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Incline Age of Decadence - Tips, Tricks and Spoilers

Discussion in 'Iron Tower Studio' started by Kem0sabe, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. Goral Arcane Patron The Real Fanboy

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    You're jumping to conclusions, it wasn't me.
     
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  2. Cyberarmy Arcane Patron

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    You've to ruin the magic don't you.
     
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  3. Karwelas Dwarf Taffer

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    Where do you think you are, Cyber?
     
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  4. Cyberarmy Arcane Patron

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    Depends on my drunkess level.
     
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  5. agentorange Arcane Patron

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    Fighting Al Sahir as a master alchemist.

     
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  6. Latelistener Liturgist

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    Which character should I choose for a second walkthrough?
    I completed the game once as a non-combat Loremaster, choosing House Aurelian (and killing Agatoth).
     
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  7. agentorange Arcane Patron

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    How the hell did you manage to kill Agatoth as a non-combat loremaster? Weakening him with the medical vial then bombs?

    Anyway if you went non-combat I would go imperial guard or combat praetor.
     
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  8. Latelistener Liturgist

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    I don't really remember, but I think there was an option to blow up the whole thing along with Agatoth. I definitely didn't do combat.
    Thanks, I'll consider that.
     
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  9. Blakemoreland Hybrid Boss Magister Patron

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    Imperial guards.
     
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  10. agentorange Arcane Patron

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    Oh, yeah, overloading the fusion reactor with lore and crafting to destroy the temple (and with enough skill in both manage to do it without getting caught in the blast).
     
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  11. Latelistener Liturgist

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    Thanks to Steam Cloud the game actually still has my old saves, so...

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    And that was probably a mistake letting that thing run amok. I wonder what they're trying to do.

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  12. Urthor Scholar Patron

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    Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    So I heard rumours of these sunfire mods which restore cut content all sorts of other goodness that some carebear was bitching and whining about recently. That sounded absolutely fabulous, but I've installed Sunfire's mod from http://www.irontowerstudio.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=51u3dddiac2rr3h4kee07ks383&/topic,7451 here, but when I enter character creation I don't see a Veteran background alongside drifter etc.

    I assume this means I've buggered it up somehow and the mod isn't working right? I used winrar to merge the .AOD archives with the mod files, maybe that was the issue.

    Fixed on re-merge. Got the GUI to appear, assume my other asset merges work so hopefully this works on the new patch it's supposedly untested for.
     
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  13. hivemind Arcane

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    wtf :lol:
     
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  14. hivemind Arcane

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    It's just a retarded generalist statement. I'm critting once or twice per turn before even getting out of teron with a shitty merc > IG dagger build
     
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  15. Garrafào Barely Literate

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    So, i just finished a god run and i want to know, did we become a god or did we simply get the powers of a god?
    From what i understood in the mental battle the invader was eaten, right?
     
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  16. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    You've absorbed its essence and in the process became something much more (and less) than a human but not quite a god.
     
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  17. Zer0wing Learned

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    Guys, how to get into previously cut "The Broken Bridge" location?
     
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  18. Anomander Rake Learned

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    By going through that route, do you think that you reached the power of the dreamer?

    And by the way, was the dreamer just crazy \ did his human mind lose control \ or whatever?
     
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  19. the_shadow Arcane

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    Good question. I initially thought the person in the Abyss was one of the 7 gods who was being held in stasis, but now I'm not sure.
     
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  20. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    No. First, different god - different power. Second, the dreamer possessed the husk for a long time, so his changes to the human body are much more extensive than yours.

    The creature in the Abyss is not a god but his human host who was driven mad by the experience. The host retained some of the god's power even after the ritual was reversed and connection severed. If you pass the perception check in that chamber, you'll find hidden notes:

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    [success] “...something went very wrong here. Athazor is gone, yet the host retains his abilities and continues to manifest them. The range appears to be vastly reduced – it is down to about a mile now – and the manifestations are weak and random, but the implications are interesting. All this time, we’ve been operating under the assumption that the abilities are not transferable...”
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    “We’ve disabled three transformers to induce coma, yet the manifestations remain, leading to speculation that Galath – or what was once Galath – does not control or even understand his new abilities. Like a newborn’s mind in control of an adult body, he is unaware of what he can do, yet he is still able to control it with his mental impulses. Given time...”

    The rest of the contents are illegible, but what you have discovered is definitely interesting. According to legends, one of the three High Lords was able to shape reality to his will. Could this Galath-Athazor, this freakish hybrid of man and some unknown other, be the Dreamer Gla'ath-Zor to whom the histories referred?
     
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  21. Anomander Rake Learned

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    First, thanks a lot for your reply. I've never surpassed the dreamer's check, it seems, or I just forgot to look around enough. Thanks.

    1) This thing about different god --> different power is explained somewhere? Because I always thought they had different "experiences" and "knowledge" but the powers were all the same.
    The analogy that comes to my mind would be to a big pond of fish. From that pond (via ritual) you extract the fish (god) and you may take a bigger one or a little one.

    2) The guy with Meru, am I wrong or is he a magi?


    Some silly questions:

    3) While I found the content in the Arch interesting, I was wondering if you planned to "add" more and you simply cut features you had thought about.

    4) When you try to destroy the pyramid, am I wrong or Agathoth fully knows it?

    5) Did you think IG playthroughs for hybrids? There is a lingering trail where you've got many choices, but the ability to choose from either seems really perfected to make a hybrid shine. Maybe it's just my paranoia.
     
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  22. Gaius maximus Scholar

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    There is a mod that adds it back,check the AOD forums.
     
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  23. Vault Dweller Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Everything is explained somewhere but the info is often hidden in seemingly unrelated stories and thus easy to miss. One story, for example, split in two parts. Cassius tells you how the story starts and the storyteller in Maadoran tells you how the story ends. The player isn't told that it's the same story, so I'm not sure how many have made the connection.

    While the beings themselves had the same powers and abilities, the human bodies couldn't channel them and do what the 'gods' could. They had to be modified (the same way you modify your own body in the god ending but on a much bigger scale) and the modification and the abilities that come with it reflects the god's preferences.

    There are no magi left. Faelan is a descendant of someone who was exposed to the gods' powers and survived the experience (similar to how you acquire Mindshield). As a rule, anything that happens to the player character can and did happen to other people. Essentially, he's a talented hypnotist and his ability is very limited.

    The Arch was always meant to be an 'oracle' location: you sacrifice people and get cryptic answers (cryptic because you lack information to fully understand the answers). During the development we decided to add an option to have a longer conversation if you acquire a proper suit in Al-Akia. We've never planned to let you actually enter as we lacked resources to make this plane visually interesting.

    He's aware.

    In a sense, yes. Since it was a combat path, we added more non-combat options to spice things up a bit but without removing the focus on combat. It worked very well, so you'll see more of this design in The New World.
     
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  24. agentorange Arcane Patron

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    "We've never planned to let you actually enter as we lacked resources to make this plane visually interesting. "

    It was better this way.
     
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  25. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    If only everyone would make the same choice.

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