The IM Game at the End of the Universe- Cyrene
my oh my.
this is a frozen game. i'm not giving details, since i can give the seed. some might like to play it.
this is one of the most exasperating, entertaining, agrivating, whateverating im games i have ever played.
easy levels have nasty ambushes. hard levels have good drops. bosses abound. resources abound, but only when you are about to get crushed.
a great game! you alternate between "i am god" and cold sweat. i want to play this one again with a team. it won't be a "real" im game, because i have played it, but i'd love to try it in a team dynamic.
anyway, clvl 21, going to 13. s/s ac 56, to hit 119, dam 27-36. bow-babe, ac 48, to hit (listed) 125, dam 21-34.
i have a goooood feeling about this one 8-).
15 clear and heading for 16...
...as soon as i figure out what equip config i want to be in 8-).
i can get my ac up to 111 and block like the dickins (171 modified dex) in tank mode, but tanks don't kill advs, and this leaves me with 0% fire resist, and you can't block splash 8-).
in bow babe mode i can get 145% listed to hit and 32-71 damage with 54% fire resist, so i can clean adv house from off-screen, but if a spam can gets in even 1 hit on me...
and i can't swap on the fly because it invloves 6 of the possible 7 inventory slots 8-).
i've been standing in town for 30 minutes swapping equip around, looking at stats, and going, "hmmmm".
oh well, better try something.
bow it is. a spam can should go down in 4 shots, and i ought to be able to keep them off me. i hope. heh. where is that apoc staff with 255 charges when you really need it?
ps--pot situation grim. dlvl 14 chewed me up and almost spit me out. fortunately 13 and 15 were a breeze, so i was able to save what didn't break on 14 for the big push 8-)
Photos from a Lost Weekend (Spoiler Alert, for those thinking of trying the game for themselves)
Posted April 29, 2000.