Post by Azerbanjani on Aug 14, 2016 9:15:48 GMT -5
Armor doesn't make your skin hard it makes your ass dusty a f and boosts defense. IE: Makes you parry/glance/dodge better. What Grumble said "Armor buffs defense, which affects how well you USE what armor you have, as well as how dodgey you are. I'm assuming this not only affects absorbtion, but also your opponent's crit rate."
My current understanding, and forgive me, I've only played one magicker and zero dwarves, so this could be waaaaaaaay off-base, but if you got that AI strength roll, jack yourself up further with a strength spell, put on all horror plate, then get your ass stoneskinned, if you cast armor, the defense rolls for how much damage EACH layer of armor absorbs, natural plus horror plus mon fucking stoneskin, applies to all three. Can someone confirm or deny this? Or is it just a mystery? Maybe I just don't know how defence works.
"grumble is actually a psychotic 40+ something weirdo who lives off the government doll and does nothing but play armageddon all day every day. he has no aspirations, he has no real meaning in his life. only armageddon, getting drunk, and having bizarre pseudo-relationships with the people who play with his characters, of which there is no line between reality and fiction. he exclusively plays elves. i cant make this stuff up." -topkekm8s
All Armor really translates to, at mon, is taking roughly one tier of damage less than average. So you take 2-3 hitpoints of damage instead of 4-5, or take 4-5 instead of 6-7. Whether it's damage resistance or defense, the effect is the same.
If you stack it with a bunch've shit like mon stoneskin and horror plate, the same applies.
It's really as simple as that. I went without it 90% of the time, cause mana costs, yo.
All you need is strength, stoneskin, and about 300 hours twinking defense. Leave armor at home. It's not as if realistically, people have time for more than 2-3 mon casts. Any leftover mana can be saved for an emergency, like burrow or paralyze.
But I don't even know what to think about elementalist shit anymore, with how they've changed magickal subguilds. I think all old-style elementalists are obsolete. I'll take even a shitty assassin, ranger or warrior, and pair it with a handful of spells they really specialize in, over any old time elementalist. That's basically a templar!
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