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by Zhar
06 Apr 2021 03:13
Forum: Game - General
Topic: Balances, or whatever
Replies: 107
Views: 5224

Re: Balances, or whatever

I don't know where the 15% comes from. Specials still contribute quite a bit of damage (sometimes 100% of your damage, depending on the weapons you're using and foes you're fighting). Sure, regular hits got stronger so overall special damage output seems lower (it's not, it just isn't overwhelming a...
by Zhar
05 Apr 2021 13:03
Forum: Game - General
Topic: Balances, or whatever
Replies: 107
Views: 5224

Re: Balances, or whatever

You can't really extrapolate this to the old specials. In the olden days each special had its own code and did its own thing. Once the melee specials were standardized they're all using the same code. Basically, you're just configuring the special by providing initial values like caid, prep time, co...
by Zhar
04 Apr 2021 10:43
Forum: Game - General
Topic: Balances, or whatever
Replies: 107
Views: 5224

Re: Balances, or whatever

Dhez wrote:
04 Apr 2021 10:12
I'm going to guess it's a matter of how the damage is spread: one big hit every 15 seconds or three small ones every 5.
Pretty much. You either have more burst damage (backstab) or more sustained damage (mattack).
by Zhar
01 Apr 2021 16:31
Forum: Game - General
Topic: Balances, or whatever
Replies: 107
Views: 5224

Re: Balances, or whatever

Mim wrote:
01 Apr 2021 12:43
Zhar wrote:
01 Apr 2021 11:14
I don't think idling in pub gives you bonus qxp. Would be silly.
Have you tried?
Now I will have to try to see for myself. In any case it shouldn't be like that as it would be totally unfair to the people who did the quests before such a thing was introduced.
by Zhar
01 Apr 2021 11:14
Forum: Game - General
Topic: Balances, or whatever
Replies: 107
Views: 5224

Re: Balances, or whatever

I don't think idling in pub gives you bonus qxp. Would be silly.
by Zhar
30 Mar 2021 16:34
Forum: Game - General
Topic: Balances, or whatever
Replies: 107
Views: 5224

Re: Balances, or whatever

When it takes 6 seconds to bring a top 15 myth in tank gear to agony by 3 white hits - one of them being from a neidar with racehate bonus + battlerager bonus + weapon bonus that probably could 1 hit kill a myth with some luck - its hard to keep the 'all is fine' attitude. The racehate bonus have t...
by Zhar
29 Mar 2021 14:44
Forum: Game - General
Topic: Balances, or whatever
Replies: 107
Views: 5224

Re: Balances, or whatever

Something to consider that is not specific for Calians: it is a lot of work to get to 10-link Blademasters. If one were to break ones chain, it basicly means you will never regain it to that level. I believe the ogres have a mechanism where you continue where you left if you rejoin them. I'd argue ...
by Zhar
29 Mar 2021 05:49
Forum: Game - General
Topic: Balances, or whatever
Replies: 107
Views: 5224

Re: Balances, or whatever

with specials being only 15% of the damage now, the calians swarm aint halfway as good as it used to be plus it have always felt oddly capped compared to other specials. With the neidar racehate bonus on top of white hits, i'm pretty sure they outdps AND outtank a calian anyday you choose a racehat...
by Zhar
21 Mar 2021 07:09
Forum: Common Board
Topic: Upcoming Changes.
Replies: 109
Views: 4710

Re: Upcoming Changes.

They have a peace spell? I am pretty sure I removed that with the recode... can that be confirmed by minstrels? Will need a Minstrel to confirm. Been a while since I was one and last time I was there only briefly so didn't get a full array of spells (and pax wasn't top priority for me). Fair points...
by Zhar
20 Mar 2021 22:34
Forum: Common Board
Topic: Upcoming Changes.
Replies: 109
Views: 4710

Re: Upcoming Changes.

Layman casters are in a good spot in my opinion. Especially guilds like Warlocks and Elemental Worshippers as they provide you with good defensive tools. Minstrels should also be fine, they do lack the defensive options of aforementioned guilds but they are also extremely low in maintenance (no need...