The Titan

AuthorTopic: The Titan
Electric Sheep One
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I recently took up a G4 game that I had left for about a year after finishing chapter 4. It was a rebel servile on torment, with a build that favored melee, blessing, and mental magic. Somehow I never seemed to have enough essence pods for comfort, but I did have just enough essence and energy to buff up well in each zone, and still cast a few mind-mangling spells to take care of mobs. It's a potent mix.

I just finished the Titan, taking several attempts to discover the critical slowing, shielding, cornering and charming strategy. After finally killing the creature, I was left with a sliver of health, 5 AP, and a hostile rotdhizon on either side. Two charmed but wounded Exploding Kyshakks were also beside me, but the rots were barely scratched and would act first anyway. I had no energy, essence pods, or healing items left. And since I had just attacked to kill the Titan, I couldn't even run.

I survived by clicking on a nearby machine, which moved me away for 3 AP. Then I attacked a distant dazed Ur-Glaahk, which ran me a few steps further away from the rotdhizons, but didn't get me all the way to the target, so it stayed dazed. This put me far enough away that the rotdhizons killed the kyshakks instead of coming after me, and with 15 AP and a head start, I was safe.

G4 is a good game.

It's a tad odd to think of poor Harle, about to be cut down at the moment of victory because he was too mad with battle lust to move, being saved by his inner geek saying, "Hey, check out the cool machine!"

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Posts: 3335 | Registered: Thursday, September 4 2003 07:00
Infiltrator
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Ooh, that's a nifty trick, moving away by clicking objects. I must remember that. :)

I wonder why Jeff added that rule of no moving after attacking. Any ideas? :confused:

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Shock Trooper
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Sorry, Double Posted

[ Monday, October 15, 2007 10:16: Message edited by: SlaughteringSevile ]

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Life's important Questions:
What is the best Artifact
Gloves of Savagery
Is there a more uber sword that the Puresteel Soulblade: No
Vie va la Travokites
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Your incompidence is your own fault
Before you complain, ask yourself, does anyone care? The answer, of course is No.
Posts: 301 | Registered: Tuesday, August 21 2007 07:00
Shock Trooper
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ok thats great but honestly i don't think to many people care, your not the only one who has beaten and escaped the Titan.

Well nicely done, what else can i say :confused:

Taliesan, the answer to your question is obvious, So people didn't get ****loads of AP then do a hit-n-run sort of tactic.
I mean the infiltrator is already a bit rigged

[ Monday, October 15, 2007 10:15: Message edited by: SlaughteringSevile ]

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Life's important Questions:
What is the best Artifact
Gloves of Savagery
Is there a more uber sword that the Puresteel Soulblade: No
Vie va la Travokites
Vie va la Kyryk
Vie va la Serviles
Vie va la Dryaks
Your incompidence is your own fault
Before you complain, ask yourself, does anyone care? The answer, of course is No.
Posts: 301 | Registered: Tuesday, August 21 2007 07:00
Shaper
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Settle down, Sl.Servile, and please refrain from double-posting. Use the edit button.

...

Why is that someone with six posts is determining how many people are interested in what a member who has been here much longer is saying? I was impressed with SoT's rather remarkable survival strategy. It's a good story.

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Law Bringer
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I liked how SoT managed to drag himself out of harm's way using that trick. It was easy enough to die that close to victory.
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Raven v. Writing Desk
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Harle... not a reference to Schala and Kid, is it?

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Electric Sheep One
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No, just a less ugly spelling of 'Ell-rah' reversed. This guy was supposed to be the rabid rebel servile who repudiated all the Awakened moderation.

About AP: in G1-G3, having high AP totally breaks the game, because you can completely avoid enemy retaliation by shooting and then hiding behind something. If you judge your distances right, the enemy may chase you, but it won't get line of sight on you until it has too few AP left to attack. Since a lot of zones are littered with serviceable obstacles, this makes many amazing feats of destruction extremely easy, even on Torment.

And that's if your sense of honor against pixels makes you eschew the even easier cheat of double-tapping 'f' as soon as you're out of sight of the enemy.

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Raven v. Writing Desk
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On ne joue pas avec la liberté
Elle ne se divise pas tout comme l'égalité
Elle ne peut être achètée, négotiée
Ni est changée contre de la pixilité!

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Shock Trooper
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Now, I'm not sure everyone here knows French(I myself don't).Couldn't you just said it in English?

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Lifecrafter
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Aloreal does it to. We can join each-other in local ignorance.

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Shaper
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One does not play with liberty
She does not divide herself just as equality
She cannot be bought, negotiated
Nor is changed against pixility!

Aren't free translation tools wonderful?

[ Monday, October 15, 2007 08:19: Message edited by: Lt. Sullust ]

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Lt. Sullust
Quaere verum
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Synergy I am not determining how many people care about it, I am saying what I THINK people would of though of that, and I stated that in my message
SlaughteringServile Quotes
quote:
I don't THINK too many people care
And as for the posts I have two things I would like to say: One I like to look at posts. Two, I used a different profile before I got this one.

[ Monday, October 15, 2007 10:27: Message edited by: SlaughteringSevile ]

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Life's important Questions:
What is the best Artifact
Gloves of Savagery
Is there a more uber sword that the Puresteel Soulblade: No
Vie va la Travokites
Vie va la Kyryk
Vie va la Serviles
Vie va la Dryaks
Your incompidence is your own fault
Before you complain, ask yourself, does anyone care? The answer, of course is No.
Posts: 301 | Registered: Tuesday, August 21 2007 07:00
Infiltrator
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Then why not keep using your original profile? Unless it got banned, of course.

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"We were meant to live for so much more. Have we lost ourselves?" - Switchfoot
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My poetry
Posts: 432 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2007 07:00
Shaper
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quote:
Originally written by Taliesin:

Then why not keep using your original profile? Unless it got banned, of course.
In most case, creating a new profile will not help those who have been banned.

As for Servile's quote, 'too many' does quantify an amount of people. You are specifically stating that you think that amount doesn't care. So in this aspect Synergy is correct.

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Lt. Sullust
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quote:
Originally written by Lt. Sullust:

In most case, creating a new profile will not help those who have been banned.
It was just a thought. And it is still quite possible. No offense, Servile.

Speaking of which, as a Shaper I am the superior race... just kidding, I'm a (semi-)Trakovite at heart.

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"We were meant to live for so much more. Have we lost ourselves?" - Switchfoot
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My poetry
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Shock Trooper
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Ah but in Synergy's original post he said "
Why is that someone with six posts is DETERMINING"
i said i think he said i was saying it as a fact.
:rolleyes: [EDIT] whoops said something stupid my bad :(

[ Monday, October 15, 2007 12:40: Message edited by: SlaughteringSevile ]

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Life's important Questions:
What is the best Artifact
Gloves of Savagery
Is there a more uber sword that the Puresteel Soulblade: No
Vie va la Travokites
Vie va la Kyryk
Vie va la Serviles
Vie va la Dryaks
Your incompidence is your own fault
Before you complain, ask yourself, does anyone care? The answer, of course is No.
Posts: 301 | Registered: Tuesday, August 21 2007 07:00
Infiltrator
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Profile #17
This is starting to go in a direction (if it already hasn't) that will/would break several board rules. I would advise that you be careful what you say.

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Posts: 454 | Registered: Monday, August 20 2007 07:00
Shock Trooper
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How so?

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Life's important Questions:
What is the best Artifact
Gloves of Savagery
Is there a more uber sword that the Puresteel Soulblade: No
Vie va la Travokites
Vie va la Kyryk
Vie va la Serviles
Vie va la Dryaks
Your incompidence is your own fault
Before you complain, ask yourself, does anyone care? The answer, of course is No.
Posts: 301 | Registered: Tuesday, August 21 2007 07:00
Shaper
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How so done this thread now be.

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