Things which are hard to code

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== Things which are harder to code than one might initially think ==
 
== Things which are harder to code than one might initially think ==
  
=== [[Antonie]] ===
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=== [[Antoine]] ===
 
* Invisibility
 
* Invisibility
 
* Polymorph-self
 
* Polymorph-self
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* Polishing  
 
* Polishing  
  
=== stu ===
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=== [[Stu George]] ===
 
* Balance
 
* Balance
 
* Sense of time
 
* Sense of time
 
* Food  
 
* Food  
* Q
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* Q&A, Testing, Documenting, Planning
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* Water (infinitely divisible)
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* Fire (I want to burn everything!)
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* Mixing liquids
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* Economy
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=== konjin ===
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* Stealth
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=== Ray Dillinger ===
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* Rope
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=== [[Michal Bielinski]] ===
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* Inter-monster fights
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=== [[Stoolmaker]] ===
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[Not part of Kornel's kompilation.] I think it depends on the whole framework of code. In my world, for instance, making critters invisible is a rather simple task because of how I've implemented [[Line of Sight]]. Making them dead is harder :) That said: I find that balancing everything is a delicate task. Randomizing quests, equipments, races etc. is also an interesting challenge. Regarding these, however, I think its possible to find some short cuts just by writing imaginative pieces of sentences/elements and combining them in unpredictably large structures (needn't be so huge). For example: put n kinds of "wandlikes" in a list (wands, lamps, bottles (uncork to release effect) etc.), have n kinds of "range models" (cones, rays, single adjacent/far points, zones (eg. fireball), clouds which start to drift and finally dissolve...), and n kinds of effects (elemental damage, teleport etc.). Already you'll have weird objects popping up: from the presumably predictable ("copper wand: ray of ice"), by means of the useful ("painted calabash: cloud of panic") and all the way to the outright silly ("ugly conjurers hat: rain of polymorph").
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=== [[Ramiro]] ===
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* Cellular Automata dungeons. (Even whit all the theory is STILL harder than you can think)
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* Anti-filescumming. (In theory is impossible, but you can make things harder)
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* Running (on ASCII Roguelikes, and turn based ones specially)
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[[Category:Articles]]

Latest revision as of 22:40, 15 January 2017

Compilation by Kornel Kisielewicz of the thead on rgrd

Contents

[edit] Things which are harder to code than one might initially think

[edit] Antoine

  • Invisibility
  • Polymorph-self
  • Charm monster
  • Stacking objects
  • Friendly NPCs in the dungeon

[edit] The Sheep

  • Selling items
  • Timed events
  • Animation
  • Persistent levels
  • Monsters moving between levels
  • Monsters with FOV
  • Pets
  • Random artifacts
  • Random monster races
  • Doors with keys
  • Throwing items
  • Monster inventory
  • Running

[edit] Kornel Kisielewicz

  • Random Quests
  • Random Plot
  • Random Overworld
  • Adding content
  • Balancing
  • Polishing

[edit] Stu George

  • Balance
  • Sense of time
  • Food
  • Q&A, Testing, Documenting, Planning
  • Water (infinitely divisible)
  • Fire (I want to burn everything!)
  • Mixing liquids
  • Economy

[edit] konjin

  • Stealth

[edit] Ray Dillinger

  • Rope

[edit] Michal Bielinski

  • Inter-monster fights

[edit] Stoolmaker

[Not part of Kornel's kompilation.] I think it depends on the whole framework of code. In my world, for instance, making critters invisible is a rather simple task because of how I've implemented Line of Sight. Making them dead is harder :) That said: I find that balancing everything is a delicate task. Randomizing quests, equipments, races etc. is also an interesting challenge. Regarding these, however, I think its possible to find some short cuts just by writing imaginative pieces of sentences/elements and combining them in unpredictably large structures (needn't be so huge). For example: put n kinds of "wandlikes" in a list (wands, lamps, bottles (uncork to release effect) etc.), have n kinds of "range models" (cones, rays, single adjacent/far points, zones (eg. fireball), clouds which start to drift and finally dissolve...), and n kinds of effects (elemental damage, teleport etc.). Already you'll have weird objects popping up: from the presumably predictable ("copper wand: ray of ice"), by means of the useful ("painted calabash: cloud of panic") and all the way to the outright silly ("ugly conjurers hat: rain of polymorph").

[edit] Ramiro

  • Cellular Automata dungeons. (Even whit all the theory is STILL harder than you can think)
  • Anti-filescumming. (In theory is impossible, but you can make things harder)
  • Running (on ASCII Roguelikes, and turn based ones specially)
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