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      Asleep at the Wheel again

      Lately, all I've been doing is logging in, gardening, then shutting down. Life has so many distractions and many, many items on the honey-please-do list. The only upside to Covid for me is the amount of house projects I've completed using summer vacation dinero. Wife is happy, and I am happy.

      So while I am swinging hammers and swapping batteries on screw guns, I noticed another change which probably took affect a while ago. Many things seem to happen and I am soooo unaware.

      Detonate is now 1 pip. It used to be 4 pips.

      I recall how bent I was during the Avalon days... I was very disappointed with Detonate at 4-pips.

      Now at 1 pip, I am thankful. But, I need to know why did it take sooooooo long to figure out this spell was a total bust at 4 pips? How do the game engineers put their cocoanuts together and agree on 4 pips years ago, and then make this significant change?

      Any insight?
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      Re: Asleep at the Wheel again

      I can't speak for the Developers but I assume it's just a difference in vision. The current Dev team is a different one than the ones that balanced the Avalon spells. Since this current Dev team is going through a complete spell audit-this spell probably caught their eye. You'll notice that power play has also been retired and balance now has a damage bubble for 2 pips called Balance of Power. I expect more spell changes as the team continues the audit.

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      Re: Asleep at the Wheel again

      Quote Originally Posted by Eric Stormbringer View Post
      I can't speak for the Developers but I assume it's just a difference in vision. The current Dev team is a different one than the ones that balanced the Avalon spells. Since this current Dev team is going through a complete spell audit-this spell probably caught their eye. You'll notice that power play has also been retired and balance now has a damage bubble for 2 pips called Balance of Power. I expect more spell changes as the team continues the audit.
      Thank you, Eric for the explanation. And I wasn't aware of the balance spell change either. Hopefully death will get a damage bubble next!

      Are they announcing changes, or are they just appearing?

      Thanks again!

      KC

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      Re: Asleep at the Wheel again

      Quote Originally Posted by KieranCaster View Post
      Thank you, Eric for the explanation. And I wasn't aware of the balance spell change either. Hopefully death will get a damage bubble next!

      Are they announcing changes, or are they just appearing?

      Thanks again!

      KC
      It's been done both ways, some changes like the shadow spell rebalance were given with advanced notice and plenthy of time for feedback. Others like detonate and balance of power were added with relatively little fanfare.

      It's too early to tell but it looks like nerfs and major changes will be pre announced while buffs are given relatively less feedback time.

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      Re: Asleep at the Wheel again

      Quote Originally Posted by KieranCaster View Post
      . . . cocoanuts . . .
      LOL
      Name calling is never good - but it made me laugh!



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      Re: Asleep at the Wheel again

      Quote Originally Posted by Kokyota View Post
      LOL
      Name calling is never good - but it made me laugh!
      Glad it made you laugh!

      Where I come from, putting your cocoanuts together translates to putting your heads together. No name calling. Just using a fun word for heads or brains or ideas.

      KC

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      Re: Asleep at the Wheel again

      Quote Originally Posted by KieranCaster View Post
      Glad it made you laugh!

      Where I come from, putting your cocoanuts together translates to putting your heads together. No name calling. Just using a fun word for heads or brains or ideas.
      KC
      I'm glad you cleared that up for me! I take back my earlier post. So, that just leaves me with Laughing Out Loud!



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