||[Feb. 21st, 2013|11:13 am]
Anyone still playing it? I have the PC version (vanilla game, no mods, no DLC) and I enjoy it quite a lot. Of course I keep the difficulty down a lot (I'm not in it for the battles, but for the story [sort of, my avs make their own way around the world]).
Today, my Breton mage was running around, doing a quest, usually one of the first you get after escaping with the Emperor. It's called Unfriendly Competition and it's about a merchant selling things for such low prices that the others believe his stuff is stolen. So, you have to follow him around (or just wait for him in the garden where he meets his source at), and when they're through, you follow the other guy till he goes home. Then you wait till he's gone again (his door will be locked so you'll know he isn't there) and break into his house and find proof of what he's doing (robbing graves). You confront the merchant with this, he tells you the guy had something to do today, so you find him in a mausoleum, where he says it was a trap for you. He has a friend, so you have to fight them. (Oh, this still counts as murder, so don't get caught.) When you've killed them, loot everything, then take his shovel back as final proof.
I found that, if you want to melee them, there's this sword you can get off of a gang leader if you do the Lost at Sea quest. That one is simple, just go to the Waterfront and rent a bed on the Bloated Float, then fight your way around until you kill three gang members and their leader. The leader has this longsword, Blackwater Blade, that drains/absorbs fatigue from your opponent when you strike them with it (for a few seconds). Still, it's enough to get them falling down each time and makes them easier to kill. My mages, well, they just shoot a couple fireballs at them and ends it quickly.
Anywho, all of my characters enjoy the cave/fort/ruins crawling and quests much more than looking for Jauffre (though they will eventually to finish the game).