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Poll: What should Khadion be? (13 member(s) have cast votes)

What should Khadion be?

  1. Swashbuckler (1 votes [7.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  2. Bravo (4 votes [30.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.77%

  3. Both selectable at install (8 votes [61.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 61.54%

  4. Other (please specify) (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 SConrad

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 10:03 AM

I want a public opinion here, should Khadion be a Swashbuckler or a Bravo?

Another alternative is to let the player choose which one at install.

What do you all think?

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#2 T.G.Maestro

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 10:15 AM

Personally, I'd vote for the Swashbuckler, but allowing the player to choose during install is the best choice IMO.
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#3 Feanor

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 10:43 AM

Both selectable. Definetely not only Swashbuckler, because some players could have tried this kit already and they could want something new.

#4 SConrad

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 10:51 AM

Which one should be default, then?

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#5 MajorTomSawyer

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Posted 18 November 2004 - 07:17 PM

I voted for both, selectable at install. Make the bravo the default.

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#6 T.G.Maestro

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Posted 19 November 2004 - 09:41 AM

As I said, my vote goes for the Swashbuckler as a default option. I think it is always a good thing that a character uses an existing class/kit. While it can be nice for a few NPCs to have unique kits, it easily gets annoying and seemingly redundant when too many of them are made this way.
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Posted 19 November 2004 - 02:52 PM

I would say Bravo as default and have it optional during the install to make him a Swashbuckler. I feel that the Bravo would help fit Khadion into his story more seamlessly(amongst other reasons)
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#8 Shadowhawke

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 04:31 PM

I also say that Khadion should be a Bravo. It fits his character. However, those who don't wish to play him as a Bravo should be able to select Swashbuckler on the install. :)

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#9 SConrad

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 04:40 PM

Intresting to see the people who've read his background suggesting to make him Bravo as default. ;)

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#10 Archmage Silver

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 07:24 PM

Just include Swashbuckler and Bravo choices in the install and all are happy.

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 07:43 PM

Intresting to see the people who've read his background suggesting to make him Bravo as default. ;)

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To avoid definitively messing your install, on the other hand, the swash should be the default, to avoid spamming kit.ids & similar stuff with your custom kit, even if I don't use it.
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Posted 05 December 2004 - 02:16 AM

Intresting to see the people who've read his background suggesting to make him Bravo as default. ;)

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To avoid definitively messing your install, on the other hand, the swash should be the default, to avoid spamming kit.ids & similar stuff with your custom kit, even if I don't use it.
Kits are 1 bytes fields in the creatures (255 possible ones). BG2 - TOB, BP-BGT-NEJ, Refinements, and [I]nstall all procedures for Ashes of Embers, Cleric Remix, Warrior kit Pack, Tactics, and you have only a few more kits slots available (I think...)

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This shouldn't be a problem, as the player cannot select the Bravo kit.

I think the Bravo kit is fairly important to Khadion as an NPC, but some people are bound to disagree, so it should be optional.

#13 SConrad

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 05:50 AM

Intresting to see the people who've read his background suggesting to make him Bravo as default. ;)

To avoid definitively messing your install, on the other hand, the swash should be the default, to avoid spamming kit.ids & similar stuff with your custom kit, even if I don't use it.
Kits are 1 bytes fields in the creatures (255 possible ones). BG2 - TOB, BP-BGT-NEJ, Refinements, and [I]nstall all procedures for Ashes of Embers, Cleric Remix, Warrior kit Pack, Tactics, and you have only a few more kits slots available (I think...)

I... don't follow that. Would you mind specifying what you mean?

As for default-kit, I think we'll have subcomponents, and the player can simply choose one of the two.

This shouldn't be a problem, as the player cannot select the Bravo kit.

Ehh? Come again?

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#14 Archmage Silver

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 05:56 AM

@SConrad Erm... I think that they imply that the Bravo kit cracks their games and makes deposits from their bank accounts... yeah, I think that's what they meant.

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 06:15 AM

Intresting to see the people who've read his background suggesting to make him Bravo as default. ;)

To avoid definitively messing your install, on the other hand, the swash should be the default, to avoid spamming kit.ids & similar stuff with your custom kit, even if I don't use it.
Kits are 1 bytes fields in the creatures (255 possible ones). BG2 - TOB, BP-BGT-NEJ, Refinements, and [I]nstall all procedures for Ashes of Embers, Cleric Remix, Warrior kit Pack, Tactics, and you have only a few more kits slots available (I think...)

I... don't follow that. Would you mind specifying what you mean?

As for default-kit, I think we'll have subcomponents, and the player can simply choose one of the two.

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Ah ok, this solves problems in an efficient way :)
my objection was that, if you install the bravo kit as a default, and then decide to use him as a Swash instead, there is a kit listed in kit.ids, that won't ever be used. And, since there is a limited number of kit slots available (1 byte, or 256), you shouldn't add a kit unless you are going to actually use it. Maybe your kit will prevent another one (say, the ones you use for Use Scrolls) to work properly, since it will be #0x100 or greater, and thus won't be saved correctly (kits may be saved in only 1 byte).

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#16 SConrad

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 06:26 AM

Ah, now I see.

Well, if we would have Bravo as default, I guess I'll make sure it's uninstalled if the player chooses Swashbuckler instead. tp2-coding is really fun. ;)

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#17 fallen_demon

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 09:09 AM

Will there be an option to install the Bravo for pc use?
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#18 SConrad

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 10:38 AM

No. The Bravo is a very specific kit, to suit Khadion's personality and background.

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