Post Ideas for Changemonth Here. (in General)
It may be a little early, but there is only one more week left in Feb, so that means that the second changemonth of 2006 is right around the corner. I thought I'd start a thread were people can voice their thoughts on what they'd like to see and what they are expecting to see this coming changemonth. Please don't use this thread to flame others' ideas as this is just a place to let your ideas be heard. In depth discussions should be taken to a separate thread of it's own.
MY THOUGHTS: I'd like to see either a new item or a new supporter item. I've been a fan of the items that would give HP as a % of trained HP, like TG do for str and Elven gear does for dex. Also I've said this before and I'll say it again :) I'd really like to see the opponents' post battle statistics in addition to mine. This would help see just where the enemy stands at the end of losses, or helps you see if you are overkilling opponents ... This would also make testing items such as AxBow / ExBow much easier.
Now ... Let's hear what you have to say.
February 21 2006 9:24 AM EST
I've not brought this up for a while:
The Johnnywas Is Lazy Link
A link in the side frame to take me to my community user page in one click, rather than go through settings.
One tiny little link is all I want for Changemonth.
Oh and stay away from UC unless it's a buff!
February 21 2006 9:33 AM EST
*agrees with Johnnywas*
Change anything except UC...... please.
:D Time for an update to my December wish list;
Evasion: Changed. :)
BL. Changed :)
RoS. In the very least, get rid of it lowering the effect your DM has on your own AMF/EC. DM needs that penalty. Otherwise, it and the RoS get added to every team. More so than the ToA is considered top end now. Do we really want to go back to 4 minion + massive, un counterable AS teams dominating, like CB1?
Get rid of the useless items. Why are DCMs (Tulwars!) in the game?
Add in a percentage based physical damage reducer. We've got two Magic damage ones.
Change the Weapon based NW allowance so a whip using tank and a BoNE using tank (that don't go above thier allowance) don't have the same 'power' rating.
And Glory's idea for DM ( I think it had to do with stcking) was nice! :)
February 21 2006 10:06 AM EST
/me misses Archery. *sniffle*
ROBF needs love.
February 21 2006 10:22 AM EST
The Last's Fireball hit Grilled Prawns for no damage feel the love Forgebird
February 21 2006 11:46 AM EST
something for change month, could be like we were talking about before, where the economic clan gets some sort of bonus to forging, and maybe even a top 15% of econ clans get bonus to forging also
Could remove the cash rewards from fighting clans (leaving that at just XP) and add it to Econ clans...
February 21 2006 12:27 PM EST
If Johnny gets a lazylink, I want one too :p
February 21 2006 12:31 PM EST
Ah Mael. Don't want you to feel left out. If I get a Lazylink you can share! ;)
February 21 2006 12:59 PM EST
A scythe for mages?
February 21 2006 1:04 PM EST
why do mages need a weapon? (I'm not flaming...just asking)
typically mages usually use an orb / swirling crystal / staff / wand .. something of that sort
February 21 2006 1:25 PM EST
Ranged supporter item would be my hope. We have armor, melee, runes, now we need ranged!
HP bonus would be nice but I am not sure if it would be a good idea. Every team could use more hitpoints so unless it was a slot that forced people to choose between good items- e.g. gloves: tulkas, eg, ag or hp boost, almost every team would have one. So far most items seem to have bonus for a particular character type, rather than a generally useful one. Then again, it would make walls more popular. On second thought, why not... I've always wanted to try a wall.
February 21 2006 1:27 PM EST
I had another fanciful idea recently, and actually started working out details to make sense of it from a programming/game dynamics standpoint (maybe I'll post them in another thread):
Minion Race. Like Human, Elf, Dwarf, Halfling, Orc, Ogre, with each having its own pros, cons, and restrictions (for example, an Ogre gets a major strength & AC bonus, but major magic penalties because they're dumb; an Elf gets serious magic boosts, as well as additional bonus with Elven gear, but trains XP at 1/2 the rate of other minions because they live so long; never more than 1 Elf or Ogre on a character; never an Elf on the same character as an Orc or Ogre). Your basic minion as they exist now would be Human, with different races signified by various plusses and minuses based on that "Human" standard.
It would mean lots of new choices, but would probably be crazy programming...
February 21 2006 1:28 PM EST
Jonathan has never liked wand or staff weapon ideas. Not sure if they are on the FORS or not (and too lazy to look)...
February 21 2006 2:22 PM EST
Would it be possible to add in cummulative battle statistics?
Like, I'd like to see what my average ranged damage is after 100 battles. Then I'd want to switch to an Elven Long Bow and see what my damage amounts to after another 100 damage.
February 21 2006 5:33 PM EST
how about alphabetizing (spelling?) lists in wiki small change huge convenience
for example when looking for forging formulas
February 21 2006 5:36 PM EST
Or you could just hit Control+F and type the name in. ;)
February 21 2006 5:45 PM EST
Or you could just alphabetize it yourself (or make an a page with alphabetized listing), since that's what the wiki is all about.
It would be nice to find out what's going on with the BlackMarket voting this month.
February 21 2006 11:45 PM EST
mage weapons would be great and, the health booster stuff. new items is always good maybe a bit more variety instead of VB/MH/BoTH.
that race one is cool but dont think it will ever happen.
i know this sounds crazy, but how about another slot for armor like an amulet or something. they would boost one stat/skill with an AC of 0. like with each + it would boost BL, or GA etc. by 1%. kind of like a tattoo with a lesser effect.
oh and if you want to say anything about my post please do
February 22 2006 1:34 AM EST
I know this has been suggested before, but....
/me wants PANTS!
February 22 2006 2:21 AM EST
I like your idea Flamey. But maybe you wouldnt have to create a new slot for amulets... you could count it as Helm's. Just have the magic item bonus be specific (+DD, HP, ST, Evasion, whatever) and have it give no AC bonus.
Just make the upgrade costs steep and make them unforgable because the item is purely based on magical enchantments. This could even lead to magic item creation (which could be a different KIND of forging) way down the line.... I dont even know if this makes sense, its way past my bedtime :p
"You are awarded $111 and your Minions receive 226 exp each.
You have $186,688. Battle allocation: 22."
"You are awarded $111, 2 clan points and your Minions receive 226 exp each.
You have $186,688. Battle allocation: 22."
February 22 2006 8:01 AM EST
Hearing aids and glasses for the more elderly warriors amongst the ranks....
"deifeln, 1:34 AM EST
I know this has been suggested before, but....
/me wants PANTS!
:D As long as that included things like "Codpiece of Deflection" or Codpiece of Attraction"! :D
February 22 2006 8:44 AM EST
What was that 80's band called - WASP was it? With the flame thrower codpiece?
February 22 2006 8:46 AM EST
Perhaps a TOA boost.
Remember the good old days when there were 6 or 7 of the top characters using a TOA and all the TOA bashing threads?
Now there are only 2 TOA users in the top 15.
Ah, the good old days of the TOA bashing.
As Originally Posted by chappy:
"Also I've said this before and I'll say it again :) I'd really like to see the opponents' post battle statistics in addition to mine. This would help see just where the enemy stands at the end of losses, or helps you see if you are overkilling opponents ..."
I agree wholeheartedly with this idea; I have been thinking this since I started. It would be great to be able to see how you stacked up as far as the stats go, rather than try to add/subtract from the battle screen info. Hopefully this will be looked into in the near future.
/me crosses her fingers
February 22 2006 9:57 AM EST
Johnny, it wasn't a flame thrower, as I recall. It was a circular saw blade. Considering the title of the album, a saw blade made more sense than a flame thrower.
Tipper had a LOT of fun with WASP...
February 22 2006 9:59 AM EST
Sut, you're right about the chainsaw, but I googled it and apparently a flame thrower was an application of choice for Blackie as well. One that spat flames for twenty feet.
I'm not sure I'd be happy wearing one of those. The thought of friendly fire would be uppermost in my mind....
February 22 2006 10:00 AM EST
* circular saw not chain saw.
Actually can we have some chainsaws in CB...
February 22 2006 10:03 AM EST
Now Johnny is my hero for bringing up Blackie Lawless and his many codpieces! :)
February 22 2006 10:04 AM EST
And he even brought it back around to be on topic! I want chainsaws too!!!!!! *smile*
I have another idea:
Please add Character Standings for players that never used US$ (except directly to Jonathan for naming or supportership).
this would be great and i could finally see how god or bad i really am ;-)
The words "impossible to implement" come to mind stabilo.
February 22 2006 12:28 PM EST
Actually Zog, the words "None of your business" come to mind when I see stabilo's idea.
I have committed myself to a CB life with less confrontational words PK :P
February 22 2006 12:40 PM EST
i could finally see how god or bad i really am
But if you are a deity, aren't you omniscient, and thus already know?
February 22 2006 1:23 PM EST
no thanks, I prefer Suede
February 22 2006 2:00 PM EST
i could finally see how god or bad i really am
Since Stabilo has admitted that he is not omniscient, he cannot be a god, therefore he must be bad.
Don't you love logic?
February 22 2006 2:07 PM EST
Seconded. I'm sick of seeing Maelstrom going around pantsless. :P
well, at least i wanna know how bad i am ;-)
(Warning: post from someone who teaches logic for a living...)
Since when are all gods omniscient? I dare say the Greek Titans didn't see their overthrow coming. Let's see there was Chronos, Rhea, the Professor, Mary Ann...
Someday I'm going to name a pair of CML as "pants". Assuming Jon never creates a real pair of pants in this game.
Can't link directly to the comic in the archives so I'm hosting a copy on imageshack and linking to the Machall archive page showing the comic.
February 22 2006 2:40 PM EST
(I, too, work with logic for what passes as my living. Though admittedly, I use symbols rather than actual meanings...)
You're right Caedmon, but for another reason: it's just plain contradictory to talk about gods and logic in the same sentence. For instance, it is perfectly true for me to state that if gods exist, then I have the most powerful character in CB.
/me would argue that "There are gods" is an unproveable statement, and hence falls outside traditional propositional logic, but that's just /me. :)
February 22 2006 4:12 PM EST
OK, I suppose that might fall under fuzzy logic, but you see my point, right? ;)
enhance post-battle stats
MAC is my abbreviation for magical AC, which would also contain AC from MgS, but not the base-AC from other armor. I thus don't know how the TSA could fit into this ..
February 24 2006 9:15 AM EST
How about making archery a viable skill. Maybe a + to damage like BL and a plus to hit, on top of a third hit. Then maybe it would almost be useful.
February 24 2006 9:17 AM EST
archery used to be a viable skill. Some claimed it was too good. So it was nerfed.
I'd like to see a skill like archery ... multi-shot for arrows / bolts. I know that it would be too overpowered with an ELB right now .. so I'm certain that there would have to be a reduction in damage .. much like dd spells that hit multiple targets.
with one target you hit for 100k
with 4 targets you hit for 25k
..that would get interesting with axbow / exbow ...
February 24 2006 6:20 PM EST
Maybe a viable skill for Mages. Granter evasion is good for anyone, but maybe somethin even mage specific. Like spell focus or something, have it reduce the effects of AMF and MgS based on a (#) effect. Or make it do more damage like BL... could have it do different things for different spells? Like decrease the FB splash for FB mages... or maybe have CoC go off in a ranged round, I dunno just throwing out random ideas. I dont really have any concise plans here.
I just think that there are so many anti-mage factors to the game that there should be a way to fight it. Maybe have DM dispel AMF somehow (that doesn't really make sense). Ok, I'm gonna stop now =)
I'd like to see a Helm of Intelligence supporter item with one of following properties;
A + based bonus to skills
A Fixed 1% bonus to DD
A Fixed 2% Dex/skill bonus
Xiaz on Hiatus
February 24 2006 11:02 PM EST
The HoI was removed from CB2 last year, was it not?
February 24 2006 11:12 PM EST
Beleg's Gloves stink.
However, they'd be nice if Beleg would give us the rest of the set, assuming they all had the same bonus....think we could take a dip in his closet this changemonth? ^_^
February 25 2006 12:22 AM EST
I still hope for a ranged weapon
2x and do an additional .1% of enemy hp per X added to the item.
Bypass armor similar to vorpal blade
Vampiric ranged weapon
range weapon does not use ammo
On hit reduces enemy chance to hit
February 25 2006 12:42 AM EST
I understand this would add NOTHING to the game. /Me just wants pants.
February 25 2006 6:45 AM EST
As someone once said-Real Men Fight Naked.
However TAB is made of a bunch of wimps.
Just a couple days before the MadNeSs begins!!!
decrease ToA's, make the 1minion mages rule cb2 :p
Less than 3 hours to go!!!
February 28 2006 9:33 PM EST
A GIANT FRIGGIN LINK on the front page that takes you to where I KNOW Jon has said that multi minion teams make slightly more XP than single minion teams.
February 28 2006 9:36 PM EST
Check this thread out:
Here it states, by Jon, that the xp from multi-minion teams is the same as that of single minion teams.
It was a mistake made in the beginning on the train page, when you wanted to hire a minion, that multi-minino teams make more than single minion teams.
February 28 2006 9:47 PM EST
It wasn't a mistake, it was just left over from CB1...
February 28 2006 10:19 PM EST
How about Magic Nuclear Missile? Oh wait... all battles would end in a draw...
Anything on YOUR mind??
February 28 2006 11:47 PM EST
Take your children out of the streets! Chain up the dog! Pour yourself a cocktail and hide under the sheets with your computer! Cause here it comes, Change Month is here in 13 minutes!!!
February 28 2006 11:49 PM EST
im guessing jon changes it as soon as it hits 12 AM?
February 28 2006 11:57 PM EST
I'm guessing he doesn't, though I may be wrong. They may just be counting down for the fun of it =D
my prediction: Jon changes changemonth to next month! lol just to mess with you all and to diminish your anticipation. lol
March 1 2006 12:02 AM EST
MY MAGIC NUCLEAR MISSILE! THANK YOU JON!
March 1 2006 12:03 AM EST
But that would put change month during April. The worst change month ever. Where he takes back every change he makes and says, "April Fools!"
that'd be awesome, vestex....complete chaos.../me laughs just thinking about the reactions...
Everybody has always wanted to be able to edit their own posts, but the problems with such a thing have always barred it from happening. Maybe there could be an <editable> tag that shows things in a unique HTML style, while still being editable to the post author. This would illustrate to others exactly WHAT has been changed/can be changed, preventing ppl from scamming with this tag.
March 1 2006 2:04 AM EST
It may be <editable> kind of </editable> hard to <editable> code this </editable> if various sections of <editable> the post </editable> happened to have <editable> editable </editable> tags in <editable> it </editable> .
Here's what I'd like to see...
Auction changes ...
Here's how I want the auctions to work... Say you are looking at an auction for a pair of base AG that say Shade is selling... We'll say it has a minimum bid of 1mil and bid increments of 100k. If I see the auction and bid 2 million and there are no other bids then my bid goes in at 1million (because nobody has outbid me). Then we'll say Ranger sees the auction and bids 1.5 million. Since I've already did higher, the current bid of the auction goes up to Ranger's 1.5 bid + the next bid increment (100k) making my new current bid 1.6 million.
Essentially when you're bidding you would be putting in your maximum bid and not just your current bid. Obviously the $ for your max bid would be deducted from your character at the time you place the bid and the remainder that you 'over bid' would be returned to you if you win the auction. This is the way eBay works to the best of my knowledge and I think it's a little better system .. this would help fix the problem of central bank taking things out from under our noses .. I understand that you're supposed to bid what you think the item's worth, but what's wrong with getting a better than average deal??
That's not made the FORS list because it's not "retarded" just too difficult, yes?
March 1 2006 8:30 AM EST
Actually, that is pretty much how all auctions are, you place a max. bid down for yourself, and the computer takes out the minimum of that bid to win the auction at the time. You don't have to keep checking on that item every 5 minutes to see if you're still winning it.
@chappy: Jon has rejected this idea already. He seems to feel that, if you want the item enough, then you'll stick around to continue bidding on it.
March 1 2006 10:15 AM EST
He didn't reject it - in fact it is active for the Central Bank account. He just doesn't have the time to get it working for everyone...
March 1 2006 10:44 AM EST
Has Central Bank ever bid twice on an item?
If not, then the programming Jon is using is not like Ebay's auction system but just a simple threshold program.
yes, but I think only early on.
I just thought of one: Minion Gender. For no other reason than the Play-by-Play. Everything is always his, his, his, and Regan The WonderDog is a girl and is always offended by this! Ladies, back me up here! :D
March 1 2006 12:53 PM EST
Or Kano-san vs Kano-saness
I've been wearing my gender-specific possessives protest burqha for a long, long time, Barzoo! It's not just the minions.
March 1 2006 8:53 PM EST
sounds like one sexy burqha...
or would that be burquess?
March 1 2006 11:29 PM EST
i want to see carnage blender go back to 1 panel, or at least have a toggle switch to "classic view" so that us cb1r's can reminice some more
March 2 2006 9:52 AM EST
Let's have the "sssimmo wins" change. All ST boosting bonus applied after GS!
March 2 2006 11:21 AM EST
How about we actually have a changemonth this month, with some changes that actually make us revise our strategy ideas and maybe come up with some new ones?
Come on Jon, isn't that little one of yours old enough yet to contribute some ideas? Fresh blood and all that?
March 2 2006 12:07 PM EST
How about boosting Belegs?
Like giving them lets say 3-5% archery skill per +. So then there will be a choice between BG, TG and EG's.
yes a boost to BG or archery would be good.
I got an idea ... how some strategy altering changes ... :)
March 11 2006 3:10 PM EST
I'd like to see the weapon allowance based off of MPR reduced and have a armor allowance added. Pretty simple.
March 11 2006 3:24 PM EST
Wiki search. Aswell as refresh frames (except chat). Maybe an url bar for the main frame, so that you can open a link in te current frame and not have to leave cb or open a new one - like so you can copy and paste a link and then goto it.
March 11 2006 3:25 PM EST
Remove the top 10 exemption
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