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penguinpyropenguinpyro 17 Jan 2019 05:01
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Hollow Gaze

Similarities between this technique and the Third Eye Seer's Blank Gaze?

by penguinpyropenguinpyro, 17 Jan 2019 05:01

Another set of negative findings with the Muscular Cyberarms, Corroded Dermal Plates, Hooked Cyberlegs, and Analyzing Cybereye

1) Melee techniques tried: cruel slash, headbutt, punch, crushing punch, brutality, swordplay, jab, lash out, improvisation
Stealth techniques tried: kidney punch, sudden bash,
ranged techniques tried: single shot, shotgun blast
Evasion techniques tried: parry, shield block, dive for cover, leaping dodge
Etheric techniques used: Starry gaze, evil eye, light of the eye, foresee
2) With the full set of cyberware, I fought Midgard Heavy Guards (both gatling and unarmed) with various melee techs, dive for cover, shield block and parry. The entire time I wore the midgard heavy outfit (helmet, vest, pants) and sometimes the midgard heavy gauntlets. I tried dive for cover and shield block with and without a shield, and with positive evasion power. Killed a LOT of them.

Just a reminder that I am taking suggestions. See the (updated) original post to see what I'm going to install next!

penguinpyropenguinpyro 17 Jan 2019 03:32
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Sudden Darkness

No apparent difference in any of the choices with a simple blindfold equipped, and Foresee, Light of the Eye, Channel the Deep and Evil Eye in my deck.

by penguinpyropenguinpyro, 17 Jan 2019 03:32
penguinpyropenguinpyro 17 Jan 2019 03:30
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Pile Of Secrets

More drop data:

I suspect there is a threshold of either hitting it more than twice or dealing overkill damage that causes paper mache to drop instead of the actual papers. Simply killing it in one or two hits doesn't seem to harm the drop rate otherwise.

by penguinpyropenguinpyro, 17 Jan 2019 03:30
MagnificoMagnifico 16 Jan 2019 14:42
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Mutant Cell Culture

There was an old chemistry recipe that was apparently removed for combining this with powerful acid. Since acid is mentioned in the trauma reference result, maybe getting that unlocks the ability to do the acid experiment? Might be worth trying, but might also just be a hint that acid is especially effective vs. opponents with Writhing Flesh.

by MagnificoMagnifico, 16 Jan 2019 14:42
GoldSGoldS 15 Jan 2019 21:40
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Cane

I've repeatedly got it without Expensive Smoke or High Brow. Wielded a cane (golden cane) and repeatedly used Punch / Crushing Punch / Knife followed by Swordplay. I think they key here is using the Melee-following variant of Swordplay with a cane equipped.

by GoldSGoldS, 15 Jan 2019 21:40
CryptodynamicCryptodynamic 15 Jan 2019 20:40
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Cane

I managed to get two copies of this. I was wielding a classy cane and fighting enemies in the Cellar Door.

I had both High Brow and Expensive Smoke active when I learned the technique, but Al had previously tried High Brow without finding anything. My deck was Ghoul Bite, Brutality, Punch, Swordplay and Leaping Dodge, but one of the two instances I learned was after just Punch and Swordplay used in the fight.

At least with a cane equipped, combat message does not seem to change following another melee tech. And the message was with both High Brow and Expensive Smoke still active.

by CryptodynamicCryptodynamic, 15 Jan 2019 20:40
MagnificoMagnifico 15 Jan 2019 18:17
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Eye For Bugs

I noticed that even at Just Starting rank I wasn't getting better at bughunting for catching certain bugs. I thought maybe it was because I didn't have a cage, but according to Kinak "some of them are easy enough to catch you don't get better at it."

by MagnificoMagnifico, 15 Jan 2019 18:17

From Podcast 51:

I think a tiny bit hasn't been figured out from a story perspective at least, or there's a tiny mechanical thing that has some story implications at least, that hasn't been figured out.

I don't think we ever found everything there is to find in the mysterious ash. Not sure where else to look but this is in season now so it's a good time to take a [or, for many of us, another] crack at it.

The pages for this item are sort of an embarrassment of riches. There's a page for each form, mysterious puzzle, intuitive puzzle, short sweet mysterious puzzle guide (my go-to), maybe even more. It'd be nice to clean up and consolidate them, but I'm afraid to destroy potentially valuable spading data in the process, especially since my understanding of this item is not exactly fresh.

by MagnificoMagnifico, 14 Jan 2019 15:21
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 14 Jan 2019 06:33
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Bedridden King

On cleaning up encounter pages, it occurs to me to ask: what happens if you give the king a potion of immortality, and then the princess a love potion?

And what is the difference between "Is that a good idea?" and "That's a terrible idea" results, if any?

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 14 Jan 2019 06:33
penguinpyropenguinpyro 14 Jan 2019 02:07
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Pile Of Secrets

Pile of secrets drop data:

by penguinpyropenguinpyro, 14 Jan 2019 02:07

Okay, today I installed the omnieyes, omnibody heart, omnibody artskin, omnibody legs and omnibody arms.

Findings were entirely negative.

1) Melee techniques tried: punch, lash out, jab, brutality, integrated ram play, throttle, headbutt,
Stealth techniques: kidney punch, branded lash, spade strike, metal sting, serpent strike, lethal resolve, backstab, unexpected grab
Etheric techniques: Channel the deep, evil eye, light of the eye, call to feast, watch winding, prison of ice
other techniques: dive for cover, precise shot, single shot
2) Tried getting beating up by melee techniques (with as little melee defense as possible), and got beaten to death from high HP a lot of times, in hopes of breaking the cyber arms/legs.
3) Tried running around shirtless/pantsless with the artskin and using stealth techs. Nothing happened.

I'll be moving onto new things once my EHB recovers.

penguinpyropenguinpyro 14 Jan 2019 01:46
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Simple Blindfold

Sadly this does not enhance or interact with Call to Feast, Channel the Deep, Channeled Shot, or Evil Eye.

by penguinpyropenguinpyro, 14 Jan 2019 01:46
penguinpyropenguinpyro 13 Jan 2019 17:21
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Ghoul Source

Mag, that's a fantastic theory. Is it also possible the full strange gourd may be of use to the Ocean King?

by penguinpyropenguinpyro, 13 Jan 2019 17:21
MagnificoMagnifico 13 Jan 2019 13:53
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Ghoul Source

I'll bet you anything the so-hidden-it's-almost-an-easter-egg option is to offer him the strange gourd (before freeing or killing any of the corpses). The Ghoul King wants souls, right? Sure, your soul may be particularly valuable, but the gourd has at least five souls in it.

This also fits with what we know circumstantially. The easter egg skill/option was announced right around the time the Ship of the Damned quest went live. Skill #37 is right in there with Ghost Ship skills…

EDIT: So convinced this is right that I'm walking away from several years' worth of stats and unlocks and techniques to reset and try it. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

by MagnificoMagnifico, 13 Jan 2019 13:53
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 13 Jan 2019 03:30
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Ghoul King

Theories from chat: something special (ester egg skill?) from killing ghoul king with Matsuo stuff.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 13 Jan 2019 03:30
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 13 Jan 2019 02:09
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Black Rose

I got black petals from the black rose when walking away from Dusty Beggar, which I think is a sub-Cool Coin result I believe. Now that we know that cool coin is actually for 5-9 evil actions, and there sub-5 actions, most of the previous data is probably inaccurate.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 13 Jan 2019 02:09

Various posts above test charmed shirt and Charmed Defence against the poisoning her result, but I don't think it's been tested the "I must consider" result.

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 12 Jan 2019 03:44
MagnificoMagnifico 12 Jan 2019 02:39
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Pile Of Secrets


  • If you do too much damage, a memo drop is replaced by paper mache. If you do exactly 20 damage (and no more than X damage in any given attack?) maybe it will only drop memos.
  • The two different forms of Paper Dance might correspond to Fae Eyes and Ocean Eyes

The papers dance around you, etching you with buried secrets for 10 etheric damage


The papers flow around you, etching you with drowned secrets for 9 etheric damage.

by MagnificoMagnifico, 12 Jan 2019 02:39
bigalphillipsbigalphillips 12 Jan 2019 01:38
in discussion Hidden / Per page discussions » Downward Stab

Trying to disprove that rat king is the only enemy that gives this technique:

  • Killing Angered/Cornered Rats with melee with knife equipped doesn't do anything
  • Nothing for using Knife against them.

(I have 1 instance of Downwards stab known; for most of this testing it was also in my deck.)

by bigalphillipsbigalphillips, 12 Jan 2019 01:38
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