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Weapon Damage Echoes

Postby Onasaki » Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:01 pm

So... this thought occurred to me a while ago. And it begs the question...

How come longknives use piercing damage, when they're described as being essentially machetes? I wish this topic could be more detailed, but that's literally the only discrepancy that I've noticed with weapon echoes. XD
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Re: Weapon Damage Echoes

Postby Bones » Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:12 am

I would imagine that one can have one damage type or another.. And knives can be used to slash or pierce. The creator of the object picked one.
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Re: Weapon Damage Echoes

Postby cfelch » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:34 am

Seems to me that the issue is.... why does it have to be either or? Why not both?
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Re: Weapon Damage Echoes

Postby Bones » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:49 am

Likely a limitation provided by the code, if I know anything. Consider the advances in progs and code Nimrod, Meneldor, Taurgalas Frigga and the rest of staff has released. I imagine if they could do it, they would.
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Re: Weapon Damage Echoes

Postby krelm » Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:58 pm

Builder's decision, actually. It can be swapped to do slashing instead of piercing by a builder changing a single number-- though with the way variables work, it might be two or three numbers.
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Re: Weapon Damage Echoes

Postby cfelch » Mon Jan 19, 2015 11:26 pm

Be nice if it would do whichever the wielder was better at.
If there is no substantial difference, let it randomly be either at runtime?
(Or somehow based off of whichever would be most beneficial to the situation.)
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Re: Weapon Damage Echoes

Postby Thorongil » Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:29 am

There used to be oprogged weapons at one point where you could switch between damage types at will. That was especially useful to people who had seen the released codebase and knew which damage types did better against which armors. It's probably better to stick with one damage type to avoid getting too powergamey.
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Re: Weapon Damage Echoes

Postby Onasaki » Mon Jan 26, 2015 3:37 pm

According to the Planatiri. This has been modified!

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