Hello everyone. Well its finally gone live and you all are getting to play with these buffs I've been telling you about. Instead of telling you what they do and what doesn't work I suppose I should tell you how to get these things to work right. (at least as right as they can work.) So here's the rundown.
Active Buffs - These are your buffs that you apply using the /setperform command. They allow you to buff a single person that isn't in your group at a fast rate of speed. At Master level they can last for 2 hours and buff the mind for 100% normally or 125% factional buff.
Passive Buffs - These buffs allow you to buff multiple people at the same time as long as they are grouped with you. Anyone in the same group with you mearly has to /watch you and after a while they can /stop watching to kick the buff into effect. These buffs take longer to apply however.
Well great Ravenmist, most of us know what the heck they are already. Now tell us how to get these dumb things to work right!
Alright then, here's hopefully all the information you will need to turn you into the best little buffer you can be.
How to apply the Active Buffs -
- In order to apply an active buff the very first thing is you need to target them and type /setperform. This command will direct any future performing in the direction of that person targeted. (This will last until you change targets) You can actually issue this command even before you start dancing and can stop and rest without canceling it.
Applying the buff. Now that you have them targeted its time to start working that buff to get it to max out. Doing this isn't all that simple. The dance your doing as well as the amount of flourishes both come into account when determining how fast this buff will max out.
- So for starters make sure your doing your Best dance if you want this to go as quickly as possible. Once your dancing your best dance its time to start the flourishes! And keep flourishing, and flourishing your little behind off. You need to flourish non stop, back to back, as fast as you can if you want to try and hit that 5 minute mark. (not sure if light shows help, don't think so) If your not out of action by the time the 5 minutes is up then you weren't flourishing hard enough. (or you had someone healing you) And if your a Master Dancer, guess what? You're more then likely going to run out of action Before you get to 5 minutes. (its not the end of the world however, you can rest and start dancing again and pick up where you left off)
Okay, I've been flourishing non stop for 5 minutes and I'm ready to collapse, can they /stopwatch yet?
Well not necessarily. You see, apparently these dances seem to assume the average flourish length to be 10 seconds or less, but wait... several dances have flourishes longer then 10 seconds dont they? They sure do, so even if you've been flourishing non stop for 5 minutes you might not have done enough to make your buff max out! Masters take special note as many of our flourishes are much longer then 10 seconds.
So what do you do about it? Well you dance a little more to make sure is what you do. Each dance is going to be different so its up to you to figure out the exact length. Masters I can tell you from my experience the magic number seems to be about 8 minutes not 5. So dancing the 8 minutes is not a bad idea if you want to be extra sure.
Well, I've had at least 8 minutes worth of flourishing now, can I finally stop?? My feet are going to fall off.
Yes, go ahead and have them do a /stopwatch now. Their mind will double and it should now last about 2 hours if all went well. (for a Master Dancer of course)
And there you have it, the active buff in a not so small nutshell. Now for the next post. The passive buff.
Message Edited by Ravenmist on 04-05-2004 05:11 PM