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#1 2012-09-28 22:13:52

NPPAngband
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Help wanted - player ghost challenge ideas

Is anyone wants to make suggestions for the creative/flavor part of the game, I am seeking some help:

Sometimes when I am buried in the code trying to fix things, I suddenly come across parts of the game that require some creative thinking rather than cold logic, and I have difficulty switching to the other side of the brain and enhancing the game flavor.  I came across an old thread where people didn't like my name of "fixed monster quests" and a suggestion to change the name to "guardian quests", which is much better.  So I thought I would seek some idea for other things and see if you all are interested in contributing some crativity to the game.

First one...ghost challenges.  I am looking for more variety in what the ghost says to the player.  There are currently 15 sayings, with one chosen at random.  The syntax is the ghost name is printed first, followed by any of these sentences fragments.  So if any ideas for anything else for the ghosts to say pops in your heads, please let me know, and I will include it in the game.

"challenges you from beyond the grave!",
"thunders 'Prove worthy of your traditions - or die ashamed!'.",
"desires to test your mettle!",
"has risen from the dead to test you!",
"roars 'Fight, or know yourself for a coward!'.",
"summons you to a duel of life and death!",
"desires you to know that you face a mighty champion of yore!",
"demands that you prove your worthiness in combat!",
"calls you unworthy of your ancestors!",
"challenges you to a deathmatch!",
"walks Middle-Earth once more!",
"challenges you to demonstrate your prowess!",
"demands you prove yourself here and now!",
"asks 'Can ye face the best of those who came before?'.",
"challenges you to a fight to the death!"

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#2 2012-09-28 22:48:02

Sethos
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Re: Help wanted - player ghost challenge ideas

"wails 'These halls shall claim your life as well!'",
"begs you 'Free me from this cursed form!'.",
"whispers 'Those who perish here shall find no rest'."


Most of the ones listed above seemed like straight out challenges, but my thinking is that you might see some regretful spirits, bound their against their will. These are the ghosts of many great heroes, after all.

sorry, but that's all the inspiration I can muster today!

Last edited by Sethos (2012-09-28 22:52:25)

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#3 2012-09-29 05:09:58

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Re: Help wanted - player ghost challenge ideas

No apologies needed!  I like those.  I added all three.

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#4 2012-09-29 11:14:27

camb
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Re: Help wanted - player ghost challenge ideas

"says 'Boo!'"
"seeks your life force."
"is drawn towards your life force."
"begrudges you your soul."
"advances inexorably towards you." (if indeed it does)
"wants to show you the other side."
"wants to take you back to his domain."

I won't be offended if you don't choose any of these smile

Cameron

Last edited by camb (2012-09-29 11:21:34)

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#5 2012-09-29 12:33:32

murphy
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Re: Help wanted - player ghost challenge ideas

bellows 'Your adventures will end here!'
is stalking you!
dares you to proceed further!
thirsts to drink your blood!
hungers to devour your soul!
wants to collect your bones!
roars 'Now you shall meet your undoing!'
unleashes a ravenous howl!

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#6 2012-09-29 14:50:45

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Re: Help wanted - player ghost challenge ideas

All good suggestions.  I added about a dozen of these.  Thanks everybody!

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#7 2012-10-11 17:54:55

camb
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Re: Help wanted - player ghost challenge ideas

I wonder if there are too many challenges issued by the ghosts now. It can get annoying having to dismiss all the challenges on the ghost levels, e.g. the many that get queued up when resting. They seem a bit chatty.

Cameron

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#8 2012-10-12 08:59:57

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Re: Help wanted - player ghost challenge ideas

I made them about 10 times less frequent.  I just wanted to have a reminder that there is a player ghost on the level.

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