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post Jun 7 2005, 11:03 PM
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It is even more annoying casting those REsist spells if you have a 4 person party happy.gif

It still takes a while with 2 chars.
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post Jun 8 2005, 12:39 AM
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Some people have used keyboard macro programs to speed up the casting of resistances, as discussed in this thread.

I cast 4 spells on each of my 3 characters before I go down, which isn't all that time-consuming, especially 'cause I type it in instead of using the mouse.


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post Jun 8 2005, 08:24 AM
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QUOTE (BeefontheBone @ Jun 7 2005, 11:30 PM)
Being a bit of a newbie, my only contribution to this is about buffering Ethereal Portal - why bother? You're not going to use it over and over, and how much effort is it to press C-E-T-H-Enter, or just C-Enter if it was the last spell you cast?

I use the keys only occasionally, mostly C+Enter (didn't know about C-E-T-H-Enter), so my view may be skewed, but there's a few situations where Ethereal Portal is all that stands between your party and annihilation. When you risk death in one round, the fewer keys you have to stroke the better.


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post Jun 8 2005, 01:27 PM
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Isn't Ethereal Portal a non-combat spell? The only way that I can see it would be life-and-death is if you have a character with 2 HP and poisoned. In that situation, I think your healer would be more useful!

Anyways, c-e-t-<CR> is usually enough for me, which is only four keystrokes, and it saves by having me press only one key at a time and not having to lift my hand to the top row. Really, I think it's quite worth the risk to not accidentally rock your entire party when you're trying to cast "restrain" (I only picked that as an example because it's a mage spell and I don't use it often enough to remember where it's buffered.)

Speaking of:
Has anyone ever figured out what the difference is between the different control spells? DA doesn't give us any numbers, just stronger wording. I'd like to know whether there's always a most efficient one to use (as in minor/heal/restoration), or whether it depends on the monster.


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post Jun 8 2005, 08:09 PM
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If memory serves, the higher-level Bind spells will allow you to achieve a higher Binding (from 8 for Control up to 14 for Domination, if I remember correctly). I don't remember if they're more effective in any other respect.


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post Nov 26 2005, 05:53 PM
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Well, I've yet to get anyone above level 40 in anything (lack of effort (and my desire to kill everything)) and then when (my last attempt) I sent my main character down into the dungeon, and then OMG! I guessed the co-ords wrong (only 1 off) and ended up 1 square to the left of the stairs on level 3 (to level 2) in rock. After a huge long strectch (and a bit of cheating) i managed to get one of my characters high enough to cast the spell (that my rocked char could cast already, oh the irony) but this took too long, and so I gained 20 years, lost at least 3 of each stat and I hadn't backed up in months.

And that was without the levelling route, but now I'm starting over, sending 1 char down as a tester to collect Tomes etc. before I go for the big party approach. Does anyone know what the best levelling route is, or is this a huge debate. I intend to have 3 characters, a Seeker/Healer, a Warrior/Sorcerer and a Sorcerer/Seeker, I prefer having those 3 guilds, and I try and become members of as much as possible, if not to cut down SP usage. This could be a great help.
No rush, I'm only on level 1 with 45hp and level 7 Nomad with my tester.


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post Nov 30 2005, 04:01 PM
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QUOTE (usc_ninja the avid mordorian @ Nov 26 2005, 07:53 PM)
Does anyone know what the best levelling route is, or is this a huge debate.
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Well the best HP route is a link in the main screen here on Braindead's. As to which party/guilds combo's are best.... the jury's still out I guess smile.gif

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post Nov 30 2005, 04:06 PM
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I would strongly suggest you add some thief to one of your party members, you can't beat 3 SP CoO, IMHO. Would really suck to trigger every low level (10-15) trap trying to get loot.


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post Dec 1 2005, 06:16 AM
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Yes, Thief is mandatory in my opinion. It really sucks not being able to open things, and it's also not too nice to have everything of worth stolen from you either.


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post Dec 1 2005, 06:15 PM
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Yeah, that's true... Thieves are really useful.

Don't make two Seekers... nor two sorcerers...

I use a 3member party that consists of: Warrior/Seeker and some lvles of other guilds...
Healer/Wizard
Thief/Scavenger

it absolutely ROCKS!!!

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post Dec 2 2005, 02:14 AM
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Thief/Scavenger??? Methinks Thief/Warrior would be better... It would be less redundant.


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post Dec 2 2005, 02:34 AM
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Unless the Thief is an Osiri, in which case the best fighting guild available would be Seeker. Don't worry about the redundancies from having two Seekers; it's still less redundant than having one character be a Scavenger/Thief.


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post Dec 2 2005, 05:33 AM
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QUOTE (Painbringer @ Dec 2 2005, 01:15 AM)
Don't make two Seekers... nor two sorcerers...
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I agree with nudibranch, i also have two seekers
osiri thief/seeker
elf paladin/mage/seeker
having two seeker actually have some advantages, when one of em die, and your healer doesn't have sp for ressurecting him/her, the other seeker came handy on terms mapping out the dungeon or moving and finding characters around the dungeon.

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post Dec 2 2005, 06:53 AM
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QUOTE (slimboy76 @ Dec 2 2005, 07:33 AM)
having two seeker actually have some advantages, when one of em die, and your healer doesn't have sp for ressurecting him/her, the other seeker came handy on terms mapping out the dungeon or moving and finding characters around the dungeon.
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Well, considering I delete dead characters, that's not realy an issue for me. Still, my osiri kinda sucks at fighting, so I'm considering leveling up the seeker just to bring up my fighting capabilities. Given the premises, my characters need to be complete. smile.gif
Unfortunately... my good gnome... will have to bring up paladin.. and all those quests.. sigh.


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post Dec 2 2005, 01:07 PM
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When forming a party, I always have AT LEAST two seekers, for one I always have a giant and an osiri, so it's kind of a given, but I find two mappers and two char's with teleport and eportal a definite advantage, especially in the lower levels. Not to mention it is nice to have someone other than your thief (in my case) with s search and displ., so you can go get him after a teleport trap whistling.gif


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post Dec 4 2005, 05:27 AM
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Since my preferred party is only two characters, I stick with one Seeker, and if anything happens to him I just "accidentaly" use the editor to send him back to the city. I don't get rocked very often though.


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post Dec 5 2005, 09:18 AM
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Yes, using editors kinda make you little Zeus, right? I use 'em againts the bad questmaster. Anyways, to play mordor in the right way is to have good fighter, good spellcaster, good seeker and of course great thief, whatever combination of party you have.

For me, at least you must have two characters, because building solo (like i did back in 2000) is tougher than two characters or more. More characters can deal more effective than just one. My solo character died often, and when he got rocked, well i found out that a nice seeker friend would come handy.


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post Dec 5 2005, 09:18 AM
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i honestly do not understand why people are getting rocked?
my character can safely survive on lvl 13 and has never been rocked. not once
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post Dec 5 2005, 09:21 AM
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Well by stupidly casting eth portal in unmap area. once i buffered that spell (before i know better) but now i am wiser.


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post Dec 5 2005, 10:48 AM
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ive buffered that as '0'.. cant press it unless im meaning to smile.gif
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