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Fan Mission: The Spider and the Finch, by grodenglaive


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Just finished it on Expert!

I really, really loved the start. Sneaking through the wilderness was very atmospheric and there was lots of loot around, it's like every corner had something to find and there was no empty space. The manor after was also well crafted, with just enough guards, lots of loot to steal, and enough readables to flesh out the characters. After knocking everyone out, I took my time to explore the place.

The plot was fun to follow - a simple premise that offers something more than merely robbing the rich guy, as the player has to assassinate someone as well as save their sibling.

Thanks!

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That spider must have killed so many people based on the number of skeletons scattered around 😄

 

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After taking a gaming break for 1 week, i decided to get back into playing games yesterday especially stealth game like TDM. Coincidentally, this new fan mission appeared in the online mission archive when i was clicking "download mission" button, so I decided to download & try playing it. I like this manor/estate fan mission so far. i like the starting point of this FM where you have to venture silently into small-scale spider-infested forest. On a related note, i have sporadic spider phobia and again this mission helped me to desensitize myself to spider. I usually find the entry point to the manor disguised as a wall with loose bricks or covered with tall green grass but i have to find stone walled key for this one

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I finished the mission yesterday, i think it will remain as one of my favorites. The only thing I didn't like so much was the ending, giving the antidote to the girl, after putting the spider into orbit with the mine. Something twisted about having to first take the antidote out of the inventory to release it on the girl, instead of being able to apply it directly and a little more reaction from her, would also have been desirable.
But hey, overall I really enjoyed this mission.

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18 hours ago, Kopfrkingl said:

Just finished it on Expert!I really, really loved the start.

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Sneaking through the wilderness was very atmospheric and there was lots of loot around, it's like every corner had something to find and there was no empty space. The manor after was also well crafted, with just enough guards, lots of loot to steal, and enough readables to flesh out the characters. After knocking everyone out, I took my time to explore the place.

The plot was fun to follow - a simple premise that offers something more than merely robbing the rich guy, as the player has to assassinate someone as well as save their sibling.

Thanks!

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That spider must have killed so many people based on the number of skeletons scattered around 😄

 

Thanks Kopfrkingl, that's very reassuring to hear.

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3 hours ago, Zerg Rush said:

I finished the mission yesterday, i think it will remain as one of my favorites. The only thing I didn't like so much was the ending,

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giving the antidote to the girl, after putting the spider into orbit with the mine. Something twisted about having to first take the antidote out of the inventory to release it on the girl, instead of being able to apply it directly

and a little more reaction from her, would also have been desirable.
But hey, overall I really enjoyed this mission.

Thanks Zerg, I really appreciate the input. I agree, "use item" would have been a more intuitive way to handle the potion.

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10 hours ago, taffernicus said:

After taking a gaming break for 1 week, i decided to get back into playing games yesterday especially stealth game like TDM. Coincidentally, this new fan mission appeared in the online mission archive when i was clicking "download mission" button, so I decided to download & try playing it.

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I like this manor/estate fan mission so far. i like the starting point of this FM where you have to venture silently into small-scale spider-infested forest. On a related note, i have sporadic spider phobia and again this mission helped me to desensitize myself to spider. I usually find the entry point to the manor disguised as a wall with loose bricks or covered with tall green grass but i have to find stone walled key for this one

 

I'm glad you are enjoying it so far. You are the second person to mention arachnophobia, I guess that is not uncommon.

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This has been a stellar first mission! Killer atmosphere (especially in the first section), great architecture and brushwork, just a very cool style overall. I really enjoyed this. And to mirror what another player said; the amount of AI in the manor itself was perfect; not too easy, not too hard; just right. Can't wait for the next one, so get cracking :D

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10 hours ago, hightide said:

No further crashes, but I have questions:

Where do I find the antidote and the evidence?

I have a note with important dates, but they don't seem to be the safe combo.

(Apologies for formatting, posting on mobile)

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1 Look closely at the shelves near the kitchen

2 Clue in the attic (secret entrance on the top floor)

 

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11 hours ago, hightide said:

No further crashes, but I have questions:W

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here do I find the antidote and the evidence?

I have a note with important dates, but they don't seem to be the safe combo.

(Apologies for formatting, posting on mobile)

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You are very close, the combo is in the note but less obvious than just one of the dates.

 

 

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This is very enjoyable.  I'm playing on Expert, and need a hint.

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I've found the secret ladder into the attic, which I think was the first secret, but despite searching the mansion quite carefully I need a nudge as to the location of the second secret.  Also a readable talks about a drainage grate - I haven't found that either.

 

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13 minutes ago, Marbrien said:

This is very enjoyable.  I'm playing on Expert, and need a hint.

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I've found the secret ladder into the attic, which I think was the first secret, but despite searching the mansion quite carefully I need a nudge as to the location of the second secret.  Also a readable talks about a drainage grate - I haven't found that either.

 

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Hi, glad you like it so far. The other secret is back in the woods. There is no drainage grate, the purpose of that note is just to tell you where you could find a mine.

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