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Re: Grim Dawn is Fun
« Reply #15 on: June 29, 2017, 07:51:55 AM »
Grim Dawn seems to be (to me at least) a far more intuitive game the PoE.  I generally liked DG more overall but that final boss fight is a complete pain in the arse in GD and I haven't been able to complete it on the highest difficulty level, whereas the final fight in PoE was doable.  Getting older is starting to have an impact on my ability to play these newer games but when the expansion for GD comes out, I'll give it another run.   
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« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2017, 12:25:39 PM »
I can see that happening even though I have not gotten to the end yet.  Still in Veteran so a long way to go.  Even in Veteran there is this one mini-boss that I have not figured out how to beat.  Getting to him is easy.  Killing him...not so much.


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« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2017, 01:20:30 PM »
Just started playing this today.  Giving POE and Battle Brothers a rest.

I'M SO CONFUSED! - Never played TQ and the skill tree is....different.  :)

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« Reply #18 on: June 29, 2017, 02:21:27 PM »
Just started playing this today.  Giving POE and Battle Brothers a rest.

I'M SO CONFUSED! - Never played TQ and the skill tree is....different.  :)

Builds are easy to screw up.  You can buy back the points, so it is not too bad if you mess up.  Honestly I watched about 20 minutes worth of youtube videos to get the gist of what was going on.  You also have to learn about Devotions which are unique to this game.   

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« Reply #19 on: July 11, 2017, 07:27:36 PM »
I've finished what might be Act I(?).  Have a commando level 22 or so.  My last gaming session this morning was the first that it all started coming together.  Before that, I was just destroying stuff by mashing buttons. :)

There is a lot to recommend with this game.  Hopefully, it continues to impress.


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« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2017, 02:56:51 PM »
I am back to playing after a 4th of July lull.

I think I am getting close to the end of veteran mode.  I am level 31...it is slowly getting more difficult.  There is one boss, I forget his name, that I have not been able to kill yet.

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« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2017, 11:03:57 AM »
So I am slowly discovering that certain side bosses are really difficult to kill.  I am also surprised to see that I am not nearly as far along in Veteran mode as I thought.  The world is pretty damn big from a gaming point.  And they generally make it worth your while to do full clears.  I am level 39 and I still have a ways to go.  Anyone know if the areas scale to your level?  I am surprised if that is the case because then it would be possible to get to near end game level without even reaching Ultimate level.  I am nearly half way to the level cap and not out of my first game play.

The other thing that is surprising me is that I would have to imagine that HC is really really tough.  There are time you are cruising around and you turn the corner and you are mobbed by three boss packs.  They hit you with some spell that slows you down and there is no way in hell that you can get away.  So far it doesn't seem possible to out level the monsters that you encounter.

Tough game.

Also looking forward to level 40 as I have some blue items to put on.
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Re: Grim Dawn is Fun
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2017, 11:51:09 AM »
As far as I know, each area scales with you but only within a specific fairly small level range, so you can easily outlevel an area or be underpowered.

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« Reply #23 on: July 19, 2017, 07:11:01 PM »
I seem to be in the under-leveled group.  I'm always fighting mobs who are "orange" and that is at least two levels above me.  At level 32, I was fighting a boss who was level 39...that didn't go so well.  Sad part is, I only got the one shot at it because you need a skeleton key to get there.  I guess there is a blue print to make it, but I don't think I have it.  Certainly learning a few things to do differently with the next character.

The game hasn't grabbed me like I thought it might (see focus and gaming thread), but it's good.

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« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2017, 12:34:56 PM »
My complaint before was that I always felt that the monsters are always higher level than I am.  That does seem to be the case most of the time.

The quest with the key I think I got lucky...in that I read somewhere that I should hold off on that quest for a while.  So while I earned the key I did not actually use it.  At least you can craft a new one.

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« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2017, 12:39:01 PM »
So ... right now I am doing a build that I found.  Always a good way to get started and I will certainly finish Veteran mode this way.  Not sure if I will continue as I have a hankering to do my own build.  With that in mind I am thinking of doing a tanky assassin.

Blademaster

This is what I am thinking of right now.  Tweaks to come...and I won't be starting this too soon.

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« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2017, 01:12:50 PM »
Blademaster

Switched from Forcewave to Cadence.  Forcewave has a cooldown which means it is not good as a main skill.


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Re: Grim Dawn is Fun
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2017, 07:53:04 PM »
I'm playing a commando (I think).  Soldier/Demolitionist using cadence and blitz.  Blitz is just awesome but on a 5 sec cool down.  Cadence is so-so but every third swing hits like a truck.  Demo is providing fire damage through flame touched and temper.  Using as much gear as I can find that provides +fire %. 

I didn't go veteran yet.  Just playing normal/easy mode.  Currently level 35.

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« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2017, 11:46:46 PM »
Cadence seems to rely on attack speed a lot.

Have you gotten comfortable with Devotions?  There are a couple that boost Attack speed.

I am currently 44 or 45...questing beyond Homestead.  I found another area that requires one of the those keys.  Haven't done either of them.

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« Reply #29 on: July 22, 2017, 06:24:17 PM »
What are Devotions?   ;D  That should answer THAT question.

I'm just following a guide, take a bit of +physical damage etc.  Haven't really done any research into the Devotion system.

If I understood correctly, you can afford to miss a shrine or two.  There are more shrines than devotion points allowed.  That  said, I waste time hunting them down.