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New Public Test Server Build - Village Capture / Runebooks / Spawn Scaling

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MWTaylor, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. GrimReapiN

    GrimReapiN Chosen of Khamset
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    It'll be darkfall: runebooks if you don't make the runes consumable in some form. Are they used after using them from the book? They should not have infinite uses... That's fucked.

    Also, is a portal hub being implemented in the future? Because what's the point if runebooks have infinite uses.
     
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  2. ThiefGarrett

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    Maybe each book should have durability that disables the book until you repair it with runestone dust and gold at the alchemist.
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  3. Sean Connery

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    The fact is these books make player houses almost useless. I mean if you have 6 rune slots in a book your house is still just a 7th extra bind into the world of agon. if you have unlimited books player houses are a waste of time to farm for. That sucks to say the least I have spent alot of time building a portal net work of houses. Make it 1 rune book with 6 slot and make it have no cost but have a 10 min cool down. If this thing is going to cost portal shards there will need to be a drop rate increase to even make this good. Some of my clan mates only have like 28 after playing this whole time.
     
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  4. ThiefGarrett

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    So it's going to be useless because of the portal shards drop rate and devalue houses that don't require a cost to Port to? You are a confusing fellow
     
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  5. Sean Connery

    Sean Connery Fire Elemental
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    All I can say to this is you need to work on your reading comprehension.
     
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  6. Pimptight

    Pimptight Obsidian Golem
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    make it so you cant mark them near holdings you dont own maybe im sure we can find solutions
     
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  7. Wes Furtive

    Wes Furtive Obsidian Golem
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    Ultima Online says differently
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    I think the only limitation for runes should be nothing inside dungeons and nothing within system of holdings. @kilrain ?
     
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  8. Sero

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    Kinda like how it was before? When runes were dropping in 4's of of cairn giants/leenspar golems? Every Gorra Dar? Loads off of Raven Standards? Back when transportation wasn't even a problem because you could farm runes or buy runes for cheap, and everyone had a good amount. And when you used one, you could just remark it.
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    Ok if transportation is still going to be rare, whats the point of this then?

    It wasn't like that before they altered drop rates, and decided not to revert the changes to fix the problem, but just waste time implementing a new system that accomplishes the exact samething that a number change would have done. Infact the number change on droprates probably would have got people farming again, might have even been better.
     
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  9. kilrain

    kilrain Shadow Knight
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    It's convenience. You collect the runestone and go to the location 1 time to mark it. Now you farm for fuel to be able to use that port rather than being required to go to that location yet again to mark another rune. You get the best of both worlds by making it less tedious and still requiring farming or some form of transaction to be able to use it.
     
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  10. Sero

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    Seeing as the fact that you need to farm for transportation hasn't changed, the only convenience change is the 2 minutes it would take to mark another rune after you use one.

    Nevermind the fact that you are completely eradicating the necessity of teamwork and organization that created conflict and activity in the game world from the old system by adding in this personal network of teleportation and at the same time devaluing player housing (An extremely painstaking and costly endeavor).

    Nevermind the fact that transportation/teleportation wasn't even an issue in the first place.

    Every change has just been destroying the value of holdings. It's like you guys want the game to be a barren solo adventure. There is virtually no reason to even attempt to team up and work together to accomplish goals.

    Need iron ore? Nodes are better than mines. Need rare ore? Use your runebook to go to a rare ore golem. Need crafting stations? Nope not anymore, oh that is unless you for some reason need to do mastery, in which case, just use a chaos city or a blue city. What about a holding next to a really good mob spawn so you can farm it? Naw, just bind out of sanguine and use your runebook.
     
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  11. Leafcrawl

    Leafcrawl Goblin Warlord

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    Could someone please explain Runebooks to a Darkfall noob like I'm five? I would appreciate it.
     
  12. kingp43

    kingp43 Goblin Shaman
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    Runebooks will hold six runes. You mark a rune at a certain location and then with the use of two portal shards you can teleport back to that location at any time. The runebooks will not be droppable, they will stay with you like noobie weapons. as long as they are in the runebook slot on your paperdoll and not just sitting in your bag. You can have multiple runebooks, but you may only equip one at a time
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    Runebooks:

    A new slot on your paperdoll will allow you to equip a runebook, an item that will be soulbound to your character while equipped to this slot.

    The initial runebook is 2 pages, with 3 runestone slots each (for a total of 6). Players can mark a blank runestone as they do now, and place it into the runebook. You can also delete a rune and replace it, but can only have a total of 6 active at a time.

    You can charge your runebook, utilizing 2 portal shards per charge, for a maximum of 8 charges. There is currently no cooldown on usage for this and we have (only for public testing purposes) added rune books, portal shards and runestones to the General Merchant.
     
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  13. kilrain

    kilrain Shadow Knight
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    Some incoming changes to PTS

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  14. kingp43

    kingp43 Goblin Shaman
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    wow, ok I'm liking that
     
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  15. Wes Furtive

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    Killin it
     
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  16. Mycke

    Mycke Obsidian Golem

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    Thats very cool, now they need to add tasks for acquiring better and better rune books as part of their new non combat related long term goals.
     
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  17. MikeJT

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    Runebooks should be lootable on death and consumable.

    Spending 2 portal shards, or even 1, to extend a rune from 1 use to even 10 uses is a fair trade off IMO.

    Make a 6 slot runebook wear out after 120 uses or so, and drop on death. That's the ability to use the same runestone up to 120 times or 6 different runes up to 20 times each.

    If they don't drop on death and aren't consumable you'll have people marking runes outside of an enemy city and recalling in with 0 notice and absolutely no chance at an early warning.

    If they drop on death at least most people will bind runes near a bank instead at your doorstop.

    Runestones/Runebooks should compliment the existing portal system and mundane travel, not replace it entirely.
     
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  18. mirim

    mirim Goblin Warlord
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    Very nice, keep going.!
     
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  19. MerleisAirdburne

    MerleisAirdburne Black Knight
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    Armor dyes were suppose to come out in September, is there a new ETA?
     
  20. The Red King

    The Red King Black Knight
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    Would be great to get a visual indicator that a village was being capped on the world map, now that would drive PVP.

    Also please show the pads on the mini map.

    P.S. the rewards are trash still, please tell me they are being worked on. Remove all essences and house mats from the villages please.

    P.P.S. Also if you put a cool down on runes make it only for the one rune that was used, this way if you don't find action somehwere, you can port somewhere else. I am super excited for this change. This should be amazing in itself.
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    Portals are free!!!
     
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