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So what would you like to see as balanced loot/rewards? (AKA,I need a wisecracking talking dog.)

Discussion in 'UHall' started by KLOMP, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. KLOMP

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    So anyway, just to talk about something besides Publish 81 until they come up with the next iteration, I thought I'd ask about this. A lot of times it seems like the developers don't know what to give us as loot/artifacts. They want to add things we'll desire, but they can't just keep throwing more and more powerful weapons and armor into the game every patch or game balance will rapidly get out of hand. So we end up getting, you know, a lot of random stuff nobody wants. That sword Exodus drops didn't exactly set the world on fire, for example.

    So let's suggest some things we'd like which would not upset balance.

    * More belt-slot items. It's been like 8 years since Mondain's Legacy added the Crimson Cinture and in that entire time we've seen a whopping one additional item for that slot. These new items don't even need to be better than the Crimmy or Tangle, they just need to be different. They can even be worse. Wouldn't it be nice if people who didn't want to spend 20-30 mil on a Crimmy/Tangle could go buy something else for like 5-10 mil?

    * Speaking of which, why not make items with the SAME stats as Crimmy and Tangle but make them look like belts and not aprons. I'd ditch my Crimmy in a second for a version that didn't make me look like I was about to bake cookies.

    * More cloaks with stats. Not stupid robes that cover up your armor, but cloaks, like the Shadow Cloak of Rejuvenation and such. There are very few such items and pretty much none of them even drop currently. Again, these don't even need to be better than current items. There's room in this niche for more than one or two uber-items.

    * Same with sashes. Similar/lesser items, maybe some that have the same stats as existing items but look like tunics or something. Get some of those wacky Stygian Abyss item properties in there, you know, surge stamina regeneration, resonance, stuff like that.

    * Boots, shoes, earrings, stuff like that. Don't put any big stats on these items, just little things. A point or two of this, a point or two of that. You know, 2% casting focus on an earring or something.

    * Vanity pets/companions! More stuff like that 'ferret trapped in crystal' or whatever. Copy the code for the personal attendants and modify it so we can have, I dunno, a squire or a slave or something. A wisecracking talking dog, a cat that emotes licking itself, whatever. Come on, you know "Wisecracking Talking Dog" would get a lot more enthusiasm than "Another Crappy Sword With No Leeches".
     
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  2. DJAd

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    Definitely more belt slot items. More talismans and how about some more earrings. Maybe even craftables!

    Robes and cloaks could also do with a mix up. I'd also like to see more sashes while on the subject.

    Also I would like to see more "real" items in game, rather than all these [Replica]'s floating about.
     
  3. GalenKnighthawke

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    Tunics and Surcoats that have the same stats as the sash items currently available.

    Basically this is the same idea you had about the aprons but for a different non-conventional equipment slot.

    The Unicorn Mane Sandals were a great example of a good reward, just under-used because the Despise sub-game itself is under-used.

    -Galen's player
     
  4. funkymonkey

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    Tinker crafted Earrings would own, even basic stuff like 5 Hci or 5 Dci.

    Also can we get reforged necklace for gargoyles!
     
  5. KLOMP

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    Yeah, the wisecraking talking dog slot, which currently has zero items. God I want this now. I want it to say insulting things when it detects a player death nearby. I'd take it on hunts and annoy my guild with it, PVP types would use it as a smacktalk bot, it would be epic.

    Or like a horn or something that makes everyone within ten tiles of you bow when you click it. Give it a long cooldown like that fart cloud the dread mares make so it doesn't drive everyone insane. You know you want to run into Luna Bank and hit your "KNEEL BEFORE ZOD" macro and use it.

    More mounts. Use the Charger of the Fallen sprite, but have it work like the Grizzled Mare does now. Hue it in the different ore colors, nothing garish, with the higher ore colors being more rare. Make the Valorite one like a 0.1% drop or something just to give OCD types and the super-rich something to chase after.

    Oh my god this stuff would totally beat the crap out of another Breastplate of We Don't Know What Properties Are Good In This Game. I hereby forsake any right to these ideas and beg EA to use them freely, because man I want this stuff.
     
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  6. Warpig Inc

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    Drops/Loot for imbuing that have properties not on the imbue/reforge lists. Skills on items that also cover the crafting skills. There is no need to raise the skill cap to make crafters happy.

    As far as new packies. I want armles/jawless zombies on chains to carry my crap. Break them out of a crystal coffin for an insta bonded packie with new art and sounds.

    Rare recipe drop off a boss. Drops random day random time block of the day. Recipe ticks off over time like a virtue or charge count on number crafted item only that recipe can make. Recipe example would be 10 lesser CC in the belt form or garg. Or craft 10 Long apron with random 5-15 cooking skill. 10 Obi with 5-15 fishing. Or 10 Talons with 2 Stam Regn.

    We need next year to be the year of the Mule. Ignore the PVP and PVM world for a year to see if they can figure out what the hell is going to make them happy.
     
  7. MalagAste

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    I'm still hoping they give us a "Costume" slot that allows me to put costumes there and take it OUT of my hand ...... Somewhere for the "Big Magic Flippers" to go, somewhere to put that fishing pole or ring that turn you into a goblin, somewhere to put the costumes so I can RP an orc AND carry a weapon...... I could RP a fairy and still hold my weapon/magebook...... Or I could RP turning someone into a frog and they could still hold a weapon... etc.....

    I also want my "house pet" to come home and have my "kitty" baby dragon, spider, dog ...... whatever waiting there for me.
     
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  8. Lindae Lives

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    Seconding the dog. I never realised until now but it's all I ever wanted.
     
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  9. ShadowTrauma

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    I appreciate the intent of this post KLOMP, and the suggestions to boot aren't bad at all, a good distraction post indeed.
     
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  10. Aroma

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    Oh wise crackin house pet.. AND NO THAT STUPID PAROT!! could be any pet type but must be able to roam the house and not leave it.
     
  11. Shakkara

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    How about this Malagaste?

    Pet House

    * Comes in different sizes/shapes, such as baskets with blankets, wooden dog houses, wooden boxes with hay, etc.

    * Must be locked down in the house.
    * Limits on the amount of pet houses depending on base lockdowns
    0-599: 1
    600-1199: 2
    1200+ : 3

    * You may assign any 1-slot tamable creature to the pet house, it will be removed from followers
    * You can remove a pet from your pet house and add it to your followers provided you have a slot and sufficient taming skill
    * The pet will roam the house but not leave it
    * The pet will not lose loyalty
    * The pet will not attack nor will it be attackable
    * Whenever you enter the house the pet will set a timestamp. If it has been more than 4 hours since your last visit, the pet will run to you to greet you (trying to find a path until it has reached you or one minute has passed)
    * The pet can be configured to be friendly/neutral/aggressive to both unknown visitors and friends of the house and will treat people visiting the house accordingly (either greeting, ignoring or performing intimidating growls/hisses/etc to other players)

    Additional pet-related furniture

    * Feeding Bowl in various shapes with various contents
    * Toys (scatching posts, dummy of various monsters to maul, shiny glowing light, etc)
    * Pet chair / perching posts / etc

    Pets will automatically wander between you, their house, and any compatible related pet furniture if possible.
     
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  12. G.v.P

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    I agree with a lot of your thoughts, but I'd but rather wear a quiver slot item than a cloak. Cloaks are so noob ;P (I have a double blessed cloak from back in the day, lol).
     
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  13. KLOMP

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    Yeah but there are tons of quivers already, but almost no cloaks. Anyway, this is now all about the Wisecracking Talking Dog and how we need it more than anything.
     
  14. Logrus

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    I want a tameable Grubber
     
  15. KLOMP

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    Sure, why not? Have it come from a statuette like a grizzled mare does. Let it pick loot up off the ground like a horde minion does. Put it and a bunch of this stuff on Charybdis so someone might actually do that boss.