Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Kharne v0.02c available

Get it here or via the link at the side of the page. Changelog is here.


Krice said...

Nice lighting. When I enter some places I get killed pretty quickly..

Dave said...

Oh, yeah, that's a problem. I've tried to get around it by generally making creatures become aware of you only when they become visible *to you*, but kobolds (mainly) can still get a load of shots off at you before you can do anything.

There are a few options to solve this:

a) I could rejig the energy system slightly to allow an extra turn or two before awakened creatures can do anything.

b) I could increase the energy cost of ranged combat to cut down on the lethalness of said creatures (they would get off fewer attacks per round).

c) I could reduce the frequency of ranged combat (i.e. creatures would be more prone to melee)

d) do not allow ranged-only creatures to attack you from the very edge of your vision (i.e. they would have to move in a square).

Having said that though, I do want kobolds (for example) to remain quite deadly, as befitting their Kobold Commando brethern in Baldur's Gate.