Wednesday, May 30, 2012

PvP Update

I'm not sure if I'm the only one that noticed this, but the PvP system needs a big update! Ever since Celestia the PvP gear has been obsolete. There are people taking advantage of the points system and right now Ranked PvP is a joke to most wizards. How do we fix this? Well, that is no easy task. First, you'll need to reset everyone's rank. Yes, yes, I know you've worked hard to gain your rank but it'll be worth it, trust me! 


There are really great threads over on W101C that discuss the needed PvP update:
Nesogra's "Fix for Puppet Teams"
azoresdog's "Is KI aware of Puppet Teams?"
Ivanna's "Matchmaking 101"


What got me into PvP in the first place is the awesome looking Commander Gear, which is now obsolete. There is no doubt that we need new Arena Gear, but first we need a new Arena rank, Overlord. To achieve the rank of Overlord you must have at least 1100 arena points and must have completed the quest "Diego's Challenge". Once you have at least 1100 points you will receive a notification from Diego the Duelmaster saying: "Young wizard, come meet me at once in front of the The Arena in Unicorn Way. I have a challenge for you!" Once you arrive where he is he will say: "Ah, yes my most promising student of the dueling arts! It is time for you to transcend upwards to achieve new power. Power greater than you have ever had before!" ->Next-> "However, to achieve this power I must know that you are ready to obtain it. I shall test you myself! Meet me inside The Arena and show me your skill!"
*You go inside the Arena*
Diego: "Welcome to your final test! I will not go easy on you just because you are my student."


This is where Diego varies since there are Warlords of every level however I'll go into more detail for some of them:
Levels 1-9
Diego the Duelmaster
Rank 4 Boss
Balance
1,500 health
10% resistance to all
Power pip chance: 10%
Spells: Scarab, Scorpion, balance blade, elemental shield, spiritual shield, infection, hex, spectral blast,locust swarm, sprite.
Cheats: He will cast a tower shield on himself and use a fire elf on you first round. If you cast more than two blades he will use Enfeeble and say "No Bladestacking!" then cast a another Fire elf on you that does 120 for each of the three rounds. If you heal he will cast a 100% sanctuary up and say "Good job staying alive!"


Levels 10-19
Diego The Duelmaster
Rank 5 Boss
Balance
2,500 health
15% resistance to all
Power pip chance 20%
Spells: Scarab, Scorpion, balance blade, elemental shield, spiritual shield, infection, hex, spectral blast, locust swarm, sprite, helping hands, tower shield.
Cheats: Casts a 60% tower on himself and uses a Storm Shark on you first turn. If you cast more than one blade on yourself he will use Enfeeble on you and say "No Bladestacking!" and casts a Kraken at you. If you attack without a shield he will say "You need more defenses!" then casts a 500 damage Vampire. If you heal he will cast a 100% Sanctuary and say "God job staying alive!"


Levels 20-29
Diego The Duelmaster
Rank 6 Boss
Balance
4,000 health
20% resistance to all
Power pip chance 25%
Spells: Scorpion, balance blade, elemental shield, spiritual shield, infection, hex, spectral blast, locust swarm, sprite, helping hands, tower shield, sandstorm, hydra, fortify.
Cheats: Casts a 65% tower on himself and uses a Frostbite on you first turn. If you cast more than one blade on yourself he will cast Enfeeble and say "No Bladestacking!" and use a Stormzilla on you. If you attack without a shield on he will say "You need more defenses!" and uses a Phoenix on you and then places a tower shield on you. If you heal he will use a 100% Sanctuary and say "Good job staying alive!"


Levels 30-39
Diego The Duelmaster
Rank 7 Boss
Balance
7,500 health
25% resistance to all
Power pip chance 30%


Levels 40-49
Diego the Duelmaster
Rank 8 Boss
Balance
10,000 health
30% resistance to all
Power pip chance 35%


Levels 50-59
Diego the Duelmaster
Rank 9 boss
Balance
12,000 health
35% resistance to all
Power pip chance 35%
Critical 100
Block 150


Levels 60-69
Diego the Duelmaster
Rank 10 Boss
Balance 
13,000 health
40% resistnace to all
Power pip chance 45%
Critical 150
Block 200


Levels 70-79
Diego the Duelmaster 
Rank 11 Boss
Balance
14,000 health
45% resistance to all
power pip chance 50%
Critical 200
Block 250


*Level 80*
Diego the Duelmaster
Rank 12 Boss
Balance
15,000 health
50% resistance to all
Power pip chance 55%
Critical 250
Block 300
Cheats: He will start the fight by casting a 90% tower on himself and using a Basilisk on you. If you put more than two blades on yourself he will say "No Bladestacking!", use Enfeeble, and put a 70% trap on you. If you attack him with less than 1,000 damage he will say "Let me show you how it's done!" and use an Efreet that will do 1,500 base fire damage. If you attack without a shield he will say "You need more defenses!" and use a Leviathan on you then put a tower shield on you. If you attack without a blade he will say "What? No Blades!?" and use a Deadly Ninja Pig(adds -25% weakness) that does 1000 damage. If you heal he will cast a 100% Sanctuary and say "Good job staying alive!"


Now when all is said and done and you've beaten Diego he will tell you to meet him outside again.
*You go outside*
"My wondrous student! You have surpassed the many that I have taught. You truly deserve to transcend into the next rank of Overlord!" ->Done->
For Completing the quest you will receive 800 Arena tickets, the Overlord Rank & badge, 2 Elucidate treasure cards, 500 gold, and one training point.
Once you complete this quest you will have access to the advanced gear, which includes: 


Diego's Overlord Helm: 900 arena tickets
+200 health
+7% power pipchance
+6% accuracy
+9% damage
+12% resistance
+5% incoming heal
+3% Pierce
+70 Crit
-100% Mana


Diego's Overlord Armor: 1200 arena tickets
+300 health
+8% power pip chance
+7% accuracy
+12% damage
+18% resistance
+7% incoming heal
+5% pierce
+50 Crit
+50 Block
-100% Mana


Diego's Overlord Footgear: 700 arena tickets
+100 health
+6% power pip chance
+6% accuracy
+9% damage
+12% resistance
+4% incoming heal
+2% pierce
+70 Block
-100% Mana


The total stats for wearing this gear would be: Total cost: 2800 arena tickets
+600 health
+21% Power pip chance
+19% Accuracy
+30% Damage
+42% Resist
+16% Incoming heal
+10% Pierce
+120 Crit
+120 Block


The gear would look like this on boys:


Sorry I don't have the equivalent for girls.


Next on the list is the Wands. I'm only going to do the lvl 75+ wand for now. There are two version of each wand, one for the offensive wizard and one for the defensive wizard. They both look the same. Each costs about 800 arena tickets.


Overlord's Frost-Fire Blade
+Power pip
+White pip
+4% Resist
+9% Incoming heal
+75 Block
+20 Crit
Gives 4 Cards of Fire's Fury (130 fire damage)
Gives 2 Cards of Snowdrift (Steals one Heal over time)


Overlord's Magma-Chilled Blade
+Power pip
+White pip
+8% Damage
+5% Pierce
+35 Block
+60 Crit
Gives 4 cards of Frozen fury (130 Ice damage)
Gives 2 cards of Steal Charm (Steals one positive blade)


Next is the Overlord Pet. Oh yes, a pet! This pet will be overloaded with epicness that you truly won't believe! The cost of this EPIC pet will be 1800 Arena tickets. I have heard a copious amount of people talking about a Piggle in a suit of armor so....


The Warrior Piggle


Note: You cannot get this from hatching. If you hatch with this pet you will receive a regular Piggle instead of the Warrior Piggle.


Diego also needs new trainable spells, but not for only Overlord!


Drawback
0 pips
Star spell
100% accuracy
Description: -15% accuracy & +30% Pierce for 4 rounds.
Must be at least Veteran to train this spell


Purify
3 pips
Storm spell
100% accuracy
Description: Removes all negative charms from target.
Must be at least Knight to train this spell


Fortress Shield
3 pips
Ice spell
100% accuracy
Description: -80% shield to self
Must be at least Knight to train this spell


Compensate 
0 pips 
Star spell
100% accuracy
Description: -15% damage & +30% resist for 4 rounds
Must be at least Knight to train this spell


Simplify
0 pips
Sun spell
100% accuracy
Description: Lowers the pip cost of a spell by 1.
Must be at least level 60 and a Veteran to train this spell.

5 comments:

  1. I. Completely. Agree. Enough said.

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  2. Hmm Big Bro interesting reading ... I admit I agree with I lot of it and I absolutely LOVE your theory crafting for Diego. That being said I have been known to stack multiples of the same blade on myself OR attack without blades at all (ala The Troll) ... so maybe Sir Diego should be able to differentiate between what blades you actually have up? And attacking without a blade shouldn't be penalized ... can you imagine going in for the kill when he is low on health but you have no blade? Yikes!

    I know someone who would absolutely <3 a Warrior Piggle! *cough cough*

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  3. This seems to be very well thought out

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  4. You have put, A LOT, of thought into this. Pat on the back for being this well developed with your idea! I don't like PVP, but who knows, if your changes go through I might try it again!

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  5. Very interesting post, I agree with some of your theories and think you should add some more depth to some particular things. Awesome ideas though.

    I think you should check this out whenever you have the time: http://sorcererofthespiral.blogspot.com/search/label/Ideas

    Some ideas of my own to better Wizard101 also.

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