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mamba
Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:21 pm Reply with quote
Member Joined: 02 Dec 2007 Posts: 114 Location: the real world
Ok, here's the deal.
I'm about to take a magic-only monster, and i think to myself, 'why not, lets see if touch works.' Unsurprisingly, i fail, and i get the normal failed touch message. With normal fisticuffs i can't do damage, but can touch be successful with magic-only monsters?
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wonko
Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:06 pm Reply with quote
Site Admin Joined: 02 Dec 2007 Posts: 220 Location: ...somewhere outside the asylum
Interesting question, answer in parts.

Success for "touch of death" is bound up in a number of factors
- the difference between attacker and victim's levels
- attacker's constitution
- whether the victim is a perm, traffic or another player
- 2 rolls of a dice

there is nothing in the code that even checks when touch is being used for magic only or magic and enchanted weapons only, so one can only assume that it is possible - would be interested in reports on success (with accompanying messages so I can track down other routines that might come into play here).

Interestingly, for touch there appears 3 possible outcomes - no damage; half the victims health is removed; or the victim is killed outright - this would appear to be a powerful skill if used correctly.

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Mazil
Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:12 am Reply with quote
Member Joined: 02 Dec 2007 Posts: 305 Location: In my fishtank
right, ill give it a shot

monster of choice... decrepid hippy

Try one... not wielding and enchanted weapon

Here with you is a decrepid hippy.

[HP:88/88 MP:25/25] k dec
You attack the decrepid hippy.
Your weapon has no effect on the decrepid hippy.
[HP:88/88 MP:25/25] The decrepid hippy hit you for 14 damage.
[HP:74/88 MP:25/25] The decrepid hippy hit you for 15 damage.
[HP:59/88 MP:25/25] Mrsmitty casts stun on the decrepid hippy.
[HP:59/88 MP:25/25] touch dec
You failed to harm the decrepid hippy.

as we can see it didnt work this try...

and look at this


Here with you is a cabinet maker.

[HP:88/88 MP:25/25] touch cab
How can you do that with your hands full?
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Mazil
Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 10:01 am Reply with quote
Member Joined: 02 Dec 2007 Posts: 305 Location: In my fishtank
Here with you is a decrepid hippy.

[HP:88/88 MP:25/25] touch dec
You touched the decrepid hippy for 70 damage.
The decrepid hippy hit you for 17 damage.
[HP:71/88 MP:25/25]k dec
Please wait 1 more second.
[HP:71/88 MP:25/25] k dec
Your weapon has no effect on the decrepid hippy.
[HP:71/88 MP:25/25] k dec
Please wait 3 seconds.
The decrepid hippy hit you for 15 damage.
Your jewelled cat collar fell apart.
[HP:56/88 MP:25/25] k dec
Please wait 2 seconds. ---------- god i must be stupid to think ittl work when i try again again
[HP:56/88 MP:25/25] The decrepid hippy hit you for 18 damage.
[HP:38/88 MP:25/25] Mrsmitty casts stun on the decrepid hippy.
[HP:38/88 MP:25/25] Mrsmitty casts a fireball spell on the decrepid hippy.
[HP:38/88 MP:25/25] Mrsmitty casts a fireball spell on the decrepid hippy.
[HP:38/88 MP:25/25] Mrsmitty casts a fireball spell on the decrepid hippy.
Mrsmitty defeated the decrepid hippy.
You gained 360 experience for the defeat of the decrepid hippy.


but yes, we now know that touch WILL work on an enchanted only monster
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Ferni
Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 2:23 pm Reply with quote
Member Joined: 05 Dec 2007 Posts: 230
whatabout turning? does it use the same mechanics as touch but withjust the two major differences are that the monster has to be undead and the major stat that affects it is piety?
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wonko
Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 5:21 pm Reply with quote
Site Admin Joined: 02 Dec 2007 Posts: 220 Location: ...somewhere outside the asylum
seems that is the case, yes

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