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Will cures still be totally random?
I am very optimistic and excited about the direction we've decided to take on this! It has many implications, not the least of which is removing the burden of trying to balance a whole new system with incremental information and theorycrafting, which I'm sure the envoys were experiencing the same difficulty we were in that area. My hope is that using a system we all already are familiar with will help ease the discussions.
I just wanted to touch briefly on the some of the inspiration here to the new approach. Obviously, the guiding principle as Estarra has pointed out is to really shave off what has become a really overwhelming number of curatives and afflictions. I drew directly upon bards, as I feel they are among the most balanced in Lusternia, and specifically the method in which bards stack and track auric afflictions really places the burden upon the bard rather than the target to keep up. As all aurics are cured with the same herb, horehound, the more skilled the bard is at tracking how the target cures and the order of cures, the more successful the bard is.
Hopefully this will herald the reemergence of strategic affliction classes and cure stacking, which I feel does not really exist in Lusternia right now. It's much more akin to throwing spaghetti at a wall and some inevitably sticking or setting up an unavoidable burst kill rather than chasing cure balances and assessing the situation in real time. That's very exciting!
Obviously this includes a careful review of what afflictions stay and which ones go, and how they are sorted between the 4 cure balances (i.e. not dumping too many strong afflictions such as aeon and succumb into the same balance) and we will be keeping some specific unique afflictions but that is on a case by case basis.
I am not adverse to normalizing blackout times if it will simplify things.
Everiine said:"'Cause the fighting don't stop till I walk in."-Synkarin's Lament.
Can the envoy system be made transparent to the rest of us? I enjoy reading envoy reports in game, and being able to see all the ones being looked at/discussed and then messaging my specific envoy what I think about X report would be nice, instead of having to troll around for an envoy to paste bin everything for me.
The divine voice
of Avechna, the Avenger reverberates powerfully, "Congratulations,
Morkarion, you are the Bringer of Death indeed."
You see Estarra the Eternal shout, "Morkarion is no more! Mourn the mortal! But welcome True Ascendant Karlach, of the Realm of Death!
No thanks to removing the higher standard. The multiple report envoy only has to post his blessing and it's all good
Also, while the prospect of having a single herb cure is interesting, I must give a moment of silence to all of the hours we have spent harvesting. Hrm, and just the other day I was trying to scheme up how I could occupy Earth to impose a monopoly on the earwort trade. Next!
Anyone like the above? Any other suggestions?