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by DaveO
Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: General RPG Discussion
Topic: Thougts on Guild Wars 2?
Replies: 20
Views: 7424

If the ads have not changed, scroll to the top to find out what MoP means.

SPOILER - MoP is Mists of Pandaria, which is the latest expansion to World of Warcraft.

P.S. - I generally refer to WoW as "World of Borecraft". :p
by DaveO
Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: General RPG Discussion
Topic: Give 5 trash games that you played
Replies: 38
Views: 8626

In the first Drakan game, the main character is determined to get her brother back after he gets kidnapped. She finally finds her brother at the end, and frees him from being possessed by the evil villain. At that point, her brother loses balance and falls into a bottomless void and the heroine leav...
by DaveO
Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: General RPG Discussion
Topic: Give 5 trash games that you played
Replies: 38
Views: 8626

I don't judge games by the endings. I've finished games that have had short endings, bad endings, or cliffhangers(it's possible to finish a game that has all three like Drakan: Order of the Flame).

P.S. - I enjoyed Drakan: Order of the Flame despite the previously mentioned ending.
by DaveO
Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:15 am
Forum: General RPG Discussion
Topic: Give 5 trash games that you played
Replies: 38
Views: 8626

The other characters in Demonstone have limited ranged ammunition. Your best bet to take out the spider is to use the Sorcerer. The other characters give tips on when to block, so after a block you should attack with range. You'll want to have the Sorcerer using fire attacks on a later level.
by DaveO
Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: General RPG Discussion
Topic: Give 5 trash games that you played
Replies: 38
Views: 8626

I don't think I could come up with 5 bad games unless I stretch the time frame back to the Atari 8-bit games. I'll leave off Atari, and say that one bad PC game that I bought, played, and completed was Descent to Undermountain. If there replies from other members in this thread, I expect the Neverwi...
by DaveO
Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: General RPG Discussion
Topic: So... if CD Projekt can do it..what is everyone else's excuse?
Replies: 3
Views: 4278

People do skip the voice acting parts, regardless of how well it is done.
by DaveO
Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: General RPG Discussion
Topic: Might and Magic help sites
Replies: 27
Views: 15982

New versions of the MM6-MM8 patches have been released. I put in notes for the previous two versions of MM6 from his changelog. New in version 1.11.2: [-] Finger Of Death spell didn't give experience for killed monsters. [-] My bug: Dead monsters could sometimes move in version 1.11. [-] My bug: [Di...
by DaveO
Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: General RPG Discussion
Topic: 4th member of MMVII party
Replies: 2
Views: 3442

I'd go with a Thief. Although the Ranger does have elemental and cleric spells, they only get Expert level for them. The Thief will be useful for the whole game rather than waiting for a promotion to make the class effective.
by DaveO
Fri Jun 22, 2012 8:11 am
Forum: Diablo Series
Topic: Hello...?
Replies: 4
Views: 2025

The low overall Metacritic score is based on the always-online DRM as well as launch issues. Not every place has a stable Internet connection, but it is the fault of the buyer if they expect the game to work well under unstable connections. Scores for anything are the most meaningless measure of the...
by DaveO
Tue May 15, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: General RPG Discussion
Topic: So, why aren't 3D games turn-based?
Replies: 15
Views: 3176

As much as some old-school gamers might like to see a tactical turn-based RPG, that ship sailed a long time ago. It's a matter of marketability, although I don't see "grimdark", "innovation", "romances", "DLC", and a number of other marketing words necessarily being an improvement. Today's games are...
by DaveO
Mon Feb 20, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: General RPG Discussion
Topic: Might and Magic help sites
Replies: 27
Views: 15982

It has been a bit hectic for the last few months after I learned that Cox removed the Personal Webspace. I first added Dropbox as a location to host the files. I then got help from Taluntain at Sorcerers.net to host the web page content there. I have updated my signature to point to the new site URL...
by DaveO
Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: General RPG Discussion
Topic: Might and Magic help sites
Replies: 27
Views: 15982

I updated my Web page to point to GrayFace's site instead of uploading the newest patches(due to concerns about previously reported corrupted files).
by DaveO
Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Diablo Series
Topic: D2 1.13 single player
Replies: 6
Views: 1702

ATMA is outdated, most people are now using Plugy. I remember getting a modified file to allow multiple instances of Diablo 2 on the same machine. In my opinion, this is far better than relying on editors.
by DaveO
Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:48 am
Forum: General RPG Discussion
Topic: Looking for a story-driven RPG
Replies: 54
Views: 13726

I'm surprised that nobody mentioned the Realms of Arkania trilogy. Drakensang is pretty much the same setting.
by DaveO
Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:30 am
Forum: General RPG Discussion
Topic: Games with Skill Trees/In-Depth Character Customization
Replies: 6
Views: 4663

The Infinity Engine games(Baldur's Gate and Icewind Dale to name two) offer skill specialization. I recall Divine Divinity having a plethora of skills that could be advanced, and the hack and slash Sacred 1 game let you choose and advance eight different skills. Since I included Sacred 1, I might as...
by DaveO
Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: General RPG Discussion
Topic: General Might & Magic Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

I checked another location, and found that you can stack bonuses from artifacts/relics with normal items. So if you have an item that regenerates spell points or hit points, any relic or artifact with that bonus should double the effect.
by DaveO
Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: General RPG Discussion
Topic: General Might & Magic Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

Without using turn-based combat, five minutes in game time does not take long. In the early part of the game, regeneration is more noticeable and useful. When you have hundreds of spell points or thousands of hit points, items with other attributes and bonuses become more useful. This is especially ...
by DaveO
Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: General RPG Discussion
Topic: General Might & Magic Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 2118

Bones' Combat Guide to Might and Magic VI has detail in regards to chance to hit. In regards to statistic breakpoints, the previous website has the information under Basics->Breakpoints. IIRC, all Speed does is to increase Armor Class and possibly determine the order characters can attack. The rege...