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First victory!

Trapped! is one sided.

This quest is heavily screwed toward assassin lord with Forbidden cults enables as you can get ego reroll for free. And in my opinion artefacts from merchant are not worth it, as they are expensive, while character returning from far east is most likely armed to teeth with them. And he lacks ego reroll. As it stands there is no real reason to choose merchant instead of Assassin lord, as reward for merchant is worse than from assassin lord while being harder to get.

Just Enough Detail

My favorite thing about the game so far is that it has the perfect level of detail. Enough information and art to let your eyes do all the work if you so desire, but if you take it slow, it is all the information you need to really let your imagination run wild. I've always loved ASCII and roguelikes for their ability to make my addled imagination spring to life as if I were 8 years old all over again, and ToME4 is unbelievably good at commanding the theatre of the mind while also being perfectly readable on it's own.

Much love.

So I just won!

So I just won my first game yesterday (on Normal)! <some spoilers ahead!>

It feels good! The character was a Dwarf Bulwark: https://te4.org/characters/201294/tome/92058e4b-f02e-445e-aa89-f59268c35a8b. After I won, I went to Infinite Dungeon and immediately got lucky with a 3rd prodigy point - I didn't have Eternal Guard during the main campaign.

Lessons learned:
  • Bulwarks are tanky. At the end of the campaign, I could stand against most enemies (including the final bosses) without really being threatened.
  • Resistances are good. Armor is even better.
  • I reaaally lacked some adequate damage output. And I am actually uncertain what options bulwarks have in this regard? Should I have taken the "I can carry the world" prodigy instead of "Subcutaneous metallization"? Should I have used more offensive runes/wands?
  • Bulwarks are boring (for me)... exactly because they are so tanky :). Or maybe it's because of the way I played - defense, defense, defense. I was steamrolling regular and rare enemies just by bumping them. As a trade-off, some of the boss fights were really tough.

The lack of damage bit me in the butt a few times. I almost failed to kill Grushnak. While he didn't really threaten me, I almost thought I'd have to abandon the game, because I was unable to get through him. It was an hour and a half long fight IRL, just with him. And it took some serious mental effort on my part - I had to start watching when he blocks exactly, what cooldown his healing has, what cooldown is his Battle Shout, I had to watch my stamina levels closely (as I lacked any way of replenishing it other than by resting...), and I had to chain my biting game runes (which I had to swap for my standard regen infusions mid fight) with my attacks just right to narrowly get through him... tough bastard :).

I found that the Prides were the pivoting point of the whole campaign - Vor was the most dangerous fight I had (teleport rune really saved me several times), Grushnak the most durable enemy, Rak'Shor the easiest (of the Pride leaders) and Gorbat (once cleared of his friends) the most average. Oh, and what's up with the hidden vaults in the Prides? I had no issues with them in High Peak, but I had my ass handed to me several times in the hidden vault in the Prides... I had to just skip them in the end.

The final bosses weren't a threat... though I had to chase down Elandar for half an hour before I finally got him. And of course, Aeryn was long dead by then - no chance of saving her.

After the campaign, I tried taking on Atamathon... well, it didn't go well :). I reactivated it, found that I have absolutely no way of even making a dent in his armor/regen and just fled :).

And now it's time to see how far I can get in the Infinite Dungeon!

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Full disclosure: I did play the game a few years back, but I was playing offline and was cheating a bunch (using addons similar to generous levels). So when I returned now, I reset everything and decided to play online to get access to all the stats. Just in case you're wondering why I got a win after only a few deaths - that's because I knew a few things about the game already. And also - stacking armor and resistances on a bulwark will apparently get you far on Normal!

The Pikataclysm is upon us! RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!

What could be terrifying about little cute bunnies and eggs?
Nothing you say? Well, think again for the Pikataclysm has arrived to Eyal and will stay active until May 1st!
Beware of what lurks in this strange place, for sometimes, bunnies have big teeth.

The Pikataclysm is a yearly special server event, triggered every 10 minutes by the server to all players currently logged in. There are others such events, come find them all during the year!

This game hard boi

This game hard but I love it even though I get slapped silly, i love it i love the pain i love to hurt

My love-lazyness relationship with ToME and the 5th reset (probably)

Feelings are weird..

..here I am.. sitting and resetting my Account for the 5th or maybe even 6th time,
you know..THIS TIME it'll be different.
But will it really?
I always reset, start anew, play for a couple days and then I just..stop
And I don't really know why.
Am I truly just lazy? Am I not motivated enough? Don't I have any discipline?
Is it really necessary to even think that deep into it?
no, of course not and yet those questions still linger within my mind
seeking an answer that'll satisfy my ever thinking brain..

But for real man, I really need to get into this damn game. this time for real (I hope)
like dude it's a friggin good game godamn and I'm to busy being weird about it
I don't even know why I always feel the need to reset everything after I haven't played for months,
but hey, maybe some of you can relate to that, it would really help me feel less stupid.

Anyways, I thank you for reading my post and have a nice day!
Maybe we'll see each other on Maj'Eyal (or rather the general chat)

The Santascape has come!

Rejoice in all the cold corners of Eyal for the Santascape has come!
Log on, jump on your characters and enjoy the cold feeling of deat...err...joy and merry presents!
Will you find your presents or your doom? You have until the 1st of january to find out!

Meet the friendly local elementals!

Have a hug with the cuddly snowmen!

And finally meet Nikolas to see if you deserve your presents!

The Santascape is a yearly special server event, triggered every 10 minutes by the server to all players currently logged in. There are others such events, come find them all during the year!

Hello Eyal World!

Heya!

I'm Sightwalker, I'm a game programmer and I play ToME for quite a while now (since June). I usually play Cornac Berserker on Nightmare mode and sometimes I even stream it on Twitch. (still never finished the game, tho)

When I get some free time, I intend to start making addons for the game. I just researched the surfaces, but I wonder how limited are the abilities to add new enemies, maps, items and monsters; nothing some better research can't answer me (or at least I hope)!

Pleased to be a part of the community!

I hope

I hope the Pacific is as blue as it has been in my dreams.

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