Posted by Mystbane on 10/12/96
I remember seeing this discussed once in the LDL, but it seems
that the only imm that answered it (arky) is inactive, so I
bring it up again.
Backstab seems to have, most of the time, only 1 combat round
worth of skill delay, and sometimes even 0. Is this a bug
or another one of those advantages ppl get for initiating
a fight with a backstab?
Thursday, October 10, 03:04AM
As far as I know, it's an advantage of backstab
not that i know anything...
Thursday, October 10, 12:26PM
Backstab has a 2 round wait associated with it that is applied to successful
hits. I have never noticed it to be any less with my mortal who makes wide
use of the backstab skill and the kick skill. I will check into this further
Friday, October 11, 11:19PM
Player backstabs mob. Skill delay starts. Mob gets no attack. End of round 1.
Mob attacks player. Player attacks mob. End of round 2. End of skill delay.
Player is now free to use other skills. Mob got cheated of 1 combat round. :)
That's the way I figure it, anyway.
Saturday, October 12, 04:23PM
While i am at it...when killing a mob with the backstab, the description is
that the mob falls to the ground *silently*. Is it possible to remove
you hear its death cry from the death message? the mob was supposed to
fall to the ground silent...