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Forum: Demon War 03-03-2011, 01:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,550
Posted By Bluddy
I started a balance thread in the mod forum. See...

I started a balance thread in the mod forum. See you all there!
Forum: Demon War 03-02-2011, 02:07 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,550
Posted By Bluddy
Could it be an earthquake? Might be hard to see...

Could it be an earthquake? Might be hard to see with the maelstrom going on.



OK so the cast time gloves are really for spammable spells, which is fine. They allow you to fire faster spammable...
Forum: Demon War 03-01-2011, 05:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,550
Posted By Bluddy
Hmm... Good points on both counts. I did consider...

Hmm... Good points on both counts. I did consider magic crits, but if you account for both high critical hits and fast casting gloves, that does change the picture somewhat... But by how much? Was...
Forum: Demon War 03-01-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,550
Posted By Bluddy
Character level + 10 = monster level will be...

Character level + 10 = monster level will be worse, but the important thing here really is the slope of the lines at any particular point. If I find that monsters deep inside the dungeon are just too...
Forum: Demon War 03-01-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,550
Posted By Bluddy
I make the assumption that, if a skill needs 20...

I make the assumption that, if a skill needs 20 levels to get to full power (endgame power) I upgrade it every 5 levels (100/20). Each skill level corresponds to 5 monster levels. For 30 levels, I...
Forum: Demon War 03-01-2011, 08:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,550
Posted By Bluddy
OK I just ran a simulation using fireball and...

OK I just ran a simulation using fireball and fire mastery. My rule was to try and keep fireball at 1/3 of monster HP, while economizing on skill points. I'd only upgrade fireball/mastery if I lagged...
Forum: Demon War 03-01-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,550
Posted By Bluddy
Not sure when I tested your char if it was normal...

Not sure when I tested your char if it was normal or champion level. I'm guessing normal since 3 fireballs generally killed monsters, but I'll test again when I get a chance. I'd say low level...
Forum: Demon War 03-01-2011, 06:10 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,550
Posted By Bluddy
It doesn't. The stats on the effect of those...

It doesn't. The stats on the effect of those skills aren't easy to find in the files. I believe they boost damage by a certain percentage, right? Well, even if you built up to boost 100%, which would...
Forum: Demon War 03-01-2011, 05:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,550
Posted By Bluddy
After finding some inconsistent values, I...

After finding some inconsistent values, I realized I neglected to account for the effect of increasing difficulty levels (normal, champion, elite, legendary), all of which have multipliers that...
Forum: Demon War 02-28-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,550
Posted By Bluddy
EDIT: while I was writing this, Crisses submitted...

EDIT: while I was writing this, Crisses submitted a post with very similar points. My post may help people visualize the problem better so hopefully I'm not just repeating what she said. Plus I think...
Forum: Demon War 02-28-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,550
Posted By Bluddy
Depths of Peril didn't need any proper character...

Depths of Peril didn't need any proper character balancing, because you always had a buddy with you to help you out. Also, the huge variety of spells per class made it even harder to balance....
Forum: Demon War 02-28-2011, 04:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,550
Posted By Bluddy
Made some corrections to the skill point count --...

Made some corrections to the skill point count -- for some reason both you and I got it wrong initially. Also added a sheet to compare the offensive spells.

The nice thing about a linear spell...
Forum: Demon War 02-27-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,550
Posted By Bluddy
Regarding mana, I haven't done the math yet, but...

Regarding mana, I haven't done the math yet, but the way I picture it is this (still using the current system, which just uses skills and not any stats):

You get skill points. The game would like...
Forum: Demon War 02-27-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,550
Posted By Bluddy
BTW another effect of leaving mages dependent on...

BTW another effect of leaving mages dependent on skills is that they'll be really powerful. Why? Assuming we keep the current point system, the most that you can upgrade a skill is around 30 levels....
Forum: Demon War 02-27-2011, 09:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,550
Posted By Bluddy
It's not linear -- the part chained to user level...

It's not linear -- the part chained to user level is, but you're then also boosting it with skills.

Here's why I don't think it should be connected to user level: warrior characters get their...
Forum: Demon War 02-27-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,550
Posted By Bluddy
I also initially thought that it was necessary to...

I also initially thought that it was necessary to relate spells to user level -- but I don't really think so. Why?

Suppose you're a level 100 wizard and you invest in 1 level of lightning. If it...
Forum: Demon War 02-27-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,550
Posted By Bluddy
Right. I think I remember reading that thread,...

Right. I think I remember reading that thread, but until now I hadn't realized how serious the problem is. You can pretty much say that all mage spells are broken as they are right now.

There are 2...
Forum: Demon War 02-27-2011, 03:00 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,550
Posted By Bluddy
I proceeded to do the same analysis for shadow...

I proceeded to do the same analysis for shadow bolt. Assuming that I would feel a need to upgrade my bolt once monsters require more than 3 hits to die, I need to upgrade it about once every 4...
Forum: Demon War 02-27-2011, 02:25 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,550
Posted By Bluddy
I posted this in another thread but it really...

I posted this in another thread but it really belongs here, as warlocks and necromancers are also mage types.
Forum: Demon War 02-24-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,550
Posted By Bluddy
Here here! I support the movement! Down with...

Here here! I support the movement! Down with those elitist warriors!



I would modify that to, they should have worse resistance than your average character. Because critters have measly armor (20%...
Forum: Demon War 02-24-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,550
Posted By Bluddy
Wow great feedback Stardust! First question:...

Wow great feedback Stardust!

First question: could you please post a couple of mage chars to the repository (either in the old beta forum or just a new thread in this forum)? I'm missing mage...
Forum: Demon War 02-23-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 35,550
Posted By Bluddy
Helping the mage class continued

Again, this thread is copied over from the other forum.
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