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The Possibilities of Engineering
#16
finagle67 Wrote:With Engineering:
I'd say you'd need to be able to read a language of some sort first. So the goggles would be translating it into that for you. Somewhat simply. Might be google-translate style syntax, but the idea is there

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I guess my general view of Engineering vs. Magic is: Magic will do it, without the need for explaining, ICly, more beyond "A wizard did it". Engineering can do similar things, but requires some explanation of HOW.

Here's the thing. Poultryizer...HOW does it work? And an intelligent translation system would require computers, which don't exist.

That's the problem I have with Engineering in general...it doesn't make sense, nor does it even try to do so. There are some things that it CAN do, and then there are things that it CAN'T, and the two are separated only by whim and fancy. You don't know what it can do unless Blizzard tells you "Yes, it can do this."

This is why I follow a simple rule regarding Engineering: if there's evidence that it CAN do this, then it can. If I don't see an example in-game anywhere that it can, then it can't.
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Okay, so you're saying that if I want to make something as Gazzick, I need a good IC reason as to how it works? That'll be a challenge, but I'm sure I can come up with something..
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Varithos Wrote:Okay, so you're saying that if I want to make something as Gazzick, I need a good IC reason as to how it works? That'll be a challenge, but I'm sure I can come up with something..

That's not what I said at all.
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I think that what Grakor means is that if you can´t find a certain engineering device in game you can´t do it IC´ly either.
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Nostra Wrote:I think that what Grakor means is that if you can´t find a certain engineering device in game you can´t do it IC´ly either.

Grakor Wrote:This is why I follow a simple rule regarding Engineering: if there's evidence that it CAN do this, then it can. If I don't see an example in-game anywhere that it can, then it can't.
That is EXACTLY what Grak said, Alice.
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Heh, yeah. Thought I should try to explain it a lil´ bit for Varithos who apparantly didn´t understand. *Smirk*
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Eh, sorry. I'm not in my right mind currently. @[email protected]
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