Journal Entry – 020
More ideas for that text based combat game I mentioned in my previous entry:
- Give the player hints as to what the opponent is planning to do. For example, you can say “Opponent looks like he will unleash a jab or uppercut.” Or “Opponent is about to step back.”
- What about a turn based combat game? Break down turns into two parts. The first part is the opponent choosing a move, the second part is the player reacting to the opponent's move. So if say the opponent decides to lead with a jab, before the move resolves, the player can react to that move.
- I can use speed or “initiative” to determine who gets to pick the first move.
- I can also set it up as alternating turns. So every player has a chance to pick the first move.
- I can add a “staggered” or “stunned” state/status that can pass “initiative” to the other player.
- Speed stat can determine how fast a player can react to the opponent's moves. Example, the opponent leads with a jab. The player with a high speed stat can avoid the hit by ducking left/right, while a slower player will get hit if they decide to block.
- I can use the speed stat in conjunction with an attack or defense stat.
- I can add a strength stat to determine damage.
- The player should be able to opt to get hit to get a counter-attack in.
- There should be a limited amount of counter-attacks. It should build up throughout the fight. Like successfully blocking attacks refills the counter-attack bar.
- A player should be able to counter-attack a counter-attack.
- Blocking should drain some stamina specially if the one throwing the punches has a really high strength stat.
- I can add a precision attack bar. This fills up for a player who keeps attacking and gets blocked. This gives them a chance to take down a super strong defender with a perfectly timed precise attack.
- A player should be able to use “feints” to gain initiative.
- 3 straight blocks grants the defending player a free counter-attack. A player should be able to store up to 3 counter-attacks.
Watched the Netflix documentary The Great Hack. If you need any more reasons to quit Facebook, then watch this documentary. At the very least, if you live in a democratic country, you should watch it to see how Facebook could be a threat to democracy. I'm not saying they are actively trying to undermine democracy. I'm saying you should inform yourself about their capabilities and what they have done with it in the past.
My biggest takeaway from it is, people need to be mindful of the possibility of their behavior being influenced by the feed on Facebook. If there is an election coming for instance, you should quit Facebook, or at the least, avoid it until the election is done. This is so that your judgement will not be influenced by what you see on your feed.
Light blue dress shirts pair really well with dark gray/charcoal dress pants. And of course you need to be wearing brown shoes with that outfit.
I read that the Netflix show “Dark” was really good, so I tried watching it. It started out with a suicide scene, then a sex scene. Nope, not my kind of show.
You need sleep after learning, to essentially hit the save button on those new memories so you don't forget. But recently we've discovered that you also need sleep before learning. Almost like a dry sponge to suck up new information. Without sleep, the brain becomes essentially water logged. – Matthew Walker
Yes I know I need more sleep. I should probably buy that guy's book too, Why we Sleep.
Started watching the Netflix show Wu Assassin. The fighting scenes are really good. That fight in the hallway in the pilot episode, was spectacular.
Tried on the Massimo Mateo penny loafers I got from Zappos. They are a little too big even at the usual size I buy shoes for. I have returned it. Once I get the refund, I'll try to order another. – A couple of things I love about Zappos. It is easy to order, they ship really quickly and it is very easy to return items. Their customer service is pretty good too. Note that they are owned by Amazon, just FYI.