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[Systems] Food System

Discussion in 'Project Development & Idea Factory' started by -Kobas-, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. -Kobas-

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    Question is simple, should I remove it or no.
    Please I would like to hear opinion should it stay or no, or what need to be changed and how.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Maker

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    Why do you have the system? Is it in just because you want to have another system? Or does it provide something to the gameplay? Does it make it more fun or deeper RPG experience?

    Are you planning sleeping and taking a dump systems also?

    How much inventory space do food items require? Is it practical to carry around enough food for long visits out of town? I'm sure many do not like having to go back to town just to buy food when you are deep in the woods. It can feel like a chore. I'm not sure how the inventory system works. Do you have only 6 slots? Can you equip an item that grants a bonus in each of them? Does carrying food around thus limit the number of bonus items you have?
     
  3. Aeroblyctos

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    Yea, tell us about the system a bit.
     
  4. -Kobas-

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    Well system isn't something complicated I just wanted to find some use for wc3 food.
    Timer will each few sec reduce food by 1, if food drop below some value hero will become slowed, as food go down even more hero will become more and more slowed as well.
    When food become 0 hero die.

    You can buy food items that heal and restore mana (some of them) and increase food by some amount.

    Main idea is to block player from buying 100 food items and then attacking boss unit.
    You can eat to max 100/100 (this limit can be increased with items later and hero stats like strength), if you have 99/100 and you eat food with +3 = 102/100 you will overfeed hero and slow it again.

    Instead of fix amount of heal (+17 life and +10 mana) I will change that to % of max hp and see what people think, heal will be larger and food will remain, I will fix timer as well so everything should be more or less ok...

    I have 6 slots for HERO, 6 for BACKPACK (carry weapons, armors...) and 6 in BAG (herbs, scrolls, books, food...)
     
  5. Aeroblyctos

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    The Chosen Ones have somewhat similar system and I was thinking just about one month ago removing the system. However most of the players said to me that the system should stay so I was fine with it. I believe systems like this makes the gameplay more annoying and that's why I was thinking to remove it.

    Just don't let the food items take away important slots from weapons and armors. And try not to make it annoying. Add to the system some positive things like if the food is fine, the movement speed and hit point regenerations are boosted.
     
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    Well main idea is to remove potions and use food for healing and restoring mana.
    So slots should be fine...
     
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    I think potions should not take away precious slots from weapons and armors.
     
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    I removed few lines of code and I think that I fixed this.
    Each 1 sec food will drop down by 1. When it reach 0 it will remain there.

    If you eat some food it will restore hp, mana and increase food a little up 100 or above.
    If you eat above 100 then you must wait few sec for food to drop below 100 to eat and heal again.

    This way you will be able to restore around 950 hp and 600 mana at once and then wait 100 sec to do this again.
    No slow and death this time.
     
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    I think 1 per sec is too fast rate. I mean, from 100 to 0 in 1 min 40 sec.

    What kind of effect does hunger cause on the hero?
     
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    Nothing it will just put blockade how much item you can use to heal at once :)
     
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    Ok. How does it differ from using healing potions with long cooldown?
     
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    Because you are the one who decide how long cooldown will be :)
    If you eat often, food will be high so you won't be able to heal fast.
    But if you wait for food to drop below 20 or 30 you will be able to heal really fast, on low levels even restore full hp before food reach limit.
     
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    -Kobas- total editing of food system.

    Every day in warcraft or per half day food pointer value is reduced by 1 maximum of 5.
    Every poing increases the 'health' of the champion. When you champions health is good it gives some bonus things to you. It does not reduce them.
    Next I talk about levels in the food system and there is 5 level of course. Level 1 is the worst that can be and 5 is the best of course. So here it comes:

    Level 1 - Your champion does not have any buffs from 'normal'.

    Level 2 - Your champions regenating is increased by value X¹. And your movement speed is increased by Y¹.

    Level 3 - Your champions regenating is increased by value X¹ and your movement speed is increased by Y¹. Also your champion gets extra Z¹ chance to critical strike and W¹ for bash.

    Level 4 - Your champions regenating is increased by value X² and your movement speed is increased by Y¹. Also your champion gets extra Z² chance to critical strike and W² for bash. Also evasion chance is increased by V¹.

    Level 5 - Your champions regentaing is increased by value X³ and your movement speed is increased by Y². Also your champion gets extra Z³ chance to critical strike and W³ for bash. Also evasion chance is increased by V² and mana regen is increased by T¹. Also could receive some more experience from killing enemies.

    But it would be just too easy to keep it high if you get the pointer to max by just eating and healing your wounds cause every one does that. Because of that you could add something like that the pointer wont go higer if you heal your champion also with the food. So 'hungry system' would replace food system. And also same times it would block the chance to spam eating.
     
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    Dunno really, I like the way it is right now.
    Stats will just complicate things, but thanks for suggestion, maybe will someone find it useful or try to improve it :)