Just a quick note that the Monk guide, the Book of Syncletica, is in active full-bore rewrite mode. Parts will be incomplete as I update a chapter at a time or create outright new ones with Update 19.
I toyed with bringing the guide into WordPress but realized that it would be more trouble that it was worth, since Sites handles webpages and WordPress is more of a blog engine.
Further, I haven’t the coin to unlock the features here for advanced appearances or have decent web coding skills to make it happen. Boy, that free-to-blog concept seems familiar…
Lots of tweaking will be left after the core updates are done. I have to play a bit more with the Henshin Mystic nee’ Avatar, Quintessica to get a better feel, and look at some racial class trees to update some new Monk race information, as well as figure out many unanswered questions, such as if certain capstone-like things still exist (such as getting 10/Epic DR on level 20). Once done, hopefully by Labor Day, all that will be missing is information on the newer loot being generated and how to utilize it.
That’s important to note, ’cause I found some Vorpal Handwraps yesterday. Yeah, the devs just opened up their mystical coding can of wantsome. I’m seeing slots on all kinds of things, Dodge items out the ying-yang and Fortification items that exceed 100%. Riposte is a new suffix with very interesting possibilities for Monks with high miss-chance, since you make an additional attack each time an enemy misses. Wow.
Oh yeah. I need to write a letter to the devs to put a simple Void Strike attack back in the dang game to use the Level 10 special finishers, ’cause none of us are going Henshin all the time and we aren’t ponying up 30 AP just to get it.
Hopefully a few key bugs are fixed. Was playing with some guildies in “Blown to Bits” when, just as the quest finished, we got hit by super-lag that essentially froze us. We managed to get back to the entrance where the lag stopped. We made our way back to the same location and to the last bosses without further incident. I’ve been hearing of nasty lag in places but this was the first time I encountered the nastiest stuff.
And there’s the wee known issue with the Wave of Despair, a delicious Ninja Spy ninjitsu addition to the Touch of Despair finishing move that gives all nearby enemies a negative level. The problem? It gives negative levels to your allies, too. Whoops. Better not use that in party for now.