Numen Revealed

There's a Numen Q&A on gry.o2.pl discussing an upcoming action/RPG from Akella with which we were previously unfamiliar (hello Numen!). The team behind the project includes developers from Daemonica and Inquistor, and word is to expect the project early this year. They offer screenshots from the project, and here's a bit from the English portion of the bilingual Q&A: "When we designed Numen we wanted it to be different from the usual hack'n'slash Diablo clones. We wanted the player to become much more engaged in every fight he has. We want him to look for the best way to kill each unique enemy, to look for the weapons that hurt it more that the rest, to react to changes in its strategy, to counter it's attack with his own special talents and skills. With such a approach to the combat our gameplay is closer to what you can experience when fighting solo in World of Warcraft than, for example, in Titan's Quest. We also believe that every RPG has to have a really good and strong story that should be far more than just a way how to link together different game zones and quests."
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Numen Lumen
Mar 16, 2007, 20:11
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Mar 16, 2007, 18:06
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Mar 16, 2007, 18:06
 
I remember him more fondly as the guy receiving Sharon Stone's beaver flash in Basic Instinct.

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Mar 16, 2007, 17:08
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Seinfeld was okay... but I remember him more fondly as Sally's cop boyfriend in 3rd Rock.

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Mar 16, 2007, 13:50
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Mar 16, 2007, 13:50
 
Yada, yada, yada...

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Mar 16, 2007, 11:52
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"Neuman (played by Wayne Knight) — A rotund postal worker who served as an accomplice of Kramer and a nemesis of Jerry, Newman was a neighbor of both (Apartment 5E) and was noted for his excessive and enthusiastic eating habits."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seinfeld#Major_characters

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Mar 16, 2007, 11:30
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Here's some bits of education for you fucking st00pid n00bz

Numina ("presence", singular numen) is a Latin term for the power of either a deity or a spirit that informs places and objects in Roman religion. The multiplication of names for Italic gods may obscure this sense of numinous presence in all the mundane actions of the natural world.

The word was also used for the imperial cult of ancient Rome, to refer to the guardian-spirit, 'godhead' or divine power of a living emperor - in other words, a means of worshipping a living emperor without literally calling him a god (which was a problem under the Roman system).

The word numen is also used by sociologists to refer to the idea of magical power residing in an object, particularly when writing about ideas in the western tradition. When used in this sense, numen is nearly synonymous with mana. However, some authors reserve use of mana for ideas about magic from Polynesia and southeast Asia.

Note that etymologically the Latin word numen originally and literally meant "nodding." It has the sense of inherent vitality and presiding, and was also associated with meanings of "command" or "divine majesty."



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Mar 16, 2007, 11:00
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"We need a name that's catchy."
"Hack n' Slash XTREME?"
"Don't be stupid."
"How about a notoriously annoying character from one of the most popular television series of all time? Surely that'll have the desired result?"


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Mar 16, 2007, 10:28
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Heloo jerry...

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