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AVWW Beta 0.929 "Leafy Black Smoke" Released!
« on: April 15, 2012, 08:55:32 PM »
Original: http://arcengames.blogspot.com/2012/04/avww-beta-0929-leafy-black-smoke.html

This one is mostly a content update to add some new spells.  Now that the mana changes in the prior version are in place, it was time to start adding more spells at various points along the spectrum.  So now we have leafy whip, clinging fetor, cleft smoglet, and flameout for your enjoyment.

The other thing that we're trying to do here right at the last is make sure that each of the six elemental colors has enough spells that you can realistically specialize in them.  Up until now that hasn't really been possible, because you've had to really play cross-color in order to get access to all the various styles of spells.

The goal now isn't to make all the colors homogeneous -- they each should play differently and have their own style of spells beyond the basics -- but to make it so that each one is more self-contained within itself, if that makes sense.  For the purposes of offensive combat spells, anyhow.  When it comes to logistical, defensive, and movement spells you'll be crossing colors like crazy no matter how you choose to play (and it won't really matter, because enchant buffs don't apply to non-combat spells in an elemental sense, typically).

There are also a couple of key bugfixes in here, as well as improved visibility for the mouse cursor during combat (which lots of people complained about).

More to come soon.  Enjoy!

This is a standard update that you can download through the in-game updater itself, if you already have 0.500 or later. When you launch the game, you'll see the notice of the update having been found if you're connected to the Internet at the time.  If you don't have 0.500 or later, you can download that here.
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Re: AVWW Beta 0.929 "Leafy Black Smoke" Released!
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2012, 11:26:22 PM »
BWAHAHAHAH....

Leafy Whip AKA "Overenthusiastic Chainsaw".

My word.  I'll never need Fire Touch again.  Note I'm a high Mana who primarily uses Forest Rage, so it fits in nicely to my build, but... ROFL.  That thing's a monster.  I was tearing down entire strips of trees for cherries and cedar logs and the like. 
... and then we'll have cake.

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Re: AVWW Beta 0.929 "Leafy Black Smoke" Released!
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2012, 12:39:34 AM »
BWAHAHAHAH....

Leafy Whip AKA "Overenthusiastic Chainsaw".

My word.  I'll never need Fire Touch again.  Note I'm a high Mana who primarily uses Forest Rage, so it fits in nicely to my build, but... ROFL.  That thing's a monster.  I was tearing down entire strips of trees for cherries and cedar logs and the like.

Good night! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE?! You've given Wanderer the magic equivalent of a chainsaw! The guy can't even keep his own name straight*, why would you entrust a chainsaw to him?  >:(

:P

Anyways, haven't tried them yet, but these new spells sound awesome.
Also, very glad you fixed the aiming issue.

*Very minor forum-lurker in joke
« Last Edit: April 16, 2012, 11:31:03 AM by techsy730 »

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Re: AVWW Beta 0.929 "Leafy Black Smoke" Released!
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2012, 10:02:43 AM »
On "magical chainsaw", you laugh, but... Way earlier in development we had swords, gatling guns, etc (that looked really awful since we can't have dozens of animation frames per character per weapon).  With intent to have stuff like socketing ice crystals into the gatling gun to fire ice bullets, etc ;)  A magical chainsaw would have been a logical progression.  Particularly one of those long ones on a pole for cutting high tree limbs; the first time I saw one of those in action all I could think was "Huh, a gas-powered halberd".
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Re: AVWW Beta 0.929 "Leafy Black Smoke" Released!
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2012, 01:32:01 PM »
Now I want a "Summon chainsaw" spell.

Also Leaf Whip? That should be Vine Whip!

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Re: AVWW Beta 0.929 "Leafy Black Smoke" Released!
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2012, 02:04:48 PM »
Now I want a "Summon chainsaw" spell.
Mordenkainen would shed a tear.
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Re: AVWW Beta 0.929 "Leafy Black Smoke" Released!
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2012, 02:07:07 PM »
On this version I'm unable to connect to Wanders server I just get a black screen. The cursor is available but the game won't load.

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Re: AVWW Beta 0.929 "Leafy Black Smoke" Released!
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2012, 02:28:15 PM »
On this version I'm unable to connect to Wanders server I just get a black screen. The cursor is available but the game won't load.
Thanks for letting us know :)  He mentioned it in another thread, though this could be a new symptom.  Will be looking into it.
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Re: AVWW Beta 0.929 "Leafy Black Smoke" Released!
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2012, 02:31:55 PM »
I tried to upload a debug log on Mantis and on here and it timed out both times. I'm fine logging into Tolls server so it just seems to be Wanderers.

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Re: AVWW Beta 0.929 "Leafy Black Smoke" Released!
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2012, 02:41:57 PM »
I tried to upload a debug log on Mantis and on here and it timed out both times.
It might be too big, but will probably get much smaller if you compress it (on windows, iirc: right-click -> send-to -> compressed-folder) :)
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Re: AVWW Beta 0.929 "Leafy Black Smoke" Released!
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2012, 02:46:52 PM »
I've attached it here compressed.

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Re: AVWW Beta 0.929 "Leafy Black Smoke" Released!
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2012, 02:49:17 PM »
I've attached it here compressed.
Ok, thanks, not seeing anything that explains this, I think, but it may be helpful later :)
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