Jump to content

Welcome to Obsidian Forum Community
Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!
Photo

Dark Side Energy in Freedon Nadd's tomb


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1
Jediphile

Jediphile

    Arch-Mage

  • Members
  • 2728 posts
When you send your 'away team' on the mission to Freedon Nadd's tomb on Dxun while the Exile goes to Onderon, there are two Dark Side Energy pools in the tomb.

You can try to resist it, but even playing LS I never do, because you just get some disappointing temporary bonus to your stats, while if you bask in the DS energies, you get a permanent DS force power.

What I can't figure out is how it's determined which DS force power you get... The game seems to determine this at random, but does anyone now what the criteria for this is, or when it is set up?

For example, if I don't like the power I get (assuming I don't have it already and so get nothing...), can I reload a game from before I entered that map and try again and chance across a new power?

And how does the game decide which power is given? Is totally random, or is it based on something relevant to the character trying it?

#2
Shryke

Shryke

    (9) Sorcerer

  • Members
  • 1285 posts
  • Location:Wellington, NZ
afaik, it picks from the following powers:

shock - lightning - storm
fear - horror - insanity
wound - choke - kill
slow - ??? - plague

dunno what happens if you already have them all though....

#3
Darkside

Darkside

    (8) Warlock

  • Members
  • 1040 posts
  • Location:the McDonalds on Telos

dunno what happens if you already have them all though....


You get a permanent bonus to your Force points I believe.

#4
germi91

germi91

    (3) Conjurer

  • Members
  • 113 posts
I didn't know you could get force powers or extra force points in the tomb.... 0_0

Next time l play through the game, i'll check EVERY corner of each planet.

#5
Jediphile

Jediphile

    Arch-Mage

  • Members
  • 2728 posts

I didn't know you could get force powers or extra force points in the tomb.... 0_0

Next time l play through the game, i'll check EVERY corner of each planet.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>


I usually do that on my first playthrough... Believe me, it's not all it's cracked up to be - in my case it meant that I restarted four or five times simply because I didn't feel I got the optimal class/stat combination. It really doesn't matter so much, though, and given the time I spent starting over, I could probably have finished the game once :thumbsup:

My advice is, unless your compulsive about finding *everything* immediately, is to let the secrets be secrets until you've finished the game at least once. Then the story is all done, and you can read all the spoilers and guides you like without ruining everything, whereas I find myself drawn to walkthroughs and guides that reveal everything on my first playthrough... I guess the best and most complete guide for KotOR2 is this one.

#6
germi91

germi91

    (3) Conjurer

  • Members
  • 113 posts
I did finish the game.... twice. And there are still elements in the story l do not understand or things i've missed out. Like you said, l feel that i've missed out like.... half the game or something.

#7
darthbass123

darthbass123

    (4) Theurgist

  • Members
  • 270 posts
You can thank Game Makers for that.

#8
SamuraiGaijin

SamuraiGaijin

    (4) Theurgist

  • Members
  • 302 posts
  • Location:Newport, RI

I did finish the game.... twice. And there are still elements in the story l do not understand or things i've missed out. Like you said, l feel that i've missed out like.... half the game or something.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

I'm pretty sure I've seen almost everything possible in the game, and there are still unanswered questions ... keep reading these forums, and you'll see that many are discussed and speculated on here ...

#9
dufflover

dufflover

    (8) Warlock

  • Members
  • 1196 posts
  • Location:Melbourne (Australia)

I did finish the game.... twice. And there are still elements in the story l do not understand or things i've missed out. Like you said, l feel that i've missed out like.... half the game or something.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

Besides from the cut content, and very specific ways to get quests to be complete or work at all, you also have the random loot generator.

#10
Musopticon?

Musopticon?

    Arch-Mage

  • Members
  • 8956 posts
  • Location:What the Bircarli once called their own, spires of soot, flatlands of silver, sky afire
What's so wrong about the random loot gen?

#11
Calax

Calax

    Former Superman

  • Members
  • 8124 posts
  • Location:The Fortress of Solitude
  • Silver Backer
  • Kickstarter Backer
I ignored the force "puddles" in the tomb. I already had everything I could ever need for the game.

#12
Jediphile

Jediphile

    Arch-Mage

  • Members
  • 2728 posts

I ignored the force "puddles" in the tomb. I already had everything I could ever need for the game.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>


Ignore free force powers?!?!?!?!?!?! :o :o :blink:

#13
Musopticon?

Musopticon?

    Arch-Mage

  • Members
  • 8956 posts
  • Location:What the Bircarli once called their own, spires of soot, flatlands of silver, sky afire
Well, the game is too easy as it is...

#14
Gabrielle

Gabrielle

    Arch-Mage

  • Members.
  • 5759 posts

I ignored the force "puddles" in the tomb. I already had everything I could ever need for the game.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

But I like bathing in the Darkside.

#15
Jediphile

Jediphile

    Arch-Mage

  • Members
  • 2728 posts

I ignored the force "puddles" in the tomb. I already had everything I could ever need for the game.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>

But I like bathing in the Darkside.

<{POST_SNAPBACK}>


:D

I can hear the ads for it now:

"Dark Side puddles - because you're worth it!" :-

#16
Darth_Schmarth

Darth_Schmarth

    (6) Magician

  • Members
  • 793 posts
  • Location:The Schmarth Side of the Force
Don't forget about Darkside Poodles. Force Bark makes you so annoyed that you lose -5 to all Will saves for three hours. Nasty critters them.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users