This is the first post in what I hope will be a productive discussion about the future of Forging in Olympus Rising. We plan to bring the new Forge system with version 4.1, the development of which is already in progress.
So for now I want to give you all a first insight into what we are planning. Please bring constructive criticism and/or suggestions.
Here are some of the mechanics we will be implementing:
- Overarching strategy as to whether forging some items is the correct choice
- Optimisible forging path
- Item Refining
Here’s a quick rundown of how we intend to accomplish these mechanics.
Overarching strategy as to whether forging some items is the correct choice
5-Star Titan Items will be forgeable. Whether or not this is something you wish to do will depend on your overall strategy, due to Item Refining which is explained further below.
Optimisible forging path
Much like with the old system, forging using the correct items will give your item a boost in power. This will no longer depend on the “hidden item level”, but rather on the number of stars this item has, meaning old items are just as useful as new ones when it comes to boosting via the Forge.
Refining an item will give it a boost in power, using the correct items to forge it will give it a small boost in power; optimise your forging path and you will be able to create items far superior to those found in chests. Players which maximise their forging path will get more out of the system than those who do not put the effort in.
Once you have created a 5-Star Titan Item, you will be able to Refine the item. Refining an item will return it to an Epic, 1-Star Item which is is stronger than a normal Epic, 1-Star Item (meaning higher overall stats).
In addition, Refining an item will give the item an additional Perk, depending on the item you used to Refine it. This will mean the item has 1 main stat, and 2 Perks (3 stats in total). If it is a trinket, it will have 3 Perks. However, these Perks will be reduced in strength, so that the overall strength of the combined Perks remains the same: