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Author Topic: Valheim anyone?  (Read 2923 times)

danskmacabre

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Re: Valheim anyone?
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2021, 06:28:06 AM »
  yeah its all dodge roll and hope and a prayer.

I walked into a Troll cave all confident that I could solo a Troll in his cave with my fancy armor and sword..
The Troll's tree trunk in his hand expressed otherwise..
Yeesh, I got one shotted..  lol

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« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2021, 06:29:23 AM »
In open areas, trolls can be managed if you have a bow. Just pick them apart at range and keep moving.

It's pretty easy if you stay on the move and pick them off. After a while they retreat and you can bring them back after a new shot at them.
But yeah, make sure you have a clear retreat if you do this.

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« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2021, 08:38:12 AM »
In open areas, trolls can be managed if you have a bow. Just pick them apart at range and keep moving.

It's pretty easy if you stay on the move and pick them off. After a while they retreat and you can bring them back after a new shot at them.
But yeah, make sure you have a clear retreat if you do this.
Fire arrows also deal damage over time which can be helpful when dealing with the big blue bastards.

That being said, whacking trolls is DEFINITELY worth the work, as you'll not only find gold coins (useful if you can locate the merchant), but troll hide, which can be crafted into some very nice armor. There's also the side benefit of trolls smashing down trees and logs, which allow you to harvest the wood left behind by its rampage.


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« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2021, 05:39:05 PM »
Fire arrows also deal damage over time which can be helpful when dealing with the big blue bastards.

That being said, whacking trolls is DEFINITELY worth the work, as you'll not only find gold coins (useful if you can locate the merchant), but troll hide, which can be crafted into some very nice armor. There's also the side benefit of trolls smashing down trees and logs, which allow you to harvest the wood left behind by its rampage.

I have a nice stack of Fire arrows in reserve for Trolls, heh .

Mmm yeah, we've found our Merchant, I wanna buy a fishing pole.

Yeah Troll armor is quite nice, just a short step down from Bronze, which I have now.
I keep spare sets of Troll armor at my base for new players.

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« Reply #19 on: March 08, 2021, 06:21:06 PM »
 Funny thing about trolls, fire arrows do not do "bonus" damage (yellow) damage to them, but the wood and flint arrows do.  The fire is nice for the DOT, but I have noticed flint arrows do substantially more damage to them and kill faster.  Regular wood arrows do surprising effective damage as well.  More noticeable with Fine bow or better though.

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« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2021, 07:16:35 PM »
The weird reddish glow when you hit the Trolls with fire arrows look cool at least.
Yeah I have taken out Trolls with just wood arrows earlier, but it's harder work.

I have a fine bow now too, which as you say helps.

Exploring Crypts is lots of fun, it's like and oldskool dungeonbash. Skeletons are pretty easy though. But it's fun and the loot is pretty good.

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« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2021, 10:45:47 AM »
The weird reddish glow when you hit the Trolls with fire arrows look cool at least.
Yeah I have taken out Trolls with just wood arrows earlier, but it's harder work.

I have a fine bow now too, which as you say helps.

Exploring Crypts is lots of fun, it's like and oldskool dungeonbash. Skeletons are pretty easy though. But it's fun and the loot is pretty good.
Yeah, if you're loaded up on food with decent gear, burial chambers aren't that bad. You can tank your way through most skeletons without a shield. Rancid remains can throw poison status effect (DOT) on you, but they don't show up much.

While I don't think burial chambers 'refresh' loot and monsters, the yellow mushrooms found there do seem to regrow. Those make a decent foodstuff in early game.

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« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2021, 12:21:06 PM »
  Have you guys gotten to the crypts in the swamps yet?  They are a great source of iron, but the swamps are damned dangerous, and the crypts are too.

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« Reply #23 on: March 10, 2021, 10:30:26 AM »
  Have you guys gotten to the crypts in the swamps yet?  They are a great source of iron, but the swamps are damned dangerous, and the crypts are too.
Not yet. I just built my first boat (a karve) and took it for a sail to recon the area where the Elder can be summoned.

Sailing is... actually pretty fun. You have to pay attention to wind direction and whatnot, and I'm trying to figure out how to store my boat to keep it from being damaged. But the mechanics are fairly easy to master.


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« Reply #24 on: March 10, 2021, 06:09:06 PM »
We had a 3 player team last night, myself, a friend and my daughter playing.
My son was playing with 2 of his friends last night too.  But they've progressed much further than us.

Anyway, we have a decent sized base by the sea, next to a Dark forest, where we get raided from a fair bit, although our defenses are generally enough to keep them out.

Of late, the meadows etc have had a lot of skeletons at night, which is handy, as the bones are useful for kit making.

We spent a fair bit of time upgrading our base, making a dock for our Karve boat and raiding the dark forest for Copper, Tin, taking out greyling generators and raiding some crypts,. which was lots of fun.
We re-visited some crypts, which respawn skeletons, the yellow mushrooms, gold and those surtling core things.

We're pretty much right in the middle of the Bronze tech tree part of the game really, doing mining for copper to upgrade our weapons and armor.

We've not got to the swamp yet, as I want to make Mead potions for poison resistance etc.  We got some queen bees to make hives, which we'll do tonight probably.

So yeah aiming for potions, taking out the Elder tree boss next too for the crypt key , so we can get iron.

I think that's the draw in this game, lots of fun goals and quests to get on with and lots options for gameplay style.

 
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« Reply #25 on: March 10, 2021, 06:13:33 PM »
Sailing is... actually pretty fun. You have to pay attention to wind direction and whatnot, and I'm trying to figure out how to store my boat to keep it from being damaged. But the mechanics are fairly easy to master.

We built a Karve a couple of days ago and initially just built wooden pallisades on either side and into the water, which generally keeps mobs at bay.
Sailing is great fun, once you figure out the wind direction thing and how steering works.

Looking forward to getting a longship, but we need iron for that and we don't have Iron as of yet.
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« Reply #26 on: March 10, 2021, 06:15:14 PM »
  Have you guys gotten to the crypts in the swamps yet?  They are a great source of iron, but the swamps are damned dangerous, and the crypts are too.


Looking forward to Sunken crypts, but we have to take out Bonemass first to get the  swamp key.
That and make a steady supply of potions to help. 
Just started on potions.

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« Reply #27 on: March 10, 2021, 06:27:01 PM »
So how are people here playing?
Soloing on a Client PC that you're playing the game on?

Running a server on a separate PC?

Renting a server?

As we have fast reliable Internet connectivity and a static IP address, I use an older gaming PC
(a GPD Win 2 https://www.gpd.hk/gdpwin2 )
as a server and leave that up 24/7
I have server manager software running too that reboots the server every 12 hours (if noone is on the server) and reboots on a server crash.

I have a mod called Valheim plus
https://www.nexusmods.com/valheim/mods/4?tab=files
Which adds lots of QOL mods and other things, it's very nice to have.

 
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« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2021, 08:29:01 AM »
Sailing is... actually pretty fun. You have to pay attention to wind direction and whatnot, and I'm trying to figure out how to store my boat to keep it from being damaged. But the mechanics are fairly easy to master.

We built a Karve a couple of days ago and initially just built wooden pallisades on either side and into the water, which generally keeps mobs at bay.
Sailing is great fun, once you figure out the wind direction thing and how steering works.

Looking forward to getting a longship, but we need iron for that and we don't have Iron as of yet.
I used a pick to carve a 'slip' into the shoreline and slotted the boat into that. I'm going to put up some walls next and a roof for a boathouse.

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« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2021, 09:45:38 AM »
  Have you guys gotten to the crypts in the swamps yet?  They are a great source of iron, but the swamps are damned dangerous, and the crypts are too.
Can confirm swamps will force you to pay attention to your surroundings. Leaping oozes, giant leeches, draugr and skeletons coming to chop you into giblets... it can get a bit intense when you make landfall. Try to bring a lot of wood and build a small base up quick. Poison resistance potions are really useful here, as well as the draugr circlet.

If you don't have time to wade in to deal with a leech, hit them with an arrow and they'll swim off for a while.

The sunken crypts aren't too bad -- the same tactics you use for skeletons work well against draugr. But mining the muddy scrap piles for scrap iron is annoyingly low in terms of return on investment.

On the upshot, sausages are a wonderful food addition, as it gives a better buff and the crafting recipe is more resource efficient (1 raw meat, 2 entrails, four thistle).