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[Media] General: Mana Management

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,633MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

In our weekly comic, artist Blaz Klaric brings us his irreverent look into the foibles of the MMO worlds we love, and love to hate. Check out "Mana Management" and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.

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  • mCalvertmCalvert Tallahassee, FLPosts: 1,283Member
    Food buffs  are another mechanic that needs to be left behind.
  • TalmienTalmien Hopewell, NJPosts: 78Member
    I agree, food and drink buffs need to go. But they come from older games where you had to eat and drink or get a "debuff", since developers don't want players to expierence anything negative anymore you now get buffed.
  • CrazKanukCrazKanuk Elmira, ONPosts: 2,499Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Talmien
    I agree, food and drink buffs need to go. But they come from older games where you had to eat and drink or get a "debuff", since developers don't want players to expierence anything negative anymore you now get buffed.

    Super Turkey Debuff - You fall asleep for a half hour and then have reduced speed for 8 more hours. 

    Crazkanuk

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  • KellerKeller UtrechtPosts: 254Member
    Originally posted by mCalvert
    Food buffs  are another mechanic that needs to be left behind.

    Look at Dayz and food has a function. Starvation vs well-fed, but guess that is more for sandboxish mmos.

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,672Member Uncommon
    Food/drink buffs aside, mana management seems to have all but disappeared in most MMOs. How many here remember reagents/comps? Or having to find/learn spells? A lot of the features of magic systems have disappeared from magery but seem to remain in many archer/ranger systems.

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  • linadragonlinadragon Emmaus, PAPosts: 95Member
    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    Food/drink buffs aside, mana management seems to have all but disappeared in most MMOs. How many here remember reagents/comps? Or having to find/learn spells? A lot of the features of magic systems have disappeared from magery but seem to remain in many archer/ranger systems.

    You know it has also kinda disappeared in general from the people that are actually playing the mmorpgs... I see a lot of people just out and out SUCK at mana management in mmorpgs. They spam AOE heals and run out of mana fast and it's like uhh wtf? Or they will spam aoe spells in general.... there is still management in some games that if you don't take care with can still turn out POORLY.  

  • KonfessKonfess Dallas, TXPosts: 956Member Uncommon

    What do I see here?  A Tank, or more likely a Dps who ignored the group tell of OOM(Out Of Mana), from the Healer(s) after the last boss fight.  And still ran into the next, with out waiting for the support to recover. 

     

    Just because he was full of health and ready to go.  They get into a "Wipe" frenzy, and can't stop and wait for anyone else. 

     

    They only see their action, so they only acknowledge their contribution.  Healing and crowd control, they don't see it, so it doesn't exist.  They survive "Only", because of their "Bad_ssedness", and not because of some support player.

     

    Simplification of game mechanics (dumbing down) should never be the goal.  If you want to play a dumb game, buy a console.

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  • XAPKenXAPKen Northwest, INPosts: 4,927Member Uncommon

    I recall a guildie many years back getting bitched out by the guildmaster's girl friend, who happened to be our main heal.

     

    "I'm sitting down and drinking my water, and damn it, I'm not getting up until I'm done."

     

    Later on I played a healer.  Ya know, I can relate to how she must have felt.


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  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXPosts: 3,332Member Uncommon

    Mage table please XD

     

  • DjevikDjevik Maurertown, VAPosts: 101Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Talmien
    I agree, food and drink buffs need to go. But they come from older games where you had to eat and drink or get a "debuff", since developers don't want players to expierence anything negative anymore you now get buffed.

    This.. even though having some of the negative stuff come back would be nice instead of easy mode all day... maybe thats why i am super bored of mmorpgs atm

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