Opened 13 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

#534 closed change (fixed (in v4))

Rework critical hits

Reported by: takkaria Owned by: magnate
Milestone: v4 Keywords: combat


At the moment, they're pretty rubbish, so rework them such that they're not.

Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 12 years ago by eddiegrove@…

I think that all criticals, bow or melee, should depend upon how much higher your hit roll is than it needs to be, and get rid of weapon weight from the calculation. Then fighters would get more/better crits because they are more skilled, and +50 to hit would pay off with crits too. Unfortunately, I have not been able to come up with a good formula.

comment:2 Changed 12 years ago by takkaria

  • Milestone changed from 3.1.1 beta to 3.2.0

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by magnate

  • Keywords combat added

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by magnate

  • Milestone changed from 4.0 to 3.3.0
  • Owner set to magnate
  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Summary changed from Rework bow critical hits to Rework critical hits
  • Type changed from bug to change

Happy to experiment with this in my towards-O-combat branch for 3.3. I agree with Eddie that the quality of hit should be the main factor, but the weapon quality should also feature and so should the weapon's size (weight or base dice). IMO the balance should be roughly 60% hit quality/skill, 20% weapon quality, 20% weapon size.

comment:5 Changed 10 years ago by magnate

  • Milestone changed from 3.3.0 to Future
  • Status changed from assigned to confirmed

Punting in accordance with new milestone policy (that any other milestone is only set once someone is actually working on the ticket).

comment:6 Changed 10 years ago by magnate contains a possible algorithm by Derakon, and some discussion. This should definitely follow the separation of AC into evasion and absorption.

comment:7 Changed 9 years ago by magnate

  • Milestone changed from Future to 4.0

Spell attacks (including devices) should occasionally get criticals too (hint: check S's implementation).

comment:8 Changed 9 years ago by magnate

Initial assignment to v4 per

comment:9 Changed 9 years ago by magnate

See NewCombat.

comment:10 Changed 9 years ago by magnate

  • Resolution set to fixed (in v4)
  • Status changed from confirmed to closed

[7dda9e9] Now uses finesse/balance and prowess/heft, which in turn are related to class and clev (but not yet race, IIRC). Weapon weight is gone completely. We didn't, in the end, make any connection with the to-hit roll.

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