Posted by Myrella on 04/25
Well first of all I'm not exactly sure why this change was brought
in is seems to serve no real useful purpose to me except to force
create mages to sit around when their greaters die.
If the change was made to prevent mages from carelessly
getting there greaters killed off I don't really have a problem
with that. However if my greater survives and gets unsummoned
why the heck should I have to wait 10 ticks? Isn't is enough
that I was careful enough not to get it killed?
Just a minor point but as it stands now you can rent off summoning lag.......
Tuesday, April 22 2003, 09:13PM
Yup you can rent it off now, but with a couple of tweaks affects
will soon be saving over rent.
Wednesday, April 23 2003, 09:24AM
by affects, do you mean all affects?
Wednesday, April 23 2003, 10:10AM
Thursday, April 24 2003, 09:20AM
Well, that's certainly going to make the london vampire more interesting.
I would also like to predict a marked increase in newbie poison deaths, and uh....
fully spelled up, invisible/sneaking/etc pkillers thanking you as they log in.
Thursday, April 24 2003, 09:49AM
re: newbie poison deaths: we've always said it's a bad idea to tell
people "just rent it off" we've also been adding ways to remove the
bad affects like this in in game ways that are newbie accessible,
so perhaps some exploring is in store? And please, if you find some
where that doesn't have ways available, we need those pointed out.
re: fully spelled up pkillers:
Actually passage of time will be handled for offline chars with
respect to healing and affects wearing off. Bleeding/poison will
prevent offline healing. and Item timers, hungry/thirsty/drunk
counters and character age are not changed while characters are
Thursday, April 24 2003, 03:23PM
There are other ways to help poisoned newbies than telling
them to rent it off - though they, God forbid it, requires
moving. Also, as Kaige pointed out (though she probably
knows more about it than me) there are some places out
there in game that can help you:)
Friday, April 25 2003, 02:16AM
Characters will heal and rent off effects offline over time?
But bleeding and poisoned will not wear off over time? But positive
effectswill wear off?
Friday, April 25 2003, 09:00AM
No, I only said that bleeding and poison would prevent healing
offline (while they were in effect). I didn't say they wouldn't
(if they're going to that is...)
Friday, April 25 2003, 09:24AM
1) Well, I've really only seen people poisoned in tara, and
while there are potions in the area which might get rid of
poison, the probability of a newbie having access to the
skills necessary to get to the potions seems rather remote.
Other options include 3rd circle create mage assistance,
brewers, or poulticers. Unfortunately, these solutions rely
on the kindness of others, something which is not always present.
A certain brewing mob in a certain ancient area is easy enough
to get to, but again, a newbie might not know the way. I
am uncertain asto the effects of various water sources in
the area, but those are definitely not newbie friendly anyway.
If there's a more convenient way to become unpoisoned, I just
haven't found it yet, and I would like to think that someone
just starting out here wouldn't find it immediately either.
2) If effects don't wear off, blind becomes much more powerful,
and to a lesser extent greater poison. People carry finite
numbers of potions. Not a real problem if you want PK fights
just ending once someone gets blinded too many times. Or
greater poisoned too much.
3) Hmmm, so I could have 1 hp and be poisoned, and log off, and
eventually the poison will wear off, while I'm offline, and
given enough time, I'll heal up to full? Or will I die, then
heal up to full life while being offline? Or will I just
remain at 1hp until I log in again?
Friday, April 25 2003, 11:21PM
Before this goes in I hope you're going to fix the skill
sustained breath? I don't think it should be active for
such a long time seing as how its something learned.