Hello there !
The thrall perk system is really cool, it gives more customization when it comes to Thrall and i’m pretty sure every exile love this system. But as every system it’s not that perfect, let’s get into it
1 / It might be suggested already but having a Thrall with random non desired perks is quite recurrent.
There are tons of perks according to the wiki :
How many times your supposed best fighter thrall had an archer or survivalist perk and made him trash? This is annoying.
So what can make the player not suffering from that perk and instead be part of his special buffs? The choice !
Make him chose between several perks at lvl 10, 15 et 20 let’s say between 3 or 4 random perks and there we go, no more time wasted in a thrall that grew well before the perks came made him trashy.
2 / This option is still about the 1/ and can be an addition to the 1 suggestion or juste replace it. Another choice. We can’t choose perks, this T4 who supposed to be a beast got survival perks and lost strenght.
Sad, but what about an entire reset? It’s a trash lvl 20, let’s give him this lotus potion and boom, go back to lvl 1 and let’s have another try with this one just because we like him and have a bound with him.
It’s a more long process so it’s probably better to addition this solution with the 1/ one.
3 / Okay funcom, have some passive stats buff are fun but… What about a real customization? Thought about some talent tree since quite a time, with some buff interactions between the follower and the player, here are some ideas, hope you guys will think about it.
First, this is not so much to do, just add another page when the player comes and check the thrall stats. The real challenge is to balance it and apply the effect in real time i guess (good luck devs !)
Here are some exemples of a thrall’s talent tree could be. Of course these numbers are quite randomly balanced in like a day of work and thinking about these different things so it’s more about the ideas behind it. Heard Funcom wanted to change the combat system and put the player more in the bright, so it might be better to nerf thralls again a little bit first ^^’
You can chose 1 talent per line to go further (from top to bottom), maybe can add ranks to talents i don’t know yet.
Hope these ideas are cool, feel free to give some feedback !
See you around Exiles