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Serious Bussiness list-Research and Archaeology

PostPosted by Tommo » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:16 am

My friend and I were looking at the 25 suggestions and he realised that research and archaeology compliment each other well.


Archaeology
Exploring temples isn't just about finding your way any more - it's about MAKING a way. Blast away destructible sections of rock with black powder (which you can craft, buy or steal) and uncover hidden rooms sealed off by time. Any ancient artifacts you find during your excavations can be dated using a variety of skills, giving you clues about their origin and purpose.


Research
A great deal of information about the world can be found in books. But many of those books have been lost to time - and then there are objects that have yet to be written about! Using the research skill, you can combine items with other items or compounds to reveal more about it. Perhaps you'll discover that the clay pot fragment you found in the desert will make your armor stronger, or that the unnamed mushroom you found in that cave will make you run faster. As your skill increases, so will the odds of discovering all of an item's hidden properties!

These 2 ideas I believe would go well with each other, where you can explore ancient ruins and temples and find things to research.

What are other peoples ideas on this?
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Re: Serious Bussiness list-Research and Archaeology

PostPosted by jam » Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:18 am

I agree... P.S im totally not that friend
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Re: Serious Bussiness list-Research and Archaeology

PostPosted by Railboy » Thu Aug 01, 2013 5:27 am

Agreed. I came close to merging those features for that reason, but ultimately decided against it because the workload would have been too much for one feature.
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Re: Serious Bussiness list-Research and Archaeology

PostPosted by Japl » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:57 am

Your description of archeology sound more like tomb riding. I would prefer more realistic archeology than indiana jones archeology.
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Re: Serious Bussiness list-Research and Archaeology

PostPosted by Lolologist » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:21 pm

No you wouldn't. Real archaeology is slow, tedious work that can take months or years to unearth a site, wrestling with organizations and governments for permission and planning and funding, and extremely little action.
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Re: Serious Bussiness list-Research and Archaeology

PostPosted by Unaccounted4 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 10:02 pm

Lolologist wrote:No you wouldn't. Real archaeology is slow, tedious work that can take months or years to unearth a site, wrestling with organizations and governments for permission and planning and funding, and extremely little action.

That! Right there!
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Re: Serious Bussiness list-Research and Archaeology

PostPosted by Gazz » Sat Sep 21, 2013 10:04 am

So it would essentially play like Papers, Please? =)
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Re: Serious Bussiness list-Research and Archaeology

PostPosted by Railboy » Sat Sep 21, 2013 5:30 pm

Japl wrote:Your description of archeology sound more like tomb riding. I would prefer more realistic archeology than indiana jones archeology.


There will probably be *some* of that. There's the careful reconstruction of objects from a bunch of broken pieces which have to be identified and dated before you can resemble them. There's not a ton of depth there, but it does take some work.

But generally speaking I'm going more for Indiana Jones, because it's simpler, easier to implement and had broader appeal. (That's right, I'm a total sellout. :))

But seriously - a real archeology game could be fun but that is a complete project in and of itself.
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Re: Serious Bussiness list-Research and Archaeology

PostPosted by SignpostMarv » Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:32 pm

Japl wrote:Your description of archeology sound more like tomb riding. I would prefer more realistic archeology than indiana jones archeology.


This typo gives me the mental image of someone riding a crypt like a cowboy.
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Re: Serious Bussiness list-Research and Archaeology

PostPosted by HammelGammel » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:44 pm

That's a whole new idea: Riding through tombs and pick up treasures with a lasso.

Imagine this pretty fun actually! :D
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Re: Serious Bussiness list-Research and Archaeology

PostPosted by Gazz » Sun Sep 22, 2013 1:39 am

And all this while being chased by a nazi tank!
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Re: Serious Bussiness list-Research and Archaeology

PostPosted by TrackerTaz » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:03 pm

Can we craft a Bull Whip then !!!

What's Indiana Jones with out his bull whip.... oh we'll need his hat too :geek:
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Re: Serious Bussiness list-Research and Archaeology

PostPosted by Ceres » Mon Sep 23, 2013 11:31 pm

Railboy wrote: But seriously - a real archeology game could be fun but that is a complete project in and of itself.


Does this mean that we can look forward to an Archeology game after Frontiers ??!!?? (*Crossing her fingers ...*) :redlace:
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