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Staves only show item equipped in one hand and missing Two-handed prefix

Discussion in 'Items & Inventory' started by Anpu, Jan 24, 2023.

  1. Anpu

    Anpu Bug Hunter

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    Title: Staves only show item equipped in one hand and missing Two-handed prefix
    Reproduction Rate: 100%
    Blocker? No
    Details: Any staff when equipped, only shows the item equipped in one hand, in the Character Window.
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    Two-handed weapons show the weapon icon on both hands. Additionally, the item type description prefix states Two-handed.
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    Staff equipment items seems to not show an icon in both hands when equipped, and also seem to be missing the Two-handed prefix for the item type.

    Steps to Reproduce:
    User Specs: Purchase a Black Ice Staff from the Crown Shop and equip it. Observe a Two-handed weapon does not display an icon in both hands in the Character Window screen. Observe description of item does not state Two-handed in the prefix of the items type.
    OS: Windows 10 (10.0.0) 64bit
    CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-1620 0 @ 3.60GHz (8) System RAM: 16303
    GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU RAM: 8072
    SotA.Win.64.1622.Date.01.02.23
    Area: OwlsHead
    Area Display Name: Owl's Head
    Loc: (145.2, 71.9, 121.5)
    Debug: T3dsc0hlYWR8fCgxNDUuMTU1LCA3MS44ODcsIDEyMS40NTMpfCgwLCAwLjc2NSwgMCwgLTAuNjQ0KXwyNjAuMTgzM3wxMHwxOA==
     
  2. Coswald_Dirthmire

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    Mechanically this is one of the finer points that makes the game incredibly fun, and I can't imagine it was done unintentionally. A Staff isn't a true Two-Handed weapon in Shroud, it's a weapon that forces an open offhand.

    This makes sense both in the context of the item itself (a staff is often held in a single hand, especially in depictions of casting, but can be grasped with both hands, especially for physical hits) and in the mechanics of the game. An open hand (either primary or off-hand) grants a "Free Hand Bonus" that gives -10% Magic Fizzle Chance which makes perfect sense for a mage. This can be seen by mousing over the open hand in the paper doll.

    A high quality staff is slightly easier to make (in terms of masterworking and enchanting) than dual wands, but it suffers a 5% fizzle penalty (wands are -15% compared to the -10% of an open offhand). I believe that and the inability to split masterworks/enchants over a greater variety of options are part of the staff/dual wand balance.
     
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  3. Anpu

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    Just from a constancy perspective: Two-handed weapons always show an icon on both hands, indicating that both of these hand slots are currently occupied, and cannot have any other item equipped into the slot. The way it is currently, shows the Off Hand slot freely available. Of which it is not. Additionally, Two-handed Weapons always have the Two-handed prefix added to the items type field.

    Basically, yesterday a person was confused as to why, when equipping a staff, how come they could not place an item in the Off Hand slot, because the Off Hand slot was showing as available to be equipped with an item.