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Gold...or is it?
« on: October 07, 2010, 07:10:59 PM »
I know this was on the Isle of Wonder where crazy things happen, but gold is not magnetic. I'm also not sure the idea of a gold-plated nickel currency was feasible at a time when TSL was supposed to have taken place (roughly 400 years ago according to another thread). Did this bother anyone else? :P

Oh, and one of the merchants asks if it's gold and Graham confirms that it is at one point.
 
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Re: Gold...or is it?
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2010, 07:20:18 PM »
Perhaps it's a gold alloy? :P

Or maybe the Mag-Gnat has abilities beyond those of regular magnets that enable him to attract any sort of metal-ish substance.

Or maybe you just have to turn a blind eye in the name of game design...haha.

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Re: Gold...or is it?
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2010, 07:32:48 PM »
Gold isn't magnetic, it's Magnatic! ::)
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Re: Gold...or is it?
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2010, 07:37:52 PM »

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Re: Gold...or is it?
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2010, 07:41:15 PM »
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Re: Gold...or is it?
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2010, 08:26:49 PM »
A magnet that only attracts iron (ok - ferromagnetic substances) would just be too boring for the Isle of Wonder! :P

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Re: Gold...or is it?
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2010, 10:51:25 PM »
Yeah, walking magnets also don't exist, so we can make them attract whatever we want! :D

I would actually like to know what you like about TSL instead of what you don't like or find wrong about it for once :)
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Re: Gold...or is it?
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2010, 11:17:10 PM »
I wouldn't say that this bothered me, but I definitely noticed and was taken out of my immersion in the game enough to stop and think to myself, "huh.  I wonder if they realize that gold isn't..."  Then I just shook it off and kept playing.  ;)

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Re: Gold...or is it?
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2010, 12:38:04 AM »
I would actually like to know what you like about TSL instead of what you don't like or find wrong about it for once.

I like the option to turn off the narrator voice. :)

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Re: Gold...or is it?
« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2010, 05:36:04 AM »
Yeah, walking magnets also don't exist, so we can make them attract whatever we want! :D

I would actually like to know what you like about TSL instead of what you don't like or find wrong about it for once :)
I'm sorry if I've come across as being too negative. Personally, I think the artwork and the music are both beautiful and the game makes me very nostalgic and I loved playing it with Jamie. :)
 
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Re: Gold...or is it?
« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2010, 05:44:25 AM »
Good! I was getting worried! You are one of the stars of our forums, among the top 10 posters, loved by all, have her own court. The queen approves, and I'm happy :)


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Re: Gold...or is it?
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2010, 03:14:52 PM »
The whole "it's the Isle of Wonder so of course it doesn't make sense" blanket answer is a pretty lame excuse. It's not specific to the puzzle and gives the designers too much creative license. I would prefer almost any explanation over that. Gold-plated nickel, expanding the properties of magnets for the sake of the puzzle, whatever.

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Re: Gold...or is it?
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2010, 03:37:29 PM »
The whole "it's the Isle of Wonder so of course it doesn't make sense" blanket answer is a pretty lame excuse. It's not specific to the puzzle and gives the designers too much creative license. I would prefer almost any explanation over that. Gold-plated nickel, expanding the properties of magnets for the sake of the puzzle, whatever.

Shady, you should know by now that such excuses are the team's way of saying, "ooh, yeah, you're right--we didn't think that through initially, but it's in the game now and that's that."  ;)

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Re: Gold...or is it?
« Reply #13 on: October 10, 2010, 04:51:13 PM »

Doon, you continue to crack me up.  :rofl:

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Re: Gold...or is it?
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2010, 08:19:31 AM »
The whole "it's the Isle of Wonder so of course it doesn't make sense" blanket answer is a pretty lame excuse. It's not specific to the puzzle and gives the designers too much creative license. I would prefer almost any explanation over that. Gold-plated nickel, expanding the properties of magnets for the sake of the puzzle, whatever.

Shady, you should know by now that such excuses are the team's way of saying, "ooh, yeah, you're right--we didn't think that through initially, but it's in the game now and that's that."  ;)
I don't know - I know gold isn't magnetic, but I never had a problem with Mag-Gnat being able to attract gold. I don't expect magical creatures to obey the laws of physics.

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Re: Gold...or is it?
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2010, 11:58:39 AM »
The whole "it's the Isle of Wonder so of course it doesn't make sense" blanket answer is a pretty lame excuse. It's not specific to the puzzle and gives the designers too much creative license. I would prefer almost any explanation over that. Gold-plated nickel, expanding the properties of magnets for the sake of the puzzle, whatever.

Shady, you should know by now that such excuses are the team's way of saying, "ooh, yeah, you're right--we didn't think that through initially, but it's in the game now and that's that."  ;)
I don't know - I know gold isn't magnetic, but I never had a problem with Mag-Gnat being able to attract gold. I don't expect magical creatures to obey the laws of physics.
In fact, I think it's silly to expect them to. I mean.... simply by being a magical creature aren't they disobeying the laws of physics?
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Re: Gold...or is it?
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2010, 12:34:16 PM »
Then maybe they shouldn't have modeled it after the magnet. Instead, it should have been Mr. Telepathic Dwarf, who attracts certain objects and not others, and it's pretty arbitrary which objects are and aren't attracted. After all, the grinning key doesn't exactly look like metal either.

That would have made just as much sense. It's the Isle of Wonder after all!

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Re: Gold...or is it?
« Reply #17 on: October 11, 2010, 12:53:01 PM »
Then maybe they shouldn't have modeled it after the magnet.

We didn't.  At least, I've never seen a magnet with eyes or arms that could walk around by itself.
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Re: Gold...or is it?
« Reply #18 on: October 11, 2010, 12:58:09 PM »
Then maybe they shouldn't have modeled it after the magnet.

We didn't.  At least, I've never seen a magnet with eyes or arms that could walk around by itself.

Seriously? Do you even know what a model is?

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Re: Gold...or is it?
« Reply #19 on: October 11, 2010, 01:10:22 PM »
At least, I've never seen a magnet with eyes or arms that could walk around by itself.
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