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Help me to finish this boss spell
« on: July 19, 2012, 04:15:14 am »
Hello.

I've been struggling last few days to finish this passive boss spell for chapter 4 Elite Boss(the tree).

Idea:

- Wisps start to spin around the boss
- After X wisps something happens

Now:

- How does the wisp come?
- What happens after X wisps is gathered?
- How to make this boss spell tactical?

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Re: Help me to finish this boss spell
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012, 08:48:58 am »
How does the wisp come?

Eh? If it's passive then it would be from nothingness, no cast or some kind of ritual, it would just appear. Oh, maybe some kind of special effect, some light(green light...) or some vines?

What happens after X wisps is gathered?

Hum...they would come for Phodom's life? Or maybe they would sacrifice themselves to heal(and maybe buff) the boss? A super-duper-hyper spell?

How to make this boss spell tactical?

Seriously, i can't understand what tactical means...but my suggestion would be that the wisps would have to be destroyed to avoid more problems(like, duh?) so they should spin kind of fast to avoid phodom's attack the most. Oh, and maybe it should have some kind of penalty when you kill a wisp? Some kind of explosion that damages(but not that much) phodom or a debuff...

Seriously i don't know what tactical means, but, oh well, i have made my suggestions.
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Re: Help me to finish this boss spell
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012, 03:48:04 pm »
Yes I was thinking too something like after X wisps it heals the boss. But I was wondering how to prevent more wisps to come or how to vanquish the current ones. I think killing them is a bit plain. Any other ideas?

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Re: Help me to finish this boss spell
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2012, 09:22:43 pm »
X pillars or something similar (3 to 5 ones) will come out when the boss starts to create wisps, you need to destroy them to stop the creation.
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Re: Help me to finish this boss spell
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2012, 04:40:31 am »
Obelisks doesn't fit with the theme of chapter 4 elite boss. Theme is something like nature / green / leafs.

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Re: Help me to finish this boss spell
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2012, 09:00:09 am »
- How does the wisp come?
Maybe have little whelps that fly around the boss at random intervals. The whelps can attack you. Once you kill a whelp, a wisp spawn and moves slowly towards the boss.

- What happens after X wisps is gathered?
A giant dragon appears in the boss place and attacks you for a while before disappearing. Boss appears again and the cycle continues

- How to make this boss spell tactical?
Make it such that when two wisps are in close proximity, they come closer together and disappear in an explosion. So the player may wait for a few whelps to spawn before killing them at one go. Give some delay before the wisps explode so the player can set up protective measures.

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Re: Help me to finish this boss spell
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2012, 10:23:19 am »
robotworld: Your whole theory is just wrong  :P.
Firstly, it doesn't make sense to me, but that's a personal opinion and it's not the main problem
Secondly...Dragons? Are you crazy? Well, maybe it could work if you don't use the dragons...

Aero: well, i said pillars as a example, you could put some tree like monsters that can't move, like that "tree like " night elf tower sprite, or maybe some kind of "great wisps".... I think many things would work("pillars,obelisks and temple like" things too in my opinion), but portals are in my opinion already used a lot so you should try to avoid them if possible.
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Re: Help me to finish this boss spell
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2012, 12:03:09 pm »
Yes I was thinking too something like after X wisps it heals the boss. But I was wondering how to prevent more wisps to come or how to vanquish the current ones. I think killing them is a bit plain. Any other ideas?

Well how about that when the wisps appear, they start to move slowly toward' the boss, and to get rid of them you have to dish as much damage to the boss as possible, which then damages the wisps?

Otherwise they heal or etc.

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Re: Help me to finish this boss spell
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2012, 01:03:13 am »
robotworld: Your whole theory is just wrong  :P.
Firstly, it doesn't make sense to me, but that's a personal opinion and it's not the main problem
Secondly...Dragons? Are you crazy? Well, maybe it could work if you don't use the dragons...

Aero: well, i said pillars as a example, you could put some tree like monsters that can't move, like that "tree like " night elf tower sprite, or maybe some kind of "great wisps".... I think many things would work("pillars,obelisks and temple like" things too in my opinion), but portals are in my opinion already used a lot so you should try to avoid them if possible.

My bad. Yes you are right, my theory is indeed very wrong. I misread the post. Thought I saw epic boss :(

Here's my revised version

- How does the wisp come?
The boss will summon some forest critters or treants which attack you. Killing them will turn them into wisps. The wisps then move slowly towards the tree boss.

- What happens after X wisps is gathered?
The boss will have increased movement speed/attack for every wisp that reaches the boss. The effect stacks and lasts for 2-3 minutes per wisp.

- How to make this boss spell tactical?
Make it such that when two wisps are in close proximity, they come closer together and disappear in an explosion. So the player may wait for a few whelps to spawn before killing them at one go. Give some delay before the wisps explode so the player can set up protective measures.

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Re: Help me to finish this boss spell
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2012, 08:47:41 am »
Hey thanks guys for the suggestions I got some good ones.

I've now finished the boss!