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Posted by Dralnu   USA  (277 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Wed 19 Apr 2006 04:07 AM (UTC)  quote  ]

Amended on Wed 19 Apr 2006 04:10 AM (UTC) by Dralnu

Ok, I added Tend to my Ranger class for a heal. Well, here is my problem: Originally, it cost 60 mana to use (which I thought was pretty high), so I changed it down to 5. Once I did that, (which I did outside the MUD), then hotbooted, and the mana cost remained the same. That bugged me, so I rebooted the MUD entirely, and then it now cost 6 mana, while slookup reads:

<40hp 97m 108mv> slookup tend
Sn:  245 Slot:    0 Skill: 'tend                '
Saves: none  SaveEffect: none
Type: Skill  Target: defensive  Minpos: 8  Mana: 5  Beats: 12  Range: 0
Flags: 0  Guild: -1  Value: 0  Info: 0  Code: spell_smaug
Sectors Allowed: All
Wearoff: (none set)
Components: V@65

Affect 1 modifies hit by 'l*2'

Hitchar   : You kneel down and tend to $N's wounds.
Hitvict   : Your wounds are soothed and lessened.
--------------------------[CLASS USE]--------------------------
Mag) lvl:  51 max: 95%  Cle) lvl:  51 max: 95%  Thi) lvl:  51 max: 95%
War) lvl:  51 max: 95%    Dru) lvl:  51 max: 95%
Ran) lvl:  50 max: 85%

Well, I think that pretty much states that. It doesn't make much sense to me. Anyone got any idea what could be causing the mana issue?
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Posted by Samson   USA  (683 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #1 on Wed 19 Apr 2006 02:11 PM (UTC)  quote  ]
It's because of this formula:

mana = IS_NPC( ch ) ? 0 : UMAX( skill->min_mana, 100 / ( 2 + ch->level - skill->skill_level[ch->Class] ) );

The mana setting in the skill system is actually a minimum required mana, not an actual mana used. So the above formula will take whichever value is larger and use that as the mana cost for a skill or spell. It's not an error, but it can be unexpected if you don't realize what's going on.

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Posted by Dralnu   USA  (277 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #2 on Wed 19 Apr 2006 02:25 PM (UTC)  quote  ]
Thanks. I think I'll go see about changing that.
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