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Sup What is the point of a lag spike?

Shii

Avatar: 23167 2010-01-24 16:31:18 -0500
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[Phantasmagoric Spl-
endor
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Level 35 Emo Kid

I haven't seen a bad idea that I didn't like.

HackerOnHacker Posted:

What I think is that rather than using consumables every time you go to a forum, there should be equipment available that would prevent lag spikes and such. However, the equipment will break as soon as it prevents a number of lag spikes. So, pretty much same Flezz sink, only somewhat less annoying and time-consuming.

I like this idea.

Snipe before ghax.

man-man

Avatar: 156485 2010-01-24 16:36:14 -0500
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[Harem and Sushi Bar]

Level 69 Hacker

Selfish fine upstanding member of society

Already got a system in place for equipment taking damage… that could be adapted for specific attacks doing damage to specific equipment. You’d just have to repair your surge protector every nth time you get hit with a power surge, or equivalent for the other special attacks.

Maybe leave a couple of them as being countered by a consumable, but the ones that completely disable you for ages would be nice to have a more lasting counter for. It can be expensive if the flezz sink needs to be preserved, but this would at least make it less annoying.

Sarcasm Inc

Avatar: 124937 2010-01-24 16:34:47 -0500
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[pizza party]

Level 69 Hacker

Not needed anymore now that we have the SarcMark

man-man Posted:

Already got a system in place for equipment taking damage… that could be adapted for specific attacks doing damage to specific equipment. You’d just have to repair your surge protector every nth time you get hit with a power surge, or equivalent for the other special attacks.

Maybe leave a couple of them as being countered by a consumable, but the ones that completely disable you for ages would be nice to have a more lasting counter for. It can be expensive if the flezz sink needs to be preserved, but this would at least make it less annoying.

HackerOnHacker Posted:

What I think is that rather than using consumables every time you go to a forum, there should be equipment available that would prevent lag spikes and such. However, the equipment will break as soon as it prevents a number of lag spikes. So, pretty much same Flezz sink, only somewhat less annoying and time-consuming.

I like the thing that this guy said.

mterek

Avatar: 192622 2009-09-24 16:39:01 -0400
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[mahjong]

Level 69 Re-Re

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Having some less powerful equipment protect against lag spikes and other status effects would give incentive to not simply use only the highest stat items in the game. It’ll give purpose to otherwise obsoleted items.

Kittysan

Avatar: Jimmy the Re-Re
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Level 40 Re-Re

I'm a fabulous person who goes back on Dom ties

I think you’re talking about Power Spikes, mterek. And my way to combat them is to buy low level pills to act as a diversion, “meatshielding” the expensive ones.

As for Lag Spikes, I see them as moderate annoyances (Line Noises are minor annoyances, of course.) Unless in a forum with moderators, which they become major threats, slowing down your pwning, and giving chances for moderators to appear.

Big Brother

Avatar: 45759 Fri Oct 17 23:44:23 -0400 2008

Level 66 Troll

woman's genitals

Game still not interesting.

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