Alchemy System Feedback

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Alchemy System Feedback

Post by Crush » 22 Sep 2008, 17:59

The alchemy system is now online for over a week. We would be really interesting in feedback regarding this feature.
  • How much of your game time are you spending collecting and brewing herbs?
  • Are you trading herbs and/or potions with other people? What are the average prices you are buying/selling them?
  • Are you using the new health potions for leveling or do you still use food or beer for healing?
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Re: Alchemy System Feedback

Post by diw » 22 Sep 2008, 20:17

It sounds interesting.

Please direct me to the documentation.
After I have tried it I will let you know.

Best wishes.
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Re: Alchemy System Feedback

Post by Jaxad0127 » 22 Sep 2008, 20:27

The NPC is in Hurnscald, in the potion shop.
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Re: Alchemy System Feedback

Post by diw » 23 Sep 2008, 15:31

I see.

NPC Caul.
"I can help you to brew healing potions out of mauve, cobalt, gamboge and alizarin herbs. How many potions do you want to brew?"

I have not seen any of these items in game yet.

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Re: Alchemy System Feedback

Post by EJlol » 23 Sep 2008, 15:36

I have. They are a bit hidden in the woodland area ;).
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Post by kickinyourface » 23 Sep 2008, 19:48

near dimonds cove ;)
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Re: Alchemy System Feedback

Post by Black Don » 24 Sep 2008, 16:45

I still use beer since I'm not smart enough to make a potion that can heal better then an apple.
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Re: Alchemy System Feedback

Post by bigglesworth » 25 Sep 2008, 00:23

If brewing potions will give my character experience points towards my next level then I will begin to use it.
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Re: Alchemy System Feedback

Post by Booth » 25 Sep 2008, 12:49

have not used since i cant find 2 of the herbs and lol bigg i like ur location
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Re: Alchemy System Feedback

Post by kr0n05931 » 25 Sep 2008, 20:22

It's a nice idea, the only problem is that herbs tend to hide behind trees making them virtually invisible. We need them in some kind of pin somewhat like the flax fields of runescape.
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Re: Alchemy System Feedback

Post by Ces » 25 Sep 2008, 20:42

Regarding finding the specimens. They are not that hard to find... Hint: How do you fight mobs?

While I haven’t brewed any potions yet, I’ve gathered some leaves. And I think it really adds to the gameplay, brings more variety to the game. :D

Suggestion: Add herbs to some other maps as well, perhaps a single few plants with longer spawning time.

I almost never use items for healing myself, except an apple or two in really dire situations, so I’ll refrain from commenting the potions themselves.

In alles, I enjoy the herbs. :mrgreen:
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Re: Alchemy System Feedback

Post by kutaho » 25 Sep 2008, 22:19

I think cobalt and mauve are easy to collect but alizarin and gamboge are pain in my ***.
Usually I spent most of my game time on collecting herbs :roll:
I agree with bigglesworth about brewing potions. Experience for everyone who wanna make potions :wink: :wink:
Alchemy system works fine but im wondering about my tinys potions ? I mean maybe INT is useful here ? :?: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Alchemy System Feedback

Post by Ces » 25 Sep 2008, 23:13

Some ponderings along the line of kutaho.

According to the files in the repository the herbs have the same quantities, occurance frequencies and drop rates. While the Western map is more labyrinthel than the South one, it does feel like the herbs occur more in both numbers and frequency on the latter map.

I have the following ratio of collected herbs (I’ve saved all this far):
1 : 1.4 : 3.1 : 3.4 (Alizarin : Gambroge : Mauve : Cobalt)

I have been on the Southern map a tad longer, but not much.

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Re: Alchemy System Feedback

Post by Jaxad0127 » 25 Sep 2008, 23:27

We're debating rates for other maps.
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Re: Alchemy System Feedback

Post by Turmfalke » 26 Sep 2008, 13:20

I really enjoy the collecting part, as a break between the normal levelling, and would like to see more recipes, perhaps with really rare herbs(like herbs only grow when the moon is full). At the moment the heal points aren't that useful.
kutaho wrote: Alchemy system works fine but im wondering about my tinys potions ? I mean maybe INT is useful here ? :?: :roll: :roll:
indeed, you need at least 35int for a 1/35 chance of creating a large potion.
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