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#229363 09/05/04 08:32 PM
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(Not sure where this feedback post should go; feel free to move it, or delete it altogether if that's what you wish to do.)

I won't go into the details of the end battle, who-where-why-etc., but I will say that I am deeply frustrated by it. As I suspected after getting the jist of the what the end-battle would entail when it was far too late to change anything, my survivor character was unable to win the game. She had put nearly every point she had into bow skills and arrow competency, had 132% accuracy, yet missed the end "bad guy" with every single shot.

Every.

Single.

Shot.

Missed, missed, missed, missed, missed, missed,... you get the gist. From a Level 30 archer with dozens of skillpoints in her chosen weapon, the bow.

She ran in circles gulping potions, dodging fireballs and swords from summons as well as the final bad guy, managed to kill a few summons, but never put a single, solitary dent in the end bad guy no matter which kind of arrow was used. She finally grabbed a spear out of her inventory and without a single competency point in warrior skills, managed to poke a few hp's away from the bad guy. But of course, two hits from him and she had to run and gulp again.

This is on Very Easy, I might add.

After spending, and I kid you not, two and a half hours trying to make even a visible dent in the bad guy's hit points, I gave up. A first for me. I've never NOT finished a game because my character simply couldn't do it, could not even manage a single hit in 2-1/2 hours of trying.

This has got to be the most piss-poor ending I've ever seen in a RPG, and I've seen some doozies. Sorry, Larian. This flat borders on sadistic. I wish you well with Beyond Divinity, but it is certainly not my kind of game. I won't be buying Divine Divinity 2 until it has been on the shelf long enough for me to assure myself that this kind of designer-gotcha bugfest won't ruin it the way it ruined BD.

To say my disappointment has sunk into utter and complete frustration is an understatement.

Thanks to my fellow gamers who have so generously answered many questions for me and for others. I'll be seeing you around other game boards, I'm sure. But not this one. Bye, y'all!


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Its certainly tough! I used a magical 2-handed sword and put every skill point I had into slashing and all its various sub skills and concentrated solely on the main baddy. It still took over 150 potions (healing, restoration, stamina) and probably ten minutes to finally take the baddy out! However, I felt the end cinematic was very much worth it!


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i havent reached the end yet (stuck in act4) btu i had a feeling this might happen, all the bugs in the game have ruined it for me so far so ill wait about a month before buying dd2 if i even want it that is..


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DiAnna, I killed both boss enemies just with the Shaman spell: Hammer at level 5. Nothing else. Drinking potions and battering at them this spell - in single mode - in both cases.

The first boss enemy only had chance to summon once, I ignored them - the last one didn't summon anything.

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There are two boss enemies? Oh, freaking great. As I've said, I spent nearly three hours without putting a single hitpoint of damage on what apparently was the first boss enemy... although I managed to kill the minions he summoned... so clearly didn't even get a glipse at a second one before I gave up. I don't mind spending 3 hours, or even 6 hours, on a final battle even if I'm doing damage. But not being able to hit? Not even once in all that time? I missed every danged time. Missed as it was simply unable to hit even at point blank range (with several points in Point Blank and Accuracy).

Maybe this is yet another bug... maybe the boss is supposed to be totally immune to all arrow damage (but it didn't say hit for 0 damage, it said, Missed, Missed, Missed, Missed... even with splitting arrows, where I had several points in Splitting Arrow competency as well.) So was it deliberate, I wonder, that this enemy could not be harmed by bows? Or was it merely an accident because nobody had tested him against bow/arrow damage? Or is it a bug that has cropped up without rhyme or reason? I dunno. I'm leaning toward the bug thing, because because I handed my character a spear, a piercing weapon with which she had no proficiency, she took a poke at him and instantly drew blood. A small amount of blood to be sure, but blood nonetheless.

As for the Hammer spell... my character was a survivor. She had no spells. She concentrated on her bow, and could shoot the eye out of level 35 monsters, killing them with two shots... one if it was Crit. She had put nearly all of her skill points into her weapon of choice... a weapon that acould not hit the boss even once. Unfortunately, I couldn't even use traps; I had given the trap ability to my Death Knight because it took all of my survivor's skills just to make her a *cough* viable archer. Stupid, in retrospect. But then again, Larian had to realize there would be many such situations.

My main point in posting this was to make Larian aware that the end boss in at least one person's game cannot be affected by bows/arrows at all. If they meant that to happen, if it was supposed to be a joke of some kind, shame on them. If they didn't mean it to happen, well, they may want to look into it because I won't be the only player to fall into the trap of believing a ranged weapons specialist to be a viable alternative... when clearly it is not. At least it wasn't viable in my particular game, under V. 1.42.

I'm not saying I'll never buy another Larian game. But I certainly won't be touting Larian as "the gaming company to watch" on other bulletin boards, as I've done for the past year, or rip their games off the shelves the day they arrive, as I did with Beyond Divinity. Lesson learned.


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No you tried killing the second one <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

His stats are sky rocket high, He is very hard to hit with any weapon. In my opinion it is almost an impossible fight without magic. Learning the hammer skill up to a very high level before going into combat would be the most effective thing.


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