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Goblin Squad Member. RPG Superstar 2014 Star Voter. Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber. FullStarFullStarFullStar Pathfinder Society GM. 190 posts (218 including aliases). No reviews. No lists. 1 wishlist. 14 Pathfinder Society characters. 3 aliases.


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Grand Lodge Goblin Squad Member

TEO would love to have you Harneloot. Love to see your interest in PFO.

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In TT cleric AoE heals from channel effect all targets UNLESS the cleric has a feat called 'selective channel' ... if they do they can exclude a number of targets equal to their charisma modifier.

A mass cure spell is also available, which is a targetable AoE, allowing 1/target per level, none which can be more than 30 feet apart.

Both types can damage undead.

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Moving targetable/hunt-able critters and fauna would be really immersive. They would require a few animations, but those would also be useful when they implement familiars/mounts/AC's etc.

Put this on my sooner than later list please Ryan!

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TEO is still recruiting. If you like what you see, post here, check out our links and join the conversation.

**Brax breaks open another case of fine Sellen River Brandy.**

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Awesome blog post. That castle is amazing!

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Greetz Silverbolt!

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Nice to have you Kabal

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looks great Ryan. I can't wait!

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Congrats to LifeDragn as the new Grandmaster of TEO!

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Hopefully the next blog post will include some sample videos of the tests which they run in house. I'm getting way too excited considering we have to wait at least another 6 months for early enrollment.

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If Inns are PvP-free zones, it would be interesting to have an viewable arena option in them for people to test their mettle. You could even have betting on these duels.

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A great choice to be our (TEO) leader! Looking forward to the future, and a big thank you to Andius for his excellent leadership, friendship and passion!

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Happy New Years TEO!

Brax

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Love the idea of reaching the appropriate edge to enter a world map , which would give the player the option to head to appropriate other island maps.

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I'm usually the GM too. But when I play, I prefer a martial cleric or paladin. Inquisitors are really fun to play as well.

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nice. thanks for the advice. I glad you guys are so knowledgeable.

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as for building myself -- I would certainly give it a go. I'm sure on of my tech-savy friends would help put it together.

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Will this system do? It's $1130.00 at best buy Canada? Good deal?

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My budget will be in around $1000.00 for the computer (to a maximum of $2000.00 - if needed - hope not) (I do not need a new monitor etc). I found a nice one at Best Buy for $900, but I think im going to wait until the summer, to maximize what I can get before the game comes out.

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I was thinking an I7, with 16 GB ram, but my challenge was the video card - so that helps a lot. Thanks guys. I will be getting the 64-bit ops system, no worries.

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nope. Brax from TEO (CoTP). I can wait, but my gaming rig is on the fritz so I was starting to look around.

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just trying to plan ahead. thanks for the response though

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Hey guys, I'm more of a table top gamer, and am not quite so high tech.

What is the better video card for PFO, Nvidia or GeForce? I am going to be building a new rig and want to know which the game will run better on.

Thanks, in advance.

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Can't wait for the cleric/wizard roles. Like what I see for the fighter/rogue roles though. Nice job GW.

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Xeen wrote:
BraxtheSage wrote:

As for PVE dungeon content, I think it would be great if you could purchase a single ticket or a group ticket to a 'quest'. That way, you could invite your friends/guild members for the event even if they could not afford to do it.

If a single ticket to a dungeon 'instance' was $1, and a six man group was $5, for a single use one-day only adventure (with about 2-hours of content), I don't think many people would find that cost outrageous.

Easy now, Ryan's money hairs on the back of his neck went WOO WOO WOO!!!

Lol

How often would you pay that $5?

Once every couple of weeks would be ok, depending on what was going on with my guild, needs of our town, etc. If all players would drop $5 in the cash shop a month, on various things, that would pay for artwork and for designers. It is a win -win.

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Xeen wrote:
Non Core Races - The races will be built on fairness, but they will be different, so a new race may be mechanically superior for a certain build or class

etc...

Your argument is better, and yes, I agree that in tabletop it is possible to exploit some synergies with prestige classes/race/ etc. I think that any such unbalances can be removed/lessened by quality design before GW implements.

Basic Adventure Gear - Honestly this should be given to every starting character - I agree with you on this point.

I'm not saying that you can buy the item in the Cash Shop, I'm suggesting you can buy a 'skin' to change the look of the item, sometimes in minor ways, during the crafting process. I think that crafters should have plenty of options for making gear, but for example;

- a standard tailor can make a cloak with two main colour options (base colour and trim colour), and a detail option (clasp, basic trim). If the tailor purchases a 'skin' it may open up a two additional colour options (interior colour and secondary trim colour) and an additional option (deep cowl, wolf pelt, bones, etc). This could purchase could also have a limit (like 1 use, 5 uses), so that the crafter has access to make a certain amount of these while crafting.

I do like your way of thinking, but I am trying to be realistic by balancing the needs of GW to produce revenue and the necessity of game balance for all players.

Grand Lodge Goblin Squad Member

As for PVE dungeon content, I think it would be great if you could purchase a single ticket or a group ticket to a 'quest'. That way, you could invite your friends/guild members for the event even if they could not afford to do it.

If a single ticket to a dungeon 'instance' was $1, and a six man group was $5, for a single use one-day only adventure (with about 2-hours of content), I don't think many people would find that cost outrageous.

Grand Lodge Goblin Squad Member

avari3 wrote:
Xeen wrote:

Most of the things you listed do give advantages...

Non Core Races
Prestige Classes
Basic Adventure Gear
PVE Dungeons
Crafting Skins (Id list housing skins, but I think housing is a waste of dev time to create)
low powered anything

The only thing on Brax's list I disagree with is prestige classes. GW (and the game) would be better off using the prestige classes as an incentive for capped characters to keep leveling.

I agree that prestige classes as an incentive to keep leveling has merit.

Grand Lodge Goblin Squad Member

Xeen wrote:

Most of the things you listed do give advantages...

Non Core Races
Prestige Classes
Basic Adventure Gear
PVE Dungeons
Crafting Skins (Id list housing skins, but I think housing is a waste of dev time to create)
low powered anything

Thank you for responding Xeen, lets look at your rebuttal carefully;

Non Core Races - all PC races in pathfinder RPG are built on a system to ensure basic fairness, and they are very well-balanced. Any racial advantage is balanced against other races.

Prestige Classes - as most table top players understand, Prestige Classes are usually mechanically inferior to the core classes, or at minimum comparable.

Basic Adventure Gear - I think it is an advantage to 'core' players that people who want to try out the game can get enough starting gear to at least enjoy the game - and maybe become a 'core' player - thereby increasing the player base - and subscription base for everyone.

PVE Dungeons - Developers have said before that most loot that drops in the game will be for crafters to perfect and make usable. I don't see how this differs. Furthermore, having purchasable content will allow Players who prefer PVE an avenue to continue to be interested in PFO.

Crafting Skins - I fail to understand your argument that a blue cloak with white trim is mechanically superior to a blue cloak with black trim.

Lower power potions, etc - see Basic Adventure Gear.

So yes, a few of my suggestions would have some mechanical advantage or difference, I think that the above listed have merit and will increase the player base.

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Reading the entire thread, I would like to comment on what I would pay for;

Subscription = Training time (for the month) + some benefits

What I would like to see from the CASH SHOP:

-emotes (weird laugh, strange dance, maybe a short tavern song, etc)
- non-core race access (lets say down the road Aasimar, Ratfolk, etc)
- prestige class access
- basic adventure gear ('class' specific - ie Barbarian gets a greatclub, hide armour, backpack with a few goodies, savage outfit)
- Mount Skins, Vanity Pets (earn mount in game, some way to customize it)
- Pet Skins (earn the pet in game, but purchase some way to customize it)
- PVE 'dungeon' content (single use, buy for entire group or individual)
- Housing Skins
- Crafting Skins
- low powered potions/scrolls/wands (ie Potion of Cure Light Wounds, Wand of Magic Missile (1st caster level)
- Training time for Alts

If the additional income from the cash shops is the only way to get the above content, then what is so bad about paying for some content. If you play one character, is it so bad to pay $1.00 to get a tazylwurm (s.p.) skin for your pet Snake, or if you are a crafter paying $0.50 to be able to craft a cloak with a trim which you could pick/choose the colour).

I don't think this is a bad thing, especially if it lets people be more interested in the game, does not mechanically give someone an advantage, and helps generate content.

Grand Lodge Goblin Squad Member

As a member of TEO, I can verify that everything Lifedragn is posting is accurate. TEO wants Brighthaven to be a beacon of light, to encourage cooperation of good-aligned people and to generate a community within the game.

We need a place for anyone to go, feel safe and accepted... to meet like-minded people, to train, to drink and gamble, and bring life to the game world!

I would encourage all like minded people and groups to join this cause!

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I really love the realism of the environment, with nice points of interest like the statue, the well and especially the building 'signs' (awesome).

Shadowing was very impressive, and the day/night cycle is a really nice touch.

I liked that the town had room to expand, maybe a spot for a park or a graveyard, the building's look basic (but detailed), and hopefully when we build them we can decide on some colour tints (3 or more colours) to add variety to the city.

I liked the simple UI design , it really made me focus on the action, and not overwhelmed by the system -- made me feel closer to the action.

Character models were a little chopped (for movement - and yes, it is early in that design), but the detail work on them is really nice, and realistic.

Overall, a big thank you to the artists that are making the visuals, very, VERY, impressed. Please have a beer on me!

Brax the Sage, Member of The Empyrean Order, of the community of Brighthaven.

Grand Lodge

Harad, have you decided what level we are to begin with?

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I am excited about this initiative!

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"I will retire to a room until the morning. I do love a good mystery. A good night to you all."

Brax rises, gives a nod and heads over to the innkeeper for a private room. He then exits the common room, disappearing from view.

Grand Lodge Goblin Squad Member

and delicious selection of cheese and pie!

Grand Lodge

Brax is interested in solving a mystery. He is an intellectual, who wants to learn about unexplainable events/items/creatures first hand.

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May I hold the object?

Brax reaches out to accept the object from Harad Navar.

Whispering a few words, he slumps in his chair, his closed eyes racing back and forth. The air around him seems to cool, and the light within the tavern dim's to almost nothing. The effect lasts only a few seconds, but to those watching it seems much longer.

With a tired voice, Brax shares; "a ring of hooded figures in ritual under the moonlit sky... a broken tower in the woods... the sound of river fast flowing over rocks, the smell of decay and blood ...and sadness..."

His eye's opening, a shocked Braxinbalivan exclaims, " I think I know where this is".

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"Very curious statue indeed, old style sculpt... but the carving appears much more recent..."

Brax looks over at Harad, with an impressed nod he adds; "An excellent find i'm sure, it certainly deserves greater study. Where did you find this curioso?"

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Brax rises, looking toward the bar, and states;

I am eager for news, if anyone else would like to join us. Mistress Ara, please deliver a bottle of wine, and perhaps some fresh stew... if its available.

Brax sits down, and produces five gold crowns from a hidden pouch within his tunic.

The Crusader Road to the south is ridden with bandits. I was lucky to arrive at this very inn.

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You may believe this is trivial. But I see this moment as Serendipitous.

Brax reclines in his seat and closes his eyes.

leave or stay, trust or not... you are wise to be wary, but are you young enough to still wonder?

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The image I choose was most certainly that of an Eagle Knight. Slavery, however, is a most serious offense to a decent individual.

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"Padak is a cheese made by the monastic order of Tar Kuata, far past the desolation known as the Footprints of Rovagug. It is diffucult to get too, and even more to get the monks to trade."

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"Freedom is like the cheese. Although it has a powerful aroma, you cannot help but have a taste."

Brax smiles at the Lady.

"I agree that one must be careful, but sometimes, what you see is not..."

Making a few gestures, and uttering some unknown words, Brax's appearance chances to that of a well armoured and seasoned Knight. The professor smiles again, and his apperance reverts to the well-dressed traveller.

"...what you get."

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Brax removes a small package from within his well used backpack. Opening the bundle, reveals a small wheel of strong cheese and a dull silver cheese knife. Brax slices up the wheel and offers some to the surrounding guests.

'This goat cheese is from Osirion, a lovely treat called Padak. Please try some, it is quite exquisite.'

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'The local customs are strange, the so-called Five-River Freedoms. I do like the personal freedom, but it does make travel more dangerous. There certainly some unscrupulous people about.'

'May I try some of that tea, Mr.Navar... just to experience the flavour?'

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'I see what you mean, I guess the humour escaped me,' Brax laughs. 'You have me advantaged Lady, I am Braxinbalivan.'

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'Harad, I noticed you looking at my clasp, It is of the Celestial known as Talmandor, the patron of Andoran. The avoral is a herald of the sacred three, Iomedae, Erastil and Shelyn.'

'I was a professor of Divination at a small school in Augustana, but I recently have accepted a travelling fellowship.'

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'It seems that not all the travellers today are... mature,' as Brax points to Qallz,'that being said, it is nice to you... Milady, and Harad Navar'.

'I am travelling to a nearby community, have the roads been safe of late?'

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Scanning the room, the middle aged man rises, starts moving toward the man with the tea.

With a slight nod he queries; 'I have not smelled that blend before, its aroma is interesting...', with a slight pause, trying to avoid being rude, 'You seem well-traveled and I have a few questions about the road. May I join you for drink and conversation? I am Braxinbalivan Kalonnor.'

Brax approaches the table, a friendly grin on his face...

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