History YMMV / ArcanumOfSteamworksAndMagickObscura

12th Oct '16 1:24:17 PM Pysiewicz
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*** Puny Molotov is enough to throw your enemies all around, forcing melee fighters to waste all their AP to close in once again.
*** Throwable explosives by default are broken by the sheer virtue of costing 1 AP to use. Or ''no AP at all'' with the Apprentice training. As long as you still have supply in your backpack, you can keep tossing grenades until nobody is left standing.
** Looking-Glass Rifle borders on GoodBadBugs. The rifle comes with few really potent properties. It has the longest range of all weapons, surpassing any possible form of attack. There are absolutely no range penalties when firing (it takes Master of Firearms with other guns to get this effect) and the weapon itself comes with additional ''+20'' to-hit bonus, making it pretty much impossible to miss a shot, even while having just single point in Firearms. It's all balanced out by the fact the rifle deals 10-30 damage - a massive gap combined with so-so maximum output... unless you happen to have a version of the game where it deals instead ''40-40'' damage, while retaining all the other nice properties. That's about the amount of HP average mid-tier enemy has, so it's perfectly possible to waltz through the game up until T'sen Ang or so with this rifle. Combined with mentioned above explosives and you can take down an army all by yourself.
9th Oct '16 7:14:42 AM Stranrep
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** [[spoiler: Charles Bregho and his friend Farcus murdered the wife and daughter of elven priest Arbalah after guesting with him, and stole his sacred artefact.]]

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** [[spoiler: Charles Bregho and his friend Simon Farcus murdered the wife and daughter of elven priest Arbalah after guesting with him, the latter took them to their house and fed them, and stole his sacred artefact.]]
23rd Sep '16 6:38:45 AM Stranrep
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** [[spoiler: Gnomes of Tarantian Industrial Council crossed this with their vile experiments on breeding half-ogres, using human women and quuen of Tarant as mothers, murdering the king and his family with many nobles, after king's clerks uncovered their plan.]]

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** [[spoiler: Gnomes of Tarantian Industrial Council crossed this with their vile experiments on breeding half-ogres, using human women and quuen queen of Tarant as mothers, breeders, murdering the king and his family with many nobles, after king's clerks uncovered their plan.]]
21st Sep '16 11:08:34 AM Stranrep
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* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Stout became captain of the guard purely so he could stalk a noblewoman, and when he found out she was already engaged, he rendered the fiancee blind in what was promised to be a fair duel, then arranged for the fiancee to become trapped in a cave full of monsters solely so he could save her (or have the player save her on his behalf).]]

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* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler:Stout [[spoiler: Garrick Stout became captain of the guard purely so he could stalk a noblewoman, and when he found out she was already engaged, he rendered the fiancee blind in what was promised to be a fair duel, then arranged for the fiancee to become trapped in a cave full of monsters solely so he could save her (or have the player save her on his behalf).]]
** [[spoiler: Charles Bregho and his friend Farcus murdered the wife and daughter of elven priest Arbalah after guesting with him, and stole his sacred artefact.]]
** [[spoiler: Murdering the population of Stillwater is one for you, if you join Dark Elves.]]
** [[spoiler: Gnomes of Tarantian Industrial Council crossed this with their vile experiments on breeding half-ogres, using human women and quuen of Tarant as mothers, murdering the king and his family with many nobles, after king's clerks uncovered their plan.
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12th Sep '16 12:23:00 PM TotemicHero
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Jayna Stiles, whose status as the sole tech-based healer makes her a very useful follower for tech-based [=PCs=]. Despite a sympathetic backstory that ties into the general state of affairs in Dernholm, she has no bearing on the actual quests centered on Cumbria, or the main plot. And to top it off, she doesn't even have voice acting.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Jayna Stiles, whose status as the sole tech-based healer makes her a very useful follower for tech-based [=PCs=]. Despite a sympathetic backstory that ties into the general state of affairs in Dernholm, Dernholm and Cumbria, she has no bearing on the actual quests centered on Cumbria, that kingdom, or the main plot. And to top it off, she doesn't even have voice acting.
12th Sep '16 12:14:51 PM TotemicHero
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: Jayna Stiles, whose status as the sole tech-based healer makes her a very useful follower for tech-based [=PCs=]. Despite a sympathetic backstory that ties into the general state of affairs in Dernholm, she has no bearing on the actual quests centered on Cumbria, or the main plot. And to top it off, she doesn't even have voice acting.
13th Jul '16 7:03:42 AM ZuTheSkunk
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* ScrappyMechanic: Auto-scheme (allowing the game to automatically spend skill points at level-up). While it grants some gameplay challenge, it wastes many skill-points on [[DumpStat Dump Stats]] like Health and Fatigue boosts. Pre-made characters use this by default, but fortunately, you can turn this off anytime.

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* ScrappyMechanic: ScrappyMechanic:
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Auto-scheme (allowing the game to automatically spend skill points at level-up). While it grants some gameplay challenge, it wastes many skill-points on [[DumpStat Dump Stats]] like Health and Fatigue boosts. Pre-made characters use this by default, but fortunately, you can turn this off anytime. anytime.
** The way your followers may negatively react to whom you choose to attack. While it's not a bad idea in principle, this mechanic has a very nasty habit of firing off in the most bizarre of situations, like when you choose to attack an ''already hostile creature'' before they had a chance to see you.
6th May '16 2:17:48 PM supergod
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** Fire Elementals, and to a lesser extent their smaller cousins. They're level 50, the highest the player can go, insanely tough (because they're made of fire), damage both your armor and weapons (again, fire), and have a nasty habit of appearing in packs. One quest actually forces you to trek through a cave full of these things.
** Earth Elementals are this to a lesser extent, especially since you're forced to fight them a lot earlier than you'd normally be ready unless you abuse the mechanics to jump ahead 30 levels. Like Fire Elementals, attacking them damages your weapons since they're made of rock. Some of them also come superheated for fire damage, making them almost as bad as Fire Elementals.

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** Fire Elementals, and to a lesser extent their smaller cousins. They're level 50, the highest the player can go, insanely tough (because they're made of fire), damage both your armor and weapons (again, fire), and have a nasty habit of appearing in packs. One quest actually forces you to trek through a cave full of these things.
** Earth Elementals Golems are this to a lesser extent, especially since you're forced to fight them a lot earlier than you'd normally be ready unless you abuse the mechanics to jump ahead 30 levels. Like Fire Elementals, attacking them damages your weapons since they're made of rock. Some of them also come superheated for fire damage, making them almost as bad as Fire Elementals.
4th May '16 1:09:43 PM supergod
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* DesignatedVillain: Z'an Alurin is canonically evil. She does not act that way; at worst, she's a very detached and philosophical sort, she acts like a DefectorFromDecadence, and we see her commit no evil actions (unless she's participating in the player's villainy).
2nd May '16 5:15:04 PM supergod
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* DesignatedHero:
** The mages of Tulla, while canonically good guys, are ''massive'' [[JerkAss Jerkasses]] sometimes. Their crowning moment is when they ask you to help them get a [[VideoGame/{{Fallout1}} water purifying gem]] from someone who left Tulla to get it for them...but the thing is, he's become a technologist now, so he can't be allowed back into Tulla. [[MurderIsTheBestSolution They're perfectly okay with it if you just murder him and take the gem.]]
** Also the elves in Quintarra. While not [[ANaziByAnyOtherName outright nazi like the ones in T'sen Ang]], they're incredibly [[FantasticRacism stuck-up]] and HolierThanThou. Case in point, there's a side quest where you investigate a murder case in Quintarra. The elves has arrested the sole dwarf there mainly because he wasn't a elf, and [[CantArgueWithElves elves are totally above this kind of things]].
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