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Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 09-16-2006, 11:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By DinkumThinkum
You can also build up alchemy skill by mixing...

You can also build up alchemy skill by mixing potions: this works for any character who has the alchemy skill.

Also a good way to make money, if you're careful which potions you make (some potions...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 05-20-2006, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By DinkumThinkum
On Emma's web site, check out Companions...

On Emma's web site, check out Companions Hippolyta and Decius, By Vorwoda the Black.

I just took a quick look, and the description for the mods mentions that you can give you the companions armor...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 05-20-2006, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By DinkumThinkum
I think the main purpose of the slaves is just to...

I think the main purpose of the slaves is just to be able to set them free and feel like a nice guy for doing it. smile.gif

There are a few companion mods for plain Morrowind, but I don't know...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 05-06-2006, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By DinkumThinkum
Haven't played with any mods, but my vote is to...

Haven't played with any mods, but my vote is to stick to unarmed: if you use weapons, you lose the skill bonus. Also, if I remember right (haven't played for a while), at higher skill levels unarmed...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 02-21-2006, 03:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,349
Posted By DinkumThinkum
Worked fine for me: no problems at all that I...

Worked fine for me: no problems at all that I remember.

[ 02-21-2006, 02:35 AM: Message edited by: DinkumThinkum ]
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 02-21-2006, 03:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By DinkumThinkum
Unless you're playing on the XBox, why bother...

Unless you're playing on the XBox, why bother spending 2 1/2 hours repeating the same thing over and over? Just use the console to give yourself as much money as you want.

Also, you don't need...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 02-21-2006, 03:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By DinkumThinkum
Why run around to all the apothecaries??? Ajiira...

Why run around to all the apothecaries??? Ajiira tells you exactly where to find the flowers and mushrooms: just follow her directions (in your Journal) and you'll find tons of flowers and mushrooms...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 02-11-2006, 07:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By DinkumThinkum
As Aelia Jusa said, the journal improvements are...

As Aelia Jusa said, the journal improvements are really nice: that, by itself, makes Tribunal and/or Bloodmoon worth installing immediately.

Check the fold-up instruction card with the expansions;...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 02-10-2006, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By DinkumThinkum
Been a while, but I think my characters were all...

Been a while, but I think my characters were all somewhere around level 20 when I finished the game. Six characters and two RPCs; none of my characters did any class changes.
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 02-10-2006, 10:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 309
Posted By DinkumThinkum
Right: Magicka Resistance only protects you from...

Right: Magicka Resistance only protects you from spells that are based on pure magic. It won't help against elemental forces such as fire, shock, etc.

However, spell absorption and spell...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 02-03-2006, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,235
Posted By DinkumThinkum
If you look at containers in the Construction...

If you look at containers in the Construction Set, the only way to set one to respawn is to also set it as organic. And if a container is set as organic, you can't put any items into it.

So if...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 02-01-2006, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 422
Posted By DinkumThinkum
I'll add that mixing potions is a good way to...

I'll add that mixing potions is a good way to build up your character's Alchemy skill, and the resulting potions are useful for practice IDing items.

Also, mixing potions is one way to make money,...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 10-10-2005, 12:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 537
Posted By DinkumThinkum
As far as the 'vets' at the Bethesda forums, that...

As far as the 'vets' at the Bethesda forums, that depends on which forums you follow.

There are still a lot of old-timers active in the Morrowind Mods and Construction Set forums.

There are...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 10-06-2005, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By DinkumThinkum
First, as others have already mentioned, you...

First, as others have already mentioned, you equip the arrows the same way you equip any other weapon, etc.: by dragging and dropping them onto your character's paper doll.

However: are you making...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 10-04-2005, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By DinkumThinkum
If you have the GOTY edition, you don't need any...

If you have the GOTY edition, you don't need any patches: they're included in the GOTY.

Just be sure to install Bloodmoon after Tribunal, not before.
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 10-04-2005, 11:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 432
Posted By DinkumThinkum
Are you using a bow or a crossbow? If you're...

Are you using a bow or a crossbow?

If you're using a crossbow, you need bolts (aka quarrels), not arrows.
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 04-21-2005, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
Posted By DinkumThinkum
I had the same problem, and solved it by running...

I had the same problem, and solved it by running rather than walking to the step up at the entrance (as xfactor also suggested).
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 04-21-2005, 10:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By DinkumThinkum
If you're not playing an Iron Man game, you might...

If you're not playing an Iron Man game, you might want to rethink your save game strategy. smile.gif Depending just on quick saves, for example, is just as dangerous in Wiz 8 as it is in most...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 04-21-2005, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By DinkumThinkum
On mixing potions to raise Alchemy skill: if you...

On mixing potions to raise Alchemy skill: if you mix them one at a time, the skill appears to go up faster than if you mix them in batches. I.e., if you mix a stack of five potions with another...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 04-21-2005, 05:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 275
Posted By DinkumThinkum
I just put three points per level into my...

I just put three points per level into my Gadgeteer's Locks & Traps skill right from the start, and gave her a Thieves' Buckler (bonus to L&T) when I found one. Never had any real problems with...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 04-21-2005, 03:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 232
Posted By DinkumThinkum
I never had the patience to camp merchants. :D ...

I never had the patience to camp merchants. :D I'd just check out merchants for mixable potions when I was in the vicinity, then mix up what I could and sell any results I didn't need for my...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 04-21-2005, 02:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 509
Posted By DinkumThinkum
At very high levels, skills go up very slowly: it...

At very high levels, skills go up very slowly: it took me a long time to get my Gadgeteer the last two or three points up to 100 Engineering skill. But at 50 skill, it should be going up steadily:...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 04-17-2005, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By DinkumThinkum
Madras should go back to his observatory in...

Madras should go back to his observatory in Trynton. Are you positive you're checking in the right place in Trynton?

Also: I noticed that sometimes when you dismiss an RPC they'll show up next to...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-17-2005, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
Posted By DinkumThinkum
Well, it could have been just coincidence. :D ...

Well, it could have been just coincidence. :D

All I know is: the very first time I reloaded a save game without exiting to the desktop, the game crashed a few seconds later. Other than that,...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-16-2005, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
Posted By DinkumThinkum
I haven't had any problems with corrupted saves...

I haven't had any problems with corrupted saves in W&W yet (knock on wood...), but I have run into corrupted saves in other games. That's a separate problem from the initialization problem.

With...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-15-2005, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,121
Posted By DinkumThinkum
I'm running W&W patched with WinXP Home, SP2 and...

I'm running W&W patched with WinXP Home, SP2 and all the latest Windows updates.

The only crashes I can remember are a couple when I reloaded a save game from inside the game. I.e., played for a...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 04-14-2005, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 582
Posted By DinkumThinkum
Increasing the two attributes the Bard's Music...

Increasing the two attributes the Bard's Music skill depends on would probably help, but I don't think any of the expert skills has a specific benefit for a Bard.

As far as I know, Power Cast only...
Forum: Miscellaneous Games (RPG or not) 04-13-2005, 06:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 582
Posted By DinkumThinkum
The Expert Skills are listed in Appendix 4, at...

The Expert Skills are listed in Appendix 4, at the very end of the other skill descriptions:

"POWER CAST: The ability to cast a spell with such force that it increases
the original effectiveness...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-13-2005, 09:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,212
Posted By DinkumThinkum
Is there any way to get from Ishad N'Ha to...

Is there any way to get from Ishad N'Ha to Shurugeon Castle without having to fight the mantraps on the way?

I have one character ready to ascend to Ninja, but my party can't handle mantraps yet. ...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-11-2005, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By DinkumThinkum
Thanks for the fast responses! Time to get...

Thanks for the fast responses!

Time to get my Ranger signed up for another ascension. smile.gif
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-11-2005, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,667
Posted By DinkumThinkum
Some minor additions: a. Shield skill...

Some minor additions:

a. Shield skill doesn't seem to go up with use; but even with just one point it does stop an occasional hit, so I figure it's doing some good.

c. Rangers and priests...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-11-2005, 05:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 892
Posted By DinkumThinkum
Once a character receives a role ascension quest,...

Once a character receives a role ascension quest, will they continue to level up normally in their current role until they actually complete the quest? I know changing roles resets experience to 0,...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-11-2005, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,131
Posted By DinkumThinkum
Talk to Mekdawa again, and go through all the...

Talk to Mekdawa again, and go through all the dialogue options. It's a nuisance, since he runs like crazy once you give him a potion, but it can be done. smile.gif

Then follow his instructions...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-11-2005, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By DinkumThinkum
It's working fine for me with WinXP SP2 and DX9,...

It's working fine for me with WinXP SP2 and DX9, with all the latest patches, updates, etc.

I have an occasional flickering problem on the menus that I haven't managed to completely get rid of,...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-11-2005, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,467
Posted By DinkumThinkum
Forget barbarians; I like my rogue! She's...

Forget barbarians; I like my rogue!

She's cuter and more fun than a big hairy oaf of a barbarian (and probably smells better, too smile.gif )! And despite a lower weapon skill, she's killed...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-11-2005, 06:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,467
Posted By DinkumThinkum
Thanks again, Radek: once again you come to the...

Thanks again, Radek: once again you come to the rescue! :D

Rereading this thread: I think Bungleau was talking about scrolls, not spell books...

So what he said is right, assuming the party...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-11-2005, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By DinkumThinkum
I just started W&W recently too, and the folks in...

I just started W&W recently too, and the folks in this forum have been really helpful with my questions. smile.gif

If you check out the 'Best Tips' thread and use the forum's Search option,...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-11-2005, 05:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,467
Posted By DinkumThinkum
Are you saying a first level priest with just one...

Are you saying a first level priest with just one point of Spiritcraft skill can learn the seventh level Exorcism spell from a spell book?

I never even tried this: I thought learning from spell...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-11-2005, 05:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,131
Posted By DinkumThinkum
Did you talk to the toad running around the east...

Did you talk to the toad running around the east side of Nymph lake? (Forget the name: starts with an 'M"; he's the one you give the potion to for the first Temple quest).

He tells you who to...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-10-2005, 10:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,363
Posted By DinkumThinkum
I'd discovered that broken barrels, etc. stack as...

I'd discovered that broken barrels, etc. stack as well as whole ones. I just stopped smashing things because I never found anything inside, and decided that breaking things didn't have any real use...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-10-2005, 09:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,467
Posted By DinkumThinkum
Exorcism and Restore Health are great, if your...

Exorcism and Restore Health are great, if your characters are high enough level to have those spells. :D

I have one priest specializing in Spirit spells and another in Vine, to give me access...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-10-2005, 03:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,467
Posted By DinkumThinkum
One of my embarassing moments was going almost...

One of my embarassing moments was going almost broke to have the Temple cure poison for one of my characters, and then a little later discovering I could have bought a Cure Poison potion from the...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-09-2005, 04:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,363
Posted By DinkumThinkum
Aaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh.... The very first...

Aaaaarrrrrggggghhhhh....

The very first barrel I smashed after reading your post had a Cure Poison potion in it. None of the others I smashed earlier had anything in them, which is why I had...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-09-2005, 02:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,363
Posted By DinkumThinkum
You have just cursed me... :D In one of...

You have just cursed me... :D

In one of the Might and Magic games (might have been M&M VI), I was clicking on various things trying to figure out how to open a door in a temple, and found 5000...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-09-2005, 05:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,363
Posted By DinkumThinkum
Just out of curiousity: are the crates, barrels,...

Just out of curiousity: are the crates, barrels, etc. all over the place good for anything besides building materials?

I've smashed some of them, but never found anything inside them; now I just...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-08-2005, 06:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
Posted By DinkumThinkum
Congratulations! :D I used this alias...

Congratulations! :D

I used this alias (along with the same 'From:' location) on several Morrowind forums for several years as a very active poster, and I also used it on some of the Everquest...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-08-2005, 12:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
Posted By DinkumThinkum
Thanks again, everybody!

Thanks again, everybody!
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-07-2005, 07:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,034
Posted By DinkumThinkum
From posts here, I know to leave my gold in the...

From posts here, I know to leave my gold in the bank when I leave town. smile.gif Are there any other tips on how to reduce the chance of items being stolen by nymphs, etc.?

One thing I'm...
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-07-2005, 01:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 781
Posted By DinkumThinkum
John Hubbard's Wizardry site has three W&W save...

John Hubbard's Wizardry site has three W&W save games on the Files page, at http://www.tk421.net/wizardry/files.shtml .
Forum: Wizards & Warriors Forum 04-06-2005, 06:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,667
Posted By DinkumThinkum
One of the things I like in CRPGs is character...

One of the things I like in CRPGs is character development: lots of character class choices, interesting skills and spells to learn, etc.

And W&W does have plenty of that: one of the reasons I...
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