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Re: Mana Arts Development Team

Postby laserkid on Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:08 am

Resurrecting the healer thread for interested parties. http://forums.drowtales.com/viewtopic.php?f=76&t=16601&p=769292#p769292
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Re: Mana Arts Development Team

Postby Catriana on Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:22 am

Dalvyserran wrote:a wild idea:

is it possible to extract mana from plants via magical means?


That would be an interesting experiment for those working on the greenhouse project.
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Re: Mana Arts Development Team

Postby goblin6 on Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:21 pm

I got a question, is it possible extract mana and absorb it to replenish your own mana pool? Since on the surface or any mana poor area, it's a hazard for MS to overexert themselves. I was thinking we can create a mana battery of sort. Similar to the one that is powering our ship, but miniaturize to be carried by personnel.
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Re: Mana Arts Development Team

Postby Dalvyserran on Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:34 pm

goblin6 wrote:I got a question, is it possible extract mana and absorb it to replenish your own mana pool? Since on the surface or any mana poor area, it's a hazard for MS to overexert themselves. I was thinking we can create a mana battery of sort. Similar to the one that is powering our ship, but miniaturize to be carried by personnel.


Nothing can substitute an underground city's worth of ambient mana that is needed in order to use arts safely. you need to offset the rate of evaporation by a substantial amount, if you want to find a way to contain mana for MS to use safely. http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=8723
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Re: Mana Arts Development Team

Postby goblin6 on Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:20 pm

So you're saying even if I were to seal mana into a gem and leave it out in the open on the surface, the mana will dissipate?
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Re: Mana Arts Development Team

Postby Eltharrion on Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:28 pm

It'd be slow, of course, but eventually the mana would dissipate and try to "even out", like steam tries to even out with the air around it. Problem is that, like steam, there isn't enough mana in the air to allow it to stay around, but it just dissolves as it spreads way too thin.
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Re: Mana Arts Development Team

Postby Dalvyserran on Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:50 pm

goblin6 wrote:So you're saying even if I were to seal mana into a gem and leave it out in the open on the surface, the mana will dissipate?

If you mean to make them into something you can pop like an energy drink, then...

Out of all examples I've seen foci/cores/gems used, I've never seen it being used as a source of mana. they only hold so much that is needed for summoning, boosting one's personal mana for sorcery and operating golems (keep in mind these things are designed for mana efficiency). it's just too insignificant to make a difference in the body's needs.
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Re: Mana Arts Development Team

Postby goblin6 on Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:56 pm

That was what I meant. In a RPG game sense, something to replenish you magic points when you run out. Well, so much for that idea.
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Re: Mana Arts Development Team

Postby Eltharrion on Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:54 pm

We can always make some foci/mana cores fit into gauntlets or what else. They don't replenish your mana, but reduce the amount of mana you have to use from within your own body.
In RPG terms, they increase your maximum MP instead of recovering it.
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Re: Mana Arts Development Team

Postby Jaibyrd on Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:59 pm

Eltharrion wrote:We can always make some foci/mana cores fit into gauntlets or what else. They don't replenish your mana, but reduce the amount of mana you have to use from within your own body.
In RPG terms, they increase your maximum MP instead of recovering it.


That was what my mana staff project is for ya know:

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Re: Mana Arts Development Team

Postby Eltharrion on Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:08 pm

Ah, I'm just really REALLY slow with stuff it seems.
Good job on that, though. ^^
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Re: Mana Arts Development Team

Postby Dalvyserran on Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:11 pm

Right, so drawing water out of plants is a no go...

anything else we can do with water sorcery?
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Re: Mana Arts Development Team

Postby goblin6 on Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:56 pm

Here's a dumb idea. I've been told before that those with water affinity can walk on water. Maybe we should put that to the test? Even if it's confirm that water affinity drows can walk on water, we ourselves have yet to demonstrate that particular skill. Just get a big bucket/tub of water and try standing on the surface of the water.
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Re: Mana Arts Development Team

Postby Sonor Val'Illhar'dro on Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:41 pm

Today's update got me thinking...

Have we ever measured the amount of ambient mana/mana field in and around our ship?
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Re: Mana Arts Development Team

Postby Jaibyrd on Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:49 pm

Tim made plans for a mana-o-meter to measure how much mana was in an environment, I think we made it, but now I am not sure... Let me dig up the posts...

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After a trip down memory lane... found it: viewtopic.php?f=76&t=16014&hilit=mana+specialists&start=165#p709978

And he explains it further here: viewtopic.php?f=76&t=16014&hilit=mana+specialists&start=165#p710002

But I do believe we did make at least one... still looking for that tidbit for conformation...
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