Not the group of people between Baby Boomers and Millennials.. Generation of item mods on Ghost road of course! Now generating items is not as trivial an exercise as I imagined it would be (few things these days are). In fact it is kind of an arcane magic in its self, and one I intend to master (or at least fake it till I make it) 😉
- We need some rules (or procedure) to follow when generating items so I’m trying this…
- Determine what base type of item will be generated.. ie; Sabre, Shotgun, grenade, etc.
- Get the pool of mods that can be spawned on this item.
- Determine the maximum tier of any mod spawned on the item.
- Determine the rarity of the item (normal, magic, rare).
- Determine the number of prefixes and suxxifes
- Spawn mods on the item.
And “Hey Presto!!” we now have an item.
So today I got up to stage number 6 but need to think a little more about how to determine the rarity of the item. For now I have decided that when an item is generated 60% will be normal, 25% will be magic ,10% will be rare, and 5% will be unique. I feel these numbers are a good starting point but of course will most likely change over time.
The main thing to consider now is how that random number will be generated. You see there are quite a few ways to generate random numbers and right now they pretty much all escape me. So I’m off to bed to read Chapter 3 of Game AI Pro book 1 entitled “Advanced Randomness Techniques for Game AI Gaussian Randomness, Filtered Randomness, and Perlin Noise”. Now that sure is a mouthful eh? Wish me luck 😀
I also got to tearing down our old washing line and erecting a new one that I made in its place. It is very similar to the old one but is new and hopefully will work. The best part is that I can walk under it without it catching my head 😉
I did a lot of cleanup around the area where I will build our deck as well. There was a lot of green waste there and it’s all bagged up now, ready to go to the green waste place at the local tip. There is a rather large tree stump in that area and I think I will get out my trusty Axe and Spade next week and attack it with some vigor 😉
Then this evening because it had been such a fantastic day (mid 20’s) we brought Turkish takeaways and drove to the top of Te Mata Peak and had food and wine there. It’s such a nice view up there. Unfortunately this evening had brought out a few serial loony tunes…
There were a few rowdy locals acting like morons. It seems that somehow these people think that it’s cool to go somewhere there are visitors from other countries and demonstrate to them how pig s**t stupid some New Zealanders are. It was really uncalled for.
There were the almost obligatory filthy smokers too *grrr*.. They should really f**k off from such a fantastic natural place and poison themselves in private. Nobody else wants their secondhand cancer breath!
Then there were the obnoxiously loud American tourists complaining to each other about how costly drugs are in New Zealand. One was like “OMG, Cocaine is like $400 a gram in Auckland, but at home in Seattle I can get it for $40 a gram. This place is a ripoff!”. It made me chuckle a bit and I wondered that if I hurled her over the cliff to her bloody mangled death she would bitch all the way down about how hard the rocks were in New Zealand too.
A few minutes before we left some useless BOZO and his bint arrived with their f**king drone. It buzzed about for a bit and then.. just when I thought I had seen everything.. they posed for a… yes… a f**king Drone Selfie! I imagined the drone malfunctioning, causing it to dive at them at full speed, and the rotors slice their heads from their vacuous bodies! Mental note to self.. Research Drone Hijacking Technology.
Around the same time as Mr and Mrs Droney were doing their thing, a pack of under-educated simians arrived and decided that everyone needed to hear their stupid music… RAP Music (that has a silent C in there) about being an oppressed black person in the ghetto and having to get guns to kill everyone and get bitches and drugs and shit because money yo. Hmm, it’s at times like this that I think the human disg-race won’t be about for all that much longer.
However, our Turkish food was top notch, the wine wasn’t bad, the immediate company was fantastic (as always), and we had a beautiful view over the Hawkes Bay! Ahh.