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Mask of Odysseus

Postby Jesus » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:07 pm

A mask of a dude? Kind of Mike Myers. But hey, his series is called Halloween.

Why is it an accessory though? For one thing, we've got the Pallid Mask, which is a helmet... and then there's the item's description, which clearly shows that it's meant to be worn on the face...
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Re: Mask of Odysseus

Postby Ryme » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:24 pm

Masks are mostly accessories, and can be worn over helmets. The pallid mask was a bit of an oversight.

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Re: Mask of Odysseus

Postby Jesus » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:14 pm

Ah. I was thinking it was just a game balance thing, since the Mask of Odysseus would outclass the Foxy Sombrero Mask (if they filled the same slot, that is).

Checking the wiki, there are quite a few mask-helmets (Catcher's, Foxy, Gas, Pallid, and Scuba). The only accessory-mask is the Racoon mask... although there are goggles/binoculars/a couple of pairs of glasses. But the trend seems to be that if it covers most of the face, it's a helmet-mask, while the accessory-masks just cover the eye area.

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Re: Mask of Odysseus

Postby Cristiona » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:27 pm

Well, Pallid Mask is also a helmet because I had enough Accessories, and there weren't many helmets in the source material. And I liked it that way, dammit.

Foxy Mask has an attached hat (Foxy Sombrero Mask), so it only makes sense that it's a hat slot. You could argue a Catcher's Mask likewise comes with a baseball cap, hence it being a hat (after all, the Fishnet Stockings have a skirt attached). As for the SCUBA mask, well... who wears a hat with a SCUBA mask? Also, that trio already had an accessory.

Huh. "scuba mask" really should be SCUBA, by the way... (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus), if only because I prefer my acronyms to stay that way. Hmph.

Of course, this being an accessory did let me run around wearing two full-face masks. I should have removed the Judo gloves and put on a Raccoon Mask, just to be sillier. I think I'll go do that.
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Re: Mask of Odysseus

Postby Jesus » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:44 pm

Just saying, that particular oversight seems to happen pretty often... Justifications aside...

Cristiona wrote:Of course, this being an accessory did let me run around wearing two full-face masks. I should have removed the Judo gloves and put on a Raccoon Mask, just to be sillier. I think I'll go do that.

I'm picturing the Pallid on top of your head (since it's the helmet), Odysseus on your face... but I can't decide if it's funnier to imagine the Raccoon Mask as being under (giving you the "Batman" effect of having darkness around the eyeholes) or over (WTF? She's got a disguise on her mask?) the Odysseus...
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Re: Mask of Odysseus

Postby Cristiona » Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:37 pm

Actually, I was thinking one mask on front, one on the back of my head. You know, to scare away predators. I also pictured the raccoon mask under the others. Maybe I could use it as a chin-strap. Maybe my character has a toothache.
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Re: Mask of Odysseus

Postby Ryme » Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:12 am

And yeah, this is a game balance thing, too. I try to have a decent item-find accessory once per year (Hero's Cape, Wolley's Index) and this is the next in that line. Wolley's was widely considered a little boring when it came out, so this one has a little less item find and a little more other stuff as flavor, but it's meant to fit that niche for players who can't afford a cape, say.

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Re: Mask of Odysseus

Postby Cristiona » Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:01 am

The Money Vacuum

This month, Ryme isn't even trying. Just fork over some cash, `kay?

Transportation
Range: ∞
Item cannot be auto-sold

Grants wearer ability to fly
-30 Seconds to the duration of each turn
+50% item drops
+50% chips
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Re: Mask of Odysseus

Postby Corrupt Shadow » Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:45 am

Whoa--I'd buy it! :lol: :mrgreen: :lol:
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Re: Mask of Odysseus

Postby Harry Dresden » Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:59 am

I'd buy 5!

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Re: Mask of Odysseus

Postby Satan » Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:01 am

Even though you could only make use of one of them? Well, besides trading purposes :p

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Re: Mask of Odysseus

Postby the SUPERnaturalist » Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:24 pm

Cristiona wrote:
The Money Vacuum

This month, Ryme isn't even trying. Just fork over some cash, `kay?

Transportation
Range: ∞
Item cannot be auto-sold

Grants wearer ability to fly
-30 Seconds to the duration of each turn
+50% item drops
+50% chips
:lol:


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