Do potions of Restore Abilities still remove Drain?


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Lair Larrikin

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Post Wednesday, 27th August 2014, 15:53

Do potions of Restore Abilities still remove Drain?

Because they used to right...?
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Zot Zealot

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Post Wednesday, 27th August 2014, 16:05

Potions of restore abilities don't remove drain status and I can't remember they ever did.

When you are drained (in an actual version of the game) you'll remove drain status by getting experience.

Crypt Cleanser

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Post Wednesday, 27th August 2014, 16:06

Re: Do potions of Restore Abilities still remove Drain?

Since I've been playing, no. Drain can only be removed by gaining enough XP. The best way to get drained is by a shadow dragon, because killing it yields enough XP to get rid of it. :)

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Post Wednesday, 27th August 2014, 16:09

Re: Do potions of Restore Abilities still remove Drain?

Remembering what gets canceled, what gets restored, and what gets cured is kind of tiresome. Those three "remove bad things" potions should probably be combined. Maybe even with "cure mutations," but that's probably going too far, and at that point there would need to be something like a 1/5 chance of the mutation getting removed.

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Post Wednesday, 27th August 2014, 16:32

Re: Do potions of Restore Abilities still remove Drain?

At some point they did, yeah:
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Potion of Restore Abilities cures Draining

Apart from killing stuff, there's no way to get rid of Draining.
This is at odds with other status effects in the game (which isn't
necessarily a bad thing).

This also gives an additional use to restab, apart from "aw drat,
an orange crystal statue."

And then it was removed:
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Revert "Potion of Restore Abilities cures Draining"

This reverts commit c1c92e6949294d220ff375ceeb32bf5059dcaa81.

After some discussion, the consensus seems to be that this is unnecessary
and just makes draining less interesting later on (which is mainly when
draining happens). If early draining is actually a problem, we can add a cap
on the amount you can be drained instead.

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Dungeon Master

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Post Wednesday, 27th August 2014, 20:46

Re: Do potions of Restore Abilities still remove Drain?

Sar wrote:
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If early draining is actually a problem, we can add a cap
on the amount you can be drained instead.

Incidentally, this was eventually implemented; there's a cap to how far down your skills can get drained. If you're at that cap and get drained you take large amounts of damage instead (the code comment is literally "Just die already!").

e: Oh hey, news to me
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Post Wednesday, 27th August 2014, 21:04

Re: Do potions of Restore Abilities still remove Drain?

That commit was reverted soon afterwards.
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Revert "Put heavily drained players out of their misery"

Heavy draining already recovers quickly, such that it should be possible to
recover even when killing low-XP monsters. If very heavy draining is still
problematic, it might be better to scale down draining when already heavily
drained, rather than making it behave in a different way entirely past a
certain point.

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