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Micksha
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Tentacles

Post by Micksha » 04 Nov 2019, 14:51

Hi,
We realized that the game really really lacks tentacles. So I suggest to have two mobs:
One Tentacle coming out of the swamp, and when the player walks into its range, it is doing high damage and it is stealing some random item from the player, and one Tentacle mob which seeks to rule the world:
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The Tentacle shall be strong, and once a year (at the Day of the Tentacle), it becomes 5 times stronger and drops a Tentacle costume with 0,01% drop rate, allowing the player to transform into a tentacle.

What do you think :alt-6: ?

Edit: I dont know what you imagine again.. here for reference purposes: https://r.mprd.se/media/images/95794-Da ... Dos)-3.jpg
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Re: Tentacles

Post by gumi » 04 Nov 2019, 15:41

when can we get buttswords?
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Re: Tentacles

Post by WildX » 06 Nov 2019, 14:03

I can see this work really well in some unused woodland cave. Some weird corruption causing tentacle madness to erupt from the soil.

Bonus: Maybe to avoid having to look at the hideous tentacles a band of brave warriors decided to equip their swords onto their backside so they can fight facing away from their enemy? :lol:
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Re: Tentacles

Post by jesusalva » 06 Nov 2019, 14:49

WildX wrote:
06 Nov 2019, 14:03
I can see this work really well in some unused woodland cave. Some weird corruption causing tentacle madness to erupt from the soil.

Bonus: Maybe to avoid having to look at the hideous tentacles a band of brave warriors decided to equip their swords onto their backside so they can fight facing away from their enemy? :lol:
Actually, you equip longswords on the back and shortswords at the belt. And you would be wise to carry a dagger under your cloack, for a quick and effective defense.

Ps. Fighting without looking at the enemy is the art of fighting based on sounds only. Such skill would be crucial for assassins, ninjas, anti-assassins, anti-ninjas, and bats. (Bats are blind)
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Re: Tentacles

Post by Livio » 08 Nov 2019, 21:34

Where those tentacles come from? A big octopus underground? And what if steals my banshee bow?
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Re: Tentacles

Post by jesusalva » 13 Dec 2019, 23:51

Micksha wrote:
04 Nov 2019, 14:51
The Tentacle shall be strong, and once a year (at the Day of the Tentacle), it becomes 5 times stronger and drops a Tentacle costume with 0,01% drop rate, allowing the player to transform into a tentacle.

What do you think :alt-6: ?
For the costume is easy:

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addmonsterdrop(Tentacle, PumpkinCostume, 1);
delmonsterdrop(Tentacle, PumpkinCostume);
But unfortunately, you can only change items data at runtime.
You could, for example, make Piou Legs weight a ton before Carnival. But you couldn't make Pious stronger before Carnival.

There are workarounds to this; Some really too troublesome to maintain.
You could use `@loadnpc` in a script runtime to load a rare tentacle spawn during Tentacle Day, but you could not get rid of them.
Unless you add to script runtime an automatic server restart (not advised!!)

Do note that editing multipliers which affects all monsters (like exp rate) is not so difficult.
Also note that there are some useful mapflags which can be modified at runtime (we can even modify a whole map zone during script runtime), like `bexp` which reconfigures map experience, or `noskill` which prevents players from using skills.

You can also reconfigure damage skills deal (adjust_skill_damage), or even reconfigure the whole mapzone:

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mapflag weapon_damage_rate 20
mapflag magic_damage_rate 20
mapflag misc_damage_rate 20
(These need to be in the zone file)

But they apply to everyone, not just to monsters.
Map Zones allow to disable skills for players, disable items, override GM commands (this is how even GM 99 on ML cannot use @recallall and @doom)

Neither of those are what you are looking for. So the best bet would be trying to have someone to code it for you, which I have no idea how difficult would be, or controlling every monster by script.

Which is how Trozz Arena work.
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