Posted by Zak on 01/13
From my last post it seems that people are of the opinion that
mages have it really hard off because they have so many
stat requirements. I ask then, why do fighters not have better
stat requirements? One of the reasons this mud has inbalance
in my opinion is that mages, when they achieve all of their
reqs can have most of the fighting skills too. Why aren't
fighting requirements higher than they are to restrict people
from becoming fighter/mages. Why aren't their more specialized
skills for just fighter types (besides sniper and rage, because
these are pretty much) Just saying that I think there needs to
be more of a separation between the types. (put in a few skills
that require like 80 dex or 60 con..etc that are really neat
and useful to use when fighting) I know there are a few presently
like the expert/basic traning but even mages can have this with
their one 100 fighting stat. It is possible for example for
mages to get 100dex/mind 40con/spir/perc and 25 str. This enables
them to be good fighters, have ac (increased by their spells if
necessary) they can have choke without casting spells, and if not
they can just cast str. I think classes are a lot easier to
balance personally, I understand that legend is classless, but
I think right now its too easy to make supermages and just
okay fighters, although some stat combos do work nicely, just
give fighters some cool skills. I hate to bring another mud
's setup into the discussion, but for example Duris has some
very specialized fighting skills (like wielding two weapons
at the same time..etc) that would be really cool and might
help balance things. Okay I've rambled enough.
Wednesday, December 17, 12:16AM
I meant to say 80 dex and 60 con not or.
Friday, December 19, 07:35AM
It is true that mages can aquire all of the fighting skills of ONE
fighting stat in addition to their magic, however to get 3rd circle
spells requires the sacrifice of the 2nd and 3rd high fighting stat
fighters can have.
However, I think there is something in what you say, in that
fighters seem to think they need 3 high stats to be equal to mages,
and that is perhaps because they don't have anything quite as
specialized as 3rd circle spells that mages have.
Some special fighting skills with high stat requirements that parallel
3rd circle mage spells might be a good idea. But the requirements to
get them should be equivalent to what mages have to get for 3rd circle
casting. ie most 3rd circle words have requirements in more than just
two stats, so highly speclialized fighting skills should have requirements
in more that two stats, and be a substitute for the idea that fighters nee
to have 3 high stats to suceed, IMO. ie as mages have to lose some words,
if they wanted to get a 3rd high stat, fighters could choose a 3rd high st
or the specialized skills which would have hard requirement to meet.
That doesn't seem unreasonable to me....
Monday, December 29, 01:46AM
cant help feeling these bidders live in a different world.
Tuesday, January 13, 06:54PM
Unfortunately, Hafler, there are a few Pkillers who have no
honor and would not think twice about such a dishonest
deed... I mourn your loss, and suggest you look to the
Order of the Secretives. An act like this seems right up
Adobe, 5th kyu of the Shotokai