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Re: Devlog

Postby superjack » 22. Apr 2019, 13:07

Looks cool, but really disagreeing with not copying the spellset system though.
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Re: Devlog

Postby Quentin » 22. Apr 2019, 14:23

Well, it's not set in stone yet, it's still very prototypish. But i already wrote quite a bit about why i think it's superior in the "Spellbar-Hotkey-System" thread. I'm open for suggestions/discussion though.

Bottom line is mouse scrolling sucks as it's unreliable in most mice. Accessing more than 25 spells means you need bigger bars or access it with 1-9/weird custom keys. That's where the Nox spellbar system collapses in my opinion, especially if you want to keep it somewhat beginner friendly.
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Re: Devlog

Postby superjack » 22. Apr 2019, 19:30

Then think of another way to get 25 spell possibility, fair enough. In original NoX many players used E & Q to switch spellsets anyway. But whatever you do, please at least make it a legacy option to use the original system, because I'm fairly sure the oldschool nox players would use that. And if that's a wombat for you - I'll pay you for it myself, lol.
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Re: Devlog

Postby Quentin » 23. Apr 2019, 15:49

Sure, if players want 5x5 spellbars i can make them optionally, that wouldn't be a problem. The problem is i want to support more than 25 useful spells. That means you would be at a disadvantage with a 25 spellset. (:
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Re: Devlog

Postby superjack » 25. Apr 2019, 15:42

Let's see about that, then
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Re: Devlog

Postby Quentin » 16. May 2019, 16:59

Spent quite some time trying to make roofs happen but they probably won't make it in. I really would like them as they do improve the graphics quite a lot. A black flat roof just doesn't look very good. Unfortunately they hinder the gameplay a bit.

Edge cases i can't solve:

1) Doors: roof visiblity needs to be based on the door status or you won't be able to look into the room standing further away with an open door. I can't think of a good way to do that without looking bad.

2) Because the camera looks from above at an angle the roof blocks even more visibility than the LOS system. The roof would also need to become transparent based on it's height. I feel like at this point roofs would be more transparent than opaque, rendering the whole thing borderline useless.

Other than that i'm still working on the combat system with functional warrior bots as next step.
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Re: Devlog

Postby Quentin » 15. Jun 2019, 05:54

Progress is slow atm, currently getting used to C++ and the UE4 ability system which is a bit complex but supports proper prediction & rollback.

Also still thinking about how to handle weapon collision vs. static objects. My first thought was just to abort the attack on hitting anything static (mana crystals / walls) for the most realistic effect but that creates a problem if another player stands directly in front of a wall while you attack at an angle which causes the attack to abort before hitting the player. Feels pretty shitty.
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