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Stone Form LoL?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Annonymous User, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. Annonymous User

    Annonymous User Journeyman
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    I know this post will get trolled to death... Blah blah blah devs have more important things to worry about... Whatever.. Blah blah blah...

    But for just for the sake of discussion:
    The past few days I have been playing with my gargoyle mystic and I have noticed something that leaves a little bit to be desired. When a gargoyle casts Stone Form shouldn't they maybe ( just maybe ) get the stone gargoyle graphic applied ? I mean really we are gargoyles, their are 'stone gargoyles' so a gargoyle in stone form should look like a stone gargoyle yes? Well prob. not there a lot of other things that make no sense what so ever... But yeah... Easy code change

    Code:
    on cast stone_form
        if p_user.race = "gargoyle"
              p_user.cur_graphic = "stone_gargoyle"
        else 
             p_user.cur_graphic = "stone_form"
        end if
    .....
    
    Doesn't seem like it would be to big of a change depending on how its coded. My example ( pure Pseudo ) would take, what an extra 4 lines of code ? and then the spell would make sense from a visual point of view Mysticism is the gargoyle form of the arcane arts is it not ? .... etc... etc... more proof.... troll rebuttles... etc... etc.... more bickering about validity of time spent blah blah blah... etc... etc... There I summed up all the posts to follow :)


    I don't care that it takes you an extra 45 seconds to read this because I didn't bother with grammar or sentence structure for that matter... Its a online video game forum... And you should be ashamed of your self if you are thinking about attacking my brilliant post due to whatever syntactical errors there might be! ( oh and I am at work, not that I need an excuse )
     
  2. ilot

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    FYI the code running uo is not a modern one...so forget about .net easy object programming here. Nothing is simple to impliment in UO because of that.
     
  3. Flutter

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    The main reason they don't need to make any changes like this to stone form is because it really doesn't matter.
     
  4. Slickjack

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    I understand you're point, but with Ancient Hell Hounds to be fixed and people multi-boxing (using one button to control 10+ clients) I think that there are more important things for the Devs to be looking at fixing....
     
  5. Hunters' Moon

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    Fixed it for you. *grins*


    Anyway,I think it would be a nice change to see a different graphic when my gargoyle goes to stone form.On top of that,I would like to be able to stay flying while in polymorph.Even if it's just the polymorph-daemon form. It does have wings also after all.
     
  6. Annonymous User

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    I didn't say it was. If I remember the client is done in visual C isn't it ?

    Anyhow, I work on legacy code due to my job. In fact I just worked on a application that was written before I was even born ( I know right, yes I want a cookie! ) Anyhow, Although they prob. don't use structs or support oob. etc etc.. Unless this was written in some low level language like assembly ( which I still use at work ) It should support conditionals and checking to see if the current character's race is a gargoyle should not be a huge deal... it's an IF conditional, show me any high level language that doesn't support the basic if conditional.. Once again no Basic or assembly etc.. etc... because its a totally different concept.

    I do agree there are better things they could put there time in to, but they don't it takes months for them to roll out simple hot fixes to systems etc.. etc.. but I am not hear to bash on the dev team. I know how it is.. so yeah...


    I would still offer my part time services free of pay to fix silly things like this for em.. except that would never happen... ( offer is there though no compensation expected, just look good on resume I would figure)
     
  7. Annonymous User

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    Multi boxing is not even an issue, its done in tons of games and is not even considered a violation of the tos in most.. Good luck detecting the clone key strokes when they cant even integrate punk-buster in to there legacy crap...

    You think they will go the route bliz did ? with wow-warden a independent processes that sets in the background while you play wow and scans for memory editors etc.. etc... being ran ? You know even wow warden doesn't catch the more elite of the gliders.....

    But yeah I can see uo devs spending thousands of hours trying to build something that can detect cloned keystrokes...
     
  8. Taylor

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    Sounds like a creative idea to me, tbh. Wouldn't require extensive resources either, since the art and animation is available.
     
  9. Flutter

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    So you want to move at mounted speeds while polymorphed.
    Gotcha. That sounds fair... :twak:
     
  10. longshanks

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    i dont know whether ur right or wrong about flutter but she's got the best sig on the boards.
     
  11. Annonymous User

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    Fails to see this is a joke upon those who take stuff way to seriously.

    Fails to see what the original post was about a cosmetic change.

    Fails to see that I only defended my point of view and in the form the argument was presented.. one had something constructive to add so I took it in to count and argued it in a pleasant manner. Another had nothing to add except drivel and I called them out for it... :) I don't take kindly to people trolling my posts for no reason then just to hear their selves speak so to speak :).
     
  12. Annonymous User

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    I 2nd that !
     
  13. Hunters' Moon

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    There are no advantages to being in polymorph is there?
     
  14. Bombastic Fail

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    *Flex*

    I made it :dunce:
     
  15. G.v.P

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    Haha, if only she had your help all the time.

    As for the OP, I can't see why Stone Form = Stone Gargoyle would be that hard. Look at female wraith form, for example. Can't be that hard.
     
  16. Flutter

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    Best sig maker EVER!
     
  17. Raptor85

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    sure there is, nobody expects a slime to rob you during a rat spawn!

    That said, I love the idea for the garg grarphics, and about the developers not being able to modify the client due to it being so old is pretty LOL...if that's true where do I apply for their jobs?
     
  18. Hunters' Moon

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    If someone isn't watch for names or hitting an "all names" macro every now and then,they deserve to be marked by a thief in polymorph.
     
  19. Ken of Napa

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    I Agree wholeheartedly! :thumbsup: