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0005759 [DCSS] Bug Report text always 2012-06-11 10:45 2012-06-23 20:47
Reporter ion_frigate View Status public  
Assigned To Kate
Priority normal Resolution done  
Status resolved   Product Branch 0.11 ancient branch
Summary 0005759: Are you sure you want to quit without saving?
Description To a player unfamiliar new to roguelikes, it's not entirely clear that this means that you're essentially killing that character. For example, see this post:

http://www.reddit.com/r/roguelikes/comments/uv5kq/quit_without_saving_i_can_do_thatoh/ [^]

Even to an experienced player, the message sounds weird - it's conflating two different meanings of "quit", namely, to "quit" a particular game of Crawl (i.e. what ctrl+q actually does) and to "quit" a program (what you do when you press S). I suggest it be rephrased to something along the lines of:

"Really quit, forfeiting your current character?"

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(0018336)
KiloByte (manager)
2012-06-11 11:02

I'd go farther, and use something like "suicide the character".
(0018341)
ion_frigate (reporter)
2012-06-11 13:25

"Really commit suicide?"

And for added flavour, some character-appropriate messages if you say yes:

Living, not a Spriggan, Troll, Felid, or Octopode

"You begin chopping the <species> named <playername> into pieces."
"You finish chopping the <species> into pieces."

Troll

"You eviscerate yourself!"

Spriggan, Felid

"You run at top speed into the nearest wall, hit your head, and die."

Octopode

"You discover a taste for seafood."

Mummy

"You roll your head around a few times. It falls off!"

Ghoul

"You discover that your own flesh is quite tasty. Unfortunately, moderation is not your strong suit...

Vampire

"You ruminate on the meaninglessness of your existence. As you do this, a mouse comes along and nibbles you to death."
(0018566)
Kate (developer)
2012-06-23 20:47

Done.

- Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2012-06-11 10:45 ion_frigate New Issue
2012-06-11 11:02 KiloByte Note Added: 0018336
2012-06-11 13:25 ion_frigate Note Added: 0018341
2012-06-23 20:47 Kate Note Added: 0018566
2012-06-23 20:47 Kate Status new => resolved
2012-06-23 20:47 Kate Fixed in Branch => 0.11 development branch
2012-06-23 20:47 Kate Resolution open => done
2012-06-23 20:47 Kate Assigned To => Kate


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