Arilin Nydelahar wrote:I believe everyone is missing the point of my posts.
fumes have a detriment. A very large one, that if max_stat changes go into effect will in practice make fumes NEVER used.
My question is, will equipment like that one particular item be changed where people will actually use it still, or shall we just duckpond our items like that?
I thought I answered your concern fairly directly, but let me take another stab at it. I think the biggest source of confusion on this particular topic is the failure to understand that there will no longer be a set limit to any particular stat. The days of not being able to pass 100 on any particular attribute without special equipment will be over. This will make +max_stat and
-max_stat items meaningless, because there is no maximum to affect, either possitively or negatively. Sure, fumes may get a more significant constitution penalty to compensate for the fact that the max flag will be meaningless, but what is to keep you from offsetting that penalty with +con equipment of you so choose? It isn't as if you will suddenly have a level of constitution than you cannot pass because you are wearing that particular item. It would simply have the same effect as rolling (or, rather, buying) a slightly lower constitution score.
As for your concern that it will become junk equipment due to changes: I expect that anything with a flag on it that will become meaningless with the new system will be examined for rebalancing, allowing for an adjustment that will compensate for anything the item in question might have lost in the transition.
Once again, this is only my best guess.