New Item Idea (in General)

Unappreciated Misnomer January 10 2009 12:40 PM EST

So my new idea for some items involve then receiving a bonus from equipping a set of gear. The RoE was nerfed but it would be cool to see a pair of gloves, boots, and amulet set if equipped all at the same time would increase XP by say an arbitrary percentage. or seeing as there are already 4 pieces of Elven gear (EG,EB,EC,EH) that all four equipped would grant Evasion +20(or some number), allowing another skill to be trained. And for the beginner, the Hard Leather item set would grant extra AC.

Now i know you thinking 'well if I name my RoE I get 4%, and my Elven gear already give me evasion...' It just an idea so roll with it. A set bonus could be not only for defensive but an offensive set would be nice.

Unappreciated Misnomer January 11 2009 12:45 AM EST

none of you think a bonus to wearing a set is any good?

Goodfish January 11 2009 1:50 AM EST

It's been discussed before, and ultimately it's kind of unnecessary (which is why it is not a feature of the game). Plus, the EH aside, I don't think we need to give players any more reason to wear Elven gear. Item sets would just force players to use a very specific set of gear instead of the current "freeform" paradigm (although admittedly there are pseudo-"sets" as it is).

Maybe that's just me.

[P]Mitt January 11 2009 2:03 AM EST

Borgin's right. While it is a decent idea, you have to look at the wider repercussions. Nobody (except maybe new players) would wear a leather armor set, and having these sets for rare items would only far increase their price as the demand shoots up for a couple items to complete the set.

Brakke Bres [Ow man] January 11 2009 8:42 AM EST

I would love to see sets. Even the full armor set should have a bonus, like inherent SS.

Solare January 11 2009 9:05 AM EST

It might be nice to have item sets for the currently useless armor/weapons in the item shop. I know I would be happy to see a purpose for these items.

lostling January 11 2009 9:11 AM EST

mentioned this MANY times... apparently it isnt a good idea

Unappreciated Misnomer January 11 2009 9:30 AM EST

A useless set that adds 100k DX, wouldnt be useless anymore for NCB.

I envision that you have to wear body armor/cloak to get the set bonus, think of it as a 'lesser tattoo'.

-body, gloves, legs
-body, cloak, head
-cloak, boots, head
-cloak amulet, gloves

Zenai January 11 2009 10:03 AM EST

You know the way I see it is a simple Math equation.

New idea/Idea that people don't want to try out(because it might benefit others rather than themselves) + Someone other than themselves bringing it up = Pessimism.

Personally I think it is a good idea....maybe a few tweaks here and there and it could work well. :)

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] January 11 2009 10:18 AM EST

"A useless set that adds 100k DX, wouldnt be useless anymore for NCB."

i think it would be awesome to have set bonuses that help out in the lower levels without adding pr, but that are almost imperceptible at the upper end of the game.

if it is implemented though, i would like to see it so that it is not one fixed set, but is actually pretty flexible and pretty easy to get a bonus of some sort by just fully equipping a character. maybe have the key pieces determine what bonus is given when a minion is fully equipped with gear which would mean all slots filled including tattoo taking the place of chest and back. for example corns would give a bonus to enchantments, helms to uc, beleg's to ranged damage, etc.

alaskanpsyko January 11 2009 11:54 AM EST

it would be helpful since the ones in buisness offer crap for stats. like one the swords(anyone in bizz section) with set of armor. or just like other aforementioned ideas. just givin my 2cents :)
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