Hi all! I'll go straight to the point.
Five years ago, with an older version of BGEE, I created a Dark Moon Monk just to try it around Candlekeep. It looked really neat. I was surprised to see a new symbol in the portrait, and in the character screen was named Perception
. Back to the present (and with the current newest version of the EE), tonight I repeat the process, create a DMM, start the game and there's no trace of that Perception thing. So I open EEKeeper (luckily I still have the old save) and compare. Here's the key differences, under the Effects
Stat: AC vs. Damage Type Modifier > 1 - 0
Stat: Detect Illusion Modifier > 24 - 0
Graphics: Display Special Effect Icon > 0 - 57Latest version:
Stat: AC vs. Damage Type Modifier > 9 - 16
Stat: Detect Illusion Modifier > 10 - 0
No "Graphics: Display Special Effect Icon"
So I googled a bit and found a site
explaining all these Opcodes. I guess (or I want to believe) that the difference in the Stat: AC vs. Damage Type Modifier
is just some sort of rephrasing/recoding but it basically means the same (I wish I was an expert).
The Detect Illusion Modifier I don't understand. Now is 10, but in the old version is 24 even when in both cases is 0 in the Thief Skills Abilities (not in-game, where it shows 10 and 24 respectively). Both monks are level 1 of course and with no equipment.
Lastly, in another page
I see that Perception apparently is/was +2 bonus to Saving Throws vs. Illusion spells
. Is that so? And is exactly this -and only this- what was reflected by the portrait icon?Edit:
in this thread
, the OP suggests this: "The icon is constantly seen in BGEE, so it seems to be an innate ability that is constantly active. If the icon represents the detect illusions ability, then the monk would detect illusions always, without needing to hit the find traps button"
. Was he right? Was he not?
So, can a developer (or anybody else who has the knowledge for that matter) shed some light to this Dark Moon issue (or inconsistencies)? Was the DMM nerfed? It was a bug that was solved? Does nowadays work in a different fashion than five years ago?
Thanks in advance!