View Full Version : Trapped in Dragon Cave + book smuggling
8th Apr 2011, 11:16 AM
I finished Temple of the Dragon tomb, but I didn't have star shaped keystone to open a chest in the room with the mummies, so I went to buy the skeletone key and went back to open the chest. After I took what was inside the chest the door shut behind me and I'm trapped! Game says that I need to find a switch, but I can't seem to find anything... Is there any way to get out of there? Or is my sim bound to die long and painful death...
And on a side note, my sim has been smuggling books from China! Whenever he reads something in the base camp, instead of putting books away he puts them in his inventory... With all the relics and other stuff that he collected I didn't even realize this until he came back home, and now all the bookshelves in the base camp are empty... So is there any way to restock them? Or do I have to smuggle those books back?
17th Apr 2011, 03:12 PM
Since nobody seems to know anything I thought I post what I figured out myself.
The Dragon Cave tomb is designed to shut the door when you open the chest and after you deal with Dong Huo and all the switches then the door will open to let you leave. So if you don't open the chest the first time around and come back later, after the door shuts there is no way to get out because all the switches are already activated... So my advice is to make sure you have star shaped keystone or the skeleton key before doing this tomb or just don't bother with the chest at all because there is nothing unique inside and definetely nothing worth dying for.
As for restocking bookshelves in the base camp, with the cheat that allows building on the base camp lot you can just replace the old shelf with a new one and all the right books should be there, but without cheats I think the only way to stock them is from your sim's inventory.
And though I wonder if I'm the only one who couldn't find the star shaped keystone in this tomb, I hope this helps anyone.
18th Apr 2011, 08:26 AM
you could also try that martial arts skill to zone out for like three minutes (or is it 4) and just teleport to the basecamp ... i've done that a few times as i couldn't be bothered running all the way back
18th Apr 2011, 11:09 AM
My sim with 10 level martial arts skill was dying in this tomb because I forgot that he could zeneport :faceslap: Now I feel silly :lol:
I don't really use zeneporting that much and I always forget it's there, gotta start using it more often.
Now that I think of it it's good to always have escape dust with you, because some tombs are designed foolishly and this may be your only way out. In the tomb of the First Emperor when I got trapped between the staircase and the dart traps I couldn't even zeneport because there's not enough space for a sim to meditate.
19th Apr 2011, 04:50 PM
lol ... sounded like me when i first got that skill as well ... i was trying to figure out how to get past a big area of fire traps that were bloking my path then it dawned on me that i could zenport .. lol ... how silly i felt
and a also never seemed to have enough points to get that silly escape dust so zenport was and still is my only way of getting anywhere in those silly tombs ... lol
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