Pretty simple really, 2 expansions no new races that can be shades or even old ones. It has and will continue hurt the shade population and hibernia as a realm. People want to try new things, a Shar or Celt shade would breath new life into the class that is needed, real options. Opposition to new races is just selfish and truely hurts the whole realm of hibernia. Why it does no new races that can be shades hurt so much ?
1 Midguard has 4 races that can be shadowblades so you get different strengths with each race for attack weapon types. People wanting to try an assasin as a 2nd or 3rd char have a new race to tempt them.
2 Albion also has 4 races that can be infiltraitors so again they can use a variety of weapons that work better per race.
again if they want tp try the new race with an expanion they sould at least on SI.
3. High Dex and Quick races are optimized for piecing weapons, the key word being optimized. They can use slash weapons of course but since luri's and Elf's have low strength they will not get as high of bonus as would a stronger race.
4. Stop the paranoid response that slash shades of shar's or Celts would hurt the shade class. They will be a different kind of shade sure, but better no.
5 The other realms already more choices for assasins, you better compete with new choices to get more people Shades.
Failure to move forward and match the other realms diversity of the assasin class, will be the demize of the nightsade class due to shortsighted selfishness.
Good morning, all Shadowblade weapons are slash, they all use str, there is no benifit from using a high dex race, have a nice day.
Shar/Celts have much higher con, this leads to much higher hps at 50, Nightshades are balanced around having bad str/con. A high str/con race would make them more powerful at high rr. Which would lead to Nightshades being balanced on the shar/celt nightshades, ultimatly hurting any current nightshade. Making shar/celts nightshades does nothing to help current ones, and would eventually lead to them getting their ablities reduced. have a nice day
Tanya TheSane <the filling in for cougar shadowblade>
In all honesty....I'm not upset of the decline of shades. There are far to many fair weather assassins as is that quite frankly cannot preform thier roles very well in my eyes. If something this simple can weed out the bad seeds than so be it, the class has it's problems...hell all 3 of the assassin's do in some way shape or form.
Alb and Mid only have 3 classes each that can be assassins....
And in Mid 2 of those are high dex are basically a waist of race/class combo Valk have 5 more str and qui than a kobold but 5 less dex and con. Most new SBs are norse and there is a HUGE gap between the performance of a norse SB and a kobold/valk SB since my uber 350+ dex does nothing for me since my wep is 100% str (I'm talking about the evade cap which both kobolds and norse can hit pretty easily).
So you get a celt/shar NS, great then the bar for performance is raised to that level (not that your TL stated that a shar NS would hit the evade cap and have extra con over a keen/elf) so now you have a class that is going to be based on the performance of the new celt/shar NS and guess what you're gonna get nerfed like SB and you're keen/elf NS are screwed like us kobold SB. So you want new life try getting your dmg dropped by 40% and pick your RAs without getting Viper/WA/AP and respec blades (no stun/wep based on 3rd stat) and welcome to life with shar/celt NSs.