Thanks for the post. We unfortunately were aware of the ridicule and scorn that can come from having a character that is less than optimized. That did lessen some of the impact of the stats. We want to put players in control of improving their character be it stats, abilities or gear. Any adjustment wouldn't be to the negative, that's not rewarding. If we want you to invest time then we need to make the reward appropriate. As we get closer to bringing advanced leveling to fruition we will post an overview for players to check out and provide their thoughts. Thanks for the support.
We are potentially looking at a way to make a pseudo transmog system. That may be a bit away. Any additional quality of life things let me know. AI that follows is being worked on and may come sooner rather than later.
The Holy light spell - I know the AOE radius was recently changed to do more damage and a bit wider (with higher recharge), but the visual effect did not seem to change since launch. I do not seem to use it as often as Smite.
What about changing the Holy Light to an actually be a light source for in dark areas like the Wizard's light spell?
Smite definatley is the primary damage dealer. Not sure about changing holy light into a light spell, though. Maybe an AoE debuf with the possibility to insta-kill undead?
Divine Shield - Does it only work for projectiles or does it work for melee as well? I was thinking maybe on the higher levels of the spell, there can be a chance to reflect the projectile/damage back at the source so it will do some damage back (in Rogue Legacy there was an item you can craft from the blacksmith with 'Retribution' status that would do 50% damage back to any damage you received from enemies or traps that worked really well).
Divine shield does not work against falling damage. I'd still like it to scale depending on equipment worn. Cloth biggest DR - plate smallest
Blessing of Wisdom - I think it should be permanently applied to your character's spell power, but you should also be able to cast it on allies, maybe with a longer cooldown? Sometimes when i aim to cast it at an ally, it will just cast it on myself instead.
Hmm, something like 'permanently add 5/10/15/20/25% to your wis stat - can be cast on friendly targets (excluding self) for 1.5/5/7.5/10/12.5% ' ?
Healing spells - Right now we have Heal, Group Heal, Channel Heal, and Regen
The Group heal, right now it looks like you need to stand in one place and hold the ability button you have mapped, and it will heal those around you but the description says it sends a blast of holy magic to those around you , which makes me think its an instantaneous spell.
Channel Heal and Regen: Are they pretty much the same type of spell but one you have to target and heal and the regen you cast once on your target and then it will gradually heal? In this case I think the Regen might be better and have it as a 'fire and forget at your alliy' type spell.
Keeping with the Holy theme or the Cleric, what about adding a 'guardian angel' type spell? You could cast it as a familiar on yourself or on an ally, and it could fly at about shoulder height or so and protect the target by taking its damage & healing, and maybe doing some melee damage as well.
I suppose familiars and such would be Summoner spells (assuming we'll see summoners) but the angel could be a light source and AoE debuff against undead creatures?
I think Alt+F4 to instantly force close the game is treated as a crash. If a player gets stuck in terrain or suchlike you are able to use this to make the game reset their position to a new nearby point on the map and continue.
Which is great, no more need to pull them with a champ or lure enemies near them in an attempt to get them killed so you can rez them out of their stuck position.
However. I think this also has the potential to be exploited. Further testing required.
I've tested it but only solo , have yet to attempt it in a party. However I have recently experienced something odd with a party member which was both being simply ejected from the Dungeon completely , loading screen , and put back to character select screen . This has been the first time it has happened to me or my party member but after asking around I believe some others have also experienced it. Basically I was simply going about powerleveling him through insane Lava and about an hour into it poof! There was no initial build up of lag , no archon crash to desk top , no hardlock , no softlock , just booted the pair of us back to character select screen. Strange things going on
Back in my days playing Everquest they had a wonderful ingame command that helped me create groups countless times and it was something along the lines of /who all 1-20 or specific classes you could do /who all war 1-20 and it would list all online warriors levels 1-20 and next to the name it would state what zone they were currently in during your search request. Afterwards you could start sending individual tells using their names and offer them a group , then take it from there. Whatever level bracket you wanted that existed you could just use this command or variations of it.
They refined it later on allowing a player to even select a zone and seek out who all was in it. For example East Commonlands was a primary zone for merchanting , trading , buying , teleporting , socializing , so if you wanted to see how busy that zone was to help decide if it was worth logging into your alternate character which you had camped out there you could type /who all Eastcommon and the game would list every player in the zone for ya. Another example was if you were trying to plan out a evening of grinding or maybe forming your own party to grind with, you may want to /who all (zone name) and see which zones had the least amount of competition and direct your group members to meet at a specific zone.
This also helped when it came down to raiding, be it recruiting, inviting pugs, or picking a zone to raid, granted you could always opt to put yourself as /anon an you would be considered anonymous in a search , only your name would be visible on the list. Why be anon? well sometimes classes that could resurrect , teleport , were often sought out ...sometimes so often they preferred at times to simply go Anonymous to not be bothered BUT sometimes you were in a desperate situation , maybe you died soloing in a faaaaaar off zone and a teleport would save you quite a lengthy travel without gear or perhaps you died in a zone and desperately needed an EXP resurrect before logging off you could /who all (zone) xxx (class) cleric (level) 1-60 and hope you find one to mooch a resurrection off
ANYWAYS I'm rambling now but I personally would love an option or something similar for H&K specially as they expand the world this could become a very handy tool.