Rename all in-game references from LOS to "Light Radius"


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Post Friday, 13th January 2017, 09:38

Rename all in-game references from LOS to "Light Radius"

The term "line of sight" is a newbie trap because it doesn't work at all how you would expect.

While "Light radius" isn't accurate either (since some areas of the dungeon are lit) it would do a much better job of conveying to the newer player than having less of it will make you harder to detect.

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Post Friday, 13th January 2017, 12:22

Re: Rename all in-game references from LOS to "Light Radius"

Perhaps even "detection range" or something similarly abstract/game-y?
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Post Friday, 13th January 2017, 13:31

Re: Rename all in-game references from LOS to "Light Radius"

Or just say "in sight" instead of "in LOS".
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Post Friday, 13th January 2017, 17:39

Re: Rename all in-game references from LOS to "Light Radius"

but that's not always true either, when things are behind glass they can't be targeted by things like Smite despite being in sight.

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Post Friday, 13th January 2017, 17:50

Re: Rename all in-game references from LOS to "Light Radius"

I would say in terms of game mechanics there are three distinctions made "visible" (inside your vision range, with no nontranslucent walls in the way), "unobstructedly visible" and "unobstructedly visible with no other creatures in between"

Historically, we have used line-of-sight (LOS) to refer to the second category, and line-of-fire (LOF) to refer to the third.
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Post Friday, 13th January 2017, 18:09

Re: Rename all in-game references from LOS to "Light Radius"

What's an actual example of a place in-game that uses "line of sight" when referring to LOS_RADIUS? As far as I'm aware it's pretty consistently referred to as "vision range" or words to that effect, which seems fine (see the descriptions for Darkness and the robe of Night).

"Line of sight" is used accurately in a few places (statues are described as "interrupts your line of fire, even though it doesn't interrupt your line of sight").

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