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SEED 1 - Rise of Darkness FAQ

12-22-2009, 05:11 PM
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SEED 1 - Rise of Darkness FAQ

I don't think there is a comprehensive FAQ yet for "SEED 1 - Rise of Darkness", so I thought we could collectively pool our information together in this thread.

Please keep comments limited to gameplay tips, strategies, solutions, map locations, item information, etc. If you just want to rant, rave, or flame, do that here:
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showthread.php?t=36266

~NDawg
12-22-2009, 05:16 PM
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To be the best, try not to only do missions, as killing loads of enemies will
help you level up, which will help you

the sword is the better melée weapon, as although it does less damage than the two handed weapon, it strikes faster leaving little to no
time for enemies to attack

Beta tester of 54 games
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Originally Posted by crex View Post
Thats a nice lookin gun.

12-22-2009, 05:26 PM
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Game Information

Publisher: Chillingo Ltd
Developer: CH Games
Review: TouchArcade | AppGamer
iTunes Link: Seed 1 - Rise of Darkness
Price: Free (although there is optional DLC)
Videos: Trailer | Gameplay






AppStore Description:

Adventure within a thriving universe in this fantasy-RPG. Begin your adventure as an unskilled apprentice. Defeat enemy monsters and complete quests to discover new weapons, skills and spells. Eventually, become a powerful hero who can change the world forever …

EXPLORE A THRIVING FANTASY UNIVERSE
Every step of this exciting journey will be rewarding and enjoyable! Visit over 20 unique towns, and conquer monstrous enemies on hundreds of battlefields around the world.

GROW AND CUSTOMIZE YOUR CHARACTER
Collect special items and manipulate them to your preference through socketing, compounding and refining your collection. Use skill and intelligence to make powerful combinations of untold power!

USE REFLEXES AND SKILL IN COMBAT
Battle armies of fearsome monsters using weapons and magical forces. Upgrade skills and learn new abilities via elemental combat powers, weapon specializations and stunning magical spells.

EVER-CHANGING APPEARANCE
Become attached to your character as they grow. See your character's appearance change every time you equip powerful new armor and impressive weaponry!

REAL-TIME CHANGES TO THE GAME UNIVERSE
Witness day turning to night in-game, just as it does in the world around you. Some quests can only be done at night, while your battles also change as the sun fades and the moon rises!

EASY TRANSPORT AND DISCOVERY
Want to save time? Just take a trip on the Ship or the Air Balloon to make travel across the huge world easier and more enjoyable.

PURCHASE HELP ALONG THE WAY
SEED is now free to play! Through the SEED shop, you will find a wide array of items that can help you along your quest. These can be bought via in-app purchases. NOTE: For a full gaming experience, you don't need item purchasing, it is completely up to you how you use in-app purchases to enhance your gaming experience.

SEED 1: RISE OF DARKNESS is developed by CHGAMES and published by Chillingo Ltd

~NDawg

Last edited by NDawg; 01-13-2010 at 08:23 PM.
12-25-2009, 11:48 PM
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Appropriate post?

I'm in need of some help....

I've been trying to complete the "Lian Clamp" side quest... and I have hit a snag....

I'm on the second floor of the Lizardo Dungeon and have explored the entire floor finding only 3 of the four "clamps" and plenty of frustration.
Being only level 45, the monsters/creatures make this a very difficult floor to navigate.
Any help or suggestions would be helpful.

Is there secret passage? Extra room? Another floor? A prerequisite I'm missing?

Last edited by Grbldena; 12-25-2009 at 11:51 PM. Reason: Detail added.
12-26-2009, 08:20 PM
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Day/Night Cycle changes

Tip:

SEED 1 changes from day to night based on what time it is in real life. Or at least, what time your iPhone claims it is. At night, dungeons are slightly more challenging, but yield greater exp rewards. Furthermore, some quests can only be solved at night.

If you don't want to wait, you can manually configure the time on your iPhone to pretend like it is either day time or night time, then relaunch the game, and whala! It's whatever time you want it to be.

~NDawg
12-26-2009, 08:23 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Grbldena View Post
I'm in need of some help....

I've been trying to complete the "Lian Clamp" side quest... and I have hit a snag....

I'm on the second floor of the Lizardo Dungeon and have explored the entire floor finding only 3 of the four "clamps" and plenty of frustration.
Being only level 45, the monsters/creatures make this a very difficult floor to navigate.
Any help or suggestions would be helpful.

Is there secret passage? Extra room? Another floor? A prerequisite I'm missing?
Sorry Grbldena, I don't remember the details of that quest. Hopefully someone else can answer it. Or if you answer it yourself first, make sure you share it here.

~NDawg
12-27-2009, 06:22 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NDawg View Post
Sorry Grbldena, I don't remember the details of that quest. Hopefully someone else can answer it. Or if you answer it yourself first, make sure you share it here.
I'm having the same problem, it's so frustrating! Though I am getting some good xp fighting the monsters that can't shoot from behind the air things with a lance... they can't get close enough to strike like that.
12-27-2009, 07:19 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Grbldena View Post
I'm in need of some help....

I've been trying to complete the "Lian Clamp" side quest... and I have hit a snag....

I'm on the second floor of the Lizardo Dungeon and have explored the entire floor finding only 3 of the four "clamps" and plenty of frustration.
Being only level 45, the monsters/creatures make this a very difficult floor to navigate.
Any help or suggestions would be helpful.

Is there secret passage? Extra room? Another floor? A prerequisite I'm missing?
I'm having the EXACT same problem. It's so annoying. I've tried looking everywhere, exploring when it's night/day and nada. Unless I'm missing out on a secret passage or anything, I'm going to conclude that it's a glitch...

Also, does anyone know where I get the last magic spell? (hopefully it's not from the lizardo quest I'm stuck on....)

And where is a good place to lvl to and grind lvl. 55 items? Thanks a lot!
12-27-2009, 10:52 PM
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The quest be glitched Mack....

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Originally Posted by Vial View Post
I'm having the EXACT same problem. It's so annoying. I've tried looking everywhere, exploring when it's night/day and nada. Unless I'm missing out on a secret passage or anything, I'm going to conclude that it's a glitch...

Also, does anyone know where I get the last magic spell? (hopefully it's not from the lizardo quest I'm stuck on....)

And where is a good place to lvl to and grind lvl. 55 items? Thanks a lot!
I've also tried the Night and Day switch option with similar results. BLARGH!
I'm willing to agree with Vial here that... this here quest be glitched up, F*cked up, and a downright shame...

Still... I'm going to submit an error report to the appstore and would highly suggest everyone else do the same if we want this thing fixed. I WANT MAH LOOTS MAN!

As for a good place to level up and nab some good equipment... I've found that, if you're attempting to level up your projectile weapon (gun/pistol/cannon thing,) or your wizardry powers, a nice little corner in the Bakalo Plains, due... uhh.. left? of Bernard... provides a lovely set up.

The enemies here are melee only. So, if you like being cheap, run around the field to grab their attention, get a nice herd going, and then book it to the far left side of the field where a convenient L shaped fence is in place. Make sure to run along the northern side of the plateau, but stay on the upper level.
Then, and you'll have to time this yourself, run around the fence until you're tucked away in that little sliver of field. Get as close to the top as you can.
If you did it right, all the enemies will run into the fence and pool in that area.

For leveling the gun... Scatter shot works nicely, as it is cheap on MP and damages EVERYONE~ The floating mine takes a while... and I'm thinking we want things to move quickly here! the multi-mine won't be powerful enough until around level 4 anyway and that's where we're trying to get to.... so...

Anyway...
For wizards... Your primary lightning attack will take a while as well, but it's free and... well it's free...
If you have the blizzard attack, you should take note that... only about half of those icicles are gonna hit anything... so you may be wasting your MP.

As for upping your melee weapons...
I'm still working on that.
Honestly, I just run around dungeons spamming the uber-slash attack. Cost effective and, if you distance it right, you can land two hits before they can even hiccup in shock.

Oh.. and if you're gonna keep items... keep ANYTHING you want so long as the name reads in YELLOW... next step is red items... everything else... PAWN SHAWPS~!!
And... that's all I got. PEACE.
And thank you for your time.
12-28-2009, 04:32 AM
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Do you know where the last magic spell is? I still can't seem to find it (frustrating as a wizard).

Thanks for the tip though. Bakalo Plains is an awesome place to grind, went from 46 to 58 spamming my fire spell in a few hrs. I've noticed that all of the drops though tend to be the same... not sure if that's a trend or not. I've gotten 6x Soul boots, 4x Soul helmets and maybe one other drop (forgot if it was from this map though). I would guess that maps have certain specific drops (no substantial evidence to back it up at this point though).

I've also never found an armor from one of the lvl.55 sets... maybe they're only in a particular place (would guess dungeons since I run through and never fight anyone)

Other tips:
* I know it says in the help section that there are 30 weapon skill points but really, they're extremely hard to lvl. Near the end of the game, I was only at lvl. 15. This means that you should wait for your main skills to pump points into rather than wasting them on any skill thinking you'll just get more points later.
* Keep all yellow items that are for your level, ESPECIALLY the little powders at the beginning you can comp.
* Refine before you socket. Reason: if your refine fails, you lose it (frustrating...). If your socket fails, at least you can still use the item. NOTE: ONLY refine/socket when you have 2+ of an item/similar item, otherwise don't bother). Refining is extremely useful though and can massively pump up your atk on your weapons.
* You can RUN THROUGH DUNGEONS. This is especially useful later in the game when monsters kill you in 2-3 hits. Just run closer to the exit, save. When you load your game back up, there's no monsters next to you so you can run a little closer to the exit, repeat.

I've played through this game twice, once as a sword/lancer, my second and now my main as a wizard:

Wizard Specific:
* Just focus your skill points on the fire attack (5th one) and the +skill buff (need to get to lvl.50). Everything else I've never really found a use for (haven't gotten last skill yet so opinion might change).
* Definitely the easiest to level in my experience. The fire move pretty much attacks everything on your screen so if you round up 4-5 enemies, it's easy exp. With a decent staff and skill buff, I hit 1.4-1.5k, which 2HKO's basically everything up to the last dungeon.
* Statswise, I would recommend 2 INT, 1 VIT. VIT could probably be a bit less but the last boss is killer with low hp. It's also useful for grinding. With a bit less than 1 VIT per level, it takes 7-8 hits for me to die, which is enough time to spam potions. Anything less, and you'll see too many game over screens to concentrate on grinding. Wisdom is useless (that's what potions are for).

Sorry for the longggg post, just thought I'd contribute

Last edited by Vial; 12-28-2009 at 04:37 AM.