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by Ned Flanders
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: Long time, no see . . .
Replies: 8
Views: 37220

Re: Long time, no see . . .

checking in and still around though I haven't visited in years. nice to know some old names are still kicking around on this rock.
by Ned Flanders
Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Speak Your Mind
Topic: What happened, GB?
Replies: 152
Views: 33045

This old thing is still around.... I love it! It's still around but you know it's quiet when page 1 goes back 40+ days. The internet's grown quite a bit over the years and there's so many avenues to vocalize these days, people can't be everywhere even if they can go anywhere while sitting at a comp...
by Ned Flanders
Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:41 pm
Forum: Dragon Age Series
Topic: Sloth Demon
Replies: 8
Views: 2527

Five times I think...4 in different "elemental" forms, and one in his regular form! If you keep Wynne and her mass heal around, you shouldn't have many problems! This was tough, I'm a duelist rogue and had sten, shale, and morrigan. I had my greatest success when I switched my rogue and sten to ran...
by Ned Flanders
Thu Dec 03, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Dragon Age Series
Topic: Sloth Demon
Replies: 8
Views: 2527

If I recall, he will get up three or four times. The different forms the sloth demon assumes have the same strengths and weaknesses as the creature itself so use that to your advantage. The lyrium pools (or whatever they are) refill with each form so be sure to take advantage of that as well. And sp...
by Ned Flanders
Wed Dec 02, 2009 6:43 pm
Forum: Dragon Age Series
Topic: Circle Tower Stat Boosts (spoiler)
Replies: 13
Views: 8278

thanks. they probably applied and I was none the wiser.
by Ned Flanders
Wed Dec 02, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Dragon Age Series
Topic: Circle Tower Stat Boosts (spoiler)
Replies: 13
Views: 8278

I'm playing the game as rogue/assassin and have now finished the fade in the circle tower. I found all the stat boosts but my magic and willpower don't appear to have gone up. Unless, these particular stat boosts are similar to leveling up where grabbing them won't cause the ability score in the cha...
by Ned Flanders
Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:06 pm
Forum: Dragon Age Series
Topic: Shapeshifts (possible spoilers?)
Replies: 7
Views: 1455

I'm not sure on the HP thing. Shapeshifting for me usually involves casting my top tier spells at the onset of combat and then shifting instead of drinking lyrium. My preference is the bereskarn form and I use her as a tank. The form usually perishes in combat as I make no efforts to keep them from ...
by Ned Flanders
Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Dragon Age Series
Topic: Shapeshifts (possible spoilers?)
Replies: 7
Views: 1455

you can always ask. my current party is running a shapeshifter.
by Ned Flanders
Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Dragon Age Series
Topic: Shapeshifts (possible spoilers?)
Replies: 7
Views: 1455

HP's definitely change with forms

spider - goes up a little
bear - goes up a lot
insect plague - hp's go down but the form is resistant to many damage types
level 4 boost - improves HPs and other stats of every form
by Ned Flanders
Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Dragon Age Series
Topic: Shapeshifts (possible spoilers?)
Replies: 7
Views: 1455

Equipment definitely does not transcend the shape shifted forms. And for each form, it seems there are different sets of physical stats. So shapeshifting disregards anything from the humanoid form. All in all, shapeshifting is regarded as one of the weaker specializations but I rather like it. It is...
by Ned Flanders
Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:47 am
Forum: Dragon Age Series
Topic: Circle Tower Stat Boosts (spoiler)
Replies: 13
Views: 8278

I'm there right now for the first time. Is that right? 21 points to ability scores for the protagonist, that's seven levels worth of points. Based on that, its got to be recommended to go here first. Ironically, it is one of my (what appears to be) last stops in the game.
by Ned Flanders
Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: Dragon Age Series
Topic: Polygony graphics in Lothering
Replies: 3
Views: 1483

I would agree this is a temperature issue inside your computer. Perhaps dust bunnies are conspiring against your gaming time. Early recommendations would be open up the computer and clean out the dust. If your case has a dust filter, it probably needs to be cleaned off (an issue I've found myself in...
by Ned Flanders
Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: Dragon Age Series
Topic: Dragon Age - Summoning Sciences
Replies: 11
Views: 7597

Likewise, I only came across three summoning quests in the mage tower, all on the apprentice level of the tower. But, that's where I'm at now in the game and have only completed that floor of the tower; currently on the second.
by Ned Flanders
Thu Nov 19, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Dragon Age Series
Topic: Third DLC to Hit Before the Holidays
Replies: 24
Views: 4220

At this point, I'm happy with the game as it is. If they're going to release DLC every four to six weeks, I'll wait until it comes out bundled for a better price. Return to Ostagar...why? It's burned and broken Return to Lothering...coming in January. Ferry to Athkatla, bring Keldorn back and induct...
by Ned Flanders
Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:40 pm
Forum: Dragon Age Series
Topic: Trap making and using them.
Replies: 2
Views: 1706

Once you get to the third level of stealth, you can set traps without breaking it. Personally, I think traps are great for setting up ambushes in indoor areas, especially early on where every little bit counts. But I wouldn't worry much about stealth associated with setting traps. Presently, Sten is...
by Ned Flanders
Wed Nov 18, 2009 2:57 pm
Forum: Dragon Age Series
Topic: Warden's Keep, DLC's and CRPG's...a grim future
Replies: 53
Views: 11227

Let's be constructive about this, instead of arguing interminably to no effect: if you have no difficulty with what Bioware-EA has done, then I would ask you and anybody else who feels the same way: is there a line you personally would draw? If having a person showing up every time you camp who off...
by Ned Flanders
Tue Nov 17, 2009 1:27 pm
Forum: Dragon Age Series
Topic: rejuvenations and spellbloom
Replies: 3
Views: 1964

thanks, that's what I figured.

I'm not far enough into the game, Morrigan is my only mage and I didn't go down that route with her. Hoping to find another mage before long. Maybe if I start that quest that mentions the mage's tower...
by Ned Flanders
Tue Nov 17, 2009 12:32 pm
Forum: Dragon Age Series
Topic: rejuvenations and spellbloom
Replies: 3
Views: 1964

rejuvenations and spellbloom

trying to figure out the benefit to the bonus of stamina/mana regeneration. If these things don't recuperate during combat, what is the purpose of the spell because after combat, these two restore themselves quickly. If these effects are active and a mage drinks a lyrium potion, is the mana restored...
by Ned Flanders
Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: Dragon Age Series
Topic: Warden's Keep, DLC's and CRPG's...a grim future
Replies: 53
Views: 11227

EA catches a lot of flack, and all of it is deserved. That said, Bioware long ago (actually, right after BG2) ceased being the company made by a few young physicians in Alberta who loved playing tabletop D&D on long, cold, winter nights. They've been part of the Game Industry for years, producing a...
by Ned Flanders
Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:37 am
Forum: Dragon Age Series
Topic: Backstabbing underpowered when striking from the shadows?
Replies: 10
Views: 3444

I am using dual daggers (only have some 4.8 ones) and bumping up strength as well dexterity, but have started investing more in cunning now as well after having read what the intended usage of the statistics are. I'm taking the skills which increase damage and which allows every hit to incapacitate...