Mage Revamp Lies. LIES.

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  • TiurTiur Producer Member, Administrator, Immortal Posts: 503 admin
    Raz kicked me off coding it and is working away! New mechanic for shadowprice that is less.. sliding scale immediate debilitating. He also worked out some things that are more flexible in style to fix some issues.

    Basically, my version had people standing beside their singularity using boring afflictions waiting for enough effects to proc. It was kinda rote.
  • SatomiSatomi Member Posts: 314 ✭✭✭
    -Summons a black hole inside someone's body. Wins fight.-

    Sciomancer in a nutshell?

  • TiurTiur Producer Member, Administrator, Immortal Posts: 503 admin
    It doesn't matter that my Sciomancer design was terrible, they kept nyctophobia.
    OonaghTeaniTekias
  • TeaniTeani Evening Sky SwedenMember Posts: 1,970 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I just want to say one thing:


    I LOVE YOU SO MUCH !!! 



    Kelliara
  • KelliaraKelliara Member Posts: 536 ✭✭✭✭
    Now with 253% more Madness.
    Chibi-Kelli by @Eleanor.
  • EowynEowyn SomewhereMember Posts: 106 ✭✭✭
    Valdus said:



    Oh clumsy me, did I drop these spoilers over here? Pardon me, you didn't see anything.

    (Sciomancers are back on track. You have been afflicted with hype.)
    I missed you, you beautiful beast. Welcome back to bringing the hype!
    Oonagh
  • TekiasTekias WisconsinMember Posts: 197 ✭✭✭
    Allow me to repost this:


    Formerly: Spiegel. Eidycue.

    Hi.

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  • ValdusValdus Member, Immortal Posts: 230 Immortal
    edited May 10
    You guys are so patient and polite, here's a freebie.


    Falter

    Those who are too weak to embrace Shadow's might, will be destroyed by it. Should your victim be afflicted with maladies caused by the shadows, you can use them as an opportunity for your own victory. This spell does nothing on its own, but can have any or all of the following effects depending on what they are afflicted by:

    REDACTED

    If the shadowprice is paid, one of these missing conditional afflictions will be applied at random before the spell completes.
    Erupt

    Consume the magical density plaguing your victim, causing limb damage dependent on the amount of gravity present. If weighed down to the maximum extent, the target’s limb will simply collapse inward, causing a full restoration break instantly.

    If a REDACTED is present alongside moderate density, the erupt will REDACTED. Your target will be unable to be affected by REDACTED for a short time after.


    It goes without saying that all details, especially those redacted, are subject to change. Those who are concerned that this will bite at their fantasy archetype, fear not - the afflictions mentioned are a means to an end, and the class will absolutely have a magical spellcaster feel. The gap between tracking your afflictions perfectly and eschewing it entirely is designed to be much smaller when compared to a lot of our other releases. It's much more important to have a good situational understanding and be willing to take (big) risks.

    I'm really excited about this iteration though and I think you guys will be too. We learn from our mistakes!
    TekiasTeani
  • TekiasTekias WisconsinMember Posts: 197 ✭✭✭
    I get the feeling this is what @Valdus is copying from:


    Formerly: Spiegel. Eidycue.

    Hi.

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    Valdus
  • KalakKalak Member Posts: 274 ✭✭✭
    edited May 10
    Aha! So we are back in Sorcerer King hype business!

    Out of curiousity, what will be the Shadowprice in this iteration? Is it a percentage health reduction, fixed health reduction or some kind of damage over time effect?

    And about Singularity, if you do not pull its pin for the explosion does it explode in full force or is there a sweet spot between start and timeout conditions?
  • ValdusValdus Member, Immortal Posts: 230 Immortal
    edited May 10
    Shadowprice basically acts as a resource. You take on 'debts' to enhance your abilities. Unlike other resources however, the debts are not passively forgiven mid-combat. You have a few options for actively repaying them, which can involve taking increasing amounts of your vitals, or you can have others repay them for you (usually this involves their death, so this isn't exactly at their consent).

    Some of the shadowprice effects are comparatively insane, so it's best to treat this as a cooldown with a lot of applications rather than a passive resource. You can also use shadowprice effects to make up for mistakes in your setup, so it will be wise to plan out what debts you'll need for your setup and what debts can be used to save you in case you screw up (a shadow budget, if you will).

    Regarding singularity, you'll mostly have to wait and see how this works. I will reveal that it serves multiple functions besides being big damage death - it's intentional that you can trigger it prematurely. In theme with the other class mechanics, though, there's a big cost to playing chicken for too long.
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    Kalak
  • PypoPypo Member Posts: 79 ✭✭✭
    So here's my last and final question.

    Will the changes to magi, all BE the fault of our favorite klutz Fred? Anyone whom has been with spinesreach long enough has had quite the fun interactions with'em...and somehow I wonder if there will be something that breaks, blows up, portal to a unknown horror opens up thanks to our lovable oaf.
    Rum
  • TekiasTekias WisconsinMember Posts: 197 ✭✭✭
    Well, I mean...there's actually a loose end that was never brought up again from the Crystal Raid. Someone got burned touching one of the Master Crystals. I found the old Cabal tutor with burns on his right arm. And then.......he disappeared, the crystals went away, and everything went back to normalcy.
    Formerly: Spiegel. Eidycue.

    Hi.

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    Teani
  • XiomaraXiomara Member Posts: 2
    I jus want my new ascendrilness
    Oonagh
  • OonaghOonagh Member Posts: 73 ✭✭✭
    @Xiomara I agree, Myself, @Eowyn , @Shachalai and @Eliadon are all excited, I imagine it might bring in a bit of activity to the Ascendril.

    I know @Tekias and @Teani feel very much the same with the Sciomancers, we are probably all bouncing on our hands waiting to update and create new exciting things for our guilds!
    Oonagh has been slain by the might of the toxic atmosphere of Ulangi.
    Xiomara
  • TekiasTekias WisconsinMember Posts: 197 ✭✭✭
    Oonagh said:

    I know @Tekias and @Teani feel very much the same with the Sciomancers, we are probably all bouncing on our hands waiting to update and create new exciting things for our guilds!

    You might -think- you have an idea of how excited we are...but no. You don't have an inkling of how much we are. If I let out a SQUEEE about this, it'd shatter windows in a 2 mile radius.

    >.> I'm not ashamed.
    Formerly: Spiegel. Eidycue.

    Hi.

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    Oonagh
  • ChurchChurch Member, Bot Posts: 5


    Not sure if my current hype level can be elevated, as it would involve achieving some form of hype-transcendance, but... I challenge you dudes to try.
    OonaghAxiusTeani
  • KalakKalak Member Posts: 274 ✭✭✭
    edited May 22
    As a class-for-life player, no one can fathom the excitement I have for this revamp. Hurry up already! I have a list of things to do!

    "THE LIST"

    1. Enslave a part of the populace
    2. Get worshipped like a God
    3. Build a gigantic ziggurat
    4. Try to turn into a badass dragon
    5. Get assassinated by a bunch of heroes during the transformation

    COME OOOOON!
    ZailaXeniaRum
  • XiomaraXiomara Member Posts: 2
    I need Ascendril tonight
    I need Ascendril more than ever
    that Ascendril fire burns so bright
    ill be holding class forever
    Satomi
  • LeanaLeana Member Posts: 189 ✭✭✭
    I'm excited. I picked up the class! Is this the magic class of my dreams?

  • OonaghOonagh Member Posts: 73 ✭✭✭
    Soooooooooooooooooon!

    I want to work on fun stuff and make @Shachalai overload with lore. I feel like it sustains them and I don’t want them to starve
    Oonagh has been slain by the might of the toxic atmosphere of Ulangi.
  • VyxsisVyxsis VyxsisMember Posts: 264 ✭✭✭
    i'm still half-convinced mage is just getting deleted
    Indoran'i is back baby. It's good again. Awoouu (wolf Howl)
    An Atzob cultist says, "Is a shamatato as tasty as a potato?"
    (Tells): From afar, Mephistoles hisses harshly to you, "Hey baby, show me your ovipositor?"
    (Research): Cariv says, "Itsa me, Buggio."
    LeanaEmir
  • SatomiSatomi Member Posts: 314 ✭✭✭
    Vyxsis said:

    i'm still half-convinced mage is just getting deleted

    Don't you bring that darkness on us, @Vyxsis!

    Vyxsis
  • TekiasTekias WisconsinMember Posts: 197 ✭✭✭
    Vyxsis said:

    i'm still half-convinced mage is just getting deleted

    Half convinced...so fully convinced Ascendril is deleted while not convinced at all that Scio is getting deleted. Got it!
    Formerly: Spiegel. Eidycue.

    Hi.

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    VyxsisTeani
  • KalakKalak Member Posts: 274 ✭✭✭
    edited May 26
    There are two classes in this game anyways: Sciomancer and non-Sciomancer.

    *****TIME TO REV UP THE PROPAGANDA MACHINE!!!*****
  • EmirEmir Member Posts: 172 ✭✭✭
    K is just holding off on the release until I have a PC again. What a great guy. 
    (Web): Toz says, "Emir's Express Evacuation and Existence Eradicator, Every Experience is Explosive - Experience the Entirety of your Existence!"
    OonaghVyxsisTeaniXenia
  • TekiasTekias WisconsinMember Posts: 197 ✭✭✭
    Such hype. So want. Lots need.
    Formerly: Spiegel. Eidycue.

    Hi.

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  • ElliotElliot AustraliaMember Posts: 32 ✭✭
    Ascendril and Zealot get deleted, reformed into a single revamped class.

    Calling it now.
    Vyxsis
  • VyxsisVyxsis VyxsisMember Posts: 264 ✭✭✭
    Elliot said:

    Ascendril and Zealot get deleted, reformed into a single revamped class.

    Calling it now.

    please don't troll @Yeras, the poor boy can't take it.
    Indoran'i is back baby. It's good again. Awoouu (wolf Howl)
    An Atzob cultist says, "Is a shamatato as tasty as a potato?"
    (Tells): From afar, Mephistoles hisses harshly to you, "Hey baby, show me your ovipositor?"
    (Research): Cariv says, "Itsa me, Buggio."
    Elliot
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