First of all, great job on the game! I support the game via Patreon and think this game is going somewhere. I have a couple of suggestions that I hope you and the community will consider.
I know that currently there are bottomless pits, and those are good. But I've been asking around in the chat while playing, and for some reason when I suggest lava pits a lot of people seem to think it's an awesome idea. Maybe there's just something about fighting around lava pits that seems epic (Obi-Wan vs Anakin, anyone?).
I don't think it would be that hard to implement - just use the collision system that the bottomless pit uses, plus some new animation with bubbling lava and for when people fall in, along with a blackened rock background texture. If you trick goblins into jumping into them they will die. The bear (or yeti?) and sandworms will avoid going into the lava pit, just like they avoid going into the bottomless pits. If items/coins fall in, then they burn up.
Lastly, it would be cool (but not necessary) if there was a narrow wood bridge spanning the lava, leading to key areas. The bridge wouldn't have rails, so people can fall off into the lava.
Alternatively, there could be fire pits that block the way to key areas, which can be activated by users but have a relatively long cooldown time (perhaps as long as the spells users currently have).
To activate the trap, a user walks over a pressure plate that is nearby (behind a wall, for example). The cooldown time can be indicated by a little "loading bar" underneath the pressure plate. The pressure plate should be within view of the fire pit so that people know when there's someone there to activate it. People can walk over the fire pit while it is off, but if it is activated and someone walks over it, it does 1 damage per second. The fire pit lasts for 4 seconds, that way if a user stands (or has fallen) on it for the whole duration, they receive as much damage as a knife would deal.
Finally, the line and walls are fine as a border, but the game would feel more "right" to me if it were surrounded by steep cliffs, like werewolf mentioned in his post here.
What do you guys, and you, Rezoner, think of these ideas?
- Lone Warrior
(A fellow programmer)
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