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I've recently become Painfully aware of an injustice committed against Eles Dervs and Paras.
The Res Shrines in Elona grant blessings from the gods based on ones profession. Of the ten professions, 7 can have all their attributes raised by one for the low low price of 150g. Paras and Dervs must pay 600g for an equivilant blessing. ANd Eles get the big bite at 750g to raise their attributes by one.
As it is impossible to put all your attribute pts into any one attribute, most players spread the points among 2-4 attributes. This means, that in the best of situations, Dervs/Paras/Eles are still paying double what all the other professions would pay, for an equivilant advantage.
I have three proposed solutions to this problem:
1) reduce the cost of raising a single attribute (as experienced by the three noted above).
2) Increase the reward of those who only benefit in one attribute (either increased duration or higher attribute gain). After all, if one fella gets 4 attribute points for 150, is it so bad that another gets 2 atts, limited to one type? (mathematically, the fella getting four is still doing better)
3) Re-assign which gods give which rewards. This may upset those who are much into the Pantheon and how certain professions are linked, but this isn't held to that much in the first place (Smite monks were supposed to pray to Balth for assistance, but this wasn't implimented).
Personally i favour the third solution, as it would also take into consideration that characters have to travel from shrine to shrine to get all their profession blessings (eliminating that as a problem). 5 gods, 10 professions... fairly even split.
PLEASE NOTE: I would prefer if this thread did not wander into a discussion of adding these blessing to previous chapters. If you would like to discuss the merit of that idea, please start a separate thread. My goal here is to have the balance of the Elonain Shrines dealt with. Everyone (except the poor eles) had their own god in chapter two, I see not reason why new/future professions should have their blessings scattered to the wind.