EXBow draining message not working? (in General)


AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] May 25 2005 7:22 AM EDT

I've just fought Shade (who has the largets EXBow in the game) and noticed that although I ended up with negative Strength on both charcaters, the "X looks weaker" message never appeared.

It's also interesting to note that both minions (Tal's Familiar has 100 Strength, Tal 20) were hit twice and had the same amount drained (the new property of E/AXBows coming in to play here). Could this be the problem? As the percentage drain didn't go off, the message didn't trigger although stats were reduced?

Post-battle stats
Minion EXP HP ST DX AC DI Ammo
Talhearn's Familiar 717 114,706 -19,100 81 194 0 / 7,994
Talhearn 719 126,435 -19,180 20 15 240,415 / 6,793

(*19,200 was drained from both in two hits. 9600 per hit?*)

Play-by-play
Ungoliant, 'Gloomweaver' cast Antimagic Field on Talhearn (0.22)
Ungoliant, 'Gloomweaver' cast Ablative Shield on all friendly Minions (30502)
Manwë Súlimo cast Vampiric Aura on Ungoliant, 'Gloomweaver' (?)
Manwë Súlimo cast Vampiric Aura on Melkor, 'The Constrainer' (?)

Ranged Combat
Talhearn takes damage from his own Fireball (6490)!
Talhearn's Fireball hit Ungoliant, 'Gloomweaver' [16090], Manwë Súlimo [17599], Melkor, 'The Constrainer' [20810]

Manwë Súlimo's Fireball hit Talhearn's Familiar [379], Talhearn [1542]
Talhearn's Familiar's Guardian Angel smote Manwë Súlimo (227)
Talhearn's Guardian Angel smote Manwë Súlimo (925)
Melkor, 'The Constrainer' hit Talhearn's Familiar with Angainor. The Chain of Melkor [7860]
Talhearn's Familiar's Guardian Angel smote Melkor, 'The Constrainer' (3959)
Melkor, 'The Constrainer' shot Talhearn's Familiar with Angainor. The Chain of Melkor [6972]
Talhearn's Familiar's Guardian Angel smote Melkor, 'The Constrainer' (3510)



Talhearn takes damage from his own Fireball (8624)!
Talhearn's Fireball hit Ungoliant, 'Gloomweaver' [18543], Manwë Súlimo [28093], Melkor, 'The Constrainer' [13766]


Manwë Súlimo's Fireball hit Talhearn's Familiar [497], Talhearn [1206]
Talhearn's Familiar's Guardian Angel smote Manwë Súlimo (298)
Talhearn's Guardian Angel smote Manwë Súlimo (723)


R.I.P. Ungoliant, 'Gloomweaver', Manwë Súlimo

Talhearn takes damage from his own Fireball (10758)!
Talhearn's Fireball hit Melkor, 'The Constrainer' [125514]

Melkor, 'The Constrainer' hit Talhearn with Angainor. The Chain of Melkor [4498]
Talhearn's Guardian Angel smote Melkor, 'The Constrainer' (2205)
Melkor, 'The Constrainer' shot Talhearn with Angainor. The Chain of Melkor [5847]
Talhearn's Guardian Angel smote Melkor, 'The Constrainer' (2940)

R.I.P. Melkor, 'The Constrainer'

IndependenZ May 25 2005 7:43 AM EDT

Spongebob Squarepants shot Kronos [2987]
Kronos looks clumsier!
Spongebob Squarepants shot Kronos [1297]

That's with an Assassin's Crossbow. It works!

Will [Retired] May 25 2005 7:44 AM EDT

The only thing I can think of is if you read mine and Jonathan's replies to this thread (near the top). :)

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] May 25 2005 8:13 AM EDT

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

Cool, I can understand that for a stat at 20 (well, maybe zero... stats can be reduced to 19, 18 etc) but my first minion lost 80 strength from the first EXBow hit.

Was that reduction too little to trigger the display?

Will [Retired] May 25 2005 8:19 AM EDT

I think it only displays clumsier or weaker if there is a chance that they can lose more DX/ST next round...
...so if their DX/ST is lower than 20 then it doesn't bother?

Don't worry though, the message does work, regularly when I go against tanks with high DX/ST :D

AdminShade May 25 2005 12:41 PM EDT

btw. you fought Ilvatar which has the strongest Exbow :P

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] May 25 2005 1:01 PM EDT

One of your characters is he not? :P

AdminShade May 25 2005 1:05 PM EDT

yes, but not me in person

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] May 25 2005 1:20 PM EDT

:P

I'm confused now. Just fought Mags, erm I mean Brock...

Post-battle stats
Minion EXP HP ST DX AC DI Ammo
Talhearn's Familiar 2,732 121,242 -14,300 81 194 0 / 4,399
Talhearn 2,727 158,981 -14,380 20 15 277,798 / 2,829


Brock Samson shot Talhearn's Familiar [4762]
Talhearn's Familiar looks weaker!
Talhearn's Familiar's Guardian Angel smote Brock Samson (2080)
Brock Samson shot Talhearn's Familiar [5280]
Talhearn's Familiar's Guardian Angel smote Brock Samson (2319)


Brock Samson shot Talhearn [3731]
Talhearn looks weaker!
Talhearn's Guardian Angel smote Brock Samson (1670)
Brock Samson shot Talhearn [2688]
Talhearn's Guardian Angel smote Brock Samson (1159)


Why does Brocks first hit activate the message? If it only displays because there is more strength to lose, it activated for the first hit on Tal, which had to take him below zero, otherwist the second hit did over -14,000...

:/

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] May 25 2005 1:26 PM EDT

OK... It's happening with Ilúvatar now...

:/

Manwë Súlimo's Fireball hit Talhearn's Familiar [652], Talhearn [1790]
Talhearn's Familiar's Guardian Angel smote Manwë Súlimo (391)
Talhearn's Guardian Angel smote Manwë Súlimo (1074)
Melkor, 'The Constrainer' hit Talhearn's Familiar with Angainor. The Chain of Melkor [10344]
Talhearn's Familiar looks weaker!
Talhearn's Familiar's Guardian Angel smote Melkor, 'The Constrainer' (4326)
Melkor, 'The Constrainer' hit Talhearn's Familiar with Angainor. The Chain of Melkor [10316]
Talhearn's Familiar's Guardian Angel smote Melkor, 'The Constrainer' (4252)
Melkor, 'The Constrainer' shot Talhearn's Familiar with Angainor. The Chain of Melkor [8501]
Talhearn's Familiar's Guardian Angel smote Melkor, 'The Constrainer' (4069)

It happened with Tal as well, but I erased too much of my post, and can't got pack to the fight to copy it again! >_

Mags May 25 2005 1:33 PM EDT

To explain the instance of you kicking my -- erm, Brock's -- butt, your character doesn't exactly specialize in strength. I wipe the strength of your familiar character in the first round, and Talhearn's strength in the second. Because one shot's enough to drain either, but an entire round-set of physical hits has to land on a single target, the first shot in each salvo drains strength.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] May 25 2005 1:37 PM EDT

But, in the original fight, Illuvatars EXBow (which is larger than brocks) didn't activate the message on the first hit, in either round, to either character, when yours did.

If it was because the strength on either character was too small (100 and 20) then yours shouldn't have activated either.

:/

Mags May 25 2005 1:42 PM EDT

I'd just say something freakish happened in the first fight.

And his Exbow isn't "bigger" than mine. It's just more enchanted. ;D

maulaxe May 25 2005 2:04 PM EDT

its not the size that matters. ... its how you use it : p
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