Character death and resurrection.

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Character death and resurrection.

Postby korexus » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:04 pm

I'm not really sure what is best to do here. I like the idea of a Rogue-like game where death is common and permanent. However I also like the idea of being able to build up a character to greater heights, at which point death will be quite annoying.

I can see a case for a high level heal spell that allows you to resurrect a dead character. Once that concept exists, the idea of letting the temple do it for a fee seems reasonable (although potentially someone has to get the character back to the temple first).

For now I'm thinking that you can start a new character immediately, and start again, and that you can resurrect a character for a fairly high fee. If the new character could also pay the resurrection fee for the old one, that could all work out, however that probably means all your characters should share a common bank account.

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Re: Character death and resurrection.

Postby Ecrivian » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:38 am

Check out a game called "sword and glory" the concept there is similar to this but limited because of live action battles similar to a side screen fighter such as mortal kombat. I like WOK Quest because it reminds me of an old school RPG while not quite turn based combat but not true live action either. It hits a sweet spot of old and new.

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Postby Ecrivian » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:41 am

Sword and Glory has a game that you pay of you want to resurrect your own fallen character but you start back out at lev 1 and have to go thru the steps all over again. Which is monotonous but the price you pay for getting yourself killed.

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Re: Character death and resurrection.

Postby korexus » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:17 pm

I instituted a resurrect button. It costs gold and AP, but will restore you to full health and return you to the city.

That's probably making life too easy, but it helps with the testing if nothing else.

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Re: Character death and resurrection.

Postby Ecrivian » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:03 pm

Where is said button located? Will I need to delete cookies and restart to see it?

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Re: Character death and resurrection.

Postby korexus » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:34 pm

In the stats pane, just below the refresh button. You don't need to clear cookies, but you might need to clear your cache or do a hard refresh before it loads. (I'll see if I can do something about that.)

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Re: Character death and resurrection.

Postby Ecrivian » Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:30 am

Okay cleared cache but still not seeing button. So.....

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Re: Character death and resurrection.

Postby korexus » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:12 pm

Just created a throw away character to check. This time the code is there...

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Re: Character death and resurrection.

Postby Ecrivian » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:37 pm

Just tried to resurrect my character. (On multiple devices, one mobile and one actual computer, using Chrome) Button still isn't showing... I didn't mean to break it I'm sorry :(

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Re: Character death and resurrection.

Postby korexus » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:21 pm

Good bug.

It seems that if you:
* died
* waited for your game session to expire
* came back
* tried to do something
then the thing tracking your remaining hit points got confused, at which point it didn't think you needed to resurrect button.

I've now fixed that for the case of hit points, but I suspect some other things are wrong too, so I'll dig around a bit.
(You may need to hit the refresh button in the stats window to get the resurrect button to appear.)

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Re: Character death and resurrection.

Postby Ecrivian » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:03 pm

Sweet life! Thanks Chris!


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