This is the point that usually takes a few days, depending on how much free time you have to play, which is what sets these games apart from King's Quest or Space Quest, which I can usually beat in like an hour or something. This is aaaall stat raising. Thankfully in QFG this isn't really boring, just kind of tedious (except magic, argh), and not even really necessary in most cases, you can usually beat the game with a minimum of real work. I just get a lot of satisfaction from having a hero with perfect stats at the end of the game (something that I've done since I was first playing them like fifteen years ago). MY HEROES ARE SUPER BUFF
and therefore break the game
That little rainbow cursor there is for Flame Dart. You can peg enemies outside of battle with it, but you'll usually only have time for one, unless you hit them with Dazzle too.
Ah, easy cash.
First perfect stat! Soon to be followed by the others.
Dang, you can't really see these very clearly. BUT IT CURLED UP AND DIED
Another reason why Mantrays are annoying.
Cheetaurs are really fun to watch, they move in interesting ways, and they're also a good source of cash. You'll get a better look at them later, hopefully.
They just kind of whack you about the head
Most Cheetaurs drop like 7-10 claws a pop, not bad. Although if you're leveling you can pick up a lot and accidentally go over your weight limit and mess up your stat screen.
Woo night stat screen, more graphical weirdness
It can add up real quick :O
I like how the Hero just curls up into a ball kind of
Closer and closer
BACK TO WORK
Okay, this is a bit tricky. You have to wait on this screen for a minute or two for Bruno to walk away. Otherwise if you leave the screen, Bruno will show up and hit you with a dagger and kill you. So just stay put for about a minute or two, and you should be alright.
Although it never hurts to be safe
he must die
I'm pretty sure you need to walk down, otherwise this all screws up. But I'm not sure. WALK DOWN FROM HERE, EITHER WAY.
And come back up, and...
Lotta keys around here
Bruno shows up randomly in front of the town during the day. He hadn't shown up until this point, but generally you're supposed to talk to him before the archery meeting. But I didn't see him. :B
Thieves of course see him a bit more often, heh.
You can learn this for free later on, but WHY NOT SPEND SOME MONEY I GOT TONS WOOO
Me and the Antwerp are not getting married
Hee hee, spooky dame.
THEY LOVE COMPANY
I love the idea of an organized union of thieves with passwords and ids and everything
I feel like you got it out for me Bruno
Bane of my existence
Good enough to beat the weapon master? LET'S FIND OUT
So anyway, there's this bit coming up where I can't come back to the castle without triggering the end of the game, and the Weapon Master will only show up in the castle. So basically, I had to beat him before continuing on with the rest of the game. >:( Arrrrgh time to level
Over the course of several in-game days
Full array of Goblin deaths!
I DEMAND ADEQUATE COMPENSATION
WEAPON USE TO 100 WOOO
Weapon Use always goes up pretty quick.
FLAME DART THAT TROLL
HAHA SUCK IT TROLL
Aha, now we're getting somewhere. After a certain point, the game will start loading night monsters during the day. Not sure if this is supposed to happen or what, or exactly what triggers it, but I think it's a combo of stats and experience.
And here's a clear look at a Mantray!
Pain in the butt.
And to raise throwing, I don't have daggers so I just pick up rocks and throw them. This is easy, and also raises your strength I think. Takes maybe a day or so in-game time to finish this stat off.
New monster! A Terrorsaurus. :O
IT'S GOING TO EXPLODE RUN
another one? man.
No special response for that answer.
And the joke we heard the punchline for before!
I really love watching Cheetaurs run.
Dodge is annoying, you basically just sit in battle and spam dodge over and over. Same with Parry. But they also kind of raise intelligence and luck sometimes as side bonuses, but you know.
Agility and Luck woooo
This message will haunt you if you don't have stamina pills. I NEED MORE STAMINA
Dodge and Throwing WOOO
Magic sucks to raise. It's by far the most annoying stat, along with Intelligence.
PARRY TO 100 WOOO almost finished off the right side of the screen
LET'S SEE HOW WE DO THIS TIME, WEAPON DOUCHE
You are going down.
I was clicking through this so fast trying to beat him that i clicked through his first message, which I think was something like ENOUGH! or whatever.
Nice to see that you're a sore loser too. SUCK IT, WEAPON MASTER!
Ha, in your face. Now for the rest of the game!
Will we fulfill the prophecy in our next installment? WAIT AND SEE!