AND SKILL IN EDGE
The game is too hard! I keep dying! What gives?
game is challenging, and low-level characters
can die fairly easily. But early adventuring is mostly
about learning basic skills for survival,
which you will also need as you advance to higher
levels. Like most role-playing games (RPGs), as your
character advances, your skills and endurance also
increase. The fundamentals you need to learn include:
battle strategies, and leveling
Resting, try to rent a room at a
local inn, or find an unoccupied bed somewhere. You
can sleep and recover your entire health in an adequate
setting. Even in the wild, there might be places where
rest grants you a full night's sleep. If there are
no enemies nearby, you can often kneel and rest for
a moment, restoring a small percentage of your health
and mana. For those dangerous places where rest is
unavailable, healing potions are
see the next question for some specific battle tactics
and other ideas, or read the
"Survival Guide" in the Appendix of the
EDGE Manual by a fellow adventurer.
in there; as you advance to level 3 and beyond, you
will see your mastery of the game and your character
Some specific survival techniques for early characters
can be somewhat difficult to survive early in EDGE.
(For that matter, it can be difficult to survive later
in EDGE too, but for different reasons!)
early on survival is all about teaching you how to play
the game, what attack strategies to try, and how to make
good decisions. Here are some things to try...
often. (Click the X, select SAVE GAME, and choose a slot.)
Even if you save in one slot over and over, this will
keep you from having to start over completely should you
between fights. Try to always enter a round of combat
with a new opponent with close to maximum health. If you
cannot rest, or if an inn is not handy, stock up on healing
potions to raise your health between encounters. Note
that a bed is the very best place to rest and heal completely.
For this reason, it may be unwise at early levels to stray
too far from town and the comforts of healing.
fighting tactics are needed for different characters.
Fighters can usually stand their ground and exchange rounds
of blows from an enemy, but thieves, mages, and priests
need to keep moving. Thieves should Move Silently or Hide
in Shadows as much as possible to get a beneficial surprise
attack by sneaking up behind enemies and landing the first
blow. Priests and Mages tend to do best with some distance
between them and their enemies, and using spells effectively.
(More spell tips are below.)
these classes may benefit from the use of a bow or using
even rocks as weapons if a bow is not available.
further reading, see
"Survival Guide" in the Appendix of the EDGE
Manual by a fellow adventurer.
What are some "advanced" power-user things to
how about this:
also been rumored there is a "god mode" hidden
somehow in the game. But only the gods know for sure...