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Not much technical issues, all six of the main Piraka are now unlocked, and you got the canister locator, so it looks like things went well this week.

 

For trying out playing as the unlocked Piraka, I had kind of expected you to just start up a level, shoot the weapon a few times, then quit and repeat with the other five. But I guess you've decided to try actually completing some levels playing as these Piraka. You may or may not have noticed that, with the exception of all but one Piraka boss level, every level has a black constraction that only Vezon can use, while not every level has a regular Piraka switch that you don't need Vezon for. (Since you seem to note how each level shows how many canisters you've collected, I suppose it's worth keeping in mind that, if you're missing just one canister, then it's probably the one behind the black constraction.) To save you from the frustration of not being able to collect any canister not yet collected, I'll just list off the levels (that I can recall) that do have a regular Piraka Switch:

Vezok's Coast: (1) Piraka Bluff, (3) Shattered Wreck

Thok's Mountain: (1) Flooded Lowlands (3) Blizzard Peaks

Avak's Stronghold: (1) Decrepit Dungeons (3) Menacing Keep

Reidak's Desert: (1) Desert Outpost (2) Bleak Refinery (3) Ancient Citadel

Hakann's Volcano: (2) Volcanic Trail

Zaktan's Jungle: (1) Logging Post, (2) Ancient Forest

If you'd like to use those Piraka for both their weapon and their ability, then those are the levels to chose from. (I think I might be missing a few, but at least that's enough for each to have at least one. I might edit this later when I have time to search more over the videos from the previous streams.)

 

I don't mind seeing a few more weeks of Bionicle Heroes, so I'll look forward to next week's stream.

Edited by Chronicler06
figured out a few more levels

Formerly known as Takanuva's Symbol, I rejoined BZPower on October 10, 2012.

These days, I am perhaps best known for my obsession with all Lego video games.

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In addition to the brief period of the audio occasionally going out on the left speaker, I also noticed that the audio quality from your commentary seemed to suffer a little for the entire duration of the stream, at times making it difficult to understand what you were saying (the game's audio was fine, but the commentary audio definitely sounded rather fuzzy this week).

 

I believe I already mentioned a few weeks ago about my own experience of falling through the ground and being forced to restart a level (though in my case, it was the Avak Piraka boss level), so although very rare, it does seem to happen occasionally. Of the three Piraka weapons you tried out this week, Hakann's has a slow rate of fire with large damage (much like his Lava Launcher in canon), Thok's is like a slightly weaker version of Hahli's weapon, and Zaktan's is the best with those rapid-fire large-damage blades.

 

When it comes to the creatures unlocked by those silver canisters, Bohrok are found on Vezok's Coastline and Zaktan's Jungle, Visorak are found on Thok's Mountain and Hakann's Volcano, and Vakhi are found on Avak's Stronghold and Reidak's Desert.

 

The bonus levels are actually very quick, as they're nothing more than trying to take out as many enemies as possible within a time limit of just two minutes. The first one is just Bohrok, the second is just Visorak, and the third is just Vakhi, so if you've fully competed every level but still lacking the awards for defeating a certain amount of enemies, those bonus levels are a quick and easy way to get them.

 

So that's three of the Piraka demonstrated, so the other three will be next week. Since the Tuesday after next week will be Christmas Eve, with the following Tuesday being New Year's Eve, will you be streaming those two weeks?


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These days, I am perhaps best known for my obsession with all Lego video games.

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13 hours ago, Chronicler06 said:

The bonus levels are actually very quick, as they're nothing more than trying to take out as many enemies as possible within a time limit of just two minutes. The first one is just Bohrok, the second is just Visorak, and the third is just Vakhi, so if you've fully competed every level but still lacking the awards for defeating a certain amount of enemies, those bonus levels are a quick and easy way to get them.

Very good to know!

13 hours ago, Chronicler06 said:

Since the Tuesday after next week will be Christmas Eve, with the following Tuesday being New Year's Eve, will you be streaming those two weeks?

As of right now, I can almost certainly stream on Christmas Eve. The question is - will anybody be around to watch? New Years is TBD.

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I’m gonna try to tune in next time you stream.  I was going to watch yesterday, but I had a group project meeting that ended up overlapping the whole stream. 


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I honestly don't know what could be causing the occasionally intermittent audio issue, but I'm very sure it can't be due to something on my end, as these streams are literally the only time I ever notice it on my headphones (but since headphones are more sensitive to such an issue than speakers, I suppose it might not matter that much anyway).

 

Of the other Piraka weapons tried this week, Vezok's is similar to Thok's but a bit more powerful, Reidak's rapidly fires those weird energy drills that drop quickly and roll along the ground, and Avak's is rapid-fire but low damage. And since there's only one level to go to unlock Vezon, there should be plenty of time in next week's stream to later play any of the other levels to see his weapon in action (which is also a rather awesome weapon).

 

As far as I know at this time, I'll definitely be around for Twitch Tuesday next week. I'll look forward to seeing you finish up with Bionicle Heroes, and then the week after (or two) it'll be on to Lego Lord of the Rings.


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Now that Vezon is unlocked, pretty much all there is left to do is play through most of the levels all over again. Since you always seem to check how many canisters there are left to unlock in each level, I won't bother pointing out which ones there are to go through. Though if you wish to know which levels have not yet gotten a gold ranking, you could always check the board in the trophy room. Speaking of which, I'm surprised it took you this long to reach 150 enemies defeated as Nuparu, so you may also want to check which of the other Toa have not yet defeated a certain amount of enemies (though I suspect it'll most likely be defeating 100 and 250 enemies as Hewkii).

 

Of all the games you've played on Twitch, Bionicle Heroes seems like the most probable one to reach 100% completion without much difficulty, so I'll be sure to keep it in mind once you've completed Story Mode on every other Lego game. Just a reminder, the only remaining Lego games left to play are Lord of the Rings (which you've said you'll play next), Batman 2, both of the two Indiana Jones games, and both of the two Harry Potter games. There's also the new Lego Star Wars game due to come out sometime next year, and don't forget about that questionable status for Lego Dimensions that you never got around to completing.

 

And like I mentioned in the chat, I'm planning this coming weekend to replace my old desktop computer that I've had for nine years (which was upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 back in early 2016), with a new desktop with Windows 10 on it, in hopes that it will eliminate the minor performance issues I've had with some of the more recent Lego games this year. If all goes well, I hope to reach 100% completion on every single Lego game currently available on Steam (so that won't count Dimensions or the yet-to-be-released Star Wars game) by the end of next year. I managed to purchase all of the remaining Lego games a few weeks ago, so now it's just a matter of getting the new computer working and then taking the time to actually play through those most recent Lego games.

 

With all of that in mind, my experience on all these Lego games along with the fact that I'm able to chat on Twitch means that by the time you've completed story mode on all available Lego games, you can pretty much feel free to pick any game you want for freeplay mode and I'll be capable of offering advice to help out (kind of like how you were able to get set up quite well on Pirates of the Caribbean). But of course, that likely won't be of much concern for quite some time.

 

Anyway, thanks for letting us know next week will be off. I'll look forward to seeing you start on Lego Lord of the Rings two weeks from now.


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As I mentioned, I now a have a new desktop that runs way better and faster than my old one did. Of course, that just makes it easier for me to identify when it's the stream itself that's having technical issues, such as the volume occasionally going out on one side (I honestly lost track of when and for how long it happened). Also, I guess I forgot to mention that the chat content did not show up on the video screen.

 

I guess I shouldn't be surprised that having an old physical copy of Lego Lord of the Rings meant that you might've already played it a bit back when you first got it, but I am surprised that you apparently tried it out for only one day and never came back to it until now, because based on the achievements you've just unlocked, it looks like the first two levels and some hub world quests is as far as you previously got. Well, at least now you can take advantage of my experience playing this game last year to find things you might otherwise miss (for example, I probably should've mentioned that you would get an achievement for having Isildur (was that his name? I was never interested in this series to bother remembering these things) jump off the bridge into the lava in the first level).

 

Lego Lord of the Rings consists of 18 levels, 6 for each of the three books/movies, and since you've completed the first three levels this week, you're apparently already halfway through the first book/movie. Of course, since you mentioned you'll have less time than usual next week, we probably shouldn't expect to see you finish that part so soon. Anyway, even though I'm not interested much in Lord of the Rings, I'll always look forward to seeing the next Twitch Tuesday stream.


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Whatever the audio issue was with the microphone, I'm glad you were able to fix it after I pointed it out. (I'm sure you'll notice the difference when you rewatch that part of the video.)

 

I do recall some levels being significantly longer than others, so I guess it makes sense that you would get through only two of them this week instead of three like last time. And since the next level starts after paddling those boats down the river, I guess you could consider yourself lucky for not accidentally keeping the stream going too much longer, though as I suggested in the chat, perhaps try not to wander around too much when you bring each stream to an end from now on.

 

And as I had mentioned in the chat, I never saw much of the Lord of the Rings movies, nor read any of the books, as I just simply don't have any interest in the high fantasy genre. To be completely honest, the only reason I managed to pick up any significant familiarity with the Lord of the Rings franchise is due to its presence among Lego video games (particularly Lego Dimensions, where Gandalf is one of the story's three main characters).

 

Just one more level left to go before Fellowship of the Ring is finished, and as always, I'll look forward to next week's stream.


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I think it's a little interesting that, with this apparently being your first time playing through a Lego game based on a book/movie series you're highly familiar with, we get a chance to hear your initial reactions to all the cutscenes, giving us an idea of what true fans of Lord of the Rings might actually think about this game. (As I've mentioned before, I was never a fan of it myself, so I didn't really care all that much about the cutscenes when I played this game.)

 

When it comes to exploring in the hub world, the only path between the northern and southern portions of the map is paddling that boat up or down the river, though you could always use fast-travel between map stones you've already unlocked (which is also the only way of switching between day and night mode, to access some quests that can only be done in one or the other). As I'm sure you might be familiar from the story, you won't be going back to the northern areas until after all of story mode is fully complete, so going to Bree to forge those mythril items will have to wait until freeplay mode.

 

As for forging mythril items, many of them have the same abilities as their regular counterpart items that often are exclusive to a certain character, so forging those mythril items would technically grant that ability to any character who wields it. There are also many other mythril items that are purely for the sake of aesthetics and/or humor, so you could set those aside for last (unless they're requested by a quest giver). When you get to freeplay, in that area where Frodo goes up the mountain after Boromir, you'll need to have a rope and bow-type weapon available, so the mythril versions would help there. But the one mythril item I think you would absolutely need first would be the mythril fireworks, which can be used to blow up silver objects (the only other means of destroying silver objects in this game is to purchase that guy who blows up the wall in that battle in the second movie (yeah, I'm obviously not a fan of the series if I can't even remember any of these proper names)). You'll find the design page in the Mordor region of the hub world, and it'll require 40 mythril bricks to forge, so be sure to save up any that you can get.

 

Fellowship of the Ring is done, and the first of six levels for Two Towers has been completed. As always, I'll look forward to next week's stream.


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8 hours ago, Chronicler06 said:

I think it's a little interesting that, with this apparently being your first time playing through a Lego game based on a book/movie series you're highly familiar with, we get a chance to hear your initial reactions to all the cutscenes, giving us an idea of what true fans of Lord of the Rings might actually think about this game. (As I've mentioned before, I was never a fan of it myself, so I didn't really care all that much about the cutscenes when I played this game.)

I guess Star Wars would also fall under that category, and maybe Jurassic Park, but yeah, I'm a big Tolkien-nerd, so this one has some special significance to me.

8 hours ago, Chronicler06 said:

But the one mythril item I think you would absolutely need first would be the mythril fireworks, which can be used to blow up silver objects (the only other means of destroying silver objects in this game is to purchase that guy who blows up the wall in that battle in the second movie (yeah, I'm obviously not a fan of the series if I can't even remember any of these proper names)). You'll find the design page in the Mordor region of the hub world, and it'll require 40 mythril bricks to forge, so be sure to save up any that you can get.

Good to know! I guess I won't be forging anything anytime soon. And don't worry about not knowing that orc's name, I don't think he has one.

On another note, I queued up the transfer from Twitch to YouTube last night, and for some reason it still hasn't gone through. Once it's done, the first post will be updated.

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Quite unfortunate what happened with the stream lagging this week. I guess it's one of those things that just happens every once in a while. Though I must say, it was really surprising just how quickly it ended up falling so many minutes behind.

 

At least you managed to get through one level, so that's some progress. Considering where you're at now, I should probably mention that Frodo and Sam will not be able to continue the story content for now (if you bring up the map, you'll see some kind of red barrier blocking the path to their next level). Instead, the first thing you'll need to do for next week's stream will be to switch to the other group by selecting either Aragorn, Legolas, or Gimli on the character selection wheel. You'll play as that group for the next three levels, then you'll have to switch back to Frodo and Sam who will then be able to start the final level for Two Towers. You did say you were curious how this game would portray the separated groups, so now you'll get to see that.

 

Two out of six levels of Two Towers now complete, so that's close to the halfway point of the entire story mode. Let's hope next week's stream won't have any serious technical issues.


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Glad to see you were able to resolve last week's technical issues before proceeding with the stream, even if it's hard to understand why or how it even occurred in the first place.

 

And without last week's problems, nice to see you were able to get through three levels this week. Not much else to say that I didn't mention in the chat. Just one more level left to go for Two Towers, then it's the six levels for Return of the King left to go until story mode is complete.


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When you initially started the stream, I didn't notice it lag any more than just one freeze for only a few seconds, so while I felt restarting the stream so immediately seemed unnecessary, I don't blame you for trying to go the "better safe than sorry" path.

 

For playing the levels of the Return of the King portion, while you are allowed to switch between the two groups whenever you want (with the exception of the final level), I preferred to stick with Frodo and Sam since they're what you start off with. And just like for the Two Towers portion, the third portion has two levels for Frodo and Sam, three levels for the other group, and then once all five of those levels are complete you have the final level to be started by Frodo and Sam. While I certainly don't want to seem like I'm trying to control how you play the game, I'm just pointing out which order I had preferred to to play these levels when I played this game.

 

One level complete in Return of the King, five more left to go, then story mode will be fully complete.


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While there thankfully wasn't any lag in this week's stream, there were some audio issues (not just the microphone quality, but also occasionally going silent on the left speaker), but at least it wasn't bad enough to really affect the stream. Quite a shame you couldn't stream for long this week, but it's totally understandable.

 

I actually didn't recall this from when I played this game, but after the latest level when the Eye of Sauron moved, I noticed it not only moved to block Frodo and Sam from reaching Mount Doom (for now), but it also moved away from a site that would block the path for the other group's final level. That seems to indicate that the first four levels of Return of the King can be done in any order between the two groups, but the last two must be done in a specific order. Of course, having never read the books or seen the movies, I had no idea what the canon order of the events of all those levels actually is, I just simply did them in the order their respective achievements were listed.

 

Just four story levels left to go. Depending on how much you get done next week, you might even have enough time the following week to also try the bonus level.


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