Okay, I've fought a few serpents. I won't lie most of them are Lolalts and it's easy to tell. Why you ask? They have the same illusions as the other lolalts. It's really really easy to go onto google and search for serpent combat. I know people don't mean to, but there are logs all over pastebin. I don't want to steal your shit, but look how easy it is. Serpent quite litereally is that STD that roams achaea, because you can catch it so damn easily, then use it however you want. But guess what, some other lolalt just got your illusions.
Thing is, does serpent really seem fair these days?
I understand in most forms of combat, there is a give and take sort of relatiosnship, between what you cure and what you don't. The thing is, serpent seems too slow to take advantage of any of these things.
i remember in the very very old days, serpent used to have asterisks in the paralysis line. Why was this? was it to give serpents a bit of an advantage over curing systems that slowly came out and nullified an affliction class that afflicts slower than herb balance?
I am a druid, so I play a limbbreak class. Even though freezepound is reaaaly tough, I still manage it. Thing is, my abilities synchronize well enough to allow me for my instakill. Serpent is one of the only classes I look at and see that a specific pattern of curing can actually stop it from working. That's why I call it an STD. It's simply a way for serpents to use other serpents illusions until they are fixed via ooc methods. This is why I find lolalts that are 10% my might, that can kill me like they are an iocun or something (also, I suck, that doesn't help things.)
With the declawing of serpents in almost every way, can we perhaps give them a buff? I dunno, the way they were supposed to stick paralysis seems like a good start. I'm seriously tired of seeing the best serpents be lolalts that only win because they can abuse my system with illusions. there is a masochistic side to me that actually enjoys loosing... when I die to a really good and creative prep/kill. Serpents.. well hell. You found one, you found them all. just like herpes
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