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Author Topic: 9 questions for the great Oracle  (Read 4606 times)
germs
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« on: April 16, 2009, 01:58:01 am »

1.why did you change fireweb to 'flaming goo'?

2.why does flaming goo ignore magic res?

3.is magic res slowing being phased out?

4.why was ball lightning dented?

5.why was ball lightning dented so
hardcore?

6.why was chain lightning beefed up?

7.what was your intent with altering the
saves that affect firefield?

8.mid leveling grouping experience has
increased substantially, what is the
intent?

9.will a ltype 2 have the same stats as
a ltype 0 by the time they both reach
quad 33?
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2009, 02:35:21 pm »

1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 - This was general spell balancing, some of which didn't work out as expected.  That's normal for spell balancing.  And you're wrong about ball lightning, you're just not using it properly.

3 - I have never liked magic res, but I hardly think it reasonable to rip it out of the game at this late juncture.

8 - The exp statistics indicate newbie grouping is exceptionally rare, and my own playing with it indicate that lack of experience is one of the major reasons why.

9 - No.  I don't see how ltype 0 could even remotely hope to compete.
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2009, 05:35:57 pm »

ball lightning is only effective against a fraction of the mobs on the mud now. i call that a dent.
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2009, 07:46:05 pm »

I'll automatically be revisiting ball lightning in a month or two when I look at the spell stats again.  Those will be the real indicator of whether or not it's a dent or a boon.  If it's too much of a dent, I'll take another look at it.

Balancing can take a very long time, because players are very creative.  It might be six months before some really amazing use of the spell is found.  Or, there might not be one.
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