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Grimoire Thread

Discussion in 'Golden Era Games' started by LESS T_T, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. Stabwound Arcane

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    I'm basically at a standstill where I can't progress further. The mummy boss in Aquavia just annihilates me, no one can penetrate. The jolly men that block the way in Briar woods, same thing.

    Also the same thing with the snake blocking the path in the other part of Aquavia. I 100% mapped out the Shrine of the Raptor, but my dudes are all still lvl 1 and I found no equipment so far that can really make a difference. What am I even doing wrong? I'm 100% rested when I go into these fights. I'm only playing on Veteran too. Another thing, there's a hidden room with a lever/door with a chest near the mummy boss, but the lever does nothing. Is it supposed to?

    Also for Cleve, if you're interested I have a savegame that crashes as soon as you try to take a step every single time. It was saved after I picked up a key from a corpse.
     
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  2. buru5 Very Grumpy Dragon Patron

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    The most recent comment on the RPGCodex Steam page:

    "Deviant: Cleve Blakemore is a liar and a charlatan, Grimoire is nothing but a hoax and does not exist. He is trolling the entire gaming community with his falsehoods. I am going to expose him for what he really is. I can't believe Steam lets this continue. It's shameful. I hope he burns in hell for it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRg7XjDjPaw"
     
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  3. biggestboss Learned

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    I found that those three boss-like encounters (Green Hand Gang, ?Snake?, and the mummy) were way easier once I was level 2 on all of my characters. I grinded XP in the Briarpatch Woods instead of inside Aquavia because it felt like the enemies there give more XP on average, especially that one green dragonfly encounter that gives 32 XP or something like that.
     
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  4. mondblut Arcane

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    Probably having no bard. *sigh*

    Solve the sundials puzzle. It will help against the mummy.
     
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  5. GlutenBurger Arbiter

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    Aim to kill the snake first. Grind for a level first, though I'm not sure why nobody has levelled yet. Pick up Rosy if you still can't progress.
     
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  6. PEACH Learned

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    so in aquavia
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    I think I did the sun/moon/star puzzle correctly based on the clues on the wall and fought the snake / found the boat and managed to open the door opposite of where I assume the second boss is based on the inscriptions but still can't get through the other door. do I need a key, or am I missing something about the puzzle or what?
     
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  7. youhomofo Augur

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    I just beat the mummy. Not too tough with the right strategy and a useful item.

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    First, there's a sealed gate and a lever right outside the room with the boss. Inside is a chest with a jar. Did you get that? Try using it on the boss. I equipped everyone with range 2 weapons (spears/whips/quarterstaves) and focused all my attention on killing the trash mobs first. Have your bard (you do have a bard, right?) focus on the boss with sleep or paralyze instruments. Once you're down to just the boss blast him with spells, thrust, etc. Don't forget to use items! They're helpful. I had a rod of missiles which did some great damage. Also some dust that petrified the boss when my bard failed at sleep. Same basic strategy would work with those bandits. You probably have some powerful items you aren't using that would tip the battle in your favor.
     
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  8. biggestboss Learned

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    So I'm in Crowl trying to find

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    Raghilda's sister. I remember reading that she was possibly in the Temple Baths, so I went down there and there's a skeleton gate which looks like someone was dragged through in there. I can't unlock or interact with the gate in any way and I don't know if there are keywords that trigger conversations with any of the NPCs. Anyone know what to do at this point?
     
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  9. logrus Scholar

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    That is beyond ridiculus Cleve shits on his bakers. Merging two XLS files is sooo hard for a godly programmer.
     
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  10. vdweller Arcane Developer

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    No I heard he buys bread every day
     
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  11. Tomatohead Learned

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    Cleve is probably sleeping after staying awake for 3 days in row. Or eating a whopper in mcdonalds.
     
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  12. Lambchop19 Arcane Zionist Agent Literally Hitler Batshit Crazy

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  13. Pretty Prophet

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    Even Cleve's biggest haters surrender to Grimoire charms and issue apologetic videos:
     
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  14. Tomatohead Learned

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    Ahh, even he ate the crow in the end.
     
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  15. bataille Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Yeah, I'm there as well. I thought you'd need to repeat the path of whoever was dragged there, but it doesn't seem to work...
     
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  16. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    https://www.pcgamesn.com/grimoire/grimoire-takes-20-years-of-development

     
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  17. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    Codex 2012 MCA Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2
    You need to get your guys better gear and more levels.

    All of those fights have some strategy to them (sleep, poison, mind rot etc.) but if you don't have the means at your disposal, you can be hosed.

    Also, the encounters are random - you can fight a boss with EXTRAS or a boss that its alone by himself... So save scum.

    I doubt the early game can be done "legit" without having a bard to exploit.
     
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  18. DashiDMV Arcane Patron The Real Fanboy

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire
    "Ever heard of Derek Smart"

    That one got me.
     
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  19. Tomatohead Learned

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    I think Derek Smart is more of a psychopatic stalker, he works on his campaign of hatred towards Chris Roberts and his wife... He's been having this issue against Roberts ever since Wing Commander was out and he was working on his Battlecruiser 3000AD.
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  20. dungeoncrawler Novice

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    Why isn't there a black human portrait?? I wanted to make a black human warrior!
     
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  21. Lambchop19 Arcane Zionist Agent Literally Hitler Batshit Crazy

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    Alright. I bought it. $18 for 20 years of a man's life. A steal, really.
     
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  22. CptMace Self-Ejected

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    So Grimoire is good to the point it cured Baxander insanity ?
     
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  23. buru5 Very Grumpy Dragon Patron

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    Because there were no black neanderthals.
     
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  24. Rostere Arcane Patron

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    PC RPG Website of the Year, 2015 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Of course. Just look at his Metacritic review:

    :positive:
     
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  25. Rick Erudite

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    So, I like doing weird stuff like a no-magic party, or an all-magic party.

    Is it safe to assume either of those would be extremely difficult or even impossible to succeed with?
     
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