Dungeon Lords demo: Levelling tips

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First of all, if you want to get some levels quick, just hang around at the
ruins or by the two huts further into the woods. Most enemies can't get at you
there apart from bats and the very occasional wolf. Quick, threat free XP.
Best monsters are Scorpions, Wolves and Giant Spiders.

It doesn't seem to matter which class you pick as you can go anyway you like
although you do get bonuses for your class skills but it doesn't lock you in
like some other games.

For weapon skills, don't bother getting either Heavy Pole or Medium side
weapons or throwing weapons. There is a Medium Side weapon, an Axe, but it
does the same damage as the Goblin weapon and is a light weapons so stick with
that if you want to dual wield. If you want to use Heavy Weapons there is a
Great Sword in the Theatre but it is right at the end so there is a little
point other than for kicks.

For armour, there is nothing better than Medium. Some of the chests seem to
have random contents as one time through I found a set of Heavy Chain and
another time through it wasn't there. Or I missed it. Same for Shields,
nothing better than Medium.

For those kung fu types, Ninjitsu works really well. I got this up to level 6
before I entered the sewers and could kill Goblins with one flying kick. Fun
to watch too, especially if you use the Time Crystal. And all the points you
save on weapons you can stick into Dexterity and Agility instead. Makes all
the difference.

Don't bother with Lockpicking at all. You won't need it. Get Disarm up to 4
only if you want to get the last few chests in the game, one of which has the
Great Sword. Take Inspect to 3. One level below a traps difficulty and you can
still see the devices to disarm.

As far as Magic is concerned I have found that you can run out quite quickly.
Arcane is a pain as you you cast away until you run out of books and that's it
unless some of the critters you kill drop some. Same for Nether, once you run
out of ingredients you can't make any more spells. Celestial and Rune magic
use your mana supply so are more useful. I think a Fighter/Adept type would
work better than a Fighter/Mage.
 
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Uzytkownik "Memnoch" <memnoch@nospampleaseimbritish.ntlworld.com> napisal w
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> First of all, if you want to get some levels quick, just hang around at
the
> ruins or by the two huts further into the woods. Most enemies can't get at
you
> there apart from bats and the very occasional wolf. Quick, threat free XP.
> Best monsters are Scorpions, Wolves and Giant Spiders.
[...]

From what level it is possible to learn medium armor/weapon proficency?
 
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On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 21:06:44 +0200, "Mandella" <raggnarok@poczta.onet.pl>
wrote:

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>Uzytkownik "Memnoch" <memnoch@nospampleaseimbritish.ntlworld.com> napisal w
>wiadomosci news:jo1g41t0fms7o9vjtssvnotejnprdn5opv@4ax.com...
>> First of all, if you want to get some levels quick, just hang around at
>the
>> ruins or by the two huts further into the woods. Most enemies can't get at
>you
>> there apart from bats and the very occasional wolf. Quick, threat free XP.
>> Best monsters are Scorpions, Wolves and Giant Spiders.
>[...]
>
>From what level it is possible to learn medium armor/weapon proficency?

Any character level, but you must have 3 points in light armour and weapons to
learn medium armour and weapons. The characters level has no real bearing on
where you put your points. For instance, a level 20 character could have put
all his points in one skill or spread it around.
 
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On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 00:15:03 GMT, Memnoch
<memnoch@nospampleaseimbritish.ntlworld.com> wrote:

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>Any character level, but you must have 3 points in light armour and weapons to
>learn medium armour and weapons. The characters level has no real bearing on
>where you put your points. For instance, a level 20 character could have put
>all his points in one skill or spread it around.
I think I could like this game but I cannot keep it running.When I
get into a fight as soon as I start to use the left mouse button the
game minimizes and when I get it to screen it is half size and all
black.I need to use task manager to kill it.

Thank You
Don
 
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Don Murphy wrote:

> On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 00:15:03 GMT, Memnoch
> <memnoch@nospampleaseimbritish.ntlworld.com> wrote:
>
>
>>Any character level, but you must have 3 points in light armour and weapons to
>>learn medium armour and weapons. The characters level has no real bearing on
>>where you put your points. For instance, a level 20 character could have put
>>all his points in one skill or spread it around.
>
> I think I could like this game but I cannot keep it running.When I
> get into a fight as soon as I start to use the left mouse button the
> game minimizes and when I get it to screen it is half size and all
> black.I need to use task manager to kill it.

For me it is freezing on load....The demo looks cool...sure wish I could
play it!
 
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Don Murphy <don.murphy@comcast.net> once tried to test me with:

> I think I could like this game but I cannot keep it running.When I
> get into a fight as soon as I start to use the left mouse button the
> game minimizes and when I get it to screen it is half size and all
> black.I need to use task manager to kill it.

I'm wondering if you have some kind of mouse driver software doing this to
you?

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On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 19:03:00 -0800, Don Murphy <don.murphy@comcast.net> wrote:

>On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 00:15:03 GMT, Memnoch
><memnoch@nospampleaseimbritish.ntlworld.com> wrote:
>
>>
>>Any character level, but you must have 3 points in light armour and weapons to
>>learn medium armour and weapons. The characters level has no real bearing on
>>where you put your points. For instance, a level 20 character could have put
>>all his points in one skill or spread it around.
> I think I could like this game but I cannot keep it running.When I
>get into a fight as soon as I start to use the left mouse button the
>game minimizes and when I get it to screen it is half size and all
>black.I need to use task manager to kill it.

You don't have one of the special keys assigned to something do you? The docs
actually state that this game cannot cope with being minimised and will have
to be killed also.
 
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Memnoch <memnoch@nospampleaseimbritish.ntlworld.com> wrote in
news:jcii41hdau7i1apheku8tl1mgl03d3t3ta@4ax.com:

> On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 19:03:00 -0800, Don Murphy
> <don.murphy@comcast.net> wrote:
>
>>On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 00:15:03 GMT, Memnoch
>><memnoch@nospampleaseimbritish.ntlworld.com> wrote:
>>
>>>
>>>Any character level, but you must have 3 points in light armour and
>>>weapons to learn medium armour and weapons. The characters level has
>>>no real bearing on where you put your points. For instance, a level
>>>20 character could have put all his points in one skill or spread it
>>>around.
>> I think I could like this game but I cannot keep it running.When I
>>get into a fight as soon as I start to use the left mouse button the
>>game minimizes and when I get it to screen it is half size and all
>>black.I need to use task manager to kill it.
>
> You don't have one of the special keys assigned to something do you?
> The docs actually state that this game cannot cope with being
> minimised and will have to be killed also.

IOW, it's a known bug. This is harly acceptable behavior for a 2005
title.

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On 29 Mar 2005 22:25:22 GMT, knight37 <knight37m@gmail.com> wrote:

>Memnoch <memnoch@nospampleaseimbritish.ntlworld.com> wrote in
>news:jcii41hdau7i1apheku8tl1mgl03d3t3ta@4ax.com:
>
>> On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 19:03:00 -0800, Don Murphy
>> <don.murphy@comcast.net> wrote:
>>
>>>On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 00:15:03 GMT, Memnoch
>>><memnoch@nospampleaseimbritish.ntlworld.com> wrote:

>>> I think I could like this game but I cannot keep it running.When I
>>>get into a fight as soon as I start to use the left mouse button the
>>>game minimizes and when I get it to screen it is half size and all
>>>black.I need to use task manager to kill it.
>>
>> You don't have one of the special keys assigned to something do you?
>> The docs actually state that this game cannot cope with being
>> minimised and will have to be killed also.
>
>IOW, it's a known bug. This is harly acceptable behavior for a 2005
>title.
I did not set any keys.I am running it as is.I did change the screen
res. I am using a Logitech cordless marble.I don't and have not for a
long time used a mouse.I do have a Dual screen and 2 monitor setup.I
could try going to one monitor.I almost had it going for 3 minutes
last night. :-}

Don
 
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On 29 Mar 2005 22:25:22 GMT, knight37 <knight37m@gmail.com> wrote:

>Memnoch <memnoch@nospampleaseimbritish.ntlworld.com> wrote in
>news:jcii41hdau7i1apheku8tl1mgl03d3t3ta@4ax.com:
>
>> On Mon, 28 Mar 2005 19:03:00 -0800, Don Murphy
>> <don.murphy@comcast.net> wrote:
>>
>>>On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 00:15:03 GMT, Memnoch
>>><memnoch@nospampleaseimbritish.ntlworld.com> wrote:
>>>
>>>>
>>>>Any character level, but you must have 3 points in light armour and
>>>>weapons to learn medium armour and weapons. The characters level has
>>>>no real bearing on where you put your points. For instance, a level
>>>>20 character could have put all his points in one skill or spread it
>>>>around.
>>> I think I could like this game but I cannot keep it running.When I
>>>get into a fight as soon as I start to use the left mouse button the
>>>game minimizes and when I get it to screen it is half size and all
>>>black.I need to use task manager to kill it.
>>
>> You don't have one of the special keys assigned to something do you?
>> The docs actually state that this game cannot cope with being
>> minimised and will have to be killed also.
>
>IOW, it's a known bug. This is harly acceptable behavior for a 2005
>title.

Hopefully this is something they will tie down come release time. If not I
won't worry too much as I can't see myself doing it very often if at all,
unless its accidental of course! As much as I enjoyed the demo I still have
nagging doubts looking back at W&W. The quest bugs totally hacked me off and
caused me to have to restart twice. If they nail that this time around I'll
let most other things slide to be honest.
 
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Don Murphy <don.murphy@comcast.net> once tried to test me with:

> I did not set any keys.I am running it as is.I did change the screen
> res. I am using a Logitech cordless marble.I don't and have not for a
> long time used a mouse.I do have a Dual screen and 2 monitor setup.I
> could try going to one monitor.I almost had it going for 3 minutes
> last night. :-}

Having duel screens is atypical so I'd look to that as a possible problem.
Another possibility is if you're using the Logitech utilities/drivers,
since most people don't (even people that have logitech devices). I for one
have a Logitech iFeel but I never bother installing the drivers for it.

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