Issue #26 resolved

Tutorial Levels

Chris Logsdon
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  1. Jake Albano repo owner

    We can gate in the beach scene without it seeming artificial by having there be a pile of debris or something that you have to destroy to get through. Once the player is through we can be sure he's chosen a class, and that he knows how to perform a melee attack.

    We don't have any places in the main game that you'd need to blink-jump to get to, but it comes in handy for dodging enemies. I think the blink ability would be better served if we made there be some big creature that you had to get by. He'd start off asleep, and he'd be powerful enough that if you attacked him you'd die. The only way past would be to blink past him.

    Similarly, while I like the idea of burning down a spiderweb, it wouldn't translate to the rest of the game, especially if we used spiderwebs as decals at all. I think it's probably best for the ranged attack segment of the tutorial to be the same for all the classes.

    For the lightning: Maybe there could be a guard or something holding a gate closed, but he's on the other side of a wall, so you can't target him with a fireball.

    For the shield we can put the player against a whole bunch of archers ( making use of the damage variances to give them little to no melee damage).

  2. Chris Logsdon reporter
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    All great ideas.

    Ranged: Need to hit a lever that's out of reach. Opens a door.

    Caltrop: Maybe we could make caltrops slow the enemies down and only do a tiny bit of damage. Then maybe we could put the player in a situation where he needs to run away from an enemy that's much faster than the player.

  3. Chris Logsdon reporter

    Idea for the shield tutorial: We could have each arrow that hits the player cause 1 or 2 damage to the archer who shot it. So we could have tons of archers, and as the player defends, the enemies will eventually all run away.

  4. Chris Logsdon reporter

    Sounds good. And how about the lever you have to hit will be the one that opens the big tower door? And so while the door is slowly opening, the player is trying to dodge arrows, like you mentioned in email.

  5. Jake Albano repo owner

    Idea for the caltrop tutorial: What about having there be a point where you have to drop off a platform, but there's an extremely powerful enemy blocking your way? Essentially it would be impossible to progress without using it, or you'd die every time. I think it would be more intuitive and immediately obvious as to what's going on.

  6. Chris Logsdon reporter

    So, the main reason for the caltrop would be that you need the extra damage it provides in order to kill it (that is, you can't deal enough damage to the enemy without using it?

    Or is it that you are physically unable to hit the enemy with anything else?

  7. Jake Albano repo owner

    Oops, I thought I replied to this:

    My reasoning was that the only way to survive would be to drop a caltrop to kill the enemy below, otherwise you'd be killed fairly fast.

  8. Jake Albano repo owner

    For the caltrop training I think I'll just put a huge mob of enemies instead of one that's super powerful, so we don't have to come up with another enemy type.

  9. Chris Logsdon reporter

    Sounds good. My apologies for being semi-absent. I've been working on the boss fight music, and I want it to be very good. It's taking me longer than I'd like :/

  10. Jake Albano repo owner

    I'm replacing the FLYING AI flag with a STAND_GUARD one so the archers will stand still and fire at the fighter. Shouldn't be too much longer.

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