View Full Version : A New Tester's First Day

12-21-2004, 11:07 PM
Hi folks! I spent my first day on the Test Server leveling Oswald, my new evil Kerran Brawler, to 10 yesterday. I thought I'd go over the experience to give some feedback to the Devs and answer questions from those not in the test community.I wound up on the IoR to find all of two other adventurers there. Yes, two. The island, needless to say, was a bit lonely, but the quests on IoR are very easy solo quests and I quickly reached level 5. I actually didn't know about the HO bug, and had to ask the other players why we were crashing. Oops! It was me. So a word of warning - READ THE PATCH NOTES!One handy feature is that we no longer need to shift-click to move entire stacks. This is quite convenient, although I am so much in the habit of shift-clicking that I continued to do it for a while. As far as HUD/UI/Misc features go, the new map cursor is handy, too (it's a red arrow instead of a dot, so it shows your heading). The waypoint feature finally works, although I didn't find it useful (but I'm sure noobies would). Dual-wield and rings are much easier to equip, as the patch notes state. Awesome!I got to Freeport alright, and began questing and leveling. At this point, I'd like to mention the new voice-overs they've added. I did not notice a large difference, although I hear that the scripts or tags or whatever for them to activate are not all in place. Some new voices I did hear:- The collection woman on the beach on IoR;- Brittle skeletons in The Graveyard (neat new voice!).Other than that, I noticed no new voices.Hitting 10 wasn't much different on test, but the lack of HOs was painful and made fighting the usual Green^^ mobs not a possibility. Another thing I'd like to mention is food, which is something I was really excited about.- "Examining" the icon in the list of spells effecting you shows no new information- Examining the food in your inventory shows two things: the satiation, and level.- Lowest level food seems to be 10, which is what the IoR newbie ration was.- Satiation comes in, to my knowledge, Low, Average and Superior.At this point, the Devs need to chime in to the community.- Should a level 15 character eat level 10 or 20 food? Should a level 19 eat 10 or 20?- Should a level 20 eat Superior level 10 food, or Low level 20 food?The level thing is very confusing. If I eat red food (yes, it cons to you), is it not doing anything? We need some help decifering this part.One gripe, and Devs, listen up: instead of Giantslayer Bashers being more plentiful, THEY ARE FAR RARER. Rather than have about 3-7 Bashers wandering in the area where they normally are, there are usually only two Bashers; the rest are replaced by Thugs and Brutes. This is the opposite of a fix, and not what the patch notes say! :XOverall, the new patch is very promising if they can fix those blasted HOs. Food info is good but needs clarifying. Brawler fist-wraps still count as slashing weapons, though. <img src="/smilies/9d71f0541cff0a302a0309c5079e8dee.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" /> The UI tweaks are nice. I did not happen acrost any of the new quests supposedly out there.

12-22-2004, 09:43 PM
<DIV>Nice narrative and good read. Glad to hear some things are working as intended. Just to sum up for dev's, these are your  bugs/questions:</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ffcc00>Examining the buff icon does not give info, but examining the food directly does.</FONT></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ffcc00>Does con of food effect how a food performs? Should we buy the best we can afford, or the appropriate Con food?</FONT></DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ffcc33>Giantslayer Bashers appear more rare, not more common as listed in patch notes.</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ffcc33></FONT> </DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ffcc33>Brawler wraps still use slashing damage. (should be crushing?)</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#ffcc33></FONT> </DIV> <DIV>Did I miss some in your text? </DIV>

12-23-2004, 01:47 AM
<DIV>Add High satiation level on there too.  I'm not so sure yet if the satiation level also cons based on your adventuring level:  a level 8 food would con High satiation level to a level 6 adventurer while a level 10 adventurer would see a satiation level of Low.</DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>- Satiation comes in, to my knowledge, Low, Average and Superior.</DIV>

12-23-2004, 01:50 AM
Interesting thought, Ryrah - these are the kinds of questions we need answered! <img src="/smilies/3b63d1616c5dfcf29f8a7a031aaa7cad.gif" border="0" alt="SMILEY" />

12-23-2004, 10:33 AM
<DIV>Ive come across one of the new quests but seeing the content was added for 20+ and being still in the teens Ill have to wait a bit yet to actually do it.. Its called the Farmers Ring or something like that.. has to do w/ farmer thats for sure.. From what I know by the info in journal is that you have to search out areas around the village in the commonlands (sorry I drawing a blank for some reason on that places name) in search of some farmer.. My guess and this is why i havent tryd to do it, first off the quest cons red at my lvl and I think after you travel to all these so nasty farmer will prob spawn and attack me..  </DIV> <DIV> </DIV> <DIV>But I do know these new quests do exsist...:smileyvery-happy:</DIV>