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  • TectonTecton The Garden of the GodsAdministrator Posts: 2,507 Admin
    Nakari said:
    do the changes to venoms mean that serpents will lose the ability to bite? I love the idea of splitting off class skills, but that just seems like such a core part of the class to me.
    Maybe, maybe not, we're still working on the details of how that works. They'll definitely lose the ability to milk.
  • JacenJacen Member Posts: 2,305 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    There's been sporadic discussion on the forums about whether neutral-tending cities belong in Achaea. What's your stance on this?

    Where do you think city-state conflict should be, ideally? Meaning, do you think every city should be opposed to every other city? Are long term alliances (Cyrene-Targ, Ashtan-Hashan) healthy for the game?

    Do you and the rest of the admin actively try to push the neutralish cities more towards alignment, or are you pretty hands off in that regard?
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  • IocunIocun Member Posts: 3,506 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited October 2013
    Tecton said:
    Hasar said:
    What do you mean exactly by backfill the void, for these new skills?

    And if I have trans enchantment now, will I have trans enchantment when the tradeskills are split off, or will I get my lessons returned and I'll be able to choose to trans the replacement skill or enchantment, etc.
    1) Well, we can't have a class with 2 class skills, so you'll get a new one to replace it. (see earlier comments about 11 new skills needing to be designed, coded, and tested)
    Am I right in assuming though that it won't be a completely new skill, but also consist of some abilities split off from the class's other two skills? The current tradeskill-owning classes already tend to have very ability-rich skills as their other two skills compared to classes with three combat skills, after all, so giving them a completely new combat-relevant skill would probably be over the top.

    (E.g. monks have almost an entire skill devoted to doing limb damage, which knights do in the single ability of dsl, which also afflicts on top. Apostates have an entire skill for delivering different afflictions in pairs of two, which serpents do in the single ability of dstab.)

    2) Not sure how we're handling this yet, you'll either get the lessons refunded, or you'll have the same skillrank in the new skill as you had in the trade skill.

    I really hope it's the lesson refunding, considering that there may be people who aren't interested in combat at all and only learned their class tradeskill for its tradeskill value, so they wouldn't even want knowledge of whatever their class's new skill is.
    PenwizeKyrraPeakAveri
  • DakloreDaklore Member Posts: 804 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    edited October 2013
    Regarding the split of trade skills, notably forging, will fullplate remain in forging, or will it be moved to the new third trans for Knights or into Chivalry itself? As fullplate is only usable by the three Knight classes, and you can only wear one you've made.

    Edit to add: How will the split be handled by people who already possess those tradeskills? Will they just get auto-third trans and lose the ability and have to reinvest? Will they have to re-invest to get tri-trans instead and keep their trans'd tradeskill? Or will they get both for free? (or someone already asked, and I skimmed and never saw it. I'm lazy and don't like to read other peoples things >P)
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  • TectonTecton The Garden of the GodsAdministrator Posts: 2,507 Admin
    Jacen said:
    There's been sporadic discussion on the forums about whether neutral-tending cities belong in Achaea. What's your stance on this?

    Where do you think city-state conflict should be, ideally? Meaning, do you think every city should be opposed to every other city? Are long term alliances (Cyrene-Targ, Ashtan-Hashan) healthy for the game?

    Do you and the rest of the admin actively try to push the neutralish cities more towards alignment, or are you pretty hands off in that regard?
    I'd love to see each of the cities exist on their own axis of conflict, it's kind of difficult for the neutral-ish cities, just because that's how they were founded. If I could go back in time to when they were put in, I'd definitely have them be more polarised.

    Where possible, we try to provide the tools for create conflict between the different organisations so that people in the more middle-of-the-road cities are not left on the sidelines.
  • TectonTecton The Garden of the GodsAdministrator Posts: 2,507 Admin
    Iocun said:
    Tecton said:
    Hasar said:
    What do you mean exactly by backfill the void, for these new skills?

    And if I have trans enchantment now, will I have trans enchantment when the tradeskills are split off, or will I get my lessons returned and I'll be able to choose to trans the replacement skill or enchantment, etc.
    1) Well, we can't have a class with 2 class skills, so you'll get a new one to replace it. (see earlier comments about 11 new skills needing to be designed, coded, and tested)
    Am I right in assuming though that it won't be a completely new skill, but also consist of some abilities split off from the class's other two skills? The current tradeskill-owning classes already tend to have very ability-rich skills as their other two skills compared to classes with three combat skills, after all, so giving them a completely new combat-relevant skill would probably be over the top.

    (E.g. monks have almost an entire skill devoted to doing limb damage, which knights do in the single ability of dsl, which also afflicts on top. Apostates have an entire skill for delivering different afflictions in pairs of two, which serpents do in the single ability of dstab.)

    2) Not sure how we're handling this yet, you'll either get the lessons refunded, or you'll have the same skillrank in the new skill as you had in the trade skill.

    I really hope it's the lesson refunding, considering that there may be people who aren't interested in combat at all and only learned their class tradeskill for its tradeskill value, so they wouldn't even want knowledge of whatever their class's new skill is.
    1) Some of the new skills will be expanding some aspect of an existing skill into a full blown skill in their own right, some will be new skills entirely. For example, with knights we could remove the weaponry-based attacks from chivalry, add some more mount and falcon-related abilities, and then devote an entire skill to using weaponry.

    2) We'll have to see what happens there as the designs get more fleshed out!
    Achimrst
  • MelodieMelodie Port Saint Lucie, FloridaMember Posts: 5,080 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    What precisely do I have to do to have Neraeos around (both physically and in overall felt presense) again?

    :-\"
               My wing tips waltz across naive
                     Wood floors they creak
                  Innocently down the stairs

                          Drag melody
    My percussive feet serve cobweb headaches as a
              Matching set of marching clocks
                The slumbering apparitions
              That they've come to wake up
    AnaidianaShirszae
  • TectonTecton The Garden of the GodsAdministrator Posts: 2,507 Admin
    Daklore said:
    Regarding the split of trade skills, notably forging, will fullplate remain in forging, or will it be moved to the new third trans for Knights or into Chivalry itself? As fullplate is only usable by the three Knight classes, and you can only wear one you've made.

    Edit to add: How will the split be handled by people who already possess those tradeskills? Will they just get auto-third trans and lose the ability and have to reinvest? Will they have to re-invest to get tri-trans instead and keep their trans'd tradeskill? Or will they get both for free? (or someone already asked, and I skimmed and never saw it. I'm lazy and don't like to read other peoples things >P)
    1) We'll probably do something like open up fullplate a little more, so someone can make a set of fullplate for a knight who doesn't have forging. We're also looking at expanding and adding to the skill so that there are some new abilities beyond fullplate at transcendent.

    2) As I mentioned earlier, we'll probably refund the lessons, or set your skill rank in the new skill to what you had in the tradeskill pre-split.

  • TectonTecton The Garden of the GodsAdministrator Posts: 2,507 Admin
    Melodie said:
    What precisely do I have to do to have Neraeos around (both physically and in overall felt presense) again? :-\"
    Occupy Nerry's house 2013!
    AnaidianaMelodieAntidas
  • DakloreDaklore Member Posts: 804 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    When tradeskill split occurs, will cities be able to spring for public rooms for performing certain tasks? Such as an enchanting room? Or a milking room, if venoms retain that... Obviously, we already have city forges, but to my knowledge, city-based public milking and enchanting rooms are currently not possible. Likewise, will houses be able to also spring for their own since tradeskills won't be class tied?
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    things will be... nii~ice.
  • TectonTecton The Garden of the GodsAdministrator Posts: 2,507 Admin
    Daklore said:
    When tradeskill split occurs, will cities be able to spring for public rooms for performing certain tasks? Such as an enchanting room? Or a milking room, if venoms retain that... Obviously, we already have city forges, but to my knowledge, city-based public milking and enchanting rooms are currently not possible. Likewise, will houses be able to also spring for their own since tradeskills won't be class tied?
    Most likely yes for both (the latter is already the case)
    Wynedere
  • TectonTecton The Garden of the GodsAdministrator Posts: 2,507 Admin
    edited October 2013
    Just a heads-up, I'll be closing this thread off at the Serenade tonight (5 hours, 45 mins from now) - so get your questions in soon!
  • AchimrstAchimrst NatureMember Posts: 3,608 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Based on the current in-game dynamics. How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop?
  • TectonTecton The Garden of the GodsAdministrator Posts: 2,507 Admin
    Achimrst said:
    Based on the current in-game dynamics. How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop?
    2.74 (if you're a grook)
    AnaidianaAveri
  • ChryenthChryenth Member Posts: 1,323 @ - Epic Achaean
    Apologies is you've said and I missed it, but: Are classes that lose tradeskills (Serpent, Magi, Knights) going to get an entirely new skill, or will the remaining skills be spread out among three? Or something else entirely? Or is it not known yet and I'm jumping the gun somewhat?

    Keep up the good work. :)
    ShirszaePenwize
  • EldEld Member Posts: 3,946 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Chryenth said:
    Apologies is you've said and I missed it, but: Are classes that lose tradeskills (Serpent, Magi, Knights) going to get an entirely new skill, or will the remaining skills be spread out among three? Or something else entirely? Or is it not known yet and I'm jumping the gun somewhat?

    Keep up the good work. :)

    Tecton said:
    Iocun said:
    Tecton said:
    Hasar said:
    What do you mean exactly by backfill the void, for these new skills?

    And if I have trans enchantment now, will I have trans enchantment when the tradeskills are split off, or will I get my lessons returned and I'll be able to choose to trans the replacement skill or enchantment, etc.
    1) Well, we can't have a class with 2 class skills, so you'll get a new one to replace it. (see earlier comments about 11 new skills needing to be designed, coded, and tested)
    Am I right in assuming though that it won't be a completely new skill, but also consist of some abilities split off from the class's other two skills? The current tradeskill-owning classes already tend to have very ability-rich skills as their other two skills compared to classes with three combat skills, after all, so giving them a completely new combat-relevant skill would probably be over the top.

    (E.g. monks have almost an entire skill devoted to doing limb damage, which knights do in the single ability of dsl, which also afflicts on top. Apostates have an entire skill for delivering different afflictions in pairs of two, which serpents do in the single ability of dstab.)

    2) Not sure how we're handling this yet, you'll either get the lessons refunded, or you'll have the same skillrank in the new skill as you had in the trade skill.

    I really hope it's the lesson refunding, considering that there may be people who aren't interested in combat at all and only learned their class tradeskill for its tradeskill value, so they wouldn't even want knowledge of whatever their class's new skill is.
    1) Some of the new skills will be expanding some aspect of an existing skill into a full blown skill in their own right, some will be new skills entirely. For example, with knights we could remove the weaponry-based attacks from chivalry, add some more mount and falcon-related abilities, and then devote an entire skill to using weaponry.

    2) We'll have to see what happens there as the designs get more fleshed out!

  • PenwizePenwize Member Posts: 1,533 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Chryenth said:
    Apologies is you've said and I missed it, but: Are classes that lose tradeskills (Serpent, Magi, Knights) going to get an entirely new skill, or will the remaining skills be spread out among three? Or something else entirely? Or is it not known yet and I'm jumping the gun somewhat?

    Keep up the good work. :)
    That's like the fourth time this has been asked in this thread, and this thread's only 5 pages long!
    EldAveri
  • JosoulJosoul Member Posts: 131 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Have you considered making a light mobile version of the website?
    Alcinae
  • EldEld Member Posts: 3,946 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Penwize said:
    Chryenth said:
    Apologies is you've said and I missed it, but: Are classes that lose tradeskills (Serpent, Magi, Knights) going to get an entirely new skill, or will the remaining skills be spread out among three? Or something else entirely? Or is it not known yet and I'm jumping the gun somewhat?

    Keep up the good work. :)
    That's like the fourth time this has been asked in this thread, and this thread's only 5 pages long!
    On the bright side, that makes it easy to answer with three mouse clicks and a couple seconds of scrolling.
    PenwizeAchimrst
  • ChryenthChryenth Member Posts: 1,323 @ - Epic Achaean
    I'm sorry, I was skim reading and eating at the same time.
  • ChryenthChryenth Member Posts: 1,323 @ - Epic Achaean
    Thank you for clarifying, and sorry again for repeating questions!
  • NakariNakari Member Posts: 596 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    You wouldn't actually consider taking away sylvan elementalism, would you?  :(

  • NakariNakari Member Posts: 596 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    edited October 2013
    Penwize said:
    Nakari said:
    You wouldn't actually consider taking away sylvan elementalism, would you?  :(
    Elementalism is kind of a mess, it could really use some flavour love for the Sylvans.  Mechanically similar, but improved to better match what the Sylvan are I think (and fix the awkward help file situation for it that has like a million annotations).  Compare how Puppetry and Vodun are different in flavour but mechanically similar, for example.
    That's probably fair. Still, redoing the help file and adding new skills is hardly removing the focus on elemental magic, which is what I would sorely miss. And while you are likely in a better place to comment on what their flavor should be, I'll admit that I rather like the mix of purely elemental and natural abilities that currently make up the class, flavor-wise. (just don't take away my holobomb please :().

  • AchimrstAchimrst NatureMember Posts: 3,608 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    edited October 2013

    Nakari said:
    That's probably fair. Still, redoing the help file and adding new skills is hardly removing the focus on elemental magic, which is what I would sorely miss (don't take away my holobomb please :().
    Holobomb it Tecton!!!

    Holobomb it and than make it neat and something all sylvans will love :P
  • TrevizeTrevize Member Posts: 1,517 @ - Epic Achaean
    edited October 2013
    Tecton said:
    Kellonius said:
    I apologize if this was already asked but:

    Do you foresee the tradeskills being something that we will have to purchase, like cooking, tailoring, etc, or something that we automatically have access to?
    For systems that use custom designs, there will be a licensing fee, for others, no (current thinking, we may do something different here though). I should also not that we're going to be introducing a cap on the number of trade/gathering skills that you can have, having everyone having access to every trade skill wouldn't really promote inter-player interaction.
    Does this mean that some of the previously bland skills (forging comes to mind) may open up to custom designs?

    Also, with limits on tradeskills, will you give us the option to 'forget' a current tradeskill with a lesson/credit (full or partial) refund? If so, will the option persist afterwards with limitations (ie. no credit refund for buying the license, normal lesson refund ratio for quitting embraced class)?
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  • TectonTecton The Garden of the GodsAdministrator Posts: 2,507 Admin
    Trevize said:
    Tecton said:
    Kellonius said:
    I apologize if this was already asked but:

    Do you foresee the tradeskills being something that we will have to purchase, like cooking, tailoring, etc, or something that we automatically have access to?
    For systems that use custom designs, there will be a licensing fee, for others, no (current thinking, we may do something different here though). I should also not that we're going to be introducing a cap on the number of trade/gathering skills that you can have, having everyone having access to every trade skill wouldn't really promote inter-player interaction.
    Does this mean that some of the previously bland skills (forging comes to mind) may open up to custom designs?

    Also, with limits on tradeskills, will you give us the option to 'forget' a current tradeskill with a lesson/credit (full or partial) refund?
    1) We're planning on some customisation to be added to forging, yes. Probably not full custom designs, but definitely more than there is currently.
    2) We'll most likely do a full refund on all existing non-class tradeskills and licenses, yes.
  • TrevizeTrevize Member Posts: 1,517 @ - Epic Achaean
    Tecton said:
    Trevize said:
    Tecton said:
    Kellonius said:
    I apologize if this was already asked but:

    Do you foresee the tradeskills being something that we will have to purchase, like cooking, tailoring, etc, or something that we automatically have access to?
    For systems that use custom designs, there will be a licensing fee, for others, no (current thinking, we may do something different here though). I should also not that we're going to be introducing a cap on the number of trade/gathering skills that you can have, having everyone having access to every trade skill wouldn't really promote inter-player interaction.
    Does this mean that some of the previously bland skills (forging comes to mind) may open up to custom designs?

    Also, with limits on tradeskills, will you give us the option to 'forget' a current tradeskill with a lesson/credit (full or partial) refund?
    1) We're planning on some customisation to be added to forging, yes. Probably not full custom designs, but definitely more than there is currently.
    2) We'll most likely do a full refund on all existing non-class tradeskills and licenses, yes.
    re: 1, you just made my day.
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  • TectonTecton The Garden of the GodsAdministrator Posts: 2,507 Admin
    Josoul said:
    Have you considered making a light mobile version of the website?
    Oops, missed this one! 

    Have I? Sure, but I don't do much in the way of web design for the IRE pages. Best bet would be to contact Jeremy with your suggestion!
    Josoul
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