when I am lvl 70, why must I level up an "alt" character?
why not create a new char near my highest level?
so when I have a lvl 70 Warrior, why not be able to create a lvl 50?
just something we had in mind and makes sense a little in this talk.
These Support Characters are a new appraoch now and make sense.
It reminds me a lot of the supporters in GW
if you didnt have a buddy, you grabbed some mercenaries.
They were averagely strong.
Weak players could be surpassed by them,
but good players rocked them away in no time.
only drawbacks towards other players:
-basic equip, no fire swords or so
-basic armors, no hp and stat bonuses
-basic skills. strong skills, but nothing specific, just damage or small combos
I also recently played "Evo" which is a jump n run rpg and lets you save your characters
at some points you can load your old stats (in this game it was useful as you evolved/world
and becoming a fish or bird was useful at times)
I thought about saving chars but meh, too much traffic.
alone what id have to save into the DB would kill me!
i had imagined some shrine where you would save your chars into
in this case:
you could have a selection of "ancient heros" from the past.
you go to some priest or so, blabla,
chose a hero, and a level.
-The exp you gain is 0
-The gold you gain is average to your normal level (so its not too pointless)
-the items you gain: none, or they disappear when you "vanish"
-no death penalty
could be a setup
I honestly had something like a testserver planned where you could
"create a char on the fly", as alerons skill system allows complex builds,
and before people must respec or so, they can test.
Never thought of such a system for such use though...
would be fun to become a lvl 70 wizard if my buddies need one.
(me beeing a lvl 60+ Warrior)
I would have like 6 spells (fireball, meteor, etc, very standart but not weak)
STANDARD equip for that level ("Lich Staff", Not "Lich Staff of Hatred +6")
these supporters CAN be profitable to a party, why not?
else people wont party with him, and after all: it is a player.
If your afraid of the supporters used to level normal characters:
yes that will happen, but i personally see no prob if the supporters are players
and the leveling is just as fast as in a normal 2 man party
also the quests you mentioned:
if those supporters are spirits of ancient heroes, you could really make awesome quests
and 1 final quest, where all party members must be heroes, and none double.
for example 5 different ones then.
would be very difficult to form good supporter only parties