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Title: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: Dayn on March 28, 2010, 08:28:56 AM
Since I can't seem to find one, here's the Psy academy wish list! To start it off, I wish that yo could buy focus pills to increase your Psy points, and vision pills to see Ali's card hand.
Title: Re: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: Xemadus Echina on March 28, 2010, 08:48:22 AM
extra psy points would be nice. perhaps make it so that you have 2 pills. one that gives you X psy points for X health points and one that is the opposite.  (who needs 98 psy points in a single fight anyway?)
Title: Re: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: KZ on March 28, 2010, 10:33:38 AM
That is doubtful- the battle system employed in TRPG1 has been scrapped, and the new engine doesn't exactly give much place for things like focus pills to be used in-battle. However, it would be interesting to see them included in the Psy Academy- I guess the pretext for not buying them is that they cannot sell pills to non-members of the Psy Academy, or/and the Hero isn't much keen on pills.
Certainly would be interesting to have a few books in the Psy Academy. And maybe have an easter-egg style learnable attack, if you're of the Light element- say with very high personality you can persudade the shop owner to sell you a very difficult-to-understand book that gives you tips on how to master Shockwave?

It would be nice to get a cameo appearance from Grotius- it is clear from info fonud in TRPG2 that Spriggats live a  very long time, like Shadowlings (ie several hundred years, by old forumers' estimation), so he probably is still teaching at the Psy Academy. An illustrative battle would be pretty cool to have: like during open days, when folks show off, say, chemistry experiments, or advanced softaware/robotic research, it can be the same, with Grotius showing the power and use of Cold element, as applied to a battle situation.

The bar, methinks, can surely be a place for many-a-fun NPC dialogue with semi-drunk guards!
Title: Re: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: Xemadus Echina on March 28, 2010, 12:45:11 PM
my comment referring to the pills was an out of battle use that had a permanent effect. say late game you find you need some more hp and you have tons of mp but upps cost to much.
Title: Re: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: Zhampir on March 28, 2010, 07:56:19 PM
I don't see how the pills couldn't be implemented... It's just a variable. Press a button, the number decreases and your psy points increase. It'd be easier that Luca's ability.
Title: Re: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: Fireblasto on March 30, 2010, 08:47:14 AM
Certainly would be interesting to have a few books in the Psy Academy. And maybe have an easter-egg style learnable attack, if you're of the Light element- say with very high personality you can persudade the shop owner to sell you a very difficult-to-understand book that gives you tips on how to master Shockwave?

I'm Loving that idea! Maybe 1 book for each of the elements?
Title: Re: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: Zackirus on March 30, 2010, 09:16:47 AM
Light: Shockwave

Fire: (Fire Gate)?

Ice: ...

Shadow: ...

We need at least 2 - 3 new attacks that can fill their places. I personally think light bomb is better than shockwave. But then again, we want to create new semi-attacks (Between Blasts and Final Stages)
Title: Re: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: Fireblasto on March 30, 2010, 09:19:21 AM
Ice: Freeze - where the enemy totally freezes and one other attack will shatter him into pieces. Literally. Cannot be used on bosses.
Title: Re: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: KZ on March 31, 2010, 05:10:49 AM
I am not sure, to be honest- that was just a thought. I think it's best to think of an attack which is not element related, so that nomatter what the Hero's affinity is, he can learn it. Maybe the hero can learn to create Solis State Shield? It's expensive and fancy enough to be useful twice on the map (but that might cause issues with coding- better check with Craig on that). What other "neutral" and interesting attacks there are?
Title: Re: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: Xemadus Echina on March 31, 2010, 12:54:19 PM
how about an advanced mind blast? kinda like a feedback/vengeance thing.
Title: Re: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: Zackirus on March 31, 2010, 01:52:48 PM
I am not sure, to be honest- that was just a thought. I think it's best to think of an attack which is not element related, so that no matter what the Hero's affinity is, he can learn it. Maybe the hero can learn to create Solis State Shield? It's expensive and fancy enough to be useful twice on the map (but that might cause issues with coding- better check with Craig on that). What other "neutral" and interesting attacks there are?

How about we create 2 books, one gives you the special affinity attack and one that gives you a netural attack. I was thinking for a neutral attack that you could have an attack called mind pulse

Mind Pulse

XXXXX
XXOXX
XOOOX
XXHXX
XXXXX
X= Unaffected O= Affected H= Hero Facing North

Ideas/Improvements people?
Title: Re: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: Xemadus Echina on March 31, 2010, 07:04:23 PM
i was thinking of mind crush. it's like mind blast on steroids! (with 2 spaces in front of user being hit) kinda like the vengeance of mind blast actually.

Title: Re: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: KZ on April 01, 2010, 10:12:45 AM
I think we're going slightly off-topic here, to be honest (this more belongs to new teammate attack ideas)- but I don't think this can be easily implemented in straight away.

Any other things we would like to see in the Psy Academy?
A cameo appearance by Anya, perhaps?

There is certainly not much in way of expanding the grounds of Psy Academy, unlike for Somnus, but I would like to see the room which was closed off before in TRPG2 (Administrative Offices), re-open again!
Title: Re: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: Dorgon 5000 on April 05, 2010, 10:47:54 PM
I think there should be an academy garden, with flowers, animals (no dangerous ones) and a big pond in the middle. It could be a good resting place from all running and fighting, and all plants whould be perfect for hiding orbs and such.

What about blood blast? It takes 12 PsP to use and itīs only one square from the attacker, but itīs very strong.
Title: Re: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: Xemadus Echina on April 06, 2010, 12:30:55 PM
I would like to have a side mission given out by the nameless one to do something at the academy and then have it be revealed that he was the hero in trpg1+2! like maby something in his old room that he hid
Title: Re: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: Frosty on April 06, 2010, 02:40:37 PM
What about blood blast? It takes 12 PsP to use and itīs only one square from the attacker, but itīs very strong.
That's as much PsP that it takes to use Pyro Hail, more than the Blast attacks. I don't like the idea of an upgraded mind blast. Mind blast is a basic attack. You have the affinities for the advanced attacks.
Title: Re: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: fallenangelvlad on July 23, 2010, 02:26:17 PM
at the academy u should be able to learn such a rare attack and some defence moves for only your main character but need to find a secret door or person and be able to talk the person into telling u where the secret door is.
 8)
Title: Re: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: Duskling on July 23, 2010, 02:34:07 PM
Sir, I'm not trying to put you down or anything, but be a bit more precise with your ideas, who is "the person?" This could be a better idea if you gave it some more thought and been more understandable. Plus, in TSoG, there aren't any "rare" attacks, only hidden ones, because "rare" implies that there is more than one, only one can exist in TSoG, since you can only give it to Duvalier (the main character).
Title: Re: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: bugfartboy on December 12, 2010, 10:01:04 PM
How about a side quest after you do a side quest for the Nameless One where, after finally knowing who the Nameless One is, you can brag to the Psy Academy instructor and she could challenge his knowlege and demonstrate Ravage.

Name:Ravage
Explination:A Mindblast directed at everything in your line of vision going all the way across the battle field, harming your opponents with ease. This attack is very similar to an Emergy Golem's Laser Burst.
Type:Mental
Range: 1-12 (I don't remember what the length of the battlefield is right now.)
Cost:9
Damage:Ravage Lvl*1.5+Psi Power Lvl

I will submit this to it's appropriate thread.

But after demonstrating it to you, you can attempt to convince her to teach it to you. (Requires Personality Lvl 20). And víola! Vous avez appris une nouvelle attaque qui se développera plus puissant ā l'usage.

What do you think? I submit it here because it ties into the Academy.
Title: Re: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: Cypher on December 12, 2010, 10:39:30 PM
I like it!
And BTW, you misspelt voila
Title: Re: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: ArtDrake on December 13, 2010, 08:08:03 PM
In reference to Dayn's idea; I actually think it could fit in quite nicely with the current battle engine with a little renovation. If the hero had a backpack that could be filled with items, constituting a usable-item inventory (or perhaps just pockets), they could place single or multiple instances of an item in the attack slots, and when using the corresponding attack button, one use either takes one away from the number of the items you have, or renders the slot void.

The only problem (as I see it) is that it seems to conflict with Craig's ideal battle system, in which items are not the focus, and the idea is pure and simple strategy at its best, where grinding and item buying aren't used in place of actual skill.
Title: Re: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: Xemadus Echina on December 18, 2010, 04:36:17 PM
I would like to see a way to buy attack levels.

P.S.: just goes to show you how out of it I am from being MIA for so long (SC2 is sooo addicting) I originally was going to ask for a way to buy stats.
Title: Re: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: CraigStern on December 18, 2010, 06:52:37 PM
Ha ha! Welcome back. :)
Title: Re: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: randy295 on December 20, 2010, 04:27:37 PM
a psy academy wish list will be cool  8)
Title: Re: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: HeadShot on January 02, 2011, 11:51:09 AM
how about an advanced mind blast? kinda like a feedback/vengeance thing.

I already know when someone said Mind Pulse, but how about Mind Wave?

Mind Wave

D=Duvailer
E=Enemy

EEE
EDE
EEE

This: Mind Blast---Mind Wave---Mind Pulse
Title: Re: Psy academy wish list.
Post by: bugfartboy on January 02, 2011, 12:19:28 PM
Nah. And put that idea in the attack thread if you are serious about it.