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How do I get Annah to attack in Stealth Mode?

Discussion in 'Planescape: Torment (Classic)' started by Cornered, Jan 10, 2019.

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    1. I select Annah's image icon.

    2. I then right-click on her in the action screen & select her Stealth Special Ability.

    3. Then I click on the Abishai.

    4. She comes OUT OF Stealth mode & attacks.

    What am I doing wrong?
     
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    The controlled characters come out of stealth when an attack is selected, move close to the one you wish to attack first while in stealth, and behind them for a back attack, then select them for attack. Targets that move are difficult to target for the extra attack damage, but hard to get Annah and TNO to kill the Moridor's box demon without using that style attack.
     
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    You're doing nothing wrong. You can't stay in stealth mode (or invisibility) while attacking. You can move up to an enemy, backstab them for bonus damage, and then pull away and stealth again, or simply open from stealth and then fight normally from there.
     
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    Ah! Thanks, ralebeau & Keneth.

    You know, that actually occurred to me, but my mind was so stuck in a different gaming frame of mind that I rejected that possibility. My excuse is mainly that, even though I’ve been enjoying computer games for years, I haven’t had very much variety in my computer gaming experience with role-playing games (RPGs).

    Most of those years of experience have been with 4 RPGs: (1) Tomb Raider 1; (2) Diablo 1 & 2, both offline & online; and (3) the original Neverwinter Nights (NWN), both offline & online. I spent years just playing the Diablos & NWN, about 4 years with NWN alone. NWN was my last main RPG. I stuck with it for so long for 3 reasons:

    (1) I couldn’t afford a newer computer, so I was stuck with games made for older computers.

    (2) I was further restricted with playing online, because there has been no DSL or cable at my remote location (for the past 30+ years), & I could only afford a landline Internet connection. Talk about a snail’s pace!

    (3) I was still enjoying the older games, so I didn’t need newer hardware or games.

    Eventually, I had to give up playing NWN online. As hardware improved, the more interesting online NWN mods began to add resource-heavy updates, to the point that it would take HOURS to download them with my slow Internet connection. And then my frame rate while playing online was so slow that I often got killed while my screen was trying to catch up with what was really happening. So I started downloading (slowly) offline mods, & played those offline until I ran out of interesting ones.

    I ran out of those several years ago and couldn’t decide on any alternative RPG that my old computer could handle (RPGs being my favorite kind of game). Meanwhile, I loved using the Internet for various things, like research & catching up on the news. But as time went by, even most web sites became so resource heavy that I had major time delays just loading main pages with my slow landline connection.

    So eventually, I was more or less forced to buy a new computer & get the cheapest satellite dish package. It wasn’t until then that I discovered Torment on sale. So I bought it and tried it. And am enjoying it.

    The catch is that I’ve still been in a NWN mindset. NWN had not only a Stealth mode, but also a move called “Backstab”. So I actually started this thread hoping someone would tell me how & when I could get the “Backstab” move for Annah. Duh. :rolleyes:

    So you see, all this “rambling” has had a connecting purpose to my original question. There’s a good chance that I’m boring most or all of you, but, sorry, I can’t help myself. My mind works analytically & tends to get transformed into typed words similarly. You might look at it as a view into the complexity behind a simple statement, or...is anyone into a semi-autobiography of a gamer? :D

    Anyway, your help is appreciated for when I start my next Torment character, but it’s too late for my current one. I’ve been playing Torment constantly since I started this thread, & this hasn’t been my only problem with Annah. You can read some details about it at this thread:

    https://sorcerers.net/community/threads/screen-freezes-at-annahs-first-level-up.85680/

    I removed her from my party before entering the 2nd half of The Alley of Lingering Sighs. The clincher in making that decision was that her level-up screen was freezing at the “Accept” button. No one has offered a resolution for that problem, I suspect because there isn’t any, outside of reinstalling Torment, which I don’t want to do yet, as far as I am in my current game (I’ve completed several quests in the Lower Ward, including having the Catacombs map & starting Godsmen quests).

    So…the lesson learned? Start Torment with an open mind. Because it ain’t your average classic RPG game…in more ways than one!
     
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    I can fully relate to your situation. Mine's a generation removed, but for nine years an Apple IIGS was my only computer. That restricted me to Apple II and IIGS games.

    While it had a PC Transporter card installed in it, it was comparable to an XT clone (an 8086 processor, not even a 286) with CGA graphics and only 768K of RAM with only the speaker, no sound card. The Apple II side was much better in terms of graphics and the IIGS had far better sound (and even better graphics). The IIGS had 4mb of RAM.

    I can fully relate to only having a few older games.
    Honestly, in the mid-'90s I found an Apple II abandonware site (asimov), possibly the oldest surviving "warez" site on the internet that I'm grateful for as I got to play a bunch of "new" RPGS and other games after only having a handful. Of course these days it's more of a repository than a warez site, but it's still technically one.
     
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    Wow, that was SLOW, especially into the mid-90s! Glad you found a source for some games, although I don't think there was much of a selection of RPGs for Apple computers back then.

    A 286 with 4 MB of RAM was my very first computer, bought in the mid-80s. Somewhere around the mid-90s I bought a 486, and stuck with that until 2014, when I got my current computer with an Intel i5 processor. But I didn't really spend much time playing computer games until the late 90s. Until then, I worked up to 60-hour (or more) work weeks, often camping out the whole time (wildlife biologist field work), with maybe enough time left over for a hike or backpack trip after shopping & washing clothes.

    In the late 90s I finally slowed down enough to spend more time on the computer. And that's when I started playing the games I mentioned above, all on the 486. Although I only had a landline Internet connection for them, at first most games were still available only on CDs, so I didn't even have to consider downloading RPGs then. I had found enough fun ones on CDs to keep me happy.

    It wasn't until sometime in the first decade of 2000 that I began to extend my offline game playing to online playing, first with Diablo 2, and later with NWN original, including mods for NWN. THAT'S when I really started to feel the drawbacks of my 486 and a landline Internet connection. So it was the Internet that finally made me go for more.

    Sometimes I wish improvements in hardware (and the Internet) would slow down...even come to a halt...so that more computer games would come out with the same resource requirements before game makers moved on to games requiring newer computers. I'd be perfectly happy with still playing NWN if I could still find interesting mods to play. I loved that game so much that its sibling NWN 2 might be my next game purchase, even though I've read that a lot of its players still think that the original was more fun.

    Edit: Then again, I probably won't get NWN 2. The last time I read reviews about it was several years ago. Until now. Nostalgia just hit me, so I just checked out some reviews again. No, I don't think I'll be buying it: too many bad points about it, even with patches. Although I liked NWN original better than Torment, I don't think that would be the case with NWN 2.
     
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    I still play NWN and NWN2, but not the OCs any more, just my favorites of the amazing mods made for both. Valine's ADWR then a still being added to ADWS by prwo on NWN, and mods from Claudius33, PJ156, and tsongo (NEXUS) for NWN2. I like NWN2 for the ability to control party members instead of only the PC like NWN and Mass Effect, though I did play the NWN OC and expansions many more times than NWN2. I still break out really old school Microprose Darklands (from GOG but not that big a download) from time to time, but I think THQ's & Radon Labs Drakensang, the Dark EYE is still worth re-playing and likely can still be found on DVD's to avoid the downloads. Even with a broadband I was so unhappy at the empty box of ME:Andromeda and the long download to come for so little fun, you are not missing anything there!
     
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