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Alk nuts & generally getting started

Very Dink Christmas (A)

May 23rd 2006, 03:21 PM
I'm trying to get started on this dmod, but I can't figure it out.

Where, for instance, can I get the alk nuts? The only tree I see in the beginning is in the screen where I meet Ridge, but he takes me along immediately, so I can't explore there.

Then, after I've left the graveyard, all I find are empty houses that I cannot search, some dragon cultists that I cannot talk to, and one girl Laura that doesn't have anything really interesting to say.

What? Where? How? When? *totally befused*

Just got a little further. One question though: the pillbugs that I kill, or this strange little green, pulsating 'I' only gives me 'armour' point (?!) but no experience. Is that supposed to happen?
May 23rd 2006, 05:09 PM
Yeah, you can't get the alk tree nuts...

The pillbugs don't give you experience because you could level relatively quickly if they did. The "leaper" gives you defense because you need at least 10 or so to go south, and it's hard to find all the potions and such...

That whole dungeon was really poorly planned. The rest of the game just wasn't planned at all; I simply set out with the idea that Dink Jr. has to chase Ridge through the (rather bug-filled and confusing) Village of Exiles.

Also, if you encounter any actual bugs, try near the bottom of this thread for a list of known problems.
May 24th 2006, 05:29 AM
Thanks, MiloBones, that got me a little further.

Now I'm trying to find my way past the Bonca statue. Before, when I spoke to it, it told me that I don't speak Bonca. Now Albert's told me I need to find a way past it, and that I should speak to it to ask it to move. But now I cannot 'speak' anymore, it seems!?

Any suggestions?

EDIT: sorry, sorry, I was too soon; forgot about the fairy!