So, last night was filled with testing the leveling system, it works good, just like i left it 6 months ago, but now comes the time to actually set up the proper leveling scale and rules for such.
So here are some basig gameplay guidelines that i thought of really quickly that will give some idea as to how MW plays:
Life is found in several places:
-in the form of flasks(1/4 max life restore) from the healer's chamber (map9)
-flasks(1/4 max life restore) hidden in various maps
-natural regeneration (1 life point per second, max of 1/4 max life)
Mana is found in several places:
-in the form of flasks(1/4 max mana restore) from haliphen's chamber (map10)
-flasks(1/4 max mana restore) hidden in various maps
-by taking a drink from the tainted mana pool(full mana, sacrifices 1/16th max life)
-by taking a drink from the pure mana pool(doesnt exist until the end-game)(full mana, no side effects)
-natural mana absorbtion when in the lost region,( 1 mana point per second, no _noticable_ side effects)
Vitality,Spirit,Strength,Agility and Wisdom
potions are hidden in the maps, each gives +1 point to the respective attribute.
All non-equipable items are activated/deactivated by a right-click while in-inventory,
or via hot-key activation while in the quick-belt
leveling should be allowed to level 100 times normally
100 levels equals 500 stat points
after gaining mana well, max all levels, vitality and spirit set to 1000 each
each level-up gives 5 stat points
leveling is done in a linear progression of milestones
experience starts at 0
maximum experience is 1,000,000
each level's cost is 1,000 experience points
each time an enemy is killed the killer gains the victim's experience points
min/max body count ratings
killing 100,000 war wolves would level you 100 times
killing 6,253 ancient warlocks would level you 100 times
using linear leveling allows for a 'near' constant stream of rewards from battle,
most games use nonlinear leveling which makes leveling harder and harder as you progress,
thus rewards become fewer and fewer.
while it is unlikely, a player can max all his/her limited stats befor completing a game,
it is more likely however, that a player will solve the required puzzles before-hand, thus
unlocking the mana well and attaining max stats and extreamly high vitality and spirit.
won't be many screen shots for a while i'm afriad, since at the moment we are dealing with numbers more than graphics, this should change durring the pollishing phase (the end of phase 4).