Topic: Green orchid

greengecko on November 12, 2011, 08:26:03 PM

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Green orchid:

In Joringsbridge there´s a girl called Reba standing in a corner next to the teleporter.
She tells us she loves flowers and she would so appreciate a green orchid.
// I think it would look awesome if there was a flowerbed behind her :)
We tell her we try to gather one and give it to her if we have success. As a sign of good will she gives us a beautiful hat. And here the trading starts:
-> Dwarfenfall: Eric (standing next to the guards) gives us a old scholar scroll for the hat.
-> Copper Rock: Thomas (standing in front of his house) gives us a mosaic for the scholar scroll.
-> Dhabi Kurad: Major Chabbyl (standing in his house after the battle) gives us a mage´s journal for the mosaic.
-> Mhur Rizar: Araziar (standing in an alley) gives us a statue of Harad for the mage´s journal.
-> Gragh Rhunar: Fenizia (standing next to the town gate) gives us a mountain crystal for the statue of Harad.
-> Black Pits: Simon (the weapon trader) gives us a green orchid for the mountain crystal.
-> Back to Joringsbridge: We give the green orchid to Reba and as a reward she gives us a special amulet.
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kalimgard on November 12, 2011, 08:28:49 PM
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I think this quest can be fun. And I think it calls for quite a few cranky comments from the Branded Ones as they trade in one piece of junk for another. I think this quest can be taken into the necromancer lands when they become available in the planning. This seems like a good extendible quest that goes as far as the story reaches.
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greengecko on January 05, 2012, 08:33:53 PM
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What do you think about this dialouge?






For the whole dialouge:

The trading persons won´t trigger a dialouge if we don´t have the item they want.
That will make it a bit more difficult for the player to solve the quest. Because else it´s just talking.


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Talking to Reba:

Reba: Hey there, passenger. Look at my beautiful flowerbed! Oh I´d so love to see a green orchid in it..
You: Hm, you´re pretty. I´ll look around. If I find one, I´ll give it to you.
Reba: Wow, thanks! You are so nice to me, here, take this hat.
You: No problem, lady.



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After that:

Talking to Reba:

if we have not got the orchid:

Reba: Have you found an green orchid?
You: Nah, I´m stilll searching, sorry.

if we have got the orchid:

Reba: Have you found an green orchid?
You: In fact, I did. Here, take it.
Reba: Greaaat! Thank you! How can I thank you? Oh, I know. My father once has given me this amulet once. But I cannot use it. Take it as a sign of my gratitude.
You: Thanks, I´m sure I can well use it.


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Talking to Eric:

You: You kinda look depressed. Is there something wrong with you?
Eric: Yeah, I just lost my hat.. And I need it, else my head´s getting burnt from the sun. But I don´t know where I can take a new hat from now..
You: Bah, I got this useless hat here.. Wanna have it?
Eric: Thanks! Here, take this old scholar scroll for the hat.


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Talking to Thomas:

You: Hey, you look like a scholar.
Thomas: Indeed, I am a scholar. What do you want?
You: I got this old scholar scroll here. Do you have a use for it?
Thomas: For god´s sake! This is.. No, this can´t be real. But it is..
You: You can have it. Just take it.
Thomas: Thanks, stranger! That´s a very important tile in my puzzle. Take this mosaic, it´s useless to me, but it looks beautiful.


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Talking to Major Chabbyl:

Chabbyl: Hello. What do you have there? Is that a mosaic?
You: Bah, I guess so, why? You can have it, if you want, it´s useless to me..
Chabbyl: Thank you. Here, take this journal. I don´t understand it anyway.


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Talking to Araziar:

You: Hey, you look like a mage. Could you use this journal here? I´d sell it to you..
Araziar: Yes, I am a mage. Though I won´t buy your little book. But what about some little swap?
You: What would you give me for it?
Araziar: What about this little statue of Harad?
You: Hm, I kinda like it. He looks so small and cute there. Ok, deal!


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Talking to Fenizia:

You: Wow, that´s a nice mountain crystal there! Do you sell it?
Fenizia: No. But I like the little statue of Harad you got there. I wouldn´t mind swapping..
You: Ok, why not. Here you have.


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Talking to Simon:

You: Hey, that flower there on the table. Is that a green orchid?
Simon: Yes, why do you ask?
You: Would you mind selling it?
Simon: Are you crazy? I won´t sell something as special as this.
You: You want something special? What about swapping your green orchid against my mountain crystal?
Simon: Well, that´s special at least. Ok, take the damn flower and give me that crystal!
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kalimgard on January 16, 2012, 09:37:24 PM
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It's a good start, but there are two major issues I have with the whole set up:

1) You cannot say "no" to doing the quest

2) The traders should talk with you about what they want/have before you have the item. In case you miss something you can backtrace the whole trade chain and find the missing link.

Another thing that can be worked on: The trades seem to be a bit... without purpose. The Branded Ones don't know that they will have to trade the whole chain to get the Green Orchid. But They could try to loose the "junk" they get shoved in their pockets and become more sarcastic with every "But I can't just take something so valuable".

Okay, that's it for now. On an off note: Sorry for answering so late. I was under the impression I wrote this over a week ago, maybe over two... but it seems it was all in my head :S
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greengecko on January 22, 2012, 01:37:09 PM
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Ok, I´ve added the choice wether to take the quest or not.
But I dunno about the other things. It´s really hard to work out a dialouge for this, because it gets very repeative quickly.. I mean make some suggestions, I just don´t know what the people should say without saying the same everytime..

_____________________________________________




For the whole dialouge:

The trading persons won´t trigger a dialouge if we don´t have the item they want.
That will make it a bit more difficult for the player to solve the quest. Because else it´s just talking.


_____________________________________________________________

Talking to Reba:

Reba: Hey there, passenger. Look at my beautiful flowerbed! Oh I´d so love to see a green orchid in it..

Choice:
[No time for flowers]
[Maybe I can help you]

if [Maybe I can help you]

You: Hm, you´re pretty. I´ll look around. If I find one, I´ll give it to you.
Reba: {1} Wow, thanks! You are so nice to me, here, take this hat.
You: {2} No problem, lady.

if [No time for flowers]

You: Sorry, I have no time for flowers now.

-> After: Choice
[Changed mind]
[Never mind]

if [Changed mind]

You: Ok, I´ve changed my mind. I´ll look around for an green orchid. If I find one, I´ll give it to you.
Reba: {1}
You: {2}


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After that:

Talking to Reba:

if we have not got the orchid:

Reba: Have you found an green orchid?
You: Nah, I´m stilll searching, sorry.

if we have got the orchid:

Reba: Have you found an green orchid?
You: In fact, I did. Here, take it.
Reba: Greaaat! Thank you! How can I thank you? Oh, I know. My father once gave me this amulet. But I cannot use it.
Take it as a sign of my gratitude.
You: Thanks, I´m sure I can well use it.


_____________________________________________________________

Talking to Eric:

You: You kinda look depressed. Is there something wrong with you?
Eric: Yeah, I just lost my hat.. And I need it, else my head´s getting burnt from the sun. But I don´t know where I can take
a new hat from now..
You: Bah, I got this useless hat here.. Wanna have it?
Eric: Thanks! Here, take this old scholar scroll for the hat.


_____________________________________________________________

Talking to Thomas:

You: Hey, you look like a scholar.
Thomas: Indeed, I am a scholar. What do you want?
You: I got this old scholar scroll here. Do you have a use for it?
Thomas: For god´s sake! This is.. No, this can´t be real. But it is..
You: You can have it. Just take it.
Thomas: Thanks, stranger! That´s a very important tile in my puzzle. Take this mosaic, it´s useless to me, but it looks beautiful.


_____________________________________________________________

Talking to Major Chabbyl:

Chabbyl: Hello. What do you have there? Is that a mosaic?
You: Bah, I guess so, why? You can have it, if you want, it´s useless to me..
Chabbyl: Thank you. Here, take this journal. I don´t understand it anyway.


_____________________________________________________________

Talking to Araziar:

You: Hey, you look like a mage. Could you use this journal here? I´d sell it to you..
Araziar: Yes, I am a mage. Though I won´t buy your little book. But what about some little swap?
You: What would you give me for it?
Araziar: What about this little statue of Harad?
You: Hm, I kinda like it. He looks so small and cute there. Ok, deal!


_____________________________________________________________

Talking to Fenizia:

You: Wow, that´s a nice mountain crystal there! Do you sell it?
Fenizia: No. But I like the little statue of Harad you got there. I wouldn´t mind swapping..
You: Ok, why not. Here you have.


_____________________________________________________________

Talking to Simon:

You: Hey, that flower there on the table. Is that a green orchid?
Simon: Yes, why do you ask?
You: Would you mind selling it?
Simon: Are you crazy? I won´t sell something as special as this.
You: You want something special? What about swapping your green orchid against my mountain crystal?
Simon: Well, that´s special at least. Ok, take the damn flower and give me that crystal!
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