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This time I'll preview some changes that will make the game a bit more balanced. The list also include some bugfixes so keep that in mind. If you have anything that you'd like to add (or perhaps remove), please don't be shy. I'm all ears!

Posted by trancemaster_1988 on Jan 28th, 2013

Getting there..

Work in progress picture from the new entrence to Vivec! Still a lot to be done though.

* "Ex_co_ship_trapdoorb" in Frostmoth docs have been replaced with "Act_Ex_DE_ship_trapdoor". "Ex_co_ship_trapdoorb" is scripted colony door and could cause problems.
* "chargen_plank" is duplicated in Frostmoth, so when the script "CharGenClassNPC" runs, "chargen_plank" is randomly removed from either Seyda Neen or Fort Frostmoth docks.
* Removed the smoke from Gorak Manor, there's no active fire inside.
* Removed several chimneys' in Pelagiad, some houses had no fireplaces.
* Added ownership to crate/barrels/misc items at Fort Frostmoth docks.
* Changed the name of the small "Drum" to "Guarskin Drum" to fit with the other, larger drum.
* The "Five Fingers of Pain" spell used to "damage health". I've changed this to "drain health". Also raised the spellcost from 7 points to 20.
* Some pieces of the Imperial Chain Armor set had the wrong AR value, fixed from 20 to 12.
* A few containers that should only hold clothes had gold in them, fixed.
* The Mace of Slurring didn't have "Igonores Normal Weapon Resistance" checked in the CS.
* Karpal's Friend didn't have "Igonores Normal Weapon Resistance" checked in the CS.
* Sword of Agustas didn't have "Igonores Normal Weapon Resistance" checked in the CS.
* Wind of Ahaz didn't have "Igonores Normal Weapon Resistance" checked in the CS.
* "Corprus weepings" will no longer restore your health. Also reduced the value from 25 to 1.
* Increased the damage caused by Ogrims and Ogrim Titans.
* Increased the value for "Bear Pelts" from 2 to 25.
* Increased the value for "Snow Bear Pelt" from 2 to 50.
* Increased the value for "Wolf Pelts" from 2 to 15.
* Increased the value for "Snow Wolf Pelt" from 2 to 30.
* Increased the value for "Bristleback Leather" from 2 to 10.
* Reduced the weight for "Raw Stalhrim" from 5 to 2.5.
* Reduced the cost for "Restore Health" spells. In v 2.0 I buffed the cost for "Restore Health", but I think I went a bit too far.
* Reduced the cost for Mages Guild Travel. Same case here, the cost was a bit too high to feel balanced.
* Reduced the area of effect for Frost/Lightning/Fire-Storm and Toxic Cloud from 10, to 8.
* Reduced the weight for "Raw Ebony" from 10 to 8.
* Reduced the weight for "Scrap Metal" from 10 to 5.
* Reduced the value for "Daedra Skin" from 200 to 100.
* Stalhrim weapons had a weight that didn't made sense if you compared them to their armor counterparts.
- Stalhrim Dagger weight from 5 to 4
- Stalhrim War Axe weight from 34 to 10
- Stalhrim Mace weight from 65 to 12
- Stalhrim Longsword weight from 70 to 15
* Stalhrim armor set were refered to as "Ice" in-game, changed to "Stalhrim"
* Rebalanced the cost of all apparatus. Weight will also be reduced based on the quality of the apperatus.

Apprentice's Mortar and Pestle from 100 to 75
Apprentice's Retort from 20 to 100
Apprentice's Alembic from 50 to 125
Apprentice's Calcinator from 10 to 150
Journeyman's Mortar and Pestle from 400 to 150
Journeyman's Retort from 80 to 200
Journeyman's Alembic from 200 to 250
Journeyman's Calcinator from 40 to 300
Master's Mortar and Pestle from 2400 to 300
Master's Retort from 480 to 400
Master's Alembic from 1200 to 500
Master's Calcinator from 240 to 600
Grandmaster's Mortar and Pestle from 4000 to 600
Grandmaster's Retort from 1600 to 800
Grandmaster's Alembic from 4000 to 1000
Grandmaster's Calcinator from 4000 to 1200

* Right now I'm improving exteriors/interiors that I haven't touched for a while. Mainly because I belive I've grown as a modder during the project but also because I want things to keep the same quality.

* I'll reduce the values for high end weapons in the next update. These values will be based upon the new costs for armors that I included in the previous version. Expect huge changes.

* I'll add a new texture pack in the next release, Buildings! This will include many bump mapped elements so keep an eye open for this one (I'm not the one doing the texturing). This pack will be optional.

* I'm thinking of adding a prefix for every spell, example D: Fireball (D = Destruction) , to make it less of a pain to find the spells you like to use. I'm not sure about this one yet. Any suggestions would be great.

That's it for now


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moddlord1 Jan 28 2013 says:


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Schopenhauer Jan 28 2013 says:

Like it!

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ApornasPlanet Jan 28 2013 says:


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Kam-Ghostseer Jan 28 2013 says:

Are you doing anything significant with Balmora?

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trancemaster_1988 Author
trancemaster_1988 Jan 28 2013 replied:

What do you have in mind?

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rogervanzant Jan 28 2013 says:

You've done soooo much! All I can think of now is we need more scripting mods that add more dynamic gameplay.

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HartLord Jan 28 2013 says:

" D: Fireball D = "

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Lacedaemonius Jan 30 2013 says:

I wonder...after everything that's been done with Morrowind, will you ever move on to Tamriel Rebuilt?

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CrossKamui Jan 31 2013 says:

For the spells i would suggest using (D) - parantheses in place of D:

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trancemaster_1988 Author
trancemaster_1988 Jan 31 2013 replied:

We'll see If i go through with it. It won't be in this patch if that's the case. Thanks for the suggestion though!

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lol1234 Jan 31 2013 says:

I honestly would like to have spells left as-is, but for those of us who might otherwise, you could always leave it in a separate esp for those who want it to use.

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trancemaster_1988 Author
trancemaster_1988 Feb 8 2013 replied:

A bunch of spells are clearly broken, unbalanced or have inconsistencies, rendering them useless.

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TheUnbeholden Mar 2 2013 replied:

exactly, can't just leave things broken. The only things left out is the dialogue revamping (because of merging issues). And the Combat system due to their being 2 other good mods out there for it that should be left upto the people to decide which one they prefer (but he can still do weapon balancing just like with the spell balancing).

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cheesybob1 Feb 18 2013 says:

Vivec looks AMAZING. What's this about not simply walking into sadrith mora though?

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trancemaster_1988 Mar 2 2013 replied:

Sorry for the late reply. It's still in the planning stages. I've had a hard time figuring out a good layout for my plan. Don't worry it will added in time!

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