|the action table, this is where the magic|
I am excited to share these tables related to this project that I current have in my database. I created some scripts on cnd-online.net to make it easier for me and other administrators of the site to make modifications to these tables... The thought being that if the tables are saved on my webhost and easily accessible via the website then it will be much easier to make modifications in the future when I am not feeling like re-compiling the finished game over and over to do simple things like add or modify skills, classes, character visuals, etc. Likewise, my moderators on the site can make changes if they are needed, such as nerfing a skill that is overpowered, etc.
I can't help but notice that even in the AAA MMORPGs they have to bring the servers down just for some simple updates to how much damage a spell does, etc. I find that annoying. In fact, in the ideal Online RPG, skills and classes would be set up to balance themselves automatically. I have a lot of ideas on how to do that, and I may bring them into this game (especially because the open class system I am using in this game will be difficult to balance), but that will have to be left for another blog post.
|the character sheet table contains the information of |
the hundreds of playable characters and creatures
|the attributes table, this is where you 'level up'|
Below this text is the skills table. It is pretty lonely right now as I still just have two skills in the game, a simple swinging of a sword and a fireball attack. I just added this skills table in tonight because I wanted my NPC's to be a bit more functional: Before tonight they would always swing a sword at me in retaliation, and I would only have the Fireball spell. Now NPC's are assigned a profession and they use the skill associated with that profession. So since there is just two skills, all the magic users are shooting fireballs and the other professions are swinging a sword. :-)
|the skills table contains just two skills right now, these two.|
|the professions table.|