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TRPG2 / Re: Final Battle
June 20, 2011, 01:11:11 AM
Academy was easier for me. I liked the close spaces because if I put everyone in the right place they would be fine. First three were Jack, Helen and Flint so they could destroy the guards. Then Main with pyro blast, Festus (who could heal the entire team back to full health with one big shield) and Shadowboxer with Shadowblast so they could finish off the guards. Then in the back were Darkling, with shadowport so he could backstab the white cape with Light Bomb and Dorgon to finish off the guard in front of Helen and the white cape in one go.

Then the dean battle, the only part that gives me trouble are the fact that the dean is right next to two pyros. But if you split them up its very easy to divide and conquer.

Politics / Re: Islam
April 07, 2011, 12:39:22 AM
I'm sorry but I can't rebuttal all your points. Like I said, I'm not an expert in the Islamic faith and I would have to read the entire Koran and learn more about the religion in order to successfully rebuttal everything you have quoted. I could only make half-arguments, so I focused on the areas I knew more about in order to show you that the main point of your argument isn't as black and white as you have made it.

I simply can't give a complete rebuttal to your entire argument with the information I possess. And I only asked where you obtained the information because it is very black and white, I don't deny that atrocious things have been done in the name of any religion, but that doesn't mean the entire religion is at fault. How can you know that it is a dark thing if you haven't looked past what you've been told about it by like-minded people?

As for the 2% fact, it is in the Koran. As I said, I read some parts of it for homework and that was one of the areas. But if you wish to see it, it is under the Zakat, described (as well as the fact that Ramadan is to remind those of the less fortunate) here under the paper currency heading:

I'd also like to ask that this be a polite discussion, you come across very condescending and angry in your posts, I am not saying that is your intention, but I have a feeling this will result in a series of insults if we are not polite in this discussion. I did not mean to disregard your points, I just have no frame of reference to rebuttal them all, only the ones I am knowledgeable about.
Politics / Re: Islam
April 06, 2011, 11:48:03 PM
Firstly, where did you get this information Deagonx? I don't doubt the direct quotes, I'm simply wondering if you picked these up from a site decrying the Islamic faith (which is a point I believe im2smart4u tried to make by quoting the bible, that all religious texts have points that are no longer applicable in these times, such as the condoning of slavery) or if you have actually read any parts of the Koran. I always feel you can't have a truly believable position on an issue that you have only been told about, not studied yourself. I don't declare myself an expert, or even remotely close to that level, but I have learned a few things about the religion, even asking some of my Muslim friends about what my Asian Humanities teacher has said.

I have read sections of the Koran, though not for my own purposes as the sections were homework for my Asian Humanities class, and he pointed out a main point about people who know little about the religion. They always go on about the scripture of Allah. Allah is simply the Islamic word for God. It is not a completely different God that they found, it is the same God of the Christians, Catholics, Jews, etc. The main difference that Islam finds is they do not believe that Jesus is the son of God (they do however believe he is a prophet from God and many of his teachings, including the teachings of Moses, Noah, Solomon, etc. can be found in the Koran), and they believe that Muhammad is God's final prophet.

Christianity and Islam have the same roots, though Christianity is older and even heavily influenced the faith as the main religions in Saudi Arabia at the time Islam was founded were Christianity and Judiasm due to the Crusades. They are two sides of the same coin, following only different prophets and scriptures.

The Islam faith requires them to donate 2% of their entire income to the poor and needy, some of the most basic tenants of the religion are about giving of yourself to the needy and turning the other cheek. The holiday Ramadan not only states that they fast, to remind them of those who cannot eat because they are too poor, but that they abstain from most vices, including excessive anger and violence.

Translated literally the very name Islam means Surrender, as in surrender yourself to God, and is very closely tied with the word Shalom, which itself means peace. It really is a religion of attaining peace with the world, and yes there are many un-peaceful (in this day and age, which is a far cry from the world when it was written, similar to nearly every other religious text) scriptures, but nearly all religious texts have scriptures that can be taken out of context and the period it was written in to show that all religions care about is war, as im2smart4u pointed out with the quotes from the Bible.
Portal 2 is coming out any day. I've been saving my pennies.  ;D

And of course I'm always looking for TSoG's release.
General Discussion / Re: Occupations
November 15, 2010, 01:38:05 AM
There's the barkeeps, the assassins, the criminals, the bankers, the teachers, the students, the librarians, the inventors, and the store owners that I can think of that we've seen. But there also must be all the builders, the weavers, blacksmiths, and wood workers, the farmers, the brewers, the architects, the authors, the painters, the printers, etc. that make all the fine things we see in the Telepath World.
General Discussion / Re: What's your religion?
November 03, 2010, 07:15:59 PM
So you are as opposed to people who wear multi-fabric clothing and wear gold as much as you are to homosexuals?
General Discussion / Re: What's your religion?
November 03, 2010, 07:08:25 PM
Sorry to go back the earlier post (got busy), but I just wanted to say one more thing for Leviticus. As many Christian friends and old pastors have told me, the Bible is a book of stories that were made to help people with their lives. And as you said,

Quote from: Bugfartboy on November 03, 2010, 05:41:41 PM
There have been changes as the centuries go by. If I remember correctly, there was a point in which the Lord specifically told Paul to eat pork.

Which means that some of it has been out dated. The stories are no longer helpful today because we live in such a different world. Back then, eating shellfish or pork was hazardous as they didn't have the food safety we have now. Wearing multi-fabric clothing was normally not as good as all cotton or some other substance as they weren't as high quality as we have today. So isn't it possible that 18:22 is outdated as well?

Back then, there weren't many people. So to 'waste' sperm in a non child conceiving manner was not a good thing. You needed to procreate, pass on your name, and make more people so that we as a species would survive. But nowadays there are really too many people on the Earth. There are so many of us that a catastrophe is highly unlikely to wipe us out as a species. So isn't it possible that 18:22 is just as outdated as the others and is not a concern in modern times?
General Discussion / Re: What's your religion?
November 03, 2010, 05:40:08 PM
Hmm... I have been gone for a while, a lot to catch up on. As for this one, I honestly thought someone would have said something a long time ago to get this page locked. I'm impressed. But anyways, the reason I post here is to ask bug if he follows all of Leviticus if he believes in 18:22. Including not eating pork, never touching the skin of a pig, abstaining from eating shellfish, using contraceptives, wearing blends of fabric, wearing gold, banning all ancestors (even past the tenth generation) of bastards (people born of an unmarried couple) from entering church and prayer, etc.
TRPG2 / Re: Helena + Flint vs. 500 Gold
August 31, 2010, 06:38:31 PM
Shadowling, Darkling, Festus, Anya, and Guy are the only ones required that you get, and Anya and Guy can be scared off if you side with the shadowlings. All the others can be ignored or rejected.
Alan Turing.

Cracked the Nazi Enigma Code in WWII and the grandfather to the modern day computer. And also created the Turing Test, which is used to this day to test if a computer has reached Artificial Intelligence levels.
Ham Sandwich RPG / Re: Escape
August 31, 2010, 03:45:19 AM
If you press down and then jump, you'll jump about twice as high.
TSoG Wish List / Re: A New Element?
August 19, 2010, 05:18:29 PM
I'm actually with you for that im2smart... It would be interesting, but not something I really want to see.

And push, or whatever the attack name was as I don't remember, has been brought up and denied at least twice, mezzoforte.
TSoG Wish List / Re: A New Element?
August 19, 2010, 02:58:34 AM
So its a telekinetic blast that takes absolutely everything around an enemy and uses that to crush her/him? Every molecule of oxygen, carbon dioxide, H2O, whatever other elements float around Cera Bella, dirt, dust, grass, rock, etc. that she/he is nearby? Kind of a switch up from the current attacks... And, as Duvalier needs a psy power level of 10 just to move a single chest from behind Tikki the scorpion, don't you think this is quite over-powered, or you would need a very, very high psy power level to get at it.
TSoG Wish List / Re: A New Element?
August 18, 2010, 11:45:49 PM
Like shields? I'm pretty sure Set's Solid State Shield (Alteration alert!) is made from pure psy energy in a physical form.

Or do you mean like actual Telekinesis, like one of Set's proposed, and I think denied, attacks, Push, where he would use psy energy to move an enemy a space or two back.

I don't think anyone has suggested an attack where on a map with boulders, you are able to lift one of the destructible/or normal boulders and hurl it with only psy energy at enemy for damage. Which would be interesting, but only if it could do far more damage than a regular element blast as there might not be a hurl-able object on every map. Is that more along the lines of what you meant?
TSoG Wish List / Re: Ravinale Mafia
August 14, 2010, 01:34:07 PM
Quote from: Barzul on March 18, 2010, 04:58:12 PM
[Author's Note: This is an old mission I made on the old forums and it got some pretty good reviews. Now there are some different people and I'm wondering what you're opinion on it is and any changes that you think could be made. Thanks!]

Steelfist: ^. Yep I did think of this on the old forums, like a year or two ago. And I think I kept them the same health because honestly the king and the empress are more types to let their body guards duke it out while they just watch, then step in at the last minute, so really not much chance to get tired.

Thanks guys, looks like everyone's still all positive for it, I'm mostly hoping it gets in because I think it would give a lot of color to Ravinale. Not that it isn't already a very colorful city though.