misc for May (in Changelog)

AdminJonathan May 16 2005 1:44 PM EDT

Cleaned up some of the damage code; things work more like you would expect now -- at least if your intuition is the same as mine. For example, now FB's damage to friendly minions is halved before armor etc. is applied, rather than after.

Beginning tomorrow, you may purchase 50% more BA per day.

Increased drain by axbow/exbow; also added a non-percentage factor to make them more useful at low levels.

BrandonLP May 16 2005 1:45 PM EDT

What a month...

Special J May 16 2005 1:45 PM EDT

Thanks for the extra BA!

And the other changes as well.

Alienfb May 16 2005 1:46 PM EDT

Nice change for the Axbow/Exbow

Gokhan May 16 2005 1:49 PM EDT

hopefully someone will by my exbow at last :)

Will [Retired] May 16 2005 1:54 PM EDT

oh great! that ax/exbow change will really help my new strat! :D

Rubberduck[T] [Hell Blenders] May 16 2005 1:55 PM EDT

Does the length of time the new user bonus lasts remain the same?

[Banned]Monty May 16 2005 1:57 PM EDT

yay Jon! you are teh r0><0r!

Will [Retired] May 16 2005 1:58 PM EDT

Slight bug/problem...

When you used to shoot someone with an axbow it would say in the fight log:

someone shot someone [888]
--someone looks clumsier

And now it doesn't. Is this supposed to be like this or...? :)

Will [Retired] May 16 2005 2:01 PM EDT

oh wait, its only doing it sopradically. hmmm

Is there a random factor now, so it doesn't always drain ST/DX?

AdminJonathan May 16 2005 3:29 PM EDT

BA change made it in for today

Will, if his stat can't get any lower it doesn't display weaker|clumsier

Majestik Moose May 16 2005 3:34 PM EDT

finally... thanks, thanks, thanks :)

Axbows and Exbows are upped, a matter I might have hoped for :)

And BA is always nice..

Vagabond May 16 2005 3:58 PM EDT

Jon you are the man.

As these changes came in, one by one, I was left a bit mystified as to what the heck was going on. But now stepping back and looking at them all as a whole, I think you nailed it. This was exactly what we needed.

miteke [Superheros] May 16 2005 4:03 PM EDT

What would REALLY be a nice addition to the AxBow/ExBow is if they automatically sought out the char with the highest Dex/Str. Sort of a inbuilt seeker ability targeted at their preferred targets. The main problem with these weapons is that they are typically wasted when shot at a wall or enchanter char. Rarely ever am I able to target a tank with it, though at least now it has a chance at hitting the tank.

AdminJonathan May 16 2005 4:04 PM EDT

not sure where you've been, miteke

really not sure

Will [Retired] May 16 2005 4:06 PM EDT


QBRanger May 16 2005 4:31 PM EDT


Where have you been? The axbow seeks the highest Dex, the enbow seeks the highest str.

If you use seeker bolts, then those bolts take priority over the natural ability of the xbow.

madmax3 May 16 2005 4:49 PM EDT

"Increased drain by axbow/exbow; also added a non-percentage factor to make them more useful at low levels."

Thank you :)

[Banned]Monty May 16 2005 4:50 PM EDT

mmmm I can buy 503 BA!

Undertow May 16 2005 4:53 PM EDT

Jon: I was just wondering where the strange, off number BA purchase limits come from? Or is it a secret?

I can't remember 576 appearing in Tolkien anywhere ;)

Majestik Moose May 16 2005 6:55 PM EDT

I am wondering one thing... with new user bonuses reaching to September now, and with more BA available, and with the fact that New users nets positive, by buying BA...

I can really easy see a guy starting now, and fighting constantly being at the absolute top in September...

AdminJonathan May 16 2005 7:06 PM EDT

that's really the point of the NUB

although always buying max BA wouldn't necessarily be the best path given that sometimes NW is better than MPR

Majestik Moose May 16 2005 7:20 PM EDT

heh.. had I known that, I would have joined in june..
j/k.. I have been at top, and it wasn't for me... :)

actually, it's good for the people currently in top, so they don't have to be alone with the same boring chars the whole time.

Duke May 17 2005 1:00 AM EDT

That taking a very long time to burn all those ba i think i made something like 7K PR from 6PM to 11PM.

Is that tempory to give time to ppl like sefton to balance there NW/MPR.Cuz i really take a awful load of time to burn those ba.

AvoidCXT May 17 2005 9:24 AM EDT

I had 336 buyable ba before, so 336 * 1.5 = 504, but I only get 503. No big deal, but my obsessive compulsive tendencies tell me to buy ba in equal sized chunks, so prime numbers make me crazy.

maulaxe May 17 2005 9:27 AM EDT

perhaps it was rounded a bit before the change

moser May 17 2005 9:38 AM EDT

err, You can buy 504 BA in an equal size chunk.

moser May 17 2005 9:39 AM EDT

oops, make that 503, d'oh.

Majestik Moose May 17 2005 9:48 AM EDT

easy fix :P

buy 3 x 167, enter armor store, weapon store, and cover up the -, with the 2 BA that's left
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