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Sum Ting Wong
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:51 am    Post subject: the anti-lamp Reply with quote

i was talking in the IRC the other day, and
<SumTingWong> you know what would be cool in daria, the guys who are supposta be evil(forgot there name, but the ones who would have the repeater crossbow) if they had lamps, they lamp could, instead of illuminating a small area around you, illuminate a long area to the direction your walking
<Lunamatic> or even
<Lunamatic> the opposite of lamps
<Lunamatic> darkening devices
<SumTingWong> that would be cool
<Lunamatic> so they could sneak around
<SumTingWong> some magical device that darkens the sky around the user
<Lunamatic> yeah
<SumTingWong> that would be cool

so the basic idea, is some kind of magical device, that opposed to causing light in the darkness, would caues darkness in the light, allowing the character to sneak around, disorient, and generally do all the thingys people would do during the nights in the game.

imagine a group of knights in game going off to hunt a player, but as they start to approach his ingame location, the sky begins to darken into a bleak, err blackness.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe one of the features in A2 in Akarra was the assassins light. Works the same way as you mention. Shame I can't find the screenshot.. but it would look like a Nightfighters shield of Darkness.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i had gotten to thinking even more about it, and it gave me a race idea. have one race thats considered nocturnal or something along those lines, that treat light and dark differently than the normal races, so their view during the day would look like a normal persons view at night, but with the areas that would be black for lack of light be pure white because of the excess of light.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, while black screen with a little light-lit spot in the middle may be irritating, "white nights" will make people lose their mind O_o Let's just invert dark times for different races. While it's bright day for some it's pitch black night for others. And let's introduce penalties/bonuses depending on the time of day and on the race of character.
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