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Forum Game Updates
« on: December 29, 2003, 03:41:35 AM »
A little Christmas gift for you all.

The forum game has been updated so that it finally runs through a series of a minimum of five 'bouts' before it determines a winner.  

Here's the way it works (hopefully...):

In order to keep duels between 2 high-hitpoint/low-damage characters from going pages and pages, I have designed the system to award 'matchpoints' to people for each exchange.

First, the computer will determine what kind of exchange will occur.  This is randomized, but heavily weighted toward the skills the two participants have specialized in.  

Each person gets a chance to swing/cast.  The one who does the most damage gets a 'matchpoint.'  

Then, the computer determines the next kind of exchange, and the duel continues.   The winner is the one who wins best-out-of-five, with draws discarded.  

Right now, you can't die for falling below zero hit points.  I'm working on that next.  However, by dealing a lot of damage, you're more likely to win matchpoints, and therefore the duel itself.  
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Re: Forum Game Updates
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2003, 03:43:16 AM »
BUG REPORTS


Post Form Game (i.e. dueling and leveling) bugs here.  

Known issues:

After being reduced to less than 0 hit points, you're still allowed to complete your current set of attacks before dying.

If a character doesn't have a spell selected for a spellcast, then he/she is said to 'cast a No Spell spell.'  

The game is not gender-specific.

It uses account names instead of forum names.

Student of Warfare needs all item names except melee weapons.

Student of Divinity needs all item names.

Right now, the 'Special Abilities' category is mostly useless.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2003, 07:41:26 PM by EUOL »
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Re: Forum Game Updates
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2003, 04:11:32 AM »
UPDATES

12-29-03:  Added melee weapon item names for Student of Warfare.  Added death from hitpoint loss.  Made some spelling fixes.
« Last Edit: December 29, 2003, 07:40:46 PM by EUOL »
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Re: Forum Game Updates
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2003, 01:07:58 PM »
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So begins the duel between Mistress of Darkness and EUOL! Tremble in awe at the mighty conflict!

It is a bout between a Student of Martial Arts and a Student of Dark Magic !
You have 253 hitpoints.
EUOL has 110 hitpoints.


This point will be determined by a battle of Ranged Weapons!

You have 253 hitpoints and 0 matchpoint(s).
EUOL has 110 hitpoints and 0 matchpoint(s).

EUOL uses his Thrown Rock !
EUOL hits you for 26 dammage!
You have 227 hit points left.

You use your Thrown Rock !
You hit EUOL for 44 dammage!
EUOL has 66 hit points left.

You win the match point!

This point will be determined by a battle of Hand to Hand!

You have 227 hitpoints and 1 matchpoint(s).
EUOL has 66 hitpoints and 0 matchpoint(s).

EUOL uses Wimpy Slap style!
EUOL misses you!

You use Windstrike Form style!
You miss EUOL!

The match point is a draw!

This point will be determined by a battle of Ranged Weapons!

You have 227 hitpoints and 1 matchpoint(s).
EUOL has 66 hitpoints and 0 matchpoint(s).

EUOL uses his Thrown Rock !
EUOL misses you!

You use your Thrown Rock !
You hit EUOL for 25 dammage!
EUOL has 41 hit points left.

You win the match point!

This point will be determined by a battle of Melee Weapons!

You have 227 hitpoints and 2 matchpoint(s).
EUOL has 41 hitpoints and 0 matchpoint(s).

EUOL swings his Broken Stick !
EUOL misses you!

You swing your Spear !
You hit EUOL for 51 dammage!
EUOL has -10 hit points left.

You win the match point!

This point will be determined by a battle of Hand to Hand!

You have 227 hitpoints and 3 matchpoint(s).
EUOL has -10 hitpoints and 0 matchpoint(s).

EUOL uses Wimpy Slap style!
EUOL misses you!

You use Windstrike Form style!
You hit EUOL for 108 dammage!
EUOL has -118 hit points left.

You win the match point!

This point will be determined by a battle of Melee Weapons!

You have 227 hitpoints and 4 matchpoint(s).
EUOL has -118 hitpoints and 0 matchpoint(s).

EUOL swings his Broken Stick !
EUOL hits you for 39 dammage!
You have 188 hit points left.

You swing your Spear !
You hit EUOL for 68 dammage!
EUOL has -186 hit points left.

You win the match point!

You are victorious with 5 matchpoints!
EUOL sulks away in defeat!


Now, in the practice things were much more spell based, and EUOL beat me soundly like a redheaded . . . anyway.

I think it would be cool if we could somehow make it so that each portion of our character sheets that is emphasized (i.e. what we spend the most points on) has a certain weight that is considered when the bouts are choosen. So that there could be a fairly equal amount of melee bouts for my character (because that's my emphasis) and magic bouts for EUOL's character.

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EUOL wins the matchpoint, and screams: "May the Dark Powers Eat Your Camel!"


I thought this strangely appropriate. ;)
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Re: Forum Game Updates
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2003, 02:04:10 PM »
Heh it seems to favor the choices I've made leveling up I even beat Fell Soundly each time!
But MOD
Wow.
/me wipes brow

So begins the duel between Mad Dr. New Year and Treyva! Tremble in awe at the mighty conflict!

It is a bout between a Student of Nature and a Student of Martial Arts !
You have 322 hitpoints.
Treyva has 253 hitpoints.


This point will be determined by a battle of Dark Magic!

You have 322 hitpoints and 0 matchpoint(s).
Treyva has 253 hitpoints and 0 matchpoint(s).

Treyva casts a No Spell spell!
You defend with a No Spell spell!
The spell misses you!

You cast your Darkstrike spell!
Treyva defends with a No Spell spell!
spell absorbs 4 damage!
You hit Treyva for 201 damage!
Treyva has 52 hit points left.

You win the match point!

This point will be determined by a battle of Melee Weapons!

You have 322 hitpoints and 1 matchpoint(s).
Treyva has 52 hitpoints and 0 matchpoint(s).

Treyva swings his Spear !
Treyva misses you!

You swing your Bigger Rock !
You miss Treyva!

The match point is a draw!

This point will be determined by a battle of Ranged Weapons!

You have 322 hitpoints and 1 matchpoint(s).
Treyva has 52 hitpoints and 0 matchpoint(s).

Treyva uses his Thrown Rock !
Treyva misses you!

You use your Thrown Rock !
You hit Treyva for 69 dammage!
Treyva has -17 hit points left.

You win the match point!

This point will be determined by a battle of Ranged Weapons!

You have 322 hitpoints and 2 matchpoint(s).
Treyva has -17 hitpoints and 0 matchpoint(s).

Treyva uses his Thrown Rock !
Treyva misses you!

You use your Thrown Rock !
You miss Treyva!

The match point is a draw!

This point will be determined by a battle of Neutral Magic!

You have 322 hitpoints and 2 matchpoint(s).
Treyva has -17 hitpoints and 0 matchpoint(s).

Treyva casts a No Spell spell!
You defend with a Summon Fire Elemental spell!
The spell misses you!

You cast your Summon Fire Elemental spell!
Treyva defends with a No Spell spell!
spell absorbs 5 damage!
You hit Treyva for 226 damage!
Treyva has -243 hit points left.

You win the match point!

This point will be determined by a battle of Neutral Magic!

You have 322 hitpoints and 3 matchpoint(s).
Treyva has -243 hitpoints and 0 matchpoint(s).

Treyva casts a No Spell spell!
You defend with a Summon Fire Elemental spell!
The spell misses you!

You cast your Summon Fire Elemental spell!
Treyva defends with a No Spell spell!
spell absorbs 5 damage!
You hit Treyva for 212 damage!
Treyva has -455 hit points left.

You win the match point!

This point will be determined by a battle of Ranged Weapons!

You have 322 hitpoints and 4 matchpoint(s).
Treyva has -455 hitpoints and 0 matchpoint(s).

Treyva uses his Thrown Rock !
Treyva hits you for 25 dammage!
You have 297 hit points left.

You use your Thrown Rock !
You miss Treyva!

Your opponent wins the match point!

You are victorious with 4 matchpoints!
Treyva sulks away in defeat!



Practice:


Treyva swings his Spear !
Treyva hits you for 18 dammage!
You have 279 hit points left.

You swing your Bigger Rock !
You miss Treyva!

Your opponent wins the match point!

Treyva uses his Thrown Rock !
Treyva misses you!

You use your Thrown Rock !
You miss Treyva!

The match point is a draw!

Treyva uses Windstrike Form style!
Treyva hits you for 65 dammage!
You have 214 hit points left.

You use Claws of the Cat style!
You hit Treyva for 100 dammage!
Treyva has -555 hit points left.

You win the match point!

Treyva casts a No Spell spell!
You defend with a No Spell spell!
The spell misses you!

You cast your Darkstrike spell!
Treyva defends with a No Spell spell!
spell absorbs 4 damage!
You hit Treyva for 71 damage!
Treyva has -626 hit points left.

You win the match point!

Treyva casts a Increase Strength spell!
You defend with a No Spell spell!
The spell misses you!

You cast your No Spell spell!
Treyva defends with a No Spell spell!
spell absorbs 4 damage!
You hit Treyva for 3 damage!
Treyva has -629 hit points left.

You win the match point!

Treyva casts a No Spell spell!
You defend with a Summon Fire Elemental spell!
The spell misses you!

You cast your Summon Fire Elemental spell!
Treyva defends with a No Spell spell!
spell absorbs 5 damage!
You hit Treyva for 197 damage!
Treyva has -826 hit points left.

You win the match point!

You make a mighty speech!
Treyva tries a rebuttle, but fails!
You win the matchpoint, and scream at your opponant: "Behold the untempered fury of the woods!"
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Re: Forum Game Updates
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2003, 02:11:34 PM »
Ok, I'm going to request right now that we have an official policy of NEVER posting the ENTIRE battle in this format. I go to the "most recent posts" thread as a rule, so there is NO WAY for me to NOT see this stuff. And frankly, the contentless material taking up so much space is REALLY annoying

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Re: Forum Game Updates
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2003, 02:21:28 PM »
 :P
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Re: Forum Game Updates
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2003, 05:38:37 PM »
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Ok, I'm going to request right now that we have an official policy of NEVER posting the ENTIRE battle in this format. I go to the "most recent posts" thread as a rule, so there is NO WAY for me to NOT see this stuff. And frankly, the contentless material taking up so much space is REALLY annoying


Word.

We students of divinity need names - fighting SE looks damn wierd. Looks like we are throwing equations around.

Plus : Damage (dammage), Opponent (opponant) both spelled wrong. Gender does not show up - MoD was described as "he".
If you're ever in an argument and Entropy winds up looking staid and temperate in comparison, it might be time to cut your losses and start a new thread about something else :)

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Re: Forum Game Updates
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2003, 06:55:24 PM »
Sorry Jeffe, I refuse to be impressed, especially since the combat is mostly magic based and you are 13 levels higher than me.

Of course the last level up I did was at level 14. That might have something to do with it.
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Re: Forum Game Updates
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2003, 07:16:35 PM »
Mod:  The battles should be weighted toward what you put your points in.   Realize, however, that it's weighted toward your SKILLS rather than your items.  So, if you have a lot of points in 'weapons skill,' you will push all of the battles toward melee weapon combat.  However, if you also haven't upped your melee weapon itself, you won't do much damage.

Entropy:  Thanks for pointing out the gender bug.  It's been added to the list.  

Jeffe:  I noticed your battle didn't use MoD's correct name--I thought I had that fixed.  Another one for the list.

And as for the "May the dark powers eat your camels..."  Well, I personally thing the taunts are very fun.  Right now, unfortunately, the only thing they do is display when someone wins an oratory battle.  I need to find a way to work them, along with the other special moves, into combat somehow.  Another one for the list...

SE:  You're right.  People should avoid posting the entire battle.  At the very least, cut off the 'practice' section (which is only there for debugging purposes.)  I'm just curious, though.  Does having a long list like that in a post really take that much more time to load, or is it just an annoyance factor?
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Re: Forum Game Updates
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2003, 07:40:12 PM »
Okay, well, you can finally die from hitpoint loss.  Only, the expression doesn't check for death after each attack--only after each exchange.  So, in your death throws, you can still launch off one last spell or attack....
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« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2003, 07:54:23 PM »
That's not without the realms of possibility.

Thanks for the clarification EUOL.
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Re: Forum Game Updates
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2003, 09:43:26 PM »
mostly annoyance. i'm very easily annoyed. But seriously, who reads them? It's like getting all those extra > > > >>>>> in emails.

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Re: Forum Game Updates
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2003, 09:45:00 PM »
Debugging: Charlie's HP were set to my HP in the defeat message at the end. Incidentally, I was well pleased with my Summon Skeleton Spell.  ;D

This point will be determined by a battle of Dark Magic!

You have 184 hitpoints and 0 matchpoint(s).
Charlie82 has 69 hitpoints and 1 matchpoint(s).

Charlie82 casts a 0 spell!
You defend with a No Spell spell!
The spell misses you!

You cast your Summon Skeleton spell!
Charlie82 defends with a 11 spell!
spell absorbs 63 damage!
You hit Charlie82 for 73 damage!
Charlie82 has -4 hit points left.

You win the match point!

Charlie82 collapses, his hitpoints depleted to 184!
You are victorious!
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Re: Forum Game Updates
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2003, 09:49:15 PM »
Good eye, Prometheus.  I fixed it, but I can't upload the changes yet--TWG isn't letting me log on FTP for some reason.
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