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Gargoyle Online?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Lost-Soul, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Lost-Soul

    Lost-Soul Guest

    With all the new racial bonuses for Gargoyles, I can see it now. Everyone running around in game as a gargolye.

    Gargoyles receive racial bonuses to Imbuing, Mysticism, and Throwing.
    Master Artisan

    A strong cultural emphasis on art and craftsmanship grants the Gargoyles an increased chance to imbue, enhance, and unravel magical items.
    Deadly Aim

    All Gargoyles are trained from childhood in the skill of Throwing, giving them a basic competence with missile weapons.
    Mystic Insight

    Gargoyles have an intuitive understanding of Mysticism, allowing them to cast basic Mysticism spells without further training.

    Humans and Elves will be able to use Imbuing and Mysticism, but will not be able to use Throwing weapons.
    Gargoyles will not be able to use Archery weapons.

    Also don't forget they run around at mounted speed. The age of the dexer and the removal of dismount from game is here. Which means the mounted speed super dragon template is going to need some looking into. Just my warning for the devs.
  2. It Lives

    It Lives Lore Master
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    Jun 11, 2008
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    Wait, It's mages online....no urrm ninja online....tamer, dexxer, necro online..

    Guess there is room for gargs it is an expansion right?:)
  3. WarUltima

    WarUltima Babbling Loonie
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    Mar 3, 2004
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    lol i remember back when it was mage online then necro onkine then dexer online and cucurrently we are at tamers online. Wonder whats coming next.
  4. Widow Maker

    Widow Maker Slightly Crazed
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    May 14, 2008
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    Silly goose..why Gargoyles..of course :D
  5. 4gregu

    4gregu Slightly Crazed
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    Feb 25, 2004
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    Darn they are changing it again.... just when I was getting used to elves online.
  6. Ravahan

    Ravahan Guest

    You mean just like how it was with elves after ML?

    Sure, for a while we'll have nothing but gargs because its new. New stuff is always fun. But eventually, the hangovers will set in and people will go do the gargoyle-to-human quest or whatever and life will return to normal. They actually don't sound overpowered at all, quite well balanced, as compared to elves and humans.

    Most people don't even realize they have JoAT. Its really quite useful. I track people all the time with 0 skill.

    Elves are quite annoying as I mentioned in my earlier thread with their passive detect hidden, they have a bonus to resource gathering and a higher resist cap.

    Gargoyles can't use ammo-based weapons, so throwing is unlikely to be unbalanced. The mysticism thing I think is like JoAT but only one skill... Yeah. I think they sound quite balanced.
  7. Uvtha

    Uvtha Grand Poobah
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    May 24, 2008
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    I think its already been noted that they have to "take off" (mount) to fly, and that they can be dismounted or bolaed to the ground, which to me seems like a disadvantage, since they CANT ride mounts, like cu's, or dread mares, one of the best parts of which is that they are mountable/very moblie.

    As for the things they are good at, it seems likely to me that it will just be a JOAT thing.
  8. Bomb Bloke

    Bomb Bloke Lore Keeper
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    Apr 26, 2008
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    I thought there wasn't going to be a race change quest for gargoyles?
  9. Exgirlfriend

    Exgirlfriend Journeyman
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    Aug 3, 2008
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    History teaches us that everything about them will be overpowered, It's EA's way to force people to buy the upgrade, time after time EA pulls the same stunt.

    The last upgrade, they sold pre-orders and FORGOT to tell people the number of pre-orders they had soldout, and you could actully get it faster from the store. Countless people paid early and ended up backordered and had to wait for weeks after the release.

    BTW who actully asked for gargoyle's? Iv'e never seen anyone ask for that. To me it seems like archery with different art and thats about it...

    I guess bug fixes, balance issues and removing cheater's dont pay the bills.

  10. Ravahan

    Ravahan Guest

    Hey, we could get rid of "cheaters" any time if we axed UO2d. Yet....