Lead MSC Developer
- Apr 8, 2005
So, seems our puppers need a bit of reworking, and some of the older ones might be losing their ludicrous DPS value as a result. Was hoping to give the wolves some new abilities to help compensate for this nerf, and perhaps, to make them more useful and fun all around.
Outside of combat options, this includes some navigation fixes and a resurrection system.
So far, the proposals for changes have included everything from minor adjustments to a whole new system of role based wolves of roughly equal but varying powers and stats. As well as allowing players to transfer some or all of the previous pet's XP to their new one, when replacing their old companions.
Not putting up the poll yet, so much as seeing what sorta suggestions might fly in to assemble one. There'll be some time before I get back to this, as I'm currently working on the "NOV2015b" minor patch idea, and will likely return to the lore system when I'm done with that. So there's time to iron out details...
The combat role wolf idea seems to center around making the standard wolf a buffer type, the Shadowwolf a combat type, and the Ice wolf a tank type. The buffer type granting various temporary random buffs with its howl, the Shadowwolf adding stacks of fire vulnerability to enemies and having less health but more damage, and the Ice wolf, apparently just being all around tough as nails, with more health, and less damage.
There's also been the suggestion to simply make various minor adjustments to the wolves (slightly buffing the standard wolf and shadow wolf, maybe nerfing the winter wolf slightly), but otherwise basically keeping the wolves as they are now, save with DOT scaling with level, and some minor additional abilities at their later levels (including, for the Shadowwolf, the fire vulnerability debuff ability mentioned above).
So feel free to discuss, and I'll try to get a list of acceptable ideas folks can agree on assembled in this top post, eventually forming a poll to see what we'll ultimately go with, as it gets closer to time to actually tackle the issue.