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December 22nd, 2017, 16:30
Wow lots of responses when I logged in here after work!

I play hardest difficulty because of the problem Dartness mentioned… most games after you clear the first couple hours you just get overpowered and faceroll everything and it doesnt engage me anymore.

I never noticed the difficulty custom settings before! Sheesh. I swear I went through all the options at the beginning (I always put subtitles on first thing).

Maybe I'm expecting to kill things too fast in this mode. I played Risen and Gothic with one point in swords because everything was killable, just needed patience and timing. Even a troll can be felled with 150hits. This game some things are too tough amd I just cant dodge enough. Maybe I should try running

Anyway this was not meant to sound like a complaint. I love the game.
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December 22nd, 2017, 18:50
You really have to run for awhile IMO, unless you find cheesing the system and killing things in 200 hits or whatever fun.

My strategy was fire a shot or see how much damage Duras is doing, if it's barely moving the health bar, run. Then you'll start learning which creatures you can mess with and which to avoid entirely, then just use that knowledge going forward. Survival skills like Camouflage, Sixth Sense and so on help a lot too.

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December 22nd, 2017, 19:01
Thats the other downside. I generally don't play with companions in any game. Much prefer the solo. I either find them way too strong (Patty Risen 2 wtf) or way too weak (Dogmeat.. nooooo!!)
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December 22nd, 2017, 19:32
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Hmm, it seems the lighting has been screwed up by the patch. Night is bright as daylight - and many areas that used to be relatively bright before are now very dark.

I can't imagine it's intentional, but I feel like it's not a good experience as is.

Oh well.
It is to be expected, since the night sky is filled with two huge moons! (Small moon orbiting big moon actually.)
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December 22nd, 2017, 19:48
Wow, pickpocket skill is stupidly overpowered

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December 22nd, 2017, 19:59
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Wow, pickpocket skill is stupidly overpowered
Really? I rarely found NPCs carrying much on them. Usually just some elexit and 1 or 2 random items of low value.

I sort of forgot about it after a while though and stopped using it.
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December 22nd, 2017, 20:11
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Really? I rarely found NPCs carrying much on them. Usually just some elexit and 1 or 2 random items of low value.

I sort of forgot about it after a while though and stopped using it.
Well, so far they carry a lot more Elexit than most items have been worth. I think I just looted more than 1000 elexit in 5 minutes. I also looted sunglasses from a trainer. It's fast and if you fail, reloading is nearly instant.

I guess later on it won't be worth as much, but right now it's the best investment I've made in terms of progression

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December 22nd, 2017, 21:22
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Thats the other downside. I generally don't play with companions in any game. Much prefer the solo. I either find them way too strong (Patty Risen 2 wtf) or way too weak (Dogmeat.. nooooo!!)
It's more of a "must-use" component of ELEX IMO. But I guess if you really just want to avoid combat for even longer and then level up enough to handle it yourself, that's an option. Duras just makes a good bodyguard for the early parts of the game.

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December 22nd, 2017, 21:32
Bow is a great choice Dart. I think the ranged weapon that does the most damage is a Warbow III.

But there is a Cleric spelll that increases cleric gun damage so that puts them at the top for ranged weapons apparently.
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December 23rd, 2017, 01:20
I think all the ranged weapon types are viable. I went with bows but that's because I was a beserker and it made sense from a role-playing standpoint. I would have went with energy weapons had I played a cleric or shotguns If I was an Outlaw.
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December 23rd, 2017, 01:28
Spearguns are pretty wicked, too, as they can cause bleeding damage which takes larger chunks out of enemies even if you are low level. So the attacks themselves don't do much but the bleeding does.

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December 23rd, 2017, 13:31
What's the recommended difficulty for a first playthrough?
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December 23rd, 2017, 13:34
Having great fun with the game and I'm getting into a proper PB mood

The basic Cultivator Bow + Duras has really been enough to clear the vast majority of Goliet quests with zero challenge. The pickpocket skill has made money a non-issue - so I can buy whatever I need. Primarily, I've been buying arrows so that I don't feel I have to conserve ammo.

Combat is a bit clunky - and it's way, way too easy to evade and shoot at most stuff. In fact, the only thing preventing me from defeating harder enemies is a lack of patience. I suspect once I upgrade the bow and get Ranged weapons to level 2 - it's going to be a lot easier.

As always with PB games, the best part of Elex is the world and the exploration. The writing is not very good - but some of the plot is kinda neat. The combat is less than satisfying - but it gets the job done in terms of progression.

The progression itself is ok, even if I still think it's a mistake to prolong the power incline for so long. But, the jetpack and super forgiving monster AI means I can easily run from quest to quest in a timely manner.

The only big downside for me, so far, is the bright night issue after the patch. I remember the darker nights from before - and it was really cool from a lighting perspective. I fear we won't see a fix for this for a long time - if ever.

Pretty annoying, actually - but I refuse to wait for another patch.

I can easily see how it has gotten such poor ratings, though. It's about as far from a mainstream experience as I can imagine for an otherwise great game.

Anyway, having fun…..

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December 23rd, 2017, 16:48
Also, the world is pretty huge. I just ran all the way to Hort from Goliet - quite a hike.

Love the variety so far!

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January 7th, 2018, 18:50
Originally Posted by Thrasher View Post
Yeah, I am just playing on normal. Really, I have nothing I need to prove anymore.
I think some people (I whish I could write kids and teenagers but alas not) still haven't understand this, no matter how basic it is. :-)
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January 7th, 2018, 18:53
Originally Posted by Wisdom View Post
Wow lots of responses when I logged in here after work!

I play hardest difficulty because of the problem Dartness mentioned… most games after you clear the first couple hours you just get overpowered and faceroll everything and it doesnt engage me anymore.
If really that's the point, ask yourself why you thought that you choose another difficulty level would worth a thread? I wonder. :-)
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January 7th, 2018, 22:38
I'd have to say people who feel the need to belittle how others have fun should probably consider who the real kids are

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January 8th, 2018, 18:04
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If really that's the point, ask yourself why you thought that you choose another difficulty level would worth a thread? I wonder. :-)
@Dasale sorry I dont understand your question.
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January 17th, 2018, 05:57
Originally Posted by Dasale View Post
I think some people (I whish I could write kids and teenagers but alas not) still haven't understand this, no matter how basic it is. :-)

I used to play Battletoads, Ninja Gaiden, Double Dragon and Robocop. When you grow up playing a NES, you just cannot play modern games in normal mode, nightmare is the bare minimum.
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