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Sunday, March 6, 2011

Procyon's . . . Allies?

Question from Mark Stormhunter:
Hey friendly Mark Stormhunter here and I have a strange question. When you go up to Procyon his speech says "I do not tolerate such healing magic, you would be wise not to cast such spells" but if you listen it says "my allies". Who are his "allies"? Thanks and your blog is awesome.=
Thanks, Mark!

For those who may not know anything about Procyon, he is one of the cheating column bosses in Stormriven in Celestia. Basically you can't heal during the fight or Procyon will unleash a meteor storm on you and your party. If you heal, you're better off casting a Bartleby spell (for the shield on each group member), relying on your pet's spritely, or maybe something like casting a quench on Procyon before healing. Column bosses don't have allies.


Now, on to Mark's question . . . here's a bit of a quick history here on Procyon. Procyon's dialog and method of cheating were reused from Unimatus in the Stellarium; however, a recent patch removed cheating from Unimatus's repertoire.

**UPDATE**
Heya, I made a stab at trying to answer this question, but I only knew half the story . . . Johnist in the comments provided the truth to the matter, so I'm going to repost his response here instead of mine:
"Regarding Procyon:

When Celestia first went live, Procyon, and the other Stormriven Pylon bosses had Minions. Procyon's Cheat was if he had 2 or more Open minion slots when you healed, the next round he would have 1 Hydro-Mech and 1 Water-Maton to go with whatever you had had left.

Procyon's Cheat (and Unimatus's) was later changed when they removed the minions and upped the Pylon bosses health to be a Meteor strike (should have been a 750 Meteor in my opinion) when a heal was cast instead of 2 minions coming out. Unimatus never cheated until the change to him using meteors."


And THAT helps clear up the mystery!

**UPDATE**


Happy Dueling

4 comments:

The Powerful Juan said...

haven't visited TFN in over 6 months now, glad to see your still posting!

Anonymous said...

Actually, his "allies" is a reference to his old cheat. He used to summon three fishbot minions when you healed ;)

Johnist said...

Regarding Procyon:

When Celestia first went live, Procyon, and the other Stormriven Pylon bosses had Minions. Procyon's Cheat was if he had 2 or more Open minion slots when you healed, the next round he would have 1 Hydro-Mech and 1 Water-Maton to go with whatever you had had left.

Procyon's Cheat (and Unimatus's) was later changed when they removed the minions and upped the Pylon bosses health to be a Meteor strike (should have been a 750 Meteor in my opinion) when a heal was cast instead of 2 minions coming out. Unimatus never cheated until the change to him using meteors.

Stingite said...

@Juan: thanks, Juan. You may have caught me on an off-day, but it's good to see you.

@anon: thanks! I had no idea.

@Johnist: Awesome. I use this explanation in the post. Thanks for the help. :)