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Interview Mat Williams interview - Prelude to Darkness

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Saint_Proverbius, Nov 20, 2002.

  1. Saint_Proverbius Arcane Patron

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    Tags: Mat Williams; Prelude to Darkness; Zero Sum

    The first interview with <b>Mat Williams</b>, one of the lead designers on <a href="http://www.zero-sum.com">Prelude to Darkness</a>.
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    <blockquote><i>11.) Skills, particularly combat ones, offer more benefits when they get to certain levels. Can you give us an example of what types of rewards players can expect to see by reaching high skill levels in a combat skill? How about a non-combat skill?</i>
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    <b>Mat Williams</b>: Non-combat skills primarily give attribute bonuses as they get better. We had a lot of other, more active, bonuses in place for them, but it got to be too much of a testing and balancing headache for us. I'd like to get more bonuses in for them, right now I don't think there's any non-combat bonus which compares to the advanced sword-spin attack. All the advanced combat moves are very useful, even key in the late game, and they're different enough to warrant playing with more than just swords.</blockquote>
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    Enjoy!
     
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  2. Anonymous Guest

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    see, saint, I read your articles

    it sounds like a fun game. I like tb.

    -M
     
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  3. Jed Cipher

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    Very well-done interview. Hitting all the important topics. Can't wait to give the final version of this potential gem a whirl.

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  4. Saint_Proverbius Arcane Patron

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    It's out, XJEDX. It's just available by registration on their homepage.

    http://www.zero-sum.com

    It's worth trying, especially once you start doing the quests for it.
     
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  5. Mistress Liturgist

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    Nice interview Saint :D

    I downloaded it last night to give the game a go - and I rather like it so far, another decent recommendation ;)
     
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