1. Steam release. Free or 1$ etc depending on your own thoughts. Reasons: populating the game. Visibility is key. If people don't know the game exists they can't play it.
2. App. Same as above, but even more likely to bring higher player numbers. People usually look for a simple game to play on their phones to kill a little time while waiting on something. This is a great game for that and very simple.
You should see all the variables in the code for how magic bolt works. I think for the most part it is accurate to what you would expect BUT it also varies based on conditions.
If your buff damage is too low, it will fail. If you are fighting a Dark Lord it will fail. There is a 5% chance that if you are in IT Combat it will fail.
It also increases its effectiveness based on your spell level, or how weak of a monster you are fighting.
If you are fighting the Tarrasque it gets resisted every once in a while. Sometimes you also get more effectiveness based on how good you are.
Does monsters HP vary or is it consistent? I've always thought it to be a consistent number.
A Leanan should have 3k hp per level as far as I know and according to the monster table. Yet when I was watching a friend play over at my house, he did more damage than the Leanan should have for HP, yet the Leanan lived and killed him.
Here is a log of the combat - I did grab a screenshot of it too.
You find and attack Leanan-Sidhe. - (Size: 2830)
Which spell do you wish to cast?
Magic Bolt fired!
You hit Leanan-Sidhe for 8187854 magic damage!
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