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Kam

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August 30, 2018 --- All the things. Mostly.
« on: August 29, 2018, 11:34:20 PM »
August 30, 2018

   You have been deleted.
   Thank you for playing.

   The game is still currently locked to all mortals and will remain locked
   until Friday, August 31 at 11PM UTC.

   We are hard at work getting as many changes done as we can during
   the downtime and a full list will be posted before we open back up
   again. In the meantime, here are some changes that we are ready to
   tell you about:


   SPELLS:

- The load locations of most druid spells have been changed.
- The red robe spell 'astral locate' has been removed from the game.
- The regular locate object spell remains!
- The cleric spell 'flamestrike' is now fourth circle instead of fifth.


   SKILLS:

- Shamans will have fewer spirits to manage. Sorry, not sorry.
- Barbarians are now a little better at using two-handed weapons.
- Barbarians now have the 'target' skill, for all the good it will do them.
- All casters got a little better at brewing, all but shamans at scribing.
- Clerics and druids took some bandaging lessons from shamans.
- Clerics and druids took some melee combat lessons as well.
- Shamans seemed to have skipped these lessons, they didn't need them.


   CLASSES:

  - A more thorough post regarding changes to druids will follow soon.
  - Hitpoints for casters were fiddled with ever so slightly.
  - The shaman guildmaster in Port Balifor found a space on Guild Road.


   DRAGONS:

- Dragons are scary again, and they are many. Be cautious, we recommend it.
- The thing we mentioned about dragons is for real, you should be afraid.
- You remember dragons, right? Well they are mostly a lot more dangerous.
- If thinking about dragons has you excited, you are wrong. Tremble.
- We added more dragons to the game, we upgraded several, we removed some.
- All of the dragons we mentioned are very likely to be able to kill you.

   ITEMS:

   - A great many items have been modified in a number of ways. We
     leave these for you to discover for yourselves with just a few
     comments:
     -- Overall, weapon max damage has been lowered. In many cases,
        minimums (thereby averages) are actually higher. A
        compromise. Only the best weapons were strongly affected.
     -- The percentage bonuses to damage done are no longer in use on
        items. Look for more shiny damroll in its place in most cases.
     -- The percentage bonuses to healing done/healing received have
        been lowered overall, but there's more of it.. so, compromise.
     -- Some percentage based regeneration bonuses have been changed,
        up and down.
     -- The percentage based bonuses to extra_attack have been
        reduced overall. It was well out of hand.

   Stay tuned for more and we'll see you soon!


Kam

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Re: August 30, 2018 --- All the things. Mostly.
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2018, 10:20:40 AM »
Also, more scary dragons have now been added to the game.

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Re: August 30, 2018 --- All the things. Mostly.
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2018, 11:13:59 AM »
Hi I am new here

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Re: August 30, 2018 --- All the things. Mostly.
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2018, 11:23:26 AM »
- After twelve years, Rae'Nil's brightly shining longsword was retrieved from the kender that stole it and returned to him


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Re: August 30, 2018 --- All the things. Mostly.
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2018, 12:49:04 PM »
- After twelve years, Rae'Nil's brightly shining longsword was retrieved from the kender that stole it and returned to him

Find the kender, return it to him yourself.

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Re: August 30, 2018 --- All the things. Mostly.
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2018, 01:49:19 PM »
On the note of removing %dam done, I'll suggest like I have in previous wipes, that spell mod ranks are replaced with %dam done instead (or removed). Leave it to the few and rare items ..or at least raise the cost a lot for the rank. Legend red robe bonus is ok, but comeuppance seems too buff to me as well.

Modifying saves is basically upping the chance of double damage, which is skewed in my view. Area disabling spells combined with that is just bonkers imo..

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Re: August 30, 2018 --- All the things. Mostly.
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2018, 02:02:44 PM »
On the topic of mages, it would be really cool if there was a bonus to %spell damage based on CL. In the past, I've had mage wearing about 60-70 Casting level, which is effectively wasted stats. Sure it was a on a lot of gear that I would have worn anyway, but there really should be a way to distinguish a trash mage vs a real main character mage, besides a nobash and a dragon orb. Just a thought.

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Re: August 30, 2018 --- All the things. Mostly.
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2018, 02:04:07 PM »
Kam - Thanks to you and all of your staff on your hard work. Your job gets little support and is over criticized (sometimes -certain overlords deserved every bit of shade they got). We all thank you for keeping this game we love a float. T-MINUS 26 hours 56 minutes.

Jon - RISE

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Re: August 30, 2018 --- All the things. Mostly.
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2018, 02:33:59 PM »
Kam - Thanks to you and all of your staff on your hard work. Your job gets little support and is over criticized (sometimes -certain overlords deserved every bit of shade they got). We all thank you for keeping this game we love a float. T-MINUS 26 hours 56 minutes.

Jon - RISE

I forgot to add - We love and our wive's/girlfriend's hate! ha

kmark101

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Re: August 30, 2018 --- All the things. Mostly.
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2018, 02:47:09 PM »
Any class changes besides druids? Old ranger maybe? :)

Kam

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Re: August 30, 2018 --- All the things. Mostly.
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2018, 03:44:09 PM »
Only assassins.

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Re: August 30, 2018 --- All the things. Mostly.
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2018, 05:56:24 PM »
Hah! Assassins making a come back? Kenders are known for liking shiny objects, I like shiny assassins!