[MUD-Dev] Blog about GDC implies changes to MMORPG population

Paul Schwanz pschwanz at bellsouth.net
Sat Jun 18 23:59:34 New Zealand Standard Time 2005


Damion Schubert wrote:

> If what you're saying is that mages should be casting spells in
> combat and not doing 2-4 points of damage with their dagger, then
> I can buy into that.  But it's easy to go too far in that
> direction, and make it so that thieves don't do anything in combat
> that's simultaneous with what their mages and/or fighters are
> doing.

Are you sure your thieves here are not just specialized fighters and
not really thieves?  And your mages also seem like a particular kind
of fighter.  I don't think JB was necessarily going for only one
class of fighter, but I do think having thieves that are actually
primarily concerned with stealing (not just another kind of fighter
with a specialized approach to combat) and mages that are actually
primarily concerned with researching and designing magic (again, not
just another kind of fighter with a specialized approach to combat)
would be a refreshing change.

--Paul "Phinehas" Schwanz
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