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8 Second Casting Time on Light?

Discussion in 'Release 36 Dev+ Feedback Forum' started by Bushmaster, Nov 15, 2016.

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  1. Bushmaster

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    @DarkStarr @Chris

    This spell if not beneficial or an attack spell; is it truly necessary that is has such a long casting time or one at all?

    What effect is gained or lost of having a casting time on light spell?
     
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    It is *very* annoying.
     
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    To paraphrase what Bushmaster is asking (into a form that game designers understand):

    How does adding a casting time to the light spell make gameplay deeper and more enjoyable? What negative effects on gameplay or storytelling are introduced by allowing players an easily accessible form of light?

    My personal opinion is that this change is detrimental, but if they make that cast time decrease with levels (instant at GM) than I would be less inclined to be bothered. That would be an example of good gameplay by giving players a tangible increase in the usability of the spell in exchange for a few extra skill points. All of this hinges on the spell being able to be cast while moving (otherwise the cast time is obnoxious). Even if my version were to be implemented though the designers would likely take heat as they have allowed players to have Light in it's current form for long enough that they have grown dependent.
     
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    @0Psiris Thank you!

    I am GM in light skill, and it would be nice if that was the case of instant cast.
     
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    Obviously Light was OP and used to prevent player death from falling off cliffs...this will not do.
     
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    It's not 8 seconds; it's 1 second.
     
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    I foresee lightsource items going on add on soon.
     
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    With 419 tonight they did change it to one second, after this post was made. But still a casting time on the light spell.....
     
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    It is just a hidden plot by Portalarium to keep us in the dark.
     
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    Hmmm... so magic has taken longer to harness.. what other mysteries of these mystical arts will unfold in the future? :D
     
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    Must be hitting a solar minimum
     
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