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Post by Cosmostrator » Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:36 am

"Server: You picked up a Apple"
should read
"Server: You picked up an Apple"
Just a small thing, but grammar counts.
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Post by Crush » Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:52 am

That's harder to fix than you think. The message consists of the constant string "you picked up a " and the name of the item that has been picked up. To correct this small grammatical incorrectnes you would have to program a check if the first letter of the item name is a vowel and use another string in that case.

Oh, and by the way, even though it reads "Server:" it is a client sided message ;) but well, you can't know that.
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Post by Cosmostrator » Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:07 am

The string thing makes sense, I just figured I'd point it out in case something could be done. Of course with my nitpicking the grammar in game I didn't notice that I misspelled server in the topic title :oops:
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Post by Pajarico » Sat Oct 28, 2006 11:48 am

Well, there is a solution :P : "Server: You picked up: Apple."
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Post by Modanung » Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:10 pm

Or "You picked up the apple"
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Post by Dr Wahl » Sun Oct 29, 2006 5:18 am

or the server could be "you picked up" then for each item, it could read "an arrow" or "a beer"
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Post by Bahamut81 » Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:32 am

The client would not be overchallenged by checking the item name's first letter for if it's a vowel. The problem is if one of the programmer's is willing to invest the time to implement it, because this problem is rather small and cosmetic and other things like the own server need their time more urgently.

The effort to save the article for each item would be even higher and in the long run it's the worse solution for sure.
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Post by BadMrBox » Sun Oct 29, 2006 7:38 pm

Can 'Server:' be removed?
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Post by HaLLanHype » Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:45 am

Well you either have it check the first letter of the item thats being picked up and use a or an based off that or you just take it away.

You picked up Apple. That would work also.
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