Revival’s tags support ‘elements of role playing that many still believe are impossible in an MMO’

    
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Just in case you thought Revival was all sex and gore, IllFonic’s latest dev blog is here to discuss something relatively dry and technical: tags.

Interestingly enough, the tagging system is also one of the most simple systems in the game. It’s a “moment of beauty” for a designer when a elegant solution to a problem is found and tags was one of those moments for us. You see, at their heart a tag really isn’t much more than a word, with a macro attached to it, but that simple thing makes possible elements of role playing that many still believe are impossible in an MMO – things like having a legitimately personal story, or making it possible for everyone to experience content others won’t ever experience or see in the same way. Tags really are the source of Revival’s magic.

Tags attach to players based on what they do and “can be used as a prerequisite or trigger criteria for blueprinted in-game scripting, game effect packages, dialog, adventuring events and spell effects.” A player “may possess the ‘heroic’ tag and a game effect package in that tag could have a condition that triggers when nearby NPCs with the ‘fan’ tag that when triggered causes an NPC farmer to throw confetti at the player and cheer about the player when the player first enters the NPC’s awareness.”

Commence confetti.

IllFonic also highlights some community threads, including one that features housing floorplans.

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Llokki
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Llokki

Bannex19 Sad, but likely true >_<

Darkdrakke
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Darkdrakke

PaganRites yeah this is basically WOT for me am watching this with great interest. thanks for the heads up

snotgurgle
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snotgurgle

shadowblender Yup, heres a little pre-alpha footage of one going down right here…

Warning! lewdness and depravity levels are over 9000

PurpleCopper
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PurpleCopper

Back in my day, we used to call them flags.

Oh how times have changed.

wolfyseyes
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wolfyseyes

On a semi-related note, accessing this story via mobile triggered three different pop-up redirects to Uber. No bueno.

PaganRites
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PaganRites

Azimn That is exactly their goal.

PaganRites
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PaganRites

If you are interested in Revival, the devs do an hour plus on Twitch every Sunday.   They discuss Revival, game design and answer questions.  It’s really an amazing chat and highly recommend.  

http://www.twitch.tv/theoryforge

Secondly, since CCP killed World of Darkness, Revival is the one to fill the niche imo.  I took the gamble and bought into Revival in March.  I’ve been 100% impressed with the dev team since, and the recent release of housing emulator just makes me more thirsty for this game.  This is one to watch and hopefully will see the light of day.

Damonvile
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Damonvile

Malrowe Bannex19 It doesn’t mean it isn’t true though :P

Lethality
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Lethality

Dauthus Though Snipe did a great job at describing them, it’s really hard to “get” the possibilities that have been described and discussed over the course of months on the forums and in IRC. This system is absolutely revolutionary, in my opinion!

schlag sweetleaf
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schlag sweetleaf

Bannex19 one can only hope…