Having to read some of the crap obvious trolls are allowed to post in the Rift section i'm not surprised Elrar stays away
I've started posting less and less here, just not worth it
I'm very excited about the Warlock and Pyro changes currently in testing, great to see them getting a touch-up. Especially good to see Kervik implementing Consuming Agony, something Cookie and myself really pushed for in the late stages of Alpha.
Elrar has thick skin, they have to as CM. Outside of the Rift forums this is probably the most active Rift community and of course we have drive by trolls, welcome to the internet. It's smart for CM's to post outside their official forums with the state of the way games are these days the ones that reach out to their communities can only help bolster it. I wouldn't be surprised at the CM's recent activity is from watching what some of the "other" guys do. These guys have a pulse on what's going on their not dumb.
I lurk the official forums they are pretty much full of whiners for the most part at Rift or any other official game forums for that matter. I don't feel any more warm fuzzy there then I do there.
Only in mmo's do people stress that other people may be having more fun in another game... and hate them for it, going so far as to defend why their fun is better than the other guy's.
If you're having fun, who cares about how you're doing it? What does it matter if other people are having fun too - in a different way?
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This is from my cleric, but all classes will have the same stats the benefit from, translated into there class, so basically just replace SP with AP below if your a warrior/rogue
On my cleric I have a 2 handed staff, there are a total of 12 PA nodes across the tree's that give 8 SP from a 2h staff - 12x8 = 96 SP
I also have a wand equiped as my ranged weapon, again there are a total of 12 PA nodes across the tree's but they give upto 4 SP when fully maxed - 12x4 = 48 SP
So alone that's a total of 144 Spell power (550 just a bit exaggerated? )
There are a total of 20 Nodes for each stat across my tree's which are End, Wis and Int easy one of these give upto 3 of the stat. so simple math 20x 3 = 60 , This basically means you get 60 of each stat
Let's go a bit further now and translate those stats into spellpower
1 Wisdom = 0.75 SP
1 Int = 0.25 SP
1 End = 10 HP
60 Wis x 0.75 = 45 SP
60 Int x 0.25 = 15 SP
60 End x 10 = 600 Health
Tally that all up and the 'Max' benefit at this current point in time you can gain from PA is-
194 Spellpower and 600 Health
Also while your leveling from 50-60 you gain at absolute minimum 250+ levels! This means if you allocate you points carefully you can pretty much gain 80% of the benefit of the SP and health from above!!
PA is an awesome way to slightly progress your character, but none of it is gamebreaking, PA is so so easy to get nowadays =) People like yourself blow it way out proportion!
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Plus - Volan is bigger than any boss in WoW. Much bigger. He's huge! I measured!
I kid, of course.
btw didnt they say they want to release new hair styles etc in sl perhaps it comes with 2.2
Can't believe I even had to clarify that. I hope that was just a really bad attempt at sarcasm.
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