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resurrection costs

Posted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 11:51 pm
by SmashFace
ok after reaching 35 or so and my gold ran out from the original high item cost i have had to restart my charactor 4 times. and right now i am resetting because i was killed while trying to rest, which is ok, but i really think the resurrection costs are much to high, or the item resale is too low, or there need to be more gold on lower level monsters, but to me this is getting somewhat frustrating. maybe i'm being too careless, but i think it has to be changed somehow.

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:34 pm
by korexus
I deliberately reduced the res cost by less than the item values, to run down players' too high gold amounts. That's probably run it's course now so I'll drop the costs down again. I do, however, want to keep the cost high as dying is a bad thing! [edit]Dropped the costs to a quarter, they are now 50 * level^2 gold. I'll also drop reward money for monsters, because I'm evil like that! :twisted: [/edit]

I've also increased the gold found in chests by an order of magnitude and increased the chance of a monster having a chest by 10%. (Minimum chance is now 20% and beyond a radius of 44 it's certain.)


Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:03 pm
by SmashFace
i like the changes kor, nice job :)

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:08 am
by Lardmaster
I will start playing again now :) I know its only beta but I didn't want to lose my char. Only have 200 gold left and it was 65000 to res!!

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:49 pm
by Hryllantre
kor is there anyway our money could earn interest in THE BANK, whilst we wait for our funds to increase so we can resume monster bashing/testing (only gain interest in order to resume playing). Any player who dies loses out on plenty of AP and any hope of catching Xarfai so we don't need to be started afresh, do we?!!

I'm in financial ruin and short of free time so my character will remain dead...

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:24 pm
by Xarfei
tell me where you are and I will try to resurrect you.

Kor, do the spells work yet or do I need an item?


Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:34 pm
by korexus
I already resurrected Hryll, don't worry.

The raise dead spell should work, I haven't got as far as resurrection (brings you back to life on full HP) yet, but it's getting close to the top of the list.

I'm averse to giving interest on bank balances as an amount which makes raising possible after a short wait also makes buying the best items possible without going out and earning your gold. With the new chest amounts and lower raise costs, you should find the balance easier to maintain. Plus, asking people to raise you (possibly offering a reward) works as a player orientated questing system! :D


Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 12:18 pm
by Lardmaster
I just died and it says I need 18050 gold to res. Before I ventured out I thought I deposited 20000 in the bank and have 4500 on my person but I am getting a message saying I don't have enough to res. Can you check that out Chris?

Posted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:58 pm
by korexus
There is a check to see if you have enough gold when resurrecting. When I changed the cost, I forgot to change the check, so you were still being compared to the old value. It should work now.

Also, I've added the resurrect spell. Note that both raise dead and resurrect are not 100% certain to work (and at low spell levels can be quite unlikely). There's no down side to a spell failing, except that the caster has lost some AP, but players should take it into account when offering to save dead people.