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Registered Lethal Weapon question

I wanted to pledge this it Double Trouble. I hate weapons and wanted to know if you'd be able to make props as an object or effect when I equip a ring item? Like equipping a ring that makes my hair turn on fire or makes ribbons extend from it. Is the possible?

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Well first off if CoT is

Well first off if CoT is anything like CoH there won't be any "items" that you can equip like that. CoH didn't have the concept of "equipment" like most other games. All hand-held items were linked to specific powers or powersets. This means you'd only have things in your hands as long as you had powers that had a item associated with its animations.

The way the "custom weapon" thing is likely going to work is if let's say you have a powerset that includes powers that make a sword appear when used. With Registered Lethal Weapon you could make a customized sword for those powers instead of having to pick a default one.

More specifically if there was a generic "blast from the hand" type power you might be able to make that blast look like it's coming from a ring. But as far as "equipping a ring" to make something else happen (like your fire/ribbon hair) I really don't think that's going to be possible. They might be able to make your hair flame up when you use a blast power but even that may be beyond the scope of this.

Hopefully one of the MWM people will give you more info on this.

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Lothic wrote:
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Well first off if CoT is anything like CoH there won't be any "items" that you can equip like that. CoH didn't have the concept of "equipment" like most other games. All hand-held items were linked to specific powers or powersets. This means you'd only have things in your hands as long as you had powers that had a item associated with its animations.
The way the "custom weapon" thing is likely going to work is if let's say you have a powerset that includes powers that make a sword appear when used. With Registered Lethal Weapon you could make a customized sword for those powers instead of having to pick a default one.
More specifically if there was a generic "blast from the hand" type power you might be able to make that blast look like it's coming from a ring. But as far as "equipping a ring" to make something else happen (like your fire/ribbon hair) I really don't think that's going to be possible. They might be able to make your hair flame up when you use a blast power but even that may be beyond the scope of this.
Hopefully one of the MWM people will give you more info on this.

Is this all speculation?

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I wanted to pledge this it Double Trouble. I hate weapons and wanted to know if you'd be able to make props as an object or effect when I equip a ring item? Like equipping a ring that makes my hair turn on fire or makes ribbons extend from it. Is the possible?

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What are the limitations on the weapon or prop? 1. would it be limited to being a physical extension or could it be external? 2. could it have an aura/animation? 3) Could it move away from you ie boomerang? 4) could it be a pet?

1) No, props which are external to the character are options
2) Absolutely
3) Yes
4) It depends on the complexity, but we’re leaning towards no.

That being said... something like a head aura would have to be negotiated with our devs. It can't be something that would take significantly longer to make than a flaming sword, e.g.

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Zombie Man wrote:
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I wanted to pledge this it Double Trouble. I hate weapons and wanted to know if you'd be able to make props as an object or effect when I equip a ring item? Like equipping a ring that makes my hair turn on fire or makes ribbons extend from it. Is the possible?
No, sorry, it has to be more prop-ish and less activation of a power.

Darling, can it be ribbons coming from my hair as the prop? Not asking for a entire costume. Pretty please. Just wanted clarification before pledging. <3

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Adelante wrote:
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Lothic wrote:
Well first off if CoT is anything like CoH there won't be any "items" that you can equip like that. CoH didn't have the concept of "equipment" like most other games. All hand-held items were linked to specific powers or powersets. This means you'd only have things in your hands as long as you had powers that had a item associated with its animations.
The way the "custom weapon" thing is likely going to work is if let's say you have a powerset that includes powers that make a sword appear when used. With Registered Lethal Weapon you could make a customized sword for those powers instead of having to pick a default one.
More specifically if there was a generic "blast from the hand" type power you might be able to make that blast look like it's coming from a ring. But as far as "equipping a ring" to make something else happen (like your fire/ribbon hair) I really don't think that's going to be possible. They might be able to make your hair flame up when you use a blast power but even that may be beyond the scope of this.
Hopefully one of the MWM people will give you more info on this.

Is this all speculation?

I played CoH for 8.5 years. Why would I have to "speculate" on how that game worked?
At any rate I'm glad Zombie Man was able to give you your "official" answer.

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Darling, can it be ribbons coming from my hair as the prop? Not asking for a entire costume. Pretty please. Just wanted clarification before pledging. <3

Darn. You quoted me before I changed the answer.

Hair ribbons as 'the prop'? Yes.

That fits under 'not harder to make than a flaming sword.' :)

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Zombie Man wrote:
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Darling, can it be ribbons coming from my hair as the prop? Not asking for a entire costume. Pretty please. Just wanted clarification before pledging. <3

Darn. You quoted me before I changed the answer.
Hair ribbons as 'the prop'? Yes.
That fits under 'not harder to make than a flaming sword.' :)

So to be clear that wouldn't be like "equip a ring to make hair ribbons happen". It would be more like "use a powerset that normally animates a sword or gun instead make animated hair ribbons fly around".

For what it's worth it is a neat idea. I wouldn't mind seeing a generic hair aura do something similar. As an aura (especially a combat-linked aura) it wouldn't have to be related to a prop-based powerset - it could be used with any combat power.

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How the prop will be made to

How the prop will be made to appear isn't decided yet. Obviously, if you go for the flaming bat, then the flaming bat would appear every time you called forth your bashing weapon power.

If it were simply a prop, such as a monocle (because you desperately want a Mr. Money Bags character), then it would simply show up in the Avatar Builder as a costume option. I assume that hair ribbons would be the same.

Now, thinking about how CoH had battle auras... auras that triggered when you were in combat... if CoT were to have the same (and I would guess likely, but not guaranteed to be at launch), then you can set the 'hair ribbon aura' to go off whenever you attacked.

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Zombie Man wrote:
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How the prop will be made to appear isn't decided yet. Obviously, if you go for the flaming bat, then the flaming bat would appear every time you called forth your bashing weapon power.
If it were simply a prop, such as a monocle (because you desperately want a Mr. Money Bags character), then it would simply show up in the Avatar Builder as a costume option. I assume that hair ribbons would be the same.
Now, thinking about how CoH had battle auras... auras that triggered when you were in combat... if CoT were to have the same (and I would guess likely, but not guaranteed to be at launch), then you can set the 'hair ribbon aura' to go off whenever you attacked.

So are you suggesting we might be able to negotiate getting a unique non-textured costume item (one that would be more like a "prop" like your monocle example) or battle aura with the Registered Lethal Weapon pledge? If that's the case it really does sound like Adelante might want that kind of aura for those hair ribbons instead of a specific powerset prop. As a battle aura it would be more universally usable with any powerset.

For what it's worth CoH already had several battle auras that would effectively handle "flaming hair" while fighting. Having one like the ribbon idea would be cool.

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