Free Weapon 'x' and PR (in General)
This is why I love discussing game mechanics with you guys. ;)
All the thoughts bouncing around my head from my other thread, this popped out, and has stuck. I'm staring to really like it.
As it is a little divergent from the topic of the other thread, I thought i'd give it it's own thread. ;)
I'm starting to like an idea something like this;
Weapon 'x' NW is free for a certain value based on your STR.
If your 'x' NW is lower than this value, your overall PR is reduced. If it's above, it's increased.
What sort of an impact would that make? (Of course ENC would have to be adjusted somewhat).
For me, I think this would sort out the nagging gripe in the back of my mind about oversized weapons not having an impact on 'power', and might even allow us to relax ENC a bit, to make things more forgiving not only on Tanks, but also any new teams (like wanting to use an AoI from the begging as you want your start based on it).
Is it really unfair to ask that weapons that boost damage over the expected amounts for your Strength come with an increase to your Power rating?
And reducing your PR for using an undersized weapon shold help with rewards. Show you're performing better than expected for your gear.
(One caveat would be that this PR increase/decrease would only take effect if you *use* the weapon. So no sticking base weapons on Minions using DD that will override thier use. ;) )
September 23 2009 8:17 PM EDT
There's just a "tiny" problem there...
This is my single minion's gear and ENC :
An Elven Long Sword [80x300] (+0)
An Elven Long Bow [6x10326] (+0)
An Amulet of Might  (+11)
A Pair of Displacement Boots  (+68)
A Pair of Beleg's Gloves  (+13)
A Helm of Clearsight [-5]
A Buckler of Mandos 
A Tattoo of Augmentation lvl 5,077,856 (grants +132 to weapons)
Net Worth: $96,824,793
Encumbered at: 417,216,178
So... should I be REWARDED with lower PR for "only" having less than a quarter of my NW allowance used up, or should I be penalized with more PR for the ToA equivalent ?
If the former, I become overpowered sooner rather than later, by having my rewards booster significantly by a lowering of PR.
If the latter, why bother going tank/archer or anything that deals physical damage if I have to pump massive NW into it and still my rewards would be junk ?
Sorry, but I can't see how what you propose could be any better than what we have now.
I'm not saying the current situation is good, I'm just saying what you're proposing is not better :)
It's not about ENC sick, nor your other gear.
It would only be your weapons 'x' compared to your STR. If you're at the correct level, your 'x' would add no PR. If you're below expected, it would reduce it.
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