Circle of Eight Modpack v8 Final General Commentary & Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'The Temple of Elemental Evil' started by Pygmy, Sep 16, 2013.

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  1. Endarire

    Endarire Ronald Rynnwrathi

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    DR is better understood like this:

    DR 10/Adamantine means DR 10/Overcome by Adamantine. I wish they would have used the full phrase "Overcome by."
     
  2. Richard Fay

    Richard Fay Member

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    Somebody, please help. So I purchased my house in Nulb and saved my game before I went to work. I come and load the save and immediately trigger the ambush by the shopkeepers. They have summarily kicked my ass about 25 times now. Does anyone have any advice on how to beat them? They seem to get the drop on me every time and severely damage several party members before I even have a chance to do any damage to them?
    Thanks.
     
  3. sirchet

    sirchet Force for Goodness Moderator Supporter

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    I buff the crap out of my team before entering the house. And I must admit I have been known to "save scum" right before opening the door. ;)
     
  4. Richard Fay

    Richard Fay Member

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    Yeah, I finally beat em. I didn't cheat but I feel like I did. I withdrew from combat to the outside. Buffed up my party, saved and went back in. Result: only 1 death to a party member.
     
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  5. sirchet

    sirchet Force for Goodness Moderator Supporter

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    Yeah! That's definitely a tough one, sometimes it all depends on the initiative roll.
     
  6. Daryk

    Daryk Veteran Member

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    Another thing that helps is going into combat during the conversation... that will make sure at least one character gets the drop on their spell casters...
     
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  7. Oleg Ben Loleg

    Oleg Ben Loleg Established Member Supporter

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    How do you do that? Can I use tab C in the middle of a conversation?
     
  8. Daryk

    Daryk Veteran Member

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    Yes indeed! I don't remember when I learned that, but I'll say it was the hard way...
     
  9. Oleg Ben Loleg

    Oleg Ben Loleg Established Member Supporter

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    You can still learn things about that game every day, amazing.
     
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  10. Gehennis

    Gehennis Established Member

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    If you wanted to reload and try it again where you have your spell castors in your party can help them survive that ambush- I tend to move them to slots #3 and 5 or 4 and 5 in a six member party...
     
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  11. BrotherSmythe

    BrotherSmythe Established Member

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    Agreed. I've been playing it for years and have recently been branching out. Trying new things, character and party builds,game mechanics etc.
     
  12. Corwyn

    Corwyn Gnoll Pincushion

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    Prismatic Spray. One of the random effects is Confusion. This is the first time I've progressed a spell caster past 10th level, so never used this spell previously. Used it twice so far, both times one of the enemies suffered the effects of confusion (as the spell). However, when that enemy was killed, the confusion effects transferred to the spell caster. The first time, the game stuck in an never ending combat round loop of continual confusion -- all enemies were eliminated but the solo spell caster continued in combat mode, and continued to be "confused" -- of the stand like a blubbering idiot variety. Had to exit the game to get out of the loop. The second usage resulted in the same transfer of confusion from enemy back to caster following the demise of the enemy, but since the caster had also summoned Mord's Sword, the combat round ended when the Sword spell ended.

    Is this a known bug with Prismatic Spray? I've searched the forum, but failed to find this specific situation. thanks,
     
  13. Allyx

    Allyx Master Crafter Global Moderator Supporter

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  14. Corwyn

    Corwyn Gnoll Pincushion

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    Found another oddity recently. I have read past threads of masterwork items bestowing circumstance bonuses to skills -- most of which were "corrected". Here's a new one Elven sorcerer picks up the Elvish Wooden Shield (masterwork item, no enchantment) and gains +1 bonus to both Survival and Open Locks when the shield is equipped. Not complaining, mind you ...
     
  15. daveyd

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    Is there an easy way to verify that I have installed the modpack correctly? I got some error messages regarding Java but I'm not sure if that matters.
     
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