Comic 876 - Still can go on

30th Jan 2017, 6:03 AM in Spirit of Adventure
Still can go on
Average Rating: 5 (1 votes)
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Lackinganame 30th Jan 2017, 6:03 AM edit delete
Things are only getting worse for Arua.

After pulling a 11 hour day at my new job I kind of felt like that. Just wanted to fall down and black out so I didn't have to work anymore.

(next update 2-6-17)


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Maryalee 30th Jan 2017, 4:38 PM edit delete reply
She really should be able to go on. She's expended way, way much more energy before in fights. Something else bad is going on here.

Who has been following her close enough that they could have drugged her drink? I'm thinking Madame Orb Collector has had some method to keep tabs on the two of them. Other option is that the raiders had someone on the inside they were bribing to pass along information. They could have gotten a message out about the curious visitor and plan was hatched to capture the threat. Option 3 is just a combination of the two.

I'm tired too.
Lackinganame 30th Jan 2017, 4:52 PM edit delete reply
I don't think I have talked about this before. But when Arua enters wing mode, her power is massively incresed but she weakens it later. The longer the use the longer the cooldown.

This was done to prevent Arua from poping wings in every fight.
Maryalee 30th Jan 2017, 8:43 PM edit delete reply
I started to say that sounded like Blizzard class redesign, but I'm too tired.

That said, the wings were out for what...less than 20-30 seconds real-time. That's a pretty punishing cooldown.
Lackinganame 31st Jan 2017, 3:40 PM edit delete reply
Ya now that I say it out loud it sounds very video gamey. So I think I'm taking it back to the drawing bored.

The real thing is I want to avoid that tendency of "Why not open with that?" So I created a cost to the power. But just not a good one yet.
Maryalee 31st Jan 2017, 6:18 PM edit delete reply
It's a good idea. We don't want her moving planets around. Maybe not have Wing-Mode as easily accessible. Possible make it react directly to threat/damage.

First time it was a direct threat, after she had expended all she had:

Second time it was to escape a very upset mob, so Life in Danger:

Third time someone she cared about very dearly had been killed:

(P.S. You were working on finalizing a list of Arua's powers here.)

(P.S.S. These pages brought back bad memories. You bit really deep here.)

(P.P.S.S. She expended a TON more energy in this fight sequence than she did getting mad at Xura at the start of the current day, and she was still able to walk away under her own power. This is what I meant by by it feeling very abrupt on this page.)

She did not use the wings at all against Bron, or in the fight against Iron Jaw, not even right at the end when she became furious at him after he portaled her hammer into the security door. So, I'm thinking extreme threat, grave peril, imminent casualty-death to someone she's protecting might be an appropriate trigger-point. And not as crippling a recovery.

Which brings me back to who spiked her drink.

You have mail.
Lackinganame 2nd Feb 2017, 8:46 AM edit delete reply
This mail you sent, was it a privet message or was it to my Email?

If it was the Email then I can't get to it because I have forgotten everything about that account and can't retrieve it.
Maryalee 31st Jan 2017, 6:25 PM edit delete reply
It is the end of the month. The comic received 33 votes and made it to only #1004 on the Top Web Comics list.

Most of those votes were mine.

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