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New Alternative Balancing, the supreme experience for Gothic 2 NOTR, Now more easy.

Discussion in 'Piranha Bytes' started by Aholf Ditler, Jan 30, 2019.

  1. Meredoth Arcane

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    Wrong. Returning allows a lot of good things. For eg, you no longer needs to distribuite sausage in a all male monastery to learn magic, nor learn army of darkness as a sheep of innos. Xardas can teach you. Saturas too. The act 3 quest about freeing a innocent blacksmith never shows the real culprit in base game. Returning added a optional quest to investigate teh real assassin. Jharkendar? On the main story, you visit only once. On returning, you visit on chapter 2, on chapter 4 and has a huge open area to understand more about the ancients.

    The mod is GREAT. Even if he has a lot of fanfic on it. Being a necromancer or a water magician is more than enough reason to play it.
     
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  2. Murk Arcane

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    S0rcererV1ct0r since you've played returning a few times, I wanted to ask you before I made a decision on my 2nd character.

    Can you join the hunters if you do not sign up with Bosper? Their benefits are way too many to pass up if this is a requirement, which effectively means signing up with Harad or Constanino is a waste (well, Constantino is usually a waste anyway).
     
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  3. Meredoth Arcane

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    I believe that is possible but never sided with Bosper. Unlimited money from the blacksmith is very tempting...
     
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  4. Meredoth Arcane

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    Again I ask. How to install AB? I really miss Hubaxis. I am playing normal returning, continuing a very old save and made a quick montage on ch 4/5. Necromancy is pretty good on returning, but I really wanna try the AB and have no clue about how to install AB. I already finished vanilla, an finishing returning and now wanna play returning + AB.

     
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  5. Aholf Ditler Novice

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    Hey Guy, you only need to follow the small guide in german that i write in the first post, use google translate, what are you problem running the game?
     
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  6. Meredoth Arcane

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    The problem is not returning. Is returning + AB.

    The reason which why I wanna AB?

    Simple. Water mages on normal returning has only awful circle 3 spells. AB fixes it giving ice explosion to water mages.
     
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  7. Aholf Ditler Novice

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    But can you run Returning + AB?
     
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  8. Meredoth Arcane

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    Sadly no. the game just crashes. I can run normal returning fine BTW.
     
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  9. Aholf Ditler Novice

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    I dont know why, im playing actually without problem with AB.
     
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  10. deama Liturgist

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    I followed this video for the installation:


    There was an issue though that he didn't address in the video, I don't quite remember what the issue was, you had to I think install it in a slightly different way to how he portrays it. I remember one of the comments in the video saying they had the same problem as me and they fixed it by doing something...
    Also, he covers an older version from 2020, there's a newer version out, but that video should work with the newer version?
     
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  11. Meredoth Arcane

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    Thanks a lot for the guilde.

    Honestly, in AB vs normal returning :

    Pros from AB
    • Spell aiming
    • Better crafting and alchemy UI
    • Hubaxis
    • Ice Explosion spell for WM
    • More spells
    Cons :

    • You can learn circle 6 magic in ch 4
    • Raven's dream
    • Some mobs placement makes no sense.
    • Some spells has cooldowns
    • More hp inflation on enemies.
     
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  12. MotherMachinae Arcane

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    What's that?
    Sounds like some kind of hardcore game sequence similar ot Cave in Solyanka from STALKERs.
     
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  13. deama Liturgist

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    After you "beat" Raven he teleports away, then later you have to go to this whole desert area, do some really annoying puzzles where you have to walk around this massive open dessert several times (which applies a stamina drain). After all that you can confront Raven, but watch out! He'll suck you into his Raven dream place where it's pretty much a small area you have to traverse that's all in his head. This area is absolutely insane with how bloated the bosses are, and some of them have anti-cheese mechanics!
    This is where I gave up, this area was just too ridiculous for me to continue.
     
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  14. Meredoth Arcane

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    A new dungeon during the fight vs Raven.
     
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  15. Murk Arcane

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    I agree that Raven's Dream is a shit show. The mod(s) already bloat things up a ton as it is and having an area you can't exit is just way too frustrating.

    I liked parts of the desert/plateau but it was way too big and barren for its own good. There were random pieces here and there that were cool, and I liked the giant pyramid (and the interior of it) but the constant back and forth was annoying (and the teleporters would cause my game to crash semi-frequently).

    It's a shame they couldn't dial back their urge to stack numbers so much cuz some of the stuff is really cool, and great for someone who has played the game a billion times.
     
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  16. Meredoth Arcane

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    Any link to download AB files(not the normal returning)?



    The video which you guys posted sadly links to megaupload and it doesn't allow me to download due the large file size limit. I need to buy premium to download AB. I tried to find AB files in worldofgothic and nothing. I am playing with the 2020 version of AB cuz I can't find a way to play with the newer version.
     
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  17. deama Liturgist

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    There's a button at the bottom that says continue download and it'll download it.
    Try if that works.
     
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  19. MotherMachinae Arcane

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    For big files on MEGA I've got MegaDownloader. When you reached your limit you can resume downloading later.
     
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  21. Aholf Ditler Novice

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    i had updated the main post
     
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  22. Meredoth Arcane

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    About returning content, is GothChild(AB/NB) and Sinitar(Normal returning) the unique English speaking youtubers with good content about it?
     
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