I started by softcoding the NPC speech box, on a right-click scroll. This was a simple softcoding test but I finally decided to use it.
It's simple, you right-click on the scroll, and a speech box appears like when you talk to NPC.
Here is the idea ...
First, the scrolls can be found in the game by killing monsters, cube recipes, boss kills, vendors and even mystery box recipe.
More details on the mystery box: viewtopic.php?f=35&t=57613
The scrolls usually contains 2-3 pages, revealing some information not available on the documentation, making them very useful.
Some scrolls are more rare than others, but reveal some better information. Each scrolls are marked by a clan, order or a precise character.
At the moment, I have 3 signatures available on scrolls, but there will be more.
Known clans and characters scrolls are: Horadrim Clan, sisterhood of the Sightless eye, Mephisto. (there will be more!)
Here is a video of a final product:
The scroll on the video is an Horadrim scroll, and all characters start the game with this scroll. You can see the Horadrim signature on last page.
It doesn't looks so good in video because of quality not at 100%, but in-game I think it looks really great.
This scroll is pretty useless since it just explains what these scrolls are used, it explains the concept
As you can see on the video, the the page scrolls every 12-13 seconds, but the duration can be controlled.
I made it long enough so players actually have time to read them
But the scroll in the video is kinda a demo, I plan to recreate the scrolling text effect just lie real NPC speeches, it will be great.
example of scrolls found, not really a spoiler since these are easy ones:
- Akara sells a sightless eye scroll at very high cost, maximum price.
- You get an Horadrim scroll on game start.
- Mephisto drops a scroll on death, in Hard difficulty only. (Hard = Hell difficulty)
So, what you guys think of the idea?
I don't know if I will make a tutorial for these scrolls, so don't ask me.