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Guild Changes - AMA proxy questions
« on: November 06, 2017, 02:19:14 PM »
We know that some of you who will not be attending this Saturday's AMA have questions that you would like to ask regarding the upcoming guild changes.

Please post those questions here, in this thread.  We will try and get to as many of these as time allows.

NOTE: This thread is NOT for discussion.  Please don't start debating the merits of the guild changes. Please keep this thread clean and concise, and used only for the questions you wish to ask.  That will help us a lot in making sure that we address the areas that concern you.
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Re: Guild Changes - AMA proxy questions
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 02:53:43 PM »
With the implementation of new guilds with Combat on one end, and Mercantile on the other end, has there been any discussion as to the place those roles hold in Zalanthas as a whole? Is this more of a restructuring than a redesign?
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Re: Guild Changes - AMA proxy questions
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2017, 02:59:02 PM »
Will current characters be affected? (being forced to drop their current guild and chose one of the new ones.)

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Re: Guild Changes - AMA proxy questions
« Reply #3 on: November 06, 2017, 03:01:47 PM »
1.  What classes will be available for desert elves?

2.  What classes will be available for city elves?

3.  Will the help files for these classes provide detail regarding skill availability/progression/caps similar to the help files for the extended subguilds?

4.  Are any of the current classes being kept unchanged, but being given a different name?

5.  Will skill overlap between class and subguild continue to work as it currently works?

6.  Have you given any thought to allowing people to request (within reason--no switching a warrior/thug to a Dune Trader/Krathi) that their current legacy class be manually changed over to one of the new classes? (E.g. burning CGP for the request or burning a special app.)
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Re: Guild Changes - AMA proxy questions
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2017, 06:11:53 PM »
Will there be any changes to add crafting skills in game based on in game actions?
(i.e. similar to professions in WoW)
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Re: Guild Changes - AMA proxy questions
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2017, 06:48:29 PM »
Will there be any changes to add crafting skills in game based on in game actions?
(i.e. similar to professions in WoW)

Can you phrase that question under the assumption that we don't know how that works in WoW?

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Re: Guild Changes - AMA proxy questions
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2017, 07:02:10 PM »
each class in an mmo has abilities they can do.

professions are things you can learn in game.

so say i play a fighter character, but then i join salarr, and i rp and stuff to learn weapon crafting or whatever.

that's what mansa's getting at i think.
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Re: Guild Changes - AMA proxy questions
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2017, 01:00:34 AM »
Will there be any changes to add crafting skills in game based on in game actions?
(i.e. similar to professions in WoW)

Can you phrase that question under the assumption that we don't know how that works in WoW?

I think he means that anyone can learn to craft. But you can only know X number of crafting skills, in total.

So a Warrior might join Salarr and learn Tanning, and Armorcrafting IE.

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Re: Guild Changes - AMA proxy questions
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2017, 10:51:06 AM »
1. Will the skills and branching lists be made explicit in the help files for the new Classes much as they are currently for the Subguilds, e.g., "Archers can achieve journeyman level ability in archery, dyeing and direction sense. They can reach advanced level in fletchery, feather working and bow making."?

2. Will the new Guild system have anything in it related to the topic of skills bump so you can come into chargen with a PC that can avoid the initial grind (with suitable tradeoffs of course)?  For instance, will one of the classes be like the others in its column except the starting skill ranks are higher (with suitable trade-offs, etc.)?

3. Will the Criminal classes get all three of the coveted criminal skills (backstab, steal, lockpick) --- they are currently distributed across the three sneak classes?

4. (Related to #1): If so, will you be also making explicit in the help files whatever skills/stats bumps various races and starting locations get (if any), e.g., (I'm making this up, it might be true though) half-elves get ride, elves get steal, pointing to Red Storm gives you chopping weapons, etc.?

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Re: Guild Changes - AMA proxy questions
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2017, 04:10:01 PM »
Will any new guilds incorporate advanced weapon skills? If so, will they be incorporated as a baseline skill or branched?

(Not asking which guilds may receive which skills.)
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Re: Guild Changes - AMA proxy questions
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2017, 05:48:31 PM »
Meta question, can someone link the proposed guild changes? I'm sure I'll have questions, but I need a refresher first.
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Re: Guild Changes - AMA proxy questions
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2017, 05:55:22 PM »
Meta question, can someone link the proposed guild changes? I'm sure I'll have questions, but I need a refresher first.

https://gdb.armageddon.org/index.php/topic,52438.msg999959.html#msg999959

That one?

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Re: Guild Changes - AMA proxy questions
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2017, 06:24:55 PM »

2. Will the new Guild system have anything in it related to the topic of skills bump so you can come into chargen with a PC that can avoid the initial grind (with suitable tradeoffs of course)?  For instance, will one of the classes be like the others in its column except the starting skill ranks are higher (with suitable trade-offs, etc.)?


Most curious about this as well. From the original announcement and other allusions by Staff over the last couple of years, it appeared that some of these new guilds would have higher starting skills and lower maximum caps, to aid casual players who don't want to be the best but don't want to be the worst, and want to red shirt the shit out of some roles (jump in head first and start swimming). Are there plans to include these skill bumps into Guild choices, or will it remain up to 3 skill bumps per PC?

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Re: Guild Changes - AMA proxy questions
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2017, 08:32:31 PM »
1: Will the 'skill peak', ie, the max potential a class can reach over all with skills, be relatively higher, or lower, or about the same with the new classes?

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Re: Guild Changes - AMA proxy questions
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2017, 02:25:18 AM »
Where would you map the current guilds on the grid? Presuming that's possible/developed that far.

Have you given any thought to the generalist vs specialist dichotomy? I have a feeling that players will gear more towards specialists than jacks of all trades.
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Re: Guild Changes - AMA proxy questions
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2017, 02:28:43 AM »
As of now, will there be any classes other than those on the grid (such as sorcerer), and will any of the classes on the grid be restricted by karma?
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Re: Guild Changes - AMA proxy questions
« Reply #16 on: November 08, 2017, 08:41:39 PM »
I'll probably make the AMA, but just in case.

Have some of the crazier branching points been lowered?
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Re: Guild Changes - AMA proxy questions
« Reply #17 on: November 09, 2017, 11:15:13 PM »
:(  That's Veteran's Day and I am going to be eating free steak and having a good time with the other Vets.  Sorry to miss it.


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Re: Guild Changes - AMA proxy questions
« Reply #18 on: November 10, 2017, 12:34:15 AM »
Steak for breakfast?

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Re: Guild Changes - AMA proxy questions
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2017, 12:57:00 AM »
Steak for breakfast?


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Re: Guild Changes - AMA proxy questions
« Reply #20 on: November 10, 2017, 01:04:17 AM »
i'm a vet and i don't intend to eat like a king.
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Re: Guild Changes - AMA proxy questions
« Reply #21 on: November 10, 2017, 02:23:18 AM »
Which classes will be able to make cures? Which will be able to make poisons?
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Re: Guild Changes - AMA proxy questions
« Reply #22 on: November 10, 2017, 02:38:30 AM »
Do you have general descriptions written for the class choices available?

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Re: Guild Changes - AMA proxy questions
« Reply #23 on: November 10, 2017, 06:02:26 AM »
Will there be a wilderness version of backstab for raiders, like ambush?
Will skills of crossbow, bow and slings be split up between the classes?
Will the current subguilds be altered at all to reflect changes to the new skillsets?
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Re: Guild Changes - AMA proxy questions
« Reply #24 on: November 10, 2017, 07:38:46 AM »
Steak for breakfast?

12:30 is lunch man.  But yeah, there's free breakfast too.  I served in a time when they spit on us in the airport, when you weren't allowed to wear your uniform off base because of trouble, we had to change at work before going home if we lived off base...so it's such a wonderful experience to be appreciated.

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