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udm 04-02-2010 04:56 PM

Quick thoughts on Escort (Fight With) mission
 
Had my first Fight With mission just now. I failed the mission, even with crowd control (Smokescreen). Just want to say a few things regarding that. Firstly, you should be able to tell the NPC to wait, as you could in DoP. Otherwise, they just end up running all over the place. I know the guy's a fledgling hero and wants to prove himself someday, but jeesh, taking on 7 Furys and 6 Dark Elf Priests is...hardcore :o. And I had a crowd control skill too! I can't imagine what it'd be like if i didn't have Smokescreen to at least slow down the onslaught. The guy also kept drawing aggro on to me, which was really starting to irritate me as I couldn't go Stealth. Seriously, a part of me wanted to just bring down the sword on his head.

Secondly, this is more of a nitpick than anything else, and I also know it's an engine limitation, but is there any way to simulate an ongoing battle when I'm not in that area? I left my escort surrounded by the Furys and Dark Elves when I died and was teleported back to town. He didn't lose any health, so I took my own sweet time, selling items, checking out the vendors etc. If there's a way to simulate the ongoing battle (since I'm sure he wouldn't last more than 2 seconds in that battle), it'd be a lot more intense and the illusion of an ongoing world where things happen simultaneously even if you're elsewhere wouldn't be broken that easily. But as I said, this is more a nitpick, since this has been a limitation in DoP as well, and it's not really a game breaking deal.

But yeah, the first point definitely has to be looked into. I can understand how lower level characters should be able to breeze through such a mission, but at higher levels, it's really nasty trying to babysit a hyperactive fellow. I used 3 potions on that guy, so I was more annoyed than saddened when he died lol.

Inspired 04-02-2010 11:39 PM

One easy thing I've noticed about the escort quest is since I've only had to escort them from the first level to say the third (most of the time) just make sure you activate the first level gate then return to town with them. (Using the entrance, not the gate) then use the gate and go back and clear out the way to where they need to while they sit safely in the town.

This is also broken because you get double experience for every kill while doing the escort quest so I tend to let them sit in town while I do every other mission and clear out most levels while recieving double experience.

udm 04-03-2010 01:10 AM

Thanks for the tip. I'll be sure to use this trick for the time being lol. Just failed my second escort quest today >_>


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