Survival For Dummies (Single-player hints and tips)

Survival For Dummies (Single-player hints and tips)

Postby Eyero » Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:55 am

Hello, everyone. Name's Eyero, and this is my first post. Nice to meet you all.

I've been looking at this forum and playing the game for a while, and I can't help but notice how things seem a bit overwhelming when you get into it, and not necessarily due to the text command interface that Inform7 offers. Plus most of the wiki guides are dedicated to multiplayer mode. So, I had an idea.

What if we set up a thread dedicated to explaining the game basics to newbies- good places to go in the early game, opportunities to buff your stats (I can't help but notice that early game combat is a nightmare when you're still on low dexterity), useful events to set you up with weapons and armor, and so on?

You don't have to give an essay in response, necessarily, just a few titbits that you think could help others.

I'll start, then.

(Relatively) Safe grinding encounters- hunting area follows creature name:
Hermaphrodite Gryphon (Outside)
German Shepherd (Outside)
Goo Girl (Mall Sewers)
Naga (Mall Sewers)
Wyvern (Outside- toughen up a bit first)

Useful Events:
Flotsam Bits (Beach- head west one space from your starting position. Reward- flotsam club, decent weapon)
Lost Gear (Outside- requires high perception, with a fight occurring if you fail the roll. Can be retried perpetually until success or defeat. Reward- combat helm, decent armor)

Personally, I'd recommend dexterity as your focused stat in creation, so that you can actually hit stuff early on. As for feats, I tend to take Stealthy and Strong Psyche.

So far, the only opportunity for stat improvement I know of is the bookstore at the mall. (go two up, one right, one up, talk to Beverly, agree to hear her story, then browse and read the bookshelves- I hear you can get a few free feats this way, too, but I haven't received any yet).

Anyway, that's all she wrote as far as my limited repertoire's concerned. If anyone else has advice to offer, it'd be appreciated, I'm sure.
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Re: Survival For Dummies (Single-player hints and tips)

Postby Shoggoth on the Roof » Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:25 am

An answer desperately in search of a question.
A big monster like that on such a pointed roof... You may ask 'how does it stay up there, if it's so difficult?'

That, I can tell you in one word: tentacles!
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