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Gothic 1: Cleaning Orc Land

Again, I tried to get into Old Mine, but I cant. So, I went into Orc Land and killed every beasts there. In my previous hunting missions itself, half of the creatures in Orc Land were dead. Now, I wiped out the remaining creatures, which includes 2 of 3 Golems of Xardas. Xardas created three Golems, which protect the path to his tower. He is studying Dark Magic and ancient books and dont want to get disturbed by anyone, thats why he created these Golems.

Golems are very powerful unique creatures which wont take damage from Normal weapons. Only powerful magic spells can defeat this creatures.

The first golem there is Stone Golem. Only the mighty Orc Hammer can do damage to this creatures. I got an Orc Hammer near the fort in the mountains, which is guarded by a Bridge Golem. With that Orc Hammer I defeated this Stone Golem and took its heart.

Next one is the Ice Golem. Taking out this one is very easy. I casted just two fire balls and this Golem was dead.

Next one is the Fire Golem. I thou…

Gothic 1: Old Camp Raid Part 1

I went to Old Camp and fought everyone there. It was really a great fun. First, I fought all the Diggers and Shadows and Guards in the Old Camp outside the Castle, except few like Diego, Thorus, etc., Because, they cant be hurt, whatever weapon you use. They are designed in the game itself like that. Then, I went inside the castle and fought everyone there, including all the magicians, guards and named NPC's like Raven, but cant kill those two NPC's in Gomez room. I may have fought them, but it would have required some game loads and I am not in a mood to do that. So, I let them free now, but will surely KILL them the next time. In fact, from the experience I got in the Raid, I gained 2 levels and leveled up to level 15. Now, in the Old Camp, 95% of the people wont be having their weapon and all their Inventories were emptied by me.

Gothic 1: Chapter 2: The Minecrawlers Nest

In Swamp Camp, I met Y'Berion. He said he sent Nyras to get a focus stone, which is an ancient powerful artifact that was used to create the barrier. He also said that the barrier could be broken with the help of that focus stone. But, Nyras didnt return with that focus stone. So, Y'Berion told me to checkout what happened to Nyras and bring focus Stone as soon as possible.

I went and found Nyras in the mountains to the left of Swamp Camp. Nyras went mad and was speaking shit. So, I killed him and took the focus stone from him. Then, I went back to Swamp camp and gave the focus stone to Y'Berion. Y'Berion appreciated me and told me to give the focus stone to Cor Kalom. Then, I went to Cor Kalom home and gave the focus stone to him. Cor Kalom then instructed me to go the old mine and get some special kind of Minecrawler mandibles to create a special secretion.

Then, I went for hunting into the Orc Land. After hunting the Orcs, Snappers, Orc Dogs for some time, I leveled u…

Gothic 1: Chosen my Path as Mercenaries

I am in New Camp now and I gave the List of Faith to Lares. Because of my loyality to New Camp, Lares admitted me as a Rogue. Then, he edited the list of faith and gave it to me and told me to return it to Diego. The plan is to rob the supplies, while they are en route to the Old Mine.

I came out of Lares room as a Rogue, wearing Rogue's armor. My stat screen at this point is shown below:

My main mission here is to deliver the letter from outside world to Magicians of Fire in Old Camp. So, I approached Cronos and told him about the letter. He gave me an Amulet, which is a pass to get into the Castle in the Old Camp. Also, he gave me another letter and told me to deliver it to the Magicians of Fire. Then, I spoke to Lee and when I told him that I wanted to join them because "I wanted freedom from the very beginning", he admitted me as a Mercenary.

Then, I went back to the Old Camp and gave the List of faith to Diego. Then, I went into the Castle wearing the Amulet provided b…

Gothic 1: Strength hit 100 and Troll Hunt

I am now level 10. With the skill points I earned during the extensive hunting, I made my strength to its maximum possible limit 100. After that also, I had 11 skill points remaining, so I increased my Dexterity to 20.

Then, I went to the New Mine, spoke to all the people there. But there are no big missions there. Then, again I went for hunting and in the process I met a Troll. Its in the plains above where Drax stands. At the bottom of the plain, where Drax stands, there are few Scavengers. When we proceed up, we can see a number of Scavengers and at the top there are a large number of Black Goblins, where the Troll is sitting.

I never thought I could beat that troll. But, I cant go away without trying. So, I attacked the troll and it took only very few damage from my hits, but as I was continuosly hitting, it was not able to hit me. It tries to hit me, but before that my sword hits it. So, it stops it attack and backup. So, it didnt hit me at all and I took out after hitting around 2…

Gothic 1: Extensive Hunting with Great Surprises

My strength is now 70, but I got only 26 damage weapon, which requires 13 Strength to handle. So, I need to get a best weapon that utilized all my Strength. So, what I did is beaten a Guard in Old camp and took his weapon. It was a 36 damage weapon, not what I expected, but better than what I had before. I want a better weapon that this, So, I fought Fletcher and took his weapon. His weapon does not even have 36 damage, it was lesser than that.

Then, I went to Arena and fought Kirgo and won. Even Kirgo's weapon was not so good. I informed Scatty, that I had beaten Kirgo and he gave me some Experience.

The search for a good weapon led me to Swamp Camp, where I killed a Templar and took his weapon, which has 70 damage and required 42 strength. This is a great weapon for me now and also this is a two handed weapon.

Then, I helped Ghorim by sending Harlok to take care of Ghorim's work and thus relieving Ghorim from his 24 X 7 work. It was very late night and everyone went into their…

Gothic 1: Back to Old Camp

After leveling up, I went back to Old Camp and reported to Thorus about Mordrag. He was happy to hear that Mordrag wont be seen again in Old Camp.

Then, I went to Snaf and gave him all the ingredients he asked for and the Snaf's mission is completed.

Tomb Raider: Egypt: Sanctuary of the Scion

Lara goes through the opened door. Inside she fights two mummies and have to solve a puzzle to open the path.
The puzzle is to make the diagrams in the rotating colums to match the diagrams in the wall. To match that, rotate the first left column twice and rotate the diagonally opposite column twice. This will make the center square to rise. Climb that square and proceed. Lara will come to a big room with a Sphinx in it.
There is a small door at the belly of the Sphinx, which requires two Ankh Keys to open.
On the sides of room, there are 2 doors which leads to place, where Ankh keys are kept. But, to go near that doors itself, Lara have to climb the walls and jump so many ledges. And on the top of the head of the Sphinx is the last weapon, Dual Mini SMG.
Lara takes the Gun and goes through one of the door. There is a mechanism which must be activated to proceed. The mechanism is as follows:
The room is square in shape with a pillar at the center hanging from top to center. And there are f…

Tomb Raider: Egypt: The Obelisk of Khamoon

Lara comes to a room, where there is a big pillar at the center and four bridges to the sides of the pillar. But, all the bridges are closed. Lara finds a switch at the left, which opens on of the bridge. On going near the pillar, through that bridge, Lara finds an item, Eye of Horus in one side of the pillar.

Then, Lara jumps down to the pool at the bottom of the pillar. There Lara finds a path. New traps are there in this place. The mechanism of this trap is two big stones coming out from the opposite walls and smashing each other and goes inside. Lara have to carefully run through this traps.

Lara then reaches the bottom of a very height room. Lara must then climb the room and reach the top, where there is a way that lead to the first room but at another side, where Lara opens the second bridge and gets the second item from the other side of the pillar.

On her way to open the thrid bridge Lara encounters another trap in the wall. This trap is placed in between the ledges, where sharp …

AOE 2: Montezuma: Reign of Blood

This story starts because of the forecasting of Montezuma's Priests. They predict that the God Quetzalcoatl might return from his exile. So, Montezuma order their soldiers to capture 4 shrines that are sacred to Quetzalcoatl and place a Relic in each of them.

In the progress of developing the Aztecs, they got a number of enemies who will surely oppose the capturing of the shrines. So, Montezuma have to capture and hold all the four shrines from their enemies.

My Scouts says that Tlatiluco is a small empire and can be dealt with early. Then Tepanaca is the next one with a castle and some decent base. The dangerous one is Xochimilco, who train Scorpions and archers. But I played in a very different order and took out Tepanaca first, then Xochimilco and finally Tlatiluco.

I wasted nearly an hour and half, to develop my base because of poor planning. I just built a keep in my base and trained very few Skirmishers and concentrated fully of developing my economy and doing all the researche…

Gothic 1: Beaten Lefty and Rice Lord

I sold some of the trophies taken from animals and gave lares 400 Ore as the profit got from selling Isidro's weeds. But, actually, I didnt sold them all. Then, I increased my strength with the skill points I got from last level up. Then, I slept in my hut in New Camp, woke up next morning and went to Rice Lord'd farm with the idea of fighting Lefty.

On nearing Lefty, he wantedly called me and started the fight. The moment, I hit lefty once, Rice Lord came to kill me. I quickly beaten lefty and hit Rice Lord too. So, from now on, Lefty wont be a threat to me.

At this point of the game, i was tired of running from Camp to Camp, which is very boring. So, I decided to use a cheat to spawn Potion of Velocity, which will increse the running speed.

Then, I started an extensive hunting session. I killed Snappers, Lurkers, Lizards, Wolves and much more and got levelled up. Even I tried to kill Bloodhound, but they are very tough for me now.

Gothic 1: Old Mine and the List

In New Camp, I spoke to Horatio and he increased my Strength by 5 to beat Lefty and the Rice Lord. With increased Strength, I went and killed the Dam Lurker, which is causing damage to the Dam in New Camp, built by Homer. Then, I went to the Bar in New Camp and spoke with Baal Isidro and got all the weeds from him. Also, I gave him 200 ore immediately and that mission got over.

Then, I went to Old Mine to get the List from Old Mine. In inner entrance of the mine is guarded by Drake. He told me all the things I should know about the Old Mine. I got the list from Ian and completed some small missions like Aaron's Chest and came out of the mine.

After coming out of the mine, I went for a hunting session. After a while, I leveled up. Then, I went to Rice Lord's farm and got the water distribution mission from Lefty and distributed the water to all the peasants working there.

Gothic 1: Sect Camp and New Armor

I met with Bloodwyn in old camp. First, he asked me to pay 10 ore to him, so that he provides me safety inside the camp. But, I refused him to pay and he warned me that I would face the consequences.

Then, I met Graham and got the map of the Valley from him.

Then, I met Sly, who gave me the mission to search for and find Nek.

Then, on the other gate, I spoke with Jackal who asked me 10 ore just like Bloodwyn did. But, this time, I paid Jackal 10 ore and moved out of the camp for hunting. Actually, my plan now was to go to the Swamp Camp and buy an armor. I had only around 350 ore, but the armor costed 500 ore. But, I had plenty of Grilled Meats and other animal trophies to trade for Ore.

I went to Swamp Camp and spoke with Lester at the entrance. Then, I spoke with Joru and got a weed mission from him. Then, I went inside and got my daily ration from Fortuno, which is what Joru asked. Also, I traded the trophies with Fortuno for Ore and got 200 Ore. With the money, I bought the Loincloth…

Tomb Raider: Egypt: Temple of Khamoon

Temple of Khamoon is the first area in Egypt. Egypt has some nice architectural puzzles with excellent graphics. I completed this area very fast in very short time. So, I dont remember all the complete details in this area and here I will post only the main puzzles in some main areas.

On start, Lara was locked in a room. She climbs that room with the help of ledges and goes to an open area, where she encounters the first of the new kind of enemy, Mummy. In this area lies a pillar which has four differently shaped slots on it in the middle of a pool. Also, there are two sphinxes with doors on it and a Big door.
Lara then opens one of the sphinx door and goes inside it. In that room, Lara fights a few leapords and activates a lever, which makes 6 giant statues in that room to come near. Immdiately, after activating the lever, run fast and jump over the statues one by one to reach the platform at the end of the room.

Then, proceed and Lara goes to a room with small pond in it and a dog stat…

Tomb Raider: Greece: Tomb of Tihocan

Lara comes to a room full of water and many mechanisms. To get of this room, Lara must unlock the movable wooden platform, which is locked the bottom most place and guarded by some Alligators. This wooden platform will help Lara to get out of this place. But, Lara have to work out many things here to unlock the wooden platform and to keep it in right place.

There are two handles that increase/decrease the water levels and Two crates to keep over the two buttons at the bottom. Also, there are number of medipacks and an artifact is also here. Without much difficulty, I unlocked all but the artifact and was ready to get out of this place. But, I started thinking about getting the artifact and wasted some time, roaming here and there. My friend who got irritated by my worst ideas to get the artifact, pressured me to get of there. Because of him, I left that artifact and proceeded.

Again, Lara dives into a pool of water and swims underwater and comes to a place with a large land and a big d…

Gothic 1: New Camp

I went to New Camp. On the way fought some wolves and scanvengers. The day passed over and it was night, so I ignored most of the monsters and ran to new Camp. There in New Camp, I met Jarvis and had a small conversation with him about the Water Mages' plan to open up the barrier. Then, I went in and met Gorn and he told me to beat Shrike and take over his Hut, If I needed a place to sleep.

So, I decided to fight Shrike. But, I dont have any armor except the Nek's Amulet. I hit him thrice and the fourth time he hit me and half of life was gone. So, I ran around that Hut and in that time, Shrike took his Bow and went into the hut. Then, I ate some grilled meats to restore my health and went in and beated Shrike and took all the items he had. I took a sword from him, which was better than Whistler's Sword. Then, he moved to some other spot and this Hut is now MINE. I informed about this to Gorn, which gave me a good experience.

Then, I met Baal Kagan there, who was distributin…

Gothic 1: Welcome to the Colony

The first chapter "Welcome to the Colony", after the scenes and big Conversation with diego.

After speaking with Diego, I proceeded to the Old Camp and on the way I found a Pick Axe. With that, I fought and killed all the creatures in the way, which included Mole Rat and Juvenile Scavenger. Also, I got an Old Sword which was better than the Pick Axe. So, I equipped that Old Sword.

After running through the path, I crossed a small Bridge, guarded by Bridge Guards and went to Old Camp. In the Old Camp, I spoke to Thorus, who said that he would help me to join Gomez people, if I was able to get rid of Mordrag. Also, Diego gave me the Test of Fire, which is to get a list from Old Mine.

Then I spoke to no one and came out of the camp and started hunting. I hunted down all the Scavengers and Mole Rats around the Castle and in the process I levelled up twice and also I got Nek's Amulet, which gives 5 weapon Protection and required to complete a mission later. Then, I returned to O…

Gothic 1

Gothic is the best and my favourite Role Playing Game. Actually, Gothic is the first RPG game in my gaming life. But, the first game I played is Gothic 2, then only I played Gothic 1. I played Oblivion too. But, even Oblivion cant even stand near Gothic when it comes to the game plot.

I played and completed this game before, but I am going to play this game again. When we compare in-game features, class customization, items and many other things, Gothic is a crap when compared to other RPG games like Oblivion. But I love Gothic beacause of its Story and because of it Unique fighting mechanism.

As the saying goes, "First Impression is the Best Impression", Gothic will remain my favourite RPG game, whatever great ultimate RPG games I see and play.

Game Setting:
The game takes place in a medieval fantasy realm in which humans are fighting a losing war against the Orcs, a humanoid race. In order to fight back, the king needs to extract magical ore from mines, which can be used to fo…

AOE 2: El Cid: Reconquista

This is a continuation of previous Mission. But, in the between these two missions, El Cid die because of some disease. But, no one knows about El Cid's death. It was said that he was ill and cant come to battle field. So, the soldiers of El Cid fought the enemies thinking that El Cid is safely in the castle. Also, the El Cid's body placed in his horse outside the castle should come to no harm. Otherwise, the soldiers will know the truth and they will loose their morale and surely wont fight well.

This is a tough mission from the start to end. Particularly, assaulting Yusuf's base is very hard.

About El Cid's body, if the base of Valencia is protected well, then there will be no problem in protecting El Cid's body. I usually wont develop Navy, but in this game having a Navy is must. But, in the start I didnt develop my Navy. I concentrated on my ground units and economy. On game start itself, I attacked Black Guard Army, who is very near to Valencia. After a tough ba…

Tomb Raider: Greece: Midas's Palace

There is a big statue at the entrance itself. Its hands are broken and there are four slots around its legs. On one of the slot, a golden bar is fixed and the other slots are empty. The objective of Lara in this area is to find the other three Golden Bars.
There are three doors in that room. Each room has some excellent puzzle and provides Lara with a Lead Bar.

In one of the room, the Lead Bar lies in a large pillar, but is inaccessible. Lara then finds a path underground where the pillar's supports are situated. Lara breaks all the three supports which makes the Lead bar to fall down and breaks the lower part of the pillar. Lara picks up the Lead Bar and goes to the room above and finds that the whole room is collapsed. There, she jumps through the ledges and broken pillars to get some medipacks and also she finds a way, in which lies the level to open one of the three doors at the Midas's Palace.

Another is a Fire Room. This room has a pond at the bottom and is full of pillars …

Tomb Raider: Greece: The Coliseum

Lara comes to a small room with a floor broken at a place. There is water under this room and Lara dives through the water and reaches another room, which leads to The Coliseum. On entering the Coliseum, Lara encounteres a few Gorillas. She kills them and then climbs the broken walls and pillars of the Coliseum to reach the Balcony. There is gate in the balcony, but its locked with a key. Lara activates a lever there to open a door below the balcony. When she was getting into that open door, suddenly two gorillas and 2 leopords appear. She fights them and goes inside and in there she finds the Balcony Key.

She comes back to the Balcony and open the Balcony Door, with the key she just obtained. In there is a ladder, to climb to the top of the Balcony. There are some awesome views of the whole Coliseum from the top of the Balcony. Lara uses her grapple to swing and get the adjacent broken platforms. On searching the ruined walls of Coliseum, Lara found a Dual 50 Caliber Pistols and also …

RRT II: Heartland Scenario

I played this scenario several times with the following settings. But all the time, I got only got Silver Medals.
Game Map: Heartland
Starting Year: 1850
Players: SaiYasodharan and one AI opponent
Company Name: Indian Railways
Financial Model: Expert
Industrial Model: Expert
Revenue Modifier: None for both
Difficulty Rating: 105%

For upto 5 years, I connected cities and hauled only passenger and mails. But, in that itself, I made a lot of profit and then I started my business on food industry with all the cattles and grains and bought up all the Food Industires.

In April 1963, my company, Indian Railways reached a Book Value of $20 million, which is the Criteria to get the Bronze and after a while Indian Railways crossed $40 million too to get the Silver.

But on January, 1975, when the game gets over, Indian Railways didnt reach the $80 million line and so I got Silver only.

Overall, this is a nice Map without having the mountains and ranges, which I hate the most.

Some Screenshots:

Saved Files:

AOE 2: El Cid: King of Valencia

This will be the toughest mission from the start to end. On game start, the Objective says "El Cid must once again find a new city in which to live"

While searching for the new City, El Cid comes to Denia. The people of Denia hand over their empire to El Cid and plead El Cid to save them from the attacks of Berenguer. They has some small number of Units and Buildings. But, soon a Big army of Berenguer starts attacking Denia. There is no way, El Cid could defend such a big attack. So, El Cid and his units flee away from there and they reach Lerida, which offers El Cid some Villagers. Even, Lerida also cant resist Bernguer's attacks. So, El Cid again flee to find another City.

Finally, El Cid reaches Valencia, which has some nice defense. On reaching Valencia, a new Objective appears, which says that "Defend Valencia from Berenguer until the Wonder is completed".

Valencia, builds a Wonder with ONLY two Builders. El Cid have to defend the wonder at all costs. From th…

AOE 2: El Cid: Black Guards

This is a great mission and at the beginning playing is so hard. But once, you established your base well with decent army, then there will be no problem to finish this one.

Escort King Alfonso and El Cid to the new base, shown by a Knight. There wont be much resources inside the base. So, create many villagers and send them out to gather resources. Also, keep on developing your military units and defend the base from heavy attacks of the enemies. This will really be the toughest time.

All the time, keep exploring for resources as they are scattered around. The Objective now is to Destroy 6 Black Guard Docks.

To the south west of our base, there will be a wonder, named Black Guard Mosque. On exploring, a new optional objective appears, which tells to bring El Cid to the mosque. On bringing El Cid, it will tell to bring a Monk there, so that they will teach all the Monk Upgrades to us for free. So, bring a monk there and he takes time to learn the upgrades. Let the monk stand there and yo…

Quitted Last Chaos

As I wont be getting Internet Connection in my home, I decided to quit Last Chaos, which I was not playing for the past two months because of no Internet Connectivity in my home. I got some precious items and 800 million in gold, which are useless now. So, I gave all the precious items I got and 400 million to my friend Sairam, who is playing LC now. Also, I gave 400 million to FluffyBunny of my guild. He is really a cool guy and also he helped me transfer items to Sairam. The items i gave to sairam are

I am missing my LC a lot. Hope I will get a chance to play it again.

Tomb Raider: Greece: St. Francis Folly - Part 2

First I went into the door, Poseidon. It has an excellent water puzzle, in which Lara have to bring a wooden piece to the second floor. Initially the wooded piece is locked inside a gate under the floor. There are two cubes which when pushed near the mouth of dolphin statue, reduces the water level in the room. When the cubes are moved away from the castle, the water level is raised. By adjusting the water level, and moving the wooden piece, Lara gets the Blue Poseidon key and also, she gets an artifact in here.

Then, I went into Atlas door. In there is a narrow path, which elevates as its goes inside. At the far side is a statue holding a big globe, with two switches at its back. On both the sides of the path near the center, there is a ledge which leads to the platform above. The key is kept below the statue. But, the way is blocked by sharp spikes. On shooting the buttons behind the statue, the sharp spikes go in. But, the big globe on the statue's hand looses and rolls down. La…

Tomb Raider: Greece: St. Francis Folly - Part 1

Lara is now in Greece. After the investigation done in Natla Technologies, she found that the next piece of Scion is in Greece at St. Francis Folly. So, to get that she comes here.

On entering there, Lara fights two dogs. Then she climbs the pillars there and jumps from pillar to pillar and finally comes to the place, where there in a painting of a warrior in the wall with shootable points all over his body.

Shooting some series of points will unlock various gates. The first thing is to shoot the two points as shown here, to open the gate there and to find the next shootable points.

Shooting at the following points of the painting will open the small gate guarding the Ninth artifact. After shooting go to the left side, where Lara came from jump the two platforms and get the Ninth Artifact.

On shooting the above points, it will open the side gate, jump through that and Lara will now find the next series of points which will open the gate directly opposite to that artwork. The points to ope…