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 Post subject: Coming soon: Web based DL client
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:31 am 
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It's no secret that I've been working on a DL client that will run with only a web browser. Soon I plan to upload a skeleton of the client (non-functional) so you guys can tell me what you want added, removed or changed. I want this to be as player-friendly as possible, so to achieve that I will need as much input from you guys as possible.

Here's what I would like from you all at this point:

What features would you like to see? (no aliases, triggers or macros)

Should the hp, mana, etc be displayed as bars, percentages, numbers, a combination of two, or selectable by the player?

What would you like to be able to control in the game by clicking in a browser?

What information should be readily available in the browser window? Should your str, con, etc be always displayed in the window, for example.

Nezmar and I have been kicking this idea around for some time now, and I want to make it happen relatively soon. Maybe it can be a DL Christmas present if I'm feeling ambitious enough ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Coming soon: Web based DL client
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:07 pm 
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Ahah, here we go!

I would like to see: (aside from hp, mana, gold, etc) (which could be a stat bar or numbers, user selectable)

current stats (str, int, dex wis, etc)
Armor rating/stopping
experience to next level.
Current affecting spells.

Possibly a list of group members, with maybe basic stats like hp, moves.

I'd suggest throwing all that stuff on a sidebar somewhere.

If you wanna get crazy with features, a stand-alone inventory list, and a current equipment list, which could add/remove armor/items/weapons with a click interface.

IE:

Inventory:
A bag of holding
->an item in the bag of holding
A bronze tube
-> an item in the bronze tube(click to examine, doubleclick to pull out and equip?)

Equipment:
Head: Item (condition) (click to examine, doubleclick to remove?)
Body: Item

It's an idea, I'd also like a user-customizeable panic button.

Clicking the panic button results in either flee, or maybe burns a recall in your inventory. (standard mishaps apply, IE - unable to flee, recall dissolves, nothing happens)

Those are my thoughts after about 5 minutes of pondering.

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 Post subject: Re: Coming soon: Web based DL client
PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 12:41 pm 
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It will be a constant work-in-progress as new features will be added as new things are added to DL. I want to get it up and working before I start going bonkers with adding "drag and drop" inventories and such. The main thing is to get it online :)

I'll be uploading the skeleton for it soon, not sure when. This has been my pet project for some time, and it's high time I get this from paper to practice ;)

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