The early game, and the super late game, stats are very important when it comes to combat.
But most of the game takes place in the extended mid-game, so for the majority of your play, skills tend to trump. Even if you somehow manage to hit the still-really-high caps on guild-cap O/D, your stats will play a role in attack speed, damage, and other things.
EASILY noticeable? With that much disparity in stats, yeah. The damage will be very noticeable in particular. Attack speed and otherwise, not as much. But if you're a max O/D warrior, fighting a max O/D warrior, and you have 30 less health? You're going to feel it.
Two dwarf warriors with maxed off/def meet at Luirs fighting Pits. Fight ends in one round, as one of the opponents is KOd.
To my great disappointment and angst, stats matter incredibly so. The only stat that I believe is not "too" relevant is wisdom. Or to be exact, it is relevant, but is often trumped by skills once they get high enough. So wisdom as least important (in my opinion), followed by agility, then endurance, and strength is probably most important.
That changes if you mean to play differently though of course.
Strength is the most important, because it determines whether you hit your target or not (I remember seeing this mentioned on the GDB: I believe this was from a post of X-D when staff were commenting on a thread. I would assume that offense is not the only thing that determines whether you land a strike or not, though of course I could be wrong).
Agility is the second most important, because it determines how many chances you get to hit your target.
Endurance for me is the third most important, because it determines how much damage your own character can soak up before they fall.
Wisdom is only important in the beginning of your character's career or if you're a mage IMO.
Yeah good point about the guild affecting your stats as well. That certainly seems to be the case, as most of my assassins in the past had sub 100s, even for humans. Good luck getting 100+ on an elf...
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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