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I was playing a triva game and learned an interesting fact about roaches. Roaches can live up to 7 hours without their head! I am sure glad that Beethro is strong, quick, and accurate enough to annihilate each roach with a single blow.
07-09-2004 at 03:14 PM
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7 Hours? That's a bit mean - the pain of no body surely must hurt :? .
07-09-2004 at 04:31 PM
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Ahh, but he doesn't have to. Even if he cuts off their head and they are sitll alive, they can't still bite him, eat him, or even find him (after all, the only sense left is touch).
07-09-2004 at 04:50 PM
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Roaches do have a sixth sense too, After all they know where Beethro is all the time. I wonder if it works without head...
07-09-2004 at 04:59 PM
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according to the description of invisibility potions
within a certain distance they smell him
07-09-2004 at 05:32 PM
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swann_88 wrote:
according to the description of invisibility potions
within a certain distance they smell him

I think Doom is talking about the fact the roaches always face you, even if they are behind walls, and on the other side of the room.
07-09-2004 at 06:09 PM
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Well, it's hampered by the invisibility potion, so the roaches' magic sixth sense must be connected to sight. Maybe the walls are transparent to some wavelength that the roaches can see beyond the visible spectrum.

Incidentally, the player also has a magic sixth sense that allows him/her to see all the way down through the floors above Beethro directly onto his head. Just as if there were no ceilings! How singular.

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07-09-2004 at 06:31 PM
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I always attributed that to the homing device King Dugan stuck in Beethro's hilt without telling him about it. It sends out sonar signals so Dugan can monitor Beethro's progress, and the Roaches just happen to be able to pick up on the signal.

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07-09-2004 at 06:32 PM
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If that's true, the invisibility potion must create a soundproofing field as well!

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07-09-2004 at 06:35 PM
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it would have to otherwise they would know where beethro was by listening to him breathing
07-09-2004 at 07:16 PM
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Well, roaches are survivors. Scientists say that they could survive a nuclear winter.

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07-10-2004 at 06:35 PM
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They do know from listening to him breathing. Just they can smell him even before that. After all, can you hear breathing across a room?
07-10-2004 at 06:52 PM
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Brickman wrote:
Just they can smell him even before that.

Ah, but what about the invisibility potion? Does that shield smells too?

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07-10-2004 at 07:21 PM
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Maybe they should just change it from "Invisibility" potion to "Anti-Enemy Detection" potion.



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07-10-2004 at 07:35 PM
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Isn't that the same thing? ;)

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From Dictionary.com:
Invisibility - Impossible to see; not visible:

Seeing as the roaches are unable to smell you as well with the potion until you reach a certain distance, it wouldn't be the same thing.

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07-10-2004 at 08:03 PM
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Roaches rely more on sight than smell. They only smell you from a short distance, potion or no, but they always see you. Mabey the have infravision or these walls are glass or something (yeah, glass walls, that explains beethro as well).
07-10-2004 at 10:57 PM
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