Changemonth comes to a close... (in General)


three4thsforsaken April 1 2008 12:34 AM EDT

Somehow I expected more. :P

Fanta [Fanta's Forge] April 1 2008 12:35 AM EDT

Lame.

Sickone April 1 2008 12:38 AM EDT

I'm slightly baffled by the term "changemonth".
Isn't pretty much every month a "changemonth" ?
I mean, the changelog has several entries almost every month...
Or is there a specific month of the year when radical changes are introduced ?

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] April 1 2008 12:39 AM EDT

Every third month, and this was officially one of those months.

Sickone April 1 2008 12:41 AM EDT

On the plus side, today is the 1st of April ;)

three4thsforsaken April 1 2008 12:43 AM EDT

Change month is only for game balance changes. Bug fixes are on any month. This is so game play doesn't change wildly.

Godpanda April 1 2008 1:08 AM EDT

APRIL FOOLS! April is changemonth! =D

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 1 2008 9:21 AM EDT

I really expected more changes as well.

There were more changes (and the supporter item!) in the non changemonth before.

Maybe the idea of the quarterly changemonth should go?

Relic April 1 2008 9:26 AM EDT

*yawn*
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Evasion is still uberpowered
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NCB BA is wayyyyyyyyy too expensive
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Might sell out after my NCB, because I will never be able to reach the top again due to cost.

QBsutekh137 April 1 2008 9:45 AM EDT

And how would you have reached the top before there was bonus? *smile* Just a small reminder that the whole N*B concept is more of a privilege, not a right. *smile* If CB1 were still open and you started a character there today, I assure you that you would never reach the top there either.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 1 2008 10:11 AM EDT

Sute, wasn't that the main reason CB1 was shelved in favour of CB2?

Lumpy Koala April 1 2008 10:31 AM EDT

Glory: With close to 2 months to the end of your NCB, I would say you have pretty good chance of overtaking at least the top 10 to 20 guys, even if you don't buy any BA, which doesn't really seem too shabby for 4 months of work.

QBsutekh137 April 1 2008 10:44 AM EDT

GL, yep. That still doesn't make it more than a privilege. And the NCB was NOT part of CB2's creation-reason. The NCB was introduced later with no guarantees and no assurances. So, it is even more of a privilege, a downright gift! I don't generally look my gift-horses in the mouth.

I spent a LOT of time and money (both CB dollars and USD) preparing for and then running this NCB up and buying minions (with an improperly calibrated bonus rate that didn't get fixed during the life of my bonus, I might add). Now I spend most of my days adding a few new folks to my fight list while removing other folks off the top as I get passed (a phenomenon I am expecting a lot more of now that the bonus rate has been tweaked).

Do I deserve a better, cheaper NCB? Nope, I sure don't.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] April 1 2008 10:52 AM EDT

April can be bugfixmonth!

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Sickone April 1 2008 11:05 AM EDT

I'm not quite sure what bug I'm supposed to be seeing...
The regeneration seems quite normal (not over max HP), and while the triple-hit followed by single hits then a double-hit seem kind of odd, not sure if that's quite bug-worthy yet... aren't DX-based hits separate from PTH-based hits ?

three4thsforsaken April 1 2008 11:07 AM EDT

he's getting tripled hit in the HoC round, and every other round he is hit only once.

Notice that he has 140+ DBs

Sickone April 1 2008 11:11 AM EDT

Oh... that... hmm, quite right.

Now that you mentioned it, yes, the HoC-enabled ranged round is the first round instead of the last ranged round for all things except CoC/decay... and "penalities" applied apparently are the ones from melee, except the ranged magic penalities.
Struck me as a bit odd too, since I was getting a "first strike" on all opponents that had no HoC.

QBsutekh137 April 1 2008 11:51 AM EDT

Sickone, no, dex based hits are not a separate pool from PTH hits. See the Wiki page on "To-hit" for an overview of chance-to-hit dynamics. I used to always think that too until Nightstrike set me right.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] April 2 2008 3:20 AM EDT

"GL, yep. That still doesn't make it more than a privilege."

By that reasoning, then not beating 'uber' Evasion, or USD pumped weapons, or broken Belegs causing 100% extra Ranged damage is nothing more than a priviledge. ;)

It's all part of game balance, which should be an inherant part of the game, not a priviledge one should have.

"And the NCB was NOT part of CB2's creation-reason. The NCB was introduced later with no guarantees and no assurances. So, it is even more of a privilege, a downright gift! I don't generally look my gift-horses in the mouth."

No it wasn't part of CB2. Unlike the NUB which was there from the second week.

But it *should* have been, if a better solution wasn't to be implemented.

Balancing the game for everyone should never be looked at as a gift. ;)

"I spent a LOT of time and money (both CB dollars and USD) preparing for and then running this NCB up and buying minions (with an improperly calibrated bonus rate that didn't get fixed during the life of my bonus, I might add). Now I spend most of my days adding a few new folks to my fight list while removing other folks off the top as I get passed (a phenomenon I am expecting a lot more of now that the bonus rate has been tweaked).

Do I deserve a better, cheaper NCB? Nope, I sure don't."

You deserved a properly working one. Which you didn't have.
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