armor change part 5 (in Changelog)

AdminJonathan May 14 2005 4:38 PM EDT

Removed CBF

Added TBF: same principle as CBF, but without the penalties and splash damage. 20 TBF and 20 LTBF in auctions; tattoo artist will be able to change existing tattoos to (L)TBF for the usual price.
Update: forgot to mention, TBF gives +10 evasion

Changed names of ToI, ToF, ToS

At this point it's only fair to acknowledge that this was not a small change month after all. (Melissa turned out to be a very mellow baby, in stark contrast with her older brother.)

I'm going to get in trouble if I don't go eat lunch with my wife, so if it's broken I will fix it soon.

TheEvolution May 14 2005 4:40 PM EDT


smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] May 14 2005 4:40 PM EDT

heh, people will think its broken, but gj Jon...=)

Chocolate Thunder May 14 2005 4:40 PM EDT

Jon, really. I do love you... Never let anyone tell you different. :P

Nixon Jibfest May 14 2005 4:41 PM EDT

Check auctions

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] May 14 2005 4:41 PM EDT

I have one word to say to you Jon...

Thanks! :D

QBsutekh137 May 14 2005 4:46 PM EDT

Wow...just when I think there are no other ideas, you surprise me again. Not only do you think outside the box, I don't even think it IS a box for you...

Intriguing change!

[SoV] Shiv [/me Forge Stuff :D] May 14 2005 4:46 PM EDT


Alienfb May 14 2005 4:55 PM EDT

Excellent change Jon, the time of the tanks is here!

Frod May 14 2005 4:58 PM EDT

Important safety tip: if you had a cbf, your PR won't fix itself until you equip another cloak (although perhaps it will at cache flush time...).

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] May 14 2005 5:00 PM EDT

*smallpau1 wonders how much DAWG got for both his +91 CoBF's

Relic May 14 2005 5:01 PM EDT

One question I had about this is the people who suddenly started unloading their CBF's on via the forums for usd and cb2 right before this change was made. Does that raise any red flags to anyone else? Insider information?? Or just coincidence??

LumpBot May 14 2005 5:01 PM EDT

Wow, now that is a drastic change. And I recall someone saying, "This is going to be a small change." We see how right they were.

AdminJonathan May 14 2005 5:06 PM EDT


actually making any equipment change will fix it, unequip/re-equip will suffice.

QBRanger May 14 2005 5:09 PM EDT

as someone who was selling his cobf, i had no inside info. I was not even using it for the past week.

[corrected]TheRealKiller May 14 2005 5:11 PM EDT

before you made the change i bidded 3mil in auction for a cobf from budice, but now that its deleted i didn't get my money back
can i get my 3mil back?

Relic May 14 2005 5:11 PM EDT

I am not accusing anyone of anything, I just found it strange that 2 CBF's were being sold in forums within 5 mins of each other and a little over 2 hours before the changelog post...looked fishy to me is all. I apologize if my post came off as accusational.

Synco May 14 2005 5:19 PM EDT


I just bought that CBF yesterday for 3.5 mil...and i got 2.5 mil from Jon...even after this cash, I'll still have a mil to pay of my debt =(

This change sucks (for me)

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] May 14 2005 5:19 PM EDT

well im sure they're better off with the system giving them money then other people.

QBRanger May 14 2005 5:35 PM EDT


After the NW/PR link people were divesting their assests so to say. If the COBF would only help them beat 1 or 2 more people on their fight list, it is not worth the added PR.

Thats why so many were for sale/trade.

Maelstrom May 14 2005 5:37 PM EDT

I have to admit that this is a fair change, but I'm disappointed that I lost my nice CBF. Now I need to find a replacement...

[Jedi] Danludar May 14 2005 5:58 PM EDT

Finally this month makes sense to me at first i was like ok no more tanks then u come out with this genius idea and im loving it now thanks jon

[corrected]TheRealKiller May 14 2005 6:00 PM EDT

got my money back thx jon

Majestik Moose May 14 2005 6:33 PM EDT

To: Chocolate Thunder Sent: May 4 2005 5:39 PM EDT Delivered: May 4 2005 5:40 PM EDT
excuse me for spamming, but I have too short short-term memory :).. anyhow, the CoBF idea is a perfect target for a tattoo imo., and it's too bad that it wasn't implemented at start.

heh.. well, now it seems to be implemented :)

Chocolate Thunder May 14 2005 7:02 PM EDT

I think Jon was spying on our Private Mailings, Mr. Moose. We should be more careful in the future.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] May 14 2005 7:02 PM EDT



So, how do these new tattoos reduce FB damage? The CBF worked on a per point basis, the tattoos will have xp, not enchantment points.

Also, It's not worth anyone buying a new TBF. You might as well buy a 100K+ tattoo of anything else and TA it. Otherwise, you'll never raise one large enough to be of any worth...

AdminShade May 14 2005 9:52 PM EDT

1 word


sorry but this is just too amusing :) a job well accomplished...:D

sorry for the people that had huge CBF but they were simply overpowered....

Quark May 14 2005 11:15 PM EDT

Good change. I lost mebbe 200-300k cause of this one. Not as expensive as my HoI mistake (cost me 600k). Keep up the good work, and buy the wife some flowers!

TrueDevil [AAA] May 14 2005 11:22 PM EDT

wow, best changes yet (I think ?). :)

[Banned]Monty May 14 2005 11:32 PM EDT

lol i am happy i got 6 mil back and paid my debt :)

Devil Burrito May 15 2005 12:05 AM EDT

/me now has a single mage thats immune to fireball and is a big meanie to melee

Bull3t F4c3 May 15 2005 12:51 AM EDT can enchanters wear them and they can still enchant?

Devil Burrito May 15 2005 3:29 AM EDT

Why is it that im taking damage from Fireball with the ToBF equipped?

The Brak Show Lina Inverse
Brak cast Antimagic Field on Lina Inverse (0.32)
Brak cast Protection on all friendly Minions (5)

Ranged Combat
Brak's Fireball hit Lina Inverse [14955]
Lina Inverse takes damage from his own Fireball (7212)!
Lina Inverse's Fireball hit Brak [17149]

Brak's Fireball hit Lina Inverse [12290]
Brak cries "*Sings the Beef Log song*!"
Lina Inverse takes damage from his own Fireball (8274)!
Lina Inverse's Fireball hit Brak [19221]

R.I.P. Lina Inverse

Chargerz-Back May 15 2005 3:36 AM EDT

"Lina Inverse takes damage from his own Fireball (8274)!"


Rubberduck[T] [Hell Blenders] May 15 2005 4:31 AM EDT

DB because CBF didn't grant FB immunity, just a certain amount of protection per point. I was getting hit for at least 80k by FB with a +40 CBF.

Yohan May 19 2005 8:22 PM EDT

I am wondering since my CoBF which no longer exists was named, should that naming be available to use on another item? I would have 10 months + of naming left on it which seems to be a purchase that vanished :(

Nixon Jibfest May 20 2005 12:08 AM EDT

Good question yohan.

Out of curiosity, how were named CBFs handled?

Vagabond May 20 2005 12:19 AM EDT

I got 5.9m for my named 3m NW CBF.

Undertow May 20 2005 12:27 AM EDT

pay offs weren't NW based, but based on the games determination of their value.

Yohan May 20 2005 12:19 PM EDT

I was told (2nd hand info) that it was 2.9 base + NW= payment amount.

Vagabond that would mean you got 100k for your naming.
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