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  1. I would like more modifiers for spell users. it felt that with more and more patches they tried to balance the game by taking things away from spells without adding anything. Using life leech in the Sacred 2 beta was fun but yes very overpowered. Rather than just take it away they should have made a version of leech just for spell users, maybe a small % chance to leech.

    You could cap LL so that Area of Effect attacks/spells don't leech off everything, or return it to being a % of damage done (which would also remove it as the best way of dealing with bosses, which would be a good thing IMO).

  2. I hate it when they do it at work and just expect you to know what they're on about. Say in a meeting, some one will through a couple in, and I'm too embarrassed to ask what it stands for, spend ages trying to work it out and miss the rest of what's being said !

    That's what passing a note to your neighbour in the meeting is for mate...

  3. But, the article says "Germany's most successful IP's" and "Germany's most popular IP's" and not sepecifically Sacred 3... or am I reading that wrong ;)

    They've not mentioned S3 specifically, but I'm not aware of anything that Keen is working on that could be concidered "Germany's most successful/popular IP" (especially since most of the other positions that article mentions are for S3). He's also part of their management team (ie, board) so from that respect he wouldn't be that close to development (certainly in a large company), but if he's leading on specific IP he would be fairly involved in setting the "tone" & style of the game (presumably S3).

  4. We can hope thats the case, but from everything I've seen over on the SIF from the community managers and from keen games job list is that there is nothing to tell us right now, so Im thinking that 2013 is more likely to be reasonable release, and no info until much closer to the end of this year at the earliest.

     

    Release dates always get pushed back.

  5. It might clear up something for me, cause I have seen in fighting guardians where the shield goes up, and the guardians take damage, but the shield stays up.

    Did you have any of the item mod that reduces the opponent's shield absorption (can't remember what it's called, it's either a reduction to the % absorption warding energy (ie, split between HP & shield energy, the Guardians have 100%, so everything goes to their shield) or the damage reduction of the shield)? Or some life leech (since life leech doesn't require you to do damage to leech, just hit the target)?

  6. Any in-game text is stored in the global.res file which is compressed/encrypted so you can't just go in with a text editor & change stuff.

     

    As far as inventory gfx goes, in the Skin.zip file there's an inventory folder (Skin.zip\datazicons\inventory), though I think those are the backgrounds for the inventory slots. So no, I'm not sure where the item inventory gfx are stored.

  7. So no info :( but perhaps we will see some at E3...?

    I'm sure we will, but which year? ;)

     

    I also wouldn't expect much info to be released on Facebook that's not released elsewhere at a similar time. But it is at least one way of getting in touch with them...

  8. There are some lines in the balance.txt that you could tweak to provide the added XP & monster stats (HP, armour, attack & defence I think, not sure about damage) that additional players in MP bring. You could check the Balance.txt thread in the modding forum, I think that lists the lines.

  9. update: Was just playing PS3 and I noticed you only have 12 total slots for Weapons, buffs and CAs. So it would seem the PC has more slots total. With 5 slots for CAs 5 for Weapons and 3 for buffs (?). That's 13. Granted they are specific to certain things, but regardless - there isn't much of a difference between the two.

    Personally I would have preferred to be able to have more slots for CAs than weapons if I wanted to, or more for weapons & fewer for buffs, etc. I like the flexibility that the console version offers in that respect, but it wouldn't have been as "neat" on the PC UI (with the weapon/CA slots either side of the compass).

  10. Whatever I don't want to talk about this anymore I'll just uninstall and move on unless someone's got a mod. Good thing Ascaron went bankrupt, makes me feel slightly better.

    That's a lovely view point, I assume that you've never been made redundant & had to go through the process of finding a new job? It's not fun & I hope that you don't go through it when you do eventually get a job.

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  11. Uploaded v0.2 with some DM changes:

     

    Dragon Magic aspect.

    Dragon Form has different mods, the first mod of each tier now shifts the Dragon Mage into increasingly more powerful dragons

    mod 1a - Draconic channelling - Intent concentration allows the Dragon Mage to transform into a more powerful dragon

    mod 1b - Wyrm's Fury - Tear your enemy limb from limb with the true power of a dragon (0% + 4% per level damage bonus)

    mod 2a - Draconic channelling - Intent concentration allows the Dragon Mage to transform into a more powerful dragon

    mod 2b - Basilisk's Talon - Pierce even the toughest armour (5% + 0.5% chance to ignore armour)

    mod 3a - Draconic channelling - Intent concentration allows the Dragon Mage to transform into a more powerful dragon

    mod 3b - Dragon Soul'd - The Dragon Mage aligns his thought processes to the great drakes and is able to change his form more frequently (33% + 0.2% per level cooldown reduction)

    Dragon Berserk is now Dragon's Wrath. Dragon's Wrath allows you to focus the wrath of a dragon into your melee & ranged attacks, enhancing your damage and chance to hit.

    mod 1a - Basilisk's Talon - Pierce even the toughest armour (

    mod 1b - White Dragon's Favour - Gaining the favour ofa White Dragon allows the Dragon mage to channel the fury of the North (

    mod 2a - Vulnerability - Dragons often do more damage then their foes expect (

    mod 2b - Vampire - A dragon's attack can drain the very life force from a foe (

    mod 3a - Dragon's Fury - A dragon's fury is great indeed, so much so that they often smite opponents nearby their target (

    mod 3b - Dragon Sight - A dragon's sight is keen & enemies cannot evade their wrath (

    Eternal Flame has had fire damage added (7 + 7 per level) in addition to the normal damage over time

     

    Elemental Magic aspect.

    Whirlwind now does physical + ice damage (30 + 15 per level per element), previously it did pure physical (50 + 25 per level)

    mod 3a - Disorientate - The constant buffetting distracts opponents & makes it harder for them to hit the Dragon Mage (50 + 2 per level)

    Magic Barrier is now Armageddon. Armageddon rains down fiery death from the sky. This spell drops 255 meteors (the cap) over 17 seconds with a radius of ~5.7m, it is strongly advised to disable screen shake in the customoptions.txt file before using the spell. There is also a display bug where the damage on the tooltip is roughly 1/10 of the actual damage done per rock.

    mod 1a - Hellfire - Burn your enemies with the fires of creation (16.9 + 5.6 per level fire damage)

    mod 1b - Devastation - The fires of creation sometimes find a chink in your opponents armour & deal additional damage (9.9% + 0.1% per level chance to critical hit)

    mod 2a - Arcane Fire - Tear your opponents apart with eldritch energies (16.9 + 5.6 per level magic damage)

    mod 2b - Tempest - Increase the torrent of Death From Above (+10.5 hits per second, +70%, reduces the duration from 17 seconds to 10 seconds)

    mod 3a - Nickel-Iron Core - Crush your foes with really big rocks (16.9 + 5.6 per level physical damage)

    mod 3b - Explosive - Sometimes the rocks explode on impact (+50% chance for splash damage)

    Destroyer has the damage type changed to fire & a chance for knockback (50% + 1% per level)

    Protector has had it's AI changed such that it will now cast the CAs that Ascaron gave it, as well as a brand new root CA (dm_protector_root in spell.txt if you wish to look it up). The new root CA has the following tokens/stats:

    Duration of 10 seconds + 0.5 seconds per level

    Range of 50 (0.285m, this is the same as an unmodded Tangling Vines, so it will sometimes "miss" moving targets)

    0.8 + 0.02 per level hits per second

    30 + 15 per level physical damage

    20% + 0.3% per level chance to stun

     

    Mentalism aspect:

    Combat Trance is now Psychic Hammer. Psychic Hammer damages and stuns enemies in a small area for a short duration.

    mod 1a - Reverberation - The blow from Psychic Hammer is so intense that it echos on for several seconds (1 hit per sec)

    mod 1b - Psychic Force - Intent concentration increases the force of the psychic blow (25 + 12.5 per level physical damage)

    mod 2a - Hammer Blow - Wounded opponents often don't survive even a single Psychic Hammer (25% + 0.5% per level Deathblow)

    mod 2b - Concussion - The blow can be so intense that it knocksback opponents (33% chance to knockback)

    mod 3a - Confuse - Those affected by Spychic Hammer can often find it hard to concentrate during battle (16.7 + 0.4 opponent CA regen)

    mod 3b - Debilitate - If Psychic Hammer hits the right areas of the brain an opponent can be left feeling nauseous and weak (10% + 0.2% per level opponent stat debuff)

  12. Any chance you will be making a pure summon type character? I posted ideas in the mod thread. Sorry I cannot create a link with cell phone.

    It can be done, yes, the only problems with making too radical changes to aspects are that the tooltips are largely hardcoded in terms of what information they display. For example, I changed Untouchable Force into a summon buff, but it's not possible to change the CA tooltip to display the minion level (since the Untouchable Force CA tooltip is hardcoded to display damage, chance to stun, etc).

  13. If you're changing it around, if it would be possible, I'd like to see something done w eternal fire.

    I've already added some base fire damage to it (as it stands, it does a % damage that's not any specific/resistable element), what makes Eternal Fire special is that it can spread to other opponents & IIRC, the fire damage (et_spelldamage_fire) spreads with it.

     

    1a - emblaze, catch dudes on fire

    1b - convert to fire dmg

     

    2a - breach - ignore armor

    2b - knockback

     

    3a - explosion - do small area fire damage

    3b - contagion - catch other dudes on fire

    #1b & 3a wouldn't be possible as that's not how the CA works (as defined by whatever code they're using for the spellcontroll entry, interestingly, they've used the same one as for Viperish Disease). 2b should work I think & it should be applied on each damage pulse. 2a should only work if you've added some "proper" elemental damage (like I did & you've requested) & 1a & 3b are existing mods for that type of CA.

     

    As Stormwing says, it's best if these changes are kept separate from the CM patch, that way people can still play that with the original CAs that Ascaron made, or they can play with the ones I've modified if they want to.

  14. You could get Damage Lore by taking Tactics Lore first, which would also make your Deathly Spears & T-energy Shroud more effective. The only downside I can think of is that you're not taking Concentration so you're limited to one buff (T-energy Shroud is probably best).

     

    Primal Mutation is fairly effective against bosses too, since it does fairly high damage & if you pick the fire mod you can take advantage of resist reduction from Fiery Ember. It's not quite as effective as DS though (since you can get DS to hit with most of it's spears if you get as close to the boss as possible).

     

    Edit: Apparently I can't count, Toughness would be good as it would increase your resists (& give you some damage mitigation). Also, Jolting Touch modded for damage mitigation is good for bosses.

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