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Posted 11 March 2017 - 06:23 AM #141 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

That's certainly one way in which BoE was better, as it allowed you to place your summons when in combat. (When summoning from town mode they would still appear randomly, though.) I'm guessing the issue here for BoA is that the engine has no way to target an empty space... which I guess is also why spells like Unlock and Move Mountains(?) were changed to radius spells.
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Posted 12 March 2017 - 04:51 AM #142 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Once again, a very difficult and frustrating fight.  This time, the composition of the room plays a bit of a part in it.

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 05:37 PM #143 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

In relation to one of your more recently posted diatribes: Yes, I am watching, but I essentially disagree with your complaints. Bahssikava is meant to challenge expert players. If you don't like that, then you probably won't like the combats, but they are what they are, and they do what they are meant to do. Many of my other scenarios (Nobody's Heroes, The Magic) are nowhere near as challenging, and you might like them better (when you get to them).

I have to admit, I was surprised that you struggled so much with the Flamer haakai. (Flamer is the name of the script that he uses. It's essentially a generalized version of the script of Kimzahn from The Za-Khazi Run.) I remember thinking that the fight was sort of uninterestingly easy when I played it for the first time; I think I stayed farther back from him until I was ready to engage him specifically, so I didn't take as many explosions as you did, and I probably had more resistance to fire at the time. If I remember correctly, I used the Flamer script more than once in Bahssikava/Exodus, so you may want to reconsider your tactics the next time around.

Also, I imagine you've figured this out by now, but if you want Phaedra to come fight alongside you, you have to make sure she has a clear path to do so. She won't charge through your priest and mage. Even then, she sometimes might not, though. Bahssikava is my only scenario with joined NPCs, partly because it was hard to get them to do what you wanted.

(And yes, the reappearance of the slaves in the mine is a bug; that's not supposed to happen.)
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Posted 13 March 2017 - 12:38 AM #144 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

If I want Phaedra to join me in the fight, not only do I need to have a path, but I also need to ensure that the enemies are close enough to trigger her.  A frustrating thing.

Well... as I said, I AM still against slaves.  Even in this case.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 04:09 AM #145 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

I do admit, this is a fairly decent puzzle.  Straightforward, but nice.

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 12:42 AM #146 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Further puzzles appear, including another somewhat tricky one... but once again, I manage to figure it out.  I'm liking the puzzle parts... more please.

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Posted 16 March 2017 - 12:30 AM #147 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Into the fort we go and, as one might expect, it is FILLED with demons.

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 12:37 AM #148 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

The demon lord has been torturing spirits and lesser demons, and has many minions of his own.  One thing I will say... this is QUITE a battle.

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 03:39 AM #149 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Finally we hear the story of what happened to these ruins so long ago.  And find out another concerning thing...

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 01:57 PM #150 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Enjoying these most recent episodes immensely. I have a soft spot for huge battles with many allies and many foes, like the Nolagh-Khar fight. More of those are coming.

Also enjoying your concerns about Legare and this "Goddess" of his. You are very much having the right thoughts. Doubts are appropriate at the moment.
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Posted 19 March 2017 - 04:04 AM #151 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Golems golems everywhere... but this slog isn't quite frustrating yet.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 12:39 AM #152 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

And of course, the nice easy time doesn't last long as more frustrating golems show up.

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Posted 21 March 2017 - 12:35 AM #153 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Deeper into the mountain we go, dealing with golems... and more.

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Posted 22 March 2017 - 12:46 AM #154 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Once again, the scenario is making me irritated... yeah.  It's beginning again.

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 12:37 AM #155 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Further exploration, as we clear a "puzzle" and find some prisoners.

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 12:36 AM #156 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Why does this place have a farm?  I didn't think dragons really ate mushrooms and the like...

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Posted 25 March 2017 - 03:49 AM #157 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Oh goodie, the dragon has a cult of necromantic and undead followers.  Let's kill them!

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Posted 26 March 2017 - 04:27 AM #158 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

Ithik?  Where are you?  I've searched almost the whole place for you, couldn't you have left a few bread crumbs or something?

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 12:44 AM #159 Let's Play Blades of Avernum!

The frustration came back, people!  It bloody came back!

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