Diminishing returns vs Fluctuating returns

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    Diminishing returns vs Fluctuating returns

    Post by LunarFog on Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:47 pm

    Diminishing returns - When the reward/value of investing into something becomes less the more you invested. i.e: Investing points into dex after 40.

    Fluctuating returns - When the reward/value of investing into something becomes less the more you invested up until a certain point

    I think some aspects of the game should have fluctuating returns instead of diminishing returns. It would give players all the incentive they need for going all the way regarding something.

    I think covenants above all else should have fluctuating returns(or a huge reward for getting to rank 3). Maybe a giant spike every 10 points into a stat after 40? A spike in the amount of defense humanity adds?

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    Re: Diminishing returns vs Fluctuating returns

    Post by morte on Fri Mar 08, 2013 3:57 pm

    I, for one, would be partial to diminishing returns. It's more realistic. In real life, the difference between an expert and a master is only a few points, so, the more you level up after a certain point, the less you should get out of it. It just makes sense. I can see the attraction to fluctuating returns, but for me, it'd make for too much grinding and immersion-breaking.


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    Re: Diminishing returns vs Fluctuating returns

    Post by Kirk-Barb on Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:19 pm

    I'm for diminishing returns. I feel that after a certain point stats should be less important and success or failure should be all about skill.

    As for a covenant bonus. It should only apply if you are in the covent and be lost if you leave.
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    Re: Diminishing returns vs Fluctuating returns

    Post by Conrack on Fri Mar 08, 2013 4:58 pm

    the problem with diminishing returns is we get high level stagnation and people don't go as high as they cant for fun, another sugestion I have is have MH style armor upgrades (I.E. once you get NG+ (+++ etc) you can get new gear that is better but requires more and more stats.


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    Re: Diminishing returns vs Fluctuating returns

    Post by Kirk-Barb on Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:12 pm

    I think it would have made more sense if the merchants didn't sell titanite until NG+. Maybe even have slabs only drop for the first time in NG+ and get a small increase in probability for each additional run through.

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    Re: Diminishing returns vs Fluctuating returns

    Post by Animaaal on Fri Mar 08, 2013 6:44 pm

    I'm for anything that pushes the meta past 100-120.

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