ZombieDupe Posted November 21, 2022 Share Posted November 21, 2022 Seems like another unnecessary math equation into the whole thing. Why make the player hold specific items to buff Maxwell's shadow puppet damage, and I guess armor too? To keep the player engaged? Holding specific items in equip slots and observing the fight from 2 tiles distance doesn't seem particularly engaging. This update appears to have just added yet another character to use followers in basically the same manner as 3 or 4 other characters have for their special perks, which isn't particularly unique or interesting. It does work thematically the best for Maxwell however, as he was the first character to have that as a special perk specifically. Puppets gathering resources the way they do seems a little strange in that they can seemingly only carry one type of item and if they grab over a stack but if you have extra inventory space for over that stack, they will drop the items exceeding it anyway, and will have to come back to the locations if they want to pick up another different type of item? Was there some resource gathering else-if logic programming puzzle you had trouble solving logistically, because the current implementation of them begs more questions than it answers. I would have gone with a simpler approach for both the servants and the fighters, making them both the same puppet, much like in single player. I think the best approach you could have gone with overall, which would be simple enough for anyone to understand (though maybe a little difficult to code properly), would be to go with something between the old single player Maxwell and the pre-rework one. Single type of puppet you summon with the Codex Umbra, then the puppet does nothing until you engage in an action, after that, it continues with that action until it no longer can or you switch to a different action. You want something attacked? Attack an enemy or get hit for the puppets to start targeting it or other enemies until you retreat or enemies. Hiring pigs works similarly actually. You want items on the floor gathered or crops to be harvested? Do that action and they'll start doing the same, then give you items once their or your inventory is full or until there are no more items to pick up on the ground nearby. All puppets would still follow you but would be universally versatile without specialty with a decent limit on how many you can summon. Them being unable to die or having a huge health pool would also be all you would really need to do. Simple, yet effective, because there really would be no reason to get any more complicated than that. Maybe that means a little more work on the part of the player, but it still makes it a little more engaging with the environment around you. Holding items, like one man band, or a bat bat, for extra damage multiplier on the puppets themselves just seems strange. Why not just have a static max damage output from the start? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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