Dialouge

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Infiltrator
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How is the dialouge going to be set up in A3? More specifically, how are the job boards, quests, and general dialouge options going to be set up? Are you going to add any more types of dialouge nodes? I would like to see the addition of an if-then give dialouge node.
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Guardian
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BOA not A3... but I get what your saying, and I too am curious.

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Posts: 1582 | Registered: Wednesday, November 13 2002 08:00
Law Bringer
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If BoA is like BoE, there will be no job boards. I don't think that that's any great loss, though. Real quests are far more satisfying.

Dialogue will probably be programmed in some tree format, so that each option you choose opens other options. Then there are probably SDF-dependent conversation choices, and all the other nice bits and pieces. I have no idea how it will work exactly, but I'm sure we'll be able to figure it out.

Use of special nodes in dialogue was already supported in BoE. I very much doubt that Jeff will take it out for BoA.

—Alorael, who hopes quests will be handled as quests, and not as SDF's or events. The quest log is a wonderful thing, and it would be a shame to lose it.
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Triad Mage
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If-then give will be handled by scripts, which can be called during dialogue.

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Posts: 9436 | Registered: Wednesday, September 19 2001 07:00
Infiltrator
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I'm guessing it'll be virtually identicle to Geneforge's dialogue scripts, which you can view in the data folder of Geneforge - fortunately, I believe Jeff included notes in some of the scripts.

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Posts: 530 | Registered: Sunday, September 1 2002 07:00
Triad Mage
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Actually, you shouldn't have to write scripts like that - it should be all nicely interfaced.

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Posts: 9436 | Registered: Wednesday, September 19 2001 07:00
Guardian
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My guess is a tree... ex: NPCintro->PC1,PC2,PC3...PC1->NPC1...PC2->NPC2...etc... I know barely any of you are going to understand that but... it should be something like a family tree. Except with dialogue paths. But you already knew that.

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