Post:New Power Perception Model Live - 7/11/2009 - 21:57:06

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New Power Perception Model Live · on 7/11/2009 9:57:06 PM 5601
The new PP model is now live.

Room Based Casters:
In the new model, as we've said before, mana is solely based upon the room you are standing in and your personal skills. Areas outside the one you are standing do not impact it in any way.

This means that as you grow in power, there is an absolute minimum level of mana that you will enjoy at all times in all rooms. Primes grow a little faster than Secondaries or Terts even with the same amount of skill, as a skillset perk.

In general, the lowest mana levels are more palatable now than they used to be in the old system as well.

Moon Casters:

The variability of the moons is much more strongly felt in the new system, and planetary mana has been changed to simply widen the variable range of the moons instead of simply providing a flat boost (Although there is still a flat boost).

It is known that in many ways the moon mana change is in a nerf, since moon mana got to basically infinite very quickly and was occasionally capable of over doubling the maximum theoretical mana.

However, to go along with the nerf at the high end, lower level moon mages should find themselves much more able to cast spells, as the minimum power given by the moons has been amplified considerably.

In general, Moon based casters should find their average mana is slightly higher than Room based casters, but they cannot switch rooms to improve. By contrast, room based casters are slightly more stuck to sticking to favorable areas, as usual.

PP experience has also been dramatically improved. Powerwalking is still the paradigm for Room Based casters, but Moon Mages should find perceiving creatures while hunting and even perceiving the spellbooks to be much better options than they used to be.

This is live in Prime and Plat.

-Z

This message was originally posted in Abilities, Skills and Magic (4) \ General Magic Feedback - CORE ISSUES -(CAST, PREPARE, HARNESS, PERCEIVE)(37), by DR-ZEYURN on the play.net forums.