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Sodden Hound

Sodden Hound

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Hi, I'm one of those Wiz Tower people against charging.
So, in terms of standardizing magic, I think it's effectively impossible to do. We have a few people that think magic is extraordinarily OP even when charging is brought into effect to balance it, and we have a few people (including me) who view this as a crippling handicap on magic.
Charging aside, several people also view magic as being limited to what is shown in game -- in effect, spells like lightning don't exist outside of magic reserved for the pious (Korasi's special, Saradomin Strike, etc), mind magic doesn't exist outside of the confuse spell and telekinetic grab, etc. And then there are people like me, who view the spellbooks as just that -- spellbooks. Books of common, useful spells to be used by mages that don't devote themselves to one field of magic such as astromancy or pyromancy. And thus, electricity and mind magic are possibilities, as are other forms of magic. And then, even for people who agree with the idea of magic not being limited to what is shown in game, they still hold the viewpoint that something like electricity should not be possible due to the potential power of it from an OOC standpoint.
There's disagreement on the rarity and value of blood, death, chaos and soul runes (does the Runecrafting Guild restrict the creation and sale of these runes when they confiscate them from people using the RuneSpan?)
There's disagreement on whether humans of this era should really even be able to learn Ancient Magic, there's disagreement on whether we can properly consider the Moonclan as human anymore, there's disagreement on how runes work, there's disagreement on what shadow magic even does, there's disagreement on almost EVERY part of magic.
Yes, standardization would be extremely helpful. However, the task is so large, and so many people would refuse to change their stance on it, that it's easier to write it off as impossible and just RP with like-minded individuals.
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27-Apr-2016 21:01:48

Sodden Hound

Sodden Hound

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As for weapon tiers -- most things that are above dragon equipment in-game, I view as just being game mechanic. Tetsu armor is just leather and iron, isn't it? No special crafting technique is going to make that sturdier and better than dragon. Abyssal whips are just the spines of abyssal demons. Demons are powerful creatures, yes, but they're still made of flesh. That whip isn't going to slice through rune. Dragon leather is tough, but quality steel can still slice through it with enough force behind it, unless we're talking black/royal dragon leather, which would probably need mithril if we're being realistic.
There are a few exceptions -- Barrows armor being one. Since the gear is enhanced by Sliske and possibly (?) strengthened with the power of the Shadow Realm, it does stand above dragon equipment in terms of strength, though dragon weaponry can still cut through it.
Just my take on it all.
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27-Apr-2016 21:07:03

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