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The odds of lightning striking?

Everyone I know tells me that they've either never experienced being hit by lightning during a storm, or that they've only been hit once or twice. However, lately the frequency of lightning bolts hitting characters - be it my characters, enemies or simple critters - seems to have skyrocketed in my game.

Earlier today, I was fighting the Belt Fetishist Ogre south of the Friendly Arm Inn. As I was about to finish it off, lightning struck it and stole my kill. "Fair enough" I thought to myself, and moved in to collect my loot...When lightning struck the corpse of the aforementioned ogre. I figured it would be safe now, and moved in to collect the loot again........When lightning struck me as I was doing so. I healed up, and was about to move on...When lightning struck somewhere behind me, a bit to the right of the ogre's corpse. Immediately after this, lightning struck again and almost killed my familiar.

As if five consecutive lighting bolts in a single area wasn't enough, lightning actually struck and killed Tethtoril in the Candlekeep prologue just now. It counted as me doing the deed, and I ended up being murdered by Phlydia as I was about to give her book back to her.

http://i.imgur.com/spKMbgW.gif


...So what are the odds of being struck by lightning supposed to be? (On Core difficulty, if that matters)

booinyoureyeswuthering20Metalloman

Comments

  • elminsterelminster Member, Developer Posts: 16,180
    edited August 2014
    I believe it depends on the area. But its not something I'm strongly familiar with.

    jackjack
  • BelgarathMTHBelgarathMTH Member Posts: 5,605
    This doesn't really answer the question, but I always use a very simple solution to avoid this highly annoying game feature. (Especially since I play minimal reload.)

    Under options, I uncheck the box that says "weather". Problem solved. I turn the weather off.

    Rarayn
  • RaraynRarayn Member Posts: 12
    ^
    Yeah, that's probably a good idea. I play minimal reload as well, and it's getting a tad frustrating to get screwed over every time a storm starts.

  • meaglothmeagloth Member Posts: 3,806
    edited August 2014
    Do you have mods installed? I feel like you would have mentioned but I figure I'll ask anyway(with the high probability that I didn't read this thoroughly and I'll look like an idiot but whatever)
    And you can insert an image with <img src="Image URL goes here" />
    So <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/5019558/uploads/FileUpload/58/f54a4cee0603142021c3cb8c664d45.jpg" />
    Makes:image
    Just in case you didn't know, no offense if you did. I'm just trying to be helpful:)

    elminsterjackjackArdul
  • KnellerKneller Member Posts: 432
    Lightning does damage? I get struck all the time (at least once per storm), but no damage is taken that I've noticed. I've never seen it take out a mob. That's kinda cool.

    Calmar
  • booinyoureyesbooinyoureyes Member Posts: 6,162
    You should try donating to the Temple of Talos in Athkatla :)

    jackjackRaraynJLeedstoltzfus
  • RaraynRarayn Member Posts: 12
    meagloth said:

    Do you have mods installed? I feel like you would have mentioned but I figure I'll ask anyway(with the high probability that I didn't read this thoroughly and I'll look like an idiot but whatever)
    And you can insert an image with <img src="Image URL goes here" />
    So <img src="https://us.v-cdn.net/5019558/uploads/FileUpload/58/f54a4cee0603142021c3cb8c664d45.jpg" />
    Makes
    Just in case you didn't know, no offense if you did. I'm just trying to be helpful:)

    Ah, thank you. I haven't seen a forum that uses this type of code in ages, so I just assumed this was a forum that didn't allow me to use image tags to begin with when [img] didn't work.

    And no, not using any mods. No mods that should influence lightning, anyway. (Portraits from BGPaint and some voice sets from Icewind Dale only. I tried out Sword Coast Stratagems once, but I have since uninstalled it properly and completely.)
    Kneller said:

    Lightning does damage? I get struck all the time (at least once per storm), but no damage is taken that I've noticed. I've never seen it take out a mob. That's kinda cool.

    Once, it struck me immediately after I killed a Hobgoblin, and it almost killed me. Then it struck again right next to me and killed an innocent squirrel. Looks like Talos heard the rumour about the Ring of Luck too.

    Talos has also saved me from a few wolves, only to almost kill me with the same lightning immediately afterwards. What a swell guy.

    Oh yeah, and once it randomly struck that kid over by the raided caravan north of Beregost. I wasn't there when it happened, but it showed up in my log. It confused me, because I had never even heard of the kid back then.

    You should try donating to the Temple of Talos in Athkatla :)

    I should, shouldn't I? Bit problematic when the Stormlord frames me for murder in Candlekeep though.



    ...If only I could have replicated the bug I once experienced where I somehow moonwalked through the walls of Candlekeep.

    enqenq
  • kiwidockiwidoc Member Posts: 1,354
    In my current BGEE game I'm getting hit by lightning all over the place - sometimes one of my characters will get hit five or six times in quick succession. It's probably my own fault as I am running several mods, and my Vanilla BGEE game worked fine. I kind of like the weather as it gives a nice moody feel to the game, so I haven't turned it off. I've got the CLUAConsole cheat keys turned on so I use the Heal cheat (ctrl R if my memory is behaving) to avoid repeated death by frying on my tanks. Realistically it does seem to only affect the guys in metal armor.

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