Mostly I end up working on various bugfixes and whatnot that 80% of you will never notice, but occasionally it's nice to do "in your face" features.
First, I'm working on bringing back the old "Examine Character" feature by building it into the dialog used to name characters. This was previously put in the screenshots thread, but I'd rather not clutter that.
Not bad for two nights of work.ltgmkay wrote:
The most basic version may not be possible until a few weeks after Easter, and the fullest extent until early May.
My short term goal is pretty much what you see in that second image. Things holding it back from going live:
- I had to hack together a LOT of the client side. It will take me at least a day to clean that mess up.
- I disabled almost all of the parts to the script that were misbehaving. I have to go back and fix those.
- Somebody thought it was a good idea to gender every German noun. This makes it really hard to build sentences when you have no idea what objects are being used. The hack used to get around this in the old system is unusable, recreating it would be incredibly tedious, and maintaining it would be impossible. Until I can figure a way around the German side of this, I'll be a bit blocked.
I'll "ship" this feature as soon as those issues are overcome.
Mid term goal is to have it so by default this just uses the "polite" examine (doesn't notify ho you're examining) and to add a button that will allow changing it into a the "rude" examine. I have a couple ideas on how to do this, but there are technical hurdles I don't want to mount. I have no idea when this would be delivered, because I'll step away from this feature to shift priorities once the basic form is finished.
In the long run I would like to expand this so you can actually see the items they have, like in your own inventory. This way you should never need to drop items just to show them to people. It always stuck me as silly that I can't see the hammer somebody is beating my face in with. This is very distant because I would need some server changes.