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grumpsey
post May 8 2019, 10:56 PM
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Hi Everyone! Let me just start by giving a bit of a background. When I was around 10, Mordor 1.1 released, with the demo version on some random disc I happened across. My best mate and I loved it, eventually getting comfortable on lvl 3 and I remember grinding up to buy sword of the winds! There was only one so we would always argue about who should use it! After a while we started on other things and mordor settled in a draw somewhere.

Fast forward a few years and I managed to secure the full version, games like D2 etc are now all the rage but somehow mordor sucked me back in. Starting fresh, I couldn't imagine getting close to 15 after how hard I remember the goblin lord being, but I pushed on. I think I made it down to around 5 before I accidentally stoned my whole party while mucking around with seeker. What a way to go out... I didn't have the stamina to recover this situation so Mordor once again collected dust.

27 Years old... WoW is going strong, lifes busy though, started my own business with my wife supporting me but Mordor peeps its head. The game which started my love of games... I just had to finish it, one day I randomly heard music which sounded like the mordor theme and instantly the passion came back! This would be it. I set up a dosbox etc. etc. no luck, i ended up completely partitioning an old HD JUST to get Mordor going. Lets do this properly. Gather the resources, start some legacy characters, optimal HP route.. lets, do, it. Back down past lvl 5.. 6... 7! Butcher! The Lake I heard so much about. This is going well. Grind some more.. level 8.. found the teleporters but 9 is too much. Need more support classes, don't have a thief. Start grinding support classes but it takes time.. limited time... new work contract and mordor gets left behind again. Asmo still lurking deep down in my conciousness...

All the way to today, over 20 years later, well into my 30's - business is great, family life trucking along, got our dream house on the beach... but something still lurks.. Something small, a sound again on the radio, brings it rushing forward... After all these years there is still something left undone, a small part of me which longs to be fulfilled.

Bring forth Grumpsey, Seeka and Druwid. The team which I hope can go all the way. Orignial Fresh Characters, no legacy this time, just get in and do the work. Push hard, push deep. Resistances this time, early, Druwid takes the War/Sorc Role, Seeka is my Giant War/Seeker and Grumpsey for Heals. Nomad/Healer/Thief.

I worked out quickly that I wanted another healer to support so I brought Druwid up to 35 for 2SP Minor Heal and use the heal spell level bug while his warrior so Grumpsey can put more effort into thief/Nomad.

I broke past lvl 9 - all the way down to 12 now. It's looking good. Seeka and Druwid are now full Mithril and Grumpsey behind them they managed to take down Mother of Serpents Yesterday without leaving the room. They just stumbled in to her and took a stand, Grumpsey took a big acid hit but survived, no decent loot but its a good sign.

Asmo - I am coming for you - I won't give up this time.

I will keep you all updated - This game has kept me hooked for 20 years! It's incredible something so simple can be so perfect! Will this finally be the time I make it all the way? I can't say it will, but it's the best shot yet!

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post Jun 17 2019, 08:23 PM
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Congrats! How did you manage to wipe out Asmo and all those Flame Devils without a high-level spellcaster?
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post Jun 18 2019, 12:08 AM
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QUOTE (Roland @ Jun 18 2019, 06:23 AM) *
Congrats! How did you manage to wipe out Asmo and all those Flame Devils without a high-level spellcaster?


The original plan was to find a cap of death... but that didn't happen tongue.gif Likewise never got a full spectral set, or the good class helms... etc sad.gif Rats, actually there is a lot left to find! Blessings too... and HoL sneaky.gif
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post Jun 18 2019, 05:55 PM
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Helm of Brilliance or Lightning Sword cast high-level Electric Field, which is pretty good against Flame Devils and adequate against Asmo. I didn't have a Cap of Death the first few times I killed him.


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post Jun 18 2019, 06:51 PM
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QUOTE (Nudibranch @ Jun 19 2019, 03:55 AM) *
Helm of Brilliance or Lightning Sword cast high-level Electric Field, which is pretty good against Flame Devils and adequate against Asmo. I didn't have a Cap of Death the first few times I killed him.


Yep, I just realised Flame devils have 100% fire and 75% electrical resistance - so was definitely the PD which did the heavy lifting. Wonder if it is worth WoD even at such a low spell level (like SL 16) in this situation due to no resistances (for the devils), or will it just fail?
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post Jun 18 2019, 07:56 PM
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QUOTE (grumpsey @ Jun 18 2019, 02:51 PM) *
Yep, I just realised Flame devils have 100% fire and 75% electrical resistance - so was definitely the PD which did the heavy lifting. Wonder if it is worth WoD even at such a low spell level (like SL 16) in this situation due to no resistances (for the devils), or will it just fail?

Flame Devils only have 50% electrical resistance, not 75%. (Asmo has 75%.) But they have no resistance to cold, mind, magic, paralysis, or acid.

Word of Death costs 156 spell points and does 69-160 damage - not enough to kill a Flame Devil.

Draining Touch costs 27 spell points and does 73-147 damage - maybe useful against Asmo, but not that much more damage than a good weapon.

Acid Spray costs 8 spell points and does 79-160 damage - about the same as WoD for a lot less cost (since your Sorcerer is much higher level).

Paralyzing Death costs 30 spell pints and does 170-342 damage.

Arctic Storm costs 40 spell points and does 139-279 damage.

So, given your options, Paralyzing Death was the correct spell to use against the Flame Devils. Too bad Asmo is 100% resistant to paralysis.
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- grumpsey   Committing to finally "finishing" Mordor!   May 8 2019, 10:56 PM
- - grumpsey   Did some runs of MoS today and the usual stops (GK...   May 9 2019, 03:40 AM
|- - Roland   QUOTE (grumpsey @ May 8 2019, 11:40 PM) A...   May 9 2019, 09:32 PM
|- - grumpsey   Thanks for clarifying Roland, yep that's the r...   May 9 2019, 10:54 PM
|- - Mordion   QUOTE (Roland @ May 9 2019, 05:32 PM) Do ...   May 11 2019, 12:41 AM
|- - grumpsey   QUOTE (Mordion @ May 11 2019, 10:41 AM) I...   May 13 2019, 01:15 AM
- - Nudibranch   Go git 'im!   May 9 2019, 05:33 AM
- - grumpsey   Quick Update - Had a good bit of time today to sin...   May 14 2019, 06:03 AM
|- - Nudibranch   Yeah, the jump in difficulty from 13->14 is pro...   May 14 2019, 04:38 PM
|- - Roland   QUOTE (grumpsey @ May 12 2019, 09:15 PM) ...   May 14 2019, 09:43 PM
|- - grumpsey   QUOTE (Roland @ May 15 2019, 07:43 AM) On...   May 15 2019, 06:02 AM
|- - Roland   QUOTE (grumpsey @ May 15 2019, 02:02 AM) ...   May 15 2019, 11:25 PM
|- - Mordion   QUOTE (Roland @ May 15 2019, 07:25 PM) Bl...   May 16 2019, 02:38 AM
- - grumpsey   Ah thats super helpful Mordion, thanks! I man...   May 17 2019, 12:11 AM
- - grumpsey   Back at it! Have taken Grumpsey up to 100 t...   May 23 2019, 01:09 AM
- - grumpsey   Well, I lied to you all, I got bored waiting for 1...   May 23 2019, 06:16 AM
- - Roland   If you're getting killed by Assassins, you...   May 23 2019, 07:14 PM
|- - grumpsey   QUOTE (Roland @ May 24 2019, 05:14 AM) If...   May 23 2019, 09:20 PM
- - grumpsey   Quick update - Doing some grinding to prepare for ...   May 30 2019, 10:45 PM
- - Roland   With only 360 hp, grumpsey will have trouble survi...   May 31 2019, 01:12 AM
|- - Nudibranch   The correct answer to everything is "bring yo...   May 31 2019, 04:05 AM
- - grumpsey   Haha, fair enough, thieving it is! Just wanted...   May 31 2019, 06:02 AM
- - grumpsey   It... Is... Done.... Asmo has finally, after 20+ ...   Jun 17 2019, 05:57 AM
|- - Nudibranch   Nice work! You're a more foolhardy braver...   Jun 17 2019, 02:27 PM
- - MythrilZenith   Wow, congrats! My recent solo-ing escapades in...   Jun 17 2019, 07:30 PM
- - Roland   Congrats! How did you manage to wipe out Asmo ...   Jun 17 2019, 08:23 PM
- - grumpsey   QUOTE (MythrilZenith @ Jun 18 2019, 05:30...   Jun 18 2019, 12:06 AM
- - grumpsey   QUOTE (Roland @ Jun 18 2019, 06:23 AM) Co...   Jun 18 2019, 12:08 AM
- - Nudibranch   Helm of Brilliance or Lightning Sword cast high-le...   Jun 18 2019, 05:55 PM
- - grumpsey   QUOTE (Nudibranch @ Jun 19 2019, 03:55 AM...   Jun 18 2019, 06:51 PM
- - Roland   QUOTE (grumpsey @ Jun 18 2019, 02:51 PM) ...   Jun 18 2019, 07:56 PM


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