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Nile

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Watch update?
« on: June 14, 2019, 01:48:27 AM »
I was thinking it would be cool for PCs, maybe those of a certain skill level, that are watching in a particular direction to notice items/creatures without having to spam look. You could get a response like:

You notice: A huge nasty thing you should notice if you're looking this way creeps into view.

When you enter the room with line of sight to it. Thoughts?
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Lizzie

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Re: Watch update?
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2019, 07:53:41 AM »
It already does that for mobs and pcs. Unless the thing passes a stealth check.
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Re: Watch update?
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2019, 09:58:41 AM »
I think (think) the only thing watch doesn't notice, outside of when someone passes a stealth check, is emotes.

If you are 2 rooms away, emoting waving your hands like an idiot, watch won't catch it. If its a coded social, like 'wave', it will.
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MeTekillot

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Re: Watch update?
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2019, 10:09:15 AM »
It already does that for mobs and pcs. Unless the thing passes a stealth check.
They mean notifying you if there are mobs in sight when you walk into a new room and are watching that direction.
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Re: Watch update?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2019, 10:22:09 AM »
It already does that for mobs and pcs. Unless the thing passes a stealth check.
They mean notifying you if there are mobs in sight when you walk into a new room and are watching that direction.
Right. If you're watching north, the idea is when you change rooms tou wouldn't have to 'look' in each new room, you'd get a 'notice' echo. Nifty, but it sounds like it might/could be hard to do.
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Brokkr

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Re: Watch update?
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2019, 10:58:04 AM »
Logically, you would then also disable being able to look in any other direction.  Or have "watch <dir>" break whenever you looked in any other direction.

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Re: Watch update?
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2019, 01:05:19 PM »
It would, however, be cool if watch allowed to watch emotes at a certain threshold.

Nile

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Re: Watch update?
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2019, 02:03:59 AM »
Logically, you would then also disable being able to look in any other direction.  Or have "watch <dir>" break whenever you looked in any other direction.

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Hrmm, personally, I can easily glance to either side of me while primarily keeping my focus in a particular direction. But I'm not here to argue with the gods :P
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oggotale

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Re: Watch update?
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2019, 05:31:44 AM »
Don't think this is code-able, but it might be quite cool.
The concern I think would be more with difficulty than realism, maybe the games intensity is better of if everyone on Zalanthas had weaker far sightedness? Then again maybe this is almost a QoL thing that cuts down on the spam looks players need to type out.

JohnMichaelHenry

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Re: Watch update?
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2019, 06:48:18 AM »
Logically, you would then also disable being able to look in any other direction.  Or have "watch <dir>" break whenever you looked in any other direction.

emote points to the "Careful what you wish for" sign.

Hrmm, personally, I can easily glance to either side of me while primarily keeping my focus in a particular direction. But I'm not here to argue with the gods :P

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MeTekillot

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Re: Watch update?
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2019, 01:56:26 AM »
Logically, you would then also disable being able to look in any other direction.  Or have "watch <dir>" break whenever you looked in any other direction.

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That's not logical at all, actually. Seems more like contrived penalties.
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Hauwke

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Re: Watch update?
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2019, 08:47:56 AM »
Alternatively, make looking in a direction start you watching in that direction. If you want to keep watching east, you have to either not look in other directions or remember to look east again every time.

MeTekillot

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Re: Watch update?
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2019, 05:01:50 PM »
or like

We could just consider the OP's idea as reasonable and positive or not. I'm personally in support of it.
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Brokkr

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Re: Watch update?
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2019, 12:19:15 AM »
Logically, you would then also disable being able to look in any other direction.  Or have "watch <dir>" break whenever you looked in any other direction.

emote points to the "Careful what you wish for" sign.
That's not logical at all, actually. Seems more like contrived penalties.

You are paying attention to the cholo in front of you.  Enough that you could tell whether they are going to pull their nine in the next second or so.  You are also able to look, over your shoulder, and see the cows three miles away.  Well enough to tell if they are an adult or just a yearling.  And somehow...continue to tell if the cholo is going to pull their nine on you, in the next second...all at the same time?

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Re: Watch update?
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2019, 10:47:49 PM »
Logically, you would then also disable being able to look in any other direction.  Or have "watch <dir>" break whenever you looked in any other direction.

emote points to the "Careful what you wish for" sign.
That's not logical at all, actually. Seems more like contrived penalties.

You are paying attention to the cholo in front of you.  Enough that you could tell whether they are going to pull their nine in the next second or so.  You are also able to look, over your shoulder, and see the cows three miles away.  Well enough to tell if they are an adult or just a yearling.  And somehow...continue to tell if the cholo is going to pull their nine on you, in the next second...all at the same time?

Point taken.
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