NPCs are tools for the evil factions

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Liemannen
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NPCs are tools for the evil factions

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NPCs are nothing but Ice factories for the evil factions, they can't truly fight against demons milking them for the precious Blood Ice and Soul Ice.

Angelic characters should cull the NPCs to deny these valuable resources to the enemy.
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SkullFace
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Re: NPCs are tools for the evil factions

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Introduce a Blessing (5 XP per) that can be put upon NPCs such that Ice cannot be harvested for 15 minutes?
Liemannen
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Maybe some sort of Baptism (prevents Ice harvesting for several hours) would be nice.

Or maybe angels should just purge them without mercy. Finally some good use for Hand of Zealotry.
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NPC's not being 'fully-fledged' souls of the Nexus opens up doors for certain skills and skill interactions to not work on them, in my opinion.
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Re: NPCs are tools for the evil factions

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Soul ice economy has already been a bit bonkers this breath, and I'm inclined to say that's alright. It's a boon for crafters, and allows demons more cooperation for MP generation and logistics (because, realistically, despite the flavoring of DH, the practical effect is you're asking nicely on Discord before tapping people/people need to let it be known ahead of time that they're okay getting tapped).

The issue is more that neutral and good crafters don't have an omnicomponent that's as easy to generate - spellgems, especially trashgems, were hyperabundant in B4, but with so many new use cases in B5, and the fact that it's the omnicomponent for both neutrals and goods, the impact on their logistics workflows are much more noticeable. I would prefer to work out new (alignment-inspired) methods for neutrals and goods to generate omnicomps and make spellgems omnicomps for evils as well instead of nerfing the new soul ice economy.

[Note that these are untested, off-the-cuff remarks and should not be read as indicative of anything more.]
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Re: NPCs are tools for the evil factions

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NPCs are a drop in the slice bucket. Overall they benefit good much more so, because good was previously the shortest on hunting targets.

Evil alchemy has the virtue of not being a damned pain in the arse, which I can't say about good and neutral alchemy. Don't make it also painful, make none of it painful.
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