Quest: Control Center (get those blasters!)
Received from: The Oracle (Free Haven)
Location: The Oracle
Special Problems: the terminator robot eradicates you (no temple can help, but resurrect can)
Difficulty: hard to very hard, mainly due to high irritation factor
Description: Some people claim that blasters are worthless, making this quest worthless and completely optional. However, I used blasters to great effect in the final dungeon of the game and strongly recommend you at least try them. Basically, blasters can be fired nearly as fast as you can hit the “A” key, so they are certainly something to be reckoned with. More on blasters later. As for the creatures in the control center, two things: (1) Expect to spend most of your time repairing items. Every shot the robots fire at you takes away hit points and breaks an item in your inventory. If you have a ton of money and are ready to finish the game soon, go ahead and hire a Smith and an Armorer to repair your items or move everyone up to Repair Master. Otherwise, the long and tedious administrative work required in this dungeon will become even longer as you pass all weapons and armor to your sole repair guy. (2) The terminators have the power to eradicate your party members. If your guy is eradicated, only a resurrect spell can bring him back from the dead. If your resurrect guy is eradicated, it is reload time. Both #1 and #2 together makes this dungeon very sticky and I am not surprised many people don’t find the subsequent blasters worth all the trouble. Note: Several players have noted that the temple you built in Free Haven can raise the eradicated. They also note that if you store all your money in the bank, you can just wait until your whole team is eradicated with no penalty. Thanks to everyone.