Hatsuo1980 wrote:Divine - this was horrific when it first came out and still feels horrific if you get hit by it. Then again it's only from a God. I think there are more Gods than Pure Shard weapons in the system.
Used extremely rarely and completely in plot hands.
Bane - as above but worse.
Used for plot specific killing usually obtained after in game questing and work.
Sever/Loc to zero - cutting a limb off or incapacitating someone in a single blow
Also exceptionally rare and only plot related uses.
Rift -no resistances or immunites to a spell or weapon blow seems powerful, especially in combination with the above or, say, touch of death, conflagration, etc.
I think of only two people can cast rift spells? Going through resistances with a weapon blow isn't a huge deal.
I think how Pure Shard works is actually fine. It fits what Pure Shard is. The problem is if Pure Shard becomes to common.
Hmm, well, if it exists at all for player access (which most of the above are not with occasional massive exceptions) then it's open for abuse. It's complete mage killing material. As it stands the downside is pretty strong, in that you can't wield it and have spells active, and magical creatures are likely to not have a fun time. Not sure how it could be sensibly changed.
Easy fix. Don't allow PC crafters to craft Pure Shard, thus the only way of having Pure Shard weapons in the system is by methods employed by the reffing team.
Well, it is governed by how much of the material is put into the game, and then the initiative is put on the players, which I feel is a really cool system for doing it. I think there may have been some chinese whispers in relation to the initial "ZOMG" for this discussion. There was maybe enough ores for 7 or so different weapons for all the types that were gathered together (so rift, true steel, grave-nail, pure shard) and even that's a little generous...
So, yeah, I don't feel it's an imminent disaster about to hit. As I said, as far as the system says no one has any Pure Shard Weapons (and therefore anyone using Pure Shard weapons at the moment would be cheating).
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