There's been a discussion continuing on and off for quite some time about how the Jigorokano Familiar stacks with Unarmed Combat. This thread is for the discussion of this skill and familiar relationship. It will be divided up by issue, and this initial post will change as necessary as the discussion continues.
1) Explanation of how the Jiggy familiar and UC skill stack.
Currently, as explained by Nightstrike:
>Basically, the JKF gets evasion from his new higher level of UC. He >also gets evasion junctioned over from what the minion has from his >own UC. That's a confusing sentence, so read it twice.
>So the JKF gets a nice buff. Cool.
So JKF UC/Eva + minion UC/Eva.
Timeline, again as given by NS:
>Spawn the familiar
>give it intrinsics
>give it UC
>give it evasion based on that UC
>test for junction
>[do a lot of other stuff]
>if the minion has %-boosting gear, boost UC from that
>ditto, + gear
>ditto, trained UC
>recalculate innate evasion from new UC
>if the minion has evasion, junction that over **by level**
And the last quote:
>The fact that you don't lose much Evasion is the *actual* bug that >we can't easily fix. Right now, there's no excessive evasion >granted. If that changes in the wild, then we'll have to find a >better fix.
So the questions of this discussion are:
What is buggy?
What is "excessive?"
What are your interpretations of the statements?
I'll begin by saying that I don't believe it is "buggy." The current method of Junction implementation is as it was designed to be. It was done on purpose.
As far as "what is excessive," I believe that is up to the programmer who designed the formula. He said he would be watching to see how it worked in the wild, so it seems to me that to prove excessiveness, one should try to use the UC/Junction relationship to its greatest extent and see how much Evasion can be granted.
My interpretation of the statement is pretty clear. I think NS was saying that this was how it was intended to work, and it is a nice bonus for the JKF junctioning UC. Sort of like a synergy bonus. However, there was the potential that it could be too powerful as the curve continued, so we'll see how it works at that point.
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