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Hey folks,

just bought the game yesterday and I really enjoyed it so far. As I have the game in German language and not in english, some stuff like the questnames might not fit as I'm translating them to english. And I'm trying not to spoiler to much ^^
And BTW I'm playing on normal.

I'm not far into the game and have the quest "conquest of the outer vally". Basically the first quest you get from the red ones. Didn't make the first purple guys quest first btw.
So I'm getting my new guy and proceed to the Wilderness of Fangnessel, after a small chit chat with Eb, I arrive there.

First two Guards killed. One char died, but thats no big deal, as they come back after battle anyways.
But then I see three additional guards... nope not gonna happen. I drink my potion of invisibillity becourse I think I'm super smart and walk past them.
Talk to the guy, convince him in coming with the red guys... thats were my problem starts...
"Hey go and kill that partol which is coming..."

I sneak back to my group and think that I will just vanish and they can fight my dust... but nope.... For some straaaange reason the game thinks I have to fight them...

After severel approaches and Lyra dying after 3-4 blows regardsless of healing potion and the rest of the group following soon. I realize I might not be the correct lvl for this quest or I don't have the equip for it...

But it's one of the first Quests... so how can that be?

I have Lyra and Lantry both at lvl 3
Equip is slightly better then the start stuff, but only slightly...

How can I see how hard a Quest will roughly be? Or should this quest be possible but is only so hard becourse I don't have a tank char in my group? (I do entropy and Javelins btw)
 

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Wilderness of Fangnessel, after a small chit chat with Eb, I arrive there.

According to Google Translate, Fangnessel is German for "catch basin" which I'm going to assume is Vendrien's Well.... pretty funny translation because the names in this game in English are already quite generic, literal and odd. For example one area is called "Apex"... that'd be like calling a specific mountain "Summit". It's... odd! Also, Vendrien's Well is the starting area for the Disfavoured (who I chose) so I think it's fair to assume the Scarlet Chorus (red guys) start there as well.

I don't have a tank char in my group? (I do entropy and Javelins btw)

This is where I think a lot of the struggle might be. I had Barik pretty early on in the game and my main character was already a damaged focus, heavy armour wearing guy. So both of them could take some decent melee hits. Landric makes a great healer.

It's been a while since I played, but my understanding was that the quests were given quite linearly and seemed to scale with you anyway so you could do some quests in any order.

Are you doing the starter quests within the 8 day time limit?
 

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I assume you mean the last quest of act 1 which is in Vendrian Well. It is indeed pretty challenging, even on normal difficulty, but far from impossible. As a beginner you certainly need all 3 available companions at this point which means Verse which you get instantly, Barik which you get at the Disfavored Camp and Lantry which you get at the Scarlet Chorus Camp. With all of them and your own hero you should be able to beat this quest, though if you're having problems make sure you did all the other quests first and make sure to train all your companions with NPCs at every single level to maximize their xp and power. It also helps to have efficient builds, as while experienced players can make anything work in normal and hard difficulties beginners can struggle even on normal. So go for cookie cutter builds first, basically sword and shield or 2 hander as a front line fighter or mage. All other builds like dual wielder, archer, javelin, hybrid, etc, are best left for people with more experience or for your 2nd, 3rd, 4th playthroughs. Than make sure to build your companions with solid builds that make up for your own character's deficiencies and you're golden.