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Re: Pillars of Eternity- Out this Thursday Get Hyped!

Postby Sly Boots » Mon Mar 30, 2015 4:40 pm

Fallen a little bit in love with the cipher class, no regrets on swapping my NPC mage out with a hireling. Fight against lots of low-mid level enemies? Sling out a mind-blades that ricochets five times for big damage. Get into a fight with a big foe or a boss? Paralyse and then kick the shit out of him. Boss and his grunts? Mind-control the boss and use him to kill all his own minions. THEN paralyse and kick the shit out of him.

And if all else fails, nuke them with a blunderbuss.

Definitely going to main one of these in my next playthrough.
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Postby Sly Boots » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:23 pm

Some nice stuff in here, reading that I'm actually tempted to get my mage back in my party somehow to try it out. But no idea who to drop :(

http://www.reddit.com/r/projecteternity ... abilities/
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Re: Pillars of Eternity- Out this Thursday Get Hyped!

Postby DjchunKfunK » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:46 pm

Got myself my own little stronghold. :) Some people have said they had trouble with the boss in the Stronghold. I managed to defeat him on my first go, but my mage was dead afterwards so had to reload and it took me two more attempts, so not too bad. I didn't like having to go through all his dialogue again though each time. That is certainly a hold-over from the BG games I could do without.
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Postby Sly Boots » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:47 pm

Yeah, the stronghold boss was fine for me. The Gilded Vale lord boss fight is very tough, had to leave and go back when I was level 7, by which point it was almost trivial actually.
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Postby Sly Boots » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:38 pm

I was actually crying reading this:

http://www.pcgamer.com/pillars-of-etern ... -of-bears/

Please, if you read this, open the gif when he says to in the text, I was shaking with laughter.
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Postby Wrathbone » Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:50 pm

:lol:

By the stronghold boss, I assume you all mean

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Re: Pillars of Eternity- Out this Thursday Get Hyped!

Postby Vykromod » Mon Mar 30, 2015 9:16 pm

Sly Boots wrote:I was actually crying reading this:

http://www.pcgamer.com/pillars-of-etern ... -of-bears/

Please, if you read this, open the gif when he says to in the text, I was shaking with laughter.


Aw. I came to post that.
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Re: Pillars of Eternity- Out this Thursday Get Hyped!

Postby Sly Boots » Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:41 pm

:D

On another note, in this world of magic, soul-sucking and powerful weaponry, I've worked out what the most valuable items of all are: shoes.

Seriously, almost lvl9, 20-odd hours in and only my PC out of my entire party has footwear. I've never seen any for sale at any of the merchants I've encountered, and none of the hundreds of people I've killed and looted apparently had any shoes or boots to their name either.

Set yourself up as a cobbler in Defiance Bay, you'd make a killing.
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Re: Pillars of Eternity- Out this Thursday Get Hyped!

Postby Edwin » Mon Mar 30, 2015 11:37 pm

I've got four or five pairs, explore harder.
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Re: Pillars of Eternity- Out this Thursday Get Hyped!

Postby Sly Boots » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:29 am

Edwin wrote:I've got four or five pairs, explore harder.


Is loot randomised, then? I've literally combed every corner of all the maps north and west of defiance bay, all of DB and a few zones immediately to the east, with the highlight objects button permanently on... I may have missed a couple of caches but nothing that would account for sheer size of that boot-differential.

The bare-footed adventurers plod onwards...
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Postby Vykromod » Tue Mar 31, 2015 8:48 pm

If you haven't already done it, make sure to double-click on an area transition marker.
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Re: Pillars of Eternity- Out this Thursday Get Hyped!

Postby Scrappy » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:10 am

I;m not sure if it's an April Fools joke, but there's a rumour that the next patch with include Turn based fighting mechanics.

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Re: Pillars of Eternity- Out this Thursday Get Hyped!

Postby Sly Boots » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:34 am

My current view on wizards - they're awesome to have in your party if you think of them as a bit of a support class, rather than a straight damage-dealing class, which is a bit odd.

Basically, they have a couple of killer 1st level spells, that render most combat almost trivial - oil slick and freezing fog. Keep him way off the front line, and once your fighters have engaged enemies let both of those rip and you've won the fight. Combine with the cipher's ability to paralyse/mind-control anyone, and it just wrecks. Best of all, once you hit level 9, those 1st level spells become '6 per encounter', rather than '6 per rest', so you can use the combo every fight, rather than find yourself holding on to spells for tougher battles.

So my current party is:

Fighter (me) dual-wielded melee
Fighter (Eder, love this guy, best banter in the game) sword&board
Paladin (bird-lady, forget the name) 2h greatsword

Then a back row of:

Wizard (Aloth) arbalest
Priest (Durrance) pistol
Cipher (custom merc) blunderbuss

The wizard-cipher combo above is so powerful, I've barely used the priests heals in ages, I'd consider swapping him out but I made him my scout/lockpicker in the absence of my rogue.
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Re: Pillars of Eternity- Out this Thursday Get Hyped!

Postby Edwin » Wed Apr 01, 2015 8:44 pm

How do you stop the Paladin woman from dying whenever an enemy looks at her?
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Re: Pillars of Eternity- Out this Thursday Get Hyped!

Postby Sly Boots » Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:06 pm

Erm, good armour, use the mage to keep enemies on their backsides and some good heals from my priest. There's one level 2 priest spell that sends out healing waves every few seconds, get him in a good position with that active and he should keep everyone on their feet in everything but the toughest fights.

In other news, we now all have shoes :o
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