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Vince
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« on: June 09, 2008, 03:42:07 PM »

We've decided not to continue the "let's play" thread. Frankly, I thought that we stopped at the right moment and showed enough, but a lot of people wanted to see more stuff, so here is our compromise.

We'll explore the "ruins" satellite location with a loremaster. Why a loremaster? Two reasons. First, to show a different skillset in action. Second, to tell you a bit more about this loremaster dude and what he actually does. 

Coincidentally, you'll also see improved graphics and camera control. Anyway, without further ado...

Now, I'm sure you remember the conversation with Dellar, so I won't post the entire thing. Here is an overview to refresh your memory (or to start somewhere in case you've just joined us).

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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2008, 04:29:49 PM »

I honestly can't believe you missed this opportunity to show off the new loremaster clothes.
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2008, 04:42:40 PM »

Long day. Slipped my mind. Oh well...
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2008, 06:24:10 PM »

I can't wait.  Thanks, Vince.

Since 80% of the Let's Play was about typos and grammar, it's possibly that these points have been made already.  But in the last screenshot, "a mentally ill peasant..." should be in single quotes, since Dellar's speech is already in double quotes.

And in a case when a new paragraph is started during a quotation, the new paragraph should have an opening quote even though the preceding one does not have  a closing quote.
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2008, 07:10:15 PM »

You safely arrive at your destination. The place seems to be well defended and not very friendly. You have several options to find out what House Aurelian is up to:

- you can play an infiltrating ninja (look for a good spot to do some climbing)
- you can use your trading skills
- you can kill everyone (good luck with that and say hi to that crossbowman on the tower)
- you can use the raiders if you did that quest first and managed to intimidate them or buy their services
- you can draw the guard into a conversation using your persuasion and charisma

I'm using the persuasion option here.



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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2008, 07:32:46 PM »

Here is the outcome. Instead of being dragged through 3-4 "small talk" screens, you have a summary of the conversation and what you've learned. If you have enough lore, you can offer you services, which may even lead to abandoning Dellar, House Daratan, and Teron, and signing up with the Aurelian outfit. Otherwise, you should report back to Dellar.

We can impress people with our lore skills later, so let's return to Dellar and see what he would suggest.

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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2008, 06:51:12 PM »

Since we've learned about the loremaster, Dellar suggests to assume his identity and gives you the info you need to pull it off.



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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2008, 06:56:49 PM »

Wait, is there like a Streetwise or Disguise check on that accent thing?
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2008, 07:27:51 PM »

Yes, but not now.

Edit: added the missing screen.
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2008, 01:09:27 AM »

It seems odd that there's not a "No" option on that last screenshot.  In the previous choice you don't say, "Yes, I wish to infiltrate the mine by assuming another person's identity, please order me to do so."  You say, "Yes, I have the chutzpah to fake being another person." 

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« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2008, 05:11:35 AM »

Wouldn't you be instantly recognised having visited the site previously? Proper attire and silly accent might not be enough. I don't know if you've ever watched "Allo, allo" but I just cant get the picture of Leclerc out of my mind.
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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2008, 09:13:30 AM »

Wouldn't you be instantly recognised having visited the site previously? Proper attire and silly accent might not be enough. I don't know if you've ever watched "Allo, allo" but I just cant get the picture of Leclerc out of my mind.
Are we talking about realism or gameplay mechanics? Anyway, I assume that other than putting on the robe and talking with an accent, your character will do his best to disguise his face as well, just like we assume that your character drinks, eats, and sleeps. It would be too much micromanagement if there were options to change the tone of your face, hair color and style, play with fake beards and mustaches, etc.

It seems odd that there's not a "No" option on that last screenshot.  In the previous choice you don't say, "Yes, I wish to infiltrate the mine by assuming another person's identity, please order me to do so."  You say, "Yes, I have the chutzpah to fake being another person." 
Good point. 

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« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2008, 09:53:58 AM »

Please don't post any more screens. They spoil the game and I don't think they give you much feedback, so what's the point?
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« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2008, 09:58:09 AM »

So is the Loremaster the best class to play if you want non-combat solutions?
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« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2008, 10:02:20 AM »

You safely arrive at your destination. The place seems to be well defended and not very friendly. You have several options to find out what House Aurelian is up to:

- you can play an infiltrating ninja (look for a good spot to do some climbing)
- you can use your trading skills
- you can kill everyone (good luck with that and say hi to that crossbowman on the tower)
- you can use the raiders if you did that quest first and managed to intimidate them or buy their services
- you can draw the guard into a conversation using your persuasion and charisma

I'm using the persuasion option here.


Are there multiple quests where you can get raiders? or any other mercs you can hire?
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