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Re: HA! I finished it!
« Reply #1080 on: August 03, 2021, 05:00:23 AM »
Iím sure I had it and most likely tried it, but I have no recollection of it.
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Re: HA! I finished it!
« Reply #1081 on: August 03, 2021, 06:01:25 AM »
Iím sure I had it and most likely tried it, but I have no recollection of it.

There you go  ;): http://www.grogheads.com/forums/index.php?topic=1737.msg36362#msg36362

Well, its out, and while I've only played through the two tutorials so far, I must say I'm not impressed.  So far, it feels like a poor man's Sins of a Solar Empire.  It definitely has tossed some nice ideas into the mix, but it definitely hasn't grabbed me yet.

...and really, there is no reason for it not to be z-dimensional.

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Re: HA! I finished it!
« Reply #1082 on: August 03, 2021, 06:12:50 AM »
I love having this place as a digital archive of my thoughts. LoL

Also sad to see the names of so many friends who are no longer here. Was just talking to toonces about that late last night.
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Re: HA! I finished it!
« Reply #1083 on: August 03, 2021, 08:12:30 AM »
'A digital archive of JH's thoughts'

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Re: HA! I finished it!
« Reply #1084 on: August 03, 2021, 09:15:48 AM »
I thought that was all, 'Classified'?  ???
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Re: HA! I finished it!
« Reply #1085 on: August 03, 2021, 02:44:30 PM »
Also sad to see the names of so many friends who are no longer here. Was just talking to toonces about that late last night.
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Re: HA! I finished it!
« Reply #1086 on: August 03, 2021, 02:45:50 PM »
Finally completed Conflict Desert Storm....last mission was tough.

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Re: HA! I finished it!
« Reply #1087 on: August 20, 2021, 12:48:52 AM »
Finally got my first win in a traditional roguelike, Tales of Maj'Eyal.  I beat the game (pun intended) with Punchmaster, a Dwarf Brawler specialized in Antimagic.  Turns out Brawler is the easiest class to win.  The final boss (a pair of evil sorcerers) was surprisingly a cakewalk, whereas the mid-point boss (a vampire lord surrounded by minions) whooped my butt sideways and made me struggle to survive.  Interestingly you have an NPC companion in the final fight, but apparently on Nightmare difficulty it's quite a battle.  On Normal it wasn't hard at all.  I also played on "Adventurer" mode, which is the standard difficulty where you get a few spare lives before you succumb to permadeath.  I died 4 times in the course of my journey, so hardcore roguelike purists would argue it's not a "true" win.  Personally I like the flexibility of having a few extra lives, and you can even disable lives completely just to play through the game.

Seems to be typical of roguelikes that the mid-game is the hardest part - at a certain point, your character becomes an absolute powerhouse that will only die to some instadeath bullshit (which ToME doesn't do) or a dumb mistake.  I got my ass kicked by the post-game boss, but he's meant to be ridiculously OP.

One thing I like about ToME is that you unlock more classes and races as you play the game.  I have a bunch of new stuff to try out after this run, including a Necromancer, a Temporal Warden (aka time police), Sun Paladin, Oozemancer, and some other really cool quirky-sounding classes.  Definitely worth trying out, it's quite newbie friendly with its WoW-style ability bar.

Punchmaster's character sheet: https://te4.org/characters/247838/tome/f8e355a3-f047-40d1-9f3d-463aa816de11

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Re: HA! I finished it!
« Reply #1088 on: August 20, 2021, 10:42:59 AM »
Congrats on the Win al.  :clap: :clap: <:-)
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Re: HA! I finished it!
« Reply #1089 on: August 23, 2021, 10:46:38 AM »
So I managed a, 'Major Victory' in WitE's Road to Leningrad Scenario, my first completed scenario. We managed to drive the Russkies out of Leningrad on the next to last turn of the game for the win. The AI played very good defensively but was kind of passive on offense, only launching one attack on my exposed Panzers. Maybe next I'll kick the Difficulty Level up one notch. Here's the final turn lay-out. Great game!  O0
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Re: HA! I finished it!
« Reply #1090 on: August 23, 2021, 11:10:51 AM »
Congrats on the win!
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Re: HA! I finished it!
« Reply #1091 on: August 23, 2021, 11:22:11 AM »
So I managed a, 'Major Victory' in WitE's Road to Leningrad Scenario, my first completed scenario. We managed to drive the Russkies out of Leningrad on the next to last turn of the game for the win. The AI played very good defensively but was kind of passive on offense, only launching one attack on my exposed Panzers. Maybe next I'll kick the Difficulty Level up one notch. Here's the final turn lay-out. Great game!  O0
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Re: HA! I finished it!
« Reply #1092 on: August 23, 2021, 11:54:19 AM »
Well done Sir Slash....! 

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Re: HA! I finished it!
« Reply #1093 on: August 23, 2021, 12:38:06 PM »
Yeah...that's a major accomplishment. Well done.
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Re: HA! I finished it!
« Reply #1094 on: August 23, 2021, 01:09:10 PM »
Thank you one and all. Now my Geriatric Brain needs a nap.
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