Feature request: Magic MPB? (in General)

Myonax March 21 2005 4:38 PM EST

I am tired of looking at Innocent's MPB being 0. Any chance of adding spells to MPB? A separate category works too but isn't needed.

Caedmon [Revenge of the Forgers] March 21 2005 4:53 PM EST

it's been suggested many times before, and the reason against is that one good decay pretty much destroys the usefulness of the stat.

[From CB1]Tequito March 21 2005 6:18 PM EST

it wouldn't be that interesting. the guy with the biggest DD spell would have the highest MPB. not much variation to it.

MoeDrippins March 21 2005 7:37 PM EST

As opposed to the guy with the biggest Loch or ELB? (Sorry, in CB1 terms)

QBsutekh137 March 21 2005 8:06 PM EST

Good point, Moe, but a weapon-based MPB has more variance to it -- namely, STR. So, you have weapon base damage, x, and STR in the mix. a magic blow is simply a level. Actually, since in CB1 the MPBs were generally from ELBs, you also had ammo variations in there. All in all, the physical side is a far more "interesting" statistic...

Phaete March 22 2005 1:36 AM EST

I would also like to see the MPB of Magic.

The fact that the weapon damage formula is more complicated is no excuse to hide the magnitude of a characters magical damage capability, sorry Chet.

Jason Bourne March 22 2005 2:46 AM EST

magic damage is not just level either, but a mpb for magic would be agood way to tell how much you can do/ have done. its an interesting statistic. plus mpb for tanks can be skewed by rental items and ToA's, so dont say its not viable...just dont add decay into the mix, or have 4 seperate mpb categories. like this, say i have a mm mage and a fb mage...the page would say...

mpb (weapon) = 0
mpb (fireball) = 3432
mpb (magic missile) = 4568
mpb (cone of cold) = 0
mpb (decay) = 0

something like this would be an awsome addition to ur char inspect page, and it only takes up 4 more tiny lines...besides, everybody has a mage (well almost) wouldnt it be nice to be able to compare it better to your tank?

Nightmare [NewNightmares] March 22 2005 3:57 AM EST

you could get the same by looking at the Character Attributes page and looking at the minion with the biggest FB/MM/CoC.. really no reason for having a Magic MPB

QBJohnnywas March 22 2005 4:22 AM EST

I requested this a couple of weeks ago. Jon's response:

"actually even discounting decay, DD spells are directly proportional to the level they're trained in so it would be a pretty boring stat. Just go look at whoever has the highest CoC and award him the prize."

--Jonathan, March 8 2005 11:34 PM EST

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