There should really be immunity frames in ROTMG. You know, like any other normal video game? Stuff like this wouldn’t really be a problem:
Update: A lot of people are persistently convinced that immunity frames are a bad idea because of a number of reasons, mostly for the lack of knowledge and the fact that it says “immunity” in it. I’ll go over a few things so we don’t hear repeats.
What are immunity frames?: Iframes are a conditional system in which collisions between the player and the object hurting the player, gives the player a short length of time (usually a couple of frames, hence the name) where they’re immune to other damage collisions. Simply put, it’s post-hit invulnerability.
Immunity frames in RotMG: In the case of RotMG, iframes will essentially get rid of the word “popped” from colloquial use in the RotMG community. Enemies that shoot a million projectiles or stacked projectiles will yield damage equivalent to that of one projectile. Keep in mind that running into a god wall in the mountains will still very instantly kill you, it’s just that it wouldn’t happen in one frame.
RotMG was designed without immunity frames in mind: Exactly, the developers never had the idea in their mind in the first place. Keep in mind, RotMG was a game jam creation, meaning it was made for a contest without bigger intentions behind it. Wild Shadow Studios never implemented the mechanic because the thought never occurred to them.
Pets will make iframes overpowered: The fact that you need pets in the first place to do dungeons easily is a problem with the funding portion of the game. I think if pets were more accessible to new players, there would be a good reason to keep dungeons hard. Iframes will just make it so that you don’t instantly die to nonsense. What good are pets if you’re standing on top of the Avatar of the Forgotten King?
People would just take shots for other players: It’s incredibly easy to set a condition where the projectile pierces through the player if they are invulnerable from iframes.
People will exploit this mechanic and be gods: Then fix it. Most video games have iframes and most video games don’t have an invincibility glitch. If it’s a mod or a hack then ban the player.