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by micks
June 8th, 2010, 11:31 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: [SPOILERS] Pacifist challenge update
Replies: 8
Views: 2134

Re: [SPOILERS] Pacifist challenge update

That is impressive, completing the game with 0 kills. Congratulations! As I said, I'm very impressed with it even being possible to do. More so because it's a viable first-playthrough option. You don't need previous knowledge of the game or a specific min/maxed character to do it, all you have to d...
by micks
June 8th, 2010, 7:48 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: [SPOILERS] Pacifist challenge update
Replies: 8
Views: 2134

[SPOILERS] Pacifist challenge update

I finally finished the game; here's an update on the pacifist challenge. "20 kills" was really an arbitrary number. I just set it up like that, and never changed it. If it turns out that less that 20 is extremely easy to do, I can certainly adjust that challenge for future versions. It turns out it ...
by micks
June 7th, 2010, 11:54 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: What do you like best about Book II?
Replies: 22
Views: 5947

Re: What do you like best about Book II?

I thought of something else that's fun in Book II, the subtle little jokes. Things like when you find the empty house on the edge of the frozen lake, you feel like somebody is watching you. So, what book do you find on the nightstand? The Orakur Are Watching! Not to mention the invisibility potion ...
by micks
May 27th, 2010, 10:22 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: A question concerning the Mayor and Prospector [spoilers]
Replies: 1
Views: 1002

A question concerning the Mayor and Prospector [spoilers]

I decided to try to play a pacifist (along with some other challenges) thief character on hardcore difficulty, making the least possible number of kills while finishing as many quests as possible (this is actually almost necessary, as I get no combat experience). So far, I have finished 20 quests (I...
by micks
May 27th, 2010, 4:24 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: True healer challenge [SPOILER]
Replies: 14
Views: 4640

Re: True healer challenge [SPOILER]

Thanks for the reply, BW. Now it indeed makes sense, although I still think it would bear an extra line in the true healer challenge description to make it more clear to the uninitiated (or maybe I just wasn't far enough in the game to understand that Sparrow's crossing over to the dark side was a "...
by micks
May 26th, 2010, 9:55 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: True healer challenge [SPOILER]
Replies: 14
Views: 4640

Re: True healer challenge [SPOILER]

Sparrow is done deliberately that way to make a major game challenge. I searched the forums before posting this as a bug and I have to say I disagree with the implementation. Rather than "a major game challenge", it feels merely counter-intuitive and illogical. A better way, I think, to keep the in...
by micks
May 23rd, 2010, 7:38 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: I NEED *YOUR* HELP!
Replies: 11
Views: 3463

Re: I NEED *YOUR* HELP!

Here's my shot at a rogue character, plus an explanation of the choices I made. I wanted to make a character build that would encourage a distinct "thief" style of play. A hybrid build would probably be more beginner-friendly, while a veteran Eschalon player would probably go for even narrower speci...
by micks
May 18th, 2010, 2:27 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: The pacifist challenge question
Replies: 9
Views: 2187

Re: The pacifist challenge question

"20 kills" was really an arbitrary number. I just set it up like that, and never changed it. If it turns out that less that 20 is extremely easy to do, I can certainly adjust that challenge for future versions. I see. I was basically curious about the number of kills that are absolutely necessary i...
by micks
May 18th, 2010, 12:56 am
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: The pacifist challenge question
Replies: 9
Views: 2187

The pacifist challenge question

I'm trying out a true thief/untouchable/pacifist build with all the optional rules turned on and while it has been (predictably) quite a challenge so far, it is also really fun, as you have to figure out alternate solutions that help you evade combat (and so far, such options have always been there)...
by micks
January 2nd, 2010, 1:48 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday Thomas!
Replies: 11
Views: 4810

Re: Happy Birthday Thomas!

I've been mostly offline for the holidays and stumbled across this thread only now, so this comes really late -- but happy birthday, Thomas! :)
by micks
October 29th, 2009, 9:56 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: October/November Update
Replies: 17
Views: 15793

Re: October/November Update

Great news. Take as much time as you need and good luck on the rest of development.
by micks
August 22nd, 2009, 8:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Beta testers needed!
Replies: 32
Views: 7481

Re: Beta testers needed!

Linux/Firefox, everything seems to be working ok. Nice design, too.
by micks
May 23rd, 2009, 3:19 pm
Forum: GameTalk
Topic: The Walls of Bratock (indie RPG from 1994)
Replies: 6
Views: 3511

Re: The Walls of Bratock (indie RPG from 1994)

Dragonlady wrote:Presumably this is PC?
It is.
by micks
May 23rd, 2009, 11:30 am
Forum: GameTalk
Topic: The Walls of Bratock (indie RPG from 1994)
Replies: 6
Views: 3511

The Walls of Bratock (indie RPG from 1994)

I recently remembered a true old-school indie RPG (vaguely reminiscent of -- and most probably heavily inspired by -- the Ultima series circa IV-V) that hooked me for hours back in the day. It was called "The Walls of Bratock", released as shareware (full game minus some extra goodies which if nice ...
by micks
May 16th, 2009, 3:22 pm
Forum: Eschalon: Book II
Topic: Registration the way others do it...?
Replies: 26
Views: 13014

Re: Registration the way others do it...?

BW: I think either way is OK; I personally find full game unlockable by a serial number slightly preferable (especially if it means less hassle for you and the key is delivered immediately on purchase) -- that is to say IF I were intending to try before I buy (I believe most of us Book I fans are ju...