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  1. DarkStarr

    DarkStarr Executive Producer SOTA Developer

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    This is so that when something goes on sale on the website the crown merchants who sell the same item can also offer that same item at similar discount.
     
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    YES! :)

    No craftable robes though. :(
    No wand vs. staff balance. :(
    No staff wand visual variation. :(
     
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    I believe @Chris said at the penultimate telethon that his plan to balance wands/staves, was to start having "new" wands only be equipable in the main hand.. so maybe that's what the plan is for that? A ?good? suggestion my friend had was to also make staves slightly more durable, and thus able to be enchanted further - to account for being able to duel-wield wands (since staves are thicker than a wand - hence more durable to begin with?)
     
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    Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of that option, but it certainly solves the problem that Chris was talking about, "guys with two wands in platemail". :)

    I think there are other options that would help balance this out. Here's a few ideas:
    • Make staves more powerful, but require two components to craft them. In effect you're making staves be the combination of two wands.
    • Make a wand carried in the off hand have a downside that effectively reduces the want for players to wear heavy armor and keeping it in line with staff power. Like adding even more fizzle. (This could be just not giving either wand a reduction of fizzle so only the purest of spell casters would use two wands.)
    • Give staves a concentration bonus, making it less likely that spells will be interrupted.
     
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    You might like something I had suggested in the telethon questions.. perhaps making potion use faster if the player had a free hand.. ie: not using 2 wands :) A staff shouldn't count tho, since it can be held 1 handed.
     
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    Very cool. I've been wanting one of those for a long time.
    Suggestions do get acted on.
     
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    This was from Thursday's standup... Did I miss seeing the post?
     
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    This is one of the most intriguing items I've seen in the stand-up notes in a long time.

    Is it just aesthetic? Or does this have some kind of new functionality? (I'm hoping there's new functionality like you need a Viking Crafting Station to make cool Viking gear)

    Can I get an Obsidian one?
     
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    You craft Vikings with it. Success means you have a Viking army. Failure means they kill you.
     
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    Should have said Viking Crafting Pavillion
     
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    crit success also means they kill you, a la cadmus
     
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    I've been waiting since Monday (Dec 11 standup) for someone else to notice this part and what it may imply. Notice that it isn't a full quarter? :

    PRODUCTION/OPS

    Starr Long: Livestream & R48 questions & R50/51 schedule & Asset reviews & Weekly update

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    Irrelevant. Just means there are a lot of dependencies between the two releases. Still going to be a full quarter schedule post as usual.
     
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    Awww, bummer. I was hoping. :)
     
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    :DHah Hah! it was what I thought!
     
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    1127 reports posted. Crazy! :)
     
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    What does "Yew" mean?
    '...
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    "Yew un-cloning"
     
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