Sunday, 2 August 2009

Preview: Character Milestones

Every other roguelike has them, so Kharne now has them too (or will do, in the next version): Character milestones. What is a milestone? Here's an example from Crawl:

15328 | Lair:9 | Identified the +2 helmet of Intuition (You bought it in a shop on level 9 of the Lair of Beasts)
15332 | Lair:9 | Identified the cursed -2 pair of boots of Xacriyts (You bought it in a shop on level 9 of the Lair of Beasts)
15336 | Lair:9 | Identified the +2 cloak of Unreason (You bought it in a shop on level 9 of the Lair of Beasts)
15882 | Lair:10 | Entered Level 10 of the Lair of Beasts
16246 | Lair:10 | Reached skill 16 in Axes
16600 | Slime:1 | Entered Level 1 of the Pits of Slime
16883 | Snake:1 | Entered Level 1 of the Snake Pit
16958 | Snake:1 | Reached XP level 13. HP: 86/118 MP: 8/8
17470 | Snake:1 | Noticed Rupert
17495 | Snake:1 | Defeated Rupert
18143 | Snake:2 | Reached skill 10 in Armour
18393 | Snake:2 | Reached skill 17 in Axes
18409 | Snake:2 | Received a gift from Trog
20544 | Snake:5 | Entered Level 5 of the Snake Pit
20837 | Snake:5 | Reached XP level 14. HP: 128/128 MP: 9/9
21258 | Snake:5 | Reached skill 1 in Spellcasting
21683 | Snake:5 | Reached skill 18 in Axes
21694 | Snake:5 | HP: 10/256 [naga warrior/uncursed club (6)]
21698 | Snake:5 | HP: 4/128 [poison]
22626 | Snake:4 | HP: 6/128 [poison]
22631 | Snake:4 | HP: 4/128 [poison]
22636 | Snake:4 | HP: 5/128 [poison]
24007 | Snake:5 | Got a serpentine rune of Zot
25141 | Swamp:5 | Entered Level 5 of the Swamp
25278 | Swamp:5 | Reached skill 19 in Axes
25522 | Swamp:5 | Reached XP level 15. HP: 64/138 MP: 12/12
25817 | Swamp:5 | Got a decaying rune of Zot


So far, I have:
  • Starting out
  • Dying
  • Gaining an XP level
  • Gaining rank 5/10/15 etc in a skill
  • Noticing a unique monster
  • Killing a unique monster
  • Finding an artifact
Here's an except from a Kharne log:

Turn Place Note
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0000191 The Wilderlands 1 Identified The ancient artifact "Ethaedric"
0000396 The Wilderlands 1 Noticed Adrialith the Wrathful
0000409 The Wilderlands 1 Killed Adrialith the Wrathful
0000409 The Wilderlands 1 Reached Level 2, HP: 11/11, MP: 21/21
0000571 The Wilderlands 2 Explored Level 2 of The Wilderlands
0000709 The Wilderlands 2 Noticed Etib the Tormentor
0000709 The Wilderlands 2 Killed Etib the Tormentor
0000814 The Wilderlands 3 Explored Level 3 of The Wilderlands
0000841 The Wilderlands 4 Explored Level 4 of The Wilderlands
0000933 The Wilderlands 4 Reached Level 3, HP: 15/15, MP: 32/32
0000938 The Wilderlands 5 Explored Level 5 of The Wilderlands
0001119 The Wilderlands 6 Explored Level 6 of The Wilderlands
0001384 The Wilderlands 6 Gained Skill Level 5 in Heavy Armour
0001386 The Wilderlands 6 Reached Level 4, HP: 19/19, MP: 43/43
0001672 The Wilderlands 7 Explored Level 7 of The Wilderlands
0002151 The Wilderlands 7 Killed by a Desperate Adventurer


I think it looks pretty sparse, so far. So...what character actions are worthy of milestones?

3 comments:

Mario Donick said...

I was not aware that _every_ roguelike has such a thing ... does Angband have?

However, it is a nice thing ... I might steal the idea, too ;)

Mario Donick said...

"I might steal the idea, too ;)"

--> Done. :D

Dave said...

*grins* Nice one.