Hello Guys, hope you're doing well!
First off, I would like to say that I adore the AQ Staff, this game wouldn't be possible without their constant efforts and updates :)
I would like to know, if there is some sort of "hesitancy" the staff might have, regarding Void-element armors/weapons, etc.
The way I see it, since AQ Classic is purely single-player, we do not have to worry about things like making sure everyone has the same Power Rating, or Battle Power, if you get what I mean.
In short, since 100% of the mobs/enemies/opponents we fight in-game are NPCs, these NPCs are not going to complain, protest or rage quit if we hit them with Void element.
I understand that most NPCs, by default, have 200% Void Resistance, but there is a simple solution to implement a Void SP Skill, for example:
a) Double the usual SP cost (so 784 SP for Melee/Ranged, instead of the usual 392 SP), for a Void-element SP skill.
b) Keep the SP cost the same, at 392 SP, but increase the min-max Damage Range. So your Void skill might do 50% less damage than a normal skill or 50% bonus damage. (Void is supposed to be "unstable" after all, as is evidenced by the Void Dragon's description). I'm not sure about the mathematical numbers part, but you get what I mean ;)
Generally speaking, the staff usually appear to stay away, for want of a better word, from these 3 things:
a) Void element weapons/armors. (Usually replaced with Harm element toggle, example: Void Spear of War deals Harm, Void Vanquisher deals Ice, etc).
b) Thermal Shock. (Usually replaced with a Fire burn).
c) Prismatic Burn. (Usually replaced with, again, a normal burn).
In each of the above 3 categories, we have, quite literally, just 1 option each:
a) Tarnished Caliburn (Temporary)
b) Drakonnan's Fury (2012 Spell)
c) Prismatic Yoyo
I think, when we play the game, we tend to "relate" to our characters in-game (You know what I'm talking about - Changing your name, matching equipment and accessories to imitate your favorite NPCs or anime characters, etc), and I think we can all agree the "exotic" and "elite" nature of seeing that Purple-colored "?" symbol when using Void element, or that fancy massive damage for white-colored "?" symbol for Prismatic burn, makes it very satisfying to use.
I think such variations increase the flavor of the armor/weapon/skill, etc, and make them more unique!
What do you guys think?