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Post by JrEye » Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:23 pm

I barely have 400 Life and really no resistances on my necro (haha yeah I have to fix that)

Im almost lvl 50 now, with +3 skills (havent really updated my rws yet). I can summon a Lvl 6 BG, 4 Mages and 13 Skells. My Ama Merc is the bread and butter of my offense with 10% Ctc Lvl 25 Hydra/FO on striking :D

Im not the best necro but Im killing fairly fast now
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Post by The_Larch » Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:47 am

Hey all, yet another update! (can you tell I missed D2?)

So, Mystic_Larch has reached level 544! All I can say is that immortals are awweeeesomeeee. I now have my first zy-el artifact! the diadem, ofcourse. It took one hellofa lot of crafting (ouch@my wallet) but it was totally worth it. I can now spam my most expensive spell with my uber fast cast rate without losing any mana. That means that it can all be used for mana shield now. yay! The increased Dex means my blocking jumped from 5% to 75% chance! and my armour with chill'n armour is another 5% chance to be hit. mmmm.

I now have maxed glacial spike, fire mastery, hydra, almost frozen orb, and up to the 84k ish limit on thunder storm. It shoots quite fast now, too.

Hydras tear up the competition (except those damn succubus, geez!) and from a range too, with the added bonus that I can dodge inbetween or fire off a Gspike or static field in the cooldown.

Heres a question, when I visit Akara, and my health ball doesn't fill up, what the heck do I do? Do I actually have 40k health? or is it the 12 that it fills up to. I didn't want to test by letting my health drop to 0 (eep)

As far as the .ini file goes, if people would like me to turn it off I will, but its not really giving me any power boost. Just more detailed information about my own character. Up to the tourney host(s) though.

Anyway, it is time to call it a night, but the war isn't over. I'll catch up yet An-Mei! Can you hear my footsteps? Ofcourse not. I teleport. :twisted:
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Post by Hans » Wed Jul 04, 2007 5:53 am

You would have the 40k health. You can have a maximum of just over 8.3 million. The life and mana globe was designed to just show about 32k.

I have no problem with you using the .ini file.

I like your spirit and bet that An-Mei is nervous.
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Post by Gospodarik » Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:39 am

Larch, you've got too much time on your hands. But well, if I can't get you then I'll at least get Al-T. Only 186 more levelups and I overtake him! :D
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Post by Tazjhe » Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:23 pm

Hans";p="335081" wrote:You would have the 40k health. You can have a maximum of just over 8.3 million. The life and mana globe was designed to just show about 32k.
Hi, Hans. I don't know if everyone has the same issue, but I have troubles with actual mana from time to time. My health does increase as you mentioned with Gospodarik, but my mana rolls back to zero every time I cross the 32,767 point. If I level up and bump over that mana value, I cannot use some skills (the high mana skills that is: things that use a large amount of mana to cast). Since An-Mei does mostly melee combat, it's not that big of a deal to me, but it does prevent me from casting Death Sentry until I've either removed a charm to drop my mana down, or increased in level several times to boost my mana up.
I have no problem with you using the .ini file.
I agree with Hans, Gospodarik. The .ini allows you to change your visual display to show numbers by your health/mana bulbs. So what? It's not a problem with me, either.
I like your spirit and bet that An-Mei is nervous.
You've jumped right into the tourney, Gospodarik, and made some impressive progress...excellent! As for An-Mei, she's a little jealous that you can fill up the screen with hydras, all she can fill the screen with is exploded corpses! :twisted:
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Post by JrEye » Wed Jul 04, 2007 4:13 pm

If I can make A2 (which I havent done for a LONG time) or even reach 100 Ill be happy
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Post by Gospodarik » Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:17 pm

Too bad you're confounding something here, Tazjhe... I wish I could make hydras. :( It's JrEye who is doing that.

On a side note, it's getting a bit boring and repetitive in act 3. All I'm doing is to stand behind my summons and wait for my merc to cast "screen-wide total annihilation", thus baal cold missiles, and the act 3 monsters aren't any special either. Also, I just hate the flayer dungeon and when I was in the third room of it I immediately remembered why I had turned it into an optional 6 level challenge dungeon in my own mod! :twisted: Probably I'll play my own mod more in the next days, so don't expect too big updates on "GetAlT_II" now.
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Post by Hans » Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:07 pm

Tazjhe";p="335155" wrote: Hi, Hans. I don't know if everyone has the same issue, but I have troubles with actual mana from time to time. My health does increase as you mentioned with Gospodarik, but my mana rolls back to zero every time I cross the 32,767 point. If I level up and bump over that mana value, I cannot use some skills (the high mana skills that is: things that use a large amount of mana to cast). Since An-Mei does mostly melee combat, it's not that big of a deal to me, but it does prevent me from casting Death Sentry until I've either removed a charm to drop my mana down, or increased in level several times to boost my mana up.
It appears the game looks at the mana points in the globe to see if you have enough to use a skill. The mana does roll over and you can get up to aprox. 8.3 million.
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Post by Tazjhe » Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:21 pm

Gospodarik";p="335192" wrote:Too bad you're confounding something here, Tazjhe... I wish I could make hydras. :( It's JrEye who is doing that.
:oops: You're right Gospodarik...sorry about that, I was trying to reply to Hans' posted reply to The_Larch's post earlier on this page.
The_Larch";p="335064" wrote: ...
I now have maxed glacial spike, fire mastery, hydra, almost frozen orb, and up to the 84k ish limit on thunder storm. It shoots quite fast now, too.

Hydras tear up the competition (except those damn succubus, geez!) and from a range too, with the added bonus that I can dodge inbetween or fire off a Gspike or static field in the cooldown.
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Just got in a hurry, I guess. :cry:
Hans";p="335211" wrote:It appears the game looks at the mana points in the globe to see if you have enough to use a skill. The mana does roll over and you can get up to aprox. 8.3 million.
Thanks for clearing that up for me, Hans! :)
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Post by Al-T » Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:28 pm

Tazjhe" wrote:Hi, Hans. I don't know if everyone has the same issue, but I have troubles with actual mana from time to time. My health does increase as you mentioned with Gospodarik, but my mana rolls back to zero every time I cross the 32,767 point. If I level up and bump over that mana value, I cannot use some skills (the high mana skills that is: things that use a large amount of mana to cast).
:roll: Try this link. Found by using the search function :roll: . Sorry, I am in a cba mood tonight :P .
Gospodarik";p="335192" wrote: Too bad you're confounding something here, Tazjhe... I wish I could make hydras. :( It's JrEye who is doing that.)
Actually it is "The_Larch"...again sorry, cba mode :P .

As for the .ini, all it can actually do is display a few extra stats that Kato left out of the default.ini he compiled with the MOPAQ. Anything you could "cheat" with he already removed so knock yourselves out :) .

Congratulations to "Mystic_Larch" on overtaking my lazy fat baba :) .

I won't have much time over the next couple of months to play in the tourney so I fully expect to be overtaken by everyone 8-O .

Happy ZyElling my friends :)
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Post by Tazjhe » Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:56 pm

Al-T";p="335234" wrote::roll: Try this link. Found by using the search function :roll: . Sorry, I am in a cba mood tonight :P .
Thank's, Al-T. I had read that post long ago, but forgot the info...maybe I'm in the same kind of mood, too. It's the Fourth of July (American Independance Day) over here, and I was supposed to 'work' today. :lol: I can't say that I got very much work done! :oops:

A little off-topic, but dealing with freedom: hopefully Steorn will come through with their demo today/tomorrow. It'd be so :cool: !
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Post by Al-T » Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:08 pm

Steorn demo? iphones we talking about here or something else?

Just remember ....rest of the World (all of you'se)...without John Logie Baird ...no T.V. and no monitors...without Alexander Graham Bell...no telephone and no cable/internet and John McAdam....no effing roads :P
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Post by Tazjhe » Thu Jul 05, 2007 2:06 am

Al-T";p="335246" wrote:Steorn demo? iphones we talking about here or something else?
:lol: No, not an iPhone, but a demonstration of their 'free energy' device. I'm hopeful, but a skeptic, too! ;)
Just remember ....rest of the World (all of you'se)...without John Logie Baird ...no T.V. and no monitors...without Alexander Graham Bell...no telephone and no cable/internet and John MacAdam....no effing roads :P
:P And without Karl Benz...no speed limits! :twisted:
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Post by The_Larch » Thu Jul 05, 2007 3:31 am

Alexander Graham Bell wasn't American. Wikipedia says that he was born in Scotland, went to university in Canada(Toronto) and then finally moved to the States. And before we get into an argument, I do concede the fact that he did recieve his American citizenship, but not untill after inventing the telephone :)

Just sayin' is all :)
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Post by Gospodarik » Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:45 am

Such off-topic discussions cause me to go into cba mode, whatever that is! :P Well, my necro is now level 70 and I'm pleasantly surprised about how much experience one can get in the Flayer Jungle. It's going to be smooth leveling for a while now because the flayers appear in huge groups and every single flayer gives a good amount of experience. Going with a cold merc (who is using the ultimately overpowered, gamebalance-destroying "screen-wide total annihilation" spell) definately paid off. Heck, I even gave her a "Freeze Target +5" Iceblink armor and still manage to get my skeleton army up! :P It's flayer killing time!

On a side note, did you notice Tazjhe is on to us again? We should all conspire against him and try to PK his twinked druid before he gets too powerful. :rofl:
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Post by Al-T » Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:24 am

Tazjhe";p="335284" wrote: No, not an iPhone, but a demonstration of their 'free energy' device. I'm hopeful, but a skeptic, too!
Oooh. I should check it out. The word "free" definitely appeals :) .
And without Karl Benz...no speed limits! :twisted:
Damn that man :P .
Gospodarik";p="335343" wrote:On a side note, did you notice Tazjhe is on to us again?
He is being kind and giving us a chance to catch "An-Mei". @Tazjhe: Welcome to the tournament "Yong-Shi" :) .
The_Larch";p="335296" wrote: Alexander Graham Bell wasn't American. Wikipedia says that he was born in Scotland.......
So were John McAdam and John Logie Baird. Put your mouse over my stats and check my country flag ;) .

Back on-topic...@Gospodarik: Corpse Explosion is an ownage skill in Act III jungle areas. Let your merc/army kill a few then BANG :) .

@Tazjhe: What type of Druid are you making? I would assume shapeshifter?
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Post by Tazjhe » Thu Jul 05, 2007 4:28 pm

Gospodarik";p="335343" wrote:On a side note, did you notice Tazjhe is on to us again? We should all conspire against him and try to PK his twinked druid before he gets too powerful. :rofl:
:lol:
Hi, Gospodarik! Actually, I'm just trying to round-out the tournament. I think :?: that Yong-Shi is the first Druid.
Al-T";p="335361" wrote:@Tazjhe: What type of Druid are you making? I would assume shapeshifter?
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You know the drill: hit and run, hit and run, restart game, hit and run, hit and run, restart game... :lol:

Anyway, after running into and out of the Rogue Encampment numerous times, Yong-Shi was finally able to bribe the Rogue's battle leader, Kashya, :roll: and hire Gaile. :)

Gaile's cold wave is exceptionally powerful against all of the 'players 1' monsters; but I still run like a =8o mad from those Pecker birds/dinosaurs! :cry: :lol:

Poor, Yong-Shi, if he was Peter Piper, he could pick a pack of pecking Peckers! :roll: :lol:

I've managed to make the Booster runeword belt (not in the mod's documentation, but possible), and the Salute runeword boots. I don't think I mentioned it before, but you can also make the Booter runeword in boots, too.
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Post by The_Larch » Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:10 pm

Hey Tazjhe,

I had a Druid that didn't get very far. He is level 35 only. He didn't die, I just didn't like the hand-to-hand style of play. From what I can tell, level 40 = huge life boosting time. Lycanthropy/oak sage/bear mode/spirit wolves = awesome health ball :)

Best of luck to your young'n. This gives me ample time to sneak past the snoozing An-Mei :)
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Post by HellBoy™ » Thu Jul 05, 2007 5:40 pm

8-O
Tazjhe i do hope you`ll give us a break :D
My sorc is over 1200 lvl and tries to slaughter the mobs as fast as possible ...
So GL with your Druid :lol:

Also Al - if i was you i`d start saying my prayers :-|
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Post by JrEye » Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:54 am

I finally made it to A2 and am now 55, heh go me!
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Post by Gospodarik » Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:41 am

Come and get me, JrEye. Every flayer jungle run gives me about 5 levelups on players 1, come and beat this awesome leveling speed. :P

And I fear that my fears have come true (what a sentence :cool: ), Tazjhe really tries to outdate all of us again! He will finish 1st and 2nd unless he makes a stupid mistake which probably won't happen!

And what is this cba mode now? :?:
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Post by Tazjhe » Fri Jul 06, 2007 6:51 am

Hi, Gospodarik!

My druid has a long way to go. Yong-Shi has made it to level 22, and is not yet brave enough to attempt the Den of Evil! :lol:

Don't forget that Al-T is from Scotland (mouse over his 'Show Stats' line below his avatar). Or, you can also try this link. 8-O
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Post by JrEye » Fri Jul 06, 2007 2:04 pm

I cant even catch my own shadow lol

Im not gonna try to catch anyone just lvling for fun really
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Post by Gospodarik » Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:16 am

Probably you still got me in the meantime, JrEye... didn't play Zy-El at all this weekend because I simply was too busy with, err, my own mod :o . But maybe I'll do some flayer jungle runs today although they're relatively boring. Heck, I wouldn't even play this mod if it wasn't for that c00l tournament... *prepares for a huge wave of flaming posts coming his way*
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Post by JrEye » Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:46 pm

I didnt play this weekend either worked almost all day Sat, and my son's bday party was yesterday. He turned 1 today.
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