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Alignment

Post by Amaryllis » Wed Oct 31, 2018 7:57 pm

Recently, a review of the alignment change system was done due to a report of additional oddities in the way that it worked. Pulling the code to the side, we found there were a few errors that resulted in certain circumstances that could cause alignment to be quite odd.

With this in mind, we reviewed over it to change the alignment system to fall into 4 basic categories instead of based on the battle type which resulted in numerous errors over time as the battle code has shifted. In theory, this should be fixed with this review. Of course, if you find any oddities, please feel free to let us know. Hopefully, there will be no further issues.

Here's a basic review of how alignments work:

Alignment ranges are as follows:
-1000 to -334: Dark
-333 to 333: Neutral
334 to 1000: Light

With this in mind, alignment is based upon choices that you make while going through your life here.

Here are some way to increase your alignment:
1) Clean Windows in a Light Temple
2) Break Windows in a Dark Temple
3) Attend Mass in a Light Temple
4) Tend Flowers in a Graveyard
5) Kill a negatively aligned creature (i.e. Yvyrm, Some Xanthareels, Some characters)

Ways to Lower Alignment:
1) Break Windows in a Light Temple
2) Clean Windows in a Dark Temple
3) Attend Mass in a Dark Temple
4) Loot a grave
5) Kill a positively aligned creature (i.e. Zyrks, Some Xanthareels, Some characters)
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Re: Alignment

Post by Argenth » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:35 am

Is it possible to get information on what bonuses you get from alignment based equipment? Say I'm neutral and I wear leather armor, it would say I get a bonus from my alignment, but I haven't been able to find anywhere that says what bonuses you would get.
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Re: Alignment

Post by Amaryllis » Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:45 pm

Say the bonus says 6... that means you can get a bonus of anywhere from 0 to 6

0, +1, +2 And so on to up to +6

There is a random factor.
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Re: Alignment

Post by balerion » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:40 am

Alignment bonuses have never been explained well.

The last conversation was left hanging though at the time this was said.
Amaryllis wrote: From Zachrin:
Are alignment bonuses in effect for duels (and hunting,)?

Alignment Bonuses are active for both Stat based duels and Hunting. There is not a penalty for using alignment equipment that is not your character's alignment. Instead, the bonus is a random fact that can double any particular stat.
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Re: Alignment

Post by Amaryllis » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:54 am

balerion wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:40 am
Alignment bonuses have never been explained well.

The last conversation was left hanging though at the time this was said.
Amaryllis wrote: From Zachrin:
Are alignment bonuses in effect for duels (and hunting,)?

Alignment Bonuses are active for both Stat based duels and Hunting. There is not a penalty for using alignment equipment that is not your character's alignment. Instead, the bonus is a random fact that can double any particular stat.
I am trying to understand how it is not understood.
Every round, your bonuses are rolled for, for -every- item you have a bonus on.
You only get a bonus for things you are aligned with.
Imagine a dice roll for every item each turn.

Example:
You have a shirt with +6 bonus to Light
You have Pants with a +10 to Dark
You have shoes with +2 to Neutral
Maybe you also have a belt with +5 dexterity (Or weapon or or or...)

If your Alignment is DARK this means... your shirt and shoes give you 0 bonus. (Because they are not the same alignment as you.. BUT there is also no Negative for wearing them.

So your bonuses are going to be the Pants that every turn, will do a dice roll and the item with Dexterity.
The pants, it will be an 11 sided Dice, because your possible bonus can be:
0,+1,+2,+3,+4,+5, +6,+7,+8,+9, or +10
Your dexterity bonus on your belt will be rolled similarly, but with a different number of sides to the die.
You will have a 6 sided dice roll - available possibilities:
0,+1,+2,+3,+4, or +5

Apply the same logic to all possible bonuses. Hope this offers some clarity.

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Re: Alignment

Post by balerion » Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:33 am

Well for starters items don't say +6 light bonus. And rolling a bonus of +6 doesnt exactly sound like it's going to double the value of a particular stat as you quoted Zachrin as saying. What would the +6 bonus apply to? Does it depend on the item? Does it boost a stat by 6? Can it boost attack or defense? Just str cha int or dex? It isn't understood because this is literally the first time you've explained it.

I've known I need to change some of my equipment but I only just now know why.
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