atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#237: Neverwinter Nights update

Having finished the game, I have to say, "WTF??"

In rapid order I had to fight:

  • a dragon
  • another dragon
  • a balor-dragon hybrid
  • the blackguard Lady Aribeth
  • the bad guy, Maugrim
  • TWO dragons at once
  • Morag, the big baddy

In order to kill the first dragon, I had to spend 110,000 gold on healing and offensive magic items and it took a very long time to kill him.

There were also times when I would run into pairs of fire giants, and such encounters invariably led to me being presented with the "respawn, load, or quit" screen.

So, this is my complaint about NwN: about 80% of the game was "just right", but when it got near the end suddenly the monsters got a lot harder to beat--almost impossible, in fact.

The other complaint is that--for a half-hour of actual time fighting the first dragon, God knows how many game rounds, and 110,000 gold spent on supplies and such--I got a measly 450 experience points (EP) once the dragon was dead. A little later on I killed a drow (dark elf) wizard--which was a lot easier to kill than the dragon was!--and got 200 EP for it. I got 100 EP just for rescuing someone from a dungeon!

Unlocking a door is worth 25% of the EP of killing a dragon? I think Bob Herzog said it best when he said, "Those experience point tables are whacked!"

  • #7557: Whose fault, exactly?

    Kid is ranked 62 out of 120 with a GPA of 0.13. What's his mother have to say? He didn't fail, the school failed him. The school failed at their…

  • #7556: Yakisoba night!

    I don't get to make it very often, but I saw a really nice piece of round steak at the store the other day, so I bought it. 1-1.5 lbs beef (round…

  • #7555: And it's only nine o'clock! *sigh*

    Today I watched the Jeep blow its taillight fuse. It blew when I went home for lunch; I drove back to work with no taillights. Before leaving the…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.