…Thank you good Ser. (Ser is bi-gender. If you ever played Dragons Dogma (or Dark Arisen version) you’re called ‘Ser’ regardless if male or female.) Also, off topic, but…love the username. Both thoughts that come to mind are either it is about to die… via minefield mine chain reaction, OR you have to kill it… and not only dodge the acid, but pray to all that is Holy and in the name of the Emperor, that the acid doesn’t ‘camo’ the mines… so you don’t indirectly blow yourself up if you have to move through some acid tiles. Appreciation, over.
As to the map tile being colored different, I’ve known that to be a thing to exist, and am surprised not all people know about it, or at least don’t notice it. Like for example, the weird humanoid creatures that are full white with no eyes or nose… (idk if they have a mouth or not, tbh.) but are (if you have Spiritual you get a morale bonus for simply encountering them, iirc.) trapped in a basement, usually involving a portal somewhere in there. Just… beware of telefrag. Not a fun time. Those ‘houses’ or sometimes even ‘cabins’ do exist and are a different color or even labelled different, indicating ‘Hey, there’s something different than the ‘other’ types of these buildings.’
As for the Demon Spiders, yeah… fuck those things… I had, before I even found the entrance, with the character (and decided that as what they are, would do the following…) come back and clear it out once fully equipped. I did however, make a backup, mostly for my own curiousity than anything, seeing as I have never used Magiclysm before, but am liking it so far, so I could investigate it without fear of losing everything. My current character DESPISES insects… and will more often than not, torch a place or nade spam the place to hell and back, just to not have to deal with insects. Only exception to those insects are dragonflies… cuz… those things are cool. But seeing as they neither had nades (ran out, clearing out a bee hive nest… and a few minor spider nests.) or any matches… (cuz… burn in Holy Fire.) had to go with the melee approach, as I also did not have that much ammo left for my M27 IAR, and only tend to use it when I’m dealing with a rather nasty big baddie, like a Bio Operator, or a Hulk… and need to melt it fast. So, not only did they die, I learned that those nests are Demon Spider and Demon Spiderling homes… and that the big guys… shoot fire which has some insane range. So, booted up the backup, since I not only educated myself a little, but went back to what my current char WOULD do, instead of charging in recklessly… much like Tristana from LoL does.
Tristana : “I bravely volunteer to charge in recklessly.” “Rules are more like guidelines, really.”
Not to mention my character is generally meant to run away and kite stuff, not melee. Not saying they are incompetent, but molecular blade is insanely handy, even for those unskilled in melee. Plus… infinite durability to boot. Never have to worry about repairing it or mending it. The one you mentioned though…? Well, now I need to murder death kill that thing…
Personally one of my favorite things to do is go into an anthill with a few BIG BADA BOOM bombs… and just plop them lovely surprise cakes down in areas after clearing them out enough, so the eggs die, and anything else in that area, dies. Usually save the biggest one for the Queen, in order to just ensure she cannot keep producing reinforcements. ANFO charges or a few mini nuke bombs are handy. But I do make sure that place is fully blasted apart. My biggest concern is whether or not I could just tear gas the entire Demon Spider Nest and then they’d all die. Dunno how many I’d need. Definitely hope that they aren’t fire resistant… (probably are though, lets be real… since they use fire… probably fire resistant or immune…) as I might go back and grab a couple dozen mollies from the refugee center. Couldn’t hurt…
Ranting and tangents aside, I appreciate your response and information on the matter. …And yeah, agreed, Demon Spider fire… definitely somewhat op… holy shit that stuff has some RANGE to it. Damage is also rather… decent, but the burn effect it has, oh my damn, does that burn definitely hurted.
…I wonder, does Kelvinist have a spell at all to put themselves out if on fire? Beats having to haul around a fire extinguisher that weighs a lot. (I avoid the small ones… unless I’m in immediate need of one.)