no one ever questions how noobyn warriors occasionally pass their climb check from the bottom of the shield wall. im guessing everyone has a similar offchance to succeed if they dont have those two skills either
yeah at least a couple others have echoed they were able to get to jman and above using sparring weps. could still be a reduced advancement if u want to make that argument, but definitly no cap
On the flip side I remember it was taking -forever- to skill up the Warrior's Triangle (kck, dsrm, bsh)
Bash, kick and disarm have the same check that weapon does. I.E, you've got a fraction of a chance to actually skill it up on failure.
Used to be, before we had skill indicators (journeyman, master, etc) people used to think they were way better at bashing, kicking or disarming than they really were. There's an initial bump from getting Offense/Defense up, but it takes a loooong time to actually master them. And even so, your body size counted for a lot more. I doubt more than a couple half-giants have ever gotten bash up into the high journeyman.
A ranger with a weapon being hit will get the failure on DEFENSE. They don't have a parry skill to raise.
A ranger without a shield or weapon being hit will get the failure on Defense.
I'd like to note that it isn't only rangers, but every non-warrior. It's just that rangers tend to do as much combat as warriors. Assassins are similar, but they branch parry before rangers do. Thus their defense is lower.
This is the cause for some strange phenomena in the game. Like rangers being fantastic, if they do a lot of combat, at boxing/bar brawling. Despite never fighting unarmed.
hmm! so these "combat classes" should perhaps hold off on branching their parry for a little while, to get extra def. buff?
Here's a thought. Might your level of strength have some effect on how fast weapons skills level up? I've noticed any character I had with lower strength had an easier time leveling up weapons skills than higher strength characters due to chance to hit.
yeah that sounds consistent with the "failures help skillup" mantra im hearing a lot throughout.
given that ppl with bad stats would fail more and get more skilled, and having good stats makes it hard to raise skills after a while, it sounds like the system is designed to -try- to eventually funnel all characters with access to the same skills into similar deadliness levels no matter their stats
sneazy: Started playing with ArmSolo again. Mapping the zones against newer maps and chasm area mostly looks good. If anyone else is using it, I will make a thread and post results. Else, I'll keep doing my own thang.
May 24, 2019 6:47:54 GMT -5
mehtastic: Hi everyone. Back for a bit to catch up on how things have been and talk about Arm with a less angry and more mellow voice. Hope y'all have been doing well.
Jun 25, 2019 16:29:23 GMT -5
delerak: gonna hijack your thread to start a fight..
Jun 26, 2019 2:06:50 GMT -5
mehtastic: Haha. We actually agree more than we disagree, but I'm down to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of multiplaying in general.
Jun 26, 2019 6:05:09 GMT -5
thesandlady: Are the days of 250 unique logins a week long gone, or is there a chance Arm could get back to it's old numbers?
Jul 12, 2019 13:05:29 GMT -5
mehtastic: thesandlady I think those days are long gone at this point. People will say it's because MUDs in general are on the decline, but there are a few text based games that see slight growth. Arm's problems hold it back from player recruitment and retention.
Jul 13, 2019 13:23:07 GMT -5
delerak: arm can get the numbers back up. you need good leaders running clans for one which it seems arm is lacking right now.
Jul 24, 2019 11:52:44 GMT -5
mehtastic: Well, that's partly why I said Armageddon can't get back the 250+ weekly logins days that it used to have: because Armageddon lacks good leaders. I would argue that staff actively suppress leadership and don't give players ways to grow into such roles.
Jul 24, 2019 13:36:11 GMT -5
dunebum: Armageddon needs strong storytellers aka Dungeon Masters. Without them breathing life into the world and not just responding to fucking character reports, the game is static and boring. Player led storylines suck ass.
Aug 21, 2019 22:16:51 GMT -5
dunebum: Would you want to play a game of D&D where the Dungeon Master sat back and let the players do all the work? Fuck no. The admins have forgotten the face of their fathers.
Aug 21, 2019 22:17:39 GMT -5
Jeshin: The Gunslinger reference got me.
Aug 22, 2019 14:24:53 GMT -5