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dizzyizzy
 Thursday, November 04 2010 @ 08:19 PM UTC (Read 5747 times)  
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What if Custom races were actually custom in all aspects?

What I'm imagining is you have a list of Buffs/advantages. Each one you pick pops up a list of counters/debuffs with something like "Pick three" or "Pick one". Various Buffs are not available, based on what you picked.

That will take a TON of work to balance, but it could be awesome.




Also, customish race icons. Like a top hat on a ball of yarn, or a battery in the BRAAAINS jar.


 
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 Thursday, November 04 2010 @ 08:29 PM UTC  
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You haven't tried BLOCKED* yet.

Custom race icons might be possible, if they're the right size, I could see possibly a way of getting them - work a similar way to avatars.
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 Thursday, November 04 2010 @ 09:41 PM UTC  
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Don't I recall The Watcher emphatically stating something similar to this? Just before the first Onslaught?


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 Thursday, November 04 2010 @ 10:20 PM UTC  


What I would personally like to see would be a way to block newbies from becoming a race they hadn't unlocked yet. I don't rather enjoy seeing characters with the race "Joker*" and they haven't even had their 2nd DK yet.


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* Or "JokerCat", "JokerTwin", "Jokermorph," "Wizard"...


 
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 Thursday, November 04 2010 @ 10:27 PM UTC  


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What I would personally like to see would be a way to block newbies from becoming a race they hadn't unlocked yet. I don't rather enjoy seeing characters with the race "Joker*" and they haven't even had their 2nd DK yet.


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* Or "JokerCat", "JokerTwin", "Jokermorph," "Wizard"...



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We call those "posers" and laugh our arses off a them whilst sipping tea in modest environments.
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 Thursday, November 04 2010 @ 11:18 PM UTC  
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What I would personally like to see would be a way to block newbies from becoming a race they hadn't unlocked yet. I don't rather enjoy seeing characters with the race "Joker*" and they haven't even had their 2nd DK yet.


Sigh... Poor Syd. I'm mostly an RPer, and not even that much anymore... and in all the time I've been here, poor lil Syd just got his 5th DK. I almost wish I didn't agree with this idea... I'd love to see a joker Syd. Ah well. KBO - Keep Buggering On!


 
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 Thursday, November 04 2010 @ 11:55 PM UTC  
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.....whilst sipping tea in modest environments.
Cheers.


What's "a modest environment?" One with clothes on?


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 Friday, November 05 2010 @ 12:00 AM UTC  


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.....whilst sipping tea in modest environments.
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What's "a modest environment?" One with clothes on?



Not necessarily.
You do not require clothing to be modest, friend.


 
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 Friday, November 05 2010 @ 04:01 AM UTC  
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* Or "JokerCat", "JokerTwin", "Jokermorph," "Wizard"...


I think that last one is directed at me... but it was for a Halloween costume! D:


 
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 Friday, November 05 2010 @ 12:14 PM UTC  
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* Or "JokerCat", "JokerTwin", "Jokermorph," "Wizard"...


I think that last one is directed at me... but it was for a Halloween costume! D:



I can guarantee you that other people are calling themselves wizards, and they are not in Halloween costumes. Or they have a very loose definition of "Halloween".


 
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 Friday, November 05 2010 @ 04:42 PM UTC  
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The real problem with "wizard" is that it's an occupation, not a race. The race is maiar. Razz


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 Saturday, November 06 2010 @ 03:41 PM UTC  
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The real problem with "wizard" is that it's an occupation, not a race. The race is maiar. Razz



Was Merlin maiar? I never can remember. Or are you talking about the Harlem Wizards? Or the Washington Wizards? And what about Hogwarts? I thought they were all, ostensibly, human?


 
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 Saturday, November 06 2010 @ 04:13 PM UTC  
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The real problem with "wizard" is that it's an occupation, not a race. The race is maiar. Razz



Was Merlin maiar? I never can remember. Or are you talking about the Harlem Wizards? Or the Washington Wizards? And what about Hogwarts? I thought they were all, ostensibly, human?



Or what about Ailrun (cat) wizards? Lots of different races. The T'lan Imass, Tiste, dragon(?)...and also wizards are also known variously as magicians, sorcerers, warlocks, mages, Aes Sedai...


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 Saturday, November 06 2010 @ 05:56 PM UTC  
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The real problem with "wizard" is that it's an occupation, not a race. The race is maiar. Razz

Careful, don't go putting ideas in rookies' heads! Balrogs are also Maiar. And we've already got a Rookie Sauron.


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 Saturday, November 06 2010 @ 07:34 PM UTC  
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Not to mention Saruman..


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 Sunday, November 07 2010 @ 05:26 AM UTC  
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Sorry to spoil your lovely derailment here, but I really like this idea! It seems like there could only be a finite number of "buffs" to choose from, though, unless buying a custom race also meant getting a custom module for it, which could be Really Really Cool but also Really Really Difficult.

Not as difficult if players were willing to code each new race module themselves, of course...


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 Sunday, November 07 2010 @ 06:38 AM UTC  
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Sorry to spoil your lovely derailment here, but I really like this idea! It seems like there could only be a finite number of "buffs" to choose from, though, unless buying a custom race also meant getting a custom module for it, which could be Really Really Cool but also Really Really Difficult.

Not as difficult if players were willing to code each new race module themselves, of course...



It would be impossible to balance with unlimited buffs. There would definitely have to be a finite number.


 
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 Monday, November 08 2010 @ 07:20 PM UTC  


Idea How about a point based system to balance custom races


 
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 Monday, November 08 2010 @ 09:01 PM UTC  
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The main problem I see with this idea is minmaxing. If you can re-assign your stats every time you change your race, and you can buy an infinite race change, then you could essentially stack all buffs into whatever task you planned to carry out that day, or even that part of that day. Change race to give a travel buff, run to CC404, change race to have a stonecutting buff, get stone, change race to have a travel buff, travel to your house, change race to have a building buff... So forth.


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 Monday, November 08 2010 @ 09:21 PM UTC  
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The main problem I see with this idea is minmaxing. If you can re-assign your stats every time you change your race, and you can buy an infinite race change, then you could essentially stack all buffs into whatever task you planned to carry out that day, or even that part of that day. Change race to give a travel buff, run to CC404, change race to have a stonecutting buff, get stone, change race to have a travel buff, travel to your house, change race to have a building buff... So forth.



I think this'd be more of a Per-DK thing...so you set up your custom race, and if you pick "custom", then you're your custom race, can't change until next time you DK... something like that, I think.


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