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Obregon
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Here's a change that could actually happen: change the print formatting on the fight like it used to be, to make "announcer" special comments more readable.

Example:

BROKE STROKER slashes with his BATTLE AXE!
HAPPY SLASHER takes a blow to the NECK!
____What a DEVASTATING attack!
HAPPY SLASHER reels with the fury of combat!
HAPPY SLASHER fights with DESPERATION!
BROKE STROKER bashes with the side of his BATTLE AXE!
HAPPY SLASHER unbelievably contorts his body and dodges the blow!
_____The crowd chants its praises!
HAPPY SLASHER ducks under his onrushing foe, seeking the counterstrike!

etc.

That little indent and capitalization makes it much more special, readable, and just plain cool. This could also be done with other special actions besides damage, as illustrated above. (I had to put "__" marks in there because the forum ignores spaces)

If memory serves, it used to be like this back in the day, and I'm not sure why they changed it.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:21 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Along the same topic, but not quite the same request....

I have always been a bit annoyed when pronouns started making a bigger appearance in the fight that lead to ambiguity. For example, this is actually taken from my last turn in 14.

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The battle begins.

ARRNOLD makes a downward cut with his BROADSWORD!
FOIN avoids the blow.
He strikes using his LONGSWORD!
From the stands, a voice screams 'Come on ARRNOLD, you can do it!'
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:47 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Centauri wrote:
Along the same topic, but not quite the same request....

I have always been a bit annoyed when pronouns started making a bigger appearance in the fight that lead to ambiguity. For example, this is actually taken from my last turn in 14.

Code:

The battle begins.

ARRNOLD makes a downward cut with his BROADSWORD!
FOIN avoids the blow.
He strikes using his LONGSWORD!
From the stands, a voice screams 'Come on ARRNOLD, you can do it!'


hmm. i don't really have a problem with the pronoun usage.

i do like obregon's suggestion of the indentations. either way, they could implement some reformating to make the text pop a bit more. it is the final product after all...

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:21 am Reply with quoteBack to top

If I recall they have various levels of verbosity they can set the fights to print out.

Some are very overblown with a lot of pronouns and other descriptive phrases - including city of origin, races, height descriptors, etc.

When it first came out I found I couldn't read or enjoy my fights properly, so I had them turn it completely off for my account.

So my fights read just like they always did, but sometimes I read someone elses at a face or whatever and it's way hard to read.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:38 am Reply with quoteBack to top

theDarkOne wrote:
If I recall they have various levels of verbosity they can set the fights to print out.

Some are very overblown with a lot of pronouns and other descriptive phrases - including city of origin, races, height descriptors, etc.

When it first came out I found I couldn't read or enjoy my fights properly, so I had them turn it completely off for my account.

So my fights read just like they always did, but sometimes I read someone elses at a face or whatever and it's way hard to read.


Really? If so .... engage Maximum Verbosity!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:52 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Centauri wrote:
Along the same topic, but not quite the same request....

I have always been a bit annoyed when pronouns started making a bigger appearance in the fight that lead to ambiguity. For example, this is actually taken from my last turn in 14.

Code:

The battle begins.

ARRNOLD makes a downward cut with his BROADSWORD!
FOIN avoids the blow.
He strikes using his LONGSWORD!
From the stands, a voice screams 'Come on ARRNOLD, you can do it!'


Send customer service an e-mail - they can turn it off

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:04 am Reply with quoteBack to top

They made this change soon after I started, so I'm more accustomed to it than the old style. I do find it funny though as I look through some of my pop's old fights and see the difference. He hated the change for the most part.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:33 am Reply with quoteBack to top

The tourneys seem to print out more old-style. Female warriors are referenced as "he." The pronoun thing is gone. Perhaps this is because the tourneys are run on a different server (IIRC).

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Chief wrote:

Send customer service an e-mail - they can turn it off



Woah, that's awesome, I'll have to look into that. Thanks for the tip.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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Really? If so .... engage Maximum Verbosity!


For you new/returning players, don't turn it off--try and live with it if you can. Many of the descriptors are based on your opponent's stats and can provide a more detailed scouting tool if you're willing to parse through the garbage. (At least in the arena)
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