Re: [ Ideas ] Maximum weight, [snip]

From: Sammy (samedi@DHC.NET)
Date: 09/25/97

On Wed, 24 Sep 1997, John Evans wrote:

> Anyway.... You started with this big bag that went 'over the shoulder'
> and that was, for the most part, your inventory. When you got something
> (get rock), you have to have an empty hand to do it. You had to do:
> sheath sword
> get rock
> put rock bag
> wield sword

I agree that sucks, but it's more an interface problem than a problem with
a lack of inventory.  I've seen some discussion about this and a good idea
is to make all that automatic.  If they try to pick something up and their
hands are full, stick their weapon in their belt for them.  Make "take"
get the rock and put it in a pocket or pouch and rewield or rehold.  Let
them use "get" to grab something and hold it, in case they want to try it
out or examine closely.

You can make it realistic without making it unplayable.  It just takes
some extra coding.  It might actually add a little something to the game,
if a player has to think carefully about whether he really wants to take
the time to pick up his dropped dagger when he's holding a ferocious bear
at bay with his sword ;)


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