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DONATIONS CLOSED - Item is funded! Thank you everyone! What kind of item should it be?

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Poll: Let's create an item for the Black Isle Bastards! What kind of item should it be? (104 member(s) have cast votes)

What kind of unique equipment for the Black Isle Bastards should we fund with the "Create an item" tier?

  1. Melee Weapon (32 votes [30.77%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 30.77%

  2. Ranged Weapon (3 votes [2.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.88%

  3. Magical Implement (Rod, Wand, Scepter) (2 votes [1.92%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.92%

  4. Armor (7 votes [6.73%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.73%

  5. Shield (1 votes [0.96%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 0.96%

  6. Ring (10 votes [9.62%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 9.62%

  7. Belt OR Gloves (2 votes [1.92%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.92%

  8. Amulet (7 votes [6.73%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.73%

  9. Boots (3 votes [2.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.88%

  10. Cloak (2 votes [1.92%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 1.92%

  11. Trinket (6 votes [5.77%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.77%

  12. Hat (13 votes [12.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  13. Helmet (3 votes [2.88%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 2.88%

  14. Grimoire (7 votes [6.73%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 6.73%

  15. other (please specify in the comments) (6 votes [5.77%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.77%

Should the special piece of equipment (completely or partly) be made of obsidian (if applicable)?

  1. yes (83 votes [79.81%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 79.81%

  2. no (21 votes [20.19%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 20.19%

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I understand that the devs have stated the macuahuitl's off the table, but if you're still interested in weapons that are good matches for the area where Huana culture's concerned, an obsidian axe or hatchet would line up pretty well with the stone axe heads that turn up among Hawaiian/Polynesian artifacts (http://www.academia....iian_Stone_Axes).

 

A mokomokai trinket, as seen here (https://en.wikipedia.../wiki/Mokomokai) or here (https://www.forbes.c...w/#1f72c94074cf), might also be interesting. Alternatively, it could work as an amulet pretty easily since they only require inventory icons.

 

I'm not voting since I haven't contributed to the BIB item fundraiser yet, but I thought the ideas might have a place here.


Edited by blotter, 15 April 2017 - 02:06 PM.

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Great idea with the poll Fluffle. Let's get that item!


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What about the "Black Isle Plaster" - heals all your injuries 1/rest? ;)

 

What would be easiest and won't interfere with ingame 3D-models and stuff would be a weapon with the usual appearance, but a different set of colors and/or materials.

 

So, things like an obsidian sabre, stiletto, dagger or rapier would fit the pirate theme best. But on the other hand that's also pretty boring stuff - unless you'd come up with some really creative combination of the usual enchantments (because new, unique ones we make up will also not be implemented).

 

So... the shape of the item can't be too different from items which will be in the game (but we don't know which weapon types and shapes will be in, erm...). Great situation that!

 

What about a wooden sword with the shape of a "usual PoE2 sword", no matter what that fial shape will be, but the edge is made of obsidian, fused into the wood. This would not require a different 3Dmodel but only an easy texture change where the inner blade apperes brownish and the edge is jet black. Maybe also some obsidian inlays. It's a mystery how the creator of this blade was able to craft obsidian in this way, but the sword is light and supersharp (for example - come up with other enchantment ideas please).

 

Could still be of Huana/animancy/shamanistic origin and might have onve been a weapon of revenge - the Huana shaman of a nearly extincted or enslaved tribe wanted to kill raiders/colonists/whatever with a weapon which looked like the ones they brought into the Huana world, but which consisted of the materials his tribe used and was infused with the magic of his tribe. Was also used to execute and sacrifice a lot of captured foreigners to their god(s). Maybe Skaen in a different appearance got int otheir heads at some points. Something like this.

 

I also really like the idea of putting an ability onto this item like the Girdle of the Driving Wave gives you Knockdown or the Siegebreaker Gauntlets give you Cleave and so on.

 

Because of that, and the possible backstory/lore I still like the idea of putting Blood Thirst on the weapon (= 0 recovery after kill). This would best fit to a slower, two handed weapon. So I think I'll vote for melee weapon made of obsidian. 


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At this point it should be mentioned, that every wholehearted pirate needs at least one ass-kicking boot, made of Xaurip or Stelgaer-leather, soaked with saltwater, rum, blood and immorality.

Edited by Corlagon, 16 April 2017 - 01:25 AM.

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Wait-wait-wait! What about "The Black Belt"? It would give you martial arts powers, aka Transcendent Suffering?  :)

 

Or what about a summoned weapon? Would that be possible? That way we could get two items into the game. ;) A ring/gloves/trinket that summons a powerful, black weapon entirely made of obsidian (appearence like OBS wishes). Like Forgemaster Gloves basically.



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At this point it should be mentioned, that every wholehearted pirate needs at least one ass-kicking boot, made of Xaurip-leather, soaked with saltwater, rum, blood and immorality.

Boots that give you Dragon Leap or Charge or Escape. Pretty handy when boarding ships *zoooom*! :)


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or maybe some kind of stun or interruption.

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A ship upgrade might be cool - like a crow's nest or sail made of rare, magic cloth or flag that improves speed or serves as some kind of talisman/ward against sea monsters.
 


Edited by Androoh, 16 April 2017 - 01:15 AM.

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Maybe Skaen in a different appearance got int otheir heads at some points.

 

"Tomorrow our would-be conqueror roasts in his own fire."



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I want an awesome cloak. 


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So I did some quick'n dirty vector graphics to show what I meant with the "standard shape" and the "obsidian edge + inlays" in one of my previous posts. In this case it's the model/shape of a fine great sword in PoE, no changes to the shape, only the textures. This could be done to any weapon with a blade, not only great swords. Of course great swords has the biggest "blade canvas":  ;)
 
 
bib_obs_sword.png?dl=1
 
 
This could be ivory + obsidian or so...
 
What do you think?

Edited by Boeroer, 16 April 2017 - 12:51 PM.

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I think it's a great idea.

I also still think we should name our obsidian weapon "Beta Protocol", but that's just me.



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Although....this would be the perfect opportunity to make the Black Isle Bastards Logbook as a unique trinket item, listing such past adventures as "Aldur's Hate", "Night's of the Old Vailin Republic" and "Blightwind Gale".


Edited by Katarack21, 16 April 2017 - 03:53 PM.

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Personally leaning towards Hat/Cloak/Armor. I like the idea of donning the BIB getup. But the cloak would have to be more than just a cape with logo. So I'm kind of leaning hat.

 

If armor, maybe...

 

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Although....this would be the perfect opportunity to make the Black Isle Bastards Logbook as a unique trinket item, listing such past adventures as "Aldur's Hate", "Night's of the Old Vailin Republic" and "Blightwind Gale".


Yeah - I also suggested that option in another thread. It would merge our "ingame-recognition-ledger" with a trinket item that gives a bonus. It would also be a bit more creative than a sword.

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Although....this would be the perfect opportunity to make the Black Isle Bastards Logbook as a unique trinket item, listing such past adventures as "Aldur's Hate", "Night's of the Old Vailin Republic" and "Blightwind Gale".


Yeah - I also suggested that option in another thread. It would merge our "ingame-recognition-ledger" with a trinket item that gives a bonus. It would also be a bit more creative than a sword.

 

I musta read your post and ruminated on it! I do think it's a better idea than Badass Sword #36.



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Although....this would be the perfect opportunity to make the Black Isle Bastards Logbook as a unique trinket item, listing such past adventures as "Aldur's Hate", "Night's of the Old Vailin Republic" and "Blightwind Gale".

Yeah - I also suggested that option in another thread. It would merge our "ingame-recognition-ledger" with a trinket item that gives a bonus. It would also be a bit more creative than a sword.
I musta read your post and ruminated on it! I do think it's a better idea than Badass Sword #36.

On that topic, might I add that I would welcome anything more creative than Badass Sword #36 :).

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Those of you who don't like the idea of "Badass Sword #36" - do you mean a sword specifically or any melee weapon for that matter?

 

So would you dislike "Badass Melee Weapon #36" just as much?

 

I'm just wondering, because at the moment the melee weapon is leading in the poll.



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I would have voted "trinket" instead, but there's no option for it, tehehe. ;)

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Those of you who don't like the idea of "Badass Sword #36" - do you mean a sword specifically or any melee weapon for that matter?

 

So would you dislike "Badass Melee Weapon #36" just as much?

 

I'm just wondering, because at the moment the melee weapon is leading in the poll.

I originally voted melee weapon, but after a couple days thought deleted my voted and revoted "other" if that tells you anything.

I suspect that the list of melee weapons given to choose from will be relatively generic so as to be very easily implemented--the same weapons that there will be ten million other enchanted versions of.

I'd like to see our item stand out. An enchanted tri-fold hat, battered and beaten with all the the adventures it's been through (bonuses to elemental endurance?). An enchanted quill pen, capable only of writing the names of places you've already been (bonus to intelligence?). An enchanted map, showing only the places the Black Isle Bastards have yet to explore (bonus to resolve?). Etc, etc.


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