Monday Meeting ~The Fourth Dungeon and the Bow~

Once more, in the spirit of having shorter design meetings but scheduling them more often, we've had another set of discussion regarding upcoming Grindea stuff! This time we've mainly focused on the next dungeon (!) and the bow.

The Fourth Dungeon
So, we've talked a lot about this back and forth over the years. We do know we want it to be ghost/undead themed, but it's been hard to decide on a setting, and we've gone from wanting it to be a ghost ship, to a ghost ship + an island, to a shrine on an island, and back to just a single ghost ship. After today's meeting I'm fairly certain the 4th dungeon will indeed be a ghost ship, where your goal is to move from the bottom of the ship to the deck where the final artifact awaits you.

So far, in our very basic design, there will be a big floor at the bottom, which will be used as the ship's storage area and where you'll move through a set of rooms solving various obstacles until you get the skill used in this dungeon: an item that allows you to see into the spirit world. Some of the enemies and other.. things.. on this ship can only be seen & interacted with when using this skill. That means there might be flying swords coming after you that you can do nothing about until you have the skill that allows you to see the actual enemies!

The following two floors will consist a main corridor, which you're supposed to get through. Only there's obstacles in the way forcing you into other doors in hopes of finding a way around the obstacles, finding enemies and challenges on the way.

The ghost ship will probably be around the size of Temple of Seasons (that's what we aim for, at least), and the main focus of the dungeon will be to use the dungeon skill to solve various puzzles and obstacles.

The Bow
We also talked a bit about the bow, since it's something we haven't touched upon a lot since it was implemented a hundred years ago! We agreed that we want to add more upgrades for the bow in general -even bigger quivers, more damage, etc, but we're also looking into adding a bunch of talents for it (we want to add a ton of talents for basically everything, haha).

We're also thinking of adding a NPC somewhere that can modify your bow into a fire or ice bow (there might be more options as we come up with them). With the fire bow, your arrows have a chance to burn on enemies, and the ice bow has a chance to make them cold. I'm guessing this NPC would be found in the later stages of the game, perhaps in the upcoming desert town. Either that or modifying your bow will be expensive enough for most people to save up for it for a while. But nothing about that is set in stone yet - gotta finish Tai Ming first :)
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  1. Ghost RPG isn't complete unless it has a ghost ship