Posted by Mandrake on 04/02
When shadowlands went in and neutral/good became pretty
much the only way to go, I thought well, eventually
as new areas go in they'd even out a little.
Well, I guess I was wrong.. Deanna put some GREAT
new items in her area but at the same time made being
evil almost stupid. I still can't get over how that
one new evil aligned item is identical to one that
already exists apart from the rent..
That really should be +con or +perc, actually
+7 -2 spirit to even out with a certain shield.
Then there's the horseshoe and the only +50 mana
item in the game.. A bit of spam eq and a low
rent head item for evil doesn't make up for all
Monday, March 30, 06:04AM
heh, I can remember when everyone was evil too. only
way for a str fighter to be was evil, horshoes are a lot
of upkeep, and evil has its own shield, and access to the other
best footwear, and the best head item. the new low rent
face gear does keep the balance fairly even.
Monday, March 30, 06:17PM
I think in general evil has decent low-rent items, and
the other aligns have the nifty "wow" like ones.
But it seems that most of the time, people only care about
align when they need to use a specific item, and i think there
is still enough non-aligned items out there to make it pretty
feasible to choose an align that scratches that one itchy spot.
Mob-wise, however, i've noticed that most mobs are pretty evil or
neutral, making it hard to maintain certain alignments through
Tuesday, March 31, 07:15AM
You're mad if you think they're fairly balanced..
Evil may have the best head item in the game but
that's what? a couple of hundred rent cheaper
than others? It's not the only +5 overall head
item with that kind of AC either.
Evil has a shield, ha! it's twice the rent of
the other with similar stats.. I'm not just
talking about the number of evil vs good items
but pointing out where there's a big difference
in stats and hps for good/neutral rather than evil.
A neutral "fighter" with no use for spirit eq will
currently have 5 more stat points and 50 more hps
than an evil one, and yeah Arsene the horshoe can
be a pain but it is meant for create mages.
Tuesday, March 31, 07:58AM
okay cuchullains gear is nice for a fighter, but they EAT
rent, and have become better now because of the ac on the
shield that shouldnt have went in, but oh well, I dont make those calls.
but that gear is renty, and the cloak, is pretty useless unless
you stop for tform every 4 or 5 fights.
the mana ring - yeah, being good only sucks, nothing else like it.
Tuesday, March 31, 02:47PM
The way i see it, you plan your gear, then your align, not vice
If the gear you want is of a certain align, then become that align.
Tuesday, March 31, 03:48PM
true, Ive got so many people cuchullains gear while they
were evil, then went and changed aligns right after,
some of them even claimed they RPed as evil even after.
Even some of the crowd who said the fight system, eq, and
things like that were less important than the rp environment.
Thursday, April 02, 04:24PM
Oh it seems the evil shield is no longer aligned
that way.. I know I can easily switch to neutral,
It's not that big a deal.. I still say it's
unbalanced and I'm kinda curious why.
Thursday, April 02, 10:43PM
Because as areas go in we don't rebalance the entire eq system.
Just wait. Evil eq will go in.