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AJBuwalda

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AlienRL Wiki: How do we start one?
« on: September 20, 2012, 00:14 »

I think it is weird how DoomRL has a wiki but the obviously superior and more intense AlienRL has not. This is a travesty, ladies and gentlemen! *slams his desk* I say nay, we will not be denied!

But really, I would like to make a wiki for this game. But I need three questions answered before I commence with this project:

1. Where do I start such a wiki?
2. Where can I get stats to weapons, enemies and general items?
3. Whom can I ask questions and/or wants to write more the general strategy since I am quite new and might not be the best to ask about finishing the game (though I'm getting evermore close)

I would really like to do this, to give back to the community. It also helps that I work with numbers for a living. I am decently tech savvy, so that most likely will not produce many problems. Help me, help us!
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Re: AlienRL Wiki: How do we start one?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 05:03 »

Ad.2. Stats are in game, on character screen. They are somehow limited, but give pretty decent information about "how strong certain weapon could be".
Ad.3. You can question me. Actually, there are lots of my ideas and advices dispersed among many topics in this forum. Just search for them :) .
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Re: AlienRL Wiki: How do we start one?
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 05:31 »

First off, thanks for the help-offer, much appriciated. I actually did really well with my Tech the last time. You are also to thank for that. Secondly, It would be very helpfull if there is a way to distil the all the stats from the code with all their nuances. This would allow me to do what I do most of my days; look at the data and make comparisons.
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Re: AlienRL Wiki: How do we start one?
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 06:12 »

I think it is weird how DoomRL has a wiki but the obviously superior and more intense AlienRL has not.

You can't even imagine how happy this opinion makes me :). I also think AliensRL has the potential to become a lot more interesting, engaging and deep game than DoomRL.

But really, I would like to make a wiki for this game. But I need three questions answered before I commence with this project:

1. Where do I start such a wiki?

I'm currently away from the action (at TGS Japan - yeah, I know, weird), but once I come back I can set up a wiki on the Forge itself, just like DoomRL has. 'Till then preplanning can be done.

However, please note that the next few versions of AliensRL will introduce many really fundamental changes, so before 0.9 (approx?) is released, each version is prone to require a lot of Wiki updates. Are you willing to help out?

2. Where can I get stats to weapons, enemies and general items?

I can provide the stats for the current version, but the next version plans a rewrite of the weapon damage/aim system, so this will be prone to change!

3. Whom can I ask questions and/or wants to write more the general strategy since I am quite new and might not be the best to ask about finishing the game (though I'm getting evermore close)

Spam the forum! Seriously :D. The least you'll get replies from skarczew and me, and AliensRL posts are especially welcome nowdays.

I would really like to do this, to give back to the community. It also helps that I work with numbers for a living. I am decently tech savvy, so that most likely will not produce many problems. Help me, help us!

And you've got the devs blessing :P.
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Re: AlienRL Wiki: How do we start one?
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 06:28 »

I am very much willing to update the Wiki, even for the current version. I used to do this back in the day. Crunching numbers is what I do. If you are willing to supply me with the stats and discription of the mechanics than I will make it a coherent Wiki. Once you re-write the code for something just hit me up and I'll work it into the Wiki.

Math = Love!
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Re: AlienRL Wiki: How do we start one?
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012, 08:48 »

I need your job, man. And your motivation.
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Re: AlienRL Wiki: How do we start one?
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012, 09:03 »

This is a noble endeavour. A place to get the hard facts on the game would be most useful. In DoomRL, a newbie can know what to expect from monsters and weapons if he's familiar with Doom, but it took me some time to learn the differences between the aliens. And I've certainly haven't even met all of them. So far I only saw one Elite, other than that I only met the basic types, I believe.
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Re: AlienRL Wiki: How do we start one?
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2012, 09:28 »

So far I only saw one Elite, other than that I only met the basic types, I believe.
Ah, he is the nice one to be met, isn't he =) ? That shiny green armour, almost impenetrable for bullets...
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Re: AlienRL Wiki: How do we start one?
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2012, 09:36 »

Actually, he went down pretty fast, I think two or three salvos, possibly from the starting heavy weapon, whatever it is. I must have been lucky =)
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Re: AlienRL Wiki: How do we start one?
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2012, 09:38 »

Well, H&K MG is a decent weapon and can keep you alive, for some time.

The best is to meet Elite while holding some 9mm pistol in hand.
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Re: AlienRL Wiki: How do we start one?
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2012, 10:25 »

I need your job, man. And your motivation.
Than the Import/Export might be your thing. Booking transport and calculating costs most of the day. Fun and pays well.
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Re: AlienRL Wiki: How do we start one?
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2012, 05:28 »

Kornel, when do you think you'll be home?
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Re: AlienRL Wiki: How do we start one?
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2012, 10:20 »

Kornel, when do you think you'll be home?
Give him around 48 hours.  He should be back by then.  =)
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Re: AlienRL Wiki: How do we start one?
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2012, 12:23 »

Thanks man!
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Re: AlienRL Wiki: How do we start one?
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2012, 21:13 »

Give him around 48 hours.  He should be back by then.  =)
I think this estimate may be generous. Also, he will still need to get rid of the hangover as well. Whiskey is not his drink.
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