Grumpysmith

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About Grumpysmith

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  • Birthday 07/11/1953

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    Epic-Afflic. Sanctuary of Libila/ Colorado, USA

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  1. I have long argued against player gods and haven't changed my position on it even having two PGs preists plus her awesomeness Libila's priest. So +1
  2. RT exchanges 10% of damage for "The hope that the wound isn't healed" and that the wound will kill the player after 2 or 3 server ticks. Server ticks are every 10 minutes for wounds, so hopefully someone is so incompetent that they can't make a healing cover or find a priest to heal them in 20 or 30 minutes. To make RT even close to the equivalent of FA/FB the tick rate needs to be reduced to every minute or two. In order that the wound can hope to out pace the ability of WL priests to cast LOF, cure light, cure medium etc. Alternatively, RT wounds could be imune to priest cast heals and require healing by covers only. Possibly the heal cast immunity could be tied to wound severity similarly to the way Farmer's Salve works on bruises. I ask Has anyone ever died from an RT wound server tick? I highly doubt it. If no one has, then the RT "HOPE" is an empty promise with no value.
  3. I would have been happier with a complete wipe of skills, tomes, meditation and faith, so yes I say get rid of these unbalanced abilities. I lost SOTG because it was deemed as too overpowering, without any recompense (unless the fall damage is it) on two toons. I'm not real sure, all I know is I no longer have a SOTG icon. And, I won't be able to get a new mediation ability until close to the planned Re-restart of Ele so no real reason to head down that path again. Knowledge of the game mechanics already put long term players ahead of new players.
  4. According to Wiki, you can use an axe, carving knife, saw. I've used a hatchet to make kindling as well.
  5. I feel your pain. I have a Nahjo priest. So the only way I've been able to do rat on a stick is to find two branchs. Make kindling from one and use the other for a skewer. Real life example would be a cotton ball and petroleum jelly or some other flamable greasy substance. In wurm we can make a candle from a string and fat. So why not a cotton and a fat to make kindling?
  6. So what your saying is: that when I started playing this game many years ago, and was killed by a noob griefer within 20 minutes of starting the game, I should have been banned from playing? This was before the ability of noobs to even keep their gear on death, it was stolen and disposed of somewhere. How is that supposed to help the game add players? I was attacked by a Noob Griefer carrying a Troll Club at the starter town - by definition that is PvP I wandered off into the wilderness and survived by searching the wiki, learning about crude tools and making them. I got lucky and found a fire starter. The rest is history. Sorry but this is a really, really bad idea.
  7. I'm old - Zork - Text based game. Harpoon - Medal of Honor Series Pirates of the Burning Seas - Been going 11yrs, most fun pvp I've ever had in a game. New developers, hopefully a return to her glory days. Eve Patrician Series Risk - I know its a board game, beer and chili with friends. Bridge - I miss the face to face game play.
  8. Yes I agree, would be great addition +1
  9. A new question that I haven't seen asked before: How will becoming a priest actually work now? In the old days when religions were fighting it made sense to only allow WL priests to become priests at the WL altar and the same for BL priests at the BL altar. Now that kingdoms are at war (rather than religions) and priests are no longer tied to the associated kingdoms and can be part of any kingdom without fear of the guards, will all priests be available from the WL and BL altars? Possibly only the PG demi-gods with the template gods tied to the template altars? Will we be able to use existing priests to make new priests like currently on Freedom? On Epic its not really a problem due to population at the current time, but hopefully in the future there will be a higher population.
  10. Spirits can be killed with bows as long as the arrows are enchanted. Have tower guards engage and fire away from a safe distance. Generally used Rotting Touch to enchant the arrows, good channeling. Now it has been a long time since I've killed them with arrows, but I don't think it has changed.
  11. @RetrogradeWhile I'm sure your plate is already full, I believe that it is in everyone's best interest if you were to redo your original post with all the things that have been changed. There have been many, many changes listed in these 18 pages. Unless someone is keeping detailed notes it is, as Rhianna said, "hard to keep up with". Whether it is better to just edit the original post, with a notation that it deals with the first 18 pages of comments, or start a new thread I don't know.
  12. @MalenaI closed the thread and then reopened it, as I would have been remiss in not complementing you on the new horse skins. Very nice work ?
  13. @Sindusk Thank you for your long post, and I'm sorry for your recent troubles. My sincerest wish for your full recovery in all respects. My Monday morning issue would be the need for some attention to the Truehit/Nimble issue regarding BL. Accuracy is an important issue and I didn't notice it in your most recent post regarding the work you've recently completed or in your upcoming work effort. As others have said, the real test for balance will be when these new and/or reworked spells are actually used on live servers. The times I've been on the test server I've been there alone and it is difficult test group impacts alone. Would it be possible or even advisable to hold a event on test or challenge with just cosmetic rewards prior to going live? I will keep my Lib priest, but I'll have to decide what to do with my two Tosiek priests. My main Tosiek is currently my Mission Runner/Healer with reveal creatures, goat shape, refreash and Light of Fo - changes to the pendulum range may force me to review that one. Not sure what to do with my battery Tosiek.
  14. I'm in agreement with those that say it really doesn't matter if a name changes or not. You never know for sure who you are talking with. Even if it is a name you recognize, there is absolutely no way to know if it is the same person you have dealt with before without playing 20 questions. I have a couple of toons that were made for a spur of the moment need and then ended up lasting to long with too many skills to throw away. So wouldn't mind changing their names, but probably wouldn't anyway. As far as changing appearances, I simply don't understand the issue. I assume it is some kind of coding issue, but other than that I can't fathom a reason not to allow it. Of course on Epic we all pretty much run around with armor on all the time so nobody sees what we look like anyway. Perpetual case of helmet head.
  15. @MalenaVery Nicely Done! http://www.andrea.net/wurm/items/Food.shtml#cooked