Public QC request thread - want something tested out?

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Re: Public QC request thread - want something tested out?

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V'rass wrote:Sorry but reserve feats are greatly under powered... saying they are op is a straight out lie.


Nobody says they are OP. Everyone actually says they suck. But they are a potentially constant stream of (ridiculous) damage, so they are not going to change. Because making that damage decent would instantly give those taking the feat something they should not have.
And summons are worthless as meat shields anyway so there is no relative safety as they die in seconds. Summons are under powered as well infact.
Yes, no and no.

Summons are damage dealers (far superior to Reserve feats...all of them) that bring in most cases amazing utility in the form of spells and abilities. A few of them shrug damage off pretty well at certain stages (but never in the high epics), but they were never meant to be tanks.

There is plenty of "relative safety", though, because well-built summoners are pretty much unkillable (Clerics, FSs, Druids, Sorcs, Wizards, Warlocks...any summoner, really). It's actually the summoner who takes spells that can control the battlefield, enabling the summons to do damage constantly and safely.

Summons are most certainly not underpowered. With the amount of contemporary slots that can be had right now, the variety and utility they bring, they are in fact extremely powerful in the right hands. Obviously, their combat stats will never be those of an epic melee character, for the same criteria dictating the reserve feats stay as they are.
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Re: Public QC request thread - want something tested out?

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If possible, please change the VFX of Invisible Needle though (and I believe this request was raised by others elsewhere before as well).

Right now, it looks like some ice spell with a creeping cold effect at the caster's feet.

Perhaps a simple magic missile VFX instead?
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pretty cool Chambo... Any way to inverse and narrow the vfx though? It currently looks like a ball of air with a tail. Turning it around would make it look like a large needle being pushed by a ball of air (or force). Just a thought, I've no idea how this stuff works.
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Amazing stuff... the warlocks are gonna be jealous. I might even RCR for this!

I don't know exactly how it works under the hood, but another alternative is:
- remove the globe of air at the beginning of the move, but keep that bluish nimbus which comes on right before the needle gets launched... the blue nimbus is awesome btw
- as for the projectile, a little more 'narrow' like what Chad suggested, or something similar to magic missile would go well with the blue nimbus too I reckon

Once again, awesome stuff, Chambo!
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VERY COOL (IMHO)
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Yes! This definitely looks more like an invisible needle dealing magic damage!

The "invisible" and "needle" aspects might have been taken too literally though :P
If there's a way to make the dart somewhat bigger or brighter, that will be great for the eyes.

Thanks, Chambo :D
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Requesting a test to see if Hospitaler is advancing caster levels properly, please.

I don't know if I am missing something, but I suspect Hospitaler CL progression is borked:

https://www.bgtscc.net/viewtopic.php?p=839744#p839744
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While I was leveling up, I also noticed that none of the Hospitaler levels were advancing my spellcasting progression. At level 15, with 4 Hospitaler levels, I figure I should have had 13 caster levels (spellcasting progression at Hospitaler levels 2 and 4, right?) However, I could only cast up to level 6 spells. Had my caster levels been 13, I would have been able to cast level 7 spells.

Maybe I am missing something?
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