What has Jon planned for ex/ax/xbows? (in General)

Brakke Bres [Ow man] June 29 2006 2:47 PM EDT

Now some of you noticed you can't forge ax/ex/xbows.

Now has this something to do with a new balance?
Will the xbows be more useful vs wall using teams?

What im thinking is that he is upping the base damage.
Or giving the drain feature more % of drain (str and dex drain)

What do you think?

Will the ex/axbow be back in the picture?
Are some of your 60 million networth ex/axbows now useless?

QBRanger June 29 2006 2:56 PM EDT

Well, we will all know in 2 days if Jon plans of making axbows or exbows useful again.

Otherwise some of us will still have 60M NW paperweights sitting in our inventories like they have been for 3 months now.

Shadowsparkle [Jago] June 29 2006 3:16 PM EDT

Like any other weapons, you can still forge ax/exbows... Its just restricted (like all weapons) to the pth.
I don't see how this should have to do with said xbows.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] June 29 2006 3:43 PM EDT

You can't forge weapon X any more?

QBRanger June 29 2006 3:50 PM EDT

'Upgrade type: to-hit (damage upgrading temporarily disabled)'

Direct from the forge page.

Perhaps this is what Jon means by "big changes coming"?

QBSefton [Black Cheetah Bazaar] June 29 2006 3:59 PM EDT

I am getting the impression there could be some link between MPR growth and weapon damage modifier growth.

QBPixel Sage June 29 2006 5:05 PM EDT

Just throwing up an idea into the air. Since Ex/Axbows were nerfed by PL, there should be a direct counter to it. Therefore, I say those weapons should do extra damage to the PL'd minion, say, %110. It reverses the 90% absorption.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 29 2006 6:13 PM EDT

If he has disabled weapon damage forging it's likely a change either to which items can be forged, or to upgrade costs for weapon damage. I smell a weapon boost.

Brakke Bres [Ow man] June 29 2006 6:47 PM EDT

A weapon boost is good hopefully it's for the underpowered weapons that we have lying around

Flamey June 29 2006 8:54 PM EDT

i have a paperweight lying around, a 1mil NW at that.

hopefully something will happen.

deifeln June 29 2006 10:05 PM EDT

I like Pixel's idea, but think that the % to a PL damaged minion should be higher then 110%. Having an Ax/Exbow do much more PL damage would balance out the loss of the dex/st draining ability.
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