Idea: Unlearning mechanics... (in General)
February 24 2007 1:23 PM EST
Possibly give a free retrain after every changemonth, like has been the case as of late, in exchange, double or triple unlearn costs/penalties in between. Sounds fair, no?
February 24 2007 1:28 PM EST
No it doesn't.
February 24 2007 1:30 PM EST
Mmm. I'm not crazy about this idea. I don't like the idea of an expected free retraining. I mean, you build a character a certain way with a certain gameplan and then every 2 months or so you know you'll get to completely change it? Boo! Strategies would be changing so much it would get annoying.
What I suggested in a previous post was to allow an option to retrain for free or start an NCB, this way there is some sort of sacrifice when you retrain and it can only happen once every 4 months.
It started as accident, but i dont see it coming every three months, lol
February 24 2007 1:31 PM EST
Then why would anyone bother to unlearn any other time then when it was free? I suggested to Jon that if he's going to allow this untraining garbage, that he allows one free untrain per year that you can use at your discretion. This will make you really think about whether the past change month hurt you bad enough that it warrants you using your freebie. Or perhaps the next change month will be worse? It'd be up to you to roll the dice.
Simple, it's because some of the changes/additional skills really screw over some strats, would you want to have your strat blown away by some simple changes and not be allowed to change it at the loss of some serious xp when you whacked your brain to come up with this strat that works very well? Let's take Junction for instance, it's a fairly new skill and is loved by those who use Familiars, if you couldn't retrain, you'd be stuck with the option of training junction up the hard way and in some cases that could take quite a while.
I would not mind a system where untraining without loss of XP is possible on demand, but casts CB$, much like re-inking. Perhaps some fixed $/XP ratio that, while hideously expensive, still shuts up the whiners. :)
February 24 2007 2:27 PM EST
I think I mentioned that same thing earlier and it was met with "that's the dumbest idea I've heard in a while."
I don't know why it's dumb... they complained about NW being the big bad equalizer and any more help for people that have extra money would be unfair... I think it's exactly like re-inking a tat, but oh well... I like the idea of Exp Free Retrains which can be bought by CB or even USD.
February 24 2007 7:25 PM EST
I have an even better idea!
How about it is just whenever Jon feels like it is necessary or when he feels generous enough to give it? Be perfectly honest, NONE of you know when the next one will be/ if there will be a next one. I like the surprise bit. =)
Better yet, that means there's no need to change a thing - Jon made one because he felt it was necessary and one because he was feeling generous. No need to make it an official 'will happen consistently at this time' thing, not knowing is better.
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