Curious Artila Elyssaen Posted September 23, 2015 Share Posted September 23, 2015 My accidental Geneforge 2 challenge: Playing from G5, to 4, to 3, I finally decided to try a Missile Guardian in G2... ...without canisters... ...or Shaping/companions, except for the occasional (2-3 times) suicide fyoras... and by the time I hit Level 5, I got so silly about keeping some SP free in case I needed to boost Lead/Mech that I just thought... hey, why not see how far I can get without spending any more SP? I mean, I'm only on Normal... The Build: +1 Dex, +4 Missile, +2 QA, +4 Parry, +5 Lead, +4 Mech, +1 Luck. 34 SP, bought by Level 5. How it's going: 1. Everything up to Freegate wasn't a problem I would've got further in the Crystal Caverns if I hadn't brought out the damn Icy Spectres. 2. Sharon's Grove: got the Four-Fang Bracelet on first attempt. First two I could beat, and the rest (inc. the Battle Beta's glaahk minions) I led back to Sharon and just stole her kill. 3. Went west at Freegate, into Barzite territory, for RP reasons – my job's to find Barzahl and Shanti. 4. Upper Research Hall: insufficient Mech to disable everything, but you can sneak past most of them. Got the Quicksilver Chain with suicide fyoras and getting lucky with Parry. 5. Want to clear the Clockwork Maze. Don't have the Lead, Mech or power. To get up to 10 Lead, I killed the beta Learned Darian wanted: it could one-shot me, but with 9 AP I just kited it. (Any hittable, solo melee foe except Plated Bugs are trivial with 9 AP.) 6. Got an Infiltrator's Tunic earlier, but will need an Infiltrator's Cloak too to handle the Clockwork Maze. The journey through Awakened land to the Northern Pass to get the Infiltrator's Cloak was brutal. Then I decided to go further. Dead Pass made me cry, but I snuck through to Taker territory for fun. 6. With the Cloak, it's time for the Maze. vs. the Drakon Golem, I had four golems to distract it. I ran past it, grabbed the +1 Mech from a book, which was just enough: I ran back, hid until the golems damaged it enough, and disabled it. Area clear. Cue Infiltrator's Ring and Charm: my Lead/Mech can deal with anything now. 7. I found Shanti's corpse, met Barzahl, and knew Stanis had to die. But... yeah, can't touch him. Need a better weapon. Irritatingly, melee turned out to be the way. I sabotaged Rising, and then did something crazy... 8. I got a Puresteel Blade. Stealthed through Dead Pass back to Zhass-Uss. My target: Infested Pass, near Benerii-Uss. Taker Toll Road isn't so bad. Dryss roared one turn before I hit the Infested Pass. 9. Infested Pass. Oh good god. Everything can one shot me (that's not new), and it's a linear path. I had to observe sentry patterns, hide behind jagged wall edges, and even then it was horrific. But I got the Puresteel Blade, and even to Benerii-Uss. The Entrance is easy to sneak through by comparison to the Pass. 10. Time to avenge Shanti! Speed Pod, three fyoras to distract/pin him, Ensnaring Crystal, bit of luck: Stanis is down. You have a Guardian Cloak? Okay, I can forgive you now. At this point I'm Level 20 with 76 SP unspent. Puresteel Blade for melee, have one Reaper Baton, one Acid Baton and plenty of lesser batons. Four-Fang Bracelet, Shaped Shield, Infiltrator's Ring, Girdle of Endurance, Guardian Cloak, Quicksilver Chain. Gives me 7 Missile, 8 QA, 8 Parry, 11 Lead/Mech even before specific gear. I'm not sure where to go next, or how to put off spending SP even longer. I'm going to need better items and some skill-ups from training. I managed to get to Outer Gazak-Uss but don't have the cash for Guas's upgrades yet. This is my first G2 game, and the walkthrough's not as detailed as the later ones, so I'm not sure what my options are from here. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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