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Arik
Peasant Male
 
My name is Neil Troughton and I can't believe I keep doing this.

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2014-09-27 07:27:06
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Arik
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Be nice - the oasis water subquest was a pretty obscure and arguably late place to include an item that's most useful towards the beginning of the game. (You definitely don't need to be an "idiot" to miss it, unless you're talking to all the NPCs every time you return to the village). I felt its placement was a little awkward at the time, although it kind of made sense as a nice to have but completely nonessential reward.

The balancing on the temple of the ancients was a pretty weird side effect of the way it went from completely optional to semi-optional-but-not-really after I'd finished making it - it was balanced to account for the possibility that it wouldn't be accessible after you got the light sword, rather than it being accessible automatically. I'm OK with it skewing on the easy side though after CC1, and at least it makes earlier runs at the temple more viable. If anything I'm sadder about the final cave being too hard, since I think the bad endings mostly came out better than the good ones.

Hope you enjoy Initiation - I honestly feel that it, along with Lyna's Story, is the smartest and best designed d-mod I've played through.

Arik has released 3 files

TitleCategoryAvgUpdated
Cloud Castle 2: ScarabD-Mod, EpicExceptional 9.6July 14th, 2014
I, Kara GuD-Mod, QuestExceptional 9.2July 4th, 2012
Cloud CastleD-Mod, QuestGood 8.5February 11th, 2007

Arik has written 14 reviews

TitleFileTypeScoreDate
Spoilers of a completely different game follow! ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZFeaturedHorrible 0.1November 24th, 2009
The Major Question When it Came To Playing Idrtw Was One of Time - How Might Wesley's Auth... If Ducks Ruled the WorldFeaturedGood 8.5December 13th, 2006
It's a Real Shame That People (Including the Creator Friends Beyond 2: Branches of DestinyFeaturedGood 7.7March 24th, 2004
I Can't Help but Feel That the Description For This is Misleading Eternal Suicide Chapter Zero : Wasted LifeFeaturedExceptional 9.0March 9th, 2004
I Came To This D-Mod Rather Worried - Rather Than Be Impressed By the Short Time the D-Mod... Creeping Sands (The)FeaturedFair 6.3August 10th, 2002
The Description Claims That This Game is a Demo Back from the GraveNormalExceptional 9.0May 17th, 2002
I Feel My Original Review Was Barely a Review At All Friends Beyond 3: Legend of TenjinFeaturedGood 8.5May 5th, 2002
An Absolutely Tiny D-Mod Dink Smallwood in the Valley of the Talking TreesNormalGood 7.0April 30th, 2002
This is an Enjoyable D-Mod Quest for Arithia 2: The RozarusNormalFair 5.9April 30th, 2002
A Very Atmospheric D-Mod Quest for Arithia 3: Elemental PeaceNormalGood 7.0April 28th, 2002
To Be Entirely Honest Friends Beyond 1NormalGood 7.5April 28th, 2002
Now This is a D-Mod Worth the Download Time Lost in DinkNormalGood 8.0April 17th, 2002
This D-Mod is Played Out on a Horizontal Plane Tragic Death of Zink Smallwood (The)NormalFair 5.0April 15th, 2002
Utterly Fantastic Quest for Cheese (The)NormalExceptional 9.2December 14th, 2001