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Sparkly and Chuggy

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Re: Sparkly and Chuggy

Postby Halion on Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:28 pm

The bonus (walled off) subdungeon that the update image is associated with is an exceptionally good find at level 1.
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Re: Sparkly and Chuggy

Postby Gorgon on Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:30 pm

Yeah, Mystera is not that easy to abuse anymore.

I haven't noticed different enemy stats...
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Re: Sparkly and Chuggy

Postby xspeedballx on Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:31 pm

Quick hit of changes and questions:

Mystera: Mana leak now causes spell casts to induce 1 point of weakening per cast in addition to reducing costs by 1. No longer increase magic resistance.
Sparkles appear on tiles around alters, they give what appears to be 1 piety for collecting(stepping on).
With only three altars unlock I only saw one alter in a level, so it appears to scale.
Naga city only has altars you have unlocked now.
Apothecary shops are green. On my limited unlock I can buy a health or mana potion from the same shop(haven't tested if I can buy both).
Bysepps costs 2 mana for 30% damage and 3% resistance erosion. *edited for correctness*
Halpmeh is now 4 man for 3 healing.

Some questions:

Are sparkles supposed to show above the unexplored tiles? Because with the removal of altar scouting I am not sure how they are supposed to "improve" scouting?
Going to do some more testing and see if I can get a screenshot but text looks worse in town and better in dungeons for me.
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Re: Sparkly and Chuggy

Postby Gorgon on Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:35 pm

Bysepps costs 1 mana for 30% damage and 3% resistance erosion


Bysepps costs 2 mana, actually...

And now there are transparent blood pools appearing around bosses.

EDIT: Hurr and Durr have been nerfed.
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Re: Sparkly and Chuggy

Postby xspeedballx on Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:37 pm

My mistake I realized after posting I was playing a wizard :P Heh. I did not notice the blood pools but the only boss I found in quick testing was awkwardly placed. Will have to look again.
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Re: Sparkly and Chuggy

Postby Halion on Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:41 pm

xspeedballx wrote:Are sparkles supposed to show above the unexplored tiles? Because with the removal of altar scouting I am not sure how they are supposed to "improve" scouting?


Sparkles help you find altars because you now need to find a 3x3 area instead of a single square (And you can identify the altar type by the sparkle colour). You can use dried blood to identify when you're within 1 square of a boss, too.

The change to Mana Leak means that Mystera is very much all about the pure spell damage character again, she is now much less useful to hybrids (She still piety farms well).
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Re: Sparkly and Chuggy

Postby xspeedballx on Fri Jan 27, 2012 2:46 pm

Well I suppose that is going to shut down strategy of:

step 1: find god
step 2: win if story completed then go to 3a else 3b
step 3a: profit!
step 3b: don't profit :(

The feel without scouting is going to take some testing before I can form a real opinion I guess. That said other things I have noted, not sure if you can get more than one potion shop but you can only buy one potion per shop, but it is any potion you have unlocked.

Pactmaker's black stars are impossible to see unless you are looking for them. Though stepping on them is still obvious.

edit: Oh and text seems to be worse than last patch somehow. I play in browser not full screen. It seems somewhat cut off and cramped. Once I can get a chance I will get a picture.
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Re: Sparkly and Chuggy

Postby gjaustin on Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:06 pm

On the Mana Leak change, Crusader can become immune to Weakening, right? He may have just gotten a very subtle buff...


I'm not a fan of the Mana Leak change (it seems severe) and I'd rather have seen HALPMEH be 4 mana for 4 health, but all the other changes sound great.
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Re: Sparkly and Chuggy

Postby Halion on Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:15 pm

gjaustin wrote:On the Mana Leak change, Crusader can become immune to Weakening, right? He may have just gotten a very subtle buff...


Yeah, he can. He's also buffed by the presence of altar sparkles, since he can collect more of them.

Somehow I don't think these things together will be making Crusaders a problem quite yet...
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