This is really bad that plate armour reduces your dex. They would never
have created some armour that disallowed you to move. that means that you
would never be able to hit them and it would be about as useful as
being paralized. Plate armour never dropped your dex lower than chain
and it didnt drop your ac much lower either.
Basically what i am trying to say is reduce the -dex on items such as
armbands as they never made stuff that reduced your movement that much.
Monday, January 08 2001, 09:44PM
who are they?
Monday, January 08 2001, 11:04PM
you know... them...
Monday, January 08 2001, 11:43PM
They're after you!
Monday, January 08 2001, 11:43PM
They're all gonna laugh at me!
Tuesday, January 09 2001, 09:15AM
I think Archaon's time to write this post about newbie armor should
be honored by imms and players, not poked fun of. You imms could
get as pissed as you want about people suggesting that you drink
eachothers bathwater or whatever, but you guys are just as bad.
I have to agree that seeing dex "in flux" when putting on plate armor
is no good... These poor newbies dont know how important dex is in
this mud. Giving them newbie items that hurt more than they help is
discouraging and making it harder to learn LegendMUD than necessary.
Maybe a different imm could take this issue a bit more seriously.
Tuesday, January 09 2001, 09:56AM
I don't think that Chocorua was poking fun at the original post at all.
I think he was asking a serious question. I found myself wondering
who 'they' are also, to be honest.
But I'll also answer the original post:
Platemail is heavy. Really heavy, of course it's going to drop
your agility slightly because of that. My suggestion would be to
try some different types of armor to find the types that suit
your playing style better. If dex is what you need, then try
lighter versions of armor instead of the very heavy.
Tuesday, January 09 2001, 12:41PM
if you're refering to 'they' as olden times kinds peoplez =P
yes it DOES restrict you, VERY much
trust me i've worn full plate before.....even chain mail
is freeking damn heavy =P
Sunday, January 14 2001, 12:31PM
No i wasn't poking fun I was serious
them = medieval blacksmiths
them = game designers for early roleplaying games
them = SCA plastic plate for fighting with wooden swords
them = legend imms
if the first is what was referred to then the poster was wrong
at the height of plate armor the "knight" had to be hoisted
onto his mount and handed his weapons and falling off
your horse or having it killed in battle was a death sentence.
ps. if i was poking fun i would have made it obvious with
some sort of ASCII smirk. I asked a question that was never
Monday, January 15 2001, 03:40AM
Actually, plate armour is about 40 pounds lighter than a chain
mail hauberk. I own a replica suit of 13th century German plate,
fully articulated and of combat quality. the -only- thing of it I
can see a reduction in, is the helmet is a tiny bit -perc.
As far as movement goes, one would need a fairly high con
in order to wear it for any length of time, which can be said
for -any- armour, even boiled leather or somesuch, with
the possible exception of simple padded armour.
As for the knight needing to be hoisted onto his mount,
that was in the case of severely specialized jousting armour; combat
armour has always been made with an eye towards balancing
protection and movement.
11-year veteran of full contact, live steel combat.
Wednesday, January 24 2001, 01:35AM
I read your stuff and you want to know who they is.
Well to be honest i cant remember the guys name. How i got this info
was off a BBC TV series titled (assuming my memory is correct) War Horses.
They means a british historian who actually wore the armour and demostrate
now i aggree with sandra that platemail is really heavy so it'll drop dex
but try to drop it say 1 not 3, 3 is a little too high.
- 'alias' a beeping madman