This is my longest post ever, but i can't just hold it in myself
Imagine, i'm a newbee or just want to play uncharted class, and i want to choose abilities for my characher. And i will see this:
Yeah, in first case the choise is obvious (as it seems), but abilities scales with Power Level. Ok, i will dig up to cyclopedy but all i can learn from it is:
"Power Level is a measure of the overall power of your character. All active spells and abilities are modified by Power Level and become more powerful as you gain levels. Some items, spells, and abilities, may also influence your Power Level (positively or negatively)." - wow, someone has written forks on the water. I mean, it says nothing about how this ability will progress.
Another specific example:
Now i know: it scales from 30% to 70%
But how will do i know it, when i see all of it first time? How can i measure ability efficiency for my build? There is no options to do it. Come on, guys, on the game launch, you bosted of "how many variations of classes might be in game" (i remembered Josh face and many numbers flying around).
So, it's difficult to build charachers without knowing how exactly all abilities scales.
PROPOSITION: update abilities text descriptions with such information (e.g. Damage/Duration/Penetration increasing by +N% with each Power Level)
Second one: when we choose abilities (and this is true for abilities granting from various items), we able to see only base duration.
In Pillars of Eternity 1 we able to see reliance of charachers Attributes to duration of abilities:
in Deadfire we can see only base duration:
So i must check character's screen for his Int attribute and then calculate in my mund total duration of ability to deside it efficiency?
Well, i'm not too lazy for this, but PoE 1 was never forcing to do it. Why the second one desided to keep my mind in check?))
"That's downgrade, i say"
PROPOSITION: Return, in effect decriptions, abilities duration scaling, according charachers Intellect attribute - like it was in PoE 1.
Edited by Phenomenum, 09 September 2018 - 07:28 AM.