In-game hugging

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Hugging?

Yes
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Yes, but not like this.
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No, not at all.
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In-game hugging

Post by Modanung » Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:43 am

I was thinking how it would be hella fun if players were able to hug eachother. :D

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1) Player A walks next to Player B and hits the hug-key. Or he/she chooses "Hug Player B" from the action menu.
2) Player B gets hugged, but doesn't hug back yet.
3A) Player B hugs back. Now you have a complete, succesful hug. :wink:
3B) Player B turns out not to be in a huggy mood, and walks away. Leaving a sad, denied Player A. :(

If player Player B does not respond at all (e.a. because he's afk), the hug ends after a few seconds or when Player A walks away.

NPC's should be huggable too, they could just look like you're a looney, or some could hug back. This should be a variable in their script:
1=Unhuggable (for dogs, small treasure chests and midgents)
2=Huggable (for boring NPC's)
3=Hugs back (for barmaids, clowns and holistic healers)
Maybe we could even allow players to hug trees, that would be less obvious, and not in the action menu. And then we could have one tree in the game that actually hugs back. :D
Hehe, makes me think of Bjorn... we could also have a huge snowpenis in a cold area. ;)

And the holistic healer makes me think too, it could actually have a real function. By hugging certain players, NPC's or doodads you could actually gain HP/SP or GP if you're a thief. Or you could lose HP when hugging a vampire or GP when hugging a pickpocket.

I think this feature would add a lot to the game... or at least people would love it. And if you don't and walk around in a PvP area, you can always stab the one who's trying to hug you in the ribs, dealing triple damage. ;)
(or use a siegeweapon for that, if you know "The Gamers" by Dead Gentlemen Productions)
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Post by ElvenProgrammer » Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:50 am

I'd like to hug you when you have so nice ideas. It could bring a lot of innovation to our game and I agree it could be fun to hug and be hugged or see other players hugging. (Very nice comic strip). The drawback is the we need more frames but I think we can limit it to 1 for each direction, so 4 more for the playerset and 4 more for every chest equipmentset. I'm not sure yet about npcs and trees though (forget about snow), this will require a lot more work and probably every tree should be drawed in a particular way to be hugged. I guess we will see about that...
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Post by Modanung » Fri Jul 15, 2005 1:37 pm

Elven Programmer wrote:I'd like to hug you when you have so nice ideas.
I can't wait till the reallife meeting. ;)
Elven Programmer wrote:The drawback is the we need more frames but I think we can limit it to 1 for each direction, so 4 more for the playerset and 4 more for every chest equipmentset.
I think it's hard to make a frame that is good for hugging AND for hugging back. So that's 2 for every direction.
And maybe we'd need another one for being hugged but not hugging back, like just being squeezed.
Elven Programmer wrote:I'm not sure yet about npcs and trees though (forget about snow), this will require a lot more work and probably every tree should be drawed in a particular way to be hugged. I guess we will see about that...
Could be just one tree in the entire game. It would be slightly different, or have fireflies around it, so the keeneyed will see there's something different. Some would probably try to hug it. And then there would be a message from the server "You're a hippy!". :P
Ofcourse this would be somewhere deep inside some forrest.
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Post by Kineticstorm » Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:00 pm

Haha, hippies :lol:

Anyway, I think it's an interesting idea.
Especially the gaining GP from hugging part. :twisted:
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Post by Rotonen » Fri Jul 15, 2005 2:44 pm

Modanung should do a weekly strip about the development and progress to show on the front page, that was hilarious. :)
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Post by Modanung » Fri Jul 15, 2005 3:39 pm

Rotonen wrote:Modanung should do a weekly strip about the development and progress to show on the front page, that was hilarious. :)
Hehe, I prefer working on game content, thank you. :P
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Post by maci » Sun Jul 17, 2005 3:34 pm

hug key? not needed...

just tpe
/hug playername
in the chatbox
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Post by ktm » Sun Jul 17, 2005 4:28 pm

*if* you actually implement that, i demand you also add a "hump" key :twisted:
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Post by Scooterman » Mon Jul 18, 2005 3:26 am

yes, ktm is right!! Why not expand this to only hugs, but how about a friend slap when you found some comrade, one of them asks for a slap (something abou a hand and a interrogation) and if the other one agree, the action is done(showing a hand and a exclamation by example). This can expanded to a invite to dance, fight too, etc. Many many possibilities.
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Post by Tenche » Mon Jul 18, 2005 3:29 am

ehhhhhhhh.... no Cause immature little kids will run around huggin eachother and plus it will get in the way of combat ;)
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Post by ElvenProgrammer » Mon Jul 18, 2005 7:36 am

Scooterman wrote:yes, ktm is right!! Why not expand this to only hugs, but how about a friend slap when you found some comrade, one of them asks for a slap (something abou a hand and a interrogation) and if the other one agree, the action is done(showing a hand and a exclamation by example). This can expanded to a invite to dance, fight too, etc. Many many possibilities.
Because this will mean an exponential growth in frames needed, and we still lack artists :wink:
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Post by Rotonen » Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:21 pm

A twisted vision: a rock - paper - scissors -logic system where hugging would be one of the previously mentioned.. :)

"I counter your deathblow with a hug! :twisted: "
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Post by nym » Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:50 am

I dont care about hugging... but rock paper scissors would be an awesome addition! :D
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Post by Modanung » Tue Jul 19, 2005 3:20 am

Hug would be paper
Punch would be rock
and stab would be scissors then :)

Put uhm... I'd like people just to hug eachother, espacially now. ;)
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Post by Shadow_Virus » Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:19 pm

why oh why would you want hugging its a waste of resources and perfetic i was surprised to see that most people said yes.
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