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Re: Weather System

Postby ThinkTwice » Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:12 am

I know it's late January IG, so this may be working as intended, but I feel like it blizzard's A LOT in-game right now.
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Re: Weather System

Postby mongwen » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:34 am

Needs to be more echoes about the weather. Not simply in the weather ticks in the middle of storms. This might be planned for beta or even the full game, don't know.

If you're standing outside and it starts raining/snowing when it wasn't before, it needs to say so. I haven't seen that it does. "(intensity) rain/snow clouds move in, bringing with them a (intensity) (type) affect), where it could be a light shower, a steady rain, a torrential downpour, a mild thunderstorm, a severe one, a snow flurry, steadily-falling snow, a howling blizzard. Just examples there. Naturally similar echoes would be called for when said weather event ended.
If you're walking through snow/rain, it needs to say so.
(you walk eastward through the light snow/steady snow/howling blizzard/whatever, similar echoes for rain). You could also perhaps do it with wind, especially if it's in your face or blowing side-on to the current direction of travel, though it would probably only make any difference if it were a stiff wind rather than a breeze. About the most a breeze would do is knock something really light such as a piece of paper from your hand, and that only if you weren't paying attention. I'm not a fan of random fumbles, so I'm thinking more along the line of "you walk eastward, struggling against a gale-force wind" or "You walk eastward, staggering slightly as the gale-force north wind pushes you sideways".

I admit I'm not even sure I've seen rain with it being winter, most of the time when I notice the precipitation it's been snow.

Speaking of the weather ticks you get when you stand in a room, it should be more obvious when you actually take injury from the weather. I've seen something about the temperature of the air making you numb and taken no damage, and I've seen the exact message only to discover frostbite next time I checked my health.

It might also be neat if the weather caused echoes inside. People in a building are still going to hear gale-force wind, hard rain, thunder, that kind of thing. Prevents stepping outside only to learn you really don't want to be out in that.
It could also be done when you leave one room and enter another where the weather conditions change. Say you leave the inn and go out into the square.
Instead of the standard weather message, you get something along the lines of "you leave the comparative comfort of the inn and step into a ..."

My two coppers, probably not even worth that.
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Re: Weather System

Postby Inzannadee » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:55 am

Snow blankets need to last longer. Much, much longer! :lol:
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Re: Weather System

Postby EltanimRas » Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:17 am

Yes to both of the above. Has it even been warm enough for snow to melt yet?
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Re: Weather System

Postby mongwen » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:51 am

Inzannadee wrote:Snow blankets need to last longer. Much, much longer! :lol:

Yay snowball fights!
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Re: Weather System

Postby Nezerin » Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:49 am

Just got this nice bunch of echoes.

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A glow illuminates the eastern horizon. 
The winds die and the air stills. 

<*****  / ^^^^^^ / ||||||>
The winds blow fiercely through this area, making it difficult to traverse. 
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Re: Weather System

Postby EltanimRas » Sat Sep 13, 2014 8:53 am

On a related note, I seem to get the message that it's raining when I look at someone, but not when I type 'weather'.
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Re: Weather System

Postby pinocchio » Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:13 am

It's currently "a swelteringly hot day". And snowing.
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Re: Weather System

Postby Inzannadee » Sat Sep 13, 2014 9:32 am

I'd like to know if this crazy weather is a code bug or should we RP it as something ominous? :?
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Re: Weather System

Postby Matt » Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:39 am

Last night it was foggy, with fierce winds, with snow on the ground, while raining hard. I RP'd it as the end of days.
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Re: Weather System

Postby Tiamat » Sat Sep 13, 2014 12:42 pm

It's definitely a bug, so I've pulled the plug on special weather events. The weatherpocalypse should settle itself soon.
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Re: Weather System

Postby Gobbo » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:33 am

Fog is to common and its annoying!
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Re: Weather System

Postby MrDvAnt » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:35 am

Gobbo wrote:Fog is to common and its annoying!


Happens when you live near a river. Move somewhere more tropical.
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Re: Weather System

Postby mongwen » Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:02 pm

"The air chills you as you move through the area." In May? Really? Fairly late in may at that, after at least one swelteringly hot day in April. Heh.
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Re: Weather System

Postby tehkory » Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:09 pm

mongwen wrote:"The air chills you as you move through the area." In May? Really? Fairly late in may at that, after at least one swelteringly hot day in April. Heh.

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