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Orb of Dragonkind 7 months 4 weeks ago #1

I have to imagine that both transmutes will be fairly beefy due to scarcity. Or, is there consensus in belief that they will be good, but not spectacular--designed as a nod to the 8k auctioneers?

Just wasting some time and drumming up some discussion between vTD stretches.

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Orb of Dragonkind 7 months 4 weeks ago #2

Loremaster wrote: I have to imagine that both transmutes will be fairly beefy due to scarcity. Or, is there consensus in belief that they will be good, but not spectacular--designed as a nod to the 8k auctioneers?

Just wasting some time and drumming up some discussion between vTD stretches.

There is a thread somewhere about what Jeff originally said and what various folks thinks that might mean.
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Orb of Dragonkind 7 months 4 weeks ago #3

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I have heard two schools of though. The first points to a Jeff quote from when the first orb came out where in he said the power would not be huge, just more of a fun thing.

The second school of thought feels that there will be enough pressure for the dragon orb to be something crazy by the end that Jeff will change his mind about whatever he originally intended for the orb and make it something crazy.

I know a few prominent players who have bought believing the latter to be more likely, truth is none of us know one way or the other though.
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Orb of Dragonkind 7 months 4 weeks ago #4

Loremaster wrote: I have to imagine that both transmutes will be fairly beefy due to scarcity. Or, is there consensus in belief that they will be good, but not spectacular--designed as a nod to the 8k auctioneers?

Just wasting some time and drumming up some discussion between vTD stretches.


Jeff indicated early on that the in-game impact of the Orb transmutes will be minimal.

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Orb of Dragonkind 7 months 4 weeks ago #5

"The transmuted Orbs won't be these uber-powerful tokens, but they will provide some geeky fun for big TD fans."
It the only thing that I think he has said.
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Just to drum up controversy, what if the transmuted Orbs were consumable.... how crazy would they need to be to ever get you to use one.
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Orb of Dragonkind 7 months 4 weeks ago #7

Picc wrote: Just to drum up controversy, what if the transmuted Orbs were consumable.... how crazy would they need to be to ever get you to use one.


I think that might cause a meltdown and part of me wants to see what peoples reactions would be, but the rational 80% of my brain thinks that would cause so major negative overflow onto the other token design threads we should probably avoid.

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Orb of Dragonkind 7 months 4 weeks ago #8

Picc wrote: Just to drum up controversy, what if the transmuted Orbs were consumable.... how crazy would they need to be to ever get you to use one.


I'd likely not even bother transmuting at that point. But then again, I also have never used a UR consumable and other than Potion Distilled Healing rarely use a consumable that is above Rare.

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Orb of Dragonkind 7 months 4 weeks ago #9

Picc wrote: Just to drum up controversy


Wait... aren't you Canadian? ;)

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Orb of Dragonkind 7 months 4 weeks ago #10

There will be less than 100 of these made. I doubt there will be much outcry from the people actually making them one way or another. I am expecting Jeff to stick to the neat and fun statement, and would be happy with that.

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Orb of Dragonkind 7 months 4 weeks ago #11

A dragon overlay to your character on a run seems appropriate. Breath weapon of 30 damage (which shouldn't matter to people who have the transmute), 10 DR, melee attacks at range. Can make this more complicated with choose a dragon subtype, so your breath weapon isn't always fire and your DR is more limited. Speak dragonese.

How often you could do this is unclear.

Oh, since you're a dragon, you also get +25 treasure draws on any run you use the transmute.

For the partial transmute, half breath weapon damage, half DR, only +10 treasure draws.

Or, you could just give people dragon themed token holders for their runs or their own dragon lights.

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Orb of Dragonkind 7 months 4 weeks ago #12

Ian Lee wrote: A dragon overlay to your character on a run seems appropriate. Breath weapon of 30 damage (which shouldn't matter to people who have the transmute), 10 DR, melee attacks at range. Can make this more complicated with choose a dragon subtype, so your breath weapon isn't always fire and your DR is more limited. Speak dragonese.

How often you could do this is unclear.

Oh, since you're a dragon, you also get +25 treasure draws on any run you use the transmute.

For the partial transmute, half breath weapon damage, half DR, only +10 treasure draws.

Or, you could just give people dragon themed token holders for their runs or their own dragon lights.


I am good with these ideas.
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