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#1 Sinphaltimus OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 15, 2017 6:31 AM

I made a promise at Fest west to finish this game. I'm not very good at this game but I've been playing it a lot. Finally taking advantage of the save game feature.

Wizard's Doom

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Posted Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:01 AM

After a while you start getting attached to the character as you build up its skills and items :)



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Posted Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:19 AM

I finally get it as far as inventory, examining, sorting, saving, etc... On Level 3. This game is really something. A lot went into it and I am enjoying it.... Getting to be real fun now. :)

 

I'm playing as a Wizard.


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Posted Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:28 AM

Level 4 - Oh boy this is getting crazy.



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Posted Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:04 AM

Nice! I'm looking forward to hearing about the trials and tribulations... ;)

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Posted Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:45 AM

Well, for now, I saved on level4 - I got killed 3 times in a row and needed a break. Not enough heals or mana so I'm thinking of trying a bit more "runaway!" as I search for more potions.



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Posted Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:54 AM

Well, for now, I saved on level4 - I got killed 3 times in a row and needed a break. Not enough heals or mana so I'm thinking of trying a bit more "runaway!" as I search for more potions.

 

Level 4 is definitely where things get challenging... What enemies are getting you? What spells and tactics are you using to fight them?



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Posted Tue Aug 15, 2017 2:40 PM

The Evil Knight I think his name is. I try Blast against him and defensive heals and armor and things like that. I even try stabbing with a magical dagger.



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Posted Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:26 PM

Oh yes... Evil Knights are tough. ;) You'll want some of the more powerful equipment on level 4 to be able to take them on...

 

Some hints if you want them...

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Posted Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:56 AM

OK, I'll take a peek at those hints now.

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So That's what the Ring of Wizardry does!


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Posted Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:33 PM

One thing I couldn't control is that there's always a chance you can get into a nearly impossible situation.

 

If your character is boxed in by all the toughest monsters on a level by dumb luck and can't explore outwards and find equipment and replenishment, he may be screwed... There may be no way to deal with that short of always save a game after completing the prior level near the exit and if you get a "bad" next level, just reload and try again.



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Posted Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:13 PM

Well, here we go - Progress is being made.... :)

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Posted Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:49 PM

And here's where I leave off for now. :)

Very much enjoying this - good job.

I have a couple of critiques so far, nothing major - just some thoughts before I do finish as a Wizard. 
HOLD spell - one should not miss so much when striking a held opponent.

Equipment List - hits the bottom of the screen then continues over writing from the top. Makes it difficult to read or see the entire list (possibly split into 2 pages?)
I'd love to see a Wizard's Doom Guide that lists all items and spells with descriptions. I'd order a copy.

 

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Posted Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:44 AM

Level 6 and YOWZERS!

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Posted Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:23 AM

*evil cackle* And yet another does not return...



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Posted Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:26 AM

I have a couple of critiques so far, nothing major - just some thoughts before I do finish as a Wizard. 
HOLD spell - one should not miss so much when striking a held opponent.

Equipment List - hits the bottom of the screen then continues over writing from the top. Makes it difficult to read or see the entire list (possibly split into 2 pages?)
I'd love to see a Wizard's Doom Guide that lists all items and spells with descriptions. I'd order a copy.

 

:)

attachicon.gifmapl5.png

 

I think I tested having you hit 100% of the time and it was just too powerful of a spell. Plus a monster's defense also reflects their natural ability to just deflect blows passively.

 

How many items did you have in your pack? The maximum is supposed to be 15, so it should never go over... unless some errant tab command got out of control. I'll have to investigate that.

 

I've considered doing a guide, but I honestly wanted someone to actually discover a lot of things without spoilers. :)



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Posted Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:34 AM

Something has me very worried now. My equiped list is empty - is it possible to lose all my items at once? I did fight the Evial Wizard but he teleported away just before killing me. did he take all my stuff?!?!?!

Anyway, I just noticed that and am very worried about it sicne it means I lost my wizard's ring and all of my magical items.

Here,s a current screenshot of my equipment list.

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Posted Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:39 AM

Wow, yeah, you have more than 15 items! There's a bug somewhere... I think when you disarm a trap on an item it auto-adds it to inventory without checking if you've hit the limit.

 

And yes, the Evil Wizard can cast a spell that destroys your equipment...

 

Spoilers below...

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Posted Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:56 AM

That Son of a b!^##!



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Posted Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:14 AM

I'm avoiding a dragon for now. I've fought and died against it many times. I cannot yet figure out how to defeat it after what I thought was the perfect battle executed perfectly, and still failing.

And then I goofed.

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Still going...searching for treasures...avoiding dragons....killing everything else while being wary of the Evil Wizard's presence.....sommmmmmmmmewhere.......heeeeerrrrrre...

:)



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Posted Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:22 PM

Tried to save to a DSK image?

So you haven't killed the dragon once? Hmm...

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Posted Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:25 PM

Tried to save to a DSK image?

So you haven't killed the dragon once? Hmm...

Save to FIAD (c99).

Nope, not once. Killing everything else first. I hope to kill the Evil Wizard without having to face the Dragon. I'm filling in my map at the moment.

EDIT:

What I did last time, full heal, full mana, 3x fireball scrolls, 2 heal scrolls right after the FBs.
Spell = fireball.

My attack sequence was flawless.
Got in there and hit fireball every turn and got to heal scroll just when I needed it, and right back to fireballs until I needed the next heal and right back to fireballs.

I got killed before I ran out of Mana.

I though - to Kill a dragon I had to Be a Dragon. Nope.

:)

Oh, and my inventory sorted itself out after drinking a bunch of potions. No  more overflow issue.


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Posted Sat Aug 19, 2017 2:39 PM

I don't have my notes with me, but a couple points under a spoiler tag...

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Posted Sat Aug 19, 2017 5:14 PM

Things are getting pretty real at the moment...

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I HAVE SLAIN THE DRAGON!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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I've also beat the wizard down a couple of times. I think I'm going to suicide bomb the next encounter with some Void Agate or something.

:)


EDIT:

Well now it's the final Showdown. Dungeon cleared, Just me, the Evil Wizard and my gear...
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EDIT2:

AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Edited by Sinphaltimus, Sat Aug 19, 2017 6:13 PM.


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Posted Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:07 PM

Definitely glad I added the save game feature...

Don't give up yet!
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