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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21645 on: July 29, 2019, 11:54:13 pm »

Psychic powers had infinite range and didn't require line of sight in the original X-Com too, right?  In that case at least though, if I remember right your soldiers at least had a reasonable chance of shaking the effects off.
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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21646 on: July 30, 2019, 01:54:23 am »

Psychic powers had infinite range and didn't require line of sight in the original X-Com too, right?  In that case at least though, if I remember right your soldiers at least had a reasonable chance of shaking the effects off.

Indeed! Infinite range, no line of sight, infinite usage, and the only defenses were PSI defense and Bravery, and PSI defense you could only improve if your soldier had gone through PSI-training, while Bravery only helped against fear attacks (which were admittedly the most common).

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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21647 on: July 30, 2019, 03:16:40 am »

Yep, I screened my troops by bravery.

Once you had psi it was the same though. Mind control an enemy, scout, mind control more enemies that the scout sees.
You couldn't go into their inventory though, so no blowing them up with their own grenades.
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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21648 on: July 30, 2019, 09:20:00 am »

You couldn't go into their inventory though, so no blowing them up with their own grenades.
'Cept you could though, by going into your troop roster and then scrolling left or right until you wound up on their inventory screen. Couldn't access it directly, but you could if you did that. Also you had to be careful, because alien inventories stacked multiple things in a single slot, and if you picked something up from there and didn't have enough TUs to put it somewhere else you'd be forced to hard-exit the game.

What, you thought there was an aspect of the game that worked as intended? Goodness no.

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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21649 on: July 30, 2019, 10:08:20 am »

Why didn't you tell me that 25 years ago?!? :D
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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21650 on: July 30, 2019, 11:29:11 am »

Why didn't you tell me that 25 years ago?!? :D

Because UFOpaedia wasn't even a thing until, like, 2005.

Also I was 5 at the time, and busy being stupid.

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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21651 on: July 30, 2019, 11:30:35 am »

Hmpf. Ok, excuse accepted.
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« Reply #21652 on: July 30, 2019, 06:03:21 pm »

Since Daggerfall Unity is apparently feature-complete with "vanilla" Daggerfall, I decided to finally buckle down and beat it for like the millionth time.

Each of the five characters I created, both custom and built-in classes, were horribly crippled in some way. It turns out the "Increased Magery" advantage is less of an advantage and more a requirement for any spellcasting class.

Daggerfall.
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« Reply #21653 on: July 30, 2019, 07:02:54 pm »

Since Daggerfall Unity is apparently feature-complete with "vanilla" Daggerfall, I decided to finally buckle down and beat it for like the millionth time.

Each of the five characters I created, both custom and built-in classes, were horribly crippled in some way. It turns out the "Increased Magery" advantage is less of an advantage and more a requirement for any spellcasting class.

Daggerfall.

1) They're done enough for it to be playable? Cool.
2) I think Daggerfall came out when they expected some level of min-maxing, or they player failing a lot.
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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21654 on: July 30, 2019, 07:25:48 pm »

Yea, you had better take increased magicka if you want to do more than pass aggressive gas at your foes.


All I ever really used magicka for effectively without it is stuff like stamina restoration.  Minor things like maybeeee teleport and waterwalking.
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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21655 on: July 30, 2019, 07:26:02 pm »

All RPG's of that era had some kind of sort-of-intentional roguelike aspect to them, for sure.
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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21656 on: July 31, 2019, 12:23:14 am »

I got out of Privateer's Hold, having finally settled on a spellsword-esque custom class that I like. I figured it would be safe enough to accept a quest without saving.

Nope. It turns out that the questgiver was "My mortal enemy, Morgavor!" who teleported me to a dungeon. I opened a door and a Warrior hit me for my entire health bar.

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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21657 on: July 31, 2019, 12:52:42 am »

Trying out "The Hero" with some skirmishes with my friend.  I'm offstage clearly this is the best time to experiment with spells.  I have not played much dragon quest so I doono what these spells do.

I cast Kaklang because that sounds powerful.  I drop like a rock. RIP   

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« Reply #21658 on: July 31, 2019, 09:43:21 am »

Entered a black hole and ended up right next to Blazer, who greeted me with a missile as I was exiting the black hole.
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Re: How did you last die?
« Reply #21659 on: July 31, 2019, 12:00:28 pm »

Entered a black hole and ended up right next to Blazer, who greeted me with a missile as I was exiting the black hole.
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