I can’t move…

Look at me! I’m so strong yet so weak! I can’t carry anything more except my spartan armor that I spent 10 000 coins on to purchase!

Honestly, it is ok if you have light armor. That’s right, light. Emphasis on the word ‘light’. As in ‘not heavy.’ See, in a suit of heavy armor, your character can’t carry the armor while walking for kilometres in the land of Eschalon. Where’s the truck?

In the games terms, 10 000 gold coins is A LOT OF MONEY. Like, I probably played this playthrough for a total of 20 hours before I could afford armor that would prevent the high level opponents from hitting me every single time and doing damage. You run out of hit points, game over man.

Although the game is low quality, I play it anyway, because I can’t afford to spend real cash on decent games. LOL

Playing this game feels like a job

I posted a while back on this cheap game. I bought this game for 10 bucks from GOG games. I’ve played this game for about 60 hours. And I haven’t even completed the entire campaign! Other games I’ve completed with ease. Now I feel disabled.

Here, I’m trying to earn as much EXP as possible, to hope I can have skill high enough to hit the tough guys, such as Tauren Scouts or Mire Trolls or Devilmanders. Taurens are just humanoid Oxen. Mire Trolls are just walking fish. Devilmanders are just annoying giant lizards.

I’m getting sick of the game, but I don’t want to look on a walkthrough online, which would recommend how specifically I should best play the game.

This game is mildly addictive. Sometimes I go ‘woo-hoo’ whenever I’m winning a fight against a Devilmander.

My funniest joke I said when I was running out of coins was ‘I’m poor, as I’ve been on the disability support pension for 14 years.’ LOL

For now, I like Eschalon, Book II

I believe this game, called ‘Eschalon: Book II’ is what you call an MMORPG game. RPG means role-playing game. Maybe it is just an RPG game. I think MMORPG is a multiplayer game, but Eschalon series are single player.

I prefer Eschalon 2 to Eschalon 1. I haven’t played Eschalon: Book III. In Book I, after the 2nd character level, noximanders begin spawning during random encounters. They wouldn’t be such a problem if they didn’t poison your character for about 300 turns. 300 turns equates to roughly 50 hit points of damage over the space of 300 turns, or roughly 3 minutes, depending on how fast you play.

Fortunately, in Book II, the noximanders stronger cousin, the devilmander, come quite a bit later in the game. The silver lizards in the middle of the screen are devilmanders, who not only are good at hitting you with bites, but they have a chance to poison you as well, so if your character has low hit points from fighting a devilmander, their venom can kill you afterwards.

I’m doing a lot better this time than my previous Eschalon 2 post. I am at level 11 here, and I earn experience from random encounters, in between battles with devilmanders and goliath boreheads. Goliath boreheads are giant dung beetles with heavy armor that makes them notoriously difficult to damage.

Anyway, I enjoy this game, and I usually play it until midnight, then I try to fall asleep.