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Author Comments

Yep, it's done.

Second Wind, folks, Second Wind is here.

It's a witty blend of Text Adventure, Roguelike, and Sweet Simplicity.

All in all, there are 20 classes, three skills each, three major areas, four endings, countless monsters (as in, I'm too lazy to count them,) treasures, specialty shops, equips, weapons, and more.

Folks, this is one big game.

Also, there are medals, lots of em'

I sincerely dare you to beat the game on Nethack Difficulty.

And remember, dying is all a part of the experience :D

enjoi.

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The last update was on October 21st, Version 1.57:

- Fixed up the Saiyan's awaken doing absolutely nothing.
- Fixed the broken meter glitch... Hopefully.
- The "explore" segment should run faster.
- And some other stuff I can't remember.

Send a PM with any additional problems and I'll get on them as soon as possible!

http://second-wind.wikia.com/wiki/Second_Wiki

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Reviews


EskensEskens

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 11, 2012

No doubt the most addictive game since bloons tower defense 4.

Quick tips to all reading this: Most classes should be played on easy or medium, since the lack of healing on Nethack will destroy you early on. Also, because the auto save feature kicks in after area 1, you should avoid using second wind after you reach area 2, as this merely wastes your gold and whatever potions you used before dying. Dexterity is by far the most important stat, as having a low dex means that you can miss 3-10 times before finally hitting the enemy, so try to just increase that through the "Wing offering" and avoid the "Armor offering" as this lowers your dex!

Looking to beat it on Nethack? Become a Paladin. The Paladin is one of two classes with a healing ability, and it far outstrips the cleric. While yes, your heal and mercy abilities cost gold, they pretty much guarentee that you will not die in battle, so avoid wasting all of your cash on equipment, leaving about 100 or so for battles. Mercy's armor boost makes you invulnerable for a few turns, while the dex boost gives you a 100% chance to hit the enemy (Very usefull for bosses). The strength boost is pretty useless though. Unfortunately, it could take you one cast or ten casts to get the Dex boost if you need it, so again, SAVE YOUR GOLD!

I've seen people complain about the paladin, but I have not seen a better class. I beat it on Nethack with the paladin, but I have a lot of issues reaching area 2 with any other class on easy. The Oni class is somewhat good due to its major damage output, but the lack of healing will get it killed time and again.

Also, the bard is the second most difficult class to unlock, and the hardest to play in my opinion, so ESKENS INCORPERATED CHALLENGE ISSUED: Beat the game on Nethack with the Bard!Good luck <3

-Fin,
Eskens


squidly responds:

I love how people are making strategies for this, care to contribute to the wiki? It's in dire need of a "strategies" section for each class.


PreviousYetiPreviousYeti

Rated 5 / 5 stars September 26, 2012

oh man this is great. didn't get too far in my first play through, but I had a blast. this takes me back.



links5095links5095

Rated 5 / 5 stars September 29, 2012

'Smith rules alone.'

YOU SON OF A BITCH


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squidly responds:

Don't worry, you could've done worse.


MadnessJunkyMadnessJunky

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 9, 2012

Takes forever to load Oo my god. I'm still waiting even as we speak, but I'm really anxious for this game!



Mysticman89Mysticman89

Rated 5 / 5 stars September 27, 2012

I did it! After waaaay too many hours, my luck held up enough for my mercenary to become almighty and beat the game (...on easy).

I don't think I properly explored the purple area, as it wasn't at all clear what was game ending and what was random god murder and so on. It'll be vaguely annoying to get back there again if I feel so inclined.

The medal for achieving lvl 10 didn't unlock for me. I think I was 18 or so when I won, but that's somewhat annoying. I've yet to play with the various characters I unlocked during this run, hopefully some of them will allow things to go a little smoother based on proper skill usage instead of relying so heavily on luck. That might be overly optimistic...

It's annoying that everytime you have a gameover you need to sit through the newgrounds and hairy games logos.

Theres 4 endings apparently? I have no idea how one would go about getting alternate endings, as I spent a looong time in both the starting area and the second area (the blue gazebo in particular decided to be super elusive for me...). I suppose there were some mysterious runes that are probably related perhaps, but I don't know what I'd be trying to do with them...

The fountain in the green area seemed to boost stats regardless of the message that was given when you took a drink. I don't know if it was supposed to act like the potions where it's random whether they help or not, or if that's just a perk of the area.

Things get weird and random later on in this game (boar and ribbon boar enemies) and even if you're all powerful theres that one enemy which copies your stats which for me basicly meant running was necessary. I was frequently at 999 gold at the end so that's not a huge deal, but it was annoying.

Still, the metric butt ton of randomness throughout the game, both in the RNG sense and the loloctopusrover sense, makes it hard to tell if things are all working as intended. I was surprised I didn't get a medal for sucessfully hugging the dungeon wanderer for example.

I'm inclined to think I'd enjoy it more if I could reasonably hang back and fight the early monsters (e.g. mushrooms) and just slowly grind my way up to higher levels until my character could actually stand a chance on first encountering an angry mob and the similar higher level things in the same area. Alternatively, if running away was a little more reliable, a bit more strategy in picking and choosing fights could be used, but as it is it seems to be a matter of beating your head against the RNG wall until you get lucky.

It's addictive enough that people seem inclined to actually do so, but it can definitely be super frustrating when success is almost completely independent of your skill as a player.


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squidly responds:

Yea, merc is a tough class to use - though it's rewarding as it's the class that could probably score you the highest due to its additional coin drop rate.

I don't think success is completely independent of skill, I thought that for a bit with ALL roguelikes, but I think there's always a technique - you just have to learn the secrets of the game, what works and what doesn't.

I can ascend this game practically every time I play it, maybe that's because I've played it a billion times for bug testing, but it's also because there is a way to avoid everything.

For example, click run BEFORE the bomb explodes.