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  1. Does that mean you can grind levels? Is there a level cap? I wonder if that would allow you to solo the game.
  2. That's a little disappointing. I really enjoyed playing the Avernum games with a singleton.
  3. Randomizer, is it possible to play (and beat) Queen's Wish solo on Torment?
  4. I kind of understand where Jeff is coming from with his cost breakdown, but at the same time, he raised almost $100K on Kickstarter for this game, so it's a little surprising he didn't take at least some of that money and put it towards improving the graphics or at least developing a more cohesive art direction. I guess he expects that the people who backed the game are already a big chunk of his fanbase and will subtract from the expected sales on Steam, etc. In any case, I look forward to playing the game in two weeks.
  5. Has Jeff said when the game would be released? I believe he mentioned September but do we have a date yet?
  6. I recently watched the trailer for Queen's Wish (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkRdCWmBh2k) and can't help but wonder why Jeff chose this perspective and overall art style. I much preferred the isometric graphics of Avadon and Avernum, rather than the top down style of Queen's Wish. Some of the models and character portraits also look a bit off. Now obviously, story and game mechanics are more important in an indie RPG like this, but I feel like Jeff could really have stepped things up a notch, given that it's a new engine etc. What do you guys think about the graphics overall? If any of you
  7. To be honest, I found the whole endgame somewhat anticlimactic - the enemies (including the crystal souls) are pretty weak at that point since you're high level, there are no large set piece battles like the Ornotha Ziggurat and you don't even get to fight the final boss directly - just push a few buttons and the game ends. I suppose it makes sense in the context of the story - Avernum 4 is where you get to finally deal with the Vahnatai threat, but it still feels disappointing. I preferred the endings of Avernum 1 and 2 where you have a clear antagonist and you actually get to fight and defea
  8. All right, if anyone's curious, here's how to defeat Sulfras on Torment with a singleton. She's probably the single hardest boss in the game, so come prepared - bring all your invulnerability, healing and energy potions/elixirs. I also assume that you'll be at max level (42-43), have done everything else in the game, and have maxed out resistances, two + action point items (I like the shield and sandals), access to adrenaline rush, etc. Sulfras' most dangerous attack is a Death curse that would normally kill a non-invulnerable party member, but the Death curse does magical damage t
  9. Also, did you manage to defeat Sulfras with a singleton? Her Death Curse is pretty annoying and even with invulnerability potions sometimes you get frightened/slowed/stunned and die from it anyway. Any tips on beating her?
  10. Wow, you're absolutely right. Getting just 4-5 extra levels from training with Zang made a huge difference for my singleton run. I'm not struggling nearly as much anymore and it's become fun again. It's a little cheesy, but given that torment singleton is about as stupidly hard as you can make the game, I think it's fair. I would recommend training with Zang for anyone who's struggling on torment. Thanks for the tip, Randomizer.
  11. I suppose that you can take a shortcut through the level grind by using Zang for training, which alleviates some of the level/XP scaling problem. Did you end up just doing delivery missions for money for a long time while buying XP/levels from Zang or accumulate money organically? There's honestly not that much to spend cash on past the early skill/spell training so it's probably a good investment in any case.
  12. Evasion doesn't really work that well on torment. You'll get hit and hit hard - the only way to survive is to max out armor and resistances, put some points in endurance and use the terrain to minimize the number of enemies you engage at once. I'm currently running a singleton on Torment with a build similar to the one Sade used for Avernum 2 (http://spiderwebforums.ipbhost.com/topic/21325-a2cs-singleton-build-tips-spoilers/) and it's working fairly well. I have to say that, unlike Avernum 1 and 2, which I also finished with a singleton, I'm finding Avernum 3 to be much more of a slog to get t
  13. Jeff mentioned that the 1.0.1 patch is out now. Does anyone have the patch notes?
  14. Is it better to clear out a bunch of dungeons first until monsters stop giving XP and then finally turn in all the outstanding (completed) quests to maximize XP gain?
  15. Randomizer, given the addition of AOE friendly fire (including from summon abilities) on higher game difficulties, which summons - either regular or Simulacra - did you find most useful?
  16. If it's not too much trouble, could someone go through Randomizer's list and extract the information for all the equipment (weapons/armor) into a separate list/post? That would come in handy when planning builds. Thanks.
  17. So, are you saying that a singleton gets the same amount of combat and quest experience any party member in a full party of four - that is, they level up at the same rate? If so, that is a big difference from A1 and A2. What level did you finish the game at in your singleton playthroughs?
  18. It looks like Jeff pulled the order from his website until the 31st. It's only two more days, so not a big deal either way. Randomizer, did your singleton builds in Avernum 3 differ substantially from those in Avernum 2 since the mechanics don't seem to have changed much, if at all?
  19. Randomizer, I curious, how restrictive is the time limit in the Avernum 3 remake? I'm planning on playing a singleton again, probably on Torment, and I envision a lot of running back and forth from dungeon to town to regenerate. Is it pretty easy to get locked out of quests/merchants or did Jeff relax the time restrictions?
  20. I heard Avernum 3 is already out if you order directly from Spiderweb. Is that correct? Do you also get a Steam/GOG key when you order directly?
  21. Well, it looks like the Avernum 3 remake will come out on January 31, 2018 - at least on PC. I hope Jeff will remake the Geneforge games - especially the first two, after this. They could definitely use a more modern UI and improved graphics palette. http://store.steampowered.com/app/691830/Avernum_3_Ruined_World/
  22. Has Jeff said anything about when the Avernum 3 remake might be released? Any chance it'll come out before the end of this year?
  23. Actually, I think he might be asking about the Avernum 3 remake. Given that Avadon 3 won't be out until next summer, I wouldn't expect Avernum 3 until the end of 2017. I think Jeff mentioned he might do an entirely new game/series after that.
  24. Great advice in this thread. I've also just finished my singleton game with a build very similar to Sade's. I agree that Sulfras probably can't be beaten by a singleton on Torment without level 3 Icy Rain and standing 8 spaces away to avoid her attacks. If you do that however, the fight becomes relatively straightforward. I had a bit of trouble with Garzahd, since I couldn't finish off the last 10-20% of his health at first before his damage became unblockable by invulnerability. What helped me in the end was having 15+ AP (from 2 items and battle frenzy). Then you can drink a potion or use a
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