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  1. Oh, come on! You beat me to it by two minutes... It's 36:22 by the way
  2. @Cryzeteur That was fast. So what does it do exactly? The description is vague (on purpose I pressume, but I don't have Enderal to try it my self). Mark it as spoiler if you're going to tell me You should probably msg Gopher and send him the link. Maybe he'd like to check it out. If you do that, tell one of the Staff members to let him know.
  3. I just realized something. The Apotheosiss procedure was well known in many Cycles. The Black Guardian, Horst were supposed to be mobile but Pyreans joined themselves with The Living Temple. It may be a huge hint on what happened to Starlings of the Sky City - they might have never left anywhere. They might be the Sky City. That's why The Guardian (who "feels" everyone) can't feel their emotions anymore and can't tell where they've gone. If that's not the case than only leaving the planet remains a valid option.
  4. What I was trying to say, is the opposite I think the Aged Man does care about humanity. But he recognizes the fact that to play a role in the Cycle is to play in a game that you are bound to lose. It's rigged in more than one way. He knows he can't help anyone but The Woman in the Water. By doing something he can only hasten the process. Therefore he found the only way that actually doesn't help the High Ones - to do nothing, wait and observe. It's like some people say: if you fight by their rules, you have lost before the fight has begun. But if you don't accept the challange they can never defeat you. (or something like that... ) Aged Man also strikes me as an incredibly lonely individual. All those statues are keeping him company(he gave some of them names). He could try to guide people and show them the way. Yet with all his power and knowladge he avoids people. Why? Maybe, as I said, he knows he shouldn't fight this battle, no matter how high the cost is, because he'd just make it worse. I think he understands that civilization needs to deserve better end by proper actions and being less full of themselves. Because that's the next step. High Ones want to cleanse the civilization before that happens. If Starlings would became The Veiled Woman, the High Ones would have no power over them (even if it's not the Woman, I still think they ascended and that's why they're gone). Every other choice seems to be just delaying the inevitable confrontation with the Cleansing. Unless they actually managed to leave the planet. Yes he did say something like that but he is also a lying asshole. I would be very selective which part of his speach I believe in. He might want you to believe he is older and wiser than he really is. After all he did the exact same thing that Starling girl did just with a bigger robot, so it's not that extraordinary. Btw, I just realised she can take his place in the lore now and she's mobile. Somebody needs to only wake her up, if her boss didn't before the Cleansing. From my point of view he's not reliable enough to trust in what he says. He's as much hell-bent on being the god and saviour as Aranthael was. Well... not really. Cleansing affects only Enderal, right? The rest of the Vyn is very much safe from it. (I might be wrong about this. Point me to the right episode if I am.) If that's true than halt on trade routes and general lack of activity will eventually bring people's attention. After that everybody will know there's an entire continent for the taking and settlers will begin to rush in. Isn't "Starfall" just a fancy name for what Starlings from the Sky City are doing with the overpopulation? As in, banishing their own to Austali... I mean Enderal. ---- Do you guys know what "numinos" means? I looked up the meaning and found something curious. Apparently english "numinous" means "filled with a sense of the presence of divinity". Its origin word is latin "numen" which means "god's/divine will" or "nod"(as in, figurative nodding, of assent or of command, of the divine head). Interesting, isn't it?
  5. Excuse my wall of text. I have a lot to say on this one... --- Woman in the Water: Gajus... why did you wake me... ? Are we there yet? [...] I am sorry you have to go through all of this. All this time... I can hardly imagine how hard it must be for you. Aged Man and his, I assume, partner (or daughter?) are definitely skipping time at the end of each Cycle(or at least protect them selves like Ancient Starlings did with the Sky City). My take on this is that they are waiting for the breaking of the Cycle when he can wake her up for good to live together in the better, new world without Beacons and High Ones to worry about. If he was an Emissary aswell, then he took entirely different path than current Prophet. He won't try to stop it like others. Instead he has chosen to not fight - the opposite of what everybody always does when it all begins. Funny thing is, it sounds like he doesn't care about humanity being wiped out so many times but from all the characters only he has abandoned his ego and arrogance. The Black Guardian and the Prophet, both have chosen to indulge the thought of becoming gods and bending the "next" human kind to their will, despite preaching about false gods and thinking that they are above it. --- I see an interesting underlying of this whole story: Strugle breads struggle, violance invites violance, hatred feeds on hatred, extremism kindles oposite extremism... and finally... when there is enough of that ill will, the same happens to humanity: collective consciousness of human kind at it's worst sort of converges in one point and creates a High One - a condensed evil will, amalgamation of worst human traits. A demon. It's kind of scary to think that enough ill will in people could gather in one place, break out of control and just say: F*uck ya'll! I have my own mind now. You don't control me anymore! I will control you, suckers! But that's just a fantasy right? Luckily, there's nothing like this in the real world... cough cough google: mob mentality cough cough --- Regarding Veiled Woman... That's a though one. I have no proof and it's just my guess but she's definitely not doing High Ones' bidding. I think she's the opposite of them. She's what becomes of a race when it pasess the test of Cleansing. Think about it. There are multiple High Ones(probably 3) and I don't recall ever hearing about more than 3-4 preceeding races but when it comes to knowing exact number of cycles nobody seems to be able to tell you. Everybody, even Black Guardian answers like a dumb Warhammer Ork: "lots" (well, they say "many" but you catch my drift, I'm sure). So what if "one humanity" made it? Maybe once upon a time, in the very begining, they did manage to detach themselves from destructive force of emotions(or maybe never had them) and The Veiled Woman is what's became of them after ascension. She has no body, she can raise the dead, paralyze you and is overally very powerful. Perhaps the most powerful being that we know of. She also plays a similar role in the Cycle as they do. In fact, it is she who made you an Emissary. Almost a carbon copy of a High One yet two things make her different - complete lack of emotions and desires + no distinctive identity (as in, she doesn't care how you call her and what do you think of her). That is something of which High Ones have in spades. That's even what they are born of. She just does her part while they are gloating over how awesome and powerfull they are, how you should fear them. They appear as predators, creepy manakins or speaking through the dead while they eyes glow red. So The Veiled Woman either is an ascended humanity done right and now provides the same oportunity for others by being the part of the Cycle or some outside force that slowly works her own angle towards defeating the High Ones. Which race won the Game of Cleansing? Either they were so old that there is no longer record of them or they are indeed those vanished Starlings from Sky City. That would make sense. Where did they leave? They didn't. They ascended and kind of preserved the human form because they did it without burning in the Cleansing. Why does the woman help you despite being obviously powerful enough to do it herself? Just as High Ones want to make a new High One, her intervention is supposed to show the way to the opposite result. After all, after ascending "themselves" The Woman would know how - just give it time and wait in the Sky City until humanity evolves enough mentaly and ignore the whole game. High Ones do seem very time pressured, don't they...
  6. Very nice of you, guys. But as Jeancly implied, I have an old rig not intended for current gaming standards.
  7. @Z-blackblue I talked with Gopher. He said he would love to see 8 statues.
  8. Witcher+Netflix+T.Bagiński? All aboooard! The Hype Express to Binge Town is ready for dispatch!

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    2. Cryzeteur

      Cryzeteur

      The date on the article is yesterday.

    3. Spellcaster

      Spellcaster

      Wait with the verdict until you read Blood of Elves(the first book in the saga). Sword of destiny and other works before BoE are only short stories written for the magazine before saga was published. They are still enjoyable in my opinion. But the moment saga starts, there is a distinct change in tone and complexity of storyteling. Also keep in mind Sapkowski's book take few chapters to engage the reader but when they do you'll get hooked for the rest of the book. At least that's how it was with me. 

      There might also be that it's the style and word choice of this particular translator you don't like. Maybe there are different versions.

      If you happen to understand Polish, then get your hands on Polish audiobooks(for example the ones from Fonopolis company are great). They're just awesomely done. They're basically fully casted audio-plays.

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      Thank's for the article. But next time use the default forum colour :P With the dark theme I needed to mark everything to see anything :D

       

      PS: If you don't speak Polish than you could still listen to audiobooks on audible. You can currently get free month of service on TotalBiscuit's YT channel. His podcast is sponsored by them this month.

    4. Cryzeteur

      Cryzeteur

      I read more chapters in Sword of Destiny and still no chemistry. I will try Blood of Elves. You may be right about the translation quality. I am not fluent in Polish .

  9. A: No. In fact, I don't even own Minecraft. I just watch streams and vods when I have free time.
  10. @Z-blackblue Don't worry. I'm not mad at you for voicing your opinion. I didn't take it personaly either. I'm just trying to be thorough when I respond, hence the wall of text. It's a compulsion of mine. I honestly never thought about this as 7 wonders type of deal (I think that would be slightly to much of blowing my own horn tbh ). I think of them as landmarks/observatories/outposts- distinct enough to remember and big enough to find your way thanks to them. Esentially they're glorified border poles (but glorified in a good way). Placing a Sentinel in a already heavy populated area is something I think we should really avoid. Not only it's likely to become a problem for the server because of lag but it would generate even more buildings and activity near it, therefore even more lag. As I understand it's already getting very laggy sometimes. The other thing I had in mind - it would be a good reason to start some different cities than crossroads. As for now there isn't many reasons to build elswhere unless you want to be a hermit. Statues might give people a nice view from the windows of new buildings. Wherever sentinels will stand they do have the same meaning - "Here be Minonland. I'm Stiv. You better behave or else..." haha When I was choosing that pose I tried to think what would Stiv have built first if he actually had his own orcish country that he wanted. I know, it's probably lame but what can I say, I'm a sucker for good roleplaying On top of that it's kind of an unspoken truth that Stiv is the royalty on this server, so it makes sense that his image is displayed on the borders. But if you insist it will feel samey I propose a solution to your issue: I: If I'll find the time, I'll modify one of the Sentinels near the Lava Tower into J'Zargo. Gopher will build Stiv for sure and it's up to him if he would like to do the kajit aswell. Those 2 statues do not concern us since it's mostly his choices that matter here. However the remaining 3 pairs can have 1 Stiv on the right and 1 other character from Gophers Let's Plays on the left. Be it Kharjo, Richard, Ming or whatever you guys want. Choose it yourself in the poll (I'll set it up when the time for decisions comes). I'll give necessary plans to the people that want to redesign them and they can tinker with them all they want. Everything needed is already there - the pose, proportions, dimensions and the overall shape. You'd just need to modify the head and play around with the armour a bit. As for the possibility of Gopher canceling this part of the project... I'll msg him and ask again. Unless he specifically says "no", I think there is no need to stop brainstorming. @Krikkeee D: You mean like a socle/plinth? There is over 20 blocks left to the skybox limit. It doesn't need to be small at all That's a solid idea. When I saw that you can make pixel art with maps I though the same thing. But for now I really don't have time for this. I'm only just finishing remaking the first batch of plans. It can be done at the very end anyway. You guys just need to bring the subject to Gopher's attention on the stream or discord, so he knows he should plan accordingly if he likes the idea. Just try to be specific about the dimensions of the socle.
  11. "Let's provoke that one - he's got an ice spike in his head, I'm sure he's easily provoked." [13:10] "Sleep in a bed? I don't have time for sleeping in a bed... I'm busy resting." [44:18] ENDERAL (Skyrim) #88 : Metal Men Don't Itch!
  12. I feel like this is more of a complaint, really. So I'll treat it mostly as off-topic. @Z-blackblue I'm not sure what you want me to say. It's a voluntary project and you don't seem interested in the community collab part of it. You just discarded all of the ideas posted here and jumped to some fairly inaccurate conclusions. If you want to build something else that doesn't require my involvment, you don't need my permission to do it. I can't please everybody I guess. I can only assure you that Sentinels won't be remotely close enough to the main city to bother anyone or obstruct the view so they will have literally no impact on your game experience and you don't need to resign from building whatever you want either. But if you thought of doing it around Gopher's new pet building... well there simply won't be any place for it there. --- No clue why do you think I'm not considering Gopher in all this. Don't you think this is pretty much all I've been considering while making this in the first place? I know that Gopher wants to build only one. I suggested it. The rest is made for all of you. This is a part of my msg to Gopher (November 30, 2016): Good morning Gopher. The Stiv statue is ready for you to start building. I thought I'll give you heads up, so you could plan your schedule if you want to do this on stream. That is of course, if you still want to build the giant Stiv. Don't worry about the community aspect of it because community will get from me more than enough statues to work on. I'll just postpone giving everyone the access for week or few, so you can have a head start. People are going to do this in groups for sure and I feel they'd race you. This project was intended for your single player streams before I've even heard about online server. The whole point was after all, to give you something cool to do after Lava Tower. In short - the project now contains 4 statues(8 if I'll have the time to modify it into J'Zargo). One is for you and the rest will be for the community. They'll be slightly different but not too much. This is how your Stiv looks like: [previews] The way I see it, all statues will be placed on the borders of the realm/city and act as landmarks marking the domain's end. Like this: [the square, green picture you saw in the OP] It's May 7, 2017. No objections yet. If Gopher tells me, he doesn't like the idea, then I'll discontinue the community part. I wager that there will be at least few people displeased/dissapointed with that tho (including me). --- A: I made the statues modular specifically so that he could finish any given part faster and I'd then give you guys plans for it. This way he'll be first and you don't need to wait untill he completes the entire thing. Statue is divided in sections: legs, torso and tunic, right arm, upper left arm, lower left arm, helmet, special section (in Gopher's case it's a Conjuring Tome; in your case it will be different). So no need to worry - you won't finish before him (but not far behind eighter). I made sure of that beforehand. This is a matter of your own patience more than anything. --- No they wouldn't. The last few posts are a perfect testament to that. Let's be realistic... If anything, the amount of lava towers on the server indicates that people would try to copy it anyway --- Sorry for the late response. It's a holiday week in my country.
  13. @BUNYANSaxe1943 Next time media accuses gamers of mindless time wasting and lack of depth, I know to whom should we turn to send them a message dismissing their claims D: Maybe there doesn't need to be an actual griffin at all. Perhaps the nest alone, if done well, will tell the story by itself. Just look at the Witcher. How many times there was nothing interactive in the neighbourhood yet we could clearly see what transpired at the site. The stillness of some locations can sometimes say more than movement and in Mc there is only that much we can make move. What about placing some villagers(worshipers) in the closed of village near the Jungle Sentinels. That might be cool. But we need to make sure they won't escape. Same thing with the Desert ones. No need for that around Gopher's pair. There will be plenty of real people in the vicinity. And around the Mountain ones there could be skeleton and zombie spawners, if it won't hamper the performance too much. I really like the idea of this pair being sort of ripped from the bowels of the earth and almost hellish in their appearance.
  14. I guess this concludes this huge off-topic. Unless someone has any recomendations regarding replacement program for Obj2Mc that I could still try, let's get back to main purpose of this topic. ---- ---- ---- D: What do you guys think about devising reasons for the setting and appereance of Sentinels standing in their respective bioms. Not talking about writting a lore book here but more like giving it a story that can be shown through their surroundings. For example: I: Sentinels standing near Lava Tower are still active and properly maintained to stay in pristine condition. (I can't talk about it for now but I have some cool things planned inside that would indicate they're still being used.) They were the first ones buit, so there are new buildings around them. Also standing in the sea makes the building material soaked with water and a bit darker to a certain level. Sentinels on the Desert would be more eroded and maybe partialy covered by dunes(after the building, not just removing the feet). In the direction they're facing a huge sand worm from Dune would burst from the sand and the second one just revealed his arcing back. The ones in the Jungle could be entangled in vines and branches of trees that have seeded themselves in cracks over time. Some parts would be entirely broken of held in mid air by branches and roots. Others covered by tribal markings made of red stone dust. Overgrown trees surrounding them. Forgotten and left to be reclaimed by nature. One of them maybe even cracked open by time, revealing the rooms that were hidden inside. And the Mountain Sentinels built in deep, steep ravine scarring the mountain. Made of some dark, menecing material. Embeded in the cliffs sides with floating stone spires around/between them. A hole through the arm would make a channel for lava pouring down onto the palm and then into the ravine itself. Maybe permanent scaffoldings in some places left for maintenance. Some of these ideas probably intersect with some of your own. I've noticed that especially @BUNYANSaxe1943 seems to be aligned with my line of thinking (I like the griffon's nest idea but how do you go about doing this?).
  15. Successfully made Mc 1.7.10 demo, obj2mc and mcedit work. As I suspected, programs themselves had far less success on their job tho. Missing eyebrow ridge from the helmet, general asymmetry, giant size even for my designing standards... (it turned every cube into minimum of 8 blocks, up to 64 I think). When I tried with a strip of 10x1x1 cubes from the front of the chest armour, it made it staggering 512 blocks per each cube (that would make the full statue into monster of roughly 1 280 000 000 blocks... ). After playing with settings, I managed to bring it down to 8 blocks per cube. Trying to make it anything smaller than that turns the entire model into 1 block(??). Everything this method is producing is borderline useless for building from it.