Posted by Bulk on 02/06
As far as I know, there are a few slots where stat bonus is extremely
limited to only a few items, or mostly filled with not the 'optimal'
amount of stat bonus (ring, arms, feet, etc). Most of my characters
usually end up one or two points shy of 'cool stats' that would have
too easily gotten if only a few more slots were as flexible as the
held slot, or even the wielded, about slots...
Saturday, January 25, 08:01PM
same here, looking for +4 dex face or +4 spr face...or maybe a +5 perc face...heh heh
- hint hint -
Sunday, January 26, 01:03PM
I myself have often wished for items like these in general, but I think
you need to keep in mind the balance of the game. In particular how a 5 perc
or 5 dex face item would allow one to make a better char than in the past.
You say to yourself possibly "Thats what i want to do" but remember there
have been very many great dex perc fighters on legend, they juggled their
stats and made do with what they had. Adding either of these too items,
would cheapen there accomplishments. You might say well what about that
mind piece of eq? Remember mind isnt available for all slots, and its fairly
hard to get 100 mind if you dont select it near first in stat selections.
So I would say we have plenty of good dex and perc eq. What we do need is
good con, and str eq. Everyone pretty much knows how dex rules this mud,
and in my opinion the best eq is dex too, builders tend to make what they
think are nice items that people want, this led to there being some great
dex eq being made. One might argue that str and con eq is adequate and all
will be fixed after skill trees, but in one area i would disagree.
In the area of negatives dex eq truly rules. Have you ever noticed a good
deal of dex eq is -spirit, one can pretty much wear enough dex for 100 and
not have any dex eq with any negative other than spirit. This just isnt so
chant meue drva ex str and con, and since spirit is mostly for healing and doesnt give
much benefit while fighting this also leads to dex being the best fighting
I would think that a better eq request would be to have eq that matched,
dex in negatives. Like: a 8 str or con and -3spi item, and a 6 str or con
1 perc -2 spirit item. etc etc
If there is any rational behind dex eq being -spirit and str being mind or
con being - perc, then I think this rational is what makes dex best.
Even with the fixes being worked on with skilltrees, this is after all
an eq based mud.
If anyone has any differing opinions or can explain this stuff to me, I
really want to hear it.
Sunday, January 26, 11:12PM
There is no particular reason that there is so much +dex -spi eq. It gets
VERY hard to balance it all out when there are literally dozens of
items to try to keep track of.
Monday, January 27, 04:36AM
Actually if you break it down there are FAR less items that are minus mind.
However spirit comes in a close second i must say. then con, then per, then
str, then dex. (least->greatest amount of - eq). Therefore if you
want to get rid of dex, you have lots of opportunities in eq to do so, if
you dont need mind and its just taking up needed stat points, then your
in trouble. Basically the best way to figure out eq is to find out which
stats you DONT need and find eq that subtracts from them and adds a lot
to the stats you do need. Therefore: breakdown of eq from least to greatest
again that is +stat (least amount of + eq to greatest):
str and per come in a tie for lowest, then comes mind, then dex, then con,
then spi. Spirit have A LOT more than str/per. Therefore with an extreme lack
of -spi items and a ton of +spi items, maybe we need to look at heading that way eh? Just a little analysis ther >:)
Monday, January 27, 08:15AM
Nod. I don't really feel its a conspiracy or anything like that, Just
trying to point out a reason i think dex is overpowered that i hadn't heard
anyone mention before.
Monday, January 27, 04:20PM
It was mentioned before...it was also mentioned that the only +stat
specific quest where one did not have any kind of choice whatsoever
happens to be the stat so much dex eq subtracts from, giving dex
warriors more of a room to juggle equipment with...I mean, I picked
spirit last, have 100 dex, and still manage enough spirit to listen,
Thursday, February 06, 01:39AM
more face items...that is all I ask