Posted by Nomad on 05/21
The new blind spell has really lost most of it's fun...
I would think it might be good to be able to use items while blind ...
However, being able to see where you're going, seeing people
enough to know who you crashed into and all that is just
really underpowering the spell.. Perhaps items can be manipulated
but vision of rooms and stuff should be restricted?
Just my thoughts ...
Sunday, May 10, 10:57PM
I think it takes out the fun of blinding flash against a number of
ppl, and that's no fun.
If it's possible, could blind be the same as having infravis while dark?
that way ppl can still get lost to some extent.
Monday, May 11, 12:16AM
I'll try to make this clear...
Fixing blind to the point we really wish to fix it is not a reality.
Casing out inventory, eq, etc, is impossible without major modifications
to a very difficult function. It would require more time than we're
willing to put in because we're making a conscious effort to get
skilltrees out within a reasonable amount of time, and this,
unfortunately, includes locking this codebase down. Period. The
fix to blind is a temporary fix, and we'll make modifications as
necessary, but ONLY as necessary. If it underpowers the spell a bit
that's much easier to deal with than having an overpowering spell,
which is exactly what we had before.
Monday, May 11, 01:32AM
Maybe just have it last for one or two ticks, with the same
affects it had before, and putting a flag on it so that you
can't just be blinded immediately after again, and maybe
have it prevent you from renting? Surely that wouldn't be
horribly overpowering as it was before, and still make
it a formidible spell.
It'd at least give mages a chance to do some damage before
it wears off.
Monday, May 11, 02:50AM
K, maybe it's just me..but why not give fighters a skill to blind with?
Something like gouge, or "kick _dirt_"? skill lag of three rounds with
a chance to fail? Instead of changing blind(which -I- thought was fine
and dandy..but like I said, maybe it's just me...
Monday, May 11, 03:26AM
wow seems the people that yelled for fixes on other char types
really get whiny when their abuse of the fight code is fixed.
Monday, May 11, 11:42AM
why not just give all skills/spells to all chars .... bah this discussion
is to far out. You people just whine to much!
A good pkill-mud is one that never changes :)
It ticks me off that people want this and that skill for their char.
Let the imms balance this mud. Then it is your task to build that best
char under the system. If every char-type got what they where asking for
this mud would suck. Personally i think complaining should not be allowed
and whining should cause deletion! No more no less.
Lets the god deside and DIE if you oppose. You are just a pathetic mortal!
So stop whining about changes and live with the system.
Anexia & Attitude
- worships all the gods of LegendMUD
Monday, May 11, 03:58PM
It was an overpowerring spell, sure, but ji think
most of us found one way or another to deal with
it, and honestly for most of us it wasnt really that
much a skill to be afraid of, and more or less just
waste of mana against those who pk a lot.
currently, i think, it takes out one of the
major usefulness(es) of having a create mage, who can
blinding flash and work around massively uneven odds, or
add an element of chaos to an otherwise well-planned ambush.
if anything, the lag in moving should be increased a tad,
or have ppl not be able to initiate attacks while blind,
or have it take off 10% of perc so margiinal snipers can't snipe.
Monday, May 11, 06:03PM
After thinking about it, I think I'll leave it most of the way
we have it, however people will appear as 'somebody's' and you
won't be able to do things such as initiate combat, or use skills
on anyone other than yourself... Hopefully I'll have it in by
friday, but don't hold your breath, I'd actually prefer to be
doing other code right now than try to fix everything anyone
perceives as being broken, whether broken or not.
Monday, May 11, 11:14PM
Tuesday, May 12, 08:59AM
Sounds almost perfect to me :)
Thursday, May 21, 10:39PM
Yeah, Prospero, it does seem that people yell when their character
type is weakened. If I didn't know better, I'd swear that fighters
never ever stand a chance against mages, (who are only slightly
below Imms in powerlevel and effects... in fact, I'm sure that a
group of 2 or 3 well played mages could take out Rufus or Ptah,
especially if they have surprise on their side.) The worst
sort of fighter has got to be the dex / per fighter.
Absolutely no balance at all in this combat system..
Definately amusing to read..