ToME: the Tales of Maj'Eyal

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:41 am 
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Master of Eyal

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My dear minions,

Long ago when I announced Ashes of Urh'Rok I also said that a day would come when Stone Wardens would be demoted to a normal class and the Possessors would come in as the new donator class. And while I never give dates, I try to keep my word and now the day of the Possessors is drawing near!

When Tales of Maj'Eyal 1.5 release it will feature this new, very weird, class!

But what are they ?

Possessors come from my previous game, ToME2 where you could capture the bodies of your dead foes to incarnate in them and use their special abilities!
And Tales of Maj'Eyal's Possessors are just like that, but more!
While parts of the design is still in flux, quite some things are already working, most importantly the actual possession stuff!
For those of you that knew the old possessors, think of them as kind of that (with less cheesiness) with a midrange/melee psionic tackled on it.
And think of all those yummy talents NPCs can use that you can now steal!
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A few mechanics explained
  • Bodies storage: When you steal one of your foes body it will be put in a "psionic storage", think of it as a kind of psionic imprit of the body. A talent even allows you to clone it to use it multiple times!
  • When you want to transform you simply access that storage and select the body you desire and bam! You get stats, effects, talents, ... of this body (all controlled by talents so it's not a binary thing, you do get better at it)
  • Stolen bodies have a very important flaw: they can never be healed in any way (except with a disminishing return special talent), so eventually even the best bodies will wither and be destroyed, but this is Tales of Maj'Eyal, new bodies are aplenty !
  • When you assume a form, you get to keep your inventory no matter what. Doing it any other way would be far too cumbersome for the play UI-wise. Also you can now pretend to be just like that rare bulwark snake that killed your last character!
  • You can also use your stored bodies in new fun ways, like using one as a psionic minion for a while, but when the effect ends the body is gone forever
  • The class has a psionic power called Finger of Death, need I say more?!

So stay tuned for 1.5 !

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:21 pm 
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And so am i


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:25 pm 
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wow! can't wait :-)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 12:48 pm 
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No wonder 1.5 took so long. :P

(Jk)

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:07 pm 
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neat

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When you want to transform you simply access that storage and select the body you desire and bam! You get stats, effects, talents, ... of this body (all controlled by talents so it's not a binary thing, you do get better at it)



Okay, that sounds pretty cool.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:54 pm 
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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

I AM SO VERY HAPPY!


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:04 pm 
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Looks cool! Very excited to play this in 2018!

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:58 pm 
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Cornac

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My question:
Will SW become an unlockable race or it will free to get from the beginning? If it's the first how?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 10:28 pm 
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'All I want for Christmas is one point five/
One point five/
One point five...'

Everybody!

'All I want for Christmas...'

:mrgreen:

Just playing... it would be awesome, but I know it's a busy time of year for everyone, malevolent gods included :P

Looks awesome... I'll be waiting, patient but excited :wink:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:32 pm 
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so hype


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:23 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:32 pm 
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Yissssss! <3

DG, can you hint and when you might expect to release 1.5, just a broad estimate? Like, how many months?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 3:21 pm 
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It'll be released in precisely One DarkGod Month

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:26 pm 
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Another very original class concept. Awesome.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:45 pm 
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Looks like fun! Hope it's not race specific like the Stone Warden was. I thought my game was bugged for the longest time until someone explained to me I could only play it as Dwarf, lol. I donated why can't I select it?

Now I'm trying to think what monsters I'd want to possess most. Elder Vampires for Forgery of Haze, along with Morrigor sword, and start the chain of possession!

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