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Al

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Lightning Storm
« on: April 15, 2013, 11:15:10 AM »
I remember long ago lightning storm used to be the pinnacle of druid might. You'd see logs of masters of nature just decimating their opponents with bolts from the heavens. Now I'd be hard pressed to mem it unless I really wanted to frag some gear or look cool in front of neutrals.

In its current state, lightning storm is an elusive spell that falls in a competitive circle... and also does terrible damage, frags gear, and is restrictive in its usage. The druid gods are crying.

Possible remedies to bring back the glory but not unbalance the spell:

*Up the damage, up the frag. Now you've got to choose between stoneskin, healing cloud, and top tier area damage.
*Move the spell to circle 3 or 4, lowering damage.
*Remove the spell completely and replace with conjure greater elemental, or tame beast charmie option. Fire snakes are weak sauce.
*Bring back that focused spell casting. That was a fun and dynamic option.

I'll leave you with these parting words,

"Return of the mac, one more timmme". Classic.





Dandalf

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Re: Lightning Storm
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 03:02:08 PM »
I'm pretty sure a level 20 mage's cold snap does more damage than lightning storm. Buff the druids!

Nary

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Re: Lightning Storm
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2013, 04:41:10 PM »
I really agree.

Lightning storm:
1) Hard to get
2) Hard to use, (Zoning/Never), Pk = Outside Cloudy etc,
3) Better slotted spells.

Not sure how to fix that, probably upping damage would be nice.

I've always advocated increasing the availability of Conjure Stones in general; more and different types etc. Making top tier stones from high zones; make them grouped like spirits / legendary corpses. This would put more emphasis on conjure spell that only druids have now, and would be fun to see some unique conjures unlike boring but useful spirits and corpses.


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Re: Lightning Storm
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2013, 05:07:13 PM »
Easy fix

Make the damage akin to blast wave/prism/nightmare, add para component.

Ta-dah!

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Re: Lightning Storm
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2013, 07:43:07 PM »
"You'd see logs of masters of nature just decimating their opponents with bolts from the heavens."


from the heavens.

suf

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Re: Lightning Storm
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2013, 09:58:17 PM »
It was never that good of a spell.

Bryton

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Re: Lightning Storm
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2013, 12:55:40 AM »
If someone shouted that lightning storm was for sale I would be surprised if anyone would even buy it. That's how bad it sucks. Oh and last time I checked you can waste 1 rank point and have a cloud follow you around. Which makes l-storm not restricted or hard to use...

Al

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Re: Lightning Storm
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2013, 06:29:21 AM »
Any admin comments? Thoughts on lstorm after reading player perspective?

Hoss

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Re: Lightning Storm
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2013, 09:46:21 AM »
none at all

Al

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Re: Lightning Storm
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2013, 11:54:50 AM »
A bard once told me, "Sing a song, for a nickle. Maybe even, just a pickle. But never fret, our times are merry. One day Hoss, will comment-tary."

That's one wise bard.