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by Sea Shanties
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Builds & Mechanics
Topic: Spellsword build
Replies: 15
Views: 788

Re: Spellsword build

Yes I don't think spell penetration is worth a feat. Maybe take epic skill: discipline instead to keep knockdowns away? Or just keep it open, you may want to take wand or potion for enchantment purposes or something by the time you get to 30. Tumble can't get to 30 on a ranger so 16 is best you can ...
by Sea Shanties
Wed Oct 30, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Builds & Mechanics
Topic: Spellsword build
Replies: 15
Views: 788

Re: Spellsword build

Do i need 60 hp or the love of my god? I usually take the altar gift for consecration. I can take the hp but ill spend 4x the time praying. What is the significant difference between lvl 27 wizard and 26 vs 25? Particularly to casting effectiveness? I can try for 5 ranger levels but i expect my fea...
by Sea Shanties
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Builds & Mechanics
Topic: Spellsword build
Replies: 15
Views: 788

Re: Spellsword build

You need at least 14 constitution to have decent hitpoints. Wisdom and Charisma could be ignored. You should take the gift of melee if a drow. Also I think you should consider going strength based. Dex can work but the benefits of strength outweigh the extra AC on a spellsword. That would free a fea...
by Sea Shanties
Sat Oct 26, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Big Update feedback - A rogue's perspective
Replies: 27
Views: 1707

Re: Big Update feedback - A rogue's perspective

The lack of ability to use summon scrolls puts rogues at a disadvantage. Yes, it encourages them to find parties. But decent and reliable parties are a luxury on Arelith for a lot of players, not something you can consistently hope to find. At level 3 and level 30 there’s always options but it's a c...
by Sea Shanties
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: The Slanty Shanty
Topic: Should Good Alignment monsters be rarer?
Replies: 24
Views: 1130

Re: Should Good Alignment monsters be rarer?

Leaving monster paladins out of it, I don’t think “good” monsters are so impossible to play. Being good doesn’t mean they have to be friends with surfacers. A good human would still see a good goblin as the enemy and kill it immediately. A good monster raised among monsters still sees surfacers as “...
by Sea Shanties
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: The Slanty Shanty
Topic: Should Good Alignment monsters be rarer?
Replies: 24
Views: 1130

Re: Should Good Alignment monsters be rarer?

However right now Normal awards are really dull.
There's always the ECL but it's pretty meaningless with the writ system now. Instead of -2 ECL I think a normal award could just let you start a character at level 9 or something.
by Sea Shanties
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Specialist Wizard and the Enchantment School
Replies: 29
Views: 1054

Re: Specialist Wizard and the Enchantment School

Of course it's the school to drop if you're building the strongest wizard you can but you have to admit it has some of the most fun spells. Dominate person/monster is hilarious and very useful and strong in PVE. I wish the ESF enchantment bonus that was supposedly in the works a long time ago would ...
by Sea Shanties
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Specialist Wizard and the Enchantment School
Replies: 29
Views: 1054

Re: Specialist Wizard and the Enchantment School

The nature of a persistent world is figuring out what works in a given dungeon or situation then doing it a thousand more times in exactly the same way. A generalist wizard works well here because it's better to have all possible tools in your kit instead of a few more spells to cast. Giving up one ...
by Sea Shanties
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Reference & Information
Topic: Gypsy background
Replies: 4
Views: 733

Re: Gypsy background

Who said that? Lots of people play Arelith natives, like hin born in Bendir or second generation characters.
by Sea Shanties
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Writ Rewards - Need to find the bad ones!
Replies: 68
Views: 4931

Re: Writ Rewards - Need to find the bad ones!

The writ process on this server in general is skewed heavily towards casters/summoners or both, and a lot of people do not optimise their builds heavily enough to account for it or have a party to gather with constantly (The amount of times I have to ask, or get asked, what someone's level is befor...
by Sea Shanties
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Underdark races
Replies: 12
Views: 695

Re: Underdark races

I think it would be funny to see goblins given a constitution boost and maybe even disease immunity. They're the cockroaches of Faerun and live in disgusting conditions. Orog, yeah, you can make an amazing blackguard but the stats are otherwise pretty restrictive. They could really stand to be a 1 E...
by Sea Shanties
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Bug Forum
Topic: Commoners can't select noble reward
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Commoners can't select noble reward

I'm not even sure why it is "commoner", the skill-set says "artisan" or "craftsman" instead. It's a bit odd that "noble" is a descriptor gift and commoner is a class. Many of the adventurers out there are "commoners" or of commoner/peasant/lower class background already and I'm not sure what it's su...
by Sea Shanties
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The Big UMD Change Thread
Replies: 328
Views: 10869

Re: The Big UMD Change Thread

I don't think what you want is out of line, but there are some huge roadblocks in the way. For one it would take significantly more DM involvement because you need a referee. Even improv needs a director or ringleader or what have you to smooth out the kinks. Including when two people just can't get...
by Sea Shanties
Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The Big UMD Change Thread
Replies: 328
Views: 10869

Re: The Big UMD Change Thread

I think the vast majority who stick it out here are interested in RP. The thing is, they may not be interested in RP with you . I'm not singling "you" out, I mean that in a general sense. A lot of players are interested in RP in their comfort or interest zones but aren't going to give much back to s...
by Sea Shanties
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:27 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Is commoner leveling too slow?
Replies: 16
Views: 571

Re: Is commoner leveling too slow?

You basically just get XP for showing up and not dying, not for doing much of anything (except crafting) so maybe the pace ought to be slow? Adventurers should probably gain levels faster than commoners since their lives are all about risk and reward. The concept of a "epic commoner" is an odd one a...
by Sea Shanties
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: THE REAL MEN TILLING THE FIELDS.
Replies: 39
Views: 1283

Re: THE REAL MEN TILLING THE FIELDS.

Adam Antium wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:16 am

Unimportant bits removed ;)
What is this? I'm sorry everything I said isn't of interest to you but there's no reason to put me down for expressing an opinion. Things are contentious enough on the forums lately and you don't have to be insulting every chance you get.
by Sea Shanties
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: THE REAL MEN TILLING THE FIELDS.
Replies: 39
Views: 1283

Re: THE REAL MEN TILLING THE FIELDS.

(evidently "not important")
by Sea Shanties
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Bug Forum
Topic: Light hammer small or tiny?
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Light hammer small or tiny?

The update says light hammers are now tiny but in game they are still small.

As I'm sure you already guessed, yes I am considering a dual wiedling svirf. This would make or break that concept so I am just curious.
by Sea Shanties
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The new rod usability
Replies: 133
Views: 4298

Re: The new rod usability

Items have objective power, events and quests have subjective ramifications that can be altered with the addition or removal of the actors. Look, I'm not saying I don't trust the DMs, I do. What I'm saying is that distributing objective power through subjective methods is often not a good thing - a...
by Sea Shanties
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The new rod usability
Replies: 133
Views: 4298

Re: The new rod usability

When I first heard rods were being introduced I imagined we'd be getting 50 charge or 1/day items, or barring that, some sort of craft wondrous item feat for spellcasters to make rods (at a higher price than scrolls). This is just kind of dissapointing. Introducing rods that can be crafted with for...
by Sea Shanties
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Specialist Wizard and the Enchantment School
Replies: 29
Views: 1054

Re: Specialist Wizard and the Enchantment School

They should just disable playing a base NWN school wizard. (and then make specialist paths later) p eazy to do Considering what they're giving up specialists should also get a +2 to DC in your selected school and maybe even require 1 less spell component (8th would take 1, 9 would 2, 7 is free)
by Sea Shanties
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Double Standards due to IG Race
Replies: 53
Views: 1825

Re: Double Standards due to IG Race

. Monster PCs don't make for compelling villains on a server where every character starts off hunting bandits, goblins and orcs and continues to butcher their way through zones full of NPC gnolls, quaggoths, orcs and duergar as they level up. When faced with a monster PC villain, you don't need to ...
by Sea Shanties
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The Big UMD Change Thread
Replies: 328
Views: 10869

Re: The Big UMD Change Thread

I do have one thing I need to get out of my system.. A large part of the reason I play a nearly 20 year old game and 15 year old server is because it’s an old friend. I know things weren’t perfect but I knew how they worked and didn’t worry about making bad build choices in a linear game where decis...
by Sea Shanties
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Feedback
Topic: Inclusive Update Feedback
Replies: 47
Views: 2403

Re: Inclusive Update Feedback

Nerf the Svirf hammer?! Blasphamy... why don't you take the little joy my poor Svirfneblin has and just stomp all over it why don't you?! :lol: I think the Svirf is not where it needs to be, and in light of the "whole package" you get playing the race, another multiplier on crit isn't going to lead...
by Sea Shanties
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Feedback
Topic: The Big UMD Change Thread
Replies: 328
Views: 10869

Re: The Big UMD Change Thread

As a mundane my biggest complaint at this immediate moment is that we are being told the follow-up is going to be extensive, but we only get 48 hours after our log-in to choose to rebuild, a decision that is completely dependent on the full, polished update, not just "stage 1". If I want to make an...