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Neat things you found in Arcanum

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  1. Jojobobo

    Jojobobo Well-Known Member

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    I found something neat and (I think new) in Arcanum, so I thought I'd share. I guess if anyone else finds something new and neat, post it here for all our shared delight.

    Anyway, I'm playing a social dwarf, for reasons that'll become clear when I post a build up of it. To get access to Gilbert Bates, rather than help out Cedric or get rid of the saboteurs at Bates' factory, I decided to go with the social option and convince the guard I was an "old friend". Upon going up to see Bates, he had some rather interesting things to say...

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    After selecting, "How dare you accuse me..."

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    Maybe this is what happens when you play a dwarf and go to Bates even without convincing the gate guard, but I don't remember that being the case (EDIT: Just did a quick test, and it seems unique to social dwarves). I thought it was pretty cool regardless, and a testament to Arcanum's great writing.
     
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    I mentioned elsewhere that I read there is apparently a legit way to keep Vollinger loyal without making him wait outside of T'sen-Ang, and here it is! All you need to do is the usual method of getting the Molochean Hand off your back while Vollinger is in your company (read both Jochaim's book in Stillwater and Kerghan's journal from the Stonecutter Clan)...

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    I've heard that if your party is too big, sometimes Vollinger's conversation won't trigger - so possibly tell one or two followers to wait somewhere in T'sen-Ang and save beforehand if you're worried about this. Vollinger is noteworthy in that he's one of only three followers who levels the Firearms skill (the other two being Sebastian and Franklin Payne), which is precisely why I was interested in him.
     
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    I've turned up something else in my never-ending search for weird things to do in Arcanum - turns out you can bump uglies with Lillian Misk. I did her quest to uncover who sold the info to Kendrick Wales, and with a charisma of 20 plus being a Persuasion master my character "turned on the charm"...

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    No more need to visit Madam Lil's for me!
     
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    Here's another quirky little one. Whenever you first visit Caladon with Magnus and ask him about the city, he'll tell you:

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    Typically later, returning with Loghaire, he'll confirm that the Royal Castle was designed by dwarves:

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    While Magnus might know much about dwarven names, or anything really, he does have an eye for their architecture. A small in-reference to be found in the game.
     
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    You should try taking Loghaire to Bates.

    Note that this only works in the UAP, this quite big fully voiced exchange between them was never properly implemented in the release version. I'm quite proud of restoring the triggers for that bit.
     
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    I've tried it before and did it on my current playthrough too - I didn't think to mention it as through your patch I would say it's reasonably well known by Arcanum standards.

    It was great work that you managed to get it restored (and other things I think like the Virgil-Maug dialogue IIRC). It's crazy that they didn't take the time to properly incorporate little touches like that, as it's those moments that really make the game memorable and noteworthy in terms of level of detail in the writing.
     
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    by the Drog will we not be seeing ur Arcanum UAP 2.0 anytime soon?
     

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