FINALLY I feel like I’m starting to make good headway into a game that can function enough on its own. For those who are curious about what exactly is coming in this server as I have kind of been lacking on the exact content, I’m gonna outline some of that crap here.
I’d say this is pretty much defines the type of game I am aiming for. Hack n’ slash, grab n’ go, slaying experience extraordinaire. As far as going on a stretch and doing something new, I’m gonna say not. It’s pretty much your basic stat and leveling system. Most EXP points will be gained by killing baddies, but small amounts will be gained from doing just about anything really, I.E. digging for shells, fishing, taming creatures. Each level-up you will get a couple points to put towards increasing your stats.
There are five main stats you can add to:
Strength - Mainly increases power and carry weight, also affects defense and HP. Receives an Agility +1 bonus for every 10 points.
Agility - Mainly increases dodge and speed, also affects accuracy and concentration. Receives a Strength +1 bonus for every 10 points.
Vitality - Mainly increases defense and HP, also affects power and carry weight . Receives a Focus +1 bonus for every 10 points.
Focus - Mainly increases accuracy and concentration, also affects dodge and speed. Receives a Vitality +1 bonus for every 10 points.
Luck - Increases critical hit percentage, makes small aspects of the game easier.
Each main stat primarily affects one secondary stat:
Power (POW) - Greatly increases your attack strength except in the case of all gun-type weapons
Accuracy (ACY) - Fairly self-explanatory, it also increases attack slightly for melee weapons, and moreso for projectile weapons.
Dodge (DGE) - Percentage rate of having an enemy attack miss you, however it is worth it to note that no blast attacks can be dodged.
Defense (DEF) - Is what it is, it will be the percentage of damage that you block from enemy attack.
Critical Hit (CRIT) - Percentage of inflicting 100% damage on your opponent, bypassing their defense and dodge.
Concentration will be what skills use, sort of like MP basically. HP is pretty self explanatory, it’s your health. Both will regenerate slowly over time.
This is one of the parts that gets me excited about how this game is turning out. There will be six slots for six different types of equipment that a player can equip, weapons, accessories, shields, shoes, armor, and hats. And yes, it goes without saying that these all effect your appearance, body, shield, hat, duh.
But before you say, WELL THAT’S NOT KEWL I DON’T WANNA USE AN UGLY BODY AND AN UGLY SHIELD CUZ THEY ARE WHAT HAS THE BEST STATZ!
Calm down, my aim is to preserve Graal’s ability to look the way you want. First off, most bodies, hats, weapons, and shields will be available for purchase in stores. However, in the stores they will have stats set to reasonable numbers according to what the equipment actually is, I.E. gangster hat has less defense then the iron helmet. So what if you want to have a gangster hat that IS as strong as a helmet? Kill yourself some bad guys. When bad guys drop equipment it will be special, and in most cases stronger then the equipment that is bought in shops. There is also a chance that they may have extra stat bonuses that the ones in shops don’t have. And since all equipment will have the same cap on how strong it can be, the strongest gangster hat you find will be just as good as the strongest iron helmet you find. This creates a nice variety and uniqueness for all the equipment in the game, and allows for players to tailor their characters for the exact stats they need while looking the way they wish.
Nothing too special to say here, there will be two types of items, consumable and non-consumable.
Consumable items will pretty much be limited to refilling HP and concentration.
Non-consumable items define every other item in the game. The majority of these items are either bad guy loot (stuff that baddies drop that’s only purpose is to be sold for money) and items that are needed for the completion of quests or recipes.
There will be several types of weapons that will be available in the game. All of which can be used by all characters, there will be no restrictions on who can use what weapons. Most (or all, I am unsure as of now) weapons will have a primary attack (S key) and a secondary attack (D key). However, there will be a restriction to what types of weapons are able to be upgraded by skills.
Swords - Basic trusty melee weapon. Damage is mainly affected by power. Inflicts slash damage.
Clubs (Baseball Bats, Hammers) - Heavier, slighly slower melee weapon. Damage is mainly affected by power. Inflicts bash damage. Has the ability to break rocks.
Handguns - Lightweight, high damage, quick projectile weapon. Damage is greatly affected by accuracy. Inflicts bullet damage. Secondary attack is a melee pistol whip that inflicts light bash damage.
Shotguns - Heavy, relatively slow weapon. Fires in a cone attack, as a shotgun should, increasing the chance of hitting your target greatly. Damage is mainly affected by accuracy. Inflicts bullet damage. Secondary attack is a melee shotgun butt that inflicts light bash damage.
Bows - Lightweight projectile weapon. Slower then a handgun, and weaker at first. Bow damage is affected a lot by both accuracy and power, which allows for them to become stronger in the long run. Arrow skills also have the ability to inflict status ailments such as freeze, burn, stun, etc. Inflicts arrow damage.
Knives - Quick melee weapon, but shorter range then a sword or a club. Damage mainly affected by power. Inflicts slash damage.
Machine Guns - Rapid fire projectile weapon, fairly light damage per shot. Damage somewhat affected by accuracy. Inflicts bullet damage…
Freeze Rifle - Freezes enemies for a period of time, inflicts a small amount of freeze damage.
Stungun - Electrocutes, thereby disabling, another player for as long as you remain electrocuting them. Causes no damage.
Flamethrower - Has a very high chance of setting enemies aflame. Causes fire damage.
Rocket Launcher - Duh. Inflicts blast damage.
Homing Missile - Like the rocket launcher, only seeks out players. Inflicts blast damage.
Laser Gun - Fires beams which hit the player and shock them. Inflicts shock damage.
Others - All non-weapons (fishing pole, shovel, etc) will have a simple melee attack as the secondary attack.
So what exactly do I mean by upgradable weapons? Every five levels a player will receive one skill point to put towards a new skill. There will be several different types of skill classes, each one tailored to a specific type of character, I.E. swordsman, grenadier, gunman. Some classes will be specifically geared towards upgrading and using one type of weapon and fighting style (I.E. gunman, swordsman), other classes will be more about learning new skills or additional attack methods to use in battle (I.E. grenadier, clairvoyant).
However, players will not be forced to choose one class exclusively. They will have the choice to be able to learn any type of skills for any of the classes, and each class will have six skills in all that can be learned.
The only restriction is that the skills for each class must be learned in consecutive order. There are two types of skills in this game.
Passive skills, which just add bonuses to your character, I.E. increase pistol damage, increase bullet resistance.
Also active skills, which are new types of attack that a player can learn, I.E. grenade throw, double swing, ice arrow.
I am just going to list the classes here along with all of their skills in order, I won’t go into much detail on what some of the skills are as this is the part of the game that is most incomplete and most subject to change before release. As you notice, some skill classes are unfinished do not have all six skills yet. Skill class sets that are finished have a star next to them.
*Gunman (Pistols) - Six Shot, Increase Pistol Damage, Direct Hit, Increase Firing Speed, Increase Accuracy, Spinfire
Mercenary (Shotguns) - Rock Salt, Increase Shotgun Damage, Mega Blast, Increase Bullet Resistance, Increase Firing Speed,
*Grenadier - Grenade Throw, Increase Throwing Speed, Increase Blast Resistance, Grenade Mortar, Increase Grenade Damage, Kamikaze
Warrior (Clubs) - Uber Smash, Increase Club Damage
Assassin - Hide, Swift, Increase Dodge, Increase Speed, Shadow Cloud
*Clairvoyant - Mental Throw, Projectile Shield, Increase Shock Resistance, Sonic Boom, Increase Concentration, Confusion
Woodsman - Increase Pet Attack, Increase Pet Defense, Extra Pet, Extra Pet, Protectorate
*Swordsman (Swords) - Double Swing, Sword Charge, Increase Sword Damage, Deflect, Counter Attack, Ground Blaster
*Bowman (Bows) - Triple Shot, Fire Arrow, Increase Bow Damage, Charge Shot, Ice Arrow, Arrow Bomb
Fighter (Knives) - Increase Knife Damage,
The maximum level (for now) is going to be 100, therefore a player will have a chance to learn a total of 20 skills. This allows a player to either master a select few classes or spread out his skill points over the classes as he/she pleases.