Help inprove my RPG tactics
March 31, 2014 6:53 AM Subscribe
Nethack, Baulders Gate, Never Winter Nights, Arcanum: I play hack/slash style (fighter, buff out the strength, biggest sword, best armor, run in and bash enemies). Help me to play other classes.
posted by k5.user to Grab Bag (7 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
Brute force works, and in the combat oriented games is the easiest way to advance. Thus, that's the strategy I've taken.
I've ascended countless Valks in nethack (plus a very few barbarians, samurai, elf and ranger). I've gotten a wizard to the astral plane, but forgot finger-of-death does work on famine/pestilence (but not death), so died on the wrong altar.
For BG series, NWN, ID, Arcanum, I find it much easier to play a fighter and advance accordingly.
Planescape provided a nice change: yes there were fights, but you could also talk your way in/past/out of a lot of things (and use stealth easier/more effectively than in the other games). So I really enjoyed Planescape.
Otherwise, I've had bad luck with magic users and the other classes. They lack offense to hit enemies, have defensive restrictions (so no great AC), and if spell using, the power is so weak at the low levels, that I'll zap a bad guy, then run away to recover mana/spell points/etc to just lather-rinse-repeat.
So help me get some more mileage out of these games. How does one play other roles more effectively ?