Posted by Zeppelin on 02/24
Please see desc board 37 append 2.
Tuesday, February 23, 05:34PM
I tried experimenting with with different hitrolls, but it doesn't seem
to make that much difference to me. 26 and 53 hit looks almost the same,
except that I might get an extra hit once in a while.
My suggestion is maybe for hitroll to give extra max hits.
Bigger weapons would have to have a higher hitroll to get an extra,
and lighter ones maybe could get a ton if they have, say 70.
Who knows, maybe then 5kg daggers would be worth having.
Tuesday, February 23, 09:46PM
Well hrm. I think if your a dex fighter you should be happy you
got dex and perc etc, and not complain that what you have should do
more. What I mean by this is, a dex fighter should grab some damroll
eq before they grab more hitroll eq, just cuz if your maxed on
hitroll what can you accomplish? Hit them more than 100 percent of
the time? Whereas damroll actually adds damage on top. Even if you
had the best type of char possible for hitroll, most accurate weapon
100 perc 100 dex, your still gonna get some stuff that hits armor
and gets parried or dodged etc. This is how it should be. Now on
the other hand, dex type chars or hitroll type chars I should say
might not benefit very much from adding some damroll eq, but thats
a different story, though it might be what we should be discussing.
But Mo was complaining just a short while back, that dex and con
chars were getting too much benefit from damroll eq, and str fighters
were sucking etc. Course I don't agree with this.
Every pure fighter type though, should need more str to do more
damage to a small degree, and I think the system reflects that
already, maybe too much, but it needs to be that way somewhat.
You don't want someone with 20 str damcapping, ever I figure.
But by the same token, you don't want your fighters to have to use
chant vina vant dyn ex weapons to do good damage. Of course I play a char
oops darn triggers, what happened to editing these things?
Of course I play a con char, but I think they are the most interesting
right now. Str just doesn't appeal to me, weapon wise, because they
are all super heavy weapons, and all the heavy weapons suck. Ie they
go 1/5 5/5 2/5 4/5 whereas con weapons do mostly 6/9 to 9/9.
So lots of times they have real small rounds, and sometimes they damcap,
actually they cap a lot, so it evens out I guess. You can't argue
that -str- weapons are weak, there just kinda clumsy.
Dex on the other hand hrm, dex seems to do ok as far as i can tell
they get a few decimates in, which is about all id expect without
adding some damroll, but, does damroll really help them? It doesn't
seem too like it should. Also theres the thing with backstab and the
weapons weight, considering you can do backstabs for 75hp or so with
the heavy weapons, this makes the other weapons pretty useless, this
needs to be fixed I think. Backstab is basically the only weapon dex
ppl have right now, other than non fight skills like blinding, shooting
etc. Your not gonna see many dex ppl winning a lot, using kick or choke
Con weapons on the other hand, seem to land pretty consistent,
except for the super heavy one. My char has 20 hr 30 dr most time when
fighting, and from what Mo says it would help to add smore hr, which I
been thinking about.
But generally id say dex shouldnt be adding hr eq, dr instead,
chant vina vant dyn ex using some hr eq, and less dr eq, and con adding as
-str- should trade some dr for hr, and con add as much hr as possible
without overkill and the rest used for dr.
Dex just doesnt seem to benefit from using dr.
Example, me with 80 -str- or so rem my dr piece of eq and my dr goes down
7 Ma rems the same piece of eq and his goes down 6 dr. I lower my
-str- all the way to 50 and rem it and its still giving me 7 dr. Which
means theres a bonus to dr eq depending on your -str- which I think is
lame lame lame. Or am I mistaken?
Tuesday, February 23, 10:18PM
first off, on the gear that gives you damroll thingie, you are
mistaken, it gives the same regardless of how much str you have,
just that depending on where your str is before you equip it,
it can give one more because it touches the str threshold.
As far as hit/dam goes, con/dex benefit much more from damroll
because 1) you can hit damcap with as little as 30-34 damroll
2) con gets stun, and dex gets hitroll which makes it easier
to hit 3) they can rent more damroll eq since con/dex weapons
are, in general, less renty.
On the other hand, hitroll seems to benefit str and con a bit
more than they do dex -- simply because dex hits often to begin
with. Str fighters rarely get decimates on regular rounds even
with 40+ damroll, whereas dex fighters with half or 1/4th that
damroll can get them (note papercut, who only had 1/2 damroll
of an average str char, decimated quite often).
In general, the key is in having a decent number in both, instead
of maxing one out unless you have a skill/spell that allows you
to negate one or the other.
Tuesday, February 23, 10:31PM
Um, just wanted to say, that your three listed reasons dont really
seem like reasons at all to me, why con and dex benefit more.
Being able to hit cap with 30 damroll, so what? hows that
benefit one type of fighter over another, maybe str fighters
should only use 30 dr then, use what rent they got free elsewhere.
Everyone chooses with a free mind what eq they choose. Maybe I'm
missing your point here. 2/ con gets stun dex gets hitroll
um again, so what, str gets bash and str gets damroll, the start
of this thread was how hitroll sucks so I don't see how saying
how dex gets hitroll really means much. As for -str- types missing
their targets, I say you can't complain one bit, its like
repeatedly poking oneself in the eye and complaining of pain hehe,
drop the heavy weapon and use one that lands more consistently
or end up doing damcap / 0 / damcap / 0 etc.
Though I agree there probably aren't many good choices for medium
weight -str- weapons, this is why I haven't been using them.
Heck I could argue the same about con weapons if I used the
heavy one, course people would think I had lost my head or
something. Arent there any q5 -str- weapons under 11kg?
I refuse to believe that -str- weapons miss cuz they are -str-
weapons, I say its cuz they are extra heavy, but yes we need
more info about weapon types.
And point three is much the same as point 2, the -str- weapons
are extra renty, but weapon choice is weapon choice,
surely theres some lower rent -str- stuff thats q5.
The bolg isn't so cheap rent wise and considering its only
1 of the 2 options for dex pkill wise, I wouldn't say dex
has that much choice. And yes I do agree that con does
have a better weapon rent/choice etc, but then again, -str-
has just what every -str- fighter thinks they must have in
the serrated, id pay 8k rent for a brahman that was 7dr 7con and
-2 spirit, maybe 10k as long as it was 10kg or so.
What I meant about damroll not helping dex, was that, you give
a dex fighter 20 damroll, which is a decent amount, Ie 40 str
and a couple horns maybe? and there is no appreciable affect.
Its not factored into backstab to any degree as far as I can
tell. Dex suffers from one type of dex fighter getting too
much of what they want in my opinion. The sniper, backstab
is very dependant on perc and weapon weight, and thats all
a dex fighter is good for as far as I can tell, that and
shooting. You can forget backstab if you don't have high
perc, puny damage. You had some snipers sitting around
saying perc dont do nothing, i suck, wah. Now all dex fighters
suck, if they dont have perc. Id think id make more sense
to lower the perc requirements on shooting type skills, and let
the sniper types get smore damroll, than making all dex fighters
reliant on perc.
Tuesday, February 23, 11:08PM
Oh yah, and I tried making my -str- to be all sorts of different
values such as , x1, x9, x6, x4, x being any number it always
seemed to give me 7dr, not sure how much he juggled his -str- but
I think he did anyway. Guess it just didn't land right. Ok
so what -str- do you need for a certain held item to only give
6 dr bonus?
Wednesday, February 24, 12:09AM
You would need str less than 30, i think, to give 6dr bonus,
simply because after 30 you get bonus every 3 pts or so.
As far as str losing out on the deal, is simply because they
don't hit as much, not nearly as much as any dex or con, regardless
of weaponweight, imho, if you'd check my trident wielding log
and ask mages with their sword of fire -- if str hit as well as
dex, heck, then why wouldn't the trident be a number one choice,
its 1 less maxdam is easily covered by the immolate damage.
Dex right now is underpowered in terms of damage, but then again
they seriously rock in terms of defense. Tumbling happens quite
lots at 100dex, not to mention parry/dodge/block, which allows for
dex fighters to incur rounds with only 0-14 damage or so (if they
Problem with str is that it's seriously debilitating in conjunction
with a stunning special, since it helps boost their hitroll a bit (
it still gets caught by armor lots).
Wednesday, February 24, 08:13PM
Yah I agree with that pretty much, and I have a feeling
that is what mcd meant by dex having a penalty against using
damroll eq, cuz theres a slight penalty if your -str- is below
30 or whatever, but I guess that isn't a real penalty? I guess
the real penalty comes when you say that anyone with under 30 -str-
doesn't deserve any damroll at all. Whats up with that, thats why
its so hard to make dr do any good with dex chars. Of course changing
this would give -str- chars more dr also, but would it really do them
proportionately more good? I think there would be diminishing returns,
if so handicapping the low -str- ppls would be bad id think.
Wednesday, February 24, 08:20PM
If there are diminishing returns, then handicapping low str would
be THE idea since that'll actually make it worthwhile to have high
Wednesday, February 24, 08:22PM
Hrm, by diminishing returns I meant that if say hypothetically
one did good with 30 dr great with 40, but only slightly better with
50, and if 70 was hard to tell any difference from 50, then thats
what I would call diminishing. Hehe ok Im beginning to see what
you meant I think, took me writing it out to get it.
If there are diminishing returns then having medium damroll
would be preferable to maxed damroll. One could go about it
with high str, and not much dr eq, or low str and dr eq.
The second option isn't available to dex ppl right now much, really
weak ones anyway, I mean yah its available but partly goes to waste.
Doesn't your last append basically just say, if theres diminishing
returns, then fix it by making ppl with more -str- more powerful?
Um, there already is a mechanism that makes low -str- less
powerful, which we have discussed this thread hehe. If your
chant vina vant dyn ex is below 30 or so, you get no damroll for it.
Bleah, gonna have to delete that alias.
I hear arguements how -str- misses a lot etc, but I haven't
really heard many people say -str- fighters were underpowered.
Naturally the biggest factor in the diminishing return, would
be that you hit the damcap which would mean you was as powerful
as anyone is capable of being, hehe.
Wednesday, February 24, 09:34PM
part of the problem is, I think, that most of the good +damroll items
are made for +str. Maybe if you include some items that are +dex and
give damroll or something...a certain gold item that exists right now
is the only +dam item that isn't made for str...(of course I'm probably
wrong) but even then, it gives less than the horn, and has about the
same rent -ponder-