I wasn't talking about IP
Dunno, I enjoyed beating the "game" without taking IP (or resting a whole lot).
IP has nothing to do with why I think hunters are a well designed class. I think it's a powerful but boring spell that should just be removed.
(assuming you're not turtling with IP or a boatload of regen)
The problem is that as long as this is possible to do it can be used to somewhat trivialize the game. I mean you still need to know how to win fights, but you don't really have to worry about how you're gonna win the next fight at the same time. However, there are some more painfully boring things you can do in the name of power:
- Save before visiting a shop the first time and reload until your dream item is randomed. I've done this occasionally but not really gone for "dream item", just "good upgrade".
- Save before checking traps and reload until you get an encounter or at least good pelts. We caught something! Ruined pelt x1! That's worth two gold if you haven't noticed... I reload over traps quite often.
- Save during fights and reload until a random factor (AI decisions, attacks missing, etc) works in your favor, then save again and repeat until victory. NEVER done.
Point being it's impossible anyway to prevent every circumvention of the system so it's better to talk about where we should draw the line for what kind of tricks shouldn't work and which should still work if someone really wants to go through any kind of suffering for power. And I think IP regening when a battle is practically won shouldn't work. I also don't think the spell suits hunters. So I want it gone
That being said Vaelis can go regen-stance too, it's going to be more obvious once it's buffed. At least it's only HIS mana, and he can't use it for anything but tanking/damage, but still. As I've said before I'd like Recovery to require him to use a melee (normal or special) attack to regain mana, that way he will eventually win the battle even if you try to turtle it for regen.
If at first try it doesn't explode, it ain't Jack who wrote the code.