LIVAN Advice?

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# Jul 26, 2010, 12:46 pm Hide

Hikalian

Well, it's me again. So... I've been following Nefas alot this playthrough, have 3 mistresses following me around UT. But.. my last prayer that netted me my third, also gave me a Holy Banana. Should I eat it, keep it, or.. what should I do with this peculiar thing.

Edit: I've decided to eat the silly Holy banana, and gained... alot of things. But I'd also like to know if there was any other use for it. o.o
# Jul 26, 2010, 12:53 pm Hide

capristo

You can press 'z' to zap it like a wand of fireballs. However, when I find them I usually just eat them. It increases each of your stats by one - but notice that it also makes you bloated from overeating for a long period of time, which will drop your agility considerably.
# Jul 26, 2010, 6:47 pm Hide

BDR

However, for that very reason it is a marvelous defense against starvation (the part where it can't rot away helps too). Note that if you decide to use it as a starvation guard (or as a wand of fireballs, or both) that as it can be can zapped like a wand of fireballs, so too can it be broken like one (and as such will explode in your face and likely turn you into a great big mess of fleshy chunks).
# Jul 26, 2010, 7:57 pm Hide

Hikalian

I see, I'll remember that if I get my hands on another, thanks guys.

Edit: I thought I'd put it here in the same topic so I'm not flooding the section or anything. An Ommel Golem had been spawned on the floor and before I could get to it (Due to my legion of mistresses which keep hitting each other for who knows why) decimated it, so, when I went to eat the lump, the Golem had engraved "Golem Wants Master" or something along those lines. Was I supposed to approach it, try to talk to it, or.. use some sort of taming scroll or something?
# Jul 27, 2010, 10:08 am Hide

Lordmushroom

All the golems writes that on the floor, so I don't think you'll gain something extra for taming them.
Haha, first time I found the banana i saw that it had the dmg 0-1 and I had no other weapon. So, I obviously use it as one. That was a complete failure. It blasted the hell out of me and taught me a valuable lesson, eat bananas as fast as you can!
# Jul 27, 2010, 12:18 pm Hide

Batman?

I always wondered, does the writing do anything? or is it just a flavor message? Is it a humor referance to some something?
# Jul 27, 2010, 7:35 pm Hide

chaostrom

It's probably referring to the fact that golems are usually created by someone wanting slaves/guards. These don't have one, but as they are made to serve they declare that they need a master. It also serves as good advance warning as golems tend to be quite powerful.
# Jul 28, 2010, 1:21 am Hide

Hikalian

Eh, the most I've run into non light crystal floor are Ommel-based, and.. a octiron one. Then the Spider Silk one, but I've only found that once in the UT.
# Aug 4, 2010, 8:27 pm Hide

Repulsion

I'm just going to use this thread, and make it the official LIVAN advice thread, I guess, because I have a question.

On another game, I had gotten leprosy, and my left leg fell off, so I prayed to Silva, who I had good relations with, and she gave me a new leg of I think black leather, a material that I have never seen in the normal IVAN. Is there any official material list for LIVAN? And if so, can someone link it to me?
# Aug 4, 2010, 9:37 pm Hide

capristo

Lots of spoilers but if you really want to:
SPOILER ALERT. Click here to see text.
http://www.attnam.com/wiki/Materials
# Aug 4, 2010, 10:08 pm Hide

Repulsion

I meant for LIVAN, not IVAN.
# Aug 4, 2010, 10:35 pm Hide

BDR

Black leather? You sure it wasn't kevlar? (Kevlar is a bit of a secret IVAN material; I could have sworn it was listed on the wiki)

Alternatively, you may be able to get your question answered by fooling around in wizmode in LIVAN; there are commands that you can use in wizmode that output text files with spoilers in them.
# Aug 5, 2010, 9:04 am Hide

Lordmushroom

Black Leather doesn't exist in IVAN, though I've seen it sometimes in LIVAN, for example the guy in New Attnam where the guy who wants a Mondedr Pass only wears things that are made of black leather. He's called the mystery man when you examine him.
# Aug 5, 2010, 1:57 pm Hide

Repulsion

Yeah, I was playing in LIVAN.
# Aug 5, 2010, 10:51 pm Hide

Repulsion

Okay, a few more questions. I am playing LIVAN, of course, and my meteoric steel sword that is covered in blood keeps rusting. I killed a dark frog, so I assume that it's blood is rusting it, but it won't go away, the blood. It's annoying.

Also, on GC3, I encountered an artifact which I believe is an artifact new in LIVAN. It is the extremely heavy battle-axe named Demonhead. Now, before selling it or using it or whatnot, I want to know if it has any special powers or anything, preferably not like Turox.

Edit: Holy shit. Merka will pay 3000 for Demonhead. Considering that I am not using it, I think it will be best to sell it, but I'd rather get advice from an experienced LIVAN player first.

Edit 2: Ahh, the acidic blood has worn off from my sword.
# Aug 6, 2010, 12:27 am Hide

Somagu

There are no experienced LIVAN players, incidentally, I don't think anyone experienced actually plays LIVAN, and certainly not regularly.
# Aug 6, 2010, 7:55 am Hide

Batman?

Speaking for myself I played is a few times, but it seems really bloated and unbalanced (unlike .50 which is perfectly balance....in favor of you getting slaughtered LOL! ).
# Aug 6, 2010, 11:18 am Hide

capristo

Yes LIVAN is much more unbalanced but I play it every once in a while, it's nice to see new areas to explore and new items. I've never encountered the Demonhead though. I did notice a "bug" once where my sword was stained with blood indefinitely. I wonder if it became "permastained" in the same way that you can get permanent telecontrol for example - too much blood?
# Aug 6, 2010, 11:28 am Hide

BDR

Permanently imbued weapons would be neat, but also rather broken. A permanently acidified whip would be terribly good.
# Aug 7, 2010, 9:18 am Hide

Lordmushroom

I don't think Demonhead has any special powers... but if you enchant it a lot it does some heavy damage.
# Aug 7, 2010, 4:55 pm Hide

Repulsion

Ah, whatever. I died on that playthrough, anyways. This is a fun game.
# Aug 31, 2010, 5:31 pm Hide

JimmyJ

Somagu wrote
There are no experienced LIVAN players, incidentally, I don't think anyone experienced actually plays LIVAN, and certainly not regularly.
I dunno if I count as an experienced player but LIVAN and the web IVAN are all I've played for a long time now, LIVAN much more so than web IVAN.
# Aug 31, 2010, 5:33 pm Hide

Somagu

Oh, ok then. Maybe Jimmy can help you with any further questions.
# Sep 3, 2010, 12:04 am Hide

4zb4

I play LIVAN quite a lot too.
Urgh. Blood in LIVAN is the worst. Never take out an assassin at close range, that's my advice.
# Sep 4, 2010, 1:53 am Hide

JimmyJ

4zb4 wrote
I play LIVAN quite a lot too.
Urgh. Blood in LIVAN is the worst. Never take out an assassin at close range, that's my advice.
What's wrong with the blood in LIVAN?