Plot already has super-discretionary powers of being able to dictate the success/failure/other results of any ritual. All this does is say "it's definitely cooler".mikestrauss said:First, I think Empowerment is problematic. Since it is at discretion of plot, it has a high potential to be unfair and unbalanced.
As stated in the update:For the Ritual Modification effects that require a certain formal level above the difficulty, are they intended to be used only if your personal formal level is high enough, or can they be used based on the assistance of secondary casters, including those using formal link? Reading it, it seems like it's personal only, but I felt the point deserved clarification.
It is based soley on the primary casters levels.The prerequisite for each type of manipulation must be met individually on a scroll to Primary caster basis. Formal Link cannot be used to meet the prerequisite for any of these manipulations.
I believe that celestial casters got hit with the love bat. I believe that Earth casters got some love too, but all these changes and some more recent past ones make me want to forge into a celestial scholar from an earth one. I'd love to see some new rits and abilities for high level earth formalists.Deadlands said:Kelsey- Were Celestial casters awesome and then nerfed, before now being awesome again, in your opinion? Also, I felt that these changes also improved things for the earth side too. Do you feel Celestialists benefit in an unbalancing manner?
I'll be honest: I would have liked to have seen Healer's touch buffed in a similar way. Healer's Touch and Elemental Burst are the two skills that have the change to define what those schools of magic are about and parity between those skills would have been a solid advancement.Deadlands said:Do you feel Celestialists benefit in an unbalancing manner?
Figment said:Very excited!! Thanks for everyone's hard work on this... I know I appreciate it! And I was thinking of retiring soonish well that idea has now flown out of the window! Sad that I spent build on Earth Magic now .... Been playing for about 8 years and you all just changed my game dramatically! Can't thank you enough!
Dan Nickname Beshers said:Seems unlikely, since there were no major build bought skill changes outside of the rit stuff.
I guess you never thought of playing a C caster...Dan Nickname Beshers said:Yes, but there were no changes to affect any fighter or rogue skills, or spells. Major ritual changes are still only changes to a portion of the game that many characters are not directly connected to.