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Sorcerer's Place PoE Item Poll!

Discussion in 'Pillars of Eternity' started by Taluntain, Mar 15, 2014.

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Which epic item idea described in the thread would you like to see implemented in PoE the most?

  1. Subtly Awesome Ring/Amulet/Belt

    3 vote(s)
    6.7%
  2. Amulet of Random Babbling

    8 vote(s)
    17.8%
  3. Sorcerer's Hiding Place

    4 vote(s)
    8.9%
  4. Board of Magick

    10 vote(s)
    22.2%
  5. Marble Chessboard

    4 vote(s)
    8.9%
  6. Staff of Taluntain

    16 vote(s)
    35.6%
  1. Nakia

    Nakia The night is mine Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Not a bad idea but could it be found in a chest in an area you go to on a quest" More people would get it that way. Think of the the Staff being carried by many, many people some poor souls who may never have heard of the famous sorcerer and his Tower of Magica.
     
  2. joacqin

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    I must say that the staff is a bit of a let down, neither me nor the rest of you guys got what you wanted. Aware of the problems with making items and that probably many donated but is that a staff that would ever be used? If there are no better caster weapons out there I will be a sad panda. Either way it is pretty cool to see it, too bad it isn't on the level of Lilarcor or Carsomyr.
     
  3. Marceror

    Marceror Chaos Shall Be Sown In Their Footsteps Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Agreed that this could have been made a lot more interesting. To be clear, what I described is not an "idea". It's how things are currently implemented by Obsidian in the game.

    @joa I had hoped to use this staff on my priest when I located it, but after seeing it, no thanks. Fireball isn't bad, but you can always craft fireball scrolls for that. Extra reach is fairly meh compared to a lot of other weapon mods. The staff isn't horrible, but it's certainly not epic. So I was disappointed as well.
     
  4. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    It seems that Obsidian has nerfed the staff pretty much to the point of a run-of-the-mill magical staff, which is quite disappointing. Definitely don't see anything epic about what was left of our original vision.
     
  5. Ineth

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    Actually it's not even a special bonus - it's the normal "+1.8 reach" that all quaterstaves have. Damage & Interrupt wasn't increased either.

    So the "Fireball" spellbind and the name/description are really the only things separating it from a plain unenchanted staff. Which would still be pretty good if you could find it early in the game, but in Twin Elms? Definitely underwhelming for an "epic" weapon. :(
     
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    If it's supposed to be epic they could've at least made it superb. I guess it's not too surprising since the loot is pretty boring, the only items I've found with unique bonuses have been class specific (ie. bonus wizard spells or chanting radius). This isn't to say that I expect a bunch of super powerful equipment but, it would've been nice to at least see more variety.
     
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  7. Blackthorne TA

    Blackthorne TA Master in his Own Mind Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    We were led to believe (unjustly or not) that
    It doesn't seem like that at all based on the above commentary.

    Maybe it changes at some point or due to some event? Unlikely I'd guess.
     
  8. Marceror

    Marceror Chaos Shall Be Sown In Their Footsteps Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    We are pretty far from that. That said, I think that when that was written by Obsidian, it was before they realized how many of these weapons their fans would be funding.

    But still, at least make ours something that someone might actually want to use if they happen to have a character spec'd for using staves.

    As for the reach, I didn't realize that that was just the default. Okay, so yes, truly, a forgettable item. :(
     
  9. Nakia

    Nakia The night is mine Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    I realize OE sets the rules and does the programming. I didn't join in donating through SP for any other reason than to help out. Also you can add enchantments to the staff. A bit costly and I am not sure how many can be added but I am adding enchantments to armour and weapons and not worrying about what I might or might not find.

    What I love about this game is it is MY game, my choice in how I play and what I do. To me it is like opening a gook and suddenly finding yourself in the story playing it out. It is alive and real.
     
  10. Marceror

    Marceror Chaos Shall Be Sown In Their Footsteps Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Yes, you can add 3 enchantments to the staff. Increase the quality or damage multiplier, add an elemental lash damage and I don't recall the third.

    But, you can do that with any weapon. It's generally better to enchant a weapon that starts with great modifiers, so you turn a great weapon into an even better weapon, vs. turning a mediocre weapon into a better weapon.
     
  11. Nakia

    Nakia The night is mine Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    You can add what type of enemy to be killed. All my party have weapons that I have enhanced. So far I haven't bought any enchanted equipment but you do get them in loot.
     
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    Hello everyone. I apologise for hijacking the thread, but just wanted to say that I came across Blackthorne's ode in the game yesterday. It was such a wonderful surprise! I had not visited the forums in years (literally), so was not aware this was planned. So just wanted to say thanks to SP for providing yet another memorable moment in an already fantastic game. :)

    EDIT: Now to find that staff...
     
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  13. Master of Nuhn

    Master of Nuhn Wear it like a crown Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    That happened to be the very first memorial I read. Felt kinda special. Haven't seen a better one yet. But I'm somewhat bias(s)ed, I fear.
     
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    I got a bit disappionted when i found the staff.

    But perhaps Obsidian are working on upgrading the backer stuff??
    They said they would make adjustments (in 1.05) based on player feedback, like changing portrait in-game. So perhaps?
     
  15. Taluntain

    Taluntain Resident Alpha and Omega Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) BoM XenForo Migration Contributor [2015] (for helping support the migration to new forum software!)

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    Just got word from Obsidian that the ode will be fixed in patch 1.05:

    [​IMG]

    "The pesky illuminated letters would still cause a broken line if I didn't add that extra empty line break in there, unfortunately."
     
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