*I* haven't had an idea in awhile: (in General)

Undertow October 11 2005 2:48 AM EDT

I was thinking about arrows, and how many players (at least me and ranger) have noticed that there isn't much difference between X1 and X5 on your arrows.

And then I was thinking about Archery, and how it got nerfed so bad most major contenders seemed to have cried and moved on. I, for one, went BL.

Then I thought, hey, you know, these two things seem like they could be combined for a slight boost while not unbalancing things too much.

Here's the idea:

Archery provides a damage boost, based on the upgrade quality of the arrows. In effect giving X5 arrows a use, boosting your archery damage.

I'm not gonna work out the numbers. I don't (and I'd be willing to bet you don't) know what would be over powered and what wouldn't. Leave that to Jon. Just tell me if you think it's a good idea.

Obviously, it would have a limit. maybe it worked up to X5 or 10 and then capped. And capped at under the old archery boost %.

Say 2-3%/X on the arrow.

Grim Reaper October 11 2005 3:34 AM EDT

I think that is a bad idea.

I do think though that there should not have been an archery nerf.

MrC [DodgingTheEvilForgeFees] October 11 2005 3:57 AM EDT

Not a bad idea. But instead of the cap, I would suggest that it should be more like this:

x1 = 10% bonus
x2 = 15% bonus
x3= 18% bonus
x4 = 20% bonus
x5 = 21% bonus
x6 = 21.5% bonus
And so on.

Just adds more if there is that option of upgrading beyond x5 to still get some additional use from them. Obviously I probably had the reduced effect a little too steep, but I did it that way for the sake of simplicity... that and I'm just too lazy to think up a better way.

I doubt this idea will be used, but I wouldn't have any arguments against it.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 11 2005 4:37 AM EDT

But isn't increased damage exactly what higher X arrows should do? If the current values aren't showing enough difference, maybe the damage arrows do themselves should be adjusted.

Grim Reaper October 11 2005 4:57 AM EDT

I think there shoudn't be any arrows at all, it should be infinite arrows just firing from the bow.

Maybe there could be another solution such as this:

Make the upgrades to the arrows be on the rack/quiver? w/e point is that part would be upgraded and then it enchants each arrow to fire at that dmg, maybe that will make archery better again.

Undertow October 11 2005 8:55 AM EDT

Without a brain, your not suggesting anything that *I* haven't brought up before. Jon hasn't done it yet. Try holding your breath?

Undertow October 11 2005 8:57 AM EDT

I understand what your saying Chuckles, and the words your looking for are "Increasingly deminishing returns."

And yes, right now, there is no point in X5 arrows. They don't make a lick of difference.
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