a comment on loot and the economy Jun 2, 2007 8:07:14 GMT
Post by Stupiddave on Jun 2, 2007 8:07:14 GMT
thedomicron said:i don't think that the answer is to create MORE powerleveling items (think thid wands, emerald of experience , leveling tome, pets, etc) or to create a lotery system whereby someone runs into a bur that slingshots them into fame. it would definately devalue the work which most vets have put into this game.
Game balance is always _the_ issue. I don't think a better than average weapon that has a ridiculously low drop rate and usable for only a few levels would devalue anyones success. It adds a new element to the game much like BUR races, Bard improvements, Spell changes, and class revisions.
Without knowing an ounce of NWN scripting I am sure there are ways that items can be scripted to no give on use, level restricted, de-equip upon level #, and deletion. The overhead of that... anyones guess.
Will we ever see anything like this? Probably not. Do I care? No, not really. I am more or less airing the suggestion for the sake of discussion and putting for the idea with the hope that it may foster others.
It's not THAT easy. I believe it is possible (I'm not good enough to know for sure) but it's a lot harder than a level req. that the Wizard in the Toolset can (I think) provide.
On the actual subject, I'm not sure what you suggest would work. It won't increase the supply of BUR items, so people still won't trade them for anything below huge sums. More common equipment won't get them to part with it. On the other hand, more UR items might mean the BURs are not as valuable in comparison to the alternatives, so your idea might work.