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Recruiting new players: Jumping on the Vampire/Werewolf bandwagon

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Arcades, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Arcades

    Arcades Sage
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    Hey folks, just an idea...with the new un-named movie coming out, I remember the last time its predecessor came out, the vampire/werewolf hype was enormous. Why not try to jump on the bandwagon and recruit some young blood into the game? Most of the mechanics are already in place, and graphics. I have a few proposals and we just have to come up with some Lycanthropy spells and buff Necromancy. Would be fun to test stuff like this on TC1! I really liked Shard of the Dead, wish I had more time to play with it. I doubt these ideas will be very balanced, but hey, it might generate some more interest in the game.

    Pack abilities for players: Encourage partying in groups for increased benefits:
    -Werewolf: +1 player = +5 DCI
    -Vampire: +1 player = +5 HCI


    Vampiric Embrace: Remains the same

    True Form: Drains all Life to cast (requires 120 necro)
    1.) Same abilities as Vampiric Embrace but only from dusk til dawn, must be in VE to cast, auto dispel upon dawn
    2.) Add Blood Drinker to innate ability (all life lost from target opponent from a bleed attack is regained as life for the Vampire)
    3.) HP Regen penalty of -10
    4.) Increased strength and agility with str/dex caps of 175 while in form
    5.) Cannot cast spells with Garlic, any previous spells with garlic must be deactivated prior to True Form casting (ie. Protection)
    6.) Spiritspeak costs no mana when draining life from a dead body
    7.) Access to new spells:

    Bat Form: 20 mana
    While in True Form, can cast to gain mounted speeds while on foot but cannot use specials nor cast spells.

    Mesmerize: 10 mana cost
    Breaks off combat with targeted opponent.
    Casting delay 0.5s
    Max range: 5 tiles

    Animate Dead: (same mana cost)
    -Can resurrect a dead Vampire in addition to its other abilities




    Lycanthropy Abilities:

    Werewolf form: (requires 120 Ninjitsu) and must be bitten by NPC/monster werewolf
    1.) While in wolf form, will automatically transform into Werewolf upon dusk (6pm) and return to normal at dawn (6am) using graphic from old Bloody Sash event...make it bigger :)
    2.) While in form, unable to use weapon skills, can use Wrestling only (I suggest changing name to Unarmed Combat) and special moves
    3.) Can ran at mounted speeds while on foot
    4.) Can be used in conjunction with Bracers of Alchemical Devastation for Hit Fireball
    5.) HP Regen 25
    6.) Cannot use Necromancy while in Werewolf form
    7.) Casting penalty of FC-2 for all other casting abilities: Chiv/Spellweaving/Mysticism/Magery/Ninjitsu/Bushido while in Werewolf form
    8.) Berserk gargoyle racial ability always active
    9.) Can use Tekagi (change to wrestling weapon)


    Blood-curdling Howl: Consumes all HP/Stam/Mana
    Increase str and dex to 250 (no bonus HP boost) for duration: dusk til dawn
    DCI penalty -45%


    Leap Attack: 20 mana cost
    Similar to teleport spell, but with a 0.5s charge timer, target opponent to leap to position and strike with normal attack, normal hit/def chances apply
    Max range 10.
    Specials cannot be toggled while leaping.



    Add Wolf slayer property, imbueable, increased damage to werewolves of 125%

    Vampires prone to Undead Slayer with increased damage of 125%
     
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  2. Sauteed Onion

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    I really like the ideas, but take a spin on it.. tinker/smith combo can "silver" a weapon to make it a Lycanthrope (wolf slayer?) and carpenters can make oaken weapons, perhaps a new carpentry made wooden spear (an option for fencers) for vampiric slaying.
     
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  3. CovenantX

    CovenantX Babbling Loonie
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    Just to let you know, whether or not it was intended, Undead slayer works against Vampire form.

    Since Shame dungeon was revamped
     
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  4. Ashlynn_L

    Ashlynn_L Lore Master
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    I will just say that while there are some nice ideas, I think anything that is tied to dusk and dawn needs the actual day/night cycle overhauling first, both aesthetically and mechanically because what we currently have is absolutely terrible and hasn't seen any adjustment or attention since launch day 15 years ago. =P
     
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