I'm full of ideas. This time, it's aboot the VB (in General)

PearsonTritonRaveshaw December 13 2008 4:25 PM EST

Yes, I said "Aboot." I've decided to become Canadian. Anyways... Everybody knows that the VB isn't the best of choices as a weapon, so how about an unusual boost?

I've noticed that there is a sort of "all or one" rule, and what I mean by that is you either hit one minion, or all the minions, depending on what spell or weapon you are using. Fireball and Cone of Cold hit all the minions, and there is no way to change that. The SoD hits all the minions as well. Everything else hits one. So, I have an idea...

How about the VB hits two minions. It could be set up to hit the first and last minions, or the first and second minions, or even the first minion and a totally random minion. Or, since it's slightly armor piercing, then it targets the first minion and seeks whatever minion has the highest AC.

Oh, and when it comes to the AoI, how about it simply doesn't target those minions? So, if every minion on the opponent's team has an AoI equipped, then the VB only targets the first minion in line, and doesn't hit an additional opponent.

If some of you are thinking this would be too overpowered, then maybe the PTH (or CTH) is cut in half when it hits the additional minion, or it only hits the additional minion once (unless it completely misses for whatever reason).

I think this would add a great deal of strategy into the game, and make the Vorpal Blade a viable option once more. Please give your thoughts, ideas, criticism, etc., but keep your flames to yourself.

PearsonTritonRaveshaw December 14 2008 7:40 AM EST

Maybe I should stop trying to help CB become a better game. Obviously nobody cares.

BluBBen December 14 2008 7:56 AM EST

/me cares.

I think this is a great idea!

The Old Gods December 14 2008 9:06 AM EST

I think its a good idea, but i dont know this game fully yet so i really cant add my two cents in. o_O

00 December 14 2008 10:34 AM EST

no one bothers to reply because the majority of the population know that jon takes little or no influence from these threads... its his game.

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] December 14 2008 10:50 AM EST

I think he listens to a lot of these threads, and I'm sure he already knows that the VB isn't the best melee weapon ever. I like these ideas Rave, I don't care to much if these changes are made as long as something is.

Zenai [Ministry of Pain] December 14 2008 1:02 PM EST

Jon listens and considers ideas and suggestions if they have merit. Now whether he thinks it is a good idea to implement the suggestions or ideas is up to him. Understand that he has to think things through from a myriad of directions before making decisions. Change will come and only one of three answers will come from the masses when it does:

1) I Love it!
2) I Hate it!
3) I Don't care just let me play!

Don't get me wrong I'm not saying that suggestions are not needed or that you should stop giving them. What I am saying is just don't expect an immediate response to your idea(s) or suggestion(s) from the higher-ups let alone Jon himself. Most people that have been playing this game for a while will concur that patience is a very underrated but much needed virtue on CB regarding subjects of this matter.

Personally from reading your ideas and suggestions, along with all of the "catch up" reading I have been doing, I think that they have merit. With a bit of tweaking I would "think" that they could feasibly be implemented into CB without too much fuss, and could enhance gameplay.

PearsonTritonRaveshaw December 14 2008 6:41 PM EST

Yeah, I never expect a response from Jon, although I kind of hope for one sometimes. I think this would be a great addition and make the VB a viable option once more.

three4thsforsaken December 14 2008 7:00 PM EST

I don't know, it'll definitely make the VB stronger, but I don't know how.

Truthfully, I don't find the ability that useful, considering VB already does less than half the damage of the other Big 5 weapons. It'll be better against kill slots. I'm not sure what else.
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