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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #735 on: 13 January 2023, 20:32:15 »
Bad luck, but yeah probably got hit with everything the centaurs could throw at you.

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #736 on: 13 January 2023, 20:35:01 »
It was entirely avoidable. I could have just gone to Ambrossos, got to the fountain, and quit out the game. I didn't have to kill those centaurs other than for the gold, items, and XP.

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #737 on: 14 January 2023, 23:15:12 »
Another update. I know I'm not in the challenge (and never was technically), but I'm now Level 20 in Delphi, and.... I now have 2 deaths. The 2nd wasn't my fault, unlike the 1st, I encountered a group of Satyrs, Boarmen, Mages, etc. A few Hero Monsters as well. I have no idea what happened, but my health went from full (around 1500 or 1600) to empty in seconds. Possibly a combination of some Life Leech or Elemental damage? I don't think there were any Centaurs, and there were no Green or Blue items when I eventually looted their corpses.

I also nearly had a death before the 2nd, when again, a group of Centaur stunned me with Doom Horn, and Ensnared me, plus they used Battle Standard and probably Study Prey mixed with Call of the Hunt (or whatever it is called). Fortunately, I quickly paused, gathered my thoughts, and used Stone Form (from the Bracers of Atlas that I found a while ago), then a potion, and ran.

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #738 on: 15 January 2023, 09:06:13 »
Fortunately, I quickly paused, gathered my thoughts, and used Stone Form (from the Bracers of Atlas that I found a while ago), then a potion, and ran.

Sounds like a plan!   ;D

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #739 on: 16 January 2023, 04:46:22 »
There seems to be an exploit that was added in with AE. Pressing K on the keyboard resets the player, teleporting you back to the last fountain that you activated. In other words, when close to death, just press K and you'll be fine? Doesn't this make no deaths very easy?

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #740 on: 16 January 2023, 06:49:30 »
I suppose it could if players used it like that.  The K key is meant to help get you unstuck if you get stuck in scenery, etc.  I can't recall where it used to move you to before, but it was changed in the last or next to last patch so you went back to the last fountain you activated. 

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #741 on: 16 January 2023, 15:53:50 »
So I reached the Gorgons just now, I'm level 22. But I encountered a rather serious problem. I can't kill them fast enough, they heal each other too quickly! :(

I suppose I'm going to have to kite off the ones that neither heal nor petrifying first, but after that I'm not sure. My DPS is around 105 without any temporary buffs, and being a Conqueror I don't have pets or AOE spells, besides War Horn at level 1 for brief stun, and War wind also at level 1.

Update: Never mind. I killed them all, without dying (still 2 deaths). I'm now Level 23, at the Fountain just after Pythian Caves. Although my game kept CTD before I could get to the fountain after Gorgons, whilst I was looting and selling the loot to traders, so I've actually ended up killing the Gorgons THREE times.
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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #742 on: 22 January 2023, 20:30:42 »
Hey! I am still here guys! First of all, welcome to this page @TheBonobo4 ! I love seing people as they push the limits of TQ classes.
After a bit of an absence, i am back with a rather spicy update :D. World of warcraft burned me out a bit so i have decided to get some progress on my seer. Here you go:

Stormyboy - Fyredel - L63 Seer AEARE (Cursed) - Helos Woods
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https://imgur.com/undefined
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https://imgur.com/undefined
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https://imgur.com/RJcTa0H
https://imgur.com/uRhuOki (End of normal)
https://imgur.com/undefined (Beginning of epic - Shaman)
https://imgur.com/1mJXtCl (Death count)
https://imgur.com/zaSOzy4 (just an honorable mention: the potion count is still at 1. The only one used by accident somewhere in Atlantis. If there would be a mod to remove potions i would be all up for it)

Now, after i got the achievement for completing normal with a single mastery character, i am facing the most challenging boss of the game. Choosing the second mastery. I was thinking about Earth because of the elemental . That dude took me all the way to the end. He is crazy durable. I will not be going storm for sure because it lacks defensive stuff.
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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #743 on: 23 January 2023, 06:44:48 »
Nice work stormyboy and well done.   :)

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Re: The Xmax Hardcore Challenge
« Reply #744 on: 27 January 2023, 21:36:29 »
Sooo....yeah. I have been farming for SBC at the last fountain in the labyrinth. From my previous experiences, it takes about 30-60 minutes for a pair to drop. This time tho, the RNG gods forsake me. I have farmed for 6h only to get one garbage pair that only has some elemental resistance and some dexterity extra. My only good drop was a pair of normal green gorgon cuffs of the gryphon... Aside from that, i got one purple throw weapon (which makes a total of 2 purple items this act - both throw weapons) and 1243802483280 blue spears.

Aside from that, something updated inside my PC or the game. I get a lot of crushes and between Megara and the Cyclops my screen froze. The only way i was able to come back from the freeze was a forced shut down.
Moving on...

Stormyboy - Fyredel - L66 Evoker AEARE (Cursed) - City of Rhakotis
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https://imgur.com/MXOYeyR (telkin)
https://imgur.com/vm6eLLB (death count)
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