Let's be real here. Between mages, pretty much regardless of element, it's just who gets the first spell off.
Well. If you want to break it down that far, it's basically who gets the first command off in any pvp. Especially the first peraine or heramide arrow, dagger or what have you. But also the first successful charge, bash or disarm.
Break it down still further, and generally whoever is the one looking for you, is the one that's going to win - most of the time.
The only way to achieve any real longevity, is how much you get out of your defensive skills and spells - whether it's energy shield, stoneskin, burrow or even flee and hide - to survive that alpha strike when it comes, to give you a chance to escape and regroup.
That's why half-giant warriors are what they are. Their HP and stun is such that they can be caught with a massive hit, and still have time to bug out. I've taken saps and horrendous two-handed mauls to the head on a half-giant, and still had stun left to run away.
It's undeniably the case that some race/class combinations weather that inevitable alpha strike better than others...since we all get caught eventually. But player skill, awareness and typing speed for that matter, can have a significant impact too.
Post by Procrastination on May 6, 2015 4:43:22 GMT -5
Now that salting has taken a tank, sid is much more valuable. I'd kill people a lot sooner for coin now. And in my experience, for the longest lived players they've all had 120+ HP or been a merchant who never risks conflict. I'm not saying there are some weaker than that, that are long lived. I'm just saying that all the big names are without a doubt in that area. Reason for that being when shit goes really fubar, that extra ten HP is often what is the deciding factor between life or death. Strength is the best stat, without a doubt for combat potential. But if you can get Excp End and VG str, I'd take that over EG Str VG End. I've seen most of the really long lived (currently) in game characters take some hits that have (multiple times) killed my PCs. Defense is definitely important as well.
"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
"Screw normal. You know why? 'Cause if you're normal, the crowd will accept you. But if you're deranged, the crowd will make you their leader."
Month or two, from what I understand it isn't so much that grebbing isn't worth as much, but that a finer grain of control was placed on grebbing locations. Only some places in the salt flats will yield purplish salt for example. And if you go salting up north, it's just a long ride back to Nak.
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Someone should make a mini-guide on spice shifting, so people can get started, like good locations to get a sifter and some of the better places to go sifting.
GDB Answer: Find out IC! Be the change!
How to Spice
1) Go to Red Storm 2) Go to the Red Storm Market 3) Go to the tent next to the tailor tent. Then go east inside the tent to the elf merchant. 4) Buy a spice sifter for like 48 sids. 5) Go back out to Fury Road 6) Go south out the gates, and keep going 1-2 rooms to the docks 7) Go east or west to the Sea's Edge 8) 'Forage spice' until the room echoes that you have found some 9) 'Hold sifter' with both hands, and spam 'use sifter' until it says the spill of spicey silt sand has been blown away. 10) 'Remove sifter' and then 'count grain sifter' to see how many are in there. You need 50. 11) IF grains of spice = 50 THEN GOTO 15 12) Continue doing this until you're low on stamina. Then retreat inside the town to rest. Find somewhere indoors. Don't rest on the docks, the weather is crazy bad out there. 13) Rest up stamina. 14) GOTO 6 15) Once you have 50 grains of spice in your spice sifter, go to the mul just outside the kuraci tent (south of where you got the spice sifter in the Red Storm market) and 'offer sifter'. He'll give you 100 sids, +2 sids for every gain of sand over 50.
EDIT: I guess if anyone besides fatfinger gives a shit about spice sifting, this should be split off.
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