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aeshura

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  1. More like the only people left there
  2. While this makes absolute sense and is perfectly reasonable... Imagine how unlikely and big a deal a seige would have to be... Your going to seige!? But... but you could die! (I can here my in game rp wife crying now...) I'd seriously consider Doing a seige, but the best feeling would be that I would be scared poorly made socksless the entire time. I know people don't really want real life, but the closer it is, the more exciting imo
  3. I will agree that preperation is important as a player skill. but prepareing to be lucky? oh in an unfortunate situation I'm just going to chuck it up to the RNG gods. In a legitimately competative environment it's either Not used. Period. or it's relegated to the point of actually being the MOST VIABLE STAT. Look at FPS's They don't have crit. that's straight up pvp if I ever had any. no crit, whatsoever. why do we have to look at MMO's and say okay if it's an RPG we use this, for what? prep for something else, IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO BREAK A GAME BY REMOVING CRIT. IT HOWEVER IS VERY LIKELY TO WITH IT. look at most classes in an MMO that could be built with crits. and that includes your Moba's like LoL or DoTA. they had instance where they had to completely rework champs because crit just makes or breaks that class. Look at WoW Fire mages. Have crit, can win, no crit no win, no exceptions. Is that really a way you want to play?
  4. Crit... why crit... Just. plese someone explain to me excactly WHY we need critical strikes. are you allowing things to be built around it (your basically creating a lucky class) How, for the love of god how will you balance around that? crits too high nerf damage, steady damage of those who don't go crit too low, juggle stats on other abilities. crit goes off the chart, increase other classes to compensate.. I mean seriously guys. why even do that to yourselves. You come from games that have that problem built into their system. Yea everyone like the visceral "OMG BIG NUMBAS" but that doesn't last as long as a person feeling like they have the tools at their disposal to have a consistant fighting experience. No one likes losing because of a RNG. and people will feel underwhelmed when they build for a stat like crit and the crits don't happen! If you can give me one good reason why it needs to be there, I'll stop about it. but there truly isnt any, its there so someone can feel good about themselves from a RNG. and thats just f****ng sad. I will withhold judgement on dash count until I see what it does and how it's increased. but seriously, Warrior my whole life, can only dash so many times.
  5. Logistics. I mean is a seige going to be a common pvp concept? such as in wow bg's? if so, I am dissapoint . Is it going to be an event, (much like GW2 does with it's evolving world or whatever they call it?) I'd be carefull of stuffing it with quests. please, don't stuff it with quests. If it's a purely pvp concept then I have to say, Logistics logistics logistics. I mean you can have a seige last for a few hours (basically keep lobbing stuff until something breaks) or it has to be a meaningful decision. I mean why am I seiging? what do I get from it? single use rewards are fine if you want to tur it into a grinding concept (which I'm sure you don't) but what will reward players for chosing to seige -that- place? cuz I want epic loots kinda takes away from the immersion. So I'm seiging this place. What can I do? shoot cannon, attempt to scale wall. Can i just ferry cannon, or craft them? Can I triage? Again it does boil down to what are the logistics. How far are people coming from, how fast can they get there? what's your respawn system like (OH GOD THE TEASING!) The longer the logistics, the shorter the seige. Likewise if it's just okay respawn continue mashing- then seiges are going to last so long that it'll get old. Quick. A. If It takes me saay... a week to get together my guild/faction. (time coordination etc.) and they come on. Say it takes about... 45-1hr minutes to get everyone moving and supplies gathered. I would hope that the travel there would take about 15 minutes, maybe even closer to 30. in and of itself would be an event. Reason being, this is the time that my opponent can harass my column, disrupt my supply chain etc. (If you look at Planetfall, the idea of harrying your opponent's zerg is dying, mainly because of instant spawns.) So we reach the place set up and are lobbing our whatnots. maybe we have people sneaking in, maybe we're looking for ways to exploit the weakness and peel the onion (remember when that was an actual thing?). Now at this point you take the screenshot, it looks incredibly epic. But imho what makes it feel epic is all the work it took to make that scene happen. When you say seige, I think well we're here for the long haul. say 45 minutes to an hour. (this would really, again, depend on logistics.) And say the walls crack, is city design going to play a role? because some of us may want to desing a squad on what happens then small streets, chokepoints, AOE, etc. I would hope that the logistics question is something you guys are looking at way deeper than just seiging and whatnot. because spawns, crafts, transport, guild number limits, raid limits, will all have a HUGE impact on exactly what can be defined as a seige. Otherwise it will become something like a grind. Even, even if the reward is something that has real-world (in game) impact and is everything everyone wants it to be, it will be relegated to a farmfest because at some point you can merely zerg it back and forth and it doesn't matter because it's a numbers game. (Wintergrasp, Isle...whatever it was called) Everyone should be able to play a part, but it should happen because a select few (leaders/strategists/tacticians(TACTICS IS A VIABLE STUDY! )) want it to happen. This will give people someone to band together around and create a more vibrant and rich story for the individual players. I can think of at least 2 people who either already said this, or are thinking it.
  6. So many... Big brain words. Okay So your basically saying scrap HP and create a system that overlays "HP" (A players life) and says, if you want to kill this guy you have to check...hmmm okay yea see that's convoluted. Now if -instead- you say. Okay all that stuff, but instead of it being an "Inner" system, that system is just built based on the actions of you opponent. Now THAT'S cool. I'm swinging my sword (f*** stats yo but in your example magical things) oh your swing, same type of swing looks like it was a clash (sword on sword no damage, sexy looking ) Same example guy is attacking with some glorious damage and maybe the weapon skill has a stun or some sort of effect. (magic stat stuff) oh it would be a clash buut all this stuff is behind the throw. sooo you take the damage (inner shell hp ness of gooiness nougatey center) aaand the effect occurs. I'd be for that. I may not like stat items and gear, buuut hp is one of those things that you HAVE to have in a visceral way. if ou fight a guy you know your winning because he looks beat up. I wouldn't put that much load on game design that they have to look bruised (Though, though if you want to get rid of HP, that's how I'd do it) you need that visual cue.
  7. There is a difference between having a pvp centric universe and merely adding that you can kill someone. Tera- you spawn nearby, no one cares if you die, there's no loss. Server goes from Order>chaos because chaos has no price. HardcoreXXXXCOREHARDXXXCORE- You die your dead. done, finito. yea you can kill anyone, but anyone can kill you. people band together because the lone guy gets killed. Death has a price, so even greifers have to weigh cost-benifit. realm goes from Chaos>order yea, opening day could be a gloriously fun mess (Would you like some greusome mass murder and mosh pitting with your game release?) and from there we calm down because hey, this is my char's life we're talking about. even the people who want to pk for the lols will have to bann together and get smarter. But in a system like that, I believe your safe from reasonable killings, now if your idea of gaming is afk farming, or hitting autorun and walking away or sitting in the middle of the field unarmed then hey, you can be that dead guy
  8. If my bow of epic awesomeness decays i would just die! However, I will pay RL cash to restore it!
  9. nothing wrong with a compass old buddy. have to craft it yourself
  10. Politics, hunting big game, if you can make a big name for yourself you can be on top imo, not necessarily pvp. But if your hunting big game making yourself a legend I'm going to kill you and take your stuff, scream like an enraged barbarian as I dance the two-step on your entrails. If I tell people I killed you, they may kill me (infamy) that is a risk any pvp'er will know of.
  11. Minimap based on proximity awareness (trainable) Agree with player made maps. omit the levels and you got yourself a deal!
  12. proximity based voice comm. in game messaging system for friend lists/guilds
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