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TSoG Bugs / Re: Telepath RPG: Servants of God buglist
« on: February 20, 2012, 02:37:55 PM »
Also, I recruited Naj and La'man on my first playthrough and killed them on my second playthrough. It still shows Naj and La'man in the scene right before the assault on Ravinale on the second playthrough.

I never got them at all on my first playthrough and they still showed up.

When abusing heroish, the withdrawal dialogues occasionally interfere with cutscenes--for example, when completing Crypt 1 and hauling the books back to Ravinale, one of the messages comes up and cannot be dismissed. The player can still be controlled, though, so it's nothing gamebreaking.

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Politics / Re: Nuclear Power Plants
« on: April 30, 2011, 11:35:04 AM »
It seems ironic to me that nuclear fission plants are expected to phase out fossil fuel plants when the same problems are involved. Power production tends to be cheaper per unit of power with fission, but the risks associated with this production are just as high. Even if research is being conducted to find ways to use the radioactive byproducts, part of putting that research to use involves salvaging the wastes from their containers, which carries in itself a high risk of leakage into the ecosystem. The effects of that are just as catastrophic as--if not more so than--the effects of fossil fuel exhaust on the atmosphere. In addition, one must consider the lengthy decay times of the radioactive wastes; in some cases, it can be a staggering multitude of millennia. Considering the rapid evolution of languages, how can we be certain that future generations will still be able to recognize these waste products as hazardous?

With these factors set against fission, I would say it's only an increase in both the payoff and risk factors from fossil fuels, meaning it's a poor choice in "advancement." However, as this topic covers nuclear power--which I assume to include all its forms--fusion strikes me as a much more favorable step away from fossil fuels. (Ert mentioned he didn't want to bring it up since it isn't yet ready for large-scale production, but I think fusion still plays a role in influencing whether fission power is favorable or not.) There are no hazardous waste products (and thus a cost reduction in dealing with waste cleanup), it is perfectly self-sustaining, the input resources are incredibly easy to find, and safety is not nearly as great a concern as it is with fission.

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