Elestir wrote:I think we will all agree that thieves need an improvement in skills that matter for the actual combat.
I guess, just I stopped playing thieves as a melee-class. I play thieves as casters with just 2 spells (stab and shoot) and 2 inherent abilities (sneak and envenom). So, dodge, parry and pierce come very far down on my list of priorities. I love pierce and attack but would only use it seriously on a warrior, not a thief.
On the other hand from my recent experience, there are still thieves who will simply sneak through your spam flush, which is simply wrong.
I believe you and agree.
So how about:
- improve missile (make it actually work well even without sneak, maybe reinstate the defense while shooting to some extent)
Dont know, i always found it odd that some1 could shoot a warrior down while he is charging with a huge melee weapon. Shoot has an impossibly fast cooldown. Which is necessary for making it useful but if thieves could dodge at the same time, well, might break mume combat, no? Still, makes sense maybe with the new non-absolute defence-system?
[*]improve escape (make it change room order, for more details, search for the earlier post of mine about it)
Yes, I agree and it would have been megacool before the flee-nosneak change since you could have pracced escape on the sly as it were and surprised some1 who thought he had you trapped with mobs
But not sure it is enough now when escape is very common to have pracced. Its rather rare that changed roomorder gives advantage.
[*]improve search/reveal/flush vs sneaking (and vs not well hidden) targets
In my very limited experience with Bralg, hide is completely nerfed. Any fool mage can kill thoro hide amazingly quickly without spending more than 1 prac in search. Silly, imho.
[*]use dynamic sneak delay based on terrain and number of (aggressive?/all?) mobiles (and/or their awareness levels) in room (making it harder to sneak out of crowded room unnoticed)[/list]
Seems alot of work for uncertain result. Must be a simpler way to make spamflush dependable. And that is not such a huge hassle to thieves who are not being flushed. You know that management hates thieves, give them a complicated task like that and they gonna break the class once and for all just by general racism and bias.