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October 24th, 2017, 22:31
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Same theory as why there are 100's of sources for info out there and yet people still get their world outlook views from facebook.

Its easy.
And crazy.
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October 24th, 2017, 23:07
http://www.gamestar.de/artikel/elex-…g,3321408.html

It was found that attributes in Elex dont have any meaning (eg. more strength = more damage). They are just prerequsites for weapons and skills apparently..

If this is true, Elex is ruined for me. (Wanted to buy next week)
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October 24th, 2017, 23:19
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The robot companion is quite close to the beserkers actually - I'm using him, dumped Duras (The Useless). If you complete the berserker quests you will likely find him otherwise, assuming he stays put,

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Nooooo! Not Duras! He is awesome. I plan on staying with him to the very end

The robot is rather cute though
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October 24th, 2017, 23:20
Originally Posted by vidder View Post
http://www.gamestar.de/artikel/elex-…g,3321408.html

It was found that attributes in Elex dont have any meaning (eg. more strength = more damage). They are just prerequsites for weapons and skills apparently..

If this is true, Elex is ruined for me. (Wanted to buy next week)
I wouldn't let that stop you from enjoying the game. Attack damage/etc. is just tied to your gear and skill choices more than ever now. At least from what I understand. Apparently the wording in the attribute descriptions in-game are poorly worded.
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October 24th, 2017, 23:30
Originally Posted by booboo View Post
The robot companion is quite close to the beserkers actually - I'm using him, dumped Duras (The Useless). If you complete the berserker quests you will likely find him otherwise, assuming he stays put,

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That's not the robot companion that crpgnut is referring to, that's
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The robot/drone companion is here:
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October 25th, 2017, 00:03
Originally Posted by wolfgrimdark View Post
Nooooo! Not Duras! He is awesome. I plan on staying with him to the very end
I liked Duras until I discovered his dirty little secret.
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October 25th, 2017, 00:22
Originally Posted by vidder View Post
http://www.gamestar.de/artikel/elex-…g,3321408.html

It was found that attributes in Elex dont have any meaning (eg. more strength = more damage). They are just prerequsites for weapons and skills apparently..

If this is true, Elex is ruined for me. (Wanted to buy next week)
Yes, it's true. There's quite a big uproar about it though so that might get patched at some point. At the moment its at the stage where the devs are simply defending why they did that and how they are more likely to patch the attribute descriptions to actually be accurate instead of misleading.
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October 25th, 2017, 00:24
Elex also has romances.

Though apparently no gay romances, because this is a manly game for manly people who like their games HARD and ROUGH etc etc.
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October 25th, 2017, 01:04
@Shagnak - oops. you mean the alb robot *ahem* Yeah, I didn't look for him in the end since I'm happy with my current choice :-)
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October 25th, 2017, 01:14
I'm still discovering things that surprise me after 60+ hours. I just saw a Skex catch fire after a guard knocked it into a torch.
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October 25th, 2017, 01:38
My one quibble with this game is that far too many monsters have aerial offensive capabilities. I know the developers probably hated it that there was far too much snipping going on in their prior games (I read as much a few years ago). But I wish they just would have had attack birds that dropped rocks or small goblin types that threw rocks. But when your dog types and lizard types and frog types all have aerial and melee abilities it seems more of a balance trick than a real world thing, at least to me.
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October 25th, 2017, 02:22
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I liked Duras until I discovered his dirty little secret.
Lol well all things considered I think he had reason to do what he did although it is hard to say for sure. Regardless compared to what was going on with everyone else, and the fact he dealt so fairly with me (Jax), I was okay with it all.
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October 25th, 2017, 02:43
Among all companions, the drone is the most useful.
1. lightshow
2. no melee
3. humor

The only negative is - there is a most important romance achievement and you can't get that one with the drone. Which means you need to stick with either… Wait.
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October 25th, 2017, 03:08
I tried to get the drone, but it required me getting… something… and I kept getting fried by Albs
I'll try again later, maybe.

Romancing a drone would be… interesting. If only they'd put that in.
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October 25th, 2017, 04:55
Originally Posted by Shagnak View Post
I tried to get the drone, but it required me getting… something… and I kept getting fried by Albs
I'll try again later, maybe.

Yeah, that was a beyotch to get. I was level 10 or 11 and finally got it after several tries.

I shot the big enemy to lure him out of the main battle area. Once he was down, I took each of the guys up high from as far away from the other dude as possible. If you get two enemies, you're toast.

Romancing a drone would be… interesting. If only they'd put that in.
They did! House with the Robot girls. It was electric!

After I got him, I restarted again though, so I'm back in Goliet again. I always prefer the low level stuff for some reason…My goal this time is to really take note of the level 3 chests as I wander.
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October 25th, 2017, 12:59
Hm. Finally got to level 15 and promotion (yay)! to warrior…only to be told I have to *BUY* my warrior armour!!?? It's 10,000 elexit…seriously, that's shameful.
'here's your reward! You owe us 10,000 elexit!'
All I could afford was the pants (for my modesty) and the helm. Cheapskate beserkers. I can't recall having to buy my promotion armour in either gothic or risen. I then took 'haggle' (wasting a precious skill point) and the price dropped to 9500 elexit. wow.
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October 25th, 2017, 13:09
Originally Posted by crpgnut View Post
They did! House with the Robot girls. It was electric!

After I got him, I restarted again though, so I'm back in Goliet again. I always prefer the low level stuff for some reason…My goal this time is to really take note of the level 3 chests as I wander.
There are two very early and both are in berserker settlement.
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By the time I found another level 3 chest, my lockpicking was level 2 and with the early amulet equipped all the time on me (because armor bonus) I didin't take notes, but there are plenty of those to find.

I'm more interested in level 3 hacking keypads. After 50 hours in the game still didn't find at least one. Level 1 and 2 are everywhere, level 3 nowhere. Some keypads cannot be hacked though, you need to find the correct code.
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October 25th, 2017, 13:18
Originally Posted by booboo View Post
Hm. Finally got to level 15 and promotion (yay)! to warrior…only to be told I have to *BUY* my warrior armour!!?? It's 10,000 elexit…seriously, that's shameful.
'here's your reward! You owe us 10,000 elexit!'
All I could afford was the pants (for my modesty) and the helm. Cheapskate beserkers. I can't recall having to buy my promotion armour in either gothic or risen. I then took 'haggle' (wasting a precious skill point) and the price dropped to 9500 elexit. wow.
You have to buy most armor in most PB games. You get a few of them for free (initial mage armor for example), but then you still have to pay a huge sum for the actual upgrade (such as high fire magician armor costs 1650 ore or some such thing).
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October 25th, 2017, 13:29
But in Elex it's not a pain to get required funds - by the time you get to armor buying you'll be filthy rich. Even without those few money exploit schemes. All you need is:
- thieving and looting
- trophy skill at least on level 2
- haggling

Additionally there are quite a few $ rewarding easy quests, for example:
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If you ask me, IMO it is done right. Every game needs a money sink, especially an exploration game where you loot stuff everywhere. In this game it's a few recipes, armor, base upgrades and elex pots.
Maybe getting some OP armor for free is possible in the game, but I didn't find such one. I didn't even find a freebie miner shirt which is the best factionless armor anywhere but bought it. Looted a few hunter, thief and worker armors though.
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October 25th, 2017, 13:50
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Every game needs a money sink, especially an exploration game where you loot stuff everywhere.
This is one point I see quite regularly as an excuse to explain all kinds of weird design choices in games, but I've never really got why people get so hung up about the amount of gold you have in your stash. If the game doesn't provide enough gold to make it relevant, then sure, that's a problem, but too much? Can't say I've ever been bothered by that. You can't buy XYZ piece of equipment until you come across a vendor selling it, the gating of that equipment is therefore gated by when you meet that trader, not by how much money you have. Yes, open worlds are awkward in this regard, but then open worlds are supposed to allow for people abusing the crap out of them, that's why they're 'open'.

Further, and more to the point, if you were an adventurer in the setting for real, you'd want to be stashing some gold as a nest egg surplus anyway wouldn't you. I personally find it more immersive to think my guy wont be buying XYZ item because he'd rather end the game a millionaire than a broke guy with a nice sword…
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