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Post by odbo255 Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:59 pm

So I've managed to nerf yet another item by applying the same crystal twice (smiting in this case).

This time it is on an item that Fren is very attached to.

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First question: can a DM fix this?

Second, are suggestions to prevent this from occurring in the future (listing implementations from most to least preferable).

When a player attempts to use the crystal on an item that has already had the crystal applied to it the following occurs:

* The crystal remains in the inventory and a message appears in the combat log: "This item has already received this enchantment."
* The crystal is lost and a message appears in the combat log.: "This item has already received this enchantment."
* The crystal remains in the inventory and no message appears in the combat log.
* The crystal is lost and no message appears in the combat log.

In all scenarios the enchantment is not applied a second time.
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Post by Micteu Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:07 am

And could this be done with other property-bestowing crystals and gems (the ones that give elemental damage or reduction, or the gems of light)? I haven't much experience with examining item properties, but I'd imagine that even if it was a bit of a significant computation, it's only done once in a great while. I don't think there are scripts firing off property add-ons every heartbeat, are there?
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Post by MannyJabrielle Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:48 pm

I could be wrong, but I don't think that the item is necessarily nerfed.... The properties list may be a bit messy, but will still function as it's supposed to with the damage reduction.
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Post by Elhanan Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:18 pm

As one with a lesser case of OCD, such things can nag at you seemingly forever. With me, it is Saving and Quicksaving in solo games; must have some records for it somewhere.
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Post by odbo255 Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:39 pm

MannyJabrielle wrote:I could be wrong, but I don't think that the item is necessarily nerfed.... The properties list may be a bit messy, but will still function as it's supposed to with the damage reduction.

Nerfed from a player's satisfaction perspective. You are correct in the observation that adding redundant properties does not harm the items effectiveness.
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Post by The Amethyst Dragon Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:23 pm

The relatively recent code change for all such crystals took this suggestion into account.
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