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Dungeons, adventuring areas, and elements

Post by Talaroc » 01 May 2005, 00:47

This subject has been mentioned off and on in passing in a number of conversations...

What is the current conception regarding adventuring areas and dungeons? It seems, from what I have been reading, like the general idea at the moment is to have them broken down by element, like "desert of fire," "dungeon of earth," and what have you, and I would really question if this is wise. Basically, it just seems as though it would be pretty boring, to me, and I would much rather see more naturalistic adventuring areas, wherein you don't know offhand what a monster's elemental resistances are save by observation, trial and error, though of course certain areas would have more of a certain type of monster (creatures in a desert are generally more fire resistant).

This also brings up the related issue of creature element resistances, which I am similarly unsure of the current ideas on. Early on, it seemed to be the accepted thought that each monster would be assigned an element. I would, for purposes of variety, naturality, and complexity, like to see elemental resistances (and affiliations) handled more along the lines of how it's done in Battle for Wesnoth; everything has a chart of resistances/affiliations, which might start out based upon the archetype of having a single element, but would be customized for each creature type, thus allowing such things as a monster heavily resistant to both water and fire, but vulnerable to, say, space.
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Re: Dungeons, adventuring areas, and elements

Post by Kyokai » 01 May 2005, 17:31

http://themanaworld.org/wiki/?Landmarks

This is just a short list of dungeons, perhaps more will come later on. As you can see, they're based rather on themes than elements. There is one haunted dungeon, a future dungeon, a pirate's lair, and an abstract vortex. More will be added soon, I'm sure.

As for enemies elements, since they will have skills just like players and the skill list also includes immunity to elemental and status effects, it will be easy to implement enemies with any combination of resistances.
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Post by Talaroc » 01 May 2005, 18:04

Cool. I make a point of checking the wiki periodically, apparently I missed that page.
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Post by Pajarico » 01 May 2005, 20:51

I think that the wiki needs a clean up, specially the index. I think i could do it if you let me.
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Post by maci » 01 May 2005, 22:24

sure feel free to do it
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Post by Pajarico » 02 May 2005, 02:41

maci wrote:sure feel free to do it
It's done. I've re-sorted, and cleaned the index and added a directory on the top of each page.

If you don't have a problem, please save it.

Also, I've a problem, I want to link the current artwork with each NPC so in each page appears under the name links to all the ideas about that character.
I need to write a link to the image but the wiki always shows the image. I tried with [suggested artwork by xxx| http://themanaworld.org/archive/xxx/.png] but it's interpreted as if I wanted to show the image.

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