I'm a fantasy roleplayer since years, i often did the "master" job in our RPG group. And here comes the criticism: Health- (Mana-, Life-) potions are an inherent part of those games. Every character can carry some of them.
But: Do you really have a chance to use them mid-battle ?
"Oh. sorry, Mr. Boss Monster, please one minute, i have to drink my potion to kill you!"
Wow, in mid-fight situations ... this will not end well. Maybe the ampullae are on your side, in a belt -or whatevar- take them out - open them- drink - and wait till (or if) it works. That's not real.
You can do it if a party of adventurers come to the scene, and one replaces another in the battle. Maybe.
Battling on a chief monster without a silver sword? Danm, you guys are hardcore! I, for myself, have a lil' dream: The first who can purchase a Diamond Sword.
Good luck. mates!
Umm, sorry, maybe this^ doesn't fit in this forum. Dear mods, please do your job (if you want) !
What I see as a solution is this: when you drink a potion, it acts as your attack phase, meaning that although you may heal some, the enemy still hits you. This is a bit more realistic...while your drinking your potion....the enemy doesnt sit back and watch...it attacks you. This might be hard to implement (from a programming/making viewpoint...but seems a vital part of the game).
For Mickey...I suggest you either add more weapons or change the types of weapons around. Maybe add "bow & arrows" or "lance" or something big that can realistically take down a boss. Cause really, I don't see a man with a silver sword taking down a Dragon or even a Giant Squid.
I'm with 150 hp, and i've no good feeling to match a lvl3 boss (without drinking lots and lots od those delicious drinks). C'mon, no one did this shotload of Crystals whithout gallons of potions.
As i said in a previous post: I'm a FRPG player - and game master for years -
and the only thing i can say is that real balance in such a game is difficult to obtain.
my lv=12 i got 19 crystal:givebeer:
I wish more cities can be added to this game