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Neverwinter Nights (the base game) had this lovely little stone I… - Melodramatic, corsetted mistress of the obscure
April 28th, 2011
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Neverwinter Nights (the base game) had this lovely little stone I could hot key and teleport to someplace where I could get healed, sell off everything but the traps I removed from various things and I could teleport back to where I had been for a nominal fee. If I wanted to sell the traps, it was a matter of mere second to run to the person that could do that.

It was so easy, quick and convenient I couldn't quite believe it.

In NWN's first expansion I find that I need to use a ring to teleport, that ring must be equipped (and has no buffs, so I have to swap out rings) and can't seem to be used from the hot key bar. Also, it requires the destruction of a 'focus stone' to work. I get teleported somewhere that does NOT have anyone that buys and sells stuff. I have to go upstairs and WAY to the back of the floor to make more of these 'focus stones' and woe be to you if you run out of the materials for that.

If I want to sell anything, I have to leave the building (loading screen), run clear AROUND the map (nice little cliff in the middle of the map I have to go around) to get to anyone that sells stuff (with loading screen to get in and out of the shops) and have to go to a whole different MAP to get to the person that will buy the traps. The run all the way back to get teleported to where I had originally teleported from.

Yeah, this is the boring, tedious, time-consuming crap I was expecting.

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From:rabid_bookwyrm
Date:April 29th, 2011 08:07 am (UTC)

Of no help whatsoever:

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IT'S A TRAP!

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From:solan_t
Date:April 29th, 2011 10:35 am (UTC)

Re: Of no help whatsoever:

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ROFL. Which part?
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From:rabid_bookwyrm
Date:April 29th, 2011 04:44 pm (UTC)

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Oh, you just kept talking about traps, and there's also the propensity for video game designers to say to themselves "Gosh, that really convenient thing we did in the first game made it way too easy. Let's remove it, because running back and forth through three loading screens and preforming X, Y, and Z inane actions is way more fun for the player."
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From:solan_t
Date:April 29th, 2011 05:39 pm (UTC)

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Oh yeah. I think the proper punishment for who ever comes up with THAT is rotting in an inane hell.
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From:rabid_bookwyrm
Date:April 30th, 2011 01:38 am (UTC)

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Yup. Hey, Salvation drops 1 in every 2E54992705680928374776! You might get lucky on your very first try!
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