This is just putting out there for jest and discussion/jabbing.
OK so as most of you know, I had big giant plans with undead sorcery and yada yada yada as I collected witch doctor undead and got my archers and handful of hooman thralls to balance it out…well the update did the following
All pets (and undead count as pets) that had old armor calcualtions got nerfed hard in the armor zone because grit is the new way and since pets didn’t have grit, they are all zero…so the undead with effective heavy armor is not sitting with effective light armor
Apparently all the thralls have the same issue with the grit thing but not as bad since they have armor
My archers’ armor went from accuracy bonus to …follower bonus (WTF?)…doable but wow…I have to redo all the armor for the archers…at least I didn’t have the plan fully staffed or that would have been 32 sets vs the 8 that were wasted.
The teleporter vertical footprint was larger than planned so the entire storage bunker had to be redesigned for the PVP server experience. This is what i have been working on for the past week after advancing my sorcery on several servers.
So I got new ideas with the zombies and working those into the plan now that I know how freaking awesome they are.
Ya the armour affect on pets makes them even less so viable now. Nice to have a couple for Rp purposes. But I wouldn’t spend anytime on them anymore. Even thralls given the time needed to level has very minimal benefits. Helpful still but the player is now the focus. And as much as I like having pets and thralls the time spent leveling doesn’t yield any benefit
A wise barbarian always tests the viability of his builds in SP prior to farming for them
It may well be less noticeable on thralls, but my pre-3.0-level 20 got turned into mincemeat pretty fast in fights post-3.0 thralls take on the chin. I’d say keeping an old one is probably not viable in either case (of course old-style Undead are not replaceable to there’s that).
Thank you for this!
I wondered "why my pets die so easily? I put 10 into authority, have them delicious foods, but they died like level 1 warriors.
So I spent the afternoon/night letting them free, spawning them back, leveeling a bunch to 20 with stats that are as close to the original ones as possible, then using an unbelievable amount of potions of rebirth to fine tune them even more precisely.
You do realize that I posted a fix for single player / private servers for this right after the update? @rolee9309 need to be more perceptive You could’ve double-clicked a file and saved yourself all that work.
Hmm, I don’t think she will get that 3k health though, but even if she does, she’ll do similar / less damage as a bearer, so I wouldn’t necessary call her better, but I guess it can work as purge defense to keep NPCs busy while you get around to killing them.