Another installment of DA: O meanderings!
January 08, 2010

Be thrilled!

Entering the werewolf lair didn't turn out so well for me. My party tended to get raped repeated by about the first encounter with werewolves... especially during that inevitable moment when one would knock my character down, jump on him and repeatedly drill him into death. So, like any hero, I caved and decided to save this place for later.

So I went to the Circle Tower. The Tower itself was pretty easy. The only fight I had to reload a significant number of times was right before you meet the Sloth Demon where you can fight a handful of Templars with a Blood Mage behind them. That took a while. Probably because I was too stupid to think about setting Alistair's tactics to where he uses Templar powers on stuff that uses magic. And because there's a trap right inside the door, so I find myself having to waste a few seconds having my character disarm it, which makes it a bit tougher to get around the templars to get to the mage before he gets too frisky with his spells.

Another tricky fight was the one with two waves of undead with an Arcane Horror trailing behind. But I got that on my third try. Nothing else really bothered me. Might have reloaded once with a Desire Demon/Templar fight and that might have induced me to just let another Desire Demon keep the Templar she'd seduced later on in the place, but my character's a bit of a bastard from time to time anyway.

The Fade's a cool place. It's almost like a game within a game with you going from one dungeon to the next to get powers that allow you to access places you couldn't get to before. Regularly receiving stat bonuses is pretty cool, as well. It started off easy, but now that I'm in Mages Asunder, enemies are making me cry. Before going to bed, this cluster of three mages inside a room you need Burning Man form to enter killed me about 1,845,384 times in a row. Maybe more. It felt like it. Looks like this is a point where I'm going to actually have to think to find an intelligent way to overcome an obstacle, as opposed to simply charging the opposition.

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jerec jerec - January 08, 2010 (10:20 PM)
Yeah, that game is crazy difficult. I ended up playing on easy.
Suskie Suskie - January 08, 2010 (10:23 PM)
Before going to bed, this cluster of three mages inside a room you need Burning Man form to enter killed me about 1,845,384 times in a row. Maybe more. It felt like it. Looks like this is a point where I'm going to actually have to think to find an intelligent way to overcome an obstacle, as opposed to simply charging the opposition.

Oh god, I know exactly which part you're talking about. And in fact I honestly forget how I wound up getting past them.

Have you gotten the Golem transformation yet? The best analogy I can come up with for it is that enemies are small bugs, and you're a pair of shoes.
overdrive overdrive - January 09, 2010 (12:18 AM)
No golem yet. I have to get past this part to get to that transformation. I can be on fire, a spirit, a mouse or myself. All are inadequate. Some just more than others.
WilltheGreat WilltheGreat - January 09, 2010 (01:40 AM)
I think my solution involved accidentally casting Storm of the Century.

Fight was still a bitch.
overdrive overdrive - January 09, 2010 (04:55 AM)
LOL...the way I won that fight was so fucking lame. I opened the door and ran away as it opened. Only one of the three saw me and followed, I ran through the previous fire door and around the corner. When he followed through, I assaulted and killed him. Then I got the attention of the other two, drew them to the same place and assaulted them. Killed the first one and since I was getting a bit low on life, I switched to spirit form and cast Crushing Prison or whatever it was called to kill the second. Funny thing is, Will, that was by accident. I switched to spirit for the rejuvenation spell. In human mode, I have a poultice set to a button on the 360. In spirit mode, I had to access the wheel to cast rejuvenation. I hit the poultice button instead...which by default is Crusting Prison. First, I was like..OH SHIT!!!...then, F'IN A COOL!!!! After that, things got a lot easier. Using all the forms, I only struggled with the ogre mini-boss due to getting knocked down constantly and the Sloth Demon (where it took three tries to beat w/o anyone dying).

Up to Uldred now. He's a tough bastard. Attempt #1 started out okay, but went south in a hurry.
Suskie Suskie - January 09, 2010 (06:10 AM)
I think I actually beat the Sloth Demon on my first try, but he was still annoying, because every time I thought I'd killed him, he'd reappear as something else. God.
- - - January 09, 2010 (03:11 PM)
hzgdkjhadsgkjhagds I hate Mages Asunder. I had to turn the difficulty to Casual to get past that part.

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