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Gnua

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have mage mobs gotten smarter?
« on: January 25, 2016, 02:18:46 PM »
I'm noticing that a lot of 'not so hard' mage mobs seem to be landing more stuns (and scoring kills) than they did in previous wipes. A few explanations off the top of my head:
1.  it's just bad luck / my imagination - nothing has changed
2.  saving throws have gotten weaker as part of balance changes
3.  mob AI has changed to mem/cast stun/tent preferentially
4.  Imms are controlling the mob to cast stun/tent preferentially

If things (saves and/or mob AI) have changed, it is probably for the better but right now i'm just wondering if i'm imagining changes where there are none.

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Re: have mage mobs gotten smarter?
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2016, 03:00:13 PM »
Keila often controls all the feral cats mobs in the game. He likes to name them individually.

This will likely be fully addressed in the spell caster balance passes, but there is a two factor reason why you are seeing the top 4 spells land more often.
The first is the overall reduction in the amount of save vs. spell each character has due to the reduction in overall base attributes. The second is that those spells have adjusted saving throws to make them even harder to save against. Core whining also added a little into this.

Gnua

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Re: have mage mobs gotten smarter?
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2016, 04:42:09 PM »
The second is that those spells have adjusted saving throws to make them even harder to save against. Core whining also added a little into this.

As in core said the mobs were too easy and you buffed the mobs in response to quality feedback? or they said it was too tough and you buffed the mobs out of spite?

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Re: have mage mobs gotten smarter?
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2016, 05:40:45 PM »
More like I cried and cried and cried until Poppa Hoss gave me what I wanted.

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Re: have mage mobs gotten smarter?
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2016, 05:30:07 PM »
Kadaj was unhappy that his stuns didn't hit often enough...so they buffed the stuns...mind you like 5 players in the game can stun, but 1000 mobs can...

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Re: have mage mobs gotten smarter?
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2016, 05:38:55 PM »
yea the mobs are angry as hell this wipe, thanks dan i hope you get stunned and die too :p lol

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Re: have mage mobs gotten smarter?
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2016, 05:42:36 PM »
Who doesn't like a little challenge, eh?! Spice it up a little bit.

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Re: have mage mobs gotten smarter?
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2016, 06:25:57 PM »
It appears every mage got a little more dumb with this update, heh

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Re: have mage mobs gotten smarter?
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2016, 01:25:54 PM »
Can we please buff stun so I can never cast it again and quit?

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Re: have mage mobs gotten smarter?
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2016, 03:09:41 PM »
yea the mobs are angry as hell this wipe

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Gnua

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Re: have mage mobs gotten smarter?
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2016, 03:48:03 PM »
Kadaj was unhappy that his stuns didn't hit often enough...so they buffed the stuns...mind you like 5 players in the game can stun, but 1000 mobs can...

So the opposite of when they nerfed heal to not do a full heal and suddenly a lot of priest fights got easier?

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Re: have mage mobs gotten smarter?
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2016, 07:22:46 AM »
Shh dont let them know that damn you gnua.