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Posted 28 December 2014 - 06:26 AM #1 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Time for me to do a Let's Play of Avernum 3, probably my favorite of the two trilogies.  And what better way to start it all off than with a two-parter?

And if you wish to see the previous LPs, you can check them out here and here!

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 08:22 AM #2 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

A3 feature: "+" items, these are ordinary items that have been given extra power by the addition of a magical ability. Item may or may not be relevant but you never know until you check its information screen...
Read every book you can find, a few will contain spells.

You missed two spellbooks in Fort Emergence, they were shown in the walkthrough part of the A3 Manual.
Your Let's Play philosophy seems to be playing it as you do it and not following any walkthroughs.

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 11:57 AM #3 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

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A3 feature: "+" items, these are ordinary items that have been given extra power by the addition of a magical ability. Item may or may not be relevant but you never know until you check its information screen...
Read every book you can find, a few will contain spells.

You missed two spellbooks in Fort Emergence, they were shown in the walkthrough part of the A3 Manual.
Your Let's Play philosophy seems to be playing it as you do it and not following any walkthroughs.
More or less.  I do take hints and suggestions as you post them, but since I have a backlog it can take me a couple episodes to get around to it.  I tend to avoid walkthroughs unless I'm fully stuck.

The way I see it, reactions to things are more interesting if you don't know they're coming.

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Posted 28 December 2014 - 05:44 PM #4 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Spell prices can vary a lot, I made screengrabs for each spell shop so I could compare prices.

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 03:38 AM #5 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Wow, I did not realize how short this episode was when I made it... anyway, before we head onto the surface, we head into Upper Avernum to see what we can see and to train.

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Posted 29 December 2014 - 07:59 AM #6 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

In the first part of the game you will sometimes find your way blocked by the lack of level 3 exploration spells like Unlock Door and Move Mountains. Ditto lack of any form of Dispel Barrier. Even in fairly basic, low-level dungeons this will be a problem.
When you get the spells you need you will need to go back to the dungeons concerned and clear the obstacles away.
To figure out which dungeons you need to return to, you will need to keep notes or use your Journal to record messages from the dungeons concerned. (Said messages will not be related to lack of spells, they will just be general messages on other topics.)

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 03:28 AM #7 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Well it may be Goblins and Bandits, but at least it's better than killing hordes of rats.

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 06:22 AM #8 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Ritual of Sanctification is another thing that is not available for some time...

In the Character Editor, the Gold limit is 15,000. That is a good as guess as any for the game's coin limit.
You missed a few areas with some minor treasures. Game may be based upon you getting Far Sight fairly soon.
Two spellbooks in Fort Emergence are not immediately accessible, but become so soon enough.

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 03:26 AM #9 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Onwards through Upper Avernum we go, heading back to the place we entered into it!

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Posted 31 December 2014 - 07:35 AM #10 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

I went too close to Erika's Tower fairly soon after the start of the game. Party was too low-level to survive the encounters we hit, said encounters blocked any retreat back to Fort Emergence. I had to use the Character Editor to get safely back to the Fort.

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Posted 01 January 2015 - 05:33 AM #11 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Onwards through Upper Avernum we go, to one of the new cities that were made!

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Posted 01 January 2015 - 09:47 AM #12 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

be careful when you get ambushed, killing certain group of ambushers makes 1 important town hostile (nothing which cheat won't fix).

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Posted 02 January 2015 - 02:43 AM #13 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Up next, killing a bunch of bugs.  A lot of bugs.  Holy crap, there's a lot of them... Game over man, game over!

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 06:06 AM #14 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

New Formello isn't bad, but I still prefer the original Formello more.

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Posted 04 January 2015 - 06:28 AM #15 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

More random explorations in this episode, as we see what we can see.

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Posted 05 January 2015 - 03:40 AM #16 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Ah the Vahnatai.  Still as alien as ever.

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 03:30 AM #17 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

After many years, we finally set foot back on the surface.  But not all is as good as could be hoped...

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 03:33 AM #18 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Avernum spies walking into the middle of an Empire city.  This can only end well!

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Posted 07 January 2015 - 11:05 AM #19 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

at least your party is getting tanned.

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 03:32 AM #20 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

View PostEarth Empires, on 07 January 2015 - 11:05 AM, said:

at least your party is getting tanned.
Half of the party, anyway.  I doubt that Slith scales or Nephil fur actually tans.  Hell I think the only creatures in RL that can get tanned are Humans and Pigs.  But I digress.

Onwards through the rest of Krizsan City, and then off to make lots of maidens start crying.

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Posted 08 January 2015 - 06:57 PM #21 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

There are four separate versions of Krizsan, each more damaged than the last. You seem to have the second of the four? The last two versions come into being if you take too long to solve the slime plague.

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 03:33 AM #22 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

View PostIshad Nha, on 08 January 2015 - 06:57 PM, said:

There are four separate versions of Krizsan, each more damaged than the last. You seem to have the second of the four? The last two versions come into being if you take too long to solve the slime plague.

From a note I saw somewhere, Krizsan has a lot more than four versions.  That said, aye I know about the "Doom Timer" as someone once called it, and actually mention it in this episode.

Speaking of which... I suppose seeing two cities with the same name is kinda inevitable in a situation like this.

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Posted 09 January 2015 - 06:24 AM #23 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

There are only four versions of Krizsan found in Town.dat, I was able to decrypt it.

People keep telling you to go to Shayder, when you get there you will understand why they do this.

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 06:29 AM #24 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Exploring a town, checking out a cave, and finding out precisely why we were maybe not the best choice to send to the surface...

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Posted 11 January 2015 - 06:16 AM #25 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Two towns, one for the sea and one for the earth.  Well it's not exactly opposing as the classical elements tend to go, but hey, they tried.

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 03:39 AM #26 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

The Slime Bandits.  No relation to Harry and Marv.

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 08:50 AM #27 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

I think A3 is based upon you having Far Sight because you can get it at level 2 (legitimately) after only a few minutes of game play, if you know what to do.
You can also gain Move Mountains at level 2 at the same time.
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Posted 13 January 2015 - 03:31 AM #28 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

A bit of exploration of the North Shore of Krizsan in this one.

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 09:56 AM #29 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

since you are somewhat near area I again warn you to be careful when you are about to get ambushed.

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Posted 14 January 2015 - 03:38 AM #30 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

And further explorations, in what I consider to be Eastern Krizsan.

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 02:08 AM #31 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

You won't get the Ritual of Sanctification for some time. You will happen to learn about it as part of a major mission.
Five level 3 Priest spells are given as part of totally one-shot encounters. Mercifully, three can also be found elsewhere. War Blessing is the problem case. Every PC who wants it should have it before they hit the second one-shot. You will know this is about to happen.

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 03:32 AM #32 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

Checking a variety of quickly-completed areas in this episode.  Next time... we'll deal with the slimes.

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 07:21 AM #33 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

You missed a few areas with routine treasures, also a level 3 spell.
Gukhbar's Pit, Wolf Pit in Upper Avernum, Below Agate Tower.

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 08:20 PM #34 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

IMPORTANT NOTE: My Hard Drive is failing, and I need to get a replacement to fix it.  Fortunately my saves and data are backed up, but uploads may be paused until then.

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Posted 15 January 2015 - 11:22 PM #35 Avernum 3 Let's Play!

It is not something you can handle by lesser methods? I defragment my drive on a weekly basis. I also use Easy Cleaner to check for invalid registry entries and unnecessary files.
Once a day, I shut down all programs and Shut Down my computer.





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