Jon, Why was protection removed? (in General)

QBRanger June 24 2008 2:41 PM EDT

I know it was yet another layer of damage reduction but it was able to be dispelled.

It was a choice characters had. Use DM to dispel it or AMF and not be able to.

I personaly fell this was a fairly nice sized nerf to DM characters and was just wondering out loud, so to type, why you choose to get rid of it.

I know most things you do not discuss, but perhaps this one time you can pacify me :)))

AdminJonathan June 24 2008 2:48 PM EDT

there's only so much complexity the damage model can take before it starts feeling clunky and unwieldy. protection was low hanging fruit to simplify things a little. the choices we can afford with the "complexity budget" this frees up are more interesting than protection was.

QBRanger June 24 2008 2:51 PM EDT

Thanks for the prompt response.

Makes sense.

Hope new things will replace the old!!!

Thanks again.

QBOddBird June 24 2008 2:56 PM EDT

Hurrah, new and interesting things! Glad to hear about it, Jon, and can't wait to see what new stuff is coming ;)

INDColtsFan18 June 24 2008 2:57 PM EDT

well handled ranger. props.

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] June 24 2008 3:34 PM EDT

even when jon chooses to answer questions, he still leaves us intrigued. you are a consummate gm/dm and i thank you!

Lochnivar June 24 2008 3:54 PM EDT

Just out of curiosity, what is the Damage Budget's current ENC level?

Would training more strength allow us to keep Prot?

/me self forum bans

TheHatchetman June 24 2008 7:14 PM EDT


ScY June 24 2008 9:23 PM EDT


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