Elementalist = hard mode

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Elementalist = hard mode

Postby erfMortium » Fri Dec 06, 2013 6:10 pm

My good god. If you're a beginner to the game, this class is not a pleasant experience. You're either out of cash cos you spent your creds healing at the university or you're time poor because you spend 3 turns resting after only a few combats.

Maybe for you guys with hundreds of thousands of credits it doesn't feel too bad, but for me I'm finding it really tough! Someone said Psion is the hardest, but honestly...I feel that for a newbie this class is the most difficult I've played so far.
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Re: Elementalist = hard mode

Postby Satan » Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:06 pm

Hmmm... If I had to rank from hardest to easiest:

Gadgeteer
Elementalist
Psion
Naturalist

Psion and elementalist are kinda close to eachother... Not having chips to heal is common to most classes, but psion and gadgeteer have some early healing skills, naturalist has a passive healing in combat skill, and elementalists have the best healing skill in the game but it's late level. Also, you shouldn't be spending time resting that often. If the area is too difficult, you need to get better equipment or go somewhere that's easier to level up. You may want to spend some time in the casino to build up some chips to heal with, as it can save you a lot of time.
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Re: Elementalist = hard mode

Postby Kinak » Fri Dec 06, 2013 9:56 pm

I spend a ton of time resting, myself, but I'm really quite bad at games :oops:

Satan's right that it's easy to over-extend yourself. If you find yourself resting as much as me, you might need a change in strategy or location.

Interestingly, I always found Gadgeteer way easier than Elemental and Psion. Some of it depends on playstyle.

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Re: Elementalist = hard mode

Postby erfMortium » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:52 pm

I also found Gadgeteer way easier than Psion (a point noted by the fact that I finished up about 15 hours earlier in my Maso run thereafter). Of course in the first run I was using a futility belt for no good reason so that probably didn't help.
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Re: Elementalist = hard mode

Postby Kinak » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:43 am

erfMortium wrote:Of course in the first run I was using a futility belt for no good reason so that probably didn't help.
That might do it :)

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Re: Elementalist = hard mode

Postby erfMortium » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:18 am

The game is a comedian at times. After a storming run through Mick's tower I ended up with 0 turns left and the fight with Mick to finish up. I know there is a room after that anyway, but seriously! Oh how I laughed :)
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Re: Elementalist = hard mode

Postby Nommy » Mon Dec 09, 2013 7:01 pm

It really is all just playstyle. I did all of my early runs as an Elementalist in Maso and loved it. Ice Bolt is my best friend, and Proper Hydration makes the world a shiny place. Low chips are hard, but there are a few tricks to get you through so you don't have any problems. If you do another Elem run pm me and I can send you a rough guide.

Also, the game knows that you want a full day to deal with the Mick. It also knows, if you have Villains on, that you when you clicked on the Mick's room, you really just wanted to fight Kookoo the Klown.


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