154 - Name the dragon & Flight Timer

I have two suggestions:

I think it'd be cool if we had the option to name the dragon via the config file. I know it's possible to name the witherboss, but I'm not sure about the dragon boss. Having it named something like "Travelling Dragon" or "Tame Dragon" would help clear up confusion about why there's randomly a dragon boss in the area.

I also think it'd be cool if there was a flight timer that would estimate the time that the travel will take based on the distance between the station and destination signs. To reduce server impact, it'd be ideal if the value was calculated one time, perhaps on the first flight (which would then be timed - and cancelled if the player logged out), and changing the dragon's speed in the config file would cause all of the recorded flight times to reset. The first flight could send a message to the player and console saying something like "First flight: Calculating time of flight between %station% and %destination%." The message that would say the time left while in flight could also be customizable, or something like: [DragonTravel] %minutes%:%seconds% left until the end of the flight.

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x3nec Jul 23, 2015 at 18:49 UTC Changed status from Accepted to Fixed
Phiwa Jul 01, 2013 at 08:37 UTC Changed status from New to Accepted
SDDJ Jun 23, 2013 at 04:06 UTC Create

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  • Avatar of x3nec x3nec Jul 23, 2015 at 18:48 UTC - 0 likes

    I have added this feature in. :) Travels and flights are labelled the same as the associated messages. Stationary dragons can have a display name. Maybe you could then use a stationary dragon at each station with a name, whilst still displaying that useful information during the journey!



  • Avatar of SDDJ SDDJ Jul 01, 2013 at 07:58 UTC - 0 likes

    @Phiwa: Go

    Thanks for replying! Cool, thanks, and about the second, I can see how it could be a bit time-consuming to implement, but thanks for considering it anyway.


    ^ Yeah, it's mah site :]

  • Avatar of Phiwa Phiwa Jun 23, 2013 at 21:23 UTC - 0 likes

    We'll take a look at the first point. If it is possible, we will implement it!

    Concerning your second idea, I'm not sure.
    I think the cost-benefit ratio isn't that great, it would require a bunch of work and I think when using signs for Flights, it is easy to measure the time by hand once and place a sign with the time next to the flight-sign.
    I really like the basic idea, but in my opinion the "costs" (time that would be needed for the implementation) are too high.



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Jul 23, 2015
Jun 23, 2013
Fixed - Developer made requested changes. QA should verify.
Enhancement - A change which is intended to better the project in some way
Medium - Normal priority.

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