Posted by Acestes on 01/16
Why has dip recently been changed? It's kind of useless now, and the spell
affect doesn't last long either, making it even more so. I'm not posting
what was changed, because my post would probably be yanked off of the
board for it. Is there any plans to change it again?
- a disgruntled archer.
Tuesday, December 30, 09:43AM
Dip was always supposed to extract potions when it was used. the
affects last a random 4 to 8 ticks, which, in game terms, is
2 to 4 hours. In the course of 4 to 8 ticks, approximately 20,
probably more shots could be fired, even with aiming. Since
brew has a 100% effective spell chance, so do the arrows,
so every time you do hit, that is one use of the spell.
For 15 mana? I'd say it's pretty darned useful.
Thursday, January 01, 12:42AM
Hmm, what about potions with multiple spells? If an arrow were to be
dipped into a potion, shouldn't it retain all effects that the potion
produces? I've also noticed some potions don't produce any spells on
arrows once dipped, is this a bug?
Thursday, January 01, 07:54AM
It would require adding more 'statistic slots' to objects, since
the way bows are coded, they have to contain all the information
for how much damage is done, what the chances are for misfiring,
what ammo type it uses, etc, I only had enough of those slots
to accept one affect per shot fired. Increasing the total number
of slots is something that would be a royal pain in the
patoot, not really worth the effort globally, and is a bit of
unneeded memory overhead.
As far as spells not working, I know that there are a few spells
whose affect text doesn't show but the potions still have affects.
I'd need to know specifics as I'm in the process of fixing all
Saturday, January 03, 10:55PM
Well, its not really to do with dip, but more so to do with ignite. After
the affect of ignite wears off of a quiver, the quiver remains to be
(Flaming), i know its not much of a bug, and i've ignored it, but it
should no longer appear to be (Flaming) after it wears off, right?
Friday, January 16, 11:00PM
hey, didn't i append tto this board?
i thought i wrote a message about getting someone a map of the world...
maybe it disappeared...