Author Topic: AVWW Beta 0.529, "The Awful Truth About Fairies," Released!  (Read 3440 times)

Offline Commiesalami

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Re: AVWW Beta 0.529, "The Awful Truth About Fairies," Released!
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2011, 02:14:26 PM »
I personally dont play with the mouse and stick with tab targeting to do the aiming.  Fighting the faries is making me think I'm going to have to dig up the USB mouse for my laptop.

Offline Armanant

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Re: AVWW Beta 0.529, "The Awful Truth About Fairies," Released!
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2011, 04:48:49 PM »
Surely if we are in to the realms of having to stay severely under their level to make them a challenge we have already decided that they are easy?

Well, remember it's all relative :-P You must agree that they are most definitely tougher than bats. Remember that this game has to be friendly to players of all skill levels, and a lot of people here are very much closer to the l33t end of the skill spectrum. I know my fiancee (who i'll rope into AVWW eventually, as I have with minecraft!) will get massacred by faeries unless they're a few levels below her. Bats she might be ok on though, as they're a bit less overwhelming. As others have said, if you're looking for the game to be a real challenge at your skill level, then bumping up the difficulty would be the way to go.

Oh also, I feel true pitty for the fools that venture into a small boss cave with 5 faeries and a few ice bat spawners :D (especially with the current 1 hit = stopped bug!). That's probably the extreme case to consider - A boss can be easy when in a large area with no interesting normal monster types, but hell when it's a difficult layout and monster types that make other monsters more threatening (ice bats being the only one at the moment really, but I'm sure more will be added).

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Re: AVWW Beta 0.529, "The Awful Truth About Fairies," Released!
« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2011, 09:55:56 AM »
A few notes:

1. Glad in general it's a hit.

2. Note that fairies, in the main, still aren't meant to be the toughest sort of bosses the game will ever throw at you.  If I had a 10 point scale, I'd give them maybe a 3/10 while the bats are 1/10 and most of the other bosses range from 1-3 as well.  Part of the reason the fairies are a 3 IMO is that they are actually very VERY hard if you don't use the right tools for the job, they are wicked difficult.  But if you have just the right tool, they get much easier.

3. In terms of other stuff that would work as well as launch meteor but doesn't require a mouse, check out creeping death.  And more stuff will be coming with time, too.

4. TAB targeting has some issues in mantis already about the selection logic that I will try to get to this week, as I know that would make things a lot easier for some folks in particular.
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