Pets will match the old 136 version
But they will not be available for purchase from first levels for obvious reasons.
We're still thinking about level restriction and the price
Any suggestions in this regard?
Phoenix was broken in pvp in early levels due to bleed skill being bugged. Wasn't a problem towards endgame.
Herc was never an issue. Sure, it's the best tanking pet, but it's a front loaded investment that pays off towards the end game. Just saying "it's OP we nerf it" doesn't help anyone. People who don't know will think just having it it's going to make them gods, anyone else will just roll their eyes.
I agree with a level restriction. Set a minimum level for herc at 60. Fix the phonenix for PvP. Let everything else be.
Price? sure it should be relevant. But it should never be more than the original pet was in the classic PWI.
I was happy when I saw this server setup, yay, finally a nice version of my favorite game, handled by people who seem to know what they do technically. Like "hell yea, here we go!".
Right now? I literally have no interest to play or to support something like this. I don't know what else is going to be nerfed because some kids are louder than others. Are you guys going to nerf the BIDS cause it 1 shots barbs? Are we gonna change the stun duration "cause it's no fun getting stunlocked by a BM .!!!one1!..."?? How about nerfing archers "cause it's not fair that they can take 15% of a boss's hp just with 1 shot" or modify cleric's running speed "cause the damn thing takes hours to run through a god damn TT" .... "someone fix mah barb 'cause it takes forever to kill anything" ... etc, etc.
Where is this going to stop?
Legendary pets are OP. Thats a fact. They were cash shop only pets and quite expencive. IMO even slightly nerfed they will be still much stronger than any normal pet. Also they already have very strong and rare pet skills. Take a look at this pet stat list. Find Blazing Phoenix and compare it with best flying pvp pet Petite Sawfly. You will understand why venomancers were so OP back then. http://www.ecatomb.tk/pwi.ecatomb.net/pet-list.html
I know why venomancers were OP until endgame in PvP. I played with and against them and their pets at the peak of their "OP"ness. Once you're over 90 and have decent gear they're not a problem anymore. Heck, an archer can just pew-pew the veno before the damn pet reaches him. Wizard can mess the pet's AI, etc, etc. Dead pet dead veno. If nix venos are a real issue endgame you're playing the game wrong.
Even on official, having venos with legendary pets from low level never skewed up the population. On all the private servers I tried there was never a problem of lets say 50% veno population cause "mah pets OP". Sure, there were a few, but the players spread through classes was pretty much even. Barbs were always hard to find, good clerics a comodity, archers were a dime a dozen and no one needed wizards until PvP or TW.
I don't get where the problem is.
But anyway, I wasted already a lot more time on this forum that I should have. Here just as in life it seems whoever cries out louder gets all the attention on short term without anyone thinking of long term implications.
you have a nice thing going here, don't mess it up.
I'm out boys. I'm done with this server. See ya around on interwebs.