|2020/09/27 03:35, Draz: || |
|A lot of MUME is driven by getting the best equipment, everyone loves it, it's so satisfying to get and is brutal to lose.
In general I think one of the best concepts that could improve MUME is that rewards should scale with risks.
I realize not everyone is interested in PK but think about the first time you started going into Moria, or even your first trip to Rdell. PK'ers are a part of the risk that I think makes MUME great. There so many tools available to make taking risks safer if you prepare invest resources towards it like portal, rocks, locate/scry, etc I think getting the best equipment should involve risk or lots of prep to be safe (and use up more of these resources like rocks).
I think this would have the side benefit of getting more players interested in learning dangerous smobs / areas so they could catch others.
Elite eq that's too low risk:
-GH, BM, Bree legend equipment like ruby ring, fine grey, blue crystal, emb, stips
-Gleaming under LB fort
-BRD on sage
-We could make more variations on current best items anti-evil / anti-good and have them load near enemy homes (wight lord for dark, scaly for white would be good examples)
-The guardian 'door bell' in NOC is one of the best elements in the game, it creates so much action and risk reward for getting your PBS
-Have Sage / E Priest / magically call dark allies when enemies enter OOC
-Have Blood Wight (and others) screech that can be heard from rdell / NOC when attacked
Move some load spots around:
-Moria is perfection, you can 100% be locked in for pk, move powerful staples like Bejewelled / Ruby Ring / No Tracks / Fine Grey / Topaz
-Give pukes a reason to go to Warrens like they go to NOC for PBS
-For foci crystals, let's give weak willed pukes a reason to go east, load on something like scaly, Eblees
-Take gleaming out of LBF
-Old Wight / Necro are also great spots for a good loads (risky both sides, trappable keys, etc.)
Changing safe spots:
-Gates, call to open and seek Rdell mechanics need a longer delay if you have PK noquit and never be opened/entered with an enemy in the room or nearby with watch tower (think how much more fun Slag would be as a puke)
-Adjust more of the safe spots to be 'iffy' like Ohurk, hillside (key is rentable) and less like archway
-Change walk in safe spots to be more delayed / less safe like Rohan, Brolg, Lorien, Vale village, Khuzur, etc.