Topic: Newly Damned, Looking for Advice

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    Milaal
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    Greetings to Red Hook Studios and their massive following here on the boards! I’m a completely new player that’s added ‘Darkest Dungeon’ to my stable of games, along with the Soundtrack (and ‘Amnesia: the Dark Descent’ (it seemed appropriate)). I’ve watched a few Let’s Plays and have done a very little bit of reading on this or that as relates to game mechanics, group dynamics & recommendations, and so on; but I have to admit there is a lot of information, and filtering out what is true now vs. what was true one thousand updates ago … well, it’s pretty daunting.

    I was wondering if anyone had something like a recommended list of web pages, particular guides, reddit posts, etc. that they would be willing to share, so that I can cut down (as much as possible) on the need for restarting the game. I am currently looking for something equivalent to a Sticky Post that contains much the same but haven’t found it as yet. What I want to know is a lot, so what I’d like to know in brief:

    ♦ Installation and Customization advice for DD as a new player (Crimson Court not installed), including mods as appropriate.
    ♦ General Advice for your first few runs into the dungeon and handling your heroes, the hamlet, etc.
    ♦ Party Combinations of Heroes that work well for particular dungeons or situations, and the associated skills in regular combat, exploration, and camping.
    ♦ Working out the best trinkets and provisions for parties based on who’s in them and what they expect to encounter (dungeon, type of quest, etc.)

    I am continuing to read through the wiki and do general searches as I go, but I do appreciate the help other’s can offer in trimming up not just my research but making sure I don’t go overboard in it. 😛

    I’m including my hardware/software setup below just in case there’s any suggestions for installing and customizing the game. Thanks again!

    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
    CPU: i5-3570K @ 3.40GHz (3.8 Turbo))
    CPU Fan: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+
    MOBO: ASUS Maximus V EXTREME Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
    RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum Series — 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 DRAM 1600MHz C9 Memory Kit [CMD16GX3M2A1600C9]
    PSU: COOLER MASTER RS-A50-SPHA-D3 Silent Pro Hybrid 1050W Intel ATX 12V V2.3 & SSI EPS 12V V2.92
    GPU / Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 DirectX 12 GTX 1070 GAMING X 8G 8GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ATX Video Card w/ most current driver (well, actually, I 2 or 3 back as the newer ones I’ve had some issues with)
    Primary Drive (Local Disk (C:)) – SAMSUNG 850 PRO 2.5″ 256GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    Secondary Drive (Games (E)) – SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5″ 500GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal SSD
    Tertiary Storage in two Volumes (F & G): Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal HDD

    Peripheral Stuff (Case, Display, Keyboard & Mouse)
    Case: COOLER MASTER COSMOS II RC-1200-KKN1 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    Monitor: Dell UltraSharp U2410 24-inch Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor with PremierColor
    Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse
    Keyboard: Corsiar K95 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard w/ Cherry MX RGB Red switches (using CUE 2.X software)

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