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Old April 18, 2016, 05:46   #41
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Physics. We need rocket jumping!
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Old April 18, 2016, 05:59   #42
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So would people actually be interested in me trying to make this into a marginally more "serious" variant? If so, what do you think of the following proposals:

* Warriors: start with at least 1000 HP, so they can take a hit.
* Paladins: deal 500 bonus damage
* Priests: have a 100% success rate using the rocket launcher
* Rogues: even more stealth
* Rangers: half energy cost for activating items at level 30 (thus, double shots with the rocket launcher)
* Mages: no change needed?

Making early ghosts non-invisible also seems prudent. We can start having properly invisible monsters with the Ghost.
That all sounds great, and I think it is a very fun and highly challenging variant. One thing I'd add is that there need to be wands of stone to mud. Otherwise, I believe only the red book casters have any chance.

I've been playing a bit more, and so far I think High-elf Mage is the most viable of any combination in Rocketband as it stands right now.
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Old April 20, 2016, 21:52   #43
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My last 10 attempts have ended in failure, some due to bad luck, others to inattention. Finally, I have a High-elf Mage that has found an amulet of ESP and can reliably cast Reveal Monsters and Stone to Mud. Suddenly, the prospects are good!
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Old April 21, 2016, 00:21   #44
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We need a Rocketband ladder (an actual one).
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We need a Rocketband ladder (an actual one).
Yes! The April Fool's joke is that Derakon may actually need to become a maintainer for his wonderful variant.
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Old April 21, 2016, 05:11   #46
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Yes! The April Fool's joke is that Derakon may actually need to become a maintainer for his wonderful variant.
As Nick put it recently, this is a joke that may have gone badly awry...
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As Nick put it recently, this is a joke that may have gone badly awry...
You know, some of the world's best software was initially released as an april fool's joke...
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So would people actually be interested in me trying to make this into a marginally more "serious" variant?
I'd say any attempt at seriousness would completely destroy the attraction of rocketband.
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I'd say any attempt at seriousness would completely destroy the attraction of rocketband.
Well, I did say "marginally". It just seems a shame for the only viable race to be High-Elf and for arcane casters to have such a huge advantage over everyone else.
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Well, I did say "marginally". It just seems a shame for the only viable race to be High-Elf and for arcane casters to have such a huge advantage over everyone else.
Just remove all other races and classes, and rename "Mage" to "Rocketeer"
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