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Another Divine Divinity convert! #126313
08/26/03 05:16 AM
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As much as I'm loving Zanzarah, I've put it aside for a few days as my copy of Divine Divinity arrived this weekend, and I'm totally and utterly hooked!

I've read a lot of the threads on the game here, and found them incredibly useful, particularly the very long one. I need some advice, though. I'm playing as a warrior and am currently level 8. I've completed a few quests but am finding it hard to do any more as I keep running across creatures that are too tough for my wimpy warrior.

I've done the catacombs, cured the crazy guy and gone to the barracks to arrange an escort for the healers. I've also met the guy in the inn and found out that I need to go to the castle (haven't ventured that way yet).

Firstly, I thought I would deliver the letter for General Alix, but kept getting killed by a particularly horrible group of Orcs so I gave up on that. I then decided I should level up a bit and roam around and kill loads of spiders, boars and bees as they are relatively easy, but bumped into the dreaded drummer guy. Man, I HATE that guy eek . I suppose I could go back and do a bit of clearing up around Aelroth (sp?)as I've only cleared up a little around the town. Are there any drummers up there? Or should I go to the castle?

I haven't solved George's murder yet, but think I might have broken that quest as all the healers have now left the town bar one!

Any suggestions/tips most welcome! It's such a great game.

Re: Another Divine Divinity convert! #126314
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Hi,

Don't go to the castle until you are at least a level 25-30 because the dungeon you end up in is way to hard for you yet.

Clear up the orcs around the first area to get stronger for now and no there are no drummer boys in that area.

The healers do end up in the (I think) Blue Boar Inn. (Its the one not far from where Captain Alex is.


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Re: Another Divine Divinity convert! #126315
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Thanks! I'll try that for now.

Re: Another Divine Divinity convert! #126316
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I've just thought of a couple more (very basic - sorry!) questions.

How do I store things in barrels/chests? I'm currently living where the game starts off and I've got a chest and some barrels. I can't store any of my stuff in them. When I drag things over I just get that annoying red cross and all my equipment is sprawled all over the floor. I know it's not important, but I like my place to look neat! (LOL)

Also, how do you enchant weapons? I've got a couple of things that can take level one charms, but don't know what to do with them. Where do I find the charms?

Re: Another Divine Divinity convert! #126317
08/26/03 09:04 AM
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Hey Jules,
I don't believe you can place things into barrels and chests, so you'll have to settle for a tidy mess on floors. thumbsup on managing that with no problem.
Magic is so right, leave the castle problem until towards the end-for more than one reason. And if you've read the back strands you know why.
It's best to clear out an area all the way-or as much as you can-to level fast and know the way is clear and because some things are triggered by what you do. Don't forget if things get too tense, and you've dropped your other teleporter by a bed, you can zip out when you have to and recharge yourself.
If you check out your maps, you'll know when you're done in the area.
Have fun-this is a great game.
In fact, so far in my short career in RPG this is my favorite!!
Ingie
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Re: Another Divine Divinity convert! #126318
08/26/03 10:39 AM
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Thanks! Haven't found any charms so far - none in the Catacombs. I haven't killed that many Orcs so far, but I'll go back and take 'em out now and hopefully pick up some goodies. Am loving this game, shame work has to get in the way!!

Re: Another Divine Divinity convert! #126319
08/26/03 11:09 AM
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All good advice! I sure wouldn't go to the castle until you have done almost everything else (even though the characters in the game will tell you to go there) - the main storyline kicks in there. I would also avoid the abbey until you're stronger.
Remember when you're walking around to press the alt key, and you'll find a lot of treasure that you can't see ordinarily.
To get past tough situations early on, I used black potions to make myself invisible, and just zoomed by the baddies to do what I needed. That way I could solve some quests and level up without fighting when I knew I couldn't win the fight.
I played as a wizard, but I have to say that the best "special" move belongs to the warrior, and you will probably find it to come in handy quite often.
Glad you're enjoying this one too !


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Re: Another Divine Divinity convert! #126320
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Yes, Nickie, the warrior move is a life-saver when you're surrounded by monsters! I use it again and again, until my poor little warrior starts yelling, 'Stop, I need to catch my breath'!

Re: Another Divine Divinity convert! #126321
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lol It comes in handy for fights against the tough boss baddies later on too. You do realize that even as a warrior, you can use skills belonging to the wizard and survivor classes? Early on in the game, the freeze spell was very helpful, especially when you found yourself surrounded. I did a lot of freezing drummers and running laugh


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Re: Another Divine Divinity convert! #126322
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the orc drummers because of their ability to regenrate(or was it heal) at the level you are nearly imposssible to kill. you can try to freeze( with the freeze spell)them so you can runaway from them.

the game allows you to go practically anywhere yet your character will not be able to handle most places at ssuch a low level. I agree with the others, hold off on the castle until you have no more quests left. and for the abbey, wait until you are level 20 or so.

i played as a warrior but only used the special move early on.


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Re: Another Divine Divinity convert! #126323
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You can actually put things in chests and they will stay there forever. Click on the chest to open it, and then just slide the things you want to store into the chest. At certain points you will have just plain too much stuff and will need a safe place to stash things. Because travel gets easier as the game progresses, you'll be able to find a convenient chest near merchants and possibly a place to sleep.


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Re: Another Divine Divinity convert! #126324
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Well, now there you go!
Thanks Hagatha, lol
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Re: Another Divine Divinity convert! #126325
08/27/03 06:17 AM
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Hi all,

Yes you can store stuff in chests and barrels as mentioned above.
I lived at the Abbey after I got strong enough to get rid of the undead around the area.
I had so many chests and barrels and a Teleport Stone right in the middle of the courtyard which was nice.
Also just to the north of the Abbey you will find a farmhouse with a bed which you can put into your inventory to carry around with you. This is a handy thing to have to sleep on.
The bed doesn't weigh anything at all. smile
The bed is big but later when you find the book of holding you will be able to put the bed into that in your inventory and get your space back in the inventory and still have the bed with you.
You can also transport chests and barrels one at a time or maybe 2 depending how strong you are from one place to another.
You would need both your teleporter stones with you leaving them in the 2 places you want the stuff to end up in.
All of this may be to much for you to do or maybe to understand for now but save this info for yourself to have when you are ready for it.
Most important enjoy the game and in time all of this will make sense. smile


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Re: Another Divine Divinity convert! #126326
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Wow! Thanks for all the info. This game is just so huge - there's a lot to take in! I do have freeze as I thought it would come in handy - and it certainly has! I'm a big fan of the hit and run tactic!

I've been clearing up round the first town and have gone up a couple of levels now. I've managed to get rid of two drummers so far and picked up loads of good stuff.

Thanks for the info on the barrels. I wasn't opening them up first - doh!

Re: Another Divine Divinity convert! #126327
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Another quick question for those who've played as a warrior. I've 'borrowed' a few skills from other paths (freeze, repair, meteorstrike). Are there any others I should consider? Also would you recommend specialising in more than one weapon or will one do (I'm currently level 2 sword expertise)?

Thanks!

Re: Another Divine Divinity convert! #126328
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Jules,
I didn't play as warrior, but you'll want flying disc-really useful at the end, the enchant one-that's a warrior's I think, and I loved elemental hail-came in handy.
But, you can pick and choose from any of the three paths.
As long as you're comfortable with your method of choice-I used the Long Blade and Shield(looked so nifty)don't see any reason to change, except to give yourself a break and learn to methods.
Don't overlook the magic. And lockpicking is real handy too.
Ingie


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Re: Another Divine Divinity convert! #126329
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Hi,

I played 3 games back and forth.
One as a warrior.
One as a Mage.
One as a Survivor.
In all three I used mostly the sword or Axe.
I had bow for each but the magic seemed faster.
The freeze spell is the best to use but even better if you have freeze on a weapon. smile
I got as many skills for each as I could.
You have to uplevel each skill up to level 5 and when you receive skills points to give out to the skills...you only get one skill point at a time.
You may use the skill point right away or like the game keeps telling you...you may save them up and use them later when you have more to give out.
Repair will let you do it yourself and save money and also if you repair yourself you will make more money on the item when you sell it.
Lockpick is also very important to get because there are many chests and doors in the world to open.
Alchemy is another important one because you can than just buy empty bottles and make your own by picking herbs and mushrooms to use in making the potions.
Pickpocket you only need level 1 for a Theives Guild assignment.
Enchant item is a good one because you can then use all the charms you find to put on your equipment.
Well thats all I can think of for the moment. smile


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Thank you all for your help. I'm currently clearing up all around Rivertown and picking up quest after quest after quest! I'm just about to level up to level 13.

Finally managed to store my belongings away in a neat and orderly fashion! lol.

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Way to go Jules! happydance
Don't you love the way the orcs walk around saying "Gonna Kill Her" It's a riot. lol
Have fun
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Re: Another Divine Divinity convert! #126332
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Sorry to bombard you all with millions of questions!

Last night I wandered into the graveyard in Rivertown and watched the poor lady being kidnapped by Jake. I, being the amazing hero that I am, leapt to the rescue and started slashing and hacking away at the corpses. When I went down one of the pits, however, I discovered that I couldn't save my game. eek

This freaked me out and I reloaded a previous save and went and did something else. Is this a glitch in the game? I did download the latest patch, but am somewhat technologically challenged so it may not have worked. slapforehead

Also, how do I get into the locked quarantined area in the town? There are guards everywhere, so presumably I can't just lockpick the gates?

Re: Another Divine Divinity convert! #126333
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You're right - that's a glitch; the only place in the game where you can't save. I thought the patch fixed that, but I guess not.
And hey, bombard away! You've actually asked very few, and here we are just bubbling away with answers! laugh


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Re: Another Divine Divinity convert! #126334
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Jules, thumbsup
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Re: Another Divine Divinity convert! #126335
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Keep going around the quarantine area and will find a backentrance that you can pick.


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Re: Another Divine Divinity convert! #126336
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Is there some reason why the whole bar at the bottom of the screen (the one that accesses the inventory, skills, etc.) disappears every time I try to repair something? The only way I can get it back is to exit the game and start again...


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Re: Another Divine Divinity convert! #126337
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Jenny,

i didn't know you were playing. How do you like it? I odn't hae the gmae anyomore but there is a key to press to get back the icon bar at the bottom of the screen. YOu should not have to restart. I am sure osmeone else can tell you what it is.


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