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.
May 16 2005 1:45 PM EDT
What a month...
May 16 2005 1:45 PM EDT
Thanks for the extra BA!
And the other changes as well.
May 16 2005 1:46 PM EDT
Nice change for the Axbow/Exbow
May 16 2005 1:49 PM EDT
hopefully someone will by my exbow at last :)
oh great! that ax/exbow change will really help my new strat! :D
Does the length of time the new user bonus lasts remain the same?
yay Jon! you are teh r0><0r!
When you used to shoot someone with an axbow it would say in the fight log:
someone shot someone 
--someone looks clumsier
And now it doesn't. Is this supposed to be like this or...? :)
oh wait, its only doing it sopradically. hmmm
Is there a random factor now, so it doesn't always drain ST/DX?
BA change made it in for today
Will, if his stat can't get any lower it doesn't display weaker|clumsier
finally... thanks, thanks, thanks :)
Axbows and Exbows are upped, a matter I might have hoped for :)
And BA is always nice..
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.
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.
not sure where you've been, miteke
really not sure
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.
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 :)
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 ;)
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...
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
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.
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.
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.
May 17 2005 9:27 AM EDT
perhaps it was rounded a bit before the change
May 17 2005 9:38 AM EDT
err, You can buy 504 BA in an equal size chunk.
May 17 2005 9:39 AM EDT
oops, make that 503, d'oh.
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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