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Mar 21, 2008, 6:14 am
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1) Drinking Potions when Bloated is a great way to save up

Why would you ever want to be bloated? If I'm not mistaken, it abuses your agility or some other stat over time...
Mar 21, 2008, 12:18 pm
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Bloated is not good for Agility; however it *is* handy for lasting through stressed status (which you would do because it trains leg strength, which you would do because it lets you carry more). While this may be inferior to pursuing an unburdened and agile life, it *is* a reasonably valid reason for doing so.
Mar 21, 2008, 10:12 pm
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In Attnam there is a Slave in the shop... For only 50 gold you get an amazing ally.

If you can get him equipped he is much more powerful then you (unless you got lucky with material arms) with a stat average of 25.

He can pretty much clear the path for you until the Enner (in which there is a good chance he will die)
Mar 21, 2008, 10:27 pm
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Argh, this isn't even a small details thread anymore.
Mar 21, 2008, 10:31 pm
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I believe necromancy only applies to humanoids due to the fact that there are only humanoid skeletons and zombies.
Mar 21, 2008, 11:18 pm
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Or it could just be a to-do
Mar 24, 2008, 8:00 am
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The rooms of Minefield level are bigger than normal.
Mar 24, 2008, 10:57 am
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The Holy Banana can be eaten after using its 3 shots and still give all those stats boosts.
Mar 26, 2008, 12:28 am
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If you want to get rid of overfed status quickly before you lose AGI points and don;t want to lost Astr/Lstr points by vomiting then just get out your pickaxe and start mining (good for setting up for polypiling too)
Mar 26, 2008, 1:40 pm
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Neonivek wrote
Eerie Mysteries of IVAN:
-Ill equip myself LATER mom: They may have weapons... but no monster seems to want to bother equiping these weapons until you arive.
-Pickaxe only Union rules: You can only mine with the Pickaxe... Throwing things against walls and kicking them until your leg falls off does nothing... Apperantly the Pickaxe is protected by the Union.

Nice points Neonivek However, there are a few flaws
- They're all friends so they have no need to equip their weapons
- I don't think kicking walls or throwing things at them will have any effect in real life either. If they were modern plaster walls, yes, but not the rock / brick walls in IVAN. Probably not even for good solid wood.
Mar 26, 2008, 7:26 pm
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Kicking *can* break down walls... but you need boots of kicking and a crapload of enchant armor scrolls to actually see this happen. In fact, you generally need so many scrolls for this that it's pretty likely you'll never see a kick substitute for mining outside of wizmode.
Mar 26, 2008, 8:00 pm
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"- They're all friends so they have no need to equip their weapons"

They do equip weapons for the most part (the Balista spears for example). Just not any of the better stuff on the same floor

"I don't think kicking walls or throwing things at them will have any effect in real life either"
-Well... If you threw a sledgehammer at a wall in real life... it would fall within a few tries (enough to get yourself through) without superpowers like you can get in the game.
Mar 26, 2008, 9:13 pm
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Actually with enough leg strength you don't need boots. My winner was able to kick down the balsa walls in UT1. If you want something more impressive poly into a, say, mithril golem and try kicking down just about anything. Or just change your legs into that material.

Throwing on the other hand... yeah, that ought to be able to break down at least room walls.

Also Neon, you forgot the couches dropped by Eddies, and I believe there are also beds here and there (in the cathedral perhaps? I seem to recall seeing/hearing about them...)
Mar 26, 2008, 11:53 pm
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About the mutant asses, someone in New Attnam explains that there used to only be normal asses but they all mutated.
Mar 27, 2008, 2:54 pm
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I think that what they try to say, is that the Tips, Tricks and Secrets section isn't really for fun, more for known fact Try in the Discussion section, or Spam, maybe Fiction, depending of how you turn it

I don't think they intend to offense you
Mar 27, 2008, 3:04 pm
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I mostly got confused because someone said "This topic is no longer about little details it is more like hints and tips" (Not his EXACT wording but what he said)

So I was like "Alright... Little Details... Hmm what about 'fun facts' or something like I did with Oblivion when I found out one of their missions actually couldn't have happened the way they told you"
Mar 27, 2008, 3:47 pm
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Is that what you thought I meant? That's a pretty bad misinterpretation.
Mar 27, 2008, 4:29 pm
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Somagu was complaining that the thread derailed from its original location and then you derailed it further. But whatever, it doesn't really matter.
Mar 28, 2008, 10:05 pm
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Sorry, I was really grumpy and just got annoyed by posting of incorrect information. Next time I'll kick my dog instead of venting frustration here. (I wouldn't actually kick my dog). I think its because Tips Tricks and Secrets was always my favorite forum and I was sad to see the state to which the discussion had degenerated. Waiting hopefully for a new IVAN release....
Apr 3, 2008, 10:16 am
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Swords, sharp objects, etc, even when turned into a cloth material, or even flesh, will still cut. Don't eat that +16 Justifer of Banana Flesh just yet!

Perception is also used in Dodge and Blocking.

Oree has the only source of Pepsi in the entire game.

(SPECIAL, NOT SURE IF THE FOLLOWING IS CORRECT)

The other portal (The blue one?) is the entrance to another Realm, Oree's Realm, or even Earth! This, can explain how Oree gets Pepsi.

The Blue Portal states that IVAN continues in either another realm, or to Oree's realm. This means, you can get a chance to continue on in even more difficult areas.
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in wizmode If you take of you Belt of levitation over water it doesnt ask you "do you really want to do this cheater?", you just die (really obscure)
Apr 4, 2008, 3:19 am
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Presumably, standing in water without levitation would cause an infinite "do you really want to do this, cheater?" loop. There's no "do you want to put your belt back on, cheater?" or "do you want to polymorph into something that swims, cheater?"

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The other portal (The blue one?) is the entrance to another Realm, Oree's Realm, or even Earth! This, can explain how Oree gets Pepsi.

Ivan world seems to be an amalgamation of fantasy and the "real world" - Ivan states that he comes from Russia, even though he's not in the demon realm.

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Swords, sharp objects, etc, even when turned into a cloth material, or even flesh, will still cut. Don't eat that +16 Justifer of Banana Flesh just yet!

Never tried it outside of wizard mode, but turning bananas into metal will still let you eat them (yum). If you turn them into human flesh, this will be considered an evil deed. They also suck as weapons, even when made of adamant.

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Perception is also used in Dodge and Blocking.

I'm wondering - does Perception in any way affect your ability to find traps? And if it doesn't, does anything, apart from a ring of searching?
Apr 4, 2008, 6:09 am
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Actually, you can only detect a trap when you are standing next to it.
Apr 5, 2008, 1:23 am
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Neonivek, less assuming and more actual info, please. It doesn't take all that long to test a lot of these things :/
Apr 5, 2008, 11:35 am
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Exactly what I was about to post Chaostrom.

Y'see, I could understand random speculation if this was a new game and we were all talking about it but most of us have been playing it for years.
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