2004年08月24日
パラゴン質疑応答#2

パブリッシュ27で導入予定のパラゴンに関する質疑応答が続けられている。

質問)「何かが宝箱を掘り出すのを邪魔している」というメッセージが表示されたのを最後に何も起きない事がある。この件に関して調査する機会がありますか?

回答)
調査してみるが、パブリッシュ27に関して約束する事はできないよ。

質問)
未だどこでも回答されていないようなのでこの掲示板へやって来たのだが…パラゴンモンスターに出会った際、殴られて「OoOoOOOOooo」と叫ばざるを得ない前に知る手段はないのだろうか?体色が違うとか、ネームカラーが違うとか、名前が「パラゴンモンバット」になるとかね。

回答)
パラゴンモンスターには職名として(Paragon)と表記されるよ。例えばカーソルを合わせるとa dragon (Paragon)のように表記されるだろうね。

質問)
古代SOS導入前に数多くのSOSボトルを釣り上げている場合、それらは変化するのだろうか?古代SOSとなる可能性があるのだろうか、あるいはパブリッシュ27以降に釣り上げたものだけなのだろうか?

回答)
開封されていないSOSボトルの中には水に汚れたSOSの代わりに古代SOSが入っているかもしれないね。

質問)
パラゴンモンスターの演奏難度はどのようになるのでしょうか?

回答)
パラゴンモンスターは本来のモンスターの5倍のヒットポイントを有する事からかなり難度が上昇するだろうね。

より詳細を述べるとすれば、パラゴン血エレは演奏難度168になるはずだ。これは高スキルの音楽、沈静化、不調和を備えていてかろうじて演奏可能という程度だ。しかしながら、黒閣下や古代龍等は演奏難度が200台となってしまう為、著しく劣った生物に扇動をかける場合以外は演奏不可能となるだろうね。

質問)
どの生物がレベル6地図を出すの?

回答)
今現在レベル5地図を出す全てのモンスターから入手できるよ。しかしながら、イルシェナーにいるのは血エレと古代龍と黒閣下くらいだね。

質問)
この件にはイルシェナーには影龍や古代リッチがいないという問題が出てくるね。バランスを保つ為にイルシェナーの何処かにこれらの生物を出現させるべきじゃないか?

回答)
新スパウンシステムを開発すると共に、幾つかの出現エリアをより面白いものにする試案がある。そのひとつが、本来出現しないはずの場所にモンスターを出現させるというものだ。デスタード2階以外の場所に影龍を出現させる事は良い一例だね。

質問)
マイナーアーティファクトにはどのようなものがあるのですか?レアリティはどの位?ドォームにおいて窃盗で得る内装アーティファクトなのですか?あるいは武器や防具のアーティファクトもあるのですか?それともマイナーアーティファクトは全く新しいものなのでしょうか?

回答)
パブリッシュ27で導入する事となるマイナーアーティファクトの性能に関しては既に仕上げてるよ。Staticsを含め多くのファンサイトでその名前を提示してきたが、内装品もあり、新しい武器や防具等もあるだろう。これらは全て新デザインであり、ドォームで入手できるものとは異なるよ。

質問)
イルシェナーに影龍や古代リッチを導入してくれないだろうか?これらはレベル5地図を出すモンスターであり、血エレ出現地域ような混雑した場所を減らす役割を果たすはずだ。

回答)
確実に考慮に入れているよ。特に影龍に関してはね。

質問)
ドォームボスの盗む事が可能なアーティファクトのバランスに関して何か計画があるでしょうか?Inquisitor's Resolutionは非常に優れた魔道師用アーティファクトだが、シャード毎に37日間にひとつしか入手できない。他の魔道師用アーティファクトと比較してみて欲しい。

回答)
近々行う事はない。しかしながら、今後Fertbertがドォームにおけるアーティファクト分配を修正したいと考えた際には同時にこういった問題も調査されるだろう。

質問)
レベル6宝箱からはどのようなものが入手できるのでしょうか?

回答)
6000gpとレベル5同等の数多くのアイテムが入っており、更に必ずひとつマイナーアーティファクトが入っているよ。マイナーアーティファクトには内装用のものと戦闘用のものとがあり、ドォームで入手できるものとは異なる。そのうちの幾つかは使い勝手の良いものとなって欲しいよ。

質問)
レベル6宝箱はレベル5よりも上位モンスターと優れた戦利品とが出現するのだろうか?あるいはレベル5にマイナーアーティファクトが追加されるだけなのだろうか?

回答)
おそらく古代龍や黒閣下、血エレ、毒エレ、タイタン等が出現する事になるだろうね。

質問)
マイナーアーティファクトとして何が導入されるの?skull candlesやlamp posts等も含まれるのだろうか?レアリティ10のガンレットアーティファクトも含まれるのだろうか?

回答)
前述の回答を参照してくれ。

質問)
ガントレットにおけるルートシステムを修正するつもりがあるのだろうか?あるいはDark Fatherへのダメージ上位16名に入りさえすればアーティファクトが入手できるという不正ツール利用者の楽園を継続させるつもりなのだろうか?これではDark Fatherの出現を待ち続け倒すだけのプレイヤーが報われないんじゃないだろうか?そしてチャンピオンスパウンに関してだが、全てのスクロールを得ているギルドが対人戦に興じる場所以外に何か用意するつもりはあるのだろうか?the harrowerによって金持ちになれるが、平均的なプレイヤーはその機会に恵まれずスクロール購入で搾取されているよ。

回答)
私とFertbertはGenConにおいて似た質問に回答したのだが、スクリプトルートや同様のものを制限するつもりだよ。いつ行うかを言及する事はできないが、活発な議論を行っている。

質問)
開錠スキルや地図作成スキルを120まで上昇させれるようにするつもりかい?レベル6地図を利用するにはより高いスキル値が必要となるのかい?私はごめんだね!

回答)
レベル6宝箱に関してパワースクロールを必要とする事は考えていない。開錠スキル100と地図作成スキル100がレベル6地図の必要条件だ。より上位のモンスターを出現させるとともに入手を稀にしたから、パワースクロールを必要あるいは優位にする事はしなかった。トレジャーハンターのスキル構成をこれ以上窮屈にすべきではないからね。

質問)
パラゴンモンスター等はいつ導入されるのだろうか?検証の為にテストソーサリアに導入されますか?

回答)
今週の早ければ月曜か火曜になるだろうね。月曜の朝に全てに関連する幾つかの調整をせねばならない。

質問)
新宝箱に関してだが、「あなたはルートする前に宝箱のガーディアンを倒さねばならない」というメッセージについては考慮しないのかい?黒閣下や古代龍を別の場所へ引き連れる事はしてはならないのにルートできるのかい?

回答)
確かに考慮すべき事だが、パブリッシュ27以前に行えるかは判らない。必要であるかどうかは判らないが確かに考慮すべき事だね。

質問)
レベル6地図における初期モンスター出現は完全にランダムなのだろうか?できれば少なくとも初期モンスターとして黒閣下や古代龍級を出してほしいね。

回答)
はい、ランダムだよ。黒閣下や古代龍が出現しない事もあるだろう。しかしながら黒閣下や古代龍が4匹も出現する事もあるだろう。現時点においては現在の手法は依然残すつもりだが、君の提案は心に留めておこう。

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レベル6地図のガーディアンとしてパラゴンモンスターが出現する事はないよ。

トランメルとフェルッカの地図に違いはないよ。

トランメルかフェルッカかはランダムだ。

パラゴンモンスターの出現確率は5%だ。

Question: The "something is preventing you to dig up the chest" message... It pops up on ends, even when there's nothing in the way... Is there a small chance you could look into it? Like, pretty please with sugar on top?

Leurocian: I'll look at it, but no promises for publish 27.

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Question: I don't think I saw this answered anywhere yet, so here goes...

These "Paragon Creatures", will it be possible to tell that you've met one before it hits you and you're saying 'OoOoOOOOooo'? Like will they be be hued differently, have a different colored name or will they be named 'a paragon mongbat'?

Leurocian: It will have the job title of (Paragon). So when you mouse over the creature it would say for example : a dragon (Paragon).

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Question: If I were to have a number of SOS Bottles already fished up BEFORE the Ancient SOSs are introduced, then pop them afterwards, will there be a chance for Ancients or will this only apply to bottles fished up AFTER P27 goes live?

Leurocian: Absolutely. Any unopened message in a bottles may contain 'an ancient SOS' instead of 'a waterstained SOS'.

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Question: What kind of barding difficulty will be put on these Paragon monsters?
Same as the original creature? More? If so, how much more?

Leurocian: Considerably more since paragon creatures have about 5 times the hit points of their non paragon counter part.

To put it in more perspective, a paragon blood elemental will have around a 168 barding difficulty. It will be barely bardable with really high levels of musicianship, peacemaking, and discordance. However, balrons, ancient wyrms and the like are probably not going to be bardable with a difficulty level in the 200s, unless provoked onto significantly lesser critters.

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Question: What creatures will spawn level 6 maps

Leurocian: Any creature that can normally spawn a level 5 treasure map now, but only such creatures that are also found in Ilshenar (Blood Elementals, Ancient Wyrms, Balrons, etc.).

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Question: that brings the issue that there are no shadow wyrms or ancient liches in Ilshenar...can we please get some of these guys to spawn somewhere in Ilsh to balance?

Leurocian: As we implement the advanced spawner (for those of you who have heard us mention this before), there are tentative plans to make some spawn areas more interesting. One of the ways to do this, of course, is to have creatures spawn somewhere where they normally don't spawn. Shadow Wyrms somewhere other than level 2 destard is a good potential example of this.

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Question: What exactly are considered Minor Artifacts? & what level are they? Are Minor Artifacts the stealable Deco Artifacts in Doom? or would they also be made of Armor, & Weapon Artifacts? or will the Minor Artifacts be of completely new design?

I know its alot of questions, but good ones.

Leurocian: We're still finalizing the stats for the minor artifacts we will present with publish 27. Various fansites as well as Stratics have already presented a lot of the names of the artifacts so far. Some are decor, quite a few are new weapons, armor, etc. They are all completely new design. None are currently from Doom.

Question: Would you please consider adding some shadow wyrms and maybe also ancient liches in Ilshenar? (these also provide level 5 maps). That will help reducing number of overcrowded areas (Ilshenar blood elemantals...)

Leurocian: Definitely being considered, especially shadow wyrms.

Question: Do you have any plans for balancing stealable artifact spawns with those from Doom Bosses? Inquisitor's Resolution is a highly valued mage artifact, and only one goes out on each shard every 37 days. Contrast this with the spawning of other mage artifacts...

Leurocian: Not immediately. However, if Fertbert wants us to modify artifact distribution in Doom sometime in the future, perhaps that would be the time we can look into issues such as this then.

Question: A larger question (on my mind) is what can I expect from a level 6 t-map?

Leurocian: 6000 gp, lots of items, same intensity level as level 5, but will always have one minor artifact in the chest. Minor artifacts are both decor and combat oriented. They are not Doom artifact caliber, but hopefully you will find at least some of them useful and desirable.

Question: Will these spawn higher level monsters and have better loot than a level 5 or is it basically just a level 5 with a minor artifact in it.

Leurocian: They will possibly spawn ancient wyrms, balrons, blood elementals, poison elementals, and titans.

Question: Also, what exactly counts as a minor artifact? Are we talking about skull candles or does this include lamp posts and other items. Does this include guantlet artifacts that are rarity of 10?

Leurocian: See my previous answer in this thread.

Question: Also, off the topic, do you ever plan on fixing the looting system in the guantlet or is it going to continue to be a script looters paradise where you can only get artifacts if you are one of the 16 top damagers on the Dark Father. Doesnt this reward people that can hide at the Dark Father spawn spot and wait for the Dark Fathers to spawn and just kill them (kind of the same way people used to wait for the champions at champ spawns to pop and get a few hits off to get a scroll and run like hell)? And, on the topic of champ spawns...do you ever plan on making these anything other than guild pvp spots where the guild that can gank the best gets all the scrolls, does the harrower and gets rich while the average player has no choice but to play extortionist prices for scrolls?

Leurocian: Fertbert and I answered similar questions such as this at GenCon. Yes, there are plans to curb script looting and the like. I cannot say however when we will do this, but it is something we are actively discussing.

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Question: Are their any plans to make lockpicking and cartography go to 120 now and do you have to have higher lockpicking and cartography to work a level 6 treasure map? GOD I HOPE NOT!

Leurocian: Absolutely no plans to requirement power scrolls for level 6 chests. 100 lockpicking and 100 cartography are the level 6 requirements. With the rarity of acquiring the level 6 maps as well as the higher level spawn, we didn't feel requiring power scrolls would be necessary or wanted by the playerbase at this time. Treasure Hunter templates are pretty cramped as is.

I had many long discussions with Dizzy from TCB about this. I felt it was essential to research and discuss this type of thing with the players 'in the know' about this. I had many discussions with Admiral Ruffie about the fishing enhancements for publish 27 as well.

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Question:Leurocian, when do you expect to have the paragon monsters etc. up on Test Sosaria for testing??? Inquiring minds want to know!

Leurocian: This week. Maybe even as early as Monday or Tuesday. I have some tweaks I want to do related to all this first thing Monday morning.

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Question: With the new treasure chests would you and the team consider a message such as "You must defeat the guardians of this chest before looting it." Meaning someone cannot lead off their balron and or ancient wyrm etc then loot their chest?

Leurocian: It's certainly something to consider. Not sure if I'll get to doing this sort of thing before publish 27. It may or may not be necessary, but certainly something to consider.

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Question: Is the initial spawn on an L6 going to be completely random, the way it is now? I think it would be better (if possible) if you would make it so that at least 2 balron/AW class monsters make the initial spawn.

Leurocian: Yes, completely random. You're right that sometimes the spawn may not contain a balron or ancient wyrm. But what about the times were there are 4 ancient wyrm/balron combinations? I'll probably leave it like it is currently, for now, but I will keep in mind what you've suggested.

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Comment: I do!
Make sure you call me whne you find one

There will also be some suprt-blood elementals and super PE which should be very "killable"

Leurocian: Yes. Poison Elementals and Titans also have the possibility of possessing a paragon chest that contains a level 6 treasure map. Both of these spawn in Ilshenar as well.

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Comment: So a paragon monster spawns. You get a low level arti (1) You get a level 6 map which has another paragon monster in when you dig the chest up, possibly, with another arti (2) and another map. You have an arti in the chest (3)

Leurocian: Level 6 maps do not have paragon creatures.

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Question: Will it be any diffrenses in felucca maps than in tram maps?

Leurocian: No.

Question: Will it be random felucca or tram or can i chose?

Leurocian: Random.

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Question: Can this be at least be considered instead of the luck suit with high resist which right now is extremely hard to acquire? Any comments on this Leurocian?

Leurocian: Certainly we can consider this. When we're ready to tackle the Doom artifact distribution, I'll keep this in mind.

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Question: I was wandering how difficult Paragon monsters would be to 'summon'.

Leurocian: On average, 1 in 20. Some a little more frequent.

Question: Is it something like everytime a monster is killed in ish, there will be a chance for the Paragon of that type to spawn?

Leurocian: Yes.

Question: Like... could i take a few of my buddies to kill some bloods in ish, would we be able to fight it's paragon in a reasonable amount of time? In other words, would it take 5 minutes to spawn one or an hour?

Leurocian: Probably, reasonable amount of time. It's relative to the group and the group's power level. How long would it take your group to kill roughly 20 blood elementals?

Comment: MO they should spawn commonly enough to warrent a group being there. As of now... they're arn't many bards/tames that can't solo bloods and AWW's. It would be pretty redundant for a group of 5 people or more to camp a spawn for hours at a time.

Leurocian: I suspect they will spawn quite frequently and all over Ilshenar.

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Question: as a fisher trying the levithan do we need luck armor to have chance for the new artys ? ...i hope not because the levithan will be tough to fight yes?

Leurocian: Luck will improve the chance, but it's certainly not a requirement. Remember that the fabled fishing nets can be used by other player characters, not just fishermen.

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Comment: Are the Paragon versions the same as the original, just with more hit points? Will they also be a differnt hue then the original, or will it just be that [Paragon] tag? Something like a purple mongbat Paragon and a redish/purple blood elm lol.

Leurocian: Look for a thread by Lady Malynn reporting paragon information.

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Question: Would it be possible to allow planting green thorns in Ilshenar again, but disallow planting in sand/desert/beach?

Leurocian: I shudder at the thought of paragon vorpal bunnies! heh. I'll keep it in mind. I have a pretty full plate at the moment.

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Question: Someone up above mentioned that meer eternals didn't spawn maps. Funny - I could have swore I've gotten a couple maps from them...can anyone confirm?

Leurocian: I've made a note to look into this on Monday as well.

参照: UO Stratics
投稿者 Siel Dragon : 2004年08月24日 17:03