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Greenapple968 13-08-21 11:42

Interesting Facts About Your Allies In This Game, Tomb Raider 2 And Last Revelation
 


Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUUUAfMI5s0

We have in-game allies who assist us in Tomb Raider 2, Tomb Raider 3 and Tomb Raider Last Revelation. Monks from Barkhang Monastery, Tomb Raider 2. Prisoners from High Security Compound and Area 51, Tomb Raider 3. Soldiers from Crash Site, Tomb Raider 3. The Damned from Lud's Gate, Tomb Raider 3. Flamethrower guys from RX-Tech Mines, Tomb Raider 3. Soldiers from Menkaure's Pyramid and Khufu's Queens Pyramids, Tomb Raider Last Revelation.

There are some interesting behaviours among these allies which have been documented in this video. Shooting just one monk results in every monk turning on you. However, shooting a prisoner only results in that one prisoner turning on you, and the same is true with the Crash Site Soldiers, Giza Soldiers and the flamethrower guys. With The Damned, you only have to fire your guns and the mere sound of the gunfire results in them turning on you. They have to be within a certain range, and only those within the range will turn on you.
It's possible to shoot the monks without them turning on you, providing that you shoot them while they're running due to the presence of gunmen, and without taking more than 1/3 of their health. With the prisoners, flamethrower guys, Crash Site Soldiers and Giza Soldiers, it seems to be impossible to shoot them without them turning on you. The Damned don't go after enemies, and so I couldn't test on them.
The monks will still go after the gunmen even if they've been aggravated; they'll go after both you and the gunmen. The prisoners, flamethrower guys, Crash Site Soldiers and Giza Soldiers will strictly only go after you if they've been aggravated, and they'll ignore any enemies. The Damned again couldn't be tested on as they don't go after enemies.
It's possible for aggravated prisoners, flamethrower guys, members of The Damned and Giza Soldiers to become friendly again. TR2, TR3 and Last Revelation only have room for five active characters at once. Allies and enemies both count as characters. If there are more than five active characters, then some will become inactive. If an aggravated prisoner, flamethrower guy, member of The Damned or Giza Soldier becomes inactive due to a high number of active characters, then they will become friendly again. However, monks and Crash Site Soldiers appear to remain aggravated no matter what.

Despite being enemies, the giant scorpions in Giza help you out somewhat as they go after the giant beetles. Some of the behaviours with our allies are consistent with the giant scorpions. Having an active Giza Soldier or giant beetle will result in the giant scorpion going for them and ignoring you, unless you shoot the giant scorpion. Aggravated giant scorpions will become friendly again if they become inactive, providing that there's still a Soldier or giant beetle present. It seems to be impossible to shoot a giant scorpion without it turning on you, even if you shoot it while it's running due to the presence of Soldiers or giant beetles. If giant scorpions are focusing on Soldiers/beetles and you shoot one giant scorpion, then only the one that you shoot will ignore the Soldier/beetles and go after you. Shooting a giant scorpion will result in it ignoring the Soldiers/beetles and only going after you.

Frceghst8 13-08-21 20:15

So, in other words don't shoot the giant scorpions when they're distracted.

Greenapple968 13-08-21 20:27

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Originally Posted by Frceghst8 (Post 8315359)
So, in other words don't shoot the giant scorpions when they're distracted.

It's up to each individual how they deal with the giant scorpions; I'm just providing people with the facts regarding the allies and giant scorpions.

Frceghst8 13-08-21 23:15

That's very true, thanks for providing the info. I do like monster/ enemy infighting. Consider the video game Doom, there's plenty of monster infighting under the right conditions. :jmp:

Greenapple968 14-08-21 00:47

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Originally Posted by Frceghst8 (Post 8315378)
That's very true, thanks for providing the info. I do like monster/ enemy infighting. Consider the video game Doom, there's plenty of monster infighting under the right conditions. :jmp:

I currently have over 100 videos on my laptop which are waiting to be uploaded. So hopefully you'll like the stuff that I post in the future. I'm currently uploading one video every two days, and at that pace it will take about eight months to upload all of the videos.

perryloo 14-08-21 15:18

I just shoot anything that moves :D

Greenapple968 14-08-21 15:22

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Originally Posted by perryloo (Post 8315461)
I just shoot anything that moves :D

What about the stuff that doesn't move? :p

Frceghst8 14-08-21 16:18

Why shoot a helpful enemy? Unless maybe you're in a crazy mood where " everything must die". :nononono:

Greenapple968 14-08-21 17:09

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Originally Posted by Frceghst8 (Post 8315471)
Why shoot a helpful enemy? Unless maybe you're in a crazy mood where " everything must die". :nononono:

Some people like to do the games with maximum kills, as well as other requirements and restrictions. There aren't many helpful enemies in Tomb Raider. There's the giant scorpions in Last Revelation, since they kill the giant beetles for you. There's also the dinosaurs in TR3's Crash Site, since the raptors go after fellow raptors, and the raptors and T-Rex also go after each other.

Frceghst8 14-08-21 23:08

Good points Greenapple, it's certainly a preference on how a game is played. Me, I like to use strategy, if I can an enemy to fight another enemy, so much the better.


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