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  1. I've reported this a while ago. http://forums.obsidian.net/topic/77614-bug-infinite-xp-bug/ No one seems to give a ****. I'm guessing they're more interested in more game-breaking things rather than xp or gold exploits (where you basically can ruin the fun for yourself).
  2. I don't think there is a must-have Class. However, if you're not playing Solo, I think Priests (maybe Chanters) are the coolest to party with -yay!-. Lots of buffs, healings, can revive, boost defenses, all kind of debuffs on enemies, traps, decent damage on their own. More so if you have a couple of melee guys. You'll end up loving your priest no doubt! :D
  3. This. People need to sneak more, more and more! You can use the pile of boxes as a wall. They won't see you if you are coming from the east and go straight to pick up what you want. Also, I don't see why you would want Athletics 3 ASAP. You have a very limited amount of spells on the early game. So you'll be likely resting quite a lot, no need to rush on Athletics. Now, on the other hand, there are (glorifying music) Stealth and Mechanics. Stealth will allow you to sneak past lots and lots of maps and gain a very decent amount of xp by exploring maps (Raedric's Hold has lots of them an
  4. I'm guessing you would want that on any build. :D Back on the build, barbarian with retaliation doesn't need further explanation. You just need one stands alone and retaliation. I've finished a PotD solo with a Barbarian and I felt like when you play with relatiation + one stands alone, you turn the game into 'I can win' mode and doesn't really matter what you do afterwards. Accurate carnage won't make any difference so you might as well get any other. Also, Frenzy it's probably the best tanky skill the barbarian has in my opinion!
  5. Oh man, I get frustrated by only reading it! Weird things happen during that fight. If you kill Thalos before the judges (maybe this was already fixed) game will crush after killing the judges. The safe way is always making sure to kill the judges and once they're dead fight Thalos alone. As for swaping Trials of Iron saved games... I don't think that will work. Sorry pal
  6. Have you tried turning steam cloud off for this game? Not saying this will fix it for sure, but I had a similar issue and the cause was the size of the saved games files were taking to long to upload to steam's cloud. To enable/disabled Steam Cloud: Go to Library > Right click Pillars of Eternity -> Properties -> Updates tab -> Steam Cloud
  7. Not a bug. Unfortunately, lots of players seems to be seeing everything as a bug instead of doing further research. There are, if remember well, 4 spirits (or at least 3). You need to talk to all of them, try to open the door and then talk again to the one that is in the northeast. You'll have the option to ask him for the door password.
  8. I did mine with a rogue on easy. High resolve and might. 3 atheltics 9 mechanics and the rest stealh. Act 1: - At the beginning, where you're with calisca and Heodan. Let Heodan get hurt before fightning the guys who took over the caravan. He then will ask you to rest, do so. Calisca will leave the party. This maximise your xp. Do not disarm any of the traps there. Get past the cave, once you find calisca and heodan's bodies, get back in there and disarm all of the traps there for extra xp. - Late for dinner: just 3 kills for xp. - Against the grain: also, you can complete this one with
  9. Hiravias on my first playthrough had 30 level 1 spells per fight. I thought it was some kinda of reward for completing his quests lol.
  10. I only finished an ironman Monk on hard, but I could avoid most of the delemgan types (or hit them early), distract with figurines, etc. - same with crystal spiders. Paralyse isn't as big a deal even if you get hit by it. I did invest in a lot of gear and talents for Will saves, Prone/Stuck bonuses, etc. I imagine it's not as straightforward on POTD. Not really much different. However, they do have higher stats, so you're less likely to interrumpt their spells cast. I've lost a TCS run once I got hit by a 260 pierce damage crit (dayumm) right after being petrified by a crystal spi
  11. I loved my glass-cannon wizard on PotD, probably the least gear-dependant character with higher damage output. Obviously, not an option for a solo run but it's really fun to wipe packs of moves with just a few spells :D
  12. Ok, so I've just managed to complete my TCS :D And an useful tip: in the level right before Thaos, you fight two packs formed by a shadow-zombies and one dragon. The second pack, you don't really need to fight it. By the time you get there you probably are in no risk of dying at all, but as it happens on PotD solo, you're always short on accuracy so I may take a while to take the dragon down. I realised that once you hit the soul-thing near the door and things start flying around, you can just go to the door and leave.
  13. I've done this on my solo runs. I'd kill bad visitors whenever I was around the stronghold. No negative impact at all, in fact I got some free coins from loot Sounds buggy, tho.
  14. This happened to me even before the first patch was launched. But I saw the whole thing. They approach saying something like they would kill you. They proceed to kill Serel immediately, once she is dead they proceed to attack me. Furthermore, this had happened in all of my playthroughs where I bought Serel's medalion.
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