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ilfar

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  1. Ooof, okay... Not quite at a level I can play yet. See you fellas in another couple of years. :3
  2. Now that there's a 24/7 environment, I decided to wander back over and see how things are going... While waiting for the download to finish, I started reading the release notes. Seemed like the thing to do. :3 And now I'm beginning to wonder what on EARTH you guys have been doing while I've been gone. o.O "Fixes to hippo teleports have been added." - Wait, what? Teleporting hippos? I'm sure this will make sense once I start reading round a bit more, but at the moment I'm a little bit scared to find out. Maybe it's some kind of typo? "A balance pass is still in the works for hippos. Current feeder requirements may change." - I can't decide if I'm scared or curious about this... The hippos need feeding? Hungry, hungry, teleporting hippos?
  3. A Frostweaver going for a 'beach' trip. There better be pink jandals footwear in the final release! https://twitter.com/UrsonaDK/status/761716421810266112
  4. Wait, what? o.O Everytime I wander over for another poke at the forums, I find posts like this - one part "I'm going to have to play the game with people like that" combined with two parts "I'm going to be in an environment where I can kill people like that"... The people who excel in ANY game are the ones willing to learn it, trying to measure their success by any other metric is an exercise in deluding yourself. You're going to be a lot easier to kill if you keep doing that...
  5. Eh, my biggest problem with that question was a fairly straightforward one - if you're at parity with your opponents, one or both of you have screwed up.
  6. THIS! I'd only played three of the games on the entire list, and had NO idea at all about any of the others - I'd not even glanced at them out of curiousity... And if anyone else was in the same boat and did the same thing as I did, I suspect those first three games in the list are going to have some very skewed results from that section.
  7. Finding the resources when they're more than just pre-seeded nodes on a map is a mini-game of sorts too! It's also what I'd love to see out of gathering. There's a reason finding diamonds in minecraft is so much bloody fun Use resources to make the tools to get the resources to make the tools, etc, etc. And having the good stuff in the places no sane individual goes could get interesting too. Course, I'm not entirely sure 'sane' is at any way applicable to most of the incipient playerbase :3 Having crafting tie into exploration could get interesting? Actually having to recognise the conditions for a resource to occur in an area would be a neat way to have player skill come into it...
  8. If the gathering mechanic is boring, I run alts. Of course, opening THAT can of worms gets some amazingly entertaining drama. There's a picture of my computer setup lying round somewhere, as an example of just what I'm talking about. I'm interested in seeing if there's actually anyone else in existence who enjoys gathering, and more interested in seeing if anyone wants a more dedicated option for it. So far, the answer is a fairly resounding NOPE. So be it, I'm not going to wail and complain. Especially when there's no information one way or the other on the whole system beyond some general placeholder info regarding the fact there will be resources and some of the ways to acquire them. I'm not a designer in any way, shape or form, especially not for Crowfall - which makes my 'ideas' on game design considerably less... valuable isn't really the right word, but it conveys the general gist of it. To be clear - I'm not talking a mandatory minigame, I'm talking one that would be entirely optional, AND have the possibility of decreasing what you get if you bugger it up. Most of the time you are NOT going to want to stand still and stare at nothing for loooong seconds with lord knows how many very dangerous people around you. Hell, the worst result wouldn't be an immediate gank, it would be having some stealthy buggers watching and waiting till you head home with full bags before hitting you.
  9. I'm not talking about crafting, I'm talking specifically about gathering. Your player-run economy is going to be a very shallow pool to play in if there aren't at least some thoughts about the mechanics even this early. How resources are gathered will affect how your worlds are generated, for a start. As for minigames, I'm not aiming for an interface you spend all your time in. The current suggestions is too complex, yes, but something similar that requires a few seconds of player skill on top of character skill for a boosted resource income would be appreciated by THIS gatherer at least. Bear in mind, assuming there is actually the ability to specialise in gathering/crafting, I intend to be playing in the Dregs. I'm not your run of the mill carebear type. I'm going to be concentrating on being the best at gathering resources, but that doesn't mean I'm going to be a walking bank for the more warlike individuals out there if I can help it.
  10. Ah well, back to lurking occasionally again :3 XD
  11. I should be sleeping, instead I'm typing this up, because my brain came up with it while I was trying to get to sleep, and it won't leave me alone till I write it down. >.< Everyone loves a complex combat model. Try doing the same thing for resource gathering and everyone loves to complain. Complain enough, and you get the current state of WoW resource gathering... Or you get the neutered ice harvesting Eve Online now sports - all those skills and items you can use to reduce your cycle time, but who needs em now? So, twofold objective - Keep it simple, but find ways to shoehorn in complexity for those that want it. (does anyone but me actually WANT complex resource gathering?) Basic resource gathering ability - hit it, resource acquired. Amount equal to a badly placed token from below. Chance to get advance resource type based on gathering skill that boosts number of bonus tiles below. Amount gathered increased by skill that boosts total number of tiles. Gathering time reduced by skill that reduces number of blocking tiles. Advanced gathering ability - You have a grid (squares, hexes, whatever, it's a block of tiles of some description). This grid has normal tiles, blocking tiles, and bonus tiles. Onto this grid you place shapes. Every shape has a centre-point it rotates around. A shape can be placed anywhere on the grid so long as all the shape tiles are over grid tiles, and none of the shape tiles are over grid blocking tiles. Possible exploit - activate minigame and immediately place a tile and finish to avoid resource gathering time? You get resources based on the number of tiles you place on the grid in total. You get advanced resources for every shape centre-point you place on grid bonus tiles. Placing shapes is a player skill-based event. Available shapes are based on a gathering skill. Total number of tiles, blocking tiles, and bonus tiles in the grid are based on gathering skill - assuming multiple gathering skills, otherwise fixed grid size and tile count probably best. It is normal to have more shapes than can fit on the grid, or to have fewer shapes than needed to fill the grid. Based on the concept that a quick gather of a resource, probably done during riskier situations where standing still for a while is up there on the list of stupid things to do, would be trading maximum possible gains for a lower but more certain gain. Minigame has higher returns, but at the cost of being distracted and maybe ending up very dead instead of very rich. Possibly make the minigame the only way to gather advanced resources (other than the usual what's yours is mine method). Very loosely based on the Ingress portal hacking versus glyph hacking method.
  12. And they will be glorious! Walls the likes of which can only be glimpsed in your wildest dreams! Walls fit to cause attackers to die of shame, that they do not have such walls for themselves!
  13. I think most gold sellers will take your money, arrange to meet you to trade it (I assume there won't be a mailbox system in the campaigns), then kill you and take your stuff. ACE should also have a policy of perma-banning you if you complain about being ripped off by a gold seller (you were buying gold, after all, naughty naughty). Or the other way, it's not gold selling, they're just inadvertently selling you a free kill on them when you meet up. I'm not really seeing gold farming and selling in Crowfall as being a particularly profitable way to spend one's life...
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