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Old May 11, 2009, 06:23   #1
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Aggravates

How bad is it, anyway? I just found the Shield of the Haradrim, and it does extremely nice things for my kit and I need to know if I'm screwing myself over by wearing it around.

How does Aggravates function? How bad is it? What can I do to mitigate its effects?
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Old May 11, 2009, 06:26   #2
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How bad is it, anyway? I just found the Shield of the Haradrim, and it does extremely nice things for my kit and I need to know if I'm screwing myself over by wearing it around.
I think we need to see your character sheet at this point.

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Old May 11, 2009, 09:43   #3
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How does Aggravates function? How bad is it? What can I do to mitigate its effects?
It wakes everything up when you come near it, and there's nothing you can do about that. Playing with aggravation is different, but not necessarily bad - you could give it a try, but be well prepared to bail out.
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Old May 11, 2009, 10:02   #4
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BTW - what is the radius of aggravation? Is it the same as detection radius or smaller?
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BTW - what is the radius of aggravation? Is it the same as detection radius or smaller?
I think it is 15 or so, certainly smaller than the detection area. Also, you are comparing a circle to a rectangle.
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Old May 12, 2009, 04:12   #6
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Aggravation radius is the same as ESP radius: 20.

As to when you can aggravate:
0. You are endgame strong
1. You have RPois (or you are very careful about detecting Drolems)
2a. You have a really durable character (such as a Paladin or Priest with reliable Heal spell and a decent weapon.)
2b. You have a reliable get-rid-of-annoyance spell. (Banishment, Destruction)

Otherwise, use it as a swap against tough monsters, such as Sauron or Morgoth.
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As to when you can aggravate:
My feeling is that if you can survive while aggravating at D-Level X, then if you get rid of the aggravation you can survive at D-Level X+10 and get better loot. My guess is that if you can survive at D-Level 90 while aggravating, you are ready to punt Morgoth.
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Old May 12, 2009, 07:55   #8
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One of my winners was wearing a weapon of fury - no problem for a paladin.

Currently I am playing a rogue who has just killed Sauron. But I am still hesitating to go for Morgoth because I am missing enough healing capacity and have no rNether item (only Oloroin).



Thanks for the clarification of the aggravation radius.

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Alas

Alas, Rafe the Warrior met his end. I found a big ass vault and probably should have run, but didn't. By then, I was wearing some other, cooler gear. Here's the final character sheet (advice is welcome - I'd like to grow from the experience)
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