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Make weather great again!

KeorinKeorin Member Posts: 324 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
I've played in Cyrene for most of my Achaea career, and if there's one thing I always really liked, it was the weather. Cyrene would have rain in the summers (enough to make jokes of) and blizzards in the winter, and it captured both the changing seasons, and the feel of living in this cold mountain valley. 

A while back now, though, we got the changes to the weather code, and while some of the changes were nice (temperatures that made sense! Ambient messages!) the end result feels, at least to me, like a step down from the old code. Instead of precipitation, we got more places where the wind will block your attempts to speak (which is more annoying then immersive, I find), and places where there are perpetually gale-force winds that will knock you out of the sky.

Even worse, seasons seem to have been lost entirely. Cyrene now sits at a comfortable temperature year-round, with no rain or snow or anything. We have a set temperature in a realistic range, instead of the completely dysfunctional ones in the old system, but it still ends up as far less immersive, I feel, because that temperature still doesn't make sense. And there's no rain, or snow, or any precipitation at all, it seems. What was once an interesting feature of the city is now just gone.

Between what we have now and what we had before, I honestly think the old setup worked better, and so, if it's not likely that we'll see weather and variable temperatures added under the new system, I'd like to seriously suggest that we just use the old weather system again. Given all the weariness of how clothing level is calculated, and how the ambient messages work, I think that little immersion would be lost, while a whole lot more could be regained.
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  • KeorinKeorin Member Posts: 324 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    All that would of course be ideal, and I -think- it's implemented somewhat currently. I'd have to go back and find the quotes from when the system was put in place, but we do have ambient temperature messages now, I know, just one's coded to make the game unplayable if you have the wrong clothing.

    The system as it is now, though, doesn't really make that obvious, particularly because the code to determine how dressed you are is -very- hard to work with. This means that even the lines we do have basically never come into effect.

    At this point, though, I've little hope for a serious weather system that does variable (and logical) temperatures, season changes, and things like that. I really just want weather back. A more robust system of temperature messages would be neat, but I think that just making it able to snow, and letting people react for that, often provides more room for immersive roleplay.
  • KryptonKrypton shi-KhurenaMember Posts: 1,971 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    They added "realism" to rivers with currents, and look how well received that was.
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  • KorbenKorben Member Posts: 345 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I also miss the Hashan / blizzard jokes. Goggles were actually a useful item back then.
    Prythe
  • FrederichFrederich Member Posts: 1,173 ✭✭✭✭✭ - Grand Achaean
    There's a difference between fucking rivers that make gathering gold flakes literal hell (and generally just grief novices) and "brrr im cold"
    Trilliana
  • ShirszaeShirszae Caer WitrinMember Posts: 2,723 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Yeah, I really miss when it would sometimes rain, and the blizzards in Cyrene. Can't remember the last time I saw either of those, unfortunately. 

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  • AhmetAhmet Wherever I wanna beMember Posts: 3,199 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Blizzards in Cyrene are my favourite.

    Taking slow sips from the Blizzard Kawhe, you luxuriate in the chilled taste of this rich beverage. 

    Your body begins to feel more energized and your breath cooler as you swallow the drink. Grinning 

    slightly, you lick some of the whipped cream off your upper lip.

    Huh. Neat.
  • KryptonKrypton shi-KhurenaMember Posts: 1,971 @@ - Legendary Achaean

          
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  • DaeirDaeir AustraliaMember, Secret Squirrel Posts: 6,072 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Any consumable that forces expression (e.g grinning) is pretty much worthless, tbh. One of those things you try once and are like "why did the coffee just control my mind and make me grin even though I have literally never smiled at anything before in my life".

    On the actual topic of the thread though, I do miss weather extremes being more noticeable outside of wind.
    :pleased::pleased:
    ShirszaeJayden
  • KeorinKeorin Member Posts: 324 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    Does anyone know if they're just rarer, or if they actually happen at all anymore? I could just be missing it, but I legitimately don't think I've seen any precipitation since the weather changes went in however long ago.
  • ShirszaeShirszae Caer WitrinMember Posts: 2,723 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    It doesnt rain at all anymore. I can't remember a single time it has happened ever since the weather changes. Its like the snow and the rain was transformed into wind.

    And you won't understand the cause of your grief...

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    ...But you'll always follow the voices beneath.

  • ExxiaExxia Member Posts: 241 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    I would love to see more of this idea take fruition live

  • TorinnTorinn Member Posts: 397 ✭✭✭✭ - Eminent
    edited November 2016
    I would also love it. Even if it's just text at the end of the room description in a different color. Even simple things like the trees are changing color would be fine.  Often I have to look up the date and suddenly pretend I'm cold
  • KryptonKrypton shi-KhurenaMember Posts: 1,971 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Was gonna do this in Realms, but now I'm too lazy, so
    walk to Keorin/Shirszae/Daklore

    ' so i herd u liek blizzerdz... ; evoke snowstorm

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  • MilabarMilabar Member Posts: 46 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    @Daklore I failed that test the first time getting g turned around @ Centre of all places and wound up in with the blackbirds. . . . I remember that, sadly enough.  . . 

    On topic, weather is good
  • ValariaValaria Member Posts: 385 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Krypton said:
    They added "realism" to rivers with currents, and look how well received that was.
    i think they should add depth to the river so that way if there is smaller depth to river, it won't carry you away because you are able to stand fine on your own. but then you might need waterwalk boot to cross the river. :p

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  • ExxiaExxia Member Posts: 241 ✭✭✭ - Distinguished
    Hurricanes hitting little Prin

  • KlendathuKlendathu Eye of the StormMember Posts: 2,454 @@ - Legendary Achaean
    Exxia said:
    Hurricanes hitting little Prin
    The Storm cleanses!

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