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Flex

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  1. Been giving G4 a pretty decent go by now. Seems like there are way more resistance based things involved here than im used to. Every map theres like one powerful dude who was immune to my cryoas. So im quessing just going one type of creation is bad? I went for 2 wingbolts and 2 drayks. Thats gonna get me through?
  2. So thats where Geneforges difficulty actually comes from. Keeping your creations alive and finding the right moment to switch tiers, if you miss it and go too far or you leveled a really disfunctional combination of creations, you are boned before reaching the end. Thanks guys, seems like I really did have a false mindset on how to play this. Which I really suspected from the beginning,until it started biting me 3.5 games later
  3. Ah, I see. So how you really shaper, is that you have a mix of permanent creations and fodder. But then still my question on lvling shaping skills remains. Doesnt lvling shaping technically become obsolete at some point, if you have this tactic? Lets say im going for vlish. I keep pumping points into INT and magic shaping and looking for create vlish levels. So when I have enough permanent vlishes, im basically lvling up fodder, which isnt really that relevant.
  4. Played everything on normal the entire time. And didnt really want to lower the difficulty. Played the previous games on normal aswell. I think in G3 my mechanics and speech were about 10 by the time I was mid through with Gull. Nothing major, but enough to make some things easier. They did get leveled at the expense of me not lvling shaping skills or INT, but they were quite high at that point anyway, that lvling those would have given me a lesser edge. I quess G3 just didnt like my disposable creation method that got me through previous games with ease. I just noticed that no matter how much I raised my magical shaping lvl it just kept getting harder each zone, til my formed creations ended up dying to only a couple of hits and not doing any damage themselves. And I wasnt underleveled aswell for those areas. I generally played previous Geneforges with the understanding that if im getting destroyed, it must be my low level or I missed something vital. So that wasnt the problem here. So overall how you play shaper really, is that you should only absorb your creation or afford it to get killed, when you unlock its higher tier and even at those times it might not be worth it? Is it a strategy in G4?
  5. Ive decided to dump more than a week straight into Geneforge in general and I noticed that info was at times quite scarce or not really centralized in one place. Anyway it was hard to find. And I had some questions to which I did not find answers to this whole week while playing. Some of them may be due to me sucking at using the search and googling. I played only shaper. Played G1 with basically all in on INT and Fire shaping and pretty much beat it with little effort on normal diff. Kinda same with G2. Really nothing to it. Got drayks, killed everything. Always used the "expendable creations" tactic. As in, went into a map, murdered everything til my creations died, ran back to town crying, made more and came back. But somewhere I read that Vlishes were OP, til then I figured they were probably made of glass and not versatile enough, so I didnt even touch em. But they are really cool looking creations. So in G3 I went for full pumping points into INT and magic shaping. And did quite well most of the time. But by the time I reached Gull island, I got absolutely destroyed by everything. Nothing I did worked. Figured that vlishes might just be for support in this one, so mixed them with Glaahks. Still got destroyed. Absolutely not a single thing I tried worked. Since I already had 15 hours into the game I said screw it, cheated myself fire shaping about the amount of magic and drayk creation +3, made drayks and still destroyed. So I went even further and went for drakon +3 and made some drakons. And still got rekt. So I went even further, cheated a lot of int and levels, buffed the drakons up and then got through the game. So now im in G4 and scared of putting points into anything, due to fear of mybe realizing 15 hours into the game again, that my build is insufficient to continue with. Was G3 ment to be unbeatable as full shaper or did I have a wrong mindset somewhere? Does the "expendable creations" tactic work on later G-s or am I supposed to keep them alive and level them, cause I really liked being completely reckless with them in earlier G-s? Do full shaper builds work in later Geneforge games? How much is too much into shaping skill? I asked because I read somewhere in a forum that 6 in any shaping is good enough, finished G2 with 18 in fire shaping. After my tumble with G3, I went back and started experimenting in previous games aswell. I noticed that increasing shaping skill gives rather little in basestats to your freshly formed creations. Their general lvls increase yet their stat lvls fall behind. I couldnt be fully bothered to figure out how the statdistribution works. How does it actually work?
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