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Old April 1, 2019, 20:34   #281
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...[*]Books for half-casters are now a subset of the full caster ones (with a sad backward look at the blackguard book names)
Surprisingly, I miss the half-caster specific books and names too. What was the logic for why they had to be removed/reverted?
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Old April 1, 2019, 23:37   #282
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Surprisingly, I miss the half-caster specific books and names too. What was the logic for why they had to be removed/reverted?
I agree. That was a nice change. I always liked how classes were very unique in O. The half-caster books made me remember that.
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Old April 2, 2019, 00:59   #283
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RE: Also, in the lore under Wormtongue, Agent of Saruman it says he does not resist nether (I casted a nether bolt). But in the game it says he resists somewhat when I cast the spell at him. Perhaps he gets a resistance from another magic source?

I believe that all evil creatures have resists somewhat to nether.
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Old April 2, 2019, 01:39   #284
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TMJ. With half-caster books for each realm, that would make only 1 book in 8 that any character could use, instead of 1 in 4 (still not great, but not ridiculous.)

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I agree. That was a nice change. I always liked how classes were very unique in O. The half-caster books made me remember that.
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Old April 2, 2019, 02:09   #285
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Surprisingly, I miss the half-caster specific books and names too. What was the logic for why they had to be removed/reverted?
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I agree. That was a nice change. I always liked how classes were very unique in O. The half-caster books made me remember that.
The primary thing was confusion about who could read what books. Previously all casters could read all books of their realm; with the current situation, at least full casters still can.

I'm certainly open to re-reverting this depending on how people feel about it. Maybe I should start a thread specifically for how to handle books and what their names should be.

Also, hi Diego!
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Old April 2, 2019, 04:01   #286
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I think blood falcons might be too tough for their level. Or as I now call them, Dead @ Falcons.

I just had my level 26 necromancer killed by one. It appeared already awake and hit me. I phased door away and healed to full and in that one action it got within two squares of me. I tried to cast a spell and failed and it killed me without being able to take another action. This was at 1000'.

Went from full hit points to dead with no chance to do anything. Maybe slow them down a little?
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If they need to be nerfed, IMO it'd be better to reduce their damage output a bit than slow them. I think that a really fast enemy with moderate melee is more distinctive than a pretty fast enemy with strong melee.
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I like them. Only died once so far, first time. But I died more times due to low speed, eg vs Wiruin so the blood falcon has a purpose. Teleport, then detect detect, find large room ...
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My proposed solution for the books is tweaking the code so that only readable books can ever be generated.

Advantages: no more unreadable books problems; no more color issues (all books can effectively be the same color); no more high level feelings caused by an unreadable book that is effectively junk; helps towards TMJ; less confusing for newbies; no more "I bought the wrong color book by mistake".

Disadvantages: it would be the only example of the content of the dungeon changing based on the player; one cannot have an idea of the frequency of the books for class X without having played it; in some sense other spellbooks work as an "advertisement" to play class X.
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Old April 2, 2019, 12:13   #290
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Also, hi Diego!
Hi Nick! I'm truly enjoying the nightlies! The last version I played of Vanilla was 3.0.5 hehe.

Currently having fun playing a clvl 35 Necro, dlvl 53. Hoping to find the dungeon books soon.

I like the spell selection you made. I don't really use the frighten spells (not my style).

I have a suggestion... It seems to me that noxious fumes is a bit weak at low levels. Since it does poison damage to the caster, it should inflict more damage to monsters. What other necro players think?

About blood falcons. Yes, they are very hard, but with this character I chose to not fight them, and the "l"s. Luckily I found a rod of TO pretty quickly.
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