Topic: Sami, Erkka and master Lassi  (Read 1138 times)


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« on: April 02, 2023, 11:54:00 AM »
Hey hey,

it's a special coding (and recreational) weekend going on together with Erkka (co-designer) at my place.
And it's no surprise that we've been working on a upcoming blacksmith code.
This kind of sessions are always very productive, and of the earlier mentioned still remaining NPC blacksmithing to-dos these two biggies are now done:
- go through the item lists and consider what items blacksmith will produce, considering their culture and expertise.
- set production times, and few other variables, for the items they produce.

We've done a lots of checks, tests, adjustments and minor additions too - and that continues.
The days have been sunny, so catching a fresh air between the coding sessions is also essential.


Erkka (co-designer) on the left, Sami (creator) on the right - thinking and wandering in the woods.

Of the newest spin-off features one to mention is that when you ask from villagers if there is a blacksmith around they will be proud to immediately mention if their blacksmith is a skilled one. Only the most skilled blacksmiths can make the most demanding items, such as a skramasaksis, kaumolais knives, swords or helmets.
Upon last night's playtesting session while looking for blacksmith at Koivula a certain villager told us about master Lassi being around.
His forging skills were indeed notable:



Stay tuned. The release with NPC blacksmiths is upon us this very month.
- Sami | UnReal World creator

codyo

« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2023, 02:28:36 AM »
Ok, it's a deal. I will be back in a month with goods for my Blacksmith NPCs.

« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2023, 11:37:43 PM »
Will smithing eventually be implemented as a player skill too?

Erkka

« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2023, 07:14:08 AM »
Will smithing eventually be implemented as a player skill too?

The official list of development plans is often a good place to seek answers to this kind of questions. For example, regarding that particular question the development list has a sub-section titled "Forging" which has a list item "Introduction of blacksmith skills for the player character". So, the short answer is: yes, eventually.
UnReal World co-designer, also working on a small side project called Ancient Savo

 

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