December IotM: International agent of intrigue

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December IotM: International agent of intrigue

Postby Ryme » Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:26 pm

The agent will attack in combat (similar to karate expert), may heal at the end of combat (not quite but roughly double the HP restore [only HP, no PP] of a massage therapist) and at the end of combat sometimes drops items which grant spy-themed buffs.

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Re: December IotM: International agent of intrigue

Postby Mana Yachanichu » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:22 am

Looks good, although the idea of James Bond teaming up with Batman is a bit incongruous.

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Re: December IotM: International agent of intrigue

Postby Harry Dresden » Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:50 am

Where'd Batman come into it?

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Re: December IotM: International agent of intrigue

Postby Mana Yachanichu » Wed Dec 01, 2010 12:49 pm

Well, a James Bond-esque character as the sidekick of a superhero - Batman came to mind first is all.

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Re: December IotM: International agent of intrigue

Postby Strlikecrazy » Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:16 pm

I haven't used one yet - so i can't totally comment. But the Bond references i've seen on the wiki are awesome.
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Re: December IotM: International agent of intrigue

Postby Cristiona » Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:48 pm

From what I've experienced while using this is that it won't make you faster.

But it'll make things a whole lot easier, and there's something to be said for that. Also, it's fun!
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Re: December IotM: International agent of intrigue

Postby Muhandes » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:04 am

Are the drop rates of spy items supposed to be that low? I've spent an entire day with it, with proper caffeine and sugar, and got 6 spy items in total. Seems a bit on the low side. Mind you, most of the day was with judo kid gloves and Model-T, not sure if they were supposed to improve the drops or not.
Also, healing is done after both combats and noncombats. I expected so of item drops as well, but have yet to see a drop after a noncombat. Then again, 6 is anecdotal at best.

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Re: December IotM: International agent of intrigue

Postby Cristiona » Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:11 am

From my experience, the drop rate is in line with what it's supposed to be.

Now, if that drop rate is too low is another question :P
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Re: December IotM: International agent of intrigue

Postby Patojonas » Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:20 am

Muhandes wrote:Are the drop rates of spy items supposed to be that low? I've spent an entire day with it, with proper caffeine and sugar, and got 6 spy items in total. Seems a bit on the low side. Mind you, most of the day was with judo kid gloves and Model-T, not sure if they were supposed to improve the drops or not.
Also, healing is done after both combats and noncombats. I expected so of item drops as well, but have yet to see a drop after a noncombat. Then again, 6 is anecdotal at best.



think that is bad?

I had only 1 in the entire day (5:30-2:11). I was pleased with the other features, but very disappointed on the drop rate, they were the main reason I bought this IOTM in the first place...lets see how well it goes today....

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Re: December IotM: International agent of intrigue

Postby Cristiona » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:07 am

Hm. That's roughly 9 hours. At 4 minutes turns, that's 135 turns?

Yeah, that's some utterly terrible luck. I mean, like, epically bad. I don't think it's so bad that it couldn't happen with the current rate, but that's pretty hideous. Personally, I wouldn't be opposed to doubling or possibly even tripling the rate. I don't know the drop rate for the Gigaguy Cannon, but I would guess it's probably in the 30-40% rate. These items are more powerful, and I don't have a problem with them being lower, but it may be a little too low.

Personally, today in 6 hours, I got 3 items, but I don't have 4 minute turns. I had, roughly, 75 turns.
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Re: December IotM: International agent of intrigue

Postby Ryme » Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:11 am

Muhandes wrote:Also, healing is done after both combats and noncombats. I expected so of item drops as well, but have yet to see a drop after a noncombat.


Spy items only have a chance of dropping after combats. For coding reasons more than anything else.

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Re: December IotM: International agent of intrigue

Postby Patojonas » Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:40 am

Today was better, got 6 drops (started adventuring at 6:10) even though I was aiming for non combats.

I'm pleased now :mrgreen:

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Re: December IotM: International agent of intrigue

Postby Harry Dresden » Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:12 pm

~6 drops a day sounds just right to me. It's more items than you get from a Grouch sack, Couch, or Pouch. Plus the sidekick is doing good damage and healing at the same time.

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Re: December IotM: International agent of intrigue

Postby Muhandes » Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:22 am

Is the drop rate/healing rate affected by sidekick effectiveness?

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Re: December IotM: International agent of intrigue

Postby Patojonas » Sun Dec 05, 2010 8:16 am

Harry Dresden wrote:~6 drops a day sounds just right to me. It's more items than you get from a Grouch sack, Couch, or Pouch. Plus the sidekick is doing good damage and healing at the same time.


indeed.

got 7 yesterday and only 2 today, guess the RNG is a strong influence. (oddly enough the 2 drops were in the first 2 hours)

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Re: December IotM: International agent of intrigue

Postby Ryme » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:42 pm

Muhandes wrote:Is the drop rate/healing rate affected by sidekick effectiveness?


Almost forgot to mention this. It wasn't originally, but I upgraded that aspect as of two days ago. Effectiveness will increase those odds from now on.


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