PC Master Race Valheim

Moriath

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God that swamp boss is a pita

killed him eventually but took so long .. co-op with a friend so i guess he was harder Than solo.

just equipping with silver stuff now. Trying not to agro those rock monsters.

it Seems to screw with the raids that happen on you depending whose server you kill a boss on and doesnt key on the trophy being hung. I did the second boss on my friends server and we did the swamp one on mine. And im just getting swamp guys attacking me and not drakes now. Which i should as i have the wishbone.

edit: Valheim thread for @Jupitus
 

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I've played a few minutes - not the most patient when it comes to crafting these days but seen some of the villages and compounds being built. May give this another longer go over the weekend.
 

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Gearing up for the 3rd boss now (Bonemass) but I got a bit fed up with using two ports so dug a canal through a narrow bit of my area to join up two huge seas, so naturally I had to build some docks, a bridge high enough to get a boat under and a new crafting area and base area.

I've got more iron and intestines than I know what to do with now, so I think I am pretty much done with swamps and found a nice size mountain zone within fairly easy cart distance, so I am setting up a forward base and a cart track between it and my home.

I also found a small plains island that I am going to scout to see if I can cheese some materials, I'm a bit wary of them at the mo though.
 

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New side project!

 

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How is this? i've heard mixed things about it
If you like openworld survivial games you can sink days of playtime into then it is one of the best because it does a lot of things right and removes a lot of annoying mechanics that other similar games use. Base building is simple but powerful (all games like this should support snapping). The tech tree, exploration, resources etc are done very well. Ignore the PvP though, it's trash.
 

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Amazing so far but not sure what sort of legs it would have once all the bosses are dead, but that's a massive task in itself. Everything you do is basically aimed at killing the (very hard) bosses. To get the gear you have to gather the materials and craft them, the biomes work in a tier sort of system, meadow > Forest > Swamp > Mountain > Plains. Each biome being harder and harder but necessary to track down the next boss and gear up for it.

Recipes unlock by gathering materials, so unlocking iron weapons is gained from mining iron ore and converting it into bars at a smelter. Killing bosses opens up a couple of recipes and things that help in the next zone, for example, killing the 2nd boss gives you a key to open up crypts in the swamps, where you find iron.

The world is absolutely huge and largely randomly generated, so you will need to travel extensively to A, find the harder biomes and B, transport metal back via boat, bosses are also often long distances away. The boat/water/wind mechanics are some of the best I have seen, and it's great when you return from a long trip with a boat bursting with goodies, which leads us onto death. When you die, you lose all your stuff and have to get it back, you can place portals later on in the game which ease the pain usually, but you always have to be careful of death and some mobs are very tough. You will still need to boat with a portal as you cannot teleport metal or ore.

Building is good too, you have to think about load bearing, so you can't just build a massive tower, the roof needs proper support, you have to keep the rain off stuff, or it degrades over time.

You have to make your own food, you don't starve to death, but you do need to eat if you are out and about as it boosts your HP and stamina significantly. So farming meat, plants and veg are required. Then there are meads that you can make that give you resist buffs, healing pots etc....which you need bees and beehives to make honey.

Frankly, they could just turn around and say it's finished, despite being Early access, it is very well put together and there is a lot to do.
 

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I'll add a gripe though! The map doesn't update which can make it slightly awkward to plan properly.
 

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Boat doesn't fit down my canal, fucks sake. Going to do another iron run and sort it out, then go and check out mountains, need a load of frost arrows for bonemass.
 

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Actually found it pretty easy now, except for those golem things in the mountains. Everything else can be kited and killed with bow.

Bonemass dead, on to the next one!
 

Moriath

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Actually found it pretty easy now, except for those golem things in the mountains. Everything else can be kited and killed with bow.

Bonemass dead, on to the next one!
We didnt have frost arrows for it. So it took ages to take down. I guess as you said frost arrows that its weak to them
 

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Finished this a couple days ago, very well made with plenty of content for an early access game, looking forward to picking it up again in about a year when more content gets added.
 

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