Originally Posted by mikepaul
Yea, I was given the key to a house after helping out a town, and started using the shared storage. I had enough cash for all the upgrades so it's going to be the place I go when not questing.
I had enough cash for one backpack so there's a tiny bit less pressure to dump stuff. What's annoying is that I bought 20 minor health potions when I already had 4 in stock, yet only 19 showed up as available moments later. I have to figure out what went wrong since I blew 10 just doing the final battle with the Widow and not being able to carry a bunch seems hazardous.
Scepter is working *OK* but the Chakrams are wonderful. Several beasts have been resistant to ice and fire blasts but slashing steel rings work wonders on making them die. I'm still working out which elemental effect is best for which creature, but spiders really don't like fire while lightning didn't seem to bother them all that much. Word to the wise.
Installed to the HD. No crashes yet...
Boggarts and spiders hate Fire. Rock trolls could care less about fire, but seem to not like lightning. Sprites depend on the type of champion you face. Poison will not work on Boggarts, as they are made of wood material. Frost works on many enemies to slow them down, but doesn't seem to hinder Rock trolls much. I haven't used much else yet, but that is what I noticed so far.
What kind of build are you playing? I am doing a pure Finess assassin, and seem to be doing pretty good as far as avoidance. I am not burning through many potions at all yet, except when I went into a cave at the starting right after the tutorial and fought a ton of kobolds. I found out in the demo that the combat system is pretty fine tuned, and if you use dodge/parry/block properly, you can get a good advantage on even groups of mobs, (once you realize the signs they do before attacking). Playing on Hard will definately change the AI of the mobs, and allow them to improvise more on attacks, (they don't have to completely commit to an attack like they do on easy/normal), but learning your moves from the move section should greatly enhance your survivability.