5/11/2022 at 6:17
Ictinus, the Architect
Hunting - Overdrive
There is now a new ability in the Hunting skill: OVERDRIVE. This ability is intended to fill some of the gap left by the removal of caramels, and provides some bonuses while affected by shock. It should be particularly good for low armoured or less tanky classes.
We are interested in exploring more conditional/situational options like this that provide for additional dps and risk vs reward without the straight overpoweredness that was caramel chocolates.
On that same note, I want to let you all know that we are also reviewing the power of hazelnut and almond chococolates and may be making changes to these in the near future.
The power of chocolates is so high that their existence heavily limits design space for what we can do in PvE, especially when it comes to balancing bashing areas and bosses without wildly swinging between far too easy and frustratingly hard. Tackling this problem opens up far more flexibility, and will give us some room to consider additional QoL upgrades for these buffs in the future.
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