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Smith/Tailor item display (Manikin idea)

Discussion in 'UO Craftsman' started by Ni-, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. Ni-

    Ni- Guest

    What would you think of this idea? (yes again... so... what? say something... :D)

    Dress Form / Manikin

    Creation – Similar requirements to the current Dress Form (Carpentry with some Tailoring?, maybe even some Smithing?).

    Art – the piece will either look like an existing Dress Form or featureless NPC(on a base?). With, possibly a male and a female version, since KR has 2 different paper doll poses. May also need race variation to account for Gargoyle figures(if ever introduced)?

    Placement – Most likely would need to be a deed. When placing, a direction choice would allow the user to choose the direction the manikin would face(N, NE, E, SE, S, SW, W, NW). Dying could work as it does now, dying the item before the initial placement. Re-deeding would not be allowed as long items are present(similar to Elven containers, I believe). Either items placed onto the manikin take up storage(dynamically), in the current house, or placing a manikin takes up a predefined amount of storage(the total amount of item slots?).

    Dressing – Adding items to the manikin could work similarly to how dressing vendors work. Security could be set like a container. A beneficial option could be implemented to allow a PC to switch out their current worn items for those of the manikin. This would allow users (RPers in particular) a convenient option to wearing their war suit all the time. A time limit in between switches could be implemented(incase this item could be exploited from excessive switching?). If each item added to the manikin counts towards current storage for the house then switching items out will need to check if there is enough storage available as each item is added to the manikin.

    Information – The total of all item properties present could be shown. Either, similar to how item properties show on test center upon mouse over or a ‘Lore’ sheet similar to Animal Lore information sheet. KR has a lot of the item properties, but not all, already built into the character sheet, I believe. The item property ‘Mage Armor’ could appear if there are no items that would block meditation with a similar display for Spell Channeling.

    - Crafters showing off their skill/wears.
    - A convenient change of pace for those that don’t wish to be garbed for war 23/7.
    - Total information available for suit builders.
    - A convenience for users with multiple characters that use the same suit.
    - A new crafting item for ?Carpenters?
    - House Decoration.
  2. Setnaffa

    Setnaffa Certifiable
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    Sep 13, 2004
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    We sort of already have this. Just place vendors and dress them up. You can even sell things the vendor is wearing. It doesn't show the total of all properties of everything being worn, but you can at least show your wares.

    If you want to see the total of all the properties of a suit, try the KR client. You can wear it yourself and view the suit properties in your character's profile.