Painted Lady wrote:
I started it yesterday and just finished the first level. It's really terrific. I'm thinking about restarting with a custom made party.
My only problem so far is figuring out how the Mage character works - it's not at all intuitive. Have made progress, but have a couple of question yet about some of the scrolls I've found and how to use them.
You used the stock party?
I thought nobody ever used the stock party.
Anyway, some weird quirks about the game because of the mechanics. Because of the design of the game, dexterity is nearly useless for back line archers. The reason is that strength governs damage for all weapons, melee and missile, while dexterity governs accuracy. However since missile weapons always hit, dexterity is nearly useless for back line archers, except for when you need to sub them in to the front line in an emergency (your front line fighter(s) are really hurt) it helps with evasion, also if you're getting attacked from the side. With that in mind, when I restarted on Normal difficulty I made a minotaur archer rogue for the back line along with the standard insectoid mage, and human and lizardman fighters for the front line. My party is working out really well so far.