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Any interest in starting a No Reload Challenge?


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On the Rule Set. In light of Serg's support, and in the absence of other commentary, I'm inclined to go ahead with the rules above. Agreed, everyone?

 

On Maim Before Death. The more I think about it, the more I see Jaheiras Witness's point. I do still think it should be at player discretion, but I also think it's important enough to add to the Hall of Heroes entries. The MBD setting will be part of the Difficulty setting line in the Hall of Heroes. The full list of game critical settings will appear in intro posts (MBD, Injuries, Expert Mode, AoE Highlighting).

 

On Tactics. As mentioned earlier, I don't think we should police tactics, but I do think we should encourage players to avoid egregiously cheesy or exploitative tactics that could be off-putting to our audience. In the intro post, I'm inclined to use one exploit as an illustrative example: moving conscious characters out of the fog of war to end combat and thus revive the fallen. Does the PoE community have a name for this? I've taken to calling it the "Rope-a-Dope," after the boxing move.  

 

Ok! If there are no further comments, I'll upload the founding post later today. I'd like to get this off the ground, ASAP (Note that we can always tweak things later, if need be).

 

Best,

 

A. 

 

Btw: It's good to see you here, BelgarathMTH! I'll make you a deal: you post in mine and I'll post in yours!


Edited by Alesia_BH, 31 October 2018 - 03:11 PM.

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Great, looking forward to it :). I will likely start another playthrough around christmas when I have some time off from work. Will be great to follow other people’s runs in meantime.

Couple of non-spoiler hints more aimed at solo runs: there are two big milestones to reach where the game starts to become a little more comfortable for no-reload play. The first is getting to level 4: you get your second talent here, which for tank builds is likely to be weapon & shield style (assuming nearly everyone goes for Veteran’s Recovery at level 2). And you can now enchant your items to fine. In combination that is a big boost to deflection. Levels 1-3 should be navigated very carefully as solo characters are extremely fragile in early going. You can get to level 4 on Act 1.

The second milestone is entering Act 2 / getting to Defiance Bay. Suddenly you have so many different quest options, equipment, you can make lots of money, you can get figurines etc. You are also much freer to do what you want where Act 1 is quite linear. It’s by far the best and most enjoyable section of the game.

Finally for my fellow BG players: beware Adragans! They are the Dire Charm/PW Stun equivalent insta-killers of PoE.
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Ok, everyone: It's done! The challenge is now open! Hope to see you there soon!

 

https://forums.obsid...load-challenge/


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Question, everyone! How do you post screenshots in this forum?


Edited by Alesia_BH, 31 October 2018 - 07:52 PM.


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Very good initiative !
Until POE2 is finished and P:K is playable, I thought I would do another run
I have already finished the game in POTD solo/multi but never in TOI/No Reload
It remains to find a fun and original idea ...


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Welcome, Vanyel54!

 

Please do feel free to join us in the Challenge thread! Right now, we have a small group of players from the BG No Reload community participating, with some of us effectively finding our way in a new game. We'd love to see new faces from this forum join in on the fun!   


Edited by Alesia_BH, 01 November 2018 - 08:17 AM.

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I am by no means a veteran, I am very new in fact! - I would call myself an avid roleplayer, even too much for my own good.

I am still experimenting on the "perfect" RP way of playing these games, that feels the best. The eternal struggle of roleplaying - powergaming - fun is something I can't balance well yet.

On the BG forums I am mostly a reader ^^ In fact I just started my very first baldur's gate playthrough recently( yes for the first time haha ) - that's why I recognized you, as I read more about the game than I played!


Edited by Hazmy, 04 November 2018 - 04:12 PM.

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