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  1. I did try to make unique classes that take more effort to obtain stronger, Astromancer and Songstress are probably worth it now and I might give some others a little boost. The problem with unique classes is you don't get only one, or three or five, you can have your whole team composed of unique classes in best case scenario and if I make them too good that will be the absolute ultimate team and generics will be kinda pointless, ideally I'd like a situation where getting unique characters is worth it but if you're feeling lazy you can go for generics for their accessibility and not feel like you're shooting yourself in the foot. Might have talked about that before, if I can, I definitely will add kill all condition to more battles. Adding more ext to PotD might be trickier, we'll see, I'll keep it in mind. Giving your Lord the Shadow Walk skill is easy, however, just go to the address d25e4 and change the number from 255 (can't learn or use) to whatever level you want him to be able to learn it on.
  2. That's the case with a lot of unique classes, they have one or two unique abilities and several more from normal classes. Would be nice to have more, of course, but the extra room in ability section I scrounged up is almost gone.
  3. Right, the recipe dropping earlier isn't intended, I can't do anything (or at least anything elegant) about it until I go through all the battle data and you can't use those spells yet anyway so it isn't a huge issue, it's just saving you 50k goth. Indirects are indeed a shade on the strong side, there was an error in the formula when I last buffed them so they're roughly as good as first tier projectiles, which shouldn't be the case, they should do less damage. I won't be reverting them to 1 panel, though, having a low level area spell is doing more good than harm and the loss of projectiles for area-only casters was supposed to be meaningful drawback, so it's a choice of lesser evil. I could knock Vyce a peg or two down on the offensive side, sure, 1v1 fights are mostly for drama and flavor anyway, not much tactics to be had there. He's likely squishy enough, though.
  4. Yeah, if it's possible I'll add Leonar in neutral route. Oelias already has priest available in my working version and there's also another quite unique character in neutral. Seems that the game raises your crafting chances for each recipe book you got, or by level, either way it goes up.
  5. Sure, why not.
  6. For Donnalto, not really, I was trying out something and people liked it so it stuck, kinda grows on you after a while.
  7. Glad you're enjoying it. About those sprites, Sara using that particular one is a small nod to Orson from Knight of Lodis as it's kinda similar to his outfit and Voltare is just a recolored knight which is probably what you had in mind. Most characters that were previously named generics now have a fixed recolored sprite of their class, Sara could have an archer sprite too but I didn't want to double it up with Arycelle. Can't see a way that would make individual stat growth being recorded on the character instead of a class as it isn't just flipping some switches, it would require a rework of the whole levelling system so that one will have to wait for someone else. Weapon restrictions can easily be removed but a fair bit of the balancing rests on that so I wouldn't do it, for instance, you could just equip a warlock with a 2h hammer and tear new assholes with dragon magic all over the place, valkyries would be close to wizards in power if they could wear his gear and wizards would be pretty tanky in heavy armor. In the original game (and vanilla remake to an extent), gear didn't really matter, everyone ran around with the lightest weapon and naked so full freedom in gearing didn't make any difference, in the mod half of the class are stats and the other half is gear.
  8. Right, seems that the game calculates the bonus for str weapons but not dex, I'll check on it tomorrow to see if it's just a display issue. If not, it might be some sort of a bug or just another one of their wtf design decisions.
  9. Sure, since there are more elemental weapons now I could split them into two groups so some of them follow the usual pattern and some are sidegrades. Elemental weapons from the first crafting book can randomly spawn on enemies but enchiridion weapons and above can't (unless set manually), usable abilities are encountered only on weapons that can't be crafted and the highest required level for any piece of gear is 40. Yes, only robes have an augment, that way classes that can use robes and other armor types have to choose between offense and protection. Elemental gear is pretty strong so it's a nice upgrade over normal gear and you don't need to hunt it all around the place anymore, you can craft it all except jyigla and thanatos with secrets of the master. It's the way jewelry works, the resistance values double as a damage bonus. That's why chokers in vanilla are so broken, besides augment you get 40% increased damage of your element, another 10% vs all races (which the char screen doesn't show) and 3% blunt/crash/pierce, that's pretty much extra two tiers of strengthen/spellcraft. I've updated the damage calculator in the first post recently so you can check that out.
  10. Quicken is one of those buffs that's tied to the RT clock so it can't be specifically limited to a number of turns, I can reduce its duration further but I'd rather increase the TP cost and keep the ability impactful, if I increased the RT cost much to offset the speedup it might go against the theme of the ability, it's supposed to hasten you after all. It's probably good that white knights are powerful in undead battles, makes a bit of sense so I'll just leave it like this and let them have their fun for now, I've had it up to here with 'white knights suck' anyway I could just remove the RT cost of dances instead, it would do the same thing. Dunno if I should, their abilities are pretty cheap already and have either better effect or more aoe than spells that do the same thing to compensate for limited range.
  11. It's intended indeed, some wanted a playable templar so we'll just say Rudlum used it as a disguise to move around easier, makes a bit of sense. I'll have Denam comment on that so it doesn't seem as random. Crafting chances increase a bit over the course of he game, not sure of the exact formula but it might depend on the amount of recipe books you acquired, hard to say. Yeah, cloth sidegrade has better bonuses but lower def and resists, it's better overall but fewer classes can use it so it doesn't directly compete most of the time, I'll probably remove the duelist bonus versus some races or nerf it a bit in other ways but not by much. Draconic spell descriptions mention they're attacks, so they use your str/dex (more dex than str) instead of int/mnd and add weapon ATK on top of their spell ATK, so it's expected that a lord or princess would do more damage with them than a warlock or wicce. @Riko Sure, it's just that it's harder to say which racial templates the game uses for wraiths so I haven't done it yet, once I dump the battle data I'll know.
  12. Tarator Soup One of the favorite summer meals in south-east Europe and middle East, this cold soup is both savory and refreshing. Ingredients: 2 large cucumbers yogurt, around 0,4l but it can be less or more, depending on consistency which kind you got, ideally greek variety but you can also dilute sour cream in which case you should use less some milk (optional), diluting the soup with water is more common but milk makes it more creamy, depends what you like some dill (a small handful, more if you like it or less if you don't) 3-4 cloves of garlic some oil, preferably olive, a tablespoon or two salt, pepper 1. Finely dice the cucumbers or buzz them for a bit in the food processor, some use a grater but that can alter the soup consistency too much. Mince in the garlic cloves and finely chop the dill, add salt and pepper. 2. Dilute the yogurt to the consistency where it's almost drinkable but don't make it too watery as there can be a lot of water in the cucumbers (unless you drained them) and add the oil, you can use a whisk or a hand mixer if you're going with thick sour cream, add the oil. 2. Mix it all together and check if it's too thick, adjust a bit more if needed. If your ingredients weren't already cold refrigerate the soup or add some ice (make it thicker in that case). You can add some croutons or roasted chickpeas.
  13. The running stereotype about gaming enthusiasts is they aren't really putting much thought to eating healthy, surviving mostly on undisclosed amounts of cheetos, takeout pizza and cola, which firmly sorts them into either bone thin or morbidly obese category. That, of course, isn't true any more than it is, and with the rising price as well as declining food quality most gaming communities are sure to have their share of food enthusiasts or urban survival experts, capable of twisting a garden hose and a pair of moldy socks into an edible, if not tasty meal. With accessibility to broad public in mind, it's preferable if the recipes in this thread are simple or cheap and having some pics or, even better, a video, would be more likely to get someone interested into trying your recipe but none of that is a must, post whatever you want to share but it's best if you restrict it to something you made personally or at least saw done. I'll post some recipes I had in another forum and link whatever anyone submits in the first post just in case it catches on and browsing hundreds upon hundreds of submissions becomes cumbersome. Seafood Moussaka Borderlands Yogurt Tarator Soup
  14. Can't say for sure how deep it goes, crafting fails were usually enough to deter people from continuing the playthrough, I think some reported glitches with class changing and some stats.
  15. If it says 95-97% it's only early on, I think it's only visual and can't fail anyway or at least I never saw it myself or had any report that it does, it says 100% later. It can be lower and actually fail if the game was loaded from a saved state after patching and then hard saved, that messes up the file in some ways including crafting chances.
  16. Yeah, you can't, if you evacuate her and hobyrim in chaos route they aren't present to trigger their after battle dialogue. That's what the blessing stone upgrade is for, you raise a unit by evacuating the user (which is why denam can't use them since last patch).
  17. Ozma's is still there but it didn't feel as fitting for Oz, he's a bit more about brawn but I have no strong convictions about that so I could give it back. The gap is larger because bows have two weapons less in the baldur-damasc range, I could fix that but can't do anything about the exp curve yet. I's still considerably less grinding than in snes version or FFT, have you been just going for the leader, maybe, or had a lot of evacs? My no knockdown full clear playthrough is at ch4 start and they're level 16-17 without grinding to enemy's 15, the only class I've doubled up is the cleric. If the game rewards you with no grinding for tight play I'd call that a good thing.
  18. That's because of lamias, they're also reptilians and they have access to wizard class, when I get to tweaking class accessibility I'll sort some of those out. The alternative is removing racial skills altogether and this is probably the lesser evil, also gives humanoid and monster classes a nice selling point as you can make them into manhunters/maneaters. Didn't expect the game not to have the terror knight sprite loaded at that point, when it does it works fine as you can see below, I'll have to check what can be done about it.
  19. The new version is up, we'll see how it's going to work out.
  20. I'll test it out and see what the feedback looks like. I respect attempts at role playing, but the issue is that for most players it isn't customization, it boils down to slap anatomy on, watch it rank up and become ridiculously effective against most enemies, never consider anything else.
  21. I've been careful not to move anything for that very reason so most, if not all codes will work.
  22. You didn't read the PM I sent?
  23. Sure, just update it properly and there should be zero issues, you can even update from vanilla to the mod and the save will still work, special units will just have higher stats and everyone will have different gear equipped because it moved around.
  24. I can look it up later, all of them are together except for the cursed one. To make them available to a class you need to see in which one of those five entries is the class and which is the number you should add, for instance, white knight is in field 5 and you should add 4 to it to enable the item, for a shaman it would be 8.
  25. Right, the RT advantage is almost cosmetic in the mod with 6 being the most a unique can have over a generic, with ~150 on the counter every turn once the battle starts and some classes getting close to 200 it isn't really a significant factor but it's probably worth tinkering with if you want to level the field even more. As for the weapon accessibility the game does both, every class has a number for the equipment set it uses (some sets are shared) and every item has five entries with 8 sets each that mark which ones it belongs to. I gave it some damage up front for the next patch, that will probably deter the AI from casting it so much as it does less than aoe spells. The removal of racial skills means I can do some tweaks to the recruitments, for one the skill will show its actual range because racials gave it a miniscule chance to work outside of it. Books will provide a +2 bonus which means they will have visibly extended range and higher chance to work, and I also removed the limitation of one recruitment skill per character, so you can have a mediator of sorts with every one of them if you wish. Which version are you using? The trap crash should have been fixed in 0.90a. The only thing a patriarch can't do is healing, they're a jack of all trades among casters and can even take a few hits so the tradeoff was lack of access to top tier stuff.