Mod ideas wanted

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Since Comcasts' recent problems have made online play an exercise if
frustration, I've started started tinkering with the mod files to fix
some of my pet peeves. I'm making good progress on overhauling the
Necromancer, but am drawing a complete blank on the other classes.

So I'm looking for ideas: spell adjustments, equipment modifications,
new class items, modified class items, etc. Any favorite adjustment
from another mod is also fair game. :)

A taste of what's happened to the necro so far:
- Skeletons are now mini-golems.
- No wands. Daggers now gain poison damage and necro skills.
- Unique wands are now unique daggers.
- No shrunken heads. Bone Helms now gain necro skills.
- Unique totems are now unique bone helms.
- Poison Dagger also works with Scythes.
- Scythes now gain poison damage and necro skills.

Other adjustments:
- Exceptional and Elite versions of set items added.
- Gem and Rune effects increased (a la Gemstone).

Help from someone with map-making skills would be much appreciated.
(The Bunny Level is one of them - where the hell is Saber?)
--
Zamboni
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    look through my mod stuff, if ya want any of it, just take it and use it.
    if ya want more stuff than what i did, i can help out with ideas.
    btw... y am isuddenly popular again? i just decided to read 2postsfor the
    heck of it, and i was mentioned in both. i feel special. :)

    --
    The Popular Saber
    "Zamboni" <thezambonis@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1113946222.440828.174550@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
    > Since Comcasts' recent problems have made online play an exercise if
    > frustration, I've started started tinkering with the mod files to fix
    > some of my pet peeves. I'm making good progress on overhauling the
    > Necromancer, but am drawing a complete blank on the other classes.
    >
    > So I'm looking for ideas: spell adjustments, equipment modifications,
    > new class items, modified class items, etc. Any favorite adjustment
    > from another mod is also fair game. :)
    >
    > A taste of what's happened to the necro so far:
    > - Skeletons are now mini-golems.
    > - No wands. Daggers now gain poison damage and necro skills.
    > - Unique wands are now unique daggers.
    > - No shrunken heads. Bone Helms now gain necro skills.
    > - Unique totems are now unique bone helms.
    > - Poison Dagger also works with Scythes.
    > - Scythes now gain poison damage and necro skills.
    >
    > Other adjustments:
    > - Exceptional and Elite versions of set items added.
    > - Gem and Rune effects increased (a la Gemstone).
    >
    > Help from someone with map-making skills would be much appreciated.
    > (The Bunny Level is one of them - where the hell is Saber?)
    > --
    > Zamboni
    >
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    "Zamboni" <thezambonis@gmail.com> wrote in message news:<1113946222.440828.174550@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com>...
    > Since Comcasts' recent problems have made online play an exercise if
    > frustration, I've started started tinkering with the mod files to fix
    > some of my pet peeves. I'm making good progress on overhauling the
    > Necromancer, but am drawing a complete blank on the other classes.
    >
    > So I'm looking for ideas: spell adjustments, equipment modifications,
    > new class items, modified class items, etc. Any favorite adjustment
    > from another mod is also fair game. :)
    >
    > A taste of what's happened to the necro so far:
    > - Skeletons are now mini-golems.
    > - No wands. Daggers now gain poison damage and necro skills.
    > - Unique wands are now unique daggers.
    > - No shrunken heads. Bone Helms now gain necro skills.
    > - Unique totems are now unique bone helms.
    > - Poison Dagger also works with Scythes.
    > - Scythes now gain poison damage and necro skills.
    >
    > Other adjustments:
    > - Exceptional and Elite versions of set items added.
    > - Gem and Rune effects increased (a la Gemstone).
    >
    > Help from someone with map-making skills would be much appreciated.
    > (The Bunny Level is one of them - where the hell is Saber?)

    I was thinking about this the other day because of getting into
    an old RPG Id not finished - What about changing item rewards
    into yet another quest item so that you could do more complex
    quest follow throughs.For instance change Charsis hammer into
    magic dust and have Akara give it you for completing a quest
    she set you then you give Charsi the Magic dust to imbue an
    item.Im not sure its possible or even relevent to what your
    looking for but it might make quests more interesting.
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    On 19 Apr 2005, "Zamboni" <thezambonis@gmail.com> wrote:

    >> Since Comcasts' recent problems have made online play an exercise if
    >> frustration, I've started started tinkering with the mod files to fix
    >> some of my pet peeves. I'm making good progress on overhauling the
    >> Necromancer, but am drawing a complete blank on the other classes.
    >>
    >> So I'm looking for ideas:

    Play the CE mod for a while, it's chock full of truly nifty ideas.


    --

    USEast HC Ladder: Rockstomper
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    "Zamboni" <thezambonis@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:1113946222.440828.174550@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
    > Since Comcasts' recent problems have made online play an exercise if
    > frustration, I've started started tinkering with the mod files to fix
    > some of my pet peeves. I'm making good progress on overhauling the
    > Necromancer, but am drawing a complete blank on the other classes.
    >
    > So I'm looking for ideas: spell adjustments, equipment modifications,
    > new class items, modified class items, etc. Any favorite adjustment
    > from another mod is also fair game. :)
    >
    > A taste of what's happened to the necro so far:
    > - Skeletons are now mini-golems.
    > - No wands. Daggers now gain poison damage and necro skills.
    > - Unique wands are now unique daggers.
    > - No shrunken heads. Bone Helms now gain necro skills.
    > - Unique totems are now unique bone helms.
    > - Poison Dagger also works with Scythes.
    > - Scythes now gain poison damage and necro skills.
    >
    > Other adjustments:
    > - Exceptional and Elite versions of set items added.
    > - Gem and Rune effects increased (a la Gemstone).
    >
    > Help from someone with map-making skills would be much appreciated.
    > (The Bunny Level is one of them - where the hell is Saber?)

    One item I have wished for is a rune (obviously more rare than zod) that
    adds +1 skill. Physical damage types get all sorts of openwounds, knockback,
    elemental damage etc, but casters who live and die by their casting lvl
    don't get squat.
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    "Saber" <saber1@IEATSPAMMERSoptonline.net> wrote in message
    news:XpidnTlYgr97FPjfRVn-qw@giganews.com...
    > look through my mod stuff, if ya want any of it, just take it and use it.
    > if ya want more stuff than what i did, i can help out with ideas.
    > btw... y am isuddenly popular again? i just decided to read 2postsfor the
    > heck of it, and i was mentioned in both. i feel special. :)
    >
    Thanks, I've lifted most of the 1.08 cube recipes. That version had some
    serious potential before it was taken out back and shot.

    I have ideas on the map and plot changes I need to make, I'm just stumped on
    what changes to the equipment and skills people would like for the other
    classes. The necro's being completely rebuilt, but the others I've just
    poked at around the edges. I still haven't figured out where to move the
    bunny level, probably somewhere in Act 5. Then I need to add some tunnels to
    Tristram, and make the Act 4 Cathedral permanent (and add some tunnels),
    and...

    Just remember, it's all Cain's fault...
    --
    Zamboni
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    "john graesser" <graesser@tca.net> wrote in message
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    >
    > One item I have wished for is a rune (obviously more rare than zod) that
    > adds +1 skill. Physical damage types get all sorts of openwounds,
    > knockback,
    > elemental damage etc, but casters who live and die by their casting lvl
    > don't get squat.
    >
    Noted. I've been charting the low- and mid-level spells to see which needs
    to be tweaked. Since the mod will be basically be set at players-8, casters
    could be vulnerable to falling behind the curve. Rather than a rune, I'm
    almost thinking of new level of gem above perfect (Unreal? Immense?). Such a
    ruby could add +1 to fire skills if set in a weapons, for example. However,
    increased monster density means area-of-effect spells are even more
    efficient - and the melee are that much less.
    --
    Zamboni
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    "Brian Brunner" <brian.brunner@verizon.net.prophet> wrote in message
    news:dsjb611vsf6hhdqs9qdjd2965r9kt7hs1d@4ax.com...
    > On 19 Apr 2005, "Zamboni" <thezambonis@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >>> Since Comcasts' recent problems have made online play an exercise if
    >>> frustration, I've started started tinkering with the mod files to fix
    >>> some of my pet peeves. I'm making good progress on overhauling the
    >>> Necromancer, but am drawing a complete blank on the other classes.
    >>>
    >>> So I'm looking for ideas:
    >
    > Play the CE mod for a while, it's chock full of truly nifty ideas.
    >
    >
    I've played through most of CE. I've been able to reproduce just about
    everything except for the doll stash (which I can do without anyway). The CE
    developer also used dummy txt files in their mpq, so I've had to clean room
    reverse engineer their changes (unless someone knows how to un-bin the bin
    files).
    --
    Zamboni
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    "Zamboni" <zamboni@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:-L-dna30gbtqi_rfRVn-oQ@comcast.com...
    >
    > "Saber" <saber1@IEATSPAMMERSoptonline.net> wrote in message
    > news:XpidnTlYgr97FPjfRVn-qw@giganews.com...
    > > look through my mod stuff, if ya want any of it, just take it and use
    it.
    > > if ya want more stuff than what i did, i can help out with ideas.
    > > btw... y am isuddenly popular again? i just decided to read 2postsfor
    the
    > > heck of it, and i was mentioned in both. i feel special. :)
    > >
    > Thanks, I've lifted most of the 1.08 cube recipes. That version had some
    > serious potential before it was taken out back and shot.

    i really missed them, so i was like, ok, y not add them in again. along
    witha few things that werent in it before *cough*bunnies*cough*

    > I have ideas on the map and plot changes I need to make, I'm just stumped
    on
    > what changes to the equipment and skills people would like for the other
    > classes. The necro's being completely rebuilt, but the others I've just
    > poked at around the edges. I still haven't figured out where to move the
    > bunny level, probably somewhere in Act 5. Then I need to add some tunnels
    to
    > Tristram, and make the Act 4 Cathedral permanent (and add some tunnels),
    > and...

    id help ya with that stuff, but i never played 1.10, so i dunno where to
    start. heh.

    > Just remember, it's all Cain's fault...

    did i miss something? how is it his fault?

    --
    The Slightly Confused Saber
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    Saber wrote:
    >
    > > Just remember, it's all Cain's fault...
    >
    > did i miss something? how is it his fault?
    >
    > --
    > The Slightly Confused Saber

    Who else steals money from your stash when you die?

    Short version: After releasing Diablo into the world, Cain is
    imprisoned in Tristram, guarded by Griswald. Of course, Cain's
    mercenaries release him, allowing him to travel to Lut Gholien to free
    his co-conspiritor, Tyreal (Baal). Once they get to Harragath, Cain's
    mercenaries defeat the Ancients and enter the Keep. The death of the
    last Horadric Guardian, Lister, leaves Baal free to enter the Chamber
    and destroy the Worldstone, opening the gates of Hell and destroying
    the world. Good job.
    --
    Zamboni
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    "Zamboni" <thezambonis@gmail.com> wrote in message
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    > Saber wrote:
    > >
    > > > Just remember, it's all Cain's fault...
    > >
    > > did i miss something? how is it his fault?
    > >
    > > --
    > > The Slightly Confused Saber
    >
    > Who else steals money from your stash when you die?
    >
    > Short version: After releasing Diablo into the world, Cain is
    > imprisoned in Tristram, guarded by Griswald. Of course, Cain's
    > mercenaries release him, allowing him to travel to Lut Gholien to free
    > his co-conspiritor, Tyreal (Baal). Once they get to Harragath, Cain's
    > mercenaries defeat the Ancients and enter the Keep. The death of the
    > last Horadric Guardian, Lister, leaves Baal free to enter the Chamber
    > and destroy the Worldstone, opening the gates of Hell and destroying
    > the world. Good job.

    ya know, i never looked at it like that....
    damn, i was the bad guy...

    --
    The Evil Saber
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