Wierd Virgil Bug

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  1. Swampthing

    Swampthing New Member

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    Okay, I have just returned from the Isle of Despair, and noticed something annoying.

    Virgil keeps on getting poisoned for some reason.

    There are no enemies about, and happens regardless of whether we are in combat or not.

    Anyone experiences this?
     
  2. The_Bob

    The_Bob Administrator Staff Member

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    Check his gear for cursed or unidentified items.
     
  3. Philes

    Philes Well-Known Member

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    I really wish NPC's wouldn't equip shit on their own. It's very annoying and they often make the most retarded and inefficient choices possible.
     
  4. Spiffy

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    The exact same thing happened to me with another follower. He ended up having hexed boots that poisoned him.
     
  5. Dark Elf

    Dark Elf Administrator Staff Member

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    The worst thing that could happen is if they equip that sword in the Tarant sewers. As a rule of thumb, NEVER give unidentified equipment to your followers unless you know it's safe, the AI clearly has suicidal tendencies in this game.

    On a slightly related note, I don't have a problem with hexed items, it's just too bad there aren't that many worth equipping. The bad usually outweighs the good to a point where most of it is just useless junk.
     
  6. Vyenna

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    First time I got there, I put on the poisonous chainmail in that fire golem cave-thingy. Or was it that cave with the bangellion scourge-destroying forge (ugh, so long since I did that, I can't remember the name). As far as I recall, you can't even unequip that thing so I didn't stand a chance.
     
  7. Dark Elf

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    The Meta college should include a spell that removes curses and shields you from the ill effects of hexed items. Imagine the opportunities.
     
  8. Philes

    Philes Well-Known Member

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    That's a good idea, but when you think about it, the meta school itself is innately very powerful. You can instantly destroy any spell effect, shield yourself from all magick, or REFLECT THEM BACK IN SOMEONE'S FACE. The only reason this means nothing in the actual game is that there are precious few enemy spellcasters in the game. And the few that are there don't actually use their spells.

    If the AI designed the characters to actually use their spells, you could make a melee/dodge character with enough points in the Meta college to be able to basically deny every spellcaster in the game while simultaneously slicing them up with your sword.
     
  9. Spiffy

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    What spell is that?
     
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  11. Spiffy

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    Oh :lol:

    Hey! Rroyo should add that in A:WIP
     
  12. rroyo

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    :lol: I love the idea, but you'll have to talk to TONGSyaBASS on that.
    He's the scripting expert.
     
  13. Spiffy

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    Can't you? You are the leader of the mod after all :D
     
  14. thescroll

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    the exact item should be gloves of poison, i remember those fondly...
     
  15. wastelandhero

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    Everyone nows that already.

    BTW:prepare to be spanked hard for grave digging.

    HEHEHE, this amuses me. I'll probably get spanked for spamming though. :eek:
     
  16. Geoffery Dark

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    Tell me about it. I found a cursed ring of invisibility that damaged your health 90% and then put a DOT on your character; at level 40+ just equipping this thing killed me XD
     
  17. kirarxe

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    heheh, Theres only ONE good Hexed item that i like and thats the dark helm, It makes you evil as all hell, And Boosts your Magick Apt 20, and the good part? the effects are perm so you can reequip it to get 100 magick apt, and -100 Alignment, though you can always do good stuff for + alignment
     
  18. Wolfsbane

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    The evil alignment is permanent. At least on my computer.
     
  19. kirarxe

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    Nah if i didnt have the helm equipped i could raise my alignment...
     
  20. Wolfsbane

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    Strange. I've never been able to.

    Maybe I ought to try again.
     
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