Posted by Zak on 01/27
hide the skill seems a bit messed up to me. it fails an awful lot.
because its kinda annoying to test, i'm not sure about the following
statement, but i'll make it anyway and you can yell at me if i'm
wrong, It seemed to me that when i was a mage and i cast hide it
always hid. with the skill you can fail and not know it. I know its
kinda stupid knowing whether you are hidden or not, but maybe if
you just got a message like: you couldn't find anywhere good to hide
or: you found a good spot and think you are hidden well. would be good
it seems to me a person should kinda know if they are hidden well enough
or not. It just seems kinda silly how unpredictacle and how often it
fails. okay, yell away!
Friday, January 23, 05:39AM
The same seems to apply to sneak skill.
There is a message telling you you try,
but you actually don't know if you were
successfull unless you type stat. Couldn't
there be a message teling you if you did
Friday, January 23, 12:28PM
with sneak, at least you can check, and (tho buggy)
you don't even come out of sneak unless YOU attack..
if meditate/root don't mind typing other stuff
after meditating and stuff, why should hide
care, unless you do it in the presence of others?
Friday, January 23, 04:15PM
yah that was anothing thing i wanted to mention
if you are hiding then you basically can't move.
that doesn't mean you can't check your score,
status, eq, inventory, can't look around etc.
you should be able to do all the above. the only
thing you shoudln't be able to do while hiding are
skills, socials, and movement (resting, going
directions, sitting..etc) without coming out.
score and the rest should be able to be
done without coming out of hide though. (that
way you can check status to see if you are
hiding (like with sneak))
Friday, January 23, 05:31PM
which reminds me, shouldnt we classify some commands as being
ic commands (things that affect the mud in some way) and
ooc commands, such as eq, sc, stat, statement that are purely
for the player's sake? Once that is done, it shouldn't be that
hard to say, "no, you can't do that while you are hiding."
Friday, January 23, 06:07PM
Saturday, January 24, 03:10PM
Okay, a few comments:
we'll probably change both sneak and hide so that they give a message
saying that you've suceeded. This message will probably be wrong a certain
amount of the time (probably based on your perc).
We'd like to make both aim and hide allow for OOC-type commands to be
entered without ruining them, but that's not quite as high of a priority
as it is a larger job. (To do it right would probably require some sort
of distinction between ooc and ic commands, which we don't currently have)
Tuesday, January 27, 08:16AM
For sneak just check status after, If its there you succeeded, I think
(sometimes it registers sometiems not) I've never had hide.