Minor bug: dead characters can still use torches

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Minor bug: dead characters can still use torches

Post by hexaae » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:50 am

Minor bug (1.1.4): dead characters can still carry torches and use them to cast light in the room. Obviously torches shouldn't work in the hands of your dead characters.

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Re: Minor bug: dead characters can still use torches

Post by Saice » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:52 am

Agreed.

Also it would be nice if they did some sort of party encumbrance when someone died. While I am not a fan of the DM style where the bones and all their items fall to the floor. I feel their should be some sort of impact when lugging around a dead body or three.
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Re: Minor bug: dead characters can still use torches

Post by hefa » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:59 am

I mentioned this earlier too. I think using dead characters as extended inventories+torch bearers is an odd thing..

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Re: Minor bug: dead characters can still use torches

Post by hexaae » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:15 am

hefa wrote:I mentioned this earlier too. I think using dead characters as extended inventories+torch bearers is an odd thing..

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Well, IMHO I think it's ok if your party is lugging around a dead friend and manipulate his/her inventory (bit weird but ok). Maybe a -1 Strength could be applied to the rest of the party.... For sure dead characters shouldn't be able to take/use anything in their hands though...

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Hope one day they'll implement extended parties with a Dismiss option to recruit new characters found lost in the dungeon (just like Eye of the Beholder did...). Would add more variety....

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Re: Minor bug: dead characters can still use torches

Post by Anton » Sun Apr 22, 2012 10:56 am

If the party is somehow able to carry a corpse around the dungeon it is not much more of a stretch to think that they could stick a torch in his/her belt. :D

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Re: Minor bug: dead characters can still use torches

Post by zespi » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:00 am

Anton wrote:If the party is somehow able to carry a corpse around the dungeon it is not much more of a stretch to think that they could stick a torch in his/her belt. :D
Absolutely. I see nothing wrong with the current state of inventory/torch of a dead character. I'm also guessing this is by design.

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Re: Minor bug: dead characters can still use torches

Post by hexaae » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:05 pm

Anton wrote:If the party is somehow able to carry a corpse around the dungeon it is not much more of a stretch to think that they could stick a torch in his/her belt. :D
C'mon! It's unrealistic! :D
If you stick a torch in the belt he/she will get burned quickly too ;)

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Re: Minor bug: dead characters can still use torches

Post by Crashbanito » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:41 pm

hexaae wrote:
Anton wrote:If the party is somehow able to carry a corpse around the dungeon it is not much more of a stretch to think that they could stick a torch in his/her belt. :D
C'mon! It's unrealistic! :D
If you stick a torch in the belt he/she will get burned quickly too ;)

Perhaps they just light the corpse on fire then? Won't matter once they find those resurrection crystals. :lol:
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Re: Minor bug: dead characters can still use torches

Post by Zo Kath Ra » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:56 pm

Allow me to hijack your thread...

There's another thing about torches that bothers me. IIRC it was even in DM.
When you pick up a torch (the cursor becomes a torch) the lights go out.

Why can't a torch continue burning in "picked up" mode?
IMHO, torches should only go out when on the floor/in an alcove/etc. or in someone's inventory.

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Re: Minor bug: dead characters can still use torches

Post by Insectoid » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:56 am

hexaae wrote:Minor bug (1.1.4): dead characters can still carry torches and use them to cast light in the room. Obviously torches shouldn't work in the hands of your dead characters.
I don't see a problem there. Dragging your passed away fellow through the dungeon with a torch in his cold dead hand seems possible to me. :lol: Maybe the positioning of the light-source could be adjusted in this cases, so that it comes more from below... :D

Btw: Dead characters can even mix potions, imho something even more unexplainable than dead people holding a torch.

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