity 2 is a phenomenal game, and it does indeed have some good romance options in it! IIRC, there is buildup to being in a relationship with your other party members, and you do have to woo them. My favorite romance option is still the Red Prince, tho: he's such a smug, kinky, lovable bastard.

    Ooh, a proper barter system sounds cool! Supply and demand for goods and equipment should totally be more of a thing in games, especially if your character is able to acquire a trade skill to craft things to play into that market... or sabotage said market for their own benefit, for the more evil-inclined.
     
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    One of my past computers had a bunch of WildTangent demos, one of which was a cute naval merchant game called Tradewinds, which played like a dumbed down Sid Meier's Pirates!. Depending how dynamic Benji intends to make the world, it'd be pretty nifty if the player trading in large-enough quantities actually affects the prosperity and growth of settlements. Tie it in with political factions and it could even be a vector for geostrategic soft power. :cool:
     
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  7. GreenSleeves

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    1. The correct answer here is incubi/succubi. Sex demons kinda win sexy competitions by default.
    I guess unless sex gods are also in play...

    But you're looking for actual opinions, so I have to side with @Nechrom and say orcs.
    Orcs are the epitome of "big strong boy" and so they are the best. Especially when they're not just dumb smashy brutes.
    Minotaurs also have points in the strong lad column, but they tend even harder towards being living blunt objects.

    2. Not an actual answer, but:
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    3. Haven't seen it done well and it's not anywhere near a priority for me. Except in games like this one here, where it's kind of the point. Or at least, it's point-adjacent.

    4. Well, if we focus on the root of the word, "create", then give me a big fat 0 because I'm a lazy tit and I don't create shit. Look in my google drive and you'll see a whoooooooole bunch of ideas and plans and outlines and

    I'm basically an ideas guy, and ideas guys are g a r b a g e.

    5. Naco
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    Larry Land Lord Well-Known Member Member

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    im an idea guy too :'(
     
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    Minotaurs are criminally underutilized in most media and fiction, and considering how big, beefy, and COOL they are, that's a crime.
     
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    very interesting video there.... lol

    Damn... That's really tough. ;w;

    I consider mostly all the races to be sexy. I think, the sexist might be a dragon-type race? Otherwise, most of the other races are still really sexy. ;w; I can't compare the beauty of them all.

    Hell no. There are plenty of studies that literally say that there's no relation. It's just a scapegoat, and it's dumb as shit, but people fall for it and believe it anyway. It's heartbreaking, really. :/

    Outside of visual novels, there aren't enough good systems :((
    It would be wonderful to see a good romance/marriage system in Carnal Souls. Anyway, romance systems are seriously underused and are just another way of changing RPGs for the better.


    10/10 because I like to stroke my ego. :confused:
    Hm.... I have plenty of ideas, but I guess the one I like the most right now is a vulpine sub-race that consists of pole-fighting and pole-dancing rituals.

    It's always a great opportunity for pizza regardless of the time of day. :p


    Wowee! I love that tattoo. :)

    Oke. I shall do so. Thank you.
     
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    Don't feel bad. Something something trash/treasure :cool:

    Reminds me of a post I made some time back. :D
     
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    I continue to like the way you think. ;)

    Apropos of Question 2:
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  13. Larry Land Lord

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    1. why isnt there a race of bimbos?

    2. not unless your already a psychopath

    3. i just finished fire emblem three houses, marriage and romance done well truly puts the cherry on top of a good game/story.

    4. 0

    5. thanks guys, i think i ate meat balls.
     
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    Your Honour, I wish to draw the court's attention to Exhibit A: selected Skyrim screenshots.
     
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    Atomicbob Well-Known Member Member

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    You came up with the random question threads, didn't you? And as Dolfuss pointed out, your skyrim screenshots are pretty rad.
     
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