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Incline Temple of Elemental Evil

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by PorkyThePaladin, May 30, 2020.

  1. Orud Learned Patron

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    I'm running version 1.0.84 and don't have that issue. It's there for like a millisecond, but instantly reads 'running latest version' afterwards.

    Maybe a connection issue?
     
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  2. gurugeorge Arcane Patron

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    I think that's just a glitch. As I understand, it auto-updates when it has to (which is infrequently - it's still worked on but updates are rare).
     
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  3. Gargaune Magister

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    That was my play, but I actually would go for a Beamdog EE. The mods work perfectly, I agree, but I wouldn't mind a zoom function and, aside from the excellent radial menu, ToEE's UI is a bloody mess with lots of room for improvement.

    Isn't that part of the standard game, though? I've only played with T+ and standard Co8, but I read some advice that Glaives are the best polearms precisely because they don't respect the donut range, you can attack at 5 or 10 feet just as well.

    Guys, 16:10 ratio is 1024x640, not 680, that's why you're getting the black bars. The lowest I can get it is 960x600, below that you start getting UI elements overlapping or running over the screen edge.

    Tick Disable Automatic Updates in Temple+.
     
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  4. Sitra Achara Arcane Patron

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    You mixed up glaives with Spiked Chains.

    BTW about resolution, if you can set it to half of your native resolution you might want to set upscaleLinearFiltering=false in the ini file to get integer scaling.
     
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  5. JDR13 Arcane

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    Good catch. I missed that. I'll try 1024x640 when I get home tonight.
     
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  6. JDR13 Arcane

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    How often are skills like Diplomacy, Gather Information, and Sense Motive used? Also, the game doesn't automatically use the character with the highest skill level, correct? I assume I need to have a character that specializes in speech skills and make sure to use him/her to initiate dialogue.

    Also, are Monks decent? They were shit in 2E until higher levels. How are they in 3.5E?
     
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  7. Roguey Codex Staff Sawyerite

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    Not much since this is primarily a dungeon crawl from back before D&D had speech skills. They're a bonus, but don't build a character around them.

    Correct, the character you click to initiate conversation is the one who's talking.
     
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  8. JDR13 Arcane

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    Does the Ranger's tracking\survival feat have any use at all outside of determining random encounters in the wilderness?
     
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  9. rojay Educated

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    Don't think so. If it does, it's pretty limited. They had a lot more planned for the game than they had time to actually implement.
     
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  10. Jedi Master Radek Arcane

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    Not very good, not optimal choice, but you can take one for flavor if you want, the game is not that difficult.
     
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  11. Darth Canoli Arcane

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    Not much, i remember they're used 'a lot' for the Castle quest-line and maybe a bit for the evil path, i don't remember which skills are used for the temple quest-line but surely, diplomacy is useful.

    Monks are underwhelming but if you're playing with Co8 additional content, there's some very good crit masterwork weapons for monks in verbonosc.

    Also, you probably know this but you have to play with a extremely high intimidation character and go the the fire temple quests at least once.

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    To get the Troll NPC and there's an option in Temple+ to remove villagers negative reactions.
    I'm not sure but i think it's intimidation too to get the Hill Giant NPV.


    And new classes are interesting, like beguiler or even scout (don't expect to match a reach fighter but it's still fun to play).
     
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  12. Max Damage Learned

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    Monks are alright, good even once they gain many levels. They're combat focused class with medium BAB and average health pool, but they do end up with good amount of feats and high saves to compensate, not to mention extra damage with fists. Just don't forget to cast Mage Armor/put Bracers of Armor on them at the very least.

    https://www.gamebanshee.com/templeofelementalevil/classes/monks.php
     
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