Author Topic: Failed Rescue Attempts  (Read 252 times)

Mercy

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Failed Rescue Attempts
« on: February 17, 2019, 01:35:15 AM »
Considering that "Rescue" has a delay, and "Assist" doesn't, could it be possible to have a failed rescue automatically result in assisting your target? It is, in my experience, rather heartbreaking to type "rescue <person>" on reflex and fail the attempt. Then sit there like "Well I hope you don't die before my delay is up" then assist and try another rescue attempt.

lostinspace

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Re: Failed Rescue Attempts
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2019, 02:58:37 AM »
If assist has no delay, could you not just assist -> rescue.

Or even just set an alias to do that for you?

edit: This would also break ruff circle, or at least force people to spam type disengage.
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Mercy

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Re: Failed Rescue Attempts
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2019, 05:48:18 AM »
Yes you can assist > rescue. Or set a client-side alias for it. Personally, I've always shy'd away from multi-line aliases unless they give strictly no benefit other than saving your fingers. (I.E. An alias to change outfits, versus an alias to take your weapons out of your backpack, equip them, then attack a target).

Maybe I shouldn't be overly concerned about multi-line aliases in a game with built in delays, but it has always felt on the cheatsy side of things to me.

As far as rough circle. "Nosave rescue" could additionally be a thing to prevent auto-assisting, if you don't want to make use of "nosave combat" to prevent being swung on by multiple people at once.

lostinspace

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Re: Failed Rescue Attempts
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2019, 11:01:40 AM »
Functionally an alias and what you ask for on a code change are exactly the same thing, except one requires a code change and testing to ensure it works. Where as the other can be implimented by the individual should they want that behavior.

I've never really had this problem, but I have played a mud where prompt was used differently and was reflexively typing it and destroying my old prompt every few days. The solution?

Alias prompt think What was I doing again?

Then once I broke th habit I was fine.
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