Hello one of the few actual squid players here.
i have been thinking about race balance and i have come to the conclusion that.
squid are by far the worst race with no concrete upsides. let my lay it out
can eat raw meat
can change color
can not eat anything else than meat
takes a good amount of burn damage from salt (feel free to make the jokes)
can not wear footwear (thus you get fucked by glass shards or anything else that deals damage if you step on it)
if you see here the upsides and the downside have a clear imbalance. for example what is the most common cure fore being sick? salt! what happens during combat? windows break and glass shards are put on the ground. what does the chef make most of the time? food that has somewhere in there something else than raw meat! so as a squid you.
- dont get sick as the cure will deal burn damage
- dont get into figths or be in maint or the central coridors after a certain point
- constantly try to find supplies of raw meat as usually the chef does not put slabs of it on the counter.
- stay away from any eventual saltpiles
for all of this you get…
a funny sound when you grab people and the ability to change color.
this is why squid desperately need a buff. I have talked to people on discord and we came up with something like this
- tox damage when punching (like ethereals and burn punches)
- small brute and burn resists ( you know wet skin and no bones)
- a small slip resist (no immunity but slightly harder to slip)
please give your own input but it is unquestionable that the squid need a buff.
also do not mention the “ventcrawl when naked” it does not work and it is a stupid ability so if it worked it should probably be removed any way and even with it suposedly being there no one played squid.