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VagPen

Member Since 30 Aug 2018
Offline Last Active Nov 13 2018 02:56 PM

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In Topic: SR V4 Beta 16

29 October 2018 - 04:14 AM

Thanks for your work guys, you are keeping the game alive and interesting!


In Topic: Protection Against Dispel Magic

16 October 2018 - 04:39 AM

 

Liches got their xp from adventurers who thought they could solo revised scs :p

Yeah, I know you are kidding, but just to ... the in game lore is completely against this, because the world is lived in, and so the rules reflect that. One being that the Lichdom is like said, a curse like state of a failed ascension ... which leaves the Lich itself unable to live and learn more.

 

From this page: https://www.realmshe...outundead.shtml

 

"The living spend their time living life and gathering experience, thereby shaping their personalities and adjusting to the world as it changes around them. In contrast, the undead mind sees the passage of time very differently. Undead exist, they do not live. Life means change, and while undead endure over time and learn new facts, they rarely change or appreciate new paradigms. Aside from a rare few exceptions, an undead's outlook remains stagnant over the decades, or centuries, of its existence, despite new experiences and new situations it may encounter."

 

As far as i understand, intelligent undead can learn new skills/stuff but have trouble adjusting to changes concerning their sense of self importance, morality and general outlook. That's enough lore for me to justify their high mage levels. I mean, a Lich reaches the pinnacle of it's magic prowess well after its last breath as a mortal through means like spell research, rituals, journeys to other planes, fiendish bargains, wish spells and yes, even killing hapless adventurers.


In Topic: Protection Against Dispel Magic

16 October 2018 - 01:46 AM

 

"Cheat" means that player and enemy use the same 'laws of physics', so I take issue with....

Yeah, so when and what exactly did the Liches do to earn their super powers to get to level 29 ? That's just a number for them, but for the player, it's their experience in the game. So you are OK with the player then cheating their chars to level 50 ? Good, cause in that case, the whole thing is easy to have already to been solved. But then why would one even need to fight against the liches, cause it's not like they can provide anymore XP.
This is why the whole make DM & RM capped at level z is a good solution. Yeah, the bards get a few level ahead of mages, but it's no +10 levels at level 20. Or that would be broken. And Kit Revision intends to set the levels to be the very same for all the classes, that of the Paladins progression. Even to Fighters.
And let's not forget that most spells power is capped, the Fireballs damage is capped to 10d6 damage. The Lightning Bolt is capped at 20d6 if memory serves in SR. They don't progress beyond. But the DM&RM do ? Why ?

 

Liches got their xp from adventurers who thought they could solo revised scs :p


In Topic: Safe to Install/Uninstall on Current Game?

09 October 2018 - 02:42 AM

I am currently playing through a game of BG:EE with the following mods:

  • BG1 NPC
  • Portraits Portraits Everywhere
  • The Picture Standard
  • Artaport
  • LeUI

Before going any further on my current play through, I would like to install a few of the tweaks from the Anthology. Is it generally OK to install/uninstall such tweaks on a current game without messing anything up?

I think you'll be fine, tweaks are meant to be installed after those mods anyway.


In Topic: Protection Against Dispel Magic

04 October 2018 - 04:29 AM

 

 

I am not underleveled. In fact i am over lvl 20 when facing most of the Liches. I can solo ScS without a problem. Timestop is not an issue when your buffs up because Lich can dispel X amount of your buff in a given time. Not all of your buffs. Especially when you can cast spell shield after timestop ends. With SR all of your buffs are dispelled by a level 3 spell which you can't prevent from in any way.

Liches in SCS are what, 29lvl mages? And dispel magic's success is based on caster level difference, right?

 

So what does it mean? Do i need to hit exp cap to fight them? There are a lot of liches triggered as encounter in SoA when you past level 15. You have no chance but to fight. In fact, only in temple ruins, you encounter 2. 

 

I am just not sure if these fights are even doable with a solo arcane caster without ProUndead OR 9lvl spells.