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ELEX RELEASE THREAD

Discussion in 'Piranha Bytes' started by Raapys, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    A lot of it depends on expectations.

    If, like me, you witnessed the horrors of Risen 2 and 3 firsthand and were certain that ELEX would be a complete trainwreck - you should find it fun.

    If, like some lunatics itt, you expect PB to suddenly get back to Gothic-level quality - odds are you will be much disappoint.

    If neither of the two above apply, you'll probably rant about this and this and this and that being shit all the time but still go through three playthroughs anyway. Believe it or not, there are many such cases in this very thread.
     
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  2. RK47 collides like two planets pulled by gravity Patron

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    Try the grenade.
     
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  3. Elex Arbiter

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    the damage increase is coming from the combo bar, when the combo bar is full you get full bonus

    (and that make Q attack a waste)
     
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  4. Elex Arbiter

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    she have a terminal illness, they basically failed to build the character around that, the idea is potential good, but in the end nasty become monodimensional they could have explain better, like abusing drugs for ignore the pain from the illnes or suddenly weakness etc etc
     
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  5. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    Can't be combo bar for sure. Try stacking up a full combo bar, disengaging for a moment/getting interrupted, then use Q. It will do pitiful damage even if the bar is still fully charged.
     
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  6. Elex Arbiter

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    add the food skill and you have the definitive potion of DOOM.
     
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  7. Elex Arbiter

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    i’m not surprised if it’s bugged and totally desynced

    unless they have designed a melee sistem that require to track 3 elements of UI, character position, timing, and also some invisible bonus bar.

    it’s sound like the meme copypasta

    “To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Elex combat.The gameplay is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the mechanics will go over a typical player’s head.”
     
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  8. Geckabor Learned

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    My own observations lead me to the same opinion of Roxor: Using your special attack as late as possible in a combo chain (I also try to time them well, might be a factor) seems to increase the damage ever more, but there might be a cap to it. The most obnoxious tactic I have found with this is to use one of those one-handed maces that have the 3-hit power attack. You can just oneshot almost anything if using Q at the end of a combo chain, it was the biggest jump in power for my game.

    I have to disagree with those saying how useless Q is and how it shouldn't have been implemented into the game. I found it essential in my playthrough, and I was using two-handed swords during the mid to end of the game. Even there the special attack provides a good spinning attack that can deal with mutliple enemies (for example groups of albs).

    Having finished ELEX a while ago, the game reminds of Morrowind in the sense that it has very obvious flaws that are easy to point out but they don't take away as much from the game as you would think. It doesn't feel hard to look past the flaws and enjoy ELEX despite them. To summarize, I haven't had this much fun playing a game for a LONG time. Great/10.
     
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  9. T. Reich Arcane

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    False. As I checked and described it on the previous page - filling up your combo bar has no bearing on the damage you do. Now, chaining attacks does, because consequent hits get a damage bonus, regardless of the state of the combo bar.
     
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  10. Xeon Augur

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    Oh, I didn't know that. the fuck.

    I meant when you talk to him for the first time, he explicitly tells you no entry and then when you get the fake id, you can buy a legit id all of a sudden, the fuck is that all about.
     
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  11. Shadenuat Arcane

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    Elex - the more you don't know.
     
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  12. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    combo is as combo does
     
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  13. Elex Arbiter

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    even smashing the attack still increase the combo meter. Only make harder to reach the Q threshold.
     
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  14. unfairlight Self-Ejected

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    Wrong. Heavily needed for Berserkers for magic even though it is absolute garbage.
     
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  15. Haplo Cipher Patron

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    Well, if you want to do a ranged/caster Cleric, then obviously Con will have to be sacrificed. But I want a melee Cleric and I don't really agree with poor synergy.
    Dual Hammer III requires 41 Con and incidentally Power Shield and Last Stand Cleric abilities require 40 Con. Abilities that are very nice for melee combat. One Man Army requires 50 Con. Many other Con skills are very good as well. Good Eater is a game-changer (jut try Bone Marrow Soup with that, plus huge savings throughout), Armor is very good and early on Stamina I is a godsend. Also there's Parry and Attack Strength (not that you really need the latter with a twohander).
     
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  16. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Stamina alone makes 30 CON a must early on - that really changes your melee capacity. (Also, you can actually run around now.)
     
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  17. Shadenuat Arcane

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    So how much stamina does stamina skill give you?
     
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  18. Ziem Arbiter

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    20 per point
     
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  19. Shadenuat Arcane

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    Yep. Just like 1 (one) Endurance potion. :shittydog:
     
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  20. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    IIRC enough to add 1 blow to your combo.

    Personally I prefer to just brew 6 stamina elixirs, but stamina skill I at the start is muy bueno, particularly since you'll want that con30 for a few other things i think.
     
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  21. Haplo Cipher Patron

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    Yep. But chances are you will be halfway trough the game before you learn the recipe. And it might take you a while to actually gather the ingredients to brew several of them (when that initial +20 will become kinda obsolete). Meanwhile that 20 extra is accessible almost from the start and stacks....
     
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  22. Shadenuat Arcane

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    Can't hear the CUN hate behind my army of fear turkeys

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    It all began with the troll... then just sorta escalated from there

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    ELEX Squad Tactics. If only it was also Turn Based and had music from Final Fantasy.

    (no, robot had no chance against the Fear Turkey, nobody does)
     
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  23. hilfazer Learned

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    I've seen a number of people saying DOT from flamethrower is ignoring armor. But i haven't seen anyone adding that this DOT is reduced by fire resist. I could reduce fire DOT to 0 by stacking 100 fire resist. There are other damage types reduced by their respective resistances.
    BTW instant damage from flamethrower is reduced by armor. Same with instant damage from colossi lasers.

    Two unique shields i found can't block ranged attacks. LOL.
     
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  24. Shadenuat Arcane

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    Apparently if I overlevel the creature, it becomes docile regardless of it's type unless it's a mutant, I think. Or maybe that type counts as animal. I am not sure.

    I mean, the whole fauna of Magalan are mutants. So why is deathclaw in same category as fear turkey ...mystary.
     
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  25. T. Reich Arcane

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    Do you guys know what awesome thing in ELEX doesn't require CUN or CON?
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    [​IMG]
     
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