The Gradual Depreciation of Items
Posted by Daer on 05/15
I think the title is self explanatory :P. Its hard enough when you need
good stats to do things on the mud and they keep putting in new items
and ther good (or some of them :P) because they offer stats that that slot
has never been able to offer.. and then suddenly they go out of the game
and come back in depreciated and even a -1 more can make them terrible.
I had eq lined up to get 100dex/mind 40per/con/spi and 25 str and way
underrent. Then i found one of the 'new' items i was using had been
depreciated and I had to hack my brains for another way and finally end
up using an alternative that put me only 400$ underrent, compared to my
2900$ underrent set up with the 'new' item. It ticked me off and it is
not the first time i have been disappointed. Anyone else feel this way?
BTW: the item was a pair of spectacles. no stats on public boards, but
there is only one +5 overall face item and its only good if your looking
for that particular stat. So why depreciate it? Especially since its on
a tough mob? Beats me!
Saturday, May 10, 04:21PM
nod, there should at least have a +something for all stats on all
slots, i think (even if its not +5 of the stat)
Saturday, May 10, 06:55PM
heh, if we start whining about items, not many can beat us str
fighters... for the ring, face, neck, arm, leg there are none i know
that give +5 or more str while still being +5 net, and it is quite
hard to juggle equip as a str fighter, because those +str are quite
rare... on top of that, most +str will be way overpriced--the chinese
medallion, for example, for a +3 netstat item, unrepairable, pretty
-cough- hard -cough- mob, it is waaaaay overpriced, and its -stat
makes it quite useless for a warrior type. Not to mention the str
weaponry, which rarely gives any stats, and if it does, it's either
EXTREMELY hard to get, and/or waaaay overrent again.
On top of that, quite a few str equip are align restricted, and
mutually exclusive to boot. The herc used to be the best str item
before the changes (easy to get, low rent) and arguably the only
str item that was newbie-friendly, and honestly don't think it should
have been changed considering how hard it is to get other str eq..
Let's face it, +5 str equip for head is both on a tough mob, one of
them align restricted and in hell (both very easily scrappable, too)
for the hand, it's on one of the toughie mobs, on body it's quest,
about and shield are both on a tough mob in a tough area, shoes on
a tough mob (and eats it too.. heck, a lot of these things mobs will
gobble), waist it's again in an unfriendly area (with high rent), held
it's either on a tough mob or a slow-repop one, wielded its again a
lengthy quest, wrists i don't even remember where i can find it now...
Sunday, May 11, 06:24AM
There will be items available in the future for slots that do not
currently have +items in those stats.
If we flooded the mud with them now, new builders wouldn't have much
to make. But they do need to adhere to the guideline that that item
must in some way make reasonable sense. It's hard pressed to justify
+mind footwear, but I'm sure there will be someday.
You have to remember that legend is in a constant state of
development, and items are constantly being added.
Sunday, May 11, 03:12PM
-model shoes with cheat sheets- -cackle-
Sunday, May 11, 05:59PM
Cheat Sheets? So if you get caught wearing them, they become +stupidity
and +embarassment =P
Sunday, May 11, 10:04PM
Um, to clarify things. The item mentioned in the original post
has had the same stats since it was put in. There's been no
change to it, so whoever told you the other stats, is the
one you should complain to.
Monday, May 12, 04:42AM
Doesn't matter about that particular item, many more have been changed
and if one of those would have been used it would still have the same
Just a thought
Monday, May 12, 09:45PM
I would like to see some more -mind and -str items in the future...
oh nothing, just blabbing to myself...
Tuesday, May 13, 09:55AM
there is such an extreme lack of -mind its terrible for people who need
stats other than mind and have naturally high mind. -comfort- alls i can
say is pick it last! sepcially with that one quest that boosts a certain
stat that many types dont need. -xxx gear is also really needed, although
a lot of great -xxx gear has just come out.
daer stops himself and his complaining, just a note and a thought
Tuesday, May 13, 01:28PM
last i checked, there were loads of -mind gear, and tons of -str gear.
just that those with such -'s dont have the right +'s :P
i'd personally like to see -spr/min, or somehow being able to choose
whether we want lopside rolls or even rolls in chargen.
Wednesday, May 14, 04:01AM
believe me, ther aren't loads of -mind gear out there compared to the
loads of -other stat gear out there
Wednesday, May 14, 11:51AM
Oehh...I would like some +100 con -100 spirit and +100 mind -100 spirit
and +100 dex -100 spirit......
To be honest I think this discussion is getting out of hand...
In my opinion its pretty easy to get 100/100 40/40/40 and 20 =340 in total
which makes a great char for all kinds of fighttypes.
Or 100 80/80 40 20/20 (now I have covered both mages and snipers :))
And I dont think there is any problem with eq stats.
Like someone said you couldnt get str for face or something like that...
well you can get alot of other good stuf for face, and you dont need
+5 str in all 21 +stat slots -- actually most people only need to use
like 8-10 +5 stat slots for their fightstat and the rast 11-13 slots
are free for all the other stats...
So I dont think we need to get a item for all slots covering all different
Thursday, May 15, 01:47AM
ho hum then, -ponders what to do with his 50 mind-
a londoner, btw I've been trying to get it down to 40 for that past...
er, 2-3 months but can't find any decent eq to get the pluses I need.
the only item that I know thats -mind and has a net gain of 5 is that
earring thingie, and frankly, I don't need the cirtain stat it gives me.
(thats why I wanted -str stuff, but can't find much of that either)
I'm just complaining...don't have to listen to me...-grin-