Forum Index General Discussion In Path of Exile: Blight we're introducing a new wand base type, the Convoking Wand!

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ChanBalam wrote:
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LeetbakaDX wrote:
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ChanBalam wrote:
Which character type has that um...er...uh "body type"?


Saggy ol' witch tiddy

Witch onee-chan is not amused. ):<[
:lol: I've never played a witch.


This outfit is great for those with a skele-boob fetish, I guess. Or necrophiliacs. Taking love for undead to the next level.

...suddenly I realize why necromancers are getting so many buffs this league.

TiamatRoar
Aug 24, 2019 03:41:03 AM

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...So it falls to me to point out what a clunker of a name 'Convoking Wand' is.

Done.


you would prefer.... "Summoning Switch" ???

Walking Dead Wand?
Toady Twig?
Puppet Pointer?



edit: i actually really want it to be Puppet Pointer now....

Thror2k5
Aug 24, 2019 03:47:07 AM

Convoking is a bizarre word. I'm OK with wand though.

ChanBalam
Aug 24, 2019 03:55:17 AM

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...So it falls to me to point out what a clunker of a name 'Convoking Wand' is.

Done.


Didn't really think about it until you pointed it out.

I'd have called it a Dead Wand.

WARPAINTER
Aug 24, 2019 03:59:18 AM

So we finally get other option than god damn Queens Escape (which is like 3 years old) for a weapon with minions movemen speed. Nice.

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Draegnarrr wrote:
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Head_Less wrote:
well 3.9 minions nerfed to the ground


This, were gonna see single minions doing more damage than most peoples developed builds, already possible with umbillicus and some pot stacking but when were hitting 500-1mil skellies/zombies content is going to be such a joke.

Love the new wands but just don't really like what it actually means.


I coud already make Skele Necro with 20c budget(just Tabula needed) as a boss killer which would be better than most builds with 10ex budget.

Aynix
Aug 24, 2019 07:32:40 AM

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WARPAINTER wrote:
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...So it falls to me to point out what a clunker of a name 'Convoking Wand' is.

Done.


Didn't really think about it til you pointed it out.

I'd have called it a Dead Wand.


Dead Wand is great. Recalls the Dead Sword of Guild Wars 1 too. Simple, to the point, succinct.

Congratulations, you just did a better job naming this item than someone paid to do so. And you probably took a lot less time doing so.

I wonder if design-by-committee has kicked in with PoE yet. 'Convoking Wand' sure seems like the result of conflicting ideas struggling to coalesce by way of an overcooked brainstorming session in Meeting Room 3.

Long story short: gerunds for affixes only, TencentGGG.

edit: Okay, so I just remembered one base item with a gerund in its name: Grinning Fetish -- but that gerund isn't exactly functional, is it? You don't start grinning when you use it or anything.


Sounds like the functional placeholder name you give to something while its in development, so that everyone remembers what it's supposed to do and then gets renamed later.

Also that last example, i think the fetish is grinning so like carved wand etc it's describing what it looks like :)

Asmosis
Aug 24, 2019 07:44:30 AM

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Nephalim wrote:
As a bow user, im in a corner crying with the nerfed meta cyclone zerker/slayer bois.


Bow is in a decent place now. TS, rain of arrows, scourge arrow, toxic rain, caustic arrow, ele hit are powerful. Lightning arrow, ice shot,
Blast rain, split arrow lacking behind but not bad. Burning and Shrapnel arrow sucks. Overall it's decent.

NexiieQT
Aug 24, 2019 08:42:42 AM

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NexiieQT wrote:
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Nephalim wrote:
As a bow user, im in a corner crying with the nerfed meta cyclone zerker/slayer bois.


Bow is in a decent place now. TS, rain of arrows, scourge arrow, toxic rain, caustic arrow, ele hit are powerful. Lightning arrow, ice shot,
Blast rain, split arrow lacking behind but not bad. Burning and Shrapnel arrow sucks. Overall it's decent.


I completely agree, but having a little added base damage offset by lowered overall damage multiplier and some nice utilize secondary skills like what melee got would really make the bow user experince much nicer during the 1-70 process.

Wands also need a lot of help.

Nephalim
Aug 24, 2019 08:53:32 AM

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Aynix wrote:
So we finally get other option than god damn Queens Escape (which is like 3 years old) for a weapon with minions movemen speed. Nice.

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Draegnarrr wrote:
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Head_Less wrote:
well 3.9 minions nerfed to the ground


This, were gonna see single minions doing more damage than most peoples developed builds, already possible with umbillicus and some pot stacking but when were hitting 500-1mil skellies/zombies content is going to be such a joke.

Love the new wands but just don't really like what it actually means.


I coud already make Skele Necro with 20c budget(just Tabula needed) as a boss killer which would be better than most builds with 10ex budget.


I can't tell if your arguing that its a good thing or that it doesn't matter lol, I guess it doesn't really matter except they are drawing attention to it and will then gut it later.

I still don't like it though, necro's have needed QoL/AI changes forever they definitely haven't needed numerical buffs for a long time lol

Draegnarrr
Aug 24, 2019 14:29:04 PM

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Draegnarrr wrote:


I can't tell if your arguing that its a good thing or that it doesn't matter lol, I guess it doesn't really matter except they are drawing attention to it and will then gut it later.

I still don't like it though, necro's have needed QoL/AI changes forever they definitely haven't needed numerical buffs for a long time lol


MY point is, yes summoners are OP and will be even better in 3.8, but I doubt they will nerf it in 3.9. Summoners were stupidly OP for years now, it was just never meta enough to actually nerf it (and I doubt it will be this league. GGG will most likely add some godly new skill that 50% of playerbase will play)

Aynix
Aug 24, 2019 14:31:59 PM
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