Food Issues

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Food Issues

Post by Thels » Tue May 01, 2012 5:28 pm

So I'm slowly progressing through the dungeon, trying to scout every corner, and then when I'm done with the level, I'm checking to see if I forgot any secrets. Then I move all my gear down the stairs of the next level (save for the Legionnaire shields and pikes, found just way too many of those).

But now it seems I have a real problem. I carried everything from everywhere with me, and didn't feed anyone until after the food icon appeared on their portrait, but now I just arrived at level 5, and I ran out of food. Got nothing left whatsoever.

Am I doomed for taking too much time on everything?

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Re: Food Issues

Post by Darklord » Tue May 01, 2012 5:48 pm

I'll be honest it's going to be tough, there's a lot of food from Level 6 onwards. it is possible to make progress with no food though and everyone starving by using the healing crystals.
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If you can make it to Lv 6, in the north is an infinite spawn of giant snails, which will give you as much food as you need!
I ran out of level 4 but managed to continue so it can be done, good luck! :)

Daniel.
A gently fried snail slice is absolutely delicious with a pat of butter...

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Re: Food Issues

Post by Eobersig » Tue May 01, 2012 5:53 pm

Thels wrote:So I'm slowly progressing through the dungeon, trying to scout every corner, and then when I'm done with the level, I'm checking to see if I forgot any secrets. Then I move all my gear down the stairs of the next level (save for the Legionnaire shields and pikes, found just way too many of those).

But now it seems I have a real problem. I carried everything from everywhere with me, and didn't feed anyone until after the food icon appeared on their portrait, but now I just arrived at level 5, and I ran out of food. Got nothing left whatsoever.

Am I doomed for taking too much time on everything?
You'll find bits and pieces of food,but try to go through level 5 fast, picking up food on the way. Hurry to make it to level 6 of the dungeon. You can always come back to level 5 later.
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On level 6 there's a bunch of snails in a certain room (general direction: north-east) that respawn, i.e. a never-ending food supply.
That said, hmmm, no food at all left? Could be tough. Good luck.

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Re: Food Issues

Post by tantalan » Wed May 02, 2012 12:13 pm

I was really afraid that i ran out of food during the game (everybody was saying you can have food problems) and of torches as well so i took every food and torch with me :-) BUT my strategy was this: I always saved on every level. Than i tried to solve puzzels and discover all secrets. When i got it (i spent a lot of time for that) i loaded the game again and than i went really fast through puzzles and secrets. I know its annoying but it was my strategy how to be sure that i will have enough food.

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Re: Food Issues

Post by Thels » Wed May 02, 2012 7:41 pm

Level 5 turned out not so bad. I found food left and right, and at the end when I was done moving all the stuff I found from level 4 to level 5 stairs I even had one of those beetle things left and none of my characters were starving. :)

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Re: Food Issues

Post by Darklord » Wed May 02, 2012 9:00 pm

Well done! :D

Daniel.
A gently fried snail slice is absolutely delicious with a pat of butter...

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Re: Food Issues

Post by Empyrean » Thu May 03, 2012 12:13 am

You might want to stop carrying so much crap around. There's really never any use for it. You can't sell it.

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Re: Food Issues

Post by Thels » Thu May 03, 2012 11:09 am

Empyrean wrote:You might want to stop carrying so much crap around. There's really never any use for it. You can't sell it.
It's just a tick I have. :P

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Re: Food Issues

Post by Empyrean » Thu May 03, 2012 10:15 pm

Thels wrote:
Empyrean wrote:You might want to stop carrying so much crap around. There's really never any use for it. You can't sell it.
It's just a tick I have. :P
Well, there's your problem.

As you go further down you'll accumulate even more useless crap and it'll take you even longer to move it all around the dungeon for no reason. It's only going to get worse for you from here.

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Re: Food Issues

Post by Hissssa » Fri May 04, 2012 8:22 pm

If you want to set off Empyrean's tick you should take athletics! I organized just about everything in my dungeon too and it's all on levels 5 6 and 9 if I recall. I left a set of armor and weapons (with some food and a few torches) for that set of bones... you know.... "just in case".

Athletics is one way to stop worrying about food consumption; if you made a few insect characters that really helps too.

If you are having food problems be wary of some magic items...
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as some of them increase food consumption while you wear them

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