Elder Dragon Movement Messages
I recently got Elder Dragon, and went to look at the 'custom' movement messages you can pick (cool, right?!).
After reading them, all I could do was facepalm and sigh. For those that don't know, here is the list you can pick from:
You may select the following alternative enter/leave messages for dragonform.
Enter: Light shines prismatically from the outstretched wings of the elder dragon Cooper, who glides
in from the $dir before landing with a ground-shaking thump.
Exit: Launching him/herself $dir with $his/her powerful hindquarters, the elder dragon Cooper
unfurls his/her enormous wings and glides effortlessly to the $dir.
Enter: Cooper glides gracefully in from the $dir on open wings, the air rippling in his/her wake.
Exit: With a sinuous dip, Cooper wings gracefully away to the $dir, the air rippling in his/her wake.
Enter: With ominous portent, Cooper's draconic form approaches from the $dir.
Exit: Cooper vanishes to the $Dir, the surroundings seeming to shift in his/her wake.
Enter: The immense body of Cooper, his/her iron-hard scales gleaming brightly, emerges from the $dir.
Exit: The towering, draconic form of Cooper moves to the $dir, razor-sharp claws leaving deep gouges
in his/her wake.
Enter: The earth trembles underfoot as the elder dragon Cooper enters from the $dir.
Exit: The elder dragon Cooper leaves to the $dir, the earth trembling in his/her wake.
The only one that makes any sense and isn't bad RP in most situations is #2.
#1 - Not every Elder Dragon is going to have prismatically shiny wings, and they definitely aren't going to fly and land in every single room they enter.
#2 - The best of the bunch, but I'm not going to glide gracefully in every room I enter, and in certain environments 'dipping' as you leave does not make any sense.
#3 - The second least bad, but not every dragon is going to move with 'ominous portent' (p.s. ominous and portent are kind of the same thing, anyway). Sometimes we're happy, or come with joy.
#4 - Our claws leave deep gouges in every room we leave, eh? I guess we'll all be living in holes soon. Also, how do scales gleam brightly in dark areas?
#5 - Dragons are capable of being light on their feet. Not every room has earth in it, either (you know, rivers, lakes, etc.)
I don't know who wrote those or who approved them, but whoever did it was absolutely high.
1. Re-write all the enter/exit messages so they actually make sense.
2. Allow every Elder Dragon to customize their own message so they aren't at the mercy of others.
3. Have a different exit/enter message for different environments.
4. Random other thing I haven't though of yet.
p.s. "The List" in this forum hasn't been updated since April.