What do you want to see in the Oort skill system?

There’s not much activity here on the forums, as of late, so I wanted to reach out to the community and stir up a topic about skills. What skills would people like to utilize in game? What are some unique skills that players would like to/be able to explore? What do you want to see in Oort’s skill system?

P.S. If this is closely related to any existing topic let me know, I searched and I couldn’t find a topic where players could talk about ideas for skills. If I missed something let me know, thanks :smile:

Edit: Check out Suggestions for Crafting Professions in replace of this topic

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if you count crafting


Without trying to sound cocky, if there is a broad idea i usually have already made a thread about it xD

personal favorite of mine is still Darkrepulsors ‘‘Shard Magic System’’


@zouls drops the mic.


:open_mouth: @Zouls

Alter xD

(I had to say it in german, my english just couldn’t find the right words^^)

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@Zouls Probably should redirect to your topic :stuck_out_tongue: : Suggestions for Crafting Professions

there is also this one


think its important cause further down Ben explains their view on magic, which is nice to know in case you want to make a discussion around it :smile:


@Zouls is a better link farry than me :smiley:

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I actually just searched ‘‘skills’’ and was egoistic enough to take all of mine on top of it shrug

Mostly how i do it too :slight_smile:

Everytime a suggestion sounds familiar just type in the keywords in the search bar.

I have just finished reading more or less everything, and this is what i have in my mind.
Surely there are things already said by someone else :wink:

  • Crafting Skills:
    What I have understood from what the staff said, is that Crafting Skill will be something easy and accessible to everybody - you will just have to obtain the base materials.
    That said, looking at “more complicated things” such as the already mentioned +20% mining speed, i suppose that the recipe difficulties will not be given by a “high crafting skill” -
    :oort_start: [i imagine there will not be something like a “crafting level”, probably just a title based on what you have crafted? like “elemental weapon master” if you’ve crafted weapons of all elemental type, this can be connected to a skill that we can call “weapons lore” wich gives a +3/5/7/10% dmg bonus based on how many weapons lore you collect? at that point you can have “lore” skills (wich i think is something related to survival/exploring)] :oort_stop:
  • so the “crafting diffiulty level” will be given by the rarity of the materials, like elemental core/nodes needed to craft, dropped only by low chance from normal elemental monsters and with increased chance from stronger monsters and titans.

Quote from http://oortonline.com/
“Craft weapons, tools and equipment from resources found throughout the universe. Be prepared, you never know what’s lurking through the next Portal…
Craft bows, spears, crossbows, swords, clubs, staffs and more using the streamlined crafting interface. Add a rare material to the modifier slot when you’re crafting and discover which materials enhance recipes (adding damage, durability, range or speed).”

  • Magic Skill
    “It’s a kind of magic…”

Someone already spoke about the good old “trinity”? Yes (i think it was @Zouls ?)
Warrior-archer-wizard = melee-ranged-spelluser

I have’nt understood if there will be a fixed class system or not, what i have in mind is something “open”… let’s say that a player can freely choose what he prefers without restrictions BUT…
let me do a short example…
If you wear a:
cloth armor > barely gives fisical protection, higher chance of having special properties (+5% dmg? partial “feather fall”? +mana/int?), no malus at spell casting dmg/speed, same bonus of leather armor related to dmg bonus based on “dex”. good elemental protections.

leather armor > lower defence than a full plate armor, higher than a cloth armor, dmg bonus related on dex using ranged or melee weapon [(call it “freedom of movement”)(a conceptual, virtual “dex”)], but you take a 45% malus on spell damage/casting speed. lower elemental protection than cloth armor.

heavy armor > best fisical/elemental def. no dmg bonus related on “dex”. Spell dmg malus 90%, ranged weapon dmg malus 45%

that means: you have any shape you desire in any moment, knowing that you can go for a pure melee/ranged/spellcaster or a good sword&spell in leather armor… or a heavy armor to reach the best defences, improved by buff spells (only spells that are not affected from the 90% spell dmg malus), etc…

I can go on with the example, but i should describe a lot of items (a wizard rod/stick, shield/1handweapon/2handedweapon related on skills you can use such as defensive stance or charge, hat/helmet/full helmet can interact with the visibility range, etc)

That said: skills interactions! what i imagin:
a wizard trow a fire spell on the monster, wich is now having some nice flames on him (fire DPS but also monster dmg increased and possibility to attach the fire to his targets) so that the archer decide to use a water arrow wich save the monster from the flames but blinds him (vapour). now the blinded monster is weak to lightning dmg.
water+wind= ice → monster is now weak to fisical dmg and stronger against fire
water+earth= monster movements slowed (a good combo for a solo archer)
earth+wind= erosion → earth DPS + 45% chance to blind
fire+earth= nothing, try another (you have just extinguished the flames on the monster)

and… elemental melee weapons have 10% chances to start a skill combo 100% to interact with started combos, elemntal ranged weapons have 55% chance to start a skill combo and 90% to complete the combo, elemental spells always (100%) give the chance to start a combo and 55% to complete it.

to start a combo: you are approaching a monster, there are several wizards that all together shoot theyr spells… the first one to hit open the combo and for 2 seconds you can interact with that type of combo, a new combo can be started after 4/6 seconds - as soon as the first combo effect expire; in this way you will have to be good at what you do, you will not be able to use “always the same 3 spells” or weapons.
note that i am assuming that skills will have cooldowns, mana cost and more interactions with other things… example: a warrior with full heavy armor will charge with a bonus damage higher than a light armored warrior (“charge” damage related on equipment weight?)

i believe that this way a really high number of things can be done and be added in the future.

As i said in the first part, speaking about “weapons lore” can be extended to all of the sections - in this way players will have some kind of specialization, but reachable by everyone, you will just have to choose if you want/need that specialization or if you are not interested at all (i will never use a ranged weapons/my friends use ranged weapons no need for bow specialization)

All of my examples are done to explain a system and not to propose specific powers, as @ben said

So imagine like… [quote=“ben, post:11, topic:289”] Blue could = Moon [/quote]

What is the effect of the Moon on the earth? Sea tide, romantic effect on people and animals (a scientific research prooves that sheeps goes on romantic mood during full-moon nights); romantic=charme and sea tide=gravity effect,
so i would say:
Blue=moon > charming spells, gravity effects (suh as “rock pillars emerge from the ground”), earth type of damage

easy one: Red=passion > emotional buffs, (rush for movement speed increase/rage for dmg boost/charm removal/etc), fire type damage

as usual, i hope that i expressed in an understandable way :stuck_out_tongue:

edit: sorry for the long post… O_O

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this turned into a huge discussion, but that is what Ben said before the discussion

and for holy trinity


its a 2.4k post with my thoughts and observations on healing, later got beaten by a 3.6k answer to the crafting post, so trust me… you dont have to be sorry that your post is too long xD

Such a fantastic idea about magical combos, I really commend you on brainstorming that :clap:. The only thing I would change is what Red equals. When I think of red, yes emotions come to mid and charm but charming is blue, I think of blood, anger, and fire. You mentioned fire, and I would’ve said love, but charm was taken by the Moon. So I would like to see red magic as being sort of forbidden. This forbidden magic could incorporate the use of your own blood to conjure up a weapon, or even controlling somebody else for X amount of time as shown in Avatar the Last Airbender. (Also called blood bending)

It’s just an idea, but you can’t forget about the fire that Red represents, so perhaps blood magic could be forbidden, and fire magic won’t be seen as a taboo, sound good? :smiley: