Monday Meeting: Bows & Potions

As we move on with implementing the Talents, it became clear we needed to finalize some things in the game - namely the bow and the new potion system. It felt like a given that these systems should have their corresponding Talent(s), but we felt we couldn't truly decide what they should do until we knew exactly where we wanted to take these features.

So, we sat down and had a long discussion about how exactly these will change.

Starting with the bow, it will get quite an overhaul! It will get a rather big damage increase, but will have lowered speed (meaning you can't spam arrows as fast), and the droprate of arrows will be decreased. You'll be able to upgrade the bow at a new NPC available where you first got the bow, and new upgrades will unlock about every time you complete a new dungeon. This will unlock new visuals for the bow as well as increased damage. You'll be able to upgrade your quiver multiple times through crafting as well.

There will be two new talents for the bow, one which increases its speed (at max level this should bring it back to its original ultra-fast speed), and one which increases the droprate of arrows.

As for potions, we've talked about the general idea several times before. Basically, you will be able to carry three magical bottles, each of which can be filled with the potion of your choice (however, we've decided you cannot carry more than one of the same kind). After you use a potion, it will start refilling itself when you're in battle: specifically, the refill will start every time you deal damage to something and it will lasts for x seconds after your last damage.

To make using them easier, the three potions will be a single item, meaning a single quickslot. As you press the button to use it, an interface similar to the Frosty Friend/buff interface will appear, allowing you to select which potion you want to consume by pressing up, left or right. The interface will disappear once you drink a potion or release the button.

Potions already have a talent where it makes the effect last longer, but we'll add another that makes them refill faster.

These will be the next things to implement, and should be available along with the new talents in the upcoming patch!
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