phaze Yeah wavestrikers aren't kidding around. The fact that they look like wavemages is evil! Best talent for new content, sly look 4. I am taking my old party through as well. I agree with the underpowered comment. Took my high powered group and breezed through it, this group is slogging. The big fights are VERY good this update. Tell me about your experiences when you get to them!
I have finished the current content and am very pleased with the story! The back story was very well thought out with some very good surprises and a very difficult choice to make. I thought the development of the characters was appropriate. Poor Kjartan. What will become of him eventually? I suspected the characters would progress this way, especially after exiting CoD the first time and making a choice of being Harbingers. Not quite gods; some other part of the order of things.
I have a second party lined up ready for the new content. I likely will make a different choice to say yes this time. Very curious how the different paths play out. I think my score will be close to yours but you likely have me beat. I am running a new party through that takes better advantage of the level caps and ordering of quests. My current high score party made some poor choices for ordering content.
I also tremendously appreciate the set-up for a bigger world context for the next content and future games.
The patch said there were 12 new dungeons, but I only counted 10 I think. Not having Vincent, does that story arc involve two extra maps? Or did I miss something? The ocean area had four. CoD had the road there, one extra dungeon I found, then the core, tower undercroft, rooftop battle, then ruins.
Overall, there were some good challenges. This party bit the dust twice, but it was was very old and underpowered, being built prior to many game changes. I don't feel too bad. Now, my next party through is an ironman with my high score. That will make me nervous and rebalance equipment to account for some changes. Also to take advantage of crafting to shore up weak spots. One thing I noticed in the last map is that enemy defensive values sky rocketed. Something to consider before rebalancing characters to be 100% damage.
Sadly, I ran out of enemies before finding the campsite to respec, and thus, have to wait to test what a lvl 10 new talent plays in battle. Next patch please
phaze I made the yes choice but anguished over it. This is probably the first game where I was not able to make a snap decision about a plot fork. I loved the big battles, very challenging. I personally have not noticed the accuracy issues as I have 8 Flanking Unity, 9 Torrent of Steel, and 10 Darting Steel (Kincaid is life!). I saw someone get an item with +100% crit damage and like 3 accuracy. Would love that item in a Vraes, Kjartan party! Looking forward to new content! Bring on the 9th character, $500 patreon must be reached!
Hmm...will look for the deep water waste in my second party I clearly played too fast!
Also running FU, CA, PS with EA so we have roughly similar debuff levels. The last map I found I would actually miss with empowered attacks from Kincaid or Selen unless enemies were hit with all my curses first. And then Kincaid would still miss using lvl 5 blade attack. It was jarring after having no issues with the undead or crawdaens. Will need to monitor this. We always seem to have different battle experiences. Shrug.
I did find the eye popping amulet with 100% crit dam. This party struggled to make good use of it. Basically I need to rethink all my equipment choices and talents after the haul of equipment. I WANT that amulet for my new tamilin party with kjartan. Combine it with the new talent and ToS indeed let's tamilin fulfill her destiny. Getting over 50% crit rate and over 300% crit dam with a 1 ap weapon ranged AoE is fearsome.