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 Post subject: Thief ropewalking is impossible
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:37 pm 
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I can't successfully walk the tightrope even with 200 agility! Damn you AGDI for making the minigames harder. >:

Any tips, or should I give up and ask for a saved game?

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 Post subject: Re: Thief ropewalking is impossible
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Are you using mouse or keyboard? And what actions are you using to get across the rope?

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 Post subject: Re: Thief ropewalking is impossible
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It's difficult yes, but not impossible. I did it succesfully with agility of 127 all three times. Just take patience and a lot of save and reload :-P


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ATMachine wrote:
I can't successfully walk the tightrope even with 200 agility! Damn you AGDI for making the minigames harder. >:


I found that I would almost always take my right foot up as I started to lose balance, which was countered by the up arrow, so my path went kinda like this:

1) Push left arrow to take a step.
2) Wait for the right foot to raise.
3) Push up arrow to cancel.
4) Immediately push left to take another step.

Only in a very few cases (like 2 across the rope) did I need to hit the down arrow.


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 Post subject: Re: Thief ropewalking is impossible
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That's probably a coincidence. But whatever works for you. Whatever you do, don't use the hold position-action as anything other than an emergency option...using it too often will make you fall.

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That's probably a coincidence. But whatever works for you. Whatever you do, don't use the hold position-action as anything other than an emergency option...using it too often will make you fall.


I didn't ever use the hold position, but this ended up working for me 3 times in a row.


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Sorry about the tone of my earlier post, I've had some time to cool off now.

I'm using the keyboard. I tend to be pushing forward, then leaning alternately left and right.

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I found it a little easier when I made sure not to push forward until I knew I was steady. I think pushing forward while you are leaning might make you fall faster. Or not, I have no idea :P.


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When I did it I just watched the heroes legs carefully and whenever I adjusted him I pushed forward. The higher you're agility skill the more you can press forward in a row. At the end of the game when you have to walk the tightrope I just kept pressing forward the whole time.

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Yes, if you try to step forward while you're tilting, you'll tilt even more. Best thing to do is take a step, wait half a second to see if you lose your balance and then take another step. If you do start tilting, correct with up/down and then quickly step forward again before you lose your balance again. Hold position is a panic button, if you're not a panicky guy.

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My agility was about 130 when I did it the three times. My method was quick steps forward going to the rhythm of the music (I'm a drummer, sue me :lol ).

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I walked the rope 3 times in a row >_< with 100 agilities (i think). same method as lone


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Just up agility (stealth too I think?) until you can tap forward the hell out of it and get through without balancing. I couldnt do the balance as it's too ambiguous on my eyes as to which way the leaning is.


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 Post subject: Re: Thief ropewalking is impossible
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Well, I just finished a Thief playthrough.

I must say, the ropewalk at the end was much different - I had 250 agility (thank you djinni!) and steamrollered over it, just repeatedly hitting forward. Of course it took me several tries before I hit on this technique, but it's really necessary given that the puzzle is timed.

Whose idea was it to add Khaveen in? That was diabolical! (Though it does give him a suitable demise in the Thief ending which was lacking before.)

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ack Evil Nash! I asked that question too as I hadn't played the older QFG2. Khaveen's addition made that scene much more intense than I could imagine. The thief ending in QFG2VGA is the best QFG ending I've ever seen. QFG1VGA coming close.

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