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Thread: T2 Fm - Kingsbridge (Released 12/23/14)

  1. #126
    I really had good time with this one. I barely used the map, thanks to memorable layout. I liked the hiding spots in mansions and throughout the city, alternate routes and how you eliminated backtracking, that was good idea. Using loot as means to an end is another one. Disappearing keys is a great way to avoid clunky inventory. I only wish there was a sort of message when I pick up stuff from chests, so I don't go through inventory to check what I got. Different types of sound assigned to item category (quest/gold/ammo) helped a bit. All in all, good sense of pace, focus on observation and exploration – that's what I like most.

  2. #127
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2006
    Location: Italy
    Thanks to all!

    Quote Originally Posted by Judith View Post
    I really had good time with this one. I barely used the map, thanks to memorable layout.
    Yes, I have worked hard on this!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawggon View Post
    Is there anything special I have to do/give to 'Freezy John'?

    Thank you Eternauta for this lovely FM . Had a lot of fun playing such an intelligent mission.
    Quote Originally Posted by gamophyte View Post
    LOL oh I love freezy John. I might have to ask author to feature him in my fm.
    OK, the title of my next mission will be Freezy John!!

    Quote Originally Posted by gaetane View Post
    A new fm from one of my favorite authors!
    Eternauta, thank you for your Christmas present!
    I'm playing at Black Frog, are years that I don't open an Fm.

  3. #128
    Member
    Registered: May 2002
    Location: Pacific Northwest
    Playing on easypeasy the first time through. The house just east of the arrow workshop with big brown double doors and a very colorful corpse (one hand is yellow). Can't find this flare but the candle under the chair/table glows red. What am I missing?

  4. #129
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2008
    Location: Shadows of the Grotto
    Dawggon
    What am I missing?
    You're not missing anything. There's not a flare. That person/area is part of an objective on higher difficulty levels. Only plague victims' houses have flares and you'll recognize them because of the flies around the body.

  5. #130
    Member
    Registered: May 2002
    Location: Pacific Northwest
    Thank you Dark Garrett for a speedy answer. When I finish on 'easy', I will graduate to a harder level.

  6. #131
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2008
    Location: Shadows of the Grotto
    I played on expert my first time, then ran through on easy. I can see why that body may seem strange with nothing there to really explain it. You'll love Expert/Freedom, lots of fun

  7. #132
    Member
    Registered: May 2002
    Location: Pacific Northwest
    Yes, playing on Expert is a lot more interesting. Need help to finish, though. Where do I find how the plague started?

  8. #133
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2008
    Location: Shadows of the Grotto
    hint: Check out the bridge area

    Straight answer: Where the bridge is at, follow the river bed to the canyon area, you'll find a scroll there

  9. #134
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2009
    Location: The Spiraling Sea
    Okay, Eternauta...soon enough, I will judge your creation appropriately.

    Good for you, that you are part of the December celebration...

  10. #135
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2006
    Location: Italy
    I have got several negative reviews about this mission. This is good, I like it.
    I want to know what players think about it. However, I would have never had a 15 months long Betatest if I had been in a hurry to release it.
    If Kingsbridge is ugly, with empty rooms and repeating items, this is what I wanted it to be.

    It was a precise choice!
    Mea Culpa!

  11. #136
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2004
    Location: City Of The Angels
    Damn...I need one more bug potion and #5 does not appear to be there on the hard difficulty...any hints? Got 1 thru 4...Last person to cure is in the candle shop

    1. Tavern, upstairs, first door on left, top of cabinet
    2. Potion Shop, Buy it
    3. Lady Antoinette House, downstairs, rope arrow up to loft
    4. House where you use Ratman Potion to get in
    5. Couthbert Crane area, in chest on the street at the City Gate dead-end

  12. #137
    Moderator
    Registered: Jul 2008
    There should be one in a basement room reached via a trapdoor in a passageway near the potions shop. You have to be close to the trap door for it to highlight. It is in a passageway, in an alcove near a barrel (or crates, I can't remember which).

  13. #138
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2004
    Location: City Of The Angels
    Quote Originally Posted by Tannar View Post
    There should be one in a basement room reached via a trapdoor in a passageway near the potions shop. You have to be close to the trap door for it to highlight. It is in a passageway, in an alcove near a barrel (or crates, I can't remember which).
    I found it. It was on the street by # 5, but on the inside street, accessed though the house, I never went down there. Clever

  14. #139
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2011
    Location: Montpellier, France
    Yup, that's the one that took me ages to find as well. I did visit this area before but the frob distance on the chest is very low so I thought if was just scenery.

    Eternauta: I for one really enjoyed this mission, but I would've toned down the snow a tad as it can sometimes be a bit hard to see things. I wrote somewhere else that the use of ambient music, moody and warm lighting inside with nevertheless really deep shadows with really good textures and architecture made me feel like a true intruder inside the counts' houses, something I haven't felt in quite a while in an FM.

  15. #140
    Member
    Registered: Jan 2011
    Location: Wild and Wooly West of Ireland
    Quote Originally Posted by Eternauta View Post
    I have got several negative reviews about this mission. This is good, I like it.
    I want to know what players think about it. However, I would have never had a 15 months long Betatest if I had been in a hurry to release it.
    If Kingsbridge is ugly, with empty rooms and repeating items, this is what I wanted it to be.

    It was a precise choice!
    Mea Culpa!
    I thoroughly enjoyed this mission. I enjoy all the free games this community has to offer.
    You get very little for free in these cynical times. I am dismayed that anyone would denigrate an authors effort as ugly or repetitive.
    Constructive criticism is perfectly fine, disparaging remarks are not. We are not the largest community around, but I would like to think that we are one of the most supportive and encouraging.
    Everyone has their own style and that is reflected in their work, it is a very unique signature.
    Eternauta, please do continue in your own inimitable style.

    Spot on, Chris.

  16. #141
    Member
    Registered: May 2002
    Location: Pacific Northwest
    Thanks again, D.G. I'm on it as soon as I finish a very late breakfast...while someone else is watching the football game.




    P.S. Found the scroll by the chasm and had read it earlier. Didn't check off on objectives. Retraced all my steps and cannot find how the plague started.
    All other objectives checked off except going back to my room, which I did. This is played on Expert
    Last edited by Dawggon; 1st Jan 2015 at 15:41.

  17. #142
    Member
    Registered: Feb 2006
    Location: Italy
    Quote Originally Posted by skacky View Post
    Yup, that's the one that took me ages to find as well. I did visit this area before but the frob distance on the chest is very low so I thought if was just scenery.

    Eternauta: I for one really enjoyed this mission, but I would've toned down the snow a tad as it can sometimes be a bit hard to see things. I wrote somewhere else that the use of ambient music, moody and warm lighting inside with nevertheless really deep shadows with really good textures and architecture made me feel like a true intruder inside the counts' houses, something I haven't felt in quite a while in an FM.
    It's ok. I haven't received negative reviews in the TTLG forum but for pm or mail.

    All critiques are fine but I just wanted to clarify that I haven't had hurry to release Kingsbridge.

  18. #143
    Member
    Registered: Apr 2001
    Quote Originally Posted by Eternauta View Post
    I have got several negative reviews about this mission. This is good, I like it.
    I want to know what players think about it. However, I would have never had a 15 months long Betatest if I had been in a hurry to release it.
    If Kingsbridge is ugly, with empty rooms and repeating items, this is what I wanted it to be.

    It was a precise choice!
    Mea Culpa!
    I really liked this mission; specifically how dark/nasty the city feels with the flames and "crazy people" (John teetering on the railing) right after you exit the jail; I liked the new gameplay mechanics including the bug potions, the alarms, the in-game shops and the Lost and Found as well as "use thing on other thing" mechanic (the ladder, the arrows for saving the Wanderers, the printing press and the "This noble is a bad noble" poster). I also really loved the option to remove the plague from the city at the hardest difficulty and how the music changes and a cutscene plays when you put the last ampoule in the last fireplace. I don't feel the rooms were all that repetitive, I love large missions and buildings with a lot of rooms can be part of it. My only complaint was that at two of three difficulties, Garrett must end the mission with the plague, but that's a reasonable (and rather interesting) design decision/plot twist.

    By the way, I'm still only at 5/7 secrets, does someone want to post a secret list for us taffers yet?

    - prjames

  19. #144
    Member
    Registered: Jun 2000
    Location: Land of enchantment
    Well, for what it is worth, I played this mission dozens of times over the 15 months beta, and I did not ever find it ugly or repetitive, from start to finish. To be sure, it is not "pretty" as in pastries, fish, stained glass, and fine table settings. It is kind of a gritty old town, by design, as you would expect in that era. I like gritty. Every area has a unique configuration. The similarities of architecture, in fact, contribute to game play by not providing give-away clues about your location on the map. Anyway, I think that comment is mostly unfounded. Keep up the good work, Eternauta!

  20. #145
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2008
    Location: Shadows of the Grotto
    @Dawggon. I think that objective is completed by reading one of the dairies in Petranilla house.

    prjames

    By the way, I'm still only at 5/7 secrets, does someone want to post a secret list for us taffers yet?
    I'm still at 6/7, can't find that last one. I could be spoiled now

  21. #146
    Member
    Registered: May 2004
    Eternauta, I loved this mission, and I can tell it was thoroughly beta tested. It is unusually polished, well-balanced and well-paced. This is particularly impressive given the different and new gameplay elements it introduces and seamlessly integrates into classic Thief gameplay.

    The mission is pretty enough that my wife saw it over my shoulder and commented, "Wow that looks cool -- what are you playing?"

    For people looking for all the secrets, here are my notes. This provides (overly) verbose directions to them all, so don't reveal the spoiler if you just want hints:

    1 - In the Tavern, under the cellar stairs.
    2 - Across from Audrey Ainsworth's place (climb up the crates in the corner); This is the first, easiest Count's estate, in the NW, Fountain district.
    3 - In the woods, reached by jumping on the frozen river to the west of the main bridge, and using your sword to break through white icicles. Go all the way to the big chasm with a wanderer across it. Right before the chasm (on the left if you're facing the chasm), you can jump and mantle into an area that is a secret with a little loot. You can also fall into the chasm to teleport into this same area... and be dead but not die.
    4 - In the crypt below the cathedral (in northeast church district), there is a locked-off room next to Archibald's tomb (where you get the ampoule). To teleport into the room, you have to shoot the red switch above the tomb in the room through a window with a large hammer in it. Once inside grab the middle of the three loot bags, then grab either of the other two to teleport back out of the room. Oh, and to reach the crypt, frob an unlit torch in the cathedral.
    5 - In Bertram Beardsley's office (within the padlocked area upstairs), a switch on the inside wall of his desk opens an obvious safe panel on the wall of the office, hiding loot. Beardsley's place is the one in the church district to the northeast, near the Cathedral.
    6 - In Couthbert Crane's stairwell attic: Crane is the 3rd, most difficult Count Estate to infiltrate, in the Well district to the south. The attic is reached by rope-arrowing to a beam above the main, large stairwell.
    7 - The last and trickiest one for me: just to the west and south of the potion shop is a passageway to the main bridge area. In that passageway, you'll find an alcove with a large crate and a lantern on the crate. Get close to the ground right next to the crate to highlight a frobbable trap door. Inside you'll find a bug potion, ratman potion, a wind arrow, a rope arrow, and a generous slice of pistachio pudding pie.


    Is there any reason to play on the lower difficulties if I've already finished it on Freedom? I mean, are there different things to do and see on the other difficulty levels or are there just fewer things to do and see?

    Thanks again for this great holiday treat, Eternauta.

  22. #147
    Member
    Registered: May 2002
    Location: Pacific Northwest
    Thanks Dark_Garrett, but I have read the articles in Petranilla's place at least 3 different times and that doesn't solve the problem.

    I notice that some people shoot the special arrows into the fireplace. What does that do? Then, you wouldn't have enough arrows to douse the Wanderer's. ????
    Last edited by Tannar; 1st Jan 2015 at 21:29. Reason: Added spoiler cover

  23. #148
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2008
    Location: Shadows of the Grotto
    It was #7 and it's quite embarrassing... I actually hid in that corner (standing on top of it) from a patrolling guard. On another playthrough I put an unconscious guard there! Thanks Twist!

    @ Dawggon. I used the 4 amupalets(i know i spelled that wrong lol) directly on the fireplaces and it gets all the Wanderers(plus a cool cutscene!) I didn't do the arrow way, because I knew I wouldn't have enough to get all the Wanderers, don't know how that way works.

    @ Twist. Same stuff, just less to do like you said.

  24. #149
    Moderator
    Registered: Jul 2008
    Quote Originally Posted by Dawggon View Post
    Found the scroll by the chasm and had read it earlier. Didn't check off on objectives.
    This is not the note in the caves that you need to read. Look for a small square pool of water not to far in from where you entered the cave area. There is a note on a block next to that pool.

    Quote Originally Posted by Twist View Post
    Is there any reason to play on the lower difficulties if I've already finished it on Freedom? I mean, are there different things to do and see on the other difficulty levels or are there just fewer things to do and see?
    No, there is nothing new. There are more objectives on Expert than on the lower difficulty levels but the ones they share in common are the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dawggon View Post
    I notice that some people shoot the special arrows into the fireplace. What does that do? Then, you wouldn't have enough arrows to douse the Wanderer's. ????
    Your choice is to use the ampoules on the arrows to free the wanderers (and there are enough for that purpose), or to use the ampoules on the fireplaces which will rid the city of the plague. You cannot do both. If you put them on the arrows, you can't use them on the fireplaces and vice versa. If you want to be spoiled further, read on.

    Using them on the fireplaces not only rids the city of the plague, but also frees the wanderers.

  25. #150
    Member
    Registered: May 2005
    Location: Full on Kevel's mom
    Quote Originally Posted by Eternauta View Post
    I have got several negative reviews about this mission. This is good, I like it.
    I want to know what players think about it. However, I would have never had a 15 months long Betatest if I had been in a hurry to release it.
    If Kingsbridge is ugly, with empty rooms and repeating items, this is what I wanted it to be.

    It was a precise choice!
    Mea Culpa!
    This is a great mission. It isn't ugly, nor is it filled with empty rooms. The architecture was also great. The folks that said these things are idiots.

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