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Re: CF: 0.95.3 bugs (OR CHEATS)

Christian Stieber on  wrote...
| > there may not be explicit classes, but there are certainly functional
| > classes.  Why couldn't a weapon have a great combat bonus,b ut a negative
| > for spellcasting somehow?
| No problem with that --- but this won't change anything, since you can
| a) just unwield the weapon when you want to cast spells
| b) crossfire is biased towards fighters --- even wizards and priests
|    stop using spells after a while
| The problem with classes is probably rather simple: other RPGs usually
| have parties, so a wizard (being unable to wear most armor/weapon
| items and a very bad fighter anyway) is protected by other party
| members such as warriors or dwarves. These can't cast at all --- but
| they don't need to, since elves and wizards can. So each class has
| strengths and weaknesses, but since the player controls a group of
| characters he can choose a good combination. In crossfire the player
| just controls one single character, so that character has to be able
| to do everything --- a RPG wizard would be very difficult to play, and
| a RPG warrior would not be the best choice either. That's why crossfire
| barbarians can cast spells just as well as crossfire wizards.
Prehaps Barbarian's should be a `challenge class' with NO MAGIC (almost
spells paths denied) and a natural `magic resistance'.  EG; a true RPG

In that same sense the challenge class `fireborn' is closer to a more
traditional RPG spellcaster than `wizards'.

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