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Rework Vampire Dominate to Be Less Shitty


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The way vampire dominate works is that it sends you.. a piece of nonexistent paper(?) that has the demands of the dominate command on it. This 'paper' is not a real object and can be closed by accident in the heat of a battle due to it superseding the in-code 'one paper/book open at a time', but cannot, after that, be reopened. It is possible to therefore completely miss what the dominate command was.


I'm not sure why it was done this way, rather than, say, just giving them a message in the actual text box (you know.. like literally every other vampire specific command or emote), where you can easily glance at it, and it doesn't block the game screen in the middle of a crucial time. But this needs to be reworked, because it's really clumsy and distracting.


Also, this isn't really a coding thing, but I see a lot of people using horrible grammar/spelling/lack of punctuation and capitalization in their 'dominate commands'. I try to work with it, but generally it comes down to a total lack of imagination with vague, half-assed things like 'free me' or 'attack them', so perhaps some kind of gentle nudge to be a little more specific at some point during writing your dominate, before someone starts trying to act like a bad AI and semantically fuck over the vampires.

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The way vampire dominate works is that it sends you.. a piece of nonexistent paper(?) that has the demands of the dominate command on it. This 'paper' is not a real object and can be closed by accident in the heat of a battle due to it superseding the in-code 'one paper/book open at a time', but cannot, after that, be reopened. It is possible to therefore completely miss what the dominate command was.

 

I had a good laugh from reading this. "It opens a window that cannot be reopened," would have been the normal way to describe it. (Because that's all it does. There is no paper involved.)


Anyways, the reason this is done is because people earlier complained that they missed too easily. So I made it impossible to miss unless you're intentionally wanting to. I guess this could be piped to both, but even the text interface scrolls by. Because it's a free form, we also can't use it as an objective. So you'll lose it anyways unless you make a copy of it. I guess I could also shove it into your notes.

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The way vampire dominate works is that it sends you.. a piece of nonexistent paper(?) that has the demands of the dominate command on it. This 'paper' is not a real object and can be closed by accident in the heat of a battle due to it superseding the in-code 'one paper/book open at a time', but cannot, after that, be reopened. It is possible to therefore completely miss what the dominate command was.

 

I had a good laugh from reading this. "It opens a window that cannot be reopened," would have been the normal way to describe it. (Because that's all it does. There is no paper involved.)


Anyways, the reason this is done is because people earlier complained that they missed too easily. So I made it impossible to miss unless you're intentionally wanting to. I guess this could be piped to both, but even the text interface scrolls by. Because it's a free form, we also can't use it as an objective. So you'll lose it anyways unless you make a copy of it. I guess I could also shove it into your notes.

 

It was late at night and my brain described it as best as it could, sssh ;n;


Anyway, the text box might scroll by, but at least things that show up there stay in existence and can be scrolled up to be read. You say it is impossible to miss unless you try, but I managed to accidentally close it in the middle of a firefight between a vampire and security, forcing me to ask everyone to hold on a moment while I looced the vampire about what he had just dominated me over. Piping it to both would at least give some sort of permanent record that is easy to find again, and I support having both, especially since I tend to be looking more at the text box that random popup windows.

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Put it back in the textport but increase the text size to size 30 so nobody could possibly miss the command. The ol' Lohikar switcheroo.

 

It would help to make it an uncommon color besides red, too. Since Red shows up with a lot of text alert.


Maybe purple, like the cultist messages? Or green.

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This suggestion title gave me a heart attack. Dominate is the foundation upon which vampire is built. The power is so important. The contents of the suggestion has soothed me and I agree with it.

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Put it back in the textport but increase the text size to size 30 so nobody could possibly miss the command. The ol' Lohikar switcheroo.

 

It would help to make it an uncommon color besides red, too. Since Red shows up with a lot of text alert.


Maybe purple, like the cultist messages? Or green.

 

Green would generally work, as the tone of a vampire dominate is to soothe, manipulate and hypnotize an easily malleable mortal to do the bidding of the wise voice inside their head.

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I'm going to bump this thread, as a reminder, due to having a recent round where no less than three people I dominated had the same issue, of reflexively closing the popup window then trying to figure out what I dominated them for after. Or just not reading it at all and requiring me to ahelp to prod them.

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