Rödluvan: I started first (HA! Owned, Snövit!). My plan is as follows:
20 Inner Sight
20 Exploding Arrow
20 Fire Arrow
1 in all other passive and magic skills
Spare points into Critical Strike
So, I will spread the warm, red and social exploding arrows across the land. Hopefully the decoy and very strong 1-point valkyrie will keep me safe so I won't need to rely on slow missiles. That way, inner sight should turn most enemies into easy target practise. If I can acquire good enough items, it may even be enough to allow me to use strafe to trigger some interesting processes. I am especially eager to find some open wounds gear since it is red and suits my theme. Crushing blow will also do fine, as well as life leech. And of course knockback. I plan on going through the game in a quilted armour to look as red as possible.
Currently I am on level 12 and have cleared the cold plains and got myself a rogue scout. Her name is Floria and she is rather cold. We use hunter's bows with rubies and sapphires. Naturally I put the rubies first to get a red bow. I have found a ring and amulet of greed but the returns are meagre so far.
I have the following skills:
Magic Arrow: 1/1
Fire Arrow: 8/8
Multiple Shot: 1/1
Critical Strike: 1/1
Exploding Arrow: 1/1
The feeling of seeing those explosions start at level 12...wonderful! What fireworks! A shame that the costs are so high. The community budget is not exactly balanced, but then, these are hard times for most states and I suppose the Rogue Camp is feeling the effects of the current economic crisis. I have had to support my economy on numerous occasions (buying, drinking and storing mana potions) but I am sure we will endure and one day rise to a self-sufficient community.
Plans for the near future: Beat Snövit in all ways possible. Try to acquire a Tal and Eth rune. I have already stored a socketed quilted armour to make "Stealth" in. Find more runes for a new bow. Find some boots that will me run faster. I am unsure whether to pump exploding arrow or inner sight the coming levels.
Snövit: Ha! As you hear, the silly community spirit of Rödluvan will not prevail. Individualistic freedom is the way to go! Already she is having trouble balancing her budget. I, on the other hand, am close to reducing my expenses to near nothing. But let me start properly;
Being Snövit, I will of course specialize in skills that are snowy and white, namely:
20 Magic Arrow
20 Guided Arrow
20 Cold Arrow
20 Freezing Arrow
1 point in all passive and magic skills
Spare points into critical strike I think
Freezing arrow will be the main attack against crowds. The freezing should provide ample safety against most enemies, as long as I fire continuously. I don't think it's worth the investment to max Ice Arrow just for the freeze length (well, at least it's more fun to have more skill diversity). The lack of a strong decoy or valkyrie will be a challenge but I hope to be able to use guided arrow to take down most cold immunes from some safe spot behind a corner or something. To suit the theme I will be looking for things that slow the target, blue or white armour and "hit freezes target" items if they seem viable. Shatter and bow before the mighty Snövit!
So far I am at level 12. I have also cleared the cold plains and have a rogue scout named Blaise (should be Blaze for she is pretty warm). I have gotten almost complete control over the magic arrow market and can buy almost at any prize I want. Soon, very soon, I will have a monopoly and endless free arrows. Muahahahaha! This early in the game the fixed damage bonus of Magic Arrow is particularly notable. I have the following skill:
Magic Arrow: 12/12
I and Blaise wield socketed hunter's bows with rubies and sapphires (sapphire first for me of course) and I have two rings of greed and an amulet of regeneration to keep the daily small life expenses down. I was very lucky when I gambled and the first pair of gloves I got was some very stylish blue ones with cold resist and a chance to cast frost nova when struck. I am sure Rödluvan doesn't have anything near those.
Future plans: Gain runes to make Stealth armour and a good bow, unless I find a white or blue suit of armour.
Awesome. I'm looking forward to the next episode(s). The witty dialogue along with the different personalities make it quite an interesting read. I wish SnÃ¶vit and RÃ¶dluvan the best of luck on their journeys.
Thanks Drixx and OhRyaen (welcome to the forum too)!
Is it possible to change the name of a thread in this forum? I thought it was but I can't find the function if there is one. I would like to change the number of episode in the title to show the progress of the story.
I believe you can change the title on an individual post, but not for the whole thread.
Cool story, by the way. Bowazons rock.
“WHERE have you been!?”
“Do you know what time it is!?”
“Out all night among those demons and you didn’t call me a single time!”
Looks great. My opinion of this thread remains the same so I am just letting you know there are readers still enjoying this thread even if we don't voice it out loud. While I enjoy the banter of both characters and of course you the narrator I just want to throw out there that SnÃ¶vit is my favorite. Good luck on your adventures in act two, haven't played on a bowazon, but those lightning beetles are quite the pain so I hope they can hold up against them.
Thanks very much OhRyaen. The beetles haven't been a problem so far, slow missiles takes care of their bolts. I too liked SnÃ¶vit the most from the start but now RÃ¶dluvan is gaining on her when magic arrow is starting to become a little weak. Exploding arrows are great fun against hollow ones and their skeletons.
Just wanted to say I enjoy the writeups too. I'd have to say SnÃ¶vit is my favorite as well, as I'm a big fan of cold skills in general, and Magic Arrow is a long-time favorite skill of mine. The self-sufficiency of needing no arrows is a big win in my book, and I too have combined it with Freezing Arrow in the past. In later stages when it lacks the kill speed of FA, it still makes an excellent backup, as it covers both situations when you run out of arrows and mana shortages, so long as you have 13+ points in it.
Thanks! Snövit is getting a lot of fans lately. Rödluvan has exceeded her in effectiveness at the moment but once Snövit reaches level 30 that will even out. I also like magic arrow a lot, I'll probably make at least one more amazon that maxes it.
This is pretty good, keep writing I love it!
Thanks, very nice to hear!
Do you, dear readers, miss anything in the story? Like more descriptions of monsters, items, quests, other jokes you want to see or anything else? My goal is to give a good description of how the gaming goes as well, apart from making fun of the Diablo storyline.
Are those ships in the sanctuary Protoss Carriers?
Yes they are.
No comment about how the "random" temple for that old book is always the same one?
Nope, not this time, though it is indeed a stupid thing worthy of being ridiculed. Maybe in the later difficulty levels - I think it will make more sense to have it when the Amazons have already gone through Kurast once or twice already.
I have corrected a small error related to the stairtrap picture, now it describes the right person.
Makes me nostalgic for the days of my Gumby Balboa adventures, although your stories and dialogue are far more entertaining
Wand of Thread Necromancy
Mephisto inspired me to say some cool commanding spells and incantations as I wielded it.Wand
One-Hand Damage: 3 to 5
Required Dexterity: 2
Required Strength: 5
Required Level: 1
Wand Class – Fast Attack Speed
+13% Enhanced Damage
+13 to Attack Rating
7% chance to cast level 17 Revival of Interest on writing
+10 to 997 Lightning Damage to Telge
+50% Damage to Undead
Level 18 Thread Necromancy (34 of 118 Charges)