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Phoenix Online Studios => The Silver Lining => Hints => Topic started by: maudell on February 18, 2011, 08:12:52 AM

Title: chessboard door and druidess
Post by: maudell on February 18, 2011, 08:12:52 AM
Everyone seem pretty far in the game...

I've been stuck since last night! I can't get past the locked door at the Wonder Isle, but I
passed the dragon flowers, got iceberg and turned it into tear. How do I open the door without the key?
Also, the druidess washing her clothes won't let me through,
it may be irrelevant, but I have put the blue/red eyes in the skull (I assume they need to be lit, I don't know how) and I have the candle.
I would LOVE a bit of help!
The game is great so far!  :D
Title: Re: chessboard door and druidess
Post by: wilco64256 on February 18, 2011, 09:03:48 AM
In Episode 3 that door is no longer locked.

To get past that woman:

Who is actually a banshee and not a druid at all, you need something that can steal what she uses to kill you.
Title: Re: chessboard door and druidess
Post by: maudell on February 18, 2011, 09:22:19 AM
Thanks for the help!
I guess I wasted all this time on the door, I assume it's a glitch from the patch version (Still says 'rats! it's locked!). I just downloaded the full version. I'll have to start over...  :-\
Cheers!
Title: Re: chessboard door and druidess
Post by: wilco64256 on February 18, 2011, 09:27:36 AM
That's extremely odd, does it actually still show the lock on it visibly, and if you load up your last saved game from Episode 2 does it still have the same problem?

We're looking at patching the game to resolve the issue with conversations when continuing and if this is a major problem I want to fix it as well.
Title: Re: chessboard door and druidess
Post by: maudell on February 18, 2011, 09:48:33 AM
Yes, the lock is still on even though I unlocked it in episode 2. I deleted my whole game now, I'm starting over with the full version. I figured I might as well restart now rather than later...
But yesterday when I downloaded it I reloaded from episode 2. When I got to the door, I was pursuing that wheel thing (checkers I think) with the shell and it relocked behind it. I restarted it 3 times and it locked every time.
I figure you are already aware of this, but the other reason I restarted with the new full version is that I couldn't leave many conversations, it had no ''goodbye'' option. (with Edgar, Genie and Jollo, maybe others too). 
Thought I would let you know, if you are trying to fix glitches.
But I am so happy this game is finally out! I am 12 years old all over again. Yay! :rofl:
Title: Re: chessboard door and druidess
Post by: rudy on February 18, 2011, 09:49:24 AM
Yep, locked tight with a chain and keypad. Rather odd because that creature went through it with the shell without a problem. I'm playing the full version BTW.
Title: Re: chessboard door and druidess
Post by: maudell on February 18, 2011, 10:02:38 AM
Well, well...
That sucks!
Title: Re: chessboard door and druidess
Post by: wilco64256 on February 18, 2011, 10:03:31 AM
Yep, locked tight with a chain and keypad. Rather odd because that creature went through it with the shell without a problem. I'm playing the full version BTW.

Did you do the "continue" thing Rudy?  I saw this happen before on a continue but had verified that we fixed it at one point.
Title: Re: chessboard door and druidess
Post by: rudy on February 18, 2011, 10:38:36 AM
I just did some testing and discovered some stuff.

My first try was to start episode 3 by "continue from episode 2". => door locked
My second try was to restore a game at the end of episode 2 and after the credits rolled to "start the next episode" Again the door was locked.
My third try was to start episode 3 (not "continuing from episode 2") and the door was NOT locked.

When the checkers piece goes through the locked door, you see the door open and the chain and padlock just hanging in place in front of it. Then the doors close again and becomes firmly locked.

There are some more things I found:
- It appears the narrator voice is missing when she says something in the lines of "leaving the smithy alone". The subtitle was there though.
- When placing the skull back in the druids camp, it doesn't show at first but it does when you exit and re-enter the camp.
- the map when you "start episode 3" (not "continue from episode 2") is the map of episode 2 with the sea nymphs location still marked on it. When "continuing from episode 2", it is another map, the same one as episode 1 i believe.
Title: Re: chessboard door and druidess
Post by: snabbott on February 18, 2011, 10:43:58 AM
it may be irrelevant, but I have put the blue/red eyes in the skull (I assume they need to be lit, I don't know how) and I have the candle.
I would LOVE a bit of help!
The game is great so far!  :D
maudell, maybe you should question your assumptions. ;)
Title: Re: chessboard door and druidess
Post by: tessspoon on February 18, 2011, 11:03:59 AM
To get past that woman:

Who is actually a banshee and not a druid at all, you need something that can steal what she uses to kill you.
But how to use it on her?
Title: Re: chessboard door and druidess
Post by: KatieHal on February 18, 2011, 11:06:34 AM
Well--have you tried just plain using it? :)
Title: Re: chessboard door and druidess
Post by: Cez on February 18, 2011, 11:07:33 AM
apparently, there's a bug with the save from episode 2. The best way solution right now would be to start the game not continuing from episode 2 but starting a new fresh game at episode 3.
Title: Re: chessboard door and druidess
Post by: wilco64256 on February 18, 2011, 11:07:44 AM
Well--have you tried just plain using it? :)

Also, do this WHILE she's trying to kill you.
Title: Re: chessboard door and druidess
Post by: tessspoon on February 18, 2011, 11:24:38 AM
Well--have you tried just plain using it? :)

Also, do this WHILE she's trying to kill you.
*face palm* I never noticed it changed from the crown icon...

ty!
Title: Re: chessboard door and druidess
Post by: Ultima992 on February 18, 2011, 12:05:28 PM
Well--have you tried just plain using it? :)

okay... it being the candle or the skull?  :-\
Title: Re: chessboard door and druidess
Post by: KatieHal on February 18, 2011, 12:07:07 PM
Ah--okay, if that's your question, then you aren't using the right item just yet.

The banshee kills you with a scream. She's got some powerful lungs! Maybe there's something you can use to cancel that out.
Title: Re: chessboard door and druidess
Post by: Ultima992 on February 18, 2011, 12:19:36 PM
Ah--okay, if that's your question, then you aren't using the right item just yet.

The banshee kills you with a scream. She's got some powerful lungs! Maybe there's something you can use to cancel that out.

heh i had meant to say shell or skull... i figured it out  ;)