An all-level-connecting Stairway

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Re: An all-level-connecting Stairway

Post by DJK » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:28 pm

tbh, having a combination for every single level wouldn't be feasable... I mean what if you missed and bam 3 levels back (or front)... better is just to have one "teleportation spell" that opens a select level menu to choose where you want to go :))

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Re: An all-level-connecting Stairway

Post by Drax » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:29 pm

If you can do that, sure. There's no menu in menu at the moment though. Really, until we get some firm details on the Mod tools, it's all hypothesising.

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Re: An all-level-connecting Stairway

Post by seebs » Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:31 pm

Just for comparsion: DM let you pick three runes from a selection of six each, so 216 total spells were conceptually possible.

Grimrock lets you pick up to four from a selection of 9. That turns out to give you 255 possible spells (126 4-rune, 84 3-rune, 36 2-rune, and 9 1-rune). So there's a little more room for spells. There could be more if you allowed 5-rune spells (another 126) or 6-rune (another 84).

Would be sort of cool to use 5-rune and 6-rune for utility spells. Expensive due to large number of runes, but they could do seriously cool stuff. Could also require points in two different magics, creating a real incentive to not just specialize in a single school.

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Re: An all-level-connecting Stairway

Post by affa » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:14 pm

Drax wrote: Yeah, pretty much. The game's only using 19 combinations at the moment so plenty of room.

e: If you were going down that route, I'd limit it so you can't teleport to your floor, nor one up or below so as not to make combat unduly easy.
maybe? i'd like for mages to be more useful. perhaps fizzle if enemies are in the area? but i do understand your concern.

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Re: An all-level-connecting Stairway

Post by affa » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:23 pm

DJK wrote:tbh, having a combination for every single level wouldn't be feasable... I mean what if you missed and bam 3 levels back (or front)... better is just to have one "teleportation spell" that opens a select level menu to choose where you want to go :))
oh, that's totally what i meant. same spell, with an option screen popup.

to be quite honest, i'd love this sort of thing for other spells as well - for example, enchanting requires shuffling inventory rather than being able to say, cast the spell then just click on someone's arrows.

actually, i'll write up a separate post on that.

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Re: An all-level-connecting Stairway

Post by littlejediowen » Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:29 am

I think a genie that warps you to the stair entrance of a level (the stairs down to level 2 for level 1) would be practical, and there'd be a little lamp on the floor next to stairs and stuff to warp you places

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Re: An all-level-connecting Stairway

Post by PSY » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:55 pm

A solution that would be very easy to implement is a teleporter rotation.
Just add a teleporter field near the main stairways. You step into it, and it beams you through levels like the teleporter field in level 6 (sequencis).
Just the time between the teleports should be a bit longer so you can exit the field easily.

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