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
qwerty: and if someone is unexplainably hostile to you for no good reason. Chalk it off to being an asshole and slit their throat
Sept 5, 2019 12:41:42 GMT -5
qwerty: All in all, in my observation. OOC relativity comes about cliques, then hostility. As in, players might not care if you offed their previous character. But they might like and include another PC whom they talk to more often ooc.
Sept 5, 2019 12:42:44 GMT -5
qwerty: But again. You cant control it. Cant prove it. The nagging suspicion will ruin your gameplay. I just try not to worry about it and react to the gameworld events as if there is no ooc influence. Doing anything else makes for a really shitty experience
Sept 5, 2019 13:01:26 GMT -5
qwerty: You cant stop people from talking ooc. And if people talk ooc, it's bound to happen that they cooperate ooc. Or ... or not. But you wont know and therefore, you'll suspect. And this suspicion will kill the game for you.
Sept 5, 2019 17:46:21 GMT -5
qwerty: 4/5 times someone rages against staff, staff had nothing to do with it. It's just number one suspicion people go to.
Sept 5, 2019 17:47:19 GMT -5
mehtastic: Ignorance is bliss.
Sept 5, 2019 17:50:44 GMT -5
delerak: I recently accused staff of some nonsense. They showed me the log and I felt embarrassed. It's hard to shake the paranoia of days gone by when you were slayed by staff for going afk and using a script to forage wood.
Sept 5, 2019 18:32:02 GMT -5
jkarr: look east. near: agafari forest. far: agafari forest. very far: the ghost of halaster is here grinning evilly
Sept 5, 2019 22:30:43 GMT -5
mehtastic: I posted it on the Discord server a long time ago, but unfortunately I don't use Discord much anymore. If you can get a Discord invite you can get the code, probably.
Sept 26, 2019 19:33:50 GMT -5
qwerty: ask jcarter. I think he's giving it away
Sept 27, 2019 17:34:42 GMT -5
mehtastic: I am back on Discord. If you want a copy of the code dump, join the shadowboard Discord and ask, or DM me: meh#0490. Feel free to DM if you feel addicted to Armageddon and want help detaching yourself from it, too.
Oct 10, 2019 9:01:42 GMT -5