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Re: Sidestepper's Newbie-Friendly Annotated Playthroughs

Postby Kuranes on Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:38 am

The Avatar wrote:And voila! A no-scum 1-2 try win for The Avatar that's fail proof. Any questions?


First of all that demonic library look insane, but then again there are a few thing I don't quite understand:

What was the "golden cup" preparation for the Bazaar?

The Refreshment Boon, what is that?

What were the Sub Dungeon? (I have see Sub Dungeons before by the way, just not this kind)

And finally, what is the Whupaz potion?
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Re: Sidestepper's Newbie-Friendly Annotated Playthroughs

Postby The Avatar on Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:23 pm

I didn't take the golden cup in the bazaar, but it makes elite items (unlocked through Bazaar level 3) much more likely to spawn.

The refreshment boon is a 50 piety boon from Mystera that restores half your mp when you convert a glyph.

I assume you mean the one behind the wall? Those are secret subdungeons. If you ever se a square blocked in on all sides, try to get to it. They're great.

The whupaz potion is a witch 3 potion whose effect is never to be put on the forums. NEVER! And it's super great for vicious dungeons. Although I easily could have won without it, as I had 4 schadenfreude potions.
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Re: Sidestepper's Newbie-Friendly Annotated Playthroughs

Postby Sidestepper on Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:34 pm

The Avatar wrote:The whupaz potion is a witch 3 potion whose effect is never to be put on the forums. NEVER!


Mostly so that the devs don't take it away from us ;)
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Re: Sidestepper's Newbie-Friendly Annotated Playthroughs

Postby q 3 on Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:27 pm

When you have the Trisword as part of a CYDSTEPP strategy, you should generally try to quaff your health potions as soon as you can make good use of them. (Unless you're going for Feeling Parched, in which case why are you using the Trisword? ;) )
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Re: Sidestepper's Newbie-Friendly Annotated Playthroughs

Postby Kuranes on Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:28 pm

Sidestepper wrote:Mostly so that the devs don't take it away from us ;)


I will make sure not to mention it again. :P
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Re: Sidestepper's Newbie-Friendly Annotated Playthroughs

Postby Sidestepper on Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:30 pm

EDIT: Eep! Wrong thread!
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Re: Sidestepper's Newbie-Friendly Annotated Playthroughs

Postby gjaustin on Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:48 pm

q 3 wrote:When you have the Trisword as part of a CYDSTEPP strategy, you should generally try to quaff your health potions as soon as you can make good use of them. (Unless you're going for Feeling Parched, in which case why are you using the Trisword? ;) )


You can still get quite a lot of bonus out of Trisword and still get Feeling Parched, since only Health and Mana potions count towards it.

So, at a minimum, that's 3 potions prepped and 3 more from Apothecary. If you use TT to convert your health potions to Reflex/Quicksilver, you can get even higher.

Which reminds me. I need to do a Halfling Transmuter run of Naga City and see how high I can get the Trisword. I'm thinking 50...
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Re: Sidestepper's Newbie-Friendly Annotated Playthroughs

Postby The Avatar on Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:27 pm

I was trying to use as little rescources as possible. I was fighting how I would fight something where I'll need to preserve every rescource I can to win. Like I'm fighting Horratio.
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Re: Sidestepper's Newbie-Friendly Annotated Playthroughs

Postby gjaustin on Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:04 am

gjaustin wrote:Which reminds me. I need to do a Halfling Transmuter run of Naga City and see how high I can get the Trisword. I'm thinking 50...


So my guess of 50 was close. I was at 44 when I won, having 1 Schadenfreude, 5 Quicksilver, and 4 Mana potions left.

And yes, I got Feeling Parched :)
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Re: Sidestepper's Newbie-Friendly Annotated Playthroughs

Postby Lujo on Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:10 am

Kuranes wrote:
Sidestepper wrote:Mostly so that the devs don't take it away from us ;)


I will make sure not to mention it again. :P


Oh, you can mention IT, as long as you don't actually specifficaly mention it's effect, or give it away in some way. People have managed a long and detailed balance discussion or two regarding said potion without ever mentioning what it does.

I've called it a useless feature before, and so have other people, and it IS one, but most people prefer to have it around than not. I guess it really hepls newbies/midrange guys. You could sort of set the bar for being hardcore if you generally play as if it doesn't exist. Or put another way, you can tell yourself u've got really good at this game if you keep winning difficult stuff, and then, at victory screen, remembering that you actually had whoopaz potion it in your inventory and could've won even easier. :) Or pointing out that you didn't in fact need it, the way Avatar did up there. :)
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