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  1. So, I have defeated the golems and found the crystal evidence for Berra, had the conversation with Anaximander, been to Girkra, gone through the transporter and listened to the shade, fought Vahnatai, followed them eastwards and listened to Rentar Ihrno on the pedestals. Yet Erika won't discuss the Vahnatai with me and Ostoth only lets me ask about a weapon for giants or dragons. When opening the tunnels beneath the Giants and Troglos in previous versions there were crystals to collect there too in older versions. I've been back more than once and nothing. I only have the alien beasts and the Citadel etc to do leading on to Vahnatai. I like to get Demonslayer from Rentar's rooms before Linda goes rogue again before leaving Rentar for the very end. Do I have to fight Rentar to get evidence to get a weapon to fight Rentar with? I have the warpmetal blade, I have the Radiant Soulblade from Carmine. Do we get an anti crystal soul blade (the one in the golem factory was very tough) or not?
  2. I have to say I miss the horses. Not having to walk everywhere was part of the 'difference' in being on the surface. Without that the surface is just a big Avernum. Something has been lost for me. And not being able to fly to Bigail any more. Looting the Anama treasury will be 'interesting' therefore.
  3. Well despite not being able to talk to her about it Erika's amulets still blasted the hole through the walls. I have been on a smash and grab raid and have Demonslayer. I would like to know how she got it, unless the assumption is she won the final battle in A2.
  4. Why can't I put a weapon in the quick use slot for changes? Why change that now? I have the Alien blade and now I've just got Smite. Is there some slot it has to go in or is that not an option any more? A bit grumpy.
  5. 10% bonus to what? to hit? with melee? pole? Bows? Thrown? Mage spells? Priest spells?
  6. Does anyone know exactly what blessing the ground under your feet actually achieves? This is after getting the Blessed Warrior trait. Or do I have to wait until I get nasty ground spells against me? At least it leaves nice orange coloured squares around. A lot of time I get it just as I need to move off the square to get close enough etc. Also with Tough Feet I have yet to step onto one my nasty fields and not get shocked or burned or frozen so again what is the point? Troglos all made dead. Levelling against wandering giants before tackling Giant castle. Tank is double wielding what I will continue to call the Alien Blade even if SW has renamed it and the Assassin's Falchion, a nice light but well bonused sword. Going through monsters on adrenalin rush like a does of salts. Most satisfying. Investing in speed and gymnastics for fighters with good results. Previously parry and riposte, again to good effect. Khoth is such an expensive spell salesman isn't he?
  7. I have donated the Xian stone to New Formello to help them with their building work.
  8. Twice now I have been informed of the receipt of gold nuggets, once in far NW Kriszan when you defeat a drake and now after completing the kill Lizard chieftain quest for Golddale and my second character has had large numbers of stone blocks placed in his inventory. This is despite there being space in the first character's inventory. What is that about? And did I get the money? I'm not so sure. Are we being given fairy gold?
  9. Now then in the past games, I have been going since Exile 1, that there was an Xian purse. That was slightly useful.
  10. Of course, I thought I had two black basalts, but one of them is Xian rock.
  11. Hmmm, I have put the Xian skull in the chest, closed it and I am now in the Troglo Temple after defeating Vahkhos and that second character is still getting stone blocks in his inventory. He wasn't even the character who was carrying the Xian skull anyway. Any more ideas?
  12. Actually, yes I do have the Xian skull. That would explain it. I think I've pretty much exhausted its repertoire so I'll put it in the chest in the Mansion bedroom with the Xian slacks. I intend that to be my Xian collection.
  13. Actually the second character seems to get stone blocks and sometimes other stuff just appear in his inventory. I've had dried flowers as well. What has happened? Did the hermit off the Western Kriszan coast who cursed me do more than just make everyone wounded?
  14. Note the centering works much better when proceeding South East or South West. The screen centers when the group is within a couple of spaces of the text box. When proceeding directly south the group actually disappears under the text box before the screen centers. Sorry should have said. Mac OS 10.12.6 Mid 2010 15" Macbook Pro.
  15. When proceeding in a Southerly direction with screen centering on the text box often obscures the view ahead. It seems the stimulus to center the the screen is the edge of the window but this doesn't work when going south. I'm constantly moving the screen manually so I don't blunder into monsters unbeknownst. The old version (running on an older computer) recenters with every step. It also doesn't have the text box issue. A2 Crystal Souls, latest version does not have this problem so it is obviously solvable in a similar game engine.
  16. Okay, so no horses in Kriszan province unlike last time. Anyone had any luck anywhere else? Playing in Torment so going a bit slower.
  17. I'm also a little sceptical about the idea that our heroes can outpace alien beasts on foot, let alone giants. Down in Avernum you can imagine outpacing giants because they have to crouch occasionally in the tunnels. But on the surface? It does not compute. Mind you the anatomist in me wants to know how Rentar Ihrno manged to solve the problems inherent in a vertebrate hexapod. Though it looks like she lengthened the body axis to fit the middle pair in. If you lengthen the lumbar spine you can just use another pelvis arrangement.
  18. So the two people I've found who talk about horses but do not rule them out except perhaps in Kriszan province are teasers to make those of us who have played since Exile 3 waste our time? Good to know I can outpace the faster roaming monsters on foot though, the point of the horses in previous versions. Still, I thought it a nice surface benefit touch, you get horses and a mansion. The Mansion even has grass out front to leave them on and trees to tether them to. You just had to remember to leave them somewhere when doing the vanishing tower. Slightly saddened now.
  19. Simulaneous Shade

    So, I need to talk to one of the sages in Formello who won't when the shade is in town. So I teleport to Silvar and the Shade is there as well, back to Formello and the shade is there too. It is only supposed to be one shade. What gives?
  20. I found God of avernum 5!!

    Agreed, if in doubt destroy pylons. At the Vahnatai trap downstairs I always make sure to go around destroying ALL the pylons before going to talk to Rentar Irno and the Demon in Athron's refuge. I summoned some creatures and let them occupy the demons. My tank advanced to the first pylon and used a scroll of acid on the next one. Second tank same. Hasted mage went up spray acid the first two. Whack! whack! Smite. All pylons gone tanks turn to demon. No point wasting anything other than perhaps a slow spell on him until all his pylons are gone.
  21. What I would love would be a way to edit A4 so like in every other one I can just type a and then the letter of the enemy to attack. It bugs me that A4 is the only one like this. I have dodgy wrists, joint fusion in each hand, and A4 is by far the worst of the games for me physically.
  22. A4 Difficulty borked on Mac?

    Also in the tunnels under the Eastern Gallery I came up the stair where you get surrounded by chitrachs and again I breezed it despite it being supposedly Torment. I definitely remember doing that in the past and getting creamed. My party is pretty standard for me, they both have two Traits so have not been levelling excessively and I have not boosted them with the character editor. Usually the chitrachs are so hard the temptation to use the Editor to up Hardiness and Endurance by cheating is very hard to resist.
  23. I've been mucking about with A4 on both this laptop running Mac Sierra and also on the iMac running 10.7.5 (I copied the save file over for direct comparison) and I think Difficulty is borked, it no longer works. Doesn't seem to matter whether I'm playing Torment or Casual. I started playing Hard and found it too easy so went to Torment and there was no difference, enemies were just as easy to kill and just as ineffective in dealing me damage. Has anyone else noticed this? Is there anything I can do? Running v1.1.2 on both machines. That it runs on both machines with radically different OS's a testament though so this is only a minor query, not a big complaint.
  24. A4 Difficulty borked on Mac?

    I've forgotten where the Shareware Monster resided. I'm already south of Formello and the comment still stands wrt chitrachs in the lower tunnels. I also remember the slimes in the tunnels south of Draco were much harder in previous plays through. I recall multiple raids resulting in surviving members having to find their way back to safety and recovery. There was none of that, I breezed right through it, killing mamma slime with ridiculous ease.
  25. Disagree, keep the lasers, keep the challenge, challenge the mind. While I'm moving my characters when they are OFF, will they end in one when they come back ON?