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  • Sparky the Shalore Archmage   9 years 19 weeks ago

    Bosses are a serious threat, even if all the "mooks" in the dungeon up to that point are just cannon fodder. The worst mooks in the old forest are the snake pits, and they're just a matter of not getting mobbed in the open and keeping an eye on your regen. Wrathroot is a whole order of magnitude more difficult, especially if he's got regen.

  • Sparky the Shalore Archmage   9 years 19 weeks ago

    Id recommend adding 5-10 levels before confronting any of the "beginner" area bosses in b20. (So around level 17-27). Been busy playing Elona lately so haven't been playing b20 much but it seems much much harder than previous tomes and the frustration level spiked a bit, so I am waiting until the shops situation gets fixed at least (though not holding my breath) before I get back into this again.

  • Sparky the Shalore Archmage   9 years 19 weeks ago

    I hate Wrathroot. He just pretty much oneshotted my Level 12 Berserker with a freeze-stun-knockback combo. Seriously, I was on full health beforehand, and I had absolutely no chance to react. No turns to do anything. 300+ HP with maxed Fast Metabolism. It was my last life too :'(

     The bosses need toning down, everything else could actually use an increase in difficulty.
    

    And if it's not Wrathroot it's the Minotaur...

  • Disappearing talents window text   9 years 19 weeks ago

    It took me a while to figure it out too

  • Finally Saved the Girl   9 years 20 weeks ago

    Don't know how it is in the very newest version, but in .18 I would simply lead her back behind the pillar where you start out, and then teleport away. She would stay there while I could clear a path through the crypt at leisure. Worked well enough.

    Had an archmage in .19, by the way, who somehow reached level 30 when quest was first offered. And he _failed_, the acolytes had too many hitpoints to kill in the timeframe. I did not run to heal or anything, stood bravely and poured spells into them, had an area spell too but to no avail. R.I.P girl.

  • Disappearing talents window text   9 years 20 weeks ago

    Thanks sooooooo much!

  • Disappearing talents window text   9 years 20 weeks ago
  • "Novice Mage kills dragon."   9 years 20 weeks ago

    Not really - he nuked a single d - that's hardly an achievement.

  • Finally Saved the Girl   9 years 20 weeks ago

    I saved her with my Summoner (being careful to have a few summons before going down the stairs).

    But while I had a heal other talent, instead I used the talent to reveal the map from afar. Then it was a simple but tedious case of tunneling to the stairs.

  • Finally Saved the Girl   9 years 20 weeks ago

    Her favorite trick was swinging in front of me while I was trying to distance summon something to save our lives. Which meant I got to switch places with her, eat a spell, and then summon my blocker. If I couldn't have healed her with nature spells it would have been impossible.

  • Silvertail the Level 18 Cornac Berserker   9 years 20 weeks ago

    I was on top of the world with my level 19 zerker. He was unstoppable, until some unsavory knockback landed him into the sand and sealed my fate.

    My first time ever being to that place, so now I know for next time.

  • Finally Saved the Girl   9 years 20 weeks ago

    My only character who ever managed to kill the 4 cultists within 30 turns was an archer. But then Melinda got killed when we were attempting to find the exit. Apparently being a prisoner of deranged cultists had sucked out her will to live. Or maybe she had Stockholm syndrome. She seemed to like taking arrows meant for cultists.

  • Silvertail the Level 18 Cornac Berserker   9 years 20 weeks ago

    Thanks for the hint!

  • Silvertail the Level 18 Cornac Berserker   9 years 20 weeks ago

    You could also dig your own way out if you have a pick-axe or Burrow talent. (probably, anyway - never tried)

  • Silvertail the Level 18 Cornac Berserker   9 years 20 weeks ago

    Without phase door or teleport, if you get buried all you can do is wait for one of the worms to dig an empty space out next to you.

    Wait one turn by pressing "5" on the keypad.

    Not suffocating after resurrection does sound like a bug, but at least it wasn't hurting you. :)

  • T-Engine4 / ToME4 beta20b aka "Shaloren Homeland" unleashed!   9 years 20 weeks ago

    -One character died to a glitch ad mentioned here: http://te4.org/blogs/pteriforever/2011/02/silvertail-level-18-cornac-berserker

    -Two characters later, I died after forgetting what my keys were after all the text that told me what powers I had and what keys to use totally vanished. I could still access the other tabs, just not the talents one. Oh, and the square things around all the characters and enemies vanished.

    -My most recent character has a problem whee several windows -- Levelup window, inventory, and so on -- would have white backgrounds making the text totally unrteadable.

    The latter two may be problems with my own computer, but it still seems like a pretty unstable game -- After 20 beta tests it should be mostly stable.

    It also runs freakishly slow for being a relatively graphics-light game.

  • Thoughts on corruptors   9 years 20 weeks ago

    Catalepsy and cyst burst will give you even more aoe and sick control.

    Reavers have it far worse, I'd love to see drain life not be draining 0 life for every kill. :O

  • svn - Bill the Troll with a *(&^*& regen infusion...   9 years 20 weeks ago

    Nvm, found him. He was confined in the trees.

  • svn - Bill the Troll with a *(&^*& regen infusion...   9 years 20 weeks ago

    Yeah, about Bill...

    How do I find him? I've been walking around Trollmire 5 with my Cornac Berserker for easily ten or twenty minutes. I have all five tattered paper scraps. Do I need part 2 of the trollish poem too for him to appear? Should I try PD-ing into every remaining block of undiscovered area? What do I do?

  • Oh pretty graphs! Realtime statistics by levels and class/race/...   9 years 20 weeks ago

    I love graphs, and especially these ones with the amount of eyecandy they provide. Good time wasters for sure!

    Might I suggest a logarithmic scale considering almost all of the graphs are inverse relationships which makes it very difficult to look at the later levels.

  • Oh pretty graphs! Realtime statistics by levels and class/race/...   9 years 20 weeks ago
    Wow

    Those graphs are gorgeous. And the Yeek one, considering it mostly contains b19 characters (I assume), is hilarious.

  • archmage venture 4   9 years 20 weeks ago

    I have created 12 characters since i first used an online profile and i guess i created another 30 or 40 before that. Wouldn't place it anything higher than 50. Most of them died whilei was figuring hte controls, trying to figure out which dungeons i should enter, why i should desperately look for stun resist granting items, why i should run away from skeleton mages if underleveled etc.

    But to be honest it's been only 3 characters i've started taking things seriously, focusing on 1 class at a time (archmage in this case), creating an spreadsheet to track my talent distribution and eventually optimize it when i die (third time seems to be workign better), using the search forum's function to look for past other players' past experiences etc.

    So, no, i'm no natural at roguelikes, i've yet to beat any. But Tome4 is taking it easy on me, no food counter & the option of having some additional lives in case of a momentary lack of attention and/or an small error of judgment, that's quite lenient.

  • archmage venture 4   9 years 20 weeks ago

    Because erm... you're supposed to DIE against the ambush, not on your first time there kill the whole thing. LOL

    Anyway, well done, you have to take the staff back to Last Hope. Though I am thinking your character may want to keep hold of it, you can't... it's THE PLOT PIECE. But without it you wont be able to continue the game.

    So well played, and good luck going forward, sounds like you are a natural at roguelikes. Well done.

  • t4modules   9 years 20 weeks ago

    The link to the howto-guides leads to an empty page. I could have sworn it worked before.

  • My first winner: Linaniil saves the day!   9 years 20 weeks ago

    Great roguelike creator may not be great roguelike player :)