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TheWanderingShadow

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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #525 on: January 07, 2011, 07:15:15 PM »

So are the spriggats' attacks actually their breath, or do they come out of their hands?
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #526 on: January 07, 2011, 07:44:07 PM »

Breath. I didn't mix up their terminology that badly. ;)
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #527 on: January 07, 2011, 08:15:24 PM »

After a brief respite, I have more questions.

It could just be bad coding on my part, but do you know of any scenarios where Flash would register a MouseOut event while the mouse is still on the DisplayObject listened to?

That's what's happened, with code saying:

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this.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_OVER, onOn);
this.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_OUT, onOff);

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public function onOn (m:MouseEvent):void {
trace("baseon");
}

public function onOff (m:MouseEvent):void {
trace("baseoff");
}
In the output box, it was flickering from on to off, and would switch from on to off after two clicks on the spot. The MouseDown event, when I tried it, was inconsistent at best, as was Click.

I did a trace of where Flash was registering the MouseOvers, but they were anywhere the DisplayObject was, so something's wrong, and it's not the MovieClip itself...

Basically, I don't know what could possibly be causing the error, and do you?
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #528 on: January 07, 2011, 08:46:14 PM »

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Breath. I didn't mix up their terminology that badly. Wink

Sorry, it's just that it looks like it comes out of their hands when you use the attack in the game.
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #529 on: January 07, 2011, 08:59:37 PM »

It could just be bad coding on my part, but do you know of any scenarios where Flash would register a MouseOut event while the mouse is still on the DisplayObject listened to?

I don't believe I've ever used that particular combination of listeners. I generally use MOUSE_OVER and ROLL_OUT. Maybe that will help?
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #530 on: January 08, 2011, 08:25:18 AM »

Ah--mixed terminology. The thing is, I created the spriggats many years ago, long before I created TRPG. All spriggats simply went by color names back then; I sometimes forget that I decided to call the frost-breathing spriggats frost spriggats in TRPG. :) I'll fix that.
I don't quite understand your logic, Craig. You have Frost Spriggats that have an affinity with cold, and that are white. And yet you name a spriggat that has an affinity with fire 'Red Spriggat', that are the colour red(same for Dark Spriggats). Please explain.
Oh yes, I forgot. I suggest a 'member of the month/week' poll in General Discussion. I wonder if you agree?
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #531 on: January 08, 2011, 10:37:30 AM »

It's not about logic--these are simply the names that these particular types of spriggat have acquired in Cera Bella. You might as well ask why we call some ants black ants and other ants fire ants. Colloquial species names aren't necessarily consistent.
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #532 on: January 08, 2011, 11:15:25 AM »

I do hope I don't meet any Frost Ants in a dark alley!  ;)

Oh, and I got rid of the bug I mentioned before. I turns out that since I was using a MovieClip to replace my cursor, the MovieClip kept moving itself under my pointer, and "blocking" the mouse from being on the item I wanted to Roll Over.
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #533 on: January 08, 2011, 12:56:26 PM »

With Your Twitter Post that says: A Minor Choice You Make At The Beginning of TSoG will Affect the Armory Raid Dialogue? What a choice are you referring to?
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #534 on: January 08, 2011, 01:12:59 PM »

I'll leave that for you guys to discover. :)
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #535 on: January 09, 2011, 08:43:13 AM »

Do you know of a way to tell Flash to ignore one Display object's mouseEvents and take those of the next MovieClip down? Or how to detect MouseEvents through a MovieClip? Right now, I have a workaround to my problem, but it takes the BoundingBox, so it's quite sloppy.
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« Reply #536 on: January 09, 2011, 09:45:50 AM »

Do you know of a way to tell Flash to ignore one Display object's mouseEvents and take those of the next MovieClip down?

You mean, if there are overlapping movieclips, to ignore the mouseEvents for the movieClip with the higher index value? I bet you could find a way to code that in the handlers.
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #537 on: January 09, 2011, 01:33:20 PM »

How many missions are you planning to have in TSoG?
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Re: Ask the developer a question!
« Reply #538 on: January 09, 2011, 01:35:59 PM »

Only about 6-7 linear missions, then making the remainder of the game non-linear: namely, scouring the rest of the continent for support in order to launch a full-scale invasion of Ravinale, and performing quests in order to gain the favor of various factions. How many soldiers you get will determine the success of your final assault on the city.
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« Reply #539 on: January 09, 2011, 01:42:43 PM »

Naj says that Spriggats still live in the Deeper Downs region. Will we ever get to meet any of these Spriggats by going to the Deeper Downs?
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