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#963982 - 06/23/14 02:38 AM Gothic Series
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Hi smile

I've just bought a full-on Gothic experience - which I hope to attempt later in the year.

Gothic : The Complete Collection
The full award-winning Gothic Series including all 3 parts & addons.
[Plays in Win7 and WinXP]

So once I start it there is no doubt I will be coming here. Begging for help and advice from all you Gothic experts !! lol

Cheers.

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#964017 - 06/23/14 07:47 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Hi Mad, I love the Gothic games! 1 and 2 are the best, IMO. I took your advice & bought Risen on GOG. I haven't done much in it, I keep getting killed by the vulture. Is there a eapon somewhere?

I think we'll be helping each other with our new games. smile


Edited by Barb (06/23/14 07:47 AM)
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#964028 - 06/23/14 09:08 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Barb]
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How exciting, Mad! I look forward to reading about your adventures. yes

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#964029 - 06/23/14 09:36 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Hi Marian, I remember you helped me a lot when I first played Gothic! Mad will probably have the same questions. lol

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#964050 - 06/23/14 11:04 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Barb]
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That's nice of you to remember, Barb. smile Maybe I'll load up Gothic one of these days and see if I can still remember what I did! grin

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#964055 - 06/23/14 11:15 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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WooHooo, Mad, have a great time!
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#964056 - 06/23/14 11:23 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Barb, play the game as you did in Gothic. Run away and come back later. I remember avoiding a wolf. There is a knife on the beach and there are some items along the path and a shield in a crypt. I recommend heading to the swamp and the bandits first, but be careful not to join them. The inquisition path is much more interesting.

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#964061 - 06/23/14 11:56 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Pokey]
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Hi smile

Barb ... Search that whole beach area good & proper (saving your game a lot lol) and you'll pick up quite a bit of stuff - including the knife Pokey mentioned.
And always check any plants you can gather as some have "permanent" beneficial effects happydance

[If Gothic is anything like Risen I just know I will like it - and thanks for the encouragement, folks !!]

Cheers.

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#964296 - 06/24/14 12:46 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Couldn't resist taking a peek at Gothic (the original) but getting used to the controls is certainly going to be a big learning curve for me eek

And I haven't even been able to find things like a "Stats Screen" or a "Quest Journal".
Does the game have them ?? And if so, how do I access them woozy

[Help is ALWAYS appreciated, thank you yes]

Still .... I can boast that I've discovered how to change from "movement mode" to "combat mode" .... even though completely by chance !! lol
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#964305 - 06/24/14 01:22 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Mad, you will get used to the controls quickly. Do you have a manual?

From a walkthrough:

1.5. Info screens
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Pressing S calls the Status Screen. You can see your level, experience, and various characteristics.
Pressing L calls the Mission Diary screen. Each time you find something interesting, there will be a scribbling sound and
something will be written in the Diary. There are several sections: current missions, completed missions, cancelled missions
and miscellaneous info.

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#964309 - 06/24/14 01:37 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Pokey]
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Just in case you don't have a manual:

Gothic keyboard controls

It all seemed really strange to me at first too, but give it an hour or two and you will grow accustomed to it; that's how it was for me, anyway.

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#964314 - 06/24/14 01:44 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Barb]
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Originally Posted By: Barb
Hi Mad, I love the Gothic games! 1 and 2 are the best, IMO. I took your advice & bought Risen on GOG. I haven't done much in it, I keep getting killed by the vulture. Is there a eapon somewhere?


Before you confront the vulture, look around the shoreline completely, especially at the other end. There are a few things you can pick up.
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#964321 - 06/24/14 02:03 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: hagatha]
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I do have a manual and after I posted my questions here, I did find the answers yes
I can only surmise that I didn't don my proper Gothic Glasses soon enough - for which I apologise redface

But thank you very much, Pokey and Marian, for coming with help so quickly. It is much appreciated praise

And no doubt I'll be back asking for more before too long, Gothic Glasses or not !! shocked

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#964635 - 06/26/14 10:48 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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I do quite like this game and I've played a little more now - mainly exploring "Old Camp" and trying to get my bearings there.
[Although I still seem to get lost with monotonous regularity !! lol]

But for me to level up and improve at all is going to take years because everything costs LOADS of ore and I've only managed to acquire 13 lumps of the stuff so far eek

And as I find my character so difficult to control in combat mode, my fighting is absolutely pathetic .... which doesn't help redface




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#964637 - 06/26/14 10:55 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Mad, hopefully the combat will feel more natural the more you play....
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#964744 - 06/26/14 08:08 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Mad, if you can possibly buy some hunting skills, it will help you earn animal pelts, claws, etc., which will increase what you can sell for more ore - a good investment. If I remember correctly you probably passed a couple of hunters before reaching the camp who can teach the skill.

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#964804 - 06/27/14 05:37 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Rowan]
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Yes, I will keep trying to improve my combat technique, looney4labs but I've watched some Gothic combat on YouTube and my efforts don't look anything like what I saw there !! shocked

The lowest amount of ore I need in order to obtain any one of those skills from the hunters, Rowan, is 50 thumbsdown
So I'm thinking I'll start the game over and try and do better - now I know more about how the game operates yes
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#964841 - 06/27/14 09:49 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Mad, your combat technique will improve as you move up the skill trees. The combat moves change as you take higher levels. This is very important in these games.

I usually forego the non-combat stuff for a while and concentrate on improving Dexterity and Strength for a while, then work on Sword skills, and then, when I am competent to do so, I venture out and start on Bow skills and then, when reasonably good, start with the money-centric skills like Lock picking and Hunting. The thing with the Gothics and Risen is that you can always go back to an area and take what's there if you had to leave things behind earlier on.

Possible Spoiler:
Click to reveal..
In the Old Camp you can find someone who will take you somewhere else, and that person will do your killing for you on the way, which will give you experience points.
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#964850 - 06/27/14 10:18 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: hagatha]
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Thanks, hagatha smile

However, I seem to be in a vicious circle.
To obtain skills I need ore. And to obtain ore (of any quantity) I need skills !! duh

But I will plod on.

[I did start the game over and do fight a little better now - but nothing to shout home about lol]
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#964975 - 06/27/14 09:40 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Hurrah !! I've improved my fighting a bit - after realising what I was doing wrong happydance

And now, I'm going to follow your "spoiler" advice, hagatha grin
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#965016 - 06/28/14 09:41 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Hi Mad, **SPOILER ALERT**talk to Diego about joining the camp - he tells you to talk to Thorus - Thorus gives you a quest to get rid of Mordrag - go to him - he's left of the castle gate, near the other entrance, follow him to the New Camp, he will kill the monsters & YOU get the experience. At the New Camp, you'll find someone who wants you to give out swampweed - each person you give it to will give you 10 ore. That way, you'll get 100 ore to buy a better weapon.

Sounds like you're doing fine, it just takes time to build experience & accumulate ore.

EDIT: Do you have a good walkthrough, Mad? This is the one I used: http://www.gamesover.com/walkthroughs/gothic.txt


Edited by Barb (06/28/14 09:52 AM)
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#965020 - 06/28/14 09:53 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Barb]
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Thank you, too, Barb, for another tip thumbsup !!

It's so great to have help when you need it happydance
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#965116 - 06/28/14 02:21 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Another question wink

Is there such a thing as a "World Map" for Gothic 1 - which shows the paths between the camps and/or important "wilderness" locations ??

I've looked on the web but can't find one.
And when I go roaming out and about, I invariably get lost for hours, or, more often, killed off by wolves and things shocked
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#965126 - 06/28/14 02:42 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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If I recall correctly, there is no in-game map. If I find a map online, I'll let you know. smile

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#965128 - 06/28/14 02:58 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Marian]
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Thanks, Marian thumbsup

I'm doing a lot better now, since I improved my combat AND also took hagatha's advice happydance
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#965165 - 06/28/14 05:14 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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There are Gothic maps on this page.

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#965168 - 06/28/14 05:33 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Rowan]
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Nice, Rowan - thanks! wave

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#965181 - 06/28/14 07:06 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Mad, in the Gothics you just have to chip away at the corners of each new area very slowly and by all means run away.

For instance, at a certain point you will see a bridge with some obnoxious-sounding small black beings on the other side. They look easy but - WOW! So what I do in this and all other multi and tough enemy situations is dart in, smack something with an arrow and then run like hell while they chase. They will give up eventually, at which point you can be an absolute yellow-bellied coward and stick another arrow in their backsides as they walk away.
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#965195 - 06/28/14 07:35 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Sounds like the same strategy I used in DD. wave
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#965202 - 06/28/14 08:02 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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It's always my strategy because I never build fighters, always mage/thief types. You have to be willing to be a scaredy-cat for the first half of any game, but after that it's usually fine.
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#965213 - 06/28/14 09:10 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: hagatha]
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Hi smile

Yes, Barb, thanks. I found that walkthrough a while ago and have a link to it on my Desktop.
[It's a good one.]

And thanks to you, Rowan, also. I actually found those maps fairly soon after starting the game, but I’ve been trying to find one that shows the paths linking the camps.

AND .... Yes, looney4labs and hagatha !!
I am using those tactics when I have to - which is frequently wink
But in real life my sense of direction is non existent once I turn a corner and it’s just the same with my games. Once out of any gates and into a wilderness and five minutes later I am lost !! redface

But thanks to you all, anyway. I very much appreciate the help you are giving yes
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#965270 - 06/29/14 07:14 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Mad, you can buy a map from Graham for 50 ore. When Diego gives you the quest to get the list from Ian in the mine, he'll send you to Graham to get a map to the mine.
Once you buy a map of the colony, you can just hit M to see the auto-map.
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#965308 - 06/29/14 10:34 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Barb]
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Thanks, Barb - I had forgotten about that. wave

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#965321 - 06/29/14 11:40 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Marian]
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Barb, you have absolutely saved my bacon praise Thank you so much !! thumbsup

I already have that map but haven't looked at it because I expected it would just be a map of the mines themselves - not the route as well - and I'm pretty sure I'm not anywhere near good enough to risk a trip to the mines yet eek

[But I didn't buy it. I argued with Graham till I got it for free snicker]

Thanks again !!

Cheers.

Mad bravo
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#965410 - 06/30/14 08:42 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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You do need to go to the mine & get the list from Ian. I think it's necessary if you want to join the camp. Run like crazy following the map to the mine, stay on the boardwalks in the mine & you won't have to fight anything until you get to Ian. Tell him Diego sent you, get the list & go back to the Old Camp.

Did you do the thing with Mordrag? That'll make Thorus happy. smile

Buy the Map of the Colony as soon as you can - it shows the whole area, not just a small part.
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#965421 - 06/30/14 10:30 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Barb]
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OK. I'll put going to the mine higher on my "to do" list, Barb smile

I didn't kill Mordrag (I'm not strong enough) but he does appear to have permanently moved to the Sect camp now - and Thorus seemed happy enough with that.

And I have two maps showing the whole colony now.
One (in-game) called The Way to the Mine - that I persuaded Graham to give me - and one (not in-game) that I downloaded from the Web.
[They both show the same area but the labelling is different - which I think I'll find helpful.]
Is there another I should buy from Graham specifically called the Colony Map ??
I'll find him and ask yes

I am still taking a loooooong time to generate skill points because I can still only kill a few types of "monsters".
I think I'd better visit all the camps again and do more "want to join" quests and try to get more experience that way.

EDIT :
Bought the Colony Map from Graham now and it bears an arrow that at least shows if I'm travelling in the right direction .... which I hardly ever am !!!! laugh


Edited by Mad (06/30/14 10:07 PM)
Edit Reason: Got PROPER Colony Map !!
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#965606 - 07/01/14 08:56 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Hi Mad, As long as Mordrag is gone, I guess that quest is done. I'm glad you got the colony map - it's invaluable for finding your way around!

Guess you've been to the new camp - Did you talk to the baal near the entrance? He'll give you 10 swampweed plants. Give one to the various mercenaries and rogues. They will give you 10 ore apiece for it. That way, you'll accumulate some ore. I'll tell you another trick later if you need ore.

You'll be able to kill much harder monsters if you have a good sword. I got one from Fisk that does 20 damage. That's pretty good for a beginning character. You'll find better later.

Are you enjoying the game? it's one of my favorites - a good old-fashioned RPG. Did you decide which camp to join? You can join any one of them, but I always go with the Old Camp. You must be level 5 before you can join any of them.


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#965629 - 07/01/14 09:55 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Barb]
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Yes. I'm sure I will find the Colony Map an asset, Barb, as when I look at it I'm invariably NOT going in the right direction lol
[BTW. I checked my journal and the Thorus quest shows as "completed". So that's good yes]

And I have done the swampweed distribution at the New Camp.

I don't have enough strength or dexterity yet to be able to use a better sword. But I plan to right that as soon as possible.
However, I did manage to get myself a bow and I hope to try that out shortly smile

Yes. I am enjoying the game despite still feeling that the controls are awkward, compared to other RPGs I've played and the fact that I can still frequently get lost. Especially in the Sect camp eek
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#965639 - 07/01/14 10:41 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Mad, one of my strategies was to use the bow. There are areas with creatures that are too tough to go face to face but I would seek out a tall rock or cliff and then shoot them from a safe perch. Sometimes you have to lure them to you. It would thrill me to no end when my rock was too high for that creature and I was sticking it full of arrows. snicker That way you can grow your skill points faster.

Just don't run out of arrows. eek

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#965666 - 07/01/14 01:40 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Rowan]
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Yes. During my most recent encounter with wolves, I DID climb high up and DID manage to kill most of them, Rowan.
But I DID run out of arrows lol
However, those that were left were wounded and I was able to finish them off with my (still a weak one) sword !!
[And as I've since learned to skin them, next time I pass that way I'll be doing just that.]

BTW. Is it necessary with this game do everything (except join) at the Sect Camp ??
I really dislike it there and am always totally lost every time I go.
And even when I do manage to get to where I want to be and find the person I'm looking for, they don't always behave as per the walkthrough so I've wasted my time eek
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#965715 - 07/01/14 05:16 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Ranged attack, for the win happydance
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#965745 - 07/01/14 08:53 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Mad, there are certain basic quests that you will need to do for each camp, but by no means will you have to do ALL the quests if you don't want to, and anyway after a certain point you will have to choose your path, which means you will not advance in the other camps after that point.

I know what you mean about the New Camp. It's very confusing. After a few times through the game I now know where everything is, but in that first game I always got lost. The skillset offered by the New camp is quite powerful, but you can always check that out in a later game.

You know, I have a game of Gothic half played somewhere on my old laptop. I should resurrect it.
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#965791 - 07/02/14 08:07 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Hi Mad, looks like you have LOTS of friends helping you out here!

I've played this game at least 20 times, & I STILL get lost in the swamp camp! lol

I always join the Old Camp, because I think it's the easiest. You have to do a few quests- buy a sword for Whistler, find Nek for Sly, and fight Kharim in the arena. And you have to be level 5.
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#965815 - 07/02/14 10:45 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Barb]
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Hi All - And thank you for your responses !! thumbsup

I've done some quests in all the camps but I'm hoping not to have to do any more in the Sect Camp.

I like the New Camp however. [It's small enough that I don't get lost !! Hehehe.]
So I'm certainly not averse to doing more quests there.

Of those quests you mention, Barb; I've bought the sword for Whistler and found Nek for Sly.
[I'm not good enough, though, to fight Kharim yet.]

At the moment I'm at the Old Mine on that quest for Diego. But I've only just got there so don't know what I might have to face up to, yet.
Excitin' !! evil

Cheers.

Mad laugh
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#965822 - 07/02/14 11:10 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Sounds like you're doing great, Mad!

Once you enter the mine, go down to find Ian. You won't have to fight anything if you stay on the boardwalk. That makes it an easy quest! You'll be back later, though, & it won't be so easy!

You don't have to beat Kharim - just fight him. Talk to Skatty & ask him if he'll speak up for you. He'll say he might, if you happen to impress him. Put all your ore,
& anything else you want to keep, into Diego's chest, or there's an empty box near the arena that works, challenge Kharim, & go into the arena with him. He'll clean your clock, but won't kill you. Then talk to Skatty again & go back to Diego. Ask him about your esteem in the camp, & you should have enough brownie points to join them.
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#965853 - 07/02/14 02:43 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Barb]
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Safely back from the mine AND I have leveled up AND I have got myself a better sword bravo

[But I still don't have enough "esteem" tasks completed lol]

However, I'm going to "go out and about" and fight for a while now - to build up some experience smile
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#965856 - 07/02/14 02:58 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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#965900 - 07/02/14 09:05 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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It IS a fun game! Mad, I'm jealous of you, having Gothic I and II to play.
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#965995 - 07/03/14 11:38 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Barb]
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Yes. I am enjoying the game, thank you grin

However, for a while I won't have the time to play quite so often and as a result my progress will now slow down !! eek
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#966491 - 07/06/14 10:20 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Just a quick question smile

Can I complete Gothic without using magic at all ??

Or is it possible to just use a "little" magic ??

[I tend to play Fighters rather than Mages grin]
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#966519 - 07/07/14 07:15 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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You learn a little magic, but I use it basically for healing. There are a couple of places where you will use magic scrolls, but I never worried too much about my mana. It's worth it to raise your mana points when you can, because you need them to use scrolls. You WILL rely mostly on your fighting in this game.
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#966593 - 07/07/14 02:31 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Barb]
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Thanks, Barb thumbsup

I'd better get some magic tuition when I next have some spare skill points, then.

So far I've mainly been using my points to gain strength and dexterity.
[With a little lock picking and sneaking on the side lol]

EDIT :

I've accumulated a few skill points again now (12).
So should I just "buy" mana or do I possibly need to acquire more points and then go ask for actual "training" in magic from someone ??
[I can't find much info on the web about magic in Gothic 1.]


Edited by Mad (07/07/14 04:01 PM)
Edit Reason: Need More Magic Advice :-D
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#966623 - 07/07/14 07:30 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Mad, you don't have to use much magic, but those Bloodfly scrolls can come in really handy if you need to get somewhere else fast. There are only a few of them in the game, so don't waste them.
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#966626 - 07/07/14 07:55 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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You need one of those bloodfly scrolls for a quest so always keep one in reserve for that.

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#966630 - 07/07/14 08:42 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Rowan]
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Thank you both smile

I expect I have to train in Magic and also acquire Mana before I can use a scroll think

EDIT :

Well after a deal of messing about, I just can't fathom how to use scrolls redface

Can anyone please tell me what I need to do before I am able to use one ??

And when I've done whatever that is, how to actually use one ??

EDIT 2 :

I think I've solved the scroll thing now ....
I don't need to get "magic" training. I just need to spend a few skill points on Mana and then when in combat, enable a scroll like I would a weapon ??







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#966865 - 07/09/14 07:54 AM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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When you want to use a scroll, make sure you have the correct amount of mana (for example,if you want to use healing,& it takes 10 mana points, you must have the points, then give it a number, like 4, close the menu, press 4, & the spell will show up on the screen. Then press ctrl+up to use the spell. Sometimes, you have to hold it a while before it works. You can assign a number to each of your spells, & press that number for each spell. There are 2 places I can think of where you can raise your mana points - one is in the New Camp, from Chronos, the guy who walks around the ore mound all day, & one is in the Swamp Camp, from Bal Cadar.
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#966922 - 07/09/14 03:11 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Barb]
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Thanks very much, Barb !! Much appreciate the help and advice dance
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#966950 - 07/09/14 04:08 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Thanks, Barb wave

Have fun, Mad wave
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#966982 - 07/09/14 08:00 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: looney4labs]
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Thanks, looney4labs happydance
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#967815 - 07/14/14 04:40 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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I have to say a BIG thank you to you for recommending Gothic thumbsup

I'm having a GREAT time with the game and hoping Gothic 2 is more of the same dance
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#967825 - 07/14/14 06:20 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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WooHoo, that is a good endorsement thumbsup
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#967828 - 07/14/14 06:26 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: looney4labs]
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Always got to spread happy news, looney4labs laugh laugh
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#967829 - 07/14/14 06:33 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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That's wonderful, Mad - and even better when you have a game that is very re-playable. dance

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#967839 - 07/14/14 07:54 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Mad, not only is Gothic 2 as good, it's even better! So if you loved Gothic, you'll be really happy with the sequel.
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#967875 - 07/14/14 10:59 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: hagatha]
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Thanks Marian and hagatha smile

And fabulous news about Gothic 2 !! bravo
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#970119 - 07/27/14 02:35 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Just wanted to say I am still enjoying Gothic. And haven't got bored with it at any stage smile

[Which can happen for me when games are nothing but fight, fight, fight snicker]

I feel it is a well rounded game thumbsup
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#970122 - 07/27/14 02:56 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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That's great to hear! dance

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#970879 - Yesterday at 03:44 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Marian]
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Finished Gothic (fabulous enjoyment) and about to install Gothic 2 dance dance dance


Edited by Mad (Yesterday at 09:24 PM)
Edit Reason: Changed the "two".
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#970917 - Yesterday at 08:16 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Mad]
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Woo hoo, so glad you had fun! How many Gothic runs does this make for you?
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#970920 - Yesterday at 08:57 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: looney4labs]
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Congratulations! bravo

Have fun with Gothic 2. dance

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#970925 - Yesterday at 09:27 PM Re: Gothic Series [Re: Marian]
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This was my first Gothic ever, looney4labs, which I purchased after good recommendations here at Gameboomers happydance

And thank you, Marian, I feel sure I will like Gothic 2 just as much as I did the first thumbsup
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