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Post by evilkittenofdoom Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:23 pm

How about followers of Gort getting a small boost to exploration XP?
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Post by Maeglin Dubh Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:13 pm

I'd rather see followers of certain other gods get useful bonuses first before we start giving out even more reasons to follow Gort.

Lest we forget, permahaste.
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Post by evilkittenofdoom Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:33 pm

I said followers not just clerics....
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Post by Maeglin Dubh Sun Aug 01, 2010 4:20 am

So would it somehow not apply to clerics?

As it is currently, Gort is one of the more attractive choices for clerics, whereas others would only be chosen by a masochist or a die-hard roleplayer. I'm uncomfortable giving Gort clerics an XP bonus on top of that.
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Post by Rosalee Sun Aug 01, 2010 5:23 am

*begins to regret selecting Typhis for her winged elf monk* Exploration XP Idea Icon_cry

*ponders starting her over again fot the forth time* Exploration XP Idea Icon_redface

Are there perks for the other gods and goddesses too?
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Post by RustyDios Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:58 am

@ Rosalee

You'll want to follow the links from this page about the various Aenean deities and the gifts/benefits they give out to their followers and clergy...

Aenea Deities

The deities can be seen listed on the left, in the menu...
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Post by The Amethyst Dragon Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:47 am

Rosalee wrote:*begins to regret selecting Typhis for her winged elf monk* Exploration XP Idea Icon_cry

*ponders starting her over again fot the forth time* Exploration XP Idea Icon_redface

Are there perks for the other gods and goddesses too?

The deities offer a variety of perks, depending on their areas of influence. The big issue for some with following Gort is the fact that the only equipment that grants permanent haste in all of Aenea can only be equipped by clerics of Gort that are at least 10th level (not 10 character levels...10 cleric levels...and a restriction that can't be bypassed by Use Magic Device).

Unless you're going for straight game mechanics, feel free to pick the deity that best fits your character. Typhis actually sounds like a good match for a character the might light to spend a lot of time in the air. Smile

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Post by Rosalee Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:02 pm

Thanks guys. Exploration XP Idea Icon_biggrin

I finally got her to level 3. lol


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Post by Maeglin Dubh Sun Aug 01, 2010 12:43 pm

If you see either me or Derik on, send us a tell. We've got plenty of lowbies we could team up with you.
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Post by Eric of Atrophy Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:33 am

I can dig the idea of a little xtra xp bonus for Gorties. Seems to make sense, after all...
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Post by Maeglin Dubh Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:24 am

Flavorful? Yes.
Thematic? Yes.
Providing a tangible benefit the likes of which no other god comes close to providing? Yes.


That's why I can't support this idea. The followers of all other gods get a 3/day random blessing that may or may not be useful. Gort should not be the only one who provides a constant, background flow of free xp. If you want this, why shouldn't Torgat followers get bonus xp for killing? Or Dalix followers get bonus XP for killing evil creatures?

tl:dr
Bonus XP is, IMO, a bad divine blessing for followers.
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Post by evilkittenofdoom Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:13 pm

Why not implement those? Give Harcorth and Aquar followers a bonus to XP gains underwater. Give Prizimial and Zolaras followers a bonus to XP gains from undead and so on. If that's your issue, then a thematic boost to XP for each deity seems doable. The ONLY two who don't need it are Sorgath and Ragnor, as the desecration XP is enough to offset the above.
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Post by daveyeisley Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:25 pm

Maeglin Dubh wrote:Flavorful? Yes.
Thematic? Yes.
Providing a tangible benefit the likes of which no other god comes close to providing? Yes.


That's why I can't support this idea. The followers of all other gods get a 3/day random blessing that may or may not be useful. Gort should not be the only one who provides a constant, background flow of free xp. If you want this, why shouldn't Torgat followers get bonus xp for killing? Or Dalix followers get bonus XP for killing evil creatures?

tl:dr
Bonus XP is, IMO, a bad divine blessing for followers.

My 2 cents, I agree with the above. Gort already gives a very decent follower benefit. I would not support adding more at this time.

If the other gods with less than useful benefits eventually have their benefits upgraded, then I might change my mind. As things stand, to me, Gort is the last Deity who needs a benefit boost.
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Post by Eric of Atrophy Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:18 pm

evilkittenofdoom wrote:Why not implement those? Give Harcorth and Aquar followers a bonus to XP gains underwater. Give Prizimial and Zolaras followers a bonus to XP gains from undead and so on. If that's your issue, then a thematic boost to XP for each deity seems doable. The ONLY two who don't need it are Sorgath and Ragnor, as the desecration XP is enough to offset the above.
I gotta true the kitten on this one.
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Post by evilkittenofdoom Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:35 pm

As a more complete list, here's my suggestion for all 20 deities and appropriate boosts to XP to balance out the original suggestion. Note; not all of these are as good as others, nor should they be. But they are ALL thematic in some way as to tailor to the likely followers of the specific deity or to grant a bonus to what said deity would favor.

ONCE AGAIN I NOTE: These bonuses are intended for EVERYONE, CLERIC OR NOT. I cannot express this enough. It's the most important thing I can state, as I'm trying to give a suggestion on how to allow the gods to help everyone in a small way and not just with the (often useless) blessings or by refunding XP upon death by using piety (something that isn't that reliable)

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Andra - Bonus for killing enemies in 'Wilderness' areas. (Any area in which a druid would gain their +2 AB)
Aquar - Bonus to XP gains underwater
Asis - VERY SMALL bonus XP for healing others
Borzig - Bonus for defeating enemies in the rain, fog or cloudy weather
Conflagral - Bonus for killing enemies who are fire based or in areas where constant fire damage can be taken
Dalix - Bonus for killing evil creatures
Gort - 10% Boost to Exploration XP
Harcorth - Bonus to XP gains underwater
Jewel - Bonus XP for using Daze/Charm/Domination/Stun effects.
Kalas - Bonus XP for killing Chaotic creatures
Lysis - Bonus XP for unlocking doors/chests and disabling traps; A tiny bonus for rolling a natural 20 on saving throws.
Mystara - Bonus XP for dispelling enemies
Prizimial - Bonus for killing Shapechangers and Vampires
Ragnor - Desecration
Ralth - Reduced XP/GP cost for crafting; Tradeskill Successes also have a 10% chance in grant XP (or) Faster Tradeskill advancement
Sorgath - Desecration
Terris - Bonus for killing enemies inside caves and other natural structures
Torgat - Slight bonus for killing enemies in general (far lower than other more specific ones)
Typhis - Bonus XP for killing enemies in areas in which it is currently raining, foggy or cloudy.
Zolaras - Bonus for killing Undead

As for the bonus, I'd say at least 1 point, to a maximum of a 10 point boost in XP for doing the above, desecration XP being the exception.
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Post by Kerrick Merwynne Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:04 am

It's not a bad list... I'd mainly want to see some difference between the benefits for Typhis and Borzig, but otherwise not bad at all.
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