Ding! Level 12!
A point in Cannabilize and a point in Full Control for me!https://y40i.imgup.net/2017031913543e.jpg
I meet up with the Alchemist tucked far away in the mountains to the west. He needs an orc heart so I head back to the dwarven city and delve into Reknor where I find a shielding Run of the Psychic, which is twice as powerful as the Rune of Reflection.
Possessor bodies have a hard time healing, but these Runes are a godsend for longevity!
A Wild Bandit Lord appears! Now it's time for some Shenanigans. I can summon as many minions as I want as long as my equilibrium holds out. HOWEVER, I can just shift back to normal form, then back to Bandit Lord to immediately brings my Equilibrium to 0. The only reason I can see for me not wanting to have a private army is if I do not get to enjoy the experience for things they kill.
Never mind. Your minions do not follow you, just stand around uselessly. I also tried to possess one for infinity body creation, but you can't possess things you summoned. Well played Devs, well played.
Norgos goes down like a chump, though I forgot I don't have the cat point in Possession yet so can't snag his body. As funny as it sound 7 uses from 7 bodies isn't really enough for me. I may spend a class point to be able to store more. I have my valuable boss destroying bodies, my casual run of the mill high health for exploring bodies, ranged bodies etc.
Something annoying: Ranged bodies such as Orc Archers or Steamgunners are not as obviously good investment as one would think. Possessors start with a point in Heavy Armor Training, but do no natively have the talent shoot. Now Shoot is just a gold expenditure away. Further more, when you transform into a Skeleton Archer, you need to have a bow equipped and arrows (or shots with sling or guns).
This brings about the question of what weapons am I using in my other bodies? Obviously I do not create them when I shift form, as all of my Mindstar talents work. It is just weird to think that now I have become the dual wielding ooze we have learned to love.
...still an ooze with the Skullcrusher talent...
As I head to the Heart of the Gloom I become increasingly aware of the fact that I don't really have a viable escape option. No Movement inscription, no teleporting. I need to keep my eyes open for something better than Eden's Guile to rely on.
I meet The Dreaming One on the final level. It involves himself and several of his minions standing just outside the 5 range barrier DG has given them. Thanks DarkGod! Thank you for fulfilling my dream of being a War Bear!https://e47i.imgup.net/20170319222858.jpg
Tinker crafts! Finally. I had 10 gen points saved up, now I will be able to dump them everywhere. Soon I will be a bear with guns (Totally different that a Yeti, I swear)https://e66i.imgup.net/20170319222561.jpg
Heading to the fortress I meet this guy: A Dual Gun Wielding pant with a permanent grin on his face. I'm not sure how you can be an immobile type creature and still possess the Agile Gunner talent. This vexes me so.
Don't worry guys, Leot The Possessor IV in War Bear form disarmed him han--- oh... well I guess neither have... uh... never mind.
You know what is great? Having the body of a creature double your level. That is what is great.https://v57i.imgup.net/20170319234405.jpg
Another oddity: As funny as it is, I can sort of figure out a way for a snake to use a bow and arrow... but dual wielding guns?
Well as anything with two guns will do to your character: I took a lot of damage. However, it did give me a chance to use my new Pain Suppressor Salve. The –life works on your bodies, and as status effects stick with you when you bounce back, I presume it would stick with your regular body, effectively granting +(-life before death) x 2. Neat!https://i15i.imgup.net/20170319230bca.jpg
Also found a new bug: As I cannot regain health in a possessed body, I do not snap up to 1 HP when the Pain Suppressor Salve wears off. I'm permanently stuck at -199 life.
That being said, I'm getting out of this body and into my real one right quick. I don't want the -199 to be associated with my real body once the game catches on!
I have also noticed several cosmetic bugs in this game. My shield won't go down when the shield rune runs out. In the above picture I am frozen in an ice cube, but you would never be able to tell!
In this picture I do not have an active shield rune effect:https://p10i.imgup.net/2017031923403a.jpg
The worst guarded secret: Undead don't need to breathe underwater.
The second level is the Alt of this place, and realizing that I have only one chance to capture the Weirdling, I decide to turn back. With a brief dip into the Sandworm's lair I grab the sandworm tooth needed to finish the Elixer of Focus. This is my stat page right now:https://t58i.imgup.net/2017032000b541.jpg
As you can see I bit the bullet and lowered my per turn damage through Psionic Disruption to grab the shield with a % chance to ignore all incoming damage. I'm not sure I made the right decision, but I can always change it later if I need to.
Another interesting bug: I can float points in trees. I received a point in Track from a thief, and a point in Heightened Senses from a thief. I wanted to put a point into Senses, then decided to put it elsewhere, but I could not take it out! Even though I hadn't even left the window or accepted my choices the game held my gen point hostage.https://s42i.imgup.net/201703200051db.jpg
Hey, another Possessor question: How do creature of your body type know to attack you? How does a Boulder Giant know to throw boulders at this other Boulder Giant waaaaaaay off in the distance?