I was hoping to suggest that more diversity be coded
into the denizens doing things while they hang out in a room. For
example, I am a Phaestean in the Brewery of the Temple of Phaestus and
the Siren bartender, if you LOOK at the room, is listed humming to
herself while she cleans a mug. Why not make it so each denizen, if not
fighting or healing from a fight, may be doing one of several things.
The thing to be doing is randomly generated, and must be logical for
that denizen's behavior, the denizen does it for a while, then switches
to doing something else, also for a time. So, with this Siren bartender,
she might be cleaning a mug for about a minute real time, then if you
LOOK at the room, she's now polishing the wooden bar counter with a
clean rag, pouring a drink, etc. In Jaru, a man that's walking down the
street might pause to daydream and admire the clouds/stars/clear blue
sky, etc. Together, these sequences encompass what a given denizen might be doing with his or her time; and the variety will create and enable a richer fantasy life.
This would take some coding so the behavior is logical
(they shouldn't switch what they're doing every 5 seconds,) but I think
once done it would be very good for the game.
Thank you for reading my idea.