on 23/05/2012 at 10:35:56AM
Edited: 23/5/12 15:00
Total Posts: 2
Are people really having this much trouble with first room encounters? I occasionally get a bad start room, but people are talking like they are struggling to get out of the first room at all.
As you are talking about specific numbers and situations I thought I'd help and crunch some numbers with you. Firstly you are talking about goblins and so I guess we are analysing Journey to the Kimon. Other quests will have very different outcomes. I don't quite follow your working out so I'll show you what I've got. I'll take two very strong Goblins from JttK, the Battleaxe and the Raider.
The Battleaxe has 19/16 melee, 2 defence, 11 health. So she hits 19 out of 100 tries and we'll assume max damage for simplicity. So 16*(19/100) works out at 3.04 damge per turn(DPT). At that rate she kills the wizard in 7 turns. Remember she's quite a strong enemy.
Now the Raider, he has 28/17 melee, 1 defence, 15 health. 28 hits out of 100 tries doing 17 damage each is 17*(28/100) = 4.76DPT. He kills the wizard in 5 turns, and this is the strongest monster there is on level 1.
So to the Wizard. His stats, 60/8,0,20(These are the Wizards stats in FB7c, they are improved in v8), mean 8(60/100) = 4.8 DPT. He kills the Battleaxe in 3 turns, and the Raider in 4 turns. Wizard easily beats Battleaxe, and it's close against the Raider but Wizard still wins.
And that's against two of the strongest monsters on JttK level 1. lets look at some of the more common enemies on level 1.
Breeder(15/1,2,7) has a DPT of .15, meaning she kills the Wizard in 134 turns, and Wizard kills her in 2 turns.
Springling(10/2,0,5) DPT .2, kills Wizard in 100 turns, Wizard kills Springling in 2 turns.
Bruiser(17/15,2,9) DPT 2.55, kills Wizard in 8 turns, Wizard kills Bruiser in 2.
Now I suppose these stats could be interpreted in a few ways. To me they show even if you are dealt the worst start possible you have a good chance of surviving it, but most of the time you should have an easy ride of it.
And as stats can sometimes be misleading or hard to visualise I just quickly played the first room of JttK 10 times as the Wizard. No artifacts or special tactics, I just went toe-to-toe with whatever spawned. Here are the results.
1. Cleared in 3 turns
4. Cleared 2 turns
8. Cleared 1 turn
9. Cleared 4 turns
10. Cleared 4 turns
*Disclaimer - These are with the Wizards new stats(v8). I don't have FB7c on this machine so couldn't test them at this time.
Feel free to quickly try the first room challenge yourselves, and post your results I'd be interested to see how others do.