Posted by Psycho on 06/02
Okay chances are this will be long, so there's the warning.
Firstly, I was reading a few of the latest Q&A logs the other
day, which got me thinking about a few issues (most of which
admitadly I have forgotten, but the ones that I remember I
are as follows)
Firstly, the ride issue:
Great idea, although largely pointless at high levels, you can
only warcry, and the horses are like level 8 so they miss all the
Solution: add some more higher level horses around the place.
Be able to kick off horses, bash? i mean you can boot to the head
easy enough, and lean down to wallop them with the hilt of your
weapon trying to knock them on the ground? Also someone in
a Q&A log said the biggest advantage was easier to attack, so increase
your damage dealt if you ride. Have it so dodge is disabled, but
instead of dodgeing the attack hits the mount, increase chance of
this happening. I mean it'll be alot easier to kill the horse than the
rider (attack not kill).
I'm sure you can think up lots of other ideas to go with ride, to make
it more useful, and more widely used, but still not useful enough that
everyone rides and just kills things.
Okay when I am blinded, i can still attack and hit 4 outta 5 times,
and i can still make my way around, albeit a tad slower and with more mv
cost. I take a bit more dam, and deal a tad less.
Okay you go try attack a blind guy in the street, see how many times
he actually hits you, and how many times you hit. He'll hit like once
in a fight, and you'll practically never miss.
Then people come with the 'blind overpowered' business. And yes it will
be, it SHOULD be, well not overpowered, as you should dramatically decrease
the chance to blind. Not just chant few minor words and hey presto you're
blind. Maybe have it so it takes sight for a round or two instead.
Also, blindside, the way its taught is with a blindfold so you cant see
where the opponent is. So this should reduce chance to blind, and make
blind nearly (not quite but nearly) useless against those who can
or rather have the knowledge and skill to fight with little to know
visual aids. But then blindside is over powered, but is it? I mean if
you hardly ever get blinded then how can it be overpowered, you never
get a chance to test it out.
Poison, and food.
As someone mentioned to me a while ago, what happens when I have
a poisoned weapon, poison an animal, then carve and eat its corpse?
Shouldn't you get effected with the poison? as you are eating a
Well this is getting a tad big, so I'll stop here, and explain a
big long idea in the next post.
Monday, June 02 2003, 09:28AM
just thought of something else to add.
Skin skill, in a Q&A log (cause unfortunately i am unable to attend
these events) I believe it was an imm saying that skin can not be
learnt from technical hometowns. Their reasoning was that most
people did not skin. Well just because MOST do not, doesn't stop
someone from learning. I mean if I wanted to learn how to skin/tan
a corpse, then I could go down to a taxidermist and learn. Using the
'not many people did it' excuse, well what about hunt, not that many
people anywhere could hunt down prey, usually only a few members of
each tribe were any good at it. And ride, going by that logic people
from techinical hometowns shouldn't be able to ride horses, because
MOST people didn't. I thought this place was on, 'they didnt know
how to do this at this place in this time' not a 'not many did'.
Going by 'no one knew how to do it' ancient hometowns shouldn't be
able to learn parry, as that was invented to combat the thrusting of
a rapier, in the med time, with the swashbuckling sailors. So why
can my 3c mage from agrabah, learn parry when he was born yonks before
parry was invented, but people from london cant skin, when even now i
could learn how to do it if i wished.