There are some details that work counterintuitively in the game, like burning for instance, or the Warlord exception to the res spell. So, since I'm as OCD as they come, and I loved how games like Magic (the gathering) streamlined their rules, I feel like suggesting further clarifications.
It's kinda weird how it works, after MANY games I've learned that it's sometimes beneficial to attack a popcorn monster just to make the burning damage "trigger". Is this intended in the design of the effect? Because it's hard to figure out straight away. Possible fixes would be to make Burned AFTER increasing the stacks and not applying it on attacks that remove the debuff. The damage stays mostly the same, and you don't accidentally kill someone because he had stacks on him while you attack something else.
CYDSTEPP - Warlord vs APHEELSIK - Assassin:
2 spell that alter their mechanics according to the class, one is a spell with an exception, the other uses a class buff to improve its effect. Then we have also stuff like Mystera's boon that alters spell costs, and the wizard's traits doing just the same. Bottom line, it would make sense for CYDSTEPP not to mention the Warlord exception, and instead give the warlord a class trait that lifted the fill hp limitation.
I'll post more antipatterns when I figure out them.
On one hand, it's an amazing feature, that really helps newcomers, on the other hand, it sometimes fails to accurately predict the result, plus, it allows you to suicide without any kind of confirmation request (heck, desacrating an altar seems risking, but attacking someone that will cause you to SURELY die is not?), I'd put some work into that to make it more reliable in predicting the outcome of the fight. I don't mean for it to include any effect, but of all the effects that are already presented, it should be more effective in presenting which's which.
The might effect is usually accompanied by a bonus to the attack damage, which is consistent, yet the bonus damage itself tends to variate, which isn't as consistent.
No buff icon is displayed unless the buff is active.
The description doesn't make it clear that the Crusader becomes immune for the rest of the game to the first kind of affliction he gets hit by, instead it looks like he gets a free cleansing after being hit with any affliction for the first time in a game only, and then the effect goes away. The term affliction itself is ambiguous.
It would be immensely useful if we could "lock" them and hover the buff icons, specially for noobies.
Last edited by Madness
on Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:03 am, edited 4 times in total.