hitroll and damroll items overpowered.
Posted by Mhsa on 06/18
As far as I can tell, +hitroll and +damroll items unbalance the combat
system. As an example, there's a well known +4 dex item which is also
+hitroll. I went and checked the numbers for it and the bonus it raises
a characters hitroll is equivalent to +20 dex. Basically, +hitroll or
+damroll eq gives you the dex or str combat bonuses without raising the
corresponding stat. The difference in rent of the mentioned item is
only 1.5k or so more than similar items without the +hitroll bonus.
The problem with this is that there are +hitroll and +damroll items
which give enormous bonus with low rent while +hitpoint items which
would be the equivalent for con [gives the con combat bonus without
actually raising the stat] is much higher rent with much less effect.
A +hitpoint item which would be equivalent to the +hitroll item
mentioned would be a +98 hp item with +4 con and no minuses for
less than 3k rent. The reason it works out to +98 hp is because
that's the difference in hp a level 50 will have with 20 more con.
The problem becomes even more troublesome at low levels because
characters can still get an enormous benefit from +hitroll and
+damroll items for very little rent while having high con at low
levels does not cause nearly as much of a difference in hp.
Tuesday, June 17, 07:12PM
Thats true, I never thought about it... but keep
this in mind, a dex or str fighter can also wear
that specific popular item that is 4 in a stat and
+hitroll too. It would kind of suck if we had a +98
Tuesday, June 17, 07:18PM
Well, anyway, besides my posting problems,
I ment to say that any item is availiable to to player,
so a dex fighter can wear the that same piece of +hitroll/+dex
eq, as a con fighter and still have his ac/and 100dex
hitting advantage on top of it
If imms start putting cheap +hps items.. why not put in +mana items
that are +mind? and also +hps items that are con
AND +movement too? theres no end
Even with 4.22 hitroll I have had trouble hitting..
so what if everyone's hitroll is .5 higher because
of a specific piece of eq..?
If you made con equivelents then everyones hps will
be 98hps higher.. because under 3krent and +4con
would make it an item you cant afford to not have.
This will further muddy the difference between str, con and dex fighers
Tuesday, June 17, 07:52PM
I don't believe that there should be cheap +hp items. I think that the
current +hitroll and +damroll items should be removed because with the
effect they have now, it unbalances the system and weakens the con combat
Wednesday, June 18, 01:55AM
as I recall, hitroll will be changed to perc instead of dex,
that might help the situation a little.
Wednesday, June 18, 01:58AM
that was one suggestion made, leth, nothing is definite at this point.
Wednesday, June 18, 03:17AM
um, changing hitroll to perc would be silly because hitroll is the major
dex combat bonus. as far as realism goes, yes, it makes sense for people
with high perception to be able to hit more often, but as a game balance
issue, if you want the main fighting stats to be dex, str, and con, basing
hitroll on perc rather than dex doesn't make sense because you'd be making
the main fighting stats perc, str, and con instead.
Wednesday, June 18, 03:29AM
Yes these are available to all, and you might want to clear a slot
for them. If you didn't know hitroll and damroll eq has always
been hugely important on most diku type muds. Its a good thing
in my opinion.
Wednesday, June 18, 03:55AM
Actually basing hitroll on perc makes a little bit of sense in the game
Currently (and this is ignoring skills, mind you) we have the following:
Strength's bonuses: More damage
Con's bonuses: Can take more damage
Dex's bonuses: Can avoid more damage and hit more often
dex has two bonuses, AC and hitroll, wheras the other two only have
one, add to that the fact that dex can escape a fight reasonably easily,
and you might even have a third bonus. Moving it to perc would even
out the field, per se. But this is only the rationale behind it, as I
said, nothing's definite.