Shaman Spirits

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Shaman Spirits

Postby Korin » Sun Jan 02, 2011 6:36 pm

Ok I realize randomness kinda fits the shamanic principle, but THIS is a rp game in it's core. I don't want to rp a shaman with a boar.. or bear.. or elk.

I've made 8 shamans so far and gotten 5 bears, 2 crows and a snake. This is getting lame.

What I suggest is a simple change that still seems to follow shamanic principle, and shouldn't take too much work in the coding.

1) The spirit realm could be changed so that they are not all alike. The spirits would be the same as the ones you summon.. one of each spirit animal - bear, crow, etc.
2) The shaman would kill the spirit that they feel drawn to. That they want to RP with.. or the first one they find, depending on the player they can find their own.
3) The crystal drops would be different colors rather than just red. Each color corresponding to a spirit. That way when the shaman gives the shard to the ancient shaman they would be able to get the spirit that they found on the spirit realm.

Is it so much to ask for us to be able to choose our spirit. How many times am i going to have to grind mindlessly until I get the spirit(s) I would be willing to RP with?
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Re: Shaman Spirits

Postby Malia » Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:54 am

I agree for sure btw, it shouldnt be random =) but oh well we roll with it!
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Re: Shaman Spirits

Postby Dugmaren » Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:14 am

I'm ok with it.. don't think we're going to end up with every shaman having the same animal type because it's the "cool" one. Convince someone else to do it though :)
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Re: Shaman Spirits

Postby Korin » Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:17 pm

After some issues with a crash the other night, Dug and I were talking about this and it seems there's actually a rather easy and fast way to make this change.

As I mentioned a mob could be created (or use the actual spirit mobs maybe, or copy them) for each spirit. The crystals apparently are already independent. One for each pet. They currently all just look the same and are dropped randomly from the one spirit mob that's currently there.

So the dev interested, would just need to make the spirits and have them drop the proper crystal. Upon giving the proper crystal to the shaman we get the proper pet. So the amount of work is actually pretty minimal.

I'm not sure exactly how to talk to each dev to find out who wants to do it. For the moment I guess I'll just try to send tells directing them to this thread and one can post here when they want to knock it out. If anyone knows better ways (emails they use n such) I'd be glad to email them and find out who wants to.

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Re: Shaman Spirits

Postby amena wolfsnarl » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:12 am

I felt the same when I first got my spirit boar. But I am glad I got Bacon, personally I like it random, alot of people would probably pick the same kind of spirit, this just makes you change things up a bit I don't like everyone having the same spirit I mean I couldnt make fun of those fabulous spirit ponies anymore. In my opinion keep it random!
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Re: Shaman Spirits

Postby shalath » Tue Jan 04, 2011 1:08 pm

Out of interest which super cool spirit are you trying to get?
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Re: Shaman Spirits

Postby Pril » Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:30 pm

shalath wrote:Out of interest which super cool spirit are you trying to get?


I want the spirit Chuck Norris. But he's ultra rare.
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Re: Shaman Spirits

Postby Botef » Tue Jan 04, 2011 6:14 pm

Pril wrote:
shalath wrote:Out of interest which super cool spirit are you trying to get?


I want the spirit Chuck Norris. But he's ultra rare.


But you would fail summon spirit every time! Nobody summons Chuck Norris. Chuck Norris summoned the world. That's why we're here.
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Re: Shaman Spirits

Postby Thilindel » Fri Jan 07, 2011 7:35 am

Chuck Norris summoned your thoughts in having you post said Norrisitis!
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Re: Shaman Spirits

Postby Silvanus » Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:14 am

Totem quest revised.
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Re: Shaman Spirits

Postby ssar » Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:10 am

shalath wrote:Out of interest which super cool spirit are you trying to get?


A spirit Three-Toed Sloth is, of course, the epitome.
A spirit Drop-Bear would be cool, as would a spirit Yowie.
Someone else mentioned a spirit Gerbil which would also have obvious "other benefits".

Seriously, thanks for tweaking it Imms!
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Re: Shaman Spirits

Postby alendar » Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:50 am

would really enjoy existing shamans to have a quest or be allowed to request to change their totem animal.

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