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Item required level

Discussion in 'Neverwinter Nights (Classic)' started by Kenixkil, Aug 21, 2002.

  1. Kenixkil Gems: 10/31
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    I was making some items, loaded the module, then killed the guys who had them to get them, only to realize that their required level was 29 and 43!! What happend? I set the Item level to 1 - 6...
     
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    When you initially set the Item Level, the toolset randomly assigns the item some properties that will keep it within the range you set. However, the required level is a function of the properties, so once you change those properties, the required level will also change. Best thing to do when creating your items is to assign one property at a time, then go back to the basic tab and see what the required level is. It's not hard with some of the more interesting properties to get an item with a high required level.

    That's one of the annoying things implemented in NWN. Although, it does prevent people from having and creating ultra-powerful items.
     
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    The limit is way too easily reached in my opinion.. and I think it's just a planned thing so we have to buy an expansion to actually create any powerful items.
    I don't like such limiting at all.. killed my interest to the editor pretty well.
     
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    If you don't like the item level restrictions, then turn it off.
     
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    How???
     
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    [​IMG] In your nwnplayer.ini, change "Single Player ItemLevelRestrictions=1" from 1 to 0. Save file, run game, and you're set. I believe this will only work for single player though.

    [ August 23, 2002, 11:47: Message edited by: Taluntain ]
     
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    Pretend, actually I think it's there to maintain some game balance. Without it, any player could go in and create some uber-weapon for their character and presto, super-character. Given that NWN is primarily a MP game, and most MP games in the past have been severely hampered by the multitude of min/max and munchken-type players, developers were probably just hedging their bets ;) This simple little limitation just means that you should be a certain level before you get certain powerful items. Most of the time, it makes sense, and I've only been annoyed a few times - still, I've managed to get around it everytime without making any changes to the .ini file. Besides, it makes *sense* that a 5th level character should not be walking around with a +3 vorpal/keen greatsword with renegeration that grants improved critical hit (greatsword) and increases strength :p

    And one of the easiest (if not always palatable) ways of reducing the required limite, is to put in some minuses. Again, this makes sense for a low level character to have a powerful weapon - there needs to be balance.

    Tal: Would that not work for multiplayer if all the player's made the change to the .ini file, or is that one of the restrictions the server checks for? Just curious.
     
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    I believe item level restrictions and enforce legal characters are server options for multiplay, so it's up to the server provider if they want to allow it or not.

    [ August 23, 2002, 18:07: Message edited by: Blackthorne TA ]
     
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    I believe BTA is correct. ;)
     
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    He is. Of course, most servers I've seen have the checks enabled. Personally, I'd say having this feature is far better than the infernal hacked weapons we saw in Diablo 2.

    [ August 23, 2002, 22:39: Message edited by: Rastor ]
     
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