Two handed copper swords

Nov 11, 10:28 am
#1
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This is probably just my subjective preference, but it feels like goblins and kobolds got a LOT more dangerous with their new two handed copper swords. I picked up an arcanite chain mail in UT 3 right after killing Genetrix, and suddenly two goblins with +5 enchanted two handed copper swords spawned and decimated me with two hits. This happens often even with unenchanted ones. It feels a bit unbalanced, but it might be intended to just be harder?
Nov 11, 11:44 am
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How are they strong enough to wield 2-h copper swords??
Nov 11, 1:46 pm
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They usually wield short swords don't they?
Nov 11, 5:07 pm
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I'm probably wrong about the kobolds, I've died so many times I'm getting exhausted
This time i put on a bronze plate mail because i knew there was a goblin berserker on the level. Tried to take him on and this was the result.
Nov 11, 7:26 pm
#5
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I'm seeing a lot of this too. This was a pretty lucky character, he found the Gorovits family scimitar and then came across some bones. But two handed sword +5 seems a little disproportionate to my danger level.
Nov 12, 12:00 pm
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I've also noticed this. Goblin Berserkers in UT with two-handed swords - copper or no - are extremely dangerous.
Nov 12, 3:14 pm
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Goblins shouldn't spawn in UT in the first place!
Nov 12, 3:26 pm
#8
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Yeah, that sounds more like a fluke in spawning. We already had kobolds with -8 spears, now we have goblins with +5 swords.
Nov 13, 8:37 am
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Humanoids are a lot more deadly much earlier now. also undead are significantly more dangerous now as well.
Yesterday, 8:14 am
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I suggest that after a goblin, or other small humanoid attacks using a large weapon(two-handed sword, two-handed scimitar), they would need a turn to raise the weapon back up, to them attack again, since they need to use all their strength to fight with such heavy weapons.
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