Thursday, 8 July 2010

Changes to the coven life bonus



I've read through all the feedback and decided to go with option #3. Which is the "Battle shield" idea. A lot of people wanted to ditch the life bonus and get the relics back to use on strength and toughness, but I think for everyone that's going to be more hassle than it's worth. I didn't bring this up to remove the idea of the coven life bonus, it was just to get it off the hourly reset to help speed the resets up. Option #3 does this.

In this example the player life is 100 and the coven bonus they get is 25.

How it used to work
On the hourly reset the 25 coven bonus is added to your life, which shows as  125/125 on the left side bar.

How it works now
The sidebar shows your actual life, which would be 100. The coven life bonus is added when you battle. So it'll appear you have 100 life, but when you enter battle your life will increase to 125. The 25 acts as a "shield". So the first 25 damage that is hit against you doesn't come off your actual life. Hourly resets should be a little faster now. Thus making coven life bonus only applicable in player battles.

On a side note, speed being added to the coven bonus will probably never happen.

Notice any bugs? Please let me know!

Over the next couple days we have a couple more updates to make to the coven war system (V1.3) which will be the last BETA run, as we've got only a couple tweaks to do we must pretty much be hitting perfection. Look forward to that very soon!

Thanks,
Ash

YOUR LIFE BAR ON THE LEFT SIDE BOX WILL APPEAR LESS IF THE COVEN YOU ARE IN HAS A COVEN LIFE BONUS. YOU ARE NOT ACTUALLY LOSING THE LIFE, THE COVEN LIFE BONUS JUST IS NO LONGER APPEARING ON TOP OF YOUR ACTUAL LIFE. YOUR ACTUAL LIFE IS NOT CHANGED! HOW IT SHOWS NOW IS WHAT YOUR ACTUAL LIFE IS, GO TO YOUR "HOME" TAB AND VIEW THE COVEN SECTION TO SEE THE LIFE ADDON YOU GET WHEN YOU GO INTO BATTLE. THE COVEN LIFE BONUS NO LONGER APPEARS ON THE LEFT STATS BAR!

On a final note, the world cup plasma ENDS TOMORROW! So get your last lot of cheaper plasma in now.

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

hiya found a problem when i heal it say i have 650/400 health for a bit then changes to 400/400

Anonymous said...

all that's sounds super good looking forward to it Ash :D

Anonymous said...

Well this stinks. grrr

CenYaw said...

there's a bug in how the life show in the left side bar. The bar goes beyond the limit each time i'm healing. it's a bit of annoying couse it use 2/3 of my screen hehehe

DarkAsh said...

Fixed the healing bug which made your life go over your max :) thanks

Shadow Stalker said...

Wtf was the point of having a discussion then? If option 3 was gonna be better with regards the lag why not just do it especially as it seems you were never gonna allow option 1 anyways...this aint me complaining just next time follow what you think is best instead of wasting time asking everyone and their granny's opinion coz we all know you aint never gonna please everyone...as it is I dont mind mind this option even though I voted for option 1 and cant remember wtf option 2 was...heres to no more lag :)

Alice Linton said...

Perfect! This is the best idea. It sounds superb to me.

DarkAsh said...

@Shadow Stalker - The idea of option 3 didn't come up until after i posted the discussion between keeping it or getting rid of it. I don't put things up for discussion if I've already made my mind up on how I want it done.

Anonymous said...

As much as I'm enjoying it... *bug* If you've been damaged in battle, every battle after that you'll regain some health ater you win. (Unsure of how much, but it's happening.)
-Sirus_Bladewing

DarkAsh said...

Fixed :) thanks

Anonymous said...

i had 1300 health and now i'm at 820 lol what the deal with that?

Anonymous said...

Hardly perfection in my humble opinion. I'd like to think you'd still be looking for ways to improve the war system even after v1.3

Fang_Razor said...

Great! Really Great! Only if you TOOK the life bounus OFF so the Buds members would get all pissy and cry about dieing. Which they all do already because most of them are noobs. xD

Riz said...

Happy with this change. It's so much better for TOH

Kyle Nitas said...

Why dont we get coven speed bonuses???

Anonymous said...

Life is not going to the level is should be before this was implemented.

Anonymous said...

I have to say BOOOOOOO on this. I never comment these blogs but now that my life bonus is taken away I have to pull a facebook and say dislike dislike dislike. Everything else was good until now. This is the only thing I didn't agree with in the game. Everything else is fine.

Anonymous said...

it is not taken away, it just doesnt show up untill you battle, it makes the game faster and you loose nothing i think you should be happy

DarkAsh said...

See the green caps text :)

DarkAsh said...

If you don't like it... you don't understand it. Please go back and read over it again carefully.

Guildythewicked said...

Thank you Ash. :)

Aidric Aeternum said...

ok this is cool... so in a sense it works the same way boosting your life with MP does... you don't see the boost... but its there:) I like it as long as the lag is gone.... also have to say i like this better then the thought of losing life boost completely:)

SloanTheSloth said...

Found a problem. Don't know if it's just me. I noticied It said I was winnign some fights but then I was dead after. I just fought someone, and they took my health down to 401 which wasn't even the end of my lif bonus. I won and immedietly after I was dead. I wasn't attacked

SloanTheSloth said...

1. You bit Sexy Redwolflake15 for 179 damage. (501 Life Left)
2. Sexy Redwolflake15 bit you for 99 damage. (566 Life Left)
3. You smacked Sexy Redwolflake15 for 224 damage. (277 Life Left)
4. Sexy Redwolflake15's attack missed you. (566 Life Left)
5. You punched Sexy Redwolflake15 for 181 damage. (96 Life Left)
6. Sexy Redwolflake15 gouged you for 94 damage. (472 Life Left)
7. You gouged Sexy Redwolflake15 for 183 damage. (-87 Life Left)

I didn't die after this one. But I did lose most of my health I ahd 42/235 They didn't even get past my life boost though

SloanTheSloth said...

Sorry for posting this problem a few times/ Pointing it out in afew different ways. IT seems for me if I get hurt in battle, instead ofi tj ust dissmissing because it only hit my life bonuse, it hurts me after the battle to my real health. IS this supposed to happen, if so what's even the point of the life bonus then? You'd still get hurt..

Kinky Alaron said...

Its called coven life bonus? You should change that to coven LIFE SHIELD. All and all, I like the change! this will be VERY interesting.

Eddy said...

@ SloanTheSloth:

That has always happened. Whenever you use Life powers with MP it adds the life in the same way as the coven life is added now. So if you lose more than your actual life in a battle, but still have life left when you add in the power/coven boosts, you win the fight but still die. Since it's been like that for all the time I've been playing I assume this is how DarkAsh wants it to be.

Anonymous said...

@SloanTheSloth, same problem happening to me.

SloanTheSloth said...

@ Eddy

I've only been playing for 21 days, but I have never won a fight and died after, until this coven life boost change.

SloanTheSloth said...

@Eddy
I've only played for 21 days, but I've never won a fight and the ndied, evne if I lost more health then my regular health with out boost. I don't think that's really normal.

(Sorry If I posted this twice, my comp got messed up)

alexander said...

okay well i use to have a 500 life bonus and now your only giveing us 25????that's bull shit..so my coven waisted all the relics on that much life bonus for you to screw it like this???what about the aditional 475 life we use to have???ash this game is slowly going into the hole and your makeing it that way!

SloanTheSloth said...

@Alex.... That was an example. Your life bonus is still the same

Anonymous said...

Lol @ people hating this.

It actually gives greater benefit to having coven bonus life. As this life in effect is regenerated every battle.

Fools

DarkAsh said...

For all the people who dont like it, its because you DONT UNDERSTAND IT, READ the green text above VERY carefully. And yes, it works just like MP. I'll look at the "glitches" and see if they're actually glitches or not.

Eddy said...

@ Sloan: I've been playing for over a year, and I noticed it doing that ages ago while I had powers activated. I don't particularly mind it since it still counts as a win.

Lord_Forgotten_Ravenshadow_Sortiliege said...

I have noticed that if I am playing with MP boost to life and I lose more life then I normally started with say my life = 100 and I boost for 20 and in the fight I take 100 damage I am dead after the fight. If you've implimented the same system with the coven life bonus I think that is what is happening to these other player ash.
But all in all I do think its a great idea just that bug can get annoying. Anyway like i said works great for me.

Mythos Kidemonas said...

i have 255 life normally, with 120 as my coven bonus. I fought somsone and took 260 damage, but won the fight, form coven life bonus. When i went to attack somsone else, ti said i was dead and had to revive. Didnt know if that was supposed to happen? i thought i owuld have 115 life left, as it it hit through the 120 (coven) and then 140 of my life.

Anonymous said...

ok but dose the 25 come back for the next battle or if you get hit but still win do you get another 25 health or dose it go away like your life is gone?

D said...

I noticed AFTER this last update (Fixed a bug where healing manually made your life go over your max) that my life still got over my max when someone else revived me.

Darren Iceshard (245670)

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