London was hurting enough before so it was given bonus' why now should the bonus be taken away and only given when more stat points are sacrificed!
Now they are making it so if you can heal you suck at fighting and if you are good at fighting you cant heal very well.
But hey this will be nice when housing goes in huh, stead of renting your spam gear, youll keep a whole nother set for healing, that you can run throw on.
Probably will see more ppl being pure fighters and pure healers.
If everyone does the smart thing anyway, since this would be the most efficient.
The problem, as I see it, with downgrading surgeons/healer types, is that a lot of players xprun, and then seek out a healer to heal, as opposed to taking a healer running with them. If a healer type can't fight to gain xp, and hitters choose not to take them on runs, how is a surgeon (or other healer) supposed to gain levels?
To downgrade the healing abilities like this, or to say you have a choice, be a good healer who can't hit or be a mediocre healer who can hit, is going to lead to a scarcity of good healers.
Just my 2 coins worth
Anyway, which stat will it depend on? Mind or spi? I've got to go stock up on some eq now, and congrats - you've achieved something no other code change so far has managed.. you managed to make me carry spam eq now. I suppose that's the way the mud's heading.
Don't mind me.. I'll be okay once the tantrum blows over.. =)
Okay, if this new upgrades grants london surgeons 100 hp heals at 100 mind/spirit (which should be reasonable considering you only need high spirit for 100 hp augumented poultices), then I'd be all for this change
However, if this means that bare minimum london surgeons operate only as well as Lima surgeons, and london doesn't get a boost somewhere else, and with 100 mind/spirit one only gets the boost to healing that you've just taken away....well, then first aid only will look more and attractive.
But anyway, grouping needs to be encouraged, period. So I'm all for pure healers, Maybe if healers were smart and refused to heal without compensation of some sort, healers would become a bit more needed and wanted. You may think this is a rude comment, but why heal someone when they have done nothing for you, and don't have plans to do anything but leech your skills and go level while you sit at an inn and hope to find a group for xp purposes. Then maybe we'll see some more true druids arouond, I see very, VERY few of those these days. But hey, it's just my opinion, ignore it if you wish. ;)
As to spam gear... skill trees was -supposed- to remove spam gear from the game if I remember right. I recall something about stat changes taking time to come into effect. But my memory is getting worse these days so I could be wrong.
Also if I read the post from Rufus right.. london surgeons with the min stats will heal just the same as they are now. However if they decide to sacrifice other stats for mind/spr, then there operations will be more effective. Wrong there, should be thier. If I'm wrong in my interpretation.... I am sure someone will set me straight. Sounds like a great change the way I read it.
However... the following are all considered when calculating parry:
Weight of your weapon
Weight of the attacking weapon
Size of your weapon
Size of the attacking weapon
Type of weapon you are using
Type of weapon the attacker is using
Basically, parry/backstab are generally diametrically opposed. The weapons that parry the best are poor or incapable of backstabbing, the weapons that backstab the best are poor or incapable of parrying.
The new changes srewed me up. Yeah I am from London with min stat reqs on surgery. And I am proud.
I am not here to complain.
Just think that London is gonna be downgraded too much unless a 100min/spr surgeon actually gets a really good surgery (read better than it is now).
Cause if you are from London (and unable to use magic or druid skills) mind and spirit is worth nothing but surgery.
Of course it is fun to be a surgeon, but haveing to spend half of your stat points just be able to do some decent surgery is evil unless it is really decent.
Oh well, is it too late to change your hometown? -snicker-
Dagmar Wilkins, military surgeon And oh well, it is not always possible to find a group to operrate, which can be frustrating if you can kill nothing on your own. guess i'll have to go pure dex no perc. Which will suck, heh of course I wont be affected about lousy surgery course i'll have to aid my self as usual.
Aid btw has a freaking irritating lag, but i do perfectly understand why is has to be there.
Oh oh. I said too much, I am not suposed to be that talky.