Opened 9 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#600 confirmed change

Improve monster drop functionality

Reported by: takkaria Owned by:
Milestone: Future Keywords: items interesting
Cc:

Description (last modified by takkaria)

Introduce a drops.txt file (e.g. http://takkaria.org/junkyard/drops.txt) which specifies various profiles of monster drops, and then allow monsters in monster.txt to reference those profiles.

With that functionality, we can then allow e.g.

  • Mushrooms (monsters) dropping mushrooms (items)
  • potion mimics dropping potions
  • Morgoth artifacts to no longer be special-cased in the drop code

also see http://www.isparp.co.uk/angband/irclogs/2011-01-22 at 19:54 for more ideas and uses

Change History (10)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by GabeCunningham

It would also be cool if potion mimics dropped potions, ring mimics dropped rings, etc.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by magnate

  • Keywords items added

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by takkaria

  • Description modified (diff)
  • Milestone changed from 3.2.0 to 3.1.3
  • Owner set to takkaria
  • Status changed from new to assigned
  • Summary changed from Mushrooms (monsters) should drop mushrooms (items) to Allow specified monster drops & remove special-casing of Morgoth artifacts

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by takkaria

  • Owner takkaria deleted

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by magnate

  • Milestone changed from 3.2.0 to 4.0

Not a bug or refactor: punting to 4.0

comment:6 Changed 6 years ago by magnate

  • Keywords items,interesting added; items removed

comment:7 Changed 6 years ago by takkaria

  • Description modified (diff)

comment:8 Changed 6 years ago by magnate

  • Keywords items interesting added; items,interesting removed
  • Milestone changed from 4.0 to 3.3.0

A slightly lighter-touch implementation is in [rcf18c794], which allows drops to be specified on "drop:" or "drop-artifact:" lines in monster.txt. This lacks some of the features proposed for drop profiles - excluding certain drops, changing the likelihood of certain drops, changing the likelihood of good/great, mixing specified and random drops. Leaving this ticket open until we decide whether those features are required.

comment:9 Changed 6 years ago by magnate

  • Milestone changed from 3.3.0 to Future

Punting to Future as unowned and not for 3.3

comment:10 Changed 6 years ago by magnate

  • Status changed from assigned to confirmed
  • Summary changed from Allow specified monster drops & remove special-casing of Morgoth artifacts to Improve monster drop functionality
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