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A Reqeust for a walk toggle this Time


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You are overlooking the "they didn't test it" part.  Obsidian will have to test it, in all maps, entering cutscenes, in combat, etc etc.  Testing is almost always takes the most time when you include something new.  So I don't disagree putting it in game would be "easy" but Obsidian is not two guys doing it for a buddy, they have to do it right.

 

No, I don't overlook it, I personally just don't think it's that big of a deal. It's not like there are many different mechanics that intertwine with other aspects of the game - it's a simple on/off flag that changes one set of animation to another. Very similar to running and scouting, which is already in the game. To make it super simple: replace the scouting animation with walking - done. I literally "walked" through POE1 from beginning to end and did not encounter any problems. So if this feature didn't get tested before being implemented into IE mod, it either was coded perfectly in the first place or there is simply not that much behind the curtain that can cause problems...

 

But hey, that's just my opinion and you guys are more than welcome to disagree. I just don't think we'll end on the same page anytime soon.  :grin:

 

 

It's not so much a matter of whether it causes problems or not. But rather by adding it means you have to check for problems even if there are none, because that's what good developers do.


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characters are sprinting around through unexplored maps and in combat like usain bolt doing 100m runs. It‘s not necessarily about speed but how awkward that looks. The cautious exploring of maps like in BG2 made more sense. The abrupt change from standstill to running and vice versa looks awkward. It needs to get back to the old IE games with walking as standard movement with a starting delay so that the chars also don‘t look like robots as Sensuki mentioned years ago. Add a travel mode for already explored maps - that could be a fade out/fade in scene or them walking fast – while that also might look awkward it‘s acceptable since it‘s travel mode. Adding further animations to have chars getting into movement make more smooth isn‘t required but just simply making walking the standard movement.


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I haven't really been following this thread, but have you guys really been discussing walking for 7 pages? Must be a pretty controversial feature...


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It is. Some people here think it's the devil.  :lol:  ;)


Edited by Cerebro83, 06 March 2017 - 12:52 AM.

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I haven't really been following this thread, but have you guys really been discussing walking for 7 pages? Must be a pretty controversial feature...

It isn't, just a few people think the ability to walk somehow is required for a good RPG.  If this were dark souls or something I would agree, but it isn't.  In this game if I want to move slowly and cautiously I just turn on sneak mode.

And by "a few people" I mean like 3-5.


Edited by Karkarov, 06 March 2017 - 07:06 AM.


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the player sneaks through a dungeon filled with traps, he walks through an unexplored outside area


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the player sneaks through a dungeon filled with traps, he walks through an unexplored outside area

 

Or in a city market looking at various goods.


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the player sneaks through a dungeon filled with traps, he walks through an unexplored outside area

 

Or in a city market looking at various goods.

 

 

It definitely adds to the game far more than it takes away. :) . Sorry it took me a while to respond been playing TToN (Probably like most of you), Sadly having to stop playing until they patch.



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Did not read everything, don't know if the matter about the toggle is settled yet or not. But i must say "i agree". Running everywhere is silly. Being able to walk at times is a key component of roleplay to me.

 

-Hey, have a beer? Want a beer! *running everywhere in the tavern*

-Not a Red Bull? *squinting*

-Hu? Why Red Bull? *Doing push ups and running*

-Yaaah.... Nothing....

 

So i want the toggle allowing to walk too (cyan circles would be great too actually :)).


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Did not read everything, don't know if the matter about the toggle is settled yet or not. But i must say "i agree". Running everywhere is silly. Being able to walk at times is a key component of roleplay to me.

 

-Hey, have a beer? Want a beer! *running everywhere in the tavern*

-Not a Red Bull? *squinting*

-Hu? Why Red Bull? *Doing push ups and running*

-Yaaah.... Nothing....

 

So i want the toggle allowing to walk too (cyan circles would be great too actually :)).

 

I am hoping that the matter is still being considered. These are features that, even if not the whole community atleast a large portion would like to see this feature in the game, even if they never use it. I am still hoping that we can convince them to add the feature in.



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Interesting side note, the "move at full speed while in stealth" was added by Bester and Sensuki because they wanted to move faster in stealth.  No one ever had to "ask" for it.  They also added the "enhanced" increased game speed because they wanted to move across maps even faster than you could with the built in increased speed.

 

I can't remember where the faster movement stuff came from, but it definitely wasn't me. I even tried to slow down movement speed before I enlisted Bester's aid.


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Interesting side note, the "move at full speed while in stealth" was added by Bester and Sensuki because they wanted to move faster in stealth.  No one ever had to "ask" for it.  They also added the "enhanced" increased game speed because they wanted to move across maps even faster than you could with the built in increased speed.

 

I can't remember where the faster movement stuff came from, but it definitely wasn't me. I even tried to slow down movement speed before I enlisted Bester's aid.

 

 

Thank you for the post. I was starting to wonder if Karkarov was correct and that the walk toggle was just an accident. I am glad it was not. What are your views on having a walk toggle in the game before modding ?






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