FDru wrote:Shifting Passages, on the other hand, can die in a fire.
I lol'd out loud. The idea of doing that place faithless has me sharing the sentiment.
As for the excessive preps - I see what you mean, but I've HAD excessive preps on both runs AND no walls, and it was still tricky as hell. I'm not saying monster races need pampering, but there's a distinction between hard and murderous.
And playing without walls is actually harder in some way than playing with them, it's true. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
gjaustin wrote:The Gorgon starts with ENDISWAL, so prepping the guitar should actually make the dungeon harder.
It occured to me too, but then again, you still get walls from stoning stuff and a few subdungeons so some functionality is kept, yet you don't waste exploration mana on actual exploration so it kind of evens out. With no walls to mess up your movement, you still get a free convertible glyph which can be useful in a variety of ways...
And playing someone with poison strike and free roam is broken by default - IF crampedness is supposed to be a big factor in a map. If it's still hard then there could be an overlooked problem there, potentially with monster composition.
Or I may be immagining things, it's possible. Half-Dragon is probably hurt more by the lack of walls than anyone else, too.
Anyone got 100% completion? Anyone else try the guitar there? How about Shifting Passages? Or Doubledoom and Grimm's Grotto? It's a nice way to give the general monster composition a stress test, or so it seems...
Any idea if a broken guitar with a huge prep cost would actually break some place beyond belief? Because you can actually do much the same thing with binlor for more benefits and without losing the inventory slot/item prep. And if you destroy walls in some places the blinking ar**holes and the cowardly bas****s become a lot more dangerous in the long run. There's a chance the thing isn't in fact as broken as it seems, as strange as that sounds...
Immagine if it gave everything blink insead of cowardly? Blinking vampires? Really?