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Nov 2016
Zane Wagner
@ZaneDubya
Nov 08 2016 00:32
Not to mention Raph's name too often, but he's part of the board of this easy bot API: https://www.pullstring.com/#panel-hero
Something like that would make a heck of an addition to Multima.
Zane Wagner
@ZaneDubya
Nov 08 2016 02:22
@jorsi What do you think of the old gump packet you included in your PR?
If we don't include it, what kind of client will it break?
Code looks great btw.
Just a tought: wouldn't it be cool to do a Multima map like this: http://wiki.game-master.net/map/ but with the actual tiles instead of the overview map?
Jonathon Orsi
@jorsi
Nov 08 2016 02:28
Thanks zane! I am not entirely sure. I never encountered an 'old book header' when testing out the whole thing. I had it there as a placeholder to do later, but didn't realize I committed it til now.
Not sure where it would be used in game either.
That would be pretty sweet! I imagine like an observer type player like that in Starcraft matches -- being able to just zoom in on the world and observe what everyone is doing without being able to interact.
Zane Wagner
@ZaneDubya
Nov 08 2016 12:10
@jorsi That's taking it to a whole new level! I had imagined just the static tiles up as a map. Putting dynamic items - doors, etc - in would be extra cool. Putting in mobiles would be incredible.
Raph quote of the day (from /r/ultimaonline):
[T]he philosophy we were trying to keep to at the time was one where we found in-game ways for players to handle problems. We hugely underestimated the degree of sneakiness and nastiness players were willing to stoop to; the culture on MUDs and other smaller population games never got that bad, because of peer pressure.
The history of UO is one of trying to incrementally solve the problem, then jumping way past a midpoint to something that robbed the game of a lot of its magic. Today we see many games thriving with a compromise closer to the middle; including, in fact, WoW, which would have been termed "a PvP game" in 1997.
Zane Wagner
@ZaneDubya
Nov 08 2016 20:41
Just received my attorney license in the mail.
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Jonathon Orsi
@jorsi
Nov 08 2016 21:25
Nice, congrats man