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Offline superking

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Q & A
« on: September 26, 2011, 03:43:53 PM »
Q: The generic monsters that constantly respawn- does killing these give no benefit of any kind (besides killing them for a short period)? In which case, should I endeavor to just run through levels using spells as little as possible to conserve mana?

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Re: Q & A
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 03:45:35 PM »
Yes and yes, but remember to search for items as ye go.

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Re: Q & A
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 03:48:24 PM »
Q: The generic monsters that constantly respawn- does killing these give no benefit of any kind (besides killing them for a short period)? In which case, should I endeavor to just run through levels using spells as little as possible to conserve mana?

No benefit at all. Personally, yeah, I try to get through using as little magic as possible, but that's really up to you.

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Re: Q & A
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2011, 03:51:09 PM »
Not sure if you saw this or not, but there is a Getting Started Guide for the game here: http://www.arcengames.com/forums/index.php/topic,9119.0.html .

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Re: Q & A
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2011, 03:51:54 PM »
The constantly respawning monsters are really annoying, especially because they don't give you anything for defeating them. I would really like a way to destroy monster generators or have monster drops or have some kind of reason to be endlessly fighting monsters. The exploration is fun but it gets tedious really fast for me constantly having to kill things that give me nothing other than annoyance.

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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2011, 03:53:06 PM »
The constantly respawning monsters are really annoying, especially because they don't give you anything for defeating them. I would really like a way to destroy monster generators or have monster drops or have some kind of reason to be endlessly fighting monsters. The exploration is fun but it gets tedious really fast for me constantly having to kill things that give me nothing other than annoyance.

There is a spell to make them stop for a while.

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Re: Q & A
« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2011, 03:53:25 PM »
The constantly respawning monsters are really annoying, especially because they don't give you anything for defeating them. I would really like a way to destroy monster generators or have monster drops or have some kind of reason to be endlessly fighting monsters. The exploration is fun but it gets tedious really fast for me constantly having to kill things that give me nothing other than annoyance.

There is a "Douse Monster Nest" spell that shuts them off.

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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2011, 03:55:23 PM »
OK, that's cool, how do I make it? :)

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« Reply #8 on: September 26, 2011, 03:56:39 PM »
When I read Chris's dev blog post about removing XP for trash monsters, I was dubious.

I then did find it annoying that they didn't give XP at first, as I was learning the game.

However, now I know that I have to kill bosses anyway for items and fun, it's not a big deal. In fact, I think Chris was right to remove XP from the trash mobs, else you'd level super fast and outlevel all the regions you walked to really quickly.

That said, Civ Level 1 is the hardest. Once you get to 2 it's much easier to kill (level 1 mini)bosses.

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« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2011, 03:58:21 PM »
OK, that's cool, how do I make it? :)

0. Find a spellgem book (or use one of the 4 you start with, whatever they're called) in a library

1. Get lucky enough to find a blue stone that offers to let you learn how to craft the spell using the spellgem book

2. Gather the necessary gem and secondary component to create it at the workshop

3. Start dousing monster generators

4. Collect lots of mana potions to repeat #3 :)

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« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2011, 03:58:54 PM »
Q: does the content of a building that is of interest to the player (eg. loot) have some relation to the outer appearance to the building? are there certain types of generic building to look out for (besides boss towers)?

The constantly respawning monsters are really annoying, especially because they don't give you anything for defeating them. I would really like a way to destroy monster generators or have monster drops or have some kind of reason to be endlessly fighting monsters. The exploration is fun but it gets tedious really fast for me constantly having to kill things that give me nothing other than annoyance.

Agreed. At the moment regular monsters seem to just be annoying, and having no way to permamently clear them out means there is little satisfaction to be had in fighting them.

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« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2011, 03:59:22 PM »
However, now I know that I have to kill bosses anyway for items and fun, it's not a big deal. In fact, I think Chris was right to remove XP from the trash mobs, else you'd level super fast and outlevel all the regions you walked to really quickly.

Plus it makes the OCD people like me grind out useless for hours. The way it is now rewards exploration, which is kinda the point of the game.

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« Reply #12 on: September 26, 2011, 04:03:01 PM »
Plus it makes the OCD people like me grind out useless for hours. The way it is now rewards exploration, which is kinda the point of the game.

Good point. I resemble that remark.

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Re: Q & A
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2011, 04:03:58 PM »
Yep, I'd kill every monster I saw if they gave rewards that were too long-term.  As it stands, I'm thinking I'll add some very light auto-pickup health/mana restoration drops from these light enemies, but that's about the extent I think it should be taken to: http://www.arcengames.com/mantisbt/view.php?id=4008
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« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2011, 04:09:43 PM »
Why do they need to respawn though? Its pretty agravating to clear a pack of those dwarf skelebots out of an atrium only for them to be waiting when you get back, for each door you go through... why not make the monster spawning skull totems permamently destroyable?