FR: Improve Felid flavor on Zin recite


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Post Sunday, 15th May 2016, 20:01

FR: Improve Felid flavor on Zin recite

Currently, Felids get the same Recite message as everyone else: "You clear your throat and prepare to recite." Now, as we know, Felids do have custom flavor in other cases (e.g. "You meow for attention!") and I think that a cat clearing its throat sounds quite silly. Thus, I propose that the new message for a Felid using Zin's recite should be: "You cough up a furball and prepare to recite."

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Post Sunday, 15th May 2016, 20:25

Re: FR: Improve Felid flavor on Zin recite

I don't think that Felids are extremely popular in the devteam these days, but a patch for this might just go in anyway. Cat content for Crawl, after all :)

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Post Monday, 16th May 2016, 01:10

Re: FR: Improve Felid flavor on Zin recite

Should it really be "cough up a furball"? One uses Recite many times in the course of a game. That can spiral into quite an unrealistic number of furballs. How about other cat "get ready to do stuff" activities? You arch your back? You stretch out langorously? You lick your paw?
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Post Monday, 16th May 2016, 02:06

Re: FR: Improve Felid flavor on Zin recite

Cats can read scrolls out loud correctly, same with spells. Based on the flavor of silence, I assume this means that felids are capable of speaking like other races.
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Post Monday, 16th May 2016, 02:10

Re: FR: Improve Felid flavor on Zin recite

pumpyscump wrote:That can spiral into quite an unrealistic number of furballs.


I feel like realism is a pretty weird thing to get hung up on when it comes to felids.

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Post Monday, 16th May 2016, 03:05

Re: FR: Improve Felid flavor on Zin recite

andreas wrote:
pumpyscump wrote:That can spiral into quite an unrealistic number of furballs.


I feel like realism is a pretty weird thing to get hung up on when it comes to felids.


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Post Monday, 16th May 2016, 15:27

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pumpyscump wrote:That can spiral into quite an unrealistic number of furballs.



Do you own a cat? Because mine seems to be capable of spitting up a near-unlimited quantity of furballs..
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Post Monday, 16th May 2016, 16:14

Re: FR: Improve Felid flavor on Zin recite

I have three cats, none of whom output furballs, actually!

One of them has very lightweight fur though, so at a touch or in a strong breeze, she sheds fur up, into the air, like a dandelion.
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Post Monday, 16th May 2016, 16:20

Re: FR: Improve Felid flavor on Zin recite

pumpyscump wrote:I have three cats, none of whom output furballs, actually!

One of them has very lightweight fur though, so at a touch or in a strong breeze, she sheds fur up, into the air, like a dandelion.


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Post Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 06:53

Re: FR: Improve Felid flavor on Zin recite

Malevolent wrote:Currently, Felids get the same Recite message as everyone else: "You clear your throat and prepare to recite." Now, as we know, Felids do have custom flavor in other cases (e.g. "You meow for attention!") and I think that a cat clearing its throat sounds quite silly. Thus, I propose that the new message for a Felid using Zin's recite should be: "You cough up a furball and prepare to recite."

That's just it.

given the number of times zin followers use recite in a given game, i feel like this joke would wear out its welcome really fast.

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Post Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 08:17

Re: FR: Improve Felid flavor on Zin recite

I think the flavor issue would be resolved quite nicely if felids were removed.
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Post Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 08:19

Re: FR: Improve Felid flavor on Zin recite

PleasingFungus wrote:
Malevolent wrote:Currently, Felids get the same Recite message as everyone else: "You clear your throat and prepare to recite." Now, as we know, Felids do have custom flavor in other cases (e.g. "You meow for attention!") and I think that a cat clearing its throat sounds quite silly. Thus, I propose that the new message for a Felid using Zin's recite should be: "You cough up a furball and prepare to recite."

That's just it.

given the number of times zin followers use recite in a given game, i feel like this joke would wear out its welcome really fast.

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This was originally in GDD.
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Post Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 12:44

Re: FR: Improve Felid flavor on Zin recite

Cats don't cough up furballs every time they recite religious texts! You should hear my cats...

But more importantly, a Zin follower clears his throat every time he recites? That guy is going to have a REALLY sore throat if he's reciting often. Clearly we need a phlegm clock to keep track of how much in need of a throat clearing the character is, and it needs to be an action taken from the A menu. If you try to recite, cast, or read a scroll with too much phlegm, it comes out gravelly (- spellpower), or doesn't come out at all (lost turn, but throat is cleared). Once this is implemented, felids would cough up furballs ONLY if they had a lot of phlegm, AND they had been cleaning themselves recently, AND the felid is a long haired breed. Felid hair length is obviously determined at XL 5 to prevent people start-scumming short hair felids.

Mods please move this to GDD and sticky, devs, please implement ASAP. I think this is important enough to go into version 0.18 even though a tourney is going on.

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