Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#2059 closed bug (fixed (in master))

Flavoured item messages

Reported by: nckmccnnll Owned by:
Milestone: Triage Keywords:

Description (last modified by nckmccnnll)

Situation summed up by PowerWyrm at release of 4.1.2:
"Here's my results of testing the messages with known and unknown (flavored) items:

  • wands: "it can be aimed" (unknown), "when aimed..." (known)
  • offensive rods: "it can be aimed" (unknown), "when aimed..." (known)
  • support rods: "it can be activated" (unknown), "when activated..." (known)
  • activatable offensive item (for ex. a ring of ice): nothing (unknown), "when aimed..." (known)
  • activatable offensive artifact (for ex. Narthanc): "when activated..."
  • potion of dragon breath: "it can be aimed" (unknown), "when aimed..." (known)

So here we have the following problems:

  • looking at unknown rods leaks info about them (aimed vs activated)
  • missing info on unknown activatable items
  • different info for known activatable normal items vs artifacts (aimed vs activated again)
  • looking at unknown potions of dragon breath leaks info about them
  • potions of dragon breath are not "aimed" anyway
  • looking at unknown activatable artifacts leaks info about them


  • all unknown rods should say "it can be aimed" (since we ask for a direction anyway)
  • all unknown activatable items should say "it can be activated" (as it is obvious by pressing 'A' that they can)
  • known activatable artifacts should say "when aimed..." (like everything else that can be aimed)
  • unknown potions of dragon breath should say "it can be quaffed" (like every other potion)
  • known potions of dragon breath should say "when quaffed..." (since obviously you drink the potion, then fire or ice erupts from your throat...)
  • unknown activatable artifacts should say "it can be activated" until you walk on them and learn their name ('a dagger' -> 'Narthanc' or 'a bronze amulet' -> 'Carlammas')"

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by nckmccnnll

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by nckmccnnll

  • Resolution set to fixed (in master)
  • Status changed from new to closed

Mostly fixed in fac48cd73 (didn't do a special case for !Dragon's Breath)

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