The Keep sounded like a real treat, so I saved it until now for a reason. Oh dearie
was that some treat! The journey was magical from the beginning to the last drop. The story was superb, and the effects you gave us Karter, you have a mind of a conjurer.
I really enjoyed many of the text like the one written by Ron L .Cupboard.
But alas, typical of me I got myself entangled in the story. I forgot one hint that proved to be a game killer, do not start Limestone Quarry, wait until you have the Eye of Ra placed
. That was said in the first post of this thread, but do you think I remembered that while playing??? After I had started quarrying I got a warning not to do that, so I stopped. But later on when there was nothing but the Pyramid to be built (or so I thought, and that proved to be right I found out later) something weird happened. I cannot say what exactly triggered it while so many things were happening at the same time: noble house(s) had to be demolished because of diseases, checking the light of the first monolith, clicking away all of those notice boxes, reading again what I was supposed to do, now what is the password? and so on ..... anyway I noticed that the pyramid building was halted.
Found my labourers stuck on the limestone quarry, or what used to be a limestone quarry site.
Shadows of some underground limestone, some new villagers from neighbouring towns had moved there.
I then demolished all of the labourers' huts and wanted to build new huts for them. But soon I found out there were no bricks in the city! Why not? Because there were no reed, rushes... as a matter of fact no trees of any kind, no papyrus, no vegetation flowers....
MarkDuffy wrote:Typically things don't run out totally & regrow somewhat. You can use remote brick/papyrus camps. Bakeries, makers & a set of common shops.
After reading some of the earlier posts, I checked my quarries. Alas, I have also lost my basalt and limestone in addition to the reeds and rushes.
I really doubt that Karter made the scenario where you cannot recover from disaster. I'm trying to remember the scenario. He blew up the quarries?
So now I checked the thread of Keep and found out that this did happen before to one other player. All gone, also the flax, trees... far far away from my minimalistic city. I haven't heard that quarries run out, so totally they disappear!
The myrrh trees and other that grow on the shore line are all gone. You can see the same place in the last pic taken after the win screen.
*deep sigh* Started anew using an earlier autosave where no quarrying had occurred. Sorry to say but after this decision was made I had lost a lot of time and my concentration, but what was worse the magic was gone. I now let the game run almost on its own. When ever I heard 'I have a bad feeling about this'
I sent some gold to one of the scroll sites and they took care of the bodies. A couple of time I sent some gold just in case, and was consequently mocked of spending it unnecessarily. Did I care? Not really. I had most everything plenty of, had emeralds as pebbles on a beach, or could have paved my streets with gold. Also sent gifts to the other 'scrolls sites' so as not to have any more fun surprises.
Pic 4 and 5
City at the time of the win screen
PS. If you wonder about the different sizes of these pics I used the recommended screen resolution until I thought this is it, the Grand Finale.
Thanks Karter, I really did some work with this one!
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