The random store selection

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Re: The random store selection

Post by renke_ » Wed May 14, 2014 4:12 pm

Cool, the enhanced loot screen I dreamt of :)

[As I read your tweet about the wine I thought you would implement hunger and thirst. JPM (of anti-walkthrough fame) described Ultima's system as: First off, the Avatar is a junkie. He's addicted to two main substances, 'Food' and potions. Food is probably the most dangerous, since the Avatar is totally unable to kick the habit and withdrawal will kill him. Worse yet, the other party members will find themselves getting sucked into the habit too and will also become Food users simply by virtue of being in close proximity to the Avatar.]

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Re: The random store selection

Post by jack1974 » Wed May 14, 2014 4:18 pm

yayswords wrote:Nice job! Are the stats random though?
In this case yes, but I can define fixed objects if I want, is not a problem :)
renke_ wrote:As I read your tweet about the wine I thought you would implement hunger and thirst.
Haha would be cool, but no I want to stop adding features :mrgreen:

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Re: The random store selection

Post by fabulaparva » Wed May 14, 2014 5:05 pm

Picking up a reward item sure looks promising. :)
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renke_ wrote:As I read your tweet about the wine I thought you would implement hunger and thirst.
Haha would be cool, but no I want to stop adding features :mrgreen:
Please, no forced carrying around provisions! Forget Food, Forget Drink, Forget Realism! :P
Always running out of food (and then getting poisoned because you're desperate enough to try and find your "fix" in a giant rat's carcass), it's the killjoy of exploring (in Ultima). :cry:

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Re: The random store selection

Post by Troyen » Wed May 14, 2014 7:54 pm

Well, we're already killing a bunch of animals in Act 1 and skinning for their pelts. All that meat is going to waste... ;)

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Re: The random store selection

Post by fabulaparva » Wed May 14, 2014 8:08 pm

Let's sell the meat for more cash! Can't they survive on lembas or something? :lol:

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Re: The random store selection

Post by yayswords » Thu May 15, 2014 9:44 am

fabulaparva wrote:Let's sell the meat for more cash! Can't they survive on lembas or something? :lol:
Sell it to the tavern in exchange for meals for recovery yesyes.

In other news. I am indeed obsessing over other stats than regen now, but still obsessing! It's actually less frustrating like this though because good general upgrades appear a lot more often than +2 regen items did.

Oh I also rerolled my Mormont loot until I got a 5 damage staff :P
If at first try it doesn't explode, it ain't Jack who wrote the code.

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Re: The random store selection

Post by renke_ » Thu May 15, 2014 4:16 pm

to extend this to not only to selection but the item generator itself: afaik +magic does nothing for warrior/thief classes - would it be possible to teach the generator to exclude magic for items not usable by any magical class? Or to ignore the magic value when comparing items (I think I saw one sword with +2 magic but -1 speed marked as green - as Vaelis (to my knowledge) is not a beneficiary of higher magic values this was one of the cases were the item comparator was objectively wrong)?

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small addition: I just saw a "Handcrafted Regenerating Morning Star" without regenerating abilities :) If you exclude regen to rare and above you should also change your name generator :)
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Re: The random store selection

Post by jack1974 » Thu May 15, 2014 4:20 pm

Magic is involved in determining spell damage (target is compared to caster before applying the resistances), so is not useless at all even for Thieves/Warriors :)

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Re: The random store selection

Post by renke_ » Thu May 15, 2014 4:30 pm

ah, I see - thanks a lot (and I edited my last entry while you replied, not sure if you saw it)

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Re: The random store selection

Post by jack1974 » Thu May 15, 2014 4:38 pm

Yes need to remove the HP/SPRegen at beginning of the generator, right now I just set the values to zero at the end so that happens :)

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