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    Random loot in RPGs

    Post by WyrmHero on Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:32 pm

    I hate random loot in RPGs. Those games when you get randomly generated loot (unlike DkS). Skyrim and Kingdoms of Amalur use this system. What do you think about this? Does it annoys you? What other games use this system?


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    Re: Random loot in RPGs

    Post by User on Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:59 pm

    Do I get annoyed when I hunt for some eyelid stuff in the ruins, and I receive randomly loot that includes bloodgrass and an orcish helm that has no given reason at all to be there?

    I feel that way about RPGs all the time. I Aldo hate level scaling enemies, enemies that spawn at certain levels, and enemies that are impossible to kill due to not skill or equipment, but in general level.

    I feel that way all the time.
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    Re: Random loot in RPGs

    Post by cloudyeki on Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:01 pm

    Borderlands, which is one of it's biggest selling points. Got to the point where I had to decide which bloody revolver I had to drop because I found one with like, 1 damage more then another >_>


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    Re: Random loot in RPGs

    Post by User on Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:03 pm

    I hated borderlands... Had every aspect of an RpG which I rapists with a passion
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    Re: Random loot in RPGs

    Post by Uparkaam on Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:10 pm

    Getting gold coins and forks from wolves isn't random at all silly


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    Re: Random loot in RPGs

    Post by Rin on Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:25 pm

    Yeh, -heavy sarcasm- i hate it too when my game glitches out and the priest dosen't have the option to sell me the amulet of mara, but then boom randomely i find one on the dead body of a guard or i find dragon scale armour with awesome enchantments on a gaints body -heavy'ER sarcasm- it is such a pain in the ***. -end of sarcasm-


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    Re: Random loot in RPGs

    Post by WyrmHero on Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:40 pm

    I was playing KoA, fighting against a witch who used spells (nahhhh). After the fight, I searched her body for loot. To my deception, she carried a great hammer. My character is a sorcerer.


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    Re: Random loot in RPGs

    Post by dancash1808 on Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:43 pm

    Heh. I dont mind randomized loot when it is done carefully. but stuff like getting a drop of tanned hides for killing a monster. DAHELL. ect. however random loot from opponents such as fight a guy with a gun. get said gun or something he could reasonably be carrying is fine.


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    Re: Random loot in RPGs

    Post by ZikoLogiKa NL on Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:51 pm

    I loved the unique items that could drop when I played Diablo 2 a decade ago ., personally I would like to have something similar in Dark Souls., but not to the same degree.

    I remember Ubisoft has done something similar with ''Champions of Norrath'' where you could also get character class specific rare drops.

    It could be DEX or STR based weapons in DkS ,or awesome armor sets to name an example , which would've made builds somewhat more unique in the earlier stages of the game., before the inevitable modding.


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    Re: Random loot in RPGs

    Post by Forum Pirate on Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:09 pm

    Depends, but not usually.


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    Re: Random loot in RPGs

    Post by DoughGuy on Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:22 pm

    I dare you all to play Sacred 1/2 silly


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    Re: Random loot in RPGs

    Post by ZikoLogiKa NL on Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:35 pm

    haha I played Sacred for a bit on Xbox , but it wasn't my kind of game ,

    I believe it holds a ridiculous amount of rare unique drops and sets which are probably too difficult to ever obtain in a reasonable amount of time.:evil:


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    Re: Random loot in RPGs

    Post by DoughGuy on Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:45 pm

    Yep, the sheer amount of randomly generated randomly dropped loot is amazing. And the uniqe sets are regenerated per level so they increase in power, meaning 2 of the same item found 10 levels apart will be different.


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    Re: Random loot in RPGs

    Post by User on Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:02 pm

    That sounds irritating...
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    Re: Random loot in RPGs

    Post by Reaperfan on Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:15 pm

    Don't ask me why this random pack of wild wolves are carrying a Mystical Fire Ring and 437 gold! winking


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    Re: Random loot in RPGs

    Post by ViralEnsign_ on Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:46 pm

    I hate when they give you a piece of a set..... and you never find the rest!!!!!!!!!!!!! GRINDS my gears!


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    Re: Random loot in RPGs

    Post by DoughGuy on Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:53 pm

    Haha I actually found full mammons on my niobium battle mage. Took me till platnium and I havent removed the set yet.


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    Re: Random loot in RPGs

    Post by nsane32 on Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:19 pm

    random loot isnt a problem for me untill(for example) on Dragons Dogma I spend 2 hours fighting the UR-Dragon at get daggers I cant use :x


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    Re: Random loot in RPGs

    Post by Digitalyzed on Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:33 am

    I love random loot generation, hence my love of Borderlands, but it can get annoying when it does the same with quest rewards.


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    Re: Random loot in RPGs

    Post by GrinTwist on Fri Jul 27, 2012 2:03 pm

    I love randomly generated loot especially in games like Skryim. I wish they could have developed a system for discovering certain items in places, like after going through a dungeon where there are a lot of draugr you could get the Ancient Nord Armor or something that has relation to the area.


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    Re: Random loot in RPGs

    Post by Maneater_Mildred on Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:41 pm

    Reaperfan wrote:Don't ask me why this random pack of wild wolves are carrying a Mystical Fire Ring and 437 gold! winking
    Hmmm maybe said wolves ate a dude with a mystical fire ring and 437 gold, I know I always cut open the bellies of any wolves I kill to see what they have been eating.


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    Re: Random loot in RPGs

    Post by SlakeMoth on Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:47 pm

    I just wish that titanite slabs weren't so rare and random.

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