Hey everyone, I’ve recently come out of a period of difficult work, hopefully to never get a job like that again. But I’m back on working with more focus on the next update.
One of the things that appeared to me as I near the completion of one of the chapters, is that the more I wait to start implementing the infrastructure for the new stat system, the harder it will be to progress efficiently.
While I can sort of work with a partial implementation, it would be a band-aid and it slows my work on actual content. So, I’ll need to start seriously working on converting old stat checks, choices in early character creation and such, as well as completely reworking the stat screen and the different variables used by them.
As you can imagine, the coding is far more complex with this new system, which isn’t an issue in itself but it will take time. I’ll figure it out, it will just take some serious thinking to make something that isn’t basically post-apocalyptic scrapwork code.
Right now, I’ve designed the seven defining traits for your character’s personality in that way:
- Impulsive or Deliberate
- Compassionate or Cruel
- Dignified or Vulgar
- Honorable or Ruthless
- Hedonist or Austere
- Prideful or Humble
- Pragmatist or Idealist
Each side would have three tiers, depending on how far toward either extreme your character is leaning. They are also meant to interact with and influence each other.
It’s not really known when exactly the powers of the Wight King manifests. But it has never manifested in a living being.
It will always be a struggle. But I wouldn’t talk about a dark side, it’s the nature of the undead to slowly lose their humanity if they do not struggle to keep it but this loss of humanity can take many forms.
Losing their humanity is not simply about “turning to the dark side”, it doesn’t mean they would turn to evil. An inhuman being does not even think in term of good and evil anymore, their rationale, their values and the way they perceive the world, people and their actions is completely different.
Some undead lose any ability to reason, others lose all empathy, some become cold machines or demented animals. Some would see it as insanity but sanity itself becomes a foreign concept to creatures who have a radically different way of thinking and being.
If you aim to be a good Wight King, do what you believe is good. No matter what you choose, we all struggle.
It has. For all of us.