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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:03 pm    Post subject: Death is hard. Reply with quote

It is very easy for a level 1 mage to die in zone 1.

By the time you've got a poverty set, level 2, blaze, and are fighting in the level 2 zone it is very hard to intentionally die.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even if you don't heal?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, yea, eventually if you don't heal. I mean, I could strip nekid.


But I think I was actually killing stuff in zone 2 bare handed. (Taking a lot of damage, yes, but still killing).

In any event, this isn't supposed to be a "no healer" character, this is supposed to be a lemming impersonator.

Easy zone: Kill them all.
Level 1: Actually a challenge. No armor until you finish that first quest.
Level 2, with poverty set: Too easy.
Level 2, with tinier shield instead: Still easy.

Oh yea -- if you lose enough XP, you don't drop down a level.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It seems like a lemming impersonator shouldn't heal...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the balance issue.

1. Level 0 mage in the easy zone is easy. No problem. Did it with just one found piece of toast (for one HP), and got a full free heal for zone 1.
2. By the time you're in zone 1, with no equipment, or just a single piece, you have a real hard time killing anything in zone 1, and cannot afford to buy anything. If you do kill something, the healing bill is more than your income.
3. If you get the poverty set from spamming zone zero, you are then overkill for zone one, zone two, and zone three. Even a mage doing hand to hand.

For what it's worth, a fighter continues to have that same imbalance -- way overpowered for the zone when equipped even partially for the level -- for almost the entire game that I've seen so far (at least level 1Cool. No risk == no challenge == less entertaining than nethack.

My point of a lemming impersonator is to try to see how much I can die without deliberately handicapping myself. No using the gigantic first quest. Healing after fighting, at least if I can afford it.
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