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zaxx

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Is it just me or Conclave tests are hard?
« on: March 29, 2015, 07:46:58 AM »
Ah, and hints are useless :)

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Re: Is it just me or Conclave tests are hard?
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2015, 03:39:25 PM »
Type harder. It helps.

Funko

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Re: Is it just me or Conclave tests are hard?
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2015, 09:39:59 AM »
I think they've been left intentionally hard to discourage new players from playing a mage at all.

Coleman

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Re: Is it just me or Conclave tests are hard?
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2015, 10:25:26 AM »
Meh, don't feel bad.
I've been playing Arctic on and off for the past 20+ years, and I fail conclave tests.   Especially the ones I blew through a few years ago and thought were easy.

I died at least 7 times last wipe before getting my mage past the test.   Then again, I suck.


zaxx

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Re: Is it just me or Conclave tests are hard?
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2015, 07:54:57 AM »
Still nothing since my post.
If you need help, just imagine it, they said... If you need a weapon, some armor, or even an exit...just imagine them, they said...
<mutters under his breath>

Funko

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Re: Is it just me or Conclave tests are hard?
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2015, 10:35:56 AM »
I think I remember doing that one on my test.

Just bust out a thesaurus and go through every possible alternate word for what you want. Start with "imagine" for example, and the various meanings of the word in the context that a magic user might use them.

zaxx

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Re: Is it just me or Conclave tests are hard?
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2015, 10:50:03 AM »
Yep, that's what I did. Even went to http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/imagine :)

zaxx

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Re: Is it just me or Conclave tests are hard?
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2015, 12:49:35 PM »
Ok, it's a first time I passed two tests. And in the third one stone golem just comes in and massacres poor naked me. Really?

zaxx

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Re: Is it just me or Conclave tests are hard?
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2015, 08:10:16 AM »
Ok, prisming renegade held me. One more death.

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Re: Is it just me or Conclave tests are hard?
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2015, 09:47:25 AM »
What I like about the tests is how creative use of spells can often win the day. Plus, having to put to use some spells that I only use when passing the mage test.

zaxx

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Re: Is it just me or Conclave tests are hard?
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2015, 09:53:05 AM »
Was that a hint or just a general observation? :)

zaxx

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Re: Is it just me or Conclave tests are hard?
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2015, 10:33:02 AM »
You make a desperate leap towards the other side of the ravine but fall short and die horribly at the bottom of the deep pit.

Okay...

zaxx

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Re: Is it just me or Conclave tests are hard?
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2015, 11:58:52 AM »
You wear some heavy black robes of the Conclave about your body.

Finally!

Sanjuro

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Re: Is it just me or Conclave tests are hard?
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2015, 01:14:27 PM »
Congratulations.

Think of it this way: having to learn how to solve these puzzles in this relatively risk-free environment, you are now better equipped to find better places die horribly.

breiner

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Re: Is it just me or Conclave tests are hard?
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2015, 08:38:44 AM »
There is definitely difference in difficulty between the various tests, but if you find one completely impossible, then chances are that you overlooked something.
You should ofc also max out your weaponskills before going in.