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0005022 [DCSS] Support Request tweak always 2011-12-08 00:17 2013-04-03 06:18
Reporter XuaXua View Status public  
Assigned To mumra
Priority normal Resolution no change required  
Status closed   Product Branch 0.10 ancient branch
Summary 0005022: Wand of Polymorph targets should not drop equipment if new form is viable
Description Wand of Polymorph is apparently also currently a "disarm" wand.

Centaurs transformed into Humans should not drop their currently wielded equipment.

Kobolds or Goblins transformed into Hobgoblins or Orcs should also not drop their equipment.

Dropping equipment only makes sense if transformed into an animal.

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XuaXua (reporter)
2012-04-09 21:22

I just polymorphed Sigmund into a Gnoll. Completely dropped his scythe and robe, but still came at me with his spells. That is a big nerf to enemy combatants.
ion_frigate (reporter)
2012-04-09 22:32

Given the flavor text when monsters are polymorphed ("Monster evaporates and reforms as a foo"), it makes perfect sense for them to drop their stuff. Perhaps the AI could be set to try to pick its stuff back up if the new form can use it, except if it's currently in melee range of the player.
XuaXua (reporter)
2012-04-10 04:43

Setting the AI might be a good idea; granted, the flavor text is exactly that; you can always change the word "evaporates" into something more tangible.
mumra (developer)
2013-03-29 18:29

Not a bug, sounds intended and balanced - polymorph can be a double edge sword after all. Please add a feature request to the dev wiki if you think this is an issue.
XuaXua (reporter)
2013-04-03 06:18

Will do.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2011-12-08 00:17 XuaXua New Issue
2012-04-09 21:22 XuaXua Note Added: 0017689
2012-04-09 22:32 ion_frigate Note Added: 0017692
2012-04-10 04:43 XuaXua Note Added: 0017696
2013-03-29 18:29 mumra Note Added: 0021988
2013-03-29 18:29 mumra Status new => resolved
2013-03-29 18:29 mumra Fixed in Branch => 0.12 development branch
2013-03-29 18:29 mumra Resolution open => no change required
2013-03-29 18:29 mumra Assigned To => mumra
2013-04-03 06:18 XuaXua Note Added: 0022110
2013-04-03 06:18 XuaXua Status resolved => closed

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