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[DS metaroom] The Other Lone Shee's Ark   
Pearldragoness

Pearldragoness
Belgium  


  2/12/2017  2

Hello all!

I currently am working on a metaroom. It should be stable and is currently released as an alpha 0.5 release on CC.

Some images (click for bigger size):





You can download my progress here on CC


Feel free to test it out.
Feel free to point out bugs/errors/ugly things. I don't want any error messages popping up. Ever.
Feel free to encourage me.
Feel free to make agents I can include. Woohoo!

FEEL FREE TO POST SUGGESTIONS!

Thank you for your time.


last updated: 21 feb 2017

 
BlueLeafeon

BlueLeafeon



  2/12/2017  1

I injected it but got this error:

http://i.imgur.com/XDd9tlT.png

Otherwise, I really like this metaroom. The only thing I can see is me having issues with Norns wandering all over the place when I want them to stay in their rooms, but considering this is a WIP and there's clearly meant to be more to it, I guess I'll wait and see the finished thing. Otherwise, I really like it.

 
Splincer

Splincer



  2/12/2017  1

I think it's very pretty and very diverse, which I personally like. It also looks like it's pretty big, so plenty of creatures could live there. I look forward to the progress you make, and wish you the best with it.

I'd offer to help, but I can't really do art or coding/programing.

 
Soliloquy

Soliloquy



  2/13/2017  1

it's lovely :)
 
Pearldragoness

Pearldragoness
Belgium  


  2/21/2017

Thank you for your replies so far! I appreciate it. <3


The metaroom has been uploaded to CC.

Please, if you have any critique/suggestion/advice, share it with me.

It's my first time tackling a project as big as this, I could use your suggestions. :)

 
GrayDragonEmily

GrayDragonEmily
United States  

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  2/21/2017  1

I feel like it could use a few more toys, but people can always inject some. I love the edible critters that respawn after being eaten, and I think more of those would be nice. The room could use some music, but I don't think it's necessary.

Overall, I think it's a very interesting metaroom so far and already a good place to raise creatures.


-GrayDragonEmily
 
Pearldragoness

Pearldragoness
Belgium  


  2/21/2017

I'll look into the toy thing!

I don't know if you found all of the toys though: there are 3 of them (4 if you count the training dummy as a toy xD): the rock in the volcano, the snowmen that occasionally spawn, and the big crystal thing in the jungle.
The critters can all be played with too, which (usually) relieves boredom in creatures. The clouds are listed as machinery (or gadgets? I forgot xD) which should also relieve some boredom when they are pushed.

More critters is a good idea, I was actually planning to add in more critters but I didn't really feel like creating more artsy stuff for critters so I used fewer of them than intended :P Originally each 'room' was planned to have at least 1 native critter. I may add more though. I also plan to add in one or more vendors in a future update.

As for music, I welcome you to suggest some music. I'm deaf myself so I have no sense for what would be "good" music, yet not too obtrusive.

I'm glad you like it so far!

 
Wingheart

Wingheart
New Zealand  


  2/21/2017

I can't get more than 3 pear plants to grow at once. Also I can't get them to grow on the bottom floor of the desert area.

Is there any way to get the peanut plants and so on growable?

 
Pearldragoness

Pearldragoness
Belgium  


  2/21/2017

Wingheart wrote:
I can't get more than 3 pear plants to grow at once. Also I can't get them to grow on the bottom floor of the desert area.

Is there any way to get the peanut plants and so on growable?




In the current version this is not possible, as I didn't create "sprouting" scripts into the seed. I may add sprouting to the plants (pear plants shouldn't be too much of a problem to make sproutable, actually, since those do have sprites from C2), but I like to be consistent when implementing such a script: if one seed sprouts then they all have to have plant sprites, and spriting plants is not my strong point. :P

Now if only someone would want to donate/create plant sprites.. that'd be great ;)

How many pear plants would you consider "ideal" in the desert area?

For this current version, the only way to have extra plants grow in the room is to plant stuff in the room that isn't the native flora.

Thank you for your input!

 
Wingheart

Wingheart
New Zealand  


  2/21/2017  1

Wait the pear plants aren't growing? That explains why I couldn't put them on the first desert level! I couldn't figure out why the pear plants were only sprouting on the second level!
 


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